Seery vs. Delos Reyes Added To UFC Dublin

With fans counting down the hours until tickets are released for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs. DUFFY,, another exciting match-up has been announced for the event due to take place in Dublin on Saturday, October 24. Following an electric event in the Irish capital last July, sterling performances from Irish fighters across the globe and the meteoric rise of Conor McGregor, MMA is firmly on the agenda in Ireland and attention is now on the forthcoming event which goes on sale tomorrow. The latest fight added to the fight card see’s Ireland’s Neil Seery take on Guamanian flyweig ... Read the Full Article Here

Paul Felder is Back in the Saddle

By the time he steps into the Octagon on Saturday night, it will have been six weeks to the day that Paul Felder faced Edson Barboza and suffered the first loss of his mixed martial arts career.The bout – which originally started as a matchup between Anthony Pettis and Myles Jury before the Brazilian replaced the former champion and Felder replaced the injured former TUF contestant – was an entertaining affair. It was a back-and-forth kickboxing match between two talented strikers, and heading into the final five minutes, it was anybody’s fight. Ultimately, all three judges ... Read the Full Article Here

Frank Mir: The Old Dog Barks and Bites

Ricky Lundell is a problem solver. Not any kind of problem, but the ones which would keep mere mortals up at night for weeks at a time. He’s a figure out a Rubik’s Cube in two minutes kind of guy, so when he put his thinking cap on to figure out the riddle of Frank Mir, he had quite the task ahead of him.The former two-time heavyweight champion isn’t a fighter who says “point me in the direction of my opponent and I’ll go fight.” He has to know the reason for everything. In that way, Lundell and Mir are perfectly matched as head coach and student. “H ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC 191 Fantasy Preview

Demetrious Johnson will look to make his seventh successful title defense this weekend at UFC 191 when he faces possibly his toughest challenge to date in John Dodson, who looks to avenge an earlier loss while claiming the 125-pound title.  Johnson and Dodson first met in 2013 in a highly anticipated flyweight title bout. The result that night was Johnson coming away victorious by decision, but not before Dodson became the only fighter in the division to drop him with a punch while winning at least a couple rounds on the judges' scorecards. Now Dodson is determined to finish what h ... Read the Full Article Here

Pennington's Revenge Tour Begins

No two records are created equal.Some fighters can build up shiny resumes with quick finishes and lengthy unbeaten streaks while never stepping into the cage to face any real competition, while others will hover around the .500 mark, alternating wins and losses, never amassing too many of one without an appearance from the other, facing a cast of the toughest competitors a division has to offer.Raquel Pennington is the perfect embodiment of the latter.Even before she drew rave reviews from UFC President Dana White for her scrappy, never-back-down performances on Season 18 of The Ultimate Fig ... Read the Full Article Here

Stout Retires with a Legacy to be Proud Of

As a newly minted retiree, Sam Stout has to get cut a little slack when asked what his time capsule moment as a prizefighter is. So he gave three moments on the day he officially hung up the gloves.“For me, it would be the whole trilogy with Spencer (Fisher),” Stout said of his three bouts with the Iowa veteran. “The first fight, he took it on short notice and we had a great fight. The second fight, he got the better of me. The third fight, I kinda changed it up on him and threw a monkey wrench in his game plan and threw some takedowns in. “I kept in touch with Spence ... Read the Full Article Here

'Big Nog' set to mentor future of UFC

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira has always been at home in the Octagon. As he walked away in retirement on Tuesday, “Big Nog” contemplated if he is really prepared to hang up his gloves.“We are never prepared. A fighter is born with the will to fight. It’s more than an instinct,” he said. At age 39, the former Pride and UFC heavyweight champion leaves the Octagon aside, and will begin a new career as the Athlete Relations Ambassador for UFC Brazil.‘Big Nog’ says goodbye to the Octagon: A look back at his greatest ... Read the Full Article Here

Corey Anderson's Hustle to Succeed

Wherever Corey Anderson goes, his backpack goes with him.The first time I ever encountered The Ultimate Fighter season 19 winner, it was in the dead heat of a Midwestern summer in June, and he had just strolled through the doors of the IBG facility that is nestled quietly into the rough and tumble backdrop that is the eastside of downtown Indianapolis. The first thing you notice about Anderson is his size, because a solid 6’3” is never easy to miss, but as he passed a crew of big bodies getting in their daily work on the mats, his backpack stood out sharply.Not that carrying a gy ... Read the Full Article Here

Classic Minotauro Moments

Legendary former UFC and PRIDE heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira announced his retirement Tuesday at the age of 39, taking a job with UFC Brazil as an Athlete Relations Ambassador. To celebrate his career, here are several of his most memorable moments...Heath Herring I – November 3, 2001 – PRIDE 17Result – Nogueira W3‘Big Nog’ says goodbye to the Octagon: Nogueira ready to mentor future of sport | Minotauro to stay involved with UFC | A look at the Nogueira legacy  With Nogueira 13-1-1 as a pro, his reputation was growi ... Read the Full Article Here

Rousey makes Marine's dream come true

If it’s not a minor league baseball player leaving a ticket every game at will call for UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, it’s a Marine asking her out on a date.On Tuesday, Rousey made Jarrod Haschert’s dream come true, telling TMZ Sports that she will accept his invitation to the U.S. Marine corps ball on Dec. 11. Luckily for Haschert, Rousey’s next scheduled title defense against Holly Holm was moved from Jan. 2, 2016 to Melbourne, Australia on Nov. 14. Had Rousey still been set to fight early next year, she would have been forced to miss th ... Read the Full Article Here

