[autotag]Chael Sonnen[/autotag] remained a fixture in the world of MMA news when the UFC and FOX released him on Monday following a second failed drug test. On Tuesday, UFC President Dana White spoke about the decision he and the UFC were faced with after learning of Sonnen's second failed test. more
Nate Marquardt closed out Saturday's UFC event in Auckland, New Zealand with a submission win over James Te Huna. However, the former middleweight title challenger still fell short of scoring the most impressive submission of the weekend.
That honor went to Charles Oliveira, who locked up an anaconda choke against Hatsu Hioki. While we have seen anaconda chokes executed previously inside the Octagon, nobody had ever forced the Japanese featherweight to tap.
For that reason alone, Oliveira's win more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was on "America's Pregame" earlier this week via FOX Sports talking about his tough decision to fire Chael Sonnen (read the full transcript here), as well as his intention to coax BJ Penn into retirement with a loss to Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale this Sunday (July 6, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada (read that quote here). Of course, White also dishes some dirt of UFC 175 (results), the other major mixed martial arts ( more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is looking to shake up the light heavyweight rankings with a potential 205-pound showdown later this fall, pitting former division number one contender Glover Teixeira (No. 4) against hot-and-cold wrestling standout Phil Davis (No. 6).
That's according to a report from UFC Tonight; however, nothing is official at this time.
Teixeira (22-3) is fresh off a five-round shellacking at the hands of division kingpin Jon Jones. Prior to his UFC 172 main e more
It’s no secret that UFC 175 is the biggest event the Ultimate Fighting Championship has put together so far in 2014. The promotion has gone all-in by placing two title fights on one card, as Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey will defend their belts.
UFC is also in a fight of its own. Not against another promotion but rather dwindling pay-per-view figures that have continued into 2014. UFC 175 will be an interesting test of the current strength of the promotion as a whole.
One of the big storylines more
We're in for quite an event on Saturday night from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, as two titles are on the line at UFC 175.
The main card puts the UFC middleweight title and women's UFC bantamweight title up for grabs, as Chris Weidman will look to continue his dominance in his weight class and Ronda Rousey attempts to keep her unbeaten streak alive against Alexis Davis.
With those two fights, plus another three on the evening's main card, expect to see some fireworks from a bevy of talent inside th 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
Watch the UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida post-fight press conference streaming live from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas following the pay-per-view event. more
UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida quick results, live results and play-by-play on Saturday, July 5. The main event features Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida. more