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Sanchez wants Thomson, Diaz, or Melendez at 164
(bloodyelbow.com)
With his first win in his return to Lightweight under his belt, The Dream is calling out three top-10 fighters for his next fight. He's hoping to return to the Octagon in August at UFC 164.
Submitted May 15, 2013 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Reza Madadi out of UFC on FOX 8, Jorge Masvidal now meets Michael Chiesa
(mmajunkie.com)
Reza Madadi (13-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been forced out of his lightweight fight against Michael Chiesa (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX 8, and Jorge Masvidal (24-7 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will step in to take his place. The announcement was made on Tuesday night's edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV. Visa issues for Madadi reportedly are to blame. With the change, UFC on FOX 8 now includes: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga - for UFC flyweight title Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonaldv Robbie Lawler vs. Tarec Saffiedine Liz Carmouche vs. Miesha Tate PRELIMINARY CARD (FX and Facebook, 4 p.m. ET) John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza Michael Chiesa vs. Jorge Masvidal Danny Castillo vs. Bobby Green Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub Yves Edwards vs. Spencer Fisher Germaine de Randamie vs. Julie Kedzie Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas
Submitted May 14, 2013 11:23PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 165 heads to Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Sept. 21
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC will return to Toronto in September for a pay-per-view that will be UFC 165. UFC officials on Tuesday made the announcement on FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight." UFC 165 will take place Sept. 21 at Air Canada Centre. No main event or other fights were announced for the card. The show will be the UFC's fourth in the Ontario city, which is the largest in Canada. Most recently, UFC 152 took place at Air Canada Centre on Sept. 22, 2012 – so UFC 165 will return there exactly a year later to the weekend.
Submitted May 14, 2013 11:21PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pat Healy releases statement admitting positive test for marijuana post-UFC 159
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight Pat Healy (30-16 MMA, 1-0 UFC) today issued a statement to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) in which he apologized for testing positive for marijuana following an upset win over Jim Miller (22-5 MMA, 11-4 UFC) at UFC 159. The UFC declined to comment on the matter, and the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, which oversaw the event, does not release the names of those that test positive for banned substances following an event. But a Healy representative told MMAjunkie.com that the fighter was suspended for 90 days by the commission and his win will be overturned to a no contest. In his statement, Healy took fully responsibility for the positive test.
Submitted May 14, 2013 9:54PM by Budgellism - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jessamyn Duke successfully appeals KO loss to Miriam Nakamoto at Invicta FC 5
(mmajunkie.com)
The Missouri Office of Athletics today overturned Jessamyn Duke's loss at Invicta FC 5, changing the result of her bout against Miriam Nakamoto to a no contest. Nakamoto originally was ruled the winner by way of knockout, but after an investigation, the commission ruled an illegal knee warranted the overturning of the official result, according to a copy of the decision obtained today by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The fight took place April 5 at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., and streamed live via online pay-per-view.
Submitted May 14, 2013 9:53PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Despite visa issues, officials 'confident' Mark Hunt will keep UFC 160 slot
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite visa issues that still have him stuck at home in Australia, heavyweight Mark Hunt is still expected to headline next week's UFC 160 event.
Submitted May 14, 2013 8:25PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Daley confident for Bellator return this year, wants War Machine fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Fresh off another knockout win overseas, heavy hitter Paul Daley believes he will have a visa issue cleared up this year to pave his return to fight in the States under the Bellator MMA banner.
Submitted May 14, 2013 8:24PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC signs European heavyweights Daniel Omielanczuk and Nikita Krylov
(bloodyelbow.com)
Always on the search for new talent, the UFC has added depth to it's heavyweight division by picking up two new, unheralded heavyweights.
Submitted May 14, 2013 8:20PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera heavyweight bout targeted for UFC 164 in Milwaukee
(mmajunkie.com)
Two UFC veterans are targeted to meet in a fight that could very well send the loser packing from the octagon. Multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Ben Rothwell (32-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) and Brandon Vera (12-6 MMA, 8-6 UFC) are targeted to meet at UFC 164. UFC 164 takes place Aug. 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee and will be the promotion's second trip to Wisconsin. The main card will air on pay-per-view, though it is not yet know if Rothwell-Vera will be part of the main card or the prelims.
Submitted May 14, 2013 7:14PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Showtime targeting return to MMA
(mmafighting.com)
The dissolution of Strikeforce marked an end of an era for Showtime, however according to Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza, the network's absence from MMA will only be temporary.
Submitted May 14, 2013 1:31PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Josh Barnett still looking for UFC deal
(bloodyelbow.com)
Josh Barnett appeared on the MMA Hour on Monday and he had some interesting things to say on his fighting future and where he wants to finish his career.
Submitted May 14, 2013 1:28PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tim Sylvia wants to fight Frank Mir or Pat Barry
(bloodyelbow.com)
"The Maine-iac" has once again expressed his desire to return to the UFC, where the former heavyweight champion hasn't competed since 2008.
Submitted May 14, 2013 1:26PM by prophecy033 - 18 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Welterweight champ Ben Askren only drug tested once as Bellator fighter
(bloodyelbow.com)
Despite going undefeated in 8 fights with Bellator, including 5 of them being headlining bouts with the Welterweight title on the line, champion Ben Askren revealed that he's only been tested once while fighting for the promotion.
Submitted May 14, 2013 12:03AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC Fan Expo in July to feature first ever MMA Combine
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC fighters Urijah Faber and Phil Davis have worked together to set up the first ever MMA Combine. The event will coincide with the UFC Fan Expo and take place the same day as UFC 162.
Submitted May 14, 2013 12:02AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Alistair Overeem targeted for UFC 164, opponent uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
Top-tier heavyweight Alistair Overeem's return to the octagon is targeted for late summer, multiple sources close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:09PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator headed for fall time change
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bellator will yet again change time slots this fall, continuing the promotion's wild ride that has seen it appear on four networks and at numerous times since 2009.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:08PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Daniel Cormier planning to continue as heavyweight while slowly cutting to make 205
(bloodyelbow.com)
Daniel Cormier is planning to make the move to light heavyweight but will be taking the long road, slowly dieting his way down to 205 while competing as a heavyweight.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:07PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz is starting his own MMA promotion
(bloodyelbow.com)
Rumors are surfacing that Nick Diaz is starting his own Stockton based MMA promotion.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:06PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Joe Lauzon meets Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's return to Boston continues to come together with the addition of a lightweight bout featuring one of the area's own. Joe Lauzon (22-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC), a native of Boston's south suburbs, will head just up the road to fight Michael Johnson (12-8 MMA, 4-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in August. Lauzon wanted a fight on his hometown show, and he'll get it. Sources with knowledge of the bout recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the planned fight, which MMA Weekly also reported Monday.
Submitted May 13, 2013 2:34PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana: 'Hunt proved everyone wrong'
(bloodyelbow.com)
After originally trying to refuse the Samoan entry to the UFC, president Dana White gives his thoughts on Mark Hunt's current success.
Submitted May 13, 2013 1:02PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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