Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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- UFC 95 IN LONDON, UFC 96 IN COLUMBUS ANNOUNCED

UFC 95 in London and UFC 96 in Columbus, Ohio have become official, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship recently announced dates for both events... (read more)

- GILBERT YVEL NOT CLEARED FOR AFFLICTION... YET

Controversial Pride veteran Gilbert Yvel is slated to face Josh Barnett in a heavyweight bout as part of Affliction's Jan. 24 fight card, but he has yet to meet with the CSAC and gain approval for licensing... (read more)

- ST. PIERRE NAMED CANADIAN ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was named Sportsnet.ca's 2008 Canadian Athlete of The Year, beating out several other popular athletes... (read more)

- ELIOT MARSHALL SHOOTING FOR EARLY 2009 RETURN

Stepping into the season eight "Ultimate Fighter" finale show as the biggest odds on favorite to win his fight, Eliot Marshall did not disappoint and now looks to an early return in 2009... (read more)

- MARQUARDT VS. GOUVEIA SET FOR UFC 95 IN ENGLAND

As the middleweight division continues to build towards a new #1 contender, a match-up has been made that could make that much clearer as Nate Marquardt is set to return to action on Feb 21 in London, England to square off against American Top Team stand-out, Wilson Gouveia... (read more)

- BOB SAPP RETURNS TO JAPAN ON NEW YEAR'S EVE (UPDATED)

(UPDATED) Not much is known about his opponent, but Bob Sapp marks his return to Japan on New Year's Eve when he will fight MMA rules at the Fields Dynamite!! event... (read more)

- INJURY NOT SERIOUS, BADER PLANS EARLY RETURN

After winning The Ultimate Fighter, Ryan Bader was given a medical suspension that runs through June due an injury to his right hand... (read more)

- FREE FROM AFL, ASSUNCAO GOING BIG IN 2009

Raphael Assuncao, ranked as the No. 9 featherweight fighter in the world, has been very successful to this point in his career, all without the backing of a major fight promotion. That is something that should change as he heads into 2009, as he talks with Bellator and WEC... (read more)

- YOSHIDA RECOVERING, PLANNING SPRING RETURN

Following a knockout loss to Josh Koscheck at the UFC "Fight for the Troops" show, Japanese judoka Yoshiyuki Yoshida was taken to the hospital and later released. MMAWeekly.com received word from Yoshida's camp on his condition and his plans for a return... (read more)

- RYAN BADER NOT JUST A WRESTLER ANYMORE

Ryan "Darth" Bader made his professional mixed martial arts debut on March 31, 2007, and within a year's time the former Arizona State wrestling stand out had racked up a 7-0 record heading into The Ultimate Fighter season 8. With his technical knockout victory over Vinicius Magalhaes in the season finale to become The Ultimate Fighter, Bader showed he's not just a wrestler anymore. (read more)

- UFC 92: BLACKBURN TO PLAY THE SPOILER AGAIN?

Brad Blackburn once again looks to play the role of underdog spoiler as he takes on Ryo Chonan at UFC 92... (read more)

- JAKE SHIELDS OPEN TO ELITE, BUT WANTS UFC & GSP

Top ranked welterweight Jake Shields is tired of waiting and wondering. He wants job stability, and more importantly, to establish himself as the world’s best. He is currently eyeballing the UFC... (read more)

- BISPING TALKS TUF, NAMES COACHES FOR SEASON 9

"Ultimate Fighter" season 9 coach, Michael "The Count" Bisping, spoke to MMAWeekly Radio recently about how he plans to coach his team on the reality show while also naming the assistant coaches that will make up his staff... (read more)

- KING MO RETURNS AT SENGOKU 7

World Victory Road on Friday confirmed three more bouts for its Jan. 4, 2009 Sengoku 7 event in Saitama, Japan, including the return of Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal... (read more)

- UFC 92: EVANS AIMS TO SILENCE THE DOUBTERS

Most fighters will say that at least 70 or 80% of fight preparation is mentally being ready for the battle ahead. One shining example of a fighter who works to out think his opponent before the cage door ever closes is #1 light heavyweight contender, Rashad Evans, who is not only physically ready for his title shot against Forrest Griffin, but he's as mentally prepared as ever.... (read more)

