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Feb 17, 2017 1:43 pm

Holly Holm’s coach calls for harsh punishment for Cris Cyborg failed drug test

In December of 2016, news surfaced that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who was 2-0 in the UFC in catchweight fights, had been notified of a potential USADA anti-doping violation after a failed out-of-competition drug test on December 5th. Cyborg was quick to explain the situation, stating that she failed the drug test...

Feb 13, 2017 9:27 am

BREAKING | Joanna Jedrzejczyk to defend strawweight title at UFC 211

According to a report from Poland’s Sport.pl, the next fight of Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s incredible reign as UFC strawweight champion will occur at UFC 211, on May 13 in Dallas, Texas. This challenge will be provided by streaking Brazilian contender Jessica Andrade. When we last saw Jedrzejczyk in action, she defeated fellow Polish striker Karolina Kowalkiewicz in the...

Feb 12, 2017 10:39 am

PHOTO | New champ Germaine de Randamie squares off with “Cyborg”

Last night, the UFC touched down in Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208. In the main event of the evening, the organization crowned it’s first-ever women’s featherweight champion. It did so by pitting Dutch kickboxing specialist Germaine de Randamie against former women’s bantamweight queen Holly Holm. Though De Randamie landed two questionably shots after the...

Feb 10, 2017 11:25 pm

Dana White optimistic regarding Cris Cyborg failed drug test

A 2016 Cris Cyborg failed drug test could have landed Cyborg on the sidelines for quite some time, however UFC President Dana White is optimistic regarding the situation. Last year, Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg made her highly anticipated UFC debut at UFC 198, where she picked up a 1st round TKO win over...

Feb 8, 2017 10:12 am

Germaine de Randamie talks Cris Cyborg’s place in featherweight title picture

This Saturday, in the main event of Brooklyn’s UFC 208 fight card, Holly Holm and Germaine De Randamie will fight for the inaugural UFC women’s UFC featherweight title in a highly anticipated showdown. Ahead of the fight, there has been talk of where Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who is also 2-0 in...

Feb 7, 2017 8:19 am

Street Fighter wants to reward Angela Hill for her Sagat weigh-in outfit

Last weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Houston, strawweight striker Angela Hill returned to the UFC after a short stint in the Invicta FC cage. She made this return against streaking contender Jessica Andrade. Though Hill put up a valiant effort in this comeback fight, she ultimately came up short,...

Feb 5, 2017 7:43 am

Dana White confirms Jessica Andrade will get next shot at Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Last month, we learned that dominant UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk had returned to American Top Team to begin training for her next fight. Her opponent for this next fight, however, remained a mystery. On Saturday night, that changed. Though it was widely speculated that the next strawweight title shot would go to Michelle Waterson,...

Feb 4, 2017 7:36 pm

UFC Houston results: Jessica Andrade defeats Angela Hill

To kick off the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Houston’, TUF alum Angela Hill made her return to the Octagon to fight #5 ranked strawweight Jessica Andrade after winning the Invicta 115 pound title. The fight started as Andrade pressures forward, pressing Hill against the cage and landing several clean shots that tag Hill....

Jan 6, 2017 9:42 am

Champion Amanda Nunes eyeing titles in two divisions

Throughout 2016, there were talks of the UFC forming a women’s flyweight division at 125 pounds. While the promotion never officially announced the formation of the division, they held a women’s flyweight fight between Joanne Calderwood vs. Valerie Letourneau which was an extremely spectacular fight. Following the fight, UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk revealed...

Jan 4, 2017 8:24 am

Tito Ortiz opens up on Cris Cyborg turning down UFC title fights

The last several weeks of 2016 certainly were interesting ones for Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg. UFC President Dana White revealed several weeks ago that Cris Cyborg, who is 2-0 under the UFC banner at catchweight fights at 140 pounds, had turned down not one, but two opportunities to fight for the inaugural women’s...

Dec 31, 2016 9:17 am

Cris Cyborg reacts to Ronda Rousey’s loss at UFC 207

In the main event of UFC 207 Friday evening, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes made her first successful title defense as she knocked out former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds. Nunes landed a big punch just moments into the fight, noticeably leaving Rousey stunned. Nunes followed up the blow...

Dec 23, 2016 9:11 am

Cris Cyborg’s rep gives info on failed drug test

This week, news surfaced that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg had failed a random out-of-competition drug test on December 5th, and was potentially in violation of USADA’s anti-doping policy. The UFC was quick to release a statement on the matter, which was ultimately followed up by a statement from Cyborg herself on social...

Dec 22, 2016 3:31 pm

Cris Cyborg releases statement on failed drug test

Thursday morning the MMA community woke up to news that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg had failed a USADA drug test earlier this month. The UFC was notified of the drug testing failure and released a statement of their own. While Cyborg’s team maintained radio silence on the matter immediately, the WMMA vet...

