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Bellator 89 official for February 14th in Charlotte with Dantas-Galvao main event
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator's first visit to the Tar Heel State now is official for Feb. 14. As first reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), Bellator 89 will take place at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., with a bantamweight title fight between champion Eduardo Dantas (14-3 MMA, 4-0 BFC) and tournament winner, top contender and former Dantas teammate Marcos Galvao (13-5-1 MMA, 4-2 BFC) in the main event. Bellator officials on Friday announced the card, which also is expected to feature the start of the Season 8 middleweight tournament. Participants for that tourney have not yet been announced.
Submitted Dec 21, 2012 5:29PM by jay98107 - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bobby Voelker moves over from Strikeforce, meets Patrick Cote at UFC 158
(mmajunkie.com)
Another Strikeforce fighter has found his way to the UFC. Bobby Voelker will meet Patrick Cote in March at UFC 158 in Montreal. It will be Voelker's first fight in 20 months, as well as Cote's debut at welterweight.
Submitted Dec 21, 2012 2:21PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lorenz Larkin out, Ed Herman in to face Jacare Souza at final Strikeforce event
(bloodyelbow.com)
Strikeforce put out the official card for their final event Thursday evening. A big change in the feature middleweight led to the first ever UFC fighter to cross over into Strikeforce.
Submitted Dec 21, 2012 11:16AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Dany Lauzon Signs with World Series of Fighting
(mmaweekly.com)
World Series of Fighting has added another lightweight to their roster after signing Dany Lauzon to a contract with the promotion.
Submitted Dec 20, 2012 11:01PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Strikeforce Announces Full Card For Final Event On Showtime
(themmanews.com)
welterweight champion and seasoned UFC® veteran Nate Marquardt will defend his title against current number one contender Tarec Saffiedine on Saturday, Jan. 12 as STRIKEFORCE® visits Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. In the night’s co-main event, Oklahoma State University All-American wrestler and STRIKEFORCE Grand Prix heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier takes on kickboxing veteran Dion Staring. The event will air live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) as part of the premium network’s Free Preview Weekend whereby more than 80 million households nationwide will have access to SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND and more. This will mark the final STRIKEFORCE event on SHOWTIME. • Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett meets Austrian powerhouse Nandor Guelmino • Former light heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi takes on the heavy-handed Mike Kyle • Former middleweight champ “Jacare” Souza faces UFC star Ed Herman • Top lightweight contender Pat Healy will be in action against an opponent yet to be determined • Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Roger Gracie takes on talented striker Anthony Smith at middleweight • U.S. Army Ranger Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Smith in a fight involving top middleweights • Elite kickboxer KJ Noons meets second-generation star Ryan Couture in a lightweight matchup • Cincinnati’s Jorge Gurgel is set to battle Brazilian prospect Adriano Martins at lightweight • At lightweight, winner of four straight Estevan Payan vs. Team Alpha Male’s Michael Bravo
Submitted Dec 20, 2012 8:53PM by sparky - 13 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Jonathan Brookins Is Leaving for India
(fightland.vice.com)
Up until about the third minute of his fight last weekend in Las Vegas, UFC featherweight and Ultimate Fighter winner Jonathan Brookins was actually beating up Dustin Poirier. This seemed to surprise pretty much everyone, including Jonathan Brookins. Not because he didn’t believe he was capable of beating Poirier but because he didn’t want to be fighting at all. Walking into the Octagon that night, his mind was 1000 miles away -- or rather 8000 miles away – floating through the ether.
Submitted Dec 20, 2012 5:37PM by Gogoplatapus - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Herb Dean draws reffing assignment for Dos Santos-Velasquez UFC 155 main event
(mmajunkie.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission at its Thursday meeting handed out referee and judging assignments for next week's UFC 155 main event. Veteran referee Herb Dean has been assigned to officiate the UFC heavyweight title fight between champion Junior Dos Santos (15-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) and former champ and top contender Cain Velasquez (10-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC). Glenn Trowbridge, Tony Weeks and Marcos Rosales have been tapped as the three judges for the bout.
Submitted Dec 20, 2012 3:19PM by jay98107 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mendes vs. Gamburyan added to UFC 157; Koscheck vs. Lawler official
(mmajunkie.com)
Not yet a week after his most recent victory, Chad Mendes already has his next assignment. He'll meet Manny Gamburyan at UFC 157 in February. Additionally, Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler has been made official.
Submitted Dec 20, 2012 1:33PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FUEL TV 7's Cub Swanson: Fight with Siver true No. 1 contender's bout
(mmajunkie.com)
Cub Swanson doesn't care what anyone else thinks. As far as he's concerned, his next fight is for top contender status in the featherweight division. Call it a motivational tactic. Call it hope. Call it whatever. That's what he's telling himself. Swanson (18-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will meet Dennis Siver (21-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC on FUEL TV 7 in February, and even if the winner doesn't get the next crack at champion Jose Aldo, he'll certainly find himself right there at the top of the heap. UFC on FUEL TV 7 takes place Feb. 16 at London's Wembley Arena. The main card airs on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook.
Submitted Dec 20, 2012 1:16PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Grice meets Dennis Bermudez at UFC 157
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight bout between Matt Grice (16-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC) and Dennis Bermudez (9-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to February's UFC 157 card. UFC officials today announced the fight. UFC 157 takes place Feb. 23 event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Grice vs. Bermudez likely will be part of the prelims.
