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July 24th 2014

Matt Brown: "I'm meaner, nastier, stronger and tougher than Lawler"

UFC welterweight Matt Brown will look to make it seven straight against Robbie Lawler and earn himself a shot at Johny Hendricks' title this weekend at UFC on FOX 12. "I believe I'm meaner, nastier, stronger and tougher than [Lawler]," says Brown in the current edition of Fighters Only magazine. "I'm not just saying that. I believe it. I know what I'm capable of and...
July 24th 2014

UFC "getting close" to signing Gina Carano

Talks between UFC bosses and women's MMA star-turned-movie star Gina Carano appear to be on the up, according to new reports. "I'm told the negotiations are actually doing a lot better now," reported UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani. "They're getting close. There are a lot more positives on both sides that the deal's going to get done." Things between Gina and the UFC...
July 24th 2014

Bisping ready for "douchebag" Luke Rockhold after Cung Le fight

Michael Bisping will look to get back in the win column next month when he faces former Strikeforce 185lb champ Cung Le in the main event at UFC Fight Night 48 in China. Although the interaction between Bisping and his opponent has been civil leading up to the scheduled bout (which isn't often the case where the outspoken Englishman is concerned), Michael says he...
July 24th 2014

Cormier replaces injured Gustafsson against Jones

It was announced yesterday that Alexander Gustafsson is out of his UFC 178 championship rematch with Jon Jones after suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee. Replacing the Swedish light heavyweight will be undefeated #2-ranked light heavyweight Daniel Cormier. “I got on the scale at 6:45 AM this morning because I had six doughnuts yesterday. Right then I got...
July 22nd 2014

Between the Sheets: Lawler vs Brown

This weekend, UFC welterweight contenders Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler will do battle to decide who gets the next shot at Johny Hendricks' championship belt. In our regular 'Between the Sheets' feature, we offer fans a glimpse inside the pages of Fighters Only magazine and, this week, we're giving you a taster of our double-exclusive with Brown and Lawler from our...
July 22nd 2014

Pettis talks TUF 20, confirms December date for Melendez fight

UFC lightweight champ Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis has revealed he has been given a date for his first ever UFC title defence against Gilbert Melendez. "That's what [the UFC] told me, I just found out it will be December 6th," confirmed Pettis. Pettis won the UFC title in August last year with a first-round submission of Benson Henderson. Since suffering a knee injury...
July 22nd 2014

[Video] UFC 177: Dillashaw vs Barao II Preview

On Saturday August 30th in Sacramento, California, TJ Dillashaw will put his UFC bantamweight title on the line for the first time against the man he took it from in shocking fashion back in May, Renan Barao. Prior to their first meeting at UFC 173, there were few who were giving TJ even the slightest chance of beating the long-time undefeated 135lb champ Barao....
July 22nd 2014

Bellator signs Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef

Bellator have added some strength to their welterweight and middleweight divisions with the signing of two heavy-handed MMA veterans in Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef. This double-signing comes one month after Bellator founder Bjorn Rebney was replaced by Scott Coker as head of the promotion, with the new company goal to "create the most entertaining fights possible...