This Week In MMA: News, Articles, Photos, Rankings And Video

A week’s worth of MMA at your fingertips

You may have been watching the NCAA tournament, so just in case you missed out on any of the happenings in mixed martial arts over the past seven days, we’ve put together “This Week In MMA” to get you caught up.

UFC Fight Night 24 took play on Saturday at the KeyArena in Seattle. Check out the full results and recap as well as the post-fight fighter bonuses and attendance figures.

With the recent events, there’s been a shake up in the rankings. Here’s Heavy.com’s latest pound for pound rankings.

UFC 128 marked the second edition of Fight Day. Read the story of Fight Day and how it all got started.

UFC 128 post-event coverage continued this week. See our exclusive UFC 128 photo gallery. Also, check out the UFC 128 viewership numbers.  See the official UFC 128 judges scorecards.

News:

Another change to Strikeforce comes following the purchase by Zuffa.  Strikeforce will no longer feature amateur fights.

Tito Ortiz and Ryan Bader are slated to fight. Find out when and where.

West Virginia became the 45th state to regulate mixed martial arts.  Find out more details.

Fedor Emelianenko is not retiring.  See when he’s expected to return to the Strikeforce cage.

Shamar Bailey joins Heavy.com as our TUF 13 blogger.

Shane Carwin gets an opponent for UFC 131.  Find out who he’ll face.

Paul Daley officially signs to face Nick Diaz for the Strikeforce welterweight title on April 9.

The UFC announced the fighters that will participate in the UFC Fan Expo in Toronto during UFC 129 weekend.

Articles:

Spencer Kyte takes a look back at UFC 128 in his article “Ten Things We Learned From UFC 128.”

Jon Jones and Rashad Evans will fight next and we look at teammates fighting each other in “Family Feud: Jones, Evans Rekindle Teammate Debate.”

Brandon Vera talks about Thiago Silva’s drug test and being brought back in the UFC.

UFC welterweight Carlos Condit talks about his knockout win over Dan Hardy at UFC 120 and says, “Hardy had nothing.”

Jon Jones is all the buzz following UFC 128.  Read “The Future Is Now, And It Is Jon Jones.”

Video:

Newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Watch the video here.

The Ultimate Fighter 13 debuts this week on Spike TV.  Watch a sneak preview of the upcoming season.

Bantamweight titleholder Dominick Cruz sat down with Fight Day and talked about his rivalry with Urijah Faber.

Clay Guida talks about the landscape of the lightweight division with Fight Day.  See who he says is the top contender.  It may surprise you.

Watch Brandon Vera’s interview with Fight Day where he talks about returning to the UFC and Thiago Silva’s drug test results.

Podcasts:

Give the Heavy.com Podcast a listen.  Episode 35 looks back and UFC 128, discusses Jon Jones and previews UFC Fight Night 24.


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