Late Breaking

UFC/MMA

Doherty, Matsuda collide in bantamweight war

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 22nd, 2014) — As far as big fights go, this is a “must-win” for Tateki Matsuda. Matt Doherty isn’t quite as desperate, but he will be once the bell rings Friday. “It’s do or die for him,” Doherty said, “but that’s the mentality I’m going with, too. “I know he’s hungry. I’ll be hungrier.” Two fighters laying ... Read More »

Unafraid and unfiltered, Diekmann returns April 25

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 17th, 2014) — There’s no real science to Josh Diekmann’s game plan. “I go out there and try to hit the other guy hard and not let him hit me that hard,” Diekmann said. “It’s a lot simpler than people make it out to be.” And what if the other guy does hit as hard? “Who gives ... Read More »

FIVE MUST-SEE FEATURES ON UFC’S FAN APP, POWERED BY METROPCS

owered by MetroPCS®. Available for free worldwide, UFC’s Fan App is designed to enhance the way fans around the world watch fights and interact with the UFC. As the ultimate all-in-one fight night companion, the app helps fans to enhance the fight night experience no matter if they are watching at the arena, at home, at a bar or somewhere ... Read More »

Soukhamthath seeks redemption next Friday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 16th, 2014) — Good or bad, Andre Soukhamthath doesn’t care what you think. You won’t find him online much these days reading what other people have to say about who he fights, how he fights, or what they think about his latest opponent. “It’s not important,” he said. “I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone. I ... Read More »

UFC® HEADS TO ALBUQUERQUE SATURDAY, JUNE 7 AT TINGLEY COLISEUM

Las Vegas –The Ultimate Fighting Championship® will make its highly anticipated debut in Albuquerque on Saturday, June 7 at Tingley Coliseum. In the five-round main event, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will take on the surging Rustam Khabilov, a winner of six straight. Owning wins over some of the sport’s top names such as Josh Thomson, Gilbert Melendez and ... Read More »

UNDISPUTED BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION RENAN BARAO DEFENDS TITLE AGAINST TJ DILLASHAW AT UFC® 173 SATURDAY, MAY 24 IN LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC® bantamweight champion Renan Barao looks to stake his claim as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world when he meets the explosive and dangerous TJ Dillashaw Saturday, May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Barao (34-1, 1 NC, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) has amassed an unprecedented 35-fight unbeaten ... Read More »

Lou Lauria Joins Ultimate Fighting Championship® as Vice President, Governing Body Relationships and International Fight Week

Las Vegas, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is pleased to announce that Lou Lauria has joined the company as Vice President, Governing Body Relationships and International Fight Week. In this role, Lauria will oversee the company’s relationships with national, continental, and international sports federations. He will also spearhead the UFC’s global expansion and influence during International Fight Week™ ... Read More »

World Series of Fighting signs top free agent lightweight Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard

LAS VEGAS (April 8, 2014) – World Series of Fighting is happy to announce the addition of exciting striker Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard to the company’s lightweight roster. The UFC veteran signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion and is expected to debut in the World Series of Fighting decagon in July. “I’m excited to start a new chapter ... Read More »

EA MAKES HISTORY AS BRUCE LEE STEPS INTO THE OCTAGON® FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH EA SPORTS UFC LAUNCHING JUNE 17

Las Vegas, Nev. – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) announced today that Bruce Lee, “The Father of Mixed Martial Arts”, will make his historic first step into the Octagon® in EA SPORTS™ UFC, launching June 17, 2014. Fans can pre-order today to get instant day-one access to Bruce, or they can complete the game’s ... Read More »

Font, Diekmann headline CES MMA XXIII

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 7th, 2014) — Trying to top the streak of knockouts that made March such a memorable month, CES MMA returns April 25th with an even bigger, bolder fight card. “CES MMA XXIII” will feature the return of reigning featherweight champion Rob Font, hard-hitting heavyweight Josh Diekmann, and the CES debut of four-time Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) veteran ... Read More »

Gafurov retains M-1 featherweight title Wins decision over American Lee Morrison ‘M-1 Challenge 47′ Results

ORENBURG, Russia (April 4, 2014) — M-1 Challenge Featherweight Champion Marat Gafurov (9-0-0) retained his title and remained undefeated, winning a five-round decision over invading American challenger Lee “American Bulldog” Morrison (13-4-0) in tonight’s M-1 Challenge 47 main event at Orenburgzhye Sport Hall in Orenburg, Russia. Living boxing legend and future of Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. was a ... Read More »

AFO MMA Pro-Am Show Postponed

MEDFORD, Mass. (April 04, 2014) – Promoter John “The Quietman” Ruiz, former two-time World Boxing Association heavyweight champion, has announced the postponement of the new American Fighting Championship’s (AFO) inaugural Pro-Am mixed-martial-arts show that was scheduled on Saturday night, April 26 at Tyngsboro Sports Center in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. AFO’s launching of “The Battle Series: AFO Redemption” amateur tournament, which will ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents BAMMA 15 & Enfusion Ed. 16 LIVE Doubleheader this Saturday, April 5

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a pair of live events this Saturday, April 5, beginning with BAMMA 15 at 4 p.m. ET, immediately followed by Enfusion Edition 16. Headlining BAMMA 15 from Copper Box Arena at London’s Olympic Park is a heavyweight clash featuring the highly anticipated ... Read More »

‘M-1 Challenge 47′ Friday in Orenburg, Russia OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

