UFC 168: Will Brock Lesnar Return Tonight?

Rumors have been running rampant all week that former UFC Heavyweight Champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar could be returning to company. Speculation is running wild that he is in Las Vegas for the fight’s tonight.

UFC President Dana White has been coy all week long regarding a possible Lesnar return. No word from Lesnar’s camp at this time.

Steve discusses with FightHype.com lead writer Percy Crawford on whether Lesnar will return, why he doesn’t need to return and more.

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Johny Hendricks To Battle Robbie Lawler For Vacant Welterweight Title At UFC 171

sampleThe MMA world won’t have to wait long for a new UFC welterweight champion. UFC president Dana White announced during the Georges St-Pierre conference call that Johny Hendricks will battle Robbie Lawler for the vacant welterweight title at UFC 171 on March 15.

St-Pierre announced during the conference call that he was vacating the welterweight title and wasn’t sure if he will ever fight again.

Hendricks last fought at UFC 167 last month losing a controversial split decision to St-Pierre.

Lawler has won three fights in a row in his return to the UFC last competing at the same UFC 167 defeating Rory MacDonald.

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The UFC Adds Strawweight Division, TUF 20 To Determine First Champion

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People were wondering if the UFC would ever add another women’s weight division, those questions were answered today. The UFC announced that Invicta Fight Chmapionships has assigned the contracts of 11 women’s strawweight (115 pounds) competitors to the UFC. Terms of the assignment were not disclosed.

The 11 fighters added were Invicta Strawweight Champion Carla Esparza, Claudia Gadelha, Felice Herrig, Joanne Calderwood, Tecia Torres, Rose Namajunas, Bec Hyatt, Emily Kagan, Alex Chambers, Julianna Lima, and Paige Van Zant.

The UFC also stated the 11 fighters and the five more that will be added during an open tryout and that will compromise the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter. The winner of the show will become the inaugural UFC Strawweight Champion.

The season will be taped in May, with the season to air in September on Fox Sports 1. Coaches haven’t been decided yet at this time.

“The women’s 135-pound division in the UFC has been amazing and we know there are a ton of talented women’s mixed martial artists out there,” UFC president Dana White said. “Now, you’ll see even more great women’s bouts in the UFC with the addition of the 115-pound division. We’re excited to crown the first-ever UFC women’s strawweight champion in 2014 after a historic season of The Ultimate Fighter.”

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Dana White Doesn’t Feel That Georges St-Pierre Will Retire (Video)

We haven’t seen or heard from UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre since he defeated Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 last month.

The long time reigning champion after the fight told Joe Rogan that he was stepping away from the sport and didn’t know if he was going to return.

That set off UFC President Dana White, who blasted St-Pierre for saying that in the cage and not informing him of his career intentions.

White did an interview on UFC Central in Canada to preview UFC on Fox 9 and St-Pierre was brought up as he will be doing an autograph signing at a mall in Canada and will be speaking to the media afterwards. That has brought speculation that St-Pierre may announce his future.

Watch the video stream as White explains the St-Pierre situation and more.

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Georges St-Pierre’s Manager States That It Is “Possible” That He Will Retire

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A lot of controversy has been following UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre since his controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 on Saturday. After the fight, St-Pierre had announced during his post-fight interview that he was going to “step away” for awhile and was unsure if he would ever return. UFC President Dana White was more than certain that St-Pierre will fight again and battle Hendricks in a rematch.

We haven’t heard from the champion publicly since the fight, but we now have heard someone in his camp. St-Pierre’s manager, Rodolphe Beaulieu told “UFC Tonight” that it is “possible” that the champion will retire from the sport. Beaulieu stated that the St-Pierre felt that he beat Hendricks on Saturday night and also stated that he will talk to his client in the next few weeks to discuss what St-Pierre wants to do next.

It was also reported on the show that St-Pierre had CT scan came back and everything was fine. Also, an x-ray was done on his foot and the result was negative.

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Dana White Says Georges St-Pierre Is Denying The Rumors On Why He Is Taking A Leave Of Absence

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Rumors have been running rampant on why UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is taking some time off from the sport. TMZ reported early this morning that St-Pierre was taking the break due his father being on the verge of death and getting an undisclosed woman pregnant, who wants to keep the baby, but the champion doesn’t want her to keep that.

