For the second time, the UFC has been forced to cancel a pay-per-view. UFC 176, set for Aug. 2 in Los Angeles, has been scrapped, the promotion announced Tuesday. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
The UFC has been putting on more fights than ever in 2014. While the uptick in events has had its drawbacks, MMA fans have been treated to a bunch of great fights.
Following UFC Fight Night 43 and UFC Fight Night 44 on Saturday, the 2014 MMA schedule is half-completed. Before we look forward to a strong finish to the calendar, now is a good time to look back at some of the brightest moments from the past six months.
Yeah, there have been some duds. However, most fights have delivered and kept us more
The UFC has signed one of the top fighters at 135 lbs.
While the signings of Thomas Almeida and Scott Askham made big news last week, the UFC has also recently picked up one of the best women's bantamweight talents in the world today. Undefeated Invicta FC champion Lauren Murphy has been signed to take on former UFC title challenger Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night Bangor. The UFC made the fight official on Thursday. Murphy had been quietly campaigning for her release from her Invicta contract, to more
Saturday night was UFC 175, the biggest event of the year for the world's largest MMA promotion. In the main event, Lyoto Machida challenged Chris Weidman for his UFC Middleweight Championship in an attempt to be just the third fighter to hold belts in multiple weight classes.
Machida came up short in his effort to become champion, dropping a unanimous decision to Weidman. It was a fight that was largely contested on the feet and excited the fans throughout.
In examining Machida's performance, i more
This weekend, the UFC celebrates the biggest fight week of the year, with UFC 175 being the main attraction of the MMA world. Headlined by two title fights and numerous other star-filled bouts, UFC 175 promises to be a must-see event with big implications.
Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey are set to defend their belts in the co-main events. Weidman faces karate master Lyoto Machida in an intriguing matchup, while Rousey takes on jiu-jitsu black belt Alexis Davis.
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The UFC has booked a bunch of fights over the last few days, and here's a rundown of what they put together. Since the UFC has decided to produce 50+ events in 2014, there is a remarkable amount of fighter signings and new match-ups being set up throughout any given week. Many of these new signings are for match-ups that take place on the undercard, or on the Fight Pass portion of a PPV, so we are going to continue with a new weekly (or bi-weekly if needed) series of articles where we take a bri more
Kountermove brings Bloody Elbow readers a HUGE $500 tourney for UFC 175
The event of the summer is almost upon us and MMA fans can finally a card worth the price of the PPV. UFC 175 has several good match-ups, including two title bouts featuring some of the brightest stars in the sport. Ronda Rousey vs Alexis Davis and Chris Weidman vs Lyoto Machida will be your main and co-main events, and the return of heavyweight attraction, Stefan Struve will also happen on the main card.
As always, anytime more
The UFC has a lot riding on this Saturday's pay-per-view event.
With Chris Weidman set to defend his middleweight title against Lyoto Machida and Ronda Rousey putting her women's bantamweight championship on the line against Alexis Davis, UFC 175 figures to be the fight company's biggest PPV of the year, at least so far.
Questions abound regarding this card. Does Weidman really deserve to be the 185-pound champion? Has Rousey given this training camp enough attention, as she's been off making mo more
Dana White wants everyone to know that business is booming in UFC land. In fact, it's 'never been bigger.'
One of the more consistent narratives in MMA for 2014 has been the UFC's declining business. While we don't know any specific numbers for UFC 174, the early talk is that it did less than 100,000 pay-per-view buys, a number that seemed unthinkably low in very recent years.
Jon Jones hasn't developed into a star capable of pulling much more than 350,000 buys, despite being a freakish talent w more