News

September 10th 2010

Kris McKray meets UFC newcomer Rocha in Germany

Kris McKray will have a chance to use his German-language skills, having been added to the UFC 122 card in a welterweight match with Brazilian newcomer Carlos Eduardo Rocha.News of the fight came via an GroundAndPound.de report and Fighters Only has since obtained confirmation from sources close to the bout. Bout agreements are being sent out and expected to be...
September 10th 2010

Aoki says Penn did not lose to Edgar in real terms

BJ Penn did not lose his second fight with Frankie Edgar, according to Japanese lightweight grappling ace Shinya Aoki. At least, not in real terms."I am really a huge fan of BJ Penn, he is one of my favorite fighters. He lost by decision. When we look at martial arts in it's most extreme form, we need to win by submission or knockout. In that sense, he didn't...
September 10th 2010

UFC 122 taking shape; Belfort vs Okami confirmed

The UFC 122 card is taking shape and the headline fight between Vitor Belfort and Yushin Okami has been made official. The November 13th event was confirmed on the latest episode of UFC Insider and will take place at the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.Belfort and Okami top the bill, which airs on Spike TV via tape-delay, in a bout that will likely see...
September 10th 2010

Penn looking at November return

Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn expects to be back in action in November, against an as-yet unnamed opponent."Dana White texted me the last couple of days, and it looks like I’m probably going to be back in the ring in November sometime,” he said in a video blog posted to his site, BJPenn.com“Dana’s trying to put the fight...
September 10th 2010

Semtex urges fighters to 'bring back the Bloodsport'

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley thinks many of his fellow MMA fighters need to rediscover their killer instinct andi start looking for more finishes in their bouts. His comments, made on TapouT Radio, echo the sentiments expressed by Dan Hardy and Shinya Aoki this week.“The sport could become quite boring, as it has been in a few fights in the last UFC. I know...
September 9th 2010

Rousimar Palhares Q&A: Leglocks,roversy, hard times and more

Rousimar Palhares represents Brazilian Top Team and has established a reputation as an aggressive fighter with absolutely ferocious jiu jitsu. Friendly and likeable outside of the cage, he is the complete opposite inside it. He is no stranger to controversy either, having been accused of holding submissions too long. Palhares faces Nate Marquardt at UFC Fight Night...
September 9th 2010

Q & A with Ross Pearson on Cole Miller, Muay Thai, Wrestling

Ross Pearson’s UFC Fight Night 22 fight with Cole Miller is perhaps the toughest test of his career thus far and if he wins - especially if he wins convincingly - people will be looking for him to fight a top ten opponent, possibly a gatekeeper like Clay Guida. Miller has had seven fights in the UFC and is 5-2 in the organisation. He is coming off a win over...
September 9th 2010

Marquardt 'not going to let' Palhares leglock him

This week we spoke to Rousimar Palhares about his UFC Fight Night 22 fight with Nate Marquardt. Palhares said he will be looking for the submission and, as a leglock specialist, Marquardt will have to be on his guard.Marquardt addressed the issue of Palhares’ notoriously effective leglocks in an interview with MMA Nation."That's his style. He likes to work...
September 9th 2010

Griffin vs Lentz on tap for UFC 123

Tyson Griffin and Nik Lentz are set to clash in a lightweight match-up at UFC 123, multiple sources have reported. The fight, which was first reported by MMA Weekly, has since been confirmed to Fighters Only by sources close to both fighters. Griffin is coming off a loss to Takanori Gomi at UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko. He was stopped in 64 seconds of the first...
September 9th 2010

Pearson expects Edgar to be champ for "a good while"

Ross Pearson expects Frankie Edgar to hold the UFC lightweight title belt for a while - and he is basing that opinion on more than just watching his fights.Unbeknown to many, Pearson was part of Edgar’s training camp for the UFC 118 rematch with BJ Penn, spending ten days with in New Jersey as the champion prepared to defend his belt for the first time.“I...