UFC expands women's roster with strawweight division
The UFC is expanding its promotion of women's mixed martial arts by opening a second weight class. UFC President Dana White announced the move Wednesday. The UFC has acquired the contracts of 11 strawweight fighters from Invicta FC, the respected MMA promotion focused on female fighters. Full Story.(Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Is this It?
Georges St-Pierre will shed light on his future later this week in Quebec City. There has been a question-mark hanging over the UFC welterweight champion since his controversial win over No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks last month at UFC 167. St-Pierre said immediately after the fight that he needed time away from his sport to take care of personal matters and ponder his future. Full Story.
UFC fighter Shane Del Rosario died Monday, nearly two weeks after the heavyweight had a heart attack. He was 30. The UFC announced Del Rosario's death. Del Rosario had been hospitalized in his native Orange County since Nov. 26. His manager, Jason House, said the fighter's doctors believe he had a congenital heart disorder. Full Story.
UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva will tangle with Mark Hunt in a heavyweight battle at UFC Fight Night 33. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will take on James Te Huna in the co-main event. The event will take place on December 6th, 2013 and will be held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
UFC Fight Night 33 Fight Card
UFC On FOX 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez
An injury to Anthony Pettis has caused a change to the main event of UFC on FOX 9, now Demetrious Johnson will defend the flyweight championship in a rematch against Joseph Benavidez. Johnson bested Benavidez to earn the first ever flyweight title at UFC 152. The rematch will take place on December 14th, 2013 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
UFC on FOX 9 Fight Card
UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II
In a rematch from UFC 162, Chris Weidman will defend his middleweight championship against the former champion Anderson Silva. In the co-main event, Women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Miesha Tate in a rematch of their Strikeforce bout from 2012. The event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 28th, 2013.
UFC 168 Fight Card