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UFC Faces New Set of Battles
The women's bantamweight title bout continued the fast-paced Ultimate Fighting Championship's return to form after an injury-riddled 2014 that saw bad news on the revenue and credit rating fronts. Now, the once high-flying UFC is trying hard to put last year behind it. "It put in a level of volatility to our business that we've never seen. To be honest with you, it was kind of an outlier year. We've had injuries we've had to deal with, but nothing to that magnitude," UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta told CNBC...
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 11:05PM by NE-1 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Middleweight champ David Branch headlines WSOF 20 in light heavyweight bout against Ronny Markes
David Branch is going for his second World Series of Fighting belt. Fresh off his first middleweight title defense, Branch has decided to move up to 205 pounds and take on Ronny Markes as part of the promotion’s light heavyweight tournament. WSOF president Ray Sefo confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on Wednesday. Branch vs. Markes will headline WSOF 20 in Mashantucket, Connecticut, on April 10. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 9:16PM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
'The Ultimate Fighter 22' tryouts slated for lightweights, welterweights on March 29
After 10 years in the game, The Ultimate Fighter continues to march on. Tryouts for the twenty-second American season of UFC's flagship reality show are slated to be held on Sunday, March 29 at the Palace Station in Las Vegas, NV, the UFC announced Wednesday. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 8:15PM by Wez - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
L.C. Davis vs. Hideo Tokoro added to Bellator 135, full fight card announced
The full card for Bellator 135 is set. L.C. Davis will meet Hideo Tokoro in a matchup of MMA veterans on the event's prelims, Bellator announced Wednesday. Also on the prelims is top Roufusport prospect Emmanuel Sanchez, who meets Alejando Villalobos.
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 7:48PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC champ Ronda Rousey 'wouldn't stand a chance' fighting ex-Dallas Cowboy wide receiver
Football players fighting women? Probably not the best thing to be talking about considering what went down with Ray Rice last September (even though it doesn't intimidate "Rowdy").
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 10:29AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
After Reebok snub, UFC officials promise to promote Carla Esparza as champ
UFC women’s strawweight champ Carla Esparza is feeling a lot better after speaking out about a perceived lack of attention from her promoter.
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 10:23AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Melbourne debut confirmed for November with UFC 193
As expected, the UFC will expand its Australian presence with its first Melbourne event later this year.
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 10:21AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dillashaw 'could definitely' drop to flyweight for Johnson – $2 million or not
MONTREAL – UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has said he’ll only move up in weight to face bantamweight titleholder T.J. Dillashaw for a firm price tag of $2 million.
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 10:20AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Triumph United founder explains his side of 'King Mo' dustup
The founder of MMA apparel company Triumph United is challenging Muhammed Lawal to a kickboxing match to settle the score after the two nearly came to blows this past week at a casino.
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 10:15AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Kelvin Gastelum, Efrain Escudero named head coaches of 'TUF: Latin America 2'
The second season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” has its coaches, and they’re no strangers to the UFC’s long-running reality show. “TUF 17? winner Kelvin Gastelum (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and “TUF 8? champion Efrain Escudero (23-9 MMA, 4-5 UFC) will head their respective squads on the show, which begins filming later this month, officials today announced. The show will forego the usual post-series coach-vs.-coach fight since the fighters are two weight classes apart. “TUF: Latin America 2? debuts in August, and Mexico will host the show’s live finale later this year. The show is televised in Mexico and throughout Latin America, and it streams on UFC Fight Pass in North America. “TUF: Latin America 2? features lightweight and welterweight hopefuls from Mexico and other Latin American countries, though the cast hasn’t yet been revealed.
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 8:43AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator middleweight champ Brandon Halsey meets Kendall Grove at Bellator 137 on May 15
Bellator MMA middleweight champion Brandon Halsey (8-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) will look to defend his title for the first time when he meets Kendall Grove (21-14 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) at Bellator 137. Bellator officials today announced the pairing, which serves as the main event of Bellator 137 on May 15 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. The evening’s main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 8:41AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Derrick Lewis vs. Shawn Jordan, Brian Ebersole vs. Alan Jouban added to UFC Fight Night 68
The UFC’s return to New Orleans will feature a few more native Louisianans, with heavyweight Derrick Lewis (12-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Shawn Jordan (17-6 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and welterweights Brian Ebersole (51-16 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Alan Jouban (11-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC). UFC officials today confirmed the matchups after an initial report from NOLA.com. With the additions to the card, UFC Fight Night 68 now includes: Ryan Bader vs. Daniel Cormier Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell Derrick Lewis vs. Shawn Jordan Brian Ebersole vs. Alan Jouban
Submitted Mar 4, 2015 8:39AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Thiago Silva vs. Matt Hamill now WSOF 19 co-main event with Vinny Magalhaes sidelined
World Series of Fighting is making some changes. Thiago Silva will take on Matt Hamill in a rematch that will act as the WSOF 19 co-headliner March 28 in Phoenix, WSOF president Ray Sefo told MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on Tuesday. The bout will be a semifinal in the WSOF light heavyweight title tournament. Vinny Magalhaes was initially supposed to face Hamill at World Series of Fighting 20 on April 10, but according to WSOF there are issues with his contract.
Submitted Mar 3, 2015 11:05PM by Wez - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Cro Cop never trained ‘with complete MMA fighters'
Mirko Cro Cop was involved in some of the most memorable bouts in MMA history, fights against Josh Barnett, Igor Vovchanchyn or Fedor Emelianenko. Yet, the Croatian kickboxing specialist has never really trained with a 'complete' MMA fighter.
Submitted Mar 3, 2015 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
Bowles among eight fighters released from the UFC
Former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles highlights the list of recent UFC cuts.
Submitted Mar 3, 2015 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC champ Ronda Rousey's mom zings potential opponent 'Cyborg' Justino
Try to pick a fight with one Rousey, and it appears the rest of the clan is ready to jump in.
Submitted Mar 3, 2015 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Longtime site coordinator Burt Watson confirms exit from UFC
One of the UFC’s most recognizable names (and bellowing voices) has confirmed his exit from the promotion.
Submitted Mar 3, 2015 11:10AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kyle Noke gets home fight, meets Andreas Stahl at UFC Fight Night 65
Australian Kyle Noke (20-7-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will fight in his home country when he meets Swedish welterweight Andreas Stahl (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 65. UFC officials today announced the bout. UFC Fight Night 65 takes place May 10 (but streams live in North America on May 9 due to the time difference) at Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. The event streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 3, 2015 9:06AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Norman Parke pens open letter to Joe Lauzon challenging him to fight at UFC on FOX 15
There's traditional ways to call out an opponent, then there's the Norman Parke way.
Submitted Mar 3, 2015 12:19AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jon Jones: I believe I have the skill set to beat Cain Velasquez at heavyweight
Before you completely start discounting "Bones," check out the reasoning behind his claim by diving in below.
Submitted Mar 3, 2015 12:16AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
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