421 Search Results for dropping weight

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...


May 4, 2012 2:54 pm

Exclusive | Mike Kyle talks Feijao; Dropping to middleweight to fight Silva

Mike Kyle (19-8-1) is the closest he has ever been to the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship right now. On May 19, Kyle will rematch former Strikeforce champion Rafael Cavalcante also known as “Feijao”. In their first outing Kyle knocked Feijao out in June of 2009. Cavalcante went on to win the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship...

Aug 29, 2016 12:56 pm

Rashad Evans moving to middleweight following brutal KO loss

After a devastating knockout loss against Glover Teixeira back in April, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans was at a crossroads. And while the defeat marks his second in a row, Evans is looking to a new weight class for not just redemption, but motivation as well. “When I was in the ring (against...

Aug 26, 2016 1:45 pm

PHOTO | Anthony Pettis makes weight for featherweight debut at UFC on FOX 21

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is set to make his UFC featherweight debut on Saturday at UFC on FOX 21 against Charles Oliveira. On Friday, Pettis made the featherweight limit weighing in at 146 pounds. Pettis makes weight! #UFCVancouver pic.twitter.com/LZWdJckgP6 — GoFightLive (@GFL) August 26, 2016 Pettis is dropping another 10 pounds down from...

Jun 15, 2016 12:20 pm

Anthony Pettis featherweight debut set for August

Earlier this month, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis announced his intentions to drop down to featherweight in hopes of ending his 3-fight skid. On Wednesday, it was announced that Pettis would be making his featherweight debut in Vancouver on August 27th against #7 ranked featherweight Charles Oliveira. UFC Executive VP Tom Wright spoke to...

Jun 8, 2016 10:13 am

Anthony Pettis planning drop to featherweight

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis has gone through a rough patch in the Octagon. After losing his UFC lightweight championship to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185, Pettis dropped back to back decisions to Eddie Alvarez and most recently Edson Barboza. Given the 3-fight losing streak, Pettis feels as though it’s time for...

May 26, 2016 10:55 am

SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh dropping knowledge

Straight Blast Gym head coach John Kavanagh is a rather active social media user. While his prized pupil Conor McGregor has caught quite a bit of criticism since his UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz in March, Kavanagh has taken to social media with some wisdom for his followers. Money will help but it won't...

Mar 5, 2016 8:44 am

Conor McGregor could vacate featherweight championship with UFC 196 win

It’s no secret that Conor McGregor has a tough weight cut when dropping to featherweight. In a recent article we compared McGregor’s size prior to his fight with Jose Aldo to before his UFC 196 fight with Nate Diaz. During the UFC 196 weigh-ins yesterday, McGregor weighed in at 168 pounds, 2 pounds lower than...

Jan 4, 2016 9:29 am

Twitter reacts to jaw-dropping Lawler versus Condit match and decision

Just two days into 2016 and UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit already set the bar extremely high for “Fight of the Year.” See what people had to say about the grueling fight in which Lawler was awarded a split decision, but many thought could have gone either way. Oh man! — Randa...

Nov 25, 2015 9:17 am

Will a star emerge in a UFC women’s flyweight division?

With the UFC finding great success with the female divisions particularly with Ronda Rousey, Dana White has recently told media that the next division to be added for the women will be the 125-pound flyweight class. No date has been set as to when the division will make the debut to MMA’s premiere promotion yet....

Oct 17, 2015 10:37 am

Myles Jury feeling unbeatable at featherweight

Myles ‘Fury’ Jury went on quite a tear of the lightweight division, until Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone scored a dominant unanimous decision win over ‘Fury’ at UFC 182 in January. Since then, Jury has announced that he is dropping down to featherweight, where he will meet Charles Oliveira in his featherweight debut in December at UFC...

Oct 12, 2015 11:54 am

Big Eddie Gordon Planning Trip To Welterweight

After dropping his last three fights in the UFC’s middleweight division, Eddie “Truck” Gordon (7-4 MMA) has decided to move to welterweight (170lbs). The middleweight winner of the Ultimate Fighter Season 19 announced his decision during a recent appearance on Cage Side Submission Radio: “I’m actually looking to make a mark at the welterweight division. That’s...