- FRANCA VS. LAUZON HEADS UFC FIGHT NIGHT 17

Spike TV will be showcasing some of the rising stars in the UFC with the first ever “UFC Fight Night” from Tampa, Fla., with a main event featuring a lightweight battle between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experts Joe Lauzon and Hermes Franca... (read more)

- UFC 92 FIGHT CARD FINALIZED

The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Thursday released the finalized UFC 92 fight card for next week's year-end event in Las Vegas... (read more)

- DAVE HERMAN VS. CHOI MU BAE AT SENGOKU 7

World Victory Road on Thursday announced that Dave Herman will face Choi Mu Bae at the Jan. 4 Sengoku 7 event in Saitama, Japan... (read more)

- GETTING TO KNOW UFC 92 FIGHTER MIKE WESSEL

Mike Wessel stepped up on short notice and will face Antoni Hardonk next week at UFC 92. MMAWeekly.com spoke with Wessel the day after he accepted the fight... (read more)

- JUSTIN LEVENS & WIFE FOUND DEAD ON WEDNESDAY

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship and World Extreme Cagefighting middleweight Justin Levens and his wife were found dead on Wednesday from gunshot wounds in their Luguna Niguel, Calif. home... (read more)

- GILBERT YVEL'S UNLIKELY ADVOCATE... JOSH BARNETT

Estranged fighter Gilbert Yvel has an unlikely advocate, the man that he's going to fight on Jan. 24 at Affliction's "Day of Reckoning," Josh Barnett... (read more)

- MIKE WESSEL TO FACE ANTONI HARDONK AT UFC 92

Just over a week away from the Ultimate Fighting Championship's year-end event, UFC 92, the card has undergone a change as heavyweight Mike Wessel will step in on short notice to fight Antoni Hardonk... (read more)

- EDDIE ALVAREZ GEARING UP FOR ESPN-BELLATOR

Debuting on ESPN Deportes in 2009, Bellator made a huge move last month signing on #2 ranked lightweight, Eddie Alvarez, to fight in their inaugural tournament and fight for them beginning in April next year... (read more)

- AFFLICTION RELEASES TV LINE-UPS FOR HDNET & PPV

Affliction Entertainment on Wednesday announced the final line-up for its "Day of Reckoning" event for both the pay-per-view and HDNet portions of the fight card... (read more)

- CRO COP INKS FIGHT WITH HONG MAN CHOI

Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic on Wednesday announced that he will fight Hong Man Choi as part of the Dec. 31 Fields Dynamite!! event... (read more)

- TITO ORTIZ JOINS AFFLICTION... AS COMMENTATOR

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has signed on with Affliction Entertainment, although not in the capacity that most expected. He will join the broadcast team... (read more)

- UFC INKS THREE-YEAR TV DEAL IN BRAZIL

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Globosat on Wednesday announced a three-year television distribution agreement to show UFC events on two Globosat channels – Premiere Combate and SporTV – in Brazil... (read more)

- MIKE SWICK PROVES HE'S BACK ON TRACK

Welterweight Mike Swick proved his naysayers wrong at UFC Fight for the Troops with a 33-second win over Johnathan Goulet... (read more)

- WILL RIBEIRO FIGHTING FOR LIFE AFTER CRASH

World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight Will Ribeiro was in a motorcycle accident early Tuesday morning and is currently comatose in a hospital in Brazil... (read more)

- NO SHADOW, ARLOVSKI COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING

Former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski was once considered for Fedor Emelianenko's entourage, now he has the chance to change everything when he faces the world's No. 1 heavyweight... (read more)

- UFC 92: FORREST GRIFFIN BREAKS DOWN RASHAD

UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin recently spoke with MMAWeekly Radio about his upcoming match-up against Rashad Evans, and exactly what his opponent brings into the fight... (read more)

- UFC FINDS CONSISTENT AUDIENCE ON SPIKE TV

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has found a fairly consistent audience lately on Spike TV, drawing in the neighborhood of 2 million viewers for its two most recent events on Spike... (read more)

- WEC 37 FIGHTERS RETURN CLEAN DRUG TEST RESULTS

Nine fighters were drug tested by the Nevada State Athletic Commission following WEC 37, which took place on Dec. 3 in Las Vegas. All nine fighters returned negative results... (read more)

- UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS RAISES $4 MILLION-PLUS

Spike TV and Ultimate Fighting Championship Tuesday announced that its “UFC Fight for the Troops” event last week in Fayetteville, NC in front of 15,000 Ft. Bragg troops raised over $4 million for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund’s new medical center... (read more)

- KEN SHAMROCK RETURNS ON FEB. 13

UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock announced on Tuesday that he will make his return to the ring as part of the Feb. 13 Valentine's Eve Massacre event in Fresno, Calif. ... (read more)

- FIGHT NIGHT IN ST. CLOUD RESULTS

Fight Night in St. Cloud featured some of the best talent that Minnesota Mixed Martial Arts has to offer and treated the fans to one exciting finish after another. (read more)

- SEMMY SCHILT RETURNS TO MMA ON NEW YEAR'S EVE

FEG and Dream on Tuesday added more bouts to the Dec. 31 Fields Dynamite!! fight card, including multiple time K-1 kickboxing champion Semmy Schilt in his return to mixed martial arts... (read more)

- CLAY GUIDA INKS NEW DEAL, DIAZ ON TAP AT UFC 94

Clay Guida has signed a new four-fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. His first fight on the new deal will be against Nate Diaz at UFC 94... (read more)

- WANDERLEI SAYS "NO PROBLEM" TO FIGHT FORREST

The growth of MMA has also led to the growth of major gyms and teams around the world, but eventually teammates sometimes have to fight and that may be the case down the road for Wanderlei Silva and training partner Forrest Griffin if they both should win on Dec. 27... (read more)

- TITO ORTIZ APPEARS HEADED TO AFFLICTION

It appears that Tito Ortiz – former UFC light heavyweight champion and a staple of the promotion for more than a decade – may finally have found a new fight promotion to call home... Affliction... (read more)

- FORREST "IS COOL" WITH POSSIBLE WANDERLEI FIGHT

UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin spoke to MMAWeekly Radio recently about his friend and training partner Wanderlei Silva and the possibility of the two squaring off in the near future... (read more)

- SPIRITWOLF WINS, EARNS NEXT SHOT AT KOTC TITLE

The newest welterweight contender in King of the Cage comes by way of one of the top grapplers on the planet, Dean Lister, who sent Waachim Spiritwolf into his fight last week to not only get a win, but get a shot at the 170lb championship... (read more)

- BADER, ESCUDERO AND NOVER TALK TUF 8 FINALE

Ryan Bader, Efrain Escudero and Phillipe Nover spoke to the media following the eighth "Ultimate Fighter" finale show in Las Vegas on Saturday night... (read more)

- TIM BOETSCH SIGNS NEW DEAL WITH UFC

Light heavyweight Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC and is ready to get back to competition... (read more)

- EXCLUSIVE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 8 FINALE PHOTOS

MMAWeekly.com's Scott Petersen was cage-side to capture all of the action in this exclusive MMAWeekly.com Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale photo gallery... (read more)

- ULTIMATE FIGHTER 8 FIGHTER SALARIES AND BONUSES

MMAWeekly.com has obtained the fighter salary information from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for “The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale” ... (read more)

- $25,000 BONUSES AT ULTIMATE FIGHTER 8 FINALE

Junie Browning, Dave Kaplan, Anthony Johnson, and Krzysztof Soszynski all pocketed an extra $25,000 on Saturday night after winning awards at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale... (read more)

- ESCUDERO KNOCKS OFF NOVER, IS ULTIMATE FIGHTER

Phillipe Nover may have been christened the 155-pound Anderson Silva by UFC president Dana White, but it was Efrain Escudero that earned the designation of The Ultimate Fighter... (read more)

- DARTH BADER STRIKES BACK, NEW ULTIMATE FIGHTER

He was an All-American wrestler while competing at Arizona State University, but now Ryan "Darth" Bader can add "Ultimate Fighter" season 8 champion to his list of accolades... (read more)

- JOHNSON AND GOUVEIA IMPRESS AT TUF 8 FINALE

One fighter exacted a measure of revenge, while another found redemption after missing weight, as the veterans looked impressive on "The Ultimate Fighter" season eight finale Saturday night... (read more)

