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UFC 2012 Stats: AKA as most successful camp in 2012
The guys over at StudioMMA.com and MMAnytt.se have collaborated to put together this awesome infographic of UFC 2012 stats. No wonder they topped our top 10 fight camps of 2012. Also of note, the fast paced, Alpha Male team topped the most finishes portion with 67%. Who says the small guys aren’t exciting?
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 7:30PM by jjeans - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF Smashes runner up Brad Scott on Tyson Fury
Bradley Scott gives his views on Tyson Fury's outburst
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 1:46PM by Rabi - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Francis Carmont is Looking to Pick a Fight with Either Mark Munoz or Yushin Okami
Francis Carmont has been on a tear since he emerged in the Octagon. Now he's ready to take another step up, so he's calling for a fight with either Mark Munoz or Yushin Okami.
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 157, Rousey and Carmouche get 'UFC Primetime' treatment
Next month's UFC 157 event and the first-ever UFC women's bout and title fight will get the "UFC Primetime" treatment on FX and FUEL TV.
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Pedro Nobre replaces George Roop, meets Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FX 7
It appears Brazilian bantamweight Yuri Alcantara now has his third different opponent for his appearance at this month's UFC on FX 7 event.
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Strikeforce's Anthony Smith called out Roger Gracie, plans win on way to UFC
Strikeforce middleweight Anthony Smith will soon face the biggest challenge of his MMA career for one simple reason: He asked for it.
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Knapp: "If you're truly a fan of mixed martial arts, you can't be gender biased"
"If you're truly a fan of mixed martial arts, you can't be gender biased," Invicta Fighting Championship president Shannon Knapp said in a recent telephone interview. "If MMA is about fighters competing in actual weight divisions and having competitive fights, that's what we have. If you don't like that, you're not a true fan of the sport. You can't be gender biased and be a true fan." "(The UFC is) only going with one division. We've got an entire roster of fighters in five weight classes. Even with the one division where we overlap, I mean, look at it like this: look where Liz was in her career a year ago. She lost to Coenen and Kaufman back-to-back. Then she came here, she looked good in winning her fights, and she started to assert herself and market herself. I'm not going to take the credit for it because it's all on Liz, but she had the opportunity here and she took it. That's the sort of thing we can still help with."
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 11:36PM by MuayThaiGeek13 - 20 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
Nick Diaz isn't returning Dana White's calls or texts
Since being signed in mid 2011, Nick Diaz has been a bit of a problem child for UFC president Dana White. After being granted an immediate title shot at UFC 137, Diaz blew off the first round of press conference. That absence lost him his title fight against Georges St. Pierre. When he got a chance at the interim title at UFC 144, he blew that opportunity too with a failed post-fight drug test.
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 9:59PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ricci dropping to LW, wants fight at UFC 158
Mike Ricci feel he has paid his dues, its now his time to shine. He has sent out the following tweet to the UFC:
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 6:33PM by Rabi - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 155's Jamie Varner anticipates April return, four opponents on radar
Jamie Varner said Rafael Dos Anjos, Ross Pearson, Matt Wiman and T.J. Grant are among the fighters he's looking at for his next octagon appearance. The former WEC champ anticipates an injured thumb will keep him from meeting one of them until April, but his only preference is that he moves closer to title contention. "I think Dos Anjos is on a streak, so he may be on my radar more so than anyone else," Varner told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "But Grant, I've been hearing his name pop up a lot, as well."
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 5:11PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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Corassani turns down fight with Peralta
Akira Corassani has turned down a fight at UFC 156 with Robert Peralta. He tweeted the following messages to his fans:
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 4:44PM by Rabi - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chandler: No thankyou to rematch with Alvarez
Michael Chandler has sent the following message out to his fans:
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 4:28PM by Rabi - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Bellator announces Rad Martinez vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev tournament final February 21
Bellator is full speed ahead on their upcoming debut season on Spike TV, with a constant stream of quality fight announcements. The latest is a bit of unfinished business from the recently completed season 7. On February 21, Bellator will hold their season 7 Featherweight tournament final of Rad Martinez vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev. This fight was originally scheduled for Bellator 83 in December, but had to be scrapped at the last minute due to a Shamhalaev illness. Notable about this show is that it will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, close to Martinez's Utah home. Bellator is big on taking advantage of hometown crowds, and placing this fight in Utah should mean a very rabid and partisan crowd. Martinez is a pretty amazing story, putting together a 14-2 record (4-0 in Bellator) while also taking care of his paraplegic father. He's shown amazing guts and drive throughout the tournament, and it will be great to see him in front of a hometown crowd.
