Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort official for main event of the next UFC Brazil

Amidst many rumors surrounding Vitor Belfort’s next bout, it appears that one has been officially confirmed. It was reported earlier that Forrest Griffin turned down a fight with ‘The Phenom,’ but the Brazilian brawler will face outspoken Brit Mchael Bisping at an as-yet-to-be-named location in Brazil on January 19th. The announcement comes as a confirmation of earlier rumors, which were downplayed by Belfort and others.
Both fighters come into the bout on the back of fairly impressive resumes. The only

Out of retirement, Stephan Bonnar feels no pressure heading into Anderson Silva bout

UFC Light Heavyweight Stephan Bonnar is no stranger to the limelight, having been one half of the fight versus Forrest Griffin that put modern MMA on the map in 2005. However, his next battle will be in the limelight of an entirely different sort. There, he will fight Anderson Silva at 205 lbs., in the long-standing Middleweight champion’s home country of Brazil. While absolutely no one is giving Bonnar a fair shake to win this fight, he insists that it is this exact reason why he is extremely excited for

Sonnen disses Jon Jones, the champ blasts him on Twitter

Chael Sonnen has spent less than 24-hours as a light heavyweight contender and he has remained true to form, by picking a fight with the division’s champion, Jon Jones.During his appearance on on Tuesday evening’s UFC Tonight, Sonnen talked about moving up to 205lbs for a fight with Forrest Griffin, but he also managed to took a pot shot at reigning Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, as we reported earlier: “Sure I could go up to 205 and I could take Jon Jones’ belt away, the same as I could

Rampage tells Sonnen to keep his promises: Leave the UFC

Former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson had some harsh words for Forrest Griffin and Chael Sonnen recently. Being of the opinion that Tito Ortiz won his farewell bout instead of Griffin, Rampage said: “Tito won. Forrest even knew it, that’s why he ran out of the cage like a little crybaby like he always do. Come on. Somebody told him, ‘Forrest, get your ass back to the cage! You won, idiot! We’re gonna give it to you!’ Stupid, man.”Regarding the

UFC 148: Fighter Bonuses and Attendance, biggest Gate in US history

The attendance and post-fight bonuses have been announced for tonight’s UFC 148 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bonuses of $75,000 each, were awarded for Submission of the Night, Fight of the Night went to Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin and the Knockout of the Night was awarded to Anderson Silva for his TKO victory over Chael Sonnen. The total bonus payout for this event came to $225,000. These numbers do not represent any pay-per-view bonuses or victory bonuses.UFC President Dana White gave the

Tito Ortiz appears focused in final UFC open workout

This video showcases the once dominant UFC Light Heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz in his final pre-fight open workout. Set to face felow former champion Forrest Griffin in a trilogy-ending grudge match at UFC 148, Ortiz shows some very crisp striking in the workout. He appears focused and ready for the fight, looking to of course go out on a high note. The Huntington Beach Bad Boy has nothing left to prove, and he is already in the UFC Hall of Fame, but it is guaranteed that he wants nothing more than to

anderson silva ready to fight gsp at a catchweight

Anderson Silva is prepared to fight Georges St-Pierre at a catchweight, according to the Brazilian’s manager Jorge Guimaraes.
Doubts have recently surfaced over a potential superfight between Silva and St-Pierre, with welterweight champion St-Pierre expressing doubts over the size difference between the two men. Silva is the current middleweight king, and he has twice stepped up to light-heavyweight for easy victories over James Irvin and Forrest Griffin.
St-Pierre insists he is not afraid of Silva, but

Rashad Evan says he’ll wait for Shogun

After Dana White announced the dissapointing news that Shogun Rua will be sidelined until March 2011 Number One Contender Rashad Evans gave his thoughts on the situation.
“I kind of figured he would be out for awhile after his last fight hearing how he went into the fight beforehand,” Evans told mmajunkie.com
Evans earned another shot at the belt after taking out top LHWs Thiago Silva and Rampage Jackson. Evans first earned the title after beating Forrest Griffin but his run was cut short as he next faced