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Luke Rockhold wants Vitor Belfort, UFC vs. Strikeforce theme at UFC on FOX 7
If the UFC wants to put together a champion-vs.-champion fight, final Strikeforce middleweight titleholder Luke Rockhold is down for a matchup with UFC champ Anderson Silva. But if Rockhold gets his wish, April's UFC on FOX 7 event could have a pretty interesting theme.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 6:35PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fox to Remove Sports from FX, Re-Brand Speed and Fuel TV as Fox Sports 1 & 2
A Monday report indicates that Fox is busy with a major re-branding effort intended to ax sports from FX, and relaunch the Speed Channel and Fuel TV.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 5:03PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 156 Press Conference highlights
The 6 fighters on todays press conference call were Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Rashad Evans, Antonio Rogerio Noguiera, Alistain Overeem and Antonio Silva. Here are some of the highlights from todays call.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 3:33PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
10 fight deal has NOT been signed
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 3:13PM by Rabi - 6 comments
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Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins added to UFC 158
UFC Canadian officials announced that Antonio Carvalho would square off with Darren Elkins in a featherweight bout, while also adding a bantamweight battle between Mitch Gagnon and Issei Tamura.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 3:07PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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It looks like Pedro has turned down many serious offers from Hollywood's top producers to continue fighting. That was a good fight before the incident..
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 2:48PM by infestructure - 12 comments
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Josh Janousek vs. Michael Kuiper scratched from Saturday's UFC on FOX 6 event
Michael Kuiper is either feeling like the unluckiest or the most feared fighter in the UFC. The middleweight has been pulled from Saturday's UFC on FOX 6 fight card after a fourth opponent scratched from the event.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Marcin Held vs. Dave Jansen Bellator season 7 lightweight tourney final set for March 7
After an unexpected postponement of the originally scheduled season 7 lightweight tournament finale, it has a new date and venue: March 7 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. On that night, Dave Jansen and Marcin Held will battle to determine the next challenger for divisional champion Michael Chandler, who successfully defended the belt for the first time last Thursday night with a submission win over Rick Hawn...
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 10:53AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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The Flyweights Battle for Acceptance as Main Event for UFC on Fox 6
Mixed martial arts fighters are always fighting for something bigger than just the other guy or girl standing across the cage from them. For years following Senator John McCain’s infamous reference to the UFC as “human cockfighting”, competitors and promotions alike had to battle the perception that MMA was not much more than legalized bar fights complete with bloody battles and little in the way of rules. The culture of the sport started to change as more and more state athletic commissions began approving MMA, so long as they followed a strict code of regulations like any other competition. It was still an uphill battle until the UFC really got a stranglehold of fans following the initial run of the Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV that showcased fighters both in and out of the cage in a reality show format. MMA still battles for recognition today, but the sport is much more widely accepted now than it ever was before, and as the UFC moved onto Fox television in late 2011, just about everybody took notice that this mixed martial arts thing wasn’t going away...
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 10:50AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Bantamweights Mitch Gagnon, Issei Tamura agree to meet at UFC 158 in Montreal
Bantamweights will share the Octagon in Montreal as Canada's own Mitch Gagnon has verbally agreed to take on Japan's Issei Tamura at UFC 158: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" on March 16, 2013. Canada's own Mitch Gagnon will compete on home turf for the third time in a row when he takes on Issei Tamura in a Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight bout at UFC 158: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" on March 16 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The match up will likely air on the UFC 158 preliminary card, which is expected to be broadcast on FX and Facebook, with the main card airing on pay-per-view (PPV). "Showdown" Joe Ferraro of Sportsnet reported news of the 135-pound contest via Twitter on Saturday. UFC officials have yet to officially confirm the bout.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 9:05PM by sparky - 5 comments
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Donald Cerrone goes rock climbing a week before UFC On Fox 6, Dana White not amused
UFC Lightweight has a big fight just around the corner against Anthony Pettis at UFC On Fox 6. The contest was originally supposed to go down in the summer of 2012, but an injury and subsequent surgery for Pettis left Cerrone fighting teammate Melvin Guillard at UFC 150 instead. Now, with the fight he's been waiting for coming up in only a week, Cerrone decided to go rock climbing. UFC president Dana White didn't seem happy with his decision.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 6:52PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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UFC on FX 7 bonus winner Ildemar Alcantara planning drop from 205 to 170 pounds
SAO PAULO – Despite his "Submission of the Night" win over Wagner Prado at Saturday's UFC on FX 7 event, Ildemar Alcantara was never expected to be a UFC light heavyweight. As it turns out, he might not be a middleweight, either.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 6:49PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls For Nate Diaz Next
Rising lightweight star Khabib Nurmagomedov, fresh off his win at UFC on Fuel 7, says he wants Nate Diaz next inside the Octagon.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 9 in Sweden
A featherweight bout originally expected to take place in February has been rescheduled for April as Akira Corassani and Robbie Peralta have verbally agreed to face each other at UFC on FUEL TV 9, MMAjunkie.com has confirmed.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Sonnen responds to Belfort: I 'will gladly arrange' a meeting with Jesus
Soon after he blasted his way to a win over Michael Bisping in Saturday's UFC on FX 7 headliner, Vitor Belfort wasn't interested in calling out other middleweights. Instead, he took aim at a notable light heavyweight.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Yuri Alcantara walked away from the octagon disappointed after a no contest. But at least financially, he shouldn't be upset.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 12:49AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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UFC on FX 7 bonuses: Belfort, Dollaway, Sarafian, Ildemar Alcantara net $50K
Vitor Belfort, C.B. Dollaway, Daniel Sarafian and Ildemar Alcantara each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping" event. Belfort earned the "Knockout of the Night," Alcantara won "Submission of the Night" and Dollaway and Sarafian picked up "Fight of the Night" honors...
Submitted Jan 19, 2013 11:23PM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
C4 injured, out of BAMMA title defence
After a difficult couple of years Rob 'C4' Sinclair's bad luck continues. He has just posted the following news on his Facebook for all his friends, family and fans:
Submitted Jan 19, 2013 4:46PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Michael Bisping tells Vitor Belfort "There's no Jesus" at UFC On FX 7 weigh-ins
Leading up to his main event fight tonight, Michael Bisping has been doing more than his fair share of trash talking. The tension between him and Vitor Belfort seemed to peak on Thursday when the two had an intense staredown after the pre-fight press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bisping followed that up by saying Vitor was suffering from "roid rage" and called him a "hooligan". That wasn't enough for "The Count," though. When the Middleweights faced off again at the UFC On FX 7 weigh-ins on Friday, Bisping capped off a series of verbal jabs by telling Belfort, "There's no Jesus." Obviously, this was meant as a pretty personal attack on Vitor, who's always been very vocal about the importance of his faith in his life.
Submitted Jan 19, 2013 4:39PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi likely for UFC on FUEL TV 9
A light-heavyweight between Alexander Gustafsson and former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi is targeted as the headliner of an April 6 event in Sweden, likely to be UFC on FUEL TV 9.
Submitted Jan 19, 2013 11:14AM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
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