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February 2013 MMA News Archive - Page 9

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MMA community, UFC 157 fighters react to possible loss of Olympic wrestling
(mmajunkie.com)
Half of UFC 157's headliners have strong ties to Olympic grappling, so they were none too pleased at today's vote to cut wrestling from the games.
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 6:49PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Receives Honorary Award In Dublin, Suffers Meniere’s Attack At Ceremony
(bjpenn.com)
UFC president Dana White is in Dublin, Ireland this week to receive an honorary award from Trinity College. Yesterday, Dana he arrived in Dublin with sidekick Nick the Tooth, and spent the evening hanging out with Irish fans at the local Temple Bar. Today, he attended a ceremony at Trinity College to accept an honorary award, where he delivered an acceptance speech to the crowd. While the ceremony was taking place, Dana suffered a bad bout of Meniere’s Disease. He has been battling with this disease for some time now, and recently underwent surgery to help repair it. As you can see in the twitter post above, Dana seems to be okay, and Nick the Tooth tells his followers they will “be back soon”.
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 3:44PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC add 2 more woman to roster
(mmamental.com)
On todays UFC 157 conference call the UFC confirmed that two more woman had been signed by the UFC.
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 3:00PM by Rabi - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ortiz to make Friday announcement about 'Cyborg' Santos' fighting future
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz promises "big news" later this week about the future of his client, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. He's scheduled a Friday press conference to announce the news.
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 2:22PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza set for UFC on Fuel 9 in Sweden
(bloodyelbow.com)
An intriguing and entertaining featherweight fight has been made for UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm, as Diego Brandao fights Pablo Garza.
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chad Mendes meets Clay Guida at UFC on FOX 7
(mmajunkie.com)
With officials unable to find a replacement for injured opponent Manny Gamburyan, Chad Mendes has been pulled from the Feb. 23 UFC 157 event altogether. But the former title challenger is getting what is arguably a bigger fight when Mendes (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) meets fellow featherweight Clay Guida (30-13 MMA, 10-7 UFC) at UFC on FOX 7 on April 20, UFC President Dana White confirmed with USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Monday. The event takes place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Mendes vs. Guida could be one of four fights featured on the network-televised main card, which follows prelims on FX and Facebook...
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 11:14AM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
IOC Drops Wrestling From 2020 Olympics
(abcnews.go.com)
IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games. The IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon — the event considered most at risk — and remove wrestling instead from its list of 25 "core sports."
Submitted Feb 12, 2013 8:55AM by postman - 33 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Junior Assuncao-Chris Pecero headlines Legacy FC 20 on May 31
(mmajunkie.com)
Legacy Fighting Championship 20 is set for May 31 in Corpus Christi, Texas, with a main event featuring UFC vet Junior Assuncao vs. Chris Pecero in a featherweight bout.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 11:20PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
B.J. Penn to have cataracts surgery, isn't sure if he'll fight again
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former two-division champion B.J. Penn will undergo surgery to repair eye damage from cataracts this week.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 11:18PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Burrell-Villefort added to UFC 157; McGee-Neer moves to main card
(mmajunkie.com)
With the Chad Mendes-Manny Gamburyan fight off UFC 157, a new welterweight bout has stepped up to fill the gap. Strikeforce imports Nah-Shon Burrell (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Yuri Villefort (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet later this month. UFC officials on Monday announced the new booking. In addition, with the loss of Mendes-Gamburyan opening up a spot on the main card, a middleweight bout between Court McGee (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Josh Neer (33-12-1 MMA, 6-8 UFC) has moved up from the preliminary card to the pay-per-view.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 8:54PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sarnavskiy out of lightweight semis; Fischer gets Rickels rematch at Bellator 91
(mmajunkie.com)
A broken hand will keep Alexander "Tiger" Sarnavskiy from the Bellator Season 8 lightweight tournament semifinals, and Jason Fischer will get a shot at redemption for the lone loss of his career. Sarnavskiy (22-1 MMA, 2-1 BFC) was scheduled to face David Rickels (12-1 MMA, 6-1) at Bellator 91 later this month, with the winner advancing to the tournament finals. Instead, Fischer (6-1 MMA, 3-1 BFC) steps in to take his place in what will be a rematch from this past November. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced the news on Monday. Bellator 91 takes place Feb. 28 at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M. The main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com. The card features a light heavyweight title fight between champion Christian M'Pumbu (18-4-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and recent tournament winner Attila Vegh (28-4-2 MMA, 4-0 BFC).
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 8:28PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Manager says Chad Mendes will be back in April, may get bigger UFC fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Mike Roberts on Monday said Chad Mendes (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is likely to reappear in April following the cancellation of his fight with Manny Gamburyan (12-7 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC 157. The manager also disputed a rumor that the onetime title challenger had turned down an offer to fight former Strikeforce lightweight Justin Wilcox (11-5). "Any rumor that's out there saying that me or Chad turned down any fight is completely, 100 percent false," Roberts told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "There's not a huge line of people that want to fight Chad, especially on two weeks' (notice)."
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 8:27PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miller-Palaszewski, Pineda-Lawrence set for TUF 17 Finale in April
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of featherweight bouts have been added to the TUF 17 Finale card in April. Cole Miller will face Bart Palaszewski and Daniel Pineda takes on Justin Lawrence in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 5:53PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demetrious Johnson defends UFC flyweight title vs. John Moraga at TUF 17 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
Just about two weeks after his successful first title defense, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has his next assignment. Johnson (17-2-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) will face John Moraga (12-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in April at the TUF 17 Finale in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday first reported the news, and UFC officials later confirmed the matchup. Sources close to the Johnson camp also confirmed the fight to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The event takes place at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and airs on FX, FUEL TV and Facebook.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 4:59PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Second UFC women's fight set: Miesha Tate meets Cat Zingano at TUF 17 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
At long last, the UFC has booked its second women's fight. Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (13-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face Cat Zingano (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in April at the TUF 17 Finale. UFC officials on Monday announced the matchup. The TUF 17 Finale takes place April 13 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event is expected to have a main card on FX following prelims on FUEL TV.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 3:03PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 160 slated for May 25 in Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC has requested a May 25 fight date for its annual Memorial Day weekend card in Las Vegas, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned. UFC officials have requested the date with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a pay-per-view event at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event would be targeted as UFC 160 and would be expected to feature 12 fights on the card. NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed to MMAjunkie.com via email that the UFC has put in for that date and location. Though the event has not been formally approved by the NSAC, based on the UFC's history in Las Vegas it is not likely to be turned down. No fights have been announced or rumored for the event, though four of the UFC's past six Memorial Day weekend shows in Las Vegas have featured a title fight.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 2:27PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brent Weedman: Bellator have guaranteed me a spot in next seasons tournament
(mmamental.com)
Brent Weedman tells MMA Mental that after pulling out this seasons tournament with injury Bellator have guaranteed him a spot in next seasons tournament.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 2:08PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC on FUEL TV 7's Danny Castillo calls on Nate Diaz for triangle-choke help
(mmajunkie.com)
When you want to learn how to escape a triangle choke, it's best to contact someone who specializes in putting people in them. For UFC lightweight Danny Castillo (14-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC), that was Nate Diaz, who helped him prepare for Paul Sass (13-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) ahead of Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 7 event, which takes place at Wembley Arena in London. "He pretty much just ran me through a seminar on technique," Castillo told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). Castillo vs. Sass is part on the Facebook-streamed preliminary card before main-card fights on FUEL TV.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 1:38PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Travis Browne booked for The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight bout between Gabriel Gonzaga (14-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) and Travis Browne (13-1-1 MMA, 4-1-1 UFC) will take place in April at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. UFC President Dana White today announced that verbal agreements are in place for the bout. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas hosts the April 13 event, which includes a main card on FX and prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook. Gonzaga vs. Browne likely will be part of the main card.
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 1:37PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FUEL TV 7's fight card and start time for Saturday
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC returns this week with an overseas title fight with Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 7 event. The event takes place at the 12,500-seat Wembley Arena in London, and UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) meets Michael McDonald (19-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in the headliner. Saturday's card kicks off with Facebook prelims at 12:15 p.m. ET (9:15 a.m. ET), and the main card follows on FUEL TV at 3 p.m. ET. MAIN (FUEL TV, 3 p.m. ET) Champ Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald - for interim bantamweight title Dustin Poirier vs. Cub Swanson Cyrille Diabate vs. Jimi Manuwa Gunnar Nelson vs. Jorge Santiago Ryan Jimmo vs. James Te Huna Che Mills vs. Matthew Riddle PRELIMINARY (Facebook, 12:15 p.m. ET) Terry Etim vs. Renee Forte Danny Castillo vs. Paul Sass Josh Grispi vs. Andy Ogle Stanislav Nedkov vs. Tom Watson Vaughan Lee vs. Motonobu Tezuka Ulysses Gomez vs. Phil Harris
Submitted Feb 11, 2013 1:36PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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