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  1. UFC's Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva among 2009 ESPY nominees for "Best Fighter"
    UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and UFC middleweight title-holder Anderson Silva are among the four nominees for the "Best Fighter" category for the 2009 ESPY Awards. An ESPN...
  2. Georges St. Pierre, Thiago Alves: Two Huge Welterweights at UFC 100
    UFC welterweight champion Georges St Pierre and No. 1 contender Thiago Alves, who will meet at UFC 100, aren't just the top two welterweights in the UFC. They might also be the two biggest. On a call...
  3. Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 Finale drug test results come back clean from the NSAC for ‘Sanchez vs Guida’
    Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today confirmed that 12 of the 20 competitors who were tested for illegal/banned substances after competing at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 Finale have all...
  4. Rampage Jackson Accused of Killing a Fetus
    Holli Griggs filed a lawsuit against Rampage in Orange County, California -- claiming he repeatedly rammed into her car "so he could escape and flee the scene (hit and run)." Griggs says "the impact...
  5. UFC Fight Night 19: Huerta Vs Maynard
    A lightweight match-up between Roger Huerta and Gray Maynard has been agreed to for UFC Fight Night 19, MMAWeekly.com has learned. The bout was first reported as a possibility by Sherdog.com, and...
  6. Lightweights Marcus Hicks and Shane Roller meet at WEC 42 in August
    Marcus "The Wrecking Ball" Hicks (8-2 MMA, 3-2 WEC) will look to snap a two-fight losing streak when he meets fellow WEC lightweight Shane Roller (5-2 MMA, 2-1 WEC) in August at WEC 42. A source...
  7. Agreements in place for Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 19 in September
    Just wanting to let everyone know Huerta vs. Maynard likely for Fight Night 19. LINK
  8. Lightweights Marcus Hicks and Shane Roller meet at WEC 42 in August
    Hicks vs. Roller at WEC 42. Should be a good fight. LINK
  9. Cerrone says Henderson fight in the works, has harsh words for Varner
    Cerrone expects to face Ben Henderson, doesn't care for Jamie Varner Although nothing is confirmed, Donald Cerrone expects to take on Ben Henderson at some point in the near future. He also...
  10. Mike Ciesnolevicz & Tim Boetsch Released From UFC
    The current downsizing of the UFC’s packed roster continued recently, as MMAWeekly.com has learned the promotion has released Mike Ciesnolevicz, who joins fellow light heavyweight Tim Boetsch on the...
  11. Lost in the Shuffle: Where Does Luis Cane Fit in the UFC Light Heavyweight Picture?
    The "sniper" has been a sports' metaphor used to describe an athlete that usually performs in an outstanding manner while staying under the radar. Specifically, athletes who have been labeled snipers...
  12. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone: Ben Henderson ‘is a worthy opponent’ and Jamie Varner ‘is a ***’
    “I kind of figured that (Ben Henderson) is who they would put me in against. I was looking forward to maybe having a rematch with Rob McCullough. Benson is definitely a worth opponent. He is a friend...
  13. DREAM 11: Andrews Nakahara vs Zelg Galesic in the works for Sept. 23
    Karate stylist Andrews Nakahara is set to do battle with Croatian sensation Zelg Galesic in a middleweight showdown at DREAM 11 on September 23 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan,...
  14. Georges St. Pierre and Thiago Alves all about respect and confidence heading into UFC 100 title fight
    UFC 100 is set to go down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, July 11. The monumental fight card is poised to be perhaps the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) event in the...
  15. With champion Mike Brown on brief hiatus, WEC's featherweight title future remains undecided
    With WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown's (22-4 MMA, 4-0 WEC) recent victories over top 145-pound contenders Urijah Faber and Leonard Garcia, the division's title picture was opened to several...
  16. Still disappointed by UFC 99 loss to Hardy, Davis seeks changes in MMA judging
    Nearly two weeks after his UFC 99 split-decision loss to Dan Hardy, UFC welterweight Marcus Davis (16-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) still believes the win was awarded to the wrong fighter. But the 36-year-old...
  17. "Bisping will out-wrestle Henderson", says Rampage's coach
    Wolfslair wrestling coach Zach Light has made a bold prediction: he says Mike Bisping will out-wrestle Dan Henderson at UFC 100. "He will take Dan Henderson down more than one time in the fight. He...
