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Belfort receives license to fight Weidman at UFC 181

By: Chris Taylor       Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort and his lawyer Michael Alonso met with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today in order to obtain a license to fight Chris Weidman at December’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas. The meeting was a success, as NSAC officials granted “The […]

Gustafsson injured, Cormier now meets Jones at UFC 178

By: Chris Taylor       Alexander Gustafsson (16-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) has been forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC 178 title fight rematch with Jon Jones due to an injury he suffered in training. Details regarding the severity of that injury have not yet been released to the media. What we do […]

Pettis says he will fight Melendez on December 6

By: Chris Taylor       UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis has a date for his first-ever title defense set, as he recently confirmed on The MMA Hour that he will be going toe-to-toe against Gilbert Melendez on December 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event (expected to be UFC 181) will likely be a pay-per-view, […]

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier added to UFC 178

By: Chris Taylor       Fresh off a first-round TKO victory over Diego Brandao in his native Ireland, Conor McGregor (15-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) already has his next octagon appearance scheduled, this time in Las Vegas against perennial featherweight contender Dustin Poirier (16-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC). McGregor and Poirier had recently been trading shots […]

Undefeated bantamweight Holly Holm signs with UFC‏

By: Chris Taylor       UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey seemed to be running low on potential challengers to her 135-pound title. So, the Ultimate Fighting Championship went out and signed undefeated mixed martial artists and former boxing champion Holly Holm (7-0 MMA). Holm trains out of the famed Jackson-Winkeljohn’s MMA gym and has […]

Demetrious Johnson faces Chris Cariaso at UFC 177‏

By: Chris Taylor       UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will defend his title again later this summer, this time against Chris Cariaso in the co-main event of UFC 177, which takes place August 30 in Sacramento, California. “Mighty Mouse” was expected to rematch John Dodson at the event, but Dodson suffered an ACL […]