162 Search Results for strikeforce import

Feb 25, 2013 4:16 pm

Dana White Impressed With Strikeforce Imports Raising Of The Bar | UFC News

UFC 157’s main event begins with Robbie Lawler earning a W over Josh Koscheck with a first-round TKO, which took place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.  It was Lawler’s first time back to the UFC since UFC 50 after a recent run in Strikeforce impressing Dana White. “The people were booing at the beginning of...

Jan 11, 2013 3:25 pm

Final Strikeforce Card Predictable, Yet Still Heavily Important | MMA NEWS

This weekend will mark the final showing of the Strikeforce promotion. Although it is a bit of a sad day for the MMA community the final card looks extremely meager and one-sided, to say the least. The promotions original “Champions” card, which fell through even before it was completely formed, has turned in to the...

Jun 14, 2015 11:58 am

Werdum: ‘Win Over Velasquez Tops Beating Fedor in Strikeforce’

After his dominant victory last night over Cain Velasquez at “UFC 188”, the argument could be made that Fabricio Werdum is the greatest heavyweight in mixed martial arts history. Velasquez, without a doubt, has been the most dominant heavyweight in the octagon since Randy Couture. His performances over Junior dos Santos and Antonio Silva were...

May 3, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, Tarec Saffiedine, Talks UFC Debut and Title Shot | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Tarec Saffiedine, the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight belt before the organization’s earlier this year, spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about his upcoming UFC debut against fellow Strikeforce alumn, Robbie Lawler. For Saffiedine (14-3), who won the Strikeforce belt with a unanimous decision victory over Nate Marquardt in January, this...

Mar 5, 2013 2:09 pm

Impressive UFC Imports (Part One) | UFC NEWS

There is no arguing that the UFC is usually the promotion all mixed martial artists want to end up fighting for. After all, this is where the money is and it is the best place to prove to the world that you are the best by trying to beat the best. There are promotions outside...

Jul 17, 2012 10:01 am

Coker Says No Strikeforce Champs Will Take Off To The UFC | MMA NEWS

  Since the UFC’s blockbuster purchase of rival organization, Strikeforce, the UFC has really run the show and turned Strikeforce into a much more marketable company. The UFC has also taken the liberty to import some top fighters to compete at the highest level of MMA in the UFC. Such notable names include former Strikeforce...

May 16, 2012 3:04 pm

Exclusive | Gilbert Melendez on Strikeforce, UFC, Diaz, BJ Penn, and more | MMA NEWS

Gilbert Melendez is one of the few fighters to fight outside of the UFC and still garner the respect of a champion in their organization. Melendez is the current Strikeforce Lightweight Champion, and currently scheduled to rematch Josh Thomson on May 19, 2012. Melendez once seemed bitter about losing the opportunity to jump to the...

Feb 11, 2012 8:17 pm

Strikeforce Light-heavyweight Roger Gracie Latest To Join UFC Roster

As recently confirmed by sources close to the fighter, Strikeforce light-heavyweight, Roger Gracie has inked a deal with the UFC. Over the past few weeks Roger has been making headlines due to his dwindling BJJ competition schedule and shifted focus to MMA training full-time. Now we have our answers as to why. Roger was undefeated...

Jan 18, 2012 5:15 am

MMA NEWS – "Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey" Official – Tickets On Pre-Sale Today For Columbus Event

A highly-anticipated and exciting title fight featuring two of the world’s elite mixed martial artists will take place when STRIKEFORCE returns to Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 3, when newly-crowned women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate makes her first title defense against undefeated sensation Ronda Rousey. STRIKEFORCE: TATE vs. ROUSEY will air live...

Jun 4, 2014 6:55 am

Mousasi & Kennedy Engage In Twitter Beef

Top UFC middleweight fighter’s Gegard Mousasi & Tim Kennedy have engaged in twitter beef. The two Strikeforce imports are both trying to climb the same ladder and there doesn’t appear to be any love lost. Check it: @mousasi_mma bwwwwaaa ha ha ha pic.twitter.com/udfiCKBC34 — Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) June 4, 2014 @TimKennedyMMA LOL u goofy look...

May 29, 2014 6:09 am

QUICK TWITT | Kennedy Still Tormenting Bisping, Months After Win

Is Tim Kennedy a bully? The Strikeforce import, turned UFC middleweight, recently welcomed Michael Bisping back to the cage after more than a year off. During the fight, Kennedy did literally no damage to ‘The Count’ but instead chose to employ a pure wrestling game plan to best the TUF winner. Months removed from their...

May 7, 2014 1:50 pm

Lorenz Larkin: ‘My last fight sucked’

“I just waited. I just waited way too long. I didn’t pull the trigger. It just sucked, but maybe it was for the best because in my camp we’ve been working on pulling the trigger and not waiting. The biggest thing with that fight was just me not pulling the trigger. I did watch the...

Feb 27, 2014 10:17 am

Ponzinibbio out, Jordan Mein now faces Hernani Perpetuo at UFC on FOX 11

A cast member from “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2,″ Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), has been forced to pull out of his upcoming fight at UFC on FOX 11. The reason behind Ponzinibbio’s scratch remains unknown, but it left Canadian Jordan Mein without an opponent for the April fight card. UFC officials were quick to correct the matter,...

