January 2013 MMA News Archive - Page 6
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Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 9 in Sweden
A featherweight bout originally expected to take place in February has been rescheduled for April as Akira Corassani and Robbie Peralta have verbally agreed to face each other at UFC on FUEL TV 9, MMAjunkie.com has confirmed.
Sonnen responds to Belfort: I 'will gladly arrange' a meeting with Jesus
Soon after he blasted his way to a win over Michael Bisping in Saturday's UFC on FX 7 headliner, Vitor Belfort wasn't interested in calling out other middleweights. Instead, he took aim at a notable light heavyweight.
YURI ALCANTARA GETS WIN BONUS DESPITE NO CONTEST VS. PEDRO NOBRE AT UFC ON FX 7
Yuri Alcantara walked away from the octagon disappointed after a no contest. But at least financially, he shouldn't be upset.
UFC on FX 7 bonuses: Belfort, Dollaway, Sarafian, Ildemar Alcantara net $50K
Vitor Belfort, C.B. Dollaway, Daniel Sarafian and Ildemar Alcantara each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping" event. Belfort earned the "Knockout of the Night," Alcantara won "Submission of the Night" and Dollaway and Sarafian picked up "Fight of the Night" honors...
C4 injured, out of BAMMA title defence
After a difficult couple of years Rob 'C4' Sinclair's bad luck continues. He has just posted the following news on his Facebook for all his friends, family and fans:
Michael Bisping tells Vitor Belfort "There's no Jesus" at UFC On FX 7 weigh-ins
Leading up to his main event fight tonight, Michael Bisping has been doing more than his fair share of trash talking. The tension between him and Vitor Belfort seemed to peak on Thursday when the two had an intense staredown after the pre-fight press conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bisping followed that up by saying Vitor was suffering from "roid rage" and called him a "hooligan". That wasn't enough for "The Count," though. When the Middleweights faced off again at the UFC On FX 7 weigh-ins on Friday, Bisping capped off a series of verbal jabs by telling Belfort, "There's no Jesus." Obviously, this was meant as a pretty personal attack on Vitor, who's always been very vocal about the importance of his faith in his life.
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi likely for UFC on FUEL TV 9
A light-heavyweight between Alexander Gustafsson and former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi is targeted as the headliner of an April 6 event in Sweden, likely to be UFC on FUEL TV 9.
UFC adds Camila Oliveira and Aline Franzoi as UFC on FX 7 octagon girls
SAO PAULO – For the first time in UFC history, Brazilian octagon girls will grace the promotion's famed octagon. Camila Oliveira and Aline Franzoi, both Sao Paulo natives, have cage duties for Saturday's UFC on FX 7 show.
Bellator 85 medical suspensions: Tourney winner Noe out indefinitely
Jacob Noe may have earned his biggest career win over Seth Petruzelli, but didn't get out unscathed. Noe has drawn an indefinite suspension for a possible orbital fracture following Bellator 85 in Irvine, Calif.
Bellator boss: Division too stacked for immediate Curran-Freire rematch
Bellator MMA kicked off its run on Spike TV with a highly technical and entertaining title fight, but given the depth of the featherweight division, Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney ruled out the possibility of an immediate rematch.
Manager Ortiz: Since Rousey got tuneup fight, only fair Santos gets one too
The dance of contract negotiation continues between the UFC and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, said her manager, UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz. Their desire for a tuneup fight could be a sticking point.
Bellator MMA Brings $100,000 Lightweight Tournament Finals to California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino March 7th
Newport Beach, CA. (January 18, 2013) – The stage is set for a Bellator MMA Lightweight Tournament Finals showdown as Dave “The Fugitive” Jansen battles submission ace Marcin Held on March 7th from California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino. Tickets for the event start at just $40, and can be purchased by visiting Pechanga.com, Bellator.com, or by calling the Pechanga Box Office at 877-711-2946 or visiting between noon and 8pm daily.
Eddie Alvarez Heads to Court On Jan 25 Seeking Injunction To Allow Him to Sign with UFC
Former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez will head to court on Jan 25 to seek an injunction that would allow him to sign and fight for the UFC.
JDS' 'personal issue' was divorce
Former UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was dealing with the collapse of his 10-year marriage heading into the fight Brazilian reporter Guilherme Cruz has revealed.
Bellator 85 draws close to 1 million viewers in Spike TV debut
The ratings are in and Bellator's Spike TV debut featuring two title fights drew 938,000 viewers, a very strong showing.
UFC on FX 7 Weigh-In Results
oday’s official UFC on FX 7 Weigh-in ceremony took place from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. All but one fighter made the contracted weight for tomorrow night’s event on FX television. Check out the full results below: MAIN CARD: (FX) Vitor Belfort (185) vs. Michael Bisping (186) C.B. Dollaway (186) vs. Daniel Sarafian (186) Gabriel Gonzaga (255) vs. Ben Rothwell (258) Khabib Nurmagomedov (155) vs. Thiago Tavares (155) PRELIMINARY CARD: (FUEL TV) Godofredo Castro (145) vs. Milton Vieira (146) Andrew Craig (185) vs. Ronny Markes (186) Nik Lentz (145) vs. Diego Nunes (145) Edson Barboza (154) vs. Lucas Martins (154) Yuri Alcantara (135) vs. Pedro Nobre (136) Ildemar Alcantara (201) vs. Wagner Prado (206) PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook) C.J. Keith (157)* vs. Francisco Trinaldo (154.5) * – Has two hours to make weight
UFC releases nine fighters from their roster, including Chad Griggs, Jeff Hougland, and Marcus LeVesseur
With the Strikeforce migration underway, the UFC was forced to make some room for their newest signings. The news of fighter releases had been relatively quiet over the last several weeks, but the proverbial pink slip has come for several UFC fighters today.
Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission joins IMMAF regulatory group
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) today welcomed the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission, or Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), to its list of member commissions. "This membership is a step forward for MMA everywhere as the world of martial arts turns to Brazil for inspiration," IMMAF President August Wallen stated today in a press release. CABMMA will "supervise" its first event at UFC on FX 7, which takes place Saturday at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. (The event's main-card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.)
Bellator 85 results: Michael Chandler, Pat Curran defend titles
One had a thrilling finish, and the other was 25 minutes of back-and-forth striking. In the end, both lightweight champion Michael Chandler and featherweight champ Pat Curran defended their belts at Bellator 85. Plus, three fighters punched tickets into the semifinals of the Season 8 light heavyweight tournament. The event, which kicked off Bellator's eighth season and its move to Spike TV, took place at Bren Events Center on the campus of the University of California-Irvine. When it came down to it, Michael Chandler made it look rather easy...
ONE FC 7 to be aired live in Canada on Fight Network, Plans 12 shows for 2013
ONE Fighting Championship's 7th event will happen on Feb 2, and Canadian fans are lucky as the show will be aired live on the Fight Network.