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Ian McCall: Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson Lacks Entertainment Value
Ian McCall is finally set to fight Brad Pickett in Dublin on July 19, nearly four months after the two were originally scheduled to meet at UFC Fight Night “Gustafsson vs. Manuwa.”
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:42PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill Announces Retirement From MMA at Age 37
For the second time in nearly three years, UFC veteran Matt Hamill has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:39PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jose Aldo injured, out of UFC 174 Matchup with Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes will have to wait a little longer to get his second shot at the UFC title. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has suffered an injury that will force him out of his seventh UFC title defense on August 2 in Los Angeles, California, against the Alpha Male product, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1.
That sucks, hope he isn't on the shelf too long.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:39PM by GDPofMPG - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens averages just over 700,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1
A big drop for the UFC and Fox Sports 1 in the ratings department as Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens (and the supporting cast) were unable to pull in significant viewing numbers.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:36PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brandon Thatch Replaces Injured Alves, Meets Mein at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 23
One of mixed martial arts’ most highly-regarded prospects will return to the Octagon next month. Elevation Fight Team representative Brandon Thatch will replace the injured Thiago Alves and face Jordan Mein at UFC Fight Night in Tulsa, Okla., on Aug. 23. Promotion officials announced the change on Wednesday; details of Alves’ injury were not disclosed.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 3:47PM by GDPofMPG - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sonnen vs. Galvao still on for Metamoris 4
Despite a second drug test failure, Chael Sonnen is still set to take on Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Thiago Silva set to return against Bellator veteran Mike Hayes
A press conference announcing the full card is expected later this month.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 11:40AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Dana White will push BJ Penn to retire if he loses
Dana White said that if BJ Penn loses this third bout against Frankie Edgar, he will be pushing the former champion to retire.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 175, TUF 19 Finale start times, fan events, video preview
The UFC’s annual Independence Day weekend is twice as big this year with a pair of title fights on Saturday, plus an entire second fight card on Sunday.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 49 adds Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle, Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont
A pair of intriguing matchups has been added to August’s UFC Fight Night 49 events, as Demian Maia faces Mike Pyle, and Thales Leites meets Francis Carmont.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 11:34AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Cedeno vs. Sanders, UFC Fight Night 45 lineup set with 11 bouts
The line up is set for this month’s UFC Fight Night 45 lineup in New Jersey.
Submitted Jul 1, 2014 8:40PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tom Lawlor out at UFC Fight Night 46, promotion seeking replacement foe for Ilir Latifi
Injury has forced fan-favorite middleweight Tom Lawlor out of UFC Fight Night 46, and UFC officials are now seeking a replacement opponent for Ilir Latifi.
Submitted Jul 1, 2014 8:38PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Two new Polish fighters signed to the UFC ranks
Two new Pols make their way to the UFC with the signing of a new strawweight and a new lightweight.
Submitted Jul 1, 2014 3:26PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Myron Dennis vs. Leonardo Leite title fight headlines Legacy FC 35
Undefeated Brazilian prospect Leonardo Leite has signed a deal with Legacy FC, and he will debut in a title fight.
Submitted Jul 1, 2014 12:31PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Mike Dolce: Fighters should fire their managers and spend that money on world-class coaches
Because as the nutrition expert put it, fighters like Kelvin Gastelum are paying 20 percent to someone just to answer a phone call from Joe Silva, instead of paying the proper coaching staff which actually helps them prepare to win a fight.
Submitted Jul 1, 2014 12:27PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Officials: Chael Sonnen will remain in Metamoris 4 headliner
Although the UFC and FOX Sports have severed ties with the fighter/broadcaster, Chael Sonnen will remain a part of the Aug. 9 Metamoris 4 grappling event.
Submitted Jul 1, 2014 12:23PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Alex Garcia vs. Matt Dwyer targeted for UFC 176 in Los Angeles
A welterweight bout between Alex Garcia (12-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Matt Dwyer (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been targeted for next month’s UFC 176 event.
Submitted Jul 1, 2014 12:21PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brian Stann condems liars, approves of Sonnen firing
Former WEC Light heavyweight champion and UFC middleweight contender Brian Stann has made it clear where he stands on the Chael Sonnen situation.
Submitted Jul 1, 2014 12:19PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC and Fox terminate relationship with Chael Sonnen following second failed drug test in 2014
Fox and the UFC are done with Chael Sonnen after the former title challenger tested positive for banned substances for a second time this year alone.
Submitted Jun 30, 2014 11:32PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 43 Medical Suspensions
Earlier today, the UFC released the suspension information to mixedmartialarts.com for last weekend’s “UFC Fight Night 43? event in Auckland, New Zealand.
Submitted Jun 30, 2014 7:42PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
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