Feb 8, 2014 11:35 am

Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller added to UFC 172 in Baltimore

Bobby Green (22-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will look to keep his perfect UFC record intact when he faces perennial contender Jim Miller (23-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC) at April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore. UFC officials announced the lightweight bout on Friday evening. Strikeforce import, Bobby Green, will be looking for his eighth-straight victory when he...

Jan 20, 2014 9:39 am

Bisping vs. Kennedy Targeted For ‘TUF Nations’ Finale Event

  While not officially booked, a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy is currently in the planning stages for a headlining slot at the ‘TUF Nations’ Finale event. Details are still sparse on this booking, but the TUF Nations finale is expected to go down on April 16 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada....

Nov 28, 2013 2:01 pm

Report: UFC Heavyweight Del Rosario On Life Support, Not Expected To Live Past Tomorrow

Unfortunately for his family, friends and MMA fans around the world, UFC heavyweight Shane Del Rosario has taken a turn for the worse since being admitted into the hospital following a Tuesday morning Catastrophic Cardiovascular Collapse. No official word from the family has been given at this time, however BJPENN.COM has confirmed through sources that...

Nov 27, 2013 2:06 pm

UFC Heavyweight Del Rosario Hospitalized After Catastrophic Cardiovascular Collapse

Top heavyweight prospect, Shane Del Rosario is in the hospital today after suffering from a near fatal heart attack Tuesday morning. The Strikeforce import was recently announced injured and out of his UFC 168 contest against Guto Inocente with a rib injury. Now things have gotten worse. Jason House of Iridum Sports released the following...

Nov 5, 2013 7:21 am

Kikuno vs. Mulhern Set For UFC Fight Night 34 In Singapore

A lightweight bout has been added to UFC Fight Night 34 when the promotion heads overseas to Singapore in January. The newly announced contest will put UFC newcomer Katsunori Kikuno opposite Quinn Mulhern in a bout that was announced via twitter by UFC officials. The Fight Night event has yet to take shape and broadcast...

Sep 18, 2013 12:21 pm

Cruickshank vs. Martins Latest Addition To Fight Night 32 Card

  UFC officials have put together a lightweight bout between Daron Cruickshank and UFC rookie Adriano Martins. This lightweight bout is set to go down at UFC Fight Night 32. UFC Fight Night 32 takes place at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil on November 9. In the main event Vitor Belfort takes on...

Sep 10, 2013 9:34 am

Thiago Tavares vs. Quinn Mulhern Added To Fight Night 32

After a lengthy suspension for banned substances, Thiago Tavares is set to return to action in front of his native countrymen this November in a lightweight bout against Quinn Mulhern. UFC officials recently announced the bout. UFC Fight Night 32 is set to go down on FOX Sports 1 on November 9 from Goiania, Brazil....

Sep 6, 2013 2:13 pm

James Krause vs. Bobby Green Booked For Nov. 6 Event

A lightweight bout has been added to the upcoming Fight For The Troops event in the form of James Krause vs. Bobby Green. UFC officials announced the contest via twitter this afternoon. UFC Fight Night 31 or ‘Fight For The Troops 3’, is set to go down from Kentucky’s Fort Campbell on November 6th. The...

Sep 6, 2013 6:55 am

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday evening, UFC officials confirmed that a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Frank Mir most recentlty fought at last weekends UFC 164 event in Milwaukee. Unfortunately...

Sep 5, 2013 10:25 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18: The Debut of Women’s MMA

Upon the announcement of women being cast on the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, fans and media alike held their collective breaths as they waited to see what kind of talent would join the roster in the inaugural season for women. When the cast (now narrowed down to eight upon the airing of the...

Aug 22, 2013 6:05 am

Lyoto Machida drops to 185, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight for the Troops 3

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) will make his middleweight debut this November when he takes on military hero Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the UFC’s third “Fight for the Troops” show. UFC President Dana White announced the fight late Wednesday evening on “FOX Sports Live.” Machida...

Aug 2, 2013 7:29 am

Tim Kennedy eyes fight with Wand, not PED using Vitor Belfort

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) recently turned down a middleweight bout against Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC), stating that the only fight he’s interested in at 185-pounds would be for the UFC middleweight title. Undeterred, Kennedy says he wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect of facing...

Aug 2, 2013 6:14 am

Rashad Evans: I won’t fight Vitor

Just moments after Chris Weidman shocked the world by defeating Anderson Silva at UFC 162, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) began campainging for another shot at the UFC middleweight strap. Unfortunately for “The Phenom”, Dana White booked an immediate rematch between the longtime middleweight kingpin and the newly crowned champ, set for this December at...

Jul 31, 2013 12:00 pm

Dana White likes Evans vs. Belfort, not Sonnen

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), said that he would rather return to a higher weight class than hang around at middleweight to fight the likes of Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Well, that’s just fine with UFC President Dana White: “Then let’s do him and Rashad...