Perennial UFC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone has developed a little tradition with coach Greg Jackson before each fight.
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A middleweight bout between Uriah Hall and Rafael Natal has been added to the UFC 187 lineup, the organization announced Thursday.
Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was in Los Angeles and seated just behind UFC executives Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta to watch Ronda Rousey defeat Cat Zingano in 14 seconds. “Apparently Brock Lesnar is a UFC fan, and he was in town and wanted to come see the fight,” White said.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey once again proved there’s not a 135-pound female fighter in the world anywhere close to her level.
There may not be a great strategy for dealing with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in the cage. Cat Zingano’s plan of attack in the main event of UFC 184 at Staples Center on Saturday night certainly wasn’t the answer.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 184 today at Staples Center in Los Angeles:
LOS ANGELES — Of all the things women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has accomplished during her short time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, tonight’s event might represent her most implausible achievement.
Cat Zingano has been loose and relaxed leading up to her fight against women’s bantamweight champion Rhonda Rousey in the main event of UFC 184 at Staples Center on Saturday night.
Las Vegan Frank Mir knew a win over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva could set up a third match with former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. But Mir had other worries. “It was like, ‘Man, I need to win this to keep my job, or my wife is not going to let me go to the gym any more.’
Ultimate Fighting Championship executives laid out plans Wednesday to deal with a recent wave of positive drug tests in the organization. The UFC will advocate athletic commissions to increase penalties, expand funding for out-of-competition testing and implement random testing for all 585 athletes on the company’s roster.
Three prominent Ultimate Fighting Championship competitors who failed drug tests were placed on temporary suspension during a Nevada Athletic Commission meeting Tuesday.
Benson Henderson, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion, was insistent his move to welterweight was a temporary one to do a favor for his bosses when a replacement opponent was needed for a main event bout against Brandon Thatch on Saturday.
As soon as the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue hits newsstands and mailboxes each year, millions of Americans begin flipping through the pages to get a gander at some of the most attractive women in the world wearing little clothing.
The move comes after the former UFC middleweight champion failed a drug test Jan. 9, less than a month before he defeated Nick Diaz at UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden.
Former UFC champ Anderson Silva’s made triumphant return with a victory over Nick Diaz was a feel-good story Saturday. The bummer came Tuesday afternoon when the Nevada Athletic Commission revealed both Silva and Diaz failed drug tests.
UFC top middleweight contender Vitor Belfort was scheduled to fight Chris Weidman for the title on Feb. 28. But Weidman’s injury is delaying that bout again, and Belfort doesn’t like the replacement bouts he’s been offered.
Anderson Silva, widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, finished his comeback from a broken leg with a unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz on Saturday. Now he’ll return to Brazil to discuss his future with his family.
Nick Diaz posed, talked trash and taunted Anderson Silva from the opening bell of their UFC 183 main event bout Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 183 today at the MGM Grand Garden:
Thirteen months ago, Anderson Silva lay crumpled up in the corner of the cage inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena screaming in pain after his left leg snapped on the knee of Chris Weidman as Silva attempted a kick.
Chris Weidman, the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion, has pulled out of a scheduled title defense against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184 on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles because of a rib injury.
The last time Kelvin Gastelum fought in Las Vegas, he essentially was seen as little more than the undersized guy Uriah Hall was going to knock out in the championship bout for Season 17 of “The Ultimate Fighter” in April 2013.
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.