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  1. Brendan Schaub and Fabricio Werdum Eye Potential Matchup
    It started off with a simple statement from Brendan Schaub, and has blossomed into something more. It's well known that Fabricio Werdum is looking to return to the UFC and he's apparently willing to...
  2. Viacom buys Bellator, plans 2013 start on Spike
    MTV Networks' Spike TV channel is getting out of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's business, but the broadcaster has increased its ties to mixed martial arts. Viacom, parent of MTV Networks,...
  3. Legacy Fighting Championships signs 'TUF 14' prospect Carson Beebe
    Legacy Fighting Championships has secured another solid prospect. Company officials today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the Texas-based promotion has signed "The Ultimate...
  4. Caros Fodor vs. Justin Wilcox slated for 'Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal'
    A lightweight bout between Strikeforce Challengers regulars Caros Fodor (6-1 MMA, 4-0 SF) and Justin Wilcox (11-3 MMA, 5-1 SF) will be part of December's "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" event....
  5. Cesar Gracie Says Gilbert Melendez is UFC-Bound After December Strikeforce Fight
    Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez has recently been the subject of much speculation regarding how much longer he would remain with that organization. UFC president Dana White recently...
  6. UFC 137's Donald Cerrone: After 'one-trick pony,' I want Nam Phan at 145 pounds
    LAS VEGAS – UFC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone (16-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) currently has his hands full with German striker Dennis Siver (19-7 MMA, 8-4 UFC), but that doesn't mean "Cowboy" isn't...
  7. With UFC 137 main event looming, Nick Diaz laments choice not to box
    Nick Diaz (25-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) now says he regrets his decision to pass up a boxing contract for a return to the UFC. Three days before his UFC 137 headliner opposite B.J. Penn (16-7-2 MMA, 12-6-2...
  8. Illinois commission nixes Andreas Kraniotakes' participation in ProElite 2 main event
    The same day Andreas Kraniotakes took to MMAjunkie.com Radio and discussed his long-awaited big-show opportunity at next month's ProElite 2 event, the heavyweight was scratched from the event. On...
  9. Eric Reynolds vs. Jonatas Novaes headlines HDNet's XFC 15 on Dec. 2
    Xtreme Fighting Championships has tapped a headliner for its next event. "XFC 15: Tribute" takes place Dec. 2 at St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., and the headliner features lightweights Eric...
  10. ONE FC Unveils Network; 'Very Close' to Deal With DREAM
    As reported here earlier, ONE FC has partnerships with a few top promotions around Asia such as the URCC, Road FC, and DARE. Today, the promotion officially announced these deals in addition to a...
  11. With cast removed, UFC's Diego Sanchez cleared to resume training
    Diego Sanchez has been cleared to resume training. The UFC veteran recently scratched from a UFC 135 fight with Matt Hughes earlier this month when he was sidelined by a broken right hand. Doctors,...
  12. Jay Silva replaces injured Elvis Mutapcic in SCC 3 middleweight title fight
    Jay Silva (7-4) has replaced injured Elvis Mutapcic (9-2) in a Super Cage Combat 3 middleweight title fight with Bristol Marunde (14-6). Sources close to the event today confirmed the change with...
  13. Though content with career, UFC 137's 'Cro Cop' says another loss would be a 'disaster'
    A softer side – in fact, a jovial and even comedic side – has come out of Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic ahead of Saturday's UFC 137 fight with Roy Nelson. The heavyweight fighter's UFC career long has...
  14. Illinois commission reverses decision, clears Andreas Kraniotakes for ProElite 2
    Andreas Kraniotakes (12-4) will fight in next month's ProElite 2 headliner against Tim Sylvia (29-7), after all. Hours after MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) passed along news that the Illinois...
  15. Nick Diaz Wishes He'd Stuck to Boxing Plans
    Nick Diaz's chance to come to the UFC was a move made seemingly as much to provide Georges St. Pierre with a new, marketable challenger as it was to prevent him from following through on his...
  16. ESPN's Jon Anik joins UFC broadcasting team
    Jon Anik has joined the UFC family. UFC president Dana White today announced that the veteran broadcaster, who's been the longtime host and anchor of the weekly "MMA Live" show on ESPN2, has joined...
  17. UFC on FOX 1 undercard streams free on Facebook and FOX.com
    The entire undercard for next month's landmark UFC on FOX 1 event will stream live and for free on Facebook and FOX.com. UFC president Dana White today announced the plans following a pre-UFC 137...
  18. B.J. Penn Challenges Cesar Gracie, Admits to Being 'Hookwinked' By Him
    B.J. Penn is an mature adult now and doesn't want to talk smack. That's fine, and I applaud that decision. Penn is usually a pretty honest guy though, and in an interview with Ariel Helwani of MMA...
  19. NSAC says UFC 137 headliner Nick Diaz passed required pre-fight drug test
    The shuffling deck of UFC 137 squashed the Nevada State Athletic Commission's plans for out-of-competition testing of the headliners. However, one competitor did not and could not escape a pre-fight...
  20. White says 'TUF: Brazil' a done deal, will hold 'as many events as possible' in country
    LAS VEGAS – Canada and the Philippines' loss will apparently be Brazil's gain. UFC president Dana White, who has long teased an international version of "The Ultimate Fighter" today said a Brazilian...
  21. Charles Oliveira making transition to UFC's featherweight division
    Brazilian youngster Charles Oliveira (14-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is dropping to 145 pounds. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned from Oliveira's manager, Wade Hampel, that Oliveira has informed...
  22. Movie of UFC champion Jose Aldo’s life story headed to the big screen
    "The Hammer," the major motion picture that tells the life story of former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Matt Hamill, is set to open this weekend at select theatres. The...
  23. FUEL TV debuts 'UFC Champions Roundtable' with Jay Glazer on Nov. 8
    UFC president Dana White has promised FUEL TV is planning "must-have" programming for MMA fans, and the cable channel will soon debut a "UFC Champions Roundtable" special with host Jay Glazer....
  24. Ultimate trust-busting championship
    Pretty intersesting take on the Anti-trust investigation that may or may not be happening. http://www.economist.com/blogs/gametheory/2011/10/competition-mixed-martial-arts
  25. UFC 142 booked for Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena on Jan. 14
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship won't wait long to return to spiritual home of mixed martial arts. Following this past August's ultra-successful UFC 134 event, the UFC will return to Rio de...
  26. Officials detail Jon Anik's new duties with UFC broadcasting team
    Following Thursday's announcement that veteran ESPN broadcaster Jon Anik has joined the UFC broadcasting team, officials today detailed some of his new duties with the promotion. Anik, the longtime...
  27. Bellator 56 weigh-in results: Champ Askren (169.6), Hieron (169.8) on weight
    Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren and challenger Jay Hieron both today made weight for their long-awaited title fight. The two notables today weighed in for their five-round Bellator 56...
  28. UFC Smartly Nixes Plans for UFC Japan to Lead Into U.S. Pay-Per-View
    According to a report from MMAFighting.com's Daniel Herbertson, the UFC has finally wised up to the realities of promoting an event in Japan. It was originally suggested by UFC President Dana White...
  29. UFC 137 weigh-in results
    results MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view) •Nick Diaz (170) vs. B.J. Penn (169) •Cheick Kongo (234) vs. Matt Mitrione (255) •Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (235) vs. Roy Nelson (252) •Jeff Curran (134) vs. Scott...
  30. When GSP scratched, Chris Lytle briefly considered post-retirement UFC 137 return
    Let's make it perfectly clear: Chris Lytle has no plans to come out of retirement. After a recent storybook ending to a memorable UFC career, Lytle is focused on an Indiana State Senate run and...
  31. UFC 137 Results: Dana White Announces Georges St. Pierre vs Nick Diaz
    Dana White hinted at the start of the UFC 137 post-fight press conference that he had a big announcement that he was waiting to make once Nick Diaz was able to take his seat on the podium. It was...
  32. UFC 137 bonuses: Diaz, Penn, Palaszewski and Cerrone earn $75,000 awards
    Nick Diaz, B.J. Penn, Bart Palaszewski and Donald Cerrone each earned $75,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 137 event. Palaszewski earned the night's "Knockout of the...
  33. UFC boss complimentary of 'Cro Cop,' uncertain if Penn's retirement will stick
    Saturday night's UFC 137 event may very well have marked the final fights in the careers of two MMA legends. That said, UFC president Dana White isn't 100 percent certain both Mirko "Cro Cop"...
  34. Despite lopsided UFC 137 win, Diaz unhappy with performance, training, finances
    While former Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz (26-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) certainly didn't have the best first round of his professional career on Saturday night, he rebounded over the final 10 minutes in an epic...
  35. Eric Prindle vs. Thiago Santos heavyweight-tourney finale set for Bellator 59
    Bellator Fighting Championships' season-five heavyweight-tourney finale between Eric Prindle (9-1 MMA, 3-0 BFC) and Thiago Santos (10-1 MMA, 2-0 BFC) is set for Bellator 59. Bellator officials...
  36. UFC 137's Cheick Kongo aiming for rematch with 'lucky' champ Cain Velasquez
    Slow and steady wins the race, though fighting ugly does little to win fans. Cheick Kongo knows Saturday's UFC 137 co-main-event win over Matt Mitrione wasn't a signature or highlight-reel win that...
  37. Clean-shaven Roy Nelson not dwelling on the past after UFC 137 win
    Roy Nelson wore a fat suit to Friday's UFC 137 weigh-ins because fans shouldn't get to see half-naked people for free. After a much-needed victory that sent MMA legend Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic into...
  38. Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz targeted for UFC 141 in Las Vegas
    A clash of hard-swinging lightweights is likely headed to the UFC's year-end show. Multiple sources close to the event today informed MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Donald Cerrone (17-3 MMA...
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  39. UFC 137's Bart Palaszewski 'disrespected' when opponent missed weight
    Prior to their fight at UFC 137, Bart Palaszewski issued an edict to opponent Tyson Griffin to "come and fight." Concerned Griffin (15-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) might try to turn the bout into a wrestling...
  40. MMAPlayground Interview Series - Vol. 12 (Michelle "The Karate Hottie" Waterson)
    As with any successful professional, mixed martial artists eat, sleep and breathe their craft. They put everything on the line when they wake up, hit the gym and pour their blood, sweat and tears...
  41. Manager: Demian Maia Wants to Fight Jake Shields at 185
    Jake Shields hasn't had the best year so far inside the cage, and there has been some minor speculation that he might like to return to middleweight after two losses in a row at welterweight. While...
  42. Eddie Alvarez Tried To Purchase Stake In Bellator Last Year
    Loretta Hunt of Sports Illustrated recently interviewed Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to discuss a slew of topics. One that definitely sticks out is the champion's view on the current...
  43. Assuncao: 99-Percent Chance I’ll Fight Pearson at UFC 141
    Junior Assuncao thinks he will be the one to welcome “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 9 winner Ross Pearson to the UFC featherweight at the promotion’s year-end pay-per-view event. The Brazilian fighter...
  44. UFC 137 salaries
    link Nick Diaz: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. B.J. Penn: $150,000 Cheick Kongo: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus) def. Matt Mitrione: $10,000 Roy Nelson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def....
  45. TUF Brazil Confirmed, Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort Reportedly Set To Coach
    The UFC has confirmed that they will stage a season of the The Ultimate Fighter outside of Las Vegas for the first time, and it will be in Brazil. Today, a report from Brazilian media giant Globo...
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  46. Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz official, granted co-main-event status for UFC 141
    Get ready for some mean-mugging. As MMAjunkie.com first reported Sunday night, Donald Cerrone and Nate Diaz will meet at December's UFC 141 event. UFC brass today announced the contest and confirmed...
  47. Manny Gamburyan vs Diego Nunes Back On for UFC 141
    From the let’s try this again file, former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winner Manny Gamburyan will meet Diego Nunes at UFC 141 in December. The pair were originally scheduled to meet at UFC 135 in September,...
  48. Aldo to defend UFC title against Mendes at UFC 142 in Brazil
    Fighting in his home country of Brazil, Jose Aldo will defend his UFC Featherweight Title Jan. 14 in UFC 142 against undefeated fighter Chad Mendes, FOXSports.com has learned. The fight will pair...
  49. Manager: Carlos Condit Mad at Georges St-Pierre, Not UFC, for Losing Title Fight
    Malki Kawa had a bad feeling when he heard his phone ring and looked at the caller ID. It was then that he realized UFC president Dana White was on the other line. UFC 137 had just ended 30 minutes...
  50. UFC 138 loses Taylor-Njokuani; Diabate-Perosh promoted to main card
    UFC 138 has lost a main-card bout. Lightweight Paul Taylor (11-6-1 MMA, 4-5 UFC) has suffered an undisclosed injury and has been forced out of his main-card bout with Anthony Njokuani (14-5 MMA, 1-1...
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