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January 2014 MMA News Archive

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Frank Mir: I don't 'have an issue going to another organization'
(mmajunkie.com)
NEW YORK – Frank Mir’s UFC job may be on the line on Saturday at UFC 169, but the same can’t be said for his overall MMA career.
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 10:52PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Referee and judging assignments for UFC 169's top three fights
(mmajunkie.com)
A veteran referee and fighter are among those overseeing UFC 169's main event on Saturday at Newark, N.J.’s Prudential Center.
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 10:50PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 169 Weigh-in Results: Lineker at 127 lbs. makes 126 one hour after weigh-ins
(mmajunkie.com)
The full UFC 169 weigh-in results include: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Renan Barao (135) vs. Urijah Faber (134.5) Jose Aldo (145) vs. Ricardo Lamas (144.5) Frank Mir (256.5) vs. Alistair Overeem (257) Ali Bagautinov (126) vs. John Lineker (127)* Abel Trujillo (155.5) vs. Jamie Varner (156) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) John Makdessi (155) vs. Alan Patrick (155.5) Chris Cariaso (125) vs. Danny Martinez (125.5) Nick Catone (185.5) vs. Tom Watson (185.5) Al Iaquinta (155) vs. Kevin Lee (155.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) Andy Enz (184.5) vs. Clint Hester (185.5) Rashid Magomedov (155) vs. Tony Martin (155.5) Neil Magny (170.25) vs. Gasan Umalatov (170) * – Has one hour to make weight
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 5:02PM by GDPofMPG - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joseph Benavidez vs Tim Elliott set for UFC 172
(fansided.com)
UFC 172 is filling up quickly, and a fantastic Flyweight matchup has just been announced. Former #1 contender, Joseph Benavidez, will look to get back in the win column when he takes on Tim Elliott in Baltimore.
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 2:42PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
KSW Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz Signs with UFC
(sherdog.com)
Top Polish light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz is now a member of the UFC roster.
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 2:40PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After missing weight, Olympian Henry Cejudo's Legacy FC future now uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
After missing weight for his second straight Legacy FC fight, Henry Cejudo‘s future in the organization appears uncertain.
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 2:38PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White on Pat Barry stepping away from MMA: 'I'm happy'
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC president Dana White reveals how much other MMA fighters like Pat Barry, including a certain former UFC champion, 'Brock Lesnar doesn't f---ing like anybody, but he really likes Pat Barry and has a lot of respect for Pat Barry.'
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 2:36PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Chiesa releases statement on Julianna Pena injury, says she wasn't attacked
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa, a teammate of Julianna Pena in Spokane, WA, released an official statement regarding what caused Julianna Pena's knee injury.
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 2:35PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC light heavyweight Vinny Magalhaes signs five-fight deal with Titan FC
(mmamania.com)
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 runner-up is expected to make his debut in April.
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Chael Sonnen-Wanderlei Silva to Join Chris Weidman-Vitor Belfort Card in May or July
(sherdog.com)
When Chris Weidman defends his UFC middleweight title against Vitor Belfort later this year, the fight will be joined by another high-profile Brazilian-American matchup.
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shintaro Ishiwatari Defends Bantamweight Belt, UFC Vet Yuki Kondo Returns at Pancrase 256
(mmaweekly.com)
The first Pancrase card of 2014 will be headlined by a bantamweight title match between defending champion Shintaro Ishiwatari and challenger Yo Saito, and will also feature the return of veteran welterweight Yuki Kondo.
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
Coast Guard vet Elias Garcia meets Olympic gold medalist at tonight's Legacy FC 27
(mmajunkie.com)
Elias Garcia had been through U.S. Coast Guard boot camp, as well as search and rescue in Louisiana, following Hurricane Katrina to start a military career that continued with some high-intensity situations in the coming years.
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 11:15AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Sicilia squashes White's claims Pena was assaulted
(bloodyelbow.com)
Sam Sicilia tries to put a halt to Dana White's stories of Julianna Pena being assaulted at her gym, leading to the traumatic knee injury that forced her out of her upcoming bout.
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 11:13AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
Dana White Confirms That Lesnar Wants Back & Surprise! Surprise! The UFC Will Have Him
(bjpenn.com)
UFC prez Dana White tells TMZ Sports … Brock Lesnar wants to RETURN to the Octogon … and White says he’d LOVE to have him back.
Submitted Jan 31, 2014 3:22AM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 169 Predictions with “The King of Rock ‘n Rumble” Elvis Sinosic
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Elvis picks Barao, Aldo and Overeem. It is a great analysis of each fight if you ask me.
Submitted Jan 30, 2014 11:34PM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Dana White: Julianna Pena's 'worst injury ever' resulted from attack by male training partner in gym
(bloodyelbow.com)
"It’s the worst injury I’ve ever heard of, ever, in this sport, and you hear about those types of injuries in football. Apparently, when she came into the gym -- and again, she was hysterical when I talked to her, crying -- she was training in her gym and one of her training partners, a guy, was saying to her, ‘oh, you’re wearing your Ultimate Fighter shirt, we’re real scared.’ He says that and was talking smack to her and then basically attacked her." "He jumped on her back, started cranking her neck, and the way she fell her knee blew out. The most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard in my life. A year-and-a-half to two years she’ll be out, and I told her to leave that disgusting gym and go somewhere else with new coaches, new training partners, whatever. And that’s all I know."
Submitted Jan 30, 2014 9:12PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Bethe Correia meets Jessamyn Duke at UFC 172
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of undefeated recent UFC debut winners will meet in April in Baltimore. According to a report from Combate, Brazil’s Bethe Correia (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet Jessamyn Duke (3-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 172. UFC officials have not yet made the bout official. UFC 172 takes place April 26 at Baltimore Arena in Baltimore. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jan 30, 2014 9:05PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael vs. Wand Likely to Support Weidman vs. Belfort in May, but Punishment Due for TUF Fight
(mmaweekly.com)
The date for Chris Weidman’s middleweight title defense against Vitor Belfort has yet to be set, but it’s sounding more and more likely that it will happen in May.
Submitted Jan 30, 2014 4:53PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White confirms Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne as UFC on Fox 11 main event
(bloodyelbow.com)
A heavyweight fight between Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum will be the main event of UFC on Fox 11 in Orlando, Florida on April 19th.
Submitted Jan 30, 2014 4:50PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF China Finale adds Nam Phan vs. Vaughan Lee, tournament finals
(mmajunkie.com)
The TUF China Finale, a live conclusion to “The Ultimate Fighter: China” reality series, has added three bouts, including two tournament finals and a bantamweight bout between Nam Phan (18-12 MMA, 2-5 UFC) vs. Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC). The event also will see the tournament finals for “TUF: China.” They include a quartet of UFC newcomers with welterweights Wang Sai (6-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Zhang Lipeng (6-7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and featherweights Yang Jianping (6-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Ning Guangyou (3-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Jan 30, 2014 2:45PM by DrivenDavies15 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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