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UFC

Rousey vs. Holm to now headline UFC 193 on Nov. 14

The UFC women’s bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, originally scheduled for UFC 195 on January 2, will now take place at the 70,000 seat Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on November 14 (November 15 in Australia) . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 29th, 2015



UFC

UFC 191: Flyweights Focus On Future, Heavyweights Reflect On The Past

Thursday’s UFC 191 media conference call had a very “Old School vs. New School” feel to it, as the four competitors that make up next weekend’s main and co-main event fights pressed pause on their final preparations to discuss their upcoming bouts . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 29th, 2015



UFC

The Decade-Long Road to Arlovski-Mir

I talked to Frank Mir at length about Andrei Arlovski. In 2005.

At the time, Mir didn’t have a fight scheduled, and frankly, he was M.I.A. from the MMA world as he recovered from the motorcycle accident that threatened his life and took his UFC heavyweight title . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 28th, 2015


UFC

Holm game to challenge Rousey

For all her accomplishments in the pro boxing world, Holly Holm has to admit that she’s never had a fight announced on Good Morning America . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 27th, 2015


UFC

Ten Best UFC Rematches

On Saturday, September 5, Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC flyweight title against the only man to threaten his nearly three-year reign at the top, John Dodson. The UFC 191 main event in Las Vegas is one of the most highly anticipated bouts to ever take place in the 125-pound weight class, and it certainly ranks among the best rematches to be inked for resolution in the Octagon . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 26th, 2015


UFC

Main Card Announced For First Seoul Event

UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, has officially confirmed the main card for its upcoming inaugural live event in Seoul, Korea on November 28, 2015, held at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 25th, 2015


UFC

Holloway calls out Edgar after latest win

Max Holloway believes Frankie Edgar deserves a title shot.

But the featherweight title won’t be contested for another four months when Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo finally meet in the much-anticipated fight of the year at UFC 194 in December. So Holloway has another idea: Edgar should fight him . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 24th, 2015


UFC

Fight Night Saskatoon Main: Injury Halts Oliveira; Holloway Wins

A highly-anticipated clash between featherweight contenders Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira ended in anticlimactic fashion Sunday at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, with Holloway winning via first-round TKO in the UFC Fight Night main event when Oliveira couldn’t continue due to injury . . . Click here for more

Main card coverage: Magny, Cote big winners in Saskatoon

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 24th, 2015


UFC

Fight Night Saskatoon Prelims: Perez Halts Stout, Retires in Octagon

Entering Sam Stout’s Canadian backyard Sunday night, lightweight prospect Frankie Perez had the odds against him, but he not only put aside any nerves, but he stopped the veteran in less than a minute and then stunned the crowd at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon by retiring in the Octagon after the bout . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 191 IS LIVE on PPV on Saturday, September 5 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 23rd, 2015


UFC

Max Holloway: A Contender Emerges

It was only five minutes into the event, but Max Holloway already knew something different was happening in his career. Media circled and began throwing questions at the 23-year-old Hawaiian featherweight just as they did his upcoming opponent, Cub Swanson. The long-standing perennial contender and the surging up-and-coming talent were slated to square off in just a few days, and a crucial position in the 145-pound ranks hung in the balance . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 23rd, 2015


UFC

Fight Night Saskatoon at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the featherweight bout between Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira and the welterweight bout between Neil Magny and Erick Silva, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, and two early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 6:00pm ET / 3:00pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Charles Oliveira (145.5) VS Max Holloway (145)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Erick Silva (171) VS Neil Magny (170.5)
Josh Burkman (170) VS Patrick Cote (170)
Francisco Trinaldo (155.5) VS Chad Laprise (155.5)
Tony Sims (155.5) VS Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155)
Valerie Letourneau (116*) VS Maryna Moroz (115)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Frankie Perez (155.5) VS Sam Stout (155)
Felipe Arantes (135.5) VS Yves Jabouin (135.5)
Nikita Krylov (205.5) VS Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205)
Chris Beal (126) VS Chris Kelades (125.5)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Elias Silverio (154.5) VS Shane Campbell (155)
Misha Cirkunov (205) VS Daniel Jolly (204)

*Letourneau made weight on her second attempt after initially weighing in at 117 pounds

