Today it was confirmed that Golden Boy, the famous boxing promotion run by Oscar Del La Hoya, has applied for a license with the CSAC to run MMA events starting in November.
Rizin Fighting Federation 12 took place Sunday August 12th from the Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan. The main card featured seven mixed martial arts bouts and aired exclusively at Fite.TV.
UFC commentator and true UGer at heart, Joe Rogan turns 51 today!
Tonight was the eighth and final episode of season two and sixteenth episode overall of the Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series. The event took place at the Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada and aired exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
Today Bellator MMA released the bracket for it's forthcoming welterweight Grand Prix. Most interesting is the bracket includes the champion, so the winner of the Grand Prix will also be the welterweight champion.
As part of their effort to curb weight cutting and highlight the problem, the California State Athletic Commission has released the fight night weights for all fighters.
According to a report from Forbes.com, Nate Diaz will finally be returning to the UFC and facing Dustin Poirier at UFC 230 in New York on November 3rd, 2017. It will be the first fight for Diaz in two years since back to back fights with Conor McGregor.
In an age when social media accounts are scoured for racist, sexist, or religionist messages and then scourged, even Sage Northcutt is not immune, thanks to sleuthing from UGer KZTT_MMAfan55.
PFL 5 took place Thursday, August 2nd from the NYCB LIVE arena in Uniondale, New York.
Tonight was the sixth episode of season two and fifthteenth episode overall of the Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series. The event took place at the Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada and aired exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
UFC on FOX 30 took place Saturday, July 28 from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The event was headlined by the much awaited rematch between Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez.
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ONE Championship 78 took place Friday, July 27th from the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines. The entire event streamed for free and live on the ONE Championship mobile app.
Lightweights Jim Miller and Alex White will fight at UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till on September 8, 2018, at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Incredibly, this will be Miller’s 30th fight in the UFC. The 34-year-old has lost his last four fights, to Dustin Poirier, Anthony Pettis, Francisco Trinaldo, and Dan Hooker. White, 29, has lost four of his last six. CLICK IMAGE FOR LINK TO ALL UPCOMING UFC FIGHTS.
When Dana White Jr. turned 16, he got a BMW and a massive party at Brooklyn Bowl with Kendrick Lamar for his 16th birthday. When the UFC boss’s son Aidan turned 16, he got a Land Rover Defender and a more massive party still, at Drai’s rooftop pool with Migos, Everlast, DJ Carnage, and A$AP Rocky. Total price tag was reportedly $1,000,000. Aidan also had his first amateur boxing match this year.
The city of Everett, Washington, birthplace of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, received 140 submissions when the public was asked to help name a town park; the final 10 included “Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture Park” which received two votes. Unfortunately, “Parky McParkface” also made the top 10, with three votes. The Historical Commission has reduced the final number to three locals - David Dilgard, Emma Yule, and Dr. Art Grossman. The historical commission will reduce it to one this week, and the City Council will thereafter make the final decision. Honestly though, Parky McParkface Park is the Randy Couture of park names.
Lightweights Evan Dunham and Francisco Trinaldo will fight at UFC Fight Night 137, on September 22, 2018, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Both fighters aim to bounce back from losses, Dunham via bonus winning TKO in 53 seconds to Olivier Aubin-Mercier at UFC 223 on April 7, and Tindaldo via decision to James Vick at UFC Fight Night 126 on February 18. CLICK IMAGE FOR LIST OF ALL UPCOMING UFC FIGHTS.
UFC Fight Night 134 took place Sunday, July 22nd from the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The event was headlined by a lightheavyeight fight between Mauricio Rua and Anthony Smith.
Invicta FC 30: Frey vs. Grusander took place Saturday, July 21st from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri. The main event featured an atomweight bout for the vacant title.
The Professional Fighters League presents its fourth event on Thursday, July 19th from the NYCB LIVE arena in Uniondale, New York. The event will air live on NBC Sports and is headlined by a featherweight bout between Lance Palmer and Jumabieke Tuerxun.
Alexa Grasso has withdrawn from a strawweight fight vs. Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 135 on August 25, 2018 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. She will be replaced by Cortney 'Cast Iron' Casey. Casey is on a two-fight losing streak but they were SDs to Felice Herrig and Michelle Waterson. The event is headlined by former WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje vs. Al Iaquinta, a guaranteed exciting fight. CLICK IMAGE FOR ALL UPCOMING UFC FIGHTS.
Light heavweight Volkan Oezdemir suffered a nose injury and out of his fight vs. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227 on August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The UFC is seeking a replacement. It’s the second time in less than three months he is unable to fight. Due to since resolved visa issues, he was unable to fight at UFC Fight Night 129 on May 19, 2018, in Santiago, Chile, and at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 134 in Hamburg, Germany. It is unknown when Oezdemir will be able to fight. CLICK IMAGE FOR COMPLETE LIST OF ALL UFC FIGHTS.
Australia-based New Zealand Samoan Mark Hunt fights US-based Ukrainian-Russian Aleksei Oleinik in the main event of UFC Fight Night 136 on September 15, 2018 at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Hunt is coming off a decision loss to Curtis Blaydes at UFC 221 in February. Oleinik is coming off a performance bonus winning Ezekiel choke win over Junior Albini at UFC 224 in May. It was his second in the UFC, and his 12th in MMA, a world record.
Brendan Schaub joined most of the sport last year in criticizing Ronda Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan - “He has no business being her coach. The other guys and women he’s coaching are terrible. You look at how he ruined Travis Browne’s career.” Tarverdyan’s middleweight fighter Edmen Shahbazyan, 20, recently got a UFC contract from DWTNCS, and now the coach is offering Schaub 10x, no, 100x, to spar him in the gym.
Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera started in the UFC on a three-fight win streak, vs. Brian Kelleher, Brad Pickett and Ning Guangyou. However, he lost the latest two, to Douglas Silva de Andrade and John Lineker. Now Verawill seek to turn his fortunes around as a late replacement for India’s India’s Bharat Kandare, vs. China’s Wuliji Buren, who lost his UFC debut to Rolando Dy. The fight will take place at UFC 227 on August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. CLICK IMAGE FOR COMPLETE LIST OF UPCOMING FIGHTS.