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Gustafsson not waiting for title shot, could replace Henderson vs. Machida
Despite a dominant win over former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in what was billed as a No. 1 contender's bout on Saturday, Alexander Gustafsson said he won't wait around for a title shot. And he may not have to.
Submitted Dec 9, 2012 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chad Mendes Now Faces Yaotzin Meza at UFC on FX 6 with Hacran Dias Out
A late change has been made to the UFC on FX 6 card with Chad Mendes getting a new opponent just a week away from fight time.
Submitted Dec 9, 2012 12:15AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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UFC on FOX 5 bonuses: Jorgensen nets $130,000, Edwards, Albert get $65,000 each
SEATTLE – Yves Edwards and John Albert earned $65,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event, and Scott Jorgensen doubled up with $130,000 in bonus cash.
Submitted Dec 8, 2012 11:59PM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
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UFC on Fox 5 results & analysis - Bendo manhandles Diaz for 25 minutes
SEATTLE – The changing-of-the-guard theme apparently doesn't apply to Benson Henderson. The UFC's lightweight champion survived a few precarious submission attempts from challenge Nate Diaz, but dominated the striking battle on his way to a unanimous decision win and the second defense of his title. Henderson won with scores of 50-43 – getting two 10-8 rounds from one judge – and a pair of 50-45s. The light heavyweight bout was part of the main card of Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event at Seattle's KeyArena. It aired on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook. "It's just a matter of being well-prepared and being in the gym as much as possible," Henderson said. "All these guys want to talk about being fighters and they train this hard, and Nate obviously trains his butt off, he's freaking tough as heck. But at the MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., that's what we're all about."
Submitted Dec 8, 2012 10:44PM by isk - 18 comments
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War Machine Injured and Out 4 to 6 Months; Fight with Paul Daley Delayed
The planned first fight for Bellator's debut on Spike TV won't go down as scheduled after fans voted to see British slugger Paul Daley face former UFC fighter…
Submitted Dec 7, 2012 9:25PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Bellator 83 results: Food poisoning moves featherweight final to Bellator 84
In one of the most bizarre nights in Bellator Fighting Championships history, food poisoning canceled Friday's Bellator 83 main event.
Submitted Dec 7, 2012 9:23PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC on FOX 5 weigh-in results: Nate Diaz initially off mark for title tilt
Nate Diaz missed the mark on his first attempt, weighing in at 155.6 pounds for his lightweight title fight against Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 5. He was given two hours to cut to the 155 title-fight max.
Submitted Dec 7, 2012 8:17PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
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Video: Sonnen's mother nearly shoots Yushin Okami in middle of night
Chael Sonnen is friendly with Yushin Okami to the extent that the Japanese middleweight frequently visits West Lynn, Oregon to train with Sonnen and his team. When he’s in town he stays at Sonnen’s mother’s house and has the run of the place, letting himself in and out via the security keypad on the front door. Okami’s English isn’t the best though and so when he changed some plans at the last minute, chaos ensued and Sonnen’s mother nearly ended up shooting him. Literally nearly ended up shooting him. Chael Sonnen tells the story of how his Japanese friend ended up standing in the hallway with an alarm going off at 1am gibbering “Yushin Okami, thank you!” while having a shotgun pointed at him…. Okami story starts at 1:18
Submitted Dec 7, 2012 4:37PM by Shawn91111 - 8 comments
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Manager denies Sara McMann was offered fight against UFC champ Ronda Rousey
Another fighter, Olympian sliver medalist and undefeated MMA competitor Sara McMann, has come forward to deny she turned down a challenge against Ronda Rousey at UFC 157.
Submitted Dec 7, 2012 3:27PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Hacran Dias Out of UFC on FX 6 Fight with Chad Mendes
Nova Uniao fighter Hacran Dias (21-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been forced out of next week's UFC on FX 6 event. Dias suffered an undisclosed injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from his planned appearance. UFC officials have yet to announce the change, but sources close to the event indicated a search for a replacement opponent for Chad Mendes (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is currently underway.
Submitted Dec 7, 2012 2:55PM by Card - 9 comments
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Cyrille Diabate vs. Jimi Manuwa added to UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London
A light-heavyweight bout between Cyrille Diabate (19-8-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Jimi Manuwa (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is the latest addition to the quickly filling UFC on FUEL TV 7 card. UFC officials today announced the fight. UFC on FUEL TV 7 takes place Feb. 16 at Wembley Arena in London. The event's main card, including a title fight between interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao and challenger Michael McDonald, airs on FUEL TV following Facebook prelims. It's not clear where Diabate vs. Manuwa will end up on the lineup.
