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September 29th 2014

Cerrone dares fighters to "start a Twitter beef" with him

Eddie Alvarez's UFC debut fight against Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone was expected to be an-action packed affair  at UFC 178 and it didn't disappoint. After three rounds of exciting action, it was the UFC veteran Cerrone that earned the unanimous decision win. Although it was not awarded 'Fight of the Night' honours, there were some who felt it should have gotten the...
September 29th 2014

Weidman says Johnson is "so far ahead" of other flyweights

Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson defended his title for the fifth time this past weekend with a submission win over Chris Cariaso at UFC 178.  “He’s showing he can do anything out there," said UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman on the FOX post-fight show. "He’s so far ahead of everyone one else in the division.” With this latest victory, Johnson has...
September 29th 2014

Cruz talks Dillashaw, says Faber "hasn't gotten any better"

Dominick Cruz returned in style at UFC 178 this past Saturday by becoming the first person to stop Japanese veteran Takeya Mizugaki in the UFC. "History has shown that guys who have taken three years off in the fight game come back and they're never the same," said UFC president Dana White after the September 27th event. "Nobody does that to Mizugaki, it was...
September 29th 2014

McGregor "honoured" by Irish support at UFC 178

Conor McGregor backed up all his talk this past weekend at UFC 178 with a first-round TKO win over Dustin Poirier, and the roars of support for the Irishman at both the weigh-ins and on fight night were louder than they were for any other athlete.  "I'm honoured to hear a percentage of the tickets were bought in Ireland and my countrymen came to support me," said...
September 29th 2014

[Video] Training with Sweden's top MMA team

Following on from a stacked card this past weekend, the UFC's next show is set to take place in Stockholm, Sweden as part of an even double-bill on October 4th (the other card taking place on the same day in Nova Scotia, Canada. UFC Fight Night 53 will feature several home-grown fighters - all teammates of top UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson. In this new...
September 26th 2014

UFC Fight Week returns to Vegas in July 2015

The UFC has confirmed its popular International Fight Week will return to Las Vegas next year, July 7-12.  Signature events such as UFC Fan Expo, an Official Pool Party with Octagon girls and open workouts with UFC athletes will headline the week-long festivities. The event will conclude with a weekend of stacked fight cards, including UFC 189 on Saturday July...
September 26th 2014

CARIASO INSISTS BIGGEST UPSET OF 2014 IS JUST HOURS AWAY

Chris Cariaso buys into 2014 being the UFC's 'year of the upset', and insists tomorrow night his winning performance against current flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will top the lot. There has already been at least a dozen underdog success stories inside the Octagon in 2014, most recently via Rafael dos Anjos, who TKO'd former lightweight champion Benson...
September 26th 2014

BAMMA signs undefeated Walter Gahadza

BAMMA has confirmed the signing of undefeated welterweight fighter Walter 'The Sniper' Gahadza.  Gahadza brings a perfect 14-0 pro MMA record to the UK-based promotion. He has been described by top-ranked 170lb fighter Paul 'Semtex' Daley as "the future of the Welterweight division". His deal with BAMMA is an 18-month contract. "The Welterweight division has just...
September 26th 2014

[Video] McGregor and Poirier have heated staredown

The beef between UFC featherweights Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier has been raging for some time now, and it will come to a head when they fight at UFC 178 this weekend. But the two men almost came to blows during this week's UFC 178 media day when they, along with all the other high-profile fighters from the stacked September 27th card, faced-off for photo...
September 26th 2014

Faber confirms Kampmann as new Team Alpha Male head coach

The fighters at Team Alpha Male finally have a new head coach to replace Duane 'Bang' Ludwig, who left the team earlier this year to pursue his dream of running his own gym in his home state of Colorado. Team leader and UFC bantamweight fighter Urijah Faber confirmed that fellow UFC veteran Martin Kampmann would be making the move to coach the team earlier today....