Did you notice something odd at UFC Berlin?

If you watched Saturday’s UFC Berlin event you might have noticed something a little different about the Octagon. There were no sponsor logos on the mat. An observant Tweeter asked the UFC boss about it: @erikmagraken Germany’s canvas got sent to Brazil. #someonefuckedupBIG — Dana White (@danawhite) May 31, 2014 Damn! Although the entire fight … Read more

Rachelle Leah returns to Octagon girl action on March 27th

NEWARK – Former UFC ring girl, UFC All-Access host, and Playboy model Rachelle Leah will return to Octagon duty for one night only on March 27 at UFC 111 in Newark, N.J. She will pick up those cardboard numbers and strut her stuff around the cage one more time to the jeers and howls of … Read more

Countdown to UFC on Versus: Kongo vs. Buentello *VIDEO*

This is one fight that isn’t going to the ground. Big heavyweight strikers Cheick Kongo (14-6-1, 7-4 UFC) and Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello (27-11, 3-2 UFC) will face off at “UFC on Versus” on March 21 in Broomfield, Colo. Both fighters will be hungry for a win in this one. After going on a three-fight … Read more

Oh sh*t – UFC signs James “Lights Out” Toney

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – He’s one of the premier boxers of the last 25 years, a future Hall of Famer who has won world titles in three weight classes while taking on a Who’s Who of the sport, including fellow champions Evander Holyfield, John Ruiz, Hasim Rahman, Vassiliy Jirov, Roy Jones Jr., Mike McCallum, … Read more

Takanori Gomi could fight Kenny Florian in his UFC debut

Takanori Gomi steps inside the UFC Octagon for the first time prior to UFC 108. "The Fireball Kid" will make his UFC debut sometime in 2010.

Japanese demigod Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi (31-5) could face Kenny Florian (12-4) in his UFC debut. The Shooto/Sengoku/PRIDE veteran is the UFC’s newest addition to their 155-pound lightweight division.

UFC President Dana White confirmed Gomi’s addition to the promotion Friday on his video blog. And ESPN’s MMA Live, for whom Florian works, Tweeted on Saturday, “It looks like Gomi will fight Ken-Flo in his UFC debut!”

White would not yet confirm the match-up between Florian and Gomi. When asked at the UFC 108 post-fight press conference if Florian would be Gomi’s debut fight he said, “Could be. There’s a lot of guys that could fight Gomi in that division. I don’t know.”

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Kimbo Slice returns to the Octagon to fight Houston Alexander in his first official fight in the UFC tonight on Spike TV

Kimbo Slice has his first official UFC fight tonight against Houston Alexander on Spike

Slice vs. Alexander Will Be Among The Featured Bouts On “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” Finale Fight Card Live From The Palms Casino Resort In Las Vegas

New York, NY, December 3, 2009 – Kimbo Slice has already established himself as a worldwide fight game sensation; now he will attempt to prove himself in the Octagon when he battles fellow knockout artist Houston Alexander in his first official UFC fight, live on Spike TV on Saturday, December 5 at 9:00pm.

The three-round bout (at a catchweight of 215 lbs.) will be part of “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” finale fight card emanating from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV.  Slice, the wildly popular mixed martial arts heavyweight, is a member of the cast of “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights.”

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Heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar trains for UFC 106 bout with Shane Carwin

On Nov. 21, 2009, two of the biggest, strongest men ever to step inside any MMA cage anywhere will face off for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 106 in Las Vegas, Nev. In this newly-released video we get to see highlights of Brock Lesnar training for his toughest opponent to date Shane Carwin. Carwin … Read more

UFC President Dana White discusses Quinton Jackson and smaller Octagon

Do you think the Octagon is too big? Would a smaller cage help force the action?
Do you think the Octagon is too big? Would a smaller cage help force the action?

Dave Doyle over at Yahoo Sports recently spoke with UFC President Dana White about a number of topics but a couple of things stuck out in particular.

Doyle asked White if anything had changed between himself and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson since he quit fighting to follow his dreams of Hollywood movie stardom. White said nothing had changed but he feels Rampage is not done fighting.

“Nothing’s changed, but he’ll be back. He’ll fight. ‘Rampage’ is mad right now, he’ll do his movie things, but we’ll figure it out. He knows this is where his money is.”

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Affliction and UFC announce collaboration

The following press release was released by Affliction on Fri., July 24, 2009:

SEAL BEACH, Calif., July 24, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —-Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship “UFC” organization and Affliction Holdings, LLC announced today they have agreed to a collaboration that will benefit the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and ultimately the sport’s growing fan base.

The collaboration ensures commitments by UFC and Affliction for Mixed Martial Arts to continue to be recognized as a mainstream sport.

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