- JUNIE BROWNING GETS TUF WIN, APOLOGIZES TO MIR

"The Ultimate Fighter" season 8 official bad boy, Junie Browning, returned to action on Saturday night with an impressive win and an apology to Frank Mir, his coach on the show... (read more)

- ULTIMATE FIGHTER 8 PRELIM RESULTS & PHOTOS

(SPOILERS) MMAWeekly.com is live in Las Vegas bringing you all the latest from The Ultimate Fighter 8 Live Finale. Here are the quick results and photos from the preliminary bouts... (read more)

- ULTIMATE FIGHTER 8 LIVE RESULTS & PLAY-BY-PLAY

The Ultimate Fighter season eight finale takes place Saturday night at The Palms in Las Vegas. MMAWeekly is brining you live results and play-by-play from the event as it takes place... (read more)

- CAN PHILLIPE NOVER BE THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER?

As Phillipe Nover tips the scales on five years in mixed martial arts with a 5-0-1 professional record, he has earned some of the highest praise ever in the eight-season history of "The Ultimate Fighter." (read more)

- JUNIE BROWNING: SCULPTING REALITY INTO REAL ABILITY

With all of his antics on season eight of The Ultimate Fighter and not making it to the finals, TUF Bad Boy Junie Browning has a lot to prove at Saturday night's Ultimate Fighter Finale on Spike TV... (read more)

- ULTIMATE FIGHTER 8 WEIGH-IN RESULTS & PHOTOS

Following three months of reality television, the real fights are about to begin for the finalists of season eight of The Ultimate Fighter. The competitors for Saturday night's Ultimate Fighter 8 Live Finale on Spike TV weighed in on Friday... (read more)

- MAGALHAES SIGHTS SET ON DARTH BADER, TUF TITLE

The journey wasn't quite as planned, but the results, thus far, are right on target. Now Vinny Malgalhaes (read more)

- FRIENDSHIP ASIDE, ESCUDERO WANTS TUF TITLE

Efrain Escudero will try to become the winner of this season's The Ultimate Fighter when he takes on teammate Phillipe Nover on Saturday night... (read more)

- MILETICH RETURNS WITH KNOCKOUT WIN

With seemingly the entire Miletich Fighting Systems family in attendance, head coach and trainer Pat Miletich returned to action with a knockout win over Thomas Denny at the Adrenaline show on Thursday night... (read more)

- BABALU VS. SOKOUDJOU AT AFFLICTION 2

Affliction Entertainment on Thursday announced that Renato "Babalu" Sobral will face Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at the promotion's "Day of Reckoning" event on Jan. 24 in Anaheim, Calif. ... (read more)

- RYAN BADER: ONE MORE ROAD TO CROSS TO TITLE

The path to The Ultimate Fighter finale is never an easy journey, but for former All-American wrestler Ryan "Darth" Bader, there is still one more road to cross... (read more)

- HILL OUT 18 MONTHS; OTHER MEDICAL UPDATES

Corey Hill underwent surgery for a broken leg Thursday morning, while several other fighters were treated and released following the UFC Fight for the Troops... (read more)

- CAGE RAGE FOUNDER WANTS PROMOTION RETURNED

A conversation with Andy Geer following the inaugural Ultimate Challenge show this past weekend revealed that although Cage Rage had been purchased by ProElite, they hadn’t actually paid for it before going under... (read more)

- DREAM MAKES ALVAREZ VS. AOKI OFFICIAL

Dream on Thursday announced two more bouts for the FEG FieLDS Dynamite!! event scheduled for New Year's Eve, including Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki... (read more)

- ELIOT MARSHALL WELL PREPARED FOR JULES BRUCHEZ

Eliot Marshall takes on Jules Bruchez at The Ultimate Fighter 8 season finale on Dec. 13, and believes experience and training camps will be the difference in the fight... (read more)

- $30,000 BONUSES AT UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS

There must be something about fighting in front of the men and women that put their lives on the line for you on a daily basis that boosts your performance to a whole new level. At least it appeared so after Wednesday night's UFC Fight for the Troops event... (read more)

- KOSCHECK CAPS TROOPS SHOW WITH BRUTAL KO

On a night of brutal finishes, Josh Koscheck capped off the UFC "Fight for the Troops" show with a devastating first round knockout of Japanese judoka, Yoshiyuki Yoshida... (read more)

