It didn't take long for Legacy FC bantamweight champion Thomas Almeida to get his UFC call-up.
Bloody Elbow has profiled Thomas Almeida multiple times just within the past few months, and for good reason. The Chute Boxe talent has an astonishing 100% finish rate and a 17-0 record, with his 17th win coming last Friday at Legacy FC against Caio Machado for the promotion's bantamweight title. Not even a week after the 22-year-old scored his latest knockout win, the UFC came calling. MMA Fighting's more
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is the newest member of the Reebok family. Pettis confirmed the deal to MMAFighting.com on Monday. The young titleholder will now join fellow mixed martial artists Johny Hendricks and Rampage Jackson as fighters to secure sponsorships with the blue-chip sneaker and apparel company.
"It's cool that they chose me," Pettis said. "I'm sure they had a lot of guys they could've chose from and they wanted to choose me. For me, it's an amazing opportunity.
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Brazilian bantamweight prospect Bethe "Pitbull" Correia will target another member of the Four Horsewomen when she takes on veteran Shayna Baszler at UFC 177 on August 30. more
It’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride for Stevie Ray since he signed with Cage Warriors, but with a new deal in place, he’s hoping for some stability as far as his title is concerned. Filed under: Cage Warriors, MMA Rumors, News more
Melvin Guillard’s knockout win at WSOF 11 has secured him a shot at the World Series of Fighting lightweight championship. more
Ricardo Lamas will be on the sidelines for a few months nursing a broken thumb, but The Bully is eyeing big things for his return.
The Chicago native injured his hand in a hard-fought victory over Hacran Dias via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio in June. While both fighters had their moments throughout the 15-minute tilt, Lamas took the edge on the judges' scorecards, picking up his fifth win in his past six outings.
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The UFC has signed one of the best young stars coming out of Japan in Yuta 'Ulka' Sasaki, he is set to make his debut in Macau this August.
When you ask Japanese insiders who are the top young prospects in the country, they are most likely to be in unison saying names such as Kyoji Horiguchi, Michinori Tanaka and Yuta Sasaki. The first two have already started their UFC careers with impressive wins, and it looks like Sasaki is going to be joining them in the big leagues soon.
Ulka (or Uruka), as more
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is establishing some serious roots in the Far East. more