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Keoni Koch injured, Jeff Curran meets Pedro Munhoz for 135 title at RFA 9
After pulling out of a flyweight title fight for Resurrection Fighting Alliance, Jeff Curran now will return to bantamweight and get a shot at a belt.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 11:58AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Fallon Fox meets Ashlee Evans-Smith on Oct. 12 for CFA tourney title
After her submission win over Allanna Jones two months ago, Fallon Fox now knows when she'll be back in action. Fox will meet Ashlee Evans-Smith for the Championship Fighting Alliance women's featherweight tournament title on Oct. 12.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 11:54AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Mitrione vs. Schaub moved to UFC 165
A heavyweight fight between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub, which was recently removed from UFC on Fox 8, has been rescheduled for UFC 165 in Toronto.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 11:52AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White talks to Maggie Gray on SI Now about fight fixing
After the first round of shots were fired over on ESPN 2, Dana White took Sports Illustrated up on an invitation to appear on their SI Now show with Maggie Gray, and get to the heart of the fight fixing issue... sort of. In an admirable move Sports Illustrated looked to confront their most recent and harshest current critic, Dana White, head on over his dislike of a recent round table discussion on the possibility that UFC 162 was fixed. SI did give Dana his say, but the conversation more or less devolved into bickering over who watched who's product and whether or not SI's panel was generally discussing fight fixing or whether or not the UFC main event was fixed.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 5:44PM by Shawn91111 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mousasi wants Belfort at UFC 168
The former Strikeforce champ thinks his road to UFC gold is paved right down the middle of Vitor Belfort.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 1:54PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fabio Maldonado leaves Team Nogueira and airs many grievances on the way out
UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado has left Team Nogueira over a dispute stemming from the naming rights of a gym. On the way out, he aired some dirty laundry about how the team works and took some shots at former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 1:53PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader card announced
The UFC officially announced the card for Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader, which take places Sept. 4 from Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The main card, which will air live on FOX Sports 1, will be headlined by an important light heavyweight bout between top contenders Glover Teixeira (21-2) and Ryan Bader (15-3)...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 12:37PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Paul Daley, Lukasz Chlewicki on weight for Saturday's Cage Warriors 57 headliner
Paul Daley (169.5 pounds) and Lukasz Chlewicki (169.2) are on weight for their welterweight headliner at Saturday's Cage Warriors 57 event. Both fighters made weight at today's official weigh-ins. Cage Warriors 57 takes place at Echo Arena in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. The main card streams live and free on MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following prelims on Facebook...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 12:36PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
The UFC is His Home, but Leonard Garcia Looking to a Legacy FC Takeover After Changing Camps
Suffering through a five-fight losing streak, former WEC/UFC featherweight Leonard Garcia recognizes what he’s been doing wrong. “I had a couple fights where I had been doing the same thing I’d done before and wasn’t moving forward with things I should have,” he said. “I was relying too much on landing the big punch.” Not only does he feel like he was doing the wrong thing in fights, but also in training, thus Garcia has been working with a new team...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 12:35PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
Daniel Cormier Writes Up Informal Bout Agreement to Roy Nelson for UFC 166, Nelson Signs It
A match-up between undefeated heavyweight Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson has been rumored to be in the works for UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3, which takes place on Oct. 19 in Houston, but a deal has not been finalized. Nelson (19-8) tweeted Cormier on Thursday asking what the hold-up is...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 8:42AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Dan Henderson withdrew TUE request, discontinued TRT ahead of UFC 161
When the Manitoba Combative Sports Commission recently revealed it didn't grant any therapeutic-use exemptions for June's UFC 161 event, it raised more than a few eyebrows. After all, shouldn't have MMA legend Dan Henderson's name appeared on the list?
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:47PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jose Maria Tome replaces Phil Harris, meets John Lineker at UFC 163
UFC newcomer Jose Maria Tome reportedly has replaced Phil Harris and will fight fellow flyweight John Lineker next month at UFC 163.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:46PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Felipe Arantes replaces Godofredo Pepey, meets Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 28
With Godofredo Pepey forced to bow out of a planned meeting with featherweight Sam Sicilia, Felipe Arantes has agreed to take place at September's "UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader" event.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Clint Hester out at UFC 163, Cezar Ferreira now meets Thiago Santos
Next month's UFC 163 event has undergone yet another change, as Thiago "Marreta" Santos has stepped in to replace an injured Clint Hester and now meets Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira on the evening's main card.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:44PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Branch vs. Villefort, Mutapcic vs. Taylor added to WSOF 5 as middleweight tournament
David Branch vs. Danillo Villefort and Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor join the lineup of WSOF 5 as the promotion looks to find its first middleweight champion.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:43PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Matyushenko given Bellator 99 main event slot
UFC veteran Vladimir Matyushenko will make his Bellator debut this September against former Bellator LHW champion Christian M'Pumbu.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:42PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Mousasi reveals he was offered a fight against Belfort but had to decline
Former Strikeforce champion, Gegard Mousasi came to UFC with the status of being one of the leading names in its category and a cartel of 33 wins and three defeats. And in his UFC debut, he pointed out another positive result, beating Ilir Latifi by unanimous decision. Mousasi has already expressed willingness to face Vitor Belfort , and with the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman marked, the duel gained momentum. The fighter said in an interview with tatami, who wanted to marry the Ultimate UFC BH on the clash, scheduled for September 4, at the Gymnasium Mineirinho. "The truth is: x Weidman Silva II will take place on December 28 at UFC 168. Vitor has to wait for the title shot after all. I know that the UFC wants this fight to happen (Mousasi Belfort x), since I offered it to the UFC BH in September. I could not accept the fight because I went through knee surgery, then it is inevitable that Victor and I are meeting before determining who is the first title challenger. My opinion is that we should also fight at UFC 168, "said Mousasi, commenting on the constant application of the" Phenomenon "to fight for the belt. "It's simple: Vitor and I would fight in the past, before the Affliction, the UFC now. Vitor knows that it is inevitable that we will meet in the Octagon. "
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 7:34PM by Shawn91111 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: No offer made to Nick Diaz
Don't get too excited about Nick Diaz's return to the UFC just yet. A day after Cesar Gracie told BJPenn.com that UFC president Dana White had offered Diaz a return UFC fight, White told MMAFighting.com on Thursday the opposite. "Nobody at the UFC talked to Gracie or anyone else that reps Nick," White wrote via text message. In response to a text message asking who the UFC offered Diaz, Gracie told MMAFighting.com Wednesday night, "Can't tell you." Diaz said he was leaving MMA after his March loss to Georges St-Pierre, unless he was offered a rematch against St-Pierre or a fight against Anderson Silva. However, White said earlier this month following UFC 162 that Diaz has leaning towards returning to the UFC. The 29-year-old Diaz (26-9, 1 NC) is 1-2 since returning to the UFC in 2011.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 4:30PM by Shawn91111 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Exclusive: Cesar Gracie Confirms Nick Diaz Has Been Offered a Fight By UFC
“As far as his fighting and everything. He’s been in Vegas, he just got back a couple of days ago. There is an offer on the table, that’s all I can say. It’s something everyone is looking at right now and discussing with him. Dana has offered him a fight. There is an offer on the table, I can’t say who it is, but it’s kind of neat I think. But no decision’s have been made for sure.”
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 12:14PM by postman - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Andrew Leone replaces Urushitani, meets Shinichi Kojima in ONE FC 10 title fight
Yasuhiro Urushitani has been forced off September's ONE FC 10 card, and Andrew Leone has stepped in as a replacement and now will fight Shinichi Kojima for the organization's inaugural flyweight title, officials recently announced.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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