One month after signaling an interest to open a new UFC women’s division, the promotion has gone all in on strawweights.
UFC President Dana White today announced the promotion has acquired the contracts of 11 Invicta FC fighters, who will compete on the first all-women season of “The Ultimate Fighter” for the inaugural UFC strawweight title.
Filming for the show kicks off May 18 and features Carla Esparza (9-2), Alex Chambers(4-1), Claudia Gadelha (11-0), Felice Herrig (9-5), Bec…
UFC on FOX 9 could also be known as UFC: Team Alpha Male.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) continues to stack its return to California's state capital with hometown fan favorites. The latest addition is a lightweight bout between Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo and is set to go down on Dec. 14, 2013 at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
Castillo, who trains nearby at Team Alpha Male, joins team founder Urijah Faber, who meets Michael McDonald, and Chad Mendes, who fights Nik Lentz, as the plethora of…
Virgil Zwicker may have had to travel a long way to fight Mike Hayes, but it took him just 1:12 to knock him out in the first round at KSW 25 in Poland this weekend.
Zwicker improved his record to 12-3 with 9 KO/TKO's and 2 submissions. Check out the fight in its entirety below.
An important welterweight fight has been added to UFC 170.
Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia will take place on the Feb. 22 card in Las Vegas, the promotion announced Friday. News of the fight being in the works was first reported on FOX Sports 1's "UFC Tonight."
Both MacDonald (15-2) and Maia (18-5) are coming off loses. MacDonald dropped a unanimous decision to Robbie Lawler at UFC 167 in November, while Maia lost a split decision to Jake Shields at UFC Fight Night 29 in October….
After telling MMAjunkie he wanted a fight with fellow welterweight Jake Shields (29-6-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC), Hector Lombard (33-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) received his wish.
UFC officials recently announced the bout, via ESPN.com, for UFC 171.
UFC 171 takes place March 15 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The main card, featuring a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and MMAjunkie. Lombard vs. Shields likely will be part of the main card.
Prior to UFC 167 taking place, top ten welterweight contender Jake Shields had targeted Rory MacDonald as a potential next opponent thinking that beating Georges St-Pierre's teammate would be the fastest path to another shot at the Canadian champion.
As it turns out, MacDonald lost a split decision that night to Robbie Lawler that forced the entire division to shift as the long-time veteran jumped all the way up to No. 3 in the rankings once the dust settled. Today, Lawler and MacDonald swapped positions in the new UFC rankings to No. 4 and No….
UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is responding well to his treatment for a heart condition, and the fighter fully intends on returning to full competition, according to the fighter’s manager.
Struve’s representative, Nima Safapour, recently told MMAWeekly.com that the 6-foot-11-inch Dutchman is optimistic about a return to the Octagon.
“He is taking the supervised medication and is back to training,” Safapour said. “[There is] no return date yet, as they are still seeing how his body responds to the treatment. He is responding very well to the…