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Jon Fitch debuts with WSOF in June, likely against Josh Burkman
Jon Fitch was cageside for Saturday's World Series of Fighting 2 event in New Jersey, and promotion president Ray Sefo had an announcement about him. The question now will be whether Sefo gets his wish – or if Fitch's first opponent will be playing hardball.
Submitted Mar 24, 2013 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
WSOF 2 medical suspensions: Arlovski out indefinitely with suspected broken jaw
The medical suspensions are in from WSOF 2 and many fighters will be heading to the doctor to clear indefinite suspensions, including both headlining fighters.
Submitted Mar 24, 2013 3:21AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Lavar Johnson released
This news is sort of old but I couldn't find a thread on the PG. So I guess Matt Riddles statement of "Dana doesn't fire exciting fighters" doesn't hold true. Farewell Lavar! Your brutal uppercut KO's of Pat Barry & Joey Beltran will forever be in my heart!
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 4:46PM by shaneTpain - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Riddle vs. Young, two title fights set for Legacy FC 21 on July 19 in Houston
Twelve-time UFC veteran Matt Riddle (7-3) makes his Legacy Fighting Championship debut on July 19 when he faces Artenas Young (9-5) at Legacy FC 21. The event takes place at Houston's Arena Theater, and the night's main cards airs on AXS TV. The booking was revealed on Friday's new edition of AXS TV's "Inside MMA." Additionally, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned the evening will also feature a pair of title fights, as William "Bubba" Bush (5-2) faces Larry Crowe (6-2) for the promotion's vacant middleweight title and Angel Huerta (6-1) competes for the vacant Legacy FC featherweight belt against the winner of an April 12 bout between Matt Hobar (6-1) and Nelson Salas (4-0).
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 3:20PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
First UFC Loss Behind Him, Junior dos Santos Focused on Mark Hunt and Regaining Title
There’s an old saying in fight sports that goes something to the effect of: it’s not the wins in your career that define you; it’s the losses. For former UFC heavyweight championJunior dos Santos, his dose of MMA reality came at the hands of Cain Velasquez at UFC 155 in December of last year. Since suffering his first defeat in the vaunted Octagon, dos Santos has had time to reflect on the stinging defeat to the Mexican-American bruiser, do some much needed soul searching, and refocus on his ultimate objective.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 12:06PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
WSOF 2 weigh-in results: Headliners Arlovski (245.5), Johnson (230.2) official
A World Series of Fighting 2 headlining contest between former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and onetime UFC welterweight contender Anthony Johnson is now official.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 12:02PM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC 161 headliner Eddie Wineland going after belt he was original owner of
The way Eddie Wineland is looking at things, Renan Barao might be holding on to a belt, but he's just renting it. And for that matter, Dominick Cruz, too. Wineland was the first bantamweight champ in WEC history. At UFC 161, he wants his title back.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 12:00PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ahead of UFC on FUEL TV 9, evolving Ross Pearson no longer fears the floor
British slugger Ross Pearson admits he wasn't exactly a skilled grappler when he started his UFC run. Now, however, Pearson believes his jiu-jitsu game is making strides, and it's giving him confidence to throw his hands, as well.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 11:58AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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UFC on FOX 7 receives three-hour 'UFC Prelims' special on FX
April's highly anticipated "UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez" event will feature a three-hour, six-fight "UFC Prelims" special on FX prior to the evening's FOX-televised main card.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 11:56AM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
WSOF VP: 'Show is 100% on'
Ariel Helwani reports that World Series of Fighting VP Ali Dominance is insisting that "the show is 100% on" despite reports that the NJ commission has not approved the cage & canvas.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 11:56AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
RFA 7 results: Thatch taps Rhodes in first, Njokuani upset
Facing late replacement Mike Rhodes (4-1) in a 175-poud catchweight fight, Colorado native Brando Thatch (9-1) brought his hometown crowd to its feet with a first-round submission win. The bout served as the main event of Friday's Resurrection Fighting Alliance 7 event, which took pace at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. The evening's main card aired on AXS TV...
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 11:48AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Cella vs. Troeng official for UFC on FUEL TV 9, card complete with 13 fights
The 13-bout lineup for next month's "UFC on FUEL TV 9: Gustafsson vs. Mousasi" event is now complete with the official addition of a welterweight fight between "The Ultimate Fighter 17" cast members Adam Cella (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Tor Troeng (15-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The bout was first reported earlier this month, and UFC officials recently confirmed the contest for the evening's preliminary card. While "TUF 17" is still currently airing, Cella and Troeng each suffered knockout losses in the tournament...
