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  1. Jorge Gurgel vs. Billy Evangelista to headline Oct. 25 Strikeforce Challengers event
    A lightweight bout that could have an immediate impact on Strikeforce's lightweight title picture will be held on Oct. 25 under the "Strikeforce Challengers" banner. The fight features former UFC...
  2. JARDINE CONFIDENT AS SILVA SHOWDOWN NEARS
    It’s been more than four months since Keith Jardine hit a bump on the road in his journey to the UFC light heavyweight championship. That bump is named Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Jardine fought...
  3. Fedor Emelianenko 'Disappointed' Josh Barnett Fight Off, Will Fight Anyone
    Fedor Emelianenko, the generally recognized heavyweight champion of MMA, made his first public comments about Josh Barnett's failed drug test on Thursday in Russia, a day after learning that Barnett...
  4. UFC 105 - Michael Bisping set to take on Wanderlei Silva (unconfirmed)
    MMABay can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that the main event is all set for the UFC’s next visit to the UK on November 14th as Wolfslair trained middleweight, Michael “The Count” Bisping will take on Brazilian...
  5. Nick Thompson vs. Karl Amoussou Booked for M-1 Global's August Event
    Nick Thompson (38-11-1) will face Karl Amoussou (10-3-1) in a middleweight bout at "M-1 Global presents Breakthrough" on August 28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. Thompson...
  6. Alistair Overeem Withdraws From Strikeforce Title Fight
    Alistair Overeem has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled August 15 Strikeforce heavyweight title fight against Fabricio Werdum. Strikeforce director of communications Mike Afromowitz confirmed...
  7. Trial delayed in Eilers murder case
    Justin Eilers’ stepfather, James R. Malec, has had his trial date pushed back. A provisional date of Aug. 31 has been set for the man accused of shooting and killing the former UFC heavyweight title...
  8. Legislation would create state regulations for mixed martial arts
    BOSTON — Massachusetts has begun the process of opening the door to mixed martial arts, a sport that could be regulated here in time for the hosting of an Ultimate Fighting Championship event next...
  9. MMAjunkie.com Fight Biz Brief: TapouT partners with videogame "Tekken 6" for apparel line
    TapouT is taking its brand into the videogame market through a new multi-year partnership with game developer Namco Bandai Games. The companies announced a new alliance today at Comic-Con 2009 in San...
  10. CSAC: Josh Barnett Failed First Random Drug Test in California State History
    There are still many questions that have been left unanswered in the wake of Josh Barnett's positive test for an anabolic steroid, which has forced Affliction to find a new opponent for Fedor...
  11. Nova Uniao Supplants Brazil's Old Guard
    When Pride Fighting Championships met its end, the value of mixed martial arts teams seemed to diminish, too, as athletes were emphasized more for their own value, independent of the team they...
  12. Kongo-Mir on tap for UFC 107
    A source close to Kongo informed Sportsnet that the French striker is tentatively scheduled to face Frank Mir at UFC 107 in Memphis, TN. The timing works great for Kongo as fellow Wolfslair training...
  13. BJ Penn brings in Jake Shields, Antoni Hardonk, Diaz Brothers, Hermes Franca
    goto www.bjpenn.com there's a new video on the page showing Jake Shields walking around, the Diaz Brothers, Caesar Gracie, Hermes Franca, and at the end it shows Antoni Hardonk showing BJ Penn some...
  14. Cut forces Rob Emerson out of UFC 101 bout; George Roop reported as replacement
    MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that "The Ultimate Fighter 5" cast member Rob Emerson (9-7 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 101 contest after suffering a cut...
  15. Injury forces Matt Wiman out of UFC 103, Rob Emerson expected to face Rafael dos Anjos
    UFC lightweight Matt Wiman (10-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will have to put on hold his attempt to break back into the win column; a knee injury has forced the 25-year-old out of a proposed contest at UFC 103....
  16. Frye vs. Lawal official for M-1 on Aug. 28; Thompson vs. Amoussou set for undercard
    As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported, MMA legend Don Frye (20-7-1) will meet fast-rising prospect Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (4-0) in the main event of "M-1 Breakthrough" on Aug. 28....
  17. UFC 106 and The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale dates now official for Las Vegas
    The Nevada State Athletic Commission has officially granted two previously rumored dates to the UFC, as the organization will return to Las Vegas on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5. While not yet officially...
