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September 30th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Timothy Johnson (10-2-0) vs. Alexander Volkov (26-6-0): UFC Fight Night 99, November 19 UFC heavyweight standout Timothy Johnson has a fight booked, and it’s a doozy. Johnson will square off opposite former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov in the promotion’s return to Ireland for UFC Belfast this November. Johnson most recently showcased some serious toughness,…

September 29th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Aldo Wants Out While much of the MMA world was celebrating that Conor McGregor will take on Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 this November, a certain interim UFC featherweight champion was extremely upset. Jose Aldo, the man who McGregor defeated for the UFC featherweight title last December, who beat Frankie Edgar at UFC 100, was…

August 29th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC on Fox 21 Fight Video Highlights: Demian Maia vs Carlos Condit     UFC on Fox 21 Fight Video Highlights: Anthony Pettis vs Charles Oliveira     UFC on Fox 21 Fight Video Highlights: Paige VanZant vs Bec Rawlings   “UFC 203 Preview Video”  

August 5th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Fresh off a fight having been taken out from under him, Ian McCall already had a new one booked as he’s expected to face prospect Ray Borg at UFC 203 in Cleveland next month. McCall was initially supposed to face Justin Scoggins this past weekend for UFC 201, but Scoggins missed weight badly and McCall…

August 4th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

This fall’s upcoming fight lineup is certainly starting to heat up, and UFC tossed some lighter fluid on the fire with several intriguing match-ups all announced in the last 24 hours, no bigger than the return to the Octagon of the most dominant woman in MMA history, Cris Cyborg. Cyborg is expected to headline the…

August 3rd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

As first reported by MMA Fighting last night, Tony Ferguson will get his shot at Rafael dos Anjos later this fall. Ferguson had been campaigning for a shot against RDA, although it will have to come after dos Anjos lost his title to Eddie Alvarez this past July. Ferguson is currently riding an eight-fight winning…

August 2nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

At long last, Nick Diaz is a free man, so he received quite a bit of attention yesterday, the first day that his suspension is over. Diaz was popped for marijuana following his fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on January 31, 2015 and has not competed since. It was the third time Diaz…

July 1st, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Tim Means (25-7-1) vs. Sean Strickland (18-1-0): UFC 202, August 20, 2016 Fresh off a brief suspension due to what was ruled a tainted supplement, UFC welterweight Tim Means is back in the saddle as he faces red hot Sean Strickland. Means was supposed to fight Donald Cerrone in the main event of a fight…

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…

April 2nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Report: Daniel Cormier out of UFC 197 fight with Jon Jones Originally reported by BJPenn.com, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is injured and will be forced to pull out of his upcoming UFC 197 main event title defense against Jon Jones. There is no word on whether Jones will fight a late replacement like Anthony…

October 30th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

In perhaps the least surprising news of the year, top UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is injured again. According to reports, Nurmagomedov was forced to pull out of his upcoming Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale co-headlining bout against Tony Ferguson due to a rib injury. There are preliminary talks of Edson Barboza stepping in to replace him,…

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 28th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Another day, another fight substitution. Word came out yesterday that the upcoming UFC Fight Night 80 main event has been changed, as a teammate of Paige VanZant dished the details on her upcoming main event against Joanne Calderwood. Calderwood is out, but VanZant will still fight this upcoming December. Instead, she’ll face another young talent…

October 27th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

While there weren’t any fight announcements or UFC cuts yesterday, something pretty interesting happened. Prior to his scheduled appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour podcast, upcoming UFC Fight Night 77 headliner Vitor Belfort pulled out due to questions he would be forced to answer. Mr. @vitorbelfort will not be on the show today after all….

October 26th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The biggest MMA story of 2015 came to a conclusion this past weekend when former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was reinstated by the UFC. Jones had been suspended indefinitely and had his title stripped following a felony hit and run earlier this year where a pregnant woman was injured. Eventually,…

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 20th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The hits keep coming this week as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced a pair of upcoming fights, and just like yesterday, we’ll be detailing the latest fighters released from their contracts as well. Sage Northcutt vs. Cody Pfister – UFC Fight Night 80 Sage Northcutt took the world by storm with his UFC debut. The…

October 19th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

While we usually discuss fight announcements here (and we still have one), the biggest news this weekend was the rumor that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be reducing its roster by 50 fighters. While the promotion didn’t drop all 50 over the weekend, there were at least six fighters who were released from the roster. Here’s…

October 9th, 2015
Gabe Killian

In an interview with MMAFighting, UFC women’s bantamweight Jessica Andrade revealed that she would be making the jump from bantamweight all the way down to the strawweight division. It is not a move she desired, as in a previous interview she said that cutting down to 115-pounds would be “too much” for her. However, that…

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 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…

August 3rd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

After a very exciting weekend of fights which showcased UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey’s tremendous starpower, the promotion announced an upcoming main event for a future Fight Night show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dan Henderson vs Vitor Belfort 3, UFC Fight Night, November 7th These men met for the first time at Pride 32…

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…