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Page 60 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Is Ben Askren on his way to the UFC ?
(ufcstore.com)
His walk out T shirt has appeared for sale on the UFC.com shop website
Submitted Apr 4, 2014 8:45AM by tattflash - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
WSOF matchmaker, Ali Abdel-Aziz responds to Josh Burkman's Tweets
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ali Abdel-Aziz responds to Josh Burkman's Twitter criticism and release request.
Submitted Apr 4, 2014 3:46AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Unhappy Josh Burkman wants out of WSOF
(bloodyelbow.com)
World Series of Fighting appears to be facing some serious managerial drama stemming from a tweet put out by Josh Burkman.
Submitted Apr 4, 2014 3:41AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator weigh-in results: Vitaly Minakov, Cheick Kongo official for title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
The official weigh-ins for Bellator 115 took place today – minus two planned tournament semifinal fights.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 9:30PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC on Fox 11: Werdum vs. Browne fight card set with 13 bouts
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC on Fox 11 fight is set with four main card fights and nine bouts on a deep preliminary card. Main Card (Fox) Travis Browne vs. Fabricio Werdum Liz Carmouche vs. Miesha Tate Edson Barboza vs. Donald Cerrone Yoel Romero vs. Brad Tavares Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1) Rafael dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski Pat Healy vs. Jorge Masvidal Mike Brown vs. Estevan Payan Caio Magalhaes vs. Josh Samman Jordan Mein vs. Hernani Perpetuo Fight Pass Card Alexis Dufresne vs. Amanda Nunes Mirsad Bektic vs. Chas Skelly Derrick Lewis vs. Jack May
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 9:28PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Drugged GSP talks Diaz: 'He's a motherf***er, man'
(bloodyelbow.com)
A new documentary, DNA of GSP, has been released. Covering former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in his build up to fighting Nick Diaz at UFC 158
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 9:26PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andrey Koreshkov off Bellator 115 with flu, Kimball-Cramer scrapped
(mmajunkie.com)
In a major shakeup just prior to Thursday’s officials weigh-ins for Bellator 115, both tournament semifinal fights on the main card have been scrapped. The welterweight tournament semifinal bout between Andrey Koreshkov (15-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) and Sam Oropeza (11-2 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) has been removed from the card due to Koreshkov suffering from the flu. And Jeremy Kimball (10-4 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) was off weight enough prior to the official weigh-in event that his middleweight tourney semifinal fight with Dan Cramer (10-4 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) was cut from the event, as well. Bellator officials announced the news Thursday night and said Koreshkov and Oropeza will be rescheduled to another event. No word was given on the status of the Kimball-Cramer fight, however. With the changes, the new Bellator 115 card includes: MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET) Vitaly Minakov vs. Cheick Kongo – for heavyweight title Justin Baesman vs. Herman Terrado Kelly Anundson vs. Volkan Oezdemir Johnny Cisneros vs. Mikkel Parlo PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET) Rick Reeves vs. James Terry Josh Appelt vs. Freddie Aquitania Jason Powell vs. Sinjen Smith Benito Lopez vs. Oscar Ramirez Wow, this card got fucked.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 9:07PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Nunes free for Kaufman fight due to Alexis Dufresne injury for UFC on FOX 11
(mmajunkie.com)
Earlier today, Amanda Nunes was shifted from her fight against Alexis Dufresne at UFC on FOX 11 to instead meet Sarah Kaufman at the TUF Nations Finale three days earlier. It turns out the reason Nunes was available to be pulled from one card to the other was because of an injury to Dufresne. The UFC on Thursday announced the switch, with Nunes (9-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) filling in for the injured Shayna Baszler (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) against Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The promotion did not announce a new opponent for Dufresne at the time.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 7:02PM by DrivenDavies15 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Amanda Nunes fills in for Baszler, meets Sarah Kaufman at TUF Nations Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
Less than two weeks before the card, Sarah Kaufman has her new opponent for the TUF Nations Finale. Amanda Nunes (9-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has answered the call and will fill in for Shayna Baszler (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) against Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). UFC officials announced the change Thursday afternoon. The TUF Nations Finale takes place April 16 at Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The event serves as the live finale for “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia” reality competition series. The main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 7:00PM by DrivenDavies15 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alptekin Ozkilic out of UFC Fight Night 39 bout with Dustin Ortiz
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury has wiped out a flyweight bout at next week’s UFC card in Abu Dhabi and taken the show down to nine fights. Alptekin Ozkilic (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is out of his fight against Dustin Ortiz (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Due to the late nature of the injury, no new opponent will be sought for Ortiz. UFC officials announced the injury on Thursday and said Ortiz will find a home on a new card against a new opponent. UFC Fight Night 39 takes place April 11 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It will be the promotion’s first visit to the region since UFC 112 in 2010. The card streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 3:06PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Hamilton meets Oleksiy Oliynyk on UFC Fight Night card in San Antonio
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC has a new heavyweight on the roster, and he’ll meet a 58-fight veteran finally making his promotional debut.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andy Ogle vs. Maximo Blanco set for UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s debut in Berlin next month has a new featherweight bout on the bill.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Titan FC 28 card set with Raphael Davis-Jason Brilz in new main event
(mmajunkie.com)
Titan Fighting Championship had to do some shuffling for its event later this month, but now has things back intact.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Niinimaki-Tavares, Magomedov-Pesta added to UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin
(mmajunkie.com)
Two more fights with international flavor have been added to the UFC’s first trip to Berlin.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
BAMMA strike deal with ESPN3 ahead of BAMMA 15
(bamma.com)
Europe's flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce a newly inked deal with ESPN3 in the USA and its territories. BAMMA 15 will be carried live on ESPN3 from the UK's iconic Copper Box Arena on 5th April, as London's Olympic Park re-opens to the public.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 7:13AM by snakeplissken - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
MacDonald vs. Woodley, 'Feijao' vs. Bader in the works for UFC 174
(mmafighting.com)
The title picture should come into focus after UFC 174 in Vancouver on June 14. MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1 that while not quite official, it's highly likely Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley will square off in a key divisional showdown. Another bout expected for Vancouver is a light heavyweight showdown between Ryan Bader and Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante. Bader (16-4), the Ultimate Fighter 10 champ, has won two of his past three bouts; Cavalcante (12-4, 1 NC) was last seen in November, when he defeated Igor Pokrajac via first-round submission.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 10:45PM by DrivenDavies15 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Amanda Nunes Meets Octagon Debutant Alexis Dufresne at UFC on Fox 11 in Orlando
(sherdog.com)
A women’s bantamweight confrontation between Amanda Nunes and Octagon newcomer Alexis Dufresne has been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s upcoming debut in Orlando, Fla.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:38PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leslie Smith Offers To Fight Sarah Kaufman at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale
(mmaweekly.com)
Leslie Smith offers to fill in for the injured Shayna Baszler and face Sarah Kaufman in a rematch on The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale fight card on April.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:37PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 11 lineup complete, Romero vs. Tavares claims final main-card slot
(mmajunkie.com)
The impressive 13-bout lineup for this month’s UFC on FOX 11 event is now complete, and a middleweight contest between Yoel Romero (7-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Brad Tavares (12-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has claimed the evening’s fourth and final main-card slot.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:35PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones undergoes voluntary random drug testing
(bloodyelbow.com)
Jon Jones says that he has volunteered to undergo random drug testing from the Maryland Athletic Commission ahead of his title fight with Glover Teixeira.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:33PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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