Kid Yamamoto returns to face Chris Beal at UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson

The legendary Bantamweight from Japan returns in June and will face off against TUF veteran Chris Beal as announced this past weekend. Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto vs. Chris Beal was added to UFC Fight Night 89 which takes place on June 18th at the TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Yamamoto (18-6(2), 0-3(1) in UFC) … Continue reading Kid Yamamoto returns to face Chris Beal at UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson

Wanderlei Silva returns to Japan for RIZIN FF two-on-two grappling match.

Wanderlei Silva is now set to return to Japan. And it will be in as crazy a fashion as only Japan could make it. RIZIN FF, the combat sports promotion led by former PRIDE FC head Nobuyuki Sakakibara, announced during a press conference, the signing of all-time great Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva (35-12-1, 1 … Continue reading Wanderlei Silva returns to Japan for RIZIN FF two-on-two grappling match.

Wanderlei Silva to serve a three year suspension

Wanderlei Silva has been suspended for 3 years retroactive to May 24th, 2014 the day he evaded a random drug test issued by the Nevada State Athletic Commission who voted on the decision Wednesday morning. With Silva now 21 months into his suspension he will be eligible to apply for a license on May 25, … Continue reading Wanderlei Silva to serve a three year suspension

Wanderlei Silva officially released from the UFC

Wanderlei Silva is no longer a UFC fighter. The UFC released Wanderlei Silva as was announced by his attorney via MMAFighting.com. Silva now has the freedom to sign with any other promotions. MMAJunkie.com was the first to release the news. The UFC has stated that they will release a statement on the matter in the … Continue reading Wanderlei Silva officially released from the UFC

World MMA Awards nominees announced for 2016

The 2016 World MMA Awards nominees were announced Thursday. Fans can vote now at WorldMMAAwards.com with voting closing at Friday, Jan. 31, 2016 at 12 Midnight PT. The eighth annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards ceremony will be Feb. 5 in Las Vegas. Charles "Mask" Lewis "Fighter of the Year" 1. Rafael dos Anjos 2. … Continue reading World MMA Awards nominees announced for 2016

Rizin Fighting Federation announces heavyweight tournament competitors and brackets

The newly announced Rizen Fighting Federation announced Monday the construction of a heavyweight tournament set to take place across the year-end events in December. A bracket and reserve bout were formalized as the 8-man tournament will take place at the Saitama Super Arena. The match-ups announced featured will be Satoshi Ishii (14-4-1) vs. Jiri Prochazka … Continue reading Rizin Fighting Federation announces heavyweight tournament competitors and brackets

Pancrase 271 Final Card: Kitaoka vs Tokudome!

Satoru Kitaoka (37-13-9) DEEP Lightweight Champion is on a 5-Fight winning streak, which includes wins over: UFC Veteran Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Richie Whitson, and Prodigy of "The Fireball Kid" Akira Okada, who will look to capture the vacant Pancrase Lightweight Title. He also has notable wins over: Kurt Pellegrino, Carlos Condit, Paul Daley, Kazunori Yokota, Eiji … Continue reading Pancrase 271 Final Card: Kitaoka vs Tokudome!