With one simple Tweet UFC President Dana White just crapped all over our Friday. The No. 2 ranked lightweight in the world, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2) was all set to make his featherweight debut in an immediate title shot against UFC 145-pound reigning champion Jose Aldo (22-1) at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Brazil. However, a torn meniscus has foiled Pettis’ UFC featherweight title dreams, at least for now.
We have the upcoming UFC 161 event that’s set for this Saturday night in Canada, but there’s huge event coming up less than a month away. The UFC 162 PPV event is set for fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 6. UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-4) returns to the Octagon in the main event to face undefeated No. 1 contender Chris Weidman (9-0).
Barao & McDonald Battle for Interim Bantamweight Title In UFC® ON FUEL TV 7 “Fan CAMeo” Premieres in UFC POSTFIGHT SHOW; Viewer Videos Featured On Air LOS ANGELES, CA – UFC® ON FUEL TV travels to Wembley Arena in London, live, on Saturday, Feb. 16 (3:00 PM ET) and marks the network’s first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) title fight. … Read more
UFC featherweight Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia talks with ProMMAnow.com about his upcoming fight with Matt Grice which takes place Friday at UFC on FX 3 in Sunrise, Fla. Garcia also discussed his fan-pleasing fight style and potential rematches with Nam Phan and Chan Sung Jung. There is one other fighter who just dropped to featherweight he wants a piece of too.
UFC on Fuel TV 3’s “fight of the night” between Chan Sung Jung and Dustin Poirier had the crowd at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. on their feet for all four rounds of high paced back and forth action. The MMA world blew up in praise for the fight and calls for it to be a “fight of the year” candidate rang out in the bout’s wake. Take a look at these highlights from the amazing battle.
Following UFC on Fuel TV 3 Tuesday night at The Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., UFC President Dana White announced the “Fight of the Night”, “Knockout of the Night” and “Submission of the Night” bonus winners, each being worth $40,000. “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung was the top earner of the night, bringing home both “Submission of the Night” and “Fight of the Night” honors, for a total of $80,000 in bonus money.