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July 31st 2014

Diaz on new UFC contract: "I can't ask for anything more."

Nick Diaz has injected some much-welcome hype and flavour into the mixed martial arts world since he signed a new deal with the UFC last week. Now set to face former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva at UFC 183, scheduled for January next year, Diaz spoke to media on a special UFC conference call yesterday - reflecting on his time away from the sport and looking...
July 30th 2014

Sanchez considering move to 145lb to fight McGregor

Diego Sanchez has expressed an interest in competing in his fourth weight class inside the UFC. Having already fought at middleweight, welterweight and lightweight, Sanchez now says he's considering dropping to featherweight. But why would the former number-one 155lb contender make such a  big career move? As he explains, it would all be for a chance to take down...
July 30th 2014

2 fights added to UFC in Sweden

The UFC have confirmed two more fights to be added to their upcoming event in Stockholm, Sweden, which is set to take place on October 4th. German veteran Dennis Siver is set to  take on Scotsman Robert Whiteford in his first UFC fight since being suspended for testing positive for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) following a unanimous decision win over Manny...
July 30th 2014

MMA's Hidden Gems - 2nd August - 3rd August

Welcome back to MMA's Hidden Gems, the weekly feature where we tell you about some of the interesting match-ups that may not be on your radar. This week we take a look at a hot prospect who could very well join the UFC in the near future, plus two UFC vets who are trying to carry on their careers outside of the promotion. BAMMA Fight Night  - Chadwick vs Pascu...
July 30th 2014

Edgar wants Swanson at UFC on FOX 13

Top UFC featherweight contender Frankie 'The Answer' Edgar is looking to move up the ladder in his division following a dominant win over BJ Penn at the TUF 19 Finale and #2-ranked Cub Swanson is the man he has his sights on. Edgar knows he and Swanson are almost neck-and-neck in the hunt for a title shot and feels a fight between the two of them makes the most...
July 30th 2014

Joe Riggs out of UFC return bout due to gun-related injury

MMA veteran Joe 'Diesel' Riggs has had to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 51 after accidentally injuring himself in a gun-related accident. The UFC released the following statement: “We were made aware that newly-signed UFC competitor Joe Riggs was involved in an unfortunate accident last night. While cleaning his...
July 30th 2014

Silva vs Diaz set for January 2015

The fight we've all been waiting to see made since it was hinted at recently has finally been confirmed as Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz are scheduled to compete against each other in the main event at UFC 183. The fight is set to be held at 185lb. “The greatest off all-time Anderson Silva is back. His doctor gave him clearance to fight. The fight the fans have...
July 29th 2014

Faber welcomes Masanori Kanehara to the UFC in September

Former WEC featherweight champ and top UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber is set to face Japanese fighter Masanori Kanehara at UFC Fight Night 52 in Saitama, Japan.  The bout, first reported by fightsportasia.com, will be Faber's first since his win earlier this month over top-10 UFC 135lb'er Alex 'Bruce Leeroy' Caceres. That win solidified 'The California Kid's...