Tag "Heavyweight News"

Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, reportedly agree to coach ‘TUF: Brazil 2’

“TUF: Brazil” was the first-ever international edition of the long-running reality competition series. The show, which featured Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort, debuted in March and aired on Globo in Brazil (with solid ratings). UFC.com and FUEL TV carried it in the U.S. and are now ready for round two. Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua had campaigned for “TUF: Brazil 2” coaching slots, but it appears the UFC has

Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez Top the Heavyweight Rankings

When I think of the pound-for-pound greatest fighter in the world, yes Anderson Silva comes to mind. Heavyweight fighters are more than just the biggest weight class; they are the pound for pound baddest dudes on the planet. There isn’t much of an argument needed to prove that. When Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez step in to the Octagon at UFC 155, it’s important to realize, those are the

Tickets on sale this week for ‘UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2’ in Las Vegas

The UFC’s annual year-end card in Las Vegas is set for Dec. 29 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Headlining the card, as expected, is a highly anticipated rematch between former champion Cain Velasquez and current heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos in the pay-per-view’s main event. Tickets for the UFC 155 event go on sale this week. “UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2” takes place Dec. 29 at Las

Dana White: Alistair Overeem Most Likely Next In Line for the UFC Heavyweight Title

Alistair Overeem will most likely face the winner of Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight belt on December 29th, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “Yah that’s what we’re thinking,” said Dana White at UFC 153 to Ariel Helwani from Mmafighting. “We’ll see how this thing plays out. Again, nothing is done, nothing is etched in stone. Yah but that’s what I would like

Heavyweights: “Bigfoot” vs “Skyscraper” is a must ~ Flyweights: Fans Need to Quit Booing

“Bigfoot” vs “The Skyscraper” needs to happen Spectators were not only shocked by the win Antiono Silva got over former top heavyweight contender Travis Browne, but by the destructive tko he deliver in the first round.  A week ago, Stefan Struve defeated another top contender in Stipe Miocic, and finished him as well. Silva,who just finished Browne in the first round would be a perfect match-up for a guy who

UFC on FX 5 weigh-ins moved to Minneapolis’ Pantages Theater

Official fighter weigh-ins for this weekend’s “UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Bigfoot” takes place Thursday. The public is welcome to attend the free ceremony. The weigh-ins originally were set to take place at Minneapolis’ Target Center, which also hosts Friday’s FX-broadcast event, but have now been moved to the city’s Pantages Theater. The weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. CT local time). UFC on FX 5 features

Tickets on Sale Next Week for TUF 16 Finale in Vegas

The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale is officially set for The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The finale will feature the finals bout in the welterweight tournament currently running  this season on FX. A five-round headliner between head coaches Shane Carwin (4-2 UFC) and Roy Nelson (4-3 UFC), will headline the event. Carwin can’t wait to get his hands on Nelson according to Dana White.

Daniel Cormier: No Werdum, then I want Pat Barry

With the Nov. 3 Strikeforce headliner a little more than a month away, Cormier is publicly campaigning for an opponent. Hopefully we don’t get stuck with bringing Todd Duffee back. My big question is: where is Mark Hunt when you need him? Frank Mir stepped up to take on Cormier is the last heavyweight Strikeforce fight, but with Mir’s injury and with Matt Mitrione unwilling to take the fight, Strikeforce heavyweight