While in Japan on Thursday, Dana White announced a partnership with Vale Tudo Japan for a television show in some ways similar to The Ultimate Fighter, but with a few different tweaks, including a 30-week season and a round-robin style format.
Everyone knows the UFC's battle plan when it comes to a new market. The idea is to get an Ultimate Fighter reality show on a strong television outlet, and audiences get to know the fighters, see them fight, and the best ones become television stars that ca more
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – You probably haven't heard of UFC Fight Night 43 fighter Sean O'Connell, and if things don't go his way on Saturday night, you might never hear of him again. That's the harsh reality of MMA, but O'Connell wouldn't have it any other way. more
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Nate Marquardt, Charles Oliveira, Gian Villante and Sean O’Connell each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 43 event.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
Nate Marquardt and Charles Oliveira won performance bonuses for their submission victories, while Gian Villante and Sean O'Connell won 'Fight of the Night' honours for their curtain jerker fight. The UFC offered up another onslaught of fights on Saturday, starting with a New Zealand Fight Night card that took place well before the sun rises in North America. The headliner was a middleweight clash between former top contender Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna, while the co-main event was between S more
After finishes in six of the 10 bouts on the UFC Auckland fight card, UFC president Dana White said “it was a very tough night to pick” the post-fight award winners. more
Who brought home the extra bacon for their sizzle?
UFC Fight Night 43: "Te Huna vs. Marquardt" from The Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four of the 20 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's heading home with a more
The return to middleweight was a fruitful one for Nate Marquardt. In addition to getting the first round submission win in the main event at UFC Fight Night 43 over James Te Huna, Marquardt pocketed $50,000 in a Performance of the Night bonus.
Marquardt was never much in trouble, dominating Te Huna for much of the round before securing an armbar as Te Huna pushed through a mount escape. Te Huna drops to 16-8 in MMA while Marquardt rises to 33-13-2.
Also claiming bonuses - and $50,000 each - were more
Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira showed once again that he has one of the most dangerous ground games in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. more
Sounds like Montreal mixed martial arts fans will have to wait a little longer for the UFC's return to the Bell Centre.
Tom Wright, the managing director for UFC operations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, said at the UFC Fight Night 43 post-fight press conference that the promotion will "most likely" move the scheduled Dec. 6 pay-per-view event in Montreal to March 2015. No specific date was announced and Wright didn't provide a reason for the decision.
The UFC hasn't held an event in Mont more