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Asian champions Michinori Tanaka and Kyung Ho Kang to face off at UFC: Japan
(bloodyelbow.com)
Asian champs and top bantamweight prospects Michinori Tanaka and Kyung Ho Kang are set to face off at UFC: Japan
Submitted Jul 26, 2014 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Robbie Lawler, Sean Shelby prank Dana White about UFC main-event cancellation
(mmajunkie.com)
So you’re head of the world’s largest MMA promotion, and 24 hours before a major event on network television, you learn that one of your headliners won’t fight because his opponent failed to make weight. Stressful day for UFC President Dana White, eh? Luckily for the UFC boss, it turned out to be a mean (but pretty funny) prank played by UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby and UFC on FOX 12 headliner Robbie Lawler.
Submitted Jul 26, 2014 9:16AM by Shawn91111 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
RFA 16 results: Josh Copeland stops Jan Jorgensen to win heavyweight title
(mmajunkie.com)
Josh Copeland gave his home fans a good show on Friday, staying unbeaten and winning the RFA heavyweight title in the process.
Submitted Jul 26, 2014 1:09AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator 122 results: Koreshkov dominates McDonough to earn welterweight title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
Andrey Koreshkov made easy work of Adam McDonough and earned his second Bellator MMA welterweight title shot in the process.
Submitted Jul 26, 2014 1:06AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC signs Olympic Gold medalist Henry Cejudo, set to face Scott Jorgensen
(ufc.com)
The UFC has been home to several Olympians over the years, including medalists Ronda Rousey, Sara McMann, Yoel Romero, and Matt Lindland. But the only Olympic Gold medalists to compete in the Octagon thus far have been 1992 Gold winner in freestyle wrestling Kevin Jackson, and fellow wrestler Mark Schultz, who scored Gold in 1984. That is until today, as the 2008 United States Olympic Gold medal winner in freestyle wrestling, Henry Cejudo, has been signed to a promotional contract that will start with his UFC 177 flyweight bout against Scott Jorgensen on August 30 in Sacramento. “It feels good to be part of the UFC family finally,” said the 27-year-old Cejudo. Cejudo was a highly decorated amateur wrestler, foregoing the traditional college route to train with Team USA in Colorado Springs, and in 2008, he became the youngest American wrestler to win Gold in the Olympics when he defeated Japan’s Tomohiro Matsunaga in Beijing. After missing out on the 2012 Games, Phoenix’ Cejudo transitioned to mixed martial arts, making his pro debut in March of 2013 with an 85-second finish of Michael Poe.
Submitted Jul 25, 2014 9:35PM by Shawn91111 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Adidas Announces Partnership with UFC Welterweight Contender Robbie Lawler
(sherdog.com)
UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has Reebok. Now, Robbie Lawler, the division’s potential No. 1 contender, has Adidas.
Submitted Jul 25, 2014 8:49PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF Smashes winner Robert Whittaker confirms move to middleweight
(fightnewsaustralia.com)
The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes winner Robert Whittaker has announced that he will be moving up to the middleweight division for his next bout inside the UFC. The Sydney based fighter confirmed the news on Australian MMA podcast This Week In MMA.
Submitted Jul 25, 2014 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 12 weigh-in results: Matt Brown heavy for title eliminator vs. Robbie Lawler
(mmajunkie.com)
SAN JOSE – MMAjunkie was on scene for today’s UFC on FOX 12 fighter weigh-ins, where main-event welterweight contender Matt Brown missed the mark in his first attempt on the scale. Brown (21-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) was 172.5 pounds for his main event against Robbie Lawler (23-10 MMA, 8-4 UFC), who was on the mark at 171. Their fight is a title eliminator with the winner expected to meet champion Johny Hendricks for the 170-pound belt. Brown was given two hours to cut an additional 1.5 pounds to avoid losing 20 percent of his purse to Lawler.
Submitted Jul 25, 2014 8:23PM by kopower - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator MMA Veteran Cosmo Alexandre Steps in on Short Notice at Lion Fight 17
(sherdog.com)
Lion Fight has changed its plans for Aug. 1's Lion Fight 17, as the main event pitting Thepnimint Sitmonchai against Dean James has been scrapped.
Submitted Jul 25, 2014 4:15PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Niklas Backstrom vs. Mike Wilkinson booked for UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm
(mmajunkie.com)
October’s UFC Fight Night 53 lineup in Sweden continues to take shape and now has its second fight.
Submitted Jul 25, 2014 4:13PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Richard Odoms set to face Ruslan Magomedov at UFC 177
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has signed a new heavyweight to the ranks, 39 year old Legacy FC vet Richard Odoms.
Submitted Jul 25, 2014 4:12PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Renan Barao: I woke up in the locker room at UFC 173
(mmafighting.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Renan Barao will fight his third UFC title fight in less than seven months at August’s UFC 177, but this time he will be in the blue corner.
Submitted Jul 25, 2014 12:49PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA Fighter Cleared of Jan. 1 Homicide Charge in New Mexico
(sherdog.com)
Mixed martial artist Joe Torrez will not be charged with homicide in the Jan. 1 death of a man who broke into his home in Dona Ana, N.M., according to a report in the Las Cruces Sun News.
Submitted Jul 25, 2014 12:44PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Nick Diaz wants Anderson Silva then a title shot
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz discusses his intention to fight Anderson Silva before challenging Johny Hendricks for the welterweight title.
Submitted Jul 25, 2014 12:42PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 122 Weigh-in Results: Cooper, Halsey on Point for Friday’s Main Event
(sherdog.com)
Bellator returns with a new man in charge for Bellator 122 in what will serve as the first event of Scott Coker's tenure as the Viacom-owned promotion’s president.
Submitted Jul 24, 2014 9:38PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC returning to Brazil 4 more times in 2014
(bloodyelbow.com)
No, there won't be a stadium show in Brazil as first rumored, but there are a few more UFC cards lined up for the South American nation to end the year.
Submitted Jul 24, 2014 9:35PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva eyeing Super Bowl weekend showdown; Diaz hinted
(mmafighting.com)
The Stockton Bad Boy is back. Is a bout with Anderson Silva far behind?
Submitted Jul 24, 2014 8:22PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Weidman Opens As 4-to-1 Betting Favorite Against Vitor Belfort at UFC 181
(sherdog.com)
Wednesday’s Nevada Athletic Commission hearing saw Vitor Belfort receive a conditional license to fight in Las Vegas. The UFC wasted no time booking his next bout.
Submitted Jul 24, 2014 8:20PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
He's back: Nick Diaz ends retirement, signs new three-fight UFC deal
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz has ended his retirement and signed a three-fight deal with the promotion.
Submitted Jul 24, 2014 7:45PM by prophecy033 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CB Dollaway wants a crack at winner of Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
(mmamania.com)
Top 10-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight CB Dollaway, who has won four of his last five and continues to look more impressive each time out, is targeting the winner of the upcoming UFC 178 clash between Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero (details).
Submitted Jul 24, 2014 4:35PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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