Quebec City, Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, Montreal to host UFC events in Canada in 2014
The UFC will be in Canada in 2014 more than ever before.
The TUF Nations Finale is set for Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City on April 16. Rogers Arena in Vancouver will host the UFC 174 pay-per-view on June 14. The promotion returns to Air Canada Centre in Toronto for UFC 178 on Sept. 27. The UFC will make its first trip to Nova Scotia, in the Atlantic region of Canada, on Oct. 4 for a “Fight Night” card at Halifax Metro Centre. And the five-stop set will wrap up on Dec. 6 for UFC 181 at Montreal’s Bell Centre.
Super Bowl Forecast Clear, UFC 169 Stays Put
NFL was prepared to re-schedule Super Bowl 48: "Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks" to a different date this weekend if bad weather conditions at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., threatened to devastate the big game ... and fan experience. With less than five days until kickoff (Sun., Feb. 2, 2013), it appears that will not be the case -- Mother Nature will fortunately cooperate.
Long Island's Aljamain Sterling signs with UFC
Uniondale's Aljamain Sterling now has a contract with the UFC and will fight Lucas Martins at UFC 170 in Las Vegas on Feb. 22. The fight was agreed to by both participants, but the bout agreements had not yet been signed and received, a UFC official said Tuesday night.
With UFC 169 win, UFC president likes Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis
UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo‘s weight cut might be considerably easier next time out if he’s successful this weekend at UFC 169.
UFC President Dana White on Monday told reporters he thinks Aldo (23-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who meets Ricardo Lamas in Saturday’s pay-per-view headliner, should move up to 155 pounds to challenge Anthony Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) when the lightweight champ returns from an injury layoff.
“The timing has to be right,” White said. “If he defends his title this weekend, Pettis comes back, Pettis fights his fight, and then Aldo.”
Bryan Caraway forced off UFC 170 card due to injury
An injury has forced bantamweight Bryan Caraway (18-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC) off this month’s UFC 170 card, the UFC today announced.
His scheduled opponent, Lucas Martins (14-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), now awaits a new opponent.
UFC 170 takes place Feb. 22 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
The fight is currently slated for the FOX Sports 1 prelims.
Justin Scoggins replaces Darrell Montague at UFC 171 in Dallas
Undefeated Justin Scoggins (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has replaced injured flyweight Darrell Montague (13-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at March’s UFC 171 event.
Scoggins now will fight Montague’s originally scheduled opponent, Will Campuzano (13-5 MMA, 0-3 UFC), at the event, the UFC today announced.
UFC 171 takes place March 15 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
It’s not clear where Scoggins vs. Campuzano will be placed on the lineup.
McGregor eyes July return against top ten opponent
On the road to a full recovery, Irish MMA star Conor McGregor caught up with PETER CARROLL to talk about his rehabilitation, coming home to Dublin and fame. The Irishman also revealed the key role he is playing in the UFC’s selection
of a date for their Dublin card, what type of opponent he wants to face on his return and which Irish fighters he believes deserve an opportunity on the world’s biggest MMA stage.
Krylov Drops Harris, Then Drops To 205 Pounds
Competing as a heavyweight at just 218 pounds, Nikita Krylov is dropping to light heavyweight after his knockout win over Walt Harris at UFC on FOX 10, which took place last Saturday night (Jan. 25, 2014) inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Jose Maria Tome released by the UFC
The mystery surrounding Jose Maria Tome’s situation in the UFC is finally over.
Following several reports stating that "No Chance" has or hasn’t been released from the promotion following back-to-back losses in 2013, his manager Marcelo Brigadeiro confirmed to MMAFighting.com that he’s no longer signed with the UFC.
Tome (33-5, 2 no-contests), who is still listed on UFC’s official website, entered the UFC riding a 16-fight undefeated streak, but went 0-2 inside the Octagon.