3373 Search Results for rematch

Sep 20, 2016 9:43 am

Jon Anik to Be Joined by Two New Fighters at the Commentary Booth

When Jon Anik hunkers down at the broadcast booth to call a UFC event, he’s typically joined by one of two fighters. One is former UFC lightweight and featherweight title challenger Kenny Florian. The other is former UFC middleweight Brian Stann. Both are long retired. Today, however, news broke that Anik will be joined by two...

Sep 20, 2016 8:38 am

Nate Diaz reportedly passes UFC 202 drug test, not out of the woods yet

Last month, the UFC held arguably the biggest rematch in the history of the sport as Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 202. The fight, which served as McGregor’s shot at redemption after being submitted by Diaz at UFC 196 earlier this year, was one of...

Sep 20, 2016 7:52 am

Dana White Keeps Hope for Rousey vs. Cyborg Alive

It’s now been almost a year since Ronda Rousey’s shocking, knockout loss to Holly Holm, and the former bantamweight champ has not been seen since. Given the length of her layoff, it’s been widely speculated that her fighting days are done; that the loss not only shattered her perfect record, but extinguished her competitive spirit. Recently,...

Sep 19, 2016 3:30 pm

Thiago Alves is back on UFC 205

Thiago Alves is back on UFC 205 according to ‘The Pitbull’ himself. Alves tweeted that he had a replacement following Al Iaquinta pulling out after a contract dispute, and sources are saying it’s none other than Jim Miller. MMA insider Dizz followed up on Alves’ tweet on Monday with news of Miller stepping in to face...


Sep 19, 2016 2:40 pm

Michael Johnson on Former Opponent Nate Diaz: He Deserves Everything He’s Getting Right Now

This year, Nate Diaz has made millions of dollars of the course of two welterweight bouts with Irish Superstar Conor McGregor. Of course, Diaz didn’t just stumble into these lucrative bouts. He demanded them in a profanity-riddled diatribe after a 2015 decision victory over Michael Johnson. This past weekend, Johnson returned to the win column with a...

Sep 19, 2016 6:28 am

UFC Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson Has an Opponent in Mind for his Next Bout

While we wait to learn whether Daniel Cormier’s next title defense will be against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson or Jon Jones, the rest of the light heavyweight division is trundling on. Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that two-time light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson will be taking on 40-year-old veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Brazil this November....

Sep 19, 2016 5:47 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather Once Again Discusses Conor McGregor Fight

In March of this year, Conor McGregor was submitted by the long-unheralded Nate Diaz in one of the year’s biggest upsets. Given that McGregor has long stood out as one of the UFC’s biggest stars, the organization quickly began assembling a Diaz-McGregor rematch with the hopes of giving their Irish cash cow a shot at...

Sep 18, 2016 7:22 pm

Report | Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes in the works for UFC 207

According to a new report from MMA insider @TalkMMA, the UFC has some big plans for December’s UFC 207 event in Las Vegas. Dizz recently tweeted that the promotion is targeting a Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes women’s bantamweight title fight for their annual New Year’s Eve card in Sin City. Check it out: Amanda...

Sep 18, 2016 1:09 pm

PHOTO | Anastasia Yankova went to war at Bellator 161 “This is MMA babe”

Undefeated Bellator fighter Anastasia Yankova (4-0 MMA) picked up a split-decision victory over Veta Arteaga at Bellator 161 this past Friday night. The stunning 25-year-old Russian fighter was definitely feeling the after effects of her three-round war with Arteaga, as she posted the following photo to her Instagram one day after the fight: This is...

Sep 18, 2016 11:39 am

Cain Velasquez Would Love to Fight in Mexico City Again, But He’d Prepare Differently

When Cain Velasquez defeated Junior Dos Santos for the second time in late 2013, the sky looked like the limit. The Mexican-American heavyweight champion had come out on top in one of the greatest rivalries in heavyweight history, and was poised to move on to new and exciting challenges. Unfortunately, Velasquez then spent almost two...

Sep 17, 2016 3:43 pm

Travis Browne’s coach explains Fabricio Werdum vs. Edmond Tarverdyan scuffle

In the co-main event of UFC 203 earlier this month, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum squared off against Travis Browne in a highly anticipated rematch. Going into the fight, Werdum was very open about the fact that the fight was a big one for his career. After returning to the UFC and going on...

Sep 17, 2016 1:02 pm

Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig recalls Master Thong betting against Urijah Faber

‘Master Thong’ has been a staple of Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male gym for quite some time. In addition to being one of the best striking coaches on the planet, Master Thong has caught the eye of several MMA fans with his hilarious and over-the-top fight night outfits when he’s cornering fighters. Unfortunately however, several...

Sep 17, 2016 11:36 am

TJ Dillashaw: “I don’t even want to beat Urijah up. It’s not worth my time. “

The bantamweight division has been in a state of unrest since Dominick Cruz reclaimed the title over TJ Dillashaw back in January. With the emergence of contenders like Cody Garbrandt, the idea of who gets the next title shot becomes even murkier. Former champion TJ Dillashaw discussed the landscape of the 135 pound division, and...

Sep 16, 2016 3:16 pm

VIDEO | Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier get physical at UFC Fight Night 94 ceremonial weigh-ins

#UFCHidalgo can't come soon [email protected] vs @FollowTheMenaceLIVE & FREE on @FS1 10pmET https://t.co/Krray80v8S — UFC (@ufc) September 16, 2016 UFC lightweights Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier will take to the center of the Octagon in the main event of UFC Fight Night 94, which takes place in Hidalgo, Texas on Saturday night. On Friday, the...

