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Andrei Arlovski in for injured Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle at WSOF 5
A training injury has forced Anthony Johnson (15-4) to withdraw from World Series of Fighting 5. Johnson's scheduled opponent, Mike Kyle (20-9-1), will now meet ex-UFC champ Andrei Arlovski (30-10) at heavyweight in the headliner of the Sept. 14 event. WSOF 5 takes place at Revel Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. Its main card airs live on NBC Sports Network. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the switch with the promotion following a report from MMAFighting.com. WIth the change, the WSOF 5 card now includes: Andrei Arlovski vs. Mike Kyle Dave Branch vs. Danillo Villefort - middleweight tournament semifinals Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor - middleweight tournament semifinals
Cat Zingano expects to be cleared to return to fighting in February
Undefeated UFC women's bantamweight contender "Alpha" Cat Zingano expects to return to the octagon in six months.
John Lineker vs. Phil Harris set for October's UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester
Fresh off his third straight UFC victory, John Lineker has his next flyweight test in front of him, and it's one he already had been preparing for.
NSAC to present Brian Bowles' UFC 160 complaint uncontested at next meeting
The Nevada State Athletic Commission is proceeding with a disciplinary complaint against bantamweight Brian Bowles despite not hearing back from the fighter on his failed drug test.
Paul Taylor returns, meets Anthony Njokuani at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester
After what will be a layoff of nearly 33 months, England's Paul Taylor will return to the octagon this October – and will be hoping the third time is the charm for a meeting with Anthony Njokuani.
Vitor Belfort says TRT makes it fair against his opponent
Belfort has faced heavy criticism since it was revealed that he's been undergoing TRT treatment. Belfort addressed the criticism, saying he's only trying to compete on equal footing.
Charles Oliveira vs. Estevan Payan added to UFC 166
Featherweights Charles Oliveira and Estevan Payan are the latest additions to this fall's UFC 166 lineup.
Korean Zombie also suffered fractured foot during UFC 163 title fight against Jose Aldo
What a trooper. At this point, it would probably be surprising to find out what bones Chan Sung Jung didn't break in his featherweight title fight last weekend (Aug. 3, 2013) against Jose Aldo for the main event of UFC 163 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. "The Korean Zombie" was mobbed by the media upon his return to his home country and he revealed that on top of the separated shoulder and the fractured face, he tells yonhapnews that he also believes he fractured his foot during the bout...
Nik Lentz used Fight of the Night bonus money to pay for father's life-saving surgery
The telephone rang on Christmas Eve, as Nik Lentz was headed to a friend's home for a holiday party. He saw the phone number of his manager, Monte Cox, appear on his caller ID. Lentz, a UFC fighter, wasn't expecting to hear from Cox. When he saw who it was, he briefly wondered why he'd be getting a call from Cox on Christmas Eve. Perhaps, he thought, Cox was calling with holiday wishes. Or, he surmised, Cox had a fight offer to present that might have been good news. Lentz answered and Cox's familiar voice came on the line. But this was not a pleasant call, definitely one that Cox did not want to make...
Chael Sonnen gets license for UFC Fight Night 26
Chael Sonnen has been cleared to fight against Shogun Rua on Aug. 17 at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass...
Urijah Faber: Despite unknown status, Yuri Alcantara 'deserves to fight me'
At one point or another in every fighter's career, they are paired up against a lesser known opponent where they have much more to lose than to gain. Urijah Faber finds himself there now.
UFC champ Ronda Rousey says fighting career could be over in two years
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey does not believe for one second that her upcoming acting roles will distract her from focusing on her fighting career. But Rousey admits she thinks the clock could be ticking on her time in the cage.
UFC's Mousasi tells Belfort to 'do his job,' offers to fight at multiple weights
Gegard Mousasi believes a matchup with Vitor Belfort is the next logical step in his UFC career. And he says if "The Phenom" isn't willing to take the fight at 185 pounds, then he can pick the weight where he feels most comfortable – just as long as he takes the fight.
Manager says Chael Sonnen to be licensed for UFC Fight Night 26
Chael Sonnen apparently will be licensed to fight at UFC Fight Night 26, according to his manager
Jeremy Stephens, Rony Jason agree to fight at UFC Fight Night 29
Jeremy Stephens has a tough challenge ahead as he faces TUF Brazil season 1 winner Rony Jason in "hostile territory" at Brazil’s UFC Fight Night 29, on Oct. 9.
Korean Zombie also broke orbital bone
Everyone saw Chan Sung Jung dislocate his shoulder in the 4th round of UFC 163 against Jose Aldo, now he's revealed that he also broke his orbital bone.
Daniel Cormier: Roy Nelson 'is the most dangerous guy I've ever fought'
Frank Mir, Josh Barnett and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, among others, have got nothing on Roy Nelson.
Lyoto Machida and female reporter swap urine samples and drink each other's pee
Former UFC Lyoto Machida went public with his family's practice of drinking their own urine in 2009. In this video he and a female reporter swap urine and both have a taste of each other's pee.
Sicilia out, Edimilson Souza in vs. Felipe Arantes at UFC Fight Night 28
The UFC's next trip to Brazil in a month has seen a change to its preliminary card lineup – again. Sam Sicilia has been forced out against Felipe Arantes at UFC Fight Night 28 and will be replaced by Edimilson Souza.
Erick Silva to face Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night on October 9 according to coach
Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim will meet on October 9 in a bout which will likely launch the winner into the top ten welterweight rankings.
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