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Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold to headline UFC event in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
LONDON – Final Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and fellow UFC contender Vitor Belfort will headline a major UFC event in Brazil.
Submitted Feb 13, 2013 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Barring retirement, UFC unlikely to strip injured champ Dominick Cruz of title
(mmajunkie.com)
LONDON – UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has been on the sidelines for 16 months, and with recent knee surgeries, his exact return date remains unknown. But don't expect the UFC to strip his title anytime soon.
Submitted Feb 13, 2013 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demian Maia eyes Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine for next fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Only two weeks out from his dominant decision over Jon Fitch at UFC 156, Demian Maia already knows who he wants to fight next.
Submitted Feb 13, 2013 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC Fighter and Olympic Gold Medalist Kevin Jackson Talks About the IOC’s Decision to Drop Olympic Wrestling
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
In my opinion, the IOC can go fuck themselves!

Wrestling was left in a state of shock after the International Olympic Committee made a surprise recommendation on Tuesday morning to drop the sport from the 2020 Games. Contested in the first modern Olympics in 1896 and part of the ancient Games in Olympia, wrestling will now join seven other candidate sports battling for one spot in the games. In this exclusive interview from our partners at Takedown Radio, old school UFC veteran and Gold Medalist in Freestyle wrestling at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, Kevin Jackson discusses the International Olympic Committee’s decision and the impact it could have on the sport of wrestling.
Submitted Feb 13, 2013 5:40AM by nwowolfpack - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
 
Velasquez/Silva 2, Overeem/Dos Santos set for UFC 160 on May 25
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC 160 will take place on May 25th in Las Vegas, and a couple of huge heavyweight bouts will headline the card. Cain Velasquez will defend his title against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, while former champion Junior dos Santos will meet Alistair Overeem.
Submitted Feb 13, 2013 12:50AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA community, UFC 157 fighters react to possible loss of Olympic wrestling
(mmajunkie.com)
Half of UFC 157's headliners have strong ties to Olympic grappling, so they were none too pleased at today's vote to cut wrestling from the games.
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 6:49PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Receives Honorary Award In Dublin, Suffers Meniere’s Attack At Ceremony
(bjpenn.com)
UFC president Dana White is in Dublin, Ireland this week to receive an honorary award from Trinity College. Yesterday, Dana he arrived in Dublin with sidekick Nick the Tooth, and spent the evening hanging out with Irish fans at the local Temple Bar. Today, he attended a ceremony at Trinity College to accept an honorary award, where he delivered an acceptance speech to the crowd. While the ceremony was taking place, Dana suffered a bad bout of Meniere’s Disease. He has been battling with this disease for some time now, and recently underwent surgery to help repair it. As you can see in the twitter post above, Dana seems to be okay, and Nick the Tooth tells his followers they will “be back soon”.
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 3:44PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC add 2 more woman to roster
(mmamental.com)
On todays UFC 157 conference call the UFC confirmed that two more woman had been signed by the UFC.
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 3:00PM by Rabi - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ortiz to make Friday announcement about 'Cyborg' Santos' fighting future
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz promises "big news" later this week about the future of his client, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. He's scheduled a Friday press conference to announce the news.
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 2:22PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza set for UFC on Fuel 9 in Sweden
(bloodyelbow.com)
An intriguing and entertaining featherweight fight has been made for UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm, as Diego Brandao fights Pablo Garza.
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chad Mendes meets Clay Guida at UFC on FOX 7
(mmajunkie.com)
With officials unable to find a replacement for injured opponent Manny Gamburyan, Chad Mendes has been pulled from the Feb. 23 UFC 157 event altogether. But the former title challenger is getting what is arguably a bigger fight when Mendes (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) meets fellow featherweight Clay Guida (30-13 MMA, 10-7 UFC) at UFC on FOX 7 on April 20, UFC President Dana White confirmed with USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Monday. The event takes place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Mendes vs. Guida could be one of four fights featured on the network-televised main card, which follows prelims on FX and Facebook...
