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July 2013 MMA News Archive

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Dana White wants Rory MacDonald to face Robbie Lawler next
(bloodyelbow.com)
Just a few days following UFC on Fox 8, Dana already has plans for the two main card Welterweights.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 10:27PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz signs with Bellator, meets 'Rampage' Jackson on pay-per-view Nov. 2
(mmajunkie.com)
It had all the makings of a pro wrestling callout, but regardless of what it looked like, Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has returned from retirement – and will fight Quinton Jackson (32-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) for Bellator MMA in November on the promotion's first pay-per-view event.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 8:51PM by Webbie - 29 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Ronda Rousey on media attention: 'I word things more colorfully than others'
(mmajunkie.com)
Even with their media exposure, Ronda Rousey takes pleasure in getting one over on her rival Miesha Tate. The UFC women's bantamweight champion said an ESPN story on female athletes and breasts wasn't just exciting because she was quoted, but because she got more copy than Tate.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 4:53PM by Webbie - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alan Belcher to move up to light heavyweight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Some 185er's in the UFC like Wanderlei Silva have decided that they don't want to cut that much weight and will fight at 205 instead. The latest middleweight to make that decision is Alan Belcher.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 3:02PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Kennedy fight dead, UFC's Belfort interested in Sonnen fight
(mmajunkie.com)
A potential bout with middleweight contender Vitor Belfort is now dead, according to Tim Kennedy. However, one notable is interested in fighting the Brazilian.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demian Maia and Jake Shields Agree to UFC Welterweight Showdown
(mmaweekly.com)
Brazilian welterweight Demian Maia was supposed to be fighting on this weekend’s UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie fight card in Rio de Janeiro, but had the fight yanked out from under him when Josh Koscheck withdrew due to injury. Although Maia was pulled from the fight card altogether, he already has another opponent lined up. Maia will next face Jake Shields, according to a report on UFC Tonight on Tuesday night.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 3:31AM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jorge Masvidal vs. Rustam Khabilov set for November UFC on FOX Sports 1 card
(mmajunkie.com)
That didn't take long. Jorge Masvidal moved to 2-0 in the UFC on Saturday, and he's already got his next assignment. Masvidal (25-7 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has been booked for a lightweight fight against Rustam Khabilov (16-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC). FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight" correspondent Ariel Helwani reported the news as part of Tuesday night's episode. The fight reportedly will take place in November on a yet-to-be-announced FOX Sports 1 card.
Submitted Jul 30, 2013 10:42PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Francis Carmont meets Constantinos Philippou at UFC 165 in Toronto
(mmajunkie.com)
Francis Carmont will put his 10-fight win streak at risk against a Top 10 middleweight in September. Carmont (21-7 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will meet Constantinos Philippou (12-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at UFC 165 this fall. UFC officials on Tuesday announced the new matchup. UFC 165 takes place Sept. 21 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims that are expected to air on either FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2 and Facebook.
Submitted Jul 30, 2013 4:34PM by DrivenDavies15 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Flyweight Chad Robichaux signs with WSOF
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Bellator and Strikeforce fighter Chad Robichaux has signed a multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting.
Submitted Jul 30, 2013 12:31PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Machida: Teixeira is the man to beat Jones
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ex-UFC Light Heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida tells Fight Hub TV that he thinks Glover Teixeira is the man to someday beat Jon Jones.
Submitted Jul 30, 2013 12:29PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Korean Zombie Was Surprised to Get UFC 163 Title Shot, but Happy He Did
(mmaweekly.com)
"The Korean Zombie," Chan-Sung Jung, was surprised when he was named Anthony Pettis' replacement to face featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 163, but is happy for the…
Submitted Jul 30, 2013 11:21AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Twelve-bout lineup set for September's 'UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader'
(mmajunkie.com)
September's 12-bout lineup for "UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader" event is complete, and current plans call for a six-fight main card in support of the night's Glover Teixeira (21-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) vs. Ryan Bader (15-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) headliner. UFC officials recently announced the official bout order for the evening...
Submitted Jul 30, 2013 8:30AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jan Blachowicz explains WSOF split, says promotion reneged on initial contract
(bloodyelbow.com)
Polish fighter Jan Blachowicz says that he had a one fight deal to face Anthony Johnson, but after signing the deal, the promotion "changed their mind" and attempted to force him to sign a four-fight exclusive deal that locked him up for three years.
Submitted Jul 30, 2013 12:26AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC 167's Johny Hendricks: When I'm in there, my goal is to break someone's jaw
(mmajunkie.com)
Johny Hendricks has a very simple plan for upsettingGeorges St-Pierre and earning the UFC's welterweight title. The challenger plans on walking through the champ's vaunted jab before launching a counterattack he thinks will put "GSP" to sleep.
Submitted Jul 29, 2013 8:19PM by prophecy033 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St. Pierre: MacDonald 'fought a great fight', Ellenberger to blame for not opening up
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who is teammates with UFC on Fox 8 victor Rory MacDonald, praised his performance while panning his opponent, Jake Ellenberger.
Submitted Jul 29, 2013 8:17PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jared Papazian replaces Joe Murphy, fights friend John Robles at WSOF 4
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC fighter Jared Papazian has replaced injured bantamweight Joe Murphy and now fights his friend John Robles next week at World Series of Fighting 4.
Submitted Jul 29, 2013 5:48PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ronda Rousey says only diehard fans care about a Cyborg bout
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey isn't putting a bout against Cris Cyborg at the top of her to-do list.
Submitted Jul 29, 2013 5:46PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Commissions to consider allowing some knees & kicks to downed opponents
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Association of Boxing Commissions will consider a revision of the unified rules of mixed martial arts that would give referees the discretion to allow knees and kicks to the head of a downed opponent if the ref believes that opponent is trying to draw a foul.
Submitted Jul 29, 2013 5:43PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Larceny charges against UFC fighter Reza Madadi approved, trial date set
(mmasucka.com)
Our friends at Swedish combat sports portal Kimura.se have reported that prosecutors in the Scandinavian nation have officially charged UFC fighter Reza Madadi with larceny. This is related to his arrest on May 24th with another person in connection with the theft of 1,768,160 krona worth of merchandise from the upscale store Bottega Veneta. Madadi has released a statement about his arrest and the charges, which we have, in translated form, for you here.
Submitted Jul 29, 2013 4:25PM by jjeans - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory MacDonald Would Fight Georges St-Pierre, and St-Pierre Knows It Says Dana White
(mmaweekly.com)
There’s no questioning that Rory MacDonald andJake Ellenberger are two of the top welterweight fighters in the world. They’re also the top two UFC 170-pounders that haven’t fought or aren’t scheduled to fight for the championship belt currently wrapped around the waist of Georges St-Pierre.
Submitted Jul 29, 2013 3:07PM by prophecy033 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
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