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Urijah Faber believes T.J. Dillashaw, Chad Mendes can dethrone UFC champ Jose Aldo
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite a 0-3 record in fights against Jose Aldo, Urijah Faber doesn’t think the UFC featherweight champion has Team Alpha Male’s number.
Submitted Nov 24, 2014 8:35PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ Will Brooks fought Michael Chandler with a torn hamstring at Bellator 131
(mmajunkie.com)
Will Brooks’ rematch with Michael Chandler solidified him as Bellator MMA’s best lightweight, but his accomplishment might be even more impressive considering the obstacle he overcame to earn that distinction.
Submitted Nov 24, 2014 8:33PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC signs top Alpha Male prospect Cody Garbrandt
(bloodyelbow.com)
A new bantamweight comes to the UFC ranks, and it appears to be another blue chipper in Alpha Male fighter Cody Garbrandt.
Submitted Nov 24, 2014 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After scoring deal he couldn’t refuse, Nick Diaz wonders why he accepted fights against ‘mediocre level opponents’
(mmafighting.com)
When Nick Diaz retired in March 2013 fresh from dropping a lopsided unanimous decision to then-UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, he told reporters that the only fights to could coax him back into the cage would be a rematch against the Canadian or a superfight against Anderson Silva. At the time, Diaz's requests were largely scoffed at. This was a guy who'd lost two straight outings; he wasn't exactly in the position to barter for another big opportunity...
Submitted Nov 23, 2014 3:02PM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Cub Swanson on loss: Frankie Edgar ‘exposed me’ at UFC Fight Night 57
(mmajunkie.com)
Cub Swanson saw his three-year, six-fight winning streak come to an end when Frankie Edgar completely dominated him in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 57 headliner. Swanson simply “got exposed,” he said. Swanson (21-6 MMA, 6-2 UFC) was unable to prevent Edgar (18-4-1 MMA, 12-4-1 UFC) from taking him down, and he spent the majority of the contest on his back before succumbing to a fifth-round submission...
Submitted Nov 23, 2014 12:20PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bonuses: Edgar wins 50k for record stoppage
(bloodyelbow.com)
Frankie Edgar and Oleksiy Oliynyk earned the performance bonuses while Paige VanZant vs. Kailin Curran won ‘Fight of the Night’ honours.
Submitted Nov 23, 2014 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Renzo Gracie, Kazushi Sakuraba Battle to a Draw at Metamoris 5
(sherdog.com)
Renzo Gracie, Kazushi Sakuraba Battle to a Draw at Metamoris 5.
Submitted Nov 22, 2014 8:50PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Pic: UFC contender Conor McGregor gets into Irish Twitter war with top WWE wrestler Sheamus
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Conor McGregor was a guest on SI Now earlier today (Fri., Nov. 21, 2014) and the "Notorious" featherweight was asked if he could defeat WWE superstar "Sheamus" in a real fight.
Submitted Nov 22, 2014 4:17PM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ONE FC 23 adds four bouts, including Eduard Folayang vs. Timofey Nastyukhin
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s ONE FC 23 event now has a full lineup of 10 contests after the promotion recently announced a handful of new additions. The new additions include Eduard Folayang (14-4) vs. Timofey Nastyukhin (7-1), Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (3-0) vs. Rene Catalan (0-1), Walaa Abas Mohamed Kamaly (2-1) vs. Ana Julaton (1-1) and Jujeath Nagaowa (1-0) vs. Tharoth Sam (2-0). “ONE FC 23: Warrior’s Way” takes place Dec. 5 at Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines. The event streams as an online pay-per-view in North America.
