The event takes place Dec. 29 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a heavyweight title rematch between reigning champion Junior dos Santos and ex-kingpin Cain Velasquez. The evening’s main draw airs live on pay-per-view, while the prelims will be shown on the FX network.
Known for his aggressive, hard-swinging style, Garcia, 33, has lost three straight fights and four of his last five, with his lone victory in that span coming via controversial split decision over Nam Phan in December 2010. Phan avenged that defeat 13 months ago, earning a unanimous decision over the game Garcia at UFC 136. Most recently, “Bad Boy” dropped a judges’ verdict to Matt Grice, falling on June 8 at UFC on FX 3.
After going winless in 2011, McKenzie, 24, snapped a two-fight skid by submitting four-time NCAA Division III national champion wrestler Marcus LeVesseur on May 15 at UFC on Fuel TV 3. The Alaskan then decided to make the cut to 145 pounds, where he was greeted rudely by former title challenger Chad Mendes, who put McKenzie away with a devastating body shot in just 31 seconds this past July at UFC 148.view original article >>
After weighing in at 156 pounds on Friday for his interim UFC lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee will have one hour to make the championship weight of 155 pounds, per Nevada read news >>
“The AK Kid” will soon look to claim a welterweight title previously held by two current UFC signees.Filed under: News read news >>
Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega will make their returns to the Octagon opposite one another in the UFC Fight Night main event in Fresno, Calif. read news >>
UFC 218’s spectacular lineup continues to fill and the latest official contests include a strawweight bout and a light heavyweight matchup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC officials today announced that Mark Hunt will no longer compete in the promotions’s return to Australia.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Three days removed from his most recent fight and Fabricio Werdum has already been booked for his next trip to the Octagon. Following a quick submission win over late notice replacement Walt Harris a read news >>
For Mara Romero Borella, a more than 2-1 underdog coming into her last-minute UFC debut, the first-round submission over Kalindra Faria was a dream come true. But give her a minute before she figures read news >>
Mark Hunt issued an expletive-filled message to UFC President Dana White after the heavyweight fighter was removed from the UFC Fight Night show in Sydney, Australia, on Nov. 19. Hunt's message to Wh read news >>
Mark Hunt knows exactly why he was pulled from the UFC Fight Night card in Australia although his excuse most likely doesn't jive with the reasons the promotion gave him the hook. On Tuesday, Hunt wa read news >>
The UFC’s first card in the Detroit area since 2010 looks fantastic on paper, and tickets for the event go on sale today.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>