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Diego Sanchez off UFC 164, targeted for fall bout with Gilbert Melendez
Diego Sanchez won't be fighting at UFC 164 in Milwaukee after all, but the fight lined up for him might be worth a little bit longer of a wait. Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) in April told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he had been penciled in for an August fight against an opponent to be determined. But with less than three months until that card and no opponent yet, Sanchez won't be heading to Wisconsin this summer. Instead, multiple sources close to the fighters on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Sanchez is targeted for a fight against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez (21-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) this fall, likely in October or November.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 9:35PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks targeted for November in Las Vegas
The long-awaited title fight between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) and challenger Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) is likely to take place in November in Las Vegas, possibly as UFC 167. UFC President Dana White today confirmed the tentative plans at UFC 161's open workouts in Winnipeg. An exact date and venue for the pay-per-view event haven't been determined, and the event number could change depending on how the rest of the UFC's fall schedule shapes up. St-Pierre currently is ranked No. 1 and Hendricks No. 2 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA welterweight rankings. Additionally, St-Pierre is No. 3 and Hendricks No. 10 in the pound-for-pound rankings. Hendricks has been gunning for the title shot for nearly two years now.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 4:39PM by Shawn91111 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos III likely at UFC 166 in Houston
The rubber match between UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) and ex-titleholder Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) is expected to take place in October in Houston, likely at UFC 166. UFC President Dana White today laid out the plans at UFC 161's open workouts in Winnipeg. Although a date and venue weren't given for the title fight, it'll take place in an arena, not a stadium such as Cowboys Stadium. That makes Toyota Center, which hosted UFC 136 in 2011, a strong possibility. Despite the smaller venue, the pay-per-view event is likely to be a big one for the UFC.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 4:33PM by Shawn91111 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Champ Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson to headline UFC 165 in Toronto
The title fight between UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) and Alexander Gustafsson (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will headline UFC 165 in Toronto. UFC President Dana White today confirmed the plans at UFC 161's open workouts in Winnipeg. Earlier today, as MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) White tweeted that the fight likely would take place in the fall, though he initially didn't get mention an event. UFC 165 is slated for Sept. 21 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. The main card, which will feature Jones vs. Gustafsson in the headliner, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Jones is ranked No. 1 and Gustafsson No. 6 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA light-heavyweight rankings. After winning the title from Mauricio Rua at UFC 128, Jones has successfully defended the belt against Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort before making quick work of Chael Sonnen, who was stopped with elbows and punches in the first round of their April fight. Since a disqualification loss to Matt Hamill in 2009, Jones has won nine straight fights with eight stoppages. Only Evans went the distance.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 3:35PM by Shawn91111 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dillard Pegg now meets Sergio Pettis in RFA 8 title fight
Jeff Curran's hope for making one more run at a return to the UFC – this time in the flyweight division – has been put on hold.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Jeff Curran Out of RFA 8 Main Event; Sergio Pettis Gets New Opponent
UFC veteran Jeff Curran is out of the RFA 8 main event due to personal reasons, but a new opponent is already in place to fight Sergio Pettis.
Submitted Jun 12, 2013 9:10PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
California commission halts TRT exemptions, though existing users still eligible
The California State Athletic Commission has put exemptions for testosterone-replacement therapy on hold until it can update its bylaws with a policy that could make the permission slip difficult to acquire.
Submitted Jun 12, 2013 9:07PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Douglas Lima Injured, Scratched from Ben Saunders Rematch at Bellator 97
Douglas Lima has suffered another injury that will postpone his Season 8 welterweight final against Ben Saunders.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:04PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Calderwood vs. Schneider completes next month's 13-bout Invicta FC 6 lineup
A strawweight bout Joanne Calderwood and Sarah Schneider is the final addition to next month's Invicta FC 6 event.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:02PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Friday's WSOF 3 prelims stream live on MMAjunkie.com
The burgeoning World Series of Fighting promotion returns with its third event on Friday, and you can watch the night's preliminary card live and free on MMAjunkie.com beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT).
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:01PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Cole Miller vs. Manny Gamburyan slated for UFC on FOX Sports 1 1
A featherweight bout between Cole Miller and Many Gamburyan is the 13th, and likely final, addition to August's stacked UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 lineup.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:00PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Flyweights Louis Gaudinot vs. Tim Elliott slated for UFC 164 in Milwaukee
A bout between top 15 flyweights Louis Gaudinot and Tim Elliott is set for UFC 164 in Milwaukee.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 10:58PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ronnie Mann: Bellator gave me the Cage Warriors' buyout money as an apology
After Cage Warriors bought out his contract, Ronnie Mann said his split with Bellator MMA was amicable, especially since officials from his former home gave him a nice parting gift.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 6:55PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez set for UFC on Fox Sports 1 2 in Indy
A bantamweight matchup has been added to the rapidly filling UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 fight card. Takeya Mizugaki and Erik Perez are set to meet at the event, which takes place Aug. 28 in Indianapolis.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 6:54PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator's Paul Daley vs. Lukasz Chlewicki to headline Cage Warriors 57
Cage Warriors has reached a deal with Bellator to acquire the services of Paul Daley for a Cage Warriors 57 main event bout with fellow welterweight Lukasz Chlewicki.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 2:32PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Video: UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt's grisly staph infection
Not for the squeamish! Mark Hunt has a very ugly hole in his leg where that old staph has been eating the UFC star's leg.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 2:29PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bigfoot says he'll make the drop to fight Thiago
When heavyweight Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva issued a challenge to Thiago Silva after UFC on Fuel 10, many assumed it would be at heavyweight or not at all. Bigfoot, however is intent on making the fight, whatever the cost.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 2:27PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator events moving to Friday night this fall to avoid NFL, UFC
Due to competition on other nights, Bellator's live events will be moving to the dreaded Friday night spot this fall.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 2:27PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
WSOF President Ray Sefo set to fight on Aug. 10
World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo has announced he'll be competing on the main card of August's WSOF 4 event.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Darren Elkins vs. Hatsu Hioki set for UFC on Fox Sports 1: Condit vs. Kampmann
Featherweights Darren Elkins and Hatsu Hioki will fight at UFC on FS1: Condit vs. Kampmann in Indianapolis.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:15AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
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