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With Myles Jury out, Edson Barboza gets new UFC on FOX 16 opponent
With Myles Jury out, lightweight Edson Barboza has a new opponent for next month’s UFC on FOX 16 event.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 7:48PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mike Richman Suspended Two Years After Failed Drug Test
Bantamweight fighter Mike Richman has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug following his latest bout in the Bellator MMA cage. Multiple sources Tuesday confirmed to Sherdog.com that Richman failed a post-fight drug test administered by the California State Athletic Commission after his unanimous decision loss to Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 137. The event took place May 15 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 4:34PM by GDPofMPG - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Uriah Hall replaces Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin
After a recent split-decision loss to Rafael Natal halted his three-fight winning streak, Uriah Hall will look to get back on track in quick order as a fill-in at next week’s UFC Fight Night 69 event.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mendes eyed free agency; signed new 8-fight deal
Chad Mendes reveals that he played with the idea of running out the last fight on his contract and trying free agency, but the UFC made it very clear they didn't want to lose him.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 8:29AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes added to UFC Fight Night 74
A women’s bantamweight contest between onetime UFC title challenger Sara McMann (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Brazilian knockout artist Amanda Nunes (10-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been added to UFC Fight Night 74. UFC officials today announced the new pairing.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 8:25AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anthony Christodoulou vs. Scott Holtzman set for UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville
A lightweight contest between Greek import Anthony Christodoulou (12-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and former XFC lightweight champion Scott Holtzman (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been added to UFC Fight Night 74. The contest was first reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel and subsequently confirmed by UFC officials.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 8:23AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Neil Magny vs. Demian Maia set for UFC 190 in Brazil
Neil Magny(15-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) will look to extend his impressive seven-fight octagon winning streak when he meets Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia (20-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC) at UFC 190. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 12:08AM by Wez - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pat Curran gets new opponent for Bellator 139
An undisclosed injury forced Goiti Yamauchi out of Bellator 139, and Pat Curran has a new opponent on 18 days’ notice. Curran, a former Bellator featherweight champion, is now set to take on Emmanuel Sanchez at the upcoming card in Mulvane, Kansas, on June 26. The promotion announced the new match-up on Monday.
Submitted Jun 8, 2015 7:38PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Ben Rothwell implies Cain Velasquez uses Banned Substances
"Let's see what happens after July 1, when the advance testing starts kicking in," Rothwell said. "Let's see if [Velasquez is] still fighting the same way he has. I doubt it. I'm not implying anything, what I'm just saying, I don't believe every division is going to look the same after July 1st. If anyone takes offense to that, maybe they ought to look at themselves and look at their problems."
Submitted Jun 8, 2015 6:20PM by GDPofMPG - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Muay Thai champion Valdet Gashi joins ISIS in Syria
Muay Thai champion Valdet Gashi joins ISIS in Syria.
Submitted Jun 8, 2015 12:18PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Tim Kennedy wants to fight Dan Henderson on UFC 'Fight for the Troops' card
After a big weekend win, what’s next for Dan Henderson? It’s not an easy question to answer, but Tim Kennedy has an idea – and it’s an intriguing one.
Submitted Jun 8, 2015 12:12PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Who's next for Ben Rothwell? 'I think Andrei Arlovski and I should dance'
It's going to be hard to ignore Ben Rothwell from here on out. The oft-overlooked UFC heavyweight made sure of that Saturday night. Rothwell submitted Matt Mitrione with a unique front choke, cut a hilarious WWE-style promo afterward and then called out Andrei Arlovski at the post-fight press conference at UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson in New Orleans.
Submitted Jun 7, 2015 3:58PM by tildengolfer - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brian Ortega, Thiago Tavares take home UFC Fight Night 68 bonuses
On a card where just about every fight was entertaining, Brian Ortega's TKO victory over 16-fight UFC veteran Thiago Tavares stood out the most. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 7, 2015 1:35AM by Wez - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 68 results: Dan Henderson turns back time, rolls over Tim Boetsch
Dan Henderson laughs at your feeble attempts to force him into retirement. The only man ever to hold simultaneously hold major world titles in multiple weight classes came out with guns blazing Saturday night in New Orleans. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 7, 2015 12:51AM by Wez - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
With 51 wins, Brian Ebersole announces retirement after UFC Fight Night 68 loss
NEW ORLEANS – After 70 fights, Brian Ebersole has had enough. The 34-year-old veteran fighter said he’ll retire following his UFC Fight Night 68 loss to Omari Akhmedov on Saturday night. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 6, 2015 10:04PM by Wez - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Welcome to the UFC, Andrew Todhunter
A late injury has brought one of the world's better middleweight prospects in for his welterweight UFC debut. Tim Kennedy is back! Oh wait, it's Andrew Todhunter. You'd be forgiven for getting them confused. A former army sniper with a background in military combatives, Todhunter doesn't just have a similar background to Tim Kennedy, but he's built like and fights a lot like him too. I'll get into all the details in a moment, however. First and foremost, an injury to Hector Urbina for his UFC 188 fight against Albert Tumenov has brought a new middleweight-come-welterweight into the Zuffa fold. It's one of the rare instances where an injury has probably made a one-sided fight that much more competitive. So...
Submitted Jun 5, 2015 7:39PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Two fighters miss mark at UFN 68 weigh ins
UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson weigh ins Friday, June 5, 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT) Smoothie King Center New Orleans, Louisiana Main Card (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Tim Boetsch (185.5) vs. Dan Henderson (186) Matt Mitrione (255) vs. Ben Rothwell (265) Yancy Medeiros (159.5)* vs. Dustin Poirier (156) Brian Ortega (146) vs. Thiago Tavares (146) Anthony Birchak (136) vs. Joe Soto (136) Alex Caceres (136) vs. Francisco Rivera (136) Prelim Card (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Derrick Lewis (264.5) vs. Shawn Jordan (263.5) Omari Akhmedov (171) vs. Brian Ebersole (170.5) Christos Giagos (155.5) vs. Chris Wade (155.5) Justin Edwards (156) vs. Joe Proctor (156) Prelim Card (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET) Ricardo Abreu (183) vs. Jake Collier (185.5) Leonardo Morales (140)** vs. Jose Quinonez (135) * Medeiros was given two hours to make 156. ** Morales was given two hours to make 136 pounds.
Submitted Jun 5, 2015 6:21PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michael Johnson vs. Beneil Dariush slated for UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville
A lightweight bout between Michael Johnson (16-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Beneil Dariush (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 74 lineup. UFC officials today announced the fight via FOXSports.com. The latest UFC Fight Night 74 lineup includes: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson Jared Cannonier vs. Jonathan Wilson Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera Timothy Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt
Submitted Jun 5, 2015 1:03PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator releases Sokoudjou and 7 other fighters
Bellator has confirmed that they have cut Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, as well as seven other fighters on their roster.
Submitted Jun 5, 2015 12:15PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator
RFA 26 weigh-in results: Benjamin Smith and Gilbert Smith make weight for title fight
Weigh-ins for Friday’s RFA 26 event take place today, and you can watch a live stream exclusively on MMAjunkie at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. MT local time in Colorado).
Submitted Jun 5, 2015 12:13PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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