Sign In


Keep me logged in

Page 892 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
Champ Ben Askren vs. Jay Hieron targeted for Bellator 56 title fight in Kansas City
One of the biggest title fights in Bellator history now has a date. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with sources close to the event that undefeated Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren (8-0 MMA, 5-0 BFC) will meet recent tournament winner Jay Hieron (22-4 MMA, 3-0 BFC) at Bellator 56. The event takes place Oct. 29 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The night's main card airs on MTV2 (and in high-definition on EPIX), and the prelims stream on Spike.com.
Submitted Sep 30, 2011 10:52AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UPDATE: Herman tested positive for THC...not Performance Enhancing Drugs
Dave Herman is rethinking the crowd he hangs out with between fights. In an interview today with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), the UFC heavyweight sternly denied using marijuana prior to his since-canceled fight with Mike Russow at next week's UFC 136 event. But he admitted that he was recently around those who used the drug, which may have caused him to fail a pre-fight drug test requested by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. "Everybody out here kind of smokes," he said. "Marijuana is legal in California. Maybe it's just being in the same room. I don't know. I see people smoke every day." Herman, who trains at Team Quest in Murrieta, Calif., took the pre-fight test two weeks prior at a local Request A Test drug-testing facility contracted by the TDLR.
Submitted Sep 30, 2011 10:50AM by emfleek - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
Siyar Bahadurzada signs with the UFC
Siyar Bahadurzada (20-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is apparently UFC bound. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported this past week, Bahadurzada said he had been offered a deal with the world's top MMA promotion, and he hinted he was likely to accept it. Today, the reigning Shooto light-heavyweight champion and current 170-pounder took to Twitter to announce a deal has been completed. "I signed with the UFC!" he tweeted. "I'm very excited to be a part of the UFC and test my skills with the crème de la crème of MMA. "I wanna thank the UFC and Dana White for this opportunity. I will shake up the [welterweight] division!Also special thanks to my team Golden Glory!" A debut date and first opponent were not disclosed.
Submitted Sep 30, 2011 10:47AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sylvia-Rizzo, Arlovski-Fulton headline ProElite 2, eight-man HW tourney on tap
The resurgent ProElite has inked Nov. 5 for its next major event, and two ex-UFC heavyweight champions have taken co-headlining fights. Five-time champ Tim Sylvia (29-7) meets Pedro Rizzo (19-9) in the main event while three-time champ Andrei Arlovski (16-9), who headlined the promotion's first event in August, meets journeyman Travis Fulton (247-48-10). ProElite 2 takes place at the 12,000-seat iWireless Center in Moline, Ill., which is a stone's throw from part-time cop Sylvia's home. Broadcast plans for the event have yet to be announced, though the promotion is in talks with HDNet to air the second event and additional ones, sources close to negotiations today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). An eight-man heavyweight tournament also is targeted for the fall event, as ProElite veteran and planned participant Mark Ellis (1-0) today told MMAjunkie.com Radio. It's unknown what position the tournament bouts would take on the card, a source said. Additionally, ProElite veterans Reagan Penn and top-ranked women's flyweight fighter Tara LaRosa are expected to fight, according to MMAFighting.com.
Submitted Sep 29, 2011 2:51PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC, fighters visit Ottawa to lobby for MMA
The UFC has already staged successful mixed martial arts cards in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. But behind the scenes, it has also been regularly taking its fight to Ottawa. Given the fact the UFC already has a foothold in Canada, some may wonder why bother. But despite its success north of the border, the UFC is dealing with a patchwork of Canadian regulation for MMA. .... The UFC is seeking a rewording of Section 83 (2) of the Criminal Code so that MMA -- like boxing -- is exempted from prosecution in a section that essentially covers unsanctioned "prize fights."
Submitted Sep 29, 2011 1:53PM by Bubbles - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bones Jones says "no thx" to portly B-movie star Seagal
The bloated B-movie action star made a surprise phone call to "Bones" prior to his UFC 135 title fight opposite "Rampage" Jackson back on Sept. 24 in Denver, Colorado. But what did he have to say? Jones details his "strange" conversation with Seagal in a recent appearance on the Jim Rome show.
