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Sarah Kaufman off UFC Fight Night 27 card, will be rescheduled
After losing opponent Sara McMann (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earlier this month and with a replacement unavailable, Sarah Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been pulled from next week's UFC Fight Night 27 lineup. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the bout with sources close to the event, who said the former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion will be rescheduled for a later event...
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 9:03AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Will Be Back in Boston; Dana White, With a Wink, Thanks the Union and City Council President
Less than a week ago, UFC president Dana White was starting to question why he would bring his show to Boston after all the hoops and hurdles that his company faced in pulling off UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen on Saturday night at the TD Garden. When asked if the issues the company had to deal with affected his thinking about returning, he couldn’t deny it. “I’d be a liar if I said no,” White said during a Monday conference call promoting the event...
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 9:01AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shogun vs. Sonnen draws remarkable ratings on FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 got off to an impressive debut Saturday night doing a 1.38 rating and 1.78 million viewers for the three-hour main card headlined by Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Chael Sonnen based on Nielsen's fast nationals. The rating is the key, because FOX Sports 1 was not in as many homes as FX. The company's most successful card on FX, the Jan. 19 show headlined by Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort, did a 1.27 rating and 1.86 million viewers. Essentially, on its first night in existence, the UFC show, had it been in the same number of homes would have beaten the highest-rated UFC card to date on FX, an established top-tier cable channel...
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 8:21AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michael McDonald: Pickett made me question my KO power
There were times while Michael McDonald was punching the living bejesus out of Brad Pickett that he wondered if his knockout power had mysteriously disappeared.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 5:04PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 99 Full Fight Card Released; Houston Alexander Steps In to Face Vladimir Matyushenko
A hand injury has forced former Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu off of the Bellator 99 fight card. Vladimir Matyushenko will now face fellow UFC veteran Houston Alexander.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 2:39PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFN 26 winner Matt Brown here for one thing: 'To beat GSP's ass'
BOSTON – So what do you with Matt Brown, a once-journeyman fighter who's resurrected his career in MMA's most prominent organization while stringing together a staggering six consecutive UFC wins?
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 11:55AM by FastKnockout - 45 comments
Filed under: UFC
After Conor McGregor's UFC 'loss,' Dana White an even bigger fan
BOSTON – Conor McGregor entered UFC Fight Night 26 with absolutely unprecedented hype, to the point that even he admitted a decision win felt more like a loss than anything else. That makes UFC President Dana White an even bigger fan.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 11:55AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC boss: Uriah Hall 'not a fighter,' 'TUF 17' finalist's next move uncertain
BOSTON – Saturday night's UFC Fight Night 26 event turned out to be one of the most entertaining fight cards in recent memory, save for one flop of a fight: John Howard vs. Uriah Hall. UFC President Dana White said he knows exactly what went wrong.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 11:54AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler still on track, according to Dana White
BOSTON – Welterweight Matt Brown probably will get a top-10 opponent in his next fight, according to UFC President Dana White, but it doesn't look like he'll upset one matchup planned for the near future.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 11:53AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC boss says Lyoto Machida vs. Nick Diaz off the table
BOSTON – A proposed fight between ex-light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida and former welterweight champ Nick Diaz isn't happening, contrary to previous indications.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 11:52AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
White: UFN 26's Gamburyan vs. Miller bout should've been stopped after first
After a confusing end to the first round, a UFC Fight Night 26 bout between featherweights Manny Gamburyan and Cole Miller went to the scorecards. UFC President Dana White, though, doesn't think it should have ever gotten that far.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 11:51AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 26 bonuses: Browne, Brown, Sonnen, McDonald, Pickett earn awards
BOSTON – Travis Browne, Matt Brown Chael Sonnen, Michael McDonald and Brad Pickett each earned bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 26 event.
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 11:38PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
MFC 38 adds third title fight with Sam Alvey vs. Jason South for 185 belt
Maximum Fighting Championship has added a third title fight to its next card. Sam Alvey will meet unbeaten Jason South for the middleweight strap the same night MFC crowns heavyweight and bantamweight champs.
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
If Nick Diaz uninterested, UFC's Tim Kennedy says he'll fight Lyoto Machida
Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White said he offered Nick Diaz a fight against Lyoto Machida. But if Diaz doesn't want to fight the ex-light-heavyweight champ in his middleweight debut, at least one other guy does.
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
MMA vet Jeff Curran retires following RFA 9 title loss
After 16 years, 41 fights and stints with nearly every major organization of note, Jeff Curran is calling it quits on his MMA career.
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Boston City Council President: 'UFC promotes violence against women, teaches kids how to rape'
Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy isn't a fan of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In fact, Murphy recently sponsored a petition to have children under age 18 banned from attending any and all mixed martial arts (MMA) events held in Boston, Mass., even if their parents were willing chaperones. It's not so much the actual fighting with which Murphy has a beef, but the un-policed behavior some UFC stars have exhibited outside of the Octagon in the past. Murphy pointed to former Light Heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson, who put out this YouTube video that (bad jokingly) showed people how to pick up women with the aid of chloroform.
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 7:57AM by jjeans - 14 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
Ortiz picks Shogun, Varner and others pick Sonnen
Ortiz picks Shogun, Varner and others pick Sonnen - Shamrock quote steals the show!

Tito Ortiz (16-11-1, UFC Hall of Fame) - “Chael is a great 185lb fighter but Shogun at 205lbs will out-class him. Chael will put up a great fight for the first 5 minutes but Shogun will win the fight. Chael needs to stay at 185lbs. I’m proud of him stepping up though, so let’s go Chael!” Frank Shamrock (23-10-2, Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, WEC Light Heavyweight Champion & Strikeforce Middleweight Champion) - “My prediction: Sonnen will lose and continue to be the only star in the UFC.”
Here are the rest - Overall it was 7-4 in favor Sonnen....................
Submitted Aug 17, 2013 1:40AM by nwowolfpack - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Sorry critics: 'Face the Pain' to stay a part of UFC broadcasts
Sorry, nu-metal haters – "Face the Pain" isn't going anywhere.
Submitted Aug 16, 2013 6:36PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 26 weigh-in results: Chael Sonnen, 'Shogun' Rua hit marks
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) -Mauricio Rua (205) vs. Chael Sonnen (205) -Travis Browne (236) vs. Alistair Overeem (255.5) -Yuri Alcantara (136) vs. Urijah Faber (135.5) -Matt Brown (171) vs. Mike Pyle (170) -Uriah Hall (184) vs. John Howard (185) -Michael Johnson (156) vs. Joe Lauzon (156) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET) -Michael McDonald (135.5) vs. Brad Pickett (135.5) -Max Holloway (145) vs. Conor McGregor (146) -Mike Brown (145.5) vs. Steven Siler (145.5) -Diego Brandao (146) vs. Daniel Pineda (144.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET) -Manny Gamburyan (145.5) vs. Cole Miller (146) -Cody Donovan (204) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205.5) -Ramsey Nijem (156) vs. James Vick (155)
Submitted Aug 16, 2013 6:27PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC event updates: Ireland, South Africa and Maine events in the works
Ireland and South Africa appear to be on the UFC's agenda. And while we're talking far-flung locales, Bangor, Maine, could be in for a show, too. It wouldn't be a Dana White media scrum without a handful of questions about future plans for the UFC's road show. At Thursday's UFC Fight Night press conference at the Wang Theatre, White confirmed the three locales are in the works, though no dates are set...
Submitted Aug 16, 2013 8:07AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
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