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UFC 182 bonuses: Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier bank an extra $50,000 each
The dust has barely settled on UFC 182: "Jones vs. Cormier" from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, which means it's time to honor those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights last night (Jan. 3, 2015). Performance of the Night -- Paul Felder Performance of the Night -- Shawn Jordan Fight of the Night -- Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 2:31AM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Pass adds libraries from HOOKnSHOOT, Pancrase, KOTC, TKO, more
LAS VEGAS – UFC Fight Pass will soon feature more than 13,000 MMA fights for on-demand viewing. The UFC’s digital streaming service has obtained the rights to the fight libraries of Cage Rage, Extreme Challenge MMA, HOOKnSHOOT, KOTC, Pancrase, TKO, UCMMA and XFO. UFC officials today announced the acquisition of the libraries, which will be available on UFC Fight Pass servers throughout 2015. “When we launched UFC Fight Pass one year ago, we said that it would keep getting better and better and would offer fight fans unrivaled value for their money,” UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik stated. “We believe we’ve delivered on that promise yet again with this exciting announcement that these major fight libraries will be coming to Fight Pass.” The additional libraries will provide content from around the globe. They include British-based promotions Cage Rage and UCMMA, Canada’s TKO, Japan’s Pancrase and U.S. promotions Extreme Challenge, HOOKnSHOOT, KOTC and XFO.
Submitted Jan 3, 2015 6:44PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Tim Sylvia Denied Medical Clearance To Compete At Reality Fighting Event
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia was supposed to headline tonight’s Reality Fighting card at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. However, Sylvia has been denied medical clearance by the Mohegan Athletic Unit, and as a result, his bout against Juliano Coutinho will not take place as scheduled. “Tim Sylvia’s fight tonight (Saturday) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut has been canceled,” Monte Cox, Sylvia’s manager, wrote on Facebook. “The Mohegan Commission did not give him medical clearance to compete.”
Submitted Jan 3, 2015 4:19PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Strikeforce vet Louis Taylor steps in to face Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night in Boston
Uriah Hall has a new opponent for the UFC's big card in Boston. Louis Taylor will step in for the injured Costas Philippou to face Hall at UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver on Jan. 18, a source told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani.
Submitted Jan 3, 2015 12:11PM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
White: Pay-per-view isn't dead
The UFC suffered a dramatic downturn in pay-per-view buys in 2014. The WWE suffered a PPV collapse, with the number of subscribers to their subscription online TV network not nearly compensating for the lost revenue. Many have said that PPV is dead for MMA, but ahead of UFC 182, UFC president Dana White expressed confidence, and offered a rare prediction.
Submitted Jan 2, 2015 9:09PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
'Diablita' retired from combat sports but suffering cognitive symptoms
In a recent profile on AXS.com by Eric Holden titled "Michele Gutierrez feeling long-term effects of MMA fighting" the fighter talks about health issues she is having that could be traced to head trauma from combat sports. The only figure from MMA with a publicly confirmed diagnosis for CTE is Gary Goodridge, and he explicitly attributes it to the damage he took in kickboxing.
Tim Sylvia Weights in at Career High for Reality Fighting
I don't have a link, but word from weigh-ins for Reality Fighting at Mohegan Sun is that Tim Sylvia has weighed in at a career high of 371lbs for his main event bout against Juliano "Banana" Cuitanho. For your viewing pleasure, here is a list of pivotal Tim Sylvia weigh-ins throughout the last few years: UFC 61 2006: 258lbs Affliction 2008: 263lbs Moosin 2010: 305lbs Titan 16 2011: 311lbs One FC 2013: 271lbs Reality Fighting 2014: 371lbs He's gained 100lbs this year and is actually up 20lbs from his last training camp; a fight with UFC veteran Christian Morecraft that Morecraft pulled out of at last minute.
Submitted Jan 2, 2015 7:10PM by Svartorm - 20 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
White: Conor McGregor to face Jose Aldo for title if he wins in Boston
The biggest featherweight title fight in history will go down later this year if Conor McGregor gets past Dennis Siver on Jan. 18 in Boston. UFC president Dana White confirmed Thursday that McGregor will meet featherweight champion Jose Aldo next if he wins his fifth straight fight since joining the UFC.
Submitted Jan 2, 2015 5:56PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White confirms Robbie Lawler-Johny Hendricks trilogy fight
A deciding trilogy fight is on tap between UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former champion Johny Hendricks. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news Thursday with reporters at the MGM Grand.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 9:10PM by JLS1980 - 34 comments
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GIF: Cro Cop smashes Satoshi Ishii with left high kick at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014
Satoshi Ishii was butthurt over the way his first fight ended with Mirko Filipovic (watch it), so the Olympian asked for a rematch at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 hybrid event on Dec. 31, 2014 inside Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 6:26PM by RacingHartPurple - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
James Krause vs. Valmir Lazaro slated for UFC 184 in Los Angeles
A lightweight bout between James Krause (21-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Valmir Lazaro (12-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s UFC 184 event.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 5:01PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
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Costas Philippou forced off UFC Fight Night 59 main card with injury
Veteran middleweight Costas Philippou has been forced off this month’s UFC Fight Night 59 main card with an injury.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 1:55PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF alum Cody Bollinger signs with Titan FC
Cody Bollinger, formerly of World Series of Fighting and The Ultimate Fighter, has signed a deal with Titan FC.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:42AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
MMA Career Could Be in Store for Decorated Collegiate Wrestler, Olympic Hopeful Ed Ruth
MMA Career Could Be in Store for Decorated Collegiate Wrestler, Olympic Hopeful Ed Ruth.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:38AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Numerous sources confirm Fedor Emelianenko still not interested in return to MMA
Multiple sources confirmed to BloodyElbow.com that Fedor Emelianekno is still not interested in a comeback.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:36AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Groenhart vs Holzken set for GLORY 19
Murthel ‘The Predator' Groenhart (55-16-3, 31 KO's) will be returning to the welterweight division in February for a rematch with Nieky ‘The Natural' Holzken (84-11, 44 KO's) on Friday, February 6.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:35AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Matt Riddle doesn't appreciate insult, fires back at ONE FC champ Ben Askren
Ben Askren wanted to insult UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but in the process, he apparently ruffled the feathers of former UFC fighter Matt Riddle.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:31AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's first European flyweight, Phil Harris, announces retirement
After an 11-year pro career that included five final fights in the UFC, Phil Harris is calling it quits.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:30AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Donald Cerrone spent $20,000 to make six figures against Myles Jury
LAS VEGAS — It takes a village to build a fighter, and also several thousand dollars to get him ready for a fight.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Injured Tarec Saffiedine out of planned UFC Fight Night 60 headliner with Matt Brown
The lineup for next month’s UFC Fight Night 60 event has taken a blow with Tarec Saffiedine (15-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) suffering an injury and being forced out of a planned headliner with welterweight contender Matt Brown (19-12 MMA, 12-6 UFC). Sources close to the event told MMAjunkie that Saffiedine, a former Strikeforce champion, has suffered a groin injury and been forced off the card. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity since the UFC hasn’t yet made a formal announcement.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 9:20AM by Poor_Franklin - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
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