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April 2nd 2014

[Video] Fans rally to support Will Chope following video response

Former UFC fighter Will Chope has released an official response to the MMA community after being cut by the UFC just over a week ago. The featherweight mixed martial artist was released by the Zuffa promotion after details of a past domestic assault charge were published in an article by Bleacher Report. Chope has called reporter Jeremy Botter's journalistic actions...
April 1st 2014

[Video] Kennedy training for Bisping TUF Nations Finale fight

UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy is set to face brash Brit Michael Bisping at the TUF Nations Finale in just over two weeks. The two men have been locked in a heated verbal battle for what seems like an eternity in the fast-moving sport of MMA, and things will finally come to a head at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec, Canada on Wednesday April 16th. Having initially...
April 1st 2014

Bravo discusses Metamoris 3 confrontation with Royce Gracie

After besting decorated grappler Royler Gracie in the eyes of many this past weekend, 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu founder Eddie Bravo may have gained a new Gracie adversary in Royler's brother, Royce. Having defeated Royler back in 2003 in one of the biggest upsets the Brazilian jiu-jitsu world has ever seen, Eddie rematched his old rival at Metamoris 3 on March 29th....
April 1st 2014

Dana White tries to play down Cormier-Henderson UFC 175 fight

  Dana White insists reports of Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier colliding at UFC 175 are premature, and an announcement will not be made until tomorrow at the earliest.   Cormier had been linked with a fight with Rafael Cavalcante for the July 5th Weidman-Machida card, part of a live event double-header in Las Vegas also featuring the Frankie Edgar and BJ...
April 1st 2014

Ringcard girl Carly 'Troublemaker' Baker to make UFC debut!

  UFC Octagon Girl Carly Baker is trading bikinis and mascara for gumshields and gloves as she makes the transition into the newly-formed UFC women’s strawweight division.“When I heard the UFC were launching a strawweight division I knew I had to be a part of it,” Baker says. “I loved being an Octagon Girl but I’m hanging up my round cards and can’t...
March 31st 2014

Palhares and Moraes capture WSOF belts

Brazilian submission master Rousimar Palhares (17-6) needed just 69 seconds to take the World Series of Fighting welterweight title away from former champ Steve Carl (21-4). And it was his signature move, the heel hook, that led ‘Toquinho' to victory.   The championship fight headlined Saturday's World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares event at Las Vegas'...
March 28th 2014

Cathal Pendred says TUF 19 has best cast since season 1

The Ultimate Fighter has received some criticism over its last few seasons for not exhibiting the same quality of talent as it has done in previous years. Now though, according to those involved in the show, fans can expect a return to top form with TUF 19. Fighters Only spoke to Cathal Pendred, a former Cage Warriors champ, soon after he was announced as one of the...
March 28th 2014

UFC 173: FRACTURED RIB RUINS ASSUNCAO TITLE CHANCE

A fractured rib sustained at UFC 170 scuppered Raphael Assuncao’s chances of headlining UFC 173, opening the door for TJ Dillashaw to challenge bantamweight champion Renan Barao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.   Chris Weidman’s middleweight title defense against Lyoto Machida was originally earmarked for the date, but Weidman’s knee surgery this week has put...
March 28th 2014

Chris Fields talks "crazy" TUF 19 experience

The UFC is set for an Irish invasion long before it's return to Dublin on July 19th, with two sons of the Emerald Isle set to feature on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. Chris Fields and Cathal Pendred, both teammates of lightweight sensation Conor McGregor, both appear on the 19th season of TUF where opposing coaches BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar will go...
March 28th 2014

Carmont vs. Dollaway added to UFC Berlin 185lb card

The future of the UFC's middleweight division will be given a thorough shake-up when the organization returns to Germany on May 31st after a wave of fights at 185lb were confirmed for Berlin. Top 10 ranked Gegard Mousasi and Mark Munoz stage the five round main event at the historic city's 15,000-capacity O2 World venue, while blossoming prospects Luke Barnatt and...