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With Mitchell vs. Cabral, UFC Fight Night 29 lineup finalized with 12 bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
With a welterweight bout between David Mitchell and Yan Cabral now official, the 12-bout lineup is set for next month's UFC Fight Night 29 event.
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 2:04PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Henderson not worried about Vitor Belfort’s TRT: I beat him when he was on steroids
(mmafighting.com)
Both fighters are using the testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for their fights, but "Hendo" doesn’t believe it’s fair since the Brazilian got caught in the past. "It doesn’t bother me, it is what it is," Henderson told MMAFighiting.com on Wednesday. "That’s an issue with the commission. I beat him the first time when he was on steroids, I suppose it won’t make a difference."
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 11:10AM by RhythmAndStyle - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
UFC veterans Luiz Cane, Rodney Wallace headline event in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
New MMA promotion Standout Fighting Tournament will have its first show Sept. 20 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has signed Luiz "Banha" Cane and Rodney Wallace, a pair of UFC veterans, to headline their show. Cane, a 32-year-old Sao Paulo native, reeled off three straight wins in the UFC light heavyweight division in 2008 and 2009, finishing the likes of Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Jason Lambert, but he wasn’t the same since...
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 10:44AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jacare Souza reluctantly open to future fight against Anderson Silva
(mmamania.com)
Although he doesn't seem to want to do so, Ronaldo Souza admitted at last night's (Sept. 4, 2013) UFC Fight Night 28 post-fight press conference that he's open to a fight against his fellow countryman, Anderson Silva.
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 1:29AM by Webbie - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC Champ Benson Henderson Avoids Elbow Surgery, Can Resume Training Immediately
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson injured his arm when Anthony Pettis submitted him via armbar at UFC 164 on Aug. 31 in Milwaukee. The good news, however, is that Henderson’s injury isn’t severe, and he won’t need surgery.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 10:15PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 28 medical suspensions: 'Jacare' Souza could be out six months
(mmajunkie.com)
A trio of fighters from Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 28 card in Brazil, including co-main event winner Ronaldo Souza, could be out as long as six months.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 9:30PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 98 weigh ins and Fight card change
(bellator.com)
MAIN CARD Bellator Middleweight World Title Fight: Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko (183.3) vs. Brett Cooper (184.8) Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Justin Torrey (185) vs. Brennan Ward (185.3) Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Jeremy Kimball (186) vs. Perry Filkins (186) Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Brian Rogers (185) vs. Mikkel Parlo (185) Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Jason Butcher (184.5) vs. Giva Santana (185.5) Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Derek Anderson (154) vs. Patricky Pitbull (155) PRELIMINARY CARD Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Jeff Nader (204) vs. Mike Mucitelli (204) Lightweight Feature Fight: Andrew Calandrelli (156) vs. Ryan Quinn (155) Featherweight Feature Fight: Nick Piedmont (145.5) vs. Matt Bessette (144.8) Bantamweight Feature Fight: Glenn Allair (135) vs. Rico Disciullo (135.3) Heavyweight Feature Fight: Josh Diekman (243) vs. Parker Porter (260) Andreas Spang was originally scheduled to compete in the Middleweight Tournament, but was deemed ineligible to compete by the provisionary commission. Brennan Ward will now face Justin Torrey in the opening round of the Middleweight Tournament.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 8:01PM by JLS - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC's Carlos Condit targets Matt Brown after Martin Kampmann redemption
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit said his priority remains winning the undisputed title, as well as putting on great fights for the fans.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 5:25PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
James Krause vs. Bobby Green booked for UFC Fight Night 31's 'Troops' event
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout between James Krause and Bobby Green has been added to "UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3."
