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Miesha Tate joins Invicta FC 7 broadcast booth as guest analyst
Miesha Tate‘s busy stretch will continue on Saturday when she gets behind the microphone for Invicta Fighting Championships. Tate, the former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion, will serve as a guest analyst at Invicta FC 7 alongside play-by-play voice Michael Schaivello and color commentator Muhammed Lawal, promotion officials on Monday announced.
Tim Means headlines Legacy FC 27 vs. Artenas Young, Henry Cejudo also on card
After a knockout win in his Legacy Fighting Championship debut earlier this fall, Tim Means will return next month to headline Legacy FC 27. Means (19-5-1) will top the card against Aretenas Young (10-6) in a welterweight bout at Legacy FC 27, Legacy FC President Mick Maynard on Monday confirmed to MMAjunkie. Former UFC and Strikeforce heavyweight title challenger Paul Buentello (33-15) had been penciled in against Isaac Villanueva (7-7), but that fight appears to be on hold for the time being.
TUF 18 Finale medical suspensions: Gray Maynard out 60 days
Lightweight headliner Gray Maynard received a 60-day medical suspension following his first-round TKO loss to Nate Diaz at Saturday's TUF 18 Finale, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Rafael Dos Anjos Vs. Rustam Khailov Added To UFC 170
According to a report from MMA Boxing in Russia, lightweight contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Rustham Khabilov will meet at UFC 170 in February.
Herb Dean to ref UFC 168's Weidman-Silva II main event, judges assigned
Veteran referee Herb Dean will officiate next month’s UFC 168 headliner and rematch between middleweight champion Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and Anderson Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC).
Roxanne Modafferi 'depressed' by fan reaction to her UFC debut
MMA veteran Roxanne Modafferi was thrilled to make her UFC debut at the Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale but depressed when she saw the fan reaction online.
Rematch between Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson now official for March 8th in London
Following their no contest at UFC Fight Night 30, lightweights Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson will have their rematch at the UFC fight card in London on March 8th.
Conor McGregor willing to go to welterweight to fight Diego Sanchez
Conor McGregor apparently is pretty serious about fighting UFC vet Diego Sanchez.
Ben Askren on if he'd be willing to participate in a season of The Ultimate Fighter: 'Not a chance'
Former Bellator champion and current free agent Ben Askren says that he wouldn't be willing to take part in a season of The Ultimate Fighter to gain entry into the UFC.
Abdel-Aziz says WSOF not a feeder league for UFC
WSOF matchmaker, Ali Abdel-Aziz discusses his distaste for the way Bellator conducts business, why they changed their mind about Palhares and denies being a feeder league for the UFC.
Maximo Blanco feels shamed about illegal knee to Akira Corassani, explains back flip
Maximo Blanco apologizes for illegal knee that resulted in his disqualification loss to Akari Corassani at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.
Ronda Rousey doesn’t give a damn about her bad reputation
What happened to Ronda Rousey, the person of multitudes? Before she took the coaching stint on The Ultimate Fighter 18, it felt as though she could literally do no wrong. Rousey was the first women’s UFC champion. She was on glossy magazine covers and became the apple of many media outlet’s eye. There were movie roles to mull over, and sponsors, and television appearances -- the basic spoils of sudden stardom, which she coyly embraced. I called her the Royce Gracie of women’s MMA before she fought Liz Carmouche at UFC 157, because it felt like she was