Saturday night, Chris Weidman continued to stake his claim as one of the best fighters in the world. In an exciting five-round war, Weidman was able to hold off Lyoto Machida, via unanimous decision.
It was Weidman's second title defense, with his first being a rematch win over Anderson Silva. It has established Weidman as a star in the UFC and a guy who could potentially become the pound-for-pound king at some point.
So, who is next for the middleweight champ, whenever he returns? Let's take a more
They are back.
Anderson Silva, arguably one of the greatest MMA fighters of all times, will return to the Octagon against former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, Nev. UFC president Dana White announced the match-up Tuesday.
Silva vs. Diaz will reportedly be a middleweight bout and headline a UFC pay-per-view card on Super Bowl weekend, but they have yet to announce the venue.
Silva (33-6) who had the longest UFC win streak snapped by a pair of losses to Chris more
One of the hottest free agents in MMA is not a man but a woman. That woman is former pro boxing champ and undefeated mixed martial artist Holly Holm.
Holm, who is 7-0, is currently mending a broken arm suffered in April. However, she should be ready to go in the coming months, and the UFC has been pursuing the WMMA star actively, Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting reports. In the event that the UFC does sign Holm, who should she debut against? Let's take a look at four possibilities for her eventua more
The Ultimate Fighter 19 concluded Wednesday night with the final two fights before the live finale. It featured a middleweight bout between Dhiego Lima and Roger Zapata, as well as a light heavyweight scrap between Dan Spohn and Matt van Buren.
The episode heavily featured both fights. In non-fight segments, we saw Chuck Liddell visit Team Penn to help train Spohn. We also saw some of the fighters indulge in alcoholic beverages as their time in the house winded down.
In the first bout, Dhiego Li more
While not one of the more notable fighters on the card and not competing in one of the more visible fights, UFC bantamweight Leandro Issa earned $100,000 by claiming two post-fight bonuses in his preliminary card bout on The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on Sunday night in Las Vegas opposite Jumabieke Tuerxun.
The bout with Tuerxun and Issa opened with the two exchanging strikes, but as time moved on, it was the wild if heavy-handed native Mongolian who connected more, dropping the Brazilian early more
Ben Askren is one of the finest mixed martial artists on the planet, and his skills are so far only matched by his caustic tongue. The 13-0 fighter is not one to shy away from verbal wars, and he spends his time out of the cage poking and prodding at other fighters and promoters, attempting to stir up some controversy while finding amusement in the resulting chaos. While in attendance at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale, the current One FC welterweig more
The Foxwoods Resort Casino will be the host for one of the biggest UFC Fight Night events of the year, as the Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza meet in the main event on September 5. more
One of the biggest questions Saturday night's UFC on FOX was to answer was, if you take a fight between legitimate top contenders that almost guarantees fireworks, but neither is a top-tier star, are there enough serious fans where it moves the ratings needle?
An important question was going to be answered for the UFC this past weekend. It wasn't just who was going to challenge Johny Hendricks for the welterweight title, although that was the key question of the night. It was: even if the names more
Steve Austin, one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling history, not so secretly doubles as an MMA aficionado, and gives his thoughts on every UFC champion, as well as what he sees as the realities of the pro sports world in 2014 as it relates to Chael Sonnen.
Within the UFC, when the question comes up regarding what celebrity outside the sport itself is the most knowledgeable, a name that comes up high on most lists is retired pro wrestler turned reality show personality and podcast host Steve more