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UFC Fight Night Chicago Weigh In Results
(mmajunkie.com)
The festivities took place at United Center in Chicago. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event. The complete UFC on FOX 16 weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Champ T.J. Dillashaw (135) vs. Renan Barao (135) – for bantamweight title Jessica Eye (136) vs. Miesha Tate (135.5) Edson Barboza (155) vs. Paul Felder (155.5) Takanori Gomi (155.5) vs. Joe Lauzon (155.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET) Tom Lawlor (203) vs. Gian Villante (205) Danny Castillo (155.5) vs. Jim Miller (155) Kenny Robertson (170) vs. Ben Saunders (170.5) Bryan Caraway (135.5) vs. Eddie Wineland (136) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:15 p.m. ET) Daron Cruickshank (155) vs. James Krause (155.5) Andrew Holbrook (155.5) vs. Ramsey Nijem (156) Jessamyn Duke (135.5) vs. Elizabeth Phillips (135) Zak Cummings (170.5) vs. Dominique Steele (170.5)
Submitted Jul 24, 2015 10:00PM by kopower - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
FMJ tries to pick up fighter's girl, backs down
(mixedmartialarts.com)
There is some dispute over whether UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey could beat the greatest boxer of his generation Floyd Mayweather Jr. How about FMJ vs. undefeated UFC male bantamweight Aljamain Sterling? On a recent periscope session, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman related how Mayweather did not want to find out, when the boxer tried to pick up Sterling's girl.
Submitted Jul 24, 2015 12:28PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Shields: Palhares is a dirty, mentally weak bully
(mixedmartialarts.com)
“Palhares is a guy I don’t really care for; He’s a dirty guy who likes hurting people then he plays the nice guy after he breaks their legs,” said Shields to Mike Bohn for MMAjunkie on today’s WSoF 22 media call. “He’s a bad person so it makes me want to go out there and punch him. … I might not care for Palhares, but he is extremely good at leg locks.”
Submitted Jul 24, 2015 12:26PM by tildengolfer - 55 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
The curious case of Pedro Munhoz's failed test
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC bantamweight and team Blackhouse member Pedro Munhoz beat Jerrold Sanders in 39 seconds at UFC Fight Night 53 on October 4 in Halifax, NS. Although it was never announced, Munhoz was told he failed a post-fight test for elevated levels of testosterone; the win was changed to a No Contest.
Submitted Jul 24, 2015 12:25PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Stitch' Duran said he's open to return to UFC if asked
(mmafighting.com)
It's only been a couple of days since cut man Jacob "Stitch" Duran was let go by the UFC after 14 years with the company. Even given the nature of being let go, he said he's definitely open to coming back, and he is talking more about how lucky he's been overall than talking like he got a raw deal.
Submitted Jul 24, 2015 12:22PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tom Lawlor on loss of walkout characters: 'They don't make a Don Frye Reebok mustache'
(mmafighting.com)
Veteran Tom Lawlor will return to action Saturday night, when he meets Gian Villante in a UFC on FOX 16 light heavyweight bout at United Center. But one thing will be missing when Lawlor competes for the first time in three years: His trademark character role-play for weigh-ins and walkouts.
Submitted Jul 24, 2015 12:20PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With McCall and Riggs out, Gates and Bamgbose step in at UFC Fight Night 73
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Fight Night 73 has gotten a bit of a shake-up thanks to a pair of injuries. The news was announced by the UFC earlier tonight. Ian McCall (13-5-1 MMA, 2-3-1 UFC) was set to face Dustin Ortiz (14-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in a flyweight bout. However, McCall has been forced out of the bout. Stepping in will be Willie Gates (12-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC). The UFC Fight Night 73 lineup now features: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera Jared Cannonier vs. Jonathan Wilson Timothy Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson Anthony Christodoulou vs. Scott Holtzman Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes Chris Camozzi vs. Tom Watson Willie Gates vs. Dustin Ortiz Sam Alvey vs. Derek Brunson Oluwale Bumgbose vs. Uriah Hall Ray Borg vs. Geane Herrera
Submitted Jul 24, 2015 10:25AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva: 'I can prove' there were fixed fights in UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
It’s no secret that Wanderlei Silva is not fond of the UFC or its management. The former PRIDE and UFC star has been lashing out at UFC officials since running out of a gym to avoid a Nevada State Athletic Commission drug test ahead of his scheduled bout with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175.