Submitted Sep 29, 2011 10:11AM by DoTheMMAth - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Luiz 'Banha' Cane Dropping to Middleweight
"Banha will drop to the middle weight. It is something that, in my point of view, will take some time for him to get used to this new division, so I don’t wanna rush anything to make sure he’s comfortable fighting in this new weight class", tells, guaranteeing that the change isn’t related to the defeat in Rio de Janeiro. "What happened is a part of the fight. I don’t believe this weight drop has anything to do with it, but it’s a wish he has for a long time, and maybe it’ll bring a positive result. It’s something that usually happens in the industry, keep dropping the weight more and more. He wanna do it and I support him, so let’s do it the best way we can. With no rush", explains. - (Alex Davis, Cane's manager)
Submitted Sep 29, 2011 8:51AM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on Versus 6's preliminary card to stream on Facebook
As expected, the preliminary card for Saturday's UFC on Versus 6 event will stream live and for free on Facebook. UFC on Versus 6 takes place Saturday at Washington, D.C.'s Verizon Center. The main card, which includes a bantamweight title fight between champ Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson, airs on Versus. The official UFC on Versus 6 card now includes: MAIN CARD (Versus) Champ Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson (for bantamweight title) Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve Charlie Brenneman vs. Anthony Johnson Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook) Yves Edwards vs. Rafaello Oliveira Michael Johnson vs. Paul Sass Byron Bloodworth vs. Mike Easton T.J. Grant vs. Shane Roller Josh Neer vs. Keith Wisniewski Joseph Sandoval vs. Walel Watson
Submitted Sep 29, 2011 8:34AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dave Herman says UFC 136 scratch due to failed drug test for marijuana, steroids
A failed pre-fight drug test is the reason Dave Herman was scratched from next week's UFC 136 event. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported Wednesday, UFC officials announced that a heavyweight bout between Herman (21-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Mike Russow (14-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) had been pulled from the Oct. 8 card, which takes place at Houston's Toyota Center. Herman subsequently told Clinch Gear Radio that failed drug tests due to marijuana and steroids are to blame, though he denies usage. UFC officials didn't initially cite a reason for Herman's removal from UFC 136's pay-per-view main card. "Basically, I failed my drug test," Herman, who's now training with Team Quest, told the radio show. "I went in to get in my drug test (on Sept. 15), and a week later, they called me and told me they lost my urine specimen. I had to come in and redo it. That was last week. I went back in that day. And [on Wednesday], they told me I failed. "I said, 'That's impossible.'" Herman said he's getting conflicting stories from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the state's MMA regulatory body. Now, Herman said, they're claiming the first sample wasn't lost. "Texas said they never lost it and the first one [tested positive] for drugs and the second was for steroids," he said. "I don't even smoke. ... I haven't even had a beer in two month." Herman never previously has failed a drug test administered before or after an MMA event.
Submitted Sep 29, 2011 8:25AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shinya Aoki Confirms Fight with Eddie Alvarez and Talks About Why He’s Not in the UFC
Fresh off his latest win over Rob McCullough in Dream, top five lightweight Shinya Aoki believes he is more dangerous than ever before. Why you ask? Because for the last few months, Aoki has been traveling to Singapore to work with Evolve MMA where he’s been working on his striking and Muay Thai skills, and he believes that helped lead him to his first round submission last weekend.
Submitted Sep 29, 2011 2:28AM by armbar66j7 - 10 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Mamed Khalidov to Meet Paulo Filho At KSW 17 on November 26th
Pride and WEC veteran Paulo Filho Will return to the international events on November. Coming off a controversial draw against Satoshi Ishii at Amazon FC, in Brazil, the Carlson Gracie protégé is set to battle knockout artist Mamed Khalidov at KSW 17, on November 26 in his opponent’s homeland Poland. MMA veterans Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and James Thompson are also set to battle on the show.
Submitted Sep 28, 2011 10:57PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Report: Tim Sylvia vs Andrei Arlovski IV planned for Nov. 5 in Moline, IL
Former UFC Heavyweight Champions Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski are apparently in talks for a fourth meeting, this time under the ProElite banner on Nov. 5, 2011, in Moline, Illinois. Cage Potato brought word of the possible match-up earlier today. The original Sylvia vs. Arlovski trilogy took place under the UFC banner back in 2005-06, with "The Maine-iac" getting a 2-1 advantage. Unfortunately the third (and what at the time was believed to be the final) meeting of the two was a five-round snoozefest that Sylvia won on points.
Submitted Sep 28, 2011 5:41PM by Budgellism - 22 comments
Filed under: General MMA
James Head out, Justin Edwards in against John Maguire at UFC 138
Perhaps the third time will be the charm for an injury-plagued booking. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported this past week, promotional newcomer John Maguire (16-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) recently replaced injured Mark Scanlon (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a UFC 138 booking with welterweight James Head (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Now, Head, too, is injured, and in his place steps Justin Edwards (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), officials today announced.
Submitted Sep 28, 2011 4:40PM by Poor_Franklin - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC planning two shows in one night, maybe in February
UFC president Dana White laid out ambitious plans for future international live events. White envisions multiple, simultaneous UFC shows, perhaps as early as February. “When we go to Japan next year, we are going to be putting on a show at the same time in Las Vegas,” he said. While he didn’t confirm the date, UFC is scheduled for a show on Feb. 26 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The show would take place in the early afternoon in Japan, so it would air in the U.S. on Feb. 25, a Saturday night, live in the usual 9 p.m. Eastern pay-per-view time slot. When asked how the company was going to handle a dual-show evening from a television standpoint, White just smiled and said, “You’ll see.”
Submitted Sep 28, 2011 4:24PM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Herman-Russow scratched from UFC 136, Garcia-Phan promoted to PPV main card
An undisclosed injury has forced Dave "Pee Wee" Herman out of a UFC 136 bout with Mike Russow, officials today announced. As a result, a long-awaited rematch between featherweights Leonard Garcia and Nam Phan has taken its spot on the night's pay-per-view main card. UFC 136 takes place Oct. 8 at Houston's Toyota Center.
