It wouldn’t be a major Nick Diaz fight without drama and mystery. The enigmatic Californian is scheduled to make his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in a middleweight main event against former champion Anderson Silva.
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Top UFC women’s bantamweight contender Miesha Tate is planning one heck of a celebration after her bout Saturday night against Olympic silver medal-winning wrestler Sara McMann on the UFC 183 card at MGM Grand. Tate plans to drive to Glendale early Sunday morning to watch her beloved Seattle Seahawks play in the Super Bowl.
There will be no rematch between Alexander Gustafsson and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
The shadow of light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is hanging over tonight’s Ultimate Fighting Championship card in Stockholm, even though he will be a continent away in the United States.
The arrest of New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on federal corruption charges Thursday caught the attention of Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship, which has been feuding with Silver over proposed legislation that would legalize mixed martial arts fights in New York state.
An attorney for former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Wanderlei Silva has filed suit against the Nevada Athletic Commission, claiming the regulatory body acted outside its jurisdiction in essentially banning the fighter for life for evading a drug test last year.
After demolishing Dennis Siver on Sunday, featherweight phenom Conor McGregor turned his attention to champion Jose Aldo. McGregor was hoping the title bout would be in Ireland, but UFC president Dana White said the big fight probably will be in Las Vegas in May.
There is one remaining obstacle standing in the way of Conor McGregor getting a chance to fulfill what he has insisted to be his destiny since making his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in April 2013.
Welterweight Jake Shields will fight Brian Foster in the main event of the World Series of Fighting card tonight at Planet Hollywood.
Las Vegan Frank Mir was supposed to have a quick trip down the highway for his upcoming fight against heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. But the fight was moved from UFC 184 in Los Angeles on Feb. 28 to the headline spot on the UFC Fight Night card in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Feb. 22.
Licensed boxers and mixed martial artists can continue using cocaine and several other recreational drugs without repercussion from the the Nevada Athletic Commission, provided their systems are clean on the day of the fight. At least for now.
Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champ Jon Jones announced Tuesday he has entered a rehabilitation facility just two days after scoring perhaps his biggest victory in the cage.
“We have no business doing drug testing,” UFC president Dana White said after the fiasco over Cung Le’s drug tests in Macau. So, the UFC abandoned plans to implement its own year-round drug testing program.
At some point last week, amidst all the trash talk, pre-fight brawling and over-the-top rhetoric, Jon Jones appeared to leave the door open for the hatchet to be buried after he and Daniel Cormier finally fought Saturday night. So much for that idea.
Jon Jones retained the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory in the main event of UFC 182 at MGM Grand on Saturday night.
The war of words leading up to Saturday’s UFC 182 main event is underway.
UFC 40 was a seminal moment in the development of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It also served as a driving force in the development of Myles Jury from a kid training in martial arts to someone who saw a potential career in fighting.
Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight title against bitter rival Daniel Cormier in the highly anticipated main event of UFC 182 at the MGM Grand on Saturday. But Donald Cerrone promises an exciting fight with unbeaten Myles Jury earlier on the card.
Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion and media organization, is continuing to boost its global presence for 2015 after staging a record 22 live fight events outside the United States in 2014.
Former UFC light heavyweight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson appeared on the Ultimate Fighting Championship broadcast of a live event in Brazil on Saturday night to announced he had signed a deal to return to the organization. But Scott Coker, the head of Bellator MMA, said on social media that Jackson is under exclusive contract with his group.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will fight Reno native C.B. Dollaway in a middleweight bout that headlines an Ultimate Fighting Championship card today in Brazil.
A group of three mixed martial artists headed by Cung Le filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Las Vegas-based Zuffa LLC, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, on Tuesday in San Jose, Calif.
Rafael dos Anjos appears to be next in line to fight UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, thanks in part to an injury to top contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.
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