Weidman out of UFC 181 with injury; Hendricks-Lawler rematch in
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has injured his right hand in training, forcing the postponement of his Dec. 6 title defence against Vitor Belfort. The UFC 181 card will now be headlined by welterweight champion Johny Hendricks' rematch with Robbie Lawler, the mixed martial arts promotion announced Monday. Full Story.(Photo: Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Thrill Of The Hunt
In a battle of hard-hitting heavyweights, Mark Hunt (10-8-1) proved the superior striker, becoming the first MMA fighter to ever knock out the always-durable Roy "Big Country" Nelson (20-10). Hunt used a crushing uppercut to score a second-round knockout of Nelson in the main event of Saturday's "UFC Fight Night" at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Full Story.
While the NFL comes under the spotlight for player misconduct, the UFC is also making moves to sever ties with athletes under fire. The mixed martial arts organization announced Friday it has terminated the contract of Thiago Silva and indefinitely suspended fellow light-heavyweight Anthony (Rumble) Johnson. Full Story.
The MMA Report
The MMA Report: September 19
John Pollock is joined by former Bellator matchmaker Sam Caplan to discuss the changes to the promotion, his time working for Bellator and lots more. Plus author and promoter Tony Shultz discusses his new book and the art of promoting fights.
Catch The MMA Report live every Friday at 11pm et on TSN 1050.
UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso
Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson locks horns with Chris Cariaso looking to defend his flyweight title for the fifth consecutive time. The event will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 27, 2014.
UFC 178: Fight Card
UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story
Rising welterweight star Gunnar Nelson looks for his third straight Performance of the Night in a bout with Rick Story. The event will be held at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on October 4, 2014.
UFC 178: Fight Card