  18. UFC putting its star power to the test with busy late 2009 schedule
    With reports coming out that there could be as many as seven and possibly eight UFC fight cards in the final 19 weeks of 2009, matchmaker Joe Silva has his work cut out for him. Here is what's...
  19. Georges St. Pierre: Thiago Alves Would Whip B.J. Penn
    The rivalry between Georges St Pierre and BJ Penn is over in the sense that they're not going to step into the Octagon together again, but it's far from over in the sense that they're not going to...
  20. Report: Cerrone vs. Henderson set for WEC in September, title implications not yet determined
    Top WEC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone (10-1 MMA, 3-1 WEC) will meet fast-rising prospect Ben Henderson (9-1 MMA, 2-0 WEC) at an as-yet-unannounced WEC event in September according to a report...
  21. WEC's Fredson Paixao literally worked his way from the floors up
    As a boy in a poor Brazilian town in the heart of the Amazon, Fredson Paixao loved kung fu. Jiu jitsu, of course, is considered by many the martial art of choice in his native country. But Paixao...
  22. JOEY VILLASENOR IS BACK, TAKING AIM AT BIG NAMES
    As someone once said, “Good things come to those who wait.” That has never been more evident than it was recently for Strikeforce middleweight contender Joey Villasenor. After a year in limbo,...
  23. Rich Franklin Needs a New Contract Before He'll Take His Next UFC Fight
    After his impressive win over Wanderlei Silva in the main event at UFC 99, Rich Franklin's future has been a subject of a great deal of speculation among UFC fans, with talk that he could fight a...
  24. Thiago Alves on Facing Georges St. Pierre at UFC 100: 'I Was Born For This'
    Thiago Alves and Georges St. Pierre joined the media Thursday for a conference call regarding their UFC 100 welterweight title match. Suffice it to say, this matchup lacks the venom of St. Pierre's...
  25. Bob Sapp is going to ‘wreck’ Bobbly Lashley at ‘Ultimate Chaos’
    “[Bobby Lashley is] looking for a train wreck. I’m the train that’s going to wreck him. He’s expecting me to go three rounds … no. I’m going to knock him out. He’s looking for me? He’ll see me after...
  26. Broken toilet convinced Sapp to drop weight
    Bob Sapp is fighting stateside in just a few days. It's good to see "The Beast" back. But don't be shocked if you see a smaller Sapp against pro wrestler Bobby Lashley on Saturday at Ultimate Chaos...
  27. Misaki Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice
    While it's not the most sensational MMA legal case this week, Kazuo Misaki has avoided jail time by pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in relation to a March traffic incident. STORY
  28. Jon Jones makes no bones about MMA skills
    When Jon Jones was a kid, he frequently was the first player chosen in pickup basketball games. By his own admission, though, that was a mistake. Jones is no basketball player. With brothers Arthur...
  29. Step Off! Anderson Silva & Lyoto Machida Have The Perfect Strategy
    Why? Because the man himself, Royce Gracie, says so. Both these UFC Champions have come under fire for "elusive" fights that end without them getting hit and are perceived as boring, but Gracie says...
  30. Che Mills Ramping Up For Another Run With BAMMA
    The inaugural British Association of Mixed Martial Arts rolls into view Saturday night and C’he Mills for one can’t wait to get the event underway. “It’s the first show, but from what has been said...
  31. June 19 Strikeforce Challengers fighters salaries: Villasenor, Kennedy and Gurgel earn top pay
    The list of official salaries includes: Joey Villasenor: $48,000 def. Evangelista Cyborg: $10,000 Tim Kennedy: $20,000 def. Nick Thompson: $15,000 Jorge Gurgel: $20,000 def. Conor Heun: $4,000 Sarah...
  32. All 22 "Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg" competitors issued medical suspensions
    Unlike some states, Washington apparently issues all competitors a minimum one-week suspension. Paperwork was void of any details of each fighter's particular ailment, though suspension dates are...
  33. UFC submission aces Rousimar Palhares and Thiago Tavares eye fall returns from injury
    UFC submission aces Rousimar Palhares (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Thiago Tavares (14-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will eye fall returns to action after being forced to withdraw from summer bouts due to injury. An...
  34. Spike TV to air "UFC's Ultimate 100: Greatest Fights" marathon leading into UFC 100
    It might just be time for mixed martial arts fans to mark July 11 completely off their calendars. Spike TV today announced it will air a five-hour marathon of the upcoming series "UFC's Ultimate 100:...
