The UFC will make four more trips to Brazil in 2014, and it already set the dates for the future cards.
UFC Fight Night 51 is already official for Sept. 13 in Brasilia, but sources close to the promotion confirmed to MMAFighting.com that the UFC will host events on Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and Dec. 20. Terra first reported the news.
The locations are already set, pending the contracts to be signed to make the cities and venues official.
Despite reports earlier this week indicating a possible event in a 5 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
Less than a month after retiring from mixed martial arts, Chael Sonnen will make his debut for Brazilian jiu-jitsu promotion Metamoris on Aug. 9. more
Chael Sonnen is recycling some of his old material for his latest venture in the world of combat sports, taking on Andre Galvao at the upcoming Metamoris 4 jiu-jitsu tournament on Aug. 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The retired MMA fighter joins active fighter Josh Barnett, who brings catch wrestling -- and a second-degree black belt in jiu-jitsu -- to his showdown against UFC veteran and submission wizard Dean Lister. Does size really matter? We'll find out soon enough. How about it grappl 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
The trash talk won’t stop, and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva wants to end this rivalry inside the Octagon.
The Brazilian heavyweight continues to campaign for a match with former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett when he returns from suspension, and the fact that Barnett isn’t interested in fighting him makes Silva wonder why.
"Everything he said is nothing but excuses. He’s simply afraid to fight me," "Bigfoot" said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. "If a fighter comes to the media and says he more
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
On Saturday, Chris Weidman's first title fight against an opponent other than Anderson Silva let fans down.
Early on, Weidman was beating Lyoto Machida by moving forward patiently and mixing in takedowns. After seemingly dropping the first three rounds on the scorecards, Machida came out more aggressive in the fourth stanza and began turning things around.
Despite Machida's late push, Weidman was able to weather the storm. A takedown in the fifth round helped Weidman seal the win and defend his more
Kyle McLachlan tries to think like Joe Silva and line up the fighters who featured on last nights card for their next bouts in the Octagon.
UFC 175 featured a main event which matched the epic five round insta-classics between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler and Jon Jones and Alexander Gustaffson we've been privileged to see in the last year. Chris Weidman solidified his position as the best 185lber in the World and probably one of the best all-round fighters in MMA pound-for-pound.
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