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Anthony Leone replaces injured Rafael Silva, faces champ Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 111
Bellator MMA’s 2013 Summer Series bantamweight tournament winner Rafael “Morcego” Silva (21-3 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) has been forced to withdraw from a planned fight with champ Eduardo Dantas (15-3 MMA, 5-0 BMMA), and Anthony Leone(13-6 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) has agreed to take his place. Bellator officials today announced that the man Silva beat in the tournament final, Leone, agreed to take the fight when Season 9 bantamweight tournament winner Joe Warren was forced to turn down the opportunity. “This was a difficult process with Silva suffering injury, but when we considered all our options, we felt like this decision made the most sense,” Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney stated. “After we heard the news on Silva, we immediately made the call to our other bantamweight tournament winner Joe Warren. Joe informed us he was still rehabbing a previous knee injury and would be unable to compete on the March 7 card, but he will be 100 percent ready to go for his originally scheduled fight in May.”
Vinny Magalhaes unhappy with salary mis-reporting
A former UFC Light Heavyweight, and M-1 Global champion is less than pleased about the way his UFC salary has been reported
Corey-Kruchten, Dugulubgov-Nunez added to WSOF 9 in Las Vegas
A pair of fights have been added to World Series of Fighting’s March event in Las Vegas.
Bellator, fighting Power Ranger Jason Frank both want them some CM Punk
It seems like CM Punk maybe really did leave the WWE behind. Now word is bubbling up that MMA's #2 promotion would love to book him in a fight plus he's getting called out by another entertainer-turned-fighter, former Power Ranger Jason Frank.
Rafael dos Anjos faces Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 11
lightweight showdown between Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov is set for UFC on FOX 11 on April 19 in Orlando, Fla. Dos Anjos was slated to face Rustam Khabilov at UFC 170, but that was canceled because of an injury to Khabilov, according to UFC officials Tuesday.
UFC on Fox 11 Fight Card Adds Pat Healy vs. Jorge Masvidal and Brad Tavares vs. Yoel Romero
With the UFC on Fox 11 fight card recently being made official for April 19 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., the fight card is starting to fill up. UFC officials on Tuesday announced two new bouts for the card. Two former Strikeforce standouts, Pat Healy and Jorge Masvidal, will meet in a lightweight bout, while Brad Tavares and Yoel Romero will try to settle who the hottest rising star is in the middleweight division.
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov scrapped from UFC 170 due to injury
UFC 170 continues to take hits this week, and the latest casualty is the lightweight bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Rustam Khabilov.
Thiago Tavares out at UFC Fight Night 36, promotion seeking short-notice replacement
Thiago Tavares‘ featherweight debut will have to wait, as injury has forced him off next week’s UFC Fight Night 36 card. MMAjunkie today confirmed with a source close to the fighter that Tavares (18-5-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC) was forced to withdraw from the event and tat UFC officials are now seeking a replacement opponent for promotional newcomer Zubair Tuhugov (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 36. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss those details. The night’s main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims that stream on UFC Fight Pass.
UFC Joins MMA & Boxing Organizations to Support Fighters Brain Health Study at Cleveland Clinic
Lorenzo Fertitta, Chairman and CEO of The Ultimate Fighting Championship, on Tuesday joined with Top Rank President Todd duBoef, SpikeTV President (Bellator/Glory) Kevin Kay, and Bernard Hopkins representing Golden Boy Enterprises CEO Richard Schaefer at a United States Capitol press conference, along with Senators Harry Reid (D-NV) and John McCain (R-AZ) to ensure research continues in a landmark study for professional fighters at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas.
After post-weigh-in rehydration snafu, UFC's Derek Brunson pledges change in preparation
Things were going pretty well for Derek Brunson last month in Georgia. As a 2-to-1 underdog against Yoel Romero on the main card of UFC Fight Night 35, not many people expected Brunson to be in the fight. But there he was, staying on his feet against the silver medal-winning Olympic wrestler from Cuba.
Diego Brandao vs. Will Chope targeted for UFC Fight Night 38 in Brazil
The UFC’s March card in Brazil continues to fill up with the addition of a featherweight fight to the show.
Bellator 112 lineup set with Juarez-Koreshkov, McDonough-Scanlon tourney fights
Share this image:Bellator MMA’s Season 10 welterweight tournament field is complete with the addition of Jesse Juarez (21-8 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (14-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) and Adam McDonough (9-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) vs. Mark Scanlon (9-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA).
Joe Rogan on Anderson Silva: 'There's a real danger of that leg breaking again'
UFC announcer Joe Rogan isn't as bullish on Anderson Silva's return as Dana White is.
Bubba McDaniel made $33,200 fighting for the UFC in 2013
Bubba McDaniel just got his W2s from his 2013 run with Zuffa and it would appear that he's less than pleased with the bottom line.
Cage Warriors makes debut in Denmark with Cage Warriors 66 in March
For the first time, Cage Warriors Fighting Championship will touch down in Scandinavia this spring.
Ex-UFC champ Junior dos Santos leaves Team Nogueira for Nova Uniao
After two crushing title fight losses to Cain Velaquez, dos Santos is leaving long-time mentor Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to join the team of UFC champs Jose Aldo and Renan Barao.
MFC 40 features trio of title fights with Alvey, Birchak, Gallicchio-Southern
Maximum Fighting Championship will return in May with a card featuring three title fights.
T.J. Grant hopes to fight on October 4 card in Halifax
No. 3 ranked lightweight contender T.J. Grant, who has been out of action since May 2013, is looking to fight on hometown card
Training partner from Julianna Pena's injury speaks: 'It was just a freak accident at the gym'
Josh Gow says that when Julianna Pena was injured while training with him it was not due to any sort of "attack" but was rather a freak accident during a normal grappling session.
Anthony Johnson Returns to Octagon, Fights Phil Davis at UFC 172
Who says you can’t go home again (especially if you’ve been winning)? On Tuesday morning, UFC president Dana White announced via Twitter that they have brought back Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (pictured). White will throw Johnson right into the fire, as the light heavyweight meets Phil Davis on April 26 at UFC 172.
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