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 11:29AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
All UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 fighters pass post-fight drug tests
After a slow start to the pay-per-view, UFC 155 delivered two of the most dramatic fights in recent memory. In the co-main event Lightweight Joe Lauzon poured blood out of his forehead for 13 minutes of his 3 round decision loss to Jim Miller. Then, to cap off the show, Junior Dos Santos gave up the Heavyweight title and his undefeated record after a one-sided beating from Cain Velasquez. On Friday, Nevada State Athletic Commission director Keith Kizer alerted media that every fighter on the card passed their post-fight drug screenings. Counting The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, this is the second consecutive UFC event where all the competitors in an event were tested. It's also the second event where every fighter passed.
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 11:26AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mike Goldberg denies rehab rumors, hopes to return for UFC On Fox 6
I'm doing well," he said. "Those rumors out there are not true. I'm dealing with a complicated health issue but feeling better and hoping to be back to 100 percent by Jan. 26 (UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago). See you soon." Ariel Helweni followed up with a more detailed description of the health issues Goldberg may be facing: However, according to multiple sources close to Goldberg, who all asked to remain anonymous, the broadcaster suffered from a severe upper respiratory infection in October. The already-asthmatic Goldberg was then treated with large doses of medication to open the airway and treat the infection. Goldberg's doctor later confirmed that the medication taken to treat the infection in combination with his normal asthma medication caused severe side effects that affected his ability to work, which according to the same sources, was the reason he missed UFC 155. Goldberg is currently being treated to get his health back on track and is approaching a full recovery.
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 11:24AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Strikeforce's Hirota vs. Yahya, Guimares vs. Lim added to UFC on FUEL TV 8
The UFC's return to Japan has two new fights, including the promotional debut of a fighter imported from the soon-to-close Strikeforce organization. Japanese fighter and onetime Strikeforce competitor Mizuto Hirota (14-5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is dropping from lightweight for a bout with featherweight Rani Yahya (17-7 MMA, 2-1 UFC). Additionally, welterweight Marcelo Guimaraes (8-0-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) takes on promotional newcomer Hyun Gyu Lim (10-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The latest UFC on FUEL TV 8 card now includes: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Dong Hyun Kim Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares Bryan Caraway vs. Takeya Mizugaki Cristiano Marcello vs. Kazuki Tokudome Alex Caceres vs. Kyung Ho Kang Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 11:21AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring joins UFC 158 lineup
Middleweights Chris Camozzi (18-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Nick Ring (13-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will meet in March at UFC 158. Officials today announced the matchup between "The Ultimate Fighter" alumni. Featuring a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce titleholder Nick Diaz, UFC 158 takes place March 16 at Montreal's Bell Centre. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. It's not clear where Camozzi vs. Ring will be placed on the lineup.
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 11:19AM by Budgellism - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Daron Cruickshank vs. John Makdessi added to UFC 158 in Montreal
A lightweight matchup that seems sure to provide fireworks has been added to UFC 158 as Daron Cruickshank (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) meets John Makdessi (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC). UFC officials on Friday evening announced the pairing. Featuring a welterweight title fight between current champ Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce title holder Nick Diaz, UFC 158 takes place March 16 at Montreal's Bell Centre.
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 1:55AM by DrivenDavies15 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jim Miller targets Gray Maynard rematch following triumphant UFC 155 win
Now that he's dispatched Joe Lauzon, Jim Miller would like to fight the man who was supposed to be in his shoes at UFC 155. That's Gray Maynard, who previously handed Miller his first loss in the UFC octagon. "It will be four years ago in March," Miller told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "To assume it would be a similar fight would be kind of ignorant to what we're capable of as fighters."
Submitted Jan 4, 2013 9:50PM by BuffaloDave - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
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