- MILLER GRINDS IT OUT; CREDEUR & CANTWELL FINISH

It was a rough night of fights for some of the athletes competing in front of the U.S. Troops on Wednesday night, but WEC light heavyweight champ made his UFC debut in impressive fashion... (read more)

- MIKE SWICK IS QUICK AGAIN IN FRONT OF TROOPS

Mike "Quick" Swick reinstated his nickname, wasting no time settling a score with Jonathan Goulet that began in the MMAWeekly.com forums... (read more)

- SCARY MOMENT FOR HILL IN UFC PRELIMS (UPDATED)

Just two fights into the UFC Fight for the Troops benefit show on Wednesday night in Fayetteville, N.C., and the show quickly took a downhill turn with, apparently, one of the most severe injuries to take place in the Octagon in recent memory... (read more)

- UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS RESULTS & PLAY-BY-PLAY

MMAWeekly.com brings you results and play-by-play from tonight's UFC Fight for the Troops benefit show in North Carolina... (read more)

- MMAWEEKLY WORLD MMA RANKINGS UPDATED

The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, December 10. This system ranks the Top 10 MMA fighters from all across the world – now in each of the seven most widely accepted weight classes... (read more)

- WINNER OF FRANKLIN-HENDERSON IS TUF 9 COACH

At a question and answer session for UFC “Fight Club” members on Tuesday, UFC president Dana White confirmed that either Dan Henderson or Rich Franklin would be on the opposite side of the cage from Michael Bisping when the ninth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” gets underway... (read more)

- LEITES MAY CHALLENGE ANDERSON SILVA NEXT

At a Q&A; session on Tuesday, UFC president Dana White said that Brazilian stand-out Thales Leites may be the next fighter to take a crack at Anderson Silva and his UFC middleweight title... (read more)

- SEAN SHERK WANTS TO WELCOME DIEGO TO 155

Former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk is currently experiencing some well-deserved down time. What's next on tap? If he has his way... Diego Sanchez... (read more)

- "DIEGO (SANCHEZ) IS A 155-POUNDER," DANA WHITE

Top 10 welterweight Diego Sanchez recently revealed via his MySpace page that he again wants to bump down a weight class. UFC president Dana White on Tuesday confirmed that the UFC will oblige him... (read more)

- THIAGO ALVES GETS NEXT SHOT AT UFC 170 TITLE

UFC president Dana White on Tuesday confirmed that Thiago Alves will get the next shot at the UFC welterweight title, regardless of who holds it... (read more)

- FIGHTERS WEIGH IN FOR UFC FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS

The athletes for Wednesday night's UFC Fight for the Troops weighed in on Tuesday and the fight card is now official... (read more)

- ROGER HUERTA SIGNS NEW DEAL WITH UFC

Popular lightweight Roger Huerta has apparently mended fences with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He signed a new five-fight contract on Monday... (read more)

- ADRENALINE MMA: EX-IFL CHAMP McGIVERN RETURNS

Former IFL middleweight title holder Ryan McGivern makes his first appearance after the promotion's fall at this Thursday's Adrenaline 2 show... (read more)

- SWICK HAS UNFINISHED BUSINESS WITH GOULET

More than a year has past since Mike Swick and Jonathan Goulet were originally set to square off in a welterweight bout that would have welcomed the former "Ultimate Fighter" season 1 cast member to the 170-pound weight class and settled a grudge that started on the MMAWeekly.com forums... (read more)

- ON THE RISE: RONYS TORRES SIGNS WITH UFC

A teammate of Thales Leites at Nova Uniao, Ronys Torres has worked hard to attain a 13-1 professional record in MMA. All the work is finally paying off, as he will now get a shot in the UFC's 155-pound division... (read more)

- KAMPMANN SIGNS TO FIGHT BARROS AT UFC 93

After much speculation, MMAWeekly.com has been able to confirm that Martin Kampmann will make his welterweight debut against Alexander Barros at UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland... (read more)

- COREY HILL LEARNING TO USE HIS WEAPONS

One of the more inexperienced competitors to grace the Octagon, Ultimate Fighter alumnus Corey Hill plans to bring more of his arsenal to the UFC Fight for the Troops on Wednesday night... (read more)

