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Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 Main Card, Pre & Post-Fight Coverage

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced extensive live programming for UFC Fight Night™: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 this Saturday, April 11 from Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland. Fight Network will televise the live main card exclusively in Canada from 3 to 5 p.m. ET. In the ... Read More »

UFC® RETURNS TO NEW ORLEANS

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Las Vegas – UFC® returns to the Bayou State with a light heavyweight showdown between Lafayette’s Daniel Cormier and fifth-ranked Ryan Bader on Saturday, June 6 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. This marks the first UFC event in New Orleans since 2011. Born and raised in the heart of Cajun Country, third-ranked UFC light heavyweight Cormier (15-1, fighting ... Read More »

UFC® PARTNERS WITH INTERNATIONAL MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION TO SUPPORT THE GLOBAL GROWTH OF AMATEUR MMA

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Las Vegas – UFC® today announced a partnership with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) in a move to champion the growth of safe, clean mixed martial arts (MMA) at the amateur level. UFC® will work closely with the IMMAF and provide vital financial and administrative backing, while also leveraging the vast global platform the UFC has built for ... Read More »

ANTI-DOPING EXPERT JEFF NOVITZKY JOINS UFC® AS VICE PRESIDENT OF ATHLETE HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE

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Las Vegas – In a further commitment to the health and safety of its athletes, UFC® announced today the hiring of Jeff Novitzky as Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance. Novitzky will spearhead the development of the organization’s clean initiative education program designed to ensure that every athlete competes with natural ability on an even playing field. A federal ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night™ from Fairfax Prelims, Pre & Post-Fight Coverage

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced extensive live programming for UFC Fight Night™: Mendes vs. Lamas this Saturday, April 4 from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Fight Network will televise the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. The main card ... Read More »

UFC 189 World Championship Tour Quotes – North American Wrap-Up

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Las Vegas – Undisputed UFC® featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Conor McGregor are embarking on a world press tour spanning 10 cities in five countries over the course of 12 days to promote their upcoming world title bout at UFC® 189: ALDO vs. McGREGOR on Saturday, July 11 at MGM Grand Garden Arena to highlight International Fight Week. The ... Read More »

UFC® APPLAUDS ANTI-PIRACY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

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Las Vegas – UFC® today announced it is cooperating with law enforcement officials from the City of London Police and its Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) regarding an investigation into the illegal distribution of UFC programming. On March 18, the PIPCU executed a warrant to search and seize computers and property suspected of being used for criminal activity. A ... Read More »

UFC® SIGNS ENERGY DRINK PARTNERSHIP WITH MONSTER ENERGY®

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Las Vegas, Nev. – The UFC® today confirmed a new partnership with Monster Energy®, to be the official energy drink of the UFC. This new exclusive deal – which excludes Brazil – continues UFC’s approach of partnering with industry-leading companies that share the same values and vision to further maximize and expand branding opportunities worldwide. “The UFC® is excited to ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents ONE Championship 25, Enfusion 25 & UFC 185 Pre-Show LIVE this Weekend

TORONTO | NEW YORK (March 12, 2015) – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the return of ONE Championship live this Friday, March 13 at 8 a.m. ET, as ONE Championship: Age of Champions emanates from Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Airing live exclusively in Canada, the main event ... Read More »

UFC® CONGRATULATES THE LABOR GOVERNMENT FOR REGULATORY CHANGE IN VICTORIA

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Melbourne, Australia – The UFC® today applauded the State of Victoria Labor Government for executing a ministerial directive designed to increase safety within the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) by allowing the sport to be conducted in a much safer fenced-in enclosure. The directive was announced this morning at a press conference held by The Honourable John Eren, Minister ... Read More »

UFC® ANNOUNCES CHINA DIGITAL BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP

Singapore – With the exponential growth of mixed martial arts (MMA) in Asia, a landmark announcement was made today by UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, displaying their continued commitment to the region. The UFC has agreed to a significant new partnership with a leading digital sports platform in China, PPTV. The deal will allow Chinese UFC ... Read More »

