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Ryo Chonan Retires as a Champion After Triumphant Finale at Deep: Tribe Tokyo Impact
Ryo Chonan will finish his career as the reigning Deep welterweight champion after registering a dramatic decision win over Dan Hornbuckle in Tokyo on Sunday. The 37-year-old has decided to draw the curtain on his 12-year career and the event in Korakuen Hall served as the grand finale.
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 2:29PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
UFC vet Ulysses Gomez meets champ Neil Seery at Cage Warriors 62
Former Tachi Palace Fights champion and recent UFC competitor Ulysses Gomez is heading overseas for a clash with Cage Warriors flyweight champion Neil Seery.
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 11:40AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC Fight Night 30 start times, fight card, TV info, and media and fan events
It's fight week again for the UFC, and Saturday's UFC Fight Night 30 event marks the organization's return to the U.K. Here's the essential information for the show.
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
'ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit' adds four bouts, including tourney final
Next month's "ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit" event has four new additions, including a tournament final.
Submitted Oct 21, 2013 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Dana White claims UFC roster is too full
UFC president Dana White claims the reason some fighters have to wait so long between fights is due to a full UFC roster.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 7:16PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: 'I would have thrown in the towel' on Junior dos Santos at UFC 166
HOUSTON – Junior Dos Santos' face told the story of his third fight against Cain Velasquez.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 5:02PM by Webbie - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Andre Fili gets a pass for missing weight for UFC 166
HOUSTON – Missing weight never is going to go over well with the UFC brass, but sometimes there are exceptions to the rule. Such is the case for Team Alpha Male product Andre Fili, who missed weight for UFC 166, but still made an impression with his boss.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Gilbert Melendez's UFC 166 performance a 'huge step back for T.J. Grant.'
UFC president Dana White says that when T.J. Grant returns from concussion he may not be fighting for the UFC lightweight title.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Robert Whiteford expected to face Jimy Hettes at UFC Fight Night 30
The UFC needed a featherweight replacement for Mike Wilkinson on just about a week's notice, and it got one. Scottish featherweight Robert Whiteford (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is expected to step in for the injured Wilkinson (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) to face Jimy Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 30 this week.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 11:01AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 166 bonuses: Melendez, Sanchez, Dodson and Ferguson win $60,000
HOUSTON – Gilbert Melendez, Diego Sanchez, John Dodson and Tony Ferguson each earned $60,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 166 event.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 1:45AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
What's next for Cain Velasquez? White says it'll be Fabricio Werdum
According to UFC President Dana White, Fabricio Werdum likely is the next challenger to Cain Velasquez's heavyweight title. White made the announcement immediately following UFC 166.
Submitted Oct 20, 2013 1:23AM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: UFC 166 main event winner will be the best heavyweight in UFC history
UFC president Dana White very excited for Cain Velasquez versus Junior dos Santos III. Feels it is the biggest trilogy in the history of the UFC.
Submitted Oct 19, 2013 10:25AM by FastKnockout - 45 comments
Filed under: UFC
ADCC 2013 'Beijing' brackets released for Worlds tournament
Brazilian-inspired bracketology! Check out the field for the upcoming ADCC 2013 Worlds submission wrestling tournament that takes place this weekend at Ditan Gymnasium in Beijing, China. The world's premier no-gi submission wrestling tournament, Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC), starts up tomorrow (Sat., Oct. 19, 2013) and continues through Sunday (Oct. 20, 2013) at Ditan Gymnasium in Beijing, China. Occurring once every two years, Brazilian jiu-jitsu enthusiasts have been impatiently waiting for this event since 2011's explosive competition. Click on the each Bracket to see it enlarged.
Submitted Oct 18, 2013 10:07PM by JLS - 6 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Mike Wilkinson off UFC Fight Night 30, UFC seeking replacement for Jimy Hettes
An injury has forced a change to the preliminary card of next week's UFC Fight Night 30 card in England. England's Mike Wilkinson (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is out of his featherweight fight against Jimy Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), a source close to the bout on Friday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com. According to the source, the UFC is actively seeking a replacement for Wilkinson to take the fight with Hettes on only about one week's notice. But with the card taking place next Saturday, and in the United Kingdom, time and a replacement fighter's home base may be factors.
