There were times when it seemed like nobody wanted to be there.
Ryan Bader succeeded only in spurts, Ovince Saint Preux finished looking lost and tired, and as the clock crept past 1 a.m. local time in Bangor, Maine, many spectators began to openly wonder if the UFC Fight Night 47 main event really needed five rounds. In the end, the better-prepared, better-rounded Bader asserted a kind of dominance, winning a unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) over the overmatched Saint Preux. With it, he read news >>
Top middleweight prospect Scott Askham will get a tough assignment in
his UFC debut on October 4, as he faces off with surging veteran Magnus
Cedenblad in the Swede's hometown of Stockholm... read news >>
SAN JOSE – In a battle of tough octagon newcomers, Gilbert Burns and Andreas Stahl slugged it out over three rounds. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
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UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem suggested that Fabricio Werdum may edge Cain Velasquez in their title fight at UFC 180, and that he would be interested in re-matching the Brazilian for the heavyweight strap. UFC 180 will mark the UFC's inaugural trip to Mexico and will feature a heavyweight title fight between the division's champion Cain Velasquez and Brazilian contender Fabricio Werdum. The title fight headliner is a compelling and competitive contest that has fans and pundits mulling over th read news >>
Championship material? Nah ...
While Conor McGregor continues to have grand visions in his head of enjoying championship glory by the end of this year, No. 1-ranked Featherweight contender Cub Swanson doesn't think the fiery Irishman will ever hold an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) belt.
As Swanson recently revealed to The Telegraph, "Notorious" will never enjoy the benefits that come along with being a UFC champion is because he isn't focused on the opponents he must defeat to earn a 145- read news >>
UFC President Dana White suggested on the latest edition of “The Download” that TUF winner Diego Brandao will be a “tough fight” for Conor McGregor. Although most fans and pundits consider Ireland's Conor McGregor a significant favourite against Diego Brandao, UFC President Dana White believes the Brazilian will prove to be far more resilient than many may expect.
McGregor had been sidelined for nearly a year nursing an ACL injury but remained in the consciousness of the MMA fan base by constant read news >>
Amy Cadwell has been through some tough fights en route to a 3-0 record, but she keeps finding a way to win, something she intends to do again at Saturday's CageSport in Tacoma, Wash. read news >>
A lot of fans have reason to be excited for the former Strikeforce boss's return to high level MMA promotion with Viacom's Bellator, but don't count your chickens before they hatch MMA fans. This is a murderously hard game and Coker will have to push his fighters harder than he's been willing to in the past to succeed.
Fan and fighter reaction has been overwhelmingly positive: Bjorn Rebney is being edged out of Bellator. In his stead is former Strikeforce CEO and founder Scott Coker. The reason read news >>
Welterweight prospect Alan "Brahma" Jouban will get a tough assignment for his UFC debut on August 16, when he faces off with veteran Seth Baczynski in UFC Fight Night action in Bangor, Maine. read news >>