549 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...

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...

Oct 15, 2016 8:43 am

VIDEO | Mackenzie Dern scores jaw-dropping submission win

Mackenzie Dern vs Montana Stewart #Legacy61 @TheMMALAB @MackenzieDern OH MY GAWD! Omoplata RNC pic.twitter.com/gM31KLOsHc — Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) October 15, 2016 Friday night at Legacy 61, JiuJitsu ace Mackenzie Dern scored what many consider to not only the submission of the year, but also one of the greatest submissions in the history of MMA when...

Oct 11, 2016 1:27 pm

Jeremy Stephens looks HUGE in recent photo with welterweight champ Tyron Woodley

Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens must be one of the biggest featherweights on the UFC roster. The former lightweight posted a photo on Facebook recently with 170 pound champion Tyron Woodley, and ‘Lil Heathen’ looks bigger than the welterweight champ! See for yourself how Stephens stacks up size-wise with 170 pounders. 170 Welterweight Champ < 145...

Oct 6, 2016 9:09 am

Vitor Belfort struggling with weight-cut for UFC 204 fight

With just 24 hours until former UFC middleweight champion Vitor Belfort needs to hit the scales for his middleweight scrap with Gegard Mousasi, ‘The Phenom’ is reportedly struggling with his weight cut. While there has been no word yet as to what Belfort is currently weighing, the situation is bad enough that the UFC has...

Sep 28, 2016 1:40 pm

John Dodson began camp at 168 pounds for bantamweight fight with John Lineker

This Saturday, former UFC flyweight title contender John Dodson will step into the Octagon in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ to square off against John Lineker in a pivotal bantamweight showdown. Dodson, who made the move to bantamweight after dropping his second loss to flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson, made quite the statement...

Sep 17, 2016 9:14 am

VIDEO | Rashad Evans on the mitts ahead of middleweight debut

[ooyala code=”AyZHB4NTE6KriC0zx8LKAzCQ07oMUxHq” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”1600″ autoplay=”true”] Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has been on a bit of a slide as of late. In 2013, Evans went on a 2-fight win streak that saw him defeat Dan Henderson via split decision, and defeat Chael Sonnen via 1st round TKO. Unfortunately, Evans was sidelined...

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...