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Benson Henderson Unsure Whether He Will Stay at 170: ‘It’s Still Up in the Air’
Benson Henderson Unsure Whether He Will Stay at 170: ‘It’s Still Up in the Air’.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 10:25AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bad news for Jim Alers after eating illegal knee at UFC Fight Night 60
The possibility of Jim Alers appealing and overturning his loss at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 60 event is, it seems, slim at best.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 10:21AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
No Rory for Benson Henderson, White says: MacDonald already has fight booked
After beating tough welterweight Brandon Thatch in style, ex-UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson floated the idea of fighting top contender Rory MacDonald for his second appearance in the division, even though he admitted he’d “be in for a handful” in facing such a tough opponent so early in his experiment at 170 pounds. There’s just one problem: MacDonald (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) is already booked, according to UFC President Dana White, who declined to name the Canadian’s next opponent. “He has a fight lined up already, but is hasn’t been announced yet,” White said at the post-event news conference for UFC Fight Night 60 at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 2:59AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Max Holloway vs. Cub Swanson booked for UFC on FOX 15 in Newark
Max Holloway couldn’t even get out of the cage on Saturday night before he had his next fight booked. Holloway (12-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) looked dominant against Cole Miller (21-9 MMA, 10-7 UFC) in the UFC Fight Night 60 co-main event, and with the win he drew a key featherweight assignment against Cub Swanson (21-6 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at UFC on FOX 15 in April. With the addition to the lineup, UFC on FOX 15 now includes: Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Max Holloway vs. Cub Swanson Patrick Cummins vs. Ovince Saint Preux Felice Herrig vs. Paige VanZant Paul Felder vs. Jim Miller Aljamain Sterling vs. Takeya Mizugaki Chris Dempsey vs. Eddie Gordon Corey Anderson vs. Gian Villante Nick Catone vs. Vitor Miranda Kenny Robertson vs. George Sullivan
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 2:58AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 60 bonuses: Henderson vs. Thatch earns Fight of Night honors
Benson Henderson's jump up to welterweight paid off well for a variety of reasons Saturday night. Henderson and Brandon Thatch earned $50,000 extra for the Fight of Night honors at UFC Fight Night 60. Henderson won the main event with a submission (rear-naked choke) in the fourth round. Ray Borg and Neil Magny earned Performance of the Night honors. Borg defeated Chris Kelades via submission (kimura), while Magny won his sixth straight fight with a submission (rear-naked choke) over Kiichi Kunimoto.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 2:22AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Photo: Bendo beat Thatch with toothpick in mouth
Ben Henderson had a toothpick in his mouth during the entire bout.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 1:51AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fedor Emelianenko to be featured in Bellator 134 fan festivities
Heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko will take part in the Bellator 134 fan festivities at the Mohegan Sun.
Submitted Feb 14, 2015 3:42PM by RacingHartPurple - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Tito Ortiz: Rampage 'doesn't want to fight me'
Tito Ortiz talks about his disappointment at the fact he will probably never have the opportunity to fight Rampage Jackson and admits that Rampage is likely to make a lot more money fighting in the UFC than he would have in Bellator, at least in the short term.
Submitted Feb 14, 2015 3:40PM by RacingHartPurple - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Gina Carano to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool
Former women's MMA superstar, Gina Carano has been cast as the mutant, Angel Dust in the upcoming 20th Century Fox movie, Deadpool.
Submitted Feb 14, 2015 3:39PM by RacingHartPurple - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Bellator 133 video: Behold – Alexander Shlemenko's spinning-backfist knockout
Get ready to watch this knockout on Bellator MMA highlight reels for years to come. Friday’s Bellator 133 headliner between Alexander Shlemenko and Melvin Manhoef promised fireworks – and it delivered in a big way.
