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Page 509 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Nick Diaz no-shows 'The Voice'
(bloodyelbow.com)
One of the promised highlights of the MMA week has gone by the wayside as Nick Diaz has stood up combat sports announcer Micheal Schiavello on his "The Voice Versus" program.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 11:25PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson set for UFC 166 co-main event
(mmajunkie.com)
After some speculation he might test the free-agent market, Roy Nelson (19-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has instead signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC and will face Daniel Cormier (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) this fall. UFC officials today announced the bout following an initial report from the Houston Chronicle. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) subsequently confirmed Nelson's new deal with sources close to the promotion. ------------------------------- Thank god! I was worried this fight wasn't going to happen for a little while
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 9:59PM by DrivenDavies15 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 98 gets middleweight tourney, including Cooper-Spang, Cramer-Filkins
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA's Season 9 middleweight tournament gets underway on Sept. 7 with Brett Cooper vs. Andreas Spang, Dan Cramer vs. Perry Filkins, Mikkel Parlo vs. Brian Rogers, and Jason Butcher vs. Giva Santana.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 7:06PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Paulo Thiago injured, out of fight with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann
(bloodyelbow.com)
A knee injury has forced Brazilian veteran Paulo Thiago against a welterweight bout with TUF 17 middleweight winner Kelvin Gastelum.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 6:45PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marlon Sandro Returns for Stacked Pancrase 20th Anniversary Fight Card
(mmaweekly.com)
Japanese promotion Pancrase celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To celebrate, a star-studded fight card is being put together, which will feature two title fights and the return of Marlon Sandro.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 3:22PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Kurt Pelligrino Returns to Bellator Following Two-Year Layoff From Fighting
(mmaweekly.com)
Bellator MMA will return to Atlantic City’s Revel on Friday, Nov. 15, as Kurt “Batman” Pellegrino will return after nearly two years away from the cage.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 3:19PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Despite UFC Lobbying Efforts, France Upholds Ban on Mixed Martial Arts
(mmaweekly.com)
Don’t expect to see the UFC in France any time soon, as the French Sports ministry has confirmed its ban on mixed martial arts.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 3:18PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs LW prospect Piotr Hallman, faces Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 28
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has picked up another lightweight prospect in Piotr "Pletwal" Hallman. He'll be making his debut against Francisco Trinaldo on September 4 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 3:11PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demian Maia: Anderson Silva never learned anything from Steven Seagal
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former Anderson Silva opponent Demian Maia has taken to Brazilian television to poo-poo the alleged sensei-student relationship between aging movie maker Steven Seagal and Anderson Silva.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Cage Warriors plans women's divisions in four weight classes
(mmajunkie.com)
The England-based Cage Warriors Fighting Championship, fresh off its latest event in its home country, is planning to ramp up its women's talent base in a major way with women's divisions at 105, 115, 125 and 135 pounds.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator champ Eduardo Dantas focused on unknown next fight, sponsors
(mmajunkie.com)
Eduardo Dantas is starting to get that itch again. The Bellator MMA bantamweight champion hasn't fought since a second-round knockout win over Marcos Galvao in February. But with no 135-pound tournament winner waiting in the wings, Dantas (15-3 MMA, 5-0 BFC) is stuck in purgatory unless the promotion books him for a stay-busy non-title fight...
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 8:56AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Matt Hughes Talks New UFC Executive Role and Comparisons to Johny Hendricks
(mmaweekly.com)
Upon retiring from fighting, Matt Hughes took on an entirely new role as the UFC Vice President of Athletic Development and Government Relations. Much like his pioneering role as a fighter in the cage, Hughes is now learning on the job outside of the cage, trying to figure out how he can best help the newer fighters coming into the sport prepare for the various aspects of their career outside of actually fighting...
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 8:54AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
James McSweeney Replaces Marcus Sursa, Faces Paul Buentello in Legacy FC 22 Main Event
(sherdog.com)
Paul Buentello has a new opponent for his Legacy Fighting Championship debut next month.
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 8:34PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Healy, Nurmagomedov verbally agree to meet at UFC 165
http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/7/21/4543930/pat-healy-khabib-nurmagomedov-verbally-agree-to-meet-at-ufc-165 Good fight. Thoughts? (Also, I don't really know why I suck at adding a web link. Sorry guys .)
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 8:05PM by mk1630 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joao Zeferino drops to welterweight, meets Kenny Robertson at UFC Fight Night 28
(bloodyelbow.com)
The "Brazilian Samurai" Joao Zeferino has dropped back down to his natural weight class to take on tricky wrestle-grappler Kenny Robertson.
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 6:51PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Hector Lombard on move to 170: 'If it were to be up to me, I would stay at 185'
(mmafighting.com)
Hector Lombard will make the drop to 170 pounds when he meets Nate Marquardt at UFC 166 in Houston on Oct. 19. But the former Bellator middleweight champion isn't afraid to admit the move wasn't his first choice. On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, the Cuban-born former Olympic judoka said he's making the move at the UFC's suggestion...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:26PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Invicta FC Will Soon Join Reality Television with Its Own Reality Series
(mmaweekly.com)
It was a reality show in 2005 that catapulted the Ultimate Fighting Championship and mixed martial arts into the mainstream with the debut of The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV. Bellator MMA launched its reality series, Fight Master: Bellator MMA, in June. Invicta FC will join the promotions with reality shows in the near future. Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp made the announcement following Invicta FC 6 on July 13...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:23PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
The economics of UFC fight-night bonuses
(mmajunkie.com)
Say you're a first-time UFC fighter. A stretch for most of us, I know, but bear with me. Say you built up a nice record on regional MMA events, stayed motivated and hungry and constantly in shape, then you got the call. You're going to make your debut on the preliminary portion of a UFC pay-per-view. This is your big chance. And your pay for this big chance? $8,000 to show and another $8,000 to win. Not exactly a jackpot, but it's a start. Then again, once you factor in taxes and management and the cost of your own training camp just to get to this point, you might be lucky if you have enough left over to get you to the next fight...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:16PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 28 headliner Glover Teixeira: 'I'm ready to fight for the title'
(mmajunkie.com)
While he's had just four fights in the UFC, Glover Teixeira's incredible power and craft submission skills have already made him a top contender in the promotion's light-heavyweight division. While the humble 33-year-old hasn't yet pressed the issue, he wants to make sure everyone understands it's not because he's not ready for the challenge...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:15PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
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