UFC and Invicta FC promotional brass held a special conference call Thursday to discuss the promotion's future, but one of the most interesting notes was the confirmation that Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino was in the process of moving down to 135 pounds.
Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp opened up on that statement shortly after in an interview with MMAJunkie.com's Steven Marrocco, stating the promotion was targeting a bantamweight fight for Cyborg in December at Invicta FC 10.
While Knapp wouldn' more
Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg might be one step closer to becoming a reality now that the knockout artist is set to make her bantamweight debut.
The Invicta FC featherweight champion will make her 135-pound debut at a yet-to-be announced Invicta FC card in December. Cyborg confirmed the plans to MMAFighting.com following a report by MMAJunkie.
There’s no date or venue for the card yet, which it will air live on UFC Fight Pass.
Unbeaten in MMA since 2005, Cyborg (12-1, 1 no-contest) won the Invict more
Undefeated prospects Gilbert Burns and Andreas Stahl are set to make their Octagon debut on Saturday night on the UFC on FOX 12 card in San Jose, Calif., but being in the Octagon is not something new to Burns.
"Durinho" was part of the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil as an assistant coach of Vitor Belfort’s team, and he also cornered "The Phenom" in multiple UFC fights. He’s the one inside the Octagon now, and he feels ready for it.
"I think it helps because I was already (in the Oc more
As UFC on FOX 12 wound down on Saturday night, UFC officials announced that the next Fight Night on FOX would take place on Dec. 13 in Phoenix, Ariz. more
The UFC wrapped up another marathon day this weekend.
On Saturday, UFC Fight Night 43 was held in Auckland, New Zealand and UFC Fight Night 44 was hosted by San Antonio. The UFC Fight Night 43 card wrapped up with a Nate Marquardt submission win over New Zealand's own James Te Huna. Later, Cub Swanson ended UFC Fight Night 44 with a decision victory over Jeremy Stephens.
While both men picked up a win in main events, Swanson and Marquardt are in very different positions. Swanson is closing in on more
Tim B. puts on his matchmaking hat and takes a look at who the main card fighters from both weekend events should meet in their next bouts.
These double-event weekends are a killer. I didn't even have to do any event coverage and I still feel exhausted from so many fights. While the New Zealand event had some good action, the San Antonio show felt like it took three days and even a fun main event couldn't save it. Nonetheless, the results of both shows did open up some good matchmaking opportuni more
The world's first smart glove is here, and Bloody Elbow has all the details of this innovative technology straight from the creator of the iPunch glove, Steven Cains.
In today's combat sports landscape, everyone is trying to get an edge. Everything from extraordinary training measures to extreme methods of recovery and everything in between is being utilized by athletes around the globe. Any little scrap of progress is important, no matter how infinitesimal it might seem to the average human.
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Mixed martial arts is a sport filled with uncertainties and few are more familiar with this reality than Stefan Struve.
Five years ago, the rangy Dutchmen came to the UFC and quickly established himself as a fighter of potential and promise in the heavyweight ranks—a division in desperate need of young talent. While there were setbacks along the way, "The Skyscraper" proved there was legitimacy behind the expectation, as he bounced back strong time and time again.
It didn't take long for Struve more