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UFC® FIGHT NIGHT MACAO: BISPING vs. LE *MEDIA QUOTES*

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Two of the best strikers in the middleweight division collide at UFC® FIGHT NIGHT MACAO on Saturday, August 23, and fans around the world can catch the action live and on-demand on UFCFIGHTPASS.com, the UFC’s digital streaming service. UFC veteran Michael “The Count” Bisping, 25-6, from Manchester, England, looks to regain his top five ranking when ... Read More »

JON JONES INJURED; TITLE DEFENSE POSTPONED TO JAN. 3

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Las Vegas – UFC® officials announced today that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones suffered a leg injury while training for his bout against No. 2 contender Daniel Cormier, forcing the postponement of the title fight. Jones will now battle bitter rival Cormier in their highly anticipated title showdown on Saturday, Jan. 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in ... Read More »

GUNNAR NELSON vs RICKY STORY HEADLINES UFC FIGHT PASS EVENT

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Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® has confirmed that top 15 welterweight contenders Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story will collide in the five round main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT STOCKHOLM on October 4. The entire card will stream live and on-demand on UFCFIGHTPASS.com, the UFC’s digital streaming service, to subscribers in 167 countries and counting. The main ... Read More »

CHAMPION JON JONES COLLIDES WITH DANIEL CORMIER AT UFC® 178 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS

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Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones looks to extend his historic reign over the talented 205-pound division Saturday, Sept. 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when he takes on bitter rival and No. 2 contender Daniel Cormier. Jones will look to make his record eighth light heavyweight title defense against the ... Read More »

CARLOS JUAREZ JOINS ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP AS VICE PRESIDENT, SPANISH LANGUAGE PRODUCTION

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Las Vegas, Nev. ? The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) is pleased to announce that Carlos Juarez has joined the company as Vice President, Spanish Language Production. In his role, Juarez will oversee all Spanish-language productions and direct overall content execution from inception to delivery. He will also be responsible for all domestic and international studio television and digital production, as ... Read More »

TOP CONTENDERS MEET AS ‘JACARE’ SOUZA TAKES ON GEGARD MOUSASI ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 AT FOXWOODS® RESORT CASINO

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Las Vegas, Nevada – The UFC® returns to Connecticut for the first time in nearly a decade on Friday, September 5 at Foxwoods® Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Conn. with a five-round main event pitting two of the best middleweights against one another as fourth-ranked Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza takes on seventh-ranked Gegard Mousasi in a bout that could determine the division’s ... Read More »

UFC® WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION RONDA ROUSEY CHOOSES MONSTER AS HEADPHONE AND AUDIO PARTNER

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Las Vegas, Nev. – Monster Products, the world leader in high-performance headphones, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization are pleased to announce that UFC® women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, has chosen Monster as her headphone and audio products partner. Fresh from successfully defending her championship title against Alexis Davis at UFC 175 in Las Vegas on July 5, with an ... Read More »

UFC BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION AND SACRAMENTO’S OWN TJ DILLASHAW BATTLES RENAN BARAO IN TITLE REMATCH ON AUG. 30

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Las Vegas – In what will be remembered as one of the sport’s greatest upsets, UFC 173 saw 10-1 underdog TJ Dillashaw end the unprecedented nine-year, 35-fight unbeaten streak of Renan Barao to capture the UFC® bantamweight championship. Now, the two meet again in a highly anticipated rematch when the Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Sleep Train Arena in Dillashaw’s ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

UFC ULTIMATE MEDIA DAY TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON UFC® FIGHT PASS™ TOMORROW

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Las Vegas, Nevada – For the first time ever, the UFC’s digital streaming service UFC® FIGHT PASS™ will broadcast UFC’s Ultimate Media Day live from Las Vegas ahead of the star-studded weekend of fights at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Hosted by Karyn Bryant, with UFC analysts Daniel Cormier and Dominick Cruz, the exclusive coverage begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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® 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 »

THE UFC® RETURNS TO ATLANTIC CITY ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 WITH A LIGHTWEIGHT CLASH AS DONALD ‘COWBOY’ CERRONE BATTLES NEW JERSEY’S JIM MILLER

Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is bringing the Octagon® back to Atlantic City on Wednesday, July 16 at Revel Casino Hotel. In the evening’s main event, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone takes on New Jersey’s own Jim Miller in a five-round bout featuring two of the sport’s most exciting lightweights. Currently riding a three-fight win streak, fifth-ranked lightweight contender ... Read More »