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Gian Villante vs. Anthony Perosh in the works for UFC's debut in New Zealand
(www.mmafighting.com)
With a main event set, the UFC is working towards filling up its debut card in New Zealand.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 8:27PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Arlovski targeted for bout with Brendan Schaub
(mmajunkie.com)
MMAjunkie confirmed with a source close to negotiations that Arlovski is targeted for a UFC 174 bout opposite Brendan Schaub (10-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC). The source asked not to be named because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 8:12PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cerrone In Baltimore, Wants To Fill UFC 172 Injury Void
(bjpenn.com)
Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, fought for three-minutes last weekend on “BIG” FOX. By the time he left the cage victorious, he was already campaigning for his next opponent. Anyone, anyplace, anytime, and he meant it. Yesterday we learned that Vagner Rocha backed out of his lightweight bout against Joe Ellenberger. With only three-days left before fight night, the UFC opted to remove the bout entirely, delaying the debut of, top UFC welterweight, Jake Ellenberger’s twin brother
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 8:00PM by airkerma - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andrei Arlovski signs with UFC
(fansided.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Thursday night that a familiar face will be coming back to the octagon. Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski has re-signed with the promotion after fighting outside of the UFC since 2008.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 7:38PM by jakewalters - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Ford-Bristol Marunde Welterweight Duel Headlines WSOF Canada 2
(sherdog.com)
World Series of Fighting Canadian welterweight champion Ryan Ford will return to action against Bristol Marunde at WSOF Canada 2.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 7:22PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White: Anthony Johnson will be cut, issued lifetime ban if he misses weight for UFC 172
(mmamania.com)
"Rumble's" weight needs to be on point tomorrow, if he doesn't want to face a lifetime ban from UFC.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 5:42PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos booked for UFC 175 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Chris Camozzi (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and Bruno Santos (13-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest addition to July’s UFC 175 lineup.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 5:39PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aljamain Sterling vs. Hugo Viana added to UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Fight Night 45, which marks the UFC’s return to Atlantic City, N.J., has its first fight.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 5:38PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NSAC suspends Siver for 9 months
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dennis Siver has been suspended for nine months and fined 30% of his purse following his positive test following UFC 168.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 5:36PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White co-signs Ronda Rousey, says Cyborg Justino once looked like 'Wanderlei Silva in a dress and heels'
(mmafighting.com)
There are a number of topics unrelated to any particular UFC event that still manage to crawl into and embed themselves as the key signpost of conversation. At the post-media day scrum with UFC President Dana White on Thursday, the seemingly perennial issue of Ronda Rousey fueding through the media with former Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cyborg Justino filled just that role.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 5:32PM by prophecy033 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Jon Jones Changes Story About Homophobic ‘Hacked Phone’ Incident
(cagepotato.com)
Last week, Jon Jones lost his phone, a mysterious homophobic hacker found it, and then proceeded to fire gay slurs at a Swedish teenager on Instagram under Jones’s identity. At least, that’s the story Jones and his manager Malki Kawa tried to feed us. It seemed fishy from the beginning, and it probably doesn’t help that Jones has now decided to edit his story a little bit.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 3:52PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Hermes Franca Deported to Brazil After Serving Sentence for Sexual Abuse
(cagepotato.com)
Back in May 2011, UFC veteran Hermes Franca was arrested and charged with seven counts of sexual abuse in the first degree and two counts of unlawful sexual penetration in the second degree, after allegedly molesting one of his own jiu-jitsu students, who was under the age of 14. After posting a vague letter on the UG in which he claimed that his party lifestyle had led him to “failing as a husband, a father, a dreamer,” Franca pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful penetration and one count of first-degree sexual abuse, and was sentenced to 42 months in prison in January 2012.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 2:28PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Injuries, commitment to TUF: 'Latin America' may keep Cain Velasquez benched until 2015
(mmamania.com)
And if Velasquez is benched, then so too, is Fabricio Werdum.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 1:25PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Myles Jury vs. Abel Trujillo booked for UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio
(mmajunkie.com)
Lightweights Myles Jury (14-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and Abel Trujillo (12-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) have joined this summer’s UFC Fight Night 44 event.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 1:21PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gracie Barra instructor arrested for child rape
(bloodyelbow.com)
Cristiano Oliveira is being held in jail on charges that the Gracie Barra jiu-jitsu instructor raped a child.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 1:19PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
UFC champ Jones would fight Liddell 'if Chuck wants to come out retirement'
(mmajunkie.com)
Retired UFC legend Chuck Liddell hasn’t been the biggest Jon Jones proponent, but the reigning light-heavyweight champion said he’s willing to settle it in the cage.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 44 adds two more bouts for San Antonio card
(mmajunkie.com)
The fight card for June’s UFC Fight Night 44 event continues to take shape with the addition of two new bouts.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 118's Liam McGeary vs. Mike Mucitelli promoted to tourney status
(mmajunkie.com)
The stakes have been raised for a Bellator 118 main-card bout between Liam McGeary (6-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) and Mike Mucitelli (6-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA).
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Dana: Ronda would 'hurt' Mayweather 'really bad'
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC president echos claims by Jon Jones and Joe Rogan that Ronda Rousey "will hurt Floyd" in a " a street fight, a mixed martial arts fight" although he concedes that Mayweather would beat her in a boxing match.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: 'PEDs have been cleaned up in the UFC'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Despite a lack of a comprehensive drug testing program beyond basic urine testing, Dana White claims that the UFC has been cleaned up of performance enhancing drugs.
Submitted Apr 24, 2014 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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