Submitted Sep 28, 2011 2:19PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 139 5 Round Non Title Main Event Between Dan Henderson And “Shogun” Rua
Looks to be a a 5-rounder between these too,
Submitted Sep 28, 2011 10:26AM by Manak - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pace-Torres, McDonald-Eduardo Targeted for UFC 139 on Nov. 19
A pair of bantamweight contests has been added to UFC 139, promotion officials announced Tuesday, as former WEC champion Miguel Torres will meet Nick Pace while rising prospect Michael McDonald will square off with Johnny Eduardo.
Submitted Sep 27, 2011 9:59PM by Poor_Franklin - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chuck Liddell Still Has the Itch, Especially with the UFC Moving to Fox Sports
Chuck Liddell hasn’t set foot in the Octagon, at least as a fighter, in more than a year. Like most fighters, he still has that itch to compete, but he’s also realistic about where he’s at in his career. “I still wanna fight. I still like fighting, but my reasons for retiring stay the same,” Liddell said over the weekend. “There’s nothing I can do about that.” Liddell’s life now revolves around growing the sport. Yeah, he’d much rather be in the Octagon, but his work outside of it keeps him on a busy schedule. Instead of hours on end in the gym, Liddell spends much of his week traveling to different locations where he promotes the sport he loves with personal appearances and helping people understand that mixed martial arts is a sport. One of the most significant recent developments is the UFC’s new television deal with the Fox family of networks. Liddell would love to be a different part of that deal, stepping into the spotlight when the UFC puts fights on a major mainstream television network, but he seems content with where he’s at, and happy for the fighters that are granted that opportunity.
Submitted Sep 27, 2011 8:54PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kurt Angle: 'Dana White Asked Me to Fight Kimbo Slice'
Anyone who knows much about Kurt Angle knows that he is a very colorful storyteller. Basically, the truth might not be as important as the story to Kurt, who is a pro wrestler for the TNA organization. It's an old pro wrestling adage (coined by Dick Murdoch, I believe) - "If a story's worth tellin', it's worth colorin' up a little bit". Angle did an interview with UK publication The Void where he ventured further of the path of realism and actually claimed that Dana White wanted him to fight Kimbo Slice. Here, read for yourself: I called him (White) a couple of year later – I was getting a little tired of wrestling – I said "Hey, I’m ready", so we had another meeting and he had me do a physical, and he threw a great offer at me, but said "I need you in four and a half weeks." I said "I can"t do that. You’ve gotta give me 3-6 months," but he said "I need you in four a half weeks," so I said "Well then, we’re not going to be able to do this."
Submitted Sep 27, 2011 8:46PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michael Bisping Pushes Around Little Reporter, Swears a Lot
UFC middleweight and TUF 14 coach Michael Bisping probably isn't the most popular UFC fighter out there. Let's just get that out of the way now. While he's loved in the UK apparently, his unique brand of wit and honesty have failed to charm the pants off the rest of the world. And stuff like this could be why. He recently did an interview with Scandianavian reporter Bobby Cavian of MMANYTT.se, and I'm not gonna say that Bisping was drunk or anything, but - okay he was drunk. [Edit - According to MMA Nation's Luke Thomas who was at the event, Bisping was not drunk. My mistake.] The interview was filmed after he and fellow coach Jason "Mayhem" Miller co-hosted a screening of the premiere episode of The Ultimate Fighter 14, and it's not your typical Bisping. You'll either think this is hilarious and find that Bisping is actually pretty entertaining when he's had a few, or you're going to despise him even more. Because he spends at least some of the time insulting, pushing, and slapping the interviewer. And swearing. A lot. It was in a playful way, but still - see for yourself.
Submitted Sep 27, 2011 8:44PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
  » July 2020
  » June 2020
  » May 2020
  » April 2020
  » March 2020
  » February 2020
  » January 2020
  » December 2019
  » November 2019
  » October 2019
  » September 2019
  » August 2019
  » July 2019
  » June 2019
  » May 2019
  » April 2019
  » March 2019
  » February 2019
  » January 2019
  » December 2018
  » November 2018
  » October 2018
  » September 2018
  » August 2018
  » July 2018
  » June 2018
  » May 2018
  » April 2018
  » March 2018
  » February 2018
  » January 2018
  » December 2017
  » November 2017
  » October 2017
  » September 2017
  » August 2017
  » July 2017
  » June 2017
  » May 2017
  » April 2017
  » March 2017
  » February 2017
  » January 2017
  » December 2016
  » November 2016
  » October 2016
  » September 2016
  » August 2016
  » July 2016
  » June 2016
  » May 2016
  » April 2016
  » March 2016
  » February 2016
  » January 2016
  » December 2015
  » November 2015
  » October 2015
  » September 2015
  » August 2015
  » July 2015
  » June 2015
  » May 2015
  » April 2015
  » March 2015
  » February 2015
  » January 2015
  » December 2014
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007