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UFC unveils new logo, other visual changes
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC 189 will be a milestone of sorts for the world's top MMA promotion. Apart from a highly anticipated card with two title fights, it will also kick off the new Reebok deal, the revamped drug testing policy with USADA, and as just announced, a new UFC logo. Here's a photo of the tweaked version of their logo:
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:51PM by Budgellism - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Teemu Packalen in for Jake Matthews against Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 72
(mmajunkie.com)
Jake Matthews (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been injured and is out of his UFC Fight Night 72 bout with Mickael Lebout (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Teemu Packalen (7-0 MMA, 0-0) will step in for the lightweight bout and face Lebout on short-notice. The change was announced on the UFC UK Twitter account. The latest UFC Fight Night 72 CARD now includes: Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites Evan Dunham vs. Ross Pearson Joseph Duffy vs. Ivan Jorge Leon Edwards vs. Pawel Pawlak Leonardo Mafra vs. Stevie Ray Paul Redmond vs. Robert Whiteford Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Rawlings Konstantin Erokhin vs. Daniel Omielanczuk Mickael Lebout vs. Teemu Packalen Ilir Latifi vs. Hans Stringer Paddy Holohan vs. Vaughan Lee
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:48PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani set for UFC Fight Night 76
(mmajunkie.com)
The CARD for UFC Fight Night 76 is coming together quickly with the announcement of a lightweight bout between Canada’s Kajan Johnson (20-11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Japan’s Naoyuki Kotani (33-12-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC). The bout was announced on the UFC’s official website. The UFC Fight Night 76 lineup includes: Josh Barnett vs. Roy Nelson Roan Carneiro vs. Gegard Mousasi Kyoji Horiguchi vs. opponent TBA Li Jingliang vs. Kiichi Kunimoto Matt Hobar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – finals of Road to UFC: Japan Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:45PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Justin Gaethje-Luis Palomino Lightweight Title Rematch Headlines WSOF 23 in Phoenix
(sherdog.com)
The first meeting between Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino was one of 2015’s most entertaining scraps. Now they’re going to get a chance to try and surpass the lofty standards they set in March. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:44PM by Wez - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Antonio Braga Neto out, Dominique Steele in against Zak Cummings at UFC on FOX 16
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Dominique Steele (13-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will have an OPPORTUNITY to compete on the big stage of the UFC after Antonio Braga Neto (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was forced out of his UFC on FOX 16 bout with Zak Cummings (17-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC). The change was announced by the UFC on Wednesday. With the change, the UFC on FOX 16 card now includes: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) 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 PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET) Tom Lawlor vs. Gian Villante Danny Castillo vs. Jim Miller Kenny Robertson vs. Ben Saunders Bryan Caraway vs. Eddie Wineland PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:15 p.m. ET) Daron Cruickshank vs. James Krause Andrew Holbrook vs. Ramsey Nijem Jessamyn Duke vs. Elizabeth Phillips Zak Cummings vs. Dominique Steele
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:42PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Heavyweight Travis Browne accused of domestic violence after abusive pics surface on Instagram
(mmamania.com)
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender, Travis Browne, could find himself in hot water with the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion after his girlfriend -- Jenna Renee Webb -- took to Instagram to reveal that she was allegedly on the wrong end of "Hapa's" fists. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 10:31AM by Wez - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sunday's TUF 21 Finale card complete with Hassan-Usman, Graves-Luque
(mmajunkie.com)
The final episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians” aired tonight. With that, the lineup is set for Sunday’s TUF 21 Finale in Las VEGAS. In the matchup that will determine which team receives a $300,000 prize and the “TUF” trophy, American Top Team’s Hayder Hassan (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will take on Kamaru Usman (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) of the Blackzilians in a welterweight matchup. The Complete TUF 21 Finale card includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET) Jake Ellenberger vs. Stephen Thompson Hayder Hassan vs. Kamaru Usman – “TUF 21? welterweight tournament final Michael Graves vs. Vicente Luque Cezar Ferreira vs. Jorge Masvidal Angela Magana vs. Michelle Waterson Russell Doane vs. Jerrod Sanders PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Willie Gates vs. Darrell Montague Maximo Blanco vs. Mike De La Torre Caio Magalhaes vs. Josh Samman Dan Miller vs. Trevor Smith PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) George Sullivan vs. Dom Waters
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 5:08AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans vs. Ryan Bader set for UFC 192
(m.ufc.com)
Houston's Toyota Center will be the site for one of the most important light heavyweight fights of the year, as former world champion Rashad Evans returns to the Octagon for the first time in nearly two years to face fellow 205-pound contender Ryan "Darth" Bader in a UFC 192 bout on Saturday, October 3. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 8, 2015 9:02PM by Wez - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo 'would've made close to $4 million' to fight Conor McGregor
(sports.yahoo.com)
The outspoken UFC featherweight champ has long been a proponent for higher fighter pay. And now, according to UFC President Dana White, Aldo was finally in line to get that big payday he wanted oh-so-badly before a rib injury forced him to pull out of Saturday's UFC 189 main event against arch-nemesis Conor McGregor.
