Fight Announcements

October 14th, 2016
Gabe Killian

We have nearly completed 2016, and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: Dan Hooker vs Jason Knight Card: UFC Fight Night 101 Where: Melbourne, Australia When: November 27, 2016 Thoughts: I think this will be a very fun fight in the UFC’s featherweight division,…

August 12th, 2016
Gabe Killian

We are now more than half-way through 2016 and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: Brad Pickett vs Iuri Alcantara Card: UFC Fight Night 93 Where: Hamburg, Germany When: September 3, 2016 Thoughts: Pickett saved his job by snapping a three fight skid and…

July 19th, 2016
Gabe Killian

We are past the midway point of 2016, and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: Dennis Bermudez vs Ronny Jason Card: UFC Fight Night 92 Where: Salt Lake City, UT When: August 6, 2016 Thoughts: This is a fun match-up in the UFC’s featherweight…

June 25th, 2016
Gabe Killian

We are midway through 2016, and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: Francisco Rivera vs Erik “Goyito” Perez Card: UFC 201 Where: Atlanta, GA When: July 30, 2016 Thoughts: This is going to be a Mexican war in the UFC’s bantamweight division and is…

May 27th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Matt Brown (20-14-0) vs. Jake Ellenberger (30-11-0); UFC 201, July 30. Fresh off his late third round submission defeat to Demian Maia at UFC 198, Matt Brown is already hopping back on the wagon with a fight booked against Jake Ellenberger. Ellenberger, once one of the scariest men in the UFC welterweight division, has been on a…

May 7th, 2016
Gabe Killian

We are five months into 2016 and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: Holly Holm vs Valentina Shevchenko Card: UFC on FOX 20 When: July 23, 2016 Where: Chicago, IL Thoughts: This women’s bantamweight match-up was just announced as the five round headliner for…

March 31st, 2016
Gabe Killian

Entering the fourth month of 2016, and the UFC’s calendar year continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: John Lineker vs Rob Font Card: UFC 198 Where: Curitiba, Brazil When: May 14 Thoughts: I think this is a real barn burner in the UFC’s bantamweight division and is…

March 25th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Jessica Eye vs Sara McMann set for UFC Fight Night 88 Announced last night via UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1, former women’s bantamweight title challenger Sara McMann will look to get back to her winning ways against Ohio’s own Jessica Eye. Both Eye and McMann are on two-fight losing streaks, having both lost to…

February 12th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Into the second month of 2016 and the UFC’s calendar year continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko Card: UFC 196 Where: Las Vegas, NV When: March 5, 2016 Thoughts: Man, I think this is going to be an extremely entertaining fight in…

December 25th, 2015
Gabe Killian

2015 is a wrap in the world of The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and the upcoming 2016 calendar year continues to fill up with action. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: Sage Northcutt vs Andrew Holbrook Card: UFC on FOX 18 Where: Newark, New Jersey When: January 30, 2016 Thoughts: Northcutt…

December 1st, 2015
Gabe Killian

One month remaining in the 2015 calendar year and the UFC’s 2016 schedule has already been filling up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: Diego Brandao vs Brian Ortega Card: UFC 195 Where: Las Vegas, NV When: January 2, 2016 Thoughts: I cannot wait to see this pairing of two Brazilian…

November 24th, 2015
James Lynch

In your Tuesday edition of MMA Odds and Ends we’ve got an interesting matchup booked in the featherweight division, a report about a mega rematch in the middleweight division, Cyborg’s next fight and the show that just keeps on giving – The Ultimate Fighter – announced their details for Season 23 tryouts.   Dennis Bermudez…

November 17th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Aside from Bellator announcing a pair of squash matches for their upcoming Bellator 148 card — headlined by Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley… not fighting each other, of course — Monday night and Tuesday were slow news days. However, the weekend provided quite a few announcements that ended up getting lost in the shuffle of…

October 29th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

While we may have lost Dustin Poirier vs Joe Duffy as a headliner to UFC Fight Night 76 this past weekend, that didn’t mean the fight was dead and gone forever. Poirier chose to turn down a replacement fight against Norman Parke because he didn’t feel it would do much for his career if he…

October 23rd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Thankfully, there are no UFC roster cuts or major fight cancellations to report today. Even better, there were four high profile fights announced in the last 24 hours for both upcoming UFC and Bellator events. Let’s get to business: Neil Magny vs. Stephen Thompson – UFC 195 Just two weeks after having his seven-fight winning streak…

