Ben Rothwell plans on May return, lays out three-fight path to UFC title
With the biggest win of his career now comfortably in the rearview mirror, Ben Rothwell (34-9 MMA, 4-3 UFC) is ready to take a good look at what’s ahead. Right now, that seems to be a May booking with a top-10 opponent.
“I did ask for something at the end of May,” Rothwell told MMAjunkie Radio. “I know that I’m on the radar for May. I’ve got to make sure my body is read for May. That’s what I’m planning for...
Mairbek Taisumov announces new five-fight UFC deal
With a pair of back-to-back knockout wins under his belt, Chechnyan lightweight Mairbek Taisumov (23-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has a new five-fight deal in place.
The 26-year-old prospect today took to to announce he finalized a new deal with the sport’s largest promotion.
UFC releases Johnny Bedford, Dustin Kimura, and Jianping Yang
Disclaimer: This information is all based on updates to the UFC.com lists of active fighters. Profiles will very likely still exist for each fighter as the UFC retains a database of all former competitors, but these fighters no longer appear on the UFC roster lists themselves. It often takes a day or so for roster changes to become apparent, so some fighters may still remain listed for the short term. All information in this post is gained through ,a twitter account that uses a ruby script to check the UFC's website for changes.
Glory 19 results: Verhoeven retains, Holzken and Schilling dominate
The big Rico Verhoeven vs. Errol Zimmerman Heavyweight title fight ended not with a bang, but a whimper. In the Glory 19 main event, Verhoeven retained his belt via injury stoppage in the 2nd round when Zimmerman threw a very out of character spinning back kick, throwing out his knee in the process. An injury is always an anti-climactic ending, but this situation was complicated by some bizarre reffing. After Zimmerman went down, referee Al Wichgers counted to 10, and Zimmerman did not make the count. At that point, he brought in the doctor, who, after some time, waved the fight off. It was a bizarre, and thoroughly confusing call, but at least Rico got the proper win.
Diego tweets NSFStomach surgery pic
UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez has not fought since June of 2014, due to a series of injuries. The latest was a broken collar bone suffered in training on Jan 26, so serious it necessitated surgery. "The Nightmare" posted on image on Twitter that is, bluntly, kind of a nightmare.
Jon Fitch fails pre-WSOF 16 drug test, faces fines and suspension
Yet another high-profile fighter has failed a drug test, adding to this year’s rapidly expanding list of offenders.
The California State Athletic Commission today said onetime UFC and WSOF welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (26-7-1) was flagged for an “adverse result” following a pre-fight drug test in connection with this past December’s WSOF 16, which aired on NBCSN.
Anderson Silva's win over Nick Diaz switched to a No Contest
Things have gone from bad to worse for Anderson Silva, after an impressive win against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 the UFC announced that the former long term champion had tested positive for two performance enhancing drugs in his Jan 9th pre-fight drug test. While Silva adamantly denies any wrong doing NAC executive director Bob Bennett has decided to overturn Silva's victory. In light of the failed drugs test the bout result will now be changed to a No Contest which could have massive financial repercussions for Silva.