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Lyoto Machida vs. Phil Davis set for UFC Rio 4
Light heavyweight Phil Davis (11-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) could get a chance to cut back in line for No. 1 contender if he gets past his next challenge. Sources close to the fight on Monday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the 28-year-old fighter is set to meet ex-champ Lyoto Machida (19-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) at UFC 163, which takes place Aug. 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian website Portal do Vale Tudo first reported the fight on Monday.
Submitted Jun 3, 2013 2:24PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Rumor: Shogun vs Sonnen set for UFC 161
Translated: Mauricio Shogun and Chael Sonnen will battle on the UFC 161. After Sonnen tweets that he's available, on monday night, the American trash talker indeed confirmed the deal with the UFC and will be a last-minute-replacement in the card. June 15 in Winnipeg, Canada. The information was confirmed by Combate.com with people that are close to the UFC.
Submitted Jun 3, 2013 1:06PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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UFC reportedly considering a major show at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2013
We've heard about the UFC's plans for stadium shows. But a speedway show? It's not as farfetched as you might think.
Submitted Jun 3, 2013 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Chael Sonnen campaigns for UFC 161's open slot against 'Shogun' Rua
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is injured and out of next week's UFC 161 co-headliner with light heavyweight Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC), but one familiar name has offered his services as a replacement. And Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) did it in the only way he knows how. "@ShogunRua I HEAR BRAZILIAN CHICKEN IS OFF THE MENU. AMERICAN GANGSTER IS STILL AVAILABLE IF YOU WANT TO SEND YOUR WAITRESS OVER," he wrote via Twitter. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported Sunday, Nogueira was forced off the June 15 card with a back injury. Officials haven't formally announced the scratch as of Monday morning. UFC 161 takes place at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The main card, including Rua's bout, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Submitted Jun 3, 2013 10:53AM by sparky - 11 comments
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‘TUF: Brazil 2’ Final Set, Leonardo Santos Meets William Macario at UFC on Fuel TV 10
The final bout for the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” is set, as welterweights Leonardo Santos and William Macario will square off at UFC on Fuel TV 10. The UFC officially announced the pairing on Sunday evening. UFC on Fuel TV 10 takes at the Paulo Sarasate Gymnasium in Fortaleza, Brazil on Saturday night and is headlined by a heavyweight clash pitting Fabricio Werdum against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Submitted Jun 3, 2013 3:40AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Ronda Rousey and her mother not pleased with Dave Camarillo's assessment of her ground game
Yesterday, MMA Fighting's Luke Thomas posted an interview with Dave Camarillo where they talk about judo in MMA, and specifically about Ronda Rousey's ground game. It didn't take long for Ronda and her mother to respond to Camarillo's assessment.
Submitted Jun 3, 2013 12:51AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira out at UFC 161, promotion seeks replacement
An ailing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from this month's UFC 161 event, and UFC officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC). The scratch was first reported by GloboEsporte.com, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed the change with multiple sources close to the promotion. GloboEsporte.com's report cited a herniated disc as the reason for the withdrawal. A timetable for his return was not immediately established.
Submitted Jun 2, 2013 6:02PM by Budgellism - 21 comments
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Dave Jansen off Bellator 96, David Rickels meets Michael Chandler at Bellator 97
The injury bug has bitten Bellator's lightweight division, and champion Michael Chandler's next title defense will be delayed – and will come against a new opponent.
