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Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy in the works for TUF Nations Finale headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Michael Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Tim Kennedy (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is in the works for April’s TUF Nations Finale event, and the fight is expected to headline the card if “The Count” can satisfy the UFC’s medical requirements. Bisping has been sidelined for several months while recovering for surgery to repair a detached retina. The British slugger recently told BT Sport his doctors have greenlighted his return but UFC officials have requested additional testing and documentation.
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 4:02PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford added to UFC 171 in Dallas
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight matchup between Daniel Pineda (18-10 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and Robert Whiteford (10-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the UFC’s return to the Lone Star State. UFC officials recently announced the new booking, which takes place at UFC 171 on March 15 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims that air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on UFC Fight Pass. With the addition to the card, UFC 171 now includes: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler – for vacant welterweight title Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story Jessica Andrade vs. Julianna Pena Dennis Bermudez vs. Jimy Hettes Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer Will Campuzano vs. Darrell Montague Renee Forte vs. Frank Trevino Robert McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 3:53PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF 8 Results: Kyle vs Rumble. Gaethje vs Patishnock
(mmajunkie.com)
WSOF 8 results: Gaethje, Aguilar crowned champs, ‘Rumble’ continues to roll Justin Gaethje (11-0) is World Series of Fighting’s first lightweight champion after scoring a first-round stoppage over Richard Patishnock (6-2). The bout served as the main event of Saturday’s World Series of Fighting 8 event, which took place at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and aired on NBC Sports Network.
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 5:57AM by jjeans - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Phil Davis planning to fight Glover Teixeira since ‘Jon Jones won’t make it to title fight’
(mmajunkie.com)
Phil Davis remains unbooked despite other marquee light heavyweights taking fights over the past few months.
Submitted Jan 18, 2014 9:05PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Thomson: Training camp for Benson Henderson ‘quite possibly’ my worst
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight Josh Thomson is honest to his own detriment at times, and for this, he is one of the more entertaining interviews in MMA.
Submitted Jan 18, 2014 8:59PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 36 lineup finalized, seven prelims on UFC Fight Pass
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 36 event, which is the UFC’s first Brazilian event of 2014.
Submitted Jan 18, 2014 8:54PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
‘The Ultimate Fighter 11’ cast member Kyacey Uscola convicted of domestic violence charges
(mmajunkie.com)
Eleven-year MMA veteran and former cast member of “The Ultimate Fighter 11” Kyacey Uscola is facing the possibility of 13 years in prison after being convicted of domestic violence charges.
Submitted Jan 18, 2014 8:53PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Heavyweight Steve Mocco signs with World Series of Fighting
(mmafighting.com)
One of MMA's top heavyweight prospects is coming to World Series of Fighting. Steve Mocco, a two-time NCAA Division I heavyweight champion and four-time All-American, signed a four-fight contract with the promotion, WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz informed MMAFighting.com...
Submitted Jan 18, 2014 10:01AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jones: UFC Title Beats Super Bowl Ring
(mmamania.com)
Jon Jones is one of three brothers, all who compete in professional versions of their chosen sport. For Chandler, a member of the New England Patriots, there is no question about who is the most successful member of the Jones' clan.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 7:28PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
 
Filming of TUF Brazil 3 So Intense Some of Chael Sonnen’s Coaching Staff Fear for Their Safety
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC president Dana White says some of Chael Sonnen's coaching staff on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 fear for their safety on location.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 7:19PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Siyar Bahadurzada gets new UFC deal after second straight loss
(bloodyelbow.com)
Despite his recent losing streak it looks like Siyar Bahadurzada will be making his way back to the Octagon within the year.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 7:15PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF 8 Weigh-In Results: Justin Gaethje On Point, Richard Patishnock Over For Main Event
(sherdog.com)
Justin Gaethje will make his first pass at a major mixed martial arts championship in just his 11th professional appearance.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 7:14PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Former Invicta champ Jessica Penne plans on trying out for TUF 20 spot
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like the UFC's new strawweight division won't just be attracting the best talent at 115 lbs as the former Invicta atomweight champion, Jessica Penne announces her designs for the show.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 4:27PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitaly Minakov vs. Cheick Kongo title fight slated for Bellator 115
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov (13-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) will return to the cage on April 4 as part of the promotion’s Nevada debut.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 3:08PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
World Series of Fighting Signs Japanese Women’s Strawweight Emi Fujino
(sherdog.com)
Japanese strawweight Emi Fujino has signed with the World Series of Fighting. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Maximum Fighting Championships CEO wants to break into UFC’s Vegas backyard
(mmajunkie.com)
Maximum Fighting Championships CEO Mark Pavelich is no stranger to big declarations, and for his promotion’s 2014 schedule, he’s got one.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
IMMAF welcomes first Middle Eastern rep with approval of Jordan Mixed Martial Arts Federation
(mmajunkie.com)
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) recently welcomed its first Middle Eastern member with the approval of the Jordan Mixed Martial Arts Federation.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MFC 39 – Weigh In Results – Three Miss Weight
(topmmanews.com)
UPDATE: Tom Gallicchio missed weight for his Lightweight Title, the fight will go on as a 5 round Title fight. If Southern wins he becomes the champion, If Gallicchio wins he doesn’t get the title and will face Southern in an automatic rematch. Main Card: 265lbs- Anthony Hamilton (261.6) vs. Darrill Schoonover (257) ***Heavyweight Title Fight 155lbs- Kurt Southern (154.8) vs. *Tom Gallicchio (155.2) ***Lightweight Title Fight 170lbs- Jason South (170.6) vs. Gilbert Smith (170.6) 164lbs- Sean Powers (163.2) vs. Marcus Edwards (163.8) 205lbs- Markhaile Wedderburn (203) vs. Sean O’Connell (205.4) 155lbs- Dan Ring (155) vs. *Andrew McInnes (157.4) Preliminary Card: 200lbs- Jared McComb (199.6) vs. Paul Grebinski (200.2) 185lbs- *Cody Krahn (186.4) vs. Clay Davidson (184.8) *Missed Weight, Forfeits 20% of Purse
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 10:24AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator 113 Gets Vegh-Newton Title Unification Bout, Lightweight Tourney Quarterfinals
(www.sherdog.com)
Attila Vegh and Emanuel Newton will unify the Bellator light heavyweight title on March 21, when the 205-pound standouts battle in the main event of Bellator 113.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 1:16AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
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