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Chael Sonnen talks Conor McGregor and Raphael Assuncao's contrasting ability to sell fights
Surprise! Chael Sonnen thinks Conor McGregor is good at self promotion, and Raphael Assuncao isn't.
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 11:48PM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Walt Harris Replaces Daniel Omielanczuk, Faces Soa Palelei at UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney
With Daniel Omielanczuk forced out of UFC Fight Night 55 due to a broken thumb, Combat Press has confirmed with sources close to the situation that Harris will step in against Soa Palelei on Nov 8. in Sydney, Australia.
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 8:00PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Stipe Miocic: Once I beat Junior dos Santos, I should get a shot at the UFC heavyweight title
So, how does Stipe Miocic vs. the winner of Cain Velasqez vs. Fabricio Werdum sound?
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 4:48PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ian McCall to John Lineker: 'I'm going to beat you, and it's not going to be that hard’
There aren’t any easy fights in the UFC, but Ian McCall believes his UFC Fight Night 56 matchup with John Lineker is about as close as he’ll ever get to a freebie.
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 4:45PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 181 broadcast plans set, Faber-Rivera takes featured prelim role
The broadcast plans for December’s UFC 181 lineup are now complete, and Travis Browne (16-2-1 MMA, 7-2-1 UFC) vs. Brendan Schaub (10-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC), Holly Holm (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Raquel Pennington (4-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Tony Ferguson (16-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) vs. Abel Trujillo (12-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) join the night’s two championship fights on the pay-per-view broadcast main card (10 p.m. ET).
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 4:44PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva believes PED users should be banned from MMA, then praises Vitor Belfort as best UFC middleweight
Former Ultimate fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva broke his leg last December and was forced to ride the pine for all of 2014. In his absence, a lot has changed in the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's 185-pound weight class.
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 1:54PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
After first-ever bone break, Mike Pierce ready for UFC return ‘as soon as possible’
Mike Pierce is in the midst of a career-long layoff, but now healthy, the UFC veteran wants to compete as soon as possible.
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 1:50PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Martin Kampmann still only 'semi-retired'
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Martin Kampmann -- who hasn't been seen since back-to-back knockout losses to Johny Hendricks and Carlos Condit -- is enjoying his extended leave of absence and resting his brain after 10 long years as an active mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. "The Hitman" (via MMA Fighting) hasn't ruled out an eventual return, but sounds like he's settling into his new role as coach at Team Alpha Male, picking up where Duane Ludwig left off.
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Reminder: 'Countdown to UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2' debuts tonight on FOX Sports 1
As a reminder, the UFC’s traditional pre-event show returns tonight with the debut of “Countdown to UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2? on FOX Sports 1.
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
After matchup approval delays, Swedish MMA Federation seeks to clarify, improve process
While Sweden has become an annual destination for the UFC, the promotion’s most recent visit to the Scandinavian nation didn’t come without a little hurdle with the governing commission. Swedish MMA Federation officials hope to change that moving forward.
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 11:16AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Bellator MMA at Monster Energy Cup results: Charles breaks hand, edges Wilson
LAS VEGAS – In a battle of massive heavyweights, short-notice replacement Dan Charles (9-2 MMA, 2-1 BMMA), who took the fight on one week’s notice, earned a split-decision win over James Wilson (3-2 MMA, 0-1 BMMA).
Submitted Oct 18, 2014 9:49PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Life after fighting scares Ronda Rousey more than anything else
Ronda Rousey has been a part of athletic competition for almost her entire life. Raised as the daughter of a judo world champion, Rousey followed her mom's lead getting involved in martial arts at an early age.
Submitted Oct 18, 2014 7:21PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rich Franklin: If I have to hand my city over, I'm going to give it to Matt Brown
When the UFC returned to Cincinnati in May, hometown hero Rich Franklin was nowhere to be found on the card. Franklin, who hails from the Queen City, put Cincinnati on the map in regards to MMA in the UFC.
Submitted Oct 18, 2014 7:20PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Holly Holm explains why it was 'easy to be done with boxing'
Holly Holm women's boxing most decorated competitors, a multi-time world champion. But from here in on, she's a mixed martial artist through and through.
Submitted Oct 18, 2014 6:52PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva calls Vitor Belfort ‘the most complete fighter’ in the UFC middleweight division
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Anderson Silva has fought the who's who of the middleweight division, and he believes one of his former opponents might be the one to dethrone current UFC 185-pound champion Chris Weidman.
Submitted Oct 18, 2014 6:51PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Scott Coker says changes coming to Bellator in 2015
It doesn't quite seem like it, but it's been four months since Scott Coker took over from Bjorn Rebney as the CEO of Bellator MMA. With one exception, changes when watching Bellator aren't that evident. But the feeling is there will be a different look come the new year.
Submitted Oct 18, 2014 6:51PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Ahead of flyweight debut, Chico Camus returns to Wisconsin's Roufusport MMA Academy
As he prepares to face Brad Pickett at next month’s UFC Fight Night 57 event, Chico Camus has returned to Roufusport MMA Academy, home of UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis and ONE FC welterweight kingpin Ben Askren, among others.
Submitted Oct 18, 2014 6:44PM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brandon Vera to face Igor Subora at One FC: Warriors way in Manila
UFC veteran Brandon Vera is set to return on Dec. 5, when he takes on URCC heavyweight champion Igor Subora at ONE FC: Warriors Way, which is set for the MOA Arena in Manila.
Submitted Oct 18, 2014 4:37PM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Daniel Omielanczuk out at UFC Fight Night 55, Soa Palelei needs new opponent
A broken thumb has forced heavyweight Daniel Omielanczuk (16-4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) out of a planned matchup with Soa Palelei (21-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at next month’s UFC Fight Night 55 event in Australia.
Submitted Oct 18, 2014 4:32PM by xdanish020 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
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