Oct 11, 2015 1:27 am

17 jaw-dropping facts about this UFC champ

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey is getting ready to make her return to action in less than a month when she goes toe-to-toe with Holly Holm. Rousey was originally expected to face either Miesha “Cupcake” Tate in a third bout, but UFC officials went in a different direction with Holm. There is no doubt...

Oct 9, 2015 6:17 am

Jessica Andrade Drops 20 Pounds, Heads To UFC Strawweight Division

UFC bantamweight Jessica Andrade now plans on dropping some serious weight in order to get down to the strawweight division. Andrade who’s fought at 135 and went 4-3 in two years has now decided to make the drop after losing to Raquel Pennington in her last outing. Just last year Andrade talked about a move...

Oct 8, 2015 10:42 am

Hendricks Not Committing To Middleweight Move

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks was forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC 192 co-main event bout with Tyron Woodley six days ago due to a weight cut mishap which resulted in hospitalization. Following his botched weight cut and fight cancellation, UFC President Dana White told reporters that he now considers Johny Hendricks...

Oct 2, 2015 10:52 am

Anthony Johnson Jokes About Dropping To 170 In Order To Fight Woodley

Amongst the disappointing and unfortunate news that came out this morning, that Johny Hendricks was forced out of his fight with Tyron Woodley because of a weight cutting issue, there was one fighter who aimed to cheer everyone up with his humor. Current UFC light heavyweight Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson took to Twitter to let everyone...

Jul 22, 2015 2:43 pm

WSOF’s Yushin Okami Moves To Welterweight Division

Former UFC middleweight and current World Series of Fighting fighter Yushin Okami will be making the move down to the welterweight division. Okami will be making the cut and dropping to 170 lbs. for the first time on WSOF, according to VP and matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz, who announced the move on MMAJunkie Radio. Okami will...

Dec 21, 2014 8:05 am

Antonio Carlos Junior Announces Move To Middleweight Following UFC FN 58 Loss

Last night at UFC Fight Night 58, Antonio Carlos Junior lost a unanimous decision to Patrick Cummins. Following the loss, Carlos Junior announced he would be joining the middleweight division, dropping down from light heavyweight. The move will make Carlos Junior’s next fight his third UFC fight, and also his third fight in a new...

Dec 15, 2014 8:03 am

Evans considering move to middleweight

Former UFC champion Rashad Evans has spent some time away from the Octagon while healing from knee surgery. ‘Suga’ has stated that he plans to return in early 2015, however no date, or opponent have been set. He joined Chael Sonnen on his podcast, ‘You’re Welcome! With Chael Sonnen’ to discuss the possibility of dropping...

Nov 17, 2014 4:26 pm

Kennedy teasing drop to welterweight: “I can make it”

Tim Kennedy hasn’t fought since the infamous ‘stoolgate’ incident at UFC 175, in which Yoel Romero’s corner stalled to give Romero an extra 25 seconds to recover between rounds after being rocked. At the start of the next round, Romero went out and KO’d Kennedy (Read our breakdown HERE). Kennedy spoke to Submission Radio to...

Sep 2, 2014 5:55 pm

Cyborg On Track For December Bantamweight Drop

“Everything seems to be on schedule (for Cyborg’s drop to 135lbs.). She is pumped up and ready; she is making her way. She wants that fight with Ronda. She is putting in the hard work, the time and the effort to get that fight. I think she’s very focused on getting to where she needs...

Sep 2, 2014 8:38 am

Lorenz Larkin Planning Trip To Welterweight

Lorenz Larkin is now looking to move weight classes once again, this time dropping even lower to the welterweight division. Following his third straight loss in the Octagon at UFC 177, Larkin posted about his disappointment and weight plans on Twitter. <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Sorry everybody but I think it&#39;s my time to listen to my...