In the 20 years mixed martial arts has been in existence, the UFC has been the premier organization in the sport.
Every other promotion that has popped up over that stretch—and there have been many—have all jockeyed and competed for its own share of the market.
Some had the moxie to challenge the giant and ultimately faded away into bankruptcy, obscurity or both, where others held on long enough and showed enough promise to eventually be purchased by Zuffa and brought under the company's umbrell read news >>
Vinny Magalhaes was scheduled to fight twice in 36 days for Titan FC "assuming he's healthy," but it turns out he can't.
Magalhaes, who battled Keenan Cornelius to a draw in a grappling match at Metamoris 4 earlier this month, was forced out of Friday’s Titan FC 29 co-main event bout with Dustin Jacoby (9-3) due to a minor back injury. Strikeforce veteran Lucas Lopes (29-17) steps in the co-main event.
Titan FC COO Lex McMahon confirmed the news with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani on Tuesday. Head read news >>
Having made his initial impact at 145 pounds, former WEC veteran Micah Miller has been steadily moving up in weight. He returns at lightweight as part of Friday's Titan FC 29. read news >>
Mixed martial arts is an unforgiving sport by its very nature. Tides turn quickly, momentum can be stopped in a flash and a fighter's ascension up the rankings toward potential title contender status can collapse into a free fall that is difficult to recover from. Some stretches are so treacherous that a fighter never recovers, but George Sotiropoulos is determined to prove he has what it takes to get back up on his feet.
The Greek-Australian bred fighter came to the UFC in 2007 as a cast member read news >>
When a fighter believes they have something to prove, it is the type of motivation that has the potential to bring something special out of them. There is no shortage of that fuel where Mike Ricci is concerned and he's fiercely determined to show who he is as a fighter.
In the Canadian fighter's mind, a dominant next chapter will serve to silence the ghosts of the previous one, even though he knows what has been done in the past can never be undone. That said, the 28-year-old Quebec native is ai read news >>
Titan FC 29 already features a lightweight main event between two former UFC standouts, Mike Ricci and George Sotiropoulos, but promotion officials on Monday revealed a pivotal featherweight bout for the card slated for Aug. 22 in Fayetteville, N.C. read news >>
Vinny Magalhaes’ busy schedule just got busier.
The UFC veteran, who won a MMA fight in Mexico on July 19, has a grappling match scheduled for this Saturday at Metamoris 4 and a title fight coming up at Titan FC 30, got one more bout.
"Vinny is stepping up to fight Dustin Jacoby in the co-main of the August 22nd card," Titan FC president and CEO Jeff Aronson told MMAFighting.com. "He’s a true company guy."
Magalhaes, who is set to take on Keenan Cornelius in a no-gi match on Aug. 9 and booked to read news >>
Ben Saunders is heading back to Ultimate Fighting Championship. read news >>
In a surprising move, Titan FC has released Ben Saunders from his headlining slot in their upcoming show, so that he can return to the UFC.
Big news for one of Bloody Elbow's favorite fighters. Ben Saunders is returning to the UFC. After four years and eleven fights outside the promotion, "Killa-B" has been called back up to the big show. MMA Fighting broke the news on Saunders' re-signing on Thursday, revealing that Saunders had exercised the UFC "out-clause" in his Titan FC contract, and done read news >>
Another Titan FC fighter is headed to the UFC.
Ben Saunders was scheduled to fight Jose Landi-Jons for the inaugural Titan FC welterweight title on Aug. 22, however, that fight is now off, as Saunders, who fought for the UFC from 2007 to 2010, has agreed to return to the organization, according to Titan FC COO Lex McMahon.
Titan FC gave Saunders its blessing to head back to the UFC after Landi-Jons ran into issues securing a visa to fight in the United States, which forced him to withdraw from t read news >>
UFC vet Matthew Riddle has been forced out with an injury and 40-year-old veteran Brazilian Jose Landi-Jons will step in to meet Ben Saunders for Titan’s vacant welterweight title later this month.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News read news >>