  35. Wanderlei Silva expects Belfort rematch
    Wanderlei Silva expects to be offered a rematch with Vitor Belfort if the UFC signs the Brazilian middleweight. Silva - a Brazilian middleweight himself - fought Belfort at UFC Ultimate Brazil back...
  36. Ultimate Chaos: Bobby Lashley vs. Bob Sapp Weigh-In Results
    Main Card Bouts: • Bobby Lashley (255.4) vs. Bob Sapp (322.2) • Pedro Rizzo (243.6) vs. Gilbert Yvel (237) • Din Thomas (146.6) vs. Javier Vazquez (144.8) • Chris Horodecki (155) vs. William Sriyapai...
  37. Dan Henderson: Brock Lesnar Will Be Unstoppable, Didn't Earn Title Shot
    Brock Lesnar will fight Frank Mir in the main event at UFC 100 in a contest that could establish Lesnar as not only the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion but also the undisputed biggest star in UFC...
  38. Anderson Silva might kill Forrest Griffin at UFC 101
    “I try to tell the truth and use a little humor to talk about how I really feel. Like if I think you’re a [expletive] idiot, I’ll try to tell you in a funny way. I’m kind of kidding, but there’s also...
  39. Limp Bizkit concert at the Mandalay Bay Beach on UFC 100 weekend cancelled
    The Limp Bizkit concert scheduled for UFC 100 weekend at the Mandalay Bay Beach in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday, July 10, has been cancelled, according to Ticketmaster.com. No reason was provided for...
  40. Vasquez Camp: Thomas Out at ‘Ultimate Chaos’
    Javier Vazquez will make his anticipated return to mixed martial arts competition on Saturday but not against UFC veteran Din Thomas. Just hours before their scheduled featherweight bout, the Vazquez...
  41. Wand to get Pensacola "Key to the City"
    Sauce The City of Pensacola is proud to Present a Key to the City to Wanderlei Silva, Middleweight Pride Champion and UFC Fighter on Thursday, July 16th 2009. The Mayor, Mike Wiggins, will be...
  42. Erin Toughill official for "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg" event on Aug. 15
    Erin Toughill official for "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg" event on Aug. 15 by John Morgan on Jun 27, 2009 at 10:10 am ET While the California-based Strikeforce organization is set to promote the...
  43. Tito Ortiz Claims He's Close to Strikeforce Deal, No Return to UFC
    In the 13 months since his last fight, Tito Ortiz has said more times than I can count that he's close to signing a new contract to return to MMA with another organization. So take this with a grain...
  44. JON JONES HEADS INTO HIS TITLE FIGHT AT UFC 100 (figuratively speaking)
    Jon Jones is long removed from his days as a YouTube warrior; mining the Internet for instructional clips he could incorporate into his arsenal. One of his favorite concepts from his wrestling days...
  45. Jorge Rivera signs new four-fight deal with UFC
    Eight-year veteran Jorge Rivera (16-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) recently signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC, according to a new report from the Boston Herald. Rivera's April split-decision win over...
  46. Din Thomas Upset Over Being Pulled From Ultimate Chaos
    Din Thomas, who was forced to withdraw from his contest at Ultimate Chaos on Saturday against Javier Vasquez, is upset over the circumstances surrounding his withdrawal. "I got to 146.6 and when I...
  47. Drew Fickett Hits Bottom; Fight With Shannon Ritch Canceled Due to Intoxication
    "The Master" was booked to face prolific submission victim Shannon Ritch at a Rage in the Cage event, and was barred from fighting because he showed up intoxicated. As Ritch explained on the UG: Its...
  48. UFC scores television deal in China, boasts of 240 million potential viewers
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship's worldwide television audience could expand significantly following today's announcement that the UFC has struck a TV deal with Inner Mongolia Television. It's the...
  49. Paul Buentello vs. Gilbert Yvel set for "Affliction: Trilogy," Brett Cooper scratched from card
    What a fight they set up for Affliction: Trilogy!!! Buentello vs. Yvel is going to be a WAR!!! Great matchup neither of these guys will be taking the fight to the ground!!! LINK
  50. Swick vs Kampmann in the works for UFC 103
    A welterweight contest between Mike Swick and Martin Kampmann is likely for UFC 103, MMAWeekly.com has learned from sources close to the fight. While bout agreements have not been signed, both...
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