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Former UFC veteran Thiago Silva loses via knockout this past weekend
Former UFC veteran Thiago Silva (16-5-2 NC) lost his most recent fight against Marcus Sursa this past Saturday in the main event of Gladiator Challenge. The fight took place in St. Charles, Mo. Sursa defeated the Silva via knockout at 2:00 of round two.
Submitted Nov 26, 2015 4:10PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
War Machine blows kiss to prosecutor as defense lawyer argues sex was consensual
War Machine blew a kiss to the prosecutor Monday. In the midst of a lengthy hearing on sexual assault charges against the mixed martial arts fighter also known as Jonathan Koppenhaver, just as his defense lawyers argued that alleged victim Christine Mackinday had made false rape allegations in the past, Chief Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline Bluth interrupted. "Judge, for the record, Mr. Koppenhaver just blew a kiss at me," she said. Defense attorney Brandon Sua said he didn't see it. "I'm not going to make up that he blew a kiss at me, which I find offensive," Bluth said.
Submitted Nov 25, 2015 6:47PM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
'Tired' Uriah Hall will take time off from UFC, get fat after fighting five times in 2015
In case you haven't noticed, Uriah Hall has been a busy man as of late. The former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) finalist has competed a whopping five times for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2015, including three fights in just four months, racking up a 3-2 record during that span. That's why "Prime Time" wants to chill, get fat and chow down on some In-N-Out Burger, which is where he held his latest periscope session (via MMA Digest) to reveal his plans to take time off. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 25, 2015 4:23PM by Wez - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Citing lack of passion, UFC welterweight Cathal Pendred announces MMA retirement
UFC welterweight and “Ultimate Fighter 19” veteran Cathal Pendred today announced he’s retiring from MMA after six years as a professional. In a prepared statement posted on his Twitter account, Pendred said his feelings for the sport have changed and he’s decided to step away from the life of an active fighter while still remaining in the sport. “I have other interests that I want to pursue,” he wrote. “The time is right to close one door and open another.” Pendred’s rep was unavailable for comment.
Submitted Nov 25, 2015 1:10PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Heavyweight contenders Josh Barnett, Ben Rothwell face off at UFC on FOX 18
January's FOX card just got bigger. Literally. A pair of heavyweight contenders, Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell, will meet in an important bout at UFC on FOX 18 on Jan. 30 in Newark, N.J., it was announced Tuesday night on FOX Sports Live. (Courtesy of on Twitter) ___________________________________________________________________________ Current UFC on Fox 18 card: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell Tarec Saffiedine vs. Jake Ellenberger George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Joaquim Silva Felipe Olivieri vs. Tony Martin Jimmy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa
Submitted Nov 24, 2015 11:45PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Livia Renata Souza vs DeAnna Bennett Headlines Invicta FC 15
Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Livia Renata “Livinha” Souza makes the first defence of her title on January 16th at Invicta Fighting Championships 15 in Costa Mesa, California. Souza is set to face undefeated contender DeAnna “The Argentine Assassin” Bennett in the night’s main event.
Submitted Nov 24, 2015 1:44PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Michelle Waterson injured, out of UFC 194 fight with Tecia Torres
The UFC 194 megacard took a blow this week. Michelle Waterson is injured and out of an anticipated women's strawweight fight with Tecia Torres at the Dec. 12 event in Las Vegas, UFC senior vice president of public relations Dave Sholler confirmed with MMA Fighting. The news was first reported by MMAjunkie.
Submitted Nov 24, 2015 1:10PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
GLORY kickboxer Chris Trammel in serious condition at Thai hospital after bizarre series of events
It all started with a serious staph infection. Then, Chris Trammel was in what seemed at the time to be a benign scooter accident. Now, though, the GLORY kickboxer is in serious condition at a hospital in Thailand without many answers as to how or why. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 24, 2015 11:28AM by Wez - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
T.J. Grant unwilling to 'close the door' on UFC return, but has no plans to fight MMA again
UFC lightweight T.J. Grant is a happy man these days. He hasn't fought since May of 2013, when he stopped Gray Maynard with strikes at UFC 160. He never was able to take advantage of his promised title shot. Really, it's not clear where his career is or what's left of it after a concussion essentially derailed his entire fighting career. According to Grant - now a father of two after his wife had another baby last week - that isn't ideal, but maybe the way things have to be. He's got other priorities that need attending to right now. Fighting, while he still loves it, just isn't at the top of the list.
