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.
Herb Dean says that (luckily) there wasn't any controversy with Anthony Pettis' armbar
Saturday night's UFC 164 lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis ended in such confusing non-dramatic fashion as to create drama.
Did Benson Henderson tap verbally when Pettis torqued that armbar in the first round, or did he physically tap? There was a brief three or four seconds when nobody really knew what happened as Pettis peeled off of Henderson and began to celebrate.
The third man in the cage for that main event was Herb Dean, and he was on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour to clarify the sequence of events...
Signal to Noise: UFC 164's best and worst
There was much to love and hate about Saturday's UFC 164. A star was born and a new champion crowned at lightweight, but several key UFC fixtures found themselves likely wondering what's next after a series of deeply underwhelming performances.
It's time to separate the winners from the losers, the best from the worst and the signal from the noise...