Diego Sanchez will head back up to 170 and face a tough opponent in November.
Diego Sanchez just can’t seem to stay at one weight class. After dropping down and down further and then back up a bit, he’s decided to come back to where he’s had the most UFC fights and arguably the most success - at 170 pounds. The UFC announced late yesterday that the middleweight winner of the very first TUF season will meet Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night 120 in Norfolk, VA, on November 11th.
Get the inside scoop on the opening contests of UFC 216’s main card, including a pivotal heavyweight clash between former champion Fabricio Werdum and Derrick Lewis.
The first three fights of UFC 216’s main card feature two outstanding contests and another that no one can figure out why the UFC stuck it on the main card. The heavyweight bout features a former champion clashing with one of the newest contenders in the division and the opener is a favorite to win the FOTN. The other contest? Well…two fighters who’ve never before fought in the UFC with minimal notice.
Discover the inner workings of the main card of UFC Glasgow, including a highly anticipated battle between strikers Paul Felder and Scotland’s own Stevie Ray.
The first half of UFC Glasgow highlights prospects looking to make a name for themselves. Jack Marshman, Khalil Rountree, and Justin Willis have yet to establish themselves as proven UFC talents, but are also early enough in their careers that we don’t know just how far they can go. Though the narratives of their careers will be far from written after the event, we’ll have a much better idea of where they’ll be going.
Heavy favorite Dillon Danis came up just short against Jake Shields at Submission Underground yesterday, and issued a statement on social media following the loss.
Dillon Danis has made a lot of waves in the grappling and MMA scenes with his brash talk, but he wasn’t quite able to back it up at Submission Underground 4 in Portland on Sunday. In the main event match of the show he was narrowly defeated by MMA stalwart Jake Shields, who won after three overtimes on escape time.
Has the UFC put the cart in front of the horse again? Dana White says the promotion is working to book Demetrious Johnson vs. TJ Dillashaw, but it looks like they’ll have their work cut out for them.
If the UFC has plan for Demetrious Johnson’s next title defense, it seems they haven’t got the champion on board yet. In a recent interview with ESPN, Dana White announced that the promotion was working to get a fight booked between ‘Mighty Mouse’ and former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.
Dominick Cruz is volunteering himself as a last-minute replacement if either TJ Dillashaw or Cody Garbrandt get injured before UFC 217.
Cody Garbrandt was supposed to defend his title for the first time against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 213, but a back injury on the champion led to the scrapping of the supposed headliner fight for the July 8th card in Las Vegas.
The UFC’s first ever show in the world famous Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York just received a mouthwatering welterweight clash. UFC president Dana White confirmed to Cleveland sports radio host Anthony Lima that Donald Cerrone will take on recently dethroned champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 205 on November 12th.
Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is just about set to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas.
An extremely exciting lightweight bout is on course to happen at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported on Tuesday that former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has verbally agreed to fight Dustin Poirier at the American Airlines Center on Saturday, May 13th. The UFC has not officially announced the matchup, although they are expect to do so shortly.
The rematch between Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez will have to wait.
The good news is that, according to MMA Fighting, the UFC is looking to book a rematch between lightweight standouts Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez, after their pulsating bout at UFC 211 ended in a controversial no contest.
Justin Gaethje might just bring out the dog in Eddie Alvarez at UFC 218.
Before joining the UFC in 2014, Eddie Alvarez was considered one of the most exciting lightweight fighters in the world.
A winner of multiple titles in multiple MMA promotions, Alvarez felt the pressure in his UFC debut against Donald Cerrrone, and ended up losing via unanimous decision.
Eddie Alvarez has stared down some of the toughest fighters at 155 pounds over the course of his career. He's looked everyone from Michael Chandler to Donald Cerrone to Gilbert Melendez to Anthony Pettis to Rafael dos Anjos square in the eyes and never flinched.
Eddie Alvarez did not attend the UFC 205 post-fight press conference and has been relatively quiet since the weekend. On Tuesday, he took to Instagram to react to his loss to Conor McGregor.
Edmond Tarverdyan blasts Duane Ludwig, and other coaches for criticizing him.
Edmond Tarverdyan broke his silence after being away from spotlight for a while. Apart from saying he wants Ronda Rousey to return for one more fight against Cris Cyborg, who he thinks is “too slow,” the GFC head coach also had a message for other coaches who criticized him.
The morning after his removal from Saturday’s UFC 200 main event against Daniel Cormier due to a potential anti-doping violation, interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones addressed the media at MGM Grand, and was clearly contrite for the situation while also denying any wrongdoing.
“I want to start by apologizing to all the fans who came out to support me for UFC 200, the UFC and the Fertittas for not being able to perform, all the staff of UFC, and I want to apologize to Daniel Cormier,” he said. “The fight meant a lot to him and a lot to me, and I want to apologize sincerely. I’m really sorry about this happening.
UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has informed the company that he will leave his job with the organization, possibly as soon as the end of 2016, MMAjunkie has learned from a person close to the situation.
UFC welterweight Erick Silva is looking to overturn his loss vs. Yancy Medeiros to a no-contest.
Erick Silva’s quest for a rare two-fight UFC winning streak came to a crashing halt earlier this month at UFC 212, as Yancy Medeiros knocked him down and eventually got the TKO victory. The timing of the stoppage by referee Eduardo Herdy, who is no stranger to controversy, was considered premature even by Medeiros himself.
Former WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri discusses Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, as well as his transition from kickboxing to boxing.
If there’s one person who knows how to transition from one combat sport to boxing itself, it’s Chris Algieri (21-3, 8 KOs).
Georges St-Pierre finally revealed the reason for the delay of his UFC return.
After announcing Georges St-Pierre’s Octagon return against Michael Bisping in March, the UFC decided to scrap the fight earlier this month. According to UFC president Dana White, it was because St-Pierre would only be available to fight around November.
UFC newcomer Justin Gaethje could face former lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez later this year.
After Justin Gaethje's pulsating UFC debut against Michael Johnson at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, the head MMA promotion is looking to book 'The Highlight' against one of the lightweight division's most exciting fighters: Eddie Alvarez.
Tony Ferguson responds to John Kavanagh’s intentions to have Conor McGregor fight Nate Diaz next.
If it were up to SBG Dublin head coach John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor would be facing Nate Diaz for the third time on St. Patrick’s Day in 2018. According to him, Diaz is “the right fight”, and that being on the professional level is “about entertainment.”
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