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No opponent for Fedor Emelianenko announced at Rizin FF introductory press conference
We found out a name. Just not the one everyone was anticipating. Former PRIDE boss Nobuyui Sakakibara introduced his brand new MMA promotion at a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday. But there was no announcement regarding the opponent for Fedor Emelianenko in the main event on New Year's Eve, though it was promised in a press release.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:16PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
John Dodson, who holds a win over champion T.J. Dillashaw, moves back to 135
John Dodson is returning to a division in which he's already beaten the reigning champion. The Jackson's MMA fighter wants to return to action in December or January, and when he does, it will be back at 135 pounds. MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani broke the news on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:15PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz makes UFC debut vs. Randa Markos at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
Undefeated Polish strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz, after signing with the UFC earlier this fall, has her first assignment. Kowalkiewicz (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Randa Markos (5-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17 in December, UFC officials announced.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 10:09AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
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Myles Jury drops to featherweight, meets Charles Oliveira at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
The UFC’s final fight card of the calendar year got a little bit deeper on Wednesday, and one of its competitors will be moving to a new weight class. Myles Jury (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will drop from lightweight to featherweight and will meet Charles Oliveira (20-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17. UFC officials announced the new fight as part of Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:26AM by jae_1833 - 14 comments
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'UFC Fight Night 77: Belfort vs. Henderson 3' fight card set for Sao Paulo
The 13-bout lineup is set for next month’s “UFC Fight Night 77: Belfort vs. Henderson 3” event in Brazil. The event takes place Nov. 7 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. Following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, the rest of the card airs on FOX Sports 1. Short and simple list: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1) Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson Patrick Cummins vs. Glover Teixeira Thomas Almeida vs. Anthony Birchak Piotr Hallmann vs. Alex Oliveira Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov Tom Lawlor vs. Fabio Maldonado PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1) Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo Yan Cabral vs. Johnny Case Clay Guida vs. Thiago Tavares Chas Skelly vs. Kevin Souza PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass) Viscardi Andrade vs. Gasan Umalatov Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera Matheus Nicolau vs. Bruno Korea
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:23AM by jae_1833 - 5 comments
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'Wonderboy' Thompson wants Saffiedine, injury-replacement slot or January return
UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson said he was targeted for a fight with Tarec Saffiedine after his highlight-reel knockout win over Jake Ellenberger in July. But a knee injury scratched that immediate possibility, and now he’s hoping to get it back. If Saffiedine isn’t ready, Thompson said, he’ll look to step in as an injury-replacement. And if that fails, he’ll target a return in January.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:16AM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
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Veteran MMA promoter, manager Monte Cox pleads guilty to federal tax charge
MMA promoter and manager Monte Cox, who once repped dozens of high-profile UFC fighters, faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty on Monday to a single federal count of filing a false tax return. Cox is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, on Feb. 24, the Quad City Times reported. He also faces a maximum $100,000 fine, court costs and one year of probation.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:48PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
WSOF exec: Rousimar Palhares is a WSOF fighter; we'll respect NSAC’s decision
WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz said now-ex-welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares remains under contract with the promotion, but there are more immediate concerns – chiefly his wellbeing and fate with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. “The guy, we all know he has some problems, and he’s working on them,” Abdelaziz told MMAjunkie. “He’s got a great team around him (with) the Nogueira brothers and other people, and it’s going to be up to the athletic commission. The Nevada commission is going to make a decision, and after that, we’ll follow. We have to respect their decision.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:47PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Ronda Rousey on Holly Holm: 'This one's going to be a much longer fight'
Despite what the current odds tell us – and they suggest Ronda Rousey should mop the floor with challenger Holly Holm – the UFC women’s bantamweight champion thinks she could be in for a long night of work. At least compared to her series of other quick blowouts.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:47PM by tildengolfer - 25 comments
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Mike Dolce: Johny Hendricks' UFC 192 weight cut was 'a comedy of errors'
Johny Hendricks ended up in a hospital with kidney stones and an intestinal blockage the day before he was supposed to weigh in last week for a fight with Tyron Woodley. It was perhaps rock bottom for someone who was struggled with his weight cut for years. Mike Dolce, Hendricks' former dietician, told Ariel Helwani on Monday's episode of The MMA Hour that he believes the responsibility lies with one person and one person alone.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:42PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
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Ronda Rousey explains whether or not she actually wants to hurt opponents
Maybe Bethe Correia was an exception. But Ronda Rousey said Wednesday that she does not necessarily desire to hurt her opponents. The UFC women's bantamweight champion said on ESPN's First Take that it's not necessarily about inflicting pain, just about winning in such devastating fashion that no one has any interest in a rematch.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:40PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Field set for upcoming WSOF one-night lightweight tournament
The field has been set for the upcoming World Series of Fight one-night lightweight tournament. According to WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz, the tournament participants are as follows: Luis Palomino, Brian Foster, Mike Ricci, Islam Mamedov, Brian Cobb, Jorge Patino, Joao Zeferino and Rich Patishnock.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:40PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Marcos Galvao vs. Joe Warren in the works for Bellator 144 with Eduardo Dantas injured (updated)
UPDATE: Galvao vs. Dantas is off due to Dantas' injury, Bellator will postpone the title fight. Eduardo Dantas is out of Bellator 144, but that doesn’t mean Marcos Galvao won’t be putting his bantamweight title on the line on Oct. 23.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:39PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Paul Buentello defeats Rameau Sokoudjou in a controversial stoppage
UFC veterans Rameau Sokoudjou and Paul Buentello fought in a heavyweight bout that served as the main event of Abu Dhabi Warriors 3 on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Buentello (33-16) defeated Sokoudjou (16-13) via knockout at 3:21 of round 3.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:38PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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Report: UFC champ T.J. Dillashaw leaves Alpha Male to train in new MMA team in Colorado

TJ Dillishaw said: "In regards to my upcoming fight camp, I will be doing my training in Colorado. The last six years at Team Alpha Male have been irreplaceable and my brothers there will forever be family to me. I thank each and every one of them for helping me along the way and being a part of this journey we've shared. This is not the end of being a part of the Team Alpha Male family, but a new chapter in my career. "I will be spending my next full training camp with Elevation Fight Team as they've offered me an opportunity that I couldn't pass up, with an incredible coaching staff and state-of-the-art facilities. "I want to thank everyone for the continued support as this has not been a decision I've taken lightly."