TWO TITLE FIGHTS HEADLINE UFC® 187 AS JONES MEETS JOHNSON AND WEIDMAN COLLIDES WITH BELFORT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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Las Vegas – On Memorial Day Weekend, two world title fights headline UFC® 187 as undisputed light heavyweight king Jon “Bones” Jones meets No. 1 contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the five-round main event. Plus, middleweight champion Chris Weidman puts his belt on the line when he faces former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort Saturday, May 23 at the MGM ... Read More »

Bellator MMA statement on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

Today, Bellator MMA was compelled to go to court to stop Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from fighting in an April 25th bout promoted by Bellator’s competitor, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Jackson, who has completed only three fights of his exclusive six-fight contract with Bellator, is barred by contract from fighting for any promoter other than Bellator. Our lawsuit for an injunction ... Read More »

UFC® AND FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCE ALL-NEW FORMAT FOR 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®

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Las Vegas, Nev. – Coming off a historic season that saw the crowning of the UFC’s first-ever women’s strawweight champion, the next installment of The Ultimate Fighter® looks to raise the stakes once again. For the first time in the show’s 10-year history, a gym versus gym format will be introduced pitting fighters from the famed American Top Team against ... Read More »

UFC 184 Weights from Los Angeles

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Ronda Rousey 135 – Cat Zingano 134.5 (Women’s bantamweight title) Holly Holm 135.5 – Raquel Pennington 135.5 Josh Koscheck 170.5 – Jake Ellenberger 171 Alan Jouban 170.5 – Richard Walsh 171 Tony Ferguson 156 – Gleison Tibau 155 Mark Munoz 187.25 Roan Carneiro 184.5 Kid Yamamoto 136 – Roman Salazar 135 Dhiego Lima 170 – Tim Means 170 Derrick Lewis ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Fury vs. Hammer, UFC 184 Pre & Post-Fight Coverage Live this Saturday

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents an exciting international heavyweight showdown this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, as U.K.-based WBO International heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) risks his perfect professional record against dangerous Romanian-born German foe Christian Hammer (17-3, 10 KOs). Scheduled to air live in ... Read More »

espnW Goes all Out for Huge Weekend in Women’s MMA

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Tomorrow, Feb. 28, marks one of the most highly anticipated MMA fights in UFC women’s history as MMA star Ronda Rousey defends her UFC bantamweight title against No. 1-ranked contender Cat Zingano at UFC 184 in Los Angeles. That event follows Invicta FC 11, an all-women’s fight promotion headlined by Cris “Cyborg” Santos. Front Row caught up with Ryan Hockensmith, ... Read More »

INVICTA FC 11 PRELIMS TO BE AVAILABLE ON FREE LIVE STREAM THIS FRIDAY

Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC FIGHT PASS®, the UFC®’s digital subscription service, has announced that the prelims for this Friday’s highly anticipated Invicta FC 11 event will be made available to fans around the world for free. Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs Tweet takes place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and kicks-off a huge weekend for female mixed ... Read More »

Mir Stuns Silva in one

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Frank Mir knocked out Antonio Silva in the 1st round of their scheduled 5-round Heavyweight bout in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Mir landed a huge shot that knocked Silva to the ground and quickly landed two crushing shots while Silva was on the ground and the fight was stopped. Mir, 261 lbs of Las Vegas is now 17-9. Silva 264 lbs ... Read More »

MIDDLEWEIGHTS COLLIDE AS FORMER CHAMP LYOTO MACHIDA FACES LUKE ROCKHOLD WHEN THE UFC® RETURNS TO PRUDENTIAL CENTER ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18

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UFC Las Vegas, Nevada – The UFC® returns to Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, April 18 with an exciting main event pitting former UFC champ Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida against former STRIKEFORCE® titleholder and fifth-ranked contender Luke Rockhold in a pivotal bout for the middleweight division. Machida (22-5, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif. by way of Belem, ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night™ from Broomfield Prelims, Pre & Post-Fight Coverage

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced extensive live programming for UFC Fight Night™: Henderson vs. Thatch this Saturday, Feb. 14 at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo. Fight Network will televise the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. The main card is ... Read More »