Dec 22, 2016 2:35 pm

VIDEO | Dana White talks about Cris Cyborg’s failed USADA drug test: ‘I thought it was just strange that she was turning down all these fights’

The MMA community has been buzzing with the news of Cris Cyborg’s potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on December 5, 2016. The UFC released a statement on Thursday stating that they were notified of the potential violation. UFC President Dana White spoke with TMZ on Thursday about the situation. “USADA...

Dec 22, 2016 1:10 pm

Cris Cyborg releases first statement on failed USADA drug test

Big news hit the MMA community on Thursday when the UFC released a statement that they were notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on December 5, 2016. Cyborg gave a short statement to MMA Fighting following the news...

Dec 20, 2016 10:27 am

Cody Garbrandt weighs in on training partner Paige VanZant’s fighting future

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. In the card’s main event, 22-year-old strawweight prospect Paige VanZant had the opportunity to score a huge win in front of her adopted hometown as she took on former Invicta atomweight champion Michelle Waterson. Regrettably for VanZant and her fans in...

Dec 19, 2016 4:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tiffany van Soest on Joanna Jedrzejczyk: She’s good but I know I’m better

Renown kickboxing and Muay Thai fighter Tiffany van Soest made history recently by becoming the first-ever female champion in the Glory kickboxing promotion. Van Soest fought twice on December 10 in the Women’s Super-Bantamweight Grand Prix to claim the title. Van Soest first met Jessica Gladstone in the semifinal, taking a unanimous decision win and...

Dec 19, 2016 9:30 am

Rose Namajunas calls for fight with “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson

On Saturday night, in the main event of UFC on Fox 22, former Invicta Fighting Championship atomweight queen Michelle Waterson scored a huge win over highly regarded prospect Paige VanZant. Waterson earned this win by putting VanZant to sleep with a first-round rear-naked choke. In victory, the former Invicta champ continues her march up the...

Dec 18, 2016 9:02 am

Despite loss, Paige VanZant assures she’s “gonna have the belt one day.”

Last night, in the main event of UFC on Fox 22, strawweight prospect Paige VanZant had her rise halted by a first-round submission loss to former Invicta atomweight champ Michelle Waterson. Shortly after this lopsided loss, the fan favorite spoke with the media about the fight. “I got caught,” VanZant said of her submission loss...

Dec 18, 2016 8:44 am

Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC on Fox 22: 16 fighters take home $2,500

Last night, the UFC touched down in Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. At the moment, purses for this 13-fight card are not known. We do, however, know how much the card’s 26 fighters took home through the UFC’s frequently criticized outfitting deal with sports apparel giant Reebok. Under the UFC’s deal with Reebok,...

Dec 14, 2016 9:39 am

Dana White fires back at Cris Cyborg following news of Holm vs. de Randamie

This week, the UFC announced that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm, and #11 ranked women’s bantamweight Germaine de Randamie would be fighting for the inaugural women’s featherweight championship at UFC 208 on February 11th. That didn’t sit too well with Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who is now 2-0 in the...

Dec 14, 2016 8:41 am

MMA community reacts to news of Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie title fight

This week, the UFC announced that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm would be stepping into the Octagon against #11 ranked women’s bantamweight, Germaine de Randamie, at UFC 208 for the inaugural women’s featherweight title. The news followed a statement from UFC President Dana White earlier this week, in which the UFC President stated...

Dec 14, 2016 8:27 am

VIDEO | Tearful Angela Hill explains why she won’t be returning to the UFC in December

Sorry guys, I know it was rumored I was fighting in Dec but it's not happening, here's why. pic.twitter.com/VOEyldLPLs — Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) December 13, 2016 After a late October 2015 loss to the ever dangerous Rose Namajunas, strawweight striker Angela Hill was released from the UFC. This, of course, was not the end of...

Dec 13, 2016 8:03 pm

Cris Cyborg sounds off on the announcement of the UFC women’s featherweight title fight between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie

The UFC women’s division took a big turn on Tuesday when it was announced that an inaugural women’s featherweight title fight between former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie would be taking place at UFC 208. This comes shortly after UFC President Dana White had stated that he offered Invicta featherweight...

Dec 12, 2016 6:46 am

VIDEO | Road to the Octagon – Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall

This Saturday (December 17), the UFC will return to sunny Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. The card will be headlined by a compelling strawweight scrap between 22-year-old prospect Paige VanZant, and former Invicta atomweight champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson. Before these two talented strawweights get at it, however, we’ll witness a welterweight...

Dec 6, 2016 9:55 am

Cris Cyborg explains why she turned down two UFC featherweight title fights

Since Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg made her successful UFC debut back in May at UFC 198, the arguable pound for pound women’s champ has been campaigning for the UFC to create a women’s featherweight division. With that being said, many fight fans were shocked to learn this week that when the UFC...