Anderson Silva seeks rematches with Michael Bisping, Nick Diaz
Kelvin Gastelum maybe have asked for a fight with Anderson Silva after his win on Saturday night over Vitor Belfort, but “The Spider” has other plans.
Posting a note on his Instagram page, the former UFC’s middleweight champion expressed a desire to face a couple of familiar names — Michael Bisping and Nick Diaz. The 41-year-old Silva said that either fight would bring fans a sense of resolution...
Kelvin Gastelum and Edson Barboza take home performance bonuses at UFC Fight Night Fortaleza
While one of them got the lively crowd in Fortaleza, Brazil on their feet, the other one silenced them for the night.
Edson Barboza’s highlight reel knockout of Beneil Dariush on the UFC Fight Night 106 main card on Saturday night was a thing of beauty. He landed a perfectly-timed flying knee just as Dariush was coming in, a blow that left Dariush out cold.
The knockout was enough to earn the lightweight Barboza a Performance of the Night bonus...
James Vick gets another home Texas fight, meets Marco Polo Reyes at UFC 211
The UFC’s return to Dallas in the spring has yet another fight set for a jam-packed lineup.
James Vick (10-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will get his wish to fight in his home state of Texas when he takes on Marco Polo Reyes (7-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC 211. The UFC recently made the new booking official.
UFC 211 takes place May 13 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Mackenzie Dern unable to make contracted weight, LFA fight changed to catchweight
Mackenzie Dern’s weight issues have cropped up again.
For the second straight fight, Dern was unable to make the contracted strawweight weight class. On Thursday, Dern could not get down to the 116-pound division maximum for her Legacy Fighting Alliance 6 fight against Katherine Roy, so the bout was changed to a 120-pound catchweight prior to her stepping on the scale, LFA president Ed Soares told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez added to UFC 211
It’ll be a legend versus a future star in Texas.
Frankie Edgar, the former UFC lightweight champion, will return to the Octagon against top prospect Yair Rodriguez in a featherweight fight at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas, the UFC announced Thursday via its UFC Español Twitter account.
Video: Fighters attacked, bottles and chairs thrown as mass brawl erupts at UK MMA show
The Liverpool Echo reported that two people were taken to hospital in the aftermath of a chaotic brawl that broke out at the Great Georges Cultural Community Project, aka The Black-E, in Liverpool, England on March 4th.
Video footage secured by the Echo shows two MMA fighters in the ring. Seconds later an individual enters through the ropes and appears to strike one of the competitors. As a result, more people enter the ring and begin to fight. Numerous objects are then thrown towards the growing fracas.
According to the Echo the brawl might have started due to a dispute over the use of elbows during the preceding MMA fight.
Daniel Cormier not thrilled to find himself being dwarfed by Anthony Johnson on UFC 210 poster
Daniel Cormier’s light heavyweight title defense against Anthony Johnson is exactly one month away, and the champ is already feeling the shade being thrown at him.
As in, he appears two times smaller than the challenger Johnson on the official UFC 210 promo poster. On the poster, Johnson, cast in red hues, is the entire backdrop mashing his fists while the champion Cormier is in lighted focus below.
Cormier put out a message on his Instragram asking how many favors Johnson had to call in to be the hulking figure in the scenario.
Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis added to UFC 211 in Dallas
A flyweight fight pitting top-ranked fighters Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis has been added to UFC 211. The news was first reported on Tuesday by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto and was later announced by the UFC.
Cejudo is returning to the Octagon following a controversial split-decision loss to Joseph Benavidez back in December at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. The loss to Benavidez marked the second defeat for the Olympic wrestler, as Cejudo had lost to the Demetrious Johnson in a title fight at UFC 197. The 30-year-old fighter is currently ranked second in the division and holds a professional MMA record of 10-2.
Donavon Frelow replaces Timur Valiev against Bekbulat Magomedov in WSOF bantamweight title fight
World Series of Fighting has to shuffle one of three title fights on its next card.
Timur Valiev is injured and out of his fight against Bekbulat Magomedov for the vacant WSOF bantamweight title at WSOF 35 on March 18 in Verona, N.Y., the promotion announced Tuesday. Former top flyweight contender Donavon Frelow will replace Valiev.
The WSOF bantamweight title was recently vacated by Marlon Moraes, who is a free agent and is expected to sign with the UFC.
David Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko targeted for UFC 211
David Branch’s return to the UFC is inching closer.
According to multiple sources, Branch is slated to face Krzysztof Jotko at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas.
Branch (20-3), the former World Series of Fighting light heavyweight and middleweight champion, returns to the UFC on a ten-fight winning streak. He recently parted ways with WSOF after an an undisclosed issue with the promotion, which occurred before and after his New Year’s Eve win over Louis Taylor. The New York-native left the UFC in 2011 after going 2-2 inside the Octagon. Since then, he’s won 12 of 13 fights, with his lone loss coming against Anthony Johnson in 2012.