Former WEC lightweight champion and UFC lightweight title contender, Hermes Franca is restarting his life in Brazil.
The MMA fighter was sentenced to 42 months in U.S. prison after pleading guilty to an unlawful penetration and first-degree sexual abuse. After leaving prison in April, Franca was deported to Brazil. Four months later, he’s back in the MMA world.
Franca will headline the Extreme Fighter Nordeste at the Paulo Sarasate gymnasium in Fortaleza, Ceara, on Aug. 28, against Breno Braga ( read news >>
Following their gym incident last week, it appears as though Alistair Overeem and Andre Arlovski are once again on friendly terms. While many assumed that things had gone permanently sour for Alistair Overeem at his new gym, Jackson's MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it appears as though he has managed to mend fences with "The Pitbul" Andrei Arlovski, whom he had allegedly injured last week during a sparring session.
Arlovski revealed last week that he had almost been hospitalized by "The Reem" d read news >>
SACRAMENTO – UFC 177 takes place Saturday at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. As usual, you can watch a live video stream of the post-fight news conference here on MMAjunkie at approximately 1:30 a.m. ET (10:30 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
At the Macau post fight presser, Dana White went on the record to say that the UFC had released Robert Drysdale... except they hadn't.
It looks like Robert Drysdale hasn't gotten his official walking papers... yet. Even though, the UFC brass was pretty sure he was already gone. Drysdale failed his second UFC drug test following his first UFC fight, a first round submission win over Keith Berish at the TUF 19 Finale. Dana White spoke at the UFC Fight Night Macau post fight presser about Drysdale' read news >>
Check out 35 post-fight facts to come out of UFC Fight Night 49, including a first-of-its-kind submission in the UFC.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
For the latest on Michael Bisping’s impressive UFC resume and more accomplishments from other fighters on the card, here are 35 post-fight facts to come out of UFC Fight Night 48. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC President Dana White spoke to the media following UFC Fight Night 48 (UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le). White discussed a potential deal with Gina Carano, the future of Nate Diaz, the status of Robert Drysdale, mixed martial arts' growth in China and many other topics. read news >>
TULSA – Did you miss today’s UFC Fight Night 49 post-event press conference? Check out a video replay of the media event.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Watch the UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. dos Anjos post-fight press conference video replay, which took place in Tulsa following Saturday's event. read news >>
In keeping up with the trend set earlier today in Macau, the UFC handed out four performance bonuses in Tulsa. The UFC's first event in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 20 years featured a variety of entertaining - and violent - action that certainly sent the crowd home happy. The card hosted upsets, the UFC's first omaplata submission and several KO wins to boot.
Brazil's Rafael dos Anjos earned the biggest upset of the night when he knocked out former lightweight champion Benson Henderson in the opening rou read news >>