Well, that didn't take long.
About 15 minutes after Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) granted Vitor Belfort a license to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced "The Phenom" as the next challenger for the promotion's middleweight champion, Chris Weidman.
When and where?
The main event of the UFC 181 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is scheduled to take place on Dec. 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As "The Phenom" revealed during today's hearing (liv more
Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 last night (July 5, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada, may have been the best fight of the year and you can watch the highlights of it right here. more
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier will go down September 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at UFC 178.
The news comes via the UFC_UK Twitter account just three days after McGregor defeated Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin, Ireland. While this bout was largely expected by the MMA community, it's no less exciting now that it's here. McGregor, equally recognized for his mouth as his fists, is 3-0 since entering the UFC in April 2013 with two first-round finishes. Even without a top-10 win in hi more
Before every fight card, mixed martial arts (MMA) fans toggle between possible scenarios and what to expect days before it all unfolds in front of their eyes. Probable outcomes, distinguishable facts and head-scratching theories are all part of the mystique that surrounds the fights on any given night. We ask ourselves the same questions … and try to uncover different answers.
The memory remains.
UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" takes place this weekend (Sat., July 5, 2014), invading Mandalay Bay more
See you in "Sin City."
Canada? Pfffft. Sweden? As if.
The Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson light heavyweight championship rematch, recently booked for the upcoming UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 27, 2014, now has a place to call home, according to promotion president Dana White.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on Friday (July 4) announced the event would be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, but has yet to reveal an official venue, though both MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay ar more
Sorry Torontonians, Las Vegas is the place to be for one of the biggest fights of the year.
The first epic clash between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson took place in Toronto, Ontario, and the rematch was supposed to be in the same city. Those plans have been nixed, and on a special edition of UFC Tonight, Lorenzo Fertitta confirmed that UFC 178 will be in Las Vegas on 9/27. Believe it or not, it's the first time that Jones has fought in Vegas as a champion, although they tried to accomplish more
Saturday marks the 20th time a UFC event will feature two championship bouts.
In other words, Dana White and Co. have once again pulled out all the stops to ensure the Fourth of July weekend is yet again a resounding success.
With headliners like Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey—the former a two-time slayer of Anderson Silva and the latter a champion furthering the women's side of the sport—what could go wrong?
Beneath the surface of the main events, the rest of the card completes what is the spor more
On Saturday night, UFC 175 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring a middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida, a women's bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Alexis Davis and more.
The whole card had solid fights from top to bottom, with both title fights being especially memorable even though they had wildly different outcomes.
Check out a recap of who won Fight Night bonuses and pocketed a little extra cash. Performance of the Night—No. 1: Ronda Rousey W more
Watch highlights from the Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis fight at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, which took place on Saturday, July 5, at Mandalay Bay. more