MAIN EVENT – M-1 CHALLENGE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5 MARAT GAFUROV (8-0-0, 1 KO/TKO, 5 SUB), Champion, Dagestan, Russia 144 ½ LBS. LEE MORRISON (13-3-0, 4 KO/TKO, 4 SUB), Challenger, Okanogan, Washington, USA 144 ½ LBS. (L-R) Marat Gafurov, M-1 promoter Vadim Finkelchtein and Lee Morrison CO-FEATURE – HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 JEFF MONSON (49-17-1, 3 KO/TKO, ... Read More »

ESPN3 to Present Exclusive Live U.S. Coverage of BAMMA 15 on April 5

SPN3 will present exclusive live coverage in the U.S. of BAMMA 15 Saturday, April 5, at 4 p.m. ET. BAMMA is Europe’s flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion. The event, from the UK’s iconic Copper Box Arena, in London’s Olympic Park, will be headlined by Heavyweights Oli Thompson (12-5) and Gzim Selmani (5-1). About ESPN3 ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports ... Read More »

Champions Collide at the Emerald Queen Casino for CageSport 30

Tacoma, WA (April 1, 2014) – Northwest fight fans have a super fight on the way and CageSport MMA will be the place to be on May 3rd, when featherweight champion, Drew “The Eternal Fire” Brokenshire (9-1) challenges lightweight champion, Justin “Ruckus” Harrington (6-1) for the lightweight title in the main event of a stacked CageSport 30 lineup. Also being ... Read More »

4-Time Olympian Joel Bouzou New Vice President of WMMAA MMA working for Peace

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (April 1, 2014) — Four-time French Olympian Joel Bouzou, president and founder of Peace and Sports (www.peace-sport.org), has been appointed Vice President of World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA). Bouzou captured a gold medal at the 1987 World Championship Modern Pentathlon, in addition to representing France in 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1994 Olympic Games, winning a Bronze ... Read More »

Lee Morrison brings ‘American Bulldog’ mode To attack M-1 champion Marat Gafurov ‘M-1 Challenge 47′ this Friday in Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (March 31, 2014) – The opportunity American featherweight contender Lee “American Bulldog” Morrision (13-3-0, 4 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) has trained so hard for finally arrives April 4 on M-1 Challenge 47: Battle in the Heart of the Continent,” airing free worldwide on M-1Global.tv, live from Orenburgzhe Sport Hall in Orenburgh, Russia. Morrison takes on unbeaten M-1 Challenge ... Read More »

UFC FIGHT PASS™ PRESENTS BROCK LESNAR CAREER ANTHOLOGY

Las Vegas, Nevada – Former UFC® heavyweight champion and pro-wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar is back in the public consciousness this week, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization’s digital subscription service UFC FIGHT PASS is premiering a retrospective on the 280-pound beast’s unique legacy as a mixed martial arts fighter. Available immediately on UFC FIGHT PASS, “The Best of the Beast” ... Read More »

PALHARES, MORAES CAPTURE WSOF WORLD TITLE BELTS

LAS VEGAS – Brazilian submission master Rousimar Palhares (17-6) needed just 69 seconds to take the World Series of Fighting welterweight title away from former champ Steve Carl (21-4). And it was his signature move – the heel hook – that led “Toquinho” to victory. The championship fight headlined Saturday’s “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares” event at ... Read More »

ESPN Deportes the Exclusive Presenter of Jungle Fight 67

ESPN Deportes brings Brazil’s Jungle Fight 67 to U.S. viewers Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m. EST LIVE from the Costa Cavalcanti Gymnasium in Foz de Iguazu. The 67th edition of Jungle Fight will feature nine bouts by MMA’s most promising young talent, highlighted by the flyweight belt dispute between Mario Israel and Jonas Bilharinho. Both fighters are coming into ... Read More »

M-1 CHALLENGE 47: Battle in the Heart of the Continent

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (March 26, 2014) – American fighters Lee “American Bulldog” Morrision (13-3-0, 4 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) and Jeff “The Snowman” Monson (49-17-1, 3 KO/TKO, 29 SUB) will be featured April 4 on M-1 Challenge 47: Battle in the Heart of the Continent, airing free worldwide on M-1Global.tv, live from Orenburgzhe Sport Hall in Orenburgh, Russia. Morrison challenges unbeaten ... Read More »

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: TEAM EDGAR vs. TEAM PENN INITIAL CAST REVEALED

Las Vegas, Nev. – On Wednesday, April 16, Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) fans will get their fill of the UFC’s long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, as FOX Sports 1 showcases the season-ending The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale live from Quebec City, followed by the two-hour premiere of the hotly anticipated 19th season headlined by former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar ... Read More »

UFC FAN EXPO® RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS THIS JULY DURING INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK

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Las Vegas – As part of UFC International Fight Week™, thousands of fans from all over the world will celebrate their passion for mixed martial arts (MMA) during UFC Fan Expo® July 5-6 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. During the two-day event fans will have access to the sport’s biggest names, interact with industry icons and more than 150 vendors, ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Cage Warriors 66 & Enfusion LIVE Doubleheader Saturday, March 22, at 4 p.m. ET

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live European doubleheader this Saturday, March 22, beginning at 4 p.m. ET with a live broadcast of Cage Warriors 66 from Ballerup Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, immediately followed by Enfusion Live from Dublin, Ireland at approximately 6 p.m. ET. A vacant ... Read More »