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UFC on FOX 5 ratings: 4.4 million viewers gives network 83 percent increase
Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event was a ratings success for FOX. The broadcast, officials on Tuesday said, averaged 4.4 million viewers on Saturday night. That total is an 83 percent increase over UFC on FOX 4 in August.
Submitted Dec 11, 2012 3:16PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Washington AC not concerned with Bendo's toothpick
The state athletic commission for UFC On Fox 5 decided not to look into Bendo bringing a foreign object into the cage during his fight.
Submitted Dec 11, 2012 2:46PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chris Fields defends middleweight title vs. Jesse Taylor at Cage Warriors 51
Cage Warriors' New Year's Eve event has added a second title fight to the top of the bill. Chris Fields (10-4) will put his middleweight title on the line at Cage Warriors 51 against Jesse Taylor (23-9). Cage Warriors officials recently announced the fight booking for the main card. Cage Warriors 51 takes place Dec. 31 at The Helix in the Irish capital of Dublin. The event's main card streams live on MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following Facebook prelims. The card is headlined by a lightweight title fight between Cage Warriors featherweight champion Conor McGregor (11-2) Ivan Buchinger (21-3), with McGregor looking to become the first Cage Warriors fighter to simultaneously hold two titles.
Submitted Dec 11, 2012 2:45PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Network offers comment on Nate Diaz's 'not appropriate for air' main event middle fingers
Fox offers comment on Nate Diaz giving Ben Henderson middle fingers during their UFC main event. But the larger issue is the continued unprofessional behavior from the Diaz brothers.
Submitted Dec 11, 2012 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Bellator premieres Jan. 17 on Spike, announces lineups for first two cards
Bellator will premiere on Spike TV on Jan. 17 in a 10 p.m. ET time slot, kicking off a 12-event eighth season for the promotion. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney and Spike President Kevin Kay on Tuesday announced the news on a conference call with media members. The date for the season's first show is a change from a previously reported one of Jan. 10, which Bellator had requested with the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board. Instead, the season premiere, Bellator 85, takes place a week later in Irvine, Calif., at Bren Events Center on the UC-Irvine campus. Kay said the 10 p.m. ET start time for Bellator events throughout the season allows the promotion to have Impact Wrestling as lead-in programming from 8-10 p.m. ET each week. The latest Bellator 85 card now includes: Champ Michael Chandler vs. Rick Hawn - for lightweight title Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Mikhail Zayats - light heavyweight tournament opening round Champ Pat Curran vs. Patricio Freire - for featherweight title Seth Petruzelli vs. TBA Mike Guymon vs. TBA Jason Lambert vs. TBA Hector Ramirez vs. TBA The latest Bellator 86 card now includes: Champ Ben Askren vs. Karl Amousson - for welterweight title Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal vs. TBA - light heavyweight tournament opening round Ben Saunders vs. TBA - welterweight tournament opening round Douglas Lima vs. TBA - welterweight tournament opening round
Submitted Dec 11, 2012 2:44PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Bellator's Rad Martinez-Shahbulat Shamhalaev tourney final moved to Season 8
This past week, food poisoning delayed Bellator's Season 7 featherweight tournament final. Now something a bit more noble will push Rad Martinez vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev to 2013.
Submitted Dec 11, 2012 2:42PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Hiroyuki Takaya has a date for New Year’s Eve, as the Dream featherweight champion will take part in a non-title bout against Georgi Karakhanyan at Dream 18. The matchup was one of three made official Tuesday for the Dec. 31 card at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Also announced was a welterweight tilt featuring Pride veterans Hayato “Mach” Sakurai and Phil Baroni, as well as a lightweight bout between former Sengoku champ Satoru Kitaoka and American import Will Brooks.
