At UFC 178, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will once again face off against his most difficult opponent to date in Alexander Gustafsson. Since the end of their first Octagon meeting at UFC 165, in which Jones won by unanimous decision, the UFC and the majority of MMA fans had been pining for a Jones/Gustafsson rematch. Eventually getting their wish, the champion will defend his title for a second time against his Swedish counterpart on September 27. The Champion’s Reluctance
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The demand was too great. The UFC, quite simply, had no choice. The fan outcry was too long, too loud. If the UFC didn't start staging two cards in one day every so often, the global consumer base was going to revolt, atrophy, die or worse.
Welcome to the brave new world. UFC Fight Night 41 and the The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 finale, both held on May 31, were the Lewis and Clark of this subgenre. Let us rejoice in these pioneers and be glad in them.
Now comes a new chapter, lumbering along in more
Invicta FC women's featherweight contender Ediane Gomes is less than impressed with the overall talent level of her counterparts in the UFC and is even more critical of the way the company promotes some of these matchups. Gomes told Brazilian magazine Tatame that the UFC, for the most part, is more concerned with putting attractive women inside the Octagon, as opposed to talented fighters (translation per MMA Fighting). The (female) fighters in the UFC are more worried about showing their a---s more
From Yahoo Sports: The UFC essentially puts on a show a week and sometimes has multiple shows on the same night. It's all part of the plan. more
There are six title fights currently scheduled between now and the end of the year. That's six fighters who have a chance to achieve the ultimate goal of being a UFC champion.
Unlucky for them, there are far more than six fighters who have a shot at being champions by the end of the year.
There are No. 1 contender matches scheduled, top-level fighters waiting for an opportunity to fight, and others who are waiting on the sidelines for their chance to fight for the title.
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The UFC continues to snap up talent faster than you can say Jack Robinson.
Because the UFC is acquiring fighters at such a rapid pace, I've left a few people off my recent "Welcome to the UFC" scouting posts. Fighters like Sam Alvey, Kevin Casey, Leonardo Mafra (both Casey and Mafra are actually returning), and Rin Nakai and Tina Lahdemaki (who were each covered in seperate posts). Hopefully I won't have to do this much more, but with the accelerated rate at which the UFC appears to be signing t more
In the prime of his fighting career, Georges St-Pierre—the former welterweight king and pound-for-pound great—walked away from MMA just eight months ago, citing personal issues. Months after his departure, the MMA community gained greater insight on what St-Pierre’s concerns were partially hinged upon: the use of performance-enhancing drugs in MMA and the UFC. As the months went by, it became readily apparent that those sentiments were not unique to St-Pierre. Several other fighters, such as Bri more
The UFC has booked a bunch of fights over the last few days, and here's a rundown of what they put together. Since the UFC has decided to produce 50+ events in 2014, there is a remarkable amount of fighter signings and new match-ups being set up throughout any given week. Many of these new signings are for match-ups that take place on the undercard, or on the Fight Pass portion of a PPV, so we are going to continue with a new weekly (or bi-weekly if needed) series of articles where we take a bri more
Thomas Almeida got what he wanted.
The Chute Boxe bantamweight told MMAFighting.com last week that he wanted to knock Caio Machado out to win the Legacy FC 135-pound title and sign with the UFC, and that’s exactly what happened.
According to sources close to the situation, he signed a deal with the UFC on Tuesday. MMA Premium first reported the news.
Almeida stopped Machado with 33 seconds left in the first round to win the Legacy FC gold, improving to 17-0 in MMA with 17 finishes. He got past t more