Uriah Faber said: "We are sad to see [Dillashaw] go, but we're excited about the next set of champions being developed at Team Alpha Male."
Dillashaw's striking coach Duane Ludwig isn't a part of the team, however, Dillashaw will still be training with him since he also lives in Colorado. In addition to Ludwig, Dillashaw's new coaches will be Leister Bowling (head coach), Elliot Marshall (jiu-jitsu), Christian Allen (striking) and Loren Landow (strength & conditioning). The team, which already includes the likes of Matt Brown, Clay Guida, Neil Magny, Brandon Thatch, Cat Zingano, Drew Dober and others, is based out of the MusclePharm Sports Science Center & Research Institute in Denver. It's exclusive to professional fighters. Original Post: Report says he is going to Colorado to train with Duane Ludwig and open a new gym named MP Elevation.
Submitted Oct 6, 2015 1:54PM by GDPofMPG - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Fight Camp / Team, General MMA
Rousimar Palhares isn't interested in fighting for WSOF anymore, expects fair NAC trial
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) postponed Rousimar Palhares’ disciplinary hearing for later this month, and the Brazilian expects a fair trial after seeing UFC star Nick Diaz get a five-year ban in a bizarre trial in September. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Oct 6, 2015 12:04PM by Wez - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Former PRIDE FC president: Speculated $2.5 million Fedor Emelianenko fee is absolutely not true
"Information on the $ 2.5 million fee - this is absolutely not true," Sakikabara told R-Sport (via Bloody Elbow). "I'm sure that during various negotiations with US organizations, Fedor was offered a much larger amount than our options. The return of Fedor in Japan has completely nothing to do with money, and it is a fact."
Submitted Oct 6, 2015 11:51AM by george112 - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Fedor Emelianenko's first opponent revealed for New Year's Eve return to MMA
Whoop! Whoop! That's the sound of Singh Jaideep! Former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko has apparently found an opponent for his mixed martial arts (MMA) return, as the Indian-Japanese heavyweight kickboxer -- just 1-0 in MMA -- will step up to challenge the "Last Emperor" on New Year's Eve in Japan.
Submitted Oct 6, 2015 11:19AM by Rabi - 36 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Wanderlei Silva files motion to dismiss lawsuit, says Belfort test evidence of UFC cheating
Attorneys for Wanderlei Silva have filed a motion to dismiss the UFC's lawsuit against the renowned MMA fighter with the Clark County, Nevada District Court on Friday, October 3, 2015. The motion claims that the UFC's suit is an attempt "to chill Silva's free speech" and "public participation" as well as send a message to other fighters, and that Silva comments about "cheating" and "fight-fixing" received additional credibility with Vitor Belfort's recently revealed lab results. The UFC filed a complaint of "Intentional Misconduct" against Silva on July 29th for comments he had published on Facebook referring to "fight fixing" in the UFC and comparing the promotion to professional wrestling. Silva's counsel, Terry A. Coffing of the firm Marquis Aurbach Coffing, argues that the complaint should be dismissed because it fails to show damages from his comments or prove his comments were false, and that the UFC's true motivation behind filing the suit is to silence his client.
Submitted Oct 5, 2015 10:09PM by GDPofMPG - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
UFC: Tyron Woodley gets the next welterweight title shot
One man's loss is another man's gain. In light of Johny Hendricks last-second dropout from UFC 192, the UFC has awarded Tyron Woodley the next welterweight title shot, schedule and health permitting, promotion officials told MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on Friday.
Submitted Oct 2, 2015 2:12PM by tildengolfer - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
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