9 hrs ago
411's MMA Rankings 09.16.14: Lightweight Division
Plus, where will Cowboy Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez rank before their big fight at UFC 178 next week? Check out the latest 411 MMA Rankings! The lightweight division in MMA had lost a bit of its luster over the past year thanks to the fact that three of the top fighters had only seen action once since last summer. Thankfully, that period of despair appears to be over in an enormous way.
23 hrs ago
Hey UFC, It's Time For More 5-Rounders
Hey UFC, It's Time For More 5-Rounders Posted by Dan Plunkett on 09.15.2014 With the Eddie Alvarez vs. Donald Cerrone and Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier fights coming up in just a couple of weeks, 411's Dan Plunkett takes a look at why the UFC should do more five-round fights! In less than two weeks, the UFC will present UFC 178 on pay-per-view. Once to be headlined by the ultra-intriguing and heated Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier light heavyweight title clash, injuries caused Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso to be imported to the leading role.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Dana White: Eddie Alvarez lost a couple of his best years after what was done to him in Bellator
Before Eddie Alvarez makes his Octagon debut against Donald Cerrone in the co-main event of UFC 178 on Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the former Bellator lightweight champion made his first appearance on the official Ultimate Fighting Championship rankings .
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Dana White surprised about Eddie Alvarez's low UFC ranking but...
UFC President Dana White discusses the upcoming match-up between Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone at UFC 178, as well as the former Bellator lightweight champion's debut in the UFC rankings. Following his recent signing with the UFC, Eddie Alvarez has already made his debut in the UFC lightweight rankings, even though it is one of the bottom spots in the Top 15. Although UFC President Dana White was startled by Alvarez's low ranking, he understands why that is the case and expects his upcoming fight to do him justice.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
UFC 178 video: Watch extended video preview for 'Johnson vs Cariaso'
Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson is set to defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship Flyweight title against surprising top 125-pound contender Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso later this month at UFC 178 from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will replace the original, highly-anticipated main event between Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, which was scrapped when "Bones" was forced to withdraw because of an injury suffered in training .
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Khabib Nurmagomedov eyeing February return, calls Anthony Pettis 'easy money'
One of the UFC's most intriguing lightweight contenders, Khabib Nurmagomedov , is now targeting a February return to action after tearing the meniscus in his right knee this past summer -- but the road to Nurmagomedov's rehabilitation has been more unusual than most. After discovering that Nurmagomedov has been working through and paying for his own rehabilitation in Russia, UFC officials recently flew the Dagestani sambo champion out to Los Angeles to visit the same orthopedic physician who treated Georges St-Pierre and Conor McGregor for similarly problematic knee injuries, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight .
Fri Sep 05, 2014
UFC Fight Night 50 bonuses: Joe Lauzon earns UFC record 13th award
The 30-year old veteran lightweight from E. Bridgewater, Mass. pocketed a Fight of the Night bonus Friday night after his second-round doctor stoppage TKO victory over Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 50. Both Lauzon and Chiesa pocketed $50,000 for their efforts.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Morning Report: Donald Cerrone looking forward to run-in with Bobby...
UFC lightweight Bobby Green may have lost his UFC 178 booking with Donald Cerrone , but he made sure he'll get his shot at 'Cowboy' sooner than later.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
UFC 178: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier Head-to-Toe Breakdown
On September 27 in Las Vegas, Demetrious Johnson will put his flyweight title on the line against No.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Dana White: 'Time was stolen' from Eddie Alvarez
Nearly two years of litigation and mounting frustration finally came to a head for Eddie Alvarez earlier this month, as Bellator granted its two-time lightweight champion his unconditional release, and just a few hours later, Alvarez put pen to paper, inking a deal with Zuffa to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178 .
Morning Report: Ronda Rousey says Gina Carano is 'insisting' on...
With her recovery from knee surgery weeks ahead of schedule, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is hoping for a Jan. 3 return at UFC 182 .
Rafael dos Anjos talks controversial stoppage, what's next after KO win over Ben Henderson
One of the fastest wins of Rafael dos Anjos ' career was also the biggest. The Brazilian lightweight became the first man to knock out former UFC champion Ben Henderson at UFC Fight Night 49, and his coaches knew that a flying knee could get the job done.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Five Quick Rounds: Free as the Wind Blows, Free as the Punches Thrown, More
Five Quick Rounds: Free as the Wind Blows, Free as the Punches Thrown, More Posted by Evan Zivin on 08.26.2014 From Eddie Alvarez being granted his release from Bellator and signing on to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178 to the results of Fight Nights 48 and 49, 411's Evan Zivin examines these stories and more in Five Quick Rounds! Hey hey, fight ... (more)
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Fighting Bobby Green Is A Risky Career Move For Anyone Right Now
It must be pretty awesome to be Bobby Green right now. First, he comes in as a massive underdog against Jamie Varner and then wins.
What Did We Learn From Yesterday's Cards?
I timed yesterday's Bisping/Le card perfectly by waking up at 10AM in Charleston and firing up Fight Pass right as Tyron Woodley got to the Octagon.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos - Results and post-fight analysis
A look back at Rafael dos Anjos' stunning KO win over Ben Henderson and other action from UFC Fight Night.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
After Being Pulled From UFC 178, What's Next For Lightweight Contender Bobby Green?
Surging UFC lightweight contender Bobby Green can't be happy about the sequence of events that saw him become the odd man out at UFC 178 in Las Vegas.
Donald Cerrone says teammate Alistair Overeem 'doesn't try and hurt anyone'
UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone believes his teammate Alistair Overeem is being unjustly attacked for his sparring style in the gym.
Cowboy Cerrone Defends Alistair Overeem In Wake Of Injuries To Jones, Arlovski
UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem has a bad reputation for injuring the people he trains with , according to past and present team mates, Anthony Johnson and Andrei Arlovski .
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Eddie Alvarez jumps over to UFC, will be on UFC 178 card
The organization landed one of its long-time targets Wednesday when it signed up two-time Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez.