The special Friday night fight card is filling up quickly (see it here).
There's an interesting lightweight battle brewing between Al Iaquinta and Rodrigo Damm for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 50 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place on Sept. 5, 2014, inside Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.
Newsday announced the pairing on Saturday.
Iaquinta (8-3-1) saw his three fight winning streak go up in smoke when he was choked out by Mitch Clarke at the UFC 173 pay-per- more
A welterweight matchup between Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-5 MMA, 1-4 UFC) and Kyle Noke (20-7-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is in the works for UFC’s return to Japan. A Sherdog.com report of an Akiyama vs. Noke booking cited a UFC-produced promotional video of the matchup for the card. (...) more
Anthony Pettis will return to the octagon to defend his UFC lightweight title against Gilbert Melendez in December.
Anthony Pettis will return to UFC action this December on what could be a massive card.
The UFC lightweight champion announced on yesterday's edition of The MMA Hour that he will be facing Gilbert Melendez on December 6 in Las Vegas. That event, which appears as though it will be UFC 181, still doesn't have a venue set as of now.
However, the December 6 date is also the event that more
The Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes rematch will be re-booked for later this year in Brazil.
Earlier this week, it was announced that the UFC will still head over to Brazil 4 more times before the year ends. During the UFC on FOX presser, Dana White confirmed that one of the headliners on those cards will be the title fight between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes.
The rematch was supposed to happen at UFC 176, until Aldo pulled out on the last minute which led to the event's cancellation. Here's how the sch more
Demian Maia will return to the Octagon next month.
Maia will square off against Mike Pyle in a welterweight contest at UFC Fight Night 49 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 23, according to UFC officials Tuesday night.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist has won three of his past five fights, including a unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev at TUF: Brazil 3 on May 31.
Pyle has won four of his past five fights, including a third-round TKO of T.J. Waldburger at UFC 170 on Feb. 22.
Sara McMann will return to the Octagon for the first time since a failed title bid against Ronda Rousey, as the Olympic silver medalist faces Lauren Murphy on Aug. 16. more
Sara McMann (7-1) will return to the cage for the first time since losing to Ronda Rousey at UFC 170, and she will do so against Lauren Murphy (8-0).
McMann, ranked as the No. 4 contender in the UFC, suffered her first loss in the February bout against Rousey. The former Olympic silver medalist was thought to be Rousey's toughest test, but it was a knee to the body that spelled her doom.
Murphy, ranked as the No. 8 best bantamweight, will make her promotional debut at Ultimate Fight Night 47. Th 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
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