Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit title fight headlines UFC 195 on Jan. 2
UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former interim titleholder Carlos Condit will attempt to make their title fight happen for a second time. The matchup has been re-booked for the main event of UFC 195.
FOX Sports 1’s “FOX Sports Live” announced the 170-pound contest for the Jan. 2 event at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view...
Bellator's Alexander Shlemenko sues CSAC over PED-related suspension and fine
Alexander Shlemenko has filed a lawsuit against the California State Athletic Commission following his three-year suspension and $10,000 fine for a failed post-fight drug test after his Bellator 133 knockout of Melvin Manhoef.
The punishment – especially the three-year suspension – was the harshest penalty the commission has handed a fighter since it began regulating MMA in 2006...
UFC vet Nick Diaz serves less than a day in jail for DUI offenses
Nick Diaz had to do little time – literally – in jail following a pair of DUI arrests.
Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC) was arrested in September 2014 on suspicion of DUI and attempting to destroy evidence. Diaz was sentenced to two days in jail for that charge and a separate DUI from 2013 in July of this year after he pled no contest to the DUI in exchange for the other charges being dropped. One day of the two-day sentence was credited to Diaz based on time served following his arrest...
Mugger pleads for life after attacking champion MMA fighter
This is the moment that a desperate robber was left pleading for his ‘daddy’ after attempting to attack a woman – who turned out to be a martial arts champion.
In the footage, Wesley Sousa de Araujo can beseen desperately pleading as
MMA champion Monique Bastos traps his head in-between herlegs, locking his neck in a ‘lion killer choke’ until police finally showed up.
Seery vs. Delos Reyes Added To UFC Dublin
With fans counting down the hours until tickets are released for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs. DUFFY,, another exciting match-up has been announced for the event due to take place in Dublin on Saturday, October 24.
Following an electric event in the Irish capital last July, sterling performances from Irish fighters across the globe and the meteoric rise of Conor McGregor, MMA is firmly on the agenda in Ireland and attention is now on the forthcoming event which goes on sale tomorrow.
The latest fight added to the fight card see’s Ireland’s Neil Seery take on Guamanian flyweight Jon Delos Reyes.
Canadian UFC veteran Sam Stout retires
Veteran Canadian lightweight Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout has retired from mixed martial arts after a 12-year pro career.
The 31-year-old from London, Ont., fought 20 times in the UFC. He collected seven fight bonuses from the organization, six for fight of the night and one for knockout of the night.
Dan Miller, Darrell Montague among 13 fighters released from UFC
Normally at the beginning of each month, the UFC does a purge of its roster and releases several of its fighters (or at least updates its database to reflect that). So it is on this 1st of September that we find out more than a dozen competitors are evidently no longer with the promotion. UFCFIGHTERSiNFO runs a script (then publishes it on Twitter) scanning any changes to the roster, so while not official, this has historically proven to be accurate. The 13 released fighters are:
Light Heavyweight: Hans Stringer
Middleweight: Dan Miller, Ildemar Alcantara, Tom Watson
Welterweight: Andrew Craig, Igor Araujo
Lightweight: Anthony Christodoulou, Yosdenis Cedeno
Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom, Aaron Phillips
Bantamweight: Cody Gibson, Royston Wee
Flyweight: Darrell Montague
Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia added to UFC Fight Night 79
Third time’s a charm? The UFC, Doo Ho Choi and Sam Sicilia are hoping so as a bout between the two featherweights has been booked for a third time.
With the additions, the UFC Fight Night 79 lineup includes:
Thiago Alves vs. Benson Henderson
Mirko Filipovic vs. Anthony Hamilton
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jorge Masvidal
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina
Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia
Chael Sonnen joins WSOF as color commentator
Retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen will join Todd Harris at the broadcast booth for this month’s “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino” and other upcoming events, the promotion announced Tuesday.
Sonnen, no stranger to the promotion game, temporarily steps in for UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten, who is unavailable for the Sept. 18 event due to his duties as an analyst for AXS TV.
WSOF 23 takes place at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. The event’s main card, which features a rematch between reigning champ Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino, airs live on NBC Sports Network following prelims on MMAjunkie.com.
Fedor Signs With UFC
The Last Emperor” has finally found his new home.
Sources close to the situation have told Combat Press that Fedor Emelianenko has officially signed with the UFC, with an official announcement set to be made in the coming weeks. According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Emelianenko is currently looking at options for his Octagon debut.
Leon Edwards vs. 'TUF 21' winner Kamaru Usman added to UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
The UFC’s final show of the calendar year continues to build with the addition of a welterweight fight.
Leon Edwards (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is set to take on “Ultimate Fighter” winner Kamaru Usman (6-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17. The news was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. No official announcement has been made by UFC officials.
With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 17 now includes:
Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title
Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem
Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson
C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt
Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman
Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz
Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque
Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller
Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman
WSOF signs three notables, including UFC veteran Robbie Peralta
World Series of Fighting's roster continues to grow.
WSOF signed three fighters, including UFC veteran Robbie Peralta, to contracts Monday, executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz told MMAFighting.com. Saul Almeida, best known as Jose Aldo's World Tour translator, and kickboxing star Cosmo Alexandre were the other athletes added...
TUF 22 Team McGregor vs Team Faber Cast Revealed
Competitors from 11 different countries have been cast for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter led by UFC interim featherweight champion and proud Irishman Conor McGregor, opposite former WEC featherweight champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber. The premiere episode, debuting on September 9 at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, will showcase 32 fighters competing for one of 16 spots featuring eight Europeans and eight Americans and the opportunity to be coached by two of the sport’s best athletes...
Arkansas, California commissions leading the way with historic new rules for weight-cutting
Arkansas is leading the charge against dangerous, drastic weight cutting.
The Arkansas State Athletic Commission (ASAC) temporarily passed a new regulation two weeks ago that intends to temper the practice of extreme weight cutting among amateur MMA fighters and boxers. Starting from Aug. 19, competitors are no longer able to gain more than 7.5 percent of their body weight back from the day of weigh-ins to the day of the fight. Also, a fighter cannot weigh more than one weight class above him or her the day of the fight...