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Page 65 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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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
 
Cormier-Hendo winner to get a title shot
(bloodyelbow.com)
Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson is set for UFC 175, and the winner will be next in line behind Alexander Gustafsson in the title picture.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:32PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Siver given temporary suspension
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dennis Siver has been suspended by the NSAC ahead of a commission hearing related to his failed UFC 168 post-fight drug test.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:31PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor vs. Cole Miller targeted for Ireland on July 19
(mmaweekly.com)
McGregor must be cleared by a doctor before being allowed to compete and has an appointment next week in Los Angeles to do just that. If the 25-year-old gets cleared, the fight with Miller would take place on July 19 when the UFC returns to McGregor’s hometown of Dublin, Ireland.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:03PM by LooseCannon - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF VP: Two wins gets Melvin Guillard a title shot
(mmamania.com)
But first, he needs to sign a contract.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 2:11PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
MMA legend Alexander Emelianenko on Russian federal wanted list
(bloodyelbow.com)
The former Pride star and younger brother of Hall of Famer Fedor Emelianenko is being sought by Russian authorities for "suspicion of housekeeper abuse and passport theft."
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 1:04PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Anthony Pettis willing to fight Nate Diaz after disposing of Gilbert Melendez
(mmamania.com)
Because Diaz went and made this rivalry "personal."
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 12:10PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MRI Reveals Partial Tears, But No Surgery For Carl
(mmamania.com)
Carl was unable to escape his opponent's heel hook, but he did manage to avoid surgery.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 12:09PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
ONE FC 15 adds three fights, including Kotetsu Boku vs. Eduard Folayang
(mmajunkie.com)
ONE FC’s next event continues to build its lineup with the addition of three more fights.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 11:49AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
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