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 11:14AM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
IOC Drops Wrestling From 2020 Olympics
(abcnews.go.com)
IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games. The IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon — the event considered most at risk — and remove wrestling instead from its list of 25 "core sports."
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 8:55AM by postman - 33 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Junior Assuncao-Chris Pecero headlines Legacy FC 20 on May 31
(mmajunkie.com)
Legacy Fighting Championship 20 is set for May 31 in Corpus Christi, Texas, with a main event featuring UFC vet Junior Assuncao vs. Chris Pecero in a featherweight bout.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 11:20PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
B.J. Penn to have cataracts surgery, isn't sure if he'll fight again
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former two-division champion B.J. Penn will undergo surgery to repair eye damage from cataracts this week.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 11:18PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Burrell-Villefort added to UFC 157; McGee-Neer moves to main card
(mmajunkie.com)
With the Chad Mendes-Manny Gamburyan fight off UFC 157, a new welterweight bout has stepped up to fill the gap. Strikeforce imports Nah-Shon Burrell (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Yuri Villefort (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet later this month. UFC officials on Monday announced the new booking. In addition, with the loss of Mendes-Gamburyan opening up a spot on the main card, a middleweight bout between Court McGee (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Josh Neer (33-12-1 MMA, 6-8 UFC) has moved up from the preliminary card to the pay-per-view.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 8:54PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sarnavskiy out of lightweight semis; Fischer gets Rickels rematch at Bellator 91
(mmajunkie.com)
A broken hand will keep Alexander "Tiger" Sarnavskiy from the Bellator Season 8 lightweight tournament semifinals, and Jason Fischer will get a shot at redemption for the lone loss of his career. Sarnavskiy (22-1 MMA, 2-1 BFC) was scheduled to face David Rickels (12-1 MMA, 6-1) at Bellator 91 later this month, with the winner advancing to the tournament finals. Instead, Fischer (6-1 MMA, 3-1 BFC) steps in to take his place in what will be a rematch from this past November. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced the news on Monday. Bellator 91 takes place Feb. 28 at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M. The main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com. The card features a light heavyweight title fight between champion Christian M'Pumbu (18-4-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and recent tournament winner Attila Vegh (28-4-2 MMA, 4-0 BFC).
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 8:28PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Manager says Chad Mendes will be back in April, may get bigger UFC fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Mike Roberts on Monday said Chad Mendes (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is likely to reappear in April following the cancellation of his fight with Manny Gamburyan (12-7 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC 157. The manager also disputed a rumor that the onetime title challenger had turned down an offer to fight former Strikeforce lightweight Justin Wilcox (11-5). "Any rumor that's out there saying that me or Chad turned down any fight is completely, 100 percent false," Roberts told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "There's not a huge line of people that want to fight Chad, especially on two weeks' (notice)."
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 8:27PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miller-Palaszewski, Pineda-Lawrence set for TUF 17 Finale in April
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of featherweight bouts have been added to the TUF 17 Finale card in April. Cole Miller will face Bart Palaszewski and Daniel Pineda takes on Justin Lawrence in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 5:53PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demetrious Johnson defends UFC flyweight title vs. John Moraga at TUF 17 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
Just about two weeks after his successful first title defense, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has his next assignment. Johnson (17-2-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) will face John Moraga (12-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in April at the TUF 17 Finale in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday first reported the news, and UFC officials later confirmed the matchup. Sources close to the Johnson camp also confirmed the fight to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The event takes place at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and airs on FX, FUEL TV and Facebook.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 4:59PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Second UFC women's fight set: Miesha Tate meets Cat Zingano at TUF 17 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
At long last, the UFC has booked its second women's fight. Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (13-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face Cat Zingano (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in April at the TUF 17 Finale. UFC officials on Monday announced the matchup. The TUF 17 Finale takes place April 13 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event is expected to have a main card on FX following prelims on FUEL TV.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 3:03PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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