Two Ultimate Fighting Championship newcomers, Cain Carrizosa and Chris Wade, will compete in a lightweight contest at UFC 177 on Aug. 30. read news >>
UFC 177, a fight card ravaged by injuries, has a new bout with a pair of UFC newcomers, who will kick off the event.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
When it was announced that Chris Cariaso would be getting the next title shot in the flyweight division, many were surprised—and rightfully so. There were several fighters close to a title shot who were to fight soon, including John Lineker and both Jussier Formiga and Zach Makovsky, who faced off Saturday night.
For the first two rounds of their fight, Formiga exhibited control on the ground, taking Makovsky's back several times and attempting a rear-naked choke in the second round.
The third r read news >>
With UFC 178 plucking Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso from UFC 177, the August 30th card now features Danny Castillo and Tony Ferguson in the co-main event.
As of yesterday, UFC 177 was left without its original co-main event after Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso was moved to the main event of UFC 178. The August 30th PPV in Sacramento, CA will now be co-headlined by a lightweight bout between Danny Castillo and Tony Ferguson. Elevated to the main card from the prelims are heavyweights read news >>
Luke Rockhold says he's open to a fight against "The Dragon," but he'd rather take on the winner of Jacare Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi in order to earn a title fight. Then again, if Luke can finish Machida, it might accomplish the same goal. Lyoto Machida recently took the opportunity to call out Luke Rockhold for a showdown inside the Octagon later this year.
Now, the former Strikeforce middleweight champion has responded by saying he would be down for scrap against an "amazing" fighter such as "T read news >>
With the move of the UFC flyweight title bout between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso to September's UFC 178 card, the fight's previous home got a little lineup shuffling. read news >>
But is banging it out with "The Phenom" the smartest thing to do? To the mixed martial arts (MMA) analyst, as well as any fan of the sport, hardcore or novice, the general consensus is that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Chris Weidman's best chance to retain his title against Vitor Belfort is to avoid a stand-up battle.
Lyoto Machida, on the other hand, doesn't seem to think that's necessarily the case.
Speaking to MMA Fighting, "The Dragon" says there is no denying h read news >>
If anyone knows just how good Chris Weidman is, it's Lyoto Machida.
The former light heavyweight champion went toe-to-toe with the current middleweight champion for 25 minutes and came up on the losing end. Weidman, whose pedigree is that of a wrestler, got the better of Machida in all aspects of the striking game. Machida was apparently so impressed with Weidman's offensive, he thinks the champ can stand and trade with one of the scariest strikers on the planet in Vitor Belfort. When asked if W read news >>
For someone who's spent some time on the business end of a Vitor Belfort spinning head kick, UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold can't wait to get back in the Octagon with 'The Phenom.' Belfort is booked to challenge middleweight champion Chris Weidman Dec. 6 at UFC 181 and Rockhold would like nothing more than to take the strap off him.
"That's a perfect world right there," Rockhold told Submission Radio. "It would be awesome and we would really sell the fight, 'cause there's a couple of p read news >>
At UFC 181, the No. 3 middleweight in the world, Vitor Belfort, is scheduled to take on Chris Weidman for the 185-pound championship title. Belfort has been on a tear since 2007. He is 10-2 in his last 12 fights, only losing to then-middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 126 and current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 152, respectively.
The 18-year veteran and former UFC light heavyweight champion brings tremendous knockout power and a wealth of experience to the Octagon against read news >>
Another RFA signing. Welterweight Chris Heatherly makes his jump to the big stage against returning vet Ben Saunders.
Welterweights appear to be in season for the UFC, as they have picked up eight new 170lb fighters in the last month. The most recent of those is RFA welterweight Chris Heatherly, fresh off his RFA 16 submission win over Josh Cavan. Heatherly will be making a big jump up in competition for his first UFC fight, as he's been penciled in to meet the returning Ben Saunders at UFC Figh read news >>