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April 2014 MMA News Archive

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Martin Kampmann being considered for head coaching gig with Team Alpha Male
(mmafighting.com)
With the departure of 2013's coach of the year Duane Ludwig, Team Alpha Male is in the process of finding a replacement. And it looks like another well-known fighter may be emerging as the forerunner to land the job.
Submitted Apr 30, 2014 11:49PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
UFC veterans to enter one-night, eight-man tournament at BattleGrounds MMA
(mmafighting.com)
One-night MMA tournaments are back. BattleGrounds MMA’s third edition will take place at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on June 27, and will feature a one-night, eight-man welterweight tournament, and four of those competitors are UFC veterans.
Submitted Apr 30, 2014 11:40PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Germaine de Randamie meets newcomer Milana Dudieva at UFC 174
(mmajunkie.com)
A women’s bantamweight matchup between Germaine de Randamie (4-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Milana Dudieva is the latest addition to the UFC 174 lineup.
Submitted Apr 30, 2014 7:25PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Palhares out of Fitch fight to take care of mother
(mmafighting.com)
Rousimar Palhares decided to withdraw from his planned title defense against Jon Fitch citing personal issues, and his mother is the reason why he decided not to fight on July 5.
Submitted Apr 30, 2014 5:34PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tito Ortiz pleads no-contest to DUI, gets probation and fines
(mmajunkie.com)
Tito Ortiz today was sentenced to 36 months probation, fines and ordered to undergo alcohol education after agreeing not to contest a DUI charge filed this past January in a Los Angeles court.
Submitted Apr 30, 2014 5:30PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Conor McGregor vs. Cole Miller confirmed for UFC Fight Night 46 headliner in Dublin
(mmajunkie.com)
A long-rumored featherweight bout is set for the UFC’s return to Dublin, and it will serve as the night’s main event.
Submitted Apr 30, 2014 5:27PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Danny Castillo to compete in submission-only match
(mmafighting.com)
Danny Castillo is back in action.
Submitted Apr 30, 2014 3:05PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
David Branch-Jesse Taylor Middleweight Title Headliner Added to WSOF 10
(www.sherdog.com)
A second title fight is now official for World Series of Fighting’s next event.
Submitted Apr 30, 2014 3:01PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Following cancelation of Palhares vs. Fitch, WSOF executive issues warning to fighters
(mmafighting.com)
"Enough is enough." Ali Abdel-Aziz, the executive vice president of World Series of Fighting, is tired of feeling like he is being taken advantage of, and he's apparently putting his foot down.
Submitted Apr 30, 2014 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Josh Barnett recovering from knee injury, eyes rubber match against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
(mmamania.com)
"Warmaster" will make his Octagon return sooner rather than later. And the opponent he has in mind sounds great only in theory.
Submitted Apr 30, 2014 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Jason High set for UFC Fight Night 42 in Albuquerque
(mmajunkie.com)
The lightweight division will get a new member when the UFC makes its first trip to Albuquerque, N.M. Jason High (18-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will drop to 155 pounds from welterweight to take on Rafael dos Anjos (20-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 42. UFC officials announced the new fight booking overnight. The latest UFC Fight Night 42 card includes: Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov Ross Pearson vs. Diego Sanchez Bryan Caraway vs. Erik Perez Rafael dos Anjos vs. Jason High Lance Benoist vs. Bobby Voelker John Dodson vs. John Moraga Yaotzin Meza vs. Sergio Pettis Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann Francimar Barroso vs. Patrick Cummins Scott Jorgensen vs. Danny Martinez
Submitted Apr 30, 2014 10:45AM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Pitbull’ Freire threatens to leave Bellator
(mmafighting.com)
Patricio Freire will finally fight for the featherweight title in June and plans to knock Pat Curran out, but he’s not completely satisfied with Bellator.
Submitted Apr 29, 2014 11:55PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Daniel Cormier refuses to take another fight unless it's against Jon Jones
(mmamania.com)
But that doesn't mean "DC" is overlooking "Hendo" ahead of their pivotal No. 1 contender's fight this Memorial Day weekend.
Submitted Apr 29, 2014 11:53PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Deep ‘66 Impact’ Results: Kitaoka, Yokota, Nakanishi Successful in Title Defenses
(www.sherdog.com)
Japanese promotion Deep pulled out all the stops for “66 Impact” on Tuesday night, stacking the card with title fights in five different weight classes from 135 to 205 pounds.
Submitted Apr 29, 2014 11:50PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
Royce Gracie Says His Issue with Eddie Bravo is His Drug Use, Not His Jiu-Jitsu or Family Feud
(mmaweekly.com)
Royce Gracie recently explained his backstage confrontation with Eddie Bravo, saying it was his endorsement of drugs, not an issue with Bravo's jiu-jitsu or his family.
Submitted Apr 29, 2014 11:48PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Gunnar Nelson vs. Ryan LaFlare set for July's UFC Fight Night in Dublin
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of unbeaten welterweights will square off in Ireland in July, as the first fight is on the board for the UFC’s return to Dublin.
Submitted Apr 29, 2014 11:46PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night in Dublin adds McCall-Pickett, Latifi-Lawlor, Harris-Serry, Donovan-Krylov
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s long-awaited return to Ireland is starting to fill out, as officials today announced a total of five matchups for the summer event.
Submitted Apr 29, 2014 11:45PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cage Warriors signs British featherweight and Bellator vet Andrew Fisher
(mmajunkie.com)
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship continues to bolster its featherweight roster with the signing of England’s Andrew Fisher.
Submitted Apr 29, 2014 11:44PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Velasquez/Werdum official to coach TUF
(bloodyelbow.com)
It's official Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will meet as opposing coaches on the upcoming season of TUF Latin America.
Submitted Apr 29, 2014 11:43PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Michael Johnson: 'Grant is milking his injury'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Apparently, and unbeknownst to many of it's members I'm sure, the UFC rankings panel has become the ultimate in achievement for fighters, outstripping competitive desire or financial gain.
Submitted Apr 29, 2014 11:42PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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