The 10: Outstanding Action on Tap for Can’t-Miss May

If you’re a UFC fan, give matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby a round of applause right now because May is one of those months where The 10 could quite easily be The 20 and it’s thanks to the efforts of those two men.How good are the three events set to take place over the month ahead?The quality lightweight scrap between Rustam Khabilov and Chris Wade didn’t make the cut. Neither did the prospect battle between Renato Moicano and Zubaira Tukhugov. Top 15 welterweights Tarec Saffiedine and Rick Story got bumped too, as did Anderson Silva and Uriah Hall.That’s right: ... Read the Full Article Here

Camp Update – Strong Style

Dorian Price can be a hard man to find. Marcus Marinelli, owner and head coach of Strong Style Martial Arts and Fitness in Independence, Ohio, found him and brought him home to the United States.“I have a tendency to disappear, so it’s hard for people to find me,” Price, a former Ultimate Fighter competitor and UFC veteran, said. “Normally, I don’t come back unless it’s (welterweight contender) Matt (Brown). He’s pretty much the only person that can find me.” RELATED CONTENT: Matt Brown vs Demian MaiaOne of the most respected Muay Thai co ... Read the Full Article Here

By The Numbers - Fastest Finishes in Title Fights

Last weekend at UFC 197, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his title for the eighth time, scoring a knockout of Henry Cejudo at 2:49 of the first round. That fast finish wasn’t even Johnson’s best with his strap on the line as “Mighty Mouse” delivered a Knockout of the Night of Joseph Benavidez in their December 2013 rematch at 2:08 into the first.While those were two incredibly quick UFC belt battles, the Octagon has seen title fights end even faster. In honor of the UFC flyweight king’s swift work, here are the 10 fastest finishes i ... Read the Full Article Here

Friday Fight Update: Vick, Sasaki get fights

On May 8, the UFC will travel to Rotterdam for its first show in the Netherlands, and while there are no fights in the Octagon this weekend, there are plenty of updates for upcoming shows, starting with UFC Fight Night next Sunday, where the retirement of Paddy Holohan has allowed Japan's Ulka Sasaki to step in and face Willie Gates in a flyweight bout.The first event of June also got a change this week, as an injury to Leonardo Santos has forced him out of his UFC 199 bout against Evan Dunham on June 4 in Inglewood. Accepting the call to take the bout will be unbeaten James Vick, who just ear ... Read the Full Article Here

Tweets of the Week - 4/29

 Fun Fact: These Dudes Dislike Each Other! The rivalry continues!!!! @dc_mma vs @JonnyBones will headline #UFC200 July 9th!! https://t.co/hVKGnvNGQV pic.twitter.com/qwKKokpDYo — UFC (@ufc) April 27, 2016   How much does @DC_MMA love listening to @JonnyBones at the #UFC200 Presser? pic.twitter.com/p3cAJwsnDN — UFC (@ufc) April 27, 2016 Uncle Creepy: Fashion Police Who wears yoga pants to an event like this? — Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) April 24, 2016 The King of Pancakes Kicking some random European dude in the liver @BasRuttenMMA pic.twitte ... Read the Full Article Here

On UFC FIGHT PASS: Titan FC 38, Sat. 7 pm ET

An outstanding month of action on UFC FIGHT PASS closes out with the return of Titan Fighting Championship, as the organization delivers a welterweight title fight, a handful of promising up and comers and some familiar names to the cage for Titan FC 38 from the Miccosukee Casino in Miami, Florida.Here’s a look at the action that is set to go down Saturday night. Not a UFC FIGHT PASS member? What are you waiting for? Start your free trial now!Steve Carl (22-4) vs. Belal Muhammad (8-0) for the Titan FC Welterweight TitleThe main event features the kind of matchup that works so well o ... Read the Full Article Here

Cain Velasquez makes his movie debut

Before steping into the Octagon at UFC 200 on July 9, Cain Velasquez makes his big screen debut on April 29 when the movie Term Life opens in theaters. The movie, which features stars Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Hailee Steinfeld, Bill Paxton, Terrence Howard and Jonathan Banks, has the former UFC champion playing the character "Marco." This will be Cain's first participation in the film industry, joining other UFC fighters Ronda Rousey and Anderson Silva. It won't be the Mexican-born fighter's only appearance, however, as later this ... Read the Full Article Here

Nelson vs. Lewis Set for July 7

Heavyweight knockout artists Roy Nelson and Derrick Lewis called for a bout against each other, and on Thursday, July 7, they get their wish, as they meet in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.In the main event, which airs exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS, Rafael dos Anjos defends his UFC lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez.Currently ranked tenth in the world, "Big Country" Nelson got back on the winning track in February by beating Jared Rosholt, and he will look to keep the momentum going against Houston's Lewis, who has shown the best form of hi ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC and Wrestling Canada Lutte Announce Partnership

Las Vegas – UFC® today announced a new partnership agreement with Wrestling Canada Lutte to actively promote amateur and Olympic wrestling throughout Canada."We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Wrestling Canada Lutte,” UFC Executive Vice-President and General Manager, Canada, Australia and New Zealand Tom Wright said. “Wrestling continues to be a major cornerstone of mixed martial arts, shaping countless UFC champions over the years. UFC is fully committed to supporting the development and growth of wrestling, from coast to coast. Our sports share the sa ... Read the Full Article Here

