All posts by Erik Fontanez

Associate Editor at MMAWeekly.com

Alistair Overeem at UFC 146 press conference

Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve Agree to...

Sep 18, 2014Comments off1006 Views

A heavyweight bout has been verbally agreed to take place between Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13, officials announced late Wednesday

Nevada Athletic Commission Schedules Hearin...

Sep 17, 2014Comments off1247 Views

The Nevada Athletic Commission has scheduled a hearing to review the recent press-conference brawl between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, and both fighters have been

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Ronda Rousey Cleared of Injuries, Wants to ...

Sep 17, 2014Comments off1618 Views

Ronda Rousey is cleared of all injuries, and now wants to fight on the Jan. 3 card alongside Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier.

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TUF 19 Winner Corey Anderson Set to Face Gi...

Sep 16, 2014Comments off709 Views

After winning The Ultimate Fighter 19, Corey Anderson will have his first post-TUF experience in the Octagon when he faces Gian Villante at UFC 181,

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UFC Fight Night 51 Results: Andrei Arlovski...

Sep 13, 2014Comments off1013 Views

Andrei Arlovski successfully earned his payback on Saturday evening, knocking out Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the first round of their rematch at UFC Fight Night

Demetrious Johnson

UFC 178 Headliners Demetrious Johnson and C...

Sep 10, 2014Comments off1150 Views

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and his UFC 178 challenger, Chris Cariaso, were subjected to random drug tests by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), according

Ben Askren

Dana White Calls Ben Askren an ‘Absol...

Sep 10, 2014Comments off975 Views

The war of words between UFC President Dana White and One FC welterweight champion Ben Askren continued on Wednesday.

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Ronaldo Jacare Calls for UFC Title Shot; Da...

Sep 06, 2014Comments off784 Views

Ronaldo Jacare is hungry for a UFC title shot, but Dana White has other things in mind.

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Ben Rothwell Breaks Arm in UFC Fight Night ...

Sep 06, 2014Comments off1024 Views

Ben Rothwell blocked a kick that broke his arm in his win over Alistair Overeem at UFC Fight Night Foxwoods on Friday, the fighter announced

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UFC Fight Night 50 Results: Ronaldo Jacare ...

Sep 06, 2014Comments off531 Views

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza exacted his revenge, submitting Gegard Mousasi in the main event at UFC Fight Night Foxwoods in Ledyard, Conn. on Friday.

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UFC Fight Night 50 Results: Matt Mitrione B...

Sep 05, 2014Comments off577 Views

Matt Mitrone defeated Derrick Lewis in the first round of their main-card fight at UFC Fight Night Foxwoods in Ledyard, Conn. on Friday.

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Bellator Announces Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan B...

Sep 05, 2014Comments off1297 Views

A Bellator light heavyweight fight between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar will take place in San Diego this November, the same night as UFC 180.

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Joe Lauzon Prepared for UFC Fight Night Fol...

Sep 05, 2014Comments off729 Views

One Sunday in January, Joe Lauzon and his wife welcomed their first son, Joey Lauzon, into the world. Tears of joy turned into those of

Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson Willing to Take Anothe...

Sep 03, 2014Comments off710 Views

Alexander Gustafsson might just fight before getting a title shot.

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UFC Targeting Mauricio ‘Shogun’...

Sep 03, 2014Comments off727 Views

A light heavyweight match-up between former division champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Jimi Manuwa is being targeted for the Nov. 8 UFC card in Brazil,

Carla Esparza and Claudia Gadelha

UFC Not Looking to Expand Women’s Div...

Sep 02, 2014Comments off945 Views

Their competition might be looking to explore other women’s divisions, but the UFC is sticking to what they currently have and no more for the

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Dana White Needs to Figure Out Ronda Rousey...

Aug 31, 2014Comments off983 Views

“There’s a long list for Rousey, waiting right now,” White said. “[Correia’s] on the list.”

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UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Wants a Chance to Be...

Aug 31, 2014Comments off1009 Views

Ronda Rousey tells MMAWeekly.com that she hopes she gets a chance to beat Bethe Correia.

TJ Dillashaw

UFC 177 Results: TJ Dillashaw Grabs Late Kn...

Aug 31, 2014Comments off664 Views

T.J. Dillashaw successfully defended his UFC bantamweight title, knocking out Joe Soto in the main event at UFC 177 in Sacramento, Calif. on Saturday night.

Bethe Correia

UFC 177 Results: Bethe Correia Takes Out Sh...

Aug 30, 2014Comments off751 Views

Bethe Correia scored a technical knockout of Shayna Baszler in the second round of their main-card fight at UFC 177 on Saturday in Sacramento, Calif.

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Mark Hunt Inks Six-Fight UFC Deal, Plans on...

Aug 28, 2014Comments off800 Views

Mark Hunt has signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC and he will likely retire from fighting upon fulfilling his contract, according to a

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UFC Welterweight Demian Maia Sidelined Inde...

Aug 27, 2014Comments off617 Views

UFC welterweight Demian Maia has been diagnosed with a bone infection and is indefinitely sidelined from fighting, according to a report on Wednesday evening.

Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos Knew He Would Have the Str...

Aug 24, 2014Comments off475 Views

Rafael dos Anjos walked out of Tulsa, Okla. with a win, but it was the way he walked in that set the tone for his

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UFC Fight Night 49 Tulsa Results: Rafael do...

Aug 24, 2014Comments off691 Views

Rafael dos Anjos pulled the upset, knocking out former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday.

Thales Leites

UFC Fight Night 49 Tulsa Results: Thales Le...

Aug 24, 2014Comments off571 Views

Thales Leites extended his winning streak on Saturday night, knocking out Francis Carmont on the main card at UFC Fight Night in Tulsa, Okla.

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Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold Being Discu...

Aug 20, 2014Comments off685 Views

A middleweight match-up between division standouts Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold is being targeted by the UFC, according to a report on Wednesday afternoon.

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Thiago Alves Targets December Return Agains...

Aug 20, 2014Comments off1240 Views

Following an injury, Thiago Alves has been cleared to start wrestling again and he plans to return to the Octagon in December, according to a

Dana White

Dana White Says UFC Working to Improve Octa...

Aug 19, 2014Comments off619 Views

Issues such as eye pokes and slippery Octagon surfaces have recently been a source of complaints from UFC fighters. At this point, the complaints are

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Dana White on Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier Braw...

Aug 18, 2014Comments off1658 Views

Dana White is apologetic for the UFC’s role in the pre-fight brawl between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier that took place two

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Ross Pearson’s Win Over Gray Maynard ...

Aug 17, 2014Comments off484 Views

Ross Pearson didn’t want to have a repeat on Saturday night of his previous fight ...