The UFC, ever intent of expanding into the lucrative Asian market, has signed its second Chinese fighter.
According to Chinese website Sohu, undefeated bantamweight Jumabieke Tuerxun is on his way to the octagon. The 25-year-old grew up as a soccer player but eventually found a greater passion for martial…Continue
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As the Florida State Boxing Commission considers whether a transgender mixed martial arts fighter can get back in the ring, her next opponent has committed to taking her on in a May bout.
The case of Fallon Fox – who used to be a man and now identifies as a woman – has brought up legal issues and safety concerns, experts said.
But MMA fighter Allana Jones has decided she will face off against Fox at the…Continue
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The fist catches his cheekbone. He inventories the pain, dismissing it quickly.
Circling his adversary, he stays just wide of the strike zone. Fatigue is setting in. His body aches from days-old blows. But he refuses to quit.
Around him, other fighters are gathering their gear after mixed martial arts (MMA) practice at the Ultimate Fitness gym in midtown Sacramento.
But Devin Johnson has decided to go extra rounds, pushing himself to be in the best…Continue
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A mere three years ago, "Rowdy" Bec Hyatt was, to use her own words, "an elephant."
"I think I was grossly overweight," Hyatt said on Monday's edition of "The MMA Hour. "Alot of people ask me for before-and-after photos but I literally hid from the camera. I called myself an elephant. I was pretty big, I lost 30 kilos [roughly 66 pounds] all out. I'm quite little, but…Continue
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With Ronda Rousey bringing women's mixed martial arts into the mainstream on Saturday night, it was inevitable talk would turn to the trailblazing fighter who paved her path.
Rousey successfully defended her UFC women's bantamweight title against a game…Continue
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It's funny how quickly Ronda Rousey went from being the impatient line-jumper of women's MMA to its superstar messiah.
Remember where she was this time last year? Remember back when Miesha Tate was the Strikeforce women's 135-pound champ and UFC President Dana White seemed pretty certain that women would never fight inside the octagon? Back then the story was how Rousey, who'd logged only 138 seconds of cage time as a professional, had talked her way into a title…Continue
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Heavyweight powerhouses Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez renew their rivalry at the last event of the year, while Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller, two of the most exciting fighters in the lightweight division, plan to steal the show at UFC 155.…Continue
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The UFC 155 weigh-in begins at 7pm ET in the video player below.
UFC Heavyweight champ, Junior Dos Santos looks to capture his 10th win in a row inside the Octagon against former champ Cain Velasquez this Saturday, December 29th.
Dos Santos is undefeated in the UFC with an overall MMA record of 15-1. Velasquez is 10-1, with his only blemish coming from a first round KO by JDS. He looks to avenge his loss and reclaim the belt.…Continue
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After yesterday's pre-fight press conference for UFC 155, Dana White commented on Gilbert Melendez's future in the octagon.
It's a wonder (or not) why Dana White has failed to speak about Melendez in the past. But after Benson Henderson dominated Nate Diaz for 5 rounds earlier this month, White has finally spoken out about Gil in the UFC.
White told reporters that Melendez's first bout in the UFC would likely be a title shot.
"We'll see, but we'll…Continue
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UFC welterweight Duane "Bang" Ludwig has been named Team Alpha Male's new head coach.
“It’s flattering to have the request and good timing, as I’ll be out for at least a year,” Ludwig told Sherdog.com. “With that said, chances lead toward me stepping away from the actual fighting and starting to train the next generation. To be given a team like Alpha Male is a coach’s dream. The work ethic of great wrestlers with a more Dutch style of kickboxing, such as mine, is…Continue
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UFC Octagon girl Brittney Palmer teams up with other UFC fighters to sing the 12 Days of MMA Christmas. Check out the video below.
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Colton Smith used his superior wrestling to grind out a unanimous decision victory over Mike Ricci to become season 16's Ultimate Fighter.
Main Card (FX)
Roy Nelson def Matt Mitrione TKO (punches) Round 1 - 2:58
Colton Smith def. Mike Ricci Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Pat Barry def. Shane del Rosario KO (punches) Round 2 - 0:26
Dustin Poirier def. Jonathan Brookins Submission (d'arce choke) Round 1 -…
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Main Card (FX)
Ross Pearson def. George Sotiropoulos TKO (punches) Round 3 - 0:41
Robert Whittaker def. Brad Scott Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Norman Parke def. Colin Fletcher Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Hector Lombard def. Rousimar Palhares TKO (punches) Round 1 - 3:38
Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)
Chad Mendes def. Yaotzin Meza KO (punches) Round 1 - 1:55
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"Bisping, please. Where is he? I want a piece of him. I don’t want to talk, let’s just sort it in the cage. Me and him."
After Knocking out Rousimar Palhares in the first round at UFC on FX 6, he was quick to call out Michael Bisping for the trash he talked when Lombard first came to the UFC. In an interview with MMA Hour this past July, Bisping said:
“I will be honest, I have never seen the guy fight once because I've never seen Bellator, I don't…
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The All American has decided to step up a weight class to secure a fight against Wanderlei Silva for UFC on Fuel TV 8.
After losing his last fight to Michael Bisping at UFC 152, Brian Stann has been looking to fight a top ten middleweight to get back on track as a fierce contender at 185lbs. But instead he will have to make a quick jump to light heavyweight to get a fight as Silva does not want to cut weight.
Stann who has…Continue
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It looks as if Rory MacDonald had gotten his way by booking a rematch with Carlos Condit.
The event, which will most likely be featured on the main card (it would be really weird to see this fight on the prelims) is rumored to take place on March 16 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Rumor also has it that the title match between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz will be the main event. Nothing is official on this, but apparently things are in the…Continue
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UFC will make history on February 23rd with the first ever women's bout, first headlining women's bout and first women's championship bout in UFC history.
UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey will take on challenger Liz Carmouche. Many believe the UFC is making a bad decision placing the women's fight as the main event, but I will disagree and tell all the haters to take a back seat on this one.
Many have cringed at the idea of women fighters in the UFC…Continue
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“Roy asked me, I don’t remember what day it was, whatever day it was, it was probably a week and a half something like that ago,” Mitrione said. “I just never, I had a bunch of other things going on. It felt like a little bit of a distraction, I just wasn’t able to.
I have no problem with being tested, people can come and test me whenever they want. It’s a couple weeks out on my training camps, I was so intent on getting my blinders…
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Immediately following his dominating win over BJ Penn at UFC on FOX, Rory MacDonald called for a rematch with Carlos Condit in his post fight interview with Joe Rogan.
Now that the fight weekend has past, Carlos Condit spoke to Ariel Helwani which he relayed the findings on last night's episode of UFC…Continue
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