Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson Set For #UFC210

One of the most highly anticipated rematches in UFC® history will take place when the Octagon® touches down in Buffalo, N.Y. for the first time in more than 20 years, as light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and No. 1 Anthony Johnson clash for the second time. Plus, New York’s favorite son, Chris Weidman, looks to stay in the title picture in the middleweight division when he meets surging Gegard Mousasi. Buffalo’s KeyBank Center will host UFC® 210: CORMIER vs. JOHNSON 2 Saturday, April 8, live on Pay-Per-View. Cormier (18-1, fighting out of San Jose, Calif.) will go down as one of the greatest combat athletes in history when all is said and done. He’s a…

Ayaka Hamasaki to Battle Livia Renata Souza At Invicta FC 22

Invicta Fighting Championships will showcase its deep roster of strawweight talent next month, today adding four 115-pound bouts and one 105-pound bout to the fight card for Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs Kunitskaya, which takes place Saturday, March 25 from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. In the Invicta FC 22 co-main event, reigning atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (14-1) will step outside the division she has dominated, moving up to strawweight to challenge Livia Renata Souza (9-1), a former champion of that weight class. Since dropping to atomweight after an initial run at strawweight, Hamasaki’s record has remained unblemished en route to five victories in a row. The Japanese champion captured Invicta…

Anderson & Tweet Meet in Five-Round Main Event For Invicta FC Interim Title

Kansas City, Mo. – Invicta Fighting Championships today announced increased stakes for the much anticipated main event of Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs. Tweet, taking place next Saturday, Jan. 14 at the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The winner of a now five-round affair between headliners Megan Anderson (7-2) and Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet (9-5) will walk away as Invicta FC interim featherweight champion. “I think this is a great move in the right direction for the Invicta featherweight division,” said Anderson. “It’s an exciting time for the 145-pound athletes and I’m looking forward to bringing my belt back to my team, my family and taking another step forward in my career.” The 26-year-old featherweight earned her opportunity…

Boxing Champ Heather Hardy Gets Opponent for Invicta 21 Debut

Kansas City, Mo. – Invicta Fighting Championships has announced four new match-ups for Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs. Tweet. The historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. once again hosts the leader in women’s mixed martial arts for the organization’s first event of the new year on Saturday, Jan. 14. Swedish bantamweight Pannie “Sexy Scramble” Kianzad (8-1) returns to the Invicta cage to take on Hawaii’s Raquel “Lionheart” Pa’aluhi (5-5). Kianzad bounces back after facing Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger at Invicta FC 14 last year. Pa’aluhi has won three of her last four bouts, including victories over seasoned bantamweight Ediane Gomes and Kaitlin Young. Also at bantamweight, undefeated prospect Aspen Ladd (4-0) meets grappling ace Sijara “Sarj” Eubanks (2-1). The 21-year-old Ladd has…

Dana White Reveals Cris Cyborg Turned Down UFC Title Fights

The outcome of a fight between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg continues to be a hotly debated topic among MMA fans. This week UFC chief Dana white revealed he’s made offers to Cyborg and been turned down twice. “What’s crazy about that is this: I offered Cris Cyborg a title fight at 145 pounds a month ago,” White told the UFC Unfiltered podcast. “She had eight weeks to get ready for it, she said she couldn’t make the weight, said she couldn’t make 145 pounds. “So then I offered her another 145-pound title fight for Brooklyn (UFC 208), she turned it down. She turned down two 145-pound title fights. One because she said she couldn’t make 145 pounds…

Ronda Rousey Collides with Champion Amanda Nunes December 30th

Las Vegas – UFC® is bringing the heat to close out 2016 with two world title fights and a card filled with some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts. Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will defend her 135-pound crown for the first time against arguably the most dominant champion in history, Ronda Rousey, in the main event. The co-main event will see the men’s bantamweight world title on the line in a grudge match between division kingpin Dominick Cruz and one of the sport’s fastest rising stars, Cody Garbrandt. UFC® 207: NUNES vs. ROUSEY takes place Friday, Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.   With all eyes on the Octagon® for the return of Rousey (12-1, fighting out of Venice, Calif.) the stage is set for champion Nunes (13-4, fighting…

Video: Rory McDonald Joins Bellator + 160 Post-Fight Press

Rory McDonald formally announced his signing with Bellator FC at Bellator 160 in Anaheim, CA. Calling the UFC “Boring,” McDonald is looking to make a bigger splash in MMA under his new banner. Plus watch the Bellator 160 post-fight press conference in it’s entirety.

The Ultimate Fighter LATAM Season 3: Team Liddell vs Team Griffin – CAST REVEAL

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® LATIN AMERICA 3: TEAM LIDDELL VS. TEAM GRIFFIN FULL CAST REVEALED   The third season of The Ultimate Fighter® Latin America will premiere starting the week of August 20 through UFC FIGHT PASS® in the US, on UFC Network® in all Latin America and afterwards it will be premiere on Televisa Channel 5 in Mexico, and additional Free-to-Air Networks in Latin America   Team Liddell and Team Griffin composed of 16 lightweight Latin American fighters will challenge each other to find out who will be the Season 3 winner of The Ultimate Fighter® Latin America     Buenos Aires, Argentina – The Ultimate Fighter® Latin America is officially back and has been filming its new series in Buenos Aires, Argentina…

Angela Hill Wins Title; Invicta FC 17 Full Results

On Friday, May 7, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted Invicta FC 17: Evinger vs. Schneider from The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. The eight-fight card streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS. Below are the full fight card results: Tonya Evinger def. Colleen Schneider via unanimous decision (49-45, 50-44, 50-44) – to retain bantamweight title Angela Hill def. Livia Renata Souza via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) – to win strawweight title Charmaine Tweet def. Latoya Walker via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:41 Kaline Medeiros def. Alline Serio via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:04 Megan Anderson def. Amanda Bell via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 5:00 Christine…

UFC® HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT 2016 CLASS ON JULY 10

UFC® HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT 2016 CLASS ON JULY 10 Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that it will induct its 2016 Hall of Fame class on Sunday, July 10, at the UFC Fan Expo® during the final day of the 5th Annual UFC International Fight Week™. The ceremony will begin at 12 p.m. PT on the main stage theater of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event will also be streamed live and available on-demand exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®. The UFC Hall of Fame consists of four categories, which are: · Pioneer Era – Athletes who turned pro before November 17, 2000 (when unified rules of MMA were…