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Page 20 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Akihiro Gono, Yoshiyuki Yoshida sign with Titan FC
(mmafighting.com)
Akihiro Gono and Yoshiyuki Yoshida, who built back their careers after leaving the UFC, have just signed a deal with the Titan FC.
Submitted Jul 31, 2014 3:08PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Video: With UFC 178 looming Jon Jones stitched up for cut over left eye
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has suffered a cut above his left eye with about two months left before his UFC 178 title defense against Daniel Cormier.
Submitted Jul 31, 2014 2:34PM by george112 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Galvao-‘Cyborg,’ Sperry-Liborio Official for ADCC 2015
(sherdog.com)
Sherdog.com has confirmed with Peter Ivanov Baltaliyski of the ADCC commission that Andre Galvao will take on Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu and Mario Sperry will battle Ricardo Liborio at the event, putting the number of super fights at three. Gracie’s mixed martial arts career ended following his loss to Hughes, but prior to that, Gracie won two ADCC gold medals of his own. The sixth degree black belt took the 1998 and 2000 titles.
Submitted Jul 31, 2014 12:08PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
UFC issues statement on Robert Drysdale, Kevin Casey drug test failures
(mmajunkie.com)
Following positive drug tests for a pair of its fighters at separate events earlier this month, the UFC has issued a statement.
Submitted Jul 31, 2014 12:07PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mairbek Taisumov meets Marcin Bandel at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s October show in Sweden continues to build with the addition of a lightweight bout to the card.
Submitted Jul 31, 2014 12:06PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kevin Lee vs. Jon Tuck added to September's UFC 178 card in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
September’s UFC 178 pay-per-view continues to grow with the addition of a lightweight bout to the bill in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jul 31, 2014 12:05PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine headlines UFC Fight Night 54 in Halifax
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC still will show a little love to Canada this fall after events planned for Toronto and Montreal were yanked from the calendar.
Submitted Jul 31, 2014 12:04PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cesar Gracie scoffs at size difference between Silva and Diaz, says Anderson’s ‘chin is not the same anymore’
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nick Diaz’s longtime head coach Cesar Gracie believes a trifecta of advantages–youth, chin and ground game–will lead Nick Diaz to victory against Anderson Silva.
Submitted Jul 31, 2014 12:03PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Glover Teixeira-Phil Davis verbal agreements in place for fall fight, possibly UFC 179
(mmajunkie.com)
After having his lengthy winning streak snapped at the hands of the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter, Glover Teixeira appears to have a stiff test on his hands to get back on track. According to a report from Brazil’s Combate news site, Teixeira (22-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has verbally agreed to fight Phil Davis (12-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) this fall, potentially at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro. Combate cited sources close to the UFC, but the promotion has not yet announced the fight. The UFC 179 pay-per-view is set for Oct. 25 at Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio. The event currently has just one bout set – a featherweight title headliner between champ Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, a rematch from their UFC 142 fight, which also took place in Rio.
Submitted Jul 31, 2014 8:56AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez Lightweight Bout Targeted for UFC 178
(sherdog.com)
A loaded UFC 178 lineup could get even more interesting, as a bout between streaking lightweight Donald Cerrone and Bellator MMA 155-pound kingpin Eddie Alvarez has been targeted for the Sept. 27 event.
Submitted Jul 31, 2014 12:47AM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hughes vs. Gracie superfight set for ADCC 2015
(mmafighting.com)
Matt Hughes and Renzo Gracie, who fought at the UFC 112 card in Abu Dhabi in 2010, will battle in a superfight at ADCC next edition, scheduled for September 2015 in Manaus, Brazil.
Submitted Jul 30, 2014 8:34PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Machida Calls Out Rockhold For October Showdown
(mmamania.com)
If he can't have this Brazilian bomber, perhaps Luke Rockhold would be willing to settle for another.
Submitted Jul 30, 2014 8:31PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster weighs in on controversy over 10-8 rounds in Patrick Cummins vs. Kyle Kingsbury fight
(mmamania.com)
The head of the CSAC, Andy Foster, spoke with MMAmania.com regarding the unusually high number of 10-8 rounds scored in the UFC on FOX 12 prelim fight between Cummins and Kingsbury.
Submitted Jul 30, 2014 8:30PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone: Khabib Nurmagomedov has withdrawn from three fights against me
(mmajunkie.com)
Donald Cerrone (24-6 MMA, 11-3 UFC) says he really wants to fight fellow lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC), but at this point, he’s not sure it’s meant to be.
Submitted Jul 30, 2014 8:28PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Lineker fine waiting on Ian McCall to heal but expects a real fight in return
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian flyweight John Lineker thinks a bout with fellow top-ranked contender Ian McCall sounds just about right, but he wants to make sure “Uncle Creepy” will show up to fight.
Submitted Jul 30, 2014 8:27PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz sees himself fighting at 155, 170 and 185 in return to UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Nick Diaz‘s un-retirement is only one day old, and already the onetime welterweight title challenger and Stockton native son is casting a wide net on future opportunities.
Submitted Jul 30, 2014 8:25PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kevin Casey and Robert Drysdale flunk post-fight tests at UFC 175, TUF 19 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC middleweight Kevin Casey and light heavyweight Robert Drysdale failed drug tests following UFC 175 and The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, MMAjunkie learned today.
Submitted Jul 30, 2014 5:48PM by prophecy033 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Early betting odds have Anderson Silva as sizable favorite against Nick Diaz
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is as high as a 4-to-1 favorite vs. Nick Diaz, one day after the fight was formally announced by the UFC.
Submitted Jul 30, 2014 4:06PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marlon Moraes defends title vs. Josh Hill at WSOF 13
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian Marlon Moraes will put his WSOF bantamweight title on the line for the time in September against an unbeaten foe.
Submitted Jul 30, 2014 2:17PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Cub: Edgar's Managers Shady, Announced Fake FIght
(mmamania.com)
Cub Swanson wasn't too pleased that members of Frankie Edgar's crew took it upon themselves to announce a featherweight bout between the two men this December; when in reality, the two haven't been booked to face off.
Submitted Jul 30, 2014 11:59AM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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