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Hacran Dias announces UFC Fight Night 70 bout with Chas Skelly
Featherweights Hacran Dias and Chas Skelly will meet in June at UFC Fight Night 70 in Florida.
Submitted May 26, 2015 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 72: Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites, Ross Pearson vs. Evan Dunham
The UFC’s debut event in Scotland, UFC Fight Night 72, now has its main event and co-main event.
Submitted May 25, 2015 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Patrick Cummins vs. Rafael Cavalcante slated for UFC 190 in Brazil
A light-heavyweight bout between Patrick Cummins and Rafael Cavalcante is the latest addition to UFC 190.
Submitted May 25, 2015 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Donald Cerrone to fight Rafael dos Anjos for UFC lightweight title
Donald Cerrone is indeed Rafael dos Anjos' next title challenger at 155 pounds, according to UFC president Dana White.
Submitted May 25, 2015 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
B.J. Penn to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame
During the UFC 187 preliminary card broadcast on Fox Sports 1, the fourth and final announcement for this year's UFC Hall of Fame. B.J. Penn (16-10-2) will enter the revamped HOF under the Modern wing, reserved for fighters who made their after UFC 28 (11/17/2000), when the Unified Rules of MMA were used.
Submitted May 24, 2015 8:14PM by telnights - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Daniel Cormier, Ryan Bader get into post-fight press conference confrontation
LAS VEGAS -- The UFC 187 post-fight press conference was supposed to be Daniel Cormier's victory lap, his chance to parade in front of the media with his newly won UFC light heavyweight title belt and talk about his victory over Anthony Johnson.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:18PM by tildengolfer - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Andrei Arlovski Says He ‘Almost Quit’ During UFC 187 Slugfest with Travis Browne
Former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski went toe-to-toe with Travis Browne at UFC 187 and produced a fight for the ages, one of the best slugfests the Octagon has ever seen. But it almost didn’t unfold the way it did. Arlovski, who held the UFC heavyweight title almost a decade ago, had to dig deeper than he ever had before in order to score a sensational knockout. The “Pit Bull” badly rocked Browne early in the first round, couldn’t finish him, and then rocked him again -- and again, and again.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:11PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
John Dodson: ‘I’ll Be a Totally Different Fighter Against Demetrious Johnson’
John Dodson will be the first to admit that he did not deliver a vintage “Magician” performance at UFC 187. In his first fight in nearly a year after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL and meniscus, Dodson took a unanimous verdict over former training partner Zack Makovsky in a preliminary flyweight tilt. The bout was contested primarily on the feet, and while the Jackson-Wink MMA representative was unable to land with his trademark power, his ability to mix in kicks and knees with his punches was enough to get the nod from the cageside judges.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:11PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Vitor Belfort Shoots Down Retirement Talk, Praises Chris Weidman After UFC 187
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort has had a rollercoaster career in mixed martial arts. He’s had great wins and losses, and plenty of drama outside the cage, but after his most recent defeat on Saturday, Belfort vowed to solider on in the sport he loves.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:10PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC 187 Aftermath: There is no disputing Daniel Cormier holds the gold
LAS VEGAS -- Daniel Cormier is the UFC light heavyweight champion. Some might dispute this, but facts are facts. Cormier went to the UFC 187 post-fight press conference, having finished Anthony Johnson, holding court while possessing the gleaming gold belt. Nor is this belt an interim championship. Interim titles are for injuries, to give guys like Dominick Cruz some slack when they're working in good faith to get back into ring shape but suffer setbacks along the way.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:06PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Two hours before UFC 187, we didn't think Andrei Arlovski was going to fight
As if Andrei Arlovski's roller-coaster first-round upset over Travis Browne at UFC 187 wasn't impressive enough, an ill-timed fight week injury threw Arlovski's status on the card into question right up until Saturday night, according to UFC President Dana White. "Two hours before he came out, we didn't think he was going to fight," White revealed on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show. "He popped something in his calf the night before, could barely walk, was limping. The doctors checked him out and I guarantee you, he gritted it out to show the doctors that he could fight. So the doctors said it's up to you, do you want to fight? He said yes.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:05PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chris Weidman to doubters: 'You better join the team now -- this is my last invitation'
Weidman retained his middleweight title by finishing Vitor Belfort by TKO in the first round Saturday night here at MGM Grand and then addressed all his detractors afterward. "Hey, stop doubting me," Weidman shouted to the fans in an interview with Joe Rogan. "It's enough. Stop doubting me. You better join the team now. This is my last invitation. Join the team. I love you."
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:04PM by tildengolfer - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Daniel Cormier says he's the real champion because 'I didn't disqualify myself from competition'
After his victory over Anthony Johnson to become the new UFC light heavyweight champion on Saturday night, Daniel Cormier made it clear that he felt like the real champion. Cormier said in the UFC 187 post-fight press conference that just because he didn't defeat erstwhile champion Jon Jones -- who was stripped of his belt in April after a hit-and-run felony charge in Albuquerque -- doesn't mean the gold around his waist isn't legitimate.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:03PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
John Dodson: It's a 'no-brainer' that I should get next shot at Demetrious Johnson
Dodson defeated Zach Makovsky via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Saturday night at UFC 187 here at MGM Grand. But it was a relatively uneventful fight with little action -- far different than what we're used to seeing from the electric Dodson. However, "The Magician" still thinks he should be granted the next title shot against Demetrious Johnson.
Submitted May 24, 2015 6:02PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Weidman calls out vitor during weigh ins.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight No. 1 contender, Vitor Belfort, was forced to abandon his testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in early 2014, after the controversial treatment was outlawed by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Submitted May 23, 2015 6:39PM by FKA - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nina Ansaroff vs. Rose Namajunas pulled from tonight's UFC 187 lineup
A bout between strawweights Nina Ansaroff (6-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Rose Namajunas (2-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been pulled from tonight’s UFC 187 lineup. Just two hours before the event’s start time, UFC officials announced the change. “After contracting a case of the flu, UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff has been deemed medically unfit by doctors to compete in her UFC 187 bout against Rose Namajunas on Saturday night,” a statement read.
Submitted May 23, 2015 5:02PM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
'El Guapo' enshrined: Bas Rutten slated for 2015 UFC Hall of Fame induction
“The Handsome One” (perhaps better known as “El Guapo”) will be enshrined at the 2015 UFC Hall of Fame inductions. UFC President Dana White surprised Bas Rutten, a former UFC heavyweight champion, during Friday’s edition of “Inside MMA” on AXS TV. Rutten is a cohost of the weekly news program. UFC officials recently revamped its company hall of fame and now enshrines members in one of four categories: modern era, pioneer era, contributors and fights.
Submitted May 23, 2015 9:30AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
KSW 31 Weigh-in Results: Materla, Drwal, Gracie, Pudzianowski Cleared
KSW 31 Weigh-in Results: Materla, Drwal, Gracie, Pudzianowski Cleared.
Submitted May 22, 2015 11:23PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC Vet Strebendt Pleads Guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide in Road Rage Shooting
UFC Vet Strebendt Pleads Guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide in Road Rage Shooting.
Submitted May 22, 2015 11:21PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Caio Magalhaes vs. Josh Samman, Trevor Smith vs. Dan Miller added to TUF 21 Finale
A middleweight bout between Caio Magalhaes and Josh Samman, as well as another 185-pound fight between Trevor Smith and Dan Miller, are the latest additions to The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale lineup.
Submitted May 22, 2015 11:20PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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