Submitted Jul 8, 2015 4:32PM by scpd400 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Jose Aldo Should Have Been Wearing Rib Protection While Sparring
(sherdog.com)
Jose Aldo has struggled with injuries throughout his UFC tenure, but Dana White believes the reigning featherweight champion’s most recent ailment could have been prevented. The Nova Uniao representative fractured his rib while sparring less than three weeks away from his title defense against Conor McGregor at UFC 189. After some debate over the severity of the injury, Aldo was forced to withdraw from what would likely have been the biggest payday of his career. “In this case, Aldo was going to make millions of dollars in this fight. This was the biggest fight of his career, financially and every other way. So the guy is hurt, not to mention the fact Andre Pederneiras, his trainer, sent me the video of him getting kicked,” White told the “The Jim Rome Show” on Tuesday. “It’s a spinning heel kick to the ribs. The sparring partner shouldn’t have been throwing at him two weeks before the biggest fight of his life anyway.” Link
Submitted Jul 8, 2015 1:46PM by bjj1605 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Octagon girl Brittney Palmer's husband charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to kill her
(mmamania.com)
Move over War Machine, you could be getting some company in the big house. *He is expected to appear before the judge later today (July 8, 2015) in Los Angeles Municipal Court.* (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 8, 2015 7:53AM by Wez - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former Kickboxing Champ Turned Jihadist Dies in Syria
(ndtv.com)
ZURICH: A former world champion kickboxer who left his home and family in Germany to join up with Middle East jihadists has died in Syria, Swiss television reported on Monday, citing his brother.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 3:20PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Flyweight Prospects Ray Borg, Geane Herrera Set to Clash at UFC Fight Night in Nashville
(sherdog.com)
Flyweight Prospects Ray Borg, Geane Herrera Set to Clash at UFC Fight Night in Nashville.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Klitschko vs. Fury official for 10/24, airs on HBO
(bloodyelbow.com)
Wladimir Klitschko hasn't lost in 11 years, but is England's Tyson Fury the man to dethrone the heavyweight king? We'll find out this October.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 10:26AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Dana White working on reality show with Matt Serra
(bloodyelbow.com)
No it's not another season of the Ultimate Fighter, but Dana White is getting another reality show together, this one with former WW champ Matt Serra and longtime friend Nick 'The Tooth' Gallo.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 10:24AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cerrone asks for Iaquinta bout
(bloodyelbow.com)
If the UFC needs a fighter on short notice to fight Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night San Diego, Donald Cerrone might know a guy.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 10:23AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gracie vs. Comprido set for July 10
(bloodyelbow.com)
Roger Gracie makes his return to grappling on July 10 against a Rodrigo Comprido, a familiar foe.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 10:22AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Hioki, Jimmo among 14 fighters released by UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Hatsu Hioki's disappointing run in the UFC has ended, as he is part of 14 fighters who have been let go by the promotion.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 10:21AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Iaquinta pulled from UFC Fight Night 71, Gamburyan vs. Jorgensen gets main card
(mmajunkie.com)
With Gilbert Melendez scratched from UFC Fight Night 71 after failing a post-UFC 188 drug test, his opponent, Al Iaquinta, has also been removed from the card.
Submitted Jul 7, 2015 10:19AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo’s out-of-competition drug test comes back clean
(mmafighting.com)
Jose Aldo passed his pre-UFC 189 out-of-competition drug test. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 6, 2015 7:20PM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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