Submitted Jul 23, 2015 6:36PM by george112 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Dana White has spirited Twitter exchange with 'idiot' and 'moron' fans
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC President Dana White made up for lost time on twitter this past Wednesday night, as he took part in several spirited exchanges with fans on twitter. It has been months since fans and pundits have seen UFC President Dana White release his frustrations in the form of spirited twitter tirades with some of the promotion's fans. White's combative approach to social media is infamous and he relived that on Wednesday evening when he targeted several fans that spoke out against the firing of beloved cutman Jacob ‘Stitch' Duran.
Submitted Jul 23, 2015 12:22PM by GDPofMPG - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ludwig says Dillashaw is only one in Team Alpha Male who wants to be champ, camp responds
(bloodyelbow.com)
While praising his favorite student, Duane Ludwig took a bit of a dig at Team Alpha Male, and the members of the top gym aren't happy.
Submitted Jul 23, 2015 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold tentatively scheduled for December
(mmajunkie.com)
An intriguing title fight – against two budding rivals – will apparently be part of the UFC’s December schedule.
Submitted Jul 23, 2015 10:23AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
**Updated**Robbie Lawler vs Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley vs. Johny Hendricks UFC 194 Dec 5
(https:)
Jeremy Botter ?@jeremybotter 5 hours ago Peccole Ranch, Las Vegas One last bit of breaking news before bed: Robbie Lawler vs Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley vs. Johny Hendricks are happening. 1:03 am - 23 Jul 2015 · Details A welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit is being targeted to headline a December 5 UFC pay-per-view event in Calgary. Multiple sources close to the fight confirmed the news with Bleacher Report. Our sources also indicated that a top contender's bout between former champion Johny Hendricks and Tyron Woodley is being planned for the same event in case of a Lawler or Condit injury.
Submitted Jul 23, 2015 9:03AM by mentalcase - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Henderson set to compete at ADCC 2015
(mmafighting.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson will compete at the upcoming Abu Dhabi Combat Club tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Submitted Jul 22, 2015 10:36PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
TUF winner wants to sue after positive B sample
(bloodyelbow.com)
Rony Jason is suspended for nine months after B sample came back negative, now wants to sue the Brazilian sports commission.
Submitted Jul 22, 2015 10:34PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sonnen claims Aldo threatened to sue him & UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Sounds like there may be a few reasons behind Dana White's recent admission that he's done talking about Jose Aldo, namely that the UFC champ is threatening to sue.
Submitted Jul 22, 2015 10:33PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Globo might be done with the UFC in 2016
(bloodyelbow.com)
Brazil's biggest free channel could no longer be interested in the UFC due to low ratings and high cost. The news could mean the end of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.
Submitted Jul 22, 2015 10:31PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jonathan Wilson awaits new UFC Fight Night 73 opponent after Jared Cannonier's injury
(mmajunkie.com)
Jonathan Wilson needs a new opponent – again – for next month’s UFC Fight Night 73 event in Tennessee.
Submitted Jul 22, 2015 10:29PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Joe Riggs out, Uriah Hall needs new UFC Fight Night 73 opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
With Joe Riggs out, Uriah Hall needs a new opponent for next month’s UFC Fight Night 73 event.
Submitted Jul 22, 2015 10:28PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Since Ronda Rousey won't, Miesha Tate says she'll fight 'Cyborg' at 140 pounds
(mmajunkie.com)
Miesha Tate has a lot on her plate. Her immediate focus remains on Saturday’s UFC on FOX 16 co-main event bout with Jessica Eye.
Submitted Jul 22, 2015 10:26PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lightweights Nazareno Malegarie vs. Joaquim Silva added to UFC 191
(mmajunkie.com)
A battle of South American UFC newcomers has been added to UFC 191, as Nazareno Malegarie faces Joaquim Silva.
Submitted Jul 22, 2015 10:25PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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