  18. AFTER ALL-STAR CAMP, FLORIAN "READY FOR HELL"
    For the biggest fight in his mixed martial arts career, top UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian spared no expense in bringing in some of the top fighters in the world to help him prepare for his...
  19. LITTLE KNOWN KING MO SAYS HE CAN BEAT FEDOR
    Vitor Belfort, Bobby Lashley, Brett Rogers, Tom Erickson, Jeff Monson, Don Frye, and even... Tank Abbott?! Well, now you can add Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal to the list of fighters that want to step in...
  20. Sobral on Mousasi: When I Started Fighting, He Was Still on His Mother's Lap
    Since making his debut in 1997, Renato "Babalu" Sobral has seen more than a few hot prospects capture attention before fading away. His Aug. 1 Affliction: Trilogy opponent, Gegard Mousasi, is perhaps...
  21. Randy Couture: Vitor Belfort Has a Good Chance Against Fedor Emelianenko
    Randy Couture has always desperately wanted to fight Fedor Emelianenko, once going so far as to leave the UFC in an unsuccessful attempt to fight Fedor elsewhere. But while Couture's fight with Fedor...
  22. DON FRYE: "CSAC are a bunch of amateurs."
    Leave it to Don Frye to make sense of this whole Josh Barnett/Affliction situation. Or not. The MMA veteran spoke to Fight Network Radio Thursday about Barnett's positive steroid test, but chose to...
  23. Bloody Elbow Exclusive: Major ESPN Executive Attends UFC 100 as a Guest of Dana White
    Bloody Elbow can confirm that John Skipper, Executive Vice President at ESPN in charge of content attended UFC 100 as a guest of Dana White. This was the first UFC event he has ever attended. STORY
  24. Ryo Chonan next fight against Jutaro Nakao at DEEP: ‘43rd Impact’ on Aug. 23
    DEEP, which recently announced the acquisition of Pride FC and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Ryo Chonan (15-10), has revealed that “The Piranha” will take on Jutaro Nakao (22-14-4) at...
  25. Georges St. Pierre: Winning would mean everything against Anderson Silva
    “If I fight Anderson Silva one day, if this fight happens, I’m going to take an extra month to make sure that my weight is at 200 pounds minimum. I want to get bigger and I’m going to take some extra...
  26. Report: Diaz vs. Riggs II is off
    Strikeforce’s Aug. 15 event in San Jose, Calif. featuring the biggest fight in female MMA history between Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg was also supposed to be a history-making event in that it was...
  27. Dave Jansen ready to ‘hang with anybody in the WEC’
    One of the most dangerous 155 pound fighters in the world is set to take the the WEC’s lightweight division by storm. Undefeated Dave Jansen boasts an impressive record of 12-0 and trains among the...
  28. As Affliction Crumbles, Dana White Wins Again
    Like it or not, it's time to give it up to Dana White. His detractors will say that he enjoys the failure of his competitors too much and while it may certainly be true, you have to give the guy...
  29. The UFC "IS" heading to Hawaii
    Over the past couple of years, the UFC has entertained the possibility of having a show on Hawaii. Unfortunately, due to the large tax (estimated to be about 8%), the UFC has decided not to have a...
  30. Miguel Torres Says He Will Smash Floyd Mayweather's Butt
    OK, that wasn't the word he used, but clearly his being a "cocky *******" is the main reason Miguel Torres wants to fight Floyd Mayweather. Torres notes that what works for Floyd in boxing is...
  31. Vitor Belfort Talks Possible Fight with Fedor
    Vitor Belfort Talks Possible Fight with Fedor Check out the video with Vitor Belfort as he talks about a possible fight next week with Fedor, as well as how he is preparing not knowing his opponent.
  32. Affliction Officialls Cancells Trilogy
    LINK A week of misfortune turned to disaster for Affliction Entertainment on Friday, as the promotion canceled Affliction “Trilogy,” which had been scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Honda Center in...
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  33. UFC 100 Does 1.5 Million PPV Buys, Next Stop Dubai?
    Kevin Iole reports that UFC 100 lived up to the very high expectations: UFC 100 was available in more than 300 million homes in 17 languages. While the UFC has a company policy of not disclosing...