After finding self, Perez helps others in retirement

It’s about living your life how you want to live it.Last August in Saskatoon, a 54-second knockout of veteran Sam Stout by a young and fairly unknown lightweight prospect named Frankie Perez culminated with an impromptu retirement inside the Octagon. To everyone’s surprise, including his coaches and father, it was the 26-year-old from Howell, New Jersey – who had just won his first UFC bout – hanging up his four-ounce gloves. It wasn’t an easy decision for Perez, but it was his call to make and to live with and, ultimately, he was happy with it.“It was just ... Read the Full Article Here

Grice keeps fighting after life-changing crash

If not for the scar on his head, Matt Grice looks like any other member of the Oklahoma City Police Department. And if you didn’t know the story of that scar, of how being rear-ended at a red light by a distracted driver going 65 miles per hour at impact nearly killed him, you might just assume he got that scar during his time as a professional mixed martial artist.That’s the best compliment you can pay Grice, because it reminds him that life is as close to normal as it can be, something he and his family never would have expected after that accident in September 2013. That day, Gr ... Read the Full Article Here

Letourneau to Face Calderwood in Ottawa

Fresh from her five-round battle with strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 193 in November, Canadian star Valerie Letourneau will return to fight in Canada on Saturday, June 18, when she faces Scottish standout Joanne Calderwood in a special flyweight attraction at TD Place Arena in Ottawa.The bout marks the UFC’s first ever women’s 125-pound fight, but is not the launch of a new division. UFC officials are looking into possibly opening a women’s flyweight division in the future, but until the time when or if such a division is permanently announced, there remain tw ... Read the Full Article Here

Cormier vs. Jones 2 Headlines UFC 200

The UFC's first takeover of Good Morning America wasn't the promotion's only breaking news on Wednesday, as it was announced that the main event of UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas will be the light heavyweight championship rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.MORE ON UFC 200: Ticket information | Complete fight card | Live in Las vegas on July 9 from brand new T-Mobile Arena | UFC 200 a 'work in progress' but stars ready | Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar 2 meet for interim title | Aldo vows aggression | Cain Velasquez faces Travis Browne in critical heav ... Read the Full Article Here

The Ultimate Fighter Blog: Amanda Cooper - Ep. 2

I won, I did it, I was going into the Ultimate Fighter house. In my life, I’ve found it a good practice to set short term and long term goals to reach my highest objective. My biggest desire was to be crowned champion of Season 23 of the Ultimate Fighter, but in the way of that goal was a series of small tasks that I needed to accomplish first. I read a quote that once said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit," - Aristotle. I tried to focus on making it a habit in my life to conquer small tasks to always build my confidence and to take another s ... Read the Full Article Here

The Ultimate Fighter 23: Ep. 2 Preview

Following an episode filled with 16 elimination round fights, the competitors making up Team Joanna and Team Claudia will finally move into the house this week, and the tournament heats up with the first scheduled bout between Cory Hendricks and Khalil Rountree. Before the fight begins, the competitors must first get to know their teammates and the coaches they hope will lead them to victory in each round before winning the entire tournament that comes to a close in July. For strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, this is a golden opportunity to shine in her first stint as a coach on the sho ... Read the Full Article Here

The Ultimate Fighter 23: Ep. 2 Recap

Following 16 fights to determine this year's cast for The Ultimate Fighter, it was time to move into the house and begin preparations for the first bout of the season pitting pre-show teammates Cory Hendricks and Khalil Rountree against each other. Hendricks had a three-round battle to earn his spot on the show, while Rountree ended his fight with one of the most vicious finishes in series history after he blasted his opponent with a pair of body kicks on the ground that absolutely crippled him. After the two fighters were selected on different teams, coach Joanna Jedrzejczyk decided to matc ... Read the Full Article Here

Jones, Cormier reignite feud after UFC 200 bout announced

NEW YORK – The staredown was civil at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday afternoon, but that’s about all the goodwill shared between the two owners of the UFC light heavyweight championship – Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones – during their first press conference as the headliners of UFC 200 on July 9.   // From the first question asked it was on between the two rivals, who had their rematch announced on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” earlier in the day. And with Jones’ fans egging him on in his home state, he took every c ... Read the Full Article Here

International Mixed Martial Arts Federation world championships return to UFC Fan Expo

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation today announced the 2016 installment of the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA will return to Las Vegas as part of the 5th Annual UFC International Fight Week™, the world’s largest celebration of combat sports, taking place from Tuesday, July 5 – Sunday, July 10. The 2016 IMMAF World Championships will be hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the week, with the championships featured on July 10 at the UFC Fan Expo®. “We are excited to formally announce that our world championships are returning to Inte ... Read the Full Article Here

Watch the UFC takeover on Good Morning America

The UFC takeover was in full effect on Good Morning America on Wednesday when UFC president Dana White, bantamweight champion Miesha Tate, Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Chuck Liddell, Paige VanZant and Frankie Edgar were on set in New York City.The big news of the day was the announcement of Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 for the main event of UFC 200.The two top light heavyweights kept things civil on set as the panel spoke to GMA host Michael Strahan. Watch the complete segment below. Earlier in the show, Tate and VanZant showed hosts Amy Robach and Jesse Palmer their favorite submission and c ... Read the Full Article Here

The Ultimate Fighter Blog: Eric Spicely - Ep. 2

Episode 2 preview - In the beginning ...Our coach Claudia Gadelha chose to pick the first fighter, so Joanna Jedrzejczyk had control of the first match up. She Chose Khalil Rountree vs Cory Hendricks. I kind of figured they would have picked Cory because of the injuries he sustained during his elimination fight. He had welts on his foot from the heavy leg kicks he threw. When Claudia picked him to be on our team he limped up to get his jersey. I had a good feeling it would be Cory considering he seemed like a sitting duck.   // It was my first time really meeting both of them bu ... Read the Full Article Here