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BJ PENN TO BE INDUCTED TO UFC® HALL OF FAME

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Las Vegas – The final 2015 inductee for the reinvigorated UFC® Hall of Fame will be legendary two-time, two-division UFC world champion BJ Penn. Known as “The Prodigy” throughout his amazing 13-year, 16-10-2 professional mixed martial arts career, Penn takes his place in the Modern Era category of the UFC Hall of Fame. The Modern Era category recognizes great fighters ... Read More »

UFC ANNOUNCES INDUCTION OF MMA LEGEND BAS RUTTEN TO UFC HALL OF FAME FORMER UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION TO BE HONORED AS PIONEER AT UFC FAN EXPO ON JULY 11

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Las Vegas – Former UFC® heavyweight champion Bas Rutten will take his rightful place alongside other legendary innovators of the sport in the UFC Hall of Fame. Rutten, who also dominated the Japanese Pancrase organization’s championship landscape during his 33 fight career, will join icons including Royce Gracie, Dan Severn and Chuck Liddell in the Pioneer Era wing of the ... Read More »

UFC HALL OF FAME 2015 INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

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Las Vegas – The first inductees for the new look UFC Hall of Fame have been announced. Jeff Blatnick – a key personality during the UFC’s formative years – and the April 2005 rematch between Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg will be inducted as in this year’s Contributor and Fight categories, respectively. The announcements were made moments ago on UFC ... Read More »

LAS VEGAS, HOME OF UFC, HOSTS 4th ANNUAL UFC® INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK – BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

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Las Vegas – UFC® announced today that The Ultimate Fighter® Finale, originally scheduled for South Florida, will now cap off the 4th annual UFC International Fight Week™ (IFW) in Las Vegas, with the event taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, July 12, the night after the double title fight mega-card UFC 189: ALDO vs. MCGREGOR, in ... Read More »

FORMER UFC® CHAMPION LYOTO MACHIDA AND CUBAN OLYMPIAN YOEL ROMERO TO MEET IN SOUTH FLORIDA ON SATURDAY, JUNE 27

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Las Vegas – Former UFC® light heavyweight champion and current fifth-ranked middleweight contender Lyoto Machida makes a quick return to the Octagon® to meet No. 6 Yoel Romero in the main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MACHIDA vs. ROMERO on Saturday, June 27 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Machida (22-6, fighting ... Read More »

INTERNATIONAL VALE TUDO NOW STREAMING UFC FIGHT PASS LEGENDARY BRAZILIAN PROMOTION ADDED TO THE UFC FIGHT PASS LIBRARY

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The largest MMA fight library just got even bigger – with the addition today of the International Vale Tudo league. The IVC was a Vale Tudo promotion which ran 13 events from 1997 to 1999 in Brazil. While MMA in North America at the time was running towards ever greater regulation, the IVC reveled in its renegade reputation, pitting bare-knuckle ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt Main Card, Pre & Post-Fight Coverage

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™: Miocic vs. Hunt this Saturday, May 9 from Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia. Fight Network will televise the live main card exclusively in Canada from 11 p.m. ET to 1 a.m. ET. In ... Read More »

FORMER UNITED STATES SOLICITOR GENERAL PAUL CLEMENT TO REPRESENT UFC® IN APPEAL OF NEW YORK’S MMA BAN

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Las Vegas ? UFC® has retained Paul Clement, former United States Solicitor General, to spearhead the organization’s appeals process after Judge Kimba Wood of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of New York’s ban on professional mixed martial arts (MMA) matches and exhibitions. The judge’s dismissal of the ... Read More »

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 »

QUOTES FROM THE UFC® 189 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR – LONDON & DUBLIN

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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 »

Watch new “Fightography” on UFC FIGHT PASS… which is now on XBOX ONE

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NOW LIVE ON UFC FIGHT PASS… the new episode of the acclaimed retrospective series Fightography featuring UFC Hall of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn. In an exclusive interview, the man who won the UFC 5 tournament, two UFC Superfight titles and the Ultimate Ultimate ‘95 tournament gives his perspective on his legendary match with Royce Gracie at UFC 4. Despite ... 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® ANNOUNCES GIOVANI DECKER AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF BRAZIL

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Rio de Janeiro – The UFC® today announced the appointment of Giovani Luis Decker as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of Brazil, effective early April 2015. An executive with 23 years of experience, Decker has honed his skills and established himself as a leader throughout his tenure in the footwear and sporting goods industry. He has a proven ... Read More »

UFC® KICKS OFF TICKET SALES FOR UFC® 188 WITH MEDIA DAY IN MEXICO CITY

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Mexico City – After a successful inaugural event sell-out in November 2014, the UFC® heads back to Mexico today to kickoff ticket sales for UFC® 188: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM. The highly anticipated rematich is slated for Saturday, June 13 at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City and will finally determine the true heavyweight champion of the world. Cain ... Read More »