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THE UFC® RETURNS TO TULSA ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 WHEN BENSON HENDERSON BATTLES RAFAEL DOS ANJOS IN FIVE-ROUND MAIN EVENT

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Las Vegas, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® makes its long-awaited return to Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at BOK Center with an action-packed card headlined by a five-round lightweight main event between former UFC champion Benson Henderson and surging contender Rafael dos Anjos. The UFC’s previous trip to Tulsa took place on Dec. 16, 1994, as Royce Gracie ... Read More »

INVICTA FC 8: WATERSON vs TAMADA TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY LIVE ON UFC FIGHT PASS™ UFCFIGHTPASS.com BEGINS HISTORIC INVICTA DEAL WITH TWO TITLE FIGHTS ON SEPTEMBER 6 FULL INVICTA LIBRARY NOW AVAILABLE ON UFCFIGHTPASS.com

Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC FIGHT PASS™, the UFC’s digital streaming service, is proud to announce UFCFIGHTPASS.com will be the place to see the eighth stacked card from the world’s leading all-female MMA promotion, Invicta Fighting Championships. Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs Tamada will stream live on UFCFIGHTPASS.com on Saturday, September 6, from the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO, and ... Read More »

Two title fights headline M-1 Challenge 50 Aug. 15 in St. Petersburg, Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (July 9, 2014) – A pair of M-1 Challenge title fights highlight a special M-1 Global anniversary show, M-1 Challenge 50: Battle on the Neva,” outdoors Friday, August 15 in the St. Petersburg city center open area, Mitninskaya emb 6, near the famous panoramic ship-restaurant, “Flying Dutchman.” (see photo above) M-1 Global is coming off a record-setting ... Read More »

UFC’s grand stage doesn’t faze Font

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July 7th, 2014) – The post-fight mayhem might’ve taken more out of Rob Font than the fight itself. Within moments of his breakthrough win Saturday over George Roop at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, Font went from little-known regional standout to the talk of mixed martial arts, an overnight social media celebrity born from the impact of the ... Read More »

Edgar stops Penn in 3!!!

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Three was the lucky number for Frankie Edgar as he stopped BJ Penn in the 3rd round of their scheduled five round Featherweight bout at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It was Edgar’s third victory over Penn in the battle of world champions. Edgar dominated the bout from the beginning as he controlled the action from the stand up ... Read More »

World Series of Fighting 11 result

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (July 5, 2014) — World Series of Fighting 155-pound champion Justin Gaethje (12-0) kept his perfect career record intact by stopping previously undefeated and inspirational lightweight Nick Newell (11-1). That bout served as the headlining bout of Saturday’s “World Series of Fighting 11: Gaethje vs. Newell” event, which took place at Ocean Center. The four-fight main card ... Read More »

UFC 175 WEIGHTS FROM LAS VEGAS

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Chris Weidman 185 – Lyoto Machida 184.5 (UFC Middleweight Title) Ronda Rousey 135 – Alexis Davis 135 (UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title) Matt Mitrione 254 – Stefan Struve 251.5 Uriah Hall 185 – Thiago Santos 185 Marcus Brimage 135.5 – Russell Doane 136 Urijah Faber 136 – Alex Caceres 135 Ildemar Alcantara 170 – Kenny Robertson 171 Chris Camozzi 185 – ... Read More »

World Series of Fighting 11 official weights

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (July 4, 2014) – World Series of Fighting Lightweight champion Justin Gaethje stepped off the scales weighing in at 154.8 pounds, looking rested and relaxed a day before he’s set to face fellow undefeated fighter Nick Newell in the main event of World Series of Fighting 11: “Gaethje vs. Newell” Saturday at Ocean Center. “I’m feeling great,” ... Read More »

World Series of Fighting CEO Ray Sefo and Fighter Jon Fitch Visit Halifax Health Medical Center

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA., (July 3, 2014) – World Series of Fighting’s President Ray Sefo (above, at right) and WSOF welterweight star Jon Fitch (at left) brightened the day of children, patients and staff members during a visit to the Halifax Health Medical Center Pediatrics and Orthopedic wards on Thursday. “It’s the least we could do to take a few minutes ... Read More »

