521 Search Results for dropping weight

Mar 7, 2017 12:52 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC 209 – Nate Diaz dropping in lightweight ranks

The UFC updated their rankings following UFC 209, which took place over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was able to jump up a spot to the #8 spot in the pound-for-pound ranks with his majority win over Stephen Thompson. Interestingly, TJ Dillashaw went up a rank in the pound-for-pound...

Nov 22, 2015 8:13 am

Former UFC lightweight title challenger dropping to featherweight

It wasn’t long ago when Gray Maynard was viewed as one of the UFC’s powerhouses in the lightweight division. Now, Maynard will be shifting gears as he recently announced he will be dropping some weight to make the featherweight limit. Yes sir. It'll be at 145 tho https://t.co/JNZpHgu6Ue — Gray Maynard (@GrayMaynard) November 20, 2015...

May 1, 2015 2:04 am

FEATHERWEIGHT! Diego Sanchez Dropping Down to 145

“I’m going down to 145″ For the first time since 2010, Diego Sanchez will be fighting outside of the lightweight division. Sanchez has fought for the middleweight and welterweight classes in the past, but this time he will be moving down to featherweight! Sanchez has accomplished a milestone at each weight class he fought in....

Jun 24, 2014 5:14 pm

Dan Henderson Dropping Back Down To Middleweight

UFC Legend Dan Henderson is reportedly dropping back down to the middleweight division according to his coach Daniel Woirin who spoke to MMAFighting.com earlier today. Henderson, who is coming off a brutal loss to top ranked light heavyweight Daniel Cormier is supposedly targeting a year end fight, and most definitely “would like (to fight) by...

Feb 9, 2018 1:20 pm

BREAKING | Luke Rockhold Will Be Moving Up to Light Heavyweight Soon

One of the best middleweight fights anyone could ever put together goes down on Saturday at UFC 221, but Luke Rockhold’s hyped match-up with Yoel Romero may take a backseat to the knowledge Rockhold recently dropped. With Daniel Cormier ready to retire and Father Time working on the middleweight contender’s body, Luke Rockhold is going...

Feb 3, 2018 1:34 pm

Daniel Cormier Going Back to Light Heavyweight Win or Lose Against Stipe Miocic

We’ll be daydreaming about Daniel Cormier’s fight against Stipe Miocic until it gets here in July, but until then we have five months of speculation and debates. Media and fans a like are wondering what will happen if the UFC light heavyweight champion will do if he actually manages to beat Miocic for the heavyweight...

Jan 29, 2018 10:59 am

Daniel Cormier hints that Cain Velasquez could drop to light heavyweight

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier’s next fight will not be in the light heavyweight division, but at heavyweight, where he will battle reigning heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in an effort to become a two-division champion. Cormier’s taking a title shot at heavyweight, of course, would seem to step on the toes of his long-time...

Nov 17, 2017 12:56 pm

VIDEO | Max Holloway is Dropping a Must-See Shirt Inspired by Tupac

It is what it is! Dropping soon! @moskova pic.twitter.com/cCliKDFnfA — Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) November 17, 2017 Fresh off the heels of the announcement of his rematch with Jose Aldo, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will drop a shirt thanks to a collaboration with Moskova. When Frankie Edgar unfortunately had to pull out of the initial...

Jul 18, 2017 9:27 am

VIDEO | Brutal soccer kick knockout from featherweight title fight

Vicious soccer kick KO by Hiroto Uesako (@Hiroto_Uesako) at DEEP Cage Impact from Saturday. New Featherweight champ. pic.twitter.com/5tm1TLdaFL — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) July 17, 2017 This past weekend at DEEP Cage Impact, Hiroto Uesako picked up a major win as he captured the featherweight championship. The win marked Uesako’s 14th professional win, as well as his...

Jun 16, 2017 11:44 am

PHOTO | Holly Holm & Bethe Correia cutting weight together

Saturday night in Singapore, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm, and women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia will square off in a highly anticipated bantamweight showdown. Ahead of the fight, the two women actually shared a sauna while attempting to make weight for their highly anticipated showdown Saturday night in a showing of good...

