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Page 19 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Teammates agree to fight on eve of WSOF 21
(mmafighting.com)
A unique, last-minute fight has come together on the eve of World Series of Fighting 21. Here's the deal: Middleweights Matt Baker and Marcus Hicks were scheduled to fight Friday night in a prelim bout on the card in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. However, on Thursday, Hicks was ruled out of the fight due to complications with his weight cut, according to WSOF officials. As a result, Thiago Goncalves, who was in Edmonton to corner Baker and has been sharing a room with him all week long, has agreed to fight his teammate on a day's notice, WSOF officials confirmed with MMAFighting.com. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 6:02PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Renan Barao says UFC pressured him into accepting Dillashaw fight on short notice
(bloodyelbow.com)
Renan Barao claims the UFC had to pressure him into accepting his fight against T.J. Dillashaw after Chris Weidman injured himself and they needed a title fight to headlined UFC 173.
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans Wants Matchup with Ryan Bader for UFC Return in September
(sherdog.com)
Rashad Evans Wants Matchup with Ryan Bader for UFC Return in September.
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 10:24AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Four preliminary bouts added to Bellator 139 on June 26 in Kansas
(mmajunkie.com)
The card for Bellator 139 continues to come together with the announcement of four new bouts for the event.
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 10:21AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC 191 confirmed for Las Vegas, Demetrious Johnson wants spot on the card
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC has confirmed that the UFC 191 pay-per-view event will take place on September 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 10:20AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson, Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold official
(ufc.com)
UFC President Dana White took to FOX Sports 1's UFC Tonight on Wednesday to announce that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will make the first defense of his title against Sweden's Alexander Gustafsson with a date and venue to be announced. More good news arrived for Cormier's American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teammate Luke Rockhold, as White revealed that the top middleweight contender will get the next shot at champion Chris Weidman, also with a date and venue to be announced. *DATE OR EVENT FOR THESE TWO TITLE FIGHT HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED* (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 9:15PM by Wez - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ONE Championship 28 set with Nastyukhin-Kawanago headliner, tourney bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is set for this month’s “ONE Championship 28: Dynasty of Champions” event in China.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 6:39PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
UFC's new drug testing: Possible 4-year suspension for first-time offenders
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC today announced details of its new out-of-competition drug-testing program, set to take effect July 1, that include substantial punishments for doping violations.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 6:38PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Trinaldo thought he lost to Parke at UFN 67
(mmafighting.com)
Francisco Trinaldo battled Norman Parke for three rounds at UFC Fight Night 67, but he wasn’t sure he would leave Goiania with the win when the fight was over.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 12:45PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos sees welterweight move in his future
(mmajunkie.com)
As UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos mends a surgically repaired knee, he knows there’s a certain “Cowboy” in his future. But he also believes a move up to 170 pounds is on the horizon.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 12:42PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'TUF' winners Eddie Gordon and Antonio Carlos Junior meet at UFC Fight Night 70
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter” winners Eddie Gordon and Antonio Carlos Junior is slated for UFC Fight Night 70.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 12:41PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
In addition to USADA drug testing, UFC to unveil multimillion-dollar health program
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – It’s not just a more comprehensive drug-testing program that UFC officials will unveil today during a press conference in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 12:38PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
T.J. Grant working in mine, talks return to mma
(leaderpost.com)
UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant talks to the about having to get a job in the mean time; where's he's at physically and the chances of him making a return to the sport. Despite his hiatus from mixed martial arts, T.J. Grant is still fighting the good fight. The former No. 1 contender for the UFC lightweight title hasn’t competed in two years after suffering a concussion in a training mishap. With his career on hold, Grant eventually had to seek other means to support his family, electing to take a job at the K+S potash mine near Bethune.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 6:04AM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Friday Boxing on Spike vs Saturday UFC on Fox Sports 1 Ratings
(sherdog.com)
Last weekend’s welterweight showdown between Amir Khan and Chris Algieri generated over one million viewers, according to a statement released Tuesday by Spike TV, the network that broadcast the fight. The highest point of the telecast was during the 11:00-11:15 p.m. ET quarter hour, netting 1,120,000 viewers. It was a busy weekend for combat sports on US television, and the Nielsen ratings are now in for Saturday's UFC Fight Night in Brazil, as well as Friday's Premier Boxing Champions special on Spike TV. According to The MMA Report's Jason Floyd, the UFC on Fox Sports 1 card headlined by Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves attracted an average of 813,000 viewers, making it the 4th highest viewed out of the 7 Fight Nights aired since the start of the year. Preliminary card figures were just 100,000 viewer at 713k. There's no word yet on the official peak viewership.
Submitted Jun 2, 2015 4:26PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Fight card, start times, broadcast info for UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC returns this weekend with UFC Fight Night 68 in the “Crescent City” of New Orleans. Check out the essential info about the card.
Submitted Jun 2, 2015 12:24PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Daley vs. Dennis Olson added to July's Bellator 140 in Connecticut
(mmajunkie.com)
One of the hardest-hitting welterweights in the game has been added to the lineup for Bellator’s return to Connecticut this summer.
Submitted Jun 2, 2015 12:23PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
CABMMA might follow NAC's new drug test penalties
(mmafighting.com)
CABMMA might follow NAC's new drug test penalties.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 11:10PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
2015 IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championships results: Leandro Lo wins fourth title in a row
(bloodyelbow.com)
Check out the results from the 2015 BJJ world championships from Long Beach, California.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 11:07PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
UFC releases ten fighters
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has apparently decided to trim ten fighters from their roster, and five of them were flyweights.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 11:00PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Friday's WSOF 21 lineup finalized with four televised bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is set for Friday’s WSOF 21 card, highlighted by a championship doubleheader.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 10:57PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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