Since they're all in the twilight of their careers, it seemed natural for the UFC to add Takanori Gomi, Norafumi "Kid" Yamamoto and Yoshihiro Akiyama to the UFC Fight Night 52 card in September in Japan, according to Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting.
Although none of the three men have flourished since joining the UFC, the company's brass must assume that if anything's going to motivate them, it'll be the UFC's first trip to Japan since UFC on Fuel TV 8.
Of the three, only Gomi fought on the UFC on more
Art Davie was on MMA Junkie Radio to talk about his new book Is This Legal, and got into some of the gritty details behind why Rickson Gracie never fought in the UFC.
So, for those who have completely failed to keep up on the history of MMA, or more concisely, the history of the UFC, it's worth noting that, at the time of UFC 1, the big name in the Gracie family was Rickson. He was considered the families top dog in the infamous "Gracie Challenge Matches" that the family had been putting on in C more
Michael Bisping and Cung Le traded barbs during a UFC press conference held in Hong Kong.
Middleweights Michael Bisping and Cung Le were in Hong Kong today for a press conference to promote their headlining bout at UFC: Macau, and following the customary face offs and pleasantries, it didn't take long before they traded barbs. Our friends from MMA-in-Asia.com spoke to both men about their impending clash.
Le has been balancing his movie and fighting careers, but now that he's booked to compete a more
Metamoris and UFC Fight Pass could be a match made in combat sports heaven. Metamoris, an all-submission jiu-jitsu combat tournament, has quickly become the destination for all talented submission specialists to show off their skills.
No disrespect to Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC), of course.
Still, Metamoris has drawn the interest of even some well-known and established mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans, namely, current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweights Brendan Schaub and Josh Ba more
Check out the UFC on Fox 12 fight card, scheduled for July 26th in San Jose, CA. UFC on Fox 12 only has ten bouts attached to the card at the moment but it's already one of the deeper cards of the year in terms of potential excitement. The promotion is returning to San Jose on July 26th for the show, and the headliner will be what amounts to a number one contender fight at welterweight with Matt Brown taking on Robbie Lawler. Brown has won seven in a row, while Lawler rebounded from a title shot more
The UFC is at it again. One event wasn't enough for this weekend, as the promotion will host fight cards in San Antonio and Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday.
First, UFC Fight Night 43 will get started at 2:30 a.m. ET and will remain on UFC Fight Pass through the main event between New Zealand's own James Te Huna and Nate Marquardt. Headlined by Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens, UFC Fight Night 44 will commence at 7:30 p.m. ET.
While Swanson and Stephens will be looking to make their cases for a more
Three of the biggest stars from the heyday of Japanese mixed martial arts, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Takanori Gomi and Kid Yamamoto, will return on UFC's Sept. 20 show at the Saitama Super Arena. For Akiyama and Yamamoto, it will be their first fight in more than two years. Three of the biggest stars in Japanese mixed martial arts history will return for UFC's Sept. 20 show at the Saitama Super Arena in what is scheduled to be the most star-loaded show to date on Fight Pass.Takanori Gomi (35-9, 1 no co more
MMA Fighting's Esther Lin takes a look back at her most memorable photos during UFC 174 fight week.
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The UFC’s traditional year-end pay-per-view event in Las Vegas will actually take place in the new year.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more