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Rafael dos Anjos Still Recovering from Torn MCL, Wants to Defend Title in December
Rafael dos Anjos Still Recovering from Torn MCL, Wants to Defend Title in December.
Submitted May 28, 2015 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Featherweight prospects Hakeem Dawodu, Chuka Willis meet at next week's WSOF 21
Next month’s WSOF return to Canada, which features a pair of title fights, has rounded out the lineup with a revised bout and a new featherweight contest.
Submitted May 28, 2015 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Sterritt vs. Brennan Ward added to July's Bellator 140 in Connecticut
Bellator’s return to Connecticut this summer has another fight added to the lineup.
Submitted May 28, 2015 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Matt Brown wants winner of Saturday's bout between Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves
When Thiago Alves and Carlos Condit step into the cage at UFC Fight Night 67, fellow welterweight Matt Brown will be watching with great interest.
Submitted May 28, 2015 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Johnson declined Cerrone at UFC 187; now wants 'Cowboy' in 'real' title eliminator
Michael Johnson said he was the first man offered to replace injured Khabib Nurmagomedov against Donald Cerrone at UFC 187. John Makdessi ultimately filled in, but Johnson said he regrets declining the opportunity.
Submitted May 28, 2015 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Aljamain Sterling to undergo hernia surgery, sidelined for four to six weeks
Aljamain Sterling has emerged as one of the brightest prospects in the UFC with three victories to start his octagon career, but fans may have to wait a bit to see him return to the cage.
Submitted May 28, 2015 11:15AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF 18 winner Julianna Pena interested in a fight with Cat Zingano
A potential fight between recent bantamweight contenders Sara McMann and Cat Zingano isn't likely to happen. Not in July, anyway. According to a report on UFC Tonight on Wednesday, Zingano won't be ready by July 15, which was the date the UFC was hoping to stage a fight between her and the former Olympic wrestler, McMann.
Submitted May 28, 2015 9:45AM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 187 medical suspensions: Cormier, Johnson, Weidman, Belfort all get shelf time
ufc 187 medical suspensions: cormier, johnson, weidman, belfort all get shelf time
UFC 187 medical suspensions: Cormier, Johnson, Weidman, Belfort all get shelf time.
Submitted May 27, 2015 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC 187 salaries: Weidman, Johnson ($500,000 each) top $2.452 million payroll
Title fighters Chris Weidman and Anthony Johnson were the top earners this past weekend at UFC 187, each making a half-million dollars, but for different results.
Submitted May 27, 2015 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gegard Mousasi wants Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 78 in Japan
For UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi, it’s the matchup that makes perfect sense.
Submitted May 27, 2015 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shattered One Sunday, Near Death (Matt Grice story)
A sprawling, hard blue Oklahoma sky served as a nice tableau for a Sunday outing. It was one of those days when the billowy white clouds seemed to radiate calm. They did for Caroline Grice. About the only obstacle she had was wading through the labyrinth of her daughters’ toys and the nagging questions that kept bounding inside her head: “Where is he? What’s taking him so long?” She hid her mounting agitation from the girls. She knew by now the fine line to walk, especially when her husband, Matt Grice, was in training mode for a fight. How cagey he could get as the date neared. Anxiety grew. It was taking too long. This delay from the gym was a little unusual. Grice knew he had to be back at a certain time, so the family could visit his mother and enjoy the afternoon. Caroline even remembers expressing to the kids, “Damn, your dad is taking a long time. What is he doing?” That is when the call came from his father. Out spilled five words no one wants to hear: “Matt was in an accident.” The words that followed -- “and he’s in pretty bad shape” -- were even more concerning. Phrases like that freeze you. They throw you into a surreal, spinning world where a different reality is happening, a reality that is hard to grasp; and just like that, a perfect Sunday is shattered, and the world Grice, Caroline and their daughters had would never be the same. On Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, Grice and some friends were sitting in a white Jeep Wrangler at a red light when they were plowed from behind by a driver going 65 miles per hour. The accident was near-fatal, reducing Grice, a man who thought of himself as invincible, to a man who was suddenly dependent on others to shuffle his feet and cut his food. “Matt had two jobs; he would train for his fights, and he was a police officer in Oklahoma City, so he was a busy man and he had to go back to work that Sunday night,” Caroline said, “but before he did, we wanted to spend some time together with his family. I remember going into the girls’ bedroom, pacing back and forth, and I honestly used to leave Matt alone when he was training for a fight. Then I get this call telling me what happened. We live in a small town, and the calls started trickling in; and then you start to hear more details, like the car was completely smashed and they had to rip the Jeep apart to get Matt out before it blew up. I know what you're thinking, but it's actually well-written for a Sherdog article since Santoliquito wrote it.
Submitted May 26, 2015 5:21PM by Kpro - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
WSOF 22 stacks deck vs. UFC 190 with championship triple-header, flyweight title
With the UFC heading to Brazil on Aug. 1 with Ronda Rousey vs. undefeated contender Bethe Correia, officials from fellow Las Vegas-based MMA promotion WSOF have elected to go head-to-head with their most auspicious card to date.
Submitted May 26, 2015 2:29PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Paddy Holohan vs. Vaughan Lee added to UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland
A flyweight bout between Paddy Holohan and Vaughan Lee is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 72’s lineup.
Submitted May 26, 2015 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hacran Dias announces UFC Fight Night 70 bout with Chas Skelly
Featherweights Hacran Dias and Chas Skelly will meet in June at UFC Fight Night 70 in Florida.
Submitted May 26, 2015 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 72: Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites, Ross Pearson vs. Evan Dunham
The UFC’s debut event in Scotland, UFC Fight Night 72, now has its main event and co-main event.
Submitted May 25, 2015 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Patrick Cummins vs. Rafael Cavalcante slated for UFC 190 in Brazil
A light-heavyweight bout between Patrick Cummins and Rafael Cavalcante is the latest addition to UFC 190.
Submitted May 25, 2015 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Donald Cerrone to fight Rafael dos Anjos for UFC lightweight title
Donald Cerrone is indeed Rafael dos Anjos' next title challenger at 155 pounds, according to UFC president Dana White.
Submitted May 25, 2015 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
B.J. Penn to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame
During the UFC 187 preliminary card broadcast on Fox Sports 1, the fourth and final announcement for this year's UFC Hall of Fame. B.J. Penn (16-10-2) will enter the revamped HOF under the Modern wing, reserved for fighters who made their after UFC 28 (11/17/2000), when the Unified Rules of MMA were used.
Submitted May 24, 2015 8:14PM by telnights - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Daniel Cormier, Ryan Bader get into post-fight press conference confrontation
LAS VEGAS -- The UFC 187 post-fight press conference was supposed to be Daniel Cormier's victory lap, his chance to parade in front of the media with his newly won UFC light heavyweight title belt and talk about his victory over Anthony Johnson.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:18PM by tildengolfer - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Andrei Arlovski Says He ‘Almost Quit’ During UFC 187 Slugfest with Travis Browne
Former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski went toe-to-toe with Travis Browne at UFC 187 and produced a fight for the ages, one of the best slugfests the Octagon has ever seen. But it almost didn’t unfold the way it did. Arlovski, who held the UFC heavyweight title almost a decade ago, had to dig deeper than he ever had before in order to score a sensational knockout. The “Pit Bull” badly rocked Browne early in the first round, couldn’t finish him, and then rocked him again -- and again, and again.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:11PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
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