Submitted Nov 23, 2015 7:50PM by JLS1980 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard dropping to featherweight
Gray Maynard is searching for an answer to help break out of an ugly four-fight UFC losing skid and get his first victory since June 2012. It appears he thinks a drop to the featherweight division will be the solution. A fighter in Maynard’s position faces a crossroads, with the option to hang up his gloves and move on from the sport, or do anything necessary to get back on track. It appears Maynard will do the latter; he stated on Twitter that he plans to get back in the octagon sooner than later, but this time it will be in a new weight class
Submitted Nov 23, 2015 11:31AM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dennis Bermudez vs. Maximo Blanco added to UFC Fight Night 81
A featherweight weight bout between Dennis Bermudez and Maximo Blanco has been added to UFC Fight Night 81. The Boston Herald first reported the bout on Thursday. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 22, 2015 8:05PM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tsuyoshi Kosaka won't be Fedor's next opponent, facing James Thompson instead
Tsuyoshi Kosaka, a Japanese pro wrestler who was the only fighter to have beaten Fedor Emelianenko before 2010, has been crossed off the list of potential opponents for Emelianenko's comeback fight on New Year's Eve. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 22, 2015 6:39PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Report: Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort II booked for UFC 197
According to a report from Jornal O Globo on Sunday morning, Anderson Silva is booked to return to the Octagon against Vitor Belfort at UFC 197 in March. UFC officials have yet to confirm the news.
Submitted Nov 22, 2015 2:37PM by george112 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dong Hyun Kim (no, not that one) a late addition to next week's UFC Fight Night 79
Dong Hyun Kim (no, not that Dong Hyun Kim) is a late addition to next week’s UFC Fight Night 79 lineup. Not to be confused by the UFC welterweight of the same name who, coincidentally, also is scheduled for UFC Fight Night 79, ”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (13-6-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced injured Hyun Gyu Lim (13-5-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and now meets fellow 170-pounder Dominique Steele (13-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the event, officials today announced.
Submitted Nov 21, 2015 4:36PM by Poor_Franklin - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
WSOF 25 results: Brian Foster wins lightweight tournament after losing his first fight
Brian Foster lost his first tournament match, but that didn't stop him from becoming the WSOF lightweight tournament champion. During his first fight, Foster (25-8) faced Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Joao Zeferino. Foster quickly took the fight to the mat, where he scrambled with his opponent Zeferino just to land in the 50/50 position. There, the Brazilian submitted Foster with a vicious heel-hook. And in just one minute and 47 seconds, Foster was out of the tournament. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 21, 2015 3:13PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Melvin Manhoef flattens Hisaki Kato in Bellator 146 main event
Melvin Manhoef might be getting up in age, but man that power. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 11:17PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Ufc Fight Night 78 Weigh In Results
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Kelvin Gastelum (171) vs. Neil Magny (171) Ricardo Lamas (146) vs. Diego Sanchez (145) Henry Cejudo (126) vs. Jussier Formiga (126) Enrique Marin (170) vs. Erick Montano (169) – ‘TUF: Latin America 2’ welterweight final Enrique Barzola (155) vs. Horacio Gutierrez (154) – ‘TUF: Latin America 2’ lightweight final Efrain Escudero (156) vs. Leandro Silva (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Taylor Lapilus (136) vs. Erik Perez (136) Bartosz Fabinski (170) vs. Hector Urbina (171) Scott Jorgensen (135.5) vs. Alejandro Perez (135.5) Gabriel Benitez (145) vs. Andre Fili (145) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) Alvaro Herrera (171) vs. Vernon Ramos (170) Cesar Arzamendia (155) vs. Polo Reyes (155) Valmir Lazaro (155) vs. Michel Prazeres (156)
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 7:34PM by kopower - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ray Wood vs Mark Dickman Bellator fight cancelled due to injury
One of the biggest challenges for a mixed martial arts fighter is surviving the rigors of training camp. The uncertainty makes for many a fight postponement, and former Bangor-area fighter Ray “All Business” Wood now has experienced both sides of that frustration within the last two weeks.
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 12:48PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones hints at April 23 return date
Jon Jones is getting both his body and his troll game back into top form. The sport's best pound-for-pound fighter posted a photo to Instagram on Tuesday showing off a ripped physique and hinting at a return to the Octagon...
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 12:26AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC to partner with Victory Fighting Championship on Fight Pass
UFC Fight Pass announced on Thursday a new promotional partnership with the Omaha, Neb.-based Victory Fighting Championship promotion. Fight Pass will acquire the rights to the tape library of the company, which dates back to 2002, and on Friday, Jan. 29, will be airing Victory 47, the company's next live event. The show will be headlined by Anthony Smith (23-11) vs. Elvis Mutapcic (15-3) for the company's vacant middleweight title, starting at 10 p.m. Eastern...
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 12:21AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
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