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Jim Miller agrees to meet Bobby Green at UFC 172 in Baltimore
Two notable lightweights are set to clash in April at UFC 172, officials today announced. Jim Miller (23-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC) and Bobby Green (22-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC), who are respectively ranked No. 13 and an honorable mention in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, have verbally agreed to the bout.
UFC Vet Marcus Davis Heads into Saturday’s Grudge Match with Retirement on His Mind
Former UFC welterweight Marcus “Irish Hand Grenade” Davis would like to call a mulligan on 2013. It was just that type of year in his fight career. After starting off the year with a controversial stoppage against Waachiim Spiritwolf in Bellator in March, Davis returned home to Main and got his only win of the year against Darrius Heylinger in May in the NEF, only to see his momentum swiftly halted by one of the worst losses of his career in the first round of last year’s Bellator 155-pound tournament. “2013 started out tough with that no contest versus (Waachiim) Spiritwolf, which became a big thing on the internet with all these people saying this stuff, even after the commission (representative) said he didn’t find any groin contact and that he actually had a panic attack. So I thought it would be overturned and it wasn’t,” said Davis looking back on last year. “That was a rough start, but to come back and get a win over a kid like Darrius Haylinger, who is over six feet tall and having a reach and being as good a striker that he is was a great thing for me. I never had any real luck at 155 pounds and I don’t have that frame, and I really, really wanted it bad, but (my fight against Sarnavskiy) was a really horrible performance and wasn’t there.”
TUF China Finale adds three bouts, including Zak Cummings vs. Alberto Mina
The fight card for next month’s TUF China Finale, which concludes the first Chinese version of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series, is now complete with 10 bouts. The full TUF China Finale card includes: John Hathaway vs. Dong Hyun Kim Zhang Lipeng vs. Wang Sai – “TUF: China” welterweight tourney final Yang Jianping vs. Ning Guangyou – “TUF: China” featherweight tourney final Shawn Jordan vs. Matt Mitrione Hatsu Hioki vs. Ivan Menjivar Vaughan Lee vs. Nam Phan Yui Chul Nam vs. Kazuki Tokudome Zak Cummings vs. Alberto Mina Albert Cheng vs. Anying Wang Mark Eddiva vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun
Godofredo Pepey vs. Noad Lahat slated for UFC Fight Night 38 in Brazil
A featherweight bout between Godofredo Pepey (9-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and promotional newcomer Noad Lahat (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s UFC Fight Night 38 event.
Nikita Krylov drops to 205, replaces Thiago Silva at UFC 171
Fresh off a 25-second upset of heavyweight Walt Harris, Nikita Krylov (16-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is dropping to light heavyweight to replace recently arrested Thiago Silva (16-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) at UFC 171.
Ross Pearson Undergoes Successful Surgery, Already Making Plans for UFC Return
A recent knee injury forced UFC lightweight Ross Pearson out of a rematch with Melvin Guillard, but he underwent surgery on Friday and is already planning his return.
Julianna Pena’s Knee Surgery a Success, Expected to Make Full Recovery
The Ultimate Fighter 18 winner Julianna Pena underwent successful knee surgery in Los Angeles on Friday and is expected to make a full recovery.
Referee, judging assignments set for UFC 170's Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann headliner
The officials have been determined for this month’s UFC 170 pay-per-view headliner between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and challenger Sara McMann (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Waldburger vs. Pyle promoted to UFC 170 main card, Chavez vs. Cedeno joins prelims
This month’s UFC 170 event has undergone some late changes, and the pay-per-view lineup has a new bout while the online prelims also have a new addition.
Bellator 113 lineup set, includes Season 10 lightweight tourney openers
The 11-bout lineup for next month’s Bellator 113 lineup is now set, and it includes the four opening-round matchups of the promotion’s Season 10 lightweight tournament.
Dana White: Thiago Silva will never fight in the UFC again
The police reports on the incident that led to Thiago Silva's arrest have emerged and he is accused of putting a gun in his wife's mouth and threatening to kill her. The UFC president says Silva will never return to the Octagon.
