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Page 21 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Veteran slugger Melvin Guillard signs with Bellator
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran lightweight slugger Melvin Guillard, who’s recently competed for the UFC and WSOF, has signed with Bellator MMA.
Submitted May 4, 2015 10:53AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator signs former K-1 Champion Ewerton Teixiera
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator has added a Brazilian heavyweight to its roster. Ewerton Teixeira, Winner of the K-1 World GP in 2008 and world champion in kyokushin, has signed a deal with Bellator, sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com. Combate first reported the news. I always liked Teixiera, he's a better kickboxer than Mighty Mo and Peter Graham and they did ok in Bellator. This should be fun.
Submitted May 3, 2015 10:26PM by Bustamante-Aoki - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports
 
Bellator Champ Brandon Halsey Interested in Move to 205 Pounds, Bout vs. Phil Davis
(sherdog.com)
Brandon Halsey wants to fight the best Bellator MMA has to offer; if that means moving up a division, then so be it. The reigning middleweight champion is scheduled to make his first title defense against UFC veteran Kendall Grove at Bellator 137 on May 15, but in the big picture, he doesn’t see a lot of challenges at 185 pounds.
Submitted May 2, 2015 7:07PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov Out 4-6 Months After Suffering Torn Meniscus in Training
(sherdog.com)
The extended layoff for one of the lightweight division’s top contenders will continue at least until the fall. According to a report on Thursday’s edition of UFC Tonight, a torn meniscus suffered in sparring forced Khabib Nurmagomedov to withdraw from his proposed 155-pound clash with Donald Cerrone at UFC 187. The American Kickboxing Academy product will undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Friday and is expected to be sidelined for four to six months.
Submitted May 2, 2015 7:05PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Fightweets: Is Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson a real title fight?
(mmafighting.com)
Chief among the newsmakers, of course, was Jon Jones' latest round of negative publicity and the resultant fallout, including the new main event of Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 for the title which most assumed Jones would hold for years to come. Without further ado, then, on to another edition of Fightweets.
Submitted May 2, 2015 7:01PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roger Gracie campaigns for shot at ONE Championship vacant light heavyweight title
(mmafighting.com)
Roger Gracie wants to become the first ONE Championship 205-pound champion. The Brazilian grappler scored the first knockout of his MMA career in his ONE debut in December, stopping James McSweeney in the third round, and told MMAFighting.com that he hopes to be back in action in a five-round fight for the light heavyweight gold.
Submitted May 2, 2015 7:00PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Ben Askren: Luis Santos was playing up eye injury
(mmafighting.com)
Ben Askren flew all the way to the Philippines. He was hoping to fight for more than just two minutes or, at the very least, have a clear outcome.
Submitted May 2, 2015 1:07PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jorge Masvidal to make the move to 170 pounds
(mmafighting.com)
After dropping a controversial split decision against Al Iaquinta in early-April, Jorge Masvidal has decided to finally make the move to the UFC's welterweight division.
Submitted May 2, 2015 1:05PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Colby Covington replaces Sean Spencer, meets Mike Pyle at UFC 187 in Las Vegas
(cagepages.com)
With only three weeks to prepare, Colby Covington (7-0) will step in for an injured Sean Spencer to face Mike Pyle (26-10-1) at UFC 187.
Submitted May 2, 2015 1:00PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Rockhold ‘probably’ next for UFC title
(mmafighting.com)
Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo Souza impressed at UFC on FOX 15, but it looks like Rockhold might be the next in line for a shot at the middleweight title.
Submitted May 1, 2015 10:09PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Aldo-McGregor is UFC's Mayweather-Pacquiao
(mmafighting.com)
Dana White isn’t sold on the idea of Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao being the "fight of the century".
Submitted May 1, 2015 10:05PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Seth Baczynski, three others cut from the UFC
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has cut four fighters from its roster, including "Polish Pistola".
Submitted May 1, 2015 10:03PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Weigh-in results: Mayweather 146, Pacquiao 145
(bloodyelbow.com)
Watch the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao weigh-ins today in a live stream right here at Bloody Elbow. Weigh-ins begin at 6:00 p.m. ET. Don't miss them!
Submitted May 1, 2015 10:00PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
PPV cost means no May/Pac in Buffalo Wild Wings
(bloodyelbow.com)
Some major chains like Buffalo Wild Wings are essentially choosing not to show Saturday's Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight due to the high cost of ordering it.
Submitted May 1, 2015 9:58PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Nick Diaz passed two drug tests and failed one in hours surrounding UFC 183
(mmajunkie.com)
Nick Diaz passed two drug tests and failed one in hours surrounding UFC 183.
Submitted May 1, 2015 9:54PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Before alleged hit-and-run, Jon Jones threatened legal action against the NSAC
(mmajunkie.com)
Two months before an alleged hit-and-run turned his world upside down, Jon Jones threatened to sue the Nevada State Athletic Commission for violating his privacy, according to a letter the now-former UFC light heavyweight champion sent to the commission via his legal rep.
Submitted May 1, 2015 9:52PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexander Gustafsson injured, Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Penne new UFC Berlin main event
(mmafighting.com)
You can now add Alexander Gustafsson's name to the UFC's ever-growing inactive list. The promotion announced on Friday that an injury has forced Gustafsson to withdraw from his June 20 fight against Glover Teixeira in Berlin. As a result, newly-crowned 115-pound champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her title against Jessica Penne in the new main event. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted May 1, 2015 9:45AM by Wez - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Steve Bosse Gets Matchup with Thiago Santos at TUF: Brazil 4 Finale
(sherdog.com)
Steve Bosse was the odd man out when a New Jersey judge overturned a preliminary injunction that would have banned Quinton Jackson from competing at UFC 186. Bosse had agreed to replace Jackson and face Fabio Maldonado at the April 25 event when it appeared as though “Rampage” would not make the date. Instead, the 33-year-old Canadian will make his Octagon debut at "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4" finale against Thiago Santos on June 27.
Submitted May 1, 2015 3:09AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gian Villante meets Tom Lawlor at UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago
(mmajunkie.com)
Gian Villante said he wanted another fight booked as soon as possible following his recent victory over Corey Anderson. He got his wish and will face Tom Lawlor at UFC on FOX 16 in July. Villante (13-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) earned “Fight of the Night” honors for his third-round TKO of Anderson at UFC on FOX 15 earlier this month. His next bout will come against nine-fight octagon veteran Lawlor (8-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) at the July 25th event at Chicago’s United Center. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The light heavyweight matchup was announced on FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight.”
Submitted May 1, 2015 2:59AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez plans featherweight move, eyes Guida, Lamas, McGregor and UFC history
(mmajunkie.com)
With a broken collarbone mended, Diego Sanchez (25-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) is itching to return to the cage, and if things go according to plan, he’ll be doing it in the featherweight division. “I’m going down to 145,” Sanchez said on the latest edition of “The MMA Road Show” with John Morgan. “I think there’s some great fights down there at 145. Even right away, I’m going to be a force in the divison – right away. And I know all the 145-pounders are, ‘Oh, that’s if you make weight. If Diego can make weight.’ That’s what they’re going to be saying. But, you know what? I’m going to do it. I’m going to make weight, and I’m going down to this division.”
Submitted May 1, 2015 2:58AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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