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 22nd, 2015


UFC

Erick Silva’s Patience and Progress

There are many contradictions that naturally occur when a fight goes live. Rising resistance is conquered in both the physical and mental plains as the focus locks in and the battle of wills begins and muscle memory and reflex reactions carry onward. The mind may and body may not readily agree with the conflict, but once the action begins something – or someone – else shines through to meet the challenge straight on . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 22nd, 2015


UFC

Ronda Rousey defends against Holly Holm on Jan. 2

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will kick off the New Year for the UFC on Saturday, January 2, as she defends her title for the seventh time against unbeaten Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 195 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 21st, 2015


UFC

Fight Night Saskatoon Fantasy Preview

For the first time ever, the UFC lands in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada this Sunday for a packed card headlined by a featherweight bout pitting Max Holloway against Charles Oliveira . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 21st, 2015


UFC

Magny eager to start a new winning streak

No matter the sport, no matter the level, a lot of coach-speak favorites are transferable. From everyone working together to accomplish the same goal to different riffs on putting too much pressure on yourself, the classics play on the ice just as well as they do on the hardwood and are easily applicable to what transpires inside the UFC Octagon as well . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 20th, 2015


UFC

Etihad Stadium to host historic UFC event

After years of anticipation, Australia’s sporting capital will play host to the biggest combat sports event the country has witnessed, as UFC® 193: LAWLER vs. CONDIT finds a home at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium. In an Australian first, a UFC® championship belt will go on the line in the main event with welterweight champion Robbie Lawler slated to defend his title against former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit on Sunday, November 15, 2015 . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 19th, 2015


UFC

Cirkunov: A Journey Ends, Another Begins

There are no hard and fast timetables for how long it will take an emerging talent to make his or her way through the regional circuit and on to the big stage of the UFC. Truth be told, there are no guarantees that it will ever happen, given the unpredictable nature of the sport, the prevalence of injuries and the scores of aspiring fighters that burn out or fade away before reaching the highest level in the sport . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 19th, 2015


UFC

By The Numbers: The Flyweights Thus Far

125: Pounds is the limit for the UFC flyweight division

1281: Days the UFC flyweight division will have been in existence since its inception on March 3rd, 2012 to UFC 191 where UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will take on John Dodson in a highly-anticipated rematch . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 18th, 2015


UFC

Great Fight North: The UFC’s Best in Canada

When the UFC returns from its one-week hiatus next week, the Octagon will touch down in Saskatoon for UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira. It marks the first time the UFC holds an event in the province of Saskatchewan and the 19th time there has been an event north of the border . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 17th, 2015


UFC

Werdum to defend against Velasquez next

Fabricio Werdum will meet a familiar foe in the first defense of his undisputed UFC heavyweight title, as UFC President Dana White has confirmed that the Brazilian will face Cain Velasquez in a rematch on a site and date to be determined . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 16th, 2015


UFC

Rob to Ruthless: A Coaching Journey

Robert Glenn Lawler.

It’s Rob or Robbie to those who know him, it’s the current UFC welterweight champion to those who oppose him, and for the fans who have had the pleasure to watch him fight these past 14 years – it’s “Ruthless.” . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 15th, 2015


UFC

Cirkunov vs. Jolly set for Saskatoon

UFC newcomers Misha Cirkunov and Daniel Jolly will be both chasing the same prize on Sunday, August 23, when they meet in the Octagon for a light heavyweight bout at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 14th, 2015


UFC

Magny back to face Silva on Aug. 23

Following a UFC 190 defeat against Demian Maia that snapped his seven-fight winning streak, welterweight contender Neil Magny will waste no time trying to start a new one, as he faces Brazil’s Erick Silva in UFC Fight Night action in Saskatoon on August 23 . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 13th, 2015


UFC

Dustin Poirier: Education Through Fire

It only lasts a few moments, but watching Dustin Poirier’s eyes scan a room full of people reveals a lot about him.

Two minutes into the future, the 26-year-old will lock in on the conversation at hand and begin breaking down the elements that have combined in his life to make him one of the most exciting rising talents under the UFC banner, but the space between, filled with Poirier sizing up and taking in the steady stream of faces milling in and out of the breakfast nook he’s sitting in, is nothing short of fascinating . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 12th, 2015


UFC

Aldo vs. McGregor Finds a Home in Vegas on Dec. 12

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor will finally settle the score on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas when they meet in the most anticipated clash in MMA for the undisputed UFC featherweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in the main event of UFC 194 . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 11th, 2015


UFC

Dana White says Cristiane Justino was never offered Ronda Rousey fight

Last Friday, Tito Ortiz, a former training partner of Cristiane Justino, told AXS-TV’s “Inside MMA” that the fighter better known as “Cyborg” was offered a fight against Ronda Rousey in December at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 11th, 2015


UFC

Five Bouts Confirmed For UFC Dublin

On Saturday, October 24 UFC® will make its highly anticipated return to Dublin, Ireland. And with less than four weeks until tickets to the event go on sale, the organisation has confirmed five exciting match ups that will feature on the fight card . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 10th, 2015


UFC

UFC Fight Updates

Seven new fights are now on the schedule for upcoming UFC events, with a mix of contenders, prospects and heavy hitters slated to hit the Octagon in the next couple months . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 9th, 2015


UFC

Fight Night Nashville Main: Texeira Subs OSP

Former world light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira turned wrestler in his UFC Fight Night main event against Ovince Saint Preux at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and that strategy worked like a charm, as he spoiled the Knoxville resident’s homecoming bout with a third-round submission win . . . Click here for more

Also see main card coverage: Dariush gets disputed nod over Johnson
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 9th, 2015


UFC

Fight Night Nashville Prelims: Hall Back in Win Column, Stops Bamgbose

Middleweight Uriah Hall rebounded from a May loss to Rafael Natal Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, stopping late-notice newcomer Oluwale Bamgbose in the first round . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 8th, 2015


UFC

Predictions: Fight Night Nashville

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for a Nahville edition of the Downes Side! Grander than the Grand Ole Opry and tougher than old hickory, it’s the only MMA predictions article that matters.

So pull yourself out of whatever hermitage you’re living in and turn on FOX Sports 1 for Ultimate Fight Night. Live from the Bridgestone Arena, the main event features a light heavyweight contest between Glover Teixeira and Ovince Saint Preux. In the co-main event, lightweights Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush square off. Who needs the Country Music Hall of Fame? It’s fight time! . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 8th, 2015


UFC

Fight Night Nashville at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Ovince Saint Preux and the lightweight bout between Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 2 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and three early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Ovince Saint Preux (206) VS Glover Teixeira (205.5)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Beneil Dariush (156) VS Michael Johnson (155.5)
Sam Alvey (186) VS Derek Brunson (186)
Timothy Johnson (265) VS Jared Rosholt (237)
Amanda Nunes (136) VS Sara McMann (136*)
Geane Herrera (126) VS Ray Borg (126.75**)

FOX SPORTS 2 PRELIMS
Oluwale Bamgbose (184.5) VS Uriah Hall (185.5)
Tom Watson (185) VS Chris Camozzi (185.5)
Dustin Ortiz (125.5) VS Willie Gates (126)
Sirwan Kakai (136) VS Frankie Saenz (136)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Jonathan Wilson (205) VS Chris Dempsey (204.5)
Roman Salazar (135) VS Marlon Vera (135.5)
Scott Holtzman (155.5) VS Anthony Christodoulou (156)

*McMann made weight on her second attempt after initially weighing in at 136.5 pounds
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 7th, 2015


UFC

Derek Brunson: Aiming At The Top

Derek Brunson has no shortage of confidence.

The North Carolina-based middleweight has set his goals to become the best 185-pound fighter in the world, but he’s also very much tuned into the fact there is work to be done before that happens. Fortunately for the Jackson/Winkeljohn fighter, work ethic and determination are also things Brunson has in large supply . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 7th, 2015


UFC

Fight Night Nashville Fantasy Preview

Following an incredible string of fight cards, the UFC will wrap up a non-stop five-week tour de force with one more show this weekend as Nashville hosts a top 10 main event, with former title challenger Glover Teixeira facing Tennessee’s own Ovince Saint Preux . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 6th, 2015


UFC

Chris Camozzi Is Waiting On His Man Strength

Chris Camozzi has heard that when a man reaches the age of 30, he obtains super powers that he can apply to his life and his career.

“I’m not quite 30 yet, but when I am, I’m hoping I get some man strength,” the 28-year-old middleweight quipped . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 5th, 2015

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