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Fabio Maldonado thinking big, wants 'Rumble,' Mark Hunt, Roy Nelson
After moving up a weight class and replacing injured ex-UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, Fabio Maldonado apparently won’t be happy fighting just Stipe Miocic.
Submitted May 29, 2014 12:58PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ryan Couture Latest UFC Vet To Join Battleground O.N.E. Card
BattleGrounds MMA announced today that it has confirmed two Superfights – a lightweight (155 pounds) showdown between Ryan Couture (7-3) of Las Vegas, Nev. and Jonny “The King of Late Night” Carson (11-6) of San Francisco, Calif.
Submitted May 29, 2014 11:52AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
With suspension almost served, 'Bigfoot' Silva eyeing a fight with Josh Barnett
As of September 7, it will have been nine months since Antonio Silva and Mark Hunt put on one of the most memorable heavyweight fights in UFC history. That December 7 clash -- which fittingly ended in a majority draw, and ended up near the top of many people's Fight of the Year lists -- was commemorated a week later by Dana White, who wore a t-shirt at the UFC on FOX weigh-ins already boasting of Silva-Hunt II.
Submitted May 29, 2014 11:45AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eddie Ng will never fight One FC champion Shinya Aoki
Eddie Ng will be 5-0 under the One FC banner if he beats Vincent Latoel on May 30 in Singapore, but unlike most MMA fighters, he won’t ask for a shot at the championship next.
Submitted May 29, 2014 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Vitor Belfort: I am not training with UFC champ Jon Jones
At first, it appeared UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and ex-titleholder Vitor Belfort were going to do a tried-and-true endeavor for former foes: train together.
Submitted May 29, 2014 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
ONE FC 16 weigh-in results: Ben Askren, Bakhtiyar Abbasov make weight
Welterweight headliners Ben Askren (169.5 pounds) and Bakhtiyar Abbasov (170) officially made weight for their headliner at Saturday’s “ONE FC 16: Honor & Glory” event.
Submitted May 29, 2014 11:36AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Daniel Cormier troubled by LCL and ACL issues, may require surgery
Ariel Helwani revealed on UFC Tonight that Daniel Cormier had injured his LCL ahead of UFC 173 and may even require surgery on his ACL, which has troubled him for a while.
Submitted May 29, 2014 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dominick Cruz begins sparring, timetable for return in the '2-4 month' range
While the UFC bantamweight division was completely turned upside down on Saturday night when T.J. Dillashaw dethroned champion Renan Barao, Dominick Cruz -- the weight's original champion -- is once again in the process of making his way back to the Octagon. And this time, his camp hopes, for real.
Submitted May 29, 2014 8:17AM by jjeans - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
James Irvin-Brennan Ward set for Bellator 123 Season 11 opener on Sept. 5
Bellator MMA will open its fall season in September when it returns to Connecticut for Bellator 123.
Submitted May 28, 2014 11:12PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Chael Sonnen: Wanderlei Silva 'literally ran away from drug test'
With the Wednesday report from the Brazilian outlet Combate that Wanderlei Silva was out of his UFC 175 grudge fight with Chael Sonnen -- and would therefore be replaced by Vitor Belfort -- people began to wonder exactly what happened.
Submitted May 28, 2014 9:43PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 173 medical suspensions: Ellenberger among eight facing long terms
Recent welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger is among the fighter facing lengthy layoffs following UFC 173.
Submitted May 28, 2014 8:56PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 120 clears 100k PPV buys.
Viacom-owned Bellator MMA pushed north of 100,000 buys for their May 17 card, according to industry sources with information regarding the promotion’s debut foray into the pay-per-view business.
Submitted May 28, 2014 8:03PM by hate4thestate - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Silva injured, Magny faces Monstro
An injury to Claudio Silva has brought a new welterweight signing from the ranks of Jungle Fight. Current Jungle Fight Welterweight champion Rodrigo Goiana de Lima.
Submitted May 28, 2014 7:01PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Norman Parke meets Naoyuki Kotani at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin
Norman Parke won’t have to travel too far for his next assignment.
Submitted May 28, 2014 5:04PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Police open investigation into church featured in Fight Church documentary following sex abuse allegations
Following Bloody Elbow's report of sex abuse allegations against Victory Church and pastor Paul Burress, featured in the MMA documentary Fight Church, an official police investigation has been opened.
Submitted May 28, 2014 5:03PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Eddie Alvarez to Will Brooks: I want to fight you ‘because I think you’re the easier guy, and I’m trying to get out of here easier’
In theory, Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez's next (and likely final) fight for the promotion, seems to be a foregone conclusion. When recent tourney winner Will Brooks seized a surprising split decision over Michael Chandler at Bellator 120, he also captured the newly created Bellator interim lightweight strap, and in doing so, appeared to jump the line in the Alvarez sweepstakes.
Submitted May 28, 2014 3:02PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Vitor Belfort calls Jon Jones, will train with UFC champ this Friday in Miami
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort will once again face off against reigning 205-pound kingpin Jon Jones, but this time it won't be inside the Octagon.
Submitted May 28, 2014 3:01PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
Ian Entwistle vs. Daniel Hooker booked for UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand
A pair of UFC featherweight newcomers will meet when the promotion makes its debut in New Zealand next month.
Submitted May 28, 2014 2:51PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joe Proctor vs. Justin Salas joins UFC Fight Night 45 lineup
Lightweights Joe Proctor (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Justin Salas (12-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) have been booked for a fight at UFC Fight Night 45.
Submitted May 28, 2014 2:39PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
MacDonald-Woodley winner may need to fight Lombard-Kim winner for title shot
The road to a UFC welterweight title shot may have gotten a bit longer for UFC 174's Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley winner.
Submitted May 28, 2014 2:37PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
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