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  1. Coker: 4/17 Date For SF Stands
    After further review, the date on the calendar stands. Despite suggestions Strikeforce could move it's April 17 date to perhaps April 24 to avoid UFC counterprogramming, only to essentially be...
  2. UFC 114 Likely Set For 5/29 In Vegas
    Although not yet officially announced by UFC, the NSAC has approved an application from UFC for a May 29 event at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, which likely will be UFC 114. Set to occur during this year's...
  3. No longer a prospect, UFC on Versus 1's Vera predicts epic fight with Jones
    Four years ago, Brandon Vera (11-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) was the new kid on the block that everyone talked about. But as his March 21 fight with Jon Jones (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at UFC on Versus 1 nears, Vera is...
  4. Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin Reportedly Set to Counter Program Strikeforce :Updated
    Chuck Liddell will be fighting Rich Franklin in his next bout and not rival TUF 11 coach Tito Ortiz, Fighters Only has heard from a reliable source. Rumour has it that the event will be staged in...
  5. The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale targeted for June 19 at the Palms Casino Resort
    he UFC has officially requested approval for a June 19 event at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. As MMAjunkie.com first reported in January, the card is expected to serve as the live finale of...
  6. Rich Franklin vs. Chuck Liddell in the works for UFC 115, not rumored April show
    Light heavyweights Rich Franklin and Chuck Liddell are penciled in for a June showdown. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the promotion that the two have verbally...
  7. Mighty Mo signs to fight Josh Barnett at Dream 13
    link Dream continues to remain at the top of the Japanese mixed martial arts since, recently announcing the signing of top heavyweight Josh Barnett. A longtime favorite for the defunct Pride...
  8. Ryan Bader, CB Dolloway and Aaron Simpson Leave Arizona Combat Sports
    link The move by the three UFC competitors and Arizona State alums comes at a curious time as all are coming off the biggest wins of their careers. Bader defeated Keith Jardine via third round TKO...
  9. UFC set to head back to the UK at some point in October
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to head back to UK shores at some point during the month of October after almost a year away spent concentrating on expanding into new territories. The...
  10. Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz still on for 115
    Link Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin (25-5) will not face Chuck Liddell (21-7) at UFC 115 on June 12 in Vancouver despite numerous reports that surfaced earlier today. On the...
  11. Strikeforce boss sees DREAM co-promotion as key component of future operations
    In the early years of the new millennium, with the UFC struggling for U.S. acceptance and PRIDE in its Japanese heyday, the companies toyed around with the idea of co-promotion through fighter...
  12. Josh Barnett vs. Siala "Mighty Mo" Siligia signed for DREAM.13 in Japan
    A rumored heavyweight matchup between Josh Barnett (24-5 MMA, 0-0 DREAM) and Siala "Mighty Mo" Siliga (3-1 MMA, 0-0 DREAM is signed for DREAM.13. DREAM.13 takes place March 22 at Yokohama Arena in...
  13. Bellator calls Monday press conference, expected to announce signing of Roger Huerta
    Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight Roger Huerta (20-3-1 MMA, 0-0 Bellator) is set to test his mettle in Bellator Fighting Championships' season two eight-man lightweight tournament....
  14. UFC on Versus 1's Paul Buentello talks "huge move" to Grudge Training Center
    Heading into his UFC 107 contest with Stefan Struve, much of the talk surrounding Paul Buentello's training camp – or rather, his lack of one. Forced out of his normal routine at California's...
  15. Ray Mercer vs. Ron Sparks set for April 16 King of the Cage event in Michigan
    Olympic gold medalist and former world champion boxer Ray Mercer (1-0) will put on the four-ounce gloves once again on April 16 and face undefeated super heavyweight Ron Sparks (5-0) at a recently...
  16. Hardy predicts UFC 111 finish, but he'll let St-Pierre decide which round
    UFC welterweight title challenger Dan Hardy (23-6 MMA, 4-0 UFC) won't bring too many surprises to the cage when he faces champion Georges St-Pierre (19-2 MMA, 13-2 UFC) at UFC 111 on March 27. The...
  17. Mir says Carwin more dangerous than Lesnar, OK if Velasquez gets first crack
    After splitting a pair of bouts with UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, former title holder Frank Mir has made little effort to hide his current motivation. As such, some have labeled Mir a...
