Top-ranked flyweights Ian McCall a.k.a. "Uncle Creepy" and Joseph Benavidez face-off this Saturday in Las Vegas as part of the UFC 156 main card live on Pay-Per-View. ProMMAnow.com recently spoke with McCall about the upcoming fight, how his preparations were coming along, his weight and how he sees the fight with Benavidez playing out. Read More »
Ben Affleck, Mark Wahlberg, Rob Dyrdek, Tom Brady among new owners of UFC
It was announced Friday that part of the investors that recently purchased the Ultimate Fighting Championship for $4 billion includes a host of celebrities and sports personalities. Those with a stake in the world’s premier professional mixed martial arts league include the likes of Ben Affleck, Mark Wahlberg, Rob Dyrdek, Serena Williams, Conan O’Brien, Sly Stallone and Tom Brady among others.
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We've got a collection of links for you this week from our friends across the mixed martial arts globe that include a preview of One FC's "Return of Warriors" card, a look at sex vs. sport in MMA, the main event announcement for the U.K.'s Full Contact Contender 5, Cat Zingano calling out Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey in the UFC, an interview with new UFC light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux and a fight video with former NFL cheerleader Rachel Wray vs. Katelyn Radtka. Read More »
Hey everyone, hope the new year has been going great! I am training as usual, waiting for an opportunity to come along for some work. Putting in time at the gym is the best thing in the world to me; whether it’s lifting, cardio or training, I love it all. My teammate Ferg is getting ready for his next fight, on Feb.16th in Great Falls, Montana. Read More »
The Bellator MMA Featherweight Tournament will visit Atlanta’s Gwinnet Center February 7th live on Spike TV. The night will be headlined by a Bellator Middleweight World Title fight as Russian Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko takes on Brazilian Maiquel “Big Rig” Falcao battle for the Bellator Middleweight Championship. Read More »
UFC bantamweight fighter Francisco Rivera (8-2-1) is scheduled to face Edwin Figueroa at UFC 156 on Feb.2. After recording a no contest in his last bout against Roland Delorme, Rivera will now look to bounce back into the win column and start his 2013 campaign off with a bang. Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) reporter Jay Cee recently got the chance to speak with Francisco about his upcoming bout against Edwin Figueroa, fight camp, his fighting style and failing the post-fight drug test for his last matchup. Read More »
The UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar event will take place on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It's a stacked card with tons of ranked fighters fighting in very important fights. Aldo will look to defend his featherweight title against the former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will return to action after an eight month layoff, and former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will return from a year long suspension. There are big questions heading into this event, so let's check out the top five Read More »
We take a look at some of the winners and losers from the UFC on FOX 6 card, and put our Joe Silva hat on to determine who they should fight in their next outing. Read More »
ProMMAnow.com ecently spoke with mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Frank Shamrock about the close of Strikeforce and how it may or may not affect his relationship with Showtime should they choose to stay in the MMA business. Shamrock also shared his thoughts on how he thinks the Strikeforce fighters who made the move to the UFC will perform inside the Octagon. Read More »
We take a look at the top five moments from the UFC on FOX 6 event that took place at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night. Read More »
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White hung around after the UFC on FOX 6 press conference Saturday night to answer questions from the media in a smaller more intimate setting. White discussed Rampage Jackson's decision to leave the UFC, Eddie Alvarez's contract situation with Bellator and the deeper issues behind it, Strikeforce fighters coming to the UFC, Josh Barnett coming to the UFC and much much more. Read More »
The UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar event will take place on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will look to defend his title against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will take on MMA veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Also, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will return to action against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. Read More »
A recent report came out listing Strikeforce fighters that were headed to the UFC. One name glaringly missing from that list was former University of Tennessee linebacker Ovince Saint Preux who came up through the Strikeforce Challengers ranks and left of trail of knocked out, submitted and beaten veterans in his wake. Read More »
The UFC on FOX 6 show scored a strong preliminary rating with 3.77 million viewers according to TVByTheNumbers. It earned a 1.8 rating in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic. Those numbers were good enough to score a first place finish for FOX among all television channels and were up 13% over the UFC on FOX 5 show that took place in December. Read More »