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Despite history, UFC Fight Night 26 winners Faber and McDonald open to matchup
(mmajunkie.com)
Urijah Faber and Michael MacDonald both are UFC bantamweights who've fallen short to champions. But it's undeniable they belong at the top of the division. The fighters both were victorious at this past Saturday's UFC Fight Night 26 event, which begs the question whether they should compete to see who should be first to get another shot at a belt.
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 4:44PM by Webbie - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brett Cooper replaces Doug Marshall, faces champ Shlemenko at Bellator 98
(mmajunkie.com)
A broken hand has forced Doug Marshall out of a planned bid for Bellator MMA's middleweight title, and Brett Cooper has stepped in to take his place and now faces champ Alexander Shlemenko.
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 3:38PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shogun Rua's brother Ninja blames loss on 'shady' elements in training camp
(bloodyelbow.com)
Shogun Rua got submitted by Chael Sonnen Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 26 and his brother Ninja Rua had some comments to make about Shogun's tactics and training camp.
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 3:37PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sarah Kaufman off UFC Fight Night 27 card, will be rescheduled
(mmajunkie.com)
After losing opponent Sara McMann (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earlier this month and with a replacement unavailable, Sarah Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been pulled from next week's UFC Fight Night 27 lineup. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the bout with sources close to the event, who said the former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion will be rescheduled for a later event...
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 9:03AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Will Be Back in Boston; Dana White, With a Wink, Thanks the Union and City Council President
(mmaweekly.com)
Less than a week ago, UFC president Dana White was starting to question why he would bring his show to Boston after all the hoops and hurdles that his company faced in pulling off UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen on Saturday night at the TD Garden. When asked if the issues the company had to deal with affected his thinking about returning, he couldn’t deny it. “I’d be a liar if I said no,” White said during a Monday conference call promoting the event...
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 9:01AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shogun vs. Sonnen draws remarkable ratings on FOX Sports 1
(mmafighting.com)
FOX Sports 1 got off to an impressive debut Saturday night doing a 1.38 rating and 1.78 million viewers for the three-hour main card headlined by Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Chael Sonnen based on Nielsen's fast nationals. The rating is the key, because FOX Sports 1 was not in as many homes as FX. The company's most successful card on FX, the Jan. 19 show headlined by Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort, did a 1.27 rating and 1.86 million viewers. Essentially, on its first night in existence, the UFC show, had it been in the same number of homes would have beaten the highest-rated UFC card to date on FX, an established top-tier cable channel...
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 8:21AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael McDonald: Pickett made me question my KO power
(mmajunkie.com)
There were times while Michael McDonald was punching the living bejesus out of Brad Pickett that he wondered if his knockout power had mysteriously disappeared.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 5:04PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 99 Full Fight Card Released; Houston Alexander Steps In to Face Vladimir Matyushenko
(mmaweekly.com)
A hand injury has forced former Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu off of the Bellator 99 fight card. Vladimir Matyushenko will now face fellow UFC veteran Houston Alexander.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 2:39PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFN 26 winner Matt Brown here for one thing: 'To beat GSP's ass'
(mmajunkie.com)
BOSTON – So what do you with Matt Brown, a once-journeyman fighter who's resurrected his career in MMA's most prominent organization while stringing together a staggering six consecutive UFC wins?
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 11:55AM by FastKnockout - 45 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After Conor McGregor's UFC 'loss,' Dana White an even bigger fan
(mmajunkie.com)
BOSTON – Conor McGregor entered UFC Fight Night 26 with absolutely unprecedented hype, to the point that even he admitted a decision win felt more like a loss than anything else. That makes UFC President Dana White an even bigger fan.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 11:55AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss: Uriah Hall 'not a fighter,' 'TUF 17' finalist's next move uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
BOSTON – Saturday night's UFC Fight Night 26 event turned out to be one of the most entertaining fight cards in recent memory, save for one flop of a fight: John Howard vs. Uriah Hall. UFC President Dana White said he knows exactly what went wrong.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 11:54AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler still on track, according to Dana White
(mmajunkie.com)
BOSTON – Welterweight Matt Brown probably will get a top-10 opponent in his next fight, according to UFC President Dana White, but it doesn't look like he'll upset one matchup planned for the near future.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 11:53AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss says Lyoto Machida vs. Nick Diaz off the table
(mmajunkie.com)
BOSTON – A proposed fight between ex-light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida and former welterweight champ Nick Diaz isn't happening, contrary to previous indications.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 11:52AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: UFN 26's Gamburyan vs. Miller bout should've been stopped after first
(mmajunkie.com)
After a confusing end to the first round, a UFC Fight Night 26 bout between featherweights Manny Gamburyan and Cole Miller went to the scorecards. UFC President Dana White, though, doesn't think it should have ever gotten that far.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 11:51AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 26 bonuses: Browne, Brown, Sonnen, McDonald, Pickett earn awards
(mmajunkie.com)
BOSTON – Travis Browne, Matt Brown Chael Sonnen, Michael McDonald and Brad Pickett each earned bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 26 event.
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 11:38PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MFC 38 adds third title fight with Sam Alvey vs. Jason South for 185 belt
(mmajunkie.com)
Maximum Fighting Championship has added a third title fight to its next card. Sam Alvey will meet unbeaten Jason South for the middleweight strap the same night MFC crowns heavyweight and bantamweight champs.
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
If Nick Diaz uninterested, UFC's Tim Kennedy says he'll fight Lyoto Machida
(mmajunkie.com)
Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White said he offered Nick Diaz a fight against Lyoto Machida. But if Diaz doesn't want to fight the ex-light-heavyweight champ in his middleweight debut, at least one other guy does.
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA vet Jeff Curran retires following RFA 9 title loss
(mmajunkie.com)
After 16 years, 41 fights and stints with nearly every major organization of note, Jeff Curran is calling it quits on his MMA career.
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Boston City Council President: 'UFC promotes violence against women, teaches kids how to rape'
(mmamania.com)
Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy isn't a fan of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In fact, Murphy recently sponsored a petition to have children under age 18 banned from attending any and all mixed martial arts (MMA) events held in Boston, Mass., even if their parents were willing chaperones. It's not so much the actual fighting with which Murphy has a beef, but the un-policed behavior some UFC stars have exhibited outside of the Octagon in the past. Murphy pointed to former Light Heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson, who put out this YouTube video that (bad jokingly) showed people how to pick up women with the aid of chloroform.
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 7:57AM by jjeans - 14 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
 
Ortiz picks Shogun, Varner and others pick Sonnen
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Ortiz picks Shogun, Varner and others pick Sonnen - Shamrock quote steals the show!

Tito Ortiz (16-11-1, UFC Hall of Fame) - “Chael is a great 185lb fighter but Shogun at 205lbs will out-class him. Chael will put up a great fight for the first 5 minutes but Shogun will win the fight. Chael needs to stay at 185lbs. I’m proud of him stepping up though, so let’s go Chael!” Frank Shamrock (23-10-2, Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, WEC Light Heavyweight Champion & Strikeforce Middleweight Champion) - “My prediction: Sonnen will lose and continue to be the only star in the UFC.”
Here are the rest - Overall it was 7-4 in favor Sonnen....................
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 1:40AM by nwowolfpack - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
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