Headlined by a lightweight title clash between Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson, UFC 144 goes down Feb. 26 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The UFC’s first foray into the Land of the Rising Sun since 2000, the event is also expected to feature former Pride Fighting Championships star Quinton Jackson.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s top middleweights, Okami (Pictured) has won six of his last eight and holds an overall UFC record of 10-3. “Thunder” recently had a three-fight winning streak snapped when he challenged longtime middleweight king Anderson Silva at UFC 134 in August in a rematch of their 2006 Rumble on the Rock clash. Silva avenged his disqualification defeat and defended his belt in spectacular fashion, knocking out Okami midway through the second round.
Known as “The Barbarian,” Boetsch has gone undefeated since dropping to middleweight, outpointing Kendall Grove and Nick Ring in 2011. The 30-year-old is in his second run with the world’s largest MMA promotion, previously competing as a light heavyweight. Boetsch returned to the promotion last year, earning a unanimous decision over Todd Brown before submitting to Phil Davis’ one-armed kimura at UFC 123.view original article >>
UFC announced on Thursday that it would hold its first event in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in September. read news >>
From the first time Jason Knight stepped into the Octagon for a short notice bout against Tatsuya Kawajiri in December 2015, it was clear that the Mississippi native wasn’t going to be one and done i read news >>
DALLAS – Saturday’s UFC 211 event drew an announced attendance of 17,834 and a live gate of $2,662,645.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The recently announced UFC Fight Night event slated for Aug. 5 in Mexico City now has a headlining bout. read news >>
Ricardo Lamas has drawn Chan Sung Jung, aka The Korean Zombie, in a pivotal featherweight addition to the UFC 214 fight card. read news >>
The card for July’s UFC 214 just got bigger – literally – as six fights have been added to the event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Heavyweights Travis Browne and Alexey Oliynyk will meet at UFC 213 on July 8 during the fight promotion's International Fight Week. read news >>
Istela Nunes relishes her role as underdog heading into ONE Champion title fight against 20-year-old champion Angela Lee. read news >>
A lightweight bout between Sage Northcutt and Claudio Puelles is the latest addition to July’s UFC 214 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
A pair of heavyweights going in opposite directions are set to clash during “International Fight Week” in Las Vegas. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>