- FIRST M-1 CHALLENGE FINAL SET FOR SEATTLE

On Dec. 26 in Seattle, Wash., the top two teams from the competition's regular season will be going for the gold when Team Russian Red Devil squares off with Team Holland in the finals to determine the first-ever winner of the M-1 Challenge... (read more)

- CUNG LE REFLECTS ON 2008, LOOKS TO 2009

Strikeforce middleweight champ Cung Le talks about his year in the cage, his injury and his quickly rising film career... (read more)

- BACK TO HIS ROOTS, HARTT SEEKING FIRST UFC WIN

Dale Hartt is looking for his first victory in the Octagon this Wednesday night at UFC Fight for the Troops. In preparation for his upcoming fight, the Bangor, Maine resident packed up his things and moved to Las Vegas... (read more)

- NATE LOUGHRAN READY FOR CREDEUR'S CHALLENGE

Nate Loughran will get another opportunity to make his presence felt in the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday night when he takes on The Ultimate Fighter alumnus Tim Credeur... (read more)

- KOSCHECK LASERED IN ON YOSHIDA, NOTHING ELSE

Josh Koscheck has a million questions coming his way about certain situations, but his focus is solely on Yoshiyuki Yoshida and their main event clash at Wednesday night's UFC Fight for the Troops on Spike TV... (read more)

- JUNIE BROWNING FOCUSED ON MOVING FORWARD

Junie Browning became one of the most polarizing figures in the eight seasons of The Ultimate Fighter. Browning wants to put the reality show persona behind him and focus on becoming a better fighter... (read more)

- BONJASKY & K-1 COMMENT ON FOUL-PLAGUED WIN

Remy Bonjasky got stomped on his head by Badr Hari en route to winning his third K-1 World Grand Prix title. Both he and K-1's Sadaharu Tanikawa commented on Hari's foul-plagued performance and where they go from here... (read more)

- NEIL GROVE NEW ULTIMATE CHALLENGE HW CHAMP

Neil Grove became the first Ultimate Challenge heavyweight champ, while Tom Watson and Tim Radcliffe also scored Ultimate Challenge gold... (read more)

- BONJASKY GETS STOMPED, BUT WINS K-1 GRAND PRIX

Remy Bonjasky won his third K-1 World Grand Prix title on Saturday, albeit in a rather unorthodox way, when Badr Hari was disqualified after stomping on Bonjasky's head... (read more)

- NO HESITATION, JIM MILLER STEPS UP LAST MINUTE

Most fighters just returning from their honeymoon after being married only a few weeks earlier would never entertain the idea of taking a fight on only eight days notice, but Jim Miller is not most fighters... (read more)

- FIGHTING FOR SOMETHING BIGGER... THE U.S. TROOPS

MMAWeekly Radio was able to speak to a great number of the fighters set to appear on the UFC Fight for the Troops card and each one of them spoke about the honor of fighting in front of the United States Armed Forces... (read more)

- NATE DIAZ TO RETURN AT UFC 94 VS. CLAY GUIDA

Ultimate Fighter Season 5 winner Nathan Diaz will make his return to the Octagon on Jan. 31 at UFC 94 to face Clay Guida... (read more)

- DALEY TKO'S ALESSIO; NEWTON NEW MFC CHAMP

British heavy hitter, Paul Daley, picked up an explosive win over John Alessio, while Emanuel Newton became the new Maximum Fighting Championship light heavyweight title holder on Friday night... (read more)

- CUNG LE TALKS NBC SPECIAL; HEADS TO CHINA

Strikeforce middleweight champ Cung Le talks about the special "Strikeforce on NBC" episode dedicated to him this Saturday night... (read more)

- TORRES ON BOWLES: "IT'S HIS TIME TO GET A SHOT"

Brian Bowles feels he is ready to challenge Miguel Torres for the WEC bantamweight title. Almost more ardently than Bowles, Torres feels the same way... (read more)

- BOWLES ON SHOT AT TORRES: "IT'S WHAT I DESERVE"

Undefeated and coming off of a dismantling of Top 10 fighter Will Ribeiro, Brian Bowles feels he's earned a shot at Miguel Torres and the WEC bantamweight championship... (read more)