Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Roger Gracie has signed with Team Black House and will make his middleweight debut in his next outing, according to MMAFighting.com. The budding Strikeforce star is 4-1 and will add some sorely needed depth to the promotion's middleweight division.
Ed Herman shows off his injured eye one day after his second round submission victory over Clifford Starks at the UFC 143: "Diaz vs. Condit" pay-per-view event that took place last night (Sat., Feb. 4, 2012) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Herman simply said, "Ouch. Eye's a little soar." For more on the Herman vs. Starks fight click here and for complete UFC 143 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here and here.
Count another one. With the Strikeforce heavyweight division going away soon, most of its fighters are making their way over to the UFC and the latest to do so is Shane Del Rosario, who signed a contract recently to fight inside the Octagon. His management team announced the move late last night. Anyone care to play matchmaker and fantasy book his first bout under the UFC banner?
The UFC wants you to tell 10 friends that UFC on FOX 1: "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos" is going down this Sat., Nov. 12, 2011, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. As if any of them didn't know already. The promotion has pulled out all the stops to market the biggest fight in MMA history, including pre-fight shows and specials across the FOX Sports network of channels. By the time Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos touch 'em up to get it on sometime around 8:15 p.m. ET, where will you be? And will you have 10
friends Maniacs with you?
Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson part deux? It needs to happen and it needs to happen now, according to MMA Mania head honcho Thomas Myers. Don't think so? He tells you why right here.
Anderson Silva is widely regarded as the pound-for-pound king in MMA. But how much longer will he be in his athletic prime? Find out here.
The UFC finally heads back to Brazil this Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, for UFC 134: "Silva vs. Okami" in Rio de Janiero. Take a look back at where mixed martial arts originated right here.
James "Slimmed Down" Toney is apparently taking his budding mixed martial arts career seriously. As you can see, the suddenly not-so pudgy pugilist had a wake up call from family and friends and is back on the right track in training, having lost a considerable amount of weight to get all the way down to 213-pounds (Pic). Anyone think Ken Shamrock is in trouble when (and if) they ever get to slugging it out later this year? And should Quinton Jackson be worried now that Toney can almost make 205-pounds?
Coalition Fight Music (CFM) has reportedly come to an agreement with the Cesar Gracie team to provide custom walkout music for fighters from the gym, starting with Nick Diaz for his upcoming title shot against Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 137 on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other notable fighters out of the Gracie camp are Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez and Nate Diaz. Will this quickly become a growing trend in MMA sponsorship is it this just a flash in the pan? Time will tell. Props: MMA Weekly