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Former LHW Champions Mauricio Shogun Rua and Rashad Evans Scheduled for April 16th fight in Tampa, Florida
(sportv.globo.com)
The Ultimate has already defined the next step of Shogun in the organization. The idea is that Brazil faces Rashad Evans, on 16 April, in an event that is scheduled to be held in Tampa, Florida (USA), as it was found the Combate.com. The confrontation was originally asked by the US to the company, and the athlete of Kings MMA accepted the challenge soon after. No confirmation on what the card's main event. The UFC also search for names, but it is not ruled out Evans x Shogun lead the show.
Submitted Jan 27, 2016 12:19PM by GDPofMPG - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson targeted for April UFC on Fox event
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC is targeting a matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson for an April 16 UFC on Fox event. Sources confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani after Michael Johnson, who was expected to face Ferguson March 5 at UFC 197, withdrew from their affair for undisclosed reasons.
Submitted Jan 27, 2016 12:41AM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After losing headliner, UFC 196 shifts from pay-per-view to FOX Sports 1
(mmajunkie.com)
Next week’s UFC 196 event will come without the usual hefty pay-per-view price tag. After losing a headlining heavyweight title fight earlier this week, the event now instead will air on FOX Sports 1. Yahoo! Sports first reported the plans, citing UFC President Dana White. UFC 196 takes place Feb. 6 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, the remainder of the card is now slated for FOX Sports 1.
Submitted Jan 26, 2016 5:09PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Co-headliner, ex-champ Johny Hendricks willing to move up to UFC 196 main event
(mmajunkie.com)
It may not be the ideal main event, but former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is willing to fight two extra rounds and move up a slot on next week’s UFC 196 fight card. The Feb. 6 pay-per-view event, which takes place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, recently lost its planned main event. Hendricks, who’s currently slated for the co-main event, is willing to step up.
Submitted Jan 26, 2016 5:08PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Victory FC 48 heads to Iowa on Feb. 19 with Jackson vs. Moreno title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Victory FC, which recently announced a new deal with UFC Fight Pass, has set a full lineup for its second event of the year. Victory FC 48, which streams on the UFC’s digital streaming network, takes place Feb. 19 at Buccaneer Arena near Des Moines in Urbandale, Iowa. The full Victory FC 48 lineup includes: Jason Jackson vs. Victor Moreno – for vacant welterweight title Cameron Olson vs. Jordan Young Anthony Baccam vs. Kamuela Kirk Rakim Cleveland vs. Jaquis Williams Nate Endres vs. Bryce McKeever Jeremiah Deever vs. Mike Estus Chris Dunn vs. Justin Morrison
Submitted Jan 26, 2016 5:07PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Study – Steroid Use Linked to Worse Traumatic Brain Injury
(combatsportslaw.com)
An important study was recently published in the open access journal, PLOS ONE, analyzing the relationship between the severity of traumatic brain injury and anabolic steroid use. In the Study, titled “Chronic Exposure to Androgenic-Anabolic Steroids Exacerbates Axonal Injury and Microgliosis in the CHIMERA Mouse Model of Repetitive Concussion” the authors noted that in about 20% of known Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) cases the subjects had a history of substance use including androgenic-anabolic steroids.
Submitted Jan 26, 2016 2:20PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Vinny Magalhaes: BJJ is now weird and pussified
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Mixed martial arts was born from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but since the debut of the UFC in 1993, BJJ has undergone major changes. The great Carlson Gracie, Sr. invented the points system, to reward aspects of a match that are valuable in a self defense of Vale Tudo fight. However, the tail is now wagging the dog. Guard and even Half Guard pulling is ubiquitous, and takedowns are not. Wrestling extends back deep into our DNA, to before we were human. Takedowns are a central aspect of human competition since time immemorial. A race to see who can flop to their back first is something new. Former ADCC and Mundial champion, and current MMA fighter Vinny Magalhaes is not impressed. “Can’t hate the players but the game… Sport BJJ has become a really weird game with pussified rules," began Magalhaes on Facebook.
Submitted Jan 26, 2016 2:18PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Ex-champ Jon Jones would fight Stipe Miocic at UFC 196 – if heavyweight belt is on line
(mmajunkie.com)
Here’s an intriguing – though likely farfetched – possibility for next week’s UFC 196 headliner. After a series of changes to the Feb. 6 card, the pay-per-view event is currently without a main event. Enter former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones? Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC), whom UFC officials recently reinstated from a suspension following an April hit-and-run accident, had been looking for a chance to reclaim the light-heavyweight belt, which was stripped after his arrest.
Submitted Jan 26, 2016 12:31PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miocic manager on Werdum withdrawal: Strip him if he can fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Stipe Miocic manager Greg Kalikas thinks the UFC should take the belt away from UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum if he’s really able to fight at UFC 196. “If you’re the champion and you’re healthy enough to fight, and you refuse to fight because you don’t like the matchup against any specific opponent, you should be stripped,” Kalikas today told MMAjunkie.
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 6:18PM by xdanish020 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks closes 'Bigg Rigg Steakhouse' restaurant
(bloodyelbow.com)
What happened to Bigg Rigg Steakhouse, your restaurant near your home in Midlothian? Hendricks: Restaurant is done. I tried a business that failed; you learn from it and move forward. So what else on the side are you working on? Hendricks: I thought about a reality show. I want to try to start Baja truck racing. I want to do hunting and fishing.
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 4:50PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Canadian Laprise to face Patrick at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir
(tsn.ca)
Canadian Chad Laprise has a date in the Octagon. The Ultimate Fighter: Nations winner will square off against Brazil's Alan Patrick at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir on March 20 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. “On my season of the Ultimate Fighter it was Canada vs. Australia, so I have a lot of fans down there and I was really hoping to get to fight down there some day,” Laprise told TSN.ca. “The time is now and I’m looking forward to it. The UFC Facebook page posted this article so it should be legit.