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 5:24PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nevada commission triples allowed marijuana metabolite levels
(bloodyelbow.com)
Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, has revealed that the NSAC will be tripling the levels of marijuana metabolites allowed when drug testing mixed martial artists.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 3:20PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC 167 adds Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham to 20th anniversary show
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's 20th anniversary event has a new lightweight bout. Donald Cerrone(20-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Evan Dunham (14-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) have been booked for the November show. UFC officials confirmed the bout with lasvegassun.com. 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. It's not clear where Cerrone and Dunham will be placed on the lineup.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 2:07PM by JLS - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Liz Carmouche continues quest for another title shot with match against Alexis Davis
(sports.yahoo.com)
Liz Carmouche, the bantamweight who along with champion Ronda Rousey helped turn the first women's fight in UFC history into a major success, will continue her bid for another title shot when she meets Alexis Davis on Nov. 6. The bout will be part of the UFC's annual "Fight for the Troops," and will be held at Fort Campbell, Ky., and televised on Fox Sports 1.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 1:42PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 18 debuts to lowest series ratings ever, UFC Fight Night loses 300,000 viewers from week before
(bloodyelbow.com)
The debut of The Ultimate Fighter on Fox Sports 1 featuring coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate and the first ever co-ed cast drew 762,000 viewers, by far the lowest season debut in the series' history. An hour earlier UFC Fight Night 28 drew just 539,000 viewers on the same network.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 1:41PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'UFC 166: Velasquez vs. dos Santos III' lineup set, flyweights on main card
(mmajunkie.com)
In addition to a major heavyweight championship trilogy, October's UFC 166 event features 13 total bouts, a preliminary card full of familiar names, and a main card that kicks off with a pair of flyweights. UFC 166 takes place Oct. 19 at Houston's Toyota Center. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. The big men take center stage at the fall event. In the headliner, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) and former titleholder Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) meet in a rubber match. In the co-headliner, Daniel Cormier (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) likely fights at heavyweight for the final time when he takes on Roy Nelson (19-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC).
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 1:02PM by DrivenDavies15 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Warren deemed medically ineligible to compete at Bellator 98 on Sept. 7 at Mohegan Sun
(mmamania.com)
Former Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Warren has been deemed ineligible to compete by the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation. After reviewing the medical documentation submitted by Warren, the now Bellator Bantamweight Semifinalist will have his fight delayed until further notice. "I've been fortunate to work with one of the best commissioners in the sport in Mike Mazzulli, and after carefully reviewing Joe's medical documents, everyone agreed to err on the side of caution with the goal of ensuring our fighters safety. It was determined Joe would be unable to compete this Saturday at Mohegan Sun. Joe's been with us since the beginning and as is the case with every fighter here, it's incumbent on me to ensure Joe is 100% healthy and medically cleared to fight before he steps into the Bellator cage."
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 10:45AM by airkerma - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Five observations about TUF 18
(mmafighting.com)
Whenever the colors of the "Ultimate Fighter" franchise begin to bleed together a little bit the UFC gets to experimenting. Over the years we’ve seen the shake-ups: There was the live version. There was Kimbo Slice season, which produced the single most comical epiphany of all time ("The enemy is the inner me," realized the back-alley brawler). There was the invisible season (purportedly TUF 16, which nobody can confirm because nobody watched). And there was the "comeback" season, which regurgitated the likes of Shonie Carter and Matt Serra back into existence. This season -- the 18th -- is sort of being rolled out as an evolution. It’s the first time we’ve seen an elixir of women and men in the same house. That the women are part of the enterprise isn’t so much a movement for fistic equality as a long-overdue inevitability. And this was all made possible by current UFC champion Ronda Rousey, who made up for Dana White’s concerns regarding divisional depth by containing multitudes, star appeal and armbars...
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 8:29AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Ryan Thomas Poised for Rematch at XFC 25, Wants to Become Two-Promotion Champion
(mmaweekly.com)
Heading into his scheduled fight against Ian Stephens at XFC 25 on Friday, former UFC and Bellator welterweight Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas had experienced opponents dropping out of fights, but hadn’t quite been anticipating what was going to happen the week before this fight. “I was supposed to fight Ian Stephens and from what I heard, he supposedly told the XFC that he signed a UFC contract and wouldn’t be fighting me,” said Thomas. “Then (XFC president John) Prisco told me that he got a hold of the UFC to tell them that Stephens is under contract with them to fight me, and from what I heard, the UFC doesn’t even know who Ian Stephens is...
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 8:26AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Bellator's inaugural pay-per-view to air live on Armed Forces Network
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA's partnership with the Armed Forces Network brings the tournament-based promotion's regular-season events to men and women in uniform. Now, those troops will get to see who has more left in the tank – Tito Ortiz or Quinton Jackson? The Viacom-owned promotion recently announced that "Bellator: Rampage vs. Tito" will be shown on the network, which airs in over 175 countries to an estimated 1 million service members...
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 8:23AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Johny Hendricks has yet to file VADA paperwork
(bloodyelbow.com)
The VADA drug testing agency reports that Hendricks has yet file the paperwork to comply with pre-fight drug screenings.
Submitted Sep 5, 2013 10:06PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem official for UFC 167
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two oft-concussed heavyweights will fight each other this November, as Frank Mir fights Alistair Overeem.
Submitted Sep 5, 2013 10:05PM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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