RIO DE JANEIRO -- Renan Barao will fight his third UFC title fight in less than seven months at Augustâ€™s UFC 177, but this time he will be in the blue corner.
The former UFC bantamweight kingpin will try to reclaim the title when he rematches T.J. Dillashaw on Aug. 30 in Las Vegas, Nev., and he changed a few things in his camp for the rematch.
"You always have to bring something new," Barao said in a media scrum in Brazil. "I accepted the fight on short notice and I wasnâ€™t 100 percent ready more
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Jose Aldo is not medically cleared to train yet, and the possibility of creating an interim title won’t make him rush back to the Octagon.
UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta admitted earlier this month that the promotion could create an interim title if the featherweight champion from Nova Uniao couldn’t return to the Octagon by October.
"No chance at all," Aldo’s coach and manager Andre Pederneiras said of the possibility of rushing his rehab to avoid an interim title.
"He’s alread more
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is on the shelf again, and he won’t think about fighting before recovering from another right knee surgery.
"Minotauro" tore his ACL days before fighting Roy Nelson at the main event of UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi in April, and he’s not cleared to train yet.
"I had surgery four weeks ago, and I’m doing fine now," Nogueira told MMAFighting.com. "ACL surgery takes at least five months to return to fighting. I’m doing physical therapy now. I know the l more
The UFC added a new middleweight bout to the UFC Fight Night 50 in at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn., on Sept. 5, as Rafael Natal takes on Chris Camozzi.
The middleweights were scheduled to meet at the UFC on FX 8 card in 2013, but the bout was changed as Camozzi replaced injured Costa Philippou against Ronaldo Souza in the co-main event.
Natal (17-6-1) looks to get back on track following losses to Tim Kennedy and Ed Heman, while Camozzi (19-8) enters the bout on a three-fight los more
UFC on FOX analysts Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier and host Karyn Bryant welcome former UFC welterweight contender Chris Lytle to the analyst desk for UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller coverage. more
A middleweight matchup has been booked for UFC Fight Night 47, as Chris Camozzi meets Rafael Natal . Additionally, a rematch between featherweights Nik Lentz and Charles Oliveira has also been added to the card.Filed under: News more
Two struggling welterweights will throw hands on FOX Sports 1 this fall in Brazil.
Not long after the ink dried on his new four-fight contract, veteran welterweight Paulo Thiago has been tasked with turning away Mike Rhodes at the UFC Fight Night 51 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place on Sept. 13, 2014 inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia.
Combate reported the news on Saturday.
Thiago (15-7) is probably best known for knocking out Josh Koscheck in his Octagon more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing its brand of mixed martial arts (MMA) back to Brazil for UFC Fight Night 51, headlined by a heavyweight rematch pitting former EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva opposite ex-UFC division titleholder Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski, airing on FOX Sports 1 with "Prelims" bouts streaming live on the promotion's new "Fight Pass" digital network.
Event: UFC Fight Night 51: "Silva vs. Arlovski"Date: Sat., Sept. 13, 2014 on FOX Sports 1 & more
Brazilian veteran Rodrigo Damm and “The Ultimate Fighter 15” runner-up Al Iaquinta are set to meet in a lightweight bout when the Ultimate Fighting Championship hits Connecticut in September. more