MMA Tonight: Chris Weidman interview, Jon Jones’ future, Anderson Silva, more

Chris Weidman

The MMA Tonight crew returned to the 102.5 FM (Nashville) radio airwaves Wednesday night with guest, top UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman, who will be battling longtime reigning champion Anderson Silva at UFC 162 in July.

Photos of the Day: UFC girls Arianny Celeste, Brittney Palmer and Kenda Perez make Maxim’s HOT 100

Arianny Celeste

Earlier this week our girl Ronda Rousey, UFC women’s bantamweight champion, made Maxim’s “HOT 100” list at No. 29. Now the UFC has three more ladies on Maxim’s fan-voted HOT 100 list of the sexiest women on the planet. Octagon girls Brittney Palmer and the honorary queen of ring girls everywhere, Arianny Celeste made the list, as did Fuel TV host Kenda Perez.

‘UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga’ full fight card announced; tickets on sale May 17

UFC on FOX 8

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (17-2-1) returns to FOX television for his second straight title defense when he faces number one 125-pound contender John Moraga (13-1) in the UFC on FOX 8 main event on Saturday, July 27 at Key Arena in Seattle, Wash.

Pro UKMMA Now Radio: Jack ‘The Stone’ Mason, CWFC Fight Night 8, Cage Warriors 54

This is the sixth episode of Pro UKMMA Now Radio hosted by Jay Cee. This show features an interview with Jack “The Stone” Mason, who will be taking on Collin Reuter in the main event at CWFC Fight Night 8, which takes place at the Mirbeh Sports Hall in Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, on May 11.

MFC 37 weigh-in results

Fighter weigh-ins for “MFC 37: True Grit” took place today in preparation for Friday’s fight card at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The event, which will broadcast LIVE on AXStv, with prelims streaming on Facebook, features Ryan Benoit (6-1) vs. Anthony Birchak (9-1) in the main event. The two bantamweights made weight without issue with Benoit coming in at 135.2 pounds and Birchak weighing in at 135.8 pounds.

NBC Sports and Universal Sports to air USA vs. Iran vs. Russia wrestling May 15

USA Wrestling

USA Wrestling, NBC Sports Network and Universal Sports combine to present “The Rumble on the Rails,” live wrestling featuring the national teams from the USA, Iran and Russia, from Vanderbilt Hall in historic Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Wednesday, May 15.

OMMAC becomes the latest promotion to join SAFE MMA

Next month, OMMAC is set to become the 5th promotion to register with Safe MMA, in the run up to its September 7th event at the Liverpool Olympia. The promotion’s breaking news deal with LOADED TV, which extends to the end of 2013, will see OMMAC 18 present Safe MMA to an extended television audience.

Watch Dan Hardy on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast *VIDEO*

Former UFC welterweight contender Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy was a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Wednesday. The Brit discussed his Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (Wolf’s heart) which took him out of his recent scheduled fight with Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 7 and what his MMA and UFC fighting future is looking like.

Victory Combat Sports to host New York’s first legally sanctioned MMA event

Victory Combat Sports (www.VictoryCombatSports.com) has arrived. In an era where Mixed Martial Arts has become the fastest growing sport in North America, Victory Combat Sports co-founders Kevin Lillis and Justin Blair have launched a new organization exclusively dedicated to producing MMA events throughout the Northeast.

Tyler brothers set to debut at NEF 7 on May 18

Today New England Fights! (NEF) announced that siblings Jeremy and Jarrod Tyler of Winterport, Maine will compete alongside each other on the same fight card when each steps into the cage to make their respective amateur mixed martial arts debuts on May 18 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.