An injury to Michael Johnson has forced the UFC to make two new lightweight fights for later this summer.
Bobby Green will replace the injured Michael Johnson against Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 12 on July 26 in San Jose, Calif., the promotion announced on Friday after MMAJunkie.com first reported the news. As a result, Abel Trujillo, who was scheduled to fight Green at UFC Fight Night in Bangor, ME, will now face Ross Pearson on Aug. 16.
Green (22-5) has won his last seven fights in a row, howev more
Surging UFC featherweight Conor McGregor has officially signed a deal to release his memoirs in 2015. UFC featherweight Conor McGregor captured the imaginations of a multitude of fans in Dublin last weekend, as he dominated in his headlining bout against Diego Brandao before stopping him late in the opening round of action.
The Irishman, who was 2-0 in the organization at the time and ranked outside the Top 10, helped sell out the UFC's return to Dublin within minutes and produced a record-break more
In a rarity, fans wanting to go to the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 46 later this month may need a little luck o’ the Irish on their side.Filed under: News more
Weigh-ins for next week's "UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Miller" are set for Tuesday, July 15, at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. As usual, the weigh-in event for the card will be free and open to the public with fighters hitting the scale at 4 p.m. ET. more
The injury bug strikes again.
Thiago Alves, who was kept out of the Octagon for a couple years due to multiple injuries and surgeries, was forced out of the UFC Fight Night 49 bout with Jordan Mein, the promotion announced Wednesday.
Instead of "Pitbull," Mein will be facing welterweight prospect Brandon Thatch at the Fight Night card in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Aug. 23.
Thatch (11-1) returns to action following back-to-back dominant victories over Paulo Thiago and Justin Edwards in his first UFC app more
It appears T.J. Dillashaw will defend his UFC title on home turf.
Recently crowned UFC bantamweight champion after a dominant victory over Renan Barao, Dillashaw will likely have to do it again on August 30, as MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1 that the UFC is close to giving Barao an immediate at UFC 177 in Sacramento, California.
UFC 177 was tentatively planned for Las Vegas, Nevada, but appears to be moving to the new champion's hom more
T.J. Dillashaw made good on his promise to shock the world like Chris Weidman did against Anderson Silva by defeating Renan Barao, and, like Weidman, he’ll have to do it all over again at UFC 177.
MMA journalist Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight that the UFC was close to booking a bantamweight championship rematch between Dillashaw and Barao. The bout would likely take place on the August 30 fight card in Sacramento. Dillashaw, who entered the first bout as an 8-to-1 u more
That rumored Myles Jury vs. Nate Diaz fight won't be going down. But the undefeated lightweight will still tangle with a fighter known for throwing down.
The 12-0 Jury will meet former PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi on the Sept. 20 UFC Fight Night card in Saitama, Japan. FOXSports.com initially reported the news of the bout on Wednesday night.
The San Diego-based Jury is 14-0, with his last five victories coming in the UFC. He has 11 wins via finish, and his last victory was a one-side more
UFC / WEC veteran Dan Downes talks strategy and predictions for UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida, taking place Saturday, July 5... more