We haven’t heard from directly from the champion, but UFC President Dana White told the Los Angeles Times that he talked to St-Pierre, who denied that the rumors were true.

White said that St-Pierre “is denying those rumors that TMZ is reporting about those two things.” The UFC President didn’t reveal what the reason was for St-Pierre wanting to take some time off.

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Georges St-Pierre And Johny Hendricks Rematch Will Be Announced In A Few Weeks According To Dana White

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UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre told Joe Rogan during his post-fight interview that he was “stepping away” from the UFC and was unsure if he would ever return. UFC President Dana White was furious with what St-Pierre said after the presser saying that he owed a rematch to the fans and Johny Hendricks. St-Pierre defeated Hendricks by a controversial split decision in the main event of UFC 167. The long-time reigning champion had refused to disclose why he needed to take some time away. It looks like though we can a rematch sooner rather than later.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, White said a rematch will happen and an announcement is forthcoming. “As far as a rematch, we’re on schedule and I’ll have a date within a couple weeks,” White said to the Times. “I feel confident that Georges is fine with that and all is on track.”

Do you think St-Pierre needs to take an extended amount of time off? BetweenTheRopes.com will have the announcement when the rematch is announced.

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The Good, The Bad And The Dirty From UFC 167

hendricks ufc 167UFC 167 took place on Saturday night in Las Vegas with Georges St-Pierre defeating Johny Hendricks in the main event to retain the UFC welterweight title in an epic main event. Right after the fight ended, St-Pierre told Joe Rogan that he planned on stepping away from the sport for awhile and wasn’t sure if he would retire. Controversy ensued after the fight as the fans in the MGM Grand Garden Arena booed the decision and the fans on social media and media thought that Hendricks won the fight.

After every event we will be posting this new feature on the website and hope that you enjoy this.

The Good

1) Johny Hendricks- Usually you never think the loser of the main event can come out on the good side. BetweenTheRopes.com had scored the main event Hendricks winning 48-47, giving Hendricks Rounds 1,2,4 and giving St-Pierre Rounds 3 and 5. Hendricks took the champion down a couple times during the fight, rocked the champion on a couple occasions and was able to stuff numerous takedown attempts from the champion. The biggest issue for Hendricks going into the fight was his cardio, as he had never been in a five round fight. “Bigg Rigg” cardio was able to hold up throughout the fight. Hendricks inflicted more damage to St-Pierre and gave the champion the biggest test of his career. UFC President Dana White stated at the post-fight press scrum that a rematch will happen in the near future.

2) Robbie Lawler- People were overlooking Lawler heading into his fight with Rory MacDonald as the odds had Lawler as much as +340 underdog and that MacDonald with a win could gain a title at the winner of the main event. Lawler used inside and outside leg kicks to offset MacDonald from utilizing his jab and his power shots that rocked the Canadian especially in the third round. Lawler said after the fight that he was wanting a title shot if St-Pierre is going to retire or going to take an indefinite leave of absence.

3) Tyron Woodley- Going into his fight with Josh Koscheck, fans were thinking this was going to be the one fight on the main card would be a snooze fest. It was anything but that as moments into the fight Woodley knocked down Koscheck with an overhand right and the fight was almost stopped. Near the end of the round, Woodley landed a right hook then sent Koscheck dropping to the mat and referee Herb Dean stopped the fight. It was a great win to get Woodley back on track after a disappointing loss to Jake Shields at UFC 161 in June. It showed Woodley has great power in both hands and combined with his wrestling credentials, he is a force in the welterweight division.

The Bad

1) Dana White- The UFC President was very critical of St-Pierre’s comments inside the cage when the champion had stated that he was going to be stepping away from the cage and wasn’t if he was going to retire. White said this regarding St-Pierre’s comments.

“You owe it to the fans, you owe it to that belt, you owe it to the company and you owe it to Johny Hendricks to give him that opportunity to fight again,” White stated during the post-fight press conference. “Unless you’re going to retire. there’s no, ‘I’m going to take a cruise, I’m going to take a hiatus and be gone for two years, I’m going to take a leave of absence, I’m gonna,’ whatever the hell it was he’s saying, it doesn’t work that way.”

After the press conference, White spoke with reporters and cooled off after talking to St-Pierre. White said everything was cool with the champion and was hoping to make the rematch between St-Pierre and Hendricks soon.

