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Adlan Amagov out of UFC Fight Night 35 bout, UFC seeks replacement for Jason High
(mmajunkie.com)
A month ahead of its return to Georgia, the UFC is in search of a new opponent for Jason High on short notice.
Submitted Dec 18, 2013 5:01PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sonnen confirms that he had colon surgery prior to UFC 167
(tsn.ca)
UFC fighter Chael Sonnen had several inches of his colon removed during emergency surgery on Nov. 15 - one day before his first-round loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167.Sonnen confirmed that he had the procedure during a taping of TSN's Off The Record on Wednesday, after host Michael Landsberg revealed that a source told him about it.
Submitted Dec 18, 2013 3:18PM by Adrenaline - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Grice has part of skull successfully reattached
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC featherweight Matt Grice, who was in a brutal car accident in September, has successfully had part of his skull reattached and shared the news with a bit of humor.
Submitted Dec 18, 2013 3:17PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Darrell Montague vs. Will Campuzano joins Dallas’ UFC 171 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
The little guys will be part of March’s big UFC 171 lineup with Darrell Montague (13-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and fellow flyweight Will Campuzano (13-5 MMA, 0-3 UFC) now slated to fight at the event.
Submitted Dec 18, 2013 3:14PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Raphael Assuncao meets Francisco Rivera at UFC 170 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A meeting between surging bantamweights has been set for the UFC’s February card in Las Vegas.
Submitted Dec 18, 2013 3:13PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 170 adds Stephen Thompson vs. ‘TUF’ winner Robert Whittaker
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC 170 lineup continues to grow with the Wednesday addition of a welterweight fight.
Submitted Dec 18, 2013 3:12PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
UFC co-founder Campbell McLaren launches first-ever Spanish language MMA reality series
(mmamania.com)
First Spanish language mixed martial arts (MMA) competition reality series, "Combate Americas," to premiere in early 2014 on mun2 cable network.
Submitted Dec 18, 2013 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
RFA 12 adds second title fight with champ Pedro Munhoz vs. Billy Daniels
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s RFA 12 event now has a second title fight with the addition of bantamweight champion Pedro Munhoz (9-0) vs. Billy Daniels (7-0), officials recently announced.
Submitted Dec 18, 2013 11:13AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva fails post-fight drug test, stripped of $50,000 bonus
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite gaining approval for the use of testosterone replacement therapy, Antonio Silva still failed his post-fight drug test following a “Fight of the Year” candidate against Mark Hunt in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 33. MMAjunkie learned of the failure through multiple sources close to the event, which took place Dec. 7 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia, and was regulated by the promotion. UFC officials have since confirmed the failed screen, which indicated an elevated testosterone level. “Silva is on a medically approved regimen of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), and had been in compliance with therapeutic guidelines on all pre-fight tests performed prior to the event,” a statement issued by a UFC rep read. “The results of his test on the day of the event indicated a level of testosterone outside of allowable limit. Silva has been informed that the elevated testosterone level is a violation of the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and his Promotional Agreement with Zuffa.”
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 8:58PM by tmas - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dos Anjos Thought Khabilov Was Khabib
(mmamania.com)
In a an unusual turn of events, Rafael dos Anjos reveals that he thought he had signed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, not Rustam Khabilov, another talented Russian fighter who isn't ranked among the Top 10 Lightweights ... yet.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 6:55PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rosi Sexton Likely to Require Neck Surgery Following UFC Release
(mmaweekly.com)
After her UFC 161 loss to Alexis Davis, Rosi Sexton began to experience issues with her neck. She says she's not sure at what point in the fight…
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 6:48PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Silva declines Sonnen’s invite to coach ‘TUF,’ but not for lack of desire
(mmajunkie.com)
Geography is apparently keeping Anderson Silva from accepting Chael Sonnen‘s invitation to help him coach the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.”
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 6:46PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
UFC’s March return to London adds Barnatt-Nilsson, Scott-da Silva
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s London return has a pair of middleweight fights added to the bill for late winter.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 6:45PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley set for UFC 171 in Dallas
(mmajunkie.com)
Nick Diaz’s loss is Tyron Woodley‘s gain.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 6:44PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jessica Aguilar meets Alida Gray for belt at World Series of Fighting 8
(mmajunkie.com)
The first women’s strawweight champion in World Series of Fighting history will be crowned on Jan. 18 as Jessica Aguilar (16-4) meets Alida Gray (4-0) for the division’s inaugural belt at World Series of Fighting 8.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 6:42PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shinya Aoki-Toshikatsu Harada Booked for IGF ‘Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye’ on New Year’s Eve
(sherdog.com)
One Fighting Championship lightweight titlist Shinya Aoki has received an opponent for his New Year’s Eve appearance under the Inoki Genome Federation banner.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 2:59PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
UFC 169 adds Neil Magny vs. Gasan Umalatov, Rashid Magomedov vs. Tony Martin
(mmajunkie.com)
The influx of Russian fighters to the UFC will continue on Super Bowl weekend in New Jersey.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 2:57PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shooto announces man vs. woman fight in Brazil, promoter promises safety
(mmajunkie.com)
Andre Pederneiras is best known among MMA fans as the head of famed MMA team Nova Uniao, where UFC champions Jose Aldo and Renan Barao train.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 2:56PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC on Fox 9 Medical Suspensions: Urijah Faber Heads Trio of Possible Six-Month Suspensions
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson retained his title on Saturday night at UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez II, wielding the power that many thought a 125-pound man didn’t have in his hands. Johnson knocked out Joseph Benavidez little more than two minutes into the opening round of their fight, putting Benavidez on the UFC on Fox 9 medically suspended list. Urijah Faber – although he won his fight by submitting Michael McDonald – landed what could be six-month suspension after he injured both hands in the fight. Mac Danzig and Court McGee also face potential six-month suspensions for various concerns, while every fighter on the card received at least a mandatory seven-day rest period.
Submitted Dec 17, 2013 12:23PM by JLS - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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