Submitted Dec 20, 2012 1:13PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Wilkinson to move to Featherweight
(mmamental.com)
Mike “The Warrior” Wilkinson made a fantastic UFC debut this weekend in a “Fight of the Night” candidate at UFC on FX 6 in Australia. He took on fellow UK countryman and friend Brendan Loughnane, putting on the kind of three round battle all fight fans could enjoy. Great standup, effective grappling and lots of heart were on display from both fighters for the full fifteen minutes. In the end it though it was Wilkinson that got the judges decision, keeping his undefeated professional record intact. We certainly had a lot to talk about when he came on the MMA Mental Podcast this Wednesday, with a planned drop to the UFC Featherweight division among the topics discussed.
Submitted Dec 20, 2012 11:53AM by Rabi - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jeremy Stephens plans drop to UFC's featherweight division in early 2013
(mmajunkie.com)
Longtime lightweight Jeremy Stephens will change things up after the calendar turns with a drop to featherweight. The fighter recently announced the plans, which MMAjunkie.com confirmed with his manager.
Submitted Dec 20, 2012 9:52AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Robbie Lawler Makes Octagon Return At UFC 157 Against Josh Koscheck
(mmaweekly.com)
Promotion officials are currently hard at work trying to assemble the UFC 157 fight card, and it looks like they’re trying to fill it up before everyone checks out for a little holiday cheer. The UFC announced a couple of UFC 157 bouts on Wednesday, and MMAWeekly.com confirmed reports of an as yet unofficial match-up between Josh Koscheck and former Strikeforce fighter Robbie Lawler. The Koscheck vs. Lawler bout was first reported by the Orange County Register. The two will meet in a welterweight match-up on Feb. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Submitted Dec 20, 2012 3:40AM by Biggavelli - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 16 Finale winner Elliott nearly fought Papazian in sauna, now wants Gaudinot
(mmajunkie.com)
There will be less real estate under the Christmas tree, and the stockings will be a little more stuffed in the Tim Elliott household this year. Following a win over Jared Papazian (14-9 MMA, 0-3 UFC) this past weekend at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, Elliott (9-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) pocketed a $40,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus and a nice boost in the flyweight rankings. But Elliott said if his opponent had gotten his wish, the fight likely would have never happened in the cage. Instead, it would have gone down in the sauna.
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 6:36PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chiesa vs. Kuivanen, Johnson vs. Schaub added to February's UFC 157 event
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of bouts is now official for UFC 157 as lightweight Mike Chiesa (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) meets Anton Kuivanen (17-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Lavar Johnson (17-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) faces Brendan Scahub (8-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC). UFC officials today announced both fights are now scheduled for the Feb. 23 event, which takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 6:35PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Max Holloway replaces injured Cody McKenzie, faces Leonard Garcia at UFC 155
(mmajunkie.com)
Max Holloway (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has answered the UFC's call. The 21-year-old Hawaiian has agreed to step up on 10-days' notice and will now face Leonard Garcia (15-9-1 MMA, 2-5 UFC) at this month's UFC 155 event....
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 4:17PM by jay98107 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator reviewing Eddie Alvarez's UFC offer with choice of match or let him go
(mmajunkie.com)
Eddie Alvarez has his offer. Now it's a waiting game. The former Bellator lightweight champ, one of the most coveted MMA free agents in years, has a contract offer in hand from the UFC. That leaves Bellator in a two-week period in which it can match the offer in an attempt to retain the fighter. Bellator officials on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that promotion execs are reviewing Alvarez's offer from the UFC and are expected to announce soon whether they will match it or let him go.
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 4:14PM by jay98107 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
Current UFC 155 betting lines
Can't believe Boetsch is an underdog Can't believe Melvin is an underdog & I thought Thunder vs Talent would be dead even Can't wait for this event
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 3:26PM by shaneTpain - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale suspensions: Four fighters get six-month orders
(mmajunkie.com)
Pat Barry, Marcos Vinicius, Vinc Pichel and John Cofer each face potential six-month medical suspensions following this past weekend's The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale event. In total, 10 fighters were issued medical orders of varying degrees following the fight card. The full list of The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale medical suspensions included: Matt Mitrione: Suspended until Jan. 30 with no contact in training until Jan. 15 for precautionary reasons Shane Del Rosario: Suspended until Jan. 30 with no contact in training until Jan. 15 Pat Barry: Suspended until June 15 unless cleared early by an orthopedic doctor for a possible right foot fracture James Head: Suspended until Jan. 30 with no contact in training until Jan. 15 due to a right upper eyelid laceration Marcos Vinicius: Suspended until June 15 unless cleared by an ENT doctor for a right infraorbital rim fracture and anterior right maxillary sinus and nasal fractures; minimum suspension through Feb. 14 with no contact in training until Jan. 30 Vinc Pichel: Suspended until June 15 unless cleared early by an orthopedic doctor for a possible left foot fracture; minimum suspension through Feb. 14 with no contact in training until Jan. 30 Nick Catone: Suspended until Jan. 15 with no contact in training until Jan. 6 for precautionary reasons Reuben Duran: Suspended until Jan. 30 with no contact in training until Jan. 15 for precautionary reasons John Cofer: Suspended until June 15 unless cleared early by an orthopedic doctor for a possible right shoulder injury Jared Papazian: Suspended until Jan. 30 with no contact in training until Jan. 15 due to a laceration above the left eye
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 12:07PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexander Emelianenko announces retirement
(mmafighting.com)
Alexander Emel,ianenko the younger brother of heavyweight great Fedor Emelianenko, has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. In a post that ran on his website and Facebook page, Emelianenko, who went 21-6 in a nine-year career, said he would no longer be able to compete due to "health problems caused by old injuries." The 31-year-old also thanked both his supporters and detractors for motivating him to succeed, and said he would be focusing more time on his family.
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 12:05PM by sparky - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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