Talk about an exhibition of fighters at opposite ends of the mixed martial arts spectrum. Two legendary featherweights, Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn, are set to battle in the main event of the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 19 in Las Vegas.
The last three fights on Sunday night's card will be an example of fighters at the end of their careers, and some just beginning their UFC journey.
After leading their teams to this point through this season of the popular reality show, Edgar and Penn will fight more
Dominick Cruz was once considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the face of the planet. Victories over former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber, current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez cemented Cruz as the best bantamweight fighter in the world. His two knee surgeries effectively removed him from the "pound-for-pound best" conversation. A groin injury suffered before a title unification bout with former UFC bantamweight champ more
Considered to be one of the most aggressive fighters ever to compete in Brazilian Vale Tudo, Ebenezer Fontes Braga has fought some of the biggest names in the sport, including Dan Severn, Kazushi Sakuraba, Forrest Griffin and Kevin Randleman. more
Demian Maia will return to the Octagon next month.
Maia will square off against Mike Pyle in a welterweight contest at UFC Fight Night 49 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 23, according to UFC officials Tuesday night.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist has won three of his past five fights, including a unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev at TUF: Brazil 3 on May 31.
Pyle has won four of his past five fights, including a third-round TKO of T.J. Waldburger at UFC 170 on Feb. 22.
Back in the win column, The Huntington Beach Bad Boy wants more.
Tito Ortiz submitted Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in a light heavyweight bout in May, and he’s targeting a return to the cage in November, according to his muay thai coach Rafael Cordeiro.
"He did an excellent fight against Shlemenko," Cordeiro told MMAFighting.com. "He will fight again in November. We don’t know the opponent yet, but he’s already training."
The former UFC light heavyweight champion snapped a more
After a triumphant return to the Octagon in April after two years on the sidelines, the injury bug has once again bit welterweight Thiago Alves, who has been forced out of his August 23 bout... more
Sara McMann will return to the Octagon for the first time since a failed title bid against Ronda Rousey, as the Olympic silver medalist faces Lauren Murphy on Aug. 16. more
The "new beginning" isn't starting off so well for "The Young Assassin."
Who said making weight was easy?
After being cut from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Melvin Guillard declared his release was "the best thing that could have happened."
On the eve of his first fight with upstart promotion World Series of Fighting (WSOF), things aren't going so well.
"The Young Assassin" came in heavy for his main card clash against Gesias Cavalcante, which is being contested at lightweight. Guillard more
Stefane Struve was supposed to return to the UFC after a 16-month absence from the sport at UFC 175 on Saturday against Matt Mitrione, but his comeback will have to wait. more