Third time's the charm for Thiago Tavares?
The Brazilian veteran, who was forced to cancel his featherweight debut twice due to injuries, will attempt his first cut to 145 pounds on August 16, when he takes on Robbie Peralta at UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine. UFC announced the match-up on Twitter.
Tavares (18-5-1) decided to drop down to 145 pounds following a quick submission victory over Justin Salas in November, in Brazil, but couldn’t compete against Zubaira Tukhugov and Tom Niinimaki i more
One of mixed martial arts’ most highly-regarded prospects will return to the Octagon next month. more
The UFC has added a female bout to the Fight Night card in Maine.
Last seen in the Octagon in a title fight against bantamweight superstar Ronda Rousey in February, Sara McMann returns to action against UFC newcomer Lauren Murphy on Aug. 16, the promotion announced Thursday.
McMann (7-1) looks to bounce back in the win column for the first time in her career after suffering a 66-second loss to Rousey at UFC 170. With a 1-1 record under the UFC banner, the Olympic silver medalist in wrestling hol more
Chris Dempsey has signed with the UFC and will fill in for Tom Lawlor at UFC Fight Night 46 against Ilir Latifi. Filed under: News, UFC more
The UFC’s first trip to Maine next month has its latest addition with a women’s bantamweight bout between recent title challenger Sara McMann and Invicta champ Lauren Murphy.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
Antonio Silva won’t waste any time getting back to work when his suspension wraps up – and he apparently will be doing it at home in a rematch against Andrei Arlovski.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
The lone remaining bout on the UFC 176 dance card has been rescheduled, and it will feature a slightly different look.Filed under: News, UFC more
Just a few days after he asked, Derrick Lewis received. Lewis will meet Matt Mitrione in a heavyweight tussle when the UFC returns to Connecticut for UFC Fight Night 50.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
UFC 126 had the whole galaxy of stars competing on it. Demetrious Johnson, Chad Mendes and Donald Cerrone all fought on the card…and those folks were on the prelims. Then there was Jake Ellenberger, Jon Jones, Forrest Griffin, Rich Franklin, Vitor Belfort and the man who punted his head into the fifth row, Anderson Silva, the single greatest mixed martial artist in that era (and all eras that stood before it). That’s how deep and luscious the cards were back in those days, just running over with more