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Jedrzejczyk: I'm going to stay champion for a long time
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk put on a dominating performance to take the UFC Women's Strawweight title and now wants to be the champion for a long time: "I'm going to stay at 115," Jedrzejczyk said. "In the future, if they're going to make a new division for 125, then I'm going to move and I'm going to be champion again. And then I will think about 135, but we will see."
Submitted Apr 10, 2015 8:13PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Faber rips McGregor: He gives up
(mixedmartialarts.com)
For his next fight, Urijah Faber is returning to the featherweight division and a win over Frankie Edgar could put him right back in title content. Faber recently joined 'The Fighter and The Kid' podcast and talked about he feels he matches up with some of the divisions best, including outspoken Conor McGregor: "I wouldn't mind fighting Conor. I'll tell you what - he's got something that a lot of guys don't have. Something a guy like me doesn't have, a guy like Chad Mendes doesn't have, a guy like Frankie Edgar has, and that's the instincts and willingness to give up when he's about to get knee barred. I wouldn't give up. Come on...His knee was in danger of having some pain inflicted on it and he was like, 'I'm out.'"
Submitted Apr 10, 2015 8:11PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexis Dufresne pregnant, out of Bellator 137 in May
(mmafighting.com)
It's going to be a while before Alexis Dufresne debuts in Bellator. The former UFC fighter is pregnant and out of her Bellator 137 fight with Arlene Blencowe, Bellator officials confirmed with MMAFighting.com on Friday morning. Bloody Elbow was the first to report the story. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Apr 10, 2015 12:45PM by Wez - 10 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC Fight Night 64 weigh-in results: Big men Filipovic (232), Gonzaga (255) on mark
(mmajunkie.com)
KRAKOW, Poland – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC Fight Night 64 weigh-ins, where all but one competitor successfully made weight.
Submitted Apr 10, 2015 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Scott Askham vs. Antonio dos Santos Jr. added to UFC Fight Night 69 in Germany
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Scott Askham (12-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Antonio dos Santos Jr. (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s UFC Fight Night 69 lineup in Germany.
Submitted Apr 10, 2015 11:42AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Lisa Ellis replaces Seo Hee Ham, meets Bec Rawlings at UFC Fight Night 65
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury has forced Seo Hee Ham (15-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) off next month’s UFC Fight Night 65 card, and her planned opponent, Bec Rawlings (5-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC), now meets a rival from “The Ultimate Fighter 20?: Lisa Ellis (15-9 MMA, 0-1 UFC).
Submitted Apr 10, 2015 11:37AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael Cordeiro on training Shogun again: 'I'll do my best to bring back his old self'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Mauricio Shogun will spend his next camp with old friend and coach, Rafael Cordeiro at Kings MMA. Cordeiro believes Rua is still young and only needs proper motivation to return to his old self.
Submitted Apr 10, 2015 11:34AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator inks three female 145-pounders, including UFC vet Alexis Dufresne
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA has bolstered out its burgeoning women’s featherweight division with three new additions. Officials today announced the signings of recent UFC fighter Alexis Dufresne (5-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and undefeated Roberta Paim (4-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and Iony Razafiarison (2-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA).
Submitted Apr 9, 2015 10:21PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Three prelims announced for Bellator 137, including Jesse Juarez vs. Ricky Rainey
(mmajunkie.com)
The preliminary card for Bellator 137 is coming together with Thursday’s announcement of three new bouts. Bellator 137 takes place on May 15 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. The evening’s main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on MMAjunkie. A previously announced middleweight title bout between champion Brandon Halsey and challenger Kendall Grove headlines the event. Announced for the card are welterweights Jesse Juarez (22-9 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) and Ricky Rainey (10-3 MMA, 2-1 BMMA); bantamweights Joe Taimanglo (20-6-1 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) and Antonio Duarte (18-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) ;and featherweights Jordan Parsons (10-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) and Julio Cesar Neves Jr. (30-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA).
