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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 »

Fight Network Presents GLORY 17 Los Angeles LIVE Saturday, June 21, at 8 p.m. ET

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the stacked kickboxing extravaganza GLORY 17 Los Angeles live this Saturday, June 21, at 8 p.m. ET. Emanating from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., the main event features living legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (22-8, 12 KOs) of Croatia taking on American ... Read More »

MORE THAN 50 UFC® STARS TO APPEAR AT UFC FAN EXPO® IN LAS VEGAS JULY 5 & 6

Las Vegas, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is excited to announce more than 50 UFC stars scheduled to appear at the 2014 UFC Fan Expo® on Sat., July 5 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sun., July 6 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. PT at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The largest gathering ... Read More »

TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND UFC FAN EXPO® 2014

Las Vegas –Fans of the fastest growing sport in the world have another can’t-miss item to add to their UFC International Fight Week™ bucket list: the UFC Fan Expo® 2014. The two-day UFC Fan Expo is on Saturday, July 5 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 6 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. PT at Mandalay Bay ... Read More »

UFC FIGHT PASS™ PRESENTS FIGHTOGRAPHY: FRANK MIR

Las Vegas, Nevada – A decade removed from one of the most chaotic endings to any championship fight, UFC FIGHT PASS, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s digital streaming service, re-examines the June 19, 2004, Frank Mir vs Tim Sylvia bout in the premiere of the new Fightography series. Available immediately at UFCFIGHTPASS.com, Fightography: Frank Mir gives subscribers the opportunity to watch ... Read More »

Training Camp Quotes From Georgi Karakhanyan, Dave Huckaba and Derrick Mehmen

Fight week is here, and featherweight champion Georgi Karakhanyan (23-3-1) defends his title for the first time agains Rick Glenn (14-2) in the co-main event of “World Series of Fighting 10: Branch vs. Taylor.” The event takes place at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, June 21 and will be televised live on NBCSN at 10 p.m. ... Read More »

STEP INTO THE OCTAGON® WITH EA SPORTS UFC IN STORES NOW

Las Vegas, Nev. – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that EA SPORTS UFC® is now available at retail stores throughout North America and will be in stores June 20 in Europe for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system. Heralded by USA Today as a “must buy” and credited ... Read More »

BattleGrounds MMA ‘O.N.E.’ To Air LIVE on PPV on New Date – Friday, Oct. 3

ULSA, OK (June 17, 2014) – The public has spoken and BattleGrounds MMA (www.battlegroundsone.com) has listened. Due to popular demand, the promotion led by Olympic wrestling gold medalist Kenny Monday will take its highly-anticipated, one-night, eight-man welterweight (170 pounds) tournament, which will award its winner a $50,000 grand prize, to a national audience with a live pay-per-view telecast on Friday, ... Read More »

Training Camp Quotes From Exciting Featherweights Rick Glenn and Nick Lobosco

With only four days until “World Series of Fighting 10: Branch vs. Taylor” takes place at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, June 21, fighters are putting the finishing touches on their training camps and game plans. The event will be televised live on NBCSN at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT local time) and features a ... Read More »

Felix, Lane battle for vacant CES MMA title

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 17th, 2014) — The good thing about Julian Lane’s drunken rant two years ago on The Ultimate Fighter is it’s helped keep him relevant in a sport where many once-promising prospects find themselves on the side of a milk carton within a few years. “Everyone wants to fight the douchebag with the Mohawk,” he said. That includes ... Read More »

UFC® BRINGS FIRST LIVE EVENT TO MAINE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

Las Vegas –The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced that Bangor, Maine, childhood home of UFC® president Dana White, will host the state’s first ever UFC event at Cross Insurance Center on Saturday, August 16. UFC® Fight Night will showcase local talent, in addition to some of the sport’s top contenders. The five-round main event will be announced in the coming days. ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents ONE FC 17: Era of Champions LIVE Tomorrow, Saturday, June 14, at 8:30 a.m. ET

oronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of ONE Fighting Championship 17: Era of Champions this Saturday, June 14, at 8:30 a.m. ET from the state-of-the-art Mata Elang International Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. Fight Network’s live broadcast will air in Canada and Turkey, repeating in a ... Read More »

CES MMA makes network debut Saturday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 13th, 2014) – Comcast SportsNet New England will air a replay of CES MMA’s 20th anniversary show, “CES MMA XX,” beginning at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, June 14th, 2014, CES MMA’s network television debut. Held at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., on Dec. 6th, 2013, “CES MMA XX” featured bouts by featherweight champion Rob Font ... Read More »

World Series of Fighting 10: Branch vs. Taylor conference call Highlights

LAS VEGAS (June 11, 2014) – World Series of Fighting hosted a media conference call in a webinar format on Wednesday, a week before “World Series of Fighting 10: Branch vs. Taylor” is set to take place with three championship fights on the NBCSN-televised main card Saturday, June 21. Headliners David Branch (13-3) and Jesse Taylor (27-9), as well as ... Read More »

Gentlemen, be on the lookout for “Big Baby” Miller

Jarrell Miller

BROOKLYN (June 11, 2014)– On Saturday, June 21, New York’s Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller will fight Mirko Cro Cop in the main event of the GLORY 17 Los Angeles kickboxing card to air on SPIKE TV, from the Forum in LA. But Miller, a 260 pounder who is at the top of the ladder in the kickboxing world, wants everyone ... Read More »