Scott Coker is looking for top-shelf talent to build Bellator MMA’s women’s divisions, but he isn’t yet signing two high-profile free agents: Gina Carano and “Cyborg” Justino.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, MMA Rumors, News read news >>
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Ultimate Fighter tests new talents before bringing them to the Octagon, and MMA legends Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira decided to do the same in the search for new prospects in Brazil.
The Nogueira brothers started their own gym in 2008, right after "Minotauro" won the UFC interim heavyweight title with a win over Tim Sylvia. Since then, the twin brothers have become huge attractions in Rio de Janeiro. Dozens of fighters have traveled to the city for read news >>
Conor McGregor’s father, Tony McGregor, discusses his son’s rise to UFC stardom.
Not only will Ireland's own Conor McGregor have the incontrovertible support his countrymen when he steps into the cage on Saturday night in Dublin, he will also have the unwavering patronage of his father, Tony McGregor.
McGregor Sr., unlike most others, got to see the young Irish featherweight grow into the blossoming fighter from a ripe young age, and watched him persevere through the trials and tribulations that read news >>
Top-10 women’s bantamweight talent Jessica Andrade will get to fight on Brazilian soil when she faces Canada’s Valerie Letourneau in September. read news >>
Will "All American" be the latest MMA fighter to go Hollywood? A few days after successfully defending his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, Nevada (highlights), Chris Weidman made another positive move for his combat sports career.
According to a report from UFC Tonight, Weidman signed with William Morris Endeavor (WME), the biggest talent agency in the entertainment business. The 185-pound champion will be represented by Brad read news >>
With so many UFC shows and an ever-growing roster, the amount of rookie talent entering the Octagon is at an all-time high, making the choice for the top newcomer of the first half of 2014... read news >>
The UFC's upcoming return to Saitama looks like it's slated to feature a wealth of Japanese fan favorites.
Last time the UFC came to Japan, it was for UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann. It was a great fight card, that featured a lot of fighters from the Land of the Rising Sun. But, by far the biggest fan favorite names on the card were Wanderlei Silva and Mark Hunt. Both very popular in Japan from their Pride heydays, but not quite "hometown" stars. This time around it looks like the UFC is going read news >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has signed a groundbreaking deal with VTJ to promote and operate a new tournament series in Japan, which expected to premiere later this year. read news >>
The UFC continues to snap up talent faster than you can say Jack Robinson.
Because the UFC is acquiring fighters at such a rapid pace, I've left a few people off my recent "Welcome to the UFC" scouting posts. Fighters like Sam Alvey, Kevin Casey, Leonardo Mafra (both Casey and Mafra are actually returning), and Rin Nakai and Tina Lahdemaki (who were each covered in seperate posts). Hopefully I won't have to do this much more, but with the accelerated rate at which the UFC appears to be signing t read news >>
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The UFC ranking system is a reasonable way to gauge talent, new and old.
But somewhere along the lines, divisional breakouts are lost in the mix. Some escape obscurity and reach their weight class' Top 15, while others simply tread water.
At this point in time, a bunch of talented contenders are clawing their way up the ladder en route to more exposure, high-profile matchups and greener bank accounts.
Here are those competitors and why they are the best unranked fighters in the UFC right now.Beg read news >>
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Patrick Wyman completes the two-part exploration of the North Caucasus region in preparation for Ali Bagautinov's crack at the flyweight title.
Ali Bagautinov will be the first fighter from the North Caucasus, but certainly not the last, to fight for a UFC title when he faces flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson on Saturday night.
What is it about this region that produces such an incredible concentration of talented fighters? The easy answer is the long- and short-term history of violence throu read news >>