After four years of working her way up the ranks, women’s 135-pound fighter Alexis Davis finally got her shot at in a major MMA promotion when she took on Julie Kedzie at last week’s Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Henderson event. Read More >>
August 5, 2011
Having stepped up for the UFC on several occasions, Constantinos Philippou knows that he still has to deliver, and that’s exactly what he intends to do against Jorge Rivera when the two meet on the main card at UFC 133. Read More >>
Weigh-ins for this month’s “UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle” event
take place Saturday, Aug. 13, at Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson Museum.
MMAjunkie.com previously reported the date of the ceremony, but the location had yet to be determined.
The following night’s Versus-broadcast event, which features a
welterweight scrap between sluggers Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle,
takes place at the nearby Bradley Center.
On top of all the bad luck that’s befallen Rashad Evans in the past 12
months, he has a lot to lose going into his next fight – far more than
When Evans meets Tito Ortiz a second time in the main event of UFC 133, he will put his title
aspirations on the line against a man who just this past month was one
foot outside the promotion.
Ortiz, on the other hand, has little to lose. After stepping in for an
injured Phil Davis on late notice, he’s gone from perpetual whipping boy
to savior of the octagon, the star of the TV promo – a fan favorite.
PHILADELPHIA – MMAjunkie.com is on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC 133 fighter weigh-ins.
Today’s festivities take place at the Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, which also hosts Saturday’s pay-per-view event and Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz II headliner.
MMAjunkie.com will provide live updates of the results as each competitor hits the scale, beginning at 4 p.m. ET. Additionally, a full photo gallery of the proceedings will be available later tonight.
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|Pros Pick: Evans vs. Ortiz 2
The City of Brotherly Love will play host to a rematch between former light heavyweight champions, as Rashad Evans meets the suddenly resurgent Tito Ortiz in the UFC 133 headliner on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
“Ultimate Fighter” Season 2 champion Joe Stevenson has been released by the UFC following his fourth loss in a row. Read More >>
Ex-Strikeforce champ Marloes Coenen appeared to have called Zuffa, LLC co-owner Dana White’s bluff on Thursday night.
However, according to the UFC president, his words remain true.
Coenen, along with her Golden Glory teammates Jon Olav Einemo and
Valentijn Overeem were cut for one simple reason, according to White: Zuffa simply can’t do
business the way the Dutch firm would prefer. Change one simple demand – one dictated by the government – and you’re welcome back with open arms.
August 4, 2011
An undisclosed injury has forced UFC welterweight Mike Swick out of a planned contest with Erick Silva
at UFC 134.
UFC officials announced the withdrawal late Thursday night and promising
that a replacement opponent would be announced in the near future.
The bout was expected be part of the preliminary card of UFC 134, which
takes place Aug. 27 at HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro. The pay-per-view
headliner pits middleweight champion Anderson Silva against Yushin