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Siyar Bahadruzada vs. John Howard added to December's UFC 168 event
A welterweight matchup between Afghani slugger Siyar Bahadurzada and John "Doomsday" Howard is the latest addition to December's UFC 168 event.
Submitted Oct 4, 2013 6:45PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alexander Volkov defends heavyweight belt vs. Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 109
Nearly a year after winning Bellator's vacant heavyweight title, Alexander Volkov has a date for the first defense of his belt. Volkov (19-3 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) will headline Bellator 109 in November against fellow Russian and unbeaten tournament winner Vitaly Minakov (12-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA). Bellator officials announced the bout on Friday. Bellator 109 takes place Nov. 22 at Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa. The main card will air on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com. On Thursday, MMAjunkie.com was first to report the card's first fight, which will feature the unretired Matthew Riddle against an opponent still to be named. Tickets for the event already are on sale.
Submitted Oct 4, 2013 4:35PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Shane Del Rosario meets Guto Inocente at UFC 168 in Las Vegas
A UFC newcomer will try to become the latest fighter to keep Shane Del Rosario from his first victory in the promotion. Del Rosario (11-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) will meet Guto Inocente (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in December at the UFC's year-end card in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the heavyweight fight on Friday. UFC 168 takes place Dec. 28 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. Del Rosario vs. Inocente likely will be part of the prelims.
Submitted Oct 4, 2013 4:24PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator unveils pink gloves for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and organizations across the country are going pink to mark the campaign, including Bellator MMA, which will have its fighters donning pink-inspired Everlast gloves.
Submitted Oct 4, 2013 11:47AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Vale Tudo Japan 3rd Full Fight Card and Streaming
looks like we'll be able to watch it!!! yayyyy lol They also have a good bye thing going on for Megumi Fujii on the
Submitted Oct 4, 2013 2:45AM by tallica62 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Jon Jones-Glover Teixeira, Mir-Overeem top UFC 169 on Super Bowl weekend
It was the hot likelihood, and now it's a done deal: Jon Jones will defend his light heavyweight title on Super Bowl weekend against Glover Teixeira. The title fight between Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) and Teixeira (22-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will headline what now will be the UFC 169 pay-per-view on Feb. 1 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. In addition, a heavyweight bout between former UFC champ Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been moved from UFC 167 in November and may wind up serving as the card's co-main event, though that is not yet official. The news was reported Thursday night by Newsday and later confirmed by UFC officials.
Submitted Oct 4, 2013 1:01AM by DrivenDavies15 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 102 weigh-in results: All 10 tourney fighters make weight
Bellator 102 weigh-ins are in the books, and all 10 of the card's tournament competitors today successfully made weight.
Submitted Oct 3, 2013 10:46PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Robert Drysdale meets Cody Donovan at UFC 167 in Las Vegas
After a delay, Robert Drysdale finally is re-set for his UFC debut. Drysdale, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu standout, will meet Cody Donovan in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 167.
Submitted Oct 3, 2013 10:44PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Matt Riddle Ends Short-Lived Retirement, Makes Nov. 22 Debut at Bellator 108
Matt Riddle’s retirement did not last long. The fighter Thursday announced his intention to return to the cage on Nov. 22 at Bellator 108, which takes place in Riddle’s home state of Pennsylvania. Sherdog.com verified Riddle’s statements to MMAJunkie.com with a source close to the event.
Submitted Oct 3, 2013 7:33PM by JLS - 10 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Ben Rothwell suspended nine months by UFC for elevated testosterone levels following UFC 164 victory
UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell may have defeated Brandon Vera at UFC 164 in August by TKO, but his victory isn't now without a blemish. UFC has suspended Rothwell nine months following word via written letter from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services that while Rothwell had a Therapuetic Use Exemption (TUE) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), the amount of testosterone was beyond allotted levels. MMA Junkie was the first to report the news.
Submitted Oct 3, 2013 7:29PM by JLS - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cody McKenzie returns to lightweight, meets Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9
The card for the UFC's return to Sacramento is one step closer to being complete with the addition of a lightweight bout to the card. Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will return to 155 pounds after a two-fight stint at featherweight and will meet Sam Stout (19-9-1 MA, 8-8 UFC) on the show.
Submitted Oct 3, 2013 7:24PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Trainer Eric Del Fierro weighs in on Alexander Gustafsson's split from Alliance
Less than two weeks after his impressive performance at UFC 165, light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson said he'll conduct future training camps in his native Sweden. Alliance MMA head trainer Eric Del Fierro said he understands his reasoning.
Submitted Oct 3, 2013 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
Bobby Voelker vs. William 'Patolino' Macario added to UFC 168 in Vegas
The UFC's year-end fight card continues to fill up following the addition of a welterweight bout between Bobby Voelker (24-10 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and William Macario (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC). UFC officials today announced the bout.
Submitted Oct 3, 2013 1:56PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Efrain Escudero vs. Luis Palomino added to next week's CFA 12 event in Florida
A lightweight matchup between "The Ultimate Fighter 8" winner Efrain Escudero and former Championship Fighting Alliance featherweight champ Luis Palomino has been added to next week's CFA 12 event.
Submitted Oct 3, 2013 12:13PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Bjorn Rebney responds to Dana White's 'no value' Bellator slam
It may have been the case for years there was no war of words between UFC President Dana White and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, those days are seemingly long since over. During a recent press scrum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to promote the rematch between UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva, White was asked by the local media if he'd ever be interested in purchasing Bellator MMA...
Submitted Oct 3, 2013 6:49AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
UFC Contender Cat Zingano Will Undergo Stem Cell Procedure for Left Knee
Top ranked UFC bantamweight challenger Cat Zingano has been out of action for several months due to an injury to her right knee. That injury is on the mend, but it has led to issues with her left knee, for which Zingano will have a procedure on Thursday. “I am about three and a half months out (from the original injury),” Zingano said on UFC Tonight. “I went to my doctor on Monday. He said that I’m right on track, so I should be coming back in another four months, something like March or April.” That is, of course, as long as the issues with her left knee can be rectified within that same time frame, which her doctor believes is the case...
Submitted Oct 3, 2013 6:47AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 168 Fight Card Continues to Grow with Addition of Jim Miller vs. Fabricio Camoes
The UFC 168 fight card continues to fill up with Wednesday’s addition of a lightweight bout pitting Jim Miller vs. Fabricio Camoes. UFC officials announced the bout...
Submitted Oct 3, 2013 6:44AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Robert Whittaker vs. Brian Melancon added to UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
"The Ultimate Fighter: Team Australia vs. Team U.K." winner Robert Whittaker will soon attempt to get back on the winning track on home turf.
Submitted Oct 2, 2013 10:42PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chuck Liddell doesn't want to watch Georges St. Pierre 'playing it safe'
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell understands why some UFC champions are "playing it safe", but it's not something he wants to watch.
Submitted Oct 2, 2013 8:08PM by FastKnockout - 185 comments
Filed under: UFC
Court says UFC lawsuit against New York state can proceed
A small defeat by way of the dismissal of their claim that New York's ban on MMA violate's the UFC's first amendment rights was followed by a victory as the court ruled that the case can proceed given the state's changing positions on the sport.
Submitted Oct 2, 2013 8:06PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
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