The UFC President should have taken a deep breath before he flew off the handle on St-Pierre before talking to him. St-Pierre is their biggest star and pay-per-view attraction as the MGM Grand was sold out with selling 14,856 with a $5.7 million dollar gate.  White is the type of the guy who flies off the handle and speaks off the cuff on anything and everything. But in this case, for the guy who has done everything that the UFC has asked from him, White should have talked to St-Pierre.

The Dirty

1) Judging- Like we had stated earlier that we had scored the main event for Hendricks and a vast majority of fans and the media had done the same. The judges in the main event were Sal D’Amato, Tony Weeks and Glenn Trowbridge. D’Amato and Weeks scored the fight 48-47 for St-Pierre and Trowbridge scored it for Hendricks. The key round was the first round as it was obvious that Hendricks won the second and fourth round and St-Pierre won the third and fifth round. If you look at the first round, St-Pierre got a takedown, but Hendricks got right up. Hendricks was then closing the distance and was able to control the distance land powerful shots.

A lot of people were saying after the fight that maybe MMA needs to go to the half-point system that was done in Pride. I also scored the fight under the Pride rules and had it 49-47.5 for Hendricks.

Is the judging perfect in the sport? Not even close, as when you have a main event as big as this one was, you need to have the best of the best in there and that wasn’t the case on Saturday night.

Will MMA in the United States use the half-point system as was done in Pride? What is the solution to the judging problem?

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Dana White Says He’s F***ing Scared To Come To Nevada After UFC 167 Main Event Decision

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We haven’t seen UFC President Dana White beyond upset about a decision in a main event fight in a very long time. White snapped off on the Nevada State Athletic Commission during the UFC 167 post-fight press conference regarding Georges St-Pierre retaining the UFC welterweight title over Johny Hendricks by a controversial split decision.

“Does anyone here think Johny Hendricks didn’t win that fight”?, White stated. Did you see George getting smashed in the first round? It’s about damage. This is a fight. it’s about whoever inflicts the most damage. He got hurt, he got wobbled, he got dropped. I’m blown away that Georges St. Pierre won that fight.

And listen, I’m the promoter, he’s the biggest pay-per-view star on the f***ing planet for me. And I still don’t think he won that fight. I want what’s fair and that wasn’t fair. I think the NSAC is atrocious. I think the governor needs to step in immediately before these guys destroy this sport like they did boxing.”

White even went as far to say to that the governor of Nevada needs to step in and fix the problems with the athletic commission.

“The alternatives are is the Governor needs to step in and fix the incompetence that is happening in the State of Nevada that used to be the best commission in the world. It’s absolute 100% incompetence and it needs to stop. I’m f***ing scared to come back here and do fights. I’m afraid of this state.”

Should the UFC go back to Nevada?

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Dana White UFC 167 Video Blog: Rony Jason Slicing His Arm

Before every UFC event, Dana White releases at least one video blog to promote the event of that week and goes back to behind the scenes of footage of previous shows. This video blog is no different as UFC 167 takes place on Saturday night in Las Vegas with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defending his title against Johny Hendricks.

In the video blog we will see behind the scenes footage of UFC Fight Night 31: Fight For The Troops 3 that took place last Wednesday and UFC Fight night 32, which took place on Saturday. Some of the footage includes the horrific incident of Rony Jason following his loss to Jeremy Stephens punching a backstage wall and slicing open his arm. We also see White and Lorenzo Fertitta scare UFC executives on an airplane.

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Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort Have Been Issued TRT Exemptions For UFC Fight Night 32

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Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort will battle in a rematch this Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 32 from the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil.

It has been confirmed by MMAJunkie.com that both Belfort and Henderson have been given TRT exemptions for their bout on Saturday.

Belfort has been more or less criticized intensely for being on TRT and fighting in Brazil for third straight fight and four of his last five affairs. People have speculated that the UFC is protecting Belfort by having him fight in Brazil, but UFC President Dana White has steadfast in saying that isn’t the case and the reason Belfort fights in Brazil is because he’s a draw there.

“The Phenom” has fought two times in Brazil this year defeating Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold by devasting head kick knockout wins.

