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
UFC and the crew behind Vale Tudo Japan and Shooto are cooperating to produce two tournaments for a Japanese TV show that will have the winners join the UFC ranks.
During a press conference in Tokyo, Dana White announced that they will be partnering up with a local promotion in Vale Tudo Japan to help build stars and improve their roster of Japanese fighters. The two promotions will cooperate to produce a TV show in Japan that will have tournaments in both bantamweight and featherweight division more
Whenever Cub Swanson fights, there's a chance for an explosive finish. He won't have to hunt down his opponent on Saturday night, as Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens is never one to back down from a brawl.
Swanson has made it clear: He believes he deserves a shot at the title. He has already faced and been knocked out by current champion Jose Aldo, but that was in 2009 when both were in WEC. He wants his crack at the title soon, but Stephens stands in his way.
'Lil Heathen has been up and down over more
The UFC and Vale Tudo Japan/Shooto, a trailblazing and veteran MMA promotion based in Japan, have formed a partnership that includes a new television series.Filed under: News, UFC more
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has signed a groundbreaking deal with VTJ to promote and operate a new tournament series in Japan, which expected to premiere later this year. 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
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
The main event planned for UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City has Fight of the Night written all over it. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, owner of three straight stoppage victories, will take on the tough and dangerous Jim Miller. Cerrone and Miller are ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, in the lightweight division.
The winner may not be ready for a title shot, but he would certainly have every right to consider himself one fight away. Khabib Nurmagomedov has already made it known that he would l more
Irish television executives’ eyes are smiling after seeing numbers for the live domestic broadcast of Saturday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship card in Dublin. more