Tag "Top Contenders"

What Will Happen To Invicta Fighting Championship Without Ronda Rousey?

Big news broke last night through TMZ that Ronda Rousey (6-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) will become the UFC’s first female champion, with her 135-pound Strikeforce title now becoming the UFC’s women’s bantamweight title. An opponent for her first title defense in the UFC will need to be taking care of and will make that opponent the second female UFC signee. Report came out from Miesha Tate via her twitter that

Ronda Rousey joins the UFC; Strikeforce done in January

The first female fighter to join the UFC will be Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey. Strikeforce will officially close after its final event in January. This news was reported by TMZ on Wednesday night and mmafighting.com followed up with their sources to confirm its validity. As the women’s Strikeforce bantamweight champ, Rousey is undefeated at 6-0 professionally and 3-0 as an amateur. For those that don’t know, she finished each fight by

Anderson Silva: The Good vs. The Bad

Anderson Silva is without a doubt the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in mma, but is he really that good? I personally don’t like Silva and his attitude, but I do have a decent amount of respect for the current middleweight champion. That being said, I personally don’t think he is as good as everyone says. Silva has two sides, so let’s discuss them. The first time I saw “The Spider” fight

Anthony Pettis becomes part-owner of Roufusport, NAFC promotion

Duke Roufus/Anthony Pettis own the Showtime Sports Bar in Milwaukee, and now the man known as “Showtime” is now part-owner of the gym he helped put on the map. The 25-year-old UFC lightweight contender while also the last WEC lightweight champion has taken an ownership stake in Roufusport MMA Academy, as well as its associated fight promotion, North American Fighting Championships (NAFC). He joins head coach Duke Roufus and general

Big MMA weekend recap plus breaking MMA news!

I’m back! This weekend I was out of town and of course all hell broke loose with mma news. So this is a special edition to get everybody caught up if you missed out like I did: Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman admit to taking the banned substances that prompted their failed drug tests at this past month’s UFC 153 event. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum were named “TUF:

Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort slated for 2013

The UFC just announced Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort is set for an undisclosed fight card sometime in 2013. Personally I believe Bisping is up for a title shot and with Belfort’s three fight win streak in the middleweight division (albeit a recent loss to LH Champ Jones), this would set up a perfect elimination fight for a shot at “The Spider” Anderson Silva. Of course Tim Boetsch vs. Chris

The UFC is finally getting over its crush on TUF Reality Show

Or at least they are wising up and adding more fights people will want to see on the TUF Finale fight cards. With the recent additions of heavyweights Shane Del Rosario vs. Pat Barry and light weights Melvin Guillard vs. Jamie Varner to the TUF 16 Finale card, I think the UFC is realizing there is just as much danger in turning away talent as there is in embracing fighters

UFC champ Jose Aldo set to take on Frankie Edgar on Super Bowl weekend at UFC 156

This all started when fighters like Hatsu Hioki wouldn’t fight the champ, then a guy named Erik Koch stepped up, got injured, and now all of the sudden a former champ from another weight-class gets to make his debut in another division with the immediate opportunity to fight for the title. UFC officials announced on Tuesday’s new edition of FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight” that the highly-anticipated match up between UFC featherweight champion

Jonny “Bones” Jones roams the top of the light heavyweight hill, undaunted and uncontested

And still, the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of the World, Jonny Bones Jones!!! That right there is a sentence that we have grown accustomed to hearing. It is also a sentence that will follow all of Jon’s fights, so we better get used to it. Four years into his MMA career and Jon Jones is already amongst the best fighters on the planet and quite possibly of all time. What

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