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Page 20 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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UFC returns to theaters with Fathom Events for UFC 187 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC will return to movie theaters this month for UFC 187. As the promotion has done for several past events, UFC 187 will be available in select theaters as part of a deal with Fathom Events.
Submitted May 5, 2015 10:45AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator MMA signs heavyweight Lorenzo Hood
(mmajunkie.com)
After a high-profile lightweight signing on Monday, Bellator MMA announced the addition of a pair of heavyweights to its roster.
Submitted May 5, 2015 10:43AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Peter Sobotta vs. Sergio Moraes re-booked for UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s UFC return to Germany has another bout added to the lineup featuring one of the country’s own.
Submitted May 5, 2015 10:42AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
With Ryan Bader removed, Dan Henderson vs. Tim Boetsch headlines UFC Fight Night 68
(mmajunkie.com)
Ryan Bader has officially been removed from UFC Fight Night 68 on June 6 and originally scheduled co-main event between Dan Henderson and Tim Boetsch has been promoted to the top of the card. Bader vs. Daniel Cormier was the original main event, but when Jon Jones was stripped of his light heavyweight title, “DC” was moved to a vacant title bout against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 later this month. The latest UFC Fight Night 68 lineup now includes: Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell Derrick Lewis vs. Shawn Jordan Yancy Medeiros vs. Dustin Poirier Francisco Rivera vs. Alex Caceres Justin Edwards vs. Joe Proctor Ricardo Abreu vs. Daniel Sarafian Anthony Birchak vs. Joe Soto Omari Akhmedov vs. Brian Ebersole Leonardo Morales vs. Jose Quinonez
Submitted May 4, 2015 9:56PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manager Says Jon Jones May Never Return to the UFC
(sports.yahoo.com)
“He’s focusing on himself right now. It could very well be the last time we’ve seen Jon Jones in the Octagon,” Kawa said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I think Jon Jones is gonna focus on Jon Jones. I think he’s gonna take the time to do whatever he’s gotta do. And if it’s the last time we’ve seen him fight, it’s the last time we’ve seen him fight. I’m okay with that.
Submitted May 4, 2015 6:30PM by tallica62 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brad Pickett returns to bantamweight, meets Thomas Almeida at UFC 189
(mmajunkie.com)
Promising prospect Thomas Almeida recently told MMAjunkie he had been dreaming of a fight in Las Vegas. Today, he got his wish.
Submitted May 4, 2015 12:59PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Johnny Eduardo finally cleared to return to UFC
(mmafighting.com)
One year after shocking the world by knocking out Eddie Wineland in the first round, Johnny Eduardo is finally healthy and ready to get back in action.
Submitted May 4, 2015 11:06AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Invicta's Rothenhausler retires due to concussions
(mmafighting.com)
Invicta FC prospect Veronica Rothenhausler has decided to call it quits in MMA due to repeated concussions and a bout with post-concussion syndrome.
Submitted May 4, 2015 11:05AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Pacquiao fought with injury, NAC denied treatment
(bloodyelbow.com)
One possible explanation for Manny Pacquiao's lower than normal punch output may be that he was apparently fighting on a shoulder injury, for which he was denied treatment at the last minute by the NAC.
Submitted May 4, 2015 11:00AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Sergei Kharitonov-Kenny Garner Rematch Booked for M-1 Challenge 59 in Kazakhstan
(sherdog.com)
Sergei Kharitonov-Kenny Garner Rematch Booked for M-1 Challenge 59 in Kazakhstan.
Submitted May 4, 2015 10:58AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Legacy FC 43 heads to Minnesota with Krantz-Larson title fight, Volkmann-Ottow
(mmajunkie.com)
Legacy FC makes its Minnesota debut on July 17, and a title fight headlines the card.
Submitted May 4, 2015 10:55AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Lucas Martins replaces Renato Moicano at UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
Lucas Martins has replaced injured Renato Moicano and now meets fellow featherweight Mirsad Bektic at UFC Fight Night 67.
Submitted May 4, 2015 10:54AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Veteran slugger Melvin Guillard signs with Bellator
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran lightweight slugger Melvin Guillard, who’s recently competed for the UFC and WSOF, has signed with Bellator MMA.
Submitted May 4, 2015 10:53AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator signs former K-1 Champion Ewerton Teixiera
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator has added a Brazilian heavyweight to its roster. Ewerton Teixeira, Winner of the K-1 World GP in 2008 and world champion in kyokushin, has signed a deal with Bellator, sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com. Combate first reported the news. I always liked Teixiera, he's a better kickboxer than Mighty Mo and Peter Graham and they did ok in Bellator. This should be fun.
Submitted May 3, 2015 10:26PM by Bustamante-Aoki - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports
 
Bellator Champ Brandon Halsey Interested in Move to 205 Pounds, Bout vs. Phil Davis
(sherdog.com)
Brandon Halsey wants to fight the best Bellator MMA has to offer; if that means moving up a division, then so be it. The reigning middleweight champion is scheduled to make his first title defense against UFC veteran Kendall Grove at Bellator 137 on May 15, but in the big picture, he doesn’t see a lot of challenges at 185 pounds.
Submitted May 2, 2015 7:07PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov Out 4-6 Months After Suffering Torn Meniscus in Training
(sherdog.com)
The extended layoff for one of the lightweight division’s top contenders will continue at least until the fall. According to a report on Thursday’s edition of UFC Tonight, a torn meniscus suffered in sparring forced Khabib Nurmagomedov to withdraw from his proposed 155-pound clash with Donald Cerrone at UFC 187. The American Kickboxing Academy product will undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Friday and is expected to be sidelined for four to six months.
Submitted May 2, 2015 7:05PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Fightweets: Is Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson a real title fight?
(mmafighting.com)
Chief among the newsmakers, of course, was Jon Jones' latest round of negative publicity and the resultant fallout, including the new main event of Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 for the title which most assumed Jones would hold for years to come. Without further ado, then, on to another edition of Fightweets.
Submitted May 2, 2015 7:01PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roger Gracie campaigns for shot at ONE Championship vacant light heavyweight title
(mmafighting.com)
Roger Gracie wants to become the first ONE Championship 205-pound champion. The Brazilian grappler scored the first knockout of his MMA career in his ONE debut in December, stopping James McSweeney in the third round, and told MMAFighting.com that he hopes to be back in action in a five-round fight for the light heavyweight gold.
Submitted May 2, 2015 7:00PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Ben Askren: Luis Santos was playing up eye injury
(mmafighting.com)
Ben Askren flew all the way to the Philippines. He was hoping to fight for more than just two minutes or, at the very least, have a clear outcome.
Submitted May 2, 2015 1:07PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jorge Masvidal to make the move to 170 pounds
(mmafighting.com)
After dropping a controversial split decision against Al Iaquinta in early-April, Jorge Masvidal has decided to finally make the move to the UFC's welterweight division.
Submitted May 2, 2015 1:05PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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