Submitted Dec 11, 2012 8:06AM by sparky - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
DREAM.18 – Glory 4 Event To Air Live On The Fight Network
Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, will be airing three live events on December 31, beginning with a live presentation of DREAM.18 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan at 2 a.m. ET. Approximately one hour after the culmination of DREAM.18, the GLORY 4 Tokyo Heavyweight Grand Slam will emanate from the same venue, beginning at approximately 6 a.m. ET. The live action continues later in the day at 4 p.m. ET, as a live broadcast of Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 51 emanates from The Helix in Dublin, Northern Ireland.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 8:57PM by sparky - 7 comments
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TUF 16 Finale's Matt Mitrione says focus primary reason for declining VADA offer
Matt Mitrione was so concerned about preparing for Roy Nelson, an invitation to enroll with VADA seemed like an unnecessary diversion.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 7:48PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Carlos Condit Happy to Accept Rory MacDonald Rematch If Offered by UFC
Rory MacDonald wants a rematch with Carlos Condit, and for his part Carlos Condit is happy to accept the fight if the UFC wants it.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 4:13PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
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TUF semifinalists Neil Magny and Jon Manley targeted for UFC 157
A welterweight fight between the pair of "Ultimate Fighter" semifinalists who came up short of the finals is being targeted for February. Neil Magny and Jon Manley will meet at UFC 157 on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 4:11PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Saturday's TUF 16 Finale card finalized with FX broadcast, Facebook stream
The fight card is set for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Final on Saturday with the FX-televised main card and prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 4:10PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub rebooked for UFC 157 on Feb. 23 in Anaheim
Once more, with feeling. Lavar Johnson is getting all patched up from his groin injury and should be ready to fight Brendan Schaub at the UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" pay-per-view fight card, which was recently made official for the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Feb. 23, 2013. Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub, take two. The hard-hitting heavyweight sluggers are set to do battle (again) at the UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, which was recently made official for the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Feb. 23, 2013, according to a report from MMA Junkie.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 2:24PM by sparky - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Koscheck: 'Rory MacDonald should fight me, but I doubt the UFC wants to see him get his ass kicked'
Rory MacDonald is the cat's meow at 170 pounds, but don't expect any bowls of milk from former division number one contender Josh Koscheck, who offered to fight "Ares" following his win over B.J. Penn at UFC on FOX 5 last Saturday night in Seattle. Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald put the screws to B.J. Penn in a lopsided affair as part of the UFC on FOX 5 main card held last Saturday night (Dec. 8, 2012) at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. Josh Koscheck was not impressed. In fact, the former division number one contender went so far as to say "Ares" should step up and face him inside the Octagon -- though he doubts their employer would be willing to expose the young buck in a showdown opposite the longtime veteran.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 10:22AM by sparky - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FOX 5 results: Ben Henderson fought Nate Diaz with a toothpick in his mouth
Lost in the shuffle of four amazing main card performances at last night's (Dec. 8, 2012) UFC on Fox 5 event was the fact that Ben Henderson, who defeated Nate Diaz to retain his title, apparently did so with a toothpick in his mouth.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 12:19AM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC On Fox 5's Raphael Assuncao broke his right arm in fight against Mike Easton
While picking up a decision win in his fight with Mike Easton, Assuncao fought through the pain of a fractured arm.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 12:16AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dan Henderson Isn’t Sure Where Dana White Is Getting the Info But His Knee is Just Fine
Dan Henderson responds to the reports that his knee may not be ready in time for a Feb 23 showdown against Lyoto Machida at UFC 157.
Submitted Dec 10, 2012 12:14AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Anderson Silva wants a new 10-fight deal with UFC
If we're to believe UFC President Dana White, Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva wants a new contract from the promotion. But he doesn't want a run-of-the-mill four or five fight deal. He wants 10 -- count 'em -- 10 more fights. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is currently signed with the promotion for two more fights. He's gone back-and-forth on the subject of retirement, first saying he would be out of the game at 35-years-old, then later claiming he could continue his career for another 10 years. As of late, it's seemed he's content on taking it one fight at a time. But if we're to believe UFC President Dana White, that's not the case. That's because he revealed to fans during a live chat with MetroPCS that the UFC approached the reigning pound-for-pound king with a new 8-fight contract offer. And he turned it down. "Fuck that, I want a 10-fight deal," Silva said. Or at least that's what White said Silva said. Expletive likely added.
Submitted Dec 9, 2012 9:50PM by sparky - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nate Diaz’s middle finger gesture during fight rattled Fox broadcast, but not Benson Henderson
During Benson Henderson's win over Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox 5, the Fox broadcast repeatedly cut away to a shot of the empty octagon. Was it a technical difficulty? Did someone on Fox's broadcast truck hit the wrong button? No. Diaz threw up the middle finger at his opponent, and the network cut away instead of risking a fine from the Federal Communications Commission.
Submitted Dec 9, 2012 2:52PM by Wolfenstein - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
Penn goes to hospital after loss to MacDonald, UFC boss White wants retirement
SEATTLE – Following a lopsided loss to welterweight standout Rory MacDonald, former champ B.J. Penn was taken to an area hospital for observation. But UFC President Dana White said he'd like for Penn to retire.
Submitted Dec 9, 2012 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
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