Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza says he'll fight anyone – except Anderson Silva
By steamrolling the top-ranked Yushin Okami in his second UFC appearance, Ronaldo Souza's title aspirations were a topic of conversation at the post-event news conference for UFC Fight Night 28.
That's where "Jacare" (19-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) knocked out Okami (29-8 MMA, 13-5 UFC) in less than three minutes in the evening's FOX Sports 1-televised co-main event at Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil...
XFC 25 | Ryan Thomas Talks About Opponent Change
When Rocky France heard about Stephens dropping out, he jumped at the chance to call John Prisco, (Promoter and President of Xtreme Fighting Championships) and volunteer to take the bout. Prisco originally turned the bout down; until he watched the video of the first time Thomas and France met, just 3 months ago at Colosseum Combat 25. Frace told us in an interview, that Prisco called him back 20 minutes later saying, “Let’s do it!”
UFC Fight Night 28 preview: 25 pre-fight facts for 'Teixeira vs. Bader'
The UFC returns to Brazil for the fifth time this year for Wednesday's "UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader" event at Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
As is becoming tradition for events in the MMA-crazed country, the fight card is loaded with matchups that pit Brazilian fighters against foreigners from around the globe.
Dana White: TJ Grant Will Get Next Crack at UFC Lightweight Title
Although new UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis‘ health is currently in question, his first title defense is not.
UFC president Dana White told Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports – an official MMAWeekly.com content partner – that TJ Grant will get the next shot at the lightweight title. Although Iole added that Pettis is still undergoing tests on the knee he injured when taking the belt from Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on Saturday night.
Antonio Silva vs. Mark Hunt to headline December 21st UFC Fight Night in Australia
UFC returns to Australia on Dec. 21, and heavyweight Mark Hunt will be on the main event of the Fight Night card.
Sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com that Pride veteran Mark Hunt has verbally agreed to meet Brazilian heavyweight Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva in a five-round battle in Australia on Dec. 21, but the city or venue for the event has not been determined. Combate first reported the news.