Submitted Nov 22, 2014 9:17AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Josh Koscheck vs. Neil Magny targeted for UFC 184 in Los Angeles
(mmajunkie.com)
After one full year away from competition, it appears Josh Koscheck (17-8 MMA, 15-8 UFC) is primed to make his return to the octagon. MMAjunkie has learned from sources close to the UFC that promotion officials are targeting a welterweight bout between Koscheck and Neil Magny (13-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) for February’s UFC 184 event. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not publicly authorized to discuss such matters, indicated the bout has been offered to both fighters and at least one of the competitors has already offered verbal confirmation. With the targeted addition to the card, UFC 184 now includes: Champ Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort – for middleweight title Champ Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano – for women’s bantamweight title Frank Mir vs. Antonio Silva Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Josh Koscheck vs. Neil Magny
Submitted Nov 22, 2014 9:14AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 179 drug tests come back clean
(mmajunkie.com)
The Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) today announced that drug tests for UFC 179 came back clean.
Submitted Nov 21, 2014 7:24PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 57 Weigh In Results
(mmamania.com)
The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 57: "Edgar vs. Swanson" took place today (Fri., Nov. 21, 2014) from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. All fighters made weight without incident. Complete UFC Fight Night 57 weigh in results are as follows: Main card 145 lbs.: Frankie Edgar (145) vs. Cub Swanson (145.8) 155 lbs.: Bobby Green (155.4) vs. Edson Barboza (155) 125 lbs.: Brad Pickett (126) vs. Chico Camus (125.6) 265 lbs.: Jared Rosholt (240) vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk (235) 125 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez (125.6) vs. Dustin Ortiz (125.6) 155 lbs.: Matt Wiman (155.4) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (156) Preliminary card 265 lbs.: Ruslan Magomedov (246) vs. Josh Copeland (264) 185 lbs.: Luke Barnatt (185.4) vs. Roger Narvaez (185.4) 155 lbs.: James Vick (155.8) vs. Nick Hein (154.2) 155 lbs.: Yves Edwards (154.6) vs. Akbarh Arreola (155.6) 115 lbs: Paige VanZant (114.6) vs. Kailin Curran (115.6) 145 lbs.: Juan Manuel Puig (145.6) vs. Doo Ho Choi (145.8)
Submitted Nov 21, 2014 6:26PM by kopower - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vanessa Porto Out of Invicta FC 10 Bout Due to ‘Delay in Visa Processing’
(sherdog.com)
Vanessa Porto Out of Invicta FC 10 Bout Due to ‘Delay in Visa Processing’.
Submitted Nov 21, 2014 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
New Japanese fighting promotion debuts in February
(bloodyelbow.com)
A new fighting promotion with some noteworthy names behind it is set to debut in February in Japan, and the rules are pretty unique to say the least.
Submitted Nov 21, 2014 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
Jussier Formiga out at UFC on FOX 13, John Moraga needs new opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC flyweight John Moraga (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) needs a new opponent on short notice, as Brazilian submission ace Jussier Formiga (17-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from UFC on FOX 13.
Submitted Nov 21, 2014 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
One FC 24 will crown featherweight champ in one-night, four-man tournament
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s “ONE FC 24: Dynasty of Champions” event will crown a new featherweight champion in a four-man, one-night tournament.
Submitted Nov 21, 2014 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
UFC 181 shifts Duffee-Hamilton to main card, Evans-Smith vs. Pennington to prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas has seen a lineup shift on the main card.
Submitted Nov 21, 2014 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
War Machine pleads not guilty in Las Vegas, will face trial in February
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter War Machine today plead not guilty to a variety of charges stemming from an alleged attack against former girlfriend Christy Mack and her friend, Corey Thomas.
Submitted Nov 20, 2014 6:24PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Vitor Belfort passes NSAC-administered random drug test ahead of UFC 184 title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort passed a random drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in advance of his February title fight against champ Chris Weidman.
Submitted Nov 20, 2014 6:20PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Braulio Estima Stripped of 2014 IBJJF Title, Suspended 2 Years After Testing Positive
(sherdog.com)
Braulio Estima Stripped of 2014 IBJJF Title, Suspended 2 Years After Testing Positive.
Submitted Nov 20, 2014 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
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