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Page 522 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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UFC's Brad Pickett nominated for fan-voted Webby Award
(mmajunkie.com)
British scrapper Brad Pickett hopes to one day hold the UFC's bantamweight title. For now, he'll be content settling for a Webby Award.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Lauzon wants spot at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston, tired of callouts
(mmajunkie.com)
With his scar tissue healing but much of the mid-summer schedule already filling, veteran UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon is hoping for a return at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 later this year.
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir: Brock Lesnar's MMA career 'would have been different' without diverticulitis
(mmamania.com)
For being a mixed martial arts (MMA) novice, Brock Lesnar did pretty well for himself during his tenure with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). After losing his Octagon debut to Frank Mir at UFC 81 five years ago, Lesnar went on to win the promotion's Heavyweight title, defeating UFC Hall of Famer and former two-division champion Randy Couture at UFC 91, just four fights into his MMA career. That was right before he sent Heath Herring into retirement after beating him down so bad at UFC 87 that "Crazy Horse" was never heard from again ... at least in the MMA world. Lesnar went on to defend his title twice, getting brutal revenge on Mir at UFC 100 and then scoring a come-from-behind submission victory over Shane Carwin at UFC 116. He would eventually cough up the coveted crown to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. That's when his ongoing battle with diverticulitis and a subsequent surgery sidelined him for more than one year, forcing him to ponder MMA retirement. And according to his bitter rival, Mir, had Lesnar never gotten the life-threatening stomach disease, Lesnar's MMA career would have been drastically different. His words (via New York Post): "Honestly, I think the guy got so ill, he just couldn't do it anymore. He had to leave or his quality of life wouldn't have been normal. We didn't get to see the Brock I fought. Had he not been ill, things would have been different."
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 9:51AM by SmileR - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 3 fight card and rumors for 'Fitch vs. Burkman' on June 14 in Las Vegas
(mmamania.com)
World Series of Fighting (WSOF), the upstart mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion headed by kickboxing legend Ray Sefo, is poised to make its return to "Sin City" with "Fitch vs. Burkman" on NBC Sports Network on June 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out the latest WSOF 3 fight card and rumors below. Event: WSOF 3: "Fitch vs. Burkman" Date: Friday, June 14, 2013, at 11 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network Location: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada Main event: 170 lbs.: Josh Burkman vs. Jon Fitch Main card: 155 lbs.: Brian Cobb vs. Justin Gaethje 205 lbs.: Angel DeAnda vs. Tyrone Spong 265 lbs.: Rolles Gracie vs. Dave Huckaba Preliminary card: 155 lbs.: John Gunderson vs. Dan Lauzon 185 lbs.: Kendrick Miree vs. Krasimir Mladenov
Submitted Apr 17, 2013 9:49AM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jon Jones: 'Everyone knows Chael Sonnen has done steroids throughout his whole career'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Less than two weeks before his UFC 159 title defense, Jones appeared on UFC Tonight to talk about his upcoming fight against Sonnen. During that interview, the LHW champ accused Sonnen of having used steroids during his whole career.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 11:12PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
World's No. 1-rated female boxer to shift to MMA
(sports.yahoo.com)
The world's No. 1-rated female boxer is leaving the sport and will focus on a mixed martial arts career. Holly Holm announced Tuesday that she will dedicate herself to an MMA career after her last scheduled boxing match May 11 against Mary McGee. The 31-year-old Albuquerque boxer is focusing on MMA just as the sport is beginning to embrace female fighters. In February, Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche made history by fighting in UFC's first women's bout.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 8:54PM by Shawn91111 - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Melendez on Henderson: 'I'm going to try to kill the guy'
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC lightweight title challenger Gilbert Melendez says he's a professional, but he's going to 'try to kill' Ben Henderson this weekend at UFC on Fox 7.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 8:30PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 7's Roger Bowling on weight drop: My muscles were like fat
(mmajunkie.com)
When Roger Bowling started his diet 12 weeks ago, he tipped the scale at 198 pounds. That'd require a fairly substantial cut to get down to the welterweight division. The only problem is that Bowling is fighting as a lightweight at Saturday.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 8:27PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 17 Finale ratings: 1.7 million viewers
(bloodyelbow.com)
Last weekend's highly entertaining Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale recorded the highest ratings for a TUF Finale show on FX.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 1:21PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF 3 heads to Las Vegas' Hard Rock with Gracie-Huckaba, Gaethje-Cobb
(mmajunkie.com)
The third World Series of Fighting event now has a venue, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and two new main-card bouts.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 12:41PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Hugo Viana promoted to UFC on FOX 7's FX prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
A bantamweight bout between T.J. Dillashaw and Hugo Viana has been promoted from the Facebook-streamed preliminary card to the FX-televised prelims at Saturday's UFC on FOX 7 event.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyrone Spong vs. Angel DeAnda co-headlines WSOF 3 on June 14
(mmajunkie.com)
A light-heavyweight bout between kickboxer Tyrone Spong and experienced striker Angel DeAnda will co-headline World Series of Fighting 3 in June.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 11:37AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC vet Urushitani set to face Docyogen at OneFC 9
(bloodyelbow.com)
5 members from the Philippines' best MMA team will compete at ONE FC 9 in Manila, and they will all have tough tests against mostly UFC and Bellator vets. Among those match ups is a flyweight bout between Yasuhiro Urushitani vs. Rey Docyogen.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Many recognizable female mixed martial arts stars try out for season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter
(bloodyelbow.com)
Top WMMA stars such as Shayna Baszler, Tonya Evinger, Tara LaRosa and Roxanne Modafferi attended the tryouts for the eighteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 11:34AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana supports Tate/Zingano stoppage
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following the TUF 17 Finale, UFC president Dana White speaks up about the stoppage in the event's Fight of the Night.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kelvin Gastelum planning move to welterweight after Ultimate Fighter stint kept his MMA career alive
(bloodyelbow.com)
Kelvin Gastelum says that he plans to move to welterweight after winning the UFC's Ultimate Fighter finale.
Submitted Apr 16, 2013 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Signal to Noise: TUF 17 Finale's best and worst
(mmafighting.com)
From the sensational bout between Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano to the overhyping of Uriah Hall to there was much to love and hate at the TUF 17 Finale at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night. It's time separate the winners from the losers, the good from the bad an the signal from the noise...
Submitted Apr 15, 2013 10:53PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
UFC President Dana White anticipates additional women's divisions in future
(mmajunkie.com)
As he watched a group of 50 women try out for the "The Ultimate Fighter 18," UFC President Dana White admitted he was impressed with the talent level of the fighters. And while his promotion currently employs only 135-pound women, White doesn't believe that will always be the case. "You would think so," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) when asked if he expected to add more women's divisions to the UFC. "If you think about it, when we started this company, we had heavyweights, light heavyweights, middleweights and welterweights. That was it. When we brought in the 155-pound division, everybody was like, 'This is crazy. They're too small. Nobody will ever watch.'
Submitted Apr 15, 2013 10:14PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale medical suspensions: Tate, Hart lead list of 16
(mmajunkie.com)
Sixteen fighters from this past weekend's The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale event received medical suspensions, including Miesha Tate and Collin Hart, who could be out up to six months if not cleared earlier by doctors.
Submitted Apr 15, 2013 8:54PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 162: Swanson, Edgar open as early favorites
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC 162 is stacked with big featherweight fights, and two of them now having betting lines.
Submitted Apr 15, 2013 3:19PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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