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Featherweights Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely targeted for UFC on FOX 2
(mmajunkie.com)
Two lightweights are headed to the featherweight division. Charles Oliveira (14-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and newcomer Eric Wisely (19-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have agreed to meet next in their new weight classes next month at UFC on FOX 2, event sources confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The event takes place Jan. 28 at United Center in Chicago, and at least three fights are expected to air as part of the night's FOX-televised main card. Oliveira vs. Wisely, though, is expected to be part of a preliminary card that airs either on FX or FUEL TV. The latest UFC on FOX 2 card includes: Phil Davis vs. Rashad Evans Mark Munoz vs. Chael Sonnen Evan Dunham vs. Paul Sass* Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely* Michael Johnson vs. Cody McKenzie* Jon Olav Einemo vs. Mike Russow*
Submitted Dec 4, 2011 12:12PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'TUF 14' champ Dodson says stoppage was just, eyes fights in three weight classes
(mmajunkie.com)
John Dodson (12-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) survived a field of 16 solid bantamweights, the craziness of reality TV, the nerves of a nationally televised event, and underdog status against odds-on favorite T.J. Dillashaw (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) to win "The Ultimate Fighter 14." Not bad for a guy who still considers himself a flyweight. But the 5-foot-3 fighter told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he's willing to compete in three different weight classes if need be. "I still consider myself to be a flyweight because I want to make sure I can fight in both weight classes," Dodson, who competed on Saturday's Spike TV-televised main card at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, told MMAjunkie.com. "I'd want to be a flyweight, bantamweight and featherweight if I could."
Submitted Dec 4, 2011 9:03AM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Micahel Bisping insists cardio no issue at TUF 14 Finale, eyes future title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping (22-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) doesn't think he gassed during his third-round TKO victory over Jason "Mayhem" Miller (24-8 MMA, 0-2 UFC) at Saturday night's The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale, and he doesn't think his opponent gassed either. Sure, opposing "The Ultimate Fighter 14" coach Miller looked like he had little left to offer as he wilted in the face of Bisping's offensive onslaught, but that doesn't mean his cardio was an issue. According to Bisping, getting beat up will just do that to a fellow. "I don't think the cardio was an issue," Bisping told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I don't think anyone's cardio was the issue. Did you see the pace of the fight? You see how many punches I was throwing? "My cardio wasn't an issue. Far from it. I feel it was a fast pace, and whilst I was tired, I was able to keep the pace up."
Submitted Dec 4, 2011 8:57AM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With 'TUF 14' mission complete, Diego Brandao now hoping to save Christmas
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian brawler Diego Brandao (14-7 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is now the featherweight tournament winner of "The Ultimate Fighter 14," just as he promised he would be. Mission complete. But with a cool $80,000 in "Fight Night" bonuses in his pocket following an impressive The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finals win on Saturday night, Brandao now has a new goal in place: It's time to save Christmas.
Submitted Dec 4, 2011 8:54AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'TUF 14' fan-voted $25K awards go to Dodson, Bermudez, Gaudinot and Pague
(mmajunkie.com)
Consider John Dodson the big winner from The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale. After claiming the "TUF 14" featherweight crown at Saturday's live finale in Las Vegas and earning a $40,000 fight-night bonus, he got some additional money to fill his pockets. He was one of four fighters earning a $25,000 fan-voted award for a performance during the Spike TV reality show's regular season. KOTN - Dodson over Bedford SOTN - Bermudez over Akira FOTN - Pague vs. Gaudinot
Submitted Dec 4, 2011 8:52AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 14 Finale Bonuses
( mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – John Dodson, Diego Brandao and Dennis Bermudez each earned $40,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale on Saturday. Brandao, in fact, won two of them. Dodson earned the night's "Knockout of the Night" award, Brandao picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and Brandao and Dennis Bermudez each earned "Fight of the Night" honors.
Submitted Dec 3, 2011 11:50PM by BuffaloDave - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 14 Finale official weigh-in results: Bisping misses weight on first try, curses fans
( mmajunkie.com)
MAIN CARD (Spike TV) Michael Bisping (186.25)* vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller (185.5) Dennis Bermudez (146) vs. Diego Brandao (145) John Dodson (134) vs. T.J. Dillashaw (135.5) Yves Edwards (155) vs. Tony Ferguson (155.5) Johnny Bedford (136) vs. Louis Gaudinot (136) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook) Marcus Brimage (143) vs. Stephan Bass (145) John Albert (136) vs. Dustin Pague (136) Roland Delorme (136) vs. Josh Ferguson (134) Josh Clopton (144) vs. Steven Siler (146) Bryan Caraway (145) vs. Dustin Neace (145.5) Miller - "it feels soooo good to be back. ... Now boo this man," pointing at Bisping Bisping - "I could give a f*ck about getting love, All I care about is smashing this dickhead's head in. F*ck you you all." to the crowd.
Submitted Dec 2, 2011 8:42PM by BuffaloDave - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs 'The Ninja of Love' Nick Denis to multi-fight contract
(mmajunkie.com)
A new profile has popped up on the UFC's website, and it's a Canadian bantamweight with international experience. A source close to the fighter today confirmed to MMAjunkie.com that Nick Denis, also known as "The Ninja of Love," has signed a multi-fight deal with the industry-leading promotion. It's not yet known when Denis will make his octagon debut.
Submitted Dec 2, 2011 6:46PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir Doesn't Want to Hear Excuses from Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
(mmafighting.com)
Three years ago, Frank Mir defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 92 in a one-sided beating that many of Nogueira's supporters blamed on a staph infection that had plagued Nogueira during his training camp. After three years of hearing people suggest that he only beat Nogueira because of that staph infection, Mir has heard enough. In comments to the media Thursday during a promotional call for his UFC 140 rematch with Nogueira, Mir said he thinks fighters who blame a sluggish performance on illnesses or injuries are doing a disservice to their opponents, and that he's tired of all the talk that the staph infection had something to do with Mir's second-round technical knockout victory in December of 2008.
