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Heavyweights Alistair Overeem, Frank Mir To Clash At UFC167 In Las Vegas
Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir will collide in a heavyweight showdown at UFC 167. UFC officials announced the booking Friday following an initial report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. UFC 167 serves as the Las Vegas-based organization’s 20th anniversary card and is headlined by a welterweight title showdown between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks. The Nov. 16 show takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will also see Chael Sonnen clash with Rashad Evans in a light heavyweight co-headliner.\
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 3:06PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Nate Diaz responds to Maynard match-up: 'F*** that, I'm fighting Pettis'
Nate Diaz has responded to the UFC's announcement of his rematch with Gray Maynard at the TUF 18 Finale in his own inimitable style.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 1:34PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Japanese UFC Vets Issei Tamura and Riki Fukuda to Fight at Road FC 13
Two Japanese fighters recently released by the UFC have been snapped up by Korean promotion Road FC and will be fighting on Oct. 12 in Gumi, South Korea.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Cole Miller vs. Andy Ogle slated for UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester
A featherweight bout between Cole Miller (19-8 MMA, 8-6 UFC) and Andy Ogle (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month's UFC Fight Night 30 event. UFC officials today announced the bout. UFC Fight Night 30 takes place Oct. 26 at Manchester Arena in England. The bulk of the card airs on FOX Sports 2 following prelims on Facebook.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 10:23AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot Confirmed for Brisbane, Australia on Dec. 7
Tom Wright, Director of UFC Operations in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, confirmed that UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot will take place on Dec. 6 (Dec. 7 in Australia) at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. He made the announcement at a press conference held at the Sofitel Hotel in Brisbane on Monday morning...
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 8:52AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rebney: 'Ridiculously one-dimensional' champ Askren will dominate if in UFC
So far, it hasn't been the same kind of controversy that Bellator MMA experienced with Eddie Alvarez's free agency. What will happen to the promotion's welterweight champion, Ben Askren, remains to be seen. But Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney believes the elite-level wrestler will continue having success if he stays or if he goes. At this point, backhanded compliments might be just part of the game...
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 8:50AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: Bellator
In search for life after fighting, Danny Downes remakes himself as an MMA writer
Danny Downes got the news in a text message. He'd been expecting it, and he thought he was ready for it, but he thought wrong. This was the fall of 2011, a little more than a month after his second loss in as many attempts with the UFC. Before that he'd gone 1-1 in the WEC, beating the much-hyped Chinese import Tiequan Zhang via unanimous decision in the organization's final event. But 0-2 in the UFC? "Danny Boy" could do the math. He knew he was likely on the chopping block, but the UFC's upcoming event in his hometown of Chicago that January gave him some faint hope. Maybe they'd keep him around for that. Maybe he'd get one more chance. Then he saw the text from his manager...
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 8:47AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC Featherweight Matt Grice in serious auto accident
The UFC sends its thoughts and prayers to featherweight Matt Grice, who was involved in a serious auto accident over the weekend that required surgery. More details on his condition will be posted as they are received.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 12:32AM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Wrestling reinstated for 2020 Games
Seven months after losing its Olympic place, wrestling was reinstated for the 2020 Games on Sunday when the IOC overturned a decision many members thought was a mistake.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 4:06PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Elias Silverio plans to drop to 155 pounds following first UFC win
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Elias Silverio took on Joao Zeferino on short notice at UFC Fight Night 28 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and moved to 9-0 in MMA with a unanimous decision victory. Excited to be part of the UFC roster, Silverio plans to drop to the 155 pound division for his next bout.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 2:39PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard Rubber Match Set for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
UFC lightweights Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard will meet for the third time at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on Nov. 30 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the bout on Sunday. Diaz and Maynard first met in the semifinal round on the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Diaz submitted Maynard with a guillotine choke. That bout doesn’t appear on the fighters’ official records due to it being a part of the reality series.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 2:33PM by JLS1980 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ronda Rousey Reveals Why She Thought She Was Being Replaced on TUF
When UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey walked onto The Ultimate Fighter set for the first time to begin filming she was expecting to see opposing coach Cat Zigano in the room, but instead there stood arch rival Miesha Tate.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 12:47PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brian Ebersole meets Rick Story at UFC 167 in Las Vegas
A pair of welterweights looking to get back in the win column will meet on the UFC's 20th anniversary show in November. Brian Ebersole and Rick Story will meet at UFC 167.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 12:43PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cheick Kongo meets Mark Godbeer at Bellator 101 in Portland
Former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo will make his Bellator MMA debut later this month. The promotion on Saturday announced Kongo will meet Mark Godbeer at Bellator 101.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 12:43PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Warren KO'd in training
Ex-Bellator champ and Fight Master reality show star Joe Warren was reportedly KO'd during training which forced the cancellation of his Bantamweight semi-final tournament bout with Nick Kirk at Bellator 98.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 12:41PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Attila Vegh situation 'taken out of context'
The saga between light heavyweight contender Attila Vegh and Bellator over whether or not Vegh was being replaced for his upcoming bout with Emanuel Newton due to an injury or a "business decision" was nothing more than a miscommunication, according to Bellator's CEO Bjorn Rebney. Vegh was slated to fight Newton at Bellator 106 in Long Beach, Calif., which will mark Bellator's foray into the pay-per-view market. Things got murky when he was replaced with Muhammed Lawal, who was knocked out by Newton back in July 2012 in his promotional debut. Lawal, of course, has more star power than Vegh, and a rematch with Newton translates into better intrigue, especially with the interim belt hanging in the balance...
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 7:01AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews
Middleweight ‘Arm Collector’ Giva Santana Retires Following Bellator 98 Loss to Jason Butcher
Bellator middleweight Giva Santana has retired at age 41. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist announced his decision following a second-round technical knockout defeat to Jason Butcher at Saturday night’s Bellator 98.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 12:31AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Johny Hendricks' camp saw red flags in GSP's offer for VADA testing
Following report that Johny Hendricks has not followed through on VADA testing, his manager talks red flags in Georges St-Pierre's offer to pay for VADA testing ahead of UFC 167.
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 3:59PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Mitchell vs. Cabral, UFC Fight Night 29 lineup finalized with 12 bouts
With a welterweight bout between David Mitchell and Yan Cabral now official, the 12-bout lineup is set for next month's UFC Fight Night 29 event.
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 2:04PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dan Henderson not worried about Vitor Belfort’s TRT: I beat him when he was on steroids
Both fighters are using the testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for their fights, but "Hendo" doesn’t believe it’s fair since the Brazilian got caught in the past. "It doesn’t bother me, it is what it is," Henderson told MMAFighiting.com on Wednesday. "That’s an issue with the commission. I beat him the first time when he was on steroids, I suppose it won’t make a difference."
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 11:10AM by RhythmAndStyle - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
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