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December 2012 MMA News Archive - Page 5

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Chiesa vs. Kuivanen, Johnson vs. Schaub added to February's UFC 157 event
A pair of bouts is now official for UFC 157 as lightweight Mike Chiesa (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) meets Anton Kuivanen (17-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Lavar Johnson (17-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) faces Brendan Scahub (8-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC). UFC officials today announced both fights are now scheduled for the Feb. 23 event, which takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 6:35PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Max Holloway replaces injured Cody McKenzie, faces Leonard Garcia at UFC 155
Max Holloway (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has answered the UFC's call. The 21-year-old Hawaiian has agreed to step up on 10-days' notice and will now face Leonard Garcia (15-9-1 MMA, 2-5 UFC) at this month's UFC 155 event....
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 4:17PM by jay98107 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator reviewing Eddie Alvarez's UFC offer with choice of match or let him go
Eddie Alvarez has his offer. Now it's a waiting game. The former Bellator lightweight champ, one of the most coveted MMA free agents in years, has a contract offer in hand from the UFC. That leaves Bellator in a two-week period in which it can match the offer in an attempt to retain the fighter. Bellator officials on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that promotion execs are reviewing Alvarez's offer from the UFC and are expected to announce soon whether they will match it or let him go.
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 4:14PM by jay98107 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
Current UFC 155 betting lines
Can't believe Boetsch is an underdog Can't believe Melvin is an underdog & I thought Thunder vs Talent would be dead even Can't wait for this event
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 3:26PM by shaneTpain - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale suspensions: Four fighters get six-month orders
Pat Barry, Marcos Vinicius, Vinc Pichel and John Cofer each face potential six-month medical suspensions following this past weekend's The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale event. In total, 10 fighters were issued medical orders of varying degrees following the fight card. The full list of The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale medical suspensions included: Matt Mitrione: Suspended until Jan. 30 with no contact in training until Jan. 15 for precautionary reasons Shane Del Rosario: Suspended until Jan. 30 with no contact in training until Jan. 15 Pat Barry: Suspended until June 15 unless cleared early by an orthopedic doctor for a possible right foot fracture James Head: Suspended until Jan. 30 with no contact in training until Jan. 15 due to a right upper eyelid laceration Marcos Vinicius: Suspended until June 15 unless cleared by an ENT doctor for a right infraorbital rim fracture and anterior right maxillary sinus and nasal fractures; minimum suspension through Feb. 14 with no contact in training until Jan. 30 Vinc Pichel: Suspended until June 15 unless cleared early by an orthopedic doctor for a possible left foot fracture; minimum suspension through Feb. 14 with no contact in training until Jan. 30 Nick Catone: Suspended until Jan. 15 with no contact in training until Jan. 6 for precautionary reasons Reuben Duran: Suspended until Jan. 30 with no contact in training until Jan. 15 for precautionary reasons John Cofer: Suspended until June 15 unless cleared early by an orthopedic doctor for a possible right shoulder injury Jared Papazian: Suspended until Jan. 30 with no contact in training until Jan. 15 due to a laceration above the left eye
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 12:07PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alexander Emelianenko announces retirement
Alexander Emel,ianenko the younger brother of heavyweight great Fedor Emelianenko, has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. In a post that ran on his website and Facebook page, Emelianenko, who went 21-6 in a nine-year career, said he would no longer be able to compete due to "health problems caused by old injuries." The 31-year-old also thanked both his supporters and detractors for motivating him to succeed, and said he would be focusing more time on his family.
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 12:05PM by sparky - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
UFC on FX 6 medical suspensions: Palhares, Mendes, Beltran out six months
Seven fighters from this past weekend's UFC on FX 6 event received medical suspensions of up to six months. All UFC on FX 6 fighters were issued mandatory 21-day suspensions. However, additional suspensions included: Robert Whittaker: suspended six months due to a right-hand injury, though a doctor can clear him early Rousimar Palhares: suspended six months due to a right-foot injury, though an orthopedic doctor can clear him early Chad Mendes: suspended six months due to a left-foot injury, though a doctor can clear him early Joe Beltran: suspended six months due to a right-hand injury, though a doctor can clear him early Mike Pierce: suspended six months due to facial injuries, though a maxillofacial surgeon can clear him early; regardless, suspended for 30 days for precautionary reasons Brendan Loughnane: suspended six months due to a left-foot injury, though a doctor can clear him early Mike Wilkinson: suspended six months due to a jaw injury, though a doctor can clear him early
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 12:05PM by BuffaloDave - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Patrick Cote Moving to Welterweight; Still Hopes to Fight at UFC 158
The welterweight division has added one of the hardest punchers in the sport as Patrick Cote has made the decision to drop down to 170lbs.
