The UFC had a plan for Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino to drop to 135 and challenge the then seemingly unbeatable Ronda Rousey. Along the way, Justino was to have a catchweight fight or two, then a fight at bantamweight, and then a title shot. The UFC signed Cyborg, and paid her purse,
At UFC Fight Night 95, heavyweight Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson defeated Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva via strikes at 4:10 of Round 2. There was no celebration, however. The pair are friends, and Nelson felt that the fight was not stopped soon enough. In fact, Nelson called for McCarthy to stop the fight as he threw the final five
Mixed martial arts can be presented as sport or spectacle. The UFC has done an extraordinary job of creating a new worldwide sport, and for their trouble made $4,000,000 on an initial investment of $2,000,000. The “New Pride” RIZIN just did a tremendous job in the spectacle department and live streamed it free at 2:00 a.m.
Fighters in the UFC get paid their contracted amount to show and win, plus Reebok money, and in addition sometimes get “locker room” bonuses of varying amounts that come in the mail. Four $50,000 performance bonuses are given at each event. And for the most elite fighters, a cut of the PPV. The locker room
The “Cygames Presents RIZIN Fighting World GP 2016,” star-studded mixed martial arts extravaganza at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, Sept. 25, streamed live in its entirety, free-of-charge at 2 a.m. EST (3 p.m. local JST). The 13-bout mega-card was headlined by the six fights comprising the first stage of the multi-event, 16-man open weight tournament.
The main event of UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil featured a women’s catchweight bout between Cris Cyborg and Lina Lansberg.
CM Punk proved to be terrible at mixed martial arts, but his handpicked opponent Mickey Gall has been a lively addition to the UFC thus far. He tapped out CM Punk in 2:14. Then before he left the Octagon he called out Sage Northcutt. Then he challenged Northcutt to a haircut match. Gall appeared recently on
UFC Fight Night 95 took place Saturday, September 24th, in Brazil and was headlined by Cris Cyborg versus Lina Lansberg.
UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has two options for his next title defense. He could rematch T.J. Dillashaw, who he took the title from via split decision on January 17, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 81. Dillashaw rebounded with a unanimous decision over Raphael Assunção at UFC 200 on July 9. Or Cruz could defend
Nine-time world Jiu-Jitsu champion Gabi Garcia fights for the third time at Cygames Presents RIZIN Fighting World GP 2016, vs. professional American football player Destanie Yarbrough. The event streams live and free on The UnderGround starting at 2:00 a.m. ET on Sunday. Garcia moved to California to develop her striking, and did some sparring sessions with the
Tonight the most dominant female MMA fighter in mixed martial arts history headlines a UFC event in her native Brazil. All week, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino has been giving her fans inside access to her life. The Nação Cyborg (Cyborg Nation) series details her preparation for Tonight’s headlining fight with Lina Lansberg. This is it, episode 4,
Roxanne Modafferi turned 34 at midnight today. Last night, she fought for the Invicta FC flyweight belt vs. Jennifer Maia, and won on one judge’s scorecard, while losing on two others. It capped a career that has seen great highs and great lows. Modafferi began competing in MMA while she was in Japan during her
Urijah Faber: “A little bit of cream is not going to stop a blow to the head, and Kevin reacted. I mean, you’re talking about an alpha male right there.”
Most news in mixed martial arts is on the surface. It’s who what when where, and too often who made what insult when on Twitter. Robin Black is an antidote. His highly-knowledgeable breakdowns for Canada’s The Fight Network were recently picked up by the UFC. Watching Black breakdown fights is double good – it further’s understanding of
Invicta FC 19 takes place Friday, September 23rd in Kansas City and airs exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
For the past five months ‘Magical’ Ray Elbe has been working on a documentary on his girlfriend Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino. “Cris is a different type of human being,” begins UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator MMA contender Tito Ortiz. “She’s a woman, but she’s not an average woman – she’s an animal. Vicious when she
Julianna ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ Pena is on a four-fight win streak, capped by a unanimous decision over Cat Zingano at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016. She is currently ranked the #5 contender in the women’s bantamweight division. Champion: Amanda Nunes 1 Miesha Tate 2 Ronda Rousey 3 Valentina Shevchenko 4 Holly Holm 5 Julianna
UFC Fight Night 95 takes place on Saturday night, September 24, 2016, at Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasília, Brazil. The event is broadcast on FOX Sports 1 with the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The public weigh-in ceremony and faceoff took place on Friday, September 23, at 6 p.m. ET, and streamed live on The
Women’s MMA pioneer Roxanne Modafferi began fighting during her Junior year abroad in Japan, in 2003/2004, going 3-0. She came back to the USA to complete school and her first fight was with the most dominant women in MMA at the time, Jennifer Howe, who was 13-0, 12 by KO. Roxy won that, and then
ESPN‘s well-connected Brett Okamoto reports that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will fight Raquel Pennington at UFC 205. The league’s triumphant return to New York after more than 20 years takes place on November 12, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Tate is the #1 ranked contender, while Pennington