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Fedor Emelianenko Officially Retires
Russian mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko has announced his retirement after knocking out Brazilian veteran Pedro Rizzo. It took Emelianenko just 44 seconds to knock out Brazilian veteran Pedro Rizzo on Thursday, putting him on the ground with a serious of punches and then finishing with more strikes to the head. "I think it is time I quit," Emelianenko said. "My family influenced my decision. My daughters are growing without me, that's why it's time to leave."
Submitted Jun 21, 2012 7:57PM by Card - 60 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC 147 Press Conference Video
Live from Brazil hear what the fighters have to say about their upcoming bouts at 12:00 p.m. ET. At the UFC 147 press conference, Wanderlei Silva, Rich Franklin and other top fighters at UFC 147 will answer questions from the media Thursday.
Submitted Jun 21, 2012 10:52AM by Card - 1 comment
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UFC on FX 4 Weigh-In Video
Watch all fighters weigh in LIVE from Atlantic City at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday. In the main event, lightweights Gray Maynard and Clay Guida will square off in a five-round bout.
Submitted Jun 21, 2012 10:50AM by Card - 1 comment
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UFC 151 – Lightweights Danny Castillo vs. Michael Johnson Set For September Event
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials confirmed three more bouts for this September’s upcoming UFC 151 pay-per-view event. Not previously announced (by this site at least) is a lightweight bout between Team Alpha Male standout Danny “Last Call” Castillo (14-4) and TUF 12 Finalist Michael ‘The Menace’ Johnson (11-6). Also confirmed, but previously reported, was a featherweight bout between Dennis Siver, who drops to 145-lbs for the first time, and ‘The Filipino Phenom’ Eddie Yagin, as well as a fight at bantamweight between Japanese striker Takeya Mizugaki and submission specialist Jeff Hougland. UFC 151 is expected to take place on September 1, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight title match between current UFC champion Jon Jones and former Strikeforce title holder, Dan Henderson.
Submitted Jun 21, 2012 12:04AM by sparky - 9 comments
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Alistair Overeem Takes Drug Test For Nevada State Athletic Commission
Yesterday, Alistair Overeem said he was going to fight in December but that was shot down by Lorenzo Fertitta. Today, he apparently took a blood test for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, even though he is unlicensed and it isn't required of him. He tweeted about it, and sent a message to UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos as well:
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 11:29PM by prophecy033 - 17 comments
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Strikeforce champ Ronda Rousey says female fighters inevitably will be in UFC
Later this summer, Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returns to the cage. In the past year, the Olympian and undefeated MMA fighter has become arguably the biggest name in women's MMA, and she recently headlined a major event on Showtime. But soon, she thinks she could be plying her trade in the UFC octagon. "I think it's a distinct possibility," Rousey recently told "UFC Tonight" correspondent Ariel Helwani. "Women are tough. Women are clever. We're going to find a way to get everywhere. "You can't stop us. We'll be there at some point."
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 11:25PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
UFC 147's Yuri Alcantara says he always ends up on top in a scramble
How does a 145-pound grappler end up on top of another who's 250 pounds? Scramble, scramble, scramble. Like the majority of his countrymen, Brazilian featherweight Yuri Alcantara doesn't have roots in the American wrestling styles that have been so successful in MMA. The 30-year-old UFC fighter said he practices a form of wrestling from his hometown of Marajo Island in northeast Brazil called "luta marajoara." It may not have the instant recognizability of Greco Roman, which he said it resembles. But it helps him when he's trying to outwit guys twice his size. "It's different, so people may not know how to defend my takedowns," Alcantara told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "In a scramble, I may be taken down, but I end up on top."
