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Report: Ali Bagautinov banned from International Sambo Federation after failed drug test
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
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
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
Eddie Alvarez wants to fight Brooks, not Chandler
Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez sets the record straight regarding the contract conditions on opponent choice for his next fight.
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:07PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC Just Signed A Guy With The Most Padded Record We’ve Ever Seen
Twenty-six-year-old Californian Lightweight Dashon “Fly Boy” Johnson (9-0) has been signed by the UFC to take on fellow newcomer Jake Matthews (4-0) on June 28th at UFC Fight Night 43 in Aukland, New Zealand. Both guys come in with perfect records, but once I started looking at just who Johnson had fought, and what their records were, I was quite surprised at what I found.
Submitted May 22, 2014 4:14AM by jjeans - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Manager: Khabib Nurmagomedov wants winner of Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller
Fresh off a dominant victory over his first top-10 ranked foe, Khabib Nurmagomedov is already eyeing his next victim.
Submitted May 22, 2014 1:08AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Francimar Barroso out, Roger Narvaez steps in to fight Patrick Cummins at UFC Fight Night 42
Light heavyweight prospect Patrick Cummins will take on UFC newcomer Roger Narvaez at UFC Fight Night 42, after Cummins' initial opponent Francimar Barroso was forced to withdraw from the contest late last week.
Submitted May 22, 2014 1:07AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC waiting for Conor McGregor vs. Cole Miller result before booking Dustin Poirier's next fight
The UFC is electing to wait for the result of July's Conor McGregor vs. Cole Miller grudge match before booking the next fight for top-10 featherweight contender Dustin Poirier, according to a report by MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight.
Submitted May 22, 2014 1:06AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans comments on fallout between Kenny Monday and the Blackzilians
Olympic wrestling medalist Kenny Monday and the Blackzilians have parted ways.
Submitted May 22, 2014 1:06AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
Ian McCall: Team Alpha Male can't beat Brazilians like Renan Barao
The camp is, after all, 0-4 versus Team Nova Uniao in championship fights.
Submitted May 22, 2014 1:04AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cage Warriors signs terrestrial TV deal in England
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship officials today announced the promotion has reached a terrestrial TV deal with Brits broadcaster Channel 4.
Submitted May 22, 2014 1:00AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Dana White: If Nick Diaz wants Matt Brown, we can do that fight
While one Diaz brother has been gunning for a shot at Matt Brown, UFC President Dana White today revealed it’s the other one that has a chance at the booking.
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:59AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Calf Injury Knocks Pat Curran Out of June 6 Title Defense at Bellator 121
Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran will not defend his title as expected next month. Bellator officials Wednesday announced that Curran sustained a severe right calf strain in training and has been forced to withdraw from a planned rematch with Patricio Freire at Bellator 121. “I’ve been training incredibly hard for this fight by pushing myself to my absolute limits in training,” Curran stated in a release. “Unfortunately, during some conditioning drills, I suffered a bad calf strain that has halted my training for one of the biggest fights of my career. I have my sights set on getting back into the cage as soon as possible, with July in mind, but I want to be 100 percent healthy heading into that cage to smash ‘Pitbull.’”
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:55AM by JoeWarren33 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Sergei Kharitonov injured, out of Glory 17 main event with Mirko Cro Cop
News on the main event of Glory 17, as Sergei Kharitonov is out. Get all the details, including the surprising rumored replacement, and more.
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:54AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Jake Shields Injured, Out of WSOF 11 Welterweight Matchup with Jon Fitch
The fight card for WSOF 11 has been altered again, as an injury to Jake Shields has forced the welterweight to withdraw from his planned clash with Jon Fitch. Sherdog.com on Wednesday confirmed the news with World Series of Fighting officials following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. Shields stepped in earlier this month after the promotion’s original plan to pair Fitch against champion Rousimar Palhares fell through. WSOF 11 takes place July 5 at a to-be-announced location and is headlined by a lightweight title confrontation between Justin Gaethje and Nick Newell. The evening’s main card airs live on NBC Sports, though it is currently unknown if Fitch will remain on the bill.
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:53AM by JoeWarren33 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Lombard vs. Kim targeted for UFN China card
The UFC is looking to book a big welterweight bout for Hector Lombard, but it's not the one he's been angling for.
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:53AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
‘Big’ John McCarthy to Referee UFC on Fox 12, UFC 176 Main Events in California
When the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to California this summer, veteran referee John McCarthy will referee both of the promotion’s main events.
Submitted May 21, 2014 8:30PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator champ Eduardo Dantas challenges Joe Warren to random drug test
Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas called interim titleholder Joe Warren “delirious” to think he’s afraid of a fight.
Submitted May 21, 2014 8:24PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Ben Askren considering retirement after One FC deal, says he is going to ‘try and do it the right way’
Former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren is pondering a potential retirement after he completes his One FC deal.
Submitted May 21, 2014 8:22PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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