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Buentello vs. Dennis title fight, Brookins vs. Fuller top Legacy FC 29 card
Legacy FC has put together an intriguing card with some familiar names for its March 21 return to AXS TV. Legacy FC 29, which takes place at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Okla., features a light-heavyweight headliner between Paul Buentello (33-15) and Myron Dennis (9-2). The organization’s vacant title is on the line.
Pat Barry announces leave from MMA, release from UFC contract
After long discussions with our client Pat Barry over the recent weeks, he has come to the decision that he will be taking an indefinite leave from competing in MMA. The UFC and Zuffa have been very gracious in releasing him from his contract and Pat is very grateful for everything they have done for him and his career. “Over the past few fights I’ve just had this sinking feeling in my stomach whenever I have stepped into the Octagon and I realize, I DONT WANT TO WRESTLE. Not saying I will never do MMA again, but right now I just want to hit people. MMA and the UFC have been great to me and I will always support the company and the sport. I want to thank all my fans, sponsors and haters for being with me on this journey and I look forward to what future holds.” – HD! “Pat and I have talked about this for a while now and with recent changes in the landscape of combat sports, he wants to explore some options and try to get back to his roots. He’s going to take a little time to clear his head and then we will explore our options. We will keep you posted on things as they develop.” – Brian Butler
Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino in talks for multiple title fights, still eyes Ronda Rousey
Former Strikeforce champion and current Invicta FC featherweight titleholder Cristiane Justino could have a busy year coming up.
Trainer: Sergio Pettis to use UFC bonus money toward surgery
UFC bantamweight Sergio Pettis suffered the first loss of his professional career at UFC on FOX 10 on Saturday night, and according to his coach, Duke Roufus, Pettis “didn’t take it well.”
Glory 14 Zagreb fight card announced: Andy Ristie returns, MW tournament, plus Cro Cop vs Bonjasky
Glory 14 Zagreb is back on Spike TV on Saturday, March 8. Here, get the full fight card, featuring Mirko Cro Cop vs. Remy Bonjasky, the return of Andy Ristie, plus a new Middleweight tournament.
Bryan Caraway forced off UFC 170 card due to injury
An injury has forced bantamweight Bryan Caraway (18-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC) off this month’s UFC 170 card, the UFC today announced. His scheduled opponent, Lucas Martins (14-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), now awaits a new opponent. UFC 170 takes place Feb. 22 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The fight is currently slated for the FOX Sports 1 prelims.
Justin Scoggins replaces Darrell Montague at UFC 171 in Dallas
Undefeated Justin Scoggins (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has replaced injured flyweight Darrell Montague (13-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at March’s UFC 171 event. Scoggins now will fight Montague’s originally scheduled opponent, Will Campuzano (13-5 MMA, 0-3 UFC), at the event, the UFC today announced. UFC 171 takes place March 15 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. It’s not clear where Scoggins vs. Campuzano will be placed on the lineup.
McGregor eyes July return against top ten opponent
On the road to a full recovery, Irish MMA star Conor McGregor caught up with PETER CARROLL to talk about his rehabilitation, coming home to Dublin and fame. The Irishman also revealed the key role he is playing in the UFC’s selection of a date for their Dublin card, what type of opponent he wants to face on his return and which Irish fighters he believes deserve an opportunity on the world’s biggest MMA stage.
3 Title Fights Slated for MFC 40 ‘Crowned Kings’ on May 9 in Edmonton
Three Maximum Fighting Championship titles will be up for grabs May 9 when the Canadian promotion hosts MFC 40 “Crowned Kings” at Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
Mir not retiring regardless of UFC 169 outcome
Frank Mir is trying to avoid a four-fight losing streak this weekend against Alistair Overeem, but don't expect him to retire after UFC 169.
The UFC is Headed to Mexico… As Soon As Cain Velasquez is Ready
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is headed to Mexico... just as soon as UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is ready.
Dana White: “We’re Going Back to Abu Dhabi This Year” and Other Plans for Global Domination
UFC president Dana White says the Ultimate Fighting Championship plans to return to Abu Dhabi for the first time since 2010 later this year.
UFC Fight Night 37 lineup set for UFC FIght Pass, Akhmedov-Nelson opens main card
The official lineup for the UFC’s March return to England is set, and Cyrille Diabate (19-9-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Ilir Latifi (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will headline a six-fight preliminary card while Omari Akhmedov (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Gunnar Nelson (11-0-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) opens a four-fight main card.
Tito Ortiz Charged with Two Counts of DUI Stemming From Jan. 6 Car Crash and Arrest
Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator MMA fighter Tito Ortiz was in court on Monday where he was officially charged with two counts of DUI.
Association for Ringside Physicians supports elimination of TRT in MMA
The Association for Ringside Physicians (ARP) has taken a stance on the appropriateness of therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy (TUE for TRT) in combat sports, and it’s not favorable.
UFC on FOX 10 medical suspensions: Adriano Martins among four fighters given extra terms
Share this image:After being on the receiving end of a devastating head kick, UFC lightweight Adriano Martins not surprisingly was given the most serious medical suspension arising from UFC on FOX 10.
Joe Ellenberger debuts vs. Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172 in Baltimore
It’ll be a family affair in April in Baltimore for the Ellenberger brothers.
'TUF Brazil: Team Wanderlei vs. Team Sonnen' to stream exclusively on UFC Fight Pass
“The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Team Wanderlei vs. Team Sonnen,” the third installment of the Brazilian version of the “TUF” reality series, will stream exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, officials today announced.
Sonnen and Silva scuffle on TUF Brazil set
Apparently things got a little out of control on the set of the Ultimate Fighter Brazil, Season 3. Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva got into it, and Sonnen ended up getting clocked.
Anderson Silva files police report over Twitter beef
Anderson Silva is using his time off the mats to fight other battles, most notably he's pressing charges against a woman he claims slandered him on Twitter.
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