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 11:24PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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UFC axes typical tryout format for 'The Ultimate Fighter 16'
A flurry of calls from UFC officials to MMA managers this week has brought a bevy of welterweights to Las Vegas to try out for the 16th installment of "The Ultimate Fighter." For the next season officials have scrapped open auditions and opted instead to interview potential contestants directly. "I've never seen them skip the tryout process and fly guys straight in," one manager told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 11:22PM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
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Newcomer Hacran Dias looks for better life with UFC 147 debut
Featherweight Hacran Dias is the latest prospect to emerge from the celebrated Nova Uniao camp in Brazil, and like many of the team's fighters, he's endured a hard road on the way to the big show. Now on the cusp of his UFC debut against fellow Brazilian fighter Yuri Alcantara (27-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC), Dias (20-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) wants to give his family a better life with success in the octagon. "Everything I do, I do with my daughter in mind," Dias told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I don't want to stay here on the hill (in a favela) around drug trafficking. I want her to go to college, maybe even study overseas." Dias hopes to make a deposit on that dream when he meets Alcantara on the pay-per-view main card of UFC 147, which takes place Saturday at Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. "I think God does everything at the right time," he said. "If I hadn't managed to get in (to the UFC) before, it's because it wasn't my time yet. I was very happy to get in. It's the opportunity of my life."
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 11:19PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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UFC on FX 4's Spencer Fisher to Sam Stout: 'You lost the first two fights'
It's called a rubber match, but as far as Spencer Fisher is concerned, he's going for a clean sweep against fellow lightweight Sam Stout. After Stout won their first meeting via split decision and Fisher the second one via unanimous decision, they settle the score in the co-headliner of Friday's UFC on FX 4 event. "I want this win," Fisher told MMAjunkie.com. "I think he knows in the back of his mind I beat him twice already. Five years have passed since their most recent clash. Despite Stout's apparent short memory, many fans do, in fact, remember their first two meetings, which have been lauded as some of the greatest in recent MMA history. (In 2009, the UFC named their first meeting as the 16th best fight in the promotion's history; the second ranked 65th.)
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 11:17PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
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UFC on FX 4's Sam Stout has finish of Fisher, eventual title contention on his mind
Sam Stout is realistic about his standing in the UFC's lightweight division. That doesn't mean he can't have goals. Stout, who on Friday tops off his trilogy against Spencer Fisher at UFC on FX 4, believes he could contend for the 155-pound title. "I don't like to mark a date on my calendar when I'm going to be in title contention," Stout told MMAjunkie.com. "... If things go well, if I get a couple impressive wins, within a year or two I could be fighting for that title."
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 11:14PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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Kendall Grove Back With Tito Ortiz To Improve His Wrestling Game
Grove the winner of The Ultimate Fighter Season 3 was cut from the UFC after back to back losses to Demian Maia and Tim Boetsch, since leaving the UFC Grove has gone (3-1) most recently defeating Derek Brunson via split-decision.

I was training for a five-foot-nine stand-up boxer (in Terry Martin) and then four days before the fight I found out I had to fight six-foot-one wrestler Derek Brunson and had to switch it up last minute.
He also comments on travelling to Big Bear from his native Hawaii to train with his former Ultimate Fighter 3 coach Tito Ortiz.

I’m actually headed out to Big Bear to help Tito train for his upcoming fight (at UFC 148),” said Grove. “Definitely training with Tito is going fill a loss in my game, which is my wrestling. I’d like to get back into that, the high-caliber wrestling, that I lack that here in Maui.
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 10:12PM by lohmann - 3 comments
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Dominick Cruz Could Be Out For Up To Eighteen Months Rehabbing Injury
“UFC Tonight’s” Ariel Helwani spoke with Dominick Cruz about his recovery from surgery.

He’s actually feeling great. You know, he had the surgery on June 6th, a total reconstruction of his ACL and MCL in his left leg. He’s feeling great. He’s saying he’s ahead of schedule right now. Right now, it’s a little too early to say just when he’ll be ready to return. He’s doing the normal physical therapy, right now. This is an injury that could take an athlete nine to maybe 18 months to return to his previous form. So right now, his spirits are high, but he doesn’t want to put any kind of date out as far as when he could return to the Octagon.
