Send tip

Jon Jones graces the cover of the newest UFC video game alongside a fan-voted fighter

Written on November 05, 2013 by Hector

0 person

Fight fans will decide on who will share the cover of the newest UFC game with Jon Jones

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones finally bagged the slot of a UFC video game cover after losing his spot to Anderson Silva in 2011. He will now join the company of Brock Lesnar, Forrest Griffin and Anderson Silva as fighters who became faces of the game. The UFC and EA Sports made the announcement this Monday and they confirmed that Jones will appear in the cover of EA’s inaugural UFC game along with another fighter who will be determined through a voting process.

Read the rest of the article »
Share

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen set as coaches in TUF Brazil 3

Written on October 22, 2013 by Hector

0 person

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen will settle the score inside the octagon after their stint as coaches of TUF Brazil 3

Bitter rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are finally booked for an official MMA match. But before that, they will have to serve as coaches in the third season of TUF Brazil.

Dana White made the announcement on the Monday edition of Fox Sports Live:

UFC stars Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have made no secret of wanting to fight one another, and now it seems that will happen — but only if they make it through a season of working together as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter: Brasil…. Sonnen, no stranger to picking fights against Brazilians, has waged a campaign to fight “The Axe Murderer,” writing him a series of poems and using his victory interview at UFC Fight Night in Boston to call him out. The two also had to be separated when they came face-to-face at an expo last month.”

The announcement points out to the Mr. Olympia expo last month. It that incident, Silva confronts the unsuspecting Sonnen with his own crew filming the action on his back. The two traded verbal slurs and they nearly went at it before being separated by the crowd. Sonnen, would later fire back at Silva in the organization’s weekly news and information show, UFC Tonight.

As with the tradition of TUF, the coaches will face each other after the finale of the series. Both fighters have served as coaches before. Silva was the head coach in the first Brazilian edition of the reality series while Sonnen had his stint in the seventeenth season of TUF.

 

View Article Source »
Share

Diego Sanchez: Gilbert Melendez is my golden ticket to a title shot

Written on October 18, 2013 by Hector

0 person

Diego Sanchez expects a titleshot if he defeats Gilbert Melendez in an exciting fashion

Diego Sanchez may not be that impressive in his recent outings, he is 1-2 in his last three fights and one can argue that he lost all those fights. Nevertheless, his string of unimpressive performances did not prevented “The Dream” from assuming that a title shot is next once he gets past Gilbert Melendez in UFC 166.

With the recent happenings in the UFC, it is not that impossible for Sanchez to believe that he can earn a shot at gold after two consecutive wins. He has done it before when he challenged then-champion BJ Penn in 2009. Even Chael Sonnen did it when he went straight for Jon Jones belt after losing his middleweight title shot against Anderson Silva.

“Gilbert Melendez is my golden ticket. I’ve done it before. I fought two fights in 2009 at 155. Straight to the belt. (Melendez) has never been stopped. He avenged two of his three losses. His only loss is to Benson Henderson in a split decision that I felt went his way, so in a way I’m fighting a guy who’s almost untainted. And if I go in there, and I stop this guy, I think it makes a real case for a title shot.”

A stoppage win over El Nino will clearly raise Sanchez’ stocks but The Dream seems to forget that he is currently not ranked at 155. He would certainly enter the ranks but leapfrogging to a title shot is unlikely even if he stops Melendez in their showdown this weekend.

[Photos from enlapelea.com]

 

View Article Source »
Share

Fabio Maldonado wants Chael Sonnen or James Te Huna for his next bout

Written on October 10, 2013 by Hector

0 person

Fabio Maldonado calls out Chael Sonnen and James Te Huna

Fresh from a disputed win over Joey Beltran, Fabio Maldonado starts to call out names for possible opponents. The boxer turned MMA fighter sees Chael Sonnen and James Te Huna as good oppositions for his next fight. In an interview after UFC Fight Night 29, Maldonado states that he would like to face both of the aforementioned fighters in his future octagon bouts.

