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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 »

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 »

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 INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™ RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS JULY 1-6 WITH BIGGEST PLANS YET, SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AND ALL THINGS UFC

Las Vegas – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) and Las Vegas are teaming up for the third annual UFC International Fight Week™ July 1-6, 2014. The weeklong celebration for fans around the world returns with its biggest plans yet and something for everyone including entertainment, dining, arts, charitable events, shopping and, of course, all things UFC. The event will also ... Read More »

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® 20 TRYOUTS OPEN TO STRAWWEIGHT WOMEN

Las Vegas, Nevada – In the aftermath of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization’s 20th anniversary, the UFC is kicking off its next two decades with a fresh twist on its storied reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter®. For the first time ever, the series’ 20th season will feature an all women cast in the UFC’s newest weight division and ... Read More »

THE UFC® RETURNS TO CINCINNATI ON SATURDAY, MAY 10 WITH WELTERWEIGHT CLASH AS OHIO’S MATT BROWN TAKES ON ERICK SILVA

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Las Vegas, Nevada – For the first time since UFC 77 in 2007, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is bringing the Octagon® back to Cincinnati on Saturday, May 10 at U.S. Bank Arena. In the evening’s main event, Ohio’s own Matt Brown takes on Erick Silva in a five-round main event bout featuring two of the UFC’s most exciting welterweights. Having ... Read More »

UFC FIGHT PASS™ GOES GLOBAL THE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE IN 178 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES FROM CANADA TO THE UK, FROM GERMANY TO JAPAN

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Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization announced that UFC FIGHT PASS™, the UFC’s new digital subscription service, is now available around the world. Following a hugely successful initial launch in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in December, fans in 178 countries and territories across the globe will now be able to enjoy UFC FIGHT PASS’s ... Read More »

UFC® ANNOUNCES THAT LYOTO MACHIDA WILL FIGHT CHAMPION CHRIS WEIDMAN AT UFC 173

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Las Vegas, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced tonight that former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will face off against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 173 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 24. In light of today’s unexpected ruling issued by the Nevada State ... Read More »

UFC SUPPORTS TODAY’S RULING BY NEVADA STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION

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Las Vegas, Nev. – UFC President Dana White issued a statement regarding the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission: “The Ultimate Fighting Championship fully supports the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the immediate termination of therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). We believe our athletes should compete based on ... Read More »

UFC GYM® NAMES HANNIBAL MYERS AS PRESIDENT

Santa Ana, CA – UFC GYM® has appointed Hannibal Myers as the President of its franchise division, effective immediately. Last January, UFC GYM announced the acquisition of LA Boxing, converting over 80 locations in the last 12 months and growing to 100 locations worldwide currently. Myers will play an integral role in developing the overall franchise strategy for UFC GYM ... Read More »

MELENDEZ AGREES TO NEW CONTRACT; WILL COACH OPPOSITE PETTIS ON SEASON 20 OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®

Las Vegas, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced tonight that No. 2 ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has agreed to a new contract with the organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melendez will now coach against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter®. The two will then meet for the UFC lightweight ... Read More »

FORMER UFC TITLE CHALLENGER DAN HARDY TO SERVE AS COLOR COMMENTATOR FOR SIX EXCLUSIVE LIVE EVENTS

Las Vegas, Nev. – Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy – the popular and charismatic former UFC® welterweight title contender – will serve as the color commentator for six UFC Fight Night events to be screened exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS™, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization announced on Friday. Known for his punching power, punk rock Mohawk hairstyle and quick wit, Hardy ... Read More »

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL’S M LIFE TEAMS UP WITH ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP®

Las Vegas, Nev. – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has teamed up with the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) to bring unparalleled VIP experiences and offers to members of M life, MGM Resorts’ loyalty rewards program. M life members will have unmatched access to UFC including parties, fighter meet-and-greets, discounted merchandise and more. “Our relationship with MGM Resorts International brings M ... Read More »

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP® SELECTS FUTURE US TO OVERSEE UFC 360 MAGAZINE

Las Vegas, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization today announced it has selected Future US, a leading digital media group, to oversee UFC 360, the official magazine of the UFC. Through the partnership, Future US will publish UFC 360 magazine in the US, UK and Australia in addition to the worldwide digital property. The first Future US managed ... Read More »

FIGHTERS FROM LATIN AMERICA TO BE FEATURED ON NEXT INTERNATIONAL EDITION OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®

Las Vegas, Nevada – The call was officially made today to all aspiring Latin American fighters: the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization is looking for its next Latino standout and will use its storied reality television series to recruit the regions top talent. The seventh international edition of the UFC’s reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, is set to feature a ... Read More »

