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January 2013 MMA News Archive

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Dana happy to never work with Couture again
Two days ago, former UFC champion Randy Couture announced that he'll be working with Bellator as part of a multi-year contract he recently signed. Today, Dana White gave the media his response to the news.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 9:41PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
Evans ahead of Weidman to become next MW contender
Just 2 days before Rashad Evans' next fight, Dana White adds an extra incentive to the bout. If Evans wins against Lil Nog, he'll be given the option of of challenging Anderson Silva for the Middleweight belt.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 9:40PM by FastKnockout - 43 comments
Filed under: UFC
Khabilov vs. Medeiros added to April 27th event
UFC 159 has two more fights added to its lineup, as Rustam Khabilov fights Yancy Medeiros in a battle of young prospects, and TUF 15 cast members Al Iaquinta and Joe Proctor battle each other.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 9:39PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fighter Rankings Set to Launch in February
FightMetric, the official statistics provider of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, will continue to enhance fans experience by providing UFC Fighter Rankings. UFC Fighter Rankings by FightMetric will poll opinions from sports media worldwide and will be recognized by the UFC and integrated into its broadcast and featured on UFC.com. Voting will be open to media immediately after each live event with results made available to UFC.com within 24 hours. “We are thrilled to have UFC recognize our fighter rankings and to have them hosted on UFC.com, as well as incorporated into event broadcasts. FightMetric has worked closely with the UFC for several years as an industry-leader in MMA statistics. Sports fans are accustomed to seeing performance data and rankings on their favorite baseball, football and soccer players, and now we can engage UFC fans on a similar level,” said FightMetric creator Rami Genauer...
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 8:55PM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Season 8 middleweight tournament joins Bellator 89 on Feb. 14
In addition to a previously announced title fight, next month's Bellator 89 event also will feature all four opening-round matchups from the organization's Season 8 middleweight tournament. The event takes place Feb. 14 at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. The main card airs on Spike TV following Spike.com. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported, the headliner features bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas (14-3 MMA, 4-0 BFC) vs. recent tournament winner Marcos Galvao (13-5-1 MMA, 4-2 BFC). The eight-man middleweight tournament, meanwhile, features some familiar names. The latest Bellator 89 card now includes: Champ Eduardo Dantas vs. Marcos Galvao - for bantamweight title Dan Cramer vs. Brian Rogers - middleweight-tournament opening round Brett Cooper vs. Norman Paraisy - middleweight-tournament opening round Doug Marshall vs. Andreas Spang - middleweight-tournament opening round Sultan Aliev vs. Mikkel Parlo - middleweight-tournament opening round
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 5:27PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Papy Abedi vs. Besam Yousef booked for UFC on FUEL TV 9 on April 6 in Sweden
Who says you can't go home again? It's a war between locals at UFC on FUEL TV 9, where Papy Abedi will try to keep himself employed at the expense of Besam Yousef as part of the "Gustafsson vs. Mousasi" event on April 6, 2013 at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Kimura.se confirmed the welterweight pairing earlier today.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 5:25PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joe Proctor vs. Al Iaquinta joins 'UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen' card
A lightweight bout between Joe Proctor and Al Iaquinta, two cast members from "The Ultimate Fighter 15," will meet in March at UFC 159.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 4:33PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 156's Jacob Volkmann expects victory, has post-fight speech planned
UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann didn't know he would be fighting Bobby Green at UFC 156 until late December, but that's no longer a bother. Give him a week's notice, and he'll be just fine.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 4:32PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante wants UFC's Ryan Bader for anticipated summer return
Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champ Rafael Cavalcante wants to be the next fighter from the defunct promotion's roster to move to the UFC. And he's got an opponent in mind.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 4:31PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White not happy with Steve Mazzagatti reffing Aldo vs. Edgar
UFC president Dana White has never been shy about criticizing officiating in MMA, whether it's judging or refereeing. One of his main targets has been referee Steve Mazzagatti, who has made many questionable calls in the past.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 4:30PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rampage Jackson: UFC lies about its pay-per-view numbers
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson was unhappy with the way he was being treated leading up to what may have been his final fight inside the Octagon, a unanimous decision loss to Glover Teixeira at the UFC on FOX 6 event last weekend in Chicago (see it here). But you knew that. What you may not have known, are some of the specifics of his complaint against the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, which "Rampage" tells MMA HEAT is "taking advantage of its fighters" while "cleaning house" in the pay-per-view sales...
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 11:22AM by grappler0000 - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous
Almost healed, Hacran Dias still wants to fight Chad Mendes
A right shoulder injury forced Hacran Dias to withdraw from UFC on FX 6, but he hasn't let go of the idea of fighting Chad Mendes.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 11:10AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 156's Joseph Benavidez not interested in proposed 115-pound division
While a firm date has not yet been established for the debut of the UFC's 115-pound division, promotion officials feel certain it's coming. When it does, don't expect current flyweight Joseph Benavidez to be a part of it.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 11:08AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF 17 TV Ratings Dip Slightly, but Remain Strong Two Weeks into the Season
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen opened to the series’ strongest ratings ever since making the move to FX last January. The third season on FX opened to 1.51 million viewers. But what is the show’s staying power on a new night and timeslot – Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET – and a revamped production style that has more of a documentary type feel than the shock value of season’s past? We’re only two episodes into the TUF 17 season, but the early returns are good. The second week of the series held strong at 1.3 million viewers in the follow-up to last week’s two-hour season premier...
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 10:09AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Shinya Aoki meets champ Kotetsu Boku at 'ONE FC 8: Kings and Champions'
Lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku will face notable veteran Shinya Aoki in April at "ONE FC 8: Kings and Champions," officials today announced.
Submitted Jan 30, 2013 6:24PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Nick Catone vs. James Head added to April's UFC 159 event
The lineup for April's UFC 159 event is quickly filling, and a welterweight matchup between Nick Catone and James Head is the latest addition to the lineup.
Submitted Jan 30, 2013 6:23PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
2008 Gold medal Olympian Henry Cejudo coming to MMA
Henry Cejudo a 125 pounder who won the men's freestyle wrestling gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics has announced he's becoming a mixed martial artist.
Submitted Jan 30, 2013 6:22PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
The Toffees Turn Out For UFC
Everton stars Tim Howard and Sylvain Distin show their support for local UFC stars Terry Etim and Andy “The Little Axe” Ogle headed down to Finch Farm this week to meet with Everton players and huge Ultimate Fighting Championship® fans Tim Howard and Sylvain Distin. The footballers were keen to show their support to the UFC athletes ahead of their bouts against Renne Forte and Josh Grispi respectively on 16th February at Wembley Arena.
Submitted Jan 30, 2013 1:37PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher co-headlines UFC 159 in New Jersey
A middleweight bout between Michael Bisping (23-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) and Alan Belcher (18-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC) will serve as the co-headliner of April's UFC 159 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the bout with UFC officials following an initial report from ESPN.com. UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a headliner between light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Submitted Jan 30, 2013 1:16PM by Budgellism - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Matt Hughes nearly quit fighting in 2001, regrets never facing Anderson Silva
Had Matt Hughes not woken up by slamming Carlos Newton to the mat at UFC 34, he wouldn't have gone on to become a UFC Hall of Famer.
Submitted Jan 30, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
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