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…

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…

Johnson vs. Bader In Play For UFC Fight Night On January 30

UFC® RETURNS TO PRUDENTIAL CENTER WITH LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN AS ANTHONY “RUMBLE” JOHNSON TAKES ON RYAN BADER   Las Vegas – With title implications on the line, much is at stake when top light heavyweights Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Ryan Bader collide in the five-round main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This event, which marks UFC’s seventh trip to “Gateway City”, will broadcast live on FOX. With a potent mix of speed and power, (No.2) Rumble (20-5, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla.) poses a serious threat for anyone in the 205-pound division. Boasting a record with 14 knockouts and victories over top contenders in Jimi Manuwa, Alexander Gustafsson, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Phil Davis,…

UFC187: Cormier Wins But I Refuse To Call Him Champ

Daniel Cormier won at UFC 187 but I refuse to label him as the UFC Light-Heavyweight champion. I’m not hating or throwing shade to Cormier. He looked awesome at UFC 187 against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Early in the fight Cormier took some shots that we’ve seen snatch the souls of other fighters while displaying an iron-like chin. A chin tested for the first time at this point in his career. After surviving a scary first round, Cormier was able to lock in and find his rhythm. As action went on, he used his take down skills to wear down and gas out a game Johnson. In the end, it was a choke out in the third…

UFC 187: Jones vs Johnson; Weidman Collides With Belfort

TWO TITLE FIGHTS HEADLINE UFC® 187 AS JONES MEETS JOHNSON AND WEIDMAN COLLIDES WITH BELFORT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PLUS: (# 2) KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV vs. (# 3) DONALD CERRONE (# 3) TRAVIS BROWNE vs. (# 7) ANDREI ARLOVSKI (# 9) DONG HYUN KIM vs. JOSH BURKMAN (# 2) JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ vs. (# 5) JOHN MORAGA   TICKETS FOR UFC® 187: JONES vs. JOHNSON AT MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 6   Las Vegas – On Memorial Day Weekend, two world title fights headline UFC® 187 as undisputed light heavyweight king Jon “Bones” Jones meets No. 1 contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the five-round main event. Plus, middleweight champion Chris Weidman puts his belt on the line when he faces former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort Saturday,…

UFC: Fight Night (Stockholm) Recap

In front of the second largest crowd in UFC history, UFC Fight Night from Stockholm, Sweden lived up to the hype. In the night’s main event, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson cemented himself as the number one contender in the light-heavyweight division by defeating host country native Alexander Gustafsson. After an early pause in action due to an accidental eye poke, Johnson went to work and applied the pressure. An angry flurry of punches from Johnson clipped Gustafsson and finally landed him on the ground and on all fours. “Rumble” then poured on a heavy dose of punches before the referee had seen enough and called for an end at the 2:15 mark of round one. After years of…

Johnson The Latest To Lose Job Due to DV

Call it the “Ray Rice Effect” if you will. Today the UFC suspended light-heavyweight contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson indefinitely after news broke of an alleged domestic assault from 2012 and a recent police report being filed against Johnson. In the report obtain by MMA site the “Bloody Elbow”, the mother o f two of Johnson’s children claimed he had recently made threats against her life and stole a dog from her home. She also stated in the report that back in 2012 Anthony hit her in the face causing two teeth to be knocked out during an assault. With this report coming out, and the UFC not wanting the bad PR the NFL is suffering…

UFC On FOX: Lawler, Johnson Win In San Jose

By Brandon Stubbs, Contributing Writer UFC brought the octagon to San Jose and found some new contenders after all the action was said and done. A New “King” Found? In an interesting tilt in the lightweight division, former Strikeforce vet and San Jose native Josh Thomson took on late replacement Bobby “King” Green. The fight seemed like it would have more talking in it than action, with Green doing most of the yapping in the cage. The fight was close with only the 2nd round having a clear winner…Green. During the round, he was able to maintain cage control and never gave Thomson a chance to get in any sort of rhythm. In the end,…

Jon Jones Mauls His Way To A Win Over Teixeira

By Brandon Stubbs, Contributing Writer Saturday night Jon Jones kept his streak of dominance alive and well with five round mauling of Glover Teixeira at UFC 172. He shocked everyone with his fight strategy by going directly in the pocket and at times trading with the heavy handed Teixeira. But in doing this, Jones was able to smother Glover’s offense and made it difficult to wind up any of his punches for full power. Jones worked his jab and leg kicks from the outside and his sharp elbows when in tight to bust Glover up. The win marks seven consecutive UFC Light-Heavyweight title defenses, which is the most in division history and third best all…

Gaethje, Aguilar Become First WSOF Champions

By Brandon Stubbs, Contributing Writer Continuing to grow in popularity, the World Series of Fighting crowned it’s first champion Saturday night. In a night filled with action, Justin Gaethje capped off the evening by defeating Richard Patishnock to become the first WSOF lightweight champion. In what could have been the craziest round in the young history of WSOF, Gaethje went to work coming out early in the match with a flying knee that put Patishnock into defense mode. Using a series of jabs and relentless elbows, Gaethje continued to break Patishnock down. To Patishnock credit, he stood his ground fighting toe to toe and managed to get off some of his own blows. During the…