Read the rest of the article »
Share

UFC returns to the big screen with UFC 167

Written on October 08, 2013 by Hector

0 person

UFC returns to the big screen with UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks

UFC 167, which is headlined by a welterweight title fight between George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks marks the return of UFC to the big screen after almost a year. The last event to hit the theaters was GSP’s successful return against Carlos Condit in UFC 154, it was held a year ago in Montreal, Canada. The upcoming event will be shown in more than 350 theaters nationwide. The complete line up of theaters and locations are listed in NCM Fathom Events website.

Read the rest of the article »
Share

Chael Sonnen bashes Wanderlei Silva in UFC Tonight

Written on October 03, 2013 by Hector

0 person

The American Gangster fires back at Wanderlei Silva

Chael Sonnen has finally released his much awaited response to Wanderlei Silva’s video post of the incident in Mr.Olympia Expo early this week. Chael immediately tweeted that he will have his say in UFC Tonight. As host of the magazine show, Chael has all the cameras and the TV screen at his disposal. The self proclaimed American gangster wasted no time and opened up the show by firing back at Silva.

Read the rest of the article »
Share

Following the footsteps of big brother: Sergio Pettis signs with UFC

Written on October 02, 2013 by Hector

0 person

Sergio Pettis will make his octagon debut against Vaughan Lee in UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks

Sergio Pettis, the younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will make his octagon debut next month. He will face off against Vaughan Lee as part of the card of UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks.

The 20 year old Milwaukee native branded as “The Phenom” is earlier regarded as a flyweight prospect. However, he will campaign as a bantamweight in the UFC. He is unbeaten in his 9 professional fights with only 3 of those fights going the distance. In his latest outing, Pettis submitted James Porter with a kimura in the 2:33 mark of the first round.

His opponent, Vaughan Lee (13-9-1, 3-2 in UFC) has split his last 2 fights. He beat Motonobu Tezuka via unanimous decision last February but was submitted by Raphael Assuncao in his succeeding fight.

UFC 167 will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14. The event is headlined by a welterweight title fight between Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. It will also feature Chael Sonnen and former light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans in the co-main event as well as a possible “loser leaves town” battle between Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir.

[Photos by jsonline.com]

View Article Source »
Share

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen nearly got it on at Mr. Olympia Expo

Written on September 30, 2013 by Hector

0 person

A new chapter of the Sonnen-Wandy rivalry unfolds when Wanderlei SIlva confronted Sonnen at the Mr. Olympia Expo

The bad blood between UFC veterans Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen heats up the Mr. Olympia Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two has been exchanging verbal assaults ever since Sonnen’s slanderous remarks about Wanderlei Silva’s friend, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

In the most recent chapter of their rivalry, a video footage was shown where Wanderlei confronts Chael atthe Mr. Olympia Expo. They engaged in a heated argument and have to be separated by the crowd. Silva later posted a video of him threatening Chael Sonnen. The American Gangster on the other hand has not yet commented on the incident. However, he tweeted UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and thanked him for having his back and promised that he will have his statement in UFC Tonight.

Talks of a fight between these two have already started after Sonnen’s defeat to Jon Jones. According to Dana White, Wandy and Sonnen are supposed to fight this November but it never materialized due to Wanderlei Silva’s demands.

[Photo from foxsports.com.br]

View Article Source »
Share

TUF Season 17 Cast Revealed

Written on January 10, 2013 by Avlya Jaie

0 person

The latest season of the Ultimate Fighter features UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as opposing team coaches

USA Today Sports, has revealed the names of the participants of The Ultimate Fighter, Season 17. The latest season features twenty-eight cast members. The show also features UFC 159 headliners, light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as opposing coaches.

Read the rest of the article »
Share

Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen to Headline UFC 159 This April

Written on January 09, 2013 by Avlya Jaie

0 person

"UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen" is set to take place on April 27 in Newark, New Jersey

Defending light heavyweight champ, Jon Jones and contender Chael Sonnen are set to headline UFC’s upcoming pay-per-view event, UFC 159. UFC made the announcement last Tuesday evening. Talks of the upcoming bout, started this past summer, when the to fighters have reported to have met, after the cancellation of the UFC 151 event.

Read the rest of the article »
Share

MMA Fighting Events


Featured


View all