This past weekend’s UFC on FOX 2 event, which featured three main-card bouts, averaged 4.7 million viewers. MMAjunkie.com today confirmed the figures with industry sources. Overall, the Jan. 28 event – which ran two hours and 19 minutes – scored a 3.21 rating among men 18-49 and a 3.21 among men 18-34. It’s tied for [...]
Archive for January, 2012
In the past year, the UFC has tackled out-of-competition injuries with accident-insurance. The promotion has encouraged its fighters to participate in a long-term study on brain trauma. And just this month, it attempted to address performance-enhancing drugs with a pre-screen for its athletes. But more should be done in-house, according to MMAjunkie.com medical consultant, Dr. [...]
Bellator Fighting Championships’ upcoming sixth season will air on the Armed Forces Network. Bellator officials today announced the plans, extending a partnership originally formed in 2010. “It is an honor for us to be able to continue to provide Bellator programming to the men and women of The U.S. Armed Forces,” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney [...]
UFC president Dana White was looking to offer an apology but nearly found himself in an unpleasant situation. “I get my gun before answering the door,” Julie Breeler told Las Vegas’ FOX 5. “I crack the door and say, ‘Yes?’ He says, ‘Julie Breeler?’ and I’m like, ‘Yes.’ He says, ‘Hi, I’m Dana White.’” White [...]
An injury suffered in training has forced lightweight George Sotiropoulos to withdraw from UFC 144, officials announced today. In his place steps newcomer Eiji Mitsuoka, who meets Takanori Gomi on the event’s preliminary card. UFC 144 takes place Feb. 25 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event’s main card, which features a lightweight [...]
On Saturday night, Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit meet to determine the UFC’s interim welterweight champ. On Friday, the man who awaits the winner will speak to the public. UFC brass recently announced that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre hosts February’s pre-UFC 143 UFC Fight Club Q&A session.
Leonard Garcia will not fight at UFC 144. MMAjunkie.com has confirmed with sources close to Garcia that “Bad Boy” has suffered an injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from a planned matchup with Tiequan Zhang. The withdrawal was first reported by MMAWeekly.com.
Twenty-three-year-old lightweight prospect Bubba Jenkins, a former NCAA Division I national wrestling champion, returns to action on March 9. MMAjunkie.com today learned that Jenkins will meet Millennia MMA product Chris Gomez on March 9 at Tachi Palace Fights 12. Additionally, Dave Huckaba meets Liron Wilson in a heavyweight matchup. “TPF 12: Second Coming” takes place [...]
If you want more highlight-reel finishes, pair Cub Swanson with those who like to stand up. “That makes the best fights for me and for the crowd,” he told MMAjunkie.com Radio not long after he sent George Roop’s mouthpiece flying at UFC on FOX 2. Suggestions? Swanson has Erik Koch or Dustin Poirer, who fights [...]
Filed under: UFC UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had a comfortable seat as a FOX Sports analyst for Saturday night’s main event in Chicago, but he wasn’t particularly impressed with what he saw from either Rashad Evans or Phil Davis at the UFC on FOX 2 event, he told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition [...]