Cung Le has confirmed he will fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 139, labelling the bout "two dangerous guys in a ring".
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Le, known as the Human Highlight Reel, has not fought MMA since June 2010. That night he was victorious in spectacular fashion against Scott Smith, winning via knockout after a spinning back… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on September 13, 2011 at 10:50am —
A bout between welterweight contenders who are looking to get back in the win column is in the works for UFC 139. Continue
UFC officials today announced Martin Kampmann (17-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Rick Story (13-4 MMA,…
Added by JSladky FightNews on August 17, 2011 at 11:20am —
Written By Steven Marrocco, MMAjunkie.com
UFC welterweight Rick Story is ready to fight once again.
After getting outwrestled in an upset loss to Charlie Brenneman at UFC on Versus 4, the once-fast-rising contender is aiming to fight someone who… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on August 9, 2011 at 11:20am —
Dan Hardy, a long-term trash talk target of Nate Marquardt, has had his say on the American's testosterone scandal, telling him "it's all about hard work in the gym".
Hardy has found himself on the wrong end of Marquardt's tongue on more than one occasion, most notably when Marquardt claimed the Brit did not deserve his title shot against Georges… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on July 6, 2011 at 11:28am —
At this time last week, Charlie Brenneman was a preliminary card fighter with out a fight. Fast forward less than five days and Brenneman is now a welterweight contender coming off of a monumental upset over Rick Story.
If that wasn't enough of a storybook turn of events, Brenneman found out minutes before… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on July 1, 2011 at 9:29am —
It was an absolute no-win spot for Rick Story. The fast-rising welterweight was told about a new opponent yesterday when Nate Marquardt was dropped from UFC on Versus 4 and fired by the promotion. Charlie Brenneman, a little-known former college wrestler with just three… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on June 27, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Ultimate Fighting Championship standout Nate Marquardt has been scrapped from his main event fight tonight against Rick Story and released from the organization after failing a prefight medical screening.
Marquardt was to make his welterweight debut (170 pounds) after competing almost his entire career at middleweight (185).
"(Marquardt) failed his medicals," UFC president Dana White said. "Not only is he out of this fight and out of the main event on Versus, he will no… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on June 26, 2011 at 10:40am —
In a bizarre turn of events, ‘UFC on Versus 4' headliner Nate Marquardt has been scratched from the card and released from the UFC. Promotion head Dana White posted a video on his official twitter account confirming the shocking news.
"I'm sure you heard that Nate Marquardt is out," White said. "It's true. He failed his medicals. Not only is he out of this fight, and out of the main event on Versus, he will no longer be with the UFC."
No further information has been… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on June 25, 2011 at 11:35pm —
While some weekends are light on the docket for mixed martial arts fans, this one is chock full of action as America's top three promotions — the UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator — all hold events this weekend, featuring several intriguing fights.
The action starts Friday with Strikeforce Challengers 16 from… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on June 24, 2011 at 11:09am —
Nate Marquardt has had a very successful MMA career. He is a three-time Pancrase Middleweight Champion, which included a total of four title defenses. After only four fights in the UFC, he challenged Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Championship, losing via TKO in the first round. Since that fight, he has worked his way into… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on June 22, 2011 at 10:00am —
Rick Story proved himself as one of the Top 10 welterweights in MMA with his unanimous decision victory over Thiago Alves at UFC 130. And now Story isn't wasting any time getting back into the cage.
The UFC has announced that Story will fight Nate Marquardt in the main event of its June 26 show on Versus. Story is filling in for the injured Anthony Johnson, who had… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on June 6, 2011 at 12:26pm —
Rick Story's next opponent won't be Jon Fitch like the welterweight asked for, but Nate Marquardt isn't a bad second option.
Just five days after defeating Thiago Alves via unanimous decision at UFC 130 in Las Vegas, Story has agreed to replace the injured Anthony Johnson against Marquardt at UFC on Versus 4 on June 26.
UFC officials announced the change Thursday.… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on June 3, 2011 at 11:10am —
Jun 1, 2011 - UFC welterweight star Jon Fitch is closing in on a decade in the sport of mixed martial arts. Inside the cage, he's got it all figured out. Working with great trainers like Javier Mendes and Dave Camarillo, Fitch has added strong striking and jiu jitsu to his collegiate wrestling base. Most consider Fitch the second best fighter in the welterweight division. Fighting and… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on June 1, 2011 at 1:07pm —
Renan “Barao” Pegado vs. Cole Escovedo
Steve Mazzagatti is the referee for the night’s opening contest. Barao has Escovedo tied up and slammed to the canvas in the first 30 seconds. The American pushes off the Brazilian’s hips and works a butterfly guard, closing up as Barao scoots him into the cage. Escovedo uses his feet to push… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on May 31, 2011 at 9:43am —
Rick Story isn’t worried about what’s supposed to happen on paper.
On paper, he’s nearly a 2-to-1 underdog to Thiago Alves at UFC 130 this Saturday night. The 26-year-old welterweight challenges the former 170-pound No. 1 contender at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Locking up with “The… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on May 26, 2011 at 9:56am —