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Mike Pierce on Rousimar Palhares: 'This guy is definitely a cheat'
UFC Welterweight Pierce doesn't hold back when asked for his thoughts on his UFC Fight Night 29 opponent.
All in the family: Sergio Pettis makes octagon debut at UFC 167
It was only this past week that Sergio Pettis told MMAjunkie.com Radio that he believed he was "ready to step up to the next level." That next level came quickly. Pettis (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), the younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has signed with the UFC and will make his debut with the promotion in November. Sources close to the fighter confirmed his signing to MMAJunkie.com following an initial report from Combate. The Combate report said Pettis will make his UFC debut at UFC 167 as a bantamweight, moving up from his current flyweight home. While MMAjunkie.com could not immediately confirm the change in division, Pettis told MMAjunkie.com Radio this past week that he was considering a move up to bantamweight.
Anthony Pettis sees Josh Thomson as worthy challenger at UFC on FOX 9
Only one month removed from winning the UFC's lightweight title, Anthony Pettis already is slated to return to the cage. Josh Thomson isn't the man he was expecting to face, but Pettis says he is looking forward to the bout nonetheless.
Right Knee Healing Well, Cat Zingano May Now Have a Tear in Her Left Knee
While Cat Zingano's right knee is healing on schedule, she may now have tear in the meniscus of her left knee that would require another surgery.
Anderson Silva Would Give Up Fighting Before Fighting Teammate Lyoto Machida
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva says he'd give up fighting if necessary if he had to fight teammate Lyoto Machida.
Dana White says everybody turned on Anderson Silva after KO loss to Chris Weidman
The Brazilian fanbase has turned on Anderson Silva after he lost to Chris Weidman according to UFC president Dana White.
'UFC 166 Primetime: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III' premieres Wednesday
This month's UFC 166, which features a heavyweight title trilogy bout, gets a three-part "UFC Primetime: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III" series, which debuts Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
UFC signs unbeaten Brazilian Bethe 'Pitbull' Correia to women's roster
The UFC has added another unbeaten bantamweight to its women's roster. Bethe Correia has signed a deal with the UFC and becomes the third Brazilian in the promotion's women's ranks.
UFC signs Krzysztof Jotko
After a week of fighter cuts, the UFC is doing a little business in the other direction with the reported signing of Polish Middleweight Krzystof Jotko.
UFC champ Anthony Pettis took Benson Henderson's title with a separated shoulder
UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis revealed today on the MMA Hour that he fought and beat Benson Henderson at UFC 164 with a separated shoulder.
White: B.J. Penn wanted Henderson as stepping stone to Frankie Edgar trilogy
RIO DE JANEIRO – B.J. Penn has his trilogy fight set up with Frankie Edgar, and he didn't have to take any extra steps to get there after originally thinking maybe he'd have to fight Benson Henderson to get a shot at Edgar.
Urijah Faber: Time to 'have the conversation' about stripping Dominick Cruz of title
While the top of the UFC bantamweight division is in a state of flux, Urijah Faber has been going about his business. Champion Dominick Cruz has been out nearly two years with a knee injury. In his absence, interim champion Renan Barao makes his case for the No. 1 spot with each successive fight...
Where Jones vs. Gustafsson ranks with the greatest fights ever
There's a reason some sayings get to be old sayings, and that's because they're probably true. So after my fifth viewing this week of the Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight, my conclusion is that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. When the fight ended, Joe Rogan said that this may be the greatest light heavyweight championship fight in UFC history. It was a great, dramatic fight, and when it was over, I thought Jones won rounds four and five and Gustafsson won round one. As far as the other two rounds, they were close enough to go either way. Upon multiple viewings, I'm even more torn about who won rounds two and three. Like in any close fight, nobody was robbed. In this case, whoever got the "W" should consider himself lucky...
UFC plans 13 events in Brazil on 2014
With the upcoming events in Barueri and Goiania, Brazil will end 2013 with seven UFC events. And Dana White wants more next year. During UFC 168 media day, the UFC president revealed his plans for the country for 2014...
Dana White would never buy Bellator: ‘There’s no value’
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the biggest MMA organization in the world today, and Dana White doesn’t see Bellator as a competitor. During UFC 168 media day Sunday, the UFC president said ZUFFA would never buy Bellator since "there’s no value" to them...
Anderson Silva Says to Expect a ‘New’ Anderson in Rematch with Chris Weidman at UFC 168
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s longest title reign in UFC history came crashing down as a result of a well-placed left hand by Chris Weidman on July 6 at UFC 162. The way the fight played out didn’t sit well with some people. Silva is known for his showmanship. He taunts and toys with his opponents, but on that night his antics backfired...
John Moraga meets Darren Uyenoyama at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento
The most recent UFC flyweight title challenger will try to get back on track this December. John Moraga (13-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will meet Darren Uyenoyama (8-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) when the UFC returns to network television for UFC on FOX 9. UFC officials recently announced the new booking...
Bisping out 4-6 months after eye surgery
UFC middleweight star Michael Bisping had surgery to correct a detached retina and now will be out of action for four to six months.
UFC light heavyweights Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have confrontation at Olympia Expo in Las Vegas
For those who wanted to see Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva fight each other, you almost got your wish.
Maximo Blanco meets Akira Corassani at TUF 18 Finale in Las Vegas
The UFC's Season 18 live finale card for "The Ultimate Fighter" continues to grow with the addition of a featherweight bout. Maximo Blanco will meet Akira Corassani on the card in late November.
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