Submitted Dec 2, 2011 10:07AM by emfleek - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Luke Rockhold to Defend Title Against Keith Jardine
(mmafighting.com)
Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is slated to defend his belt against former UFC veteran Keith Jardine on Jan. 7, MMA Fighting has confirmed with sources close to the fight. The title fight is expected to headline the organization's first event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Strikeforce has yet to officially announce the card or any fights signed for it as of Thursday evening.
Submitted Dec 2, 2011 10:04AM by emfleek - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
MTV announces new MMA 'docu-series'
(mixedmartialarts.com)
MTV will broadcast a new mixed martial arts-themed program beginning early in 2012, the network announced on Thursday. "Caged," a docu-series which chronicles the lives of four young adults in small-town Louisiana, will premiere beginning on Jan. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. The show will also air internationally on MTV channels around the world starting in May 2012.
Submitted Dec 2, 2011 10:00AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bisping: Hendo KO best thing that ever happened to me
(mixedmartialarts.com)
“I’ve been in the UFC since 2006," said Michael Bisping."I’ve had about 14 fights in the organization, I’ve only got three losses on my entire record at middleweight and light heavy, I’ve only been stopped once, and I believe this is my time. "I’m coming into my peak as a fighter, and everything’s there. I truly believe I’m one of the better fighters out there, and obviously I want to prove that. Take Miller out of the way, and probably one more fight, and then I get my title shot.
Submitted Dec 2, 2011 9:58AM by emfleek - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Programming alert: 'Countdown to UFC 141' debuts Dec. 21 on Fuel TV
(mmamania.com)
Countdown to UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" will debut on Weds., Dec. 21, 2011, at 10 p.m. ET on Fuel TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and ex-Strikeforce 265-pound kingpin Alistair Overeem. Follow link for replay times and fight card listing
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 6:40PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA Quick Quote: Nate Quarry wants back in the UFC
(mmamania.com)
Former UFC middleweight mauler Nate Quarry states his case on The Underground for the position of "on-air personality," which the promotion may need in light of its recent expansion across three channels on the FOX network. Quarry, famous for his exciting fights and ability to take punishment, might have taken enough beatings to last him a lifetime. Now that he's enjoying retirement and putting more work into his Zombie Cage Fighter line, it looks like he's gunning for another go-round with the world's largest fight promotion.
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 6:37PM by pmoney - 12 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
TUF Alum Klye Watson Returns to the Cage
(outsidethering.net)
Kyle will be returning to the cage at the upcoming Cage Warriors Fight Night 3 on February 9th
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 5:15PM by tallica62 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Other MMA Organizations
 
Eliot Marshall announces UFC release
(mmajunkie.com)
Following a close decision loss to Brandon Vera at UFC 137, Eliot Marshall has announced his release from the UFC. The light heavyweight confirmed his release via Twitter. Marshall, who surprisingly was cut from the UFC's roster after a respectable 3-1 run in 2010, concludes his latest stint with a 0-2 mark. "Well, it's official," Marshall wrote. "I have been released by the UFC."
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 2:35PM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With first amateur fight at 11, Brad McDonald one TPF 11 win away from UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Before long, Brad McDonald and I were talking about snakes. Specifically, how to catch them. "First you have to find one," McDonald told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "That's the hardest part, really." Let me stop and explain. McDonald and I were talking about his life growing up in Modesto, Calif., with two older brothers in what would eventually become an MMA-focused family. The youngest, McDonald never had his own bedroom, always sharing, so he liked to spend time outside. He likes animals. He even liked chasing them. The hardest, he said, were snakes. I needed to know more. "You look under logs, branches, wood," he said. "You take off your shirt, and you throw your shirt on it, or they'll bite you. You don't want that." He laughed.
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 2:33PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen denies Munoz fight next, eyes Bisping vs. Miller winner
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Chael Sonnen wants to fight Anderson Silva like Wanderlei Silva loves kneeing fighters in the face. But instead, it has been widely reported that Chael's next fight is vs. Mark Munoz at UFC on FOX 2, Jan. 28 in Chicago. However, in an interview with FightHubTv, Sonnen flatly denied that that is his next fight. "I have no fight with Mark Munoz," said Sonnen. "My next fight will be based on, I don't know how much I can say, but I'll be watching the TV Saturday night, put it that way." The implication of course is that Sonnen will be facing the winner of the main event between Michael Bisping and Jason Miller at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 Finale on Dec. 3 in Las Vegas.
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 1:35PM by emfleek - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Evan Dunham vs. Paul Sass Slated for UFC on Fox 2
(bloodyelbow.com)
An interesting lightweight match-up has been verbally agreed to for the second UFC on Fox event, scheduled for January 28th at the United Center in Chicago. ESPN UK reports that British submission wizard, Paul Sass, will meet well-rounded Xtreme Couture product, Evan Dunham
Submitted Dec 1, 2011 12:16PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" No More
(mmaweekly.com)
ncer Bruce Buffer calls former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz‘s name in Toronto next weekend, for the first time in forever, he won’t be calling out “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy.” Ortiz, who faces Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on the main card of UFC 140, is moving on from his younger days of talking trash on opponents to build fights and putting his old moniker to bed. He’s now fighting for his fans, his family, and for the future, putting the negativity behind him. “No longer the bad boy, positive from here on out. I’m now the ‘People’s Champ,’” Ortiz told MMAWeekly Radio.
Submitted Nov 30, 2011 11:49PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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