Henderson has been granted a TRT exemption since 2007 and it has never been a big issue regarding his exemption. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion has last two fights in a row, having last fought at UFC 161 in defeat to Rashad Evans. Henderson wasn’t issued a TRT exemption for the Evans fight when “Hendo” didn’t send the application when he felt like the commission wasn’t going to approve it.

Belfort and Henderson fought the first time at Pride 32 in October of 2006, with Henderson winning by unanimous decision.

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UFC Fight Night 31 Bonuses: Tim Kennedy Heads List of $50,000 Winners

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Tim Kennedy defeated Rafael Natal by TKO last night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 31. For his victory, Kennedy earned a $50,000 bonus for Knockout of The Night along with Michael Chiesa won Submission of The Night and Jorge Masvidal and Rustam Khabilov won Fight of The Night got the same amount as Kennedy.

Chiesa kicked off the main card and defeated Colton Smith in lightweight action by a rear naked choke in the second round. It was a great for bonuses for the lightweight as Masvidal and Khabilov had a war with Khabilov winning a very entertaining unanimous decision. UFC President Dana White said during the post-fight press conference stated it was tough to pick a fight of the night due to a lot of great fights, but went with Masvidal and Khabilov.

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Alexander Gustafsson vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira To Headline March 8 Event in London, Guillard/Pearson Rematch

We know UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be fighting Glover Teixeira early in 2014. We didn’t know though when Alexander Gustafsson would return to the cage.

UFC President Dana White announced after UFC Fight Night 30 yesterday that Gustafsson will return for an event on March 8 in London against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Thatf fight will be the main event of the show.

Gustafsson was last seen in the cage last month in an epic fight with Jones in where he lost a unanimous decision. A lot of people thought Gustafsson won the fight as well. The rematch seemed logically for their next fights, but the UFC has said if Jones gets by Teixeira and Gustafsson gets by Nogueira then they will rematch later in 2014. Rash

By the time the fight happens, Nogueira wouldn’t have fought in 13 months since he defeated. Rashad Evans at UFC 156 in February. The Brazilian has suffered a rash of injuries and will be looking for his third straight win.

It was also announced by White that Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson will have their rematch. The two fought yesterday at UFC Fight Night 30 when it ended in a controverisial no contest when Guillard threw a questionable knee that was deemed illegal. Pearson had suffered a vicious cut on his forehead and the doctors deemed he was unable to continue.

This event will be the first event of the European tour in where the UFC will be having shows in big European cities throughout 2014.

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Dana White UFC Fight Night 30 Video Blog: Behind The Scenes Of UFC 165

UFC Fight Night 30 takes place on Saturday night from the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England. The main event will feature former UFC light heavyweight Lyoto Machida making his middleweight debut against Mark Munoz.

Before every event UFC President Dana White comes out with a video blog. This new video blog takes a look back at UFC 165, which took place last month. The video goes behind the scenes of the including great footage of right before and after the epic main event of UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, with Jones winning by a close unanimous decision.

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UFC To Run 35 Events in 2014, Three Events Announced

2013 still has a little more than two months left, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for 2014. UFC President Dana White announced last night on Fox Sports Live that the UFC will be running 35 events in 2014, up two events from the 33 that will be run this year. White also announced three events that will be taking place in early 2014.

UFC on Fox 10 will be taking place on Saturday, January 25 from the United Center in Chicago. This will be the third straight year the UFC does a Fox show in Chicago in January. White also announced UFC 169 will take place on Saturday, February 1 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This card will coincide with the Super Bowl taking place the next day in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The final event announced by White was that UFC 170 be taking place on Saturday, February 22 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

No fights were announced for the three announced cards.

White also stated that there will be 14 cards on FOX Sports 1 including two Ultimate Fighter Finales, 13 on pay-per-view, and four apiece on the FOX network and FOX Sports 2.

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Dana White Announces Chael Sonnen And Wanderlei Silva To Coach The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3

We have been waiting to see Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva finally settle their feud in the octagon. We are one step closer to that happening as UFC President Dana White announced on Fox Sports Live in front of Sonnen telling him that him and Silva will be the coaches on the upcoming The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3.

“I told everybody we wouldn’t release it until sometime late November. I guess we’ll do it here. The coaches of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil are Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen,” White announced.

“That one’s going to piss off a lot of people. It’s happening. Then those two will fight. You two will coach The Ultimate Fighter, you will have a ton of security down there with you, and it should be a fun season.”

