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Lightweights Jamie Varner and Gleison Tibau set for UFC 164 in Milwaukee
The UFC's August return to Milwaukee has a new lightweight fight set for the bill. Former WEC champion Jamie Varner (21-7-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is set to meet Gleison Tibau (27-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) at UFC 164. Sources with knowledge of the bout recently confirmed the fight booking to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), and UFC officials made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. The latest UFC 164 card includes: Champ Benson Henderson vs. T.J. Grant - for UFC lightweight title Josh Barnett vs. Frank Mir Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera Gleison Tibau vs. Jamie Varner Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang Nikita Krylov vs. Soa Palelei Tim Elliott vs. Louis Gaudinot Derek Brunson vs. Yoel Romero Magnus Cedenblad vs. Jared Hamman Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
Submitted Jun 19, 2013 5:58PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Burkman: I wouldn't leave WSOF for UFC
Josh Burkman is a man of his word. So when he signs a contract, you can expect him to fulfill the terms of it. That's why the resurgent welterweight, who upset former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch this past weekend in World Series of Fighting 3's main event, won't be returning to the UFC even if his former home made him a new offer. Right now, his loyalty is to the WSOF, where he's 3-0 with wins over Fitch, Aaron Simpson and Gerald Harris. Now 8-1 since his 2008 UFC release, Burkman recently nabbed an honorable mention slot in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA welterweight rankings.
Submitted Jun 19, 2013 4:13PM by DrivenDavies15 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
UFC's Hector Lombard officially headed to welterweight, wants Nate Marquardt
After his much-anticipated arrival in the UFC middleweight division provided mixed results, Hector Lombard is officially dropping a weight class. Lombard (32-4-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) today confirmed the move to welterweight via Twitter. Additionally, FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight" confirmed the move on Tuesday, with reporter Ariel Helwani reporting Lombard is interested in a fight with Nate Marquardt (32-12-2 MMA, 10-5 UFC). UFC officials haven't confirmed a date or an opponent for the former Bellator champion's next bout.
Submitted Jun 19, 2013 4:11PM by DrivenDavies15 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Pretorian 'owes us a lot of money'
A little over a week ago the UFC banned top Brazilian MMA brand Pretorian from appearing on it's fighters in the octagon, now Dana White is talking about why.
Submitted Jun 19, 2013 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ricardo Lamas pulled from UFC 162, Mark Munoz vs. Tim Boetsch promoted to PPV main card
Unable to find a replacement opponent for Ricardo Lamas, the UFC has removed the featherweight contender from the July 6th PPV.
Submitted Jun 18, 2013 11:00PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim set for UFC 164 in Milwaukee
The UFC's August card in Milwaukee has added a hometown fighter to the lineup. German-born Pascal Krauss, a Milwaukee-based welterweight, will take on Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC 164 later this summer.
Submitted Jun 18, 2013 9:20PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 96 weigh-in results: Five fighters miss their marks in Oklahoma
Bellator MMA's "Summer Series" debut got off to a rough start on Tuesday with five fighters missing weight for their fights on their first tries on the scale.
Submitted Jun 18, 2013 9:19PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
'TUF' vets Ben Alloway, Zak Cummings meet at UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 in Indy
The UFC's return to Indianapolis now has a welterweight bout between a pair of "Ultimate Fighter" alums. Zak Cummings and Ben Alloway will meet at UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 in August.
Submitted Jun 18, 2013 9:19PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pat Barry's manager blames eye poke for Shawn Jordan KO loss
UFC Heavyweight Pat Barry got TKO'd by Shawn Jordan at UFC 161 but Barry's manager blames an eye poke, not an uppercut for the loss.
Submitted Jun 18, 2013 5:24PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White will not give Pettis main event slot on UFC 164
“He’s definitely in line (at featherweight), but we’ll see what happens,” White said. “He could do either – he could fight Aldo or he could fight the winner of [Henderson] and T.J. Grant.”
Submitted Jun 18, 2013 3:48PM by jakewalters - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Queiroz off Bellator 96, Ryan Martinez meets Rich Hale in heavyweight tourney
On the day of the weigh-ins for Bellator 96, there has been a shakeup in the heavyweight tournament. Vinicius Queiroz is out of a semifinal bout against Rich Hale, and stepping in to take his place will be Ryan Martinez.
Submitted Jun 18, 2013 2:40PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Legal snags pose threat to status of UFC on Fox Sports 1 1 card in Boston
Boston's UFC on FS1 1 card could be in trouble with Massachusetts requiring that all foreign fighters to have Social Security numbers, something the UFC is attempting to find a way around.
Submitted Jun 18, 2013 12:21PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kenny Florian joins Dana White on tirade against Steve Mazzagatti
Following the Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman bout, Kenny Florian rants about Steve Mazzagatti's ability to referee a fight. Florian even suggests about his team protesting when Mazzagatti was assigned to ref his past fights.
Submitted Jun 18, 2013 12:20PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
UFC veteran Mike Swick making the move back to middleweight
Long time UFC vet and former welterweight top contender Mike Swick is returning to the middleweight division following his recovery from a long illness.
Submitted Jun 17, 2013 10:13PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 161 medical suspensions: Evans, Jimmo and Barry draw indefinite terms
Ex-champ Rashad Evans rebounded in a big way at UFC 161, but he'll need medical clearance before he resumes his comeback.
Submitted Jun 17, 2013 7:28PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 164 adds Brunson vs. Romero, Cedenblad vs. Hamman
A pair of middleweight matchups has been added to August's UFC 164 event, as Derek Brunson meets Yoel Romero and Magnus Cedeblad faces Jared Hamman.
Submitted Jun 17, 2013 7:27PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kizer defends Mazzagatti following Fitch loss
After Dana White blasted Steve Mazzagatti as a "f*cking toolbox" for his handling of the end of Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman, NSAC director Keith Kizer defended the referee, stating that he did neither a good nor a bad job.
Submitted Jun 17, 2013 7:26PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Pascal Krauss vs. Hyun Gyu Lim reportedly targeted for UFC 164
It was expected that with UFC 164 in Milwaukee, the UFC matchmakers would try and get Milwaukee-based Roufusport fighters on the card. According to a report from German website Ground and Pound, Roufusport welterweight Pascal Krauss will fight South Korea's Hyun Gyu Lim on the August 31st PPV.
Submitted Jun 17, 2013 5:21PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC boss: Vitor Belfort has been 'unjustly beat down for the TRT thing'
UFC President Dana White has come out against testosterone-replacement therapy and knows fighters are getting an unfair advantage with it. But he believes one user, middleweight contender Vitor Belfort, has gotten a bum rap.
Submitted Jun 17, 2013 1:16PM by prophecy033 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans Open to Glover Teixeira Bout Following UFC 161 Win Over Dan Henderson
Rashad Evans’ victory over Dan Henderson in the UFC 161 headliner did not come easily, but the former champion will take it nonetheless. Evans snatched a split decision from Henderson on Saturday night at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, overcoming a first-round knockdown to halt a two-fight skid and earn his first win since January 2012.
Submitted Jun 16, 2013 12:13PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
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