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 >>
Brian Hall is always taking that next step on to bigger and better things for his career. With that in mind, he plans to lay down the law at Friday's Legacy FC 34 in Tunica, Miss. read news >>
TULSA — It might’ve been one of the worst-kept secrets in MMA, but Eddie Alvarez was looking for a change of scenery. He got it, and now he’s ready to prove he’s the world’s top lightweight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
And he doesn't care if he's the first fight of the night, he's just happy to be back in the big show. Though Ben Saunders won't get to see firsthand all the changes Scott Coker is making to Bellator, "Killa B" is stoked to get another chance to compete inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon.
Thanks, Titan FC.
This time, Saunders is stepping into the cage a much more experienced fighter than he was back in 2007, when The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum made his Octagon debut. After s read news >>
The Ultimate Fighter is not for everybody. The ordeal of spending weeks on end away from loved ones, all while being stuck in a house with your competition often proves too much. read news >>
Ryan Bader is not ready to relinquish his Top 10 position in the light heavyweight rankings.
At UFC Fight Night 47, Bader relied on his wrestling to shut down Ovince Saint Preux and claim a decision victory. Since being knocked out by Glover Teixeira in September 2013, Bader has now won three in a row, all on pretty clear-cut scorecards.
The result in Saturday's main event slowed down the Saint Preux hype train considerably. While the Strikeforce veteran was undefeated in four UFC bouts prior to read news >>
When it was announced that Chris Cariaso would be getting the next title shot in the flyweight division, many were surprised—and rightfully so. There were several fighters close to a title shot who were to fight soon, including John Lineker and both Jussier Formiga and Zach Makovsky, who faced off Saturday night.
For the first two rounds of their fight, Formiga exhibited control on the ground, taking Makovsky's back several times and attempting a rear-naked choke in the second round.
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As the hunt for Jon Koppenhaver continues, more harrowing and potentially foreshadowing old tweets of War Machine's are resurfacing.
Former UFC and Bellator fighter Jon Koppenhaver, better known as War Machine, remains on the run from authorities following an alleged gruesome and near fatal beating of his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack. Koppenhaver is wanted on 7 charges issued by Las Vegas police and there is currently a $20,000 reward for his capture. Over the past few days there have been several read news >>
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Watch Daniel Cormier looking sharp in training. He looks ready for Jon Jones.
While Jon Jones is nursing his injury, Daniel Cormier is working hard and getting sharp in the training room. Watch an instagram video of how Luke Rockhold and Phil Davis are preparing DC for his postponed title shot below: Ran @dc_mma through the gauntlet today and he passed with flying colors. Jonny Bones better step his game up! Related:Jon Jones injured, out of Cormier fight; Johnson vs. Cariaso new UFC 178 main ev read news >>
Ryan Bader knows what it feels like to have an Ultimate Fighting Championship title shot within his reach. But only now can he admit he wasn’t ready for that type of opportunity.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Some people might think Chris Weidman should avoid a striking match with Vitor Belfort if he wants to successfully defend his middleweight championship at UFC 181 on Dec. 6. Lyoto Machida is not one of them.
"The Dragon" trained with Belfort in the past and spent 25 minutes inside the Octagon with Weidman, and he doesn’t think the "Al American" should go for takedowns to win in Las Vegas.
"I don’t think so. Weidman is ready to fight anywhere," Machida told MMAFighting.com. "If he has to stand, h read news >>