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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...
July 21st 2014

Tyrone Spong chasing Dana for shot in UFC

Top-ranked kickboxer and two-time competitor in pro MMA under the World Series of Fighting banner, Tyrone Spong, was in attendance at this past weekend's UFC Fight Night event in Dublin, Ireland. Noise levels were reported to have peaked at 111 decibels, with even just the prelim fights hitting 103! And it was this frenzied atmosphere that seems to have instilled a...
July 21st 2014

UFC Fight Night: Dublin breaks network record

UFC Fight Night: Dublin was broadcast on the 3e network this past Saturday night in the event's host country of Ireland and became the channel's most-viewed sporting event ever. The total number of 3e viewers for the historic MMA event reached a total of 600K, with a peak audience figure of 340,200 fans tuning in to witness their countryman Conor McGregor take down...
July 21st 2014

Twitter Review: UFC Fight Night 46

UFC Fight Night: Dublin on July 19th more-or-less cemented the country of Ireland as one of the best hosting grounds for a UFC event along with Canada, Brazil and the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas. Although there were only four fights on the main card, the hyped-up crowd of 9,500 made every one of them feel like a main event - and the same could even be said...
July 21st 2014

[Video] UFC Dublin Fighter Q&A

To say this past weekend was a lively one for the UFC might be the understatement of the century. When the city of Dublin in Ireland played host to UFC Fight Night 46, the weigh-ins alone had a more raukus atmosphere than some actual events. Having been away from Irish soil for five years, Zuffa pulled out all the stops for their Irish fans who have waited...
July 21st 2014

Forrest Griffin working to have "positive influence" on MMA

Ultimate Fighter winner, UFC champion, UFC Hall of Famer - these are arguably the biggest accomplishments a professional mixed martial artist can have in their career and Forrest Griffin is a man who has checked off all three. Having now been officially retired from competitive fighting for over a year, Forrest is enjoying his current position in a more executive...
July 21st 2014

[Video] Road to the Octagon: UFC on FOX 12

The next challenger to Johny Hendricks' UFC welterweight title will be decided on July 26th when Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown enter the Octagon. Both men are single-minded in their focus on this weekend's upcoming UFC main event fight - that much is clear in this edition of UFC Road to the Octagon. "When I first walked into a gym, I was the guy who said, 'What...