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Invicta FC Will Soon Join Reality Television with Its Own Reality Series
(mmaweekly.com)
It was a reality show in 2005 that catapulted the Ultimate Fighting Championship and mixed martial arts into the mainstream with the debut of The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV. Bellator MMA launched its reality series, Fight Master: Bellator MMA, in June. Invicta FC will join the promotions with reality shows in the near future. Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp made the announcement following Invicta FC 6 on July 13...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:23PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
The economics of UFC fight-night bonuses
(mmajunkie.com)
Say you're a first-time UFC fighter. A stretch for most of us, I know, but bear with me. Say you built up a nice record on regional MMA events, stayed motivated and hungry and constantly in shape, then you got the call. You're going to make your debut on the preliminary portion of a UFC pay-per-view. This is your big chance. And your pay for this big chance? $8,000 to show and another $8,000 to win. Not exactly a jackpot, but it's a start. Then again, once you factor in taxes and management and the cost of your own training camp just to get to this point, you might be lucky if you have enough left over to get you to the next fight...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:16PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 28 headliner Glover Teixeira: 'I'm ready to fight for the title'
(mmajunkie.com)
While he's had just four fights in the UFC, Glover Teixeira's incredible power and craft submission skills have already made him a top contender in the promotion's light-heavyweight division. While the humble 33-year-old hasn't yet pressed the issue, he wants to make sure everyone understands it's not because he's not ready for the challenge...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:15PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
UFC star Roy Nelson gets into Twitter beef with sponsor
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ultimate Fighter winner Roy Nelson took to social media to express his grievances with a sponsor only for the owner of the apparel company to fire right back. Brent Brookhouse looks into the sponsor's long history of ugly disputes with fighters, customers and business partners.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 1:26PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Keoni Koch injured, Jeff Curran meets Pedro Munhoz for 135 title at RFA 9
(mmajunkie.com)
After pulling out of a flyweight title fight for Resurrection Fighting Alliance, Jeff Curran now will return to bantamweight and get a shot at a belt.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 11:58AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fallon Fox meets Ashlee Evans-Smith on Oct. 12 for CFA tourney title
(mmajunkie.com)
After her submission win over Allanna Jones two months ago, Fallon Fox now knows when she'll be back in action. Fox will meet Ashlee Evans-Smith for the Championship Fighting Alliance women's featherweight tournament title on Oct. 12.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 11:54AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mitrione vs. Schaub moved to UFC 165
(bloodyelbow.com)
A heavyweight fight between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub, which was recently removed from UFC on Fox 8, has been rescheduled for UFC 165 in Toronto.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 11:52AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White talks to Maggie Gray on SI Now about fight fixing
(bloodyelbow.com)
After the first round of shots were fired over on ESPN 2, Dana White took Sports Illustrated up on an invitation to appear on their SI Now show with Maggie Gray, and get to the heart of the fight fixing issue... sort of. In an admirable move Sports Illustrated looked to confront their most recent and harshest current critic, Dana White, head on over his dislike of a recent round table discussion on the possibility that UFC 162 was fixed. SI did give Dana his say, but the conversation more or less devolved into bickering over who watched who's product and whether or not SI's panel was generally discussing fight fixing or whether or not the UFC main event was fixed.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 5:44PM by Shawn91111 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mousasi wants Belfort at UFC 168
(bloodyelbow.com)
The former Strikeforce champ thinks his road to UFC gold is paved right down the middle of Vitor Belfort.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 1:54PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabio Maldonado leaves Team Nogueira and airs many grievances on the way out
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado has left Team Nogueira over a dispute stemming from the naming rights of a gym. On the way out, he aired some dirty laundry about how the team works and took some shots at former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 1:53PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader card announced
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC officially announced the card for Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader, which take places Sept. 4 from Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The main card, which will air live on FOX Sports 1, will be headlined by an important light heavyweight bout between top contenders Glover Teixeira (21-2) and Ryan Bader (15-3)...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 12:37PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Daley, Lukasz Chlewicki on weight for Saturday's Cage Warriors 57 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Paul Daley (169.5 pounds) and Lukasz Chlewicki (169.2) are on weight for their welterweight headliner at Saturday's Cage Warriors 57 event. Both fighters made weight at today's official weigh-ins. Cage Warriors 57 takes place at Echo Arena in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. The main card streams live and free on MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following prelims on Facebook...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 12:36PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
The UFC is His Home, but Leonard Garcia Looking to a Legacy FC Takeover After Changing Camps
(mmaweekly.com)
Suffering through a five-fight losing streak, former WEC/UFC featherweight Leonard Garcia recognizes what he’s been doing wrong. “I had a couple fights where I had been doing the same thing I’d done before and wasn’t moving forward with things I should have,” he said. “I was relying too much on landing the big punch.” Not only does he feel like he was doing the wrong thing in fights, but also in training, thus Garcia has been working with a new team...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 12:35PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Daniel Cormier Writes Up Informal Bout Agreement to Roy Nelson for UFC 166, Nelson Signs It
(mmaweekly.com)
A match-up between undefeated heavyweight Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson has been rumored to be in the works for UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3, which takes place on Oct. 19 in Houston, but a deal has not been finalized. Nelson (19-8) tweeted Cormier on Thursday asking what the hold-up is...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 8:42AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dan Henderson withdrew TUE request, discontinued TRT ahead of UFC 161
(mmajunkie.com)
When the Manitoba Combative Sports Commission recently revealed it didn't grant any therapeutic-use exemptions for June's UFC 161 event, it raised more than a few eyebrows. After all, shouldn't have MMA legend Dan Henderson's name appeared on the list?
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:47PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Maria Tome replaces Phil Harris, meets John Lineker at UFC 163
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC newcomer Jose Maria Tome reportedly has replaced Phil Harris and will fight fellow flyweight John Lineker next month at UFC 163.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:46PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Felipe Arantes replaces Godofredo Pepey, meets Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 28
(mmajunkie.com)
With Godofredo Pepey forced to bow out of a planned meeting with featherweight Sam Sicilia, Felipe Arantes has agreed to take place at September's "UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader" event.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clint Hester out at UFC 163, Cezar Ferreira now meets Thiago Santos
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month's UFC 163 event has undergone yet another change, as Thiago "Marreta" Santos has stepped in to replace an injured Clint Hester and now meets Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira on the evening's main card.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:44PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Branch vs. Villefort, Mutapcic vs. Taylor added to WSOF 5 as middleweight tournament
(bloodyelbow.com)
David Branch vs. Danillo Villefort and Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor join the lineup of WSOF 5 as the promotion looks to find its first middleweight champion.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:43PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Matyushenko given Bellator 99 main event slot
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC veteran Vladimir Matyushenko will make his Bellator debut this September against former Bellator LHW champion Christian M'Pumbu.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:42PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
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