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WSOF 19 adds Jake Heun vs. Teddy Holder, Timur Valiev vs. Ed West
(mmajunkie.com)
The main card for next month’s “WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino” event is now complete with the addition of Jake Heun (7-3) vs. Teddy Holder (8-1) and Timur Valiev (8-1) vs. Ed West (18-9).
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 9:05PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mark Hunt vs. Stipe Miocic targeted for UFC Fight Night 65 in Australia
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s first Australian event of 2015 is targeted for May 10, and Mark Hunt (10-9-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC) and Stipe Miocic (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will reportedly headline the card in a heavyweight matchup.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 9:03PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Superkombat start new $5M talent development model
(bloodyelbow.com)
Superkombat is one of the biggest kickboxing organizations in the world and has yielded Glory standouts like Bejamin Adegbuyi and Andrei Stoica. To ensure the development of high-level talent for years to come, the Romania-based promotion has now invented a new and somehow groundbreaking concept to support up-and-coming fighters: the Superkombat Academy.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 10:43AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Phillipe Nover returns to the UFC, faces Nam Yui Chul in Manila
(bloodyelbow.com)
Phillipe Nover has retured to the UFC after almost 5 years outside the organization. He will face Nam Yui Chul in Manila.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 10:39AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ONE FC 25 adds Amir Khan vs. Florian Garel, plus Walaa Abbas vs. Ann Osman
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for the March ONE FC card in Malaysia continues to grow with a new addition and a change to a previously announced bout.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 10:27AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
'UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas' lineup finalized with 10 televised bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for UFC Fight Night 63, the UFC’s return to Virginia, is set.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 10:24AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Floyd says nothing is signed, No Mayweather vs. Pacquiao announcement on NBA All-Star Game
(bloodyelbow.com)
It was rumored that Floyd Mayweather will be announcing the mega fight against Manny Pacquiao at the NBA All-Star Game.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 12:41AM by RacingHartPurple - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Conor McGregor was briefly the betting favorite against champion Jose Aldo
(bloodyelbow.com)
Outspoken Irishman Conor McGregor has shocked the fight world once again. On Friday, the Dublin native briefly became the betting favorite against longtime champion Jose Aldo.
Submitted Feb 16, 2015 12:37AM by RacingHartPurple - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Schaub: Given penalties, PED use makes sense
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Schaub compellingly made the case that given the current penalties for PED use, it makes sense to use them. "Listen, I would love to hear an argument for why I shouldn't do steroids," he said. "Give me one. Let's say I take steroids and test positive. Say I'm a young kid [getting to the UFC] and I ask my dad, 'Dad, why shouldn't I take steroids?' Can I say, 'Well, you'll never be world champ.' That's not true. Anderson Silva's world champ. 'Well, you'll never fight for a title.' That's not true.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:07PM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Benson Henderson's quirky love for toothpicks
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Benson Henderson has a quirky habit of fighting with a toothpick in his mouth.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:06PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah: 'Mangy' Irishmen have nothing to cheer about but Conor McGregor
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber recently discussed featherweight contender Conor McGregor, on Team Alpha Male Radio. Faber fired off a trash talk shotgun, blasting an entire nation, or at least the male half of it. “Especially for Ireland, I’ve seen some hot Irish women but all the dudes over there are pretty mangled looking.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:04PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Silva's positive test messed me up for days
(mmajunkie.com)
In his first public comment on the matter, UFC President Dana White said he was staggered by news of ex-middleweight champ Anderson Silva’s positive test for steroids. "It screwed me up for a few days,” White told MMAjunkie following Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 60 event in Broomfield, Colo. “I was messed up for a few days after that. I’ve been a huge Anderson Silva fan, too. But we’ll talk about that on Wednesday.”
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:03PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
White jokes Rousey will have to start fighting men with win
(mmafighting.com)
"She's gonna have to start fighting men if she walks through Cat Zingano," White said after UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch. Rousey is an undefeated 10-0, all by finish. Only one woman, Miesha Tate, has been out of the first round with the UFC women's bantamweight champion. "Rowdy" is coming off a 16-second knockout of Alexis Davis at UFC 175 last July. "If Ronda Rousey walks through Cat Zingano the way she has walked through every body else, I don't know what to do with her," White said.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:02PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 133 purses: 32k-1k
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The salaries reflect an unfortunate reality in the sport. Bellator is the second largest promotion in North American, and had ten fighters on the card making 1/1. The main event fighter, former league middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko got $20,000 to win. In MMA, it gets worse from there, as you move into smaller promotions. The above figures are the fighter payout information that promoters are required by state law to submit to the California athletic commission, including the winners' bonuses. The figures do not represent a full accounting of each fighter's income.
Submitted Feb 15, 2015 3:01PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Miscellaneous, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Benson Henderson Unsure Whether He Will Stay at 170: ‘It’s Still Up in the Air’
(sherdog.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmafighting.com)
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
(bloodyelbow.com)
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
 
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