Submitted Jun 2, 2013 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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White on Nelson: 'Beat someone' to get title shot
It's no secret that Dana White doesn't like UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson. But he says that his personal feeling have nothing to do with Nelson not getting a heavyweight title shot.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 11:07PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
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Le, Philippou the latest to call out Bisping
Cung Le and Constantinos Philippou are the latest UFC middleweights to call out Michael Bisping.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 11:05PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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John Alessio signs with Bellator MMA, expected to debut in Season 9
Nearly a year after the UFC cut him loose, John Alessio has signed a deal with Bellator MMA. Bellator officials confirmed Alessio's signing to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and said the fighter is expected to make his debut with the promotion sometime during Season 9, which begins in September on Spike TV. Although Alessio has fought much of his career at welterweight, he is expected to compete at 155 pounds this fall, where he dropped to 18 months ago. The Canadian lightweight first announced the news on his Facebook page late Friday. He did not disclose the length of the deal.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 1:43PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Report: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Robert McDaniel slated for UFC on FOX Sports 1 2
The card for the UFC's return to Indianapolis in late summer continues to take shape with the addition of a middleweight bout to the lineup. According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Ataque Total, Magnus Cedenblad (10-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Robert McDaniel (21-6 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet on the second UFC on FOX Sports 1 card. UFC officials have not yet announced the fight. UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 takes place Aug. 28. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the Indiana state capital city of Indianapolis. The event's main card airs live on FOX Sports 1. Broadcast plans for the preliminary card have yet to be announced.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 11:14AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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UFC on FX 8 'Fight of the Night' winner Lucas Martins to drop two weight classes
Brazilian knockout artist Lucas Martins (13-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will drop down not just one but two divisions for his next UFC appearance. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned from Martins' manager, Wade Hampel, that the 24-year-old "Mineiro" will fight at bantamweight in his next UFC appearance. "I requested the change this morning with Sean Shelby and Joe Silva, and they signed off on it," Hampel said.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 11:13AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Jessica Andrade Replaces Miesha Tate, Will Debut vs. Liz Carmouche
Fortunately for Liz Carmouche, it looks like a sudden switch-up in the women's bantamweight division won't cancel her next UFC appearance. Now that Miesha Tate has been called up to the title picture, "Girl-Rilla" will instead greet a newcomer in Brazilian prospect Jessica Andrade at UFC on Fox 8 on July 27.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 3:40AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Shane del Rosario forced out at UFC 162, Dave Herman now meets Gabriel Gonzaga
Dave Herman will get another chance to prove his claim that jiu-jitsu doesn't work, as he meets fourth-degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 162.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 12:20AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Mike Brown vs. Akira Corassani set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 event in Boston
After briefly considering retirement in 2012, Mike Brown (26-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is ready to get back to action. The former WEC featherweight champion meets Akira Corassani (11-3-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1. UFC officials today announced the new booking. UFC on FOX Sports 1 1, takes place Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston and will mark the promotion's debut on the new cable network, which launches the same day. The evening's headlining bout has yet to be announced.
Submitted May 31, 2013 9:58PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Hester vs. Ferreira added to UFC 163 in Brazil, Magalhaes vs. Perosh official
A middleweight matchup between "The Ultimate Fighter 17" contestant Clint Hester (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" winner Cezar Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is official for UFC 163. UFC officials recently announced the matchup. Additionally, a previously reported light-heavyweight contest of Vinny Magalhaes (10-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Anthony Perosh (13-7 MMA, 3-2 UFC) was also made official for the card.
Submitted May 31, 2013 9:57PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Miesha Tate angry that Kim Winslow might be refereeing on 'TUF 18'
Miesha Tate surprised women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey when she showed up on "The Ultimate Fighter 18" set. But the ex-Strikeforce champ got a surprise of her own when she heard Kim Winslow may be overseeing fights on the reality show.
Submitted May 31, 2013 6:18PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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UFC follows WADA, raises marijuana test threshold
The UFC has decided to raise the marijuana testing threshold for the events they self-regulate, following WADA's decision to do the same.
Submitted May 31, 2013 6:16PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Kampmann, Condit to lead second UFC event on FOX Sports 1
Welterweight contenders Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit will headline the second UFC event on FOX Sports 1, FOXSports.com learned Friday. The five-round main event at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis will take place on Aug. 28. Tickets go on sale June 14.
Submitted May 31, 2013 6:03PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
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