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  • ASU alumnus Ryan Bader closing in on UFC title

    Ryan Bader made a name for himself as one of the hardest workers on Arizona State’s wrestling team, posting an 88-34 college record during his career in the early 2000s. His former coach, Thom Ortiz, believes his work ethic and dedication are his greatest assets. “He worked hard. Cain (Velasquez), Bader and CB (Dolloway), they […]
  • Arizona native Joe Riggs set to make UFC return against Ben Saunders at UFC on FOX 13

    According to a report on UFC.com, Arizona native Joe Riggs will finally make his long awaited return to the octagon against fellow welterweight Ben Saunders at UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix. Riggs (40-14), an Arizona native, has not competed under the UFC banners since suffering a first round knockout loss to Diego Sanchez at […]
  • Maryvale’s John Moraga set to face Jusier Formiga in front of home crowd at UFC on FOX 13

    It looks like John Moraga finally got his wish. On Monday night, the UFC announced Maryvale’s proudest son will get to step into the octagon in front of his home crowd at the U.S. Airways Center in downtown Phoenix to face fellow flyweight contender Jussier ‘Formiga’ da Silva at UFC on FOX 13. Moraga (15-3), […]
  • Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic set to headline UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix

    Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic set to headline UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix

    Just days after it was revealed that heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve were set to meet at UFC on FOX 13, two new heavyweight matchups also became official for the highly anticipated event. On Friday, the UFC announced that former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos would make his long-awaited return to the octagon against […]
  • Two more fights added to UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix

    The UFC’s first trip to the Valley just got a whole lot bigger. Literally. On Wednesday night, the UFC announced a heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve had officially been added to UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix. Overeem (37-14), a former K-1, Dream and Strikeforce champion, will be looking to get his […]
  • Former ASU wrestler C.B. Dollaway set to meet Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil

    A key middleweight matchup has officially become the first bout added to the recently announced UFC Fight Night 58 card in Brazil. On Wednesday, the UFC took to Twitter to reveal Arizona native C.B. Dollaway will face former middleweight contender Lyoto Machida. There is no word on whether this fight will serve as the night’s […]
  • Jamie Varner vs. Drew Dober becomes first bout announced UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix

    UFC on FOX 13 has finally added its first bout. On Wednesday, the UFC officially announced Phoenix native Jamie Varner would be squaring off against Drew Dober in a lightweight bout on the Dec. 13 fight card. .@JamieVarner vs @DrewDober added to #UFCFightNight on FOX in Phoenix, AZ (December 13) Story: http://t.co/Fs7JkfiTWQ — UFC News […]
  • UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta: ‘We are going to deliver something big to Phoenix’

    Ever since the UFC announced its plans to hold UFC on FOX 13 in downtown Phoenix, the MMA community has been abuzz over which fighters should main event the December fight card. While the promotion has yet to announce any fights, prominent Arizona based fighters such as Benson Henderson, Jamie Varner and Kelvin Gastelum and […]
  • Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum headlines stacked UFC 180 card in Mexico City

    Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum headlines stacked UFC 180 card in Mexico City

    The main card of the UFC’s first trip to Mexico City has finally been unveiled. Tuesday, the UFC traveled to Mexico to kick off ticket sales for UFC 180 and unveil several bouts scheduled to appear on the November 15 fight card set to take place at the Arena Ciudad de México. Headlining the card […]
  • UFC Fight Night 47: Ryan Bader snaps Ovince Saint Preux’s win streak, eyes Phoenix card in December

    BANGOR, Maine — Bangor is about as far away from Arizona as one can go and still be in the United States. With a population of a little more than 30,000 residents, or roughly half the size of the student body at Arizona State University, this charming riverfront city has to be one of the […]