Sep 16, 2016 9:31 am

Frankie Edgar randomly tested by USADA

At the end of the first year of random out-of-competition testing, the US Anti-Doping Agency expressed their desire to increase the number of out-of-competition drug tests in the program’s second year with the UFC. Former UFC lightweight champion, and #2 ranked UFC featherweight, Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar took to Instagram to reveal that he was...

Sep 16, 2016 8:26 am

VIDEO | Jose Aldo Looking Razor Sharp in Training

[ooyala code=”1vMDR4NTE6QbgnxwYZHCn1sfwDErWDh9″ player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”724″ autoplay=”true”] Interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo is still an absolute monster. The video above – which shows the Brazilian great smashing mitts with Emerson Falcao – is all the proof of that statement you need. As deadly as Aldo looks in training, however, we currently don’t know who he’s training...

Sep 16, 2016 7:11 am

TJ Dillashaw Considering Drop to Flyweight for Title Fight with Demetrious Johnson

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw surrendered the UFC bantamweight title to returning champion Dominick Cruz in a competitive, five-round battle. Having rebounded from this title loss with a nice, decision win over Rafael Assuncao at UFC 200, Dillashaw’s focus is now locked on a rematch with Cruz, and the chance to reclaim the...

Sep 15, 2016 6:23 pm

VIDEO | Michael Johnson during fan Q&A: ‘Nate Diaz definitely doesn’t hit hard’

Michael “The Menace” Johnson headlines UFC Fight Night 94 this Saturday against Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. On Wednesday ahead of the main event, Johnson took to Facebook live where he answered questions from fans tuning in. Some of the more interesting answers that he gave from the fight fan’s asking their questions on Facebook went...

Sep 15, 2016 3:46 pm

Anthony Johnson & Daniel Cormier trade shots on social media

Last month at UFC 202, top ranked light heavyweight Anthony Johnson picked up a major win as he knocked out Glover Teixeira in the first round of their UFC 202 scrap. Following the fight, ‘Rumble’ called for a rematch with UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Cormier verbally agreed to the fight, stating that Johnson...

Sep 15, 2016 2:33 pm

Frankie Edgar vs Jeremy Stephens in talks for UFC 205 showdown

New Jersey native Frankie Edgar’s dreams of fighting in Madison Square Garden are closer than ever from coming into fruition. Brazil’s Combate is reporting that Edgar will be taking on Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens in a featherweight showdown at UFC 205 for the UFC’s first event in New York. Growing up and training just an hour...

Sep 15, 2016 11:54 am

Fabricio Werdum vs Cain Velasquez II targeted for UFC 207

With both men coming off of victories over Travis ‘Hapa’ Browne, a rematch between former heavyweight champions Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez is now being targeted for UFC 207 in December. Velasquez said on UFC Tonight that he would rather not wait while Miocic takes a break, noting that a rematch with Werdum in December...

Sep 15, 2016 11:30 am

Cain Velasquez weighs-in on potential Jon Jones immediate title shot

Leading up to UFC 200, all signs pointed to former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones and UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier having their highly anticipated rematch in the main event of the bout. Both fighters made it to fight week uninjured, and were taking part in their media rounds ahead of the fight....

Sep 15, 2016 6:14 am

Stefan Struve gets a new opponent for UFC 204

Coming off a blistering 16-second knockout win over Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, Stefan Struve is looking to build on that momentum at UFC 204 in October. ‘The Skyscraper’ almost didn’t get the chance however after his original opponent Ruslan Magomedov was forced off of the card with a staph infection. Now, it appears Struve will remain...

Sep 14, 2016 1:03 pm

Stipe Miocic wants time off after KO win, UFC considering Werdum vs Velasquez II

After a busy 2016 that saw heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic capture the title as well as defend it, the Cleveland native is calling for some much needed time off. Miocic knockout out Alistair Overeem in the first round of their UFC 203 headliner on Saturday night, and many wondered who the heavyweight champ would take...

Sep 14, 2016 11:57 am

Nick Diaz still hasn’t paid NSAC fine, suspension upheld

Nick Diaz still hasn’t paid off his fines from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, so don’t expect him to fight until he does. Bob Bennett, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, spoke with Damon Martin of FOX Sports and discussed the matter of Diaz’s suspension status and the financial matters holding him...

Sep 14, 2016 7:42 am

Chad Mendes hunts and kills massive moose in Alaska, Rockhold goes spearfishing

Featherweight contender Chad Mendes bagged a massive moose while hunting in Alaska and took to social media to display his handiwork. ‘Money’ Mendes is documenting his Alaska moose hunt on his Youtube channel and seems to be keeping busy while serving out his suspension after his 2015 knockout loss to Frankie Edgar. “Ok guys the first...

Sep 14, 2016 5:29 am

Max Holloway demands title shot from Jose Aldo, Aldo prefers Pettis

Max Holloway has officially lost his patience in waiting for a title shot. The 24-year-old Hawaiian is currently riding a nine fight win streak, by far the longest in the featherweight division, yet the man still hasn’t got his shot at gold. Holloway tweeted at interim champion Jose Aldo in frustration on Tuesday night: Dont...

Sep 13, 2016 10:15 am

NAC Director releases statement on formal complaint against Conor McGregor & Nate Diaz

Prior to UFC 202, tensions were quickly rising between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor ahead of their highly anticipated rematch. Tensions reached their breaking point when Conor McGregor arrived at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference nearly half an hour late. That didn’t sit too well with Nate Diaz, who quickly got up and walked...