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October 2nd 2014

Holly Holm's UFC debut rumoured for UFC 181

MMA fans rejoiced when undefeated female bantamweight fighter Holly Holm signed with the UFC in July. Now it looks like the multiple-time boxing champion finally has her first fight for the promotion lined up. According to a report on UFC Tonight, the word is that Holm will make her UFC debut at UFC 181 on Saturday December 6th against 25-year-old Russian Milana...
October 2nd 2014

Dillashaw responds to Cruz's 'Alpha Fail' insult

Dominick Cruz earned himself a shot at the UFC bantamweight title he was forced to vacate due to injury with a first-round stoppage win over Takeya Mizugaki this past weekend. The man he will face for the belt, reigning champ TJ Dillashaw, is a member of Team Alpha Male which also houses Cruz's long-time nemesis Urijah Faber. In his post-fight interview at UFC 178...
October 1st 2014

Ilir Latifi reveals how he broke the ring in his first MMA fight

Swedish light heavyweight Ilir Latifi had a very unusual introduction to the Ultimate Fighting Championship when he made his promotional debut at UFC on FUEL TV 9 as a late-replacement opponent for Gegard Mousasi, after his teammate Alexander Gustafsson was removed from the card by the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation (SMMAF) due to a cut. Although he came out...
October 1st 2014

UK's Vassell gets shot at Newton's Bellator title

Bellator have announced that light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newtom will put his undisputed championship on the line for the second time at Bellator 130 against British challenger Linton Vassell. The event will take place on Friday October 24th in Wichita, Kansas. "It's definitely got me well-recognised," Vassell told Fighters Only about his unbeaten run in the...
October 1st 2014

Hidden Gems: October 4th

This coming Saturday sees another double-bill of UFC events, with UFC Fight Night 53 taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, before the action jumps across to Nova Scotia, Canada for UFC Fight Night 54. Both main events hold a lot of importance in their respective divisions and, as such, have received the majority of media attention. Enter Fighters Only to pick out...
October 1st 2014

Weidman says he wants to "completely toy" with Belfort

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was set to put his belt on the line for the third time at UFC 181 this December against Vitor Belfort, before a hand injury forced him to withdraw from the bout. The fight is now being eyed to take place early next year. In a recent interview with Combate, Belfort said he believed the injury was a cover so Chris could "spend...
October 1st 2014

[Video] UFC Rankings Report: Cruz skyrockets to #2 at 135lb

There were many shake-ups at UFC 178 on September 27th as a number of important fights took place on the stacked card. Perhaps most notably, former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz returned after a three-year lay-off due to injury and demolished a tough opponent in Takeya Mizugaki. As a result of his first-round KO win, Cruz has catapulted himself up the 135lb...
October 1st 2014

Cung Le tests positive for HGH, suspended for 12 months

UFC middleweight Cung Le has tested positive for elevated levels of human growth hormone (HGH) following his TKO loss to Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau, China. As punishment the former Strikeforce champion has been handed a 12-month suspension. When news of Le's failed test was first published, it was reported that he would receive a nine-month...
October 1st 2014

[Video] UFC on the Fly - Ilir Latifi

In the first instalment of the UFC's new series of On the Fly, we were introduced to featherweight prospect Niklas Backstrom. In this second episode, we follow Ilir Latifi as he prepares for his fourth UFC fight at UFC Fight Night 53 against Jan Błachowicz in his home country of Sweden. "The transition from the everyday guy to when I step in the Octagon comes the...