October 21st, 2015
Brian Hemminger

It was a relatively quiet day in regards to UFC news, but an injury did manage to shake things up for next month’s UFC Fight Night card in Brazil, plus two more fighters were added to the growing UFC cut list: Corey Anderson vs. Fabio Maldonado – UFC Fight Night 77 An injury to Tom…

October 16th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) may not have been too busy this week in regards to fight announcements, but other promotions decided to carry some of that extra burden. Tyrone Spong vs Jake Heun – WSOF 26 Just days after publicly campaigning for a short notice UFC fight against Ben Rothwell, it appears elite kickboxer Tyrone…

October 11th, 2015
Gabe Killian

We are nearing the tail end of 2015, and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: Kyle Noke vs Peter Sobotta Card: UFC 193 Where: Melbourne, Australia When: November 15, 2015 Thoughts: 35-year old Noke looks to string two wins together in front of his…

October 1st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Somewhere along the way, Uriah Hall and Donald Cerrone must have switched bodies, because Hall has been acting very much like ‘Cowboy’ in terms of his fight bookings lately. After Roan Carneiro pulled out of his scheduled fight with Gegard Mousasi little more than a month out, Hall stepped in to take the fight. As…

September 2nd, 2015
Gabe Killian

Four months left in the year 2015, and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: Paddy Holohan vs Louis Smolka Card: UFC Fight Night 76 Where: Saitama, Japan When: October 24, 2015 Thoughts: I love this fight. I think these flyweights are going to put…

August 21st, 2015
Brian Hemminger

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey opened the morning with a special announcement, and it came as a bit of a surprise as she won’t be fighting Miesha Tate or Cris Cyborg for her next title defense, but will instead be taking on undefeated boxing champion Holly Holm. Here are my thoughts on the latest…

August 20th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Not to be outdone by the significant amount of bouts recently added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night 77 event in Brazil, the upcoming UFC 193 event in Australia (which will be a stadium show) released a whopping seven fight announcements in the last 24 hours. Here’s my take on them: Antonio Silva vs Mark Hunt…

August 19th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Not to be outdone by a wide variety of fight announcements on Monday, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kept journalists very busy with a huge day of bookings, specifically the upcoming UFC Fight Night 77 event this November in Brazil. Here are the details and my thoughts: UFC Henry Cejudo vs Jussier Formiga, TUF Latin America Finale…

August 18th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

While the weekend was a slow one for fight announcements, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) more than made up for it with multiple fights being booked for upcoming pay-per-view events later this year. Here’s a brief recap: Joseph Benavidez vs Ali Bagautinov, UFC 192 Two former flyweight title contenders will throw down on one of…

August 14th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

It was a busy day for both Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator, as both promotions made multiple title fights official. Here’s the rundown: Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold, UFC 194 The fight has been announced for quite a while, but it was finally made official last night as middleweight champion Chris Weidman will look to defend…

August 13th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

No rest for the wear as UFC announced several huge match-ups for upcoming events, including heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum’s first official title defense, and he’ll have a familiar foe: Fabricio Werdum vs Cain Velasquez 2, TBA While the official location and date haven’t been announced, Werdum will rematch former champion Cain Velasquez, who he dethroned this…

August 12th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship has kept busy this past week and upcoming fight cards are starting to fill up. Late September’s UFC Fight Night 75 event, which is headlined by a heavyweight clash between Josh Barnatt and Roy Nelson, added four fights in the past few days. Here they are: Chico Camus vs. Kyoji Horiguchi, UFC Fight…

August 11th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The 24/7 MMA news cycle never stops, and that was the case today as a fight was announced just an hour ago due to an injury for the upcoming UFC Saskatoon card next weekend. Here are the latest UFC fight announcements: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor, UFC 194 Sorry Dallas, but UFC 194 will be…

August 10th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

After this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 73 event, we now have two weeks until the next major show, but that didn’t stop some pretty big fight announcements from taking place: Ross Pearson vs Paul Felder, UFC 191 Both men are coming off of decision losses, but it was Felder who actually had his stock…

August 7th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

After some headlining and co-headlining fights were announced yesterday for upcoming UFC pay-per-views, it’s time to start filling out the rest of the card. Here are the bouts announced over the past 24 hours: Andre Fili vs. Clay Collard, UFC 191 After both coming off of tough losses, featherweights Andre Fili and Clay Collard will…