Submitted Feb 14, 2015 10:54AM by JLS1980 - 16 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC Fight Night 60 weigh-in results: Henderson, Thatch official, but three off mark
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) -Benson Henderson (169) vs. Brandon Thatch (170) -Max Holloway (145.25) vs. Cole Miller (145) -Kiichi Kunimoto (170) vs. Neil Magny (170.5) -Daniel Kelly (185.5) vs. Patrick Walsh (191.5)* -Michel Prazeres (156) vs. Kevin Lee (155.25) -Ray Borg (125.75) vs. Chris Kelades (127)** PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) -Efrain Escudero (156) vs. Rodrigo Lima (154.5) -Jim Alers (145) vs. Chas Skelly (145.75) -Tim Elliott (125) vs. Zach Makovsky (125.5) -James Moontasri (158)* vs. Cody Pfister (156) * Walsh and Moontasri forfeit 20 percent of their purses to their opponents. ** Kelades was given two hours to cut the additional weight.
Submitted Feb 13, 2015 7:39PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nik Lentz vs Levan Makashvili scratched from UFC Fight Night 60 lineup
For the second time in six months, Nik Lentz has had a UFC fight canceled on weigh-in day. Sources close to the situation told MMAjunkie that Lentz’s planned UFC Fight Night 60 bout with Levan Makashvili (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been pulled from the lineup. Sources close to the promotion told MMAjunkie that Lentz has flu-like symptoms. Doctors ruled him ineligible today. Lentz (25-6-2 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) was originally scheduled to meet Thiago Tavares at Saturday’s event, which takes place at 1STBank Center in Broomfield, Colo., but he suffered an injury roughly two weeks out. Makashvili, who was set to make his debut at the event, replaced him on short notice.
Submitted Feb 13, 2015 5:45PM by Shawn91111 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bloodied Marlon Moraes Withstands Josh Hill, Retains Bantamweight Title at WSOF 18
Bloodied Marlon Moraes Withstands Josh Hill, Retains Bantamweight Title at WSOF 18.
Submitted Feb 13, 2015 12:12AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Bellator 133 Weigh-in Results: Melvin Manhoef, Alexander Shlemenko on Weight
Bellator 133 Weigh-in Results: Melvin Manhoef, Alexander Shlemenko on Weight.
Submitted Feb 13, 2015 12:10AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Matt Hamill-Vinny Magalhaes, Melvin Guillard-Ozzy Dugulubgov Announced For WSOF 20
Matt Hamill-Vinny Magalhaes, Melvin Guillard-Ozzy Dugulubgov Announced For WSOF 20.
Submitted Feb 13, 2015 12:09AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Shane Campbell goes 'Street Fighter' on Derek Boyle with Hadouken finish at WSOF 18
Quarter-circle forward, punch. Anyone who's ever played any iteration of 'Street Fighter' or 'Mortal Kombat' (or any fighting video game, really) knows the button-mashing combo for a fireball. And wouldn't you know it, Shane Campbell busted one out during his wild body shot KO of Derek Boyle at WSOF 18.
Submitted Feb 12, 2015 11:29PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
CSAC: Cris 'Cyborg' Justino will need to pass drug test before being licensed for Invicta FC 11
Cris Cyborg must pass a random drug test before being allowed to compete at Invicta FC 11.
Submitted Feb 12, 2015 9:07PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Ryan Ford-Yushin Okami, Smealinho Rama-Blagoi Ivanov Announced For WSOF 21
Ryan Ford-Yushin Okami, Smealinho Rama-Blagoi Ivanov Announced For WSOF 21.
Submitted Feb 12, 2015 9:03PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Gleison Tibau: I had more anti-doping tests in UFC than Andrew McInnes has pro fights
UFC lightweight Gleison Tibau takes exception to being accused of PED use by WSOF lightweight Andrew McInnes.
Submitted Feb 12, 2015 8:57PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
In wake of drug test failures, UFC's White, Fertitta to hold news conference in Las Vegas
UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White will address a spate of high-profile drug test failures next week. A special news conference is set for next Wednesday in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 12, 2015 8:55PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
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