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C.J. Ross, controversial Nevada boxing judge, to take leave of absence
(bloodyelbow.com)
C.J. Ross, the judge who blew two of the biggest fights in recent memory, has elected to take a leave of absence.
Submitted Sep 17, 2013 10:46PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Bellator's Joe Warren cleared to fight, return date not set
(mmajunkie.com)
After an undisclosed medical issue prompted his removal from a Bellator event earlier this month, Joe Warren (8-3 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) may now compete in the promotion's Season 9 featherweight tournament. The Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation tonight removed the former champ from a national database that tracks medically suspended fighters. "He's cleared to fight," Michael Mazzuli, Mohegan's director of athletic regulation, told MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Sep 17, 2013 10:02PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Dennis Bermudez vs. Steven Siler joins UFC Fight Night 31 'Troops' lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
Dennis Bermudez has a new opponent for November's "UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3" event. With original opponent Nik Lentz now slated to fight Chad Mendes at UFC on FOX 9, Bermudez (11-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will take on replacement Steven Silver (23-10 MMA, 5-1 UFC), UFC officials today announced. UFC Fight Night 31 takes place Nov. 6 at Kentucky's Fort Campbell. The bulk of the card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on Facebook. It's not clear where Bermudez vs. Siler will end up on the lineup.
Submitted Sep 17, 2013 9:56PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Scott Jorgensen drops to flyweight, meets Ian McCall at UFC on FOX 9
(mmajunkie.com)
Onetime WEC and UFC bantamweight title challenger Scott Jorgensen is dropping to 125 pounds, and he'll meet Ian McCall in his flyweight debut. UFC officials on Tuesday announced the new matchup, which takes place at "UFC on FOX 9: Pettis vs. Thomson," which is scheduled for Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. The evening's main card airs on FOX following prelims that air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on Facebook. The placement of the Jorgensen (14-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. McCall (12-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) fight wasn't immediately announced.
Submitted Sep 17, 2013 9:50PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jones wants to box a Klitschko
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones claims his boxing is developing so fast that he wants to box one of the Klitschko brothers.
Submitted Sep 17, 2013 4:11PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mendes/Lentz to Fox 9, Bermudez gets new opponent
(bloodyelbow.com)
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
(bloodyelbow.com)
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
(mmamadhouse.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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)
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(bloodyelbow.com)
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
(bloodyelbow.com)
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
(bloodyelbow.com)
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
 
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