CES MMA champ Font makes UFC debut Saturday

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July 3rd, 2014) – When Rob Font received a phone call one morning from his head trainer, Mark DellaGrotte, asking if he happened to be sitting down at the moment, Font wasn’t sure what to expect. “I figured it was either going to be really good or really bad,” Font recalled. It was the best news of the ... Read More »

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: A CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED CAST REVEALED

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Las Vegas, Nev. – For the first time in history, the new season of The Ultimate Fighter® will feature an all-female cast and will have a UFC® championship title on the line. The storied reality series will feature a women’s 115-pound tournament to determine the first ever UFC® women’s strawweight champion. UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and No. 2-ranked lightweight ... Read More »

World Series of Fighting Fans Can Win a Custom-Made “OPERATOR” Ducati Monster 696 Motorcycle The History-Making WSOF 11 Fight This Saturday Courtesy of Shout and The Green Beret Foundation

World Series of Fighting will make history this Saturday, and you can celebrate the occasion by bringing home a custom-made “OPERATOR” Ducati Monster 696 motorcycle. Shout, the Utah-based leader in real-time fan engagement, will once again partner with World Series of Fighting and the promotion’s charity partner, the Green Beret Foundation, to offer up the popular “Champions Challenge” game. During ... Read More »

Fight Network to Air Extensive UFC 175 Fight Week Coverage

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, will broadcast extensive UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida and The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale fight week coverage, including live weigh-ins, press conferences and exclusive pre and post-fight interviews on the scene from Las Vegas. Fight Network’s live coverage will be broadcast on Cablevision’s ... Read More »

UFC TEAMS UP WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SOUTHERN NEVADA AND ULTIMATE ALLIANCE

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Las Vegas, Nev. ? The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) announced a new partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and the Ultimate Alliance to develop a grassroots sports program providing local youth the access and opportunity to excel in wrestling. The program will provide children the resources to develop techniques, fundamentals, and the mindset to perform successfully ... Read More »

UFC AND FOX SPORTS TERMINATE BROADCASTING SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH CHAEL SONNEN

Las Vegas, Nev. – The UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced today the termination of their respective broadcasting services agreements with analyst Chael Sonnen. This decision comes in light of Sonnen failing a second test conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commission for banned substances in June. Sonnen was previously under temporary suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission for failing an ... Read More »

‘ULTIMATE GRAPPLER’ SUPERFIGHT TOURNAMENTS HEADLINE GRAPPLERS QUEST® at UFC FAN EXPO® JULY 5-6 IN VEGAS

LAS VEGAS (June 30, 2014) — The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is proud to announce the Official Superfight Tournaments for Grapplers Quest®, the official grappling tournament at the UFC Fan Expo® on Saturday and Sunday, July 5-6 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Amateur Competitors can Pre-Register, Save $21+ and get a limited edition competitor shirt until Wednesday, July ... Read More »

Lane outlasts Adkins; Paiva earns knockout win

LINCOLN, R.I. (June 27th, 2014) – Fighting a new opponent on just 48 hours’ notice, Julian Lane looked as dominant as ever Friday in the main event of “CES MMA XXIV.” Lane won a 30-27 unanimous decision on all three scorecards at Twin River Casino against Philadelphia’s Gemiyale Adkins, a last-minute replacement for Providence’s Luis Felix, who was forced to ... Read More »

WEIGHTS FROM TWIN RIVER

LINCOLN, R.I. (June 26th, 2014) – Listed below are the final weights for all of the participants for “CES MMA XXIV,” live mixed martial arts scheduled for Friday, June 27th, 2014 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. The first bout is scheduled for 7 p.m. GEMIYALE ADKINS Philadelphia, Pa. 8-7, 3 KOs 169 ½ JULIAN LANE Mansfield, Ohio 6-3-1, ... Read More »

