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Spike TV will Air UFC 138 for Free

Written on July 26, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After UFC 120, Spike TV is airing another UFC tournament for free with UFC 138: Chris Leben vs Mark Munoz.

Last Monday morning, Spike TV announced that UFC 138 will air on a same-day tape-delay starting at 8:00 pm ET. The said tournament will take place on November 5, at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England.

UFC 138 will feature is first five-round, non-title fight, pitting Chris Leben and Mark Munoz. Other bouts set for the telecast are bantamweight Brad Pickett against Renan Barao, and lightweights Paul Taylor versus Anthony Njokuani.

The current UFC 138: Chris Leben vs Mark Munoz lineup is posted after the jump.

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Donald Cerrone vs Charles Oliveira, Moved to Main Card on UFC on Versus 5

Written on July 13, 2011 by Lulu

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After replacing the slots of John Makdessi and Paul Taylor on UFC on Versus 5, Donald Cerrone and Charles Oliveira's bout were moved to the event's main card.

The lightweight showdown between Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Charles Oliveira was moved to the UFC on Versus 5’s main card matches that will take place in Milwaukee.

However, the two fighters are not the original ones that are scheduled for the August card. The original fight was a showdown between John Makdessi and Paul Taylor. But the former had an injury that forced him to pull out from the said match. Then Donald Cerrone stepped in to replace him. Several days later, Paul Taylor was forced out of the bout and the UFC officials get Charles Oliveira to face the Cowboy.

Both fighters are widely known for their exciting and non-stop action performance on their every fights, and that’s the reason why the match between them was moved on the main card that will be televised for UFC on Versus 5. UFC on Versus 5 will take place on August 12 in Milwaukee at the Bradley Center.

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Charles Oliveira Replaces Paul Taylor For UFC on Versus 5 Against Donald Cerrone

Written on July 08, 2011 by Lulu

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After his fight against Nick Lentz at UFC 132 which resulted to a no contest, Charles Oliveira will now face Donald Cerrone at UFC on Versus 5.

According to a source, Charles Oliveira has stepped in to replace Paul Taylor for the upcoming UFC on Versus 5 against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Paul Taylor backs out of his upcoming match due to undisclosed injury. Charles Oliveira will replace Paul Taylor just two weeks after his match against Nik Lentz in Pitsburgh at UFC on Versus 4, which was declared by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission to a no contest. Now, Charles Oliveira will step again inside the Octagon to face another dangerous opponent — the former WEC title contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

See the current UFC on Versus 5 fight card after the break.

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Donald Cerrone Replaces John Makdessi Against Paul Taylor at UFC on Versus 5

Written on June 28, 2011 by Lulu

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As Canadian fighter - John Makdessi - withdraws from his UFC on Versus 5 match due to injury, Donald Cerrone fills in the empty slot and faces Paul Taylor.

After John Makdessi withdrew from his match against Paul Taylor, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone steps in to replace him for UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee.

Former title contender, Donald Cerrone, has two consecutive notable wins over Paul Kelly and Vagner Rocha. The Team Jackson fighter has been lobbying to get a hometown bout for UFC 135 in Denver, but he was scheduled to fight in August.

The fight between Donald Cerrone and Paul Taylor could be a big match-up of two heavy strikers in the lightweight division. However, there are no further details whether the match will be televised or not.

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UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort Drug Test Results

Written on February 16, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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One of the most crucial parts of joining a UFC fight is the drug screening. However, if you're clean and good then it's no problem at all.

After the successful UFC 126 event comes the drug test results. The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday gave the official state of the 13 fighters which were screened for performance enhancing substances and drug abuse during UFC 126. The good news is the 13 fighters came out clean.

The following UFC 126 athletes were tested:  Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, Jake Ellenberger, Jon Jones, Miguel Torres, Donald Cerrone, Chad Mendes, Paul Taylor, Demetrious Johnson, Mike Pierce, and Kyle Kingsbury.

The event ended with Anderson Silva defending his belt and knocking out Vitor Belfort.

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UFC 126 List of Salaries and Bonuses

Written on February 08, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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UFC 126 winners are now rejoicing for a job well done. Kudos not only to their fighting careers but also for the salaries the fighters received.

Together with the list of suspended fighters for last Saturday’s fight, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the fighters’ salary information for UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort.

UFC 126 showcased the victory of middleweight champion Anderson Silva via K.O. against Vitor Belfort. Forrest Griffin tapped down Rich Franklin in the co-main event. UFC 126 took place last Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The figures below states the salaries plus the bonuses received by the fighters based on the report released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

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UFC 126 Medical Suspensions

Written on February 08, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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The winning and losing on UFC 126 event comes with injured fighters. The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the official list of fighters who will have to recuperate for a while.

Behind the crunching knockouts and undisputed victories, fighters cannot deny the fact that obtained injuries that have to be attended immediately. Win or lose, injured fighters are priorities of UFC thus the implementation of medical suspensions.

Topping off the suspended fighters is Vitor Belfort who is suspended due to a face kick from Anderson Silva. Also, fighters Forrest Griffin and Jake Ellenberger will need a doctor’s clearance before entering any fight.

Check out the list of fighters suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after the jump.

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UFC 126 Post-Fight Interview: Forrest Griffin

Written on February 07, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Forrest Griffin speaks of his victory and his career goals.

Last Saturday, UFC 126 concluded with positive feedbacks from fans. The fight was followed by a post-event interview that lets fighters answer questions of media about the fight.

On this note, Forrest Griffin speaks of his win over Rich Franklin. His victory in this fight is his ticket to get a title and to stay longer inside the octagon.

The interview of Forrest Griffin after the break.

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UFC 126 Post-Fight Interview: Jon Jones

Written on February 07, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Jon Jones speaks of his victory that made him a step closer to the title shot.

UFC 126 concluded last Saturday with a bang. Anderson Silva was declared the middleweight champion after knocking out Vitor Belfort with a stunning “video-game” kick. After the fight, the winners welcomed the press and spoke about wins and their plans.

Jon Jones speaks outside the octagon about his victory over Ryan Bader and how it is to win a title shot in an unexpected manner. Watch his post-fight interview after the break.

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UFC 126 Press Conference: An Interview with Anderson Silva

Written on February 03, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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When the champion speaks, we listen.

Anderson Silva, reigning middleweight champion, never experienced any failure inside the octagon. With his upcoming fight, he’s planning to continue the legacy he started. This Saturday, Silva will defend his title against Vitor Belfort, a warrior coming back after a long rest.

He openly answered questions from the media about his title defense against Belfort. However, one thing is for sure: he’s determined to defeat the contender.

Exclusive interview with Silva after the skip.

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