Well, that didn't take long.
About 15 minutes after Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) granted Vitor Belfort a license to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced "The Phenom" as the next challenger for the promotion's middleweight champion, Chris Weidman.
When and where?
The main event of the UFC 181 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is scheduled to take place on Dec. 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As "The Phenom" revealed during today's hearing (liv more
After a week of teasing it, the UFC has officially booked Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz.
Today, Dana White appeared on ESPN with a fight announcement that had been teased all week. Anderson Silva will be making his return from injury on January 31st, and when he does so, Nick Diaz will be there to meet him. Max Bretos announced the news via Twitter: Dana White announcing on @SportsCenter Anderson Silva will be back in #UFC Octagon. He will face Nick Diaz January 31st. Boom.
— Max Bretos (@mbretos more
The rematch you've been dying to see is now reality, as Antonio Silva once again tangles with Andrei Arlovski this fall in Brasilia.
Your eyes aren't deceiving you - Andrei Arlovski is a UFC main event fighter in 2014.
To expand further, Arlovski will face Antonio Silva in a five-round fight on September 13th in the Brazilians capital of Brasilia. MMA Fighting confirmed the news first that was first reported by Combate. The main card will air live on Fox Sports 1.
Silva (18-5, 1 NC) is coming of more
MMA Fighting has the UFC Fight Night 46 fight card for the McGregor vs. Brandao event July 19 at The 02 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.In the main event, Conor McGregor squares off against Diego Brandao in a featherweight contest. Gunnar Nelson will meet Zak Cummings in the co-main event.Check out the UFC Fight Night 46 fight card below.Main card (UFC Fight Pass at 3 p.m. ET)Conor McGregor vs. Diego BrandaoGunnar Nelson vs. Zak CummingsBrad Pickett vs. Ian McCallNorman Parke vs. Naoyuki KotaniUndercar more
The official weigh-in event for UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" takes place today (Fri., July 4, 2014) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As usual, MMAmania.com will provide both a live video stream and complete UFC 175 weigh-in results below, as well as detailed recap of the festivities just as soon as they conclude. The first fighter is expected to tip the scale at 7 p.m. ET.
Complete UFC 175 weigh in results are as follows:
185 lbs.: Chris Weidman () vs. Lyoto more
Their heavyweight rematch is expected to serve as event headliner.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is giving former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski a chance at redemption against heavyweight slugger Antonio Silva, as the pair will reportedly hook 'em up for a second time inside the cage at UFC Fight Night 51, which takes place on Sept. 13, 2014 inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia.
Globo reported the news (via MMA Fighting) on Thursday night.
Arlovski (22-10) lost to the Brazilia more
After losing its main event, UFC 176 has been officially "postponed," though realistically, it has been cancelled. Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole first reported the news, and the UFC has subsequently confirmed it: The UFC® has announced that the UFC 176 Pay-Per-View event scheduled for August 2nd will be postponed. The featherweight championship fight between Aldo and Mendes is expected to take place later this year and all other fights previously slated for UFC 176 are being rescheduled for upcoming more
Dominick Cruz's first fight in nearly 3 full years is official for UFC 178 in Las Vegas.
The last time Dominick Cruz fought in the UFC, the promotion had ongoing contracts with Versus and Spike TV, the flyweight division didn't exist, and Jon Jones was a week removed from his first title defense. After a series of injuries forced Cruz to vacate his bantamweight belt, the former champion is set to make his comeback on September 27th. ESPN's Brett Okamoto confirmed that Cruz will fight top 10 rank more
The 'Countdown to UFC Fight Night Dublin' takes a closer look at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 46 event this Saturday night at the 02 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.In the main event, Conor McGregor squares off against Diego Brandao. The show also discussed the co-main event between Gunnar Nelson and Zak Cummings. Check out the 'Countdown to UFC FIght Night Dublin' video above that features McGregor and Brandao, and the other fight below.Gunnar Nelson vs. Zak Cummings more