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Jens Pulver-Fransino Tirta Announced for One FC ‘Odyssey of Champions’ on Feb. 15
(sherdog.com)
Jens Pulver-Fransino Tirta Announced for One FC ‘Odyssey of Champions’ on Feb. 15.
Submitted Dec 11, 2014 10:34AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
As UFC title shot awaits, Rose Namajunas relying on lessons from fiance Pat Barry
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC heavyweight Pat Barry has no trouble recalling the first time he realized that his fiancee, Rose Namajunas, might be a special fighter.
Submitted Dec 11, 2014 10:30AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dolce: Velasquez not fighting at optimal weight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Popular nutrition and conditioning coach, Mike Dolce discusses 'bro-science', the business offer he says George Lockhart made him, optimal body fat percentages for fighters, Cris Cyborg and impending fatherhood.
Submitted Dec 11, 2014 10:26AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McKenzie to fight on M-1/ACB show next week
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC veteran Cody McKenzie is officially set to face Daniel Swain on co-promoted M-1 Challenge & ACB 12 show on December 17.
Submitted Dec 11, 2014 10:25AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Antonio dos Santos Jr. replaces Dan Miller at UFC Fight Night 5
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC newcomer Antonio dos Santos Jr. (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced Dan Miller (14-7 MMA, 6–6 UFC) and fights fellow middleweight Daniel Sarafian (8-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) next week at UFC Fight Night 58.
Submitted Dec 11, 2014 10:22AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas set for strawweight title headliner at TUF 20 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
With the completion of the regular broadcast season of the 20th installment of “The Ultimate Fighter,” the lineup for Friday’s TUF 20 Finale is complete.
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 11:45PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
TUF 20 Finale's Charles Oliveira promises no weight issues for Stephens
(mmajunkie.com)
As much of a spin as anyone wants to put on it, there’s really no sugarcoating what happened to Charles Oliveira the last time he had a UFC fight booked. Oliveira badly missed weight for a fight against Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 50 in September. The struggle with the scale was owed to him being sick, and ultimately he wasn’t deemed well enough to fight the next night.
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 7:04PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite Team Alpha Male coaching gig, Martin Kampmann 'for sure' still misses fighting
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC veteran Martin Kampmann would still rather be the one in the cage, but he said his new gig as Team Alpha Male’s head coach is undoubtedly helping.
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 7:02PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator MMA President Scott Coker: We're bringing 'the fringe fans back'
(mmajunkie.com)
All you former and fringe MMA fans who may have seen your love for the sport subside over the years? You’re on Scott Coker’s wish list. Coker, who’s still in his first year as Bellator MMA’s president, recently wrapped up his biggest event for the company. He thinks it served as proof that the promotion’s strategy in 2015 needs to focus on winning back fans who may have drifted away from the sport.
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 7:02PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Report: Rony Jason out, Tom Niinimaki meets Renato Carneiro at UFC Fight Night 58
(mmajunkie.com)
A fan favorite has been forced off next week’s card in Brazil. According to a report from Brazil’s Combate news site, Rony Jason (14-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) it out of his featherweight bout against Tom Niinimaki (21-7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 58. In Jason’s place will step promotional newcomer Renato Carneiro (8-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 6:58PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Regulators say CM Punk licensing application would raise a 'red flag'
(foxsports.com)
The UFC's signing of former WWE champion Phil "CM Punk" Brooks is most certainly an exciting crossover story for the sport of MMA. However, some of the world's top regulators have concerns about the 36-year-old jumping straight into professional UFC competition.
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 6:56PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Struve on Reem: it's simple, I'm better
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve got his jaw broken last fight by Mark Hunt, in March of 2013. Then he was diagnosed with a leaking heart valve. And when he came back at UFC 175, he had a fainting spell and panic attack. But now he's really back.
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 6:48PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
dos Anjos: If I beat Diaz, I deserve a title shot
(mixedmartialarts.com)
At this weekend's UFC on FOX 13, Rafael Dos Anjos fights former no.1 contender and should he win would mean a three fight win streak and winning eight of his last nine fights. For Dos Anjos, he believes that should earn him a lightweight title fight:
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 6:47PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stephens: Oliveira has a weak chin
(mixedmartialarts.com)
At this weekend's TUF 20 Finale the card will showcase plenty of women's fights in the new strawweight division, but co-headling the card is an interesting match-up between featherweights Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveria. For his part, Stephens is confident and believes he can finish Oliveria, whom he claims has a 'weak chin':
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 6:47PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mentally disabled man KOed in unregulated Wisconsin fights
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Last month investigative journalist John Diedrich brought to national attention the death of kickboxer Dennis Munson Jr in Milwaukee. Now Diedrich reveals that Jessie Roach, a man with mental disabilities, has been knocked out twice by promoter/fighter Jesse Rowell in unregulated combat sports events.
 
Cathal Pendred: Rugby more dangerous than MMA
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC middleweight Cathal Pendred spoke with Brendan Fanning and Peter O'Reilly on the Down the Blind Side podcast. In it, the former Rugby player compared the dangers of mixed martial arts with those of Rugby.
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 6:36PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey teams up with sister to write book
(mmafighting.com)
Publisher Regan Arts announced on Tuesday that they had acquired Ronda Rousey's upcoming book, entitled "My Fight/Your Fight."
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 6:33PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Fitch only took fight with 'unprofessional' Rousimar Palhares for chance at title
(mmafighting.com)
World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousmiar Palhares carries a reputation into his title defense against Jon Fitch on Saturday night in Sacramento.
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 6:32PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort listed among top 50 Brazilian celebrities by Forbes
(mmafighting.com)
Anderson Silva added another feat to his long list of accomplishments. The former UFC middleweight champion, and arguably the best mixed martial artist of all time, who returns to the Octagon on Jan. 31 against Nick Diaz after suffering a gruesome injury in 2013, was named the 27th-biggest Brazilian celebrity in 2014 by Forbes Brasil.
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 6:31PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Diaz misses UFC on FOX 13 open workouts
(mmafighting.com)
Diaz drama continues...
Submitted Dec 10, 2014 6:27PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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