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With Bellator clearance, Paul Daley heads to UAE to fight Rodrigo Ribeiro
UFC and Strikeforce vet Paul Daley (31-12-2) has received clearance from Bellator and will continue his world tour in May when he takes on fellow welterweight Rodrigo Ribeiro (9-10) at Dubai Fighting Championship 4, officials recently announced. The event takes place May 10 at Madinat Arena in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Daley vs. Ribeiro serves as the headliner of the show. Daley most recently earned a vicious flying-knee knockout of Patrick Vallee at Cage Contender XVI in Dublin, which followed a Bellator 72 TKO win over Rudy Bears. The English striker is now on a 4-1 run since a pair of 2011 losses in Strikeforce. Daley is expected to return to Bellator later this year.
Cristiane Santos meets replacement Fiona Muxlow at Invicta FC 5
With Ediane Gomez (10-2) injured and out of the fight, former Strikeforce champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (10-1) instead will fight Australian featherweight Fiona Muxlow (6-2) at next month's Invicta FC 5 event. Invicta FC officials announced the change following confirmation of Gomez's withdrawal due to a shoulder injury. Muxlow initially was slated to fight Julie Budd (4-2) on the card. Officials said Budd will get a new opponent. Invicta FC 5 takes place April 5 at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Santos vs. Muxlow is scheduled for the event's main card, which airs via online pay-per-view.
Lucas Martins vs. Jeremy Larsen targeted as 13th bout for May's UFC on FX 8 card
A lightweight matchup between Brazilian striker Lucas Martins and Jeremy Larsen has reportedly been added to May's UFC on FX 8 event. Brazilian outlet Ataquetotal.com first reported the contest, and Tatame.com has since confirmed the booking with additional sources. UFC executives have yet to make an official announcement, but the proposed bout represents the 13th contest for the fight card. With a main event of Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold, UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18, likely at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul. The event's main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
With Jim Hettes out, Kurt Holobaugh steps in to face Steven Siler at UFC 159
Jim Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been forced out a planned UFC 159 matchup with Steven Siler (21-10 MMA, 3-1 UFC), and Strikeforce import Kurt Holobaugh (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has agreed to take his place. UFC officials revealed the switch during Tuesday's new edition of "UFC Tonight." UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a main event between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Holobaugh vs. Siler is expected to take place on the evening's preliminary portion.
Mark Cuban and the future of MMA on AXS TV
Billionaire business mogul Mark Cuban is no stranger to the world of mixed martial arts. And though his cable channel has undergone some recent changes, he said AXS TV will remain a destination for MMA of all sorts.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 7:58PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
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Sources: Ediane Gomes injured, Invicta FC 5 fight with 'Cyborg' off
An undisclosed injury has forced Ediane Gomes off Invicta FC 5, leaving Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos without an opponent, according to multiple sources close to the fighters.
UFC 157's Lavar Johnson flagged for elevated testosterone levels
A post-fight drug test for UFC heavyweight Lavar Johnson, who lost a unanimous decision to Brendan Schaub at UFC 157, has been flagged for elevated levels of testosterone.
Alcantara vs. Vinicius, Dias vs. Gamburyan targeted for May's UFC on FX 8 event
Two new fights have reportedly been added to this May's UFC on FX 8 event in Brazil with bantamweights Yuri Alcantara (27-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Marcos Vinicius (20-4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and featherweights Hacran Dias (21-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Manny Gamburyan (12-7 MMA, 3-5 UFC). Brazilian media outlet SportTV.com first reported the new contests, though UFC executives have yet to make an official announcement. UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18, likely at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul. The event's main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook. Both new fights are expected to be a part of the evening's preliminary card.
World Series of Fighting 2 Conference Call
This is the conference call just days before WSOF 2, the call features WSOF President and K-1 legend Ray Sefo and the 4 fighters on the main and co main event, Andrei Arlovski, Anthony Johnson, Tyson Nam and Marlon Moraes.
Daniel Sarafian vs. Eddie Mendes targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 10
A middleweight bout between "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" finalist Daniel Sarafian (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and promotional newcomer Eddie Mendez (7-0-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) is in the works for UFC on FUEL TV 10. Tatame.com first brought word of the matchup, though UFC officials haven't made a formal announcement. UFC on FUEL TV 10, which also serves as the finale for "TUF: Brazil 2," takes place June 8, likely at Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. The main card airs on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook. It's not clear where Sarafian vs. Mendes will be placed on the lineup.
Brad Tavares calls out Wanderlei Silva for UFC 161
Silva's epic brawl against Brian Stann last month has caught the attention of many UFC Middleweights. On Monday, Tavares called out the former Pride champ for a fight at UFC 161.
Cesar Gracie thinks Nick Diaz has overpaid taxes
Following Nick Diaz's claims that he has never paid taxes in his life, Cesar Gracie says that, if anything, Nick has overpaid in the past.
Darren Elkins steps in for Clay Guida, meets Chad Mendes at UFC on FOX 7
After his Saturday win at UFC 158, Darren Elkins was looking for a Top 10 opponent. The UFC will oblige him, and then some – and in a hurry. Elkins (16-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) stopped Antonio Carvalho (15-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) this past weekend with a first-round TKO to improve to 5-0 as a featherweight – the first fighter to attain such a mark in the UFC...
Kongo Respects Nelson for lack of Steroids
Dana White Felt Nick Diaz Should Have Been Penalized for Swinging at Georges St-Pierre
UFC president Dana White felt Nick Diaz should have been deducted a point for trying to hit Georges St-Pierre between rounds.
Waiting for UFC call, Anthony Smith eyes fights with Brunson, Lombard or Herman
Middleweight Anthony Smith knows he's technically a UFC fighter – he's got a contract that proves it. But he doesn't know when he'll make his promotional debut.
John Makdessi's body 'covered in scratches' following UFC 158 win
John Makdessi admits his patience was tested at UFC 158. Opponent Daron Cruickshank complained about a low kick and a shot back to the head. The scratches, though, bothered Makdessi more than anything.
WSOF 2's Andrei Arlovski explains why training with Freddie Roach was a mistake
Andrei Arlovski, who headlines Saturday's World Series of Fighting 2 event, doesn't plan on going back to Freddie Roach's Wild Card gym to work with the famed boxing trainer.
Mike Dolce Breaks Silence On Cyborg: Says Santos Came To Him
When Mike Dolce joined BJPENN.COM Radio this past Wednesday, March 13, he spoke at length regarding many topics the MMA world have been buzzing about. However, none of his words may have been so striking as those chronicling his dealings with former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Santos.
Fortunes changed for five at UFC 158
A lot was made on Saturday night of the ending in the ring of the Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz fight. After a grueling 25-minute fight, a victorious St-Pierre asked his hometown crowd at the Bell Centre in Montreal to cheer the man they paid $3.7 million to see get smashed into oblivion. "(He did) a great job of promoting the fight," said St-Pierre. "He's a good guy. Please give him hands (applause)." To a crowd where their champion can do almost no wrong, that was met with resounding boos. Fans at home had similar reactions. They had paid somewhere in the range of $35 million or more, based on commercials that led them to believe Diaz was a brooding, disrespectful outlaw who was finally going to get what was coming to him by one of the most talented fighters the sport will ever see. Instead, they were left in some cases with frustrations and mixed feelings...
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