The UFC has signed one of the top fighters at 135 lbs.
While the signings of Thomas Almeida and Scott Askham made big news last week, the UFC has also recently picked up one of the best women's bantamweight talents in the world today. Undefeated Invicta FC champion Lauren Murphy has been signed to take on former UFC title challenger Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night Bangor. The UFC made the fight official on Thursday. Murphy had been quietly campaigning for her release from her Invicta contract, to more
Top UFC women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano, after nearly a year and a half on the sidelines, will make her return at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas. She’ll get no warm-up fight, however. more
John Lineker has a fight with Alptekin Ozkilic at this Wednesday's UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller, but he also has another battle on his hands.
The Brazilian must first make the 126-pound weight limit for a flyweight contest, something Lineker feels will happen without an issue, via Marcelo Russio of Combate.com (translated by Bloody Elbow). I'm fine with my weight now, I'm only 0,8 pound above of the divisional limit. Fortunately, we did a very good job with a lot of professionals: physici more
Matchmaking usually isn't so easy when it comes to people at the top of their divisions. You have to balance out fighters who have an idea of who they want and don't want to face. You have to balance out matches that make sense in building contenders for a title opportunity with matches that fans would want to see. And there are always timing issues. This week, we saw two different examples of that. A fight with Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov would have made sense this month, since both more
Anthony Pettis will defend his UFC lightweight title December 6 against top contender Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181.
The fight will be Pettis' first title defense. For that matter, it's the first bout of any kind for "Showtime" since he won the belt from Benson Henderson last August at UFC 164.
Pettis himself broke the news Monday while a guest on The MMA Hour broadcast with host Ariel Helwani. "December 6 is going to be the date of my next fight; it'll be out here in Vegas," Pettis said. "I got w more
UFC 177 will provide the lighter weight classes with another chance to showcase their skills, as title fights in the bantamweight and flyweight divisions headline the evening's main card. But the Aug. 30 event, to be held in Sacramento, California, is not exactly creating a buzz within the MMA world.
There's at least some intrigue about UFC 177's main event, a rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao, with fans wanting to see if Barao can respond to the shellacking he took at UFC 173.
Each UFC division encompasses its own world of in-cage lunatics, obsessed practitioners and formidable title threats.
From January to December, these differing Octagon entities wage war on one another until they reach the bittersweet top.
But along the way we are reminded that certain fighters hold more appeal than others. Some have what it takes to not only dismantle the hungry wolves around them, but run the pack.
These are what we call top contenders. And for them, getting a shot at the champ more
Asian champs and top bantamweight prospects Michinori Tanaka and Kyung Ho Kang are set to face off at UFC: Japan
It's PXC Champion vs. Road FC Champion at UFC: Japan. In a bout that could very well have been a headlining super fight in Asia had they continued crushing the competition outside of the UFC, MMA-in-Asia reports that two of the region's standouts in Michinori Tanaka and Kyung Ho Kang are set to go at it this September.
Although it's a bit surprising they would match them up and elimin more
Ruslan Magomedov will take on Richard Odoms inside the Octagon at UFC 177, which will be held at the Arco Arena in Sacramento on Aug. 30. more