Aaron Phillips is changing weight classes for his next UFC bout. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
UFC officials announced the card’s new addition on Sunday. UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. dos Anjos” will take place at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., and will be headlined by former lightweight champ Benson Henderson and contender Rafael dos Anjos. The event will also include a welterweight scrap between Thiago Alves and Jordan Mein.
Phillips will be making his second appearance inside the Octagon following a decision loss to Sam Sicilia at UFC 173 in May. The defeat was the first of Phillips’ professional career, after wins in four separate independent promotions. “The Model” will be dropping from 145 to 135 pounds for the matchup.
Hobar is also coming off a loss in his UFC debut. The Legacy Fighting Championship veteran was finished by Pedro Munhoz at “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” finale in May. “The Crowbar” is a citizen of nearby Dallas and will likely have some local support when the card takes place.view original article >>
The UFC has long embraced social media as a means of pushing its athletes and its content. So could the promotion wind up streaming live fights on Twitter? Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
A winner of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2” with no losses in his UFC career, Leonardo Santos admitted to struggles to stay motivated amid so much uncertainty.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Since he made his first appearance on The Ultimate Fighter more than 12 years ago, Diego Sanchez has been one of the most beloved competitors in the organization. Combining a quirky personality with read news >>
RIO DE JANEIRO – After months of accusations of ducking a fight with Max Holloway, UFC featherweight champio Jose Aldo says the interim titleholder was “selling” a “convenient” version of the facts t read news >>
Stream or download Thursday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with Brad Tavares and Daniel Gallemore.Filed under: News, Radio, UFC read news >>
A seemingly innocuous pre-fight hype video ultimately helped lead Maurice Smith to the UFC Hall of Fame.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos read news >>
While the UFC has often talked about a women's 125-pound division, Bellator is going full steam ahead and plans to crown a flyweight champion this year. read news >>
The UFC Athlete Outfitting partnership with Reebok hit many fighters hard in the pocket in terms of sponsorship dollars. Veteran light heavyweight Ryan Bader said he was one of them.Filed under: Bell read news >>
The Bellator women’s flyweight division just got bigger with the signings of five fighters in addition to former UFC title contender Valerie Letourneau.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>
UFC middleweight Brad Tavares didn’t think much about fighting Elias Theodorou until he saw their respective stats in the promotion’s video game. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Radio Highlight, read news >>