  18. Brazilian lightweight Charles Oliveira offered multi-fight deal with UFC
    Undefeated Brazilian lightweight Charles Oliveira (12-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will soon be the UFC's newest commodity. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned from sources close to the promotion...
  19. Nate Quarry promises barnburner at UFC Fight Night 21, eyes contender status
    The month of March is loaded with high-quality MMA fight cards, and with a number of exciting matchups planned, it's difficult to look forward to just one. UFC middleweight contender Nate Quarry...
  20. Ryo Chonan Ready for DREAM Debut
    Ryo Chonan makes his return to the Japanese big show when he takes on Andrews Nakahara at DREAM.13 on March 22 in Yokohama, Japan. Before the longtime PRIDE veteran makes his DREAM debut, MMA...
  21. Gray Maynard Calls Out Florian-Gomi Winner
    The UFC's lightweight division basically comes down to B.J. Penn and everyone else, but Gray Maynard has a plan for getting to the top of the "everyone else" pile: He wants to fight the winner of the...
  22. Bellator confirms signing of Roger Huerta for season-two lightweight tourney
    Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight Roger Huerta officially has joined Bellator Fighting Championships. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported the expected signing over the...
  23. Bellator CEO says Eddie Alvarez vs. Josh Neer "super fight" set for Bellator 17
    The long-expected non-title fight between Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (19-2 MMA, 3-0 BFC) and UFC veteran/recent signee Josh Neer (27-9-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) now has a date. While a guest...
  24. Three Legends to be in PS3 Version of UFC Game
    Royce Gracie, Dan Severn and Jens Pulver will be playable characters exclusively for the Playstation 3 version of the UFC Undisputed 2010 video game. MMA Fighting can also confirm Carlos Condit is a...
  25. DirecTV and Versus strike deal just in time for UFC on Versus 1
    Versus, home to World Extreme Cagefighting and now the Ultimate Fighting Championship, was dropped from the satellite-cable company's lineup on Sept. 1, 2009, after a dispute over carrier fees....
  26. Lyle Beerbohm vs. Vitor Ribeiro Targeted For 5/15 SF
    Fast-rising Strikeforce prospect Lyle Beerbohm appears set to meet the debuting (in SF) Vitor Ribeiro at SF's 5/15 event in St. Louis on Showtime. Verbal agreements reportedly are in place, paperwork...
  27. Enson Inoue Returns On 4/25 In Japan, Takimoto Retires
    Next month's ASTRA event in Japan, which is expected to feature the retirement fight of Japanese star Hidehiko Yoshida, today had a couple significant changes. For the first time since April 2004,...
  28. Jake Shields May Look To UFC For Compeititon With A Win Over Henderson
    Jake Shields' reign as Strikeforce Middleweight Champion could be short if he beats Dan Henderson in his first title defense in April. Turns out Shields' contract with SF is up after the fight, and...
  29. Despite fan-favorite status, UFC on Versus 1's Jon Jones knows fans can be fickle
    Few prospects have entered the Ultimate Fighting Championship and found the kind of immediate stardom that Jon Jones has. But the self-proclaimed "MMA geek," who next fights Brandon Vera this weekend...
  30. COKER: With proper training camp, Jose Canseco could get a fight.
    Have the floodgates opened? Mere weeks after former Jose Canseco's potential foray into U.S. mixed martial arts appeared to be a dead issue, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said he's not entirely opposed...
  31. WEC 47 drug tests come back clean
    All six fighters who underwent drug testing at this month's WEC 47 event tested clean for drugs of abuse and performance-enhancing drugs. Ohio Athletic Commission Executive Director Bernie Profato...
  32. WEC 47 draws $401,000 live gate
    This month's WEC 47 event at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, drew an official live gate of $401,000. Ohio Athletic Commission Executive Director Bernie Profato today confirmed the total with...
  33. New Camp Breathes New Life for Paul Buentello
    Paul Buentello waited nearly four years for a return to the UFC, but less than a month before his UFC 107 fight, he was suspended from his longtime team, the American Kickboxing Academy. For now,...