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 10:08PM by lohmann - 4 comments
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Fedor vs Rizzo Weigh-In Photos
Fedor Emelianenko (235) vs. Pedro Rizzo (243.5) The fight will take place this Thursday, at 10AM EST.
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 2:32PM by Card - 14 comments
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Countdown to UFC 147 full video
Former champions Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva went an unbelievable fifteen minutes in the UFC 99 Fight of the Night. Will they last the full five rounds Saturday night in Brazil? Two heavyweights, two hometown heroes, two men looking to stay on their win streaks... whose will end when Fabricio Werdum fights Mike Russow at UFC 147? See the TUF Brasil final matchups between featherweights GodoFredo Pepey and Rony "Jason" Mariano Bezerra and middleweights and Sergio "Serginho" Moraes. Sarafian was injured and will be replaced at UFC 147 by Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira.
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 2:25PM by Card - 0 comments
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Gray Maynard goes back to his roots for fight against Guida
Gray Maynard explains the soul searching he did after his loss to Frankie Edgar, his change of lifestyle, and why he thinks it will help him beat Clay Guida and eventually win the belt
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 1:58PM by MeetFrancisco - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Jason Young vs. Robert Peralta added to UFC on FUEL TV 5 in Nottingham
After ending a two-fight skid and likely saving his UFC job, Jason Young (9-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) next will fight in his home country. The English fighter is scheduled to meet fellow 145-pounder Robert Peralta (15-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in September at UFC on FUEL TV 5. Young today announced the fight via Twitter. UFC on FUEL TV 5 takes place Sept. 29 at Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. The main card airs live on FUEL TV (Saturday afternoon in the U.S.) following prelims on Facebook. Young vs. Peralta likely will be part of the preliminary card. Young signed with the UFC a year ago but then suffered decisions losses to Dustin Poirier and Michihiro Omigawa in his first two outings. Despite the defeats, he got a third UFC fight and made the most of it while defeating Eric Wisely via unanimous decision at UFC on FUEL TV 2.
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 10:04AM by sparky - 3 comments
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Corey Hill Signs New Deal with XFC
Just months after making his XFC debut, Corey Hill has come to terms with the East Coast MMA promotion on a long-term contract. It’s a deal that could possibly give Hill a future title shot with the Xtreme Fighting Championships. John Prisco, XFC President & matchmaker, who has added numerous fighters to the roster already in 2012, disclosed the signing early this morning. Hill, who is best known for his appearance on TUF 5 & stellar showings in the UFC, suffered one of the most gruesome leg breaks in MMA history, back in 2008. Almost 13 months later he was back to full strength, in even better condition, and made his debut at XFC 15 with a win over fellow TUF contestant Charlie Rader. It took Corey Hill only minutes to finish off Rader with a Brabo choke, to successfully complete the comeback just before the end of round 1. The performance proved Hill, now 33 years old, is still one of the top competitors in the welterweight division.
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 9:57AM by sparky - 4 comments
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Bart Palaszewski Now Fighting Out of Jackson's
We spoke with Bart Palaszewski tonight, and he informed us that he is going to change things up and fight out of Jackson's from now on. This is news to the MMA landscape, as he had not announced it formally. (Interview about 55 minutes in) We'll see if this boosts him up the ranks to be able to eventually fight for the 135-lb. crown!
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 4:12AM by jakewalters - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
UFC 148: Melvin Guillard Wants A 16 Man Lightweight Tournament
UFC 148 may be the biggest card of the summer, and knock on wood, it hasn't been completely turned upside down due to injuries, despite the fact that injury riddled cards are quickly becoming the standard. On a card filled with compelling match-ups, one of the standouts is Melvin Guillard vs. Fabricio Camoes. Guillard has had a rough patch in his last two bouts, but considers them effective learning tools in his continuing evolution as a fighter. In a recent TapouT Radio interview, Melvin discusses his transition from being a young knucklead (his own words) to a mature, yet still ambitious competitor.
Submitted Jun 20, 2012 3:11AM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
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