The Ultimate Fighter 9 winner James Wilks has announced his retirement from the UFC and the sport of MMA. Wilks last fought at UFC 120 in October 2010, losing to Claude Patrick. Wilks indicated that injuries have taken their tolls and forced him to call it a career while focusing on his gym in California.
A recent report said that TUF 12 winner Jonathan Brookins could face John Makdessi at UFC 129, but Makdessi’s manager said the fight is not signed.
“UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama” takes place today at the O2 Arena in London, England and is headlined by a middleweight clash between Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama. ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary.
All of the fighters on the UFC 120 card taking place in London tomorrow made weight, including middleweights Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama, who will square off in the main event.
“UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama” takes place this Saturday, Oct. 16, at the O2 Arena in London, England. The event will air FREE here in the U.S. on SPIKE TV via tape delay starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
After doing some re-arranging inside the O2 Arena in London, the UFC has been able to increase the seating capacity for the previously sold out UFC 120 on Oct. 16. Extra tickets are now on sale.
A portion of the ProMMA.info staff has come together again to give their predictions for this weekend’s UFC 105 fight card which takes place in Manchester, England, on Nov. 7. The card is headlined by a light heavyweight match-up between UFC legend Randy “The Natural” Couture making his return to 205 pounds, and Brandon “The Truth” Vera, who is getting a shot at greatness.
One of the most anticipated bouts on the card is the middleweight match-up between the U.K.’s own Michael Bisping and Canadian Denis Kang. Bisping will attempt to rebound after his devastating knockout loss to Dan Henderson, and Kang, who is now 1-1 in the UFC, is in a position where he needs to keep putting together the victories.
Also on the UFC 105 main card, which will air on Spike TV, is a lightweight match-up between Ross Pearson and Aaron Riley, a welterweight bout between James Wilks vs. Matt Brown, and a welterweight showdown between dangerous strikers Dan Hardy and Mike Swick. Here are our oh so professional predictions. Let us know who is on spot, who is off their rocker, and your own opinions:
Legendary five-time UFC champion Randy “The Natural” Couture will headline a fight card on Spike TV for the first time on Saturday, November 14 (8:00pm ET/PT same day tape) in the main event of UFC 105. Emanating from the MEN Arena in Manchester, England, Couture will square off against highly-regarded veteran Brandon “The Truth” Vera in a bout in the light heavyweight division.
The 46 year old Couture (16-10) is a former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, and will be making his return to the 205 lb weight class after fighting the last 2 ½ years as a heavyweight.