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UFC

EA Sports UFC 2 launches live event competition

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) has announced the launch of Live Event Competitions, a brand new competitive experience in EA SPORTS™ UFC® 2 Live Events mode. Starting on Saturday, May 14, fans around the world can play the qualifiers in the Live Event Competition to compete for a chance to earn Ultimate Team rewards and a trip to the live finals coinciding with the UFC Fan Expo®, part of the 5th Annual UFC International Fight Week™, and UFC® 200: CORMIER vs. JONES 2 in Las Vegas. The winner of the grand final match, taking place on Friday, July 8, at the UFC Fan Expo, will receive $10,000 USD* and walk away with the belt as the EA SPORTS UFC 2 world champion . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS is LIVE on FS1 Sunday, May 29 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 18th, 2016


UFC

Cole Miller to face Penn at UFC 199

A member of Team Pulver on season five of The Ultimate Fighter, a season that pitted his coach Jens Pulver against BJ Penn, Cole Miller will get a chance to face Penn on Saturday, June 4, when he replaces the injured Dennis Siver on the UFC 199 card in Inglewood, California . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS is LIVE on FS1 Sunday, May 29 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 17th, 2016



UFC

UFC 198 Rewind

UFC 198 came to a dramatic end on Saturday night, as Stipe Miocic silenced 45,207 fans in Brazil with a stunning first-round knockout to finish Fabricio Werdum and win the UFC heavyweight title . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS is LIVE on FS1 Sunday, May 29 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 16th, 2016



UFC

UFC 198: Talking points and post-fight

It was a banner night for Brazil as the UFC took over Curitiba for one night to showcase the biggest stars and the greatest legends the country has to offer . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Post-fight and bonus recap

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS is LIVE on FS1 Sunday, May 29 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 15th, 2016



UFC

UFC 198: Miocic knocks out Werdum, becomes new heavyweight champ

Fabricio Werdum entered the Octagon smiling for his UFC 198 main event Saturday night at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, but it was Stipe Miocic who had the last laugh, as he knocked Werdum out in the first round to win the UFC heavyweight championship . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Main card coverage | Fox Sports Prelims | Facebook Prelims

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS is LIVE on FS1 Sunday, May 29 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 15th, 2016


UFC

Predictions for UFC 198

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another Brazilian edition of the Downes Side. This weekend the Octagon sets down in Curitiba, Brazil for UFC 198. Live from Arena da Baixada, Fabrico Werdum defends his heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic. In the co-main event of the night, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Vitor Belfort fight for positioning in the middleweight title picture . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 198 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 14th, 2016


UFC

UFC 198 at the scales

UFC 198, which is headlined by the UFC heavyweight title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic, and the middleweight clash between Jacare Souza and Vitor Belfort, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Arena Atletico Paranaense in Curitiba, Brazil on Saturday, May 14 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

Main Event – UFC heavyweight title fight
Fabricio Werdum (240) vs Stipe Miocic (241)

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Jacare Souza (186) vs Vitor Belfort (185)
Cris Cyborg (139) vs Leslie Smith (139)
Shogun Rua (205) vs Corey Anderson (204)
Warlley Alves (170) vs Bryan Barberena (170)

FS1 Prelims
Demian Maia (171) vs Matt Brown (171)
Thiago Santos (185) vs Nate Marquardt (186)
Francisco Trinaldo (156) vs Yancy Medeiros (156)
John Lineker (135) vs Rob Font (135)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Rogerio Nogueira (205) vs Patrick Cummins (206)
Sergio Moraes (171) vs Luan Chagas (169)
Renato Moicano (146) vs Zubaira Tukhugov (146)

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UFC 198 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 13th, 2016


UFC

Reasons to watch UFC 198

Anderson Silva’s record 10 title defenses; Fabricio Werdum’s demolition of seemingly unbeatable former champion Cain Velasquez; Vitor Belfort’s title win against legend Randy Couture; Cris Cyborg’s nine straight KO finishes and counting . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 198 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 13th, 2016


UFC

Dillashaw-Assuncao II official for UFC 200

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw returns to the Octagon on Saturday, July 9, and in a UFC 200 bout he’s been waiting for, he’ll get the chance to avenge a 2013 loss to Raphael Assuncao . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 198 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 12th, 2016


