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Felice Herrig: Paige VanZant would've lost in first round of 'TUF 20'
It turned out that Paige VanZant was too young to compete on “The Ultimate Fighter 20,” but Felice Herrig thinks she wouldn’t have made it far anyway.
Submitted Apr 15, 2015 1:59AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Francisco Rivera vs. Alex Caceres added to UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans
A bantamweight bout between Francisco Rivera (10-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and Alex Caceres (10-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) in the latest addition to June’s UFC Fight Night 68 event in Louisiana.
Submitted Apr 15, 2015 1:58AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dillashaw vs. Barao 2, Pettis vs. Jury, Tate vs. Eye set for UFC on Fox 16
As announced on America’s Pregame on FOX Sports 1 Tuesday afternoon, the TJ Dillashaw (11-2) vs. Renan Barao (33-2, 1 NC) rematch will be rescheduled for the third time when the UFC returns to Chicago for UFC on FOX 16. The UFC Bantamweight Championship rematch will take place at the United Center on July 25. Also announced in the same segment, former UFC Lightweight Champion, Anthony Pettis, will take on Myles Jury, and Miesha Tate will face Jessica Eye. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 6:28PM by Wez - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator inks featherweight standout Gleristone 'Toninho Furia' Santos
Bellator MMA’s featherweight division has a new and notable addition. Gleristone Santos (27-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has signed an exclusive multi-fight deal with the promotion. Officials today announced the signing following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. “Toninho Furia” had been considered one of the 145-pound division’s top unsigned talents.
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 3:50PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Titan FC signs prospect Hawes, veteran Cavalcante for Montreal debut
Titan FC has added a highly-regarded prospect and a fan-favorite veteran to its growing roster. According to CEO Jeff Aronson, the promotion recently inked Philip Hawes (3-0) and JZ Cavalcante (19-8) to six-fight contracts. Both fighters are expected to make their respective debuts at Titan FC 34 on a yet-to-be determined date in June in Montreal.
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 3:47PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Joanne Calderwood hints at personal turmoil in message to fans
After suffering a shocking upset loss at UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2, Joanne Calderwood is confirming rumors that she's been going through some problems in her personal life leading up to this bout.
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 11:36AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hector Lombard, Ali Bagautinov removed from UFC rankings
It appears that suspended welterweight Hector Lombard has been removed from the UFC rankings, yet Anderson Silva is still a part of them.
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva asks to compete at the 2016 Olympics
Former UFC champion Anderson Silva is seriously considering competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Diaz being 'strong-armed' into Brown fight
Nate Diaz says his UFC 189 date against Matt Brown was effectively decided without his consent, and he isn't pleased about the slight.
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fresh off UFC win, Moraes competes at Copa Podio
Sergio Moraes, who won his third straight in the UFC with a decision over Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 64, will face Leandro Lo at the Copa Podio event in May.
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 136 Salaries: Lightweight Champ Will Brooks Earns $72K for Title Defense
Bellator 136 Salaries: Lightweight Champ Will Brooks Earns $72K for Title Defense.
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Bellator 136 Medicals: Rafael Carvalho Facing 6 Months for Possible Fractured Jaw
Bellator 136 Medicals: Rafael Carvalho Facing 6 Months for Possible Fractured Jaw.
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC on FOX 15's Cub Swanson not ruling out eventual move to lightweight
It’s a difficult task for UFC matchmakers to determine who’s left for Cub Swanson to fight after the featherweight’s many years in the now-defunct WEC and UFC.
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Alan Omer vs. Mike Wilkinson added to UFC Fight Night 69 in Germany
A featherweight bout between Alan Omer (18-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Mike Wilkinson (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 69 in Germany.
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
New official UFC 186 lineup set following Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson's removal
Like so many other UFC cards in the past few years, UFC 186 has taken its fair share of hits. UFC 186 takes place April 25 at Bell Centre in Montreal. The five-fight main card airs on pay-per-view following a four-fight prelim broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and three prelims on UFC Fight Pass. It is the UFC’s first visit to Montreal since UFC 158 in March 2013. MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – for flyweight title Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway Steve Bosse vs. Fabio Maldonado Shane Campbell vs. John Makdessi Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman Bryan Barberena vs. Chad Laprise Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET) Chris Clements vs. Nordine Taleb Valerie Letourneau vs. Jessica Rakoczy Aisling Daly vs. Randa Markos
Submitted Apr 14, 2015 7:25AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, UFC
Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson 2 rebooked for Bellator 138 in June
Bobby Lashley will get another chance to avenge his last loss. The former WWE star was supposed to meet James Thompson at Bellator 134 in February, but Thompson pulled out due to injury. The fight has been rebooked for Bellator 138 on June 19 in St. Louis, Bellator officials confirmed with MMAFighting.com. The Denver Post originally broke the news.
Submitted Apr 13, 2015 11:12AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Scott Jorgensen returns to 135, meets Manny Gamburyan at UFC Fight Night 72
After a 1-3 run in the UFC’s flyweight division, Scott Jorgensen is heading back north to bantamweight. Jorgensen (15-10 MMA, 4-6 UFC) has booked a fight in his former division against Manny Gamburyan (14-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 72 in July. UFC officials announced the new contest today. UFC Fight Night 72 takes place July 15 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. While full broadcast plans have not been announced, the main card is likely to air on FOX Sports 1. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Apr 13, 2015 9:41AM by Wez - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Did a Twitter blowup just set up a potential Joe Schilling vs. Phil Baroni fight?
Joe Schilling was explicitly upset with his loss to Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 136 on Friday (via ).
Submitted Apr 12, 2015 8:02PM by JLS1980 - 10 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC rankings: Fighters facing extended disciplinary suspensions no longer eligible for Top 15
Not only will disciplinary suspensions keep penalized fighters out of action for an extended period of time, but soon it will also keep them from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings, too. Take note, Mr. Silva. That's according to the Fight Metric team, who informed all members of the voting panel that moving forward, fighters who have been handed down suspensions of nine months or longer for their transgressions -- like Hector Lombard -- will no longer be allowed to be part in the official rankings.
Submitted Apr 12, 2015 2:16PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Metamoris explains why they aren't signing women
Through nearly six events, Metamoris has only staged one match between women. Metamoris President Ralek Gracie explains why.
Submitted Apr 12, 2015 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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