Thales Leites wants to stand and bang in Tulsa.
Primarily a jiu-jitsu black belt with 13 of his 23 professional victories coming by way of submission, Leites wants to prove a point against Francis Carmont. The middleweights are set to collide at the UFC Fight Night 49 card in Oklahoma, and the Nova Uniao fighter won’t go for takedowns on Saturday night.
"Carmont is a versatile fighter, he likes to stand and fight and take to the ground when he has to, but I think it’s going to be a brawl," Leite read news >>
Lyoto Machida needed a pair of wins at 185 pounds to earn a shot at the UFC middleweight gold against Chris Weidman, but he won’t quit his dream just yet.
"The Dragon", who suffered a unanimous decision loss to Weidman at UFC 175 earlier this month, wants to get back in the Octagon as soon as possible.
"I would like to fight again in October," Machida told MMAFighting.com. "I want to fight again before December. The sooner, the better. I will be ready to fight after Oct. 20. I don’t want to wait read news >>
Former KSW light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz will make his UFC debut against Ilir Latifi when the promotion returns to Sweden on Oct. 4. read news >>
Expectation can be a difficult thing to hold in mixed martial arts, but Aljamain Sterling has worn it well.
After an impressive run on smaller stages around the sport that served to built a solid amount of buzz around his name, the 24-year-old New York native received the call to bring his services to the UFC. Sterling's blend of tenacity, pressure and grappling prowess proved far too much for competition on the regional scene to handle, and questions lingered as to how the Serra-Longo product w read news >>
In a surprise booking, Urijah Faber welcomes Masanori Kanehara to the UFC this September in Japan.
In February, Urijah Faber fought Renan Barao in the main event of UFC 169 in New Jersey. His next fight against Alex Caceres was placed on the televised prelims of UFC 175, which marked the first time Faber had ever been on a preliminary card in his Zuffa career. "The California Kid" will now travel to Japan, where he'll be part of what looks to be the UFC's biggest Fight Pass card to date. Fight S read news >>
UFC welcomes another Olympian into the fold at a time when the flyweight division is hurting for contenders.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has signed Olympic gold medalist and world-renowned freestyle wrestler Henry Cejudo, who will make his Octagon debut against Scott Jorgensen at the upcoming UFC 177 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., Aug. 30, 2014, inside the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
From his conversation with UFC.com: "It feels good to be part of the UFC family fina read news >>
DUBLIN – Many MMA fans wondered if the UFC hadn’t jumped the gun by booking flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson opposite Chris Cariaso rather than waiting for the outcome of two flyweight bouts this week. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
'Stormin' Norman Parke discussed his upcoming fight as well as whether he would be interested in facing Conor McGregor inside the UFC octagon. While all eyes will be on Conor McGregor this Saturday night in Dublin, another notable Irishman will also be competing on the main portion of the fight card.
TUF winner Norman Parke will take on Naoyuki Kotani in one of the feature fights on the main card in Dublin, but many of the questions directed at him all week have not been about his durable oppone read news >>
It’s a new era for Bellator, and Douglas Lima is anxious to enter the cage as the welterweight champion.
The Brazilian striker, who won the vacant 170-pound title with a second-round victory over Rick Hawn in April, told MMAFighting.com he plans to return in action in October against the winner of Andrey Koreshkov vs. Adam McDonough tournament final, set to headline the Bellator 122 card on July 25.
"My next opponent will be the winner of this fight, and I think it’s going to be a good fight," L read news >>
After failing to wrest the belt from UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, former Olympian Sara McMann will face another champion in her next bout. read news >>
MMAjunkie Radio today welcomes to a special primetime show Cub Swanson, Ricardo Lamas and Justin Gaethje.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>