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UFC 173 bonuses: T.J. Dillashaw doubles up to win $100,000
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – T.J. Dillashaw, Renan Barao and Mitch Clarke each earned $50,000 bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 173 event, and Dillashaw doubled up for $100,000.
Submitted May 25, 2014 2:02AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 173 results: T.J. Dillashaw destroys Renan Barao to win title
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – With massive odds against him, T.J. Dillashaw not only defied them, but he made them look like they were inadvertently reversed. Dillashaw dominated bantamweight champion Renan Barao to win the title, even as the Brazilian entered the fight as a favorite of as much as 10-to-1, and with many calling him the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. It was Barao’s first loss since 2005. Dillashaw (10-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) outstruck Barao (32-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) at nearly every turn, planting him on the canvas in the first round and then never looking back, even when Barao tried to answer. But instead of cruising to a dominant decision win, Dillashaw stayed after the finish in the fifth round – ultimately putting the champion on the canvas with a left hand before pouncing to finish off the massive upset.
Submitted May 25, 2014 1:04AM by isk - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Zingano won’t face Rousey upon return
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC President Dana White suggests that while Cat Zingano is the division’s No. 1 contender, she may need to take on another fight before facing the champ.
Submitted May 24, 2014 5:55PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Renan Barao and Dana White disagree on what could be preventing Barao from connecting with fans
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao feels 'learning English is very necessary' for him to completely connect with fans. UFC president Dana White doesn't agree.
Submitted May 24, 2014 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 173 weigh-in results: Barao, Dillashaw official for title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – The UFC 173 fighter weigh-ins are in the books, and all 26 fighters on the card hit their marks for Saturday’s event.
Submitted May 23, 2014 7:55PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Zak Cummings vs. Kenny Robertson set for Atlantic City
(www.ufc.com)
Two fighters coming off big wins, Zak Cummings and Kenny Robertson, will meet in a clash of welterweight veterans on the UFC Fight Night card in Atlantic City, NJ on July 16.
Submitted May 23, 2014 5:33PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs Naoyuki Kotani
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has picked up longtime veteran and former UFC lightweight Naoyuki Kotani for a return to the big show after almost seven years away.
Submitted May 23, 2014 4:38PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jamie Varner Talks UFC 173, Call of Duty, King Mo and James Krause
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Former WEC lightweight champion and UFC veteran Jamie Varner recently talked with PunchDrunkGamer.com about his upcoming fight Saturday night at UFC 173 against James Krause, his new gym Impact MMA, Call of Duty, King Mo’s meltdown and short notice fights. Enjoy!

PDG: The UFC lightweight division is pretty stacked at the moment; what are thoughts on the division and the guys at the top that your are hunting down? Jamie Varner - It is very competitive and I would have to say it is the most competitive division in the UFC right now. In my opinion the top two guys in all of the UFC right now are Renan Barao and Jose Aldo and there is such a huge gap between those guys and the other guys in their divisions. Then you look at the lightweights – Anthony Pettis, Ben Henderson and Gilbert Melendez and you have five super talented fighters that you may only see once in a lifetime. So that is my top five and three of them are in the super competitive lightweight division and I feel like I should be right up there in the top ten and that is one reason that I am going to stop taking fights on short notice.
Submitted May 23, 2014 12:47PM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
Hendo Not Guaranteed Title Shot With Win Over Cormier
(bjpenn.com)
“Obviously if Hendo pulls off this upset, it’s huge, huge. He pulls off the upset against Shogun [Rua], he pulls off a huge upset against Cormier, we’ll see… It’s just stupid to talk about now because [Jones] is fighting Gustafsson, and that fight’s not happening until fall, and we still gotta get through that fight, and then we see where he’s at. Who’s to say Cormier and Henderson, whoever wins this fight, doesn’t want to take a fight between now and then? Or if they get hurt, anything can happen.”
Submitted May 23, 2014 3:23AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: ‘If Nick Diaz Can Beat Matt Brown It Would Probably Mean A Title Shot’
(bjpenn.com)
“[The Diaz's] want to jump in strategically and take this fight or take that fight, or ‘I’ll take a title shot’.
Submitted May 23, 2014 3:22AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
James Thompson Meets Eric Prindle in Bellator 121 Heavyweight Headliner
(sherdog.com)
English heavyweight James Thompson has signed with Bellator MMA and will lock horns with former title challenger Eric Prindle in the Bellator 121 headliner.
Submitted May 23, 2014 3:16AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jon Fitch-Josh Burkman Rubber Match Booked for July’s WSOF 11
(sherdog.com)
Josh Burkman and Jon Fitch will collide for a third time on July 5, when the welterweights lock horns at World Series of Fighting 11.
Submitted May 23, 2014 3:15AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Gilbert Burns replaces injured Viscardi Andrade at UFC on FOX 12
(mmafighting.com)
Andreas Stahl has a new opponent for his UFC debut.
Submitted May 22, 2014 8:35PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Fox 12 Gets Tim Means-Hernani Perpetuo Welterweight Tilt in San Jose
(sherdog.com)
Tim Means and Hernani Perpetuo will collide at welterweight when the Octagon returns to San Jose, Calif., this summer.
Submitted May 22, 2014 8:21PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 40 drug tests come back clean
(mmajunkie.com)
Drug tests were performed for 15 fighters at UFC Fight Night 40 earlier this month, and the results came back negative.
Submitted May 22, 2014 8:18PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rosi Sexton vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk added to 'Cage Warriors 69: Super Saturday'
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran fighter and recent UFC competitor Rosi Sexton (13-4) will meet top prospect Joanna Jedrzejczyk (5-0) at the upcoming “Cage Warriors 69: Super Saturday” event.
Submitted May 22, 2014 8:17PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator Signs Sokoudjou, DeBlass, Merad, Sosnovskiy, Garcia to Multi-Fight Deals
(sherdog.com)
Several new talents have signed multi-fight deals with Bellator MMA, including newcomer Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and two-time Bellator vet Tom DeBlass, who recently inked a new extension with the Viacom-owned organization.
Submitted May 22, 2014 8:15PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Report: Ali Bagautinov banned from International Sambo Federation after failed drug test
(bloodyelbow.com)
Upcoming UFC flyweight title challenger and world Sambo champion Ali Bagautinov has reportedly recieved a two year ban from the International Sambo Federation following a positive drug test.
Submitted May 22, 2014 8:09PM by jjeans - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
How Xplode Fight Series pads records, produces 'talent' for the UFC and Bellator
(bloodyelbow.com)
New UFC signing Dashon Johnson may be 9-0, but all of his wins have come against embarrassingly low-quality opposition in a promotion that seems to have an endless supply of If you've been a follower of Zane Simon's excellent "Welcome to the UFC" series, you'll find that the UFC brass has been ultra-busy signing new fighters to their massive roster (which is now nearer to 500 fighters than 400) as they look to fill up all of the 50+ events they're trying to run this year.
Submitted May 22, 2014 2:14PM by jjeans - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Daron Cruickshank vs. Jorge Masvidal joins UFC on FOX 12 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
An early “Fight of the Night” contender has been added to July’s UFC on FOX 12 lineup: lightweights Daron Cruickshank (15-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Jorge Masvidal (26-8 MMA, 3-1 UFC).
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:08PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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