Chael Sonnen finally gets some good news.
The former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger, who was released from the UFC and FOX Sports after testing positive for four illegal substances in two different drug tests, will still compete in a submission-only grappling match against Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 in August.
Metamoris president Ralek Gracie told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Sonnen will headline the card despite the latest news.
"Yes, he's on the card," Gracie tol more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is looking to shake up the light heavyweight rankings with a potential 205-pound showdown later this fall, pitting former division number one contender Glover Teixeira (No. 4) against hot-and-cold wrestling standout Phil Davis (No. 6).
That's according to a report from UFC Tonight; however, nothing is official at this time.
Teixeira (22-3) is fresh off a five-round shellacking at the hands of division kingpin Jon Jones. Prior to his UFC 172 main e more
This is the TUF 19 Finale live blog for Corey Anderson vs. Matt Van Buren, a light heavyweight bout at Sunday night's UFC event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.Anderson, who is 2-0 in his career, will face Van Buren, who is 6-2 in his career, on the main card for the TUF light heavyweight title.Check out the TUF 19 Finale live blog below.Round 1:Round 2:Round 3: more
The UFC Light Heavyweight posted a Facebook status that spells out what he thinks about teammates, trainers and clients of the Blackzillians camp who talk behind his back.
Anthony "Rumble" Johnson's return to the UFC following a successful World Series of Fighting stint got off to a great start. His dominant decision win over Phil Davis put him directly into the conversation for potential challengers to Jon Jones' light heavyweight crown.But, all is not well in Rumble's wold, as a recent Faceboo more
The loss of a fighter from next month’s WSOF 12 lineup has prompted a lineup shuffle, and the organization is now searching for a new light heavyweight to join the card.Filed under: News, WSOF more
The UFC announced today that the rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and No. 1 contender Alexander Gustafsson will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. more
At UFC 168, Anderson Silva broke his leg upon having one of his kicks checked by the current middleweight champion, Chris Weidman.
After undergoing surgery to repair the former champion’s left tibia and fibula and months of rehabilitation, one of Silva’s managers, Ed Soares, predicted the Brazilian's return. According to Elias Cepeda of Yahoo Sports, Soares stated: We won't see him (Silva) back any earlier than the end of this year or, most likely, the beginning of next year...There's always a c more
A move that would be "unhealthy."
A picture of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Alistair Overeem surfaced last week (see it) that featured a slimmer, trimmer "Demolition Man," one that had the mixed martial arts (MMA) community buzzing about a possible return to the light heavyweight division.
While Overeem admits he's dropped a couple of pounds -- in case he's called upon for a five-round fight -- he's not going to be giving up his muscle mass, because he likes to more
Staying true to his word, light heavyweight Kyle Kingsbury retired following a one-sided loss to Patrick Cummins at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose. Kingsbury, who was a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 8, had said that he didn't want to hang around as an average fighter.
After being dominated by the wrestler Cummins on the scorecards (30-27, 30-25, 30-24), Kingsbury retired in a statement with the UFC backstage.
"I'm not sure if it was the time off or the fact his wrestling is so good, that I was more