UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort has been granted a license by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on Wednesday at a hearing in Las Vegas. Per commission orders, Belfort cannot compete prior to December, he must fight in Las Vegas for his next bout and is subject to random blood and urine testing no matter where he is. Belfort must also pay for the enhanced testing procedures.
As a result, the UFC announced Wednesday he'll face UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event o more
Mike Rhodes is injured, and according to a report, the UFC has brought back long time MMA vet Joe Riggs to step in.
In a signing that seems to be right out of left field, Globo reports that long time MMA vet Joe Riggs is returning to the UFC. According to the Brazilian site, Mike Rhodes has suffered an injury and 'Diesel' has been tapped to make a return as he steps in to face Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2 this September.
Riggs has last fought at Bellator 106, taking more
Nobody wants to get fired, but looking back, Anthony Johnson is glad that the UFC released him in the past. Johnson spoke with the media on Thursday in San Jose, Calif., in preparation for Saturday's UFC on FOX 12. more
One bout removed from a narrow loss to Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler is back in the running for a shot at the welterweight championship. With a 4-1 record since returning to the UFC roster, Lawler will earn a rematch with Hendricks should he defeat Matt Brown on Saturday.
Although he is an underdog heading into UFC on Fox 12, Brown has been on a roll and is deserving of this big opportunity. The Immortal has won seven in a row, most recently stopping Erick Silva in May.
In addition to the welte more
By the time the smoke clears in San Jose, we will have a new welterweight No. 1 contender, as well as a front runner for the 205-pound pecking order. Oh, and the knockouts. Don't forget the knockouts! If you just bleed, they will come.
Bang! Say da da da da...
Fists are going to fly at the UFC on FOX 12 event and as mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, we'll be here to watch the bodies fall.
Or will we?
"Lawler vs. Brown" -- aptly named for its welterweight headliner featuring Robbie Lawler vs. Matt B more
Kyle Kingsbury returned to the Octagon at UFC on Fox 12 against Pat Cummins in what was likely a do-or-die situation. Over the course of 15 minutes, Cummins brutalized Kingsbury with his high level of wrestling en route to a unanimous decision victory. more
Matt Brown went all in against Robbie Lawler at UFC on Fox 12 on Saturday, so much so that he wound up being transported to the hospital following the main event. more
In like a lion, out like a lamb.
Kyle Kingsbury is a man of his word.
"Kingsbu" said he was going to retire from mixed martial arts (MMA) if he lost to Patrick Cummins at the UFC on FOX 12 event last Saturday night (July 26, 2014) and welp, that's exactly what happened. "Durkin" won by way of unanimous decision, and Kingsbury hung 'em up.
From MMA Fighting: "I'm not sure if it was the time off or the fact his wrestling is so good, that I was never able to get comfortable in the Octagon. He set h more
It looks like the end of the line has come for several UFC fighters, including TUF 16 winner Colton Smith and Strikeforce veteran Pat Healy.
Disclaimer: This information is all based on updates to the UFC.com lists of active fighters. Profiles will very likely still exist for each fighter as the UFC retains a database of all former competitors, but these fighters no longer appear on the UFC roster lists themselves. It often takes a day or so for roster changes to become apparent, so some fighter more