Then came a pair of devastating wins over Anderson Silva and well, it sounds like Franklin is boarding the "All American" Express. Choo! Choo! "I tell you what, I wasn't a big Weidman believer at first, but looking at the second Anderson Silva fight, he looked great and had a solid gameplan. Lyoto & Anderson have this great ability to elude punches and draw you into their game. Lyoto is obviously a bit different than Anderson and he is a bigger fighter, and size hasn't played a big role in the A more
Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin discussed the upcoming main event at UFC 175 between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida. While he has since had a change of heart, Rich Franklin was not always the biggest believer in Chris Weidman's fighting ability.
The former UFC middleweight champion, who recently accepted the position of Vice President of ONE Fighting Championships, and began work in that official capacity at ONE FC: Honor & Glory last month, discussed the main event in detail wit more
Thomas Almeida got what he wanted.
The Chute Boxe bantamweight told MMAFighting.com last week that he wanted to knock Caio Machado out to win the Legacy FC 135-pound title and sign with the UFC, and that’s exactly what happened.
According to sources close to the situation, he signed a deal with the UFC on Tuesday. MMA Premium first reported the news.
Almeida stopped Machado with 33 seconds left in the first round to win the Legacy FC gold, improving to 17-0 in MMA with 17 finishes. He got past t more
So what's the next phase of the UFC's plan for global domination? Isn't it obvious? UFC pres Dana White is going to become the world's next Bobby Flay and the UFC is going to start a chain of Japanese Steakhouses! more
We've taken a look at the UFC's heavyweight, lightweight and welterweight divisions. Today, we move down to what has historically been considered the UFC's marquee division: the light heavyweights. Like the heavyweight division, 205 is ruled by a title holder with an iron fist.
But there are plenty of challengers waiting in the wings and even a few interesting prospects who could make some noise over the next few years.
Let's take a look. The Title Picture
The UFC has nearly reached th more
Thomas De Almeida, the top bantamweight prospect in MMA and one of the brightest up-and-comers in the entire sport, signed with the UFC on Tuesday, according to reports.
The news originally broke via Brazilian site MMA Premium (translation h/t Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com).
The signing comes on the heels of Almeida's June 20 win over Caio Machado in the Legacy Fighting Championship promotion. The win netted Almeida the LFC bantamweight belt, and now, it has apparently netted him a contract more
When they're not taking on late replacements, the UFC has done a great job picking up the best young talent on the market.
With all the chaff that the UFC has filled out their ranks with, it's easy to lose track of the real prospects. Of course, that's why we produce impressive and well researched content like Patrick Wyman's prospect reports. It's the no. 2 prospect on said report that we're talking about today, as reports are in that the UFC has signed one of the world's best up and coming mid more
Watch the UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt official weigh-ins, streaming live on Thursday at Midnight ET / 9 p.m. PT from Aukland, New Zealand. more
Watch the UFC Fight Club Q & A from Aukland, New Zealand featuring lightweight contender Ross Pearson and middleweight contender Dylan Andrews on Thursday at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. more