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One FC Announces Malaysian National Featherweight Championship Tournament
(mmaweekly.com)
ONE Fighting Championship announced on Monday the launch of its Malaysian National Featherweight Championship Tournament.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 9:45PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg added to February's UFC 156 fight card
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout between Strikeforce import Isaac Vallie-Flagg and "Thugjitsu Master" Yves Edwards is the latest addition to February's UFC 156 event.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 9:42PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bjorn Rebney on dispute over matching Eddie Alvarez's UFC offer: 'We didn't alter a word'
(mmafighting.com)
When Bjorn Rebney launched Bellator in 2008, Eddie Alvarez was his first big splash. Rebney gave the lightweight star a $100,000 signing bonus and made him a building block for the organization, and Alvarez took it from there, becoming a champion within it. The relationship between the two thrived to a point where the men built a friendship that transcended the employer-employee dynamic. Within the last few days though, that bond has been at least partially fractured by a contract dispute that has led to dueling lawsuits and a cloudiness over Alvarez's future. The issue shortly after Bellator waived its exclusive negotiating period, allowing Alvarez to take his talents to the open market. As expected, the UFC approached Alvarez about a deal that would bring his talents to its octagon, and Alvarez quickly signed an offer sheet. Under the terms of a clause in his Bellator contract, that promotion had a right to match the UFC offer, and that's where things get murky.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 6:43PM by sparky - 14 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Yves Jabouin vs. Johnny Eduardo official for UFC 158
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC 158 is shaping up nicely as more fights pour in for the Montreal, QC show set for March 16th. Today UFC Canada made the first bantamweight booking of this card official, as Yves Jabouin fights Johnny Eduardo. UFC Canada @UFC_CA Yves 'Tiger' Jabouin @TigerJabouin will be ready to pounce March 16th vs Johnny Eduardo @JohnnyEduardoN for a bantamweight bout at #UFC158 7 Jan 13 ReplyRetweetFavorite
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 4:14PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator sues 'betrayed' Eddie Alvarez, fight future in limbo pending lawsuit
(mmamania.com)
When Eddie Alvarez fulfilled the final fight on his Bellator contract last October, he did so in impressive fashion by disposing of Patricky Freire in the very first round via knockout. The performance only raised the lightweight's stock further, making him a very hot commodity Bellator clearly wanted to keep and one Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) obviously wanted on its roster. UFC president Dana White knew obtaining the talents of the former 155-pound champion wouldn't be easy. As a matter of fact, the brash head honcho of the world's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization hinted last week that it would get downright "ugly." Apparently, White was on to something. After Zuffa finally made an official contract offer to "The Silent Assassin," Bellator proceeded to match it, leaving the next move up the Lorenzo Fertitta and White, which has yet to be made.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 3:49PM by jay98107 - 18 comments
Filed under: Bellator, UFC
 
UFC buys LA Boxing gym chain
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, which launched their own line of UFC gyms a couple of years back, announced today they have purchased the LA Boxing gym chain.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 2:58PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Henderson open to UFC fight against teammate Chael Sonnen
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two MMA stars from Team Quest in Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen are now competing at light heavyweight, and Hendo says a bout against his teammate is "quite possible".
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 11:34AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Edson Barboza Found a Team in New Jersey and a Mentor in Frankie Edgar
(mmaweekly.com)
Edson Barboza talks about the friendship he's built with former UFC champion Frankie Edgar, and how his new approach to training makes him feel like he's learning everything.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey to make $75K/$75K at UFC 157, Liz Carmouche $12K/12K
(bloodyelbow.com)
A rumor has surfaced that the UFC's first women's champion will be making her debut with a very impressive fight purse.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 2:12AM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 2012 Stats: AKA as most successful camp in 2012
(cagedinsider.com)
The guys over at StudioMMA.com and MMAnytt.se have collaborated to put together this awesome infographic of UFC 2012 stats. No wonder they topped our top 10 fight camps of 2012. Also of note, the fast paced, Alpha Male team topped the most finishes portion with 67%. Who says the small guys aren’t exciting?
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 7:30PM by jjeans - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF Smashes runner up Brad Scott on Tyson Fury
(mmamental.com)
Bradley Scott gives his views on Tyson Fury's outburst
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 1:46PM by Rabi - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Francis Carmont is Looking to Pick a Fight with Either Mark Munoz or Yushin Okami
(mmaweekly.com)
Francis Carmont has been on a tear since he emerged in the Octagon. Now he's ready to take another step up, so he's calling for a fight with either Mark Munoz or Yushin Okami.
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 157, Rousey and Carmouche get 'UFC Primetime' treatment
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month's UFC 157 event and the first-ever UFC women's bout and title fight will get the "UFC Primetime" treatment on FX and FUEL TV.
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Pedro Nobre replaces George Roop, meets Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FX 7
(mmajunkie.com)
It appears Brazilian bantamweight Yuri Alcantara now has his third different opponent for his appearance at this month's UFC on FX 7 event.
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce's Anthony Smith called out Roger Gracie, plans win on way to UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce middleweight Anthony Smith will soon face the biggest challenge of his MMA career for one simple reason: He asked for it.
Submitted Jan 6, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Knapp: "If you're truly a fan of mixed martial arts, you can't be gender biased"
(mmafighting.com)
"If you're truly a fan of mixed martial arts, you can't be gender biased," Invicta Fighting Championship president Shannon Knapp said in a recent telephone interview. "If MMA is about fighters competing in actual weight divisions and having competitive fights, that's what we have. If you don't like that, you're not a true fan of the sport. You can't be gender biased and be a true fan." "(The UFC is) only going with one division. We've got an entire roster of fighters in five weight classes. Even with the one division where we overlap, I mean, look at it like this: look where Liz was in her career a year ago. She lost to Coenen and Kaufman back-to-back. Then she came here, she looked good in winning her fights, and she started to assert herself and market herself. I'm not going to take the credit for it because it's all on Liz, but she had the opportunity here and she took it. That's the sort of thing we can still help with."
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 11:36PM by MuayThaiGeek13 - 20 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
Nick Diaz isn't returning Dana White's calls or texts
(bloodyelbow.com)
Since being signed in mid 2011, Nick Diaz has been a bit of a problem child for UFC president Dana White. After being granted an immediate title shot at UFC 137, Diaz blew off the first round of press conference. That absence lost him his title fight against Georges St. Pierre. When he got a chance at the interim title at UFC 144, he blew that opportunity too with a failed post-fight drug test.
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 9:59PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricci dropping to LW, wants fight at UFC 158
(mmamental.com)
Mike Ricci feel he has paid his dues, its now his time to shine. He has sent out the following tweet to the UFC:
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 6:33PM by Rabi - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
UFC 155's Jamie Varner anticipates April return, four opponents on radar
(mmajunkie.com)
Jamie Varner said Rafael Dos Anjos, Ross Pearson, Matt Wiman and T.J. Grant are among the fighters he's looking at for his next octagon appearance. The former WEC champ anticipates an injured thumb will keep him from meeting one of them until April, but his only preference is that he moves closer to title contention. "I think Dos Anjos is on a streak, so he may be on my radar more so than anyone else," Varner told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "But Grant, I've been hearing his name pop up a lot, as well."
Submitted Jan 5, 2013 5:11PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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