- 2 years ago
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“(Canada) has been the mecca for mixed martial arts ever since we set foot in this country,” UFC president Dana White recently stated when talking about his company’s commitment to Canada over the next few years. With Brazil entering the picture with swiftly selling events, the first international edition of The Ultimate Fighter, and a rematch between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen apparently headed towards an attendance-record-setting event in Rio de Janeiro, the ques read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Canada quickly establish itself as the mecca of MMA when the UFC landed there. But can they defend the honor now that Brazil has entered the fray? read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Not only is Ronda Rousey the biggest star in women's MMA, but it can also be argued that she is the biggest star in MMA as a whole. With that in mind, a victory over Alexis Davis at UFC 175 is paramount in terms of continuing the growth of her division. Rousey is a perfect 9-0, and she will put the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship on the line Saturday night. Rousey is a heavy favorite due largely to her devastating armbar, but Davis poses an interesting challenge with her jiu-jitsu backgrou read news >>
- 4 months ago
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Cementing a commitment to the burgeoning MMA scene in Asia and with Sands China Ltd., The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Cotai Arena in Macao for a second time in 2014 read news >>
MONTREAL - At a uniformly polite pre-event presser for his return to the
cage, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre mused that the NHL
lockout has made the UFC even bigger in Canada.
But as to whether there's more or less buzz for UFC 154 than the two
other events he's headlined in Montreal, St-Pierre couldn't see much of a
"All my fights are big fights," he said. "The only thing that's changed is my opponents. But it's always a big buzz."
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The UFC returns to Canada this week for the promotion's third and final
2012 event to take place in the nation UFC President Dana White
routinely calls a "Mecca of MMA."
There was no stadium show this year, no Canadian
edition of "The Ultimate Fighter" and no Canadian fight series - an idea that was long discussed but now seems to
have fallen by the wayside.
Still, UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright says there are big
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- 3 years ago
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UFC president Dana White long has labeled Canada as a "mecca of a mixed
martial arts," but Australia doesn't appear to be too far behind.
UFC officials today announced that tickets for the promotion's return to
Australia at UFC 127 sold out in just 30 minutes, equaling a record
set this past June at UFC 115 in Canada.
"UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch" takes place Feb. 27 at Acer Arena in Sydney,
Australia. The same venue also hosted the UFC's Australian debut, UFC
110, which took place this p read news >>
- 3 years ago
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Canadian UFC fans can expect the Ultimate Fighting Championship to return to the Great White North for at least three pay-per-view events in 2011. Read More >> read news >>
- 4 years ago
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Long considered a hotbed of mixed martial arts fandom, the Canadian
province of Ontario may soon play host to one of the biggest events in
the sport's history.
In a reversal of recent directives, Ontario government officials are
"taking steps to allow professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events in
the province," according to a statement issued today.
UFC president Dana White has long called Canada a "mecca" for MMA and
has predicted a show in Toronto - the largest city in Canada and read news >>
- 5 years ago
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By any measure, UFC 100 was a jaw-dropping success. It sold in excess of 1.5 million pay-per-view units. It was among the best selling closed-circuit events in history. It was available in more than 300 million homes in 17 languages worldwide. read news >>
Former Bellator MMA fighters Joe Riggs and Ben Saunders will square off at UFC on Fox 13 on Dec. 13. read news >>