This weekend marks the UFC's return to Fox on network TV, as UFC on Fox 12 will be live from San Jose. Headlined by Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown, the card boasts a deep lineup with lots of top talent.
Last week's two-event marathon was mediocre for my picks. Overall, between UFC Fight Night 45 and 46, I went 6-5, as upsets and disappointments marred my picks.
That said, here are the prelim predictions for UFC on Fox 12. 2014 Riley's Record: 100-68
Last Event: UFC Fight Night 46 (3-3)Begin Slides more
The UFC will crown the first strawweight champion with The Ultimate Fighter 20, but it won’t stop the promotion from matching other strawweight fights before the season.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk, unbeaten in MMA, will take on fellow UFC newcomer Juliana Lima at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose, Calif., on July 26. Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com following a report from Groundandpound.
Jedrzejczyk (6-0) earns a shot in the Octagon after scoring a second-round knockout more
The UFC has signed two more women’s strawweight prospects, and they’ll meet later this month in California. Joanna Jedrzejczyk will meet Juliana Carneiro Lima in San Jose.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
Matt Mitrione and Stefan Struve spoke about the last minute cancellation of their UFC 175 heavyweight bout.
Just as the UFC 175 card was rolling, officials had to cancel the heavyweight bout between Matt Mitrione and Stefan Struve at the last minute due to a 'near fainting' episode from the Dutch fighter. All signs point to Struve being okay, but the UFC and its medical staff had to exercise caution and prevent them from competing.
Dana White has said that the two heavyweights will still receive more
Gegard Mousasi was not pleased to find out about the UFC 176 cancellation through social media.
Last night the UFC broke the news that UFC 176 was scrubbed from the calendar after failing to find a main event to replace Jose Aldo/Chad Mendes 2. Gegard Mousasi was scheduled to be the co-main event opposite fellow middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza, but that fight along with the rest of the card will be rescheduled across several different UFC shows.
All of this was brand new to Mousasi, who pos more
UFC Fight Night 50 on September 5 is suddenly one of the sexiest free fight cards you'll find of late, with a heavyweight tilt between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell being announced. The story was first broken by Fox Sports' Damon Martin and then confirmed by the UFC on Fox on Twitter: Breaking fight: Alistair Overeem vs Ben Rothwell added to UFC Fight Night in Connecticut -- http://t.co/5Sn4UA90md #UFCFightNight #UFC
— UFCONFOX (@UFCONFOX) July 10, 2014 Alistair Overeem hit a harsh skid afte more
The anticipated lightweight match-up between Josh Thomson and Michael Johnson has been discarded after Johnson withdrew with an injury. One of the most exciting contests on the UFC on FOX 12 fight card will no longer be taking place, as Michael Johnson withdrew from his feature fight against Josh Thomson with an undisclosed injury.
MMAJunkie.com was the first to report the news.
The UFC is still looking for a potential opponent for Thomson, who is coming off a controversial decision loss to form more
A great deal has been written about the UFC’s expansionist philosophy recently, much of it being negative. There’s nothing wrong with expressing a negative opinion, of course. I haven’t been shy about criticising Dana White and the UFC in the past. But unlike some, it isn’t the only club I carry in my bag.
There seems to be a section of the MMA media that revels in negativity for negativity’s sake. One could characterise their attitude toward any UFC misstep, real or imagined, as almost gleeful. more
On the first episode of UFC's On The Fly, Conor McGregor, one of the UFC's rising stars in the featherweight division, makes his final preparations before UFC Fight Night Dublin at The O2 Arena on Saturday, July 19. more