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Kajan Johnson vs. Tae Hyun Bang booked for UFC 174 in Vancouver
(mmajunkie.com)
A successful Twitter campaign has landed “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia” semifinalist Kajan Johnson an official UFC fight. Johnson suffered a knockout loss to teammate Chad Laprise in the “TUF” semifinal round, and fans were critical of the Team Canada coaching staff for their perceived favoritism of Laprise. Johnson’s supporters then used Twitter to badger UFC officials into giving him a fight. And it apparently worked. Johnson (19-10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is now slated to fight fellow lightweight Tae Hyun Bang (16-8 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 174, officials today announced.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 6:53PM by DrivenDavies15 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Means replaces William Macario, meets Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 40
(mmajunkie.com)
Another Legacy FC fighter has received a ticket to the UFC. Or, in Tim Means‘ case, a return ticket to the UFC. UFC officials today announced Means (20-5-1) has replaced William Macario (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and will meet fellow welterweight Neil Magny (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) next month at UFC Fight Night 40. A reason wasn’t given for Macario’s removal from the card. UFC Fight Night 40 takes place May 10 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. The bulk of the card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Means vs. Magny is slated for the main card.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 6:52PM by DrivenDavies15 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz Adds to Nate’s UFC Rant: “I’m Not Going Backwards… I’d Rather Work at Wal-Mart”
(mmaweekly.com)
Shortly after Nate Diaz went on a rant about his UFC contract, older brother Nick reiterated his decision to retire, saying he'd rather work at Wal-Mart than fight.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 39 weigh-in results: Nogueira, Nelson official for main event
(mmajunkie.com)
ABU DHABI – The weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 39 are in the books, and all 16 fighters on the card made weight for Friday’s event.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Illness scraps Andrew Craig vs. Chris Camozzi at UFC Fight Night 39
(mmajunkie.com)
ABU DHABI – A middleweight bout between Andrew Craig (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Chris Camozzi (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has been called off just a few hours before the athletes were set to hit the scales for UFC Fight Night 39.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 11:42AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Laprise-Aubin Mercier, Theodorou-Westcott finals, TUF Nations Finale lineup set
(mmajunkie.com)
With an all-Canada set of tournament finals, plus another pair of new matchups from the house, the TUF Nations Finale now is set for next week.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Cris Cyborg Questions Ronda Rousey, Why 145 for Gina Carano But Not Me?
(mmaweekly.com)
Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino questions why UFC bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey would fight Gina Carano at a catchweight but not her.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 1:59AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz: "I'm not fighting for anything less than $500K"
(www.bloodyelbow.com)
After challenging the newly crowned welterweight champion, former contender Nick Diaz speaks out about his latest offer from the UFC and his intent (or lack there of) to return to the Octagon.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 12:12AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yan Cabral fights Zak Cummings in Cincinnati
(mmafighting.com)
Yan Cabral has a new opponent for his next fight in the UFC.
Submitted Apr 9, 2014 10:14PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roy Jones Jr. compares the UFC to M-1 Global, says they can’t make up their mind on the Silva boxing match
(bloodyelbow.com)
Roy Jones Jr. spoke with MxiFight.ru, where he expressed his continued desire in a boxing match against Anderson Silva, and compared the UFC to M-1 Global.
Submitted Apr 9, 2014 10:11PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Caio Magalhaes vs. Luke Zachrich booked for UFC on FOX 11 with Josh Samman hurt
(mmamania.com)
After winning his debut fight at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale nearly one year ago, Josh Samman continues to find himself unable to return to action. He was injured prior to his Uriah Hall rematch last July, and has now been pulled from his Caio Magalhaes fight at UFC on FOX 11 on April 19 in Orlando, Florida, according to MMA Fighting.
Submitted Apr 9, 2014 7:28PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo fights for title in Legacy FC 31 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
The Legacy FC 31 event in June will have a championship doubleheader, which includes an Olympic gold medalist in the main event.
Submitted Apr 9, 2014 7:27PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nico Musoke booked for UFC Fight Night in San Antonio
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout between Kelvin Gastelum (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Nico Musoke (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s UFC Fight Night event in San Antonio.
Submitted Apr 9, 2014 7:26PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC targeting Nick Diaz vs. Hector Lombard – without much luck
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is apparently interested in matching up sorta-retired-but-probably-not Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) with fellow welterweight Hector Lombard (34-4-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC).
Submitted Apr 9, 2014 7:25PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem set to join Greg Jackson's camp
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like there's a new addition to the Jackson's MMA roster.
Submitted Apr 9, 2014 7:23PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
Alexander Yakovlev in to fight Demian Maia
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following an injury to Mike Pierce, UFC newcomer Alexander Yakovlev steps in to fight Demian Maia at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale.
Submitted Apr 9, 2014 7:23PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov to headline UFC 174 in Vancouver
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1 MMA, 7-1-1) will headline UFC 174 and the organization’s return to Vancouver. The UFC’s inaugural 125-pound champion will take on Ali Bagautinov (13-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in the Canadian main event. UFC officials today announced the bout. Johnson is ranked No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings (and No. 4 in the pound-for-pound rankings). Bagautinov is No. 6 at 125 pounds.
Submitted Apr 9, 2014 3:38PM by DrivenDavies15 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem forced to undergo surgery for pinched nerve
(mmamania.com)
And he's proud of the fact that it will be his first time under the knife since turning pro.
Submitted Apr 9, 2014 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 115 medical suspensions: Champ Vitaly Minakov could be out six months
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov could be on the shelf for a while after his most recent title defense.
Submitted Apr 9, 2014 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
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