Thiago Tavares will finally make his featherweight debut in the UFC.
The longtime lightweight veteran, who was forced out of featherweight bouts with Tom Niinimaki and Zubaira Tukhugov earlier this year, is scheduled to take on Robbie Peralta at the UFC Fight Night 47 card in Bangor, Maine, on Aug. 16, and he expects a back and forth battle.
"It’s a good fight because we’re both aggressive fighters," Tavares told MMAFighting.com. "The UFC fans know someone is going down in this fight."
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The shift from Bjorn Rebney to Scott Coker running the show at Bellator MMA is quickly beginning to bear fruit, as the promotion has signed Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef. read news >>
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McGregor called Mendes an "idiot" for thinking that Aldo is running away from their rematch. He also verified that he is a better fighter than both the current champion and the No. 1 contender in the featherweight division.
Conor McGregor doesn't share Chad Mendes's feelings that Jose Aldo ran away from the title bout initially scheduled for August 2, at UFC 176 - the card that isn't going to happen anymore. The fight was cancelled because of a injury that the UFC featherweight champion suffered read news >>
Anthony Pettis has been sidelined from fighting since capturing the UFC lightweight crown last August, but that hasn’t prevented his blue-chip sponsorship portfolio from expanding. read news >>
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – What looked like a well-planned 2014 for the UFC’s Canadian team is now anything but, as a pair of shows intended for the country are no longer sure things.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC Middleweight Josh Samman details his affair with a distinctly different sport than the one you may know him from.
There’s a six mile stretch from my home in Hollywood, Florida to I-95. There’s nothing particularly special about it; it’s merely sidewalk along Sheridan Road. At certain times of day there’s heavy traffic and the exhaust makes it unpleasant to be near the interstate. Most days I wait until it’s not even day anymore, until the sun goes down and the cars have gone home. Once I get read news >>
Scott Coker already enjoyed great success while running Strikeforce, now the promoter has a new task ahead of him—transforming Bellator into a credible No. 2 promotion.
While it’s true the promotion has been thought of as a second-tier promotion, it was more or less handed that title by default with Strikeforce closing up shop. Bellator has struggled to find an identity for itself outside of hosting tournaments, and it has come under fire through MMA media and fans on numerous occasions.
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Joseph Valtellini has a scar running down his left forearm that looks like a stretched arrowhead, with an series of dots surrounding it almost decoratively. Those stitch marks somehow hallow it, center its focus, like the aura that enshrines Our Lady of Guadalupe. He got it making a tackle while playing football at the University of Toronto. The radius bone in his arm snapped in half. The first thought he had, other than the shooting pain, was what happens to his fighting career? At that time Va read news >>
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Wanderlei Silva may believe that he is done with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but UFC president Dana White believes, "He's very wrong. I think he’s in big trouble." read news >>
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After running over Frank Mir in just 1:09 at UFC 65, an undefeated Brandon Vera claimed he was going to become the first fighter in UFC history to win both the heavyweight and light heavyweight titles.
Neither prophecy came true.
Wednesday, FOXSports.com broke the news that the UFC and the San Diego-based Vera have parted ways. In more than eight years with the company, Vera (12-7, 1 no-contest) compiled a record of 8-7 (1 NC).
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Wanderlei Silva appeared before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, June 17, where he finally agreed with something that Chael Sonnen said. He ran from drug testing. read news >>