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Mendes/Lentz to Fox 9, Bermudez gets new opponent
Chad Mendes is looking for another shot at the UFC featherweight belt, and his quest for that will continue this December against Nik Lentz at UFC on Fox 9.
Submitted Sep 17, 2013 4:10PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Browne vs. Barnett set for UFC 168
Top 10 heavyweights Travis Browne and Josh Barnett are officially set to clash on the big UFC 168 PPV on December 28th.
Submitted Sep 17, 2013 4:09PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar Enter Welterweight Tournament As Riddle, Scanlon Injured
Keslar Battles Sergio Junior, Hawn Meets Herman Terrado September 20th Newport Beach, CA. (September 16, 2013) – Injuries over the last three weeks have forced Mark Scanlon and Matt Riddle out of Bellator’s Season 9 Welterweight Tournament. They have been replaced by Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar. Hawn will now face Herman Terrado, while Keslar will battle Sergio Junior on September 20 th from Phoenix’s Grand Canyon University. The night will also feature the long awaited Welterweight Tournament Finals as Douglas Lima battles Ben Saunders and the tournament debut of War Machine.
Submitted Sep 17, 2013 9:09AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez added to November's UFC 167 event
A bantamweight matchup between Erik Perez and Edwin Figueroa has been added to November's UFC 167 event. UFC officials today announced the pairing. Featuring a welterweight title fight between champ Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks, UFC 167 takes place Nov. 16 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. Figueroa (9-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) vs. Perez (13-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is likely to be part of the preliminary card.
Submitted Sep 17, 2013 12:04AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal added to November's UFC 167 lineup
A middleweight contest between fighters building on "Fight of the Night" wins has been added to the UFC 167 lineup, as Ed Herman meets Rafael Natal. With the addition to the card, UFC 167 now includes: Champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks - for welterweight title Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham Brian Ebersole vs. Rick Story Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal
Submitted Sep 17, 2013 12:02AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson booked for UFC on FOX 9 headliner
T.J. Grant's loss will be Josh Thomson's gain. With Grant medically unable to accept a planned title shot lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, Thomson will step in to challenge for the belt.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 11:50PM by Webbie - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard relocates again, to American Top Team (Updated)
Shortly after knocking out Mac Danzig at UFC on FOX 7, Melvin Guillard said he would continue to live in Florida but train in Colorado, where he'd prepared for the fight at Grudge Training Center.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 8:55PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino gets new opponent for Friday's Lion Fight 11
Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane Justino has a new opponent for her muay Thai fight at Friday's Lion Fight 11 event.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 8:54PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Pete Spratt not retiring just yet, planning appeal of Legacy FC 23 loss
Despite announcing his retirement this past Friday, Pete Spratt has at least one more fight in him.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 8:54PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Rick Hawn, Ron Keslar step in to Bellator's Season 9 welterweight tournament
With injuries forcing Matt Riddle and Mark Scanlon out of Bellator MMA's Season 9 welterweight tournament, Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar have stepped in to the bracket's eight-man field.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 8:53PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Derek Brunson vs. Antonio Braga Neto joins UFC Fight Night 31 lineup
A middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Antonio Braga Neto is the latest addition to November's "UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3" event.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 8:52PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dylan Andrews vs. Clint Hester added to UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
A middleweight matchup between "The Ultimate Fighter 17" teammates Dylan Andrews and Clint Hester is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 8:51PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Makdessi: Black belts don't matter to me
UFC Lightweight John Makdessi isn't impressed by opponents with black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 8:49PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gleison Tibau's trainers reveal the secret to the biggest same day weight cut in the UFC
Stefane Dias and Everton Bittar of American Top Team tell Guilherme Cruz how they help massive UFC Lightweight Gleison Tibau lose 20+ pounds in one day to make the 155 pound limit.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 8:48PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Stephens pulled after Jason injury
Only two days after it was announced that Rony Jason was being pulled from UFC Fight Night 29 due to a back injury his scheduled opponent, Jeremy Stephens has also been removed from the card.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 8:47PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
NJSAC explains late removal of Elvis Mutapcic from WSOF 5
In a bizarre situation on Saturday night, middleweight tournament fighter Elvis Mutapcic was removed from his WSOF 5 fight by the New Jersey State Athletic Commission. The commission sent out a press release explaining their decision.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Aldo: Lamas, Swanson should get shot over Mendes
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has already defeated Chad Mendes once, and doesn't believe that his recent winning streak is enough to warrant a rematch.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jon Fitch vs. Marcelo Alfaya slated for WSOF 6
Jon Fitch will look to get back on the winning track next month. The former UFC welterweight contender will meet Marcelo Alfaya at WSOF 6 on Oct. 26 in Florida, WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz confirmed with MMAFighting.com. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the 170-pound bout.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 9:10AM by JLS - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
New Jersey commission stands behind decision on WSOF 5's Elvis Mutapcic
In the wake of Saturday's odd cancellation of the middleweight fight between Elvis Mutapcic and Jesse Taylor, the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board has issued a statement in response.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 12:09AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
One FC to Debut Groundbreaking Amateur MMA Series
One Fighting Championship will announce this week the introduction of a series of amateur events which will be taking place all across Asia in 2014. Entitled the “One Amateur MMA Series,” fights will be held on a monthly basis under the supervision of One FC officials. One FC is already working closely with existing amateur promotions such as Malaysian Invasion MMA, which is organized by One FC sponsor Tune Talk. Also, Academy Fighting Championship in the Philippines will likely all be integrated into the series. Promotion officials also stated that they would be working with existing gyms and organizations within the One FC Network such as Road FC, the URCC, Ultimate Beatdown, Tiger Muay Thai, Team Lakay and Evolve MMA to set up regular amateur “smoker” fights which would take place under a standardized rule set and be supervised by a qualified One FC official.
Submitted Sep 15, 2013 8:59PM by Bubbles - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
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