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UFC targets Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson rematch for Nov. 9 event in Brazil
It appears Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) may finally have settled on an acceptable opponent in a familiar foe: Dan Henderson (29-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC). It was revealed on Tuesday's new edition of "UFC Tonight" that UFC officials are targeting a rematch between Belfort and Henderson, who first met in 2006, for an as-yet-unannounced Nov. 9 fight card in Brazil that would likely serve as UFC Fight Night 31. According to the report, both Belfort and Henderson have verbally agreed to the contest, thought it's currently unclear if the fight would take place at middleweight, light heavyweight or perhaps somewhere in between. Bout agreements have yet to be finalized
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 12:49AM by DrivenDavies15 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ortiz vs. Scoggins nixed, UFC still targeting another UFC Fight Night 27 bout
Flyweights Dustin Ortiz and Justin Scoggins may soon make their UFC debuts, but it won't be against each other at UFC Fight Night 27.
Submitted Aug 20, 2013 7:29PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's 'Shogun' Rua 'achieved everything I wanted' but not considering retirement
Despite his loss this past weekend in UFC Fight Night 26's headliner, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua said he's accomplished everything he's wanted to in his career.
Submitted Aug 20, 2013 5:47PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Steven Siler credits Manny Gamburyan for shocking knockout of Mike Brown
In the days, weeks and months leading up to this past Saturday night's UFC Fight Night 26, featherweight Steven Siler dreamed of defeating Mike Brown for the most important victory of his MMA career.
Submitted Aug 20, 2013 5:46PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva uninterested in bouts with Vitor Belfort and 'Jacare' Souza
Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva speaks out about his future with the UFC.
Submitted Aug 20, 2013 5:42PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Flyweights Dustin Ortiz, Justin Scoggins meet at UFC Fight Night 27
A pair of newly signed flyweights will square off at next month's UFC Fight Night 27 event as Dustin Ortiz meets (11-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Justin Scoggins (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). UFC officials today announced the new matchup, which takes place on the evening's preliminary card. Featuring a welterweight rematch between top contenders Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann, "UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2" takes place Aug. 28 at Indianapolis' Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The evening's main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following preliminary bouts that air on FOX Sports 2 and stream on Facebook.
Submitted Aug 20, 2013 5:05PM by DrivenDavies15 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Carlos Condit Works with Olympian Jake Herbert to Help Improve His Wrestling for UFC Fight Night 27
Following a loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC 158, former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit decided to make wrestling a priority for his training camps going forward.
Submitted Aug 20, 2013 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ivan Jorge replaces Marcelo Guimaraes at UFC Fight Night 28
Next month's UFC Fight Night 28 event in Brazil has a late change.
Submitted Aug 20, 2013 11:15AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eddie Alvarez says new Bellator deal is ‘fair enough'
Eight months of anger, resentment and legal roadblocks came to a tidy conclusion last week when former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez reached a settlement with the promotion that built him into a star then threatened to cage his livelihood away for years in the courts. The U.S. justice system never got around to determining whether Bellator matched the terms of the UFC's contract. But nonetheless, Alvarez now is scheduled to rematch Michael Chandler in the co-main event of Bellator's inaugural pay-per-view, providing a cordial end to his rocky year...
Submitted Aug 20, 2013 8:18AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 26
Of all people, it was Brock Lesnar who made one of the most salient points about MMA a few years back. When the discussion came about somebody beating somebody else, and how it showed one fighter was better than the other, he noted that a win doesn’t prove absolutes like that. He noted fighting was a sport of quarter-inches. The punch, knee or kick lands in the right spot, just misses the spot, or doesn’t land at all is often just one of those things. Lesnar knew from first-hand experience. One of his biggest wins, over Shane Carwin with another ref, could have been a loss that destroyed his career as a headliner. Instead, he left the cage that night the biggest star he ever was. Today, Alistair Overeem is an overrated bust in many people’s eyes, another in the realm of Japanese superstars built on tomato cans who got exposed in the regulated UFC environment. And it’s hard to argue that...
Submitted Aug 20, 2013 8:16AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Matt Brown: I can outwrestle Georges St-Pierre
It's a snappy quote to say you can beat UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre in the way he's beaten most of his opponents in the past six years: wrestling. Matt Brown knows this. The thing is, he still believes it.
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 8:06PM by FastKnockout - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC officially releases Reza Madadi
Swedish lightweight Reza Madadi, already convicted and sentenced on burglary charges, is probably on his way out of the UFC according to Dana White.
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 8:04PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Despite history, UFC Fight Night 26 winners Faber and McDonald open to matchup
Urijah Faber and Michael MacDonald both are UFC bantamweights who've fallen short to champions. But it's undeniable they belong at the top of the division. The fighters both were victorious at this past Saturday's UFC Fight Night 26 event, which begs the question whether they should compete to see who should be first to get another shot at a belt.
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 4:44PM by Webbie - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brett Cooper replaces Doug Marshall, faces champ Shlemenko at Bellator 98
A broken hand has forced Doug Marshall out of a planned bid for Bellator MMA's middleweight title, and Brett Cooper has stepped in to take his place and now faces champ Alexander Shlemenko.
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 3:38PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shogun Rua's brother Ninja blames loss on 'shady' elements in training camp
Shogun Rua got submitted by Chael Sonnen Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 26 and his brother Ninja Rua had some comments to make about Shogun's tactics and training camp.
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 3:37PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sarah Kaufman off UFC Fight Night 27 card, will be rescheduled
After losing opponent Sara McMann (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earlier this month and with a replacement unavailable, Sarah Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been pulled from next week's UFC Fight Night 27 lineup. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the bout with sources close to the event, who said the former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion will be rescheduled for a later event...
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 9:03AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Will Be Back in Boston; Dana White, With a Wink, Thanks the Union and City Council President
Less than a week ago, UFC president Dana White was starting to question why he would bring his show to Boston after all the hoops and hurdles that his company faced in pulling off UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen on Saturday night at the TD Garden. When asked if the issues the company had to deal with affected his thinking about returning, he couldn’t deny it. “I’d be a liar if I said no,” White said during a Monday conference call promoting the event...
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 9:01AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shogun vs. Sonnen draws remarkable ratings on FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 got off to an impressive debut Saturday night doing a 1.38 rating and 1.78 million viewers for the three-hour main card headlined by Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Chael Sonnen based on Nielsen's fast nationals. The rating is the key, because FOX Sports 1 was not in as many homes as FX. The company's most successful card on FX, the Jan. 19 show headlined by Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort, did a 1.27 rating and 1.86 million viewers. Essentially, on its first night in existence, the UFC show, had it been in the same number of homes would have beaten the highest-rated UFC card to date on FX, an established top-tier cable channel...
Submitted Aug 19, 2013 8:21AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michael McDonald: Pickett made me question my KO power
There were times while Michael McDonald was punching the living bejesus out of Brad Pickett that he wondered if his knockout power had mysteriously disappeared.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 5:04PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 99 Full Fight Card Released; Houston Alexander Steps In to Face Vladimir Matyushenko
A hand injury has forced former Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu off of the Bellator 99 fight card. Vladimir Matyushenko will now face fellow UFC veteran Houston Alexander.
Submitted Aug 18, 2013 2:39PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
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