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
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
"Skyscraper" also believes he can be competitive against the Top 5-ranked heavyweights under the UFC banner, and win a couple of fights against them, too.
Now that Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen's drug test issues are done taking the spotlight away from people who are actually competing at UFC 175, fans can focus on the actual fights set to go down on July 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
While the attention now shifts to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middlewei more
UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis has been announced as newest member of Team Wheaties.
The UFC has been making a concentrated effort to become as mainstream as possible. We're seeing a much more saturated market, strides toward global expansion, and big name corporate sponsorship. It wasn't too long ago that the acquisition of Bud Light and Harley Davidson sponsorships by the organization as a whole was big news.
Recently though, we've seen athletes like Jon Jones, Anderson Silva and Jun more
More fights are coming to Fight Pass online digital network and FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sat., June 28, 2014) when UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" mixed martial arts (MMA) event kicks off from AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas. MMAmania.com's Patrick Stumberg kicks off our UFC Fight Night 44 fight-week coverage with a full slate of "Prelims" under card previews predictions.
Don't expect this Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) main event to see the judges.
Two of the Featherweight di more