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August 2013 MMA News Archive

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Hideo Tokoro vs. Will Campuzano Headline VTJ 3rd
(mmaweekly.com)
VTJ 3rd is set for the Ota City Gymnasium in Tokyo on Oct. 3. It will be headlined by a bantamweight bout between the highly experienced Hideo Tokoro and Will Campuzano.
Submitted Aug 31, 2013 1:31PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ronda Rousey 'Breaking Ground' documentary premieres Monday on FOX Sports 1
(mmajunkie.com)
Just in time for one final buildup toward Season 18 of "The Ultimate Fighter," FOX Sports 1 this Monday will premiere a documentary on one of the UFC's biggest stars – Ronda Rousey.
Submitted Aug 31, 2013 1:22PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Faber open to facing Edgar, expects to one day meet McDonald
(mmajunkie.com)
MILWAUKEE – UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber doesn't know who will be standing across from him the next time he steps into the octagon, but he's hoping for the biggest name possible.
Submitted Aug 31, 2013 1:22PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After big beatdown at UFC Fight Night 27, Brandon Thatch wants foe like Kampmann
(mmajunkie.com)
Brandon Thatch still feels like he's in a dream after a first-round TKO of Justin Edwards on UFC Fight Night 27's preliminary card, and he's a little hesitant to commit to his next step.
Submitted Aug 31, 2013 1:21PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping/Munoz main card moved from FS2 to FS1
(bloodyelbow.com)
Originally planned for Fox Sports 2, the upcoming Fight Night event between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz has been moved to Fox Sports 1.
Submitted Aug 30, 2013 10:58PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Che Mills vs. Valentino Petrescu welterweight bout pulled from Cage Warriors 59
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout between Che Mills and Valentino Petrescu has been scrapped from Cage Warriors' return to Wales next month. Mills (15-6) and Petrescu (12-3) were set to meet at Cage Warriors 59. But promotion officials on Friday that fight has been pulled from the card. First, Petrescu had to pull out of the fight, and Leeroy Barnes (12-11) was tapped to take his place. But when Mills, too, became ill, the fight had to be removed. MAIN CARD (MMAjunkie.com, 4 p.m. ET) Jim Alers vs. Martin Svensson - for featherweight title TBA vs. TBA - bantamweight-tourney final Lewis Long vs. Tommy Maguire Dave Hill vs. Brian Moore PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 2 p.m. ET) Lee Caers vs. Aaron Thomas Martin McDonough vs. James Pennington - bantamweight-tourney opening round David Haggstrom vs. Brett Johns - bantamweight-tourney opening round PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 12:30 p.m. ET) Aaron Blackwell vs. Kris Edwards Owain Parry vs. Jamie Rogers Jordan Desborough vs. Timur Mercanoglu Brett Caswell vs. Paul Rogers
Submitted Aug 30, 2013 3:56PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
David Rickels vs. J.J. Ambrose, six prelims set for Bellator 103 in Kansas
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout featuring a recent tournament winner and a full slate of prelims have been added to Bellator's October show in Kansas. MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET) TBA vs. TBA - featherweight tournament semifinal TBA vs. TBA - featherweight tournament semifinal J.J. Ambrose vs. David Rickels PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com (7 p.m. ET) Cody Carrillo vs. Ricky Musgrave Jeimeson Saudino vs. Jesse Thornton Donnie Bell vs. Marcio Navarro Maurice Jackson vs. Matt Uhde Remy Bussieres vs. Blake Pool Wayman Carter vs. Carlos Eduardo
Submitted Aug 30, 2013 3:55PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
CFA releases 2 Champions
(cfafights.com)
CFA releases their WW and LW Champions
Submitted Aug 30, 2013 2:49PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Career threatening injury rules Rob Sinclair out of Bellator Lightweight Tournament
(thefightlounge.co.uk)
The Fight Lounge can exclusively reveal that UK lightweight Rob “C-4? Sinclair has been ruled out of the Bellator lightweight tournament, that was scheduled to take place on September 27th, at Bellator 101 in Portland, Oregon, United States due to injury. The Fight Lounge can reveal that Rob “C-4? Sinclair has been ruled out of Bellator 101 due to a career threatening injury that was sustained earlier this week in training. The Fight Lounge are not obliged to go into detail regarding the incident, but what we can tell you is that Rob is currently in hospital, after sustaining an injury that at one point was said to be career threatening.