“You two will coach The Ultimate Fighter. You will have a ton of security down there with you, and it should be a fun season,” White said to Sonnen.

The feud between Silva and Sonnen has gone on for well more than a year now as Sonnen has made disparaging remarks about Brazilian fighters including Silva. “The Axe Murderer” came back by making crude remarks on social media and in various You Tube videos.

The feud reached a boiling point when Sonnen was at the Mr.Olympia convention in Las Vegas a few weeks doing an autograph signing when Silva approached Silva wanting a fight and they both had to be separated.

The filming of season will be starting in the next couple of months. White didn’t announce when the season will air on television and when Silva and Sonnen would fight, which presumable will happen sometime in 2014.

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UFC Announces “20 Days To UFC 167″ Tour

UFC 167 takes place on Saturday, November 16th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The card is headlined by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defending his title against Johny Hendricks. The co-main event will feature three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen facing former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

The show is being touted as the 20th anniversary show of the UFC. In the lead up to the card, the UFC is having a “20 Days To UFC 167″ tour, in which fighters will going to various cities around the United States leading into UFC 167.

The tour will begin in Denver, Colo., the site of UFC 1, on Oct. 28, and make stops in nearly two dozen cities. Current and past UFC competitors such as Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes and Forrest Griffin are just some of the many stars set to participate. The tour will feature a mixture of fan, media and sponsor events, as well as a social media scavenger hunt spanning the globe.

“We built an incredible card for our 20th anniversary and now we’re hitting the road to celebrate with our fans and the media all across North America,” said UFC president Dana White. “We’re going to cities that held historic UFC events and to locations we hope to bring the Octagon to soon.”

The 20 Days to UFC 167 Tour will also feature the launch of UFC’s new OCTAGON apparel line. UFC legends Liddell, Hughes and Griffin will be wearing this new apparel at each stop, as UFC showcases the “Evolution of Training” gear.

Here is the schedule for the “20 Days To UFC 167″ Tour:

- Monday, Oct. 28 – Denver, Colo. – UFC 167 lightweight star Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and rising women’s star Cat Zingano conduct a media tour in Denver, the site of UFC 1. They’ll also visit DISH Network headquarters for a meet-and-greet with staff, as well as pose for photos at the site of UFC 1, formerly McNichols Sports Arena. Later in the day, Cerrone will host a live social media chat from the MusclePharm facilities.
Monday, Oct. 28 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Georges St-Pierre, UFC welterweight champion and UFC 167 main event star, will participate in a media day at Tristar Gym. Press only.
- Monday, Oct. 28 – Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas – UFC welterweight contender and UFC 167 main event star Johny Hendricks will participate in a media day at his gym in Pantego. Press only.
- Tuesday, Oct. 29 – Philadelphia, Pa. – UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin will conduct a press tour in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as visit the Comcast Headquarters for a meet-and-greet with employees.
- Tuesday, Oct. 29 – Chicago, Ill. – UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes will conduct a press tour across Chicago. Hughes will also meet with members of the Chicago Bears.
- Tuesday, Oct. 29 – Washington, D.C. – UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones will conduct a press tour in the nation’s capital.
- Wednesday, Oct. 30 – Atlanta, Ga. – UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin will conduct a press tour in Atlanta and visit the COX Communications corporate offices for a social media promotion. He’ll also visit the Hooters corporate headquarters.
- Wednesday, Oct. 30 – Cleveland, Ohio – UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes will conduct a press tour across Cleveland, alongside UFC heavyweight star and Cleveland native Stipe Miocic. The fighters will also meet with members of the Cleveland Browns.
- Wednesday, Oct. 30 – Baltimore, Md. – UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones will conduct a press tour in Baltimore and visit his brother, Baltimore Ravens’ star Arthur Jones, and the rest of the city’s Super Bowl champion team.
- Thursday, Oct. 31 – Detroit, Mich. – Red-hot UFC welterweight star Matt “The Immortal” Brown will conduct a press tour in Detroit.
- Friday, Nov. 1 – Raleigh, N.C. – UFC heavyweight star Brendan Schaub, a former professional football player, will speak to the N.C. State football team prior to the team’s game against rival UNC. He’ll also sound the Carolina Hurricanes’ Warning Siren before the team’s game against Tampa Bay at PNC Arena.
- Saturday, Nov. 2 – Concord, Calif. – UFC heavyweight star Daniel Cormier and middleweight star Luke Rockhold will sign autographs from 1-3 p.m. PT at the UFC Gym in Concord.
- Sunday, Nov. 3 – Rosemead, Calif. – UFC middleweight star Michael Bisping will sign autographs from 3-5 p.m. PT at the UFC Gym in Rosemead.
- Monday, Nov. 4 – San Francisco, Calif. – UFC 167 welterweight star Josh Koscheck will conduct a press tour in San Francisco.
- Monday, Nov. 4 – Bay Area, Calif. – UFC lightweight star Gilbert Melendez will visit the campuses of YouTube and Twitter and meet with staff.
- Tuesday, Nov. 5 – St. Louis, Mo. – UFC 167 welterweight star Tyron Woodley, a St. Louis native, will conduct a press tour in his hometown. He’ll also meet with members of his hometown St. Louis Rams.
- Tuesday, Nov. 5 – St. Louis, Mo. – UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes will visit the headquarters of longtime UFC partner Anheuser-Busch. While at Anheuser-Busch Headquarters, Matt will be guided through a behind-the-scenes tour of the Brew House and Packaging Line, sampling from the fermentation and finishing tanks.
- Tuesday, Nov. 5 – FOX Sports 1 – 9 p.m. ET – FIGHTING FOR A GENERATION: 20 YEARS OF THE UFC premieres
- Wednesday, Nov. 6 – New Orleans, La. – UFC heavyweight star and Louisiana native Daniel Cormier will conduct a press tour in New Orleans. He’ll also meet with members of the New Orleans Saints.
- Wednesday, Nov. 6 – Fort Campbell, Ky. – UFC Fight for the Troops event on FOX Sports 1
- Thursday, Nov. 7 – San Antonio, Texas – UFC heavyweight star Daniel Cormier and Mexican bantamweight star Erik Perez will be in town for a variety of events.
- Thursday, Nov. 7 – State College, Pa. – UFC light heavyweight star and 2008 National Champion from Penn State Phil Davis visits State College for a press tour.
- Friday, Nov. 8 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – UFC light heavyweight star Phil Davis will conduct a press tour in Pittsburgh, Pa. and meet with members of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Saturday, Nov. 9 – Torrance, Calif. – UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell will sign autographs from 3-5 p.m. PT at the UFC Gym in Torrance.
- Saturday, Nov. 9 – Goiania, Brazil – UFC FIGHT NIGHT: BELFORT vs. HENDERSON on FOX Sports 1
- Sunday, Nov. 10 – The UFC will release its 20 greatest knockouts of all time at UFC.com. Visit the official website of the UFC to watch them all for free!
- Monday, Nov. 11 – Los Angeles, Calif. – UFC 167 star Chael Sonnen will conduct a press tour in Los Angeles.
- Monday, Nov. 11 – New York, N.Y. – UFC 167 star Rashad Evans will conduct a press tour in New York.
- Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Phoenix, Ariz. – UFC will conduct a press tour in Phoenix. Talent to be named shortly.
- Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Las Vegas, Nev. – UFC stars past and present will participate in a community event at Three Square.
- Wednesday, Nov. 13 – Las Vegas, Nev. – UFC 167 Open Workouts. Location TBA. Free and open to the public.
- Thursday, Nov. 14 – Las Vegas, Nev. – UFC Press Conference. Location TBA. Free and open to the public.
- Friday, Nov. 15 – Las Vegas, Nev. – UFC 167 Weigh-ins at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Free and open to the public.
- Saturday, Nov. 16 – Las Vegas, Nev. – UFC 167, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, live on Pay-Per-View

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Video: The Ultimate Fighter 18 Episode 7 Preview

The 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter continues tonight with the seventh episode of the season. On tonight’s episode we will see Team Tate’s Josh Hill battle Team Rousey’s Michael Wootten.

Also on the show, a member of Miesha Tate’s team pulls a prank on Ronda Rousey and it gets worse as UFC President Dana White has to step in and intervene.

You can watch tonight’s episode starting at 10 p.m. ET On Fox Sports 1.

Watch the video above with a preview of tonight’s episode.

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