UFC

Long path to 198 ‘meant to be’ for Werdum

After winning the interim UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 197 a couple of weeks ago, Jon Jones spoke of the belt as if it were a prize found at the bottom of a box of Cracker Jacks . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 198 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 12th, 2016


UFC

UFC Minute: Unstoppable Continues

We move on from Fight Night Rotterdam to UFC 198, as the Unstoppable tour continues. Don’t miss UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic for the heavyweight championship on May 14 on Pay-Per-View . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 198 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 11th, 2016


UFC

Fight Pass Spotlight: Preview UFC 198’s Fights

The biggest card the UFC has ever brought to Brazil touches down in Curitiba this Saturday, featuring a host of Brazilian superstars and capped off by a world heavyweight championship fight between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic. But to get things started for UFC FIGHT PASS subscribers at 6:15pm ET / 3:15pm PT, three intriguing bouts will see Brazil take on the world, while one pits welterweight countrymen against each other in a quartet of matchups that will get the Curitiba crowd up and cheering from the time the Octagon door shuts . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 198 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 11th, 2016


UFC

Sioux Falls and Chicago headliners announced

The summer of UFC continues to heat up, with two July shows getting intriguing main events that were announced Sunday . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 198 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 10th, 2016


UFC

VanZant and Cerrone discuss their ‘Real MVP’

UFC superstars Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Paige VanZant celebrated Mother’s Day this year by talking to Lifetime about what the day means to them . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 198 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 10th, 2016


UFC

Fight Night Rotterdam Rewind

Alistair Overeem put a stamp on his return home to the Netherlands on Sunday with a fierce TKO finish to put away Andrei Arlovski as he takes one more step towards a world title shot . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 198 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 9th, 2016


UFC

Road to UFC 200: Fighting in Liddell’s DNA

Chuck Liddell is 46 years old. Nearly six years ago he fought his last fight against Rich Franklin. Yet if UFC President Dana White called up his old buddy and asked him if he wanted to fight, “The Iceman” probably has a gym bag with gloves and a mouthpiece sitting in the trunk of his car . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 198 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 9th, 2016


UFC

Fight Night Rotterdam: Overeem karate kicks way to win over Arlovski

Veteran heavyweight star Alistair Overeem made his case for a shot at the world title in his home country of the Netherlands Sunday, knocking out teammate and fellow top five contender Andrei Arlovski in the second round at the Rotterdam Ahoy . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Main card | FS1 prelims | FightPass prelims

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UFC 198 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 8th, 2016


UFC

Fight Night Rotterdam: Predictions

That’s right, boys and girls, it’s time for another (Rotter)dam good edition of the Downes Side. It’s only fitting because Rotterdam is known as the “Gateway to Europe,” and the Nostradamus of MMA is your gateway to enlightenment . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 8th, 2016


UFC

Fight Night Rotterdam at the scales

UFC Fight Night Rotterdam, which is headlined by the UFC heavyweight clashes between Alistair Overeem-Andrei Arlovski, and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva-Stefan Struve, airs live on FS1 from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, May 8 at 2pm ET / 11am PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 at Noon ET / 9am PT, and the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT.

Main Event – UFC heavyweight five-round fight
No. 3 Alistair Overeem (244) vs No. 5 Andrei Arlovski (248)

FS1 Main Card
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (266) vs Stefan Struve (265)
Albert Tumenov (170) vs Gunnar Nelson (170)
Germaine de Randamie (135) vs Anna Elmose (135)
Nikita Krylov (205) vs Francimar Barroso (204)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115) vs Heather Jo Clark (116)

FS1 Prelims
Rustam Khabilov (155) vs Chris Wade (155)
Magnus Cedenblad (185) vs Garreth McLellan (184)
Jon Tuck (156) vs Josh Emmett (156)
Yan Cabral (156) vs Reza Madadi (155)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Kyoji Horiguchi (125) vs Neil Seery (126)
Leon Edwards (169.5) vs Dominic Waters (170)
Ulka Sasaki (125) vs Willie Gates (125)

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 7th, 2016


UFC

Overeem ready to claim long-awaited title shot

The return of one of the best lightweights of this era will take place on July 23, with former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez taking on No. 6-ranked Edson Barboza at United Center in Chicago . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 7th, 2016


UFC

Melendez-Barboza among news tidbits

The return of one of the best lightweights of this era will take place on July 23, with former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez taking on No. 6-ranked Edson Barboza at United Center in Chicago . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 6th, 2016