May 31, 2017 11:44 am

UFC flyweight contender explains frustration with potential Dillashaw vs. Johnson fight

Top ranked UFC flyweight contender Ray Borg remains on the cusp of a flyweight title shot against pound for pound kingpin Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson. The top ranked flyweight currently sits at #3 on the UFC’s official rankings behind Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo. While Borg was looking to secure either a fight with Sergio...

Apr 21, 2017 7:08 am

Mackenzie Dern once again misses weight, gets removed from grappling tournament

Mackenzie Dern is one of the best female grapplers on earth. Having gone 3-0 in the cage, she’s also one of the brightest young stars in women’s MMA. If there’s one knock against the Brazilian-American grappling star, however, it’s that she seems to have real difficulty keeping her competition weight in check. Her indiscretions in...

Apr 14, 2017 5:18 pm

Former UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy sends a bold message to ISIS

Former UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy retired from the sport of mixed martial arts in January, this following his UFC 206 knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum. With that said, Tim is still one of the baddest men on the planet and is currently re-enlisted with the US Army where he serves as a special forces...

Feb 16, 2017 1:03 pm

Rafael dos Anjos names desired opponents at welterweight

After dropping his second straight loss at lightweight in 2016, Rafael dos Anjos announced that he would be making the jump up to welterweight in hopes of experiencing a bit of a career resurgence. The former lightweight champ explained that over the course of his two losses in 2016, he continued to experience struggles making...

Feb 13, 2017 10:06 am

Report: Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz strawweight bout in the works

Earlier this month, recent strawweight title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz made a smart callout of another recent title challenger in Brazil’s Claudia Gadelha. According to our own Chris Taylor, the Polish fighter could well get her wish. @KarolinaMMA vs. @ClaudiaGadelha_ officially in the works for Spring 👌🏼 — Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) February 13, 2017 Though we know...

Jan 27, 2017 9:43 am

UFC releases two ranked flyweights

While UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has arguably cleaned out his division, the UFC has now released two ranked flyweights. Former UFC flyweight title challenger Ali Bagautinov and #12 ranked Zach Makovsky have been released by the promotion according to MMAJunkie confirmed the news with the UFC following an initial report earlier in the week....

Jan 26, 2017 9:21 am

Rafael dos Anjos details horrors of weight cut to 155 pounds

In 2017, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will step in the Octagon at welterweight for the first time in his professional career after dropping back to back losses at 155 in 2016. Halfway through the year, dos Anjos stepped into the Octagon in hopes of defending his lightweight title for the second time...

Jan 21, 2017 1:12 am

Donald Cerrone eyeing #1 contender fight at welterweight

After ending 2015 by dropping a 1st round TKO to Rafael dos Anjos in a failed bid for the UFC lightweight championship, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone kicked off 2016 by moving up to welterweight. Over the course of the year, Donald Cerrone posted arguably the best 2016 out of anyone in the UFC. Cerrone not only...

Dec 4, 2016 11:23 am

No love for UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson?

UFC flyweight champion continued his reign of dominance at last night’s TUF 24 Finale event in Las Vegas, scoring a unanimous decision victory over The Ultimate Fighter winner Tim Elliott in the evenings main event. The victory marked Johnson’s ninth straight title defense and improved his overall mixed martial arts record to a remarkable 25-2-1....

Dec 4, 2016 9:56 am

Tim Elliott to move to bantamweight after loss to Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson

When Tim Elliott won season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter, it earned him not only a new UFC contract, but also the opportunity to battle dominant flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. Given the fact that Johnson has already dispatched most of the flyweight division’s top fighters – some of them more than once –...

Nov 5, 2016 11:01 am

Miesha Tate doesn’t think UFC needs women’s featherweight division yet

While Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is 2-0 inside the Octagon, she is still primarily an Invicta FC fighter due to the fact that the UFC doesn’t have a women’s featherweight division. In her two Octagon appearances, Cyborg fought at a catchweight of 140 pounds, both times enduring horrific weight-cuts, and both times delivering...

Oct 22, 2016 5:02 pm

Rashad Evans: “I’m the new kid on the block” at middleweight

Rashad Evans will be making his middleweight debut against Tim Kennedy at UFC 205 next month, and the former light heavyweight champion is feeling like the new kid on the block. Check out what he had to say about his upcoming drop to 185 pounds! “At one point (in my career), I was just really, really...