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Myles Jury vs. Mike Ricci added to UFC 165
lightweight addition has been made to UFC 165 in Toronto, as Myles Jury takes on Mike Ricci on the September 21st PPV event. Ariel Helwani reported the news last night for MMA Fighting. The card was made official on Thursday with a main event of Jon Jones' LHW title defense vs. Alexander Gustafsson.
Submitted Jun 15, 2013 1:09PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Paul Kelly jailed for supplying heroin
A former UFC cage fighter was jailed after he was caught running a major heroin ring in Liverpool. West Derby ‘hard man’ Paul Kelly, 29, who earned up to £100,000 a year on the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight circuit, was labelled the “brains” of the drug gang which he set up with childhood best friend Christopher St John McGirr.
Submitted Jun 15, 2013 12:50PM by jay98107 - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
'Korean Zombie' replaces Anthony Pettis, meets champ Jose Aldo at UFC 163
Straight from the Twitter of Dana White: "Pettis hurt his knee, Korean Zombie will now face Jose Aldo for the title on the Aug card in Rio Brazil."
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 1:46PM by Webbie - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White compares 'TUF 18' with Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate to Ortiz-Shamrock
There's no rocket science necessary to realize there's no love lost between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate – it was easy to expect "TUF 18" fireworks. UFC President Dana White said those fireworks have already started.
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 11:33AM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Title hopes may slip away for UFC 161's Evans-Henderson loser
The end has to come sometime. Most athletes try to hold on as long as they can to avoid the inevitable. Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson might not be thinking retirement, but a loss for either at UFC 161 could mean a different end — the end of their title aspirations in the UFC.
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 11:29AM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
White unsure of Cruz and Barao return dates, would advise Wineland to fight
With the bantamweight title picture in major flux, UFC President Dana White said he's unsure just when his champion will be back – let alone his interim titleholder.
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 11:25AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke to coach 'TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia'
Canadian middleweight Patrick Cote and Australian fighter Kyle Noke will serve as head coaches on a new international edition of "The Ultimate Fighter" called "TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia." UFC officials today announced the plan. The show, tentatively scheduled to debut in early 2014, will feature welterweight UFC hopefuls.
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 10:39AM by DrivenDavies15 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Title shot for Roy Nelson with UFC 161 win over Miocic? Dana White says no
WINNIPEG – Roy Nelson is in an interesting position on Saturday night, fighting in Canada for the first time. He's on the last fight of his current deal. But with a fourth straight win, UFC boss Dana White said he wouldn't put himself in line for a heavyweight title shot.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 10:57PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Diego Sanchez off UFC 164, targeted for fall bout with Gilbert Melendez
Diego Sanchez won't be fighting at UFC 164 in Milwaukee after all, but the fight lined up for him might be worth a little bit longer of a wait. Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) in April told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he had been penciled in for an August fight against an opponent to be determined. But with less than three months until that card and no opponent yet, Sanchez won't be heading to Wisconsin this summer. Instead, multiple sources close to the fighters on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Sanchez is targeted for a fight against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez (21-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) this fall, likely in October or November.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 9:35PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks targeted for November in Las Vegas
The long-awaited title fight between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) and challenger Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) is likely to take place in November in Las Vegas, possibly as UFC 167. UFC President Dana White today confirmed the tentative plans at UFC 161's open workouts in Winnipeg. An exact date and venue for the pay-per-view event haven't been determined, and the event number could change depending on how the rest of the UFC's fall schedule shapes up. St-Pierre currently is ranked No. 1 and Hendricks No. 2 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA welterweight rankings. Additionally, St-Pierre is No. 3 and Hendricks No. 10 in the pound-for-pound rankings. Hendricks has been gunning for the title shot for nearly two years now.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 4:39PM by Shawn91111 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos III likely at UFC 166 in Houston
The rubber match between UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) and ex-titleholder Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) is expected to take place in October in Houston, likely at UFC 166. UFC President Dana White today laid out the plans at UFC 161's open workouts in Winnipeg. Although a date and venue weren't given for the title fight, it'll take place in an arena, not a stadium such as Cowboys Stadium. That makes Toyota Center, which hosted UFC 136 in 2011, a strong possibility. Despite the smaller venue, the pay-per-view event is likely to be a big one for the UFC.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 4:33PM by Shawn91111 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Champ Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson to headline UFC 165 in Toronto
The title fight between UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) and Alexander Gustafsson (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will headline UFC 165 in Toronto. UFC President Dana White today confirmed the plans at UFC 161's open workouts in Winnipeg. Earlier today, as MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) White tweeted that the fight likely would take place in the fall, though he initially didn't get mention an event. UFC 165 is slated for Sept. 21 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. The main card, which will feature Jones vs. Gustafsson in the headliner, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Jones is ranked No. 1 and Gustafsson No. 6 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA light-heavyweight rankings. After winning the title from Mauricio Rua at UFC 128, Jones has successfully defended the belt against Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort before making quick work of Chael Sonnen, who was stopped with elbows and punches in the first round of their April fight. Since a disqualification loss to Matt Hamill in 2009, Jones has won nine straight fights with eight stoppages. Only Evans went the distance.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 3:35PM by Shawn91111 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dillard Pegg now meets Sergio Pettis in RFA 8 title fight
Jeff Curran's hope for making one more run at a return to the UFC – this time in the flyweight division – has been put on hold.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Jeff Curran Out of RFA 8 Main Event; Sergio Pettis Gets New Opponent
UFC veteran Jeff Curran is out of the RFA 8 main event due to personal reasons, but a new opponent is already in place to fight Sergio Pettis.
Submitted Jun 12, 2013 9:10PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
California commission halts TRT exemptions, though existing users still eligible
The California State Athletic Commission has put exemptions for testosterone-replacement therapy on hold until it can update its bylaws with a policy that could make the permission slip difficult to acquire.
Submitted Jun 12, 2013 9:07PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Douglas Lima Injured, Scratched from Ben Saunders Rematch at Bellator 97
Douglas Lima has suffered another injury that will postpone his Season 8 welterweight final against Ben Saunders.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:04PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Calderwood vs. Schneider completes next month's 13-bout Invicta FC 6 lineup
A strawweight bout Joanne Calderwood and Sarah Schneider is the final addition to next month's Invicta FC 6 event.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:02PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Friday's WSOF 3 prelims stream live on MMAjunkie.com
The burgeoning World Series of Fighting promotion returns with its third event on Friday, and you can watch the night's preliminary card live and free on MMAjunkie.com beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT).
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:01PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Cole Miller vs. Manny Gamburyan slated for UFC on FOX Sports 1 1
A featherweight bout between Cole Miller and Many Gamburyan is the 13th, and likely final, addition to August's stacked UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 lineup.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:00PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
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