The Ultimate Fighting Championship is establishing some serious roots in the Far East. more
UFC's Mark Fischer announced a bunch of news about the Asian side of things, and among the updates include the signing Tawanese prospect Rocky Lee.
Mark Fischer gave a myriad of updates on the Asian side of the UFC's plans, and among the news announced is the signing of Taiwan's Rocky Lee. The Managing Director of UFC Asia broke the news to MMA-in-Asia.com, stating that the unbeaten prospect is set to make his debut at the upcoming UFC: Macau card this August.
The 27-year-old is 3-0 in his MMA c more
Thomas Almeida got what he wanted.
The Chute Boxe bantamweight told MMAFighting.com last week that he wanted to knock Caio Machado out to win the Legacy FC 135-pound title and sign with the UFC, and that’s exactly what happened.
According to sources close to the situation, he signed a deal with the UFC on Tuesday. MMA Premium first reported the news.
Almeida stopped Machado with 33 seconds left in the first round to win the Legacy FC gold, improving to 17-0 in MMA with 17 finishes. He got past t more
Recently crowned Legacy Fighting Championships bantamweight king Thomas Almeida is taking his talents to the Octagon. more
Thomas De Almeida, the top bantamweight prospect in MMA and one of the brightest up-and-comers in the entire sport, signed with the UFC on Tuesday, according to reports.
The news originally broke via Brazilian site MMA Premium (translation h/t Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com).
The signing comes on the heels of Almeida's June 20 win over Caio Machado in the Legacy Fighting Championship promotion. The win netted Almeida the LFC bantamweight belt, and now, it has apparently netted him a contract more
It didn't take long for Legacy FC bantamweight champion Thomas Almeida to get his UFC call-up.
Bloody Elbow has profiled Thomas Almeida multiple times just within the past few months, and for good reason. The Chute Boxe talent has an astonishing 100% finish rate and a 17-0 record, with his 17th win coming last Friday at Legacy FC against Caio Machado for the promotion's bantamweight title. Not even a week after the 22-year-old scored his latest knockout win, the UFC came calling. MMA Fighting's more
The UFC has been in negotiations with two huge Female MMA stars, and while reports state that Gina Carano talks have stalled, separate discussions with Holly Holm are progressing well.
The UFC brass has been in talks with the former face of Women's MMA in Gina Carano, but based on a report from Ariel Helwani, discussions to sign the fighter turned Hollywood star has apparently "stalled". It was stated that negotiations aren't completely dead yet, although it looks like it looks like there will n more
The UFC, in its ever-increasing attempts at expanding its brand around the globe, is running a lot of shows.
This is an unarguable point. Whether or not you believe it is running too many events comes down to your own personal preference. Some of you can't get enough mixed martial arts, and you'll gladly watch two events in one day (like the UFC has planned for this Saturday). For some of you, two events in a single day—and four events in the span of eight days—is simply too much of a good thing more
Just don't call it The Ultimate Fighter.
Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to expand its global footprint overseas, recently announcing a new developmental deal with Vale Tudo Japan (VTJ), designed to "promote and operate a new tournament series projected to premiere later this year."
Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) fans will remember the VTJ series operating under the SHOOTO umbrella and much like its stateside combat sports reality show, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), each winner of the more