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Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare set to headline UFC Fight Night 62 in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
Urijah Faber won’t be competing in Brazil anymore on March 21. Faber was pulled from the UFC Fight Night 62 main event since Raphael Assuncao didn’t recover from an ankle injury and the promotion couldn’t find a replacement. Demian Maia and Ryan LaFalre, originally set to battle in the co-main event, will now headlined the card. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news with sources close to the situation.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 12:35PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carmont moves up to 205 for Bellator debut
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator 135's main card has been finalized with a pair of brand new bouts, highlighted by the light heavyweight and promotional debut of Francis Carmont.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 10:25AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Doctor: Anderson Silva disappointed with results, says he didn’t use steroids
(bloodyelbow.com)
It appears that Anderson Silva was not aware of the anabolic steroids present in his system.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 10:23AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva would not have been allowed to fight Nick Diaz at UFC 183 if NSAC received drug test results sooner
(mmamania.com)
Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) tested Anderson Silva for banned substances on Jan. 9, 2015, which was more than three weeks out from his UFC 183 main event match against Nick Diaz on Jan. 31, 2015.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 12:32AM by FastKnockout - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tibau replaces Medeiros, faces Ferguson at UFC 184
(mmafighting.com)
Gleison Tibau will fill in for the injured Yancy Medeiros in a fight against Tony Ferguson at UFC 184.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 12:25AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor Belfort specifically requested to fight Mark Munoz for the interim title
(bloodyelbow.com)
Wife and manager of "The Phenom", Joana Prado Belfort explained how the negotiation with the UFC was after Chris Weidman got injured.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 12:22AM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manny Gamburyan out, Aljamain Sterling now faces Takeya Mizugaki at UFC on FOX 15
(mmajunkie.com)
Manny Gamburyan has been ruled out of a planned bantamweight meeting with Aljamain Sterling (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), and veteran Takeya Mizugaki (20-8-2 MMA, 7-3 UFC) has agreed to step in and take the fight.
Submitted Feb 4, 2015 12:18AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC confirms Silva tests positive for steroids, Diaz reportedly pops for marijuana, too
(mmajunkie.com)
The high of Saturday’s entertaining UFC 183 headliner between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz quickly wore off tonight when news broke both men failed drug test related to the event.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 9:21PM by xdanish020 - 60 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Titan FC 33 adds fourth title fight
(mmafighting.com)
Pat Healy will make his Titan FC 33 debut against Kurt Kinser for the lightweight title March 20 in Mobile, Ala.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 6:23PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Julia Budd gets new opponent for Bellator 133
(mmafighting.com)
Julia Budd has a new opponent for her Bellator debut, as undefeated Brazilian grappler Talita Nogueira pulls out of Bellator 133 with a knee injury.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 6:22PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC 183 medical suspensions: Five get half-year terms, Tyron Woodley needs clearance
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 183 headlining middleweights Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva made it out of their fight with the worst injuries being some cuts on the face of Diaz. Both men received small medical suspensions as a result of their fight.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 6:19PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nik Lentz faces newcomer Levan Makashvili at next week's UFC Fight Night 60
(mmajunkie.com)
With Thiago Tavares (19-5-1 MMA, 9-5-1 UFC) forced to withdraw from the event, Nik Lentz (25-6-2 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) now faces newcomer Levan Makashvili (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 60.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 6:18PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA ref Josh Rosenthal out of custody next month, 18 months shy of scheduled sentence
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran MMA referee Josh Rosenthal went to federal prison in Sheridan, Ore., on Aug. 14, 2013, a little more than one month after a judge sentenced him to 37 months of confinement and other penalties as part of a plea deal he reached in a drug case. The term was reportedly mandatory and did not allow for parole.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 5:22PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
184 lineup set with Holm-Pennington co-headliner, Munoz-Carneiro featured prelim
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is set for this month’s UFC 184 event, and the ladies are featured in the two top pay-per-view bouts.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 2:13PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping calls out Nick Diaz for 'fan pleasing' UFC middleweight bout
(mmamania.com)
Perennial Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Michael Bisping may already be scheduled to fight CB Dollaway at the UFC 186 pay-per-view (PPV) event on April 25 in Montreal, Quebec, but "The Count" is apparently looking past the No. 11 ranked middleweight to a potential future matchup with Stockton's own, Nick Diaz.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 1:02PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McKenzie cuts retirement short, fights at WSOF 18
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC competitor Cody McKenzie put an end to his retirement from professional MMA, as he is scheduled to return at WSOF 18 in Edmonton, Canada.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 12:57PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
After big UFC 183 win, Miesha Tate wants Bethe Correia next
(mmajunkie.com)
Miesha Tate has had just a few days to savor a big comeback victory – and she’s got a fairly serious injury to recover from – but she has a next opponent in mind.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 12:54PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyron Woodley picked up UFC 183 victory despite first-round foot break
(mmajunkie.com)
Tyron Woodley’s recent UFC 183 performance is looking more and more impressive.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 12:52PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ Weidman 'pissed off' at 'juicehead' Belfort, who also turned down Mousasi
(mmajunkie.com)
It turns out that Lyoto Machida wasn’t the only one to accept an offer to replace injured UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman – only to have Vitor Belfort turn down the fight.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 12:50PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Al Iaquinta steps up, meets Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 63
(mmafighting.com)
Al Iaquinta didn't waste much time seeking out another solid, veteran lightweight test. Just days after the Serra-Longo fighter put in an impressive performance against well-respected vet Joe Lauzon, Iaquinta's next fight is in place.
Submitted Feb 3, 2015 8:31AM by JLS1980 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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