TOP HEAVYWEIGHTS COLLIDE WHEN FABRICIO WERDUM MEETS TRAVIS BROWNE AT FOX UFC SATURDAY® SATURDAY, APRIL 19 IN ORLANDO

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Las Vegas, Nevada – The UFC® is bringing heavyweight action to Orlando! Second-ranked Fabricio Werdum returns to the Octagon® to battle third-ranked Travis Browne in a bout that will likely determine the next challenger to champion Cain Velasquez’s crown. Currently on a three-fight win streak that includes victories over fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace and former heavyweight champion Minotauro Nogueira, Fedor ... Read More »

EA SPORTS UFC BRINGS FIGHTERS TO LIFE IN ALL NEW GAMEPLAY VIDEO

Las Vegas, Nev. – EA SPORTS™ UFC® kicks off 2014 with the first look at the future of sports video games. EA SPORTS UFC Gameplay Series: Next-Gen Fighters is a new video that spotlights how EA SPORTS UFC will bring the next-generation of videogame athletes to life by recreating the real-world athleticism, physiology and emotion of world class fighters in ... Read More »

UFC® CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH EVENTS IN CITIES NATIONWIDE

Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that it will celebrate Black History Month by taking part in a series of events and appearances nationwide throughout the month of February. UFC® stars such as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, Uriah Hall, Rashad Evans, Anthony Johnson, Tyron Woodley and Phil Davis will visit multiple cities across the United States ... Read More »

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP® AND TOYO TIRES® TO EXTEND PARTNERSHIP, INCREASE BRANDING THROUGH 2015

Las Vegas, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) and Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. ® (Toyo Tires®) have announced their partnership will continue for a seventh and eighth year, running through 2015. The extended partnership provides Toyo Tires with more exposure than ever before across UFC’s platforms including branding inside the Octagon® for two live FOX events and during the ... Read More »

POUND-FOR-POUND KING JON JONES RETURNS APRIL 26 TO DEFEND LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST GLOVER TEIXEIRA AT UFC® 172

Las Vegas – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that pound-for-pound king Jon “Bones” Jones will return to the Octagon® on Saturday, April 26 at Baltimore Arena to make an unprecedented seventh UFC® light heavyweight title defense against No. 2 contender Glover Teixeira, who is undefeated in the UFC. The event marks the organization’s first ever trip to Baltimore. Jones, ... Read More »

UFC 169 PRELIM RESULTS

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Alan Patrick scored a 3 round unanimous decision over John Makdessi in a Lightweight bout. Patrick, 156 lbs of Rio de Janiaro, BRA won by scores of 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 and is now 12-0. Makdessi, 155 lbs of Montreal is now 12-3. Chris Cariaso scored a 3 round unanimous decision over Danny Martinez in a Flyweight bout. Scores were ... Read More »

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER BRASIL TO BE SCREENED EXCLUSIVELY ON UFC FIGHT PASS™

Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® has confirmed that the eagerly awaited The Ultimate Fighter® Brasil: Team Wanderlei vs Team Sonnen season will be available exclusively on the organization’s new digital subscription service UFC® Fight Pass™. The first episode of TUF Brasil will be available, on demand, on UFC Fight Pass from 7pm PT/10pm ET on Sunday, March ... Read More »

Rockhold takes out Philippou with a 1st round kick

Luke Rockhold scored a 1st round stoppage over Costas Philippou in a scheduled 5 round Middleweight bout in Daluth, Georgia. Rockhold landed a kick to the stomach and Philippou crumbled to the canvas and the fight was stopped at 2:31 of round one. Rockhold, 185 lbs of San Jose, CA is now 11-2. Philippou, 185 lbs of Long Island, NY ... Read More »

A NEW CHAMPION WILL EMERGE WHEN JOHNY HENDRICKS MEETS ROBBIE LAWLER AT UFC® 171 SATURDAY, MARCH 15

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Even Ultimate Fighting Championship® title fights are bigger in Texas! Having been narrowly defeated by Georges St-Pierre in one of the most controversial decisions in UFC history, Johny Hendricks returns to face hard-hitting Robbie Lawler for the UFC welterweight championship. After a five-year reign that saw Georges St-Pierre atop the welterweight division, the champion relinquished the ... Read More »

UNDEFEATED OLYMPIANS COLLIDE AS CHAMPION RONDA ROUSEY MEETS SARA MCMANN AT UFC® 170 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

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Las Vegas, Nevada – In what could prove to be her toughest challenge yet, UFC® women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (8-0, fighting out of Venice, Calif.) squares off against undefeated wrestling sensation Sara McMann (7-0, fighting out of Gaffney, SC) in a battle of Olympic medalists at UFC® 170 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Feb. 22. A bronze ... Read More »

Anderson Silva statement

Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, released the following statement regarding Anderson Silva’s injury. “Following Saturday evening’s UFC 168 main event, former champion Anderson Silva was taken to a local Las Vegas hospital where he underwent surgery to repair a broken left leg. The successful surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Sanders, the UFC’s Orthopedic Surgeon, inserted an intramedullary ... Read More »