UFC

Sneaky best of Rotterdam

Fight Night Rotterdam offers up two thrilling heavyweight clashes in its main and co-main event. UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles is here to preview some of the best under-the-radar fights from the rest of the card . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 6th, 2016


UFC

Fight Night Rotterdam cheat sheet: Breaking down fights

The UFC will travel to the Netherlands for the first time ever this Sunday with home country favorite Alistair Overeem looking to take one more step towards a title shot as he faces former champion and current teammate Andrei Arlovski . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 5th, 2016


UFC

Struve fights at home for first time in UFC

When Stefan Struve burst on to the scene seven years ago, the almost seven-foot striker seemed to be just what the doctor had ordered for the heavyweight division: A young, exciting prospect with an enormous reach who people thought could make it all the way to the top . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 5th, 2016


UFC

Camp update Strong style

Dorian Price can be a hard man to find. Marcus Marinelli, owner and head coach of Strong Style Martial Arts and Fitness in Independence, Ohio, found him and brought him home to the United States . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 4th, 2016


UFC

Grice keeps fighting after life-changing crash

If not for the scar on his head, Matt Grice looks like any other member of the Oklahoma City Police Department. And if you didn’t know the story of that scar, of how being rear-ended at a red light by a distracted driver going 65 miles per hour at impact nearly killed him, you might just assume he got that scar during his time as a professional mixed martial artist . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 4th, 2016


UFC

Fastest finishes in UFC title fights

Last weekend at UFC 197, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his title for the eighth time, scoring a knockout of Henry Cejudo at 2:49 of the first round. That fast finish wasn’t even Johnson’s best with his strap on the line as “Mighty Mouse” delivered a Knockout of the Night of Joseph Benavidez in their December 2013 rematch at 2:08 into the first . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 3rd, 2016


UFC

Vick, Sasaki get fights

On May 8, the UFC will travel to Rotterdam for its first show in the Netherlands, and while there are no fights in the Octagon this weekend, there are plenty of updates for upcoming shows, starting with UFC Fight Night next Sunday, where the retirement of Paddy Holohan has allowed Japan’s Ulka Sasaki to step in and face Willie Gates in a flyweight bout . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 3rd, 2016


UFC

Cain Velasquez makes his movie debut

Before steping into the Octagon at UFC 200 on July 9, Cain Velasquez makes his big screen debut on April 29 when the movie Term Life opens in theaters. The movie, which features stars Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Hailee Steinfeld, Bill Paxton, Terrence Howard and Jonathan Banks, has the former UFC champion playing the character “Marco.” . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 2nd, 2016


UFC

Outstanding action on tap for can’t-miss May

If you’re a UFC fan, give matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby a round of applause right now because May is one of those months where The 10 could quite easily be The 20 and it’s thanks to the efforts of those two men . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 2nd, 2016


UFC

Nelson vs. Lewis set for July 7

Heavyweight knockout artists Roy Nelson and Derrick Lewis called for a bout against each other, and on Thursday, July 7, they get their wish, as they meet in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



May 1st, 2016


UFC

After finding self, Perez helps others in retirement

It’s about living your life how you want to live it.

Last August in Saskatoon, a 54-second knockout of veteran Sam Stout by a young and fairly unknown lightweight prospect named Frankie Perez culminated with an impromptu retirement inside the Octagon . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 30th, 2016


UFC

Jones, Cormier reignite feud after UFC 200 bout announced

The staredown was civil at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday afternoon, but that’s about all the goodwill shared between the two owners of the UFC light heavyweight championship – Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones – during their first press conference as the headliners of UFC 200 on July 9 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 29th, 2016


UFC

Rodriguez on the rise in latest UFC rankings

Yair Rodriguez may have delivered the KO of the Year to open up the main card at UFC 197. The Mexican-born featherweight prospect delivered a flying left roundhouse kick that crumbled his opponent, Andre Fili . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 29th, 2016


UFC

Countdown to UFC 200: Brock Lesnar era

Seven fights. It’s a year and a half’s worth of work for guys like Neil Magny and Donald Cerrone, but when it comes to Brock Lesnar, his seven trips to the Octagon encompass his entire UFC career . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ROTTERDAM is LIVE on Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 28th, 2016

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