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Mousasi calls out Michael Bisping for next fight, sort of
Gegard Mousasi wants to fight Michael Bisping next, but knows that the British fighter tends to "overreact" to callouts.
Submitted May 17, 2015 12:51AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 66 bonuses: Rare winners from UFC Fight Pass prelims
Jon Delos Reyes, Roldan Sangcha-an, Neil Magny and Jon Tuck each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 66 event. Reyes and Sangcha-an won “Fight of the Night” bonuses while Magny and Tuck earned “Fight of the Night” honors...
Submitted May 16, 2015 2:05PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ultimate Fighter Champions square off in Miami at TUF Brazil's Season 4 Finale
Antonio Carlos Junior and Eddie Gordon will clash in Miami in a battle of struggling TUF champions looking for redemption.
Submitted May 15, 2015 5:34PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eduardo Dantas explains why he didn't cancel tonight's Bellator 137 co-headliner
“I honored my commitment,” said Dantas, who’s ranked No. 8 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA bantamweight rankings. “I will fight for the fans, regardless.”
Submitted May 15, 2015 4:45PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC veteran Corey Hill dead at 36, reports manager
Former UFC fighter Corey Hill died today at a hospital in Tampa, Fla., several days after suffering a collapsed lung and heart attack. He was 36. Hill fought for his life, but died this afternoon, his longtime manager Patrick Reynolds today told MMAjunkie in a text message. His former promoter, John Prisco, also confirmed the news via text and said he is with Hill’s family...
Submitted May 15, 2015 4:29PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ref and judge assignments set for UFC 187's Cormier-Johnson, Weidman-Belfort
With now-ex-champ Jon Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) forced off the card, Anthony Johnson (19-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) fights replacement and recent title challenger Daniel Cormier (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) for the vacant belt in the headliner. Officiating that title fight will be John McCarthy, and Chris Lee, Adalaide Byrd and Derek Cleary will serve as judges. The full UFC 187 card includes: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson – for light heavyweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort – for middleweight title Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky Josh Burkman vs. Dong Hyun Kim Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal Nina Ansaroff vs. Rose Namajunas PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Night, 6:30 p.m. ET) Colby Covington vs. Mike Pyle Leo Kuntz vs. Islam Makhachev Josh Sampo vs. Justin Scoggins
Submitted May 15, 2015 3:35PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nevada commission votes: Three-year punishment for steroid users, win turns to loss
Steroids: Three years and 50-70 percent of purse for first offense Four years and 75-100 percent of purse for second offense Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offence Stimulants: Two years and 35-45 percent of purse for first offense Three years and 50-60 percent of purse for second offense Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offence Diuretics: Two years and 30-40 percent of purse for first offense Three years and 40-50 percent of purse for second offense Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offence Sedatives, muscle relaxants, sleep aids, anxiolytics, opiates and cannabis/marijuana 18 months and 30-40 percent of purse for first offense Two years and 40-50 percent of purse for second offense Three years and 60-75 percent of purse for third offense Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for four offense
Submitted May 15, 2015 3:30PM by Budgellism - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero set as main event for TUF Brazil: 4 Finale in Miami
The UFC won’t be holding a card in Brazil in June. The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Finale, officially announced for June 27 in Sao Paulo, was moved to Miami, Fla., and it has a new main event. Former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will take on Yoel Romero in a five-round middleweight contest. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted May 15, 2015 12:55AM by Wez - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dantas vs. Richman scrapped from Bellator 137
Bellator 137 has lost its co-main event.
Submitted May 14, 2015 10:30PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Bellator 137 weigh-in results: Brandon Halsey misses weight for title defense
The Bellator 137 fighter weigh-ins took place today, and the results threw some serious wrinkles into the event’s two featured bouts.
Submitted May 14, 2015 10:27PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Former UFC fighter Corey Hill not dead. Fighting for life.
Former UFC fighter Corey Hill died this morning ... after suffering from a sudden bout with pneumonia ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to Hill's friend Jennifer Swift ... the 36-year-old fighter was diagnosed with pneumonia a few weeks ago. We're told he underwent a lung transplant ... but the lung collapsed and "it went downhill from there." We're told Hill was placed on life support ... and his family ultimately made the decision to remove him ... and he passed away Thursday morning. Hill is survived by his wife and three children. Hill made his UFC debut in 2008 after appearing on "The Ultimate Fighter 5" ... and was most notably remembered for snapping his right leg in a gruesome injury suffered during a televised fight. Hill battled back and continued his career ... most recently competing at an MMA event in Florida back in February. Wife saying he is still alive. Update4:22 PM PT -- We just spoke with Corey's wife, Lauran Hill, who tells us Corey is still ALIVE ... despite a statement from the UFC which said Hill had passed earlier today. Lauran says Corey is "resting and still alive" and they're praying he makes a full recovery. "My husband is fighting for his life. We want him in everyone's prayers." Lauran wouldn't comment on statements made earlier by Hill's close friends and other family members.
Submitted May 14, 2015 6:17PM by Shawn91111 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show
The UFC today announced it will return to Japan on Sept. 27, when heavyweight contenders Roy Nelson (20-11 MMA, 7-7 UFC) and Josh Barnett (33-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will face off in a five-round main event that serves as the conclusion of a brand new reality series. Executive Vice President and General Manager of UFC Asia Ken Berger revealed the two will serve as coaches on “Road to UFC: Japan,” a new reality series that will follow eight Japanese MMA hopefuls who will compete with each other to earn a UFC contract.
Submitted May 14, 2015 10:45AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Igor Fernandes to Battle Murad Abdulaev for Vacant M-1 Challenge Welterweight Title
Igor Fernandes to Battle Murad Abdulaev for Vacant M-1 Challenge Welterweight Title.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:04PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC Fight Night New Orleans Lineup Finalized with Giagos-Wade Matchup
UFC Fight Night New Orleans Lineup Finalized with Giagos-Wade Matchup.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:03PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC reveals first Filipina octagon girl, Red Dela Cruz, who'll debut at UFC Fight Night 66
PASAY, Philippines – The UFC today announced the addition of the company’s first Filipina octagon girl, Red Dela Cruz.
Submitted May 13, 2015 3:46PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
GLORY 21 scores 35% ratings boost
GLORY 21 SAN DIEGO was a ratings winner for the premier international kickboxing league with an average of just under half a million viewers tuning in for the Spike TV broadcast.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Mayweather-Pacquiao pulls 4.4 million PPV buys
Boxing's mega-event set an all-time record for most buys, most revenue and highest live gate receipts.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Juliana Lima vs. Ericka Almeida completes UFN 67
With Jessica Penne moved to a title bout against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Juliana Lima will now face Jungle Fight champion Ericka Almeida at UFC Fight Night 67.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Moraes vs. Moraes title fight at WSOF 22
World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes will defend his title against Sheymon Moraes at WSOF 22 on Aug. 1 in Las Vegas.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:15AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
Brandon Halsey, Kendall Grove pass out-of-competition drug tests before Bellator
Bellator MMA middleweight champ Brandon Halsey and Kendall Grove have each passed an out-of-competition drug test conducted by the California State Athletic Commission in advance of their title fight at Bellator 137.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:11AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
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