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Pat Curran vs. Patricio Pitbull Featherweight Championship Kicks Off Bellator Summer Series
(mmaweekly.com)
The Bellator Summer Series will start with a bang as Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran will defend his title against featherweight tournament winner Patricio Pitbull.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 12:29AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Fox 11 pulls 1.99 million viewers, worst in series
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC on FOX 11 may have proved to be a sellout in Orlando, but it also produced the lowest overnight rating in the series' history.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 12:27AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Fox 11 medical suspensions: Browne gets 90 days
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC on Fox 11 medical suspensions have been released, and two fighters are facing indefinite terms. Surprisingly, one of them is not Travis Browne.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 12:25AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vagner Rocha vs. Joe Ellenberger being targeted for UFC 172
(mmafighting.com)
A reported injury to Bobby Green has caused quite a shakeup on this Saturday's UFC 172 fight card. A lightweight fight between Vagner Rocha and Joe Ellenberger is "in the works", according to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. Ellenberger's original opponent for UFC 172, Yancy Medeiros, is now fighting Jim Miller on the main card to replace Green, according to sources. Various reports have Medeiros vs. Miller as a done deal. Rocha is making his UFC return since he was knocked out by Jonathan Brookins at UFC on FUEL TV on Feb. 15, 2012. He has won four straight fights. Ellenberger, the twin brother of Jake, is making his UFC debut. Jon Jones will defend his UFC light heavyweight title once again when he faces Glover Teixeira in the main event.
Submitted Apr 20, 2014 3:37PM by Shawn91111 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miesha Tate interested in Kaufman, Holm, but would fight Gina Carano 'right now'
(mmajunkie.com)
Having successfully broken a two-fight skid, Miesha Tate is looking ahead to new challenges in order to rebuild her career in the UFC women’s bantamweight division.
Submitted Apr 20, 2014 12:58PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Coach Winkeljohn says that if Overeem doesn’t become a team player at Jackson’s, he ‘will be ostracized real quick’ and will be gone
(bloodyelbow.com)
Coach Mike Winkeljohn of Jackson’s MMA spoke with Submission Radio, where he expressed his excitement to have Overeem on the team, as well as changes he would need to make to be a part of the team.
Submitted Apr 20, 2014 12:55PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Werdum played it safe against Browne
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dana White thinks Fabricio Werdum chose to play it safe tonight to secure his title shot against Cain Velasquez.
Submitted Apr 20, 2014 12:53PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Travis Browne may have broken rib in first against Fabricio Werdum
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White found it curious that Travis Browne seemed to run out of energy midway through the first round of his UFC on FOX 11 headliner, but offered a possible explanation.
Submitted Apr 20, 2014 12:14AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yancy Meideiros steps in to fight Jim Miller at UFC 172
(mmajunkie.com)
With one week’s notice, lightweight Yancy Medeiros (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is stepping into face top-10 fighter Jim Miller (23-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC) at UFC 172.
Submitted Apr 20, 2014 12:11AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Holdsworth Interview - Talks UFC 173, PS4 and Ludwig's Departure
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

PDG: Speaking of that UFC 173 main card, one of your teammates, TJ Dillashaw is facing the UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao. What do you think of that match-up? Chris Holdsworth: I think it is a great match-up and I think TJ has the best chance to win the belt out of all of the top contenders at 135lbs right now. Obviously I train with the guy, I know where he is at mentally and physically and I think he is going to win the belt. It is going to be a great fight, Barao’s record speaks for itself, he is undefeated in his last 32 fights, so he is definitely the man right now and he will be going in there the champ. TJ is going to have to use all skills to take the belt and it is great to experience to see what he is going through heading up to this fight. He was originally expected to face Takeya Mizugaki but after Chris Weidman got hurt and they had to move his fight, TJ gets a shot now. Before they announced it I was wondering now who is going to headline this card? Will it be a big draw for the rest of the card? Then I wake up one morning and I hear TJ Dillashaw is fighting for the title. He is a good friend of mine and he deserves this opportunity. PDG: Other big news has recently surfaced regarding your fight team, Team Alpha Male; Duane “Bang” Ludwig has announced that he will be leaving your team to open up his own gym/training center in Colorado. Do have any notions on what you will do when he leaves? Will you stay in Sacramento or make the move to Colorado? Chris Holdsworth: Yeah it sucks to see Duane leave, just because he is a great role model for me and he has been such a great coach. I got love for the guy. We spent a lot of time learning the Bang Muay Thai system, so it sucks that he is leaving and then we will be getting a new coach and stuff like that. But you have to do what is best for you and makes you happy and for him a big part of that is his family. I still plan on working with Duane and I want to keep him around in my life and my career. I am definitely staying out here in Sacramento but if I get the chance to go train with him in Colorado or have him take a trip out here, that is definitely going to happen.
Here is the rest of the interview - I think some of those guys will be re-locating to Denver.
Submitted Apr 19, 2014 11:50PM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
Bellator 120 pay-per-view adds Ivanov-Volkov, Held-Freire, three more bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA’s first pay-per-view continues to take shape with the addition of the final main-card bout, plus four preliminary-card fights – including a pair of tournament finals.
Submitted Apr 19, 2014 11:23PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bobby Green out of UFC 172 vs. Jim Miller, UFC seeking replacement
(mmajunkie.com)
Just a week before the event, the UFC 172 pay-per-view has taken a hit to the main card.
Submitted Apr 19, 2014 11:21PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 11 bonuses: Cerrone, White, Alves, Baczynski win $50,000
(mmajunkie.com)
ORLANDO – Donald Cerrone, Alex White, Thiago Alves and Seth Baczynski each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 11 event.
Submitted Apr 19, 2014 11:19PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin to join One FC as vice president
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin is in talks with One FC to potentially become the Vice President of the promotion.
Submitted Apr 19, 2014 11:17PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
Dana White says Phil Davis lacks title spirit; Davis: 'Ha ha. Isn't that funny?'
(mmajunkie.com)
ORLANDO – UFC President Dana White questions whether Phil Davis really wants to be the light heavyweight champion of the world, but Davis plans to show him.
Submitted Apr 18, 2014 9:45PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cage Warriors Fight Night 11 results: Mason earns decision win over Vallee
(mmajunkie.com)
The Cage Warriors Fight Night 11 main event between Jack Mason and Patrick Vallee was one of the more competitive bouts of the evening, but the end result saw Mason take home a unanimous-decision win.
Submitted Apr 18, 2014 9:42PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Champ Pat Curran rematches Patricio Freire at Bellator 121 on June 6
(mmajunkie.com)
After winning back his title in March, Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran (20-5 MMA, 10-2 BMMA) will next fight Patricio Freire (21-2 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) in a rematch at Bellator 121.
Submitted Apr 18, 2014 9:42PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
K.J. Noons mulling permanent move to 170, wants trilogy with Nick Diaz
(mmajunkie.com)
K.J. Noons is riding high after scoring a brutal 30-second knockout of Sam Stout at Wednesday’s TUF Nations Finale event in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, and it’s got him thinking about the near future.
Submitted Apr 18, 2014 9:40PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
June's WSOF 10 event moves from San Jose to Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
June’s WSOF card has shifted one state over.
Submitted Apr 18, 2014 9:39PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White doesn't guarantee Vitor Belfort's title shot after his come back
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC president said that he hasn't been talking with "The Phenom" and doesn't know when he will be back to the Octagon.
Submitted Apr 18, 2014 9:37PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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