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Bellator "Summer Series" features two events instead of typical three
(mmajunkie.com)
Instead of three events during its annual "Summer Series," Bellator MMA this year will host just two. Sources close to the promotion confirmed that plan to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) not long after its first event of the summer, Bellator 96, which took place this past Wednesday at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. Bellator 97 takes place July 31 at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M., near Albuquerque, but there will not be an August event. Instead, the promotion simply will roll into the start of its ninth season, which opens Sept. 7 with what will be Bellator 98...
Submitted Jun 23, 2013 9:51AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Women’s MMA Pioneer Megumi Fujii Announces Retirement Bout
(mmaweekly.com)
Women’s mixed martial arts pioneer Megumi Fujii on Saturday became the latest fighter to announce her retirement.
Submitted Jun 22, 2013 2:30PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Nandor Guelmino meets Derrick Lewis in heavyweight bout at UFC on FOX Sports 1 2
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's August return to Indianapolis now likely has a full dance card thanks to the addition of a fight between a pair of UFC-debuting heavyweights. Nandor Guelmino will meet Derrick Lewis at UFC on FOX Sports 1 2.
Submitted Jun 21, 2013 8:18PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Benavidez/Formiga set for Sept. FS1 card
(bloodyelbow.com)
A flyweight fight between Joseph Benavidez and Jussier Formiga is being targeted for the UFC's Fox Sports 1 card in Brazil on September 4th.
Submitted Jun 21, 2013 8:17PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carina Damm suspended for 'invalid' urine sample
(bloodyelbow.com)
For the second time in five years, Women's MMA fighter Carina Damm has been suspended by an athletic commission. This time it was for submitting an invalid urine sample.
Submitted Jun 21, 2013 8:16PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Six fighters removed from UFC roster
(bloodyelbow.com)
As has been a theme for much of the year, another six fighters appear to have been trimmed from the UFC's rosters.
Submitted Jun 21, 2013 8:15PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Pace’s MMA Comeback Begins with His Pro Kickboxing Debut at Glory 9
(mmaweekly.com)
At just 26 years of age, Nick Pace has already been to the top of the MMA world and now he's working on a comeback.
Submitted Jun 21, 2013 3:08PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Dana White says Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey rivalry getting out of hand on Ultimate Fighter set
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dana White tells the media that things are going "bad" on the set of The Ultimate Fighter between old rivals Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey.
Submitted Jun 21, 2013 3:05PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Seth Petruzelli announces retirement following KO loss at Bellator 96
(mmajunkie.com)
After nearly 13 years as a professional fighter, Seth Petruzelli will step away from the cage. The 33-year-old Petruzelli made the announcement Friday morning following a knockout loss to Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 96.
Submitted Jun 21, 2013 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator ratings down significantly
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bellator only pulls in 480,000 viewers for Wednesday night's card, down significantly from last season's average of 809,000.
Submitted Jun 21, 2013 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Paul Kelly Speaks From Behind Bars
(thefightlounge.co.uk)
The news of Paul Kelly’s court case made it to websites and other media outlets around the world, spreading like wildfire. Now, for the first time, Paul has released a statement to The Fight Lounge, regarding the situation.
Submitted Jun 21, 2013 10:16AM by BigBadAl - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Six fights confirmed for WSOF 4 in August, Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle set for WSOF 5 in September
(bloodyelbow.com)
Anthony Johnson is returning to 205 lbs and will go up against Mike Kyle in September, while Tyrone Spong's 2nd MMA fight will come in August.
Submitted Jun 20, 2013 9:38PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Kevin Harvick, Inc. Adds Athlete Management to Its NASCAR Clientele, Signs UFC’s Donald Cerrone
(mmaweekly.com)
Kevin Harvick, Inc., owned by NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and wife DeLana, has been a part of NASCAR for a decade and will reach outside of the auto racing industry for the first time to manage athletes. The company announced on Thursday that it has signed UFC lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone as its first client.
Submitted Jun 20, 2013 4:24PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
'Babalu' Sobral on retirement: 'My body cannot continue to do this anymore'
(mmajunkie.com)
If Renato Sobral has one regret about his final MMA fight, it's that he couldn't make his body do what it used to.
Submitted Jun 20, 2013 4:22PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Sonnen: 'Chicken Belly Nog' pulled a scumbag move
(bloodyelbow.com)
Chael Sonnen is up to his usual tricks, insulting one of the Nogueira brothers after he replaced him in a fight against Shogun Rua.
Submitted Jun 20, 2013 4:20PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Pettis out for six weeks with knee injury, will not be fighting Ben Henderson at UFC 164
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC lightweight contender Anthony Pettis will have to wait a little longer to get his title shot.
Submitted Jun 20, 2013 1:19PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Season-opener Bellator 99 adds Alexander Shlemenko vs. Doug Marshall title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator will kick off its ninth season and conclude its new "Fight Master" reality show on Sept. 7 with Bellator 99, a live event that features a title fight.
Submitted Jun 20, 2013 11:49AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Jacob Volkmann Says He Blacked Out, Had Seizure on Day Before WSOF 3 Win
(sherdog.com)
One day prior to his debut in the World Series of Fighting, Jacob Volkmann took a fall -- not on the mat, but in his Las Vegas hotel room. According to the lightweight, he was taking a nap prior to the WSOF 3 weigh-in when a knock at the door caused him to stir. Dehydrated from cutting weight, Volkmann arose and walked across the room to answer the door, only to soon find himself in a much different state. “The maid knocks on my door and keeps on knocking, and I [thought], ‘I’d better not get up too fast.’ So I got up and walked toward the door, and by the time I got my hand on the door, I blacked out,” Volkman told TJ De Santis during a Wednesday interview on “Beatdown” on the Sherdog Radio Network. “Next thing I remember, I was shaking on the floor, having seizures.”
Submitted Jun 20, 2013 1:59AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Menjivar vs. Yamamoto added to UFC 165 in Sept.
(bloodyelbow.com)
In addition to the Light Heavyweight title fight, UFC 165 will feature a battle between "The Pride of El Salvador" and "Kid" Yamamoto.
Submitted Jun 20, 2013 1:52AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dylan Andrews vs. Papy Abedi added to August's UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 event
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight matchup between "The Ultimate Fighter 17" cast member Dylan Andrews (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Swedish contender Papy Abedi (9-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to the UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 event. UFC officials today announced the new booking, which sees Abedi move up to 185 pounds after three fights in the octagon at welterweight. The bout was originally reported by Australian news outlet MMA Kanvas. Featuring a welterweight rematch between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann, UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 takes place Aug. 28 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Submitted Jun 19, 2013 7:56PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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