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UFC Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk all smiles despite broken thumb, possible surgery
(mmajunkie.com)
This isn’t the look of someone who’s headed to the sidelines with a broken thumb.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
'UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia' lineup finalized with 13 bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
With the tournaments finals now set for “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4,” the lineup has been finalized for August’s UFC 190 event.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Martinez vs. Kakai completes Saturday's nine-bout UFC Fight Night 70 card
(mmajunkie.com)
With a late addition, the lineup is set for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 70 lineup, which features just nine bouts.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marcus Brimage vs. Ian Entwistle added to UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow
(mmajunkie.com)
A bantamweight fight between Marcus Brimage (7-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Ian Entwistle (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s UFC Fight Night 72 fight card in Scotland.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gilbert Melendez says getting to Mexico City weeks early 'didn't make sense' financially
(mmafighting.com)
Gilbert Melendez said the altitude played a big part in why he lost to Eddie Alvarez two weeks ago. Had the UFC lightweight contender traveled to Mexico City earlier, much like Fabricio Werdum did, things could have been different. But Melendez told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour that leaving home for Mexico weeks earlier just was not practical from a financial perspective.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:03AM by GDPofMPG - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jim Miller replaces Rustam Khabilov at UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago
(mmajunkie.com)
Danny Castillo has a new opponent for next month’s UFC on FOX 16 event, officials today announced. Veteran lightweight Jim Miller (24-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) has replaced Rustam Khabilov (17-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who was forced off the card with visa issues, and will fight Castillo (17-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) at the event. With the change, the UFC on FOX 16 card now includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao – for bantamweight title Jessica Eye vs. Miesha Tate Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Lauzon Tom Lawlor vs. Gian Villante Kenny Robertson vs. Ben Saunders Bryan Caraway vs. Eddie Wineland Danny Castillo vs. Jim Miller Daron Cruickshank vs. James Krause Erik Koch vs. Ramsey Nijem Jessamyn Duke vs. Elizabeth Phillips Zak Cummings vs. Antonio Braga Neto
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 4:09AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Four prelim bouts added to Bellator 140, including Josh Neer vs. Matt Secor
(mmajunkie.com)
The card for Bellator 140 is coming together with the addition of four preliminary bouts. The latest Bellator 140 card now includes: MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET) Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov – For the Bellator welterweight championship Paul Bradley vs. Chris Honeycutt Rudy Bears vs. Michael Page Gavin Sterritt vs. Brennan Ward Paul Daley vs. Dennis Olson PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET) Josh Neer vs. Matt Secor Rodrigo Almeida vs. Blair Tugman Ilya Kotau vs. Nicholas Sergiacom Eric Bedard vs. Parker Porter
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 4:00AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator 138 draws 2.1 million peak for Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice
(mmajunkie.com)
Ken Shamrock vs. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson produced record ratings for Bellator MMA, Spike TV today announced. The catchweight bout, which headlined this past Friday’s event at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, drew 2.1 million viewers in its timeslot of 11:45 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET/PT, the network said in a press release, obtained by MMAjunkie.
Submitted Jun 22, 2015 7:03PM by george112 - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Tito Ortiz turned down Frank Shamrock rematch opportunity for title shot instead
(mmafighting.com)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Bellator light heavyweight Tito Ortiz spoke to MMA Fighting after the Dynamite event announcement and spoke about facing Liam McGeary for the light heavyweight title at that event, why he turned down a rematch with Frank Shamrock and much more.
Submitted Jun 22, 2015 10:20AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Joe Silva's Shoes: What's next for UFC Fight Night 69's winners?
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Fight Night 69 marked the organization’s fourth event in Germany, and all eyes were on women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who stole the show with her third-round TKO of Jessica Penne (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) to retain the title...
Submitted Jun 21, 2015 10:27PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 69 post-fight facts: Jedrzejczyk's historic title-fight beatdown
(mmajunkie.com)
There’s only one European-born champion at the top of the current UFC totem pole. At UFC Fight Night 69, Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) made sure it stayed that way with a successful 115-pound title defense against Jessica Penne (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). The strawweight champion dominated Penne from start to merciful third-round TKO finish in the first UFC title fight to stream on UFC Fight Pass. With that, she remained on top of the women’s strawweight division and dared all comers to attempt to take the belt. The title fight finish concluded an 11-fight card that saw eight bouts end inside the distance. For more on the numbers behind the UFC’s fourth event in Germany, check 40 post-fight facts about UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin...
Submitted Jun 21, 2015 10:25PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale: Story vs Silva
(bloodyelbow.com)
You'll have to follow me closely on this story. The 4th season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil was filmed entirely in Las Vegas, with the season finale due to be in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 27th. When that fell through, the TUF Brazil 4 Finale was moved to Hollywood, Florida. Now, because of ongoing technical issues ...
Submitted Jun 21, 2015 4:14PM by Dr_Doom - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 69 bonuses: You're damn right Jedrzejczyk got $50,000
(mmajunkie.com)
BERLIN – After absolutely decimating Jessica Penne at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 69 event, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) earned one of four $50,000 bonuses for her incredible performance. Penne shared in the reward for her gutsy effort, as the pair took home “Fight of the Night” honors. Meanwhile, Mairbek Taisumov(24-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and newcomer Arnold Allen(10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) were given “Performance of the Night” bonuses, also taking home $50,000 each.
Submitted Jun 20, 2015 7:16PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Patrício Pitbull vs. Daniel Weichel: AMAZING Featherweight Championship Comeback
(mmafighting.com)
If you ever need proof of the volatility of mixed martial arts, look no further that Bellator 138's co-main event. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:28PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator Signs Tachi Palace Fights Welterweight Champion Chidi Njokuani
(sherdog.com)
Bellator Signs Tachi Palace Fights Welterweight Champion Chidi Njokuani.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 9:27PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Tito Ortiz vs. Liam McGeary, one-night tourney headline Bellator-GLORY hybrid show
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator Announces Joint Card with Glory; Tito Ortiz to Challenge Liam McGeary on plus four man tourney on Sept. 19
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 9:26PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Anderson Silva's UFC 183 drug test results inconsistent, B-sample being tested to prove -- or disprove -- failed exam
(mmamania.com)
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva continues to successfully postpone his disciplinary hearing with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), despite failing his UFC 183 drug test over four months ago. Probably because his results are still inconclusive.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 9:20PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bibiano Fernandes defends ONE title on July 18
(mmafighting.com)
Bibiano Fernandes will put his ONE Championship belt on the line in a month, facing fellow submission artist Toni Tauru in Myanmar.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:51AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Todhunter blames weight-cut mishap on altitude
(mmafighting.com)
UFC newcomer Andrew Todhunter said the high altitude in Mexico City played a major part in why he passed out while trying to cut weight.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:50AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roger Gracie set to compete at UFC Fan Expo
(mmafighting.com)
Roger Gracie will compete at the week of UFC 189, but it won’t be in a MMA bout.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:49AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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