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Jim Miller replaces Rustam Khabilov at UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago
Danny Castillo has a new opponent for next month’s UFC on FOX 16 event, officials today announced. Veteran lightweight Jim Miller (24-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) has replaced Rustam Khabilov (17-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who was forced off the card with visa issues, and will fight Castillo (17-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) at the event. With the change, the UFC on FOX 16 card now includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao – for bantamweight title Jessica Eye vs. Miesha Tate Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Lauzon Tom Lawlor vs. Gian Villante Kenny Robertson vs. Ben Saunders Bryan Caraway vs. Eddie Wineland Danny Castillo vs. Jim Miller Daron Cruickshank vs. James Krause Erik Koch vs. Ramsey Nijem Jessamyn Duke vs. Elizabeth Phillips Zak Cummings vs. Antonio Braga Neto
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 4:09AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Four prelim bouts added to Bellator 140, including Josh Neer vs. Matt Secor
The card for Bellator 140 is coming together with the addition of four preliminary bouts. The latest Bellator 140 card now includes: MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET) Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov – For the Bellator welterweight championship Paul Bradley vs. Chris Honeycutt Rudy Bears vs. Michael Page Gavin Sterritt vs. Brennan Ward Paul Daley vs. Dennis Olson PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET) Josh Neer vs. Matt Secor Rodrigo Almeida vs. Blair Tugman Ilya Kotau vs. Nicholas Sergiacom Eric Bedard vs. Parker Porter
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 4:00AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Bellator 138 draws 2.1 million peak for Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice
Ken Shamrock vs. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson produced record ratings for Bellator MMA, Spike TV today announced. The catchweight bout, which headlined this past Friday’s event at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, drew 2.1 million viewers in its timeslot of 11:45 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET/PT, the network said in a press release, obtained by MMAjunkie.
Submitted Jun 22, 2015 7:03PM by george112 - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Tito Ortiz turned down Frank Shamrock rematch opportunity for title shot instead
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Bellator light heavyweight Tito Ortiz spoke to MMA Fighting after the Dynamite event announcement and spoke about facing Liam McGeary for the light heavyweight title at that event, why he turned down a rematch with Frank Shamrock and much more.
Submitted Jun 22, 2015 10:20AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Joe Silva's Shoes: What's next for UFC Fight Night 69's winners?
UFC Fight Night 69 marked the organization’s fourth event in Germany, and all eyes were on women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who stole the show with her third-round TKO of Jessica Penne (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) to retain the title...
Submitted Jun 21, 2015 10:27PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 69 post-fight facts: Jedrzejczyk's historic title-fight beatdown
There’s only one European-born champion at the top of the current UFC totem pole. At UFC Fight Night 69, Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) made sure it stayed that way with a successful 115-pound title defense against Jessica Penne (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). The strawweight champion dominated Penne from start to merciful third-round TKO finish in the first UFC title fight to stream on UFC Fight Pass. With that, she remained on top of the women’s strawweight division and dared all comers to attempt to take the belt. The title fight finish concluded an 11-fight card that saw eight bouts end inside the distance. For more on the numbers behind the UFC’s fourth event in Germany, check 40 post-fight facts about UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin...
Submitted Jun 21, 2015 10:25PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale: Story vs Silva
You'll have to follow me closely on this story. The 4th season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil was filmed entirely in Las Vegas, with the season finale due to be in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 27th. When that fell through, the TUF Brazil 4 Finale was moved to Hollywood, Florida. Now, because of ongoing technical issues ...
Submitted Jun 21, 2015 4:14PM by Dr_Doom - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 69 bonuses: You're damn right Jedrzejczyk got $50,000
BERLIN – After absolutely decimating Jessica Penne at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 69 event, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) earned one of four $50,000 bonuses for her incredible performance. Penne shared in the reward for her gutsy effort, as the pair took home “Fight of the Night” honors. Meanwhile, Mairbek Taisumov(24-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and newcomer Arnold Allen(10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) were given “Performance of the Night” bonuses, also taking home $50,000 each.
Submitted Jun 20, 2015 7:16PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Patrício Pitbull vs. Daniel Weichel: AMAZING Featherweight Championship Comeback
If you ever need proof of the volatility of mixed martial arts, look no further that Bellator 138's co-main event. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:28PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Bellator Signs Tachi Palace Fights Welterweight Champion Chidi Njokuani
Bellator Signs Tachi Palace Fights Welterweight Champion Chidi Njokuani.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 9:27PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Tito Ortiz vs. Liam McGeary, one-night tourney headline Bellator-GLORY hybrid show
Bellator Announces Joint Card with Glory; Tito Ortiz to Challenge Liam McGeary on plus four man tourney on Sept. 19
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 9:26PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Anderson Silva's UFC 183 drug test results inconsistent, B-sample being tested to prove -- or disprove -- failed exam
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva continues to successfully postpone his disciplinary hearing with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), despite failing his UFC 183 drug test over four months ago. Probably because his results are still inconclusive.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 9:20PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bibiano Fernandes defends ONE title on July 18
Bibiano Fernandes will put his ONE Championship belt on the line in a month, facing fellow submission artist Toni Tauru in Myanmar.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:51AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Todhunter blames weight-cut mishap on altitude
UFC newcomer Andrew Todhunter said the high altitude in Mexico City played a major part in why he passed out while trying to cut weight.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:50AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Roger Gracie set to compete at UFC Fan Expo
Roger Gracie will compete at the week of UFC 189, but it won’t be in a MMA bout.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:49AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Spike planning kickboxing, MMA hybrid show
According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Glory Kickboxing has agreed to partner with Bellator MMA for a hybrid combat sports show in September.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:48AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Visa issues forces changes at UFN 70, UFC 190
The United States visa system is facing technical issues recently, and that affected the UFC’s next card in the country.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
ONE 28’s one-night tournaments official
Headlined by Russian prospect Timofey Nastyukhin, ONE Championship 28 features two one-night tournaments Saturday in Guangzhou, China.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:45AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
State attorney rallying to ban chokes from MMA
Will County's State attorney Jim Glasgow is rallying to ban choke holds from MMA competition following the murders of Terrence Rankins and Eric Glover.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:37AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
WWE looking at UFC women's bantamweight
It appears that the WWE is interested in bring in a current UFC women's bantamweight for their Diva Search.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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