Koscheck not ready to announce retirement yet
Josh Koscheck suffered his 5th straight loss in the UFC, with two straight coming in the last month. It was also his final fight on his current contract. While for most guys that would automatically mean a UFC exit, Koscheck does have a long tenure with the company.
"I do have a soft spot for the TUF 1 guys," Dana White said during the post-fight press conference. "Josh and I will talk in a couple of days, and we'll go from there."
UFC Fight Night 62 bonuses: On card with nine stoppages, who won $50,000?
RIO DE JANEIRO – Gilbert Burns, Godofredo Pepey, Kevin Souza and Fredy Serrano each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 62 event.
All four won “Performance of the Night” bonuses, while no “Fight of the Night” honors were given.
UFC President Dana White announced the winners at the post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie attended. White said the decision was tough, given nine stoppages in 12 fights on the card.
RFA, Legacy FC set cross-promotional superfight card for May, Page-Pantoja headlines
Two of MMA’s best second-tier promotions will come together in May.
They’re not merging, but in a unique venture, RFA and Legacy FC will have its fighters compete against each other on a cross-promotional card of superfights. The news was announced on Friday’s edition of “Inside MMA” on AXS TV, which will broadcast the card, by RFA President Ed Soares.
The Legacy-RFA card includes:
Damacio Page (Legacy) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (RFA) – for flyweight title
Luke Sanders (RFA) meets Terrion Ware (Legacy)
Mike Bronzoulis (Legacy) vs. Dave Burrow (Legacy) – for vacant lightweight title
Joe Cason (Legacy) vs. Jan Jorgensen (RFA)
Charles Byrd (Legacy) vs. Bojan Velickovic (RFA)
Chris Feist (Legacy) vs. Adam Townsend (RFA)
Brian Hall (Legacy) vs. TBA (RFA)
Meisha Tate-Jessica Eye Title Eliminator Bout Targeted For UFC Event In June
UFC President Dana White revealed during a Friday press conference that a 135-pound showdown between Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye has been targeted for an as-yet-to-be determined event in June. The winner of that bout is expected to receive the next bantamweight title shot, assuming Rousey beats Correia on Aug. 1.
side note: why is Meisha even getting another shot, yes I understand she was the only person to make it pass round 2 and into round 3..but the face remains, she still got finished in both fights..not interested in this match at all..and IMHO, Eye doesn't deserve a title shot, she's just another person to boost Ronda highlight reel
Luke Rockhold going to dominate, finish Lyoto Machida en route to title shot
Lyoto Machida has only been finished twice in his 12 years of competing in mixed martial arts (MMA).
But Luke Rockhold is confident he can (and will) become the third person to stop the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion when they collide at UFC on FOX 15 on April 18, 2015 in a middleweight showdown in Newark, New Jersey.
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Tyron Woodley to Johny Hendricks: 'We need to get this fight on'
For now, Tyron Woodley is physically sidelined. After breaking his foot in the first round in a winning performance over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 183 in late January, the UFC welterweight has been doing his best to stay in shape, but won't get the cast off of his foot until next week. From there, there's rehab to do.
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Report: Rousey vs. Correia and Shogun vs. Lil' Nog 2 targeted for UFC 190 in Rio
Ryan LaFlare and Demian Maia are about to headline a Fight Night card in Rio next Saturday, but that didn’t stop the UFC from already planning their next visit to the city.
It looks like it will be a big one too.
The date is very much settled for August 1st and the event, a pay per view, will be UFC 190. Although nothing has been officially confirmed, Tatame reports that Ronda Rousey is targeted to take on Bethe Correia in the headliner.
Plus, Mauricio Shogun and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira have also verbally agreed to meet for their long awaited rematch. The match up was first reported by Justin Buchholz at Team Alpha Male Radio, with Tatame following up with the date and event for the bout.
To make things even more positive, the current female bantamweight champ has revealed to be very fond of the idea of defending her belt in hostile territory.