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.
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Chris Weidman’s next defense of the middleweight title against Vitor Belfort, previously slated to take place at UFC 181 on Dec. 6, will now headline UFC 184 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2015.
Jose Aldo beat Chad Mendes in Rio on Saturday in Rio in what Dana White called “the greatest featherweight title fight in history.” “I put my heart and soul into this fight. I fought tooth and nail,” Mendes said. “Obviously, I came up a bit short, but I feel the same as Jose. I think everyone wins with a fight like that.”
Las Vegan Brad Tavares will look to snap a two-fight losing streak when he takes on middleweight Nate Marquardt on the Jan. 3 at MGM Grand, sources close to the organization confirmed on Friday.
Cain Velasquez, the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion, injured his right knee during training and has been forced to pull out of a scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum in the main event of UFC 180 on Nov. 15 in Mexico City.
When the former UFC middleweight champ broke his leg in the cage Dec. 28, it could have ended his career. But he battled through the rehabilitation process — and depression — and says he’ll be 100 percent against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on Jan. 3.
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has won each of his past three times in the first round. He expects his first title defense, against Gilbert Melendez in UFC 181 on Dec. 6 at Mandalay Bay, to be another brief experience.
Sources: Pettis vs. Hobar to fight in UFC 181
The Canadian welterweight made a statement with a third-round knockout of former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine on Saturday night in Nova Scotia. It was MacDonald’s third straight win.
UFC veteran Cung Le suspended nine months after positive HGH result
Light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson was suspended indefinitely on Sept. 19 by the UFC. The organization has hired an independent law firm to investigate abuse allegations by the mother of Johnson’s children.
As he watched his son play football, Dana White smiled. He did not have an episode with the referees. He did not use swear words. He was the ideal father, like Mr. Cunningham in “Happy Days.”
Saturday night’s Ultimate Fighting Championship card at the MGM Grand without question served as a sort of unofficial coming out party for the organization’s anointed future superstar, Conor McGregor.
Demetrious Johnson retained the Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight title with a second-round submission of Chris Cariaso in the main event of UFC 178 at MGM Grand on Saturday night.
Tonight marks what just about everyone associated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship hopes will be the official beginning of the Conor McGregor era.
Capsule previews of the main card fights at UFC 178.
Regardless of how much success Dominick Cruz experiences the rest of his career and what he has already accomplished as a UFC champion, the past three years always will be an empty hole on his career resume.
Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight stars Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier each took a slightly different approach in answering to the Nevada Athletic Commission for their roles in a brawl in the lobby of the MGM Grand last month during a Tuesday morning meeting at the Grant Sawyer Building.
Two years ago, Conor McGregor was collecting a welfare check in his native Ireland. Now he’s one of the UFC’s hottest stars.
While so much attention has been focused on the NFL’s handling of domestic violence cases, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has released two fighters.
After a boring return to the UFC, former heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski bounced back with a first-round knockout of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in Brazil on Saturday.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski knocked out Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the first round of the main event of UFC Fight Night 51 on Saturday in Brasilia, Brazil. Arlovski won his second straight fight in his UFC return and avenged a 2010 loss by knocking Silva down with a right hook and finishing the fight with a series of hammer fists.
Ultimate Fighting Championship star Nick Diaz was arrested Sept. 6 on suspicion of DUI in his hometown of Lodi, Calif., according to several reports.