Poppies Martinez, Joe Soto Strike Tachi Palace Fights Gold at TPF 18
Poppies Martinez became the first man to hold two Tachi Palace Fights titles simultaneously on Thursday night, when he won featherweight gold in the main event of TPF 18.
Norwegian UFC veteran Simeon Thoresen returns to Cage Warriors
After more than a year off from competition, Simeon Thoresen is set to return.
UFC contender Sarah Kaufman calls for fight with Amanda Nunes
Timing can go your way in a fight career, but it can just as easily work against you, as Sarah Kaufman has found out since the UFC opened women’s divisions.
Video of Thiago Silva in custody following standoff, UFC fighter says 'She want my house, she want my money'
Video shows UFC fighter Thiago Silva sitting in a police car and attempting to explain his actions that led to a police standoff.
WSOF Canada: Ford vs. Powell set for Feb. 2, Rama vs. Mocco Completes Main Card
EDMONTON (Feb. 6, 2014) – World Series of Fighting Canada will crown its first Canadian welterweight champion, as one of Canada’s best, Edmonton, Alberta’s own Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (21-4) takes on the KO artist Joel Powell (7-3) of Hamilton, Ontario. Main Card: 170lbs- Ryan Ford (21-4) vs. Joel Powell (7-3) **Canadian Welterweight Title Fight** 265lbs- Steve Mocco (4-0) vs. Smealinho Rama (6-1) 170lbs- Michael Hill (6-2) vs. Ryan Dickson (6-1) 145lbs- Josh Machan (11-4) vs. Adam Lorenz (7-3) 170lbs- Brandt Dewsbery (10-3-1) vs. Mark Drummond (5-1) Preliminary Card: 145lbs- Lenny Wheeler (6-3) vs. Will Romero (9-4) 200lbs- Matt Baker (9-5) vs. Mike Kent (9-4) 265lbs- Tim Hague (15-8) vs. Lee Mein (6-12) 135lbs- Owen Carr (4-2-1) vs. Maged Hammo (5-3) 145lbs- Behrang Yousefi (5-3) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (0-0) 155lbs- Roger Alves (1-1) vs. Jemark Brady (2-2) 170lbs- Justin Evans (0-0) vs. Stuart Fontaine (0-0)
Titan FC pushes back start time from 10PM Eastern to 11:30PM for Ricci vs. Gurgel event
Titan FC has released an official statement to Bloody Elbow that they will be moving back the start time by one-and-a-half hours for their upcoming event, Titan FC 27: Ricci vs. Gurgel. The card is set to feature a bevy of former UFC and Strikeforce fighters, beyond it's main event, including Matt Riddle, Michael Kuiper, Kurt Holobaugh, and Pedro Nobre. Titan FC executive Bryan Levick explained that the move was due to what they felt were counter programming efforts by competing MMA organizations. The card is now set to broadcast on February 28th at 11:30 PM on CBS Sports.
Police Surround Thiago Silva's Home in Possible Standoff, suspect in custody
South Florida's NBC affiliate is reporting a disturbance by a man at a Miami-area Jiu Jutsu school. The man then traveled back to his home, and locked himself in his home, which has been surrounded by police and approached by a SWAT unit. The story appears on NBCMiami.com The armed suspect went to the school at 777 E. Oakland Park Blvd. and threatened the people there, but no one was injured, said the BSO, which was called about the situation at about 7:45 p.m. He then went to his home at 2041 Coral Heights Blvd. and locked himself inside it, according to the BSO. A local property search reveals that this property belongs to UFC veteran Thiago Silva. No additional details of the story, such as the presence of weapons or other people in the house, have been confirmed. Essss too bright!
Jordan Mein vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio slated for UFC on FOX 11
Two UFC welterweights seeking redemption have been added to April’s UFC on FOX 11 fight card. UFC President Dana White confirmed that Canadian Jordan Mein (27-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will meet “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2? veteran Santiago Ponzinibbio(18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the April 19 event, which is set to take place at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.
Josh Thomson: Ben Henderson is 'not strong', 'doesn't hit hard'
Josh Thomson came out on the short side of a controversial decision at UFC on Fox 10 and recently had some things to say about his opponent on that night, former champ Ben Henderson.
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