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  • Arizona native Joe Riggs set to make UFC return against Ben Saunders at UFC on FOX 13
    Jules Tompkins | September 24, 2014 3:09 pm

    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
    Jules Tompkins | September 23, 2014 11:09 pm

    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
    Arizona Sports | September 20, 2014 4:09 am

    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
    Jules Tompkins | September 18, 2014 5:09 am

    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
    Arizona Sports | September 18, 2014 4:09 am

    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
    Vince Marotta | September 10, 2014 10:09 pm

    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’
    Arizona Sports | August 27, 2014 11:08 pm

    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
    Arizona Sports | August 26, 2014 11:08 pm

    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
    Arizona Sports | August 18, 2014 2:08 pm

    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 […]

  • UFC Fight Night 47: Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux Head-to-Toe Breakdown
    UFC Fight Night 47: Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux Head-to-Toe Breakdown
    Arizona Sports | August 15, 2014 4:08 pm

    The UFC is heading to New England to bring fight fans UFC Fight Night 47 live from Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. Headlining the night’s card is a light heavyweight matchup between former Arizona State wrestling All-American Ryan Bader (17-4) and the surging Ovince St. Preux (16-5) Bader, currently the ninth-ranked light heavyweight according […]

  • MMA champ Tito Ortiz to meet fans at blood drive in northeast Phoenix
    MMA champ Tito Ortiz to meet fans at blood drive in northeast Phoenix
    Arizona Sports | August 10, 2014 4:08 pm

    United Blood Services is holding a blood drive Sunday at Paradise Valley Mall and is giving donors a chance to meet MMA champion Tito Ortiz. The “Fight for Life” drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near Sears. Ortiz is participating in the event on behalf of Mia McPoland, an 11-year-old girl […]

  • UFC on FOX 13 confirmed for December event in Phoenix
    Jules Tompkins | July 28, 2014 2:07 am

    As expected, the UFC is heading to downtown Phoenix to bring fight fans UFC on FOX 13 from the U.S. Airways Center on Dec. 13. This announcement comes a few months after it was reported the UFC was targeting Phoenix for a potential end of the year fight card . However following UFC on FOX […]

  • Dominic Cruz set to return against Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178
    Arizona Sports | July 11, 2014 3:07 pm

    Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) will finally make his long-awaited return to the octagon against Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2) at UFC 178 on September 27. ESPN originally reported the news. This comes after three years of inactivity due to a series of knee injuries, which started with a severe ACL tear while filming The […]

  • Power MMA Rankings – July 6: Huge shakeup in the women’s division, Weidman nears elite company
    Jules Tompkins | July 9, 2014 10:07 pm

    Following WSOF 10, UFC Fight Night 44, WSOF11, UFC 175 and The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale find out who moved up and who fell down the Power MMA Show’s official pound-for-pound rankings. Fighters who have been inactive for at least one year are not eligible for ranking. POUND-FOR-POUND Jon Jones Jose Aldo Cain Velasquez Chris […]

  • C.B. Dollaway says a rematch with Ferreira is not an option, wants Tim Kennedy in Phoenix
    C.B. Dollaway says a rematch with Ferreira is not an option, wants Tim Kennedy in Phoenix
    Arizona Sports | July 8, 2014 1:07 am

    Following his unanimous decision victory over Andrew Craig at UFC Fight Night 47, Cezar ‘Mutante’ Ferreira was asked which UFC middleweight he wanted to meet next inside the octagon. Almost immediately, The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 1 winner called for a rematch with C.B. Dollaway, the man who snapped Ferreira’s three-fight win streak with a first-round […]