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Stephan Bonnar to serve as color analyst for Titan Fighting Championship
(mmafighting.com)
Stephan Bonnar is returning to MMA commentary. The UFC Hall of Famer has been hired as a color analyst for Titan Fighting Championship and will call the promotion's upcoming show, Titan FC 27, Feb. 28 on CBS Sports Network, Titan FC president and CEO Jeff Aronson informed MMAFighting.com on Friday. Bonnar will work alongside Tristar Gym coach Firas Zahabi. A play-by-play man has yet to be finalized. Bonnar, who signed an eight-fight TV deal with Titan FC, has worked as a color analyst for the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting and also worked as a studio analyst for ESPN, Fox Sports and Versus. He hasn't been seen on TV in either capacity since his UFC 153 loss to Anderson Silva, which ended up being his retirement fight. His most famous call was his reaction to Anthony Pettis' "Showtime Kick" in 2010.
Submitted Feb 15, 2014 12:49PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tito Ortiz Steps Down as Cris Cyborg’s Manager
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz stepped down as Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino‘s manager effectively immediately. Ortiz appeared on “Inside MMA” on AXS TV on Friday and announced the development citing his eroded relationship with UFC president Dana White. “I can live with Dana not liking me, but what I can’t live with is Dana using me to hurt someone else. I’ve taken abuse and maybe I deserved some of it, but Cris is a beautiful person and great athlete and doesn’t deserve to be insulted like this.
Submitted Feb 15, 2014 10:58AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Roxanne Modafferi and Peggy Morgan Head Long List of New Invicta FC Signings
(mmaweekly.com)
Invicta Fighting Championships on Friday announced the addition of 15 new fighters to its all-female roster. The 15 new athletes are spread across all five of the current weight classes the promotion boasts. Atomweight (105lbs) Amber Brown – 3-1, United States Strawweight (115lbs) Livia Renata Souza – 5-0, Brazil Karolina Kowalkiewicz – 4-0, Poland Mellony Geugjes – 0-1 MMA, 18-5-2 Kickboxing, 10-0 Pro Boxing, Netherlands Herica Tiburcio – 7-2, Brazil Ashley Greenway – Pro Debut, United States Flyweight (125lbs) Rachel Ostovich – 0-1, United States Joanna Jedrzejczyk – 4-0, Poland Valerie Letourneau – 4-3, Canada Delaney Owen – Pro Debut, United States Bantamweight (135lbs) Peggy Morgan – 2-1, United States Roxanne Modafferi – 15-11, United States Cindy Dandois – 5-1, Belgium Irene Aldana – 3-1, Mexico Featherweight (145lbs) Faith Van Duin – 4-0, New Zealand
Submitted Feb 15, 2014 10:48AM by JLS - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
After renal colic, UFC Fight Night 36's Rodridgo Damm now permanent lightweight
(mmajunkie.com)
Rodridgo Damm said he’ll never fight at featherweight again after a horrific weight cut canceled his previous UFC bout.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 7:54PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator & Gilbert Melendez Agree on Structure to Bring Top Lightweight To Bellator
(bellator.com)
UFC Now Holds Right to Match Offer Newport Beach, Calif. (February 14, 2014) – At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s best, including Eddie Alvarez, Michael Chandler, Will Brooks, Dave Jansen and a host of top lightweights from around the world.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 7:01PM by GDPofMPG - 37 comments
Filed under: Bellator, UFC
 
Dana White buries Alistair Overeem, calls Ronda Rousey the biggest star in UFC history
(mmamania.com)
Dana White is a Ronda Rousey fan. Alistair Overeem? Not so much.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 5:10PM by FastKnockout - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 36 weigh-in results: Machida-Mousasi, Souza-Carmont official
(mmajunkie.com)
JARAGUA DO SUL – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC Fight Night 36 fighter weigh-ins, where all but one competitor made weight on their first attempts.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 5:04PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis fight may have to wait
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to UFC president Dana White, If UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is unable to fight in July, Jose Aldo may need to defend his featherweight title.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 5:02PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Askren lashes out at Dana White over Pat Cummins signing
(bloodyelbow.com)
ONE FC welterweight and former Bellator champion Ben Askren took to Twitter to vent about the UFC's decision to sign Pat Cummins, who fights Daniel Cormier next week at UFC 170.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 5:01PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White confirms UFC is developing universal uniforms for all fighters to wear
(mmamania.com)
It may soon be time to say goodbye to fighters in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) wearing different brands of gear when entering the Octagon, as UFC President Dana White confirmed on Thursday that the promotion is developing a standard uniform that all fighters will wear.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Francis Carmont: Lyoto Machida undeserving of title shot with UFC Fight Night 36 win
(mmajunkie.com)
Francis Carmont doesn’t agree with all the talk about Lyoto Machida potentially receiving a middleweight title shot if he can get past Gegard Mousasi in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 36 headliner.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cage Warriors 64 weigh-in results: Five fighters miss mark on first attempts
(mmajunkie.com)
The scale was not kind to a handful of fighters on Cage Warriors Fighting Championship’s first event of 2014.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mike Constantino named Cage Fury Fighting Championships president
(mmajunkie.com)
Renowned MMA coach Mike Constantino is adding a new title to his resume: president.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 11:37AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tatsuya Kawajiri returns at UFC Fight Night 39, faces Clay Guida in Abu Dhabi
(fightsportasia.com)
A Featherweight contest has now been booked for the UFC’s return visit to Abu Dhabi, where the event is scheduled to take place April 11th at the Yas Island venue.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 12:06AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Ronda Rousey says marijuana testing is ‘invasion of privacy’
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is firmly against marijuana testing in MMA.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 10:58PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Junior dos Santos doesn’t care about Alistair Overeem, wants Stipe Miocic
(mmajunkie.com)
If you were hoping Junior dos Santos would blast Alistair Overeem for reportedly turning down two fights against him, think again.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 8:13PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC announces 'The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America,' series films in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The next international version of “The Ultimate Fighter” will feature 16 Latin American hopefuls vying for a UFC deal.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 7:25PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Ian McCall out at UFC Fight Night 37, replacement opponent sought for Brad Pickett
(mmajunkie.com)
Flyweight Ian McCall has been forced to withdraw from next month’s UFC Fight Night 37 event, and promotion officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Brad Pickett.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 5:24PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Patrick Cummins signs with UFC, faces Daniel Cormier at UFC 170
(mmajunkie.com)
Cummins made his professional debut in December 2010, scoring a TKO win under the Strikeforce banner. He’s competed a total of four times, with all four bouts ending via first-round stoppage. His most recent appearance was in May 2013, and Cummins has struggled to find willing opponents since. Cormier apparently had no such concerns.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 3:01PM by postman - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Invicta re-stocks on 115ers and others
(bloodyelbow.com)
Invicta has took the first step to replacing the top tier strawweight talent that will be entering the TUF House.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 1:37PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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