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UFC 2014: A ridiculously robust look at stats, streaks, skids and record-setters
2014 was in many ways a forgettable one for UFC mostly due to its schedule being ravaged by injuries. However, from a statistical standpoint, 2014 was a breakthrough year from hosting the most events in history over the course of a 365-day span to adding to its second female weight class to perhaps the most important thing of all: some memorable moments inside the octagon. Now that the year has come to a close, and with a major assist from FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producers Michael Carroll, here are some of 2014’s most significant milestones from the events, the fights and individual performances...
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 3:14PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Raquel Pennington still looking to fight Holly Holm in 2015
Women’s bantamweight Raquel Pennington hasn’t forgotten Holly Holm and is angling to rebook their bout that was scratched for UFC 181. Pennington (5-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC), a “TUF 18 alum, took on Ashlee Evans-Smith (3-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the pay-per-view event earlier this month when Holm (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) suffered a neck injury and withdrew from the event.
Submitted Dec 25, 2014 10:30AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fabio Maldonado wants to welcome ‘Rampage’ Jackson back to the UFC
Quinton Jackson has signed a new deal with the UFC after three straight wins at Bellator, and one light heavyweight has offered himself to welcome "Rampage" back to the Octagon.
Submitted Dec 25, 2014 10:28AM by JLS1980 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Strikeforce, UFC Veteran Pat Healy signs with Titan Fighting Championship
After five fights under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner, Pat Healy’s next in-cage appearance will be for Titan Fighting Championship.
Submitted Dec 25, 2014 10:25AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Tito Ortiz claims UFC 180 did 80K PPV buys, and he fought Bonnar with one eye
Asked for his reaction to the ratings to Bellator 131, Tito Ortiz couldn’t help but have a little fun. “Ah, that’s it? Jeez,” Ortiz (18-11-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) joked about the fight card he headlined opposite Stephan Bonnar (15-9 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) that drew a peak viewership of 2.2 million for their fight...
Submitted Dec 24, 2014 11:40PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews, MMA Personalities
Frank Trevino injured, newcomer Frankie Perez steps in against Johnny Case at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston
An injury to Frank Trevino has opened a spot for UFC newcomer Frankie Perez next month at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston. The UFC announced on Tuesday that Perez will replace Trevino against Johnny Case on the January 18 card, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.
Submitted Dec 24, 2014 3:11PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator in talks with former WWE star Alberto Del Rio
The UFC has signed CM Punk, and Bellator MMA might be on the verge of signing its own former WWE star...
Submitted Dec 23, 2014 2:10PM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Kron Gracie scores quick submission in MMA debut
After months of training with Nick Diaz, Gilbert Melendez and Nate Diaz, jiu-jitsu wizard Kron Gracie finally made his MMA debut. Son of legendary fighter Rickson Gracie, the multiple time jiu-jitsu and grappling champion fought for the first time under MMA rules at Tuesday’s Real Fight Championship 1 in Tokyo, Japan, against fellow MMA newcomer Hyung Soo-Kim, and scored a 65-second armbar after pulling guard...
Submitted Dec 23, 2014 2:08PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC Partners with TSN, RDS, and Fight Network for Canadian Broadcasts
TSN, RDS, Fight Network and UFC on Monday announced a new multi-year agreement for Canadian media rights to UFC global events. Bell Media’s TSN and RDS will deliver a slate of marquee UFC programming to fans across multiple platforms, including major live events, preliminary fights of UFC Pay-Per-View events, UFC Fight Night events, and The Ultimate Fighter series. Fight Network will broadcast all UFC Fight Night events from around the world as well as preliminary bouts for domestic non-Pay-Per-View cards...
Submitted Dec 23, 2014 2:05PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Sources: Monster nearing multi-year, multi-million dollar deal with UFC
Energy drink brand Monster could soon be seen in the UFC’s world-famous octagon. According to multiple sources with knowledge of the deal, Monster is in advanced negotiations to enter a multi-year partnership with the UFC as an official sponsor. The partnership is worth more than $7 million dollars and puts the energy drink on the level of other major sponsors such as Reebok and Budweiser. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the deal publicly...
Submitted Dec 23, 2014 2:01PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
'Devastated' Raphael Assuncao breaks ankle in training
With Dominick Cruz suffering another injury, it could have been good news for Raphael Assuncao. However, the Brazilian bantamweight is also out with an injury. Assuncao, who was hoping to fight for the UFC title after scoring seven straight wins as a bantamweight, but saw Cruz eventually taking his place against T.J. Dillashaw, won’t be able to return to the Octagon due to a broken ankle.
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 10:14PM by Poor_Franklin - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC champion Dominick Cruz sidelined with another knee injury
Dominick Cruz has suffered another knee injury. The former UFC bantamweight champion, who was sidelined for years after suffering consecutive knee injuries, has now suffered an ACL injury in his right knee. "It is with great sadness to report I have experienced another ACL injury," Cruz posted on his Facebook page. "This time it’s in the right knee, opposite side of my first and second ACL injuries."
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 4:24PM by Poor_Franklin - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rampage Jackson releases official statement after re-signing with UFC 'so Scott Coker can shut up'
In the space of two years, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson has aired his grievances against the UFC and Bellator, left both promotions and is still somehow an employee of each...
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 3:08PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
Seventh annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards set for Jan. 30 in Vegas, voting open
The Fighters Only World MMA Awards return next month, and once again, The Venetian Las Vegas plays host. Fighters Only officials recently announced plans for the Jan. 30 event, which will once again feature fan voting in 22 different award categories, including “Fight of the Year,” “Knockout of the Year” and “Submission of the Year,” among others...
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 2:58PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Daron Cruickshank-Eye is good, Interested in rematch
In case you were wondering about the status of The Detroit Superstar's eye. He took to Twitter 3 days ago, Dec. 19th and posted... @JennyF209 eye is good. I would very much like that rematch
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 11:08AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Conor McGregor has revealed why he wasn't at RTE Sports Awards - he wants cash!
The great and the good of the Irish sporting landscape were present at the RTE Sports Awards last night but there was no Conor McGregor.
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 10:39AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 58 results recap: Luke Rockhold next for Lyoto Machida? Dana White 'ready' for matchup
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida proved he is still a top contender in the middleweight division, taking out CB Dollaway in just 62 seconds via body kick this past Saturday night (Dec. 20, 2014) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 58. Earning a stoppage in UFC's final fight of the year, MMAmania.com ponders what could be next for "The Dragon."
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 2:59AM by xdanish020 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Video: Conor McGregor Can Kick, Too
Dennis Siver is known for his sensational kicks ... but may have met his match in UFC Fight Night 59 headliner Conor McGregor, who sure is showing that yellow wall who's boss. Can he do likewise on Jan. 18 in Boston?
Submitted Dec 22, 2014 2:43AM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Following loss, 'TUF: Brazil 3' winner Antonio Carlos Junior moving to middleweight
For “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3? winner Antonio Carlos Junior, it looks like he’ll soon be fighting in his third weight class in just three octagon appearances. Following a UFC Fight Night 58 decision loss to Patrick Cummins (7-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Carlos Junior (4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) announced he is planning a move to the 185-pound division...
Submitted Dec 21, 2014 9:54AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on Fight Night 58 bonuses: Lyoto Machida body kick knockout earns $50K
UFC Fight Night 58: "Machida vs. Dollaway" from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts. Performance of the Night -- Lyoto Machida Performance of the Night -- Renan Barao Performance of the Night -- Vitor Miranda Performance of the Night -- Erick Silva
Submitted Dec 21, 2014 1:46AM by JLS1980 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
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