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Melendez/Nurmagomedov scrapped from UFC 170
Lightweights Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov will not be fighting at UFC 170 this February.
Chris Weidman opens as 2-to-1 favorite over Vitor Belfort in UFC title defense
After back-to-back stints as a betting underdog, Chris Weidman is again a favorite.
UFC Fight Night 34 weigh-in results: Fighters on weight in Singapore
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 9 a.m. ET) -Tarec Saffiedine (170) vs. Hyun Gyu Lim (171) -Tatsuya Kawajiri (145) vs. Sean Soriano (145) -Luiz Dutra (171) vs. Kiichi Kunimoto (171) -Kyung Ho Kang (136) vs. Shunichi Shimizu (135) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 a.m. ET) -Will Chope (146) vs. Max Holloway (146) -Katsunori Kikuno (156) vs. Quinn Mulhern (155) -David Galera (136) vs. Royston Wee (134) -Tae Hyun Bang (156) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (155) -Dustin Kimura (135) vs. Jon Delos Reyes (135) -Russell Doane (135) vs. Leandro Issa (136)
Cung Le plans 2014 return, eyes Michael Bisping, Wanderlei Silva
SINGAPORE – Cung Le turns 42 years old this year, but he’s not done fighting. In fact, not only does he see himself returning to the octagon in 2014, but the San Shou expert believes he’ll likely fulfill the three fights left on his current UFC deal.
Dong Hyun Kim vs John Hathaway headlines TUF: China Finale
UFC welterweights Dong Hyun Kim and John Hathaway set to headline the TUF: China Finale on March 1st in Macau.
Glory 14 Zagreb: Nieky Holzken to fight in Welterweight World Title fight March 8
Kickboxing company Glory has already announced that their next card will be held in March, with Glory 14 taking place in Zagreb, Croatia on March 8. Glory 14 will once again air on Spike TV. We already know the main event - Remy Bonjasky vs. Mirko Cro Cop in a battle of two all time greats from the Heavyweight kickboxing ranks. Now, a few more details on the card have been announced.
UFC officials encouraged by early response to Fight Pass digital network
SINGAPORE – The UFC’s new digital network, UFC Fight Pass, features its first live event on Saturday with “UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim,” which streams on the new platform from Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center.
UFC Veteran, 15-Year Pro Din Thomas Retires at 37
UFC veteran Din Thomas has retired after 15 years of mixed martial arts competition.
Jorge Patino vs. Luis Palomino slated for WSOF 8 in Miami
Jorge Patino vs. Jose Landi-Jons is signed for the World Series of Fighting’s first trip to Brazil in 2014, but "Macaco" has another bout before he faces his long-time rival. WSOF’s executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz told MMAFighting.com that Patino is set to make his promotional debut on Jan. 18 in Miami, Fla., when he takes on Luis Palomino.
Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort UFC title fight will take place in Las Vegas
Once the dust settled from Chris Weidman‘s first defense of the UFC middleweight title – and the shock wore off a little over what happened to Anderson Silva‘s leg – the questions started about where his next defense would take place. The opponent had been known – UFC President Dana White had already said the white-hot Vitor Belfort would be next in line for the Weidman-Silva winner after UFC 168, which took place this past Saturday in Las Vegas...
Felipe Arantes vs. Maximo Blanco added to February’s UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil
The UFC’s February return to Brazil continues to build with the addition of another fight between countrymen.
Top 15 Brazilian MMA prospects to watch for in 2014
Don’t be surprised if you see some new Brazilian faces in major mixed martial arts promotions next year. Some Brazilian talents had that chance in 2013, and did the best with it, like UFC fighters Antonio Braga Neto, Alan Patrick, Adriano Martins, Kevin Souza and Lucas Martins, or Resurrection Fighting Alliance’s Raoni Barcelos, Bellator featherweight Goiti Yamauchi and Legacy FC's Thomas de Almeida.
Menjivar Vs. Hioki Booked For TUF 'China' Finale
Ivan Menjivar will be packing on a few pounds and moving back up to featherweight to challenge Hatsu Hioki at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) China live finale on March 1, 2014, from the Cotai Arena in Macao, China.
Georges St. Pierre: UFC took my championship belt and left without telling me
Inspector Clouseau and Sergeant Deux-Deux star in the case of the championship caper!
UFC Asian Expansion plans: 5-7 shows for 2014, China on 2015, TUF South East Asia
Mark Fischer reveals that the UFC targets 5 to 7 shows in Asia on 2014, along with other future plans including how they plan on breaking into Mainland China on 2015, and a possible TUF South East Asia.
Johnson asks UFC for Diaz fight
Nate Diaz is in Michael Johnson's sights according to his most recent Twitter post.
Zingano unhappy about McMann fight, offers to fight Rousey with torn ACL
Less than a week after reaffirming that Cat Zingano was still the number one contender for Ronda Rousey's belt the UFC have announced that Rousey will be making a quick turnaround to face Sara McMann and it looks like Zingano is none to pleased.
Bellator tourney finalist Brent Weedman retires
Brent Weedman, who competed in five Bellator MMA tournaments, has retired from the sport, his management team today announced. The 29-year-old Kentucky native concludes his eight-year pro career with a 22-9-1 record, including an 8-4 mark in Bellator, where he’s fought exclusively since early 2010. Nineteen of his 22 career wins came via stoppage.
Charlie Brenneman returns to UFC to fight Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 35
Charlie Brenneman was released from the UFC in 2012 after going 4-4 inside of the octagon. Now, after more than a year out of the top promotion in mixed martial arts, Brenneman received the call to return to the UFC on short notice.
New main event signed for World Series of Fighting 8
An injury has forced World Series of Fighting to change its main event on Jan. 18. Justin Gaethje will now face Richard Patishnock for the inaugural WSOF lightweight title after Lewis Gonzalez suffered an injury.
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