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 11:45AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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World Series of Fighting event facing possible cancellation due to issues with cage
Issues with the cage could potentially lead to the cancellation of the World Series of Fighting event. Last minute steps are being taken by the promotion to attempt to get the cage cleared and have the event go ahead without issue.
Submitted Mar 22, 2013 11:39PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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VIDEO | Adam Cella Chokes Out Jon Jones In Money Match On TUF Set
That headline is correct and money is on the line! Watch The Ultimate Fighter Tuesdays at 9 ET/PT on FX with replays on FUEL TV.
Submitted Mar 22, 2013 7:30PM by Rabi - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Promoters say MMA fighter Rowan faked death
Mixed martial arts promoters Christos Piliafas and Scott DiPonio were shocked to learn that one of their fighters was a suspect in the holdup of a Michigan gun shop this week. After all, it was only two weeks ago that they raised more than $1,000 to help the amateur heavyweight's family pay for his funeral. Charles Rowan, 25, didn't die in a February car wreck while en route to his fifth bout, as his girlfriend, Rosalinda Martinez, claimed that night, according to DiPonio. The couple and a friend, Michael Bowman, were in a Gladwin courtroom Friday to hear the charges against them: armed robbery and assault with intent to murder. Each requested a court-appointed attorney. DiPonio, who owns the Diamond D fight team, said he realized they had been duped when he saw Rowan's mug shot on television identifying him as a person of interest in the Monday robbery of Guns and Stuff in Sage Township, about 100 miles southeast of Traverse City. The store's owner, Richard Robinette, was severely beaten and remained in serious but stable condition Friday in a Flint hospital.
Submitted Mar 22, 2013 6:47PM by Poor_Franklin - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC on FOX 8 heading to Seattle's KeyArena in July
The date has been in place for a while, and now UFC on FOX 8 has a location. The UFC this summer will head to Seattle for the third time when it brings a nationally televised card to KeyArena. The Seattle Times on Friday brought word of the event, citing the UFC. UFC on FOX 8 takes place July 27 with what is expected to be a four-fight main card on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook. No fights have yet been announced for the card.
Submitted Mar 22, 2013 4:09PM by DrivenDavies15 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
T.J. Dillashaw replaces Francisco Rivera, meets Hugo Viana at UFC on FOX 7
It might be time to start talking about the UFC 158 and UFC on FOX 7 connections. For the third time this week, a UFC 158 winner will step up for an injured UFC on FOX 7 fighter to fill in on a one-month turnaround time. The latest news comes as T.J. Dillashaw (7-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will get right back to work against Hugo Viana (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) with Francisco Rivera (9-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) forced off the card with an injury. UFC officials on Friday announced Rivera's injury and the new booking. Earlier this week, UFC 158 winner Darren Elkins stepped in for Clay Guida to meet Chad Mendes, news first reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), and earlier today, fellow UFC 158 winner Jordan Mein was announced as Dan Hardy's replacement against Matt Brown. UFC on FOX 7 takes place April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook. Dillashaw vs. Viana will be part of the preliminary card. The latest UFC on FOX 7 card now includes: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez - for lightweight title Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 5 p.m. ET) Darren Elkins vs. Chad Mendes Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem T.J. Dillashaw vs. Hugo Viana Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 3:35 p.m. ET) Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani Clifford Starks vs. Yoel Romero Joseph Benavidez vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Submitted Mar 22, 2013 2:34PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
CFL Standout WR Chad Owens Set to Try Hand at MMA
Once upon a time, nobody knew two-sport dominance like Bo Jackson, who was a star in both the National Football League and Major League Baseball during a storied athletic career. Chad Owens will probably never achieve the legendary status of Jackson, but the Toronto Argonauts standout is attempting a pretty noteworthy dual feat in his own right. Owens, who set a Canadian Football League record with 3,863 total yards last season, will make his MMA debut on April 6 at Destiny’s “Na Koa III” at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. According to the promotion’s website, Owens will square off with fellow MMA newcomer Junyah Tevaga. Owens was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 2012 as Toronto captured the Grey Cup; it was his third straight season of 3,000 or more total yards. Despite his outstanding resume, the former University of Hawaii football standout felt the need to test himself in another arena. "I wanted to get into something new. A new challenge. Something to keep me hungry,” Owens told Hawaii News Now. “I always wanted to get into it sometime and this offseason I thought would be the perfect time."
Submitted Mar 22, 2013 10:32AM by Bubbles - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Dan Hardy Out, Jordan Mein In Against Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 7
Dan Hardy is out and Jordan Mein is in against Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 7.
Submitted Mar 22, 2013 2:52AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Marc Ratner asks NSAC to change marijuana rules
UFC VP Marc Ratner spoke to the Nevada State Athletic Commission about changing their strict marijuana rules, and the commission seemed to take the idea positively.
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 10:49PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
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