Rematches are not unusual at the highest levels of mixed martial arts, especially in the lighter divisions. In fact, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar made a two-year career out of championship rematches. UFC flyweight champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson may not be exactly where Edgar was, but come Saturday night at UFC on Fox [...]
Another season of The Ultimate Fighter means another TUF Finale in Las Vegas. The event, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 30, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, was slated to feature a flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez. However, a knee injury to lightweight champion Anthony Pettis forced the UFC to [...]
Any fan of throwing leather is not going to want to miss the Bellator middleweight championship fight this Friday night. Headlining Bellator 109 at Sands Casino Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa., current champion Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko will put his belt on the line against fellow veteran Doug “The Rhino” Marshall. The real treat in this [...]
It’s been six and a half long years since Georges “Rush” St-Pierre last lost a MMA fight, and nearly six since promotional president Dana White first strapped UFC gold around his waist, for the second time in his storied career.
Since his last loss, which came against Matt Serra at UFC 69 on April 7, 2007, [...]
UFC 12 and UFC 17 took place in 1997 and 1998, respectively. Current UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones was nine years old when former light heavyweight champ Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort first set foot in the Octagon. Jones was 10 when former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Dan “Hendo” Henderson first set foot in UFC’s [...]
Bellator had a plan to host its first pay-per-view event, live on Saturday, Nov. 2. In what was a big gamble, the whole night was based on a main event that was more for show than anything else. Former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was set to face another former UFC champ who [...]
“Winner buys dinner.”
According to top 10-ranked UFC middleweight Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz, that’s the theme for this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 30 main event. Live from the Phones4u Arena in Manchester, England, Munoz is set to face off against friend, training partner and former UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida.
Munoz, whose [...]
Two years ago, Junior dos Santos shocked the world with a first-round knockout of Cain Velasquez for the heavyweight title during the UFC’s Fox debut. Last December, the two came together again, and Velasquez took then-champ JDS through five rounds of torturous punishment, earning back the belt he was without for a year. Well, for fans, [...]
Now that the old UFC Fight Nights are back in full swing, the promotion will bring back the seemingly lackluster, free-viewing lineups that often end up being some of the best cards of the year. Headlining the UFC Fight Night 29 card on Wednesday night at Ginásio José Corrêa in Barueri, Brazil, two longtime MMA [...]
Maximum Fighting Championship’s middleweight title has been vacant for some time, but the promotion plans to change that on Friday night, live from the Shaw Convention Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
In the main event of MFC 38, “Smilin’” Sam Alvey, a former contestant of The Ultimate Fighter, will square off with a man largely considered [...]