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Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero set as main event for TUF Brazil: 4 Finale in Miami
The UFC won’t be holding a card in Brazil in June. The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Finale, officially announced for June 27 in Sao Paulo, was moved to Miami, Fla., and it has a new main event. Former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will take on Yoel Romero in a five-round middleweight contest. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted May 15, 2015 12:55AM by Wez - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dantas vs. Richman scrapped from Bellator 137
Bellator 137 has lost its co-main event.
Submitted May 14, 2015 10:30PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Bellator 137 weigh-in results: Brandon Halsey misses weight for title defense
The Bellator 137 fighter weigh-ins took place today, and the results threw some serious wrinkles into the event’s two featured bouts.
Submitted May 14, 2015 10:27PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Former UFC fighter Corey Hill not dead. Fighting for life.
Former UFC fighter Corey Hill died this morning ... after suffering from a sudden bout with pneumonia ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to Hill's friend Jennifer Swift ... the 36-year-old fighter was diagnosed with pneumonia a few weeks ago. We're told he underwent a lung transplant ... but the lung collapsed and "it went downhill from there." We're told Hill was placed on life support ... and his family ultimately made the decision to remove him ... and he passed away Thursday morning. Hill is survived by his wife and three children. Hill made his UFC debut in 2008 after appearing on "The Ultimate Fighter 5" ... and was most notably remembered for snapping his right leg in a gruesome injury suffered during a televised fight. Hill battled back and continued his career ... most recently competing at an MMA event in Florida back in February. Wife saying he is still alive. Update4:22 PM PT -- We just spoke with Corey's wife, Lauran Hill, who tells us Corey is still ALIVE ... despite a statement from the UFC which said Hill had passed earlier today. Lauran says Corey is "resting and still alive" and they're praying he makes a full recovery. "My husband is fighting for his life. We want him in everyone's prayers." Lauran wouldn't comment on statements made earlier by Hill's close friends and other family members.
Submitted May 14, 2015 6:17PM by Shawn91111 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show
The UFC today announced it will return to Japan on Sept. 27, when heavyweight contenders Roy Nelson (20-11 MMA, 7-7 UFC) and Josh Barnett (33-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will face off in a five-round main event that serves as the conclusion of a brand new reality series. Executive Vice President and General Manager of UFC Asia Ken Berger revealed the two will serve as coaches on “Road to UFC: Japan,” a new reality series that will follow eight Japanese MMA hopefuls who will compete with each other to earn a UFC contract.
Submitted May 14, 2015 10:45AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Igor Fernandes to Battle Murad Abdulaev for Vacant M-1 Challenge Welterweight Title
Igor Fernandes to Battle Murad Abdulaev for Vacant M-1 Challenge Welterweight Title.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:04PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC Fight Night New Orleans Lineup Finalized with Giagos-Wade Matchup
UFC Fight Night New Orleans Lineup Finalized with Giagos-Wade Matchup.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:03PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC reveals first Filipina octagon girl, Red Dela Cruz, who'll debut at UFC Fight Night 66
PASAY, Philippines – The UFC today announced the addition of the company’s first Filipina octagon girl, Red Dela Cruz.
Submitted May 13, 2015 3:46PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
GLORY 21 scores 35% ratings boost
GLORY 21 SAN DIEGO was a ratings winner for the premier international kickboxing league with an average of just under half a million viewers tuning in for the Spike TV broadcast.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Mayweather-Pacquiao pulls 4.4 million PPV buys
Boxing's mega-event set an all-time record for most buys, most revenue and highest live gate receipts.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Juliana Lima vs. Ericka Almeida completes UFN 67
With Jessica Penne moved to a title bout against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Juliana Lima will now face Jungle Fight champion Ericka Almeida at UFC Fight Night 67.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Moraes vs. Moraes title fight at WSOF 22
World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes will defend his title against Sheymon Moraes at WSOF 22 on Aug. 1 in Las Vegas.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:15AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
Brandon Halsey, Kendall Grove pass out-of-competition drug tests before Bellator
Bellator MMA middleweight champ Brandon Halsey and Kendall Grove have each passed an out-of-competition drug test conducted by the California State Athletic Commission in advance of their title fight at Bellator 137.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:11AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Jessica Andrade vs. Sarah Moras added to UFC Fight Night 71 in San Diego
A women’s bantamweight bout has been added to the UFC’s summer return to San Diego. Jessica Andrade (12-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is set to meet Sarah Moras (4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 71. UFC officials recently announced the new matchup. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 71 card includes: Todd Duffee vs. Frank Mir Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson Bobby Green vs. Al Iaquinta Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen Kevin Lee vs. James Moontasri Igor Araujo vs. Sean Strickland Andrew Craig vs. Edgar Garcia Jessica Andrade vs. Sarah Moras
Submitted May 13, 2015 10:00AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 69 gets one more: Taylor Lapilus vs. Yuta Sasaki set for Berlin
The UFC’s return to Germany in five weeks has a 12th bout added to the lineup. Taylor Lapilus (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is set to meet Yuta Sasaki (18-2-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 69. UFC officials announced the new booking today.
Submitted May 13, 2015 9:58AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ed Ruth's Bellator signing puts spotlight on UFC's Reebok deal
"I've been talking with all the major organizations, and at the end of the day, I really believe in what Scott Coker is doing with Bellator." Ruth said. "They're signing the top talent, they're putting on exciting fights, and they're letting me secure my own sponsors." The issue of fighter sponsorship jumped to the forefront of MMA's collective conscious earlier this year when it was announced that MMA's flagship promotion, the UFC, would be signing an exclusive apparel deal with Reebok. The deal will make Reebok the UFC’s official uniform provider and will pay each fighter anywhere from $5,000-$40,000 per fight, depending on championship standing and tenure.
Submitted May 12, 2015 4:49PM by GDPofMPG - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator, UFC
Adlan Amagov officially retires
Amagov has officially announced his retirement from professional sports, including mixed martial arts competition.
Submitted May 12, 2015 11:34AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Carla Esparza: 'I know for a fact' Jessica Aguilar has used PEDs
Former UFC women's strawweight champion Carla Esparza isn't exactly sure when she'll return to the Octagon after losing her title at UFC 185 to Joanna Jedrzejczyk. But there are a few names more intriguing than others, not least of which is WSOF women's strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar.
Submitted May 12, 2015 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Ronda Rousey on 'Cyborg' TUF rumor: 'I'm never doing Ultimate Fighter ever again'
A rumor making the rounds in Brazil in recent days had it that UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and her archrival, Cris "Cyborg" Justino, would appear as coaches on an upcoming season of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil."
Submitted May 12, 2015 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Zelaznik: Fight Pass to stream Shooto Brazil cards
The UFC Fight Pass has immediate plans to begin airing live Shooto Brazil events, possibly beginning this weekend for Shooto Brazil 54.
Submitted May 12, 2015 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
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