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 >>
Saturday’s UFC 215 attendance drew an announced sellout crowd for the promotion’s debut in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Returning to the Octagon for the first time in over a year, #3 UFC Middleweight Luke Rockhold calls in ahead of his UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh bout against David Branch. Watch the event on FS1 this S read news >>
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Returning for the first time since losing his title in June 2016, Luke Rockhold believes he has every advantage over David Branch. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Yushin Okami has not fought in the UFC since Sept. 2013. ‘Shogun’ Rua is out because of an undisclosed injury.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Less than a week away from the UFC's return to Japan, the event has a brand new main event. Former light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua has suffered a knee injury, which forced him out of read news >>
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Luke Rockhold won a fight this past weekend. It was the first time he'd done that since late 2015, when he won the UFC middleweight title, and his first appearance since mid-2016, when he lost that s read news >>
Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is willing to step in if champion Cody Garbrandt of TJ Dillashaw have to pull out of UFC 217. read news >>
UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk promises some new weaponry when she faces Rose Namajunas. read news >>