August 6th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

While one of these bouts was previously announced, fans will be getting to unwrap their present nearly a month early for an upcoming UFC pay-per-view headliner while a pair of other elite match-ups were announced in the welterweight and featherweight divisions. Robbie Lawler vs Carlos Condit, UFC 193 Originally announced as the headliner of an…

August 5th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

UFC kept everyone busy with a plethora of fight announcements yesterday including three for the upcoming UFC 192 pay-per-view. Here’s a look at them: Matt Brown vs Kelvin Gastelum, TUF: Latin America 2 Finale Kelvin Kastelum is getting another chance to compete at welterweight. Fresh off a dominant performance at middleweight over former Strikeforce champion and…

July 31st, 2015
Brian Hemminger

It’s not often you see a fight change without an injury, but for UFC 191’s case, it actually made the card much better. The Anthony Johnson vs Jan Blachowicz fight has been scrapped and from the ashes, two new light heavyweight bouts have been created. Anthony Johnson vs Jimi Manuwa, UFC 191 Coming off a…

July 29th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Everyone was wondering what would headline the UFC’s return to Dublin, Ireland, and they had their wish granted earlier this morning as rising lightweight star Joseph Duffy will meet the resurgent Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC Fight Night 77. Here’s the lowdown on the latest fight announcement news which has gone down in…

July 5th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Seven months into the year and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: Marcus Brimage vs Jimmie Rivera Card: UFC Fight Night 72 Where: Glasgow, Scotland When: July 18, 2015 Thoughts: Nearly seven years on the regional circuit, amassing a professional mixed martial arts record…

June 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC fights were announced over the weekend. Here they are, along with my thoughts on each. Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson, UFC Fight Night 73 A lightweight bout between top-ranked contenders Beneil Dariush and Michael Johnson will likely serve as the co-main event for UFC Fight Night 73, which goes down August…

May 7th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Five months into the year and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Fight: Gian Villante vs Tom Lawlor Card: UFC on FOX 16 Where: Chicago, IL. When: July 25, 2015 Thoughts: I don’t like this fight very much, it does not make sense to me….

November 27th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The fight cards on the UFC’s calendar continue to fill up, with new fight bookings being announced on a near-daily basis. Here are my thoughts on some of them… Al Iaquinta vs Joe Lauzon These two lightweights and veterans of The Ultimate Fighter reality series have been pegged to square off against each other on…

October 14th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The fight cards on the UFC’s calendar continue to fill up, with new fight bookings being announced on a near-daily basis. Here are my thoughts on some of them… Daron Cruickshank vs KJ Noons Cruickshank will be taking on Noons in what is his fifth professional bout of 2014, and he will be looking to…

August 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The fight cards on the UFC’s second half of 2014 calendar continue to fill up, with new fight bookings being announced on a near-daily basis. Here are my thoughts on some of them… Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz It was announced that two of the biggest draws in UFC history will return to action to…

June 10th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The fight cards on the UFC’s calendar continue to fill up, with new fight bookings being announced on a near-daily basis. Here are my thoughts on some of them… Marcus Brimage vs Russell Doane “The Bama Beast” will be dropping down to 135-pounds to take on the Hawaiian, Russell Doane in his divisional debut. Brimage…

May 15th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The fight cards on the UFC’s calendar continue to fill up, with new fight bookings being announced on a near-daily basis. Here are my thoughts on some of them… ”The California Kid” Urijah Faber vs Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres – This bantamweight scrap was just announced and will be on the main card for UFC…

May 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC continued to announce a number of new matchups in the last 24 hours or so, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on all the new fights. Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione, UFC 175 He’s back! The UFC yesterday announced that heavyweight Stefan Struve will return from a…

May 4th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The fight cards on the UFC’s calendar continue to fill up, with new fight bookings being announced on a near-daily basis. Here are my thoughts on some of them… Jim Miller vs Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone – This lightweight match-up will headline the UFC’s July trip to Miller’s backyard of Atlantic City, NJ. Both of these…

April 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday announced two new fights for upcoming fight cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll quickly break down the bouts and give my initial thoughts on both of them. Yuri Alcantara vs. Vaughan Lee, UFC Fight Night 41 The first newly-announced matchup is a bantamweight bout between Yuri Alcantara and Vaughan…

April 15th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The fight cards on the UFC’s calendar continue to fill up, with new fight bookings being announced on a near-daily basis. Here are my thoughts on some of them… ”Rowdy” Ronda Rousey vs Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis – Davis asked for it and she got it. UFC President Dana White took to Twitter on Friday afternoon…