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‘Do Bronx’-Nik Lentz Rematch Set for Sept. 5 in Connecticut
(sherdog.com)
Nik Lentz and Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira will fight again on Sept. 5, a little over three years after their first meeting ended in a no contest.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cat Zingano returns from injury, meets Amanda Nunes at UFC 178 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
Cat Zingano will return to action this fall, but it won’t be in a title fight.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 175 and TUF 19 prelims pull strong ratings
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC reeled in good ratings for "Read, White and Fight Week," as their UFC 175 prelim ratings were up from UFC 174, while the TUF 19 ratings were down from TUF 18 last December.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Five bouts added to UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le in Macau including Mina vs. Westcott
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC's third trip to Macau is shaping up to be the best one yet, as this Fight Pass card will be featuring two bouts with divisional significance and top 10 contenders in Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le, and Tyron Woodley vs. Dong Hyun Kim. Apart from the TUF: China Featherweight finals, more bouts have been added to the card, as reported first by MMA-in-Asia.com.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Star Rashad Evans Interested in WWE Deal
(bleacherreport.com)
Add Rashad Evans to the list of UFC fighters who have recently inquired regarding going to WWE. Evans, who is almost 35, is recovering from major knee surgery and had talked about considering retirement even before that.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 2:18AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
One FC 18 Weigh-in Results: Kelly, Lisita Cleared for Featherweight Title Eliminator
(sherdog.com)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A shot at reigning One Fighting Championship featherweight titleholder Koji Oishi will be on the line when Eric Kelly and Rob Lisita meet in the main event of One FC 18 “War of Dragons.”
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 2:16AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
Ed Soares: Anderson Silva ‘Ready to Go’
(sherdog.com)
Lyoto Machida’s manager, Ed Soares, discusses the middleweight’s bout against Chris Weidman at UFC 175.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 11:35PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Slugger showdown: Matt Mitrione vs. Derrick Lewis set for UFC Fight Night 50
(mmafighting.com)
UFC Fight Night 50 just got a whole lot more punchy. Heavyweights with proven knockout power will square off at the Sept. 5 card at Foxwoods Casino near Ledyard, Conn., when Matt Mitrione meets Derrick Lewis. FOXSports.com initially reported the bout Wednesday. Mitrione, a 35-year-old former NFL player from Illinois, was scheduled to meet Stefan Struve at UFC 175 last weekend. That matchup was scrapped at the last moment due to Struve's health scare in the locker room at Mandalay Bay. Mitrione was awarded both his win and show money for the cancelled bout, but asked to be placed into another fight as soon as possibly.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 10:42PM by DrivenDavies15 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell added to UFC FIght Night 50 in September
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem (37-13 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to September’s UFC Fight Night 50 event. MMAjunkie confirmed the booking following an initial report from FOXSports.com. UFC Fight Night 50 takes place Sept. 5 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn. It’s a rare Friday night show for the UFC – and falls on the same night as Bellator 123 in nearby Uncasville, less than 10 miles away. The bulk of the UFC Fight Night 50 card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following a few prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 10:41PM by DrivenDavies15 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Kennedy asks NSAC to drug test Yoel Romero prior to UFC 178 showdown
(mmamania.com)
But to be fair, he's willing to jump through the same hoops if it means "setting an example."
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 7:40PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 43 drug tests come back clean
(mmajunkie.com)
Drug tests from UFC Fight Night 43 have come back negative for performance-enhancers and drugs of abuse.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 7:37PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen accepts responsibility, waives right to NSAC hearing
(mmajunkie.com)
Chael Sonnen has taken responsibility for a pair of failed drug tests and said he won’t appeal the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s complaint against him.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 7:34PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Neil Magny replaces Matt Dwyer, meets Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 49
(mmajunkie.com)
The lone remaining bout on the UFC 176 dance card has been rescheduled, and it will feature a slightly different look.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 7:32PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Eight fights already rescheduled from UFC 176 to other events
(bloodyelbow.com)
This is the current list of fights that have found a new home as of the 3 PM ET publish of this post: Ronaldo Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi - UFC Fight Night: Connecticut (September 5th) Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler - UFC 177 (August 30th) Tony Ferguson vs. Danny Castillo - UFC 177 Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin - UFC 177 Abel Trujillo vs. Bobby Green - UFC Fight Night: Maine (August 16th) Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky - UFC Fight Night: Maine Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin - UFC Fight Night: Tulsa (August 23rd) James Vick vs. Walmir Lazaro - UFC Fight Night: Tulsa The following bouts still need a home: Alex Garcia vs. Matt Dwyer, Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard, and Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 4:53PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Brass was considering Rousey for UFC 176
(bloodyelbow.com)
While it may have been the "guy in the truck" who made the fatal flaw of prompting Joe Rogan to ask the question, he wasn't the one coming up with the idea.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 2:30PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov uncertain about next opponent, expects the winner between Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller
(bloodyelbow.com)
Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed that he is yet to get a call regarding his next fight, but that he expects it will be the winner of the Cerrone vs. Miller main event on July 16.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 2:28PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Trainer: 'I would never in a million years develop that new style' for BJ Penn
(mmamania.com)
Jason Parillo says he's not the one to blame for "The Prodigy's" revamped stance and fight strategy against Frankie Edgar.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 12:18PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
One FC to Introduce $50K ‘One Warrior Bonus’ to Standout Performers
(sherdog.com)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- One FC “War of Dragons” is set for the NTU Sports Arena Friday and on Wednesday the organization’s CEO Victor Cui announced he would be implementing a bonus scheme which is effective immediately.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 12:14PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
Ronda Rousey broke hand vs. Alexis Davis at UFC 175
(mmajunkie.com)
Ronda Rousey put on her most dominant performance yet – and that might be saying something – against Alexis Davis this past Saturday night.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 12:13PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mousasi not aware that UFC 176 was canceled
(bloodyelbow.com)
Gegard Mousasi was not pleased to find out about the UFC 176 cancellation through social media.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 12:11PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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