Leslie Smith Returns To Face Cat Zingano At Invicta FC 3

After an injury forced her out of a planned bout at Invicta FC 2, Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith returns to the promotion to face Cat “Alpha” Zingano at Invicta Fighting Championships 3 on October 6th in Kansas City, Kansas. MMARising.com confirmed plans for the bantamweight matchup today. Smith engaged in a Fight of the Night-winning […]

BJ Penn Comments on Rory Macdonald

“I know the reason why Rory [MacDonald] pulled out on September 22nd. The cut is a detail but I know the reason why he pulled out is because he knew he wasn’t gonna win. If he let that cut heal, tried to train, whatever it was, whether he should have been in shape already… I’ve […]

Diaz vs Henderson Headlines Fox UFC Dec. 8th

  USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.com confirmed with UFC officials that lightweight champion Benson Henderson (17-2 mixed martial arts, 5-0 UFC) will face Nate Diaz (14-3-1, 9-3-1) at UFC on Fox 5 on Dec. 8 at a host site to be announced. A light heavyweight matchup between former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-6, 5-4) and […]

Cesar Gracie: Benson Henderson Was Preferred Opponent for Nate Diaz

  Sherdog.com Nate Diaz watched the UFC 150 lightweight title fight Saturday between Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar knowing that he would be fighting the winner. According to trainer Cesar Gracie, Diaz didn’t want Henderson to prevail, but he did prefer to fight him for the championship. “Ben Henderson was the ideal opponent,” Gracie told […]

Jason Miller Arrested

Ex-UFC fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller was arrested today in Orange County, TMZ has learned — after allegedly breaking into a church, spraying a fire extinguisher all over the place, and getting buck naked. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the O.C. Sheriff’s Office received a call early this morning from the Mission Hills Church in Mission […]

Team Graciefighter to TUF

Head coach for The Ultimate Fighter show, Roy Nelson, has asked four of team Graciefighter’s biggest stars to help with coaching duties on the show’s upcoming season. Jake Shields, Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez have all agreed to help Roy’s team on the show. They will be making their way to Las Vegas early […]

Gracie Open Schedule

*Weigh-ins start – 8am *Kids Gi (5 to 15 years old) – 10am *Kids No-Gi (5 to 15 years old) – 11:20am *All Masters and Seniors Gi – 12:30pm *All Females Gi – 1pm *SUPER FIGHT (Nathan Diaz X Augusto Queixinho) – 1:15pm *All Adults Blue Belts Gi – 1:30pm *Adult White Belt Gi up […]

Future of Nick Diaz

It’s been a trying time these last 4 months as I have been faced with the prospect that one of our team’s most talented fighters had decided to leave the sport. As a fan I’ve always admired what both of the Diaz’s brought to the cage; a combination of technical brilliance and raw violence. Nate […]

Melendez to Defend Title VS Pat Healy

By Mike Whitman Sherdog.com     World-ranked lightweight Gilbert Melendez now has a date and opponent for his next Strikeforce title defense. Strikeforce officials announced Wednesday that Melendez will face Pat Healy in the main event of the Zuffa-owned organization’s Sept. 29 offering at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif. The Showtime-broadcast event will also see […]

Melendez Wins Trilogy

mmaweekly.com After 15 rounds, the trilogy between Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson is over. The war, however, may not have been settled at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier on Saturday night in San Jose, Calif. Melendez won a narrow split decision in the rubber match between the two Bay Area friends, although many in attendance at […]