LOS ANGELES, February 28 – The highly-anticipated UFC debut of former world boxing champion Holly Holm was a successful one, as the unbeaten Albuquerque native held off a strong late charge from ultra-tough Raquel Pennington Saturday night to win a three-round split decision in the UFC 184 co-main event at STAPLES Center.Scores were 30-27, 29-28 and 28-29.Holm had a strong opening round, mixing her punches and kicks well in the midst of defending attempts by Pennington to lock up and grapple, and there was more of the same in the second and she began to let her punches and kicks go ev
LOS ANGELES, February 28 – In his first UFC fight since September of 2008, Roan “Jucao" Carneiro made short work of Mark Munoz, submitting the perennial middleweight contender in the first round of UFC 184 prelim action at STAPLES Center Saturday, immediately adding his name to the list of Octagon standouts once again.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission disciplinary hearing for former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva does not have a set date in March, but according to a story published by Brazilian website UOL on Saturday, the MMA icon and his team are preparing his defense, with Silva reportedly planning to admit to using several banned substances. The report makes clear that Silva will insist that his use of performance enhancing drugs wasn’t to gain an advantage on his opponent, but rather as an aid in his recovery from the broken leg suffered in his December 2013 loss to Chris Wei
On February 27, the UFC filed a motion to dismiss the four virtually identical civil antitrust complaints filed against the company. We deny the plaintiffs' factual and legal allegations but they also fail to state any legal claim against the UFC.While UFC vigorously contests the plaintiffs' characterization of the facts, a court deciding a motion to dismiss generally must accept the allegations as true.
Nearly nine years after bringing mixed martial arts legends Matt Hughes and Royce Gracie to Los Angeles in 2006, the UFC has returned to the City of Angels, and while the main attraction this week is tonight’s UFC 184 card at STAPLES Center headlined by the women’s bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano, a press conference held at L.A.
Las Vegas, Nev. – Coming off a historic season that saw the crowning of the UFC’s first-ever women’s strawweight champion, the next installment of The Ultimate Fighter® looks to raise the stakes once again. For the first time in the show’s 10-year history, a gym versus gym format will be introduced pitting fighters from the famed American Top Team against those from Blackzilians, all while living together under one roof in South Florida.
In his first start since a controversial decision loss to Cathal Pendred in January, welterweight prospect Sean Spencer will return to the Octagon on May 23 to square off with veteran standout Mike Pyle at UFC 187 in Las Vegas.The Memorial Day weekend card is headlined by title fights between Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson and Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort.Las Vegas' Pyle is hoping to get back in the win column after an August 2014 loss to Jordan Mein, and with victories in his last three bouts in his adopted hometown, momentum is on the side of "Quicksand," as he takes on Texas' Spencer,
With the first shot that landed, Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino got Charmaine Tweet’s attention. Just 46 seconds later, the fight was over.After an 18-month layoff, Justino returned in spectacular fashion at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Friday night, blasting the Canadian with a straight right hand down the pipe. A second right hand connected and dropped Tweet to the canvas.
LOS ANGELESA little more than a month after destroying Alexander Gustafsson in Sweden, Anthony Johnson faced another Swedish challenger on Friday at the UFC 184 Q&A session – a UFC fan from Sweden.“I’m from Sweden,” she said. “So I’m pretty pissed at you.”“Rumble” apologized for what he had to do against Gustafsson.“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to shut down a whole country,” Johnson said, apologetically. And the crowd that gathered to greet Rumble as the special UFC 184 Q&A guest at L.A.
Three hard-hitting bouts will be heading to the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 6 for UFC Fight Night action in the Big Easy.In an intriguing heavyweight showdown, Matt Mitrione will put his three-fight knockout streak on the line against Ben Rothwell, who is coming off the biggest win of his UFC career, a knockout of Alistair Overeem last September.Also added to the card, which is headlined by the light heavyweight matchup between Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader, is a middleweight bout pitting MMA superstar Dan "Hendo" Henderson against the hard-charging "Barbarian," T
UFC 184, which is headlined by the UFC women's bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano and the women's bantamweight bout between Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington, airs live on Pay-Per-View from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
The UFC Fight Night event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 21 now has a new co-main event, as Josh Thomson has been forced from his bout against Gilbert Burns due to injury.Stepping into the co-main slot on the card headlined by the welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare is another 170-pound showdown pitting Erick Silva against Ben Saunders.Highly-touted lightweight prospect Burns will remain on the main card, as he faces Octagon newcomer Alex Oliveira. Read the Full Article Here
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It's been a while since we've raved about sporting heroine Ronda Rousey and her incredible rise in the mixed martial arts community, but that's not to say the female bantamweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship hasn't been busy. After her last fight against Alexis Davis in July 2014 (which, by the way, Rousey dominated and finished within 16 seconds), the Olympian has undergone a successful knee surgery, rehabbed it and prepared for the biggest fight of her life and we can't wait to see how it unfolds.