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Dos Anjos Thought Khabilov Was Khabib
(mmamania.com)
In a an unusual turn of events, Rafael dos Anjos reveals that he thought he had signed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, not Rustam Khabilov, another talented Russian fighter who isn't ranked among the Top 10 Lightweights ... yet.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 6:55PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rosi Sexton Likely to Require Neck Surgery Following UFC Release
(mmaweekly.com)
After her UFC 161 loss to Alexis Davis, Rosi Sexton began to experience issues with her neck. She says she's not sure at what point in the fight…
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 6:48PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Silva declines Sonnen’s invite to coach ‘TUF,’ but not for lack of desire
(mmajunkie.com)
Geography is apparently keeping Anderson Silva from accepting Chael Sonnen‘s invitation to help him coach the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.”
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 6:46PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
UFC’s March return to London adds Barnatt-Nilsson, Scott-da Silva
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s London return has a pair of middleweight fights added to the bill for late winter.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 6:45PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley set for UFC 171 in Dallas
(mmajunkie.com)
Nick Diaz’s loss is Tyron Woodley‘s gain.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 6:44PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jessica Aguilar meets Alida Gray for belt at World Series of Fighting 8
(mmajunkie.com)
The first women’s strawweight champion in World Series of Fighting history will be crowned on Jan. 18 as Jessica Aguilar (16-4) meets Alida Gray (4-0) for the division’s inaugural belt at World Series of Fighting 8.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 6:42PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shinya Aoki-Toshikatsu Harada Booked for IGF ‘Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye’ on New Year’s Eve
(sherdog.com)
One Fighting Championship lightweight titlist Shinya Aoki has received an opponent for his New Year’s Eve appearance under the Inoki Genome Federation banner.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 2:59PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
UFC 169 adds Neil Magny vs. Gasan Umalatov, Rashid Magomedov vs. Tony Martin
(mmajunkie.com)
The influx of Russian fighters to the UFC will continue on Super Bowl weekend in New Jersey.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 2:57PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shooto announces man vs. woman fight in Brazil, promoter promises safety
(mmajunkie.com)
Andre Pederneiras is best known among MMA fans as the head of famed MMA team Nova Uniao, where UFC champions Jose Aldo and Renan Barao train.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 2:56PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC on Fox 9 Medical Suspensions: Urijah Faber Heads Trio of Possible Six-Month Suspensions
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retained his title on Saturday night at UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez II, wielding the power that many thought a 125-pound man didn’t have in his hands. Johnson knocked out Joseph Benavidez little more than two minutes into the opening round of their fight, putting Benavidez on the UFC on Fox 9 medically suspended list. Urijah Faber – although he won his fight by submitting Michael McDonald – landed what could be six-month suspension after he injured both hands in the fight. Mac Danzig and Court McGee also face potential six-month suspensions for various concerns, while every fighter on the card received at least a mandatory seven-day rest period.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 12:23PM by JLS - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Signal to Noise: UFC on FOX 9's best and worst
(mmafighting.com)
Saturday's UFC on Fox 9 offered fight fans much to love. There were excellent fights, superb finishes by respected veterans, the showing of a dominant champion and much more. Yet, there was also a lot to dislike. Judges refused to score a beating 10-8, many fights went to a decision and the main event was rather brief. It's time to separate the good from the bad, the winners from the losers and the signal from the noise from UFC on Fox 9...
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 9:38AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Fox 9 milestones and footnotes
(mmafighting.com)
Excluding TUF Finales, UFC on Fox 9 was the first event in UFC history to feature zero fights above 170 pounds. It also came precariously close to matching UFC 161 (9 decisions, 2 finishes) for the most decision fights on a single card, but Urijah Faber and Demetrious Johnson closed out the event in style. Here are the statistical milestones and footnotes from UFC on Fox 9:
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 9:36AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC vet Riki Fukuda to headline Road FC's first monthly league event on January
(bloodyelbow.com)
Korea's top promotion Road FC has big things planned for the Asian MMA scene. They've announced monthly 'league' events, and the first one will be headlined by UFC veteran Riki Fukuda on January.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 1:03AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
Dana White confident Georges St-Pierre will return after 'one or two' UFC welterweight title fights
(mmamania.com)
During an impromptu conference call last week, Georges St-Pierre made the official decision to take a break from mixed martial arts (MMA) and vacate his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title to take care of some personal problems that have been troubling him.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 8:54PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Julie Kedzie named matchmaker for Invicta Fighting Championship
(mmajunkie.com)
Julie Kedzie didn’t wait long to figure out what she would do in retirement. The women’s MMA pioneer has her new gig.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 8:49PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Doug Marshall positive for banned substance, suspended by Pennsylvania commission
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA middleweight Doug Marshall (18-7 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) failed a post-fight drug test following a knockout loss to champ Alexander Shlemenko (49-7 MMA, 10-1 BMMA) at this past month’s Bellator 109, according to a brief from TheMMAReport.com.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 7:39PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Due To Low Ratings UFC Pulls ‘Primetime’ Series
(bjpenn.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has seen its share of ratings struggles in 2013.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 7:35PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 19 cast revealed
(bloodyelbow.com)
Here's the complete cast for season 19 of the Ultimate Fighter, which should be on the air sometime this spring.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 4:21PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: No interim UFC belts when champ’s recovery timetable is set
(mmajunkie.com)
Earlier this year, No. 1 UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum chose to wait for champion Cain Velasquez rather than accept another fight and potentially lose his spot in line.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 4:19PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC’s Mexico debut delayed until champ Cain Velasquez is healthy
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recently underwent surgery that will not only push back his next fight, but also the UFC’s expansion efforts in Mexico. Prior to Velasquez (13-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) going under the knife this past week to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, UFC President Dana White had announced his intention to bring the UFC to Mexico in 2014. The debut event originally was targeted for the first half of next year, but with Velasquez out for an undetermined amount of time, it may take longer than expected.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 3:27PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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