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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.
Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch set for UFC 172 in Baltimore
Fresh from his first UFC win, Luke Rockhold will get back to work in short order in a fight that was supposed to happen this past fall. Rockhold (11-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), the final Strikeforce middleweight champion, will meet Tim Boetsch (17-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC) at UFC 172 in April. UFC officials announced the fight Tuesday morning.
Pat Barry signs with GLORY kickboxing
Well, that didn't take long. Pat Barry announces he will return to kickboxing after revealing he would be taking a break from MMA, as he has signed with GLORY World Series. But first, "HD" will compete in the WKA North American Championship tournament next month.
Eddie Wineland wants Raphael Assuncao at UFC 170
After his win at UFC on FOX 10, Eddie Wineland said he was going to subscribe to the “Cowboy” Cerrone theory, taking as many fights as he can get.
Broken hand knocks Francisco Rivera from UFC 170 fight with Raphael Assuncao
Raphael Assuncao apparently will be hoping for a new opponent for UFC 170 on less than three weeks’ notice.
Donald Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza set for UFC on FOX 11 in Orlando
Donald Cerrone said he wants six fights in 2014. After putting one in the books nine days ago, he now has No. 2 teed up. Cerrone (22-6 MMA, 9-3 UFC) will fight Edson Barboza (13-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) in April when the UFC returns to Florida for UFC on FOX 11. UFC officials announced the fight Monday afternoon. UFC on FOX 11, the second FOX event of 2014, takes place April 19 at Amway Center in Orlando. The event’s main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass...
Jon Fitch will fight WSOF 9's Steve Carl vs. Rousimar Palhares title winner
Jon Fitch (25-6-1) will get a WSOF title shot, and his opponent will be determined at the organization’s next event.
Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman Fight Result Change Stems from Eye’s Failed Drug Trust
Sarah Kaufman vs Jessica EyeJessica Eye won a split decision victory over Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 on Oct. 19 at the Toyota Center in Houston. That is until Saturday, when reports surfaced that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation had changed the result to a “no decision.” Initial reports did not include the reason for the result change, but the TDLR on Monday informed MMAWeekly.com that it was due to Eye testing positive for a banned substance at the time of the fight. The substance she tested positive for was not disclosed, but Eye received a penalty in the amount of $1,875 and has also been suspended for one year from the date the Administrative Order was signed, according to TDLR officials.
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