‘Cool Hand’ Luke Sanders talks perfect UFC debut and calls out Urijah Faber

If you could design a perfect UFC debut performance it might look exactly how “Cool Hand” Luke Sanders (11-0) performed when he snapped 32-year-old Maximo Blanco‘s (12-7-1, 1 NC) three-fight winning streak in January. Sanders picked him apart on the feet then submitted the Venezuelan with a rear-naked choke at 3:38 of round one. To top it off … Read more

CM Punk to undergo surgery, UFC debut now on hold

Thirty-seven-year-old former WWE superstar CM Punk (real name Phil Brooks) will have to undergo back surgery which means his UFC debut has been put on hold for now. Following an impressive 45-second submission of Mike Jackson at UFC Fight Night 82 last weekend, UFC newcomer Mickey Gall (2-0) had been named as Punk’s first opponent. … Read more

CM Punk looking to make UFC debut by end of year; no longer watches pro wrestling

Former WWE superstar CM Punk has only been training mixed martial arts under the guidance of Duke Roufus for two months, but everyone wants to know when the straight-edge Chicago native will make his Octagon debut. Reports from his camp on his progression are good and he has some great fighters to spar and work … Read more

Interview: Alex White talks ‘Performance of the Night’ UFC debut victory

Undefeated Missouri Featherweight Alex “The Spartan” White (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made his UFC debut last month with a highly impressive first round stoppage of Estevan Payan (14-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) at UFC on FOX 11 in Orlando. Although White took the bout on short notice, he performed spectacularly, finishing Payan via TKO in just 1:28. The win earned White a nice … Read more

BJJ ace Robert Drysdale signed to the UFC; debuts against Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163

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Abu Dhabi and BJJ world champion turned pro MMA fighter Robert Drysdale will look to continue his unbeaten streak when he makes his UFC debut against Brazilian heavyweight Ednaldo Oliveira on Aug. 3 at UFC 163 in Rio De Janeiro.

Ovince Saint Preux: The anatomy of a UFC debut

Ovince Saint Preux

ProMMAnow.com talks with Ovince Saint Preux following his win at UFC 159 to get his take on how the fight played out, his nerves going in, those first time “UFC jitters” and generally just how it felt to finally step inside that special cage that every MMA fighter dreams about, the UFC Octagon.

Featherweight fighter Felipe Arantes is prepared to realize his dream at UFC 134

Team Palooka sponsoring competitor for Facebook bout Every fighter growing has one goal in their sporting life: to make it to the UFC®. Regardless of whom they fight and where, that is the dream that drives them. Brazilian featherweight Felipe “Sarantejo” Arantes (13-3-0-2) is no different. And at UFC® 134 this weekend, not only will … Read more

Pro MMA Now Exclusive: Chad Corvin speaks on his upcoming UFC debut against Joey Beltran

On May 8, 2010, MMA fans will get a chance to see a rematch that was asked for from the moment the first fight ended: Machida vs. Shogun 2. The undercard is stacked with a number of heavy hitters that includes Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson, Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson vs. Matt Mitrione, and Sam … Read more