UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez tickets now on sale

UFC on FOX 7

The tickets for the UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez event are now on sale. The event is set for April 20 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and will be headlined by the UFC lightweight title fight between champion Ben Henderson and former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. The co-main event will consist of a heavyweight bout between top heavyweights Daniel Cormier and former champion Frank Mir. Read More »

Interview: Get to know Akop Stepanyan ahead of his featherweight tournament bout at Bellator 88 *VIDEO*


Twenty-six-year-old Russian kickboxer Akop Stepanyan (12-4) returns to the Bellator cage Thursday against Marlon Sandro in the quarterfinal round of the Season 8 featherweight tournament. ProMMAnow.com reporter Daniel Theodore recently sat down with Stepanyan to talk about his background and accomplishments in martial arts and why becoming the best he can in MMA is his ultimate goal. Stepanyan also shared his thoughts on the match-up with Marlon Sandro (23-4) and how he feels about facing such a well-known and accomplished veteran. Read More »

ProMMAnow.com’s Guide to Bellator 88

Bellator Featherweight Bracket

This Thursday, Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV. The card, which takes place at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., features the first round of this season's featherweight tournament as well as a middleweight title fight between tournament winners Alexander Shlemenko and Maiquel Falcao. Read More »

Pandemonium Blog: Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and MMA

Lance Armstrong

The headlines these days are covered with stories about Lance Armstrong’s massive cover up over his extensive performance–enhancing drugs (“PED”) use. MMA has an interesting dilemma when it comes to PEDs. It has had some very high profile fighters, including Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson, Nate Marquardt and Quinton Jackson, admit to a legal form of steroid use, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (“TRT”). Read More »

An interview with one of the country’s best Strength & Conditioning Coaches: Nate ‘The Great’ Hoffmeister

Strength and Conditioning Coach Nate Hoffmeister

Nate Hoffmeister lives in Knoxville, Tenn. but the effects of his work are seen all over the country. He is the head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the powerhouse school Christian Academy of Knoxville - which seem to be piling state and national titles on top of each other so quick it would make your head spin. He is also the Strength & Conditioning Coach for UFC fighters Ovince Saint Preux and Rafaello Oliveira. He is a mastermind when it comes to Strength & Conditioning and he is a behind-the-scenes staple for many, many athletes at the highest level (UFC, NFL, NBA, etc.). Read More »

Bellator 88 weigh-in results

bellator 88

Fighter weigh-ins for Bellator 88 took place this afternoon at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., the same location that will host Thursday's fight card featuring all four Season 8 featherweight tournament quarterfinal match-ups, as well as a middleweight championship bout between Alexander Shlemenko and Maiquel Falcao for the vacant Bellator 185 pound title. Read More »

The Ultimate Fighter episode three results

tuf 17 cast

Team Sonnen moves ahead 2-0 with massive TKO win by Uriah Hall  Series continues next Tuesday on FX at 9 p.m. ET/PT Las Vegas, Nevada –The Ultimate Fighter® returned Tuesday night on FX with the third episode of the season – “Embrace ... Read More »

Josh Barnett spurns latest UFC contract offer

Josh Barnett will fight Travis Browne at UFC 168

The courtship didn't last long after Josh Barnett completed his Strikeforce contract last month. UFC President Dana White indicated on multiple occasions that the promotion was interested in signing Barnett, but just that a deal needed to be worked out. However, Ariel Helwani reports that Josh Barnett has declined the latest offer from the UFC and will not sign with the promotion Read More »

Is Jose Aldo really a tougher fight than Ben Henderson for Anthony Pettis?

New UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis

UFC walking highlight reel Anthony Pettis is set to take on Jose Aldo on Aug. 3 for the UFC featherweight title. The fighter was originally scheduled to take on the winner of the Ben Henderson/Gilbert Melendez fight that's set for UFC on FOX 7 in April. However, Pettis sent a text to UFC President Dana White after Jose Aldo successfully defended his featherweight title against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 156 on Saturday night. Read More »

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