Thirteen members of the mixed martial arts (MMA) media predict this Saturday's (May 25, 2013) UFC 160 co-main event between Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In addition to the 205-pound contenders fight of Henderson vs. Evans, the UFC 161 full poster also includes a light heavyweight match-up between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua and a heavyweight tilt of Roy Nelson vs. Stipe Miocic.
Roy Nelson says Ultimate fighting Championship (UFC) officials will never grant him a shot at the heavyweight title because matchmakers are all about putting together fights that will sell. As "Big Country" sees it, it’s all about politics.
The decision to rescind Pat Healy's $130,000 bonuses sparked controversy across the MMA community, but on Thursday UFC President Dana White vehemently defended the way in which the situation was handled.
UFC bantamweight contender Eddie Wineland is "crushed" over not fighting Renan Barao for the interim title at UFC 161 on June 15, 2013, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and is unsure if the fight will even be rescheduled with Dominick Cruz returning.
UFC 161 fight card update: Roy Nelson vs. Stipe Miocic Heavyweight fight has been added to pay-per-view (PPV) event from MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on June 15, 2013, to help fill the void left with the Renan Barao injury in main event.
Following the injury to Renan Barao, the UFC is looking to add some name value to UFC 161. According to UFC Tonight, they're looking at Roy "Big Country" Nelson. However, Nelson told BE that he hasn't heard anything about an upcoming bout.
Everyone enjoys good facts. Even more so, everyone enjoys 25 good facts. With UFC on FX 8 the rear-view mirror, Mike Bohn checks in with post-event facts about the "Belfort vs. Rockhold" event that took place May 18, 2013 in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Mark Hunt visa issues update: "Super Samoan" will reportedly give it one more shot at U.S. customs tomorrow to fly to Las Vegas, Nevada, to fight Junior dos Santos in co-main event of UFC 160 at MGM Grand on May 18, 2013, before having to withdraw.