UFC launches anti-HIV campaign
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada have announced a dynamic new partnership, designed to raise awareness of the realities of HIV among young individuals under 30.
Gilbert Melendez 'campaigning' for title shot following UFC 166 victory
The UFC lightweight division's self-proclaimed "uncrowned champion" Gilbert Melendez wants a chance to bring the belt where he feel it rightfully belongs: around his waist.
Many, including Melendez (22-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), believe "El Nino" should already be UFC champion; however, a controversial split-decision loss to former titleholder Benson Henderson this year prevented that from happening.
Everyone's favorite submission artist Rousimar Palhares to compete again
Finally, a door has opened for Rousamir Palhares. And it's not another exit door.
A couple of weeks ago, the Brazilian submitted Mike Pierce in a mere 31 seconds. But less than 24 hours later, he'd not simply left an impression but had left the UFC. Palhares had held onto his heel hook even after Pierce's tapout, even after the referee had jumped in, so Dana White went on ESPN to announce, "He's done." The fight company president later elaborated, saying Palhares will never again fight for the biggest promotion in mixed martial arts.
Source: Tatsuya Kawajiri signs with UFC, wants on January card in Singapore
Tatsuya Kawajiri, one of the most highly regarded lighter weight fighters in the world, will next compete inside the UFC's octagon.
The Japanese featherweight, who most recently fought for DREAM in December 2012, has signed a deal with the UFC, sources close to the situation told MMAjunkie.com. While no first fight has been set, sources said Kawajiri hopes to make his UFC debut in January in Singapore.