Submitted Dec 19, 2012 1:04AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC welterweight Duane Ludwig has been named the new head coach of Team Alpha Male. “It’s flattering to have the request and good timing, as I’ll be out for at least a year,” Ludwig recently told Sherdog.com. “With that said, chances lead toward me stepping away from the actual fighting and starting to train the next generation. To be given a team like Alpha Male is a coach’s dream. The work ethic of great wrestlers with a more Dutch style of kickboxing, such as mine, is going to be fun to watch. Everyone at Alpha Male is already a great and successful mixed martial artist, so this can only get better.”
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 9:14PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
FUEL TV schedules two-day Christmas marathon of UFC on FOX, FX, FUEL TV events
Fight fans with a DVR on their Christmas lists might want to ask for it a couple days early. FUEL TV has scheduled a two-day marathon of past UFC live events stretching from Christmas Eve through Christmas Day – 17 fight cards in total.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 9:07PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Karlos Vemola out at UFC 155, Strikeforce vet Derek Brunson meets Chris Leben
Four-time Strikeforce veteran Derek Brunson is making his way to the UFC. Brunson replaces an injured Karlos Vemola and now meets Chris Leben at UFC 155.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 9:05PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cody Mckenzie out of UFC 155, promotion seeking replacement for Garcia
Cody McKenzie's second attempt at a featherweight victory will have to wait a little bit longer. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned from sources close to the fighter that a training injury has forced McKenzie (13-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) to withdraw from a planned UFC 155 bout with Leonard Garcia.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 6:16PM by jay98107 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Video emerges of UFC Lightweight Rustam Khabilov flipping the bird, throwing ice on a McDonald's customer
Team Greg Jackson fighter and UFC newcomer Rustam Khabilov is shown making obscene gestures and throwing ice on a fellow customer in this video with comments from the Jackson Gym.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 2:49PM by FastKnockout - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
US Marine Corps ends sponsorship deal with UFC
The United States Marine Corps have ended their sponsorship agreement with the UFC, according to a report from Stars and Stripes. The official reason given had to do with politics - members of the US Congress wanted to put an end to all military sports sponsorships.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 2:46PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FX 6 TV Ratings Lowest of the Series on FX
Friday night’s UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson, which was broadcast live from Australia on FX, pulled in the lowest TV ratings of any UFC on FX.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 2:39PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 84 Bounces Back from Season Low TV Ratings to Nearly Hitting the High Mark
Bellator’s final Season 7 event bounced back from last week’s abysmal season low to the second best TV ratings of the past 11 episodes.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 2:38PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Georges St-Pierre Thanks Benson Henderson for the Blueprint on How to Beat the Diaz Brothers
It’s likely Georges St-Pierre has already broken down and analyzed exactly how he intends to deal with Nick Diaz at UFC 158. For more than a year now, St-Pierre has had Diaz on his radar, and the longtime welterweight champion is known for his ability to adapt and neutralize just about any fighter he comes up against.
Submitted Dec 18, 2012 2:37PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Erik Koch-Ricardo Lamas planned for UFC on FOX 6 main card opener
Though not yet announced by the UFC, sources close to the promotion on Monday told MMAjunkie.com a featherweight bout between Ricardo Lamas and Erik Koch will open up the main card of UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago.
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 11:48PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jason Hicks vs. Scott Holtzman to headline XFC 22: ‘Crossing the Line’
The XFC promotion will be coming back to Charlotte, NC, for XFC 22: “Crossing the Line”on February 22nd and has announced the main event plus four more fights. XFC tryout winner Jason Hicks will take on Scott Holtzman in a lightweight scrap with the winner taking on the newly crowned XFC lightweight champion Nick Newell. Hicks (5-0) was victorious at XFC 19 which also took place in Charlotte as he won via second round submission over previously undefeated Shane Crenshaw. Hicks has only gone to a judges decision once in his career and will be taken on another undefeated fighter in Scott Holtzman. Holtzman (3-0) was victorious in his last outing at XFC 20, taking out Chris Coggins via TKO in the first round. Holtzman has won three consecutive fights, finishing all three opponents either via TKO or submission.
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 11:46PM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
[VIDEO] Submission of the Year Via Flying Reverse Triangle
Wolfgang Janssen Scores a Front-Runner for Submission of the Year Via Flying Reverse Triangle The original title of this post was going to be something along the lines of “F’n A, Cotton! Some G Just J’d Into a RT at HFC, SOTY?” However, feeling that it didn’t hold up to the high standard of journalistic integrity you’re used to seeing on CagePotato, I thought I’d go with a more straightforward title. In either case, here’s some Guy named Wolfgang Janssen Jumping into a Reverse Triangle at last weekend’s Havoc Fighting Championship 1 card. He may have used a little help from the fence to do so, but damn, that is a Submission of the Year nominee if I’ve ever seen one. Agree or disagree?
Submitted Dec 17, 2012 7:52PM by LuckyCharms - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
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