Submitted Aug 30, 2013 12:53PM by jjeans - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Tony Lopez gives opponent cheap shot after choking him out
(middleeasy.com)
Two good angles of how it went down.
Submitted Aug 30, 2013 11:17AM by Lungsofsteel - 24 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Yan Cabral signs with the UFC, fights David Mitchell in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
Another TUF Brazil 2 contestant has signed with the UFC. Undefeated welterweight Yan Cabral makes his UFC debut on Oct. 9 against David Mitchell. UFC Fight Night 29 takes place in Barueri, Brazil, and is headlined by the welterweight contest between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. Lance! first reported the bout. Cabral, 10-0 in MMA with 10 submissions, makes his first Octagon appearance six years after his professional debut. The jiu-jitsu ace made the second season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil two years after submitting Kazushi Sakuraba in Japan. Cabral won two fights inside the show, but was eliminated because of a broken hand...
Submitted Aug 30, 2013 8:32AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 164 preview: 50 pre-fight facts for 'Henderson vs. Pettis 2' in Milwauk
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC continues its loaded scheduled on Saturday with the second of three events in a seven-day span as "UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2" goes down from Milwaukee's Bradley Center. It's the first time in the nearly 20-year history of the organization that the octagon will be set up in the state of Wisconsin, and a loaded fight card is on the docket for fans in "The Badger State." In the night's main event, reigning UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (18-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) attempts to make a fourth title defense in a 386-day span when he takes on hometown hero Anthony Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in a rematch from a December 2010 bout at WEC 53, a contest in which "Showtime" won by decision to win the now-defunct organization's 155-pound title...
Submitted Aug 30, 2013 8:30AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
At UFC 164, Gleison Tibau becomes youngest fighter to record 20 UFC bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
What makes it even more special is Tibau (27-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC) will become the first Brazilian to earn a membership to this exclusive club. At UFC 164 Tibau will have the honor of competing inside the octagon for the 20th time, something just a dozen others have managed to accomplish in the nearly two decades the UFC has existed...
Submitted Aug 30, 2013 8:05AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ex-boxing champ Holly Holm joins Legacy FC 24 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
Holly Holm's move from professional boxing to a full-time MMA career will continue in October at Legacy FC 24.
Submitted Aug 29, 2013 11:42PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
On day of Ryan Couture's UFC bout, Spike and Xtreme Couture plan special message
(mmajunkie.com)
This Saturday's episodes of "Ink Master" on Spike TV will reportedly contain a brief message that might be of interest to MMA fans, and maybe even the UFC.
Submitted Aug 29, 2013 11:41PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator, UFC
 
UFC signs TUF 16 contestant Igor Araujo
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has added another Brazilian welterweight to the roster with their signing of Igor Araujo. He will be facing off against Ildemar Alcantara on October 9, UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields.
Submitted Aug 29, 2013 11:39PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine likely for December UFC event
(bloodyelbow.com)
Matt 'the Immortal' Brown looks to welcome former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine to the UFC's welterweight division.
Submitted Aug 29, 2013 11:37PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 27 medical suspensions: McGee and Andrews out indefinitely
(mmajunkie.com)
Although the Indiana Gaming Commission's athletic division doesn't release disclosed fighter paydays, it has confirmed the medical suspensions for Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 27 event.
Submitted Aug 29, 2013 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen vs. Phil Davis possible for UFC 167
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC president Dana White stated in last night's post-event press conference that Chael Sonnen and Phil Davis could fight in the co-main event of UFC 167.
Submitted Aug 29, 2013 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Moving forward, all UFC prelims to be on FOX Sports 1
(mmajunkie.com)
Although a portion of UFC Fight Night 27's preliminary card aired on the new FOX Sports 2, the bulk of future prelims will air on FOX Sports 1. UFC President Dana White made the announcement immediately following Wednesday's event, which took place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. As before, additional prelim bouts will stream live on Facebook...
Submitted Aug 29, 2013 8:47AM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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