The UFC reeled in good ratings for "Read, White and Fight Week," as their UFC 175 prelim ratings were up from UFC 174, while the TUF 19 ratings were down from TUF 18 last December. It has been a good weekend for the UFC on television as the promotion pulled relatively strong numbers for their respective broadcasts.
According to MMAPayout, last Saturday night's UFC 175 prelims drew 1 million viewers on FOX Sports 1, which is up from last month's PPV event, as the UFC 174 prelims drew 784, 000 vie more
Following the conclusion of the UFC San Antonio fight card, the UFC released a statement regarding Chael Sonnen’s second positive drug test in the span of five months. Even though he has officially retired from MMA competition, Chael Sonnen has now failed two consecutive drug tests in the span of five months.
While neither Sonnen nor UFC President Dana White were present at the event, Dave Sholler offered a statement to the media present at the post-fight press conference, which quickly highligh more
Nick and Nate Diaz appear willing to continue their battle with the UFC over fighter pay as long as it takes after both used social media to make their continued complaints clear.
Nick Diaz and brother Nate Diaz are in a very unique situation in the modern mixed martial arts world. Where the UFC has failed in creating compelling, high drawing stars, the Diaz brothers--Nick especially--remain "mainstream attractions." This may be in large part due to antics that some find tasteless or objectionab more
Ratings were strong across the board for MMA programming this past weekend.The prelims to UFC 175 on Saturday night drew 1 million viewers, the best number for a pay-per-view prelims show so far this year. That wasn't a surprise since UFC 175 was expected to be the year's biggest show so far, and Urijah Faber, who headlined the prelims, was the biggest star to appear this year on the pre-PPV shows on FS 1.The number was slightly ahead of the 936,000 viewers for the prelims of UFC 170 on Feb. 22, more
This weekend marks the UFC's return to Fox on network TV, as UFC on Fox 12 will be live from San Jose. Headlined by Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown, the card boasts a deep lineup with lots of top talent.
Last week's two-event marathon was mediocre for my picks. Overall, between UFC Fight Night 45 and 46, I went 6-5, as upsets and disappointments marred my picks.
That said, here are the prelim predictions for UFC on Fox 12. 2014 Riley's Record: 100-68
Last Event: UFC Fight Night 46 (3-3)Begin Slides more
Dustin Poirier won the Conor McGregor sweepstakes, as "The Diamond" was booked to face "Notorious" at UFC 178 on Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It's a fight most featherweights have been clamoring to get. Not to get them closer to a title shot, but rather for the chance to end the hype-train and beat up a man who has made a name for himself and managed to steal the spotlight by what they feel is simply running his mouth. Speaking to MMA Fight Corner ( via MMA Fighting), Poirier says the ma more
Cub Swanson further established his place in the UFC featherweight division, beating Jeremy Stephens in the main event at UFC Fight Night in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday evening. more
The UFC Fight Night 44 post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the Octagon, and we have the live video below at MMAFighting.com.UFC officials will announce the winners of the Fight of the Night and the Performance of the Night bonuses, and winning fighters will meet the media after their fights.The UFC Fight Night 44 post-fight press conference takes place about 30 minutes after the main event ends, meaning it will start around 1:30 a more
The UFC returned to action on Saturday, and it returned in full force with two fight cards.
UFC Fight Night 43 hit Auckland, New Zealand early in the morning, and the evening produced UFC Fight Night 44 from San Antonio. There were a total of 21 fights between the two events.
Nate Marquardt defeated James Te Huna in the UFC Fight Night 43 main event, and Cub Swanson defeated Jeremy Stephens by a unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 44.
Aside from those two main events, there was plenty to take more