Submitted Oct 18, 2013 2:05PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Last week, Brazilian Top Team coach and co-founder Murilo Bustamante told Fighters Only that Palhares had injured teammates in similar situations during training in the past. Former BTT coach Mario Sperry this week denied the statement. “I don’t remember him hurting teammates in an intentional manner,” Sperry told Sherdog.com. “He hurt others and got hurt just like any other athlete. To tell you the truth, I remember seeing him hurt more than hurting others. I think he should have paid more attention to the reaction of his opponent and the referee. He also had several problems with athletes who tapped and continued after he released the submission hold without the referee interrupting. In my view, this can hamper your judgment on when to release the submission even more in the middle of a fight.” But, even in defending Palhres, Sperry said he understood the position of the UFC and its, president Dana White. “It’s a difficult position for Dana, as he has to manage the world’s largest MMA event,” said Sperry. “Making a realistic assessment with the events that happened in and after the fight, I’d fire him to show that where there’s excellence, there’s no room for mistakes. However, I would hire him back, because Toquinho is a great fighter for any event.” Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Renzo Gracie also defended his countryman via Twitter on Monday. “I just watch the fight and I have to reinforce it... He had no ill intent. His opponent went on the wrong direction,” Gracie wrote. “So, if there’s injury involved, it has more to do with the way his opponent try to get out than his intentions... We are in a fight business. If we will begin a witch hunt, the intensity of our sport will be gone. We are supposed to get hurt.”
Submitted Oct 18, 2013 1:11AM by bjj1605 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC president wants some 'f**king common sense' from tweeting fighters
Following the controversial tweet from McGregor, Dana White rants about fighters representing themselves on social media. He's not asking for "f***ing rocket scientists", just "a little tiny bit of f***ing common sense."
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 11:48PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 104 weigh-in results for 'Weedman vs Hawn' from Cedar Rapids
MAIN CARD: Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal: Brent Weedman (170.7) vs. Rick Hawn (170.4) Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal: Ron Keslar (170.7) vs. War Machine (170.5) Middleweight Feature Fight: Kendall Grove (185.7) vs. Joe Vedepo (185.2) Heavyweight Feature Fight: Eric Prindle (265.6) vs. Peter Graham (246.6) PRELIMS CARD: Welterweight Feature Fight: Paul Bradley (171) vs. Karl Amoussou (170.6) Lightweight Feature Fight: Rod Montoya (155.8) vs. Paul Sass (155.1) Catchweight Feature Fight (150lbs): Rob Emerson (145.6) vs. Jared Downing (148.3) Catchweight Feature Fight (160lbs): Brandon Girtz (160) vs. Mike Estus (157.6) Catchweight Feature Fight (161lbs): Derek Loffer (160.4) vs. Cliff Wright Jr. (154) Featherweight Feature Fight: Andrew Tieva (144.6) vs. Chris Lane (146)
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 10:33PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Mehdi Baghdad to YouTube highlight creators: Please take them down
Mehdi Baghdad has traveled the world to become not only a skilled martial artist but a powerful mixed martial artist as well. Along the way, from France to Algeria to Brazil to California, he has achieved another goal: He trains with his boyhood MMA hero, Dan Henderson, at Team Quest. His next goal is more of a request to those who have included the impressive videos of him on YouTube: Please take them down. "It's on YouTube, and people Google me, and no one will fight me," Baghdad told MMAjunkie.com. "I can't understand."
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 9:42PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
UFC boss downs Bellator's Ben Askren offer: They're playing f---ing games
HOUSTON – If Bellator MMA officials thought UFC President Dana White might have been intrigued by their latest offer in regards to Ben Askren, they would be wrong.
Submitted Oct 17, 2013 7:10PM by FastKnockout - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
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