If you watched ESPN at any point on Wednesday, chances are you caught at least a glimpse of recent UFC signee CM Punk making the rounds at the Bristol, Conn., sports network. read news >>
The UFC will travel to South America for the final show on its 2014 campaign. With it, the promotion brings a former UFC light heavyweight champion and former middleweight title contender in Lyoto Machida to take on rising middleweight C.B. Dollaway. The matchup poses quite a step down in competition for Machida, whose last fight saw him standing across the Octagon from middleweight champion Chris Weidman. But while Machida is taking a step down, Dollaway may benefit from the rise in competition read news >>
The Ultimate Fighter 20 came to a close Wednesday night with the final two bouts. The semifinals saw former Invicta FC strawweight champion Carla Esparza and No. 7 seed Rose Namajunas advance to the finals. The matchup takes place Friday night, and the winner walks away as the inaugural UFC strawweight champion. Esparza entered as the No. 1 seed. She was favored to make it to the finals with her wrestling. Namajunas was not as favored. She came into the show with a 2-1 record. The 22-year-old ha read news >>
Could Jon Fitch head over to Asia to face off with Ben Askren one day? He says that the possibility does exist. Jon Fitch has a lot on his plate this weekend when he meets Rousimar Palhares for the World Series of Fighting welterweight title at WSOF 16 in Sacramento. Regardless of the outcome though, Fitch wants fights. And in a conversation with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, he said that he could possibly be able to go over to Asia to fight the man that could be the best welterweight in the wo read news >>
This Saturday, two UFC veterans will face off in the World Series of Fighting, as Jon Fitch squares off against the WSOF welterweight champion, Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares. Palhares was released from the UFC following his welterweight debut, a 31-second victory over Mike Pierce. Palhares held on to the submission for too long, and as a result, he was cut. He has had just one fight since his release: a victory over Steve Carl to win the WSOF welterweight title. Fitch has had three fights since h read news >>
As one of three heavyweight showdowns scheduled to take place this weekend at UFC on Fox 13, veterans Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve will attempt to impress and stake their divisional claim. In an interesting on-paper matchup between two promotional standouts who are at their own respective career crossroads, this heavyweight clash could produce the next relevant title contender. A victory for either fighter wouldn't be enough to warrant them an initial championship opportunity, but Overeem read news >>
Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic will finally step inside the cage to battle one another this weekend at UFC on Fox 13. No. 2-ranked heavyweight contender Dos Santos has been out of action since failing to capture the title in his trilogy fight against Cain Velasquez in October 2013. He has since joined the Nova Uniao fight team. Dos Santos will try to pick up his first win since May 2013. Miocic, ranked No. 4 in the division, was scheduled to take on Dos Santos at The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil read news >>
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When fighters carry emotional baggage into the cage, you never quite know what to expect. In Josh Samman’s case, it was a highlight-reel finish that earned a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus at UFC 181.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Nate Diaz is back, and he most certainly has his work cut out for him. In a lightweight throwdown that could produce the next top title threat to challenge champion Anthony Pettis, Diaz will make his return to the Octagon after a one-year absence to meet a red-hot Rafael dos Anjos this weekend at UFC on Fox 13. The 155-pound tilt will serve as the co-main event, setting this one up for three very tantalizing rounds. On paper, Diaz does have the advantage. But with an evolved striking facet and a read news >>
It was a snoozefest, and then suddenly, Josh Samman snoozed Eddie Gordon with a brutal kick to the face in their Middleweight match up at UFC 181 last night (Sat., Dec. 6, 2014) from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Samman had not competed inside the Octagon for more than 18 months because of injuries and the tragic death of his girlfriend, but he appeared to pick up right were he left off by finishing The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 winner. And, in the process, banking a "life-cha read news >>
LAS VEGAS -- Josh Samman scored a sensational head kick knockout at UFC 181 of Eddie Gordon and discussed it with the media Saturday night. He talked about visualizing winning, being unusually calm during fight week, how the knockout blow was the hardest single strike he's ever thrown, what the very tough time away from the Octagon was like and more. read news >>
"Hide your head!"
"Hide your head" cried the corner of Johnny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks. Turns out, hiding your head is not an effective way to win a fight.
While one judge's 49-46 score was way out of line, the end result made everything okay: Robbie Lawler deserved to win the UFC Welterweight title tonight.
Indeed, Hendricks deserves credit ... read news >>
Watch Josh Samman absolutely starch TUF 19 winner Eddie Gordon with a highlight-reel head kick midway through the second round of the pair's UFC 181 preliminary card bout, which aired live on FOX Sports 1. UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 took place December 6, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more on UFC 181, check out complete UFC 181 results here on MMAFighting.com. read news >>
Josh Samman scored one of the knockouts of the year on the UFC 181 prelims. One of the most recent Ultimate Fighter winners got the job done on the UFC 181 prelims. The other is probably still trying to figure out what state he's in. Corey Anderson, who emerged as the TUF 19 light heavyweight winner, faced late-replacement Justin Jones in the middle of the prelims. Jones, who normally fights as a middleweight, put up a decent performance but couldn't keep Anderson from taking him down. The strik read news >>