Submitted Dec 7, 2012 2:00PM by DrivenDavies15 - 10 comments
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Tim Means KO's himself in sauna, Marcus LeVesseur steps in vs Abel Trujillo
DFW - The UFC curse strikes again. Tim Means slips in sauna and KO's himself so now Marcus LeVesseur vs Abel Trujillo
Submitted Dec 7, 2012 12:44PM by Gogoplatapus - 26 comments
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Asian MMA: Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee booked for DREAM 18 - Glory 4 NYE Special
Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee has been added to the DREAM 18 - GLORY 4 special at New Year's Eve in Japan After failing to put the fight on DREAM 17: Fight for Japan card last year, officials have re-booked the lightweight bout between Shinya Aoki and Antonio McKee (28-4-2). As announced today, the lightweight bout will be on the MMA portion of the DREAM 18 - GLORY 4 mega card for New Year's Eve in Japan.
Submitted Dec 7, 2012 9:42AM by sparky - 10 comments
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Source Tachi Palace Fights to Shutter Doors in 2013
After 11 years of promoting mixed martial arts, the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino is likely out of the fight business. Sherdog.com confirmed the information with a source close to the situation, who verified that tribal council members have voted to discontinue Tachi Palace Fights during the council’s annual meeting to discuss the casino’s entertainment options in the coming year. As a result, TPF 16, which was scheduled to go down Feb. 21, will not take place. However, Sherdog’s source also stated that if the decision is disputed by the people of the tribe, the population’s opinion could sway the council to change its decision. Nevertheless, even if the tribe votes to challenge the council’s ruling, is unlikely the development would affect the cancellation of TPF 16, as the aforementioned process is not expected to come to a head until February or March, according to Sherdog’s source.
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 10:41PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Jake Shields calls out Johny Hendricks, says to 'quit crying' about not receiving title shot
Former #1 welterweight contender Jake Shields has put in his thoughts on Johny Hendricks' apparent title shot snub, telling him to "quit crying" and that Hendricks should fight Shields next. If you've been following today's news that Nick Diaz is "probably" receiving the next welterweight title shot against Georges St. Pierre despite losing his last fight AND is still on suspension by the Nevada State AC, you'll find out that Johny Hendricks wasn't exactly pleased about this decision and wants to fight GSP next. He's been talking about this on Twitter for the last several hours, and Jake Shields has chimed in with his own thoughts towards Hendricks as well as a call to fight him.
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 9:12PM by sparky - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shogun Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson Winner Gets Next UFC Light Heavyweight Title Shot
The winner of the UFC on Fox 5 co-main event between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alexander Gustafsson will be the next challenger to the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 8:56PM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Tito Ortiz advised 'Cyborg' Santos not to face Ronda Rousey
SEATTLE – According to UFC President Dana White, Tito Ortiz is the only reason Ronda Rousey isn't facing Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos at UFC 157.
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 8:54PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White 'sold' on women's version of The Ultimate Fighter
Less than an hour after Ronda Rousey was introduced as the inaugural UFC women's bantamweight champion, the discussion had already turned toward ways to bolster the new division. Fielding question from a small collection of reporters on Thursday afternoon, UFC President Dana White was asked if he would be open to an all-female version of The Ultimate Fighter, with Rousey as one of the head coaches. "Yeah, obviously," White replied. "Listen, she's a world champion. What do you see on TUF? You see world champions as head coaches. Listen, I'm in man. I'm sold. "The reason we have women's MMA now is because of her."
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 6:51PM by sparky - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White says Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz is next
It appears that UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will get his way and Johny Hendricks will have to get back in line. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani spoke to UFC president Dana White after today's UFC on Fox 5 press conference, and he confirmed that it will be none other than Nick Diaz that probably faces GSP next: Dana just said GSP told him I want Nick Diaz. Dana said that's probably the fight we'll make. — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 6, 2012 Dana said that GSP doesn't ask for much, so he feels like he has to do it. Silva and Hendricks will have to wait. — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 6, 2012 Dana hasn't told Nick yet, but he is here. ... What did I tell you, my friends? — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 6, 2012 That means two things - the GSP/Anderson Silva thing is officially dead for now, and that's why they're talking about GSP defending his belt. And we're probably going to be hearing a lot from one pissed off Johny Hendricks in the next few days.
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 4:19PM by Shawn91111 - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ronda Rousey vs Liz Carmouche Main Event at UFC 157
Ariel Helwani ?@arielhelwani Dana announces Rousey vs. Carmouche will main event UFC 157. Expand TMZ ?@TMZ Ronda Rousey BOOKS 1ST UFC FIGHT -- Main Event at UFC 157 We've known for a few weeks that Strikeforce women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would be coming over the UFC. Now, according to a report from TMZ, we know when and against whom. If the report is true, Rousey will make her UFC debut against Liz Carmouche in the headliner of UFC 157 in Anaheim, California on February 23, 2013. So far the other fights expected to be on that card are a Light Heavyweight #1 contenders bout between Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida and a Bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber and Ivan Menjivar.
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 3:34PM by Shawn91111 - 51 comments
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