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 4:45PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia scrap added to May's UFC Fight Night 87 in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight scrap between a pair of highly regarded veterans has made its way to the lineup for the UFC’s May return to Brazil. Matt Brown (20-13 MMA, 13-7 UFC) will fight in the country for the first time when he meets Brazil’s own Demian Maia (22-6 MMA, 16-6 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 87. UFC officials announced the new booking today.
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 4:29PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabricio Werdum pulls out of UFC 196 with injury
(mmafighting.com)
Fabricio Werdum is also out of UFC 196. The UFC heavyweight champion was initially scheduled to face Cain Velasquez on Feb. 6, but the former titleholder pulled out of the bout with a back injury. A day after the announcement that Velasquez would be replaced by Stipe Miocic, the Brazilian told MMAFighting.com he will also pull out of the event with an injury.
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 4:12PM by george112 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
12-time UFC veteran Anthony Perosh calls it quits at 43
(mmajunkie.com)
Australian MMA veteran Anthony Perosh is retiring from active competition after more than 12 years as a professional fighter. “The Hippo” recently announced his decision on TeamPeroshMMA.com.au, the official website of Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts. Perosh (15-10 MMA, 5-7 UFC) walks away after a pair of disappointing 2015 knockout losses to Gian Villante and Sean O’Connell but insists he leaves the octagon with his head held high. Per his official statement, Perosh will remain active in the sport through training some 650 students at his two academies.
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 9:32AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ross Pearson meets Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 84 in Australia
(mmajunkie.com)
Just a week after dropping a fight in Boston, Ross Pearson already knows when he’ll be getting back on the horse. Pearson (18-10 MMA, 10-7 UFC) has been booked for a lightweight fight against Abel Trujillo (13-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in March at UFC Fight Night 84 in Australia. Pearson announced the fight early today on his social media platforms. The UFC has not yet made a formal announcement of the booking. With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 84 now includes: Mark Hunt vs. Frank Mir Hector Lombard vs. Neil Magny Steve Bosse vs. James Te Huna Alan Jouban vs. Brendan O’Reilly Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Daniel Kelly Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews Viscardi Andrade vs. Richard Walsh Seo Hee Ham vs. Bec Rawlings Ross Pearson vs. Abel Trujillo
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 9:30AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyrone Spong & Luke Barnatt Join BAMMA 24
(bamma.com)
LINK #BAMMA24 #TeamIre #TeamEng #ThisIsNotATest BAMMA is excited to announce that international Kickboxing & MMA sensation Tyrone 'King Of The Ring' Spong and UK MMA Standout Luke 'Bigslow' Barnatt will be joining BAMMA 24 as team captains for Team Ireland vs. Team England.
 
Kenny Florian suspended after plagiarism controversy
(bloodyelbow.com)
Someone keeps removing this post?....posted it twice already lol wtf?
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 1:21AM by FKA - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Is Pat Miletich up next for Bellator 149's Ken Shamrock vs. Royce Gracie winner?
(mmajunkie.com)
If 51-year-old Ken Shamrock and 49-year-old Royce Gracie can headline a Bellator event, could there also be room for fellow UFC Hall of Famer and MMA pioneer Pat Miletich? Shamrock (28-16-2) was a guest in the broadcast booth at Friday night’s Legacy FC 50 event, which aired on AXS TV. The MMA legend was there to help promote his upcoming Bellator 149 fight with Gracie (14-2-3), which takes place on Feb. 19 and airs on Spike...
Submitted Jan 24, 2016 6:59PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Cain Velasquez out, Stipe Miocic meets Fabricio Werdum for heavyweight title
(mmajunkie.com)
Alright, mmajunkie finally posted the news so I'll switch out Dana's twitter post for the junkie article. Injury has dealt Cain Velasquez another blow, as he’s been forced to pull out of UFC 196. UFC officials today announced that back injury has forced the former heavyweight champ to pull out of a planned Feb. 6 meeting with current champ Fabricio Werdum, and Stipe Miocic has been tapped as a short-notice replacement. With the change to the card, UFC 196 now includes: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic – for heavyweight championship Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson Roy Nelson vs. Jared Rosholt Rafael Cavalcante vs. Ovince Saint Preux Joseph Benavidez vs. Zach Makovsky PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Josh Burkman vs. K.J. Noons Damian Grabowski vs. Derrick Lewis Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer Misha Cirkunov vs. Alex Nicholson PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET) Mickey Gall vs. Mike Jackson Artem Lobov vs. Alex White Ray Borg vs. Justin Scoggins Noad Lahat vs. Diego Rivas
Submitted Jan 24, 2016 6:31PM by Budgellism - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nathan Coy in for Bryan Barberena vs. Jonavin Webb at UFC Fight Night 82 in Pittsburgh
(mmajunkie.com)
With Bryan Barberena moving up his schedule to fight Sage Northcutt in a week in New Jersey, Jonavin Webb was in need of a new opponent. Today, Webb (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) got one in the form of fellow welterweight Nathan Coy (14-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Coy will step in for Barberena (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 82 after Barberena was called to fill in for Andrew Holbrook at UFC on FOX 18. UFC officials made the announcement. The latest UFC Fight Night 82 card includes: Donald Cerrone vs. Tim Means Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro Cody Garbrandt vs. John Lineker Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Brandon Thatch Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Shane Campbell vs. James Krause Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Marion Reneau Chris Camozzi vs. Joe Riggs Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Daniel Sarafian Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes Sarah Moras vs. Lauren Murphy Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Anthony Hamilton Nathan Coy vs. Jonavin Webb
Submitted Jan 23, 2016 4:54PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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