Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Anderson Silva And “Shogun” Rua To Coach “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil”
Two of the greatest Brazilian fighters of all time will lead the search for the next generation of Brazilian mixed martial artists, as the UFC and Globo announce that Anderson Silva and “Shogun” Rua will coach the fourth season of "The Ultimate Fighter Brazil." In this season’s format, the two coaches will not fight each other at the conclusion of the series.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sold-Out UFC 180 To Broadcast Live In U.S. Theaters
UFC returns to movie theaters nationwide on Sat., Nov. 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT, as Fathom Events and UFC bring UFC 180, the UFC’s first-ever event in Mexico, to the big screen. Fans will have a front-row Octagon view of all the action when heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez collides with no.1 contender Fabricio Werdum in the five-round main event on Nov. 15.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
“The Godfather Of MMA” Joins Bellator
Known simply as the pioneer of mixed martial arts, Royce Gracie is widely considered the most influential and important figure the sport has seen. Engaging in some of the most memorable fights in MMA history during his time with the UFC and Pride Fighting Championships, Gracie has now joined Bellator as an official brand ambassador for the Viacom-owned promotion.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Bellator 129 Fight Card Finalized
Bellator MMA will return to "The Hawkeye State" on Friday, October 17 from The Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs as Iowa natives Josh Neer and Paul Bradley square off in a welterweight affair that will be featured as the main event of the evening live on Spike TV. The night will also feature the return of the “The Colossus” as James Thompson battles veteran Houston Alexander in a heavyweight bout.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Weidman Out, Hendricks vs. Lawler To Headline UFC 181
The UFC announced today that Middle- weight Champion Chris Weidman has suffered a hand injury in training and has been forced out of his fight with Vitor Belfort on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. The fight will be rescheduled to a later date. As a result, UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks will take on No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 181 on Dec. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
“King Mo” vs. Tom DeBlass Added To Bellator 131
The fight card for Bellator 131 continues to grow as one of the most controversial figures in MMA returns to the Bellator cage as "King Mo" will take on Tom DeBlass in a light heavyweight affair live on Spike TV on Saturday, November 15 from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. Tickets for the event are on sale now.
Friday, September 12, 2014
UFC Settles Piracy Lawsuit
Zuffa today announced the resolution and settlement of its lawsuit against Steven Messina filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by Zuffa, LLC’s anti-piracy counsel, Lonstein Law Office, P.C. Steven Messina, through his attorney, Michael Heitmann, confessed to his illegal behavior and apologized for his actions that resulted in the illegal sharing of UFC content. As part of the settlement, Messina was penalized by the UFC for an undisclosed amount and forced to surrender his computer hardware and software to UFC representatives.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Bellator 126 Full Card Finalized For September 26
A storm is heading to Phoenix as Alexander Shlemenko will return to the Bellator cage on Friday, September 26th to defend his Bellator middleweight title against Brandon Halsey live on Spike TV from Grand Canyon University Arena. The event will also feature the Bellator lightweight tournament final and a full preliminary card. Former heavyweight tournament finalist Ryan Martinez will kick-off the Spike.com portion of the night in a fight against Nick Rossborough
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Cody Bollinger Replaces Josh Hill In WSOF Bantamweight Title Bout
With undefeated Canadian contender Josh Hill forced to withdraw from a planned title fight with reigning World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. via Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, submission ace Cody Bollinger of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. has agreed to step up on short notice and face Moraes in the headlining bout of the World Series of Fighting 13 event at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Penn. on Saturday, Sept. 13, live on NBC Sports Network.
Tito vs. Bonnar Set For Saturday, November 15
Bellator MMA is primed for one of the biggest events in promotional history as San Diego’s Valley View Casino Arena will host Bellator 131 on Saturday, November 15 live and free on Spike TV. The night will feature one of the biggest grudge matches in the sport as MMA icons clash when Tito “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Ortiz returns to the Bellator cage to face “The American Psycho” Stephan Bonnar in a light heavyweight affair, while Will Brooks and Michael Chandler will battle for the vacant Bellator lightweight title.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Invicta FC 8 Kicks Off Fight Pass September
The stacked September of exclusively live fights on UFCFIGHTPASS.com begins this Saturday, with the inaugural Invicta FC event live and on-demand from Kansas City. The Invicta FC 8 event is headlined by Invicta atomweight champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson defending her title against Japanese challenger Yasuko Tamada,
Wheaties Fans Select Anthony Pettis As America’s Next Box Champion
With over 873,000 workouts logged over the last two months in support of the Wheaties Next Challenge, America has spoken by selecting UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis to be featured nationally on the famed Wheaties box. This marks the first time in the cereal’s 91-year history that Wheaties put the power in the hands of the voters to choose the next elite athlete to appear on the box. Pettis’ Wheaties box will be available in early 2015.