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Flyweights John Dodson and Zach Makovsky slated for UFC 187 in Vegas
A loaded UFC 187 fight card got some added depth with a new flyweight matchup that could have title implications.
Submitted Feb 23, 2015 1:59AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michael Johnson wants Benson Henderson
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – Michael Johnson hardly took a backward step during his three-round battle with Edson Barboza, who took an awful lot of lateral and very few forward ones.
Submitted Feb 23, 2015 1:58AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 61 bonuses: Frank Mir leads quartet of 'Performance of the Night' winners
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – Frank Mir was one of four fighters who picked up a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 61 event.
Submitted Feb 23, 2015 1:55AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Uriah Hall tells Costas Philippou to 'stop being a b*tch', wants UFC 187 fight
It looks like Uriah Hall hasn't given up on a fight with Costas Philippou. The two men were scheduled to meet at UFC Fight Night 59, but Philippou was forced out of the fight due to a late injury. Hall went on to defeat replacement Ron Stallings, and stated after the fight that he still wanted to meet Philippou. This time around, he took his campaign to Twitter and called the Cypriot fighter out once again, hoping to fight him at UFC 187:
Submitted Feb 22, 2015 12:58AM by JLS1980 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 61 weigh-in results: Mir (261) and Silva (264) official for main event
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC Fight Night 61 weigh-ins, where all 22 fighters on the card are on target for Sunday’s event.
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 8:19PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans 'probably' to middleweight with 'Rumble' title, but eyes Jones rematch
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – With his teammate, Anthony Johnson, set to fight for the UFC light heavyweight title in May, former 205-pound champ Rashad Evans (19-3-1 MMA, 14-3-1 UFC) is contemplating a move to the middleweight division.
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 8:17PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
T.J. Waldburger explains weight cut issue that led to pulling out of UFC Fight Night 61 bout
T.J. Waldburger was set to face Wendell Oliveira on the preliminary portion of Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 61 card when he was forced to withdraw after having issues while cutting weight.
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 8:16PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
French Judo Federation: Immediate Ban for all Judokas Teaching MMA
This week it was announced that the European Judo Championships , scheduled for April in Glasgow, would not take place in the Scottish city.
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 12:51PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
T.J. Waldburger out of Sunday's UFC Fight Night 61 bout with Wendell Oliveira
Yet again, a UFC fight has been lost on the day of weigh-ins. T.J. Waldburger (16-9 MMA, 4-4 UFC) fell ill while cutting weight for his fight with Wendell Oliveira (24-8 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and is out of Sunday’s bout at UFC Fight Night 61. A source close to the fight confirmed the news to MMAjunkie. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation.
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 12:42PM by JLS1980 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Arianny Fires Back At Rousey Over UFC Pay Snub
Arianny Celeste responded to Ronda Rousey's claims that Octagon girls, like her, earn a higher salary than some of the fighters currently under contract for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 12:05PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Baroni, Aoki make pro wrestling debuts
Former highly-ranked lightweight Shinya Aoki, along with U.S. MMA veteran Phil Baroni, both made their pro wrestling debuts for the Inoki Genome Federation for a show on Friday in Tokyo.
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 11:59AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Euro Judo Championships moved after issue with UFC
The European Judo Union has stripped Glasgow of the host city for the event, citing the organizers attempt to include the UFC as a sponsor.
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 11:57AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Brett Rogers and Xavier Foupa-Pokam to fight at Abu Dhabi Warriors
March 26 will mark the second coming of World Freefight Challenge's offshoot promotion Abu Dhabi Warriors. The show will feature many familiar names, including former Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers and UFC veteran Xavier Foupa-Pokam.
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 11:54AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
MGM Grand sold out every room in 15 minutes flat
Following the earlier announcement of the Mayweather/Pacquiao being made official, the MGM Grand sold out their entire hotel in 15 minutes flat.
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 11:52AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
UFC 185 lineup finalized with two title fights, FX prelims, Cejudo-Cariaso PPV opener
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC 185 event and its championship doubleheader, and the featured prelims have moved from their usual spot on FOX Sports 1 to FX.
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 11:48AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Lion Fight 20 highlights: Two sick knockouts, plus Jorina Baars' domination
Lion Fight returned on Friday and didn’t disappoint with highlight-reel knockouts and a dominant win for a champion.
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
UFC 186 lineup set in Montreal with two title fights, Cote-Riggs featured prelim
The lineup is set for the UFC’s April return to Montreal, which will feature a pair of title fights and the return of “Rampage.”
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pacquiao vs Mayweather: Three belts and a historic fifth crown on the line
Manny Pacquiao has a chance to become the only man in history to become lineal champion in five different weight classes should he best Floyd Mayweather in May.
Submitted Feb 21, 2015 9:22AM by JLS1980 - 11 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
CM Punk Slapped With Million-Dollar Lawsuit
Former disgruntled professional wrestler Phil Brooks, who operates under the moniker "CM Punk," recently told podcast listeners that WWE's senior ringside physician, Christopher M. Amann, was a "worthless piece of shit" whose incompetence as a doctor led to a full-blown staph infection.
Submitted Feb 20, 2015 10:41AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Heun vs. Holder; Valiev vs. West added to WSOF's March card in Phoenix
World Series of Fighting's debut Phoenix event is rounding into shape.
Submitted Feb 20, 2015 10:39AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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