Ultimate Fighter Searching For Next Flyweight Title Contender

Las Vegas – The search for the next UFC® title contender will unfold on season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter® as 16 flyweight competitors will compete for a shot at the 125-pound world championship, with the winner to face the UFC flyweight champion at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in December. Tryouts are scheduled for Monday, April 25 in Las Vegas at Palace Station and are open to all competitors aged 21-34 with at least three professional fights and a winning record. The next season of The Ultimate Fighter will begin filming in June and will premiere on FS1 on Wednesday, August 31. World class coaches, guest coaches, and former opponents of the current champion will…

Jones vs OSP – Serendipity Strikes UFC Again

As UFC gets closer to their 200th pay-per-view and the biggest show in the company’s history, the very precarious nature of champion’s health has once again caused a massive change in the main event of a title fight. In March, it was a leg injury to Junior Dos Santos that changed the course of that show and, quite possibly, Conor Mcgregor’s career. This time, it was the grudge match between Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Jon Jones that has now fallen apart, but not in the way many people expected less than 7 days ago. As a result, Jon Jones will now fight for the interim Light Heavyweight title against top contender…

Jon Jones Biggest Threat To Success Is Himself

The arrest of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones on March 29, 2016 appears to be just the latest in a series of bad vehicular incidents in the life of the pound-for-pound world’s best mixed martial arts fighter. He is currently facing a parole violation, but the charges stemming from his verbal confrontation with the police, which was posted publicly on the internet, may stand to reduce the severity of that charge. Either way, there is little expectation that his upcoming title fight with Daniel Cormier will be affected. According to Jones, he was was pulled over by local police after peeling away from a stop light on March 24th after showing off for…

UFC® Debuts In Ottawa with Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson

UFC® DEBUTS IN OTTAWA WHEN TOP WELTERWEIGHT CONTENDERS RORY MACDONALD AND STEPHEN THOMPSON COLLIDE Ottawa, Canada – A pivotal welterweight contender fight between No.1-ranked Rory MacDonald and No.2-ranked Stephen Thompson will headline the first UFC® event in Ottawa. UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MACDONALD vs. THOMPSON goes down Saturday, June 18 at The Arena at TD Place. A perennial contender in the 170-pound division, MacDonald (18-3, fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada by way of Quesnel, B.C., Canada) has won eight of his last 10 outings. He holds impressive victories over Tarec Saffiedine, Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Jake Ellenberger and B.J. Penn. At UFC 189 in July, MacDonald came up short in 2015’s Fight of the Year against…

UFC’s Garden Party – Legal MMA Finally Arrives In New York

“Excelsior” The motto of the State of New York, translated as “Ever Upward” The arrest of New York State Assemblyman Sheldon Silver in 2015 on corruption charges sent shockwaves through the political scene of the Empire State. But in-the-know fans of Mixed Martial Arts secretly rejoiced, knowing that with his arrest (and subsequent conviction), the state’s ban of MMA would finally come to an end. By the time this article sees print, New York State will be the last of the 50 states to officially vote to legalize MMA. This will allow for Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White to realize one of his dreams, a UFC Pay Per View being held at the Mecca…

[Push Play] Tate: “She [Holm] crumbled under the pressure”

In a recent interview with Fight Network’s John Pollock, Tate attributes her win to her team helping her to finally shed the ‘flat-footed wrestler’ and she’s grateful she’s no longer a “reckless, chaotric striker.” When asked about her take down defense, Tate had this to say about her performance in both take down rounds. “We saw both cases. In the second round she stayed down there and took some heavy ground and pound. In the fifth round she definitely didn’t want to get stuck down there again so she tried to zealously get up and I saw the opening and I took it. We planned for that and we assumed that was going to happen.”

Positive Drug Tests For Slice, Shamrock Following Bellator

Well, it was good while it lasted. MMAFighting.com is reporting that aged combatants Kimbo Slice (Kevin Ferguson) and Ken Shamrock have both tested positive for banned substances following their recent respective appearances at Bellator 149. As a result, both have been suspended by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation pending investigation. The exact substance found has not been made public at this time. At the event Shamrock came up short, losing by first-round TKO against Royce Gracie, while Slice defeated Dada 5000 by third round TKO. Dada was transmitted to the hospital immediately following the match-up and was said to have suffered cardiac arrest in the aftermath. To read more courtesy of MMAFighting.com, click HERE.

Nate Diaz Upsets Conor McGregor To Win Big At UFC 196

Some call it the Mayweather curse, some call it too cocky too soon, some call it overlooking your opponent, however you want to say it, the end result is the same. Saturday, in front of an excited Las Vegas crowd, Conor McGregor became the latest big MMA star to take a hug loss. Nate Diaz, the last minute opponent that was called everything under the sun in the 2-week pre-fight build up, defeated Conor McGregor by chokehold at UFC 196. A fight that featured McGregor jumping 20 pounds since winning the lightweight title in December and Diaz who had been training for a triathlon before he got the call was an entertaining scrap for as long…

Live Stream: McGregor vs Diaz Weigh-In 4PM PT

LIVE from Las Vegas at 4PM PT, tune in right here to watch the Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz weigh-in. Also taking the scales Holly Holm and Miesha Tate.The co-main event weigh-in will take place second to last with the main event closing it out. If the weigh-in is anything like yesterday’s final press conference, capped off by McGregor slapping Diaz’s hand nearly setting off a riot during the pose off, the weigh-in should be equally lit.  

Invicta FC 16 Adds Angela Hill And Aspen Ladd

INVICTA FC 16 ADDS ANGELA HILL AND ASPEN LADD Invicta FC 16 | Friday, March 11 | Trinidad Pavilion at Tropicana Las Vegas Kansas City, Mo. – Due to injuries sustained during training, strawweight contender Alexa Grasso and bantamweight newcomer Amberlynn Orr have been forced to withdraw from their respective bouts in Las Vegas on March 11. As a result, UFC veteran Angela “Overkill” Hill (3-2), coming off her impressive Invicta FC debut, a first-round knockout in January, will step in to face former title challenger Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink (4-2) at strawweight. Prospect Aspen Ladd (2-0), replacing Orr, moves up from flyweight to take on fellow unbeaten fighter “Killer” Kelly McGill (2-0) at bantamweight. In the headline bout of Invicta FC 16, newly crowned atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (12-1) defends…