Injury forces Felix to withdraw from Friday’s card

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 25th, 2014) – An injury forced Providence’s Luis Felix to withdraw Wednesday from his scheduled title bout against Julian Lane in the main event of CES MMA’s upcoming fight card at Twin River Casino. Lane (6-3-1, 1 KO), a former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter reality television series, will now face Philadelphia’s Gemiyale Adkins (8-7, 3 KOs) ... Read More »

Cool, calm Paiva approaches 10th career bout

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 25th, 2014) — If you were taken aback when you first heard Dinis Paiva was fighting for the 10th time under the guidance of CES MMA Friday night at Twin River Casino, you weren’t alone. Even Paiva himself can’t believe it. “It’s been a phenomenal three years since I made my pro debut and it’s gone by ... Read More »

THE UFC® RETURNS TO MACAO AS ELITE MIDDLEWEIGHTS MICHAEL BISPING AND CUNG LE COLLIDE

HONG KONG – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to the Cotai Arena in Macao on August 23 with a middleweight showdown pitting two of the division’s elite against one another as No. 8-ranked Michael “The Count” Bisping takes on former Strikeforce champion, Cung Le. With contrasting styles and 26 finishes between them, this bout has the potential to be a ... Read More »

ULTI-MAN™ 5K CHARITY RUN TO FEATURE UFC STARS CHUCK LIDDELL, FORREST GRIFFIN, MATT HUGHES, MIESHA TATE AND MORE!

Las Vegas, Nev. – UFC® president Dana White, Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin and Matt Hughes, UFC FIT Coach Mike Dolce, flyweights Joseph Benavidez and John Dodson, women’s bantamweight Miesha Tate, welterweight Tyron Woodley and Octagon Girls® will be in attendance at the Ulti-man™ 5k charity run presented by UFC FIT™ and UFC GYM® on Friday, July 4 ... Read More »

Brent Knopp to Defend CageSport Middleweight Title against Will Noland

Tacoma, WA (June 24, 2014) – The Northwest’s most intimidating MMA fighter, Brent “Mankill” Knopp (5-0) is stepping back into the cage on July 19th for CageSport 31, looking to defend his highly coveted middleweight title for the second time, taking on Idaho’s Will Noland (8-4). Knopp and Noland have emerged as the two top middleweights in the Northwest and ... Read More »

Rebello, Johnson face career-defining bout

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 23rd, 2014) — Knock out your opponents in a timely fashion, and you increase your chances of making it to the next level in mixed martial arts. Knock out Aaron Johnson, and you’re practically a shoo-in. In what can be best described as a statistical anomaly, Johnson (12-8, 1 KO) has only been stopped by three fighters ... Read More »

GET READY TO BID! UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™ AUCTION STARTS TODAY

Las Vegas, Nev. – Want to ride The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel and newest attraction in Las Vegas with UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, or bowl with UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell? Starting today, Monday, June 23, fans are invited to take part in the exclusive UFC International Fight Week™ auction on UFC.com/FightWeek. The online auction ... Read More »

Russian outdoor record set at M-1 Challenge 49 23,255 fans attended MMA event

NGUSHETIA, Russia (June 23, 2014) – A record for highest attendance of any event held above sea level (1500+-meters) in Russian history was established this past June 7 as an astonishing 23,255 fans attended M-1 Challenge 49: Battle in the Mountains in Ingushetia. Among the record-setting crowd were many well-known athletes, local politicians and other dignitaries. The Tourism Committee of ... Read More »

BRANCH, GLENN CROWNED NEW WSOF WORLD CHAMPS; AGUILAR DEFENDS TITLE

LAS VEGAS – David Branch (14-3) is World Series of Fighting’s inaugural middleweight champion after submitting Jesse Taylor (27-10) in the first round of their championship fight. The bout served as the main event of Saturday’s “World Series of Fighting 10: Branch vs. Taylor” event, which took place at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and aired live ... Read More »

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 10 OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS

LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2014) – “World Series of Fighting 10: Branch vs. Taylor” will air Saturday night LIVE on NBCSN at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT local time) and includes a main event featuring David Branch (13-3) vs. Jesse “JT Money” Taylor (27-9) for World Series of Fighting’s inaugural middleweight title. In the co-main events, WSOF featherweight champion ... Read More »