Arlovski 2.0 is Enjoying the Moment

  Andrei Arlovski would probably welcome a fight against someone he really doesn’t like - or at least doesn't like him - but given the respect “The Pit Bull” has earned over the course of his career, that may be difficult. It would be easier for the mental game of the Belarus native though, considering that in May he fought a good friend in Travis Browne, something that he admittedly had issues with, while this Saturday he will meet up with another heavyweight he trained with – albeit briefly – in Frank Mir. “I have nothing against Frank,” Arlovs ... Read the Full Article Here

The Fight Matters for Ross Pearson

It took longer than the combined time of Ronda Rousey’s last three title defenses, but was no less intense. For one minute and 26 seconds, UFC lightweight Ross Pearson was fired up, but resolute, in responding to the question of why he wanted to get back in the Octagon so soon after his July 18 loss to Evan Dunham. “Disappointment, frustration, upset with myself with the way the last fight went,” Pearson began. “They’re not the fights that I want to put on. Evan came with a game plan to not fight, to stall, to win a decision. He didn’t come to put on a sho ... Read the Full Article Here

Minotauro Joins UFC Brazil as Athlete Relations Ambassador

Sao Paulo – Mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, known by fans worldwide as “Minotauro,” officially announced his retirement from UFC® competition today.  While his fighting days may have come to a close, his work in the MMA community is only beginning as he will serve as an Athlete Relations Ambassador for UFC® Brazil. FIGHT PASS Subscribers: Want more "Big Nog"? Check out his CollectionAs part of his new contract, Nogueira will provide services for a number of initiatives in the Brazil region.  He will serve as a liaison for the ... Read the Full Article Here

TUF LATAM 2 - Episode 2 Sneak Preview

Season two of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America kicked off a week ago with coaches Kelvin Gastelum and Efrain Escudero divvying up the teams and then making the first fight official as the lightweights began the competition.  Cesar Arzamendia got things started off on the right foot for Team Gastelum as he made quick work of Team Escudero fighter Oliver Meza by TKO in the first round. The quick finish not only put Arzamendia into the second round, but it allowed Gastelum to stay in control of the latest fight pick, this time shifting over to the welterweight division. So this wee ... Read the Full Article Here

Minotauro Nogueira: A Legend Retires

The official record will say that Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira retired from mixed martial arts competition on Tuesday, September 1, at the age of 39, a month after his UFC 190 bout against Stefan Struve.On my own unofficial record, I don’t count that last defeat, or the six bouts that came before it. Sure, there were stirring wins over Brendan Schaub and Dave Herman over the stretch from 2010 to 2015, but there were also losses that hurt the heart of anyone who considers themselves a fan of the former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight champion.‘Big Nog’ says goo ... Read the Full Article Here

The 10: Rematch Highlights Top Sept. Fights

Running into those few times when there are only two events can sometimes make filing a column about the 10 best fights of the upcoming month challenging, but that’s not the case here.Between UFC 191 and the company’s return to the Saitama Super Arena on September 27, putting together this collection of killer matchups was relatively easy.Here’s a look at the best fights on tap for the month ahead.This is The 10.UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson II (September 5 – Las Vegas, Nevada)Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington   // Originally scheduled to face Liz Carmo ... Read the Full Article Here

Johnson's legacy on line at UFC 191

  // Hate is such a strong word. Demetrious Johnson would never go there.So let’s just say he and John Dodson are polar opposites, like oil and water. Their lives and their personalities run in different directions. Johnson would prefer to cross the street than meet Dodson on the sidewalk.Get along? “We don’t,” Johnson says.It’s nothing personal, other than a clash of characters inside and outside the Octagon. Johnson is a no-nonsense guy, all business; Dodson is as much entertainer as fighter, smiling and waving, boasting without shame and undeniabl ... Read the Full Article Here

Could Hollywood steal Conor McGregor away from the UFC?

Where McGregor splinters on the debate of fighting versus Hollywood is when it becomes a distraction.He has long-term goals to go down as one of the greatest fighters of all time, and the moment when something pulls him away from that, McGregor could lose everything. Read Full Article   Read the Full Article Here

Conor McGregor adds to his tattoo collection

Conor McGregor has an itch when it comes to getting fresh ink, and on Sunday night the interim UFC featherweight title gave his itch a little scratch.Check out McGregor’s brand new tattoo, which features the words “McGregor” and “Notorious” prominently placed among the gorilla and tiger on his lower torso."The Notorious" takes on Jose Aldo at UFC 194 on Dec. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the undisputed UFC featherweight title. Stay tuned to UFC.com for ticket information.   I got more ink. A photo posted by Conor McGregor Offic ... Read the Full Article Here

Cole Miller Faces Alers on December 19

Veteran featherweight standout Cole Miller will face off with up and comer Jim Alers in an all-Florida meeting that will be featured in UFC Fight Night action on December 19 in Orlando's Amway Center.In the FOX-televised card’s main event, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone challenges for a UFC title for the first time when he battles lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos in a highly anticipated rematch, and in the co-feature, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos battles Alistair Overeem.A native of Georgia, Miller has long represented the American Top Team gym in Coconut Creek, Florid ... Read the Full Article Here