Can Chael Sonnen upset the best grappler in the world?
The former UFC title challenger is set to battle two-time jiu-jitsu world champion and two-time ADCC winner Andre Galvao in the main event of Metamoris 4 on Saturday night in Los Angeles, and most people doubt he can survive against that kind of competition.
Vinny Magalhaes, a longtime training partner of the "American Gangster", is a believer.
"Chael is physically stronger and heavier, and he has great takedowns. If he manages to keep the m read news >>
When we heard that the UFC was working to make Ronda Rousey-Gina Carano a reality, we should have known then that things were changing, perhaps by necessity.
Since the beginning of 2014, the pay-per-view numbers that had been so kind to the UFC during the time of Georges St-Pierre and a healthy Anderson Silva have passed. In its place are figures that, while solid, do not exactly speak to the notion that the sport of MMA is setting the world on fire.
In fact, UFC 174 posted some of the lowest PP read news >>
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It might be time for Wladimir Klitschko to get a restraining order against heavyweight contender Shannon Briggs, who went full WWE on the division champion and forced a pull-apart brawl. Nobody was hurt, thankfully, but the same can't be said for Wladdy's pasta, which was not only eaten by Briggs, but eventually dumped all over the floor. Somewhere in Long Island, Matt Serra weeps. read news >>
Brandon Thatch had to pull out of his upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Tulsa against Jordan Mein.
And just in case anyone was going to doubt his authenticity, the up-and-coming welterweight posted a graphic picture of his injury onto social media.
"I'm bummed to say I have to pull out of my fight with Jordan Mein. I compounded fractured my toe yesterday," tweeted Thatch (11-1), who included pictures of the damage in his message.
The Denver-based Grudge fighter is 2-0 in the UFC and was an injury read news >>
Rich Franklin knows that he needs to pull the trigger soon if he wants one last UFC bout.
Rich Franklin is a former UFC middleweight champion and a long-time "at the ready" guy for the promotion. He was willing to bounce between middleweight and light heavyweight and take catchweight bouts against seemingly all comers.
He's also been out of competition since his brutal KO loss to Cung Le in November of 2012.
Now an executive for Asian MMA promotion ONE FC, Franklin has a fight left on his UFC co read news >>
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Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Luke Rockhold believes Vitor Belfort will never make it to his UFC 181 title fight against Chris Weidman, because "The Phenom's" frail body will fall apart after years of PED abuse. read news >>
Chris Weidman revealed he had the worst camp of his career after his 185-pound title defense against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175. He sprained ligaments in his left hand in training, which prevented him from punching for the last two weeks leading up. He was also still recovering from knee surgery, which postponed his title defense from UFC 173 to UFC 175. It must have been pretty bad for a guy who once dropped 32 pounds in 10 days to fight Demian Maia. How bad? Bad enough that there were a couple o read news >>
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 read news >>
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, read news >>
The stars all came up big on Saturday night, as UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and former WEC standout Urijah Faber each pulled in six-figure paydays from their respective performances at UFC 175, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Fighting for the first time since defeating Anderson Silva in back-to-back contests, Weidman successfully defende read news >>
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Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson is one of the most dominant champions in the UFC. He has ruled the flyweight division since its inception in 2012.More impressively, he has gotten better with each bout. Most recently, he knocked out Joseph Benavidez in the first round of their rematch back in December 2013. On Saturday at UFC 174 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Johnson will defend his title against Russian contender Ali Bagautinov. The challenger brings a ton of power into the Octagon—as eviden read news >>