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Bjorn Rebney: Tito Ortiz Will Have Huge Weight Advantage on Alexander Shlemenko
Tito Ortiz will likely have a major weight advantage on his side when he meets Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in a light heavyweight bout that’s being planned for Bellator’s May 17 pay-per-view event.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 5:36PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Jake Shields Expected to Make World Series of Fighting Welterweight Debut in July
With the addition of Jake Shields, the World Series of Fighting adds to their welterweight division’s top talent that includes current champion Rousimar Palhares and top contenders Jon Fitch, Josh Burkman, Steve Carl, and Gerald Harris.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 5:35PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC champ Jon Jones no longer interested in heavyweight
Not too long ago, Jon Jones said he would be fighting at heavyweight by 2014 – but the UFC light heavyweight champ said that’s no longer the case.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 5:33PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rani Yahya and Johnny Bedford get rematch at UFC Fight Night 44
Following a no-contest earlier this month, bantamweights Rani Yahya (19-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Johnny Bedford (19-10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will get another chance to fight. UFC officials today announced the rematch. The booking is announced two weeks after a clash of heads brought the first fight to an unceremonious end. UFC Fight Night 44 takes place June 28 at AT&T Center in San Antonio. The event’s main card is expected to air live on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. It’s not yet known on which portion of the card Yahya vs. Bedford will serve. Yahya and Bedford opened UFC Fight Night 39 and barely got going before colliding heads. Yahya dropped back to the canvas, stunned, as Bedford swarmed and landed several punches. The referee then ruled the fight a no-contest, which sent Bedford into a tirade as he claimed victory.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 5:17PM by Shawn91111 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sponsor blasts UFC for conduct double-standard, offers $5k reward for Ronda Rousey knockout
If you thought the Ronda Rousey vs. Cristiane Justino situation was ugly before, you ain't seen nuthin' yet.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 3:09PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
If he wants it, ex-UFC champ Dominick Cruz will get immediate title shot
Although he recommends against it, UFC President Dana White said former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz can have an immediate title shot upon his return from a lengthy injury layoff.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 3:06PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Joe Ellenberger vs. Vagner Rocha, Saturday's UFC 172 lineup again finalized
After shuffling to the preliminary card, the 11-bout lineup is now official for Saturday’s UFC 172 pay-per-view event.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 3:04PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC legend Chuck Liddell: I can't stand the way Chael Sonnen promotes fights
Call Chuck Liddell old-fashioned, but he’s not much a fan of pre-fight theatrics.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 3:03PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shields: UFC wants sluggers, not the best fighters
Former Strikeforce champ Jake Shields talks about being cut by the UFC after one loss while still being recognized as one of the world's top mixed martial artists at Welterweight.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 3:02PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Travis Browne's coach tweets x-ray of his broken hand, lists UFC on Fox 11 injuries
Travis Browne apparently suffered a litany of injuries at UFC on Fox 11 that didn't show up in the Florida State Athletic Commission's medical suspensions.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 3:01PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC cuts Bubba McDaniel and Renee Forte
Another two fighters appear to have been trimmed from the UFC's active rosters with the removal of Bubba McDaniel and Renee Forte.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pat Curran vs. Patricio Pitbull Featherweight Championship Kicks Off Bellator Summer Series
The Bellator Summer Series will start with a bang as Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran will defend his title against featherweight tournament winner Patricio Pitbull.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 12:29AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Fox 11 pulls 1.99 million viewers, worst in series
UFC on FOX 11 may have proved to be a sellout in Orlando, but it also produced the lowest overnight rating in the series' history.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 12:27AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fox 11 medical suspensions: Browne gets 90 days
The UFC on Fox 11 medical suspensions have been released, and two fighters are facing indefinite terms. Surprisingly, one of them is not Travis Browne.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 12:25AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Vagner Rocha vs. Joe Ellenberger being targeted for UFC 172
A reported injury to Bobby Green has caused quite a shakeup on this Saturday's UFC 172 fight card. A lightweight fight between Vagner Rocha and Joe Ellenberger is "in the works", according to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. Ellenberger's original opponent for UFC 172, Yancy Medeiros, is now fighting Jim Miller on the main card to replace Green, according to sources. Various reports have Medeiros vs. Miller as a done deal. Rocha is making his UFC return since he was knocked out by Jonathan Brookins at UFC on FUEL TV on Feb. 15, 2012. He has won four straight fights. Ellenberger, the twin brother of Jake, is making his UFC debut. Jon Jones will defend his UFC light heavyweight title once again when he faces Glover Teixeira in the main event.
Submitted Apr 20, 2014 3:37PM by Shawn91111 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Miesha Tate interested in Kaufman, Holm, but would fight Gina Carano 'right now'
Having successfully broken a two-fight skid, Miesha Tate is looking ahead to new challenges in order to rebuild her career in the UFC women’s bantamweight division.
Submitted Apr 20, 2014 12:58PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Coach Winkeljohn says that if Overeem doesn’t become a team player at Jackson’s, he ‘will be ostracized real quick’ and will be gone
Coach Mike Winkeljohn of Jackson’s MMA spoke with Submission Radio, where he expressed his excitement to have Overeem on the team, as well as changes he would need to make to be a part of the team.
Submitted Apr 20, 2014 12:55PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
White: Werdum played it safe against Browne
Dana White thinks Fabricio Werdum chose to play it safe tonight to secure his title shot against Cain Velasquez.
Submitted Apr 20, 2014 12:53PM by FastKnockout - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
White: Travis Browne may have broken rib in first against Fabricio Werdum
UFC President Dana White found it curious that Travis Browne seemed to run out of energy midway through the first round of his UFC on FOX 11 headliner, but offered a possible explanation.
Submitted Apr 20, 2014 12:14AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Yancy Meideiros steps in to fight Jim Miller at UFC 172
With one week’s notice, lightweight Yancy Medeiros (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is stepping into face top-10 fighter Jim Miller (23-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC) at UFC 172.
Submitted Apr 20, 2014 12:11AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
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