  34. Jon Fitch Talks Facial Hair, Brock Lesnar and Who He Would 'Love' to Face Next
    The last time we spoke to Jon Fitch he talked about getting engaged the day after UFC 100. But that wasn't the only exciting thing to happen to him that weekend. Fitch won his second fight in a row...
  35. AFFLICTION: Trilogy - What about the fighters?
    One event that is perhaps more likely than others to gain from the cancellation is M-1 Global’s Aug. 28 event in Los Angeles. Several sources indicated that event is a primary focus for placing...
  36. MOUSASI: "Maybe I'll go to the UFC."
    Gegard Mousasi has never fought in the United States before, and he was anxiously awaiting his opportunity to do so on August 1. He'll now have to wait a little longer. STORY
  37. Paul Buentello on 'Trilogy': 'It's a Big Hit'
    The biggest losers to come out of Affliction's announcement that they have canceled their August 1 show are not the fans, ticket holders or even the Affliction employees; it's the fighters who were...
  38. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brock Lesnar in The UFC Just Got More Likely
    Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brock Lesnar, a battle between the generally recognized heavyweight champion of MMA and the superstar heavyweight champion of the UFC, would be the biggest fight in the history...
  39. Is Fedor Emelianenko or Josh Barnett the Kimbo Slice of Affliction?
    With Affliction: Trilogy collapsing around Tom Atencio's ears like a house of cards, two big questions need to be asked: 1 - Is this the end of Affliction as a ppv fight promoter? 2 - If so, who is...
  40. UFC: Affliction Done, Now UFC Sponsor
    See, people? We CAN all just get along! The latest example of this is a planned joint announcement later today that Affliction will cease promoting fights but, in exchange, will become an official...
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  41. Tito Ortiz back to the UFC?
    Tito Ortiz back to the UFC? As the day continues to get weirder, check out the latest "tweet" from Dana White regarding Tito Ortiz!
  42. Dana White: UFC to hold press conference on July 31 to announce "a lot of crazy things"
    The UFC is on the verge of some major announcements. During a guest spot today on the ESPN 1100 Radiothon, a 24-hour fundraiser for The Caring Place cancer charity, UFC president Dana White said the...
  43. Junior dos Santos ready to knockout ‘the most dangerous man in MMA’
    “I train a lot of boxing — I like the striking a lot and I’ll go after another knockout. What I want is the knockout…. This guy is dangerous standing, but I’m going after the knockout, as always....
  44. Mark "The Hammer" Coleman Speaks
    Mark Coleman sat down with The Playground Bullies David McKinney to answer some questions about his family, fighting at UFC 100 and his plans for the future. Link
  45. Feud between Quinton Jackson and Muhammed Lawal escalates with "Rampage" blog post
    A budding rivalry that took center stage earlier this month during the festivities surrounding UFC 100 continues to gain steam two weeks later. In a blog post on FightHype.com by Quinton Jackson,...
  46. Gray Maynard has a plan: Kick Roger Huerta’s ass on Sept. 16
    “I’m trying to learn how I can avoid (getting caught). If I get caught, then I’m an idiot. Because that’s part of the sport: defense. Blocking stuff, movement, which I think a lot of guys don’t do....
  47. M-1 Global: Fedor will return to action ‘as soon as possible’
    M-1 Global, a partner to Affliction in promoting the recently cancelled “Trilogy” event, has recently issued a sincere open apology to the fans that were planning on watching the highly anticipated...
  48. Ortiz vs. Franklin & Henderson vs. Belfort on deck for UFC 103?
    Drastic changes to UFC 103 appear to be underway. Adding fuel to the fire, a newly available fighter such as Tito Ortiz or Vitor Belfort could be seeing action in the Octagon on September 19th as...
  49. Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 Global Ready To Negotiate With UFC
    Though negotiations between Fedor Emelianenko and the UFC have apparently not begun yet, it appears both sides are willing to meet with hopes of bringing the top-ranked heavyweight into the Octagon....
  50. Ray Mercer vs. Marcus "Conan" Silveira in works for upstart Fight Time Promotions
    When former heavyweight boxing champion Ray Mercer (1-0) knocked out former UFC champion Tim Sylvia (24-6) in just nine seconds in June, many MMA observers felt it signaled the end of the line for...
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