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Page 48 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Bellator 119 finalized with two tourney finals, loaded preliminary card
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s Bellator 119 lineup includes two Season 10 tournament finals and a preliminary card loaded with familiar names.
Submitted Apr 14, 2014 7:16PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Nick Diaz: Tell Roy Jones Jr. To Buy Out My UFC Contract So We Can Fight
(lowkickmma.com)
"If I get somebody to buy my contract out from the UFC, I'd be out here fighting too. Tell his (Jones Jr.’s) guys, buy my contract so we can fight. Get a real fight. I'd like to fight 167 (pounds) if I was fighting boxing but it's whatever. That's the weight I fought at originally, I fought like one pro fight. I have a lot of boxing experience, of course, work with a lot of different fighters, but sparring is different than fighting. Hey, I'd love to see what I can do. It's always up to Dana White, it's always up to who's got the real money."
Submitted Apr 14, 2014 11:39AM by postman - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Chael Sonnen calls out Rich Franklin
(bloodyelbow.com)
Chael Sonnen took to twitter to call out former UFC middleweight champ Rich Franklin. Is his grudge match against Wanderlei Silva off?
Submitted Apr 14, 2014 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Glory to make PPV debut June 21: 8 man Last Man Standing Middleweight tournament featured
(bloodyelbow.com)
Glory has announced their PPV debut. On June 21, they will host Last Man Standing, a one night 8 man Middleweight tournament. Get the details here.
Submitted Apr 13, 2014 10:24PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Rich Franklin: 'I wholeheartedly believe that I can beat Anderson Silva'
(mmamania.com)
In addition, "Ace" believes he could dethrone 205-pound kingpin Jon Jones.
Submitted Apr 13, 2014 6:47PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJJ instructor charged with killing 1 year old
(bloodyelbow.com)
Daryell Dickson Meneses Xavier, a Gracie Barra competitor and jiu-jitsu instructor, is facing charges in Brazil of abusing, killing, and possibly raping his 1 year old stepson.
Submitted Apr 13, 2014 6:37PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
WY SAC releases statement following RFA 14
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following a gruesome display at Friday's RFA 14, the Wyoming commission releases an official response.
Submitted Apr 12, 2014 11:52PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Spong suffers horrific leg break
(bloodyelbow.com)
Tyrone Spong suffered a broken leg when a kick was checked by Gokha Saki in the GLORY 15 main event.
Submitted Apr 12, 2014 11:51PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Cage Warriors 67 results: Johns dominates Brum, bantamweight belt remains vacant
(mmajunkie.com)
Offensive pressure was the name of the game for Brett Johns (10-0) as he neutralized James Brum (14-3) for five rounds en route to a lopsided unanimous decision win in today’s Cage Warriors 67 main event at The LC in Swansea, Wales.
Submitted Apr 12, 2014 8:07PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Cristiano Marcello announces retirement from MMA, says ‘you need to know when it’s time to stop’
(bloodyelbow.com)
TUF veteran Cristiano Marcello announced on Saturday afternoon that he would be retiring from MMA competition to focus on coaching full time at his own gym in Curitiba, Brazil.
Submitted Apr 12, 2014 8:05PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Dan Henderson on TRT after MMA, more drug testing, Cormier matchup
(mmajunkie.com)
MMAjunkie recently sat down with UFC Fight Night 38 winner and MMA veteran Dan Henderson to discuss a variety of topics, including testosterone-replacement therapy, his desire for more drug testing, and a potential UFC 173 bout with Daniel Cormier. “A lot of people think that because I was on TRT that it’s cheating in some way,” said Henderson, who received the UFC’s final TRT exemption ahead of his recent win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. “I’m sure if you’re naive about it and ignorant about what it is, it seems that way because it’s testosterone. But I’m not abusing it. I’m just getting it in normal range of everyone else.” Henderson, in fact, said he’s so committed to a level playing field that he wants to see more drug testing, including random year-round checks among UFC fighters.
Submitted Apr 12, 2014 7:50PM by Shawn91111 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 116 results: Blagoi Ivanov, Alexander Volkov reach heavyweight final
(mmajunkie.com)
Blagoi Ivanov (11-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) continued his spectacular career comeback with a first-round submission of Lavar Johnson (18-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC) in the Bellator 116 main event from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif.
Submitted Apr 12, 2014 1:07AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
RFA 14 results: Matt Manzanares wins flyweight belt with split vs. Maranhao
(mmajunkie.com)
In a fight that likely should’ve been stopped after four rounds, Matt Manzanares needed to go the full five to win RFA’s flyweight title against Junior Maranhao.
Submitted Apr 12, 2014 1:06AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fighter collapses off stool, is revived by corner and officials allow fight to continue at RFA 14
(bloodyelbow.com)
Junior Maranhao collapsed face down off his stool at RFA, but somehow was allowed to continue fighting after his corner revived him.
Submitted Apr 12, 2014 1:04AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ronda Rousey defends title vs. Alexis Davis at UFC 175
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s Independence Day pay-per-view just got a little bit bigger, and the speculation on who Ronda Rousey will fight next can be put to rest.
Submitted Apr 12, 2014 1:01AM by nirvana184 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nogueira Wants Third Mir Fight Before Retiring
(mmamania.com)
Frank Mir knocked out Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, then submitted "Minotauro" in their rematch. Now, the Brazilian wants to get one of those finishes back before calling it a career.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Johnny Bedford Explains Fiery Post-Fight Reaction After Headbutt Results in No Contest
(mmaweekly.com)
Johnny Bedford was ecstatic after UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi opponent Rani Yahya crashed to the canvas and the referee stepped in to halt the bout.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:43PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC anticipates quick return to Abu Dhabi, targeting 'The Ultimate Fighter' for Middle East
(mmajunkie.com)
ABU DHABI – The UFC took four years to return to Abu Dhabi following its initial visit to the United Arab Emirates’ second most populous city, but the locale may soon become an annual destination.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:37PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
After no-contest, UFC exec hints at Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya rematch
(mmajunkie.com)
Following the result of UFC Fight Night 39's event opener, a UFC executive said the promotion could rebook a bantamweight bout between Johnny Bedford (19-10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Rani Yahya (19-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC).
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:36PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyrone Spong: If I fully commit to MMA, of course I would want to be in the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Tyrone Spong told Bloody Elbow that while he is satisfied with WSOF, he would want to join the UFC if he were to commit to MMA full time.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:33PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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