Submitted Apr 9, 2015 10:17PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
WSOF 20 weigh-in results: Dave Branch (204), Jesse McElligott (203) set for new main event
(mmajunkie.com)
The weigh-ins are in the books for Friday’s WSOF 20 event, and the newly booked main event is official. The WSOF 20 weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD (NBCSN, 9 p.m. ET) Dave Branch (204) vs. Jesse McElligott (203) – light heavyweight tournament semifinal Joe Condon (156) vs. Nick Newell (155) Ben Fodor (174) vs. Emmanuel Walo (176) Juliano Coutinho (264) vs. Steve Mocco (246) Ozzy Dugulubgov (155) vs. Lucas Montoya (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET) Leon Davis (155) vs. Islam Mamedov (155) Saul Almeida (146) vs. Chris Foster (144) Chip Moraza-Pollard (170) vs. Matt Secor (170) Johnny Campbell (130.4) vs. Darren Mima (126.4)
Submitted Apr 9, 2015 10:03PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator 136 weigh-in results: Will Brooks, Dave Jansen on weight for title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
The Bellator 136 fighter weigh-ins took place today, and all main card fighters made weight without issue. The Bellator 136 weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET) Champ Will Brooks (155) vs. Dave Jansen (154.6) – for lightweight title Rafael Carvalho (185.8) vs. Joe Schilling (185.6) Marcin Held (155.8) vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy (155) Alexander Volkov (243) vs. Tony Johnson (264) PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET) Fabricio Guerreiro (145.2) vs. John Teixeira (145.8) Saad Awad (155.4) vs. Rob Sinclair (155.2) Joey Beltran (184) vs. Brian Rogers (186) Marcos Bonilla (147)* vs. A.J. McKee (144) Chad George (136) vs. Mark Vorgeas (135.6) Jay Bogan (147.4)** vs. Justin Governale (146) Jonathan Santa Maria (125) vs. Steve Ramirez (126) Chris Herrera (186) vs. Luc Bondole (185.6) Cleber Luciano (150) vs. Aaron Miller (150) – 150-pound catchweight fight * Bonilla must lose a pound to make the featherweight limit ** Bogan must lose 1.4 pounds to make the featherweight limit
Submitted Apr 9, 2015 9:36PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Ben Askren vs. Luis Santos for the ONEFC Welterweight Title
(sportskeeda.com)
Luis Santos has been given the opportunity of a lifetime at ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS. Santos will headline the 24 April 2015 card from the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines against one of the best fighters in the world, current ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren.
Submitted Apr 9, 2015 6:23PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ronny Markes out of WSOF 20 main event, David Branch gets new opponent
(mmafighting.com)
World Series of Fighting 20 has lost yet another competitor during fight week. Three days after Melvin Guillard was pulled from the card, headliner Ronny Markes dropped out of the main event Thursday, the day of weigh-ins, WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel Aziz told MMAFighting.com. Markes is in the hospital, Abdel Aziz said. It was immediately unclear what was ailing him. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Apr 9, 2015 4:14PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFN 62’s Jorge Oliveira tests positive for stanozolol, suspended for one year
(mmafighting.com)
The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced earlier this week that all fighters who competed at the UFC Fight Night 62 event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 21, tested clean for banned substances. However, that’s not the case. According to CABMMA, "a communication error was identified by the Executive Committee when issuing the drug test results" due to "a misinterpretation of the partial report sent by the UCLA Olympic Analytical Lab (WADA Accredited Lab), where tests were analyzed and results confirmed."
Submitted Apr 9, 2015 1:31PM by Wez - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CSAC's first Media Day allows MMA outlets to shadow judge at Bellator 136
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bloody Elbow’s Paul Gift and writers from MMA Fighting, Sherdog and ESPN will shadow the official judges of Bellator 136 as part of a CSAC media event. Here are the details.
Submitted Apr 9, 2015 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Griffin, Bonnar reminisce 10 years after classic
(mmafighting.com)
Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar came on The MMA Hour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the most important fight in UFC history.
Submitted Apr 9, 2015 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Diaz pumps brakes on Matt Brown fight
(mmafighting.com)
Shortly after the UFC officially announced that Nate Diaz was set to fight Matt Brown at UFC 189 on July 11, Diaz took to Twitter to put a wrench in those plans.
Submitted Apr 9, 2015 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joanne Calderwood wants title shot in Scotland, says Jedrzejczyk exposed Esparza
(mmajunkie.com)
Joanne Calderwood hasn’t been told where she stands in the UFC’s strawweight title picture. However, she thinks a quality victory at UFC Fight Night 64 could earn her a crack at Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s belt.
Submitted Apr 9, 2015 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sara McMann wants to fight Cat Zingano next
(mmafighting.com)
Cat Zingano has indicted she wants to get right back to action against a top bantamweight contender. Sara McMann is willing to step to the plate.
Submitted Apr 8, 2015 10:49PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Todd Duffee gets wish vs. Frank Mir in UFC Fight Night 72 headliner in San Diego
(mmajunkie.com)
Todd Duffee gets wish vs. Frank Mir in UFC Fight Night 72 headliner in San Diego.
Submitted Apr 8, 2015 10:42PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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