  34. Georges St. Pierre Unfazed by Dan Hardy-Matt Serra Training Partnership
    Heading into his UFC 111 welterweight title showdown, champion Georges St. Pierre finds himself in a similar position as he was in April 2007, an overwhelming favorite. Schlink
  35. Tim Sylvia Is Just Another Rung on Mariusz Pudzianowski's Ladder
    Insulting Quote of the Day comes to us courtesy of Mariusz Pudzianowski, who just signed a contract to fight Tim Sylvia at a May 21st event in Worcester, Massachusetts, which is being put on by a...
  36. MMA Quick Quote: World's Strongest Man not afraid of Tim Sylvia -- or a 15-minute fight
    "I know what it means to fight three five-minute rounds. I get another new opponent every minute when I spar and I handle that. So if I can deal with five foes in one round, there won't be any...
  37. Mir Buying in Bulk Against Carwin
    Much was made about Frank Mir’s decision to add some 20 pounds of muscle to his frame in advance of his UFC 107 matchup with Cheick Kongo. However, the brief bout with the chiseled French kickboxer...
  38. Martial Arts Is About Going To War, Not Wearing Pajamas
    That's the latest, and perhaps funniest yet, trash talk from Dan Hardy directed at UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre. He says among other things, "As far as saying I’m not a martial...
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  39. Filho On "Short List" Of Possibilities For Bellator Champ Lombard, Non-Title Fight
    Although it is a possibility, Bellator officials haven't decided if Paulo Filho will face Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard during the upcoming season 2 of Bellator. But Bellator...
  40. UFC 111's Shane Carwin juggles duties as fighter, engineer, husband and father
    The notion of "spare time" has always been a relative term for heavyweight contender Shane Carwin. The 6-foot-2, 265-pound father of two juggles a fulltime job as a mechanical engineer at the North...
  41. Bellator and Everlast announcing equipment, merchandising and sponsorship deal
    Bellator Fighting Championships and sports-equipment giant Everlast today announced an exclusive partnership. As part of the deal, Everlast becomes the organization's exclusive equipment provider –...
  42. Nick Catone vs. John Salter on tap for UFC 113 prelims in Montreal
    May's UFC 113 event will get a late addition with a middleweight fight pitting Nick Catone (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. John Salter (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Sources close to the event told MMAjunkie.com bout...
  43. Pat Curran completes Bellator's season-two lightweight tourney field, debuts at Bellator 14
    Chicago-area fighter Pat Curran (9-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) is the eighth and final competitor booked for Bellator Fighting Championships' upcoming season-two lightweight tournament. Bellator officials today...
  44. Quote of the Day: Gabriel Gonzaga - "I'm Not Afraid of Trading Strikes"
    Gabriel Gonzaga - "My victory would be the ideal move towards what I want, the title shot. Getting close to it pumps me up. I've been training since 2001 and I'm not afraid of trading strikes with...
  45. Bellator hasn't forgotten West Coast, but Eastern markets to host 2010 shows
    Hang tight, West Coast fans. Bellator Fighting Championships hasn't forgotten about you. The promotion, which kicks off its second season next month with live shows on FOX Sports Net, is skipping...
  46. Despite massive favorite status, UFC 111's St-Pierre isn't underestimating Hardy
    Five-time Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (19-2 MMA, 14-2 UFC) wants to right a career wrong when he meets Dan Hardy (23-6 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC 111. The last...
  47. Bobby Lashley Likely For 4/17 SF
    Although it isn't yet official, Strikeforce is expected to add Bobby Lashley to the upcoming April 17 event in Nashville. No opponent named yet but that could be determined next week. Lashley likely...
  48. Renato Sobral Signs With DREAM
    For the first time in nearly 9 years, Renato Sobral is Japan-bound. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and UFC contender has signed a multi-fight contract with DREAM and will...
  49. Marius Zaromskis Eyes DREAM Return In May
    Although there are few details at this time, DREAM Welterweight Champion Marius Zaromskis appears set to return to the promotion on May 30 at the curently unannounced DREAM 15. No opponent has been...
  50. Page Off WEC 48, Jorgensen In & Gets Banuelos Rematch
    WEC announced today that Damacio Page is now off WEC 48 due to an injury. He was to have faced Antonio Banuelos. Scott Jorgensen is the replacement and will face Banuelos in a rematch from WEC 41,...
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