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  1. Tito: I will be fighting my last fight July 4 weekend
    The career of Tito Ortiz spans 15 years. At his peak he was the UFC lightheavyweight champion, the sport's biggest PPV draw, and more. He proved that mixed martial arts could be viable, at a point...
  2. 30-year old Japanese fighter Tomoya Miyashita dies of Leukemia on NYE
    Very sad & discouraging to hear the news about 30-year old DEEP fighter Tomoya Miyashita dying on New Year’s Eve. He had fought one round of cancer (seminoma) and then was diagnosed with leukemia and...
  3. Jimy Hettes represents the next, great generation
    I have seen a lot of fighters really early in their career. I judged Tim Sylvia's first fight. At first he thought his opponent was me. I was glad I wasn't - the opponent ended up in the ambulance...
  4. UFC making inroads in China one fighter at a time
    Zhang Tiequan returned to Beijing after making his UFC debut in Australia last year and was in for a shock when he sat down at his computer. Weibo is a social networking site in China, similar to...
  5. War Machine, Carlos Alexandre Pereira join Bellator's season-six welterweight tourney
    Two fighters are the first confirmed participants for Bellator's upcoming season-six welterweight tournament. Bellator officials today announced Carlos Alexandre Pereira (33-9-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) as an...
  6. UFC 141 medical suspensions: Lesnar, Diaz, Matyushenko, Gamburyan out six months
    The Nevada State Athletic Commission issued mandatory medical suspensions to twelve fighters from this past weekend's UFC 141 event. Four of them – Brock Lesnar, Nate Diaz, Vladimir Matyushenko and...
  7. Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin on tap for UFC 145 in Montreal
    Hopefully, the third time is a charm for Canadian fighter Mark Hominick. The onetime featherweight title challenger is set to meet Eddie Yagin at UFC 145, which takes place March 24 at Bell Centre in...
  8. Matt Wiman vs. Mark Bocek added to UFC 145 in Montreal
    The dance card is rapidly filling for the UFC's first Canadian jaunt this year. The promotion today announced that lightweights Matt Wiman (14-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Mark Bocek (10-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) have...
  9. Ken Stone out of UFC on FX 1 main-card bout due to injury
    Just days after he was announced as part of this month's UFC on FX 1 event, Ken Stone has been forced off the card with an undisclosed injury. UFC officials today announced a search is underway for a...
  10. Amir Sadollah out, Matt Riddle in against Jorge Lopez at UFC 143
    After dropping off the recent UFC 141 fight card on the day of the event due to an illness, Matt Riddle is quickly returning to action. UFC officials today announced Riddle (5-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has...
  11. Lyoto Machida Undergoes Successful Surgery, Calls Out Chael Sonnen
    Lyoto Machida recently had successful left elbow surgery, and moments after the procedure, he took to Twitter to lay down a challenge to the loquacious Chael Sonnen. "Chael Sonnen, I just had surgery...
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  12. Gina Carano Speaks on MMA Hiatus and Future Plans
    MMA Fighting recently caught up with the elusive Gina Carano to discuss why she disappeared from the MMA landscape for the last two and a half years, her upcoming film, "Haywire," which opens in...
  13. Anthony Perosh vs. Nick Penner slated for UFC on FX 2 in Sydney
    A light-heavyweight bout between Anthony Perosh (12-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC) and promotional newcomer Nick Penner (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been added to March's UFC on FX 2 event. UFC officials announced the...
  14. UFC targeting summer for Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem title fight
    The UFC's first heavyweight title fight of 2012 is likely to take place mid-year. While on Tuesday's debut episode of "UFC Today" on FUEL TV, UFC president Dana White said he's tentatively scheduling...
  15. UFC vet Gerald Harris joins HDNet's Legacy Fighting 10 lineup
    Next month's Legacy Fighting Championships 10 lineup has undergone a few changes. Chief among them? UFC vet Gerald Harris, who's fresh off a pair of Tachi Palace Fights and DREAM victories, has...
  16. ONE FC 2: Eric Kelly vs. Bae Young Kwon Round Out the Main Card
    ONE Fighting Championship just officially announced the main card for their 2nd event this February. Most of the bouts listed were already mentioned on my last report on the fight card, but there's...
  17. Estevan Payan replaces Bobby Green, completes 'Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine'
    Bellator season-one veteran Estevan Payan (12-3 MMA, 0-0 SF) has replaced an injured Bobby Green (17-5 MMA, 2-1 SF) and now faces Alonzo Martinez (35-15-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) in a lightweight contest at...
  18. UFC on Fuel TV 2 confirmed for April 14 in Stockholm, Sweden
    As expected the UFC will makes its debut in Sweden on April 14. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently passed along news of the debut, and UFC officials today confirmed that UFC on FUEL TV 2 will...
  19. UFC 142's Anthony Johnson done for now with welterweight division
    After years of cutting in excess of 30 pounds – and sometimes as much as 50 – to fight in the welterweight division, Anthony Johnson likes the idea of fighting at middleweight. So much so, in fact,...
  20. UFC 142's Mendes more than ready for champ Aldo, no matter what Maynard says
    Two-time lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard thinks featherweight Chad Mendes isn't ready for a title shot. Mendes, who's four years into pro MMA with 11 fights to his name, strongly disagrees....
  21. Ludwig Elated That UFC Acknowledges Fastest KO Record
    On Jan. 16, 2006, Duane Ludwig knocked out Jonathan Goulet very quickly. Just how quickly, though, is a matter of debate. The Nevada State Athletic Commission recorded the finish for the UFC Fight...
  22. James Head vs Papy Abedi Slated for UFC's Debut in Sweden
    Papy Abedi is scheduled to meet James Head in a welterweight bout at the UFC's debut in Sweden on April 14, MMAFighting.com has confirmed with sources close to the fight. Abedi's involvement on the...
  23. Injured McKenzie out at UFC on FOX 2; Roller steps in to face Johnson
    Lightweight Cody McKenzie (12-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been forced off the preliminary card of UFC on FOX 2 with an undisclosed injury. Stepping in for the guillotine specialist is Shane Roller (10-5 MMA,...
  24. Champ Aldo says lifelong wrestler Maynard has him well-prepared for UFC 142
    The UFC featherweight champion believes he's found areas where opponent Chad Mendes is exposed to his brand of violence, and he admits there are places – one, really – where he'd like to avoid. "But...
  25. WWE Champion CM Punk To Walk Out With Chael Sonnen At UFC On Fox 2
    A good segment of the MMA universe hates professional wrestling to no end. Any links between the two (see Brock Lesnar) are dismissed and disregarded by this segment quickly and with vitriol. One of...
  26. Miesha Tate Faces Ronda Rousey at Strikeforce March 3
    In what has to be one of the most anticipated women’s title fights since Cris Cyborg met Gina Carano in 2009, Strikeforce bantamweight women’s champion Miesha Tate will meet former Olympic medalist...
  27. Ed Herman was $40k in debt - wants revenge against Maia
    "I went into debt pretty far, thirty or forty grand just to be able to pay the bills and support my family" "...Demian Maia, who I would love to have another crack at as well." Full Article
  28. With limbless opponent unavailable, Strikeforce's Lawler settles for Amagov
    LAS VEGAS – With veteran slugger Robbie Lawler (18-8 MMA, 2-4 SF) struggling through a 2-4 stretch in his past six fights – a run largely contested against grappling-first opponents – you might think...
  29. Magnus Cedenblad vs. Francis Carmont slated for UFC on FUEL TV 2
    Swedish middleweight Magnus Cedenblad (10-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed with the UFC and will make his promotional debut on home soil. The fighter recently announced via Twitter that he's signed with...
  30. Newcomer Max Holloway In To Face Dustin Poirier at UFC 143
    Max Holloway comes to the UFC with an unblemished 4-0 record and at only 20 years of age, already one of the youngest competitors in the Octagon Holloway becomes Poirier’s third opponent over just a...
  31. Brian Stann vs. Alessio Sakara slated for UFC on FUEL TV 2 in Sweden
    Two top middleweights looking to gain some momentum in the division will meet in April. Fresh off pivotal losses, contenders Brian Stann (11-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Alessio Sakara (15-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC)...
  32. UFC on FUEL TV 2 in Sweden adds Diabate vs. Kruth, Yousef vs. Thoresen
    Two more fights are slated for April's UFC on FUEL TV 2 event in Sweden. They include light heavyweights Cyrille Diabate (17-8-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. Jorgen Kruth (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and welterweights...
  33. 'UFC Tonight' debuts with 39,000 FUEL TV viewers, ratings up sharply
    This week's series debut of "UFC Tonight" earned 39,000 viewers on FUEL TV, MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with industry sources. That's nearly three times FUEL TV's usual audience size, which...
  34. BJ Penn Bashes Nick Diaz and Jon Fitch...or does he??
    "Look how much bigger you are in this pic..I thought you were gonna scrap from the beginning homie? What was that coward fence holding strategy to tire out the smaller man? Street fighter my ass! I...
  35. Mac Danzig says he's fighting Efrain Escudero at UFC 145 in Montreal
    Mac Danzig (20-9 MMA, 4-5 UFC) today revealed his next booking, a UFC 145 matchup with Efrain Escudero (18-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC). "Just signed to fight in March," Danzig posted on Twitter. "Opponent is...
  36. Sweden's UFC on FUEL TV 2 airs live on April 14 beginning at 3 p.m. ET
    Keeping with officials' promise for overseas shows, April's UFC on FUEL TV 2 event in Sweden will air live in the U.S. FUEL TV officials today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.com...
  37. UFC on FUEL TV 1 to feature both TV fights and Facebook bouts
    The UFC isn't ditching its live streams of preliminary-card fights just yet. FUEL TV officials today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that next month's UFC on FUEL TV 1 event will...
  38. Brian Foster joins Bellator's season-six welterweight tournament
    As expected Brian Foster (18-5 MMA, 0-0 BFC) has joined Bellator's upcoming season-six tournament. Bellator officials today confirmed his participation in the eight-man tournament with MMAjunkie.com...
  39. Heavyweight Jon Madsen signs with Bellator for upcoming tourney
    UFC veteran Jon Madsen (7-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) is the latest addition to Bellator Fighting Championships' heavyweight roster. Madsen's trainer and manager, Marc Fiore of Fiore MMA, today told...
  40. UFC on FUEL TV 1 adds Dillashaw vs. Watson, Brookins vs. Rocha
    A pair of contests from the UFC's lighter-weight divisions has been added to UFC on FUEL TV 1, as T.J. Dillashaw meets Walel Watson and Jonathan Brookins faces Vagner Rocha. UFC officials today...
  41. KOTC Champ Jared Papazian Tabbed to Face Mike Easton at UFC on FX 1
    King of the Cage bantamweight champion Jared Papazian has stepped in to face Mike Easton at UFC on FX 1. LINK
  42. Semerzier vs. Peralta 2 Booked for UFC on FX 2
    Mackens Semerzier and Robert Peralta welcome to act two. LINK
  43. Undefeated Prospect C.J. Keith Signs with UFC
    Undefeated prospect C.J. Keith has signed a deal with the UFC and will compete for the promotion beginning in 2012. LINK
  44. Mac Danzig meets Efrain Escudero at UFC 145 in Montreal
    source Mac Danzig (20-9 MMA, 4-5 UFC) today revealed his next booking, a UFC 145 matchup with Efrain Escudero (18-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC). "Just signed to fight in March," Danzig posted on Twitter....
  45. Former Strikeforce champ Sarah Kaufman on title snub: 'It's a slap in the face'
    Sarah Kaufman's frustration is unmistakable. By all indications, the former women's champ won't get a chance to win back the bantamweight belt any time soon. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker today told...
  46. Meltzer: Brock beats most former UFC heavyweight champions
    Most people's opinion's of a fighter don't usually go back more than a couple fights. A popular rule to live by in most MMA gym's is that you are only as good as your last fight. But when a fighter...
  47. UFC 141 pay-per-view (PPV) buys for 'Lesnar vs Overeem' could top 750,000
    Earth-shattering numbers? Not exactly, but considering that UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" was held on a Friday night and not Saturday, coupled with the fact that Brock Lesnar was facing Alistair...
  48. Cesar Gracie Responds to B.J. Penn's Angry Tweet
    "BJ Penn has apparently not come to terms with the beating he received at the hands of Nick Diaz...." "At some point it is up to those around you to protect you from yourself. To take you aside and...
  49. Bryan Baker joins Bellator's season-six welterweight tourney
    Bryan Baker has entered his third Bellator tournament. But this time, he's doing so in a new weight class. Following a runner-up and semifinal finish in two earlier middleweight tournaments, Baker...
  50. Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Paulo Thiago added to UFC on FUEL TV 2
    Welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada (20-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Paulo Thiago (14-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at April's UFC on FUEL TV 2 event in Sweden. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the booking...
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