Tag "Top Contenders"

Alan Belcher vs. Yushin Okami II scheduled for UFC 155 in Las Vegas

Yushin Okami  and Alan Belcher welcomed each other to the octagon six years ago at UFC 62 where Okami won a unanimous decision. Now Belcher will get a chance at redemption as the two are set to square off at UFC 155. The middleweight bout was recently added to the UFC’s year-end card on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas at a venue to be determined and airs live on pay-per-view.

Aldo Injured: Nik Lentz Wants a Fight with Frankie

An mmaburner.com exclusive interview. Dana White tweeted today that both Jose Aldo and Rampage Jackson are out of UFC 153 due to injuries. “Now Aldo is out with foot injury,” Dana Tweeted. “Main and co main in the same day!! Another amazing day at the UFC. We have some work to do.” Edgar might not have to wait long for a new opponent though. Nik Lentz asked for a shot

And The Injury Bug Strikes Again: Aldo and Rampage out for UFC 153

Featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been forced out of his title fight with Frankie Edgar, leaving the UFC with a double whammy with two injuries on the return to Rio de Janeiro for UFC 153. Dana White announced earlier today that the co-main event fight between former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Glover Teixeira would not happen due to an injury Rampage suffered. It is not yet known who Jackson’s

Is the UFC Becoming Boring?

The UFC is still a growing sport and still has a great amount of potential. Some believe that with all the injuries, the wrestling-esque story lines, and the fact that certain managers are becoming characters in a “soap opera” like format, the sport must have hit it’s peak. I completely disagree. Yeah the injury bug seems to be lurking around more than usual and there is a lot of story line drama,

UFC on FOX 5 Stacked Card: Ben Henderson-Diaz title fight, Gustafsson-Rua, Penn-MacDonald

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s lightweight title will be defended on network television for the first time. This will be the second time a UFC title is defended is defended on Fox. This will be the most stacked card on live television. USA TODAY Sports and MMAJunkie confirmed with UFC officials that current lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will face Nate Diaz (16-7, 11-5) at UFC on FOX

Hector Lombard Should Leave his Excuses in the Gym

Hector Lombard entered the UFC as the top prospect with potential of getting a very quick, undeserved title shot at the Middleweight champ Anderson “The Spider” Silva before suffering a close split decision loss to Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch at UFC 149. Lombard doesn’t feel that his performance at UFC 149 reflected his abilities as a fighter, and instead of giving Boetsch his credit, Lombard went on to claim he was

Heavyweight Contender Showdown: Stephan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic

Stephan “Skyscraper” Struve (25-4) will meet undefeated rising star Stipe Miocic (9-0) in a five round main event battle on September 29, at UFC on FOX TV 5 (mmafighting.com). The event will take place in England. Both of these fighters are at the top of the heavyweight food chain these days and will step in to the cage riding an impressive three fight win streak in the UFC. Miocic is undefeated

The Timid UFC Welterweight Division has a new Threat: Enter the Erik Silva Era

A recent trend in the UFC has seen fighters wait for title shots over taking fights to stay active. These days the welterweight division stands out among the others. A small handful of fighters are content to wait for UFC Welterweight Champ George St. Pierre to recover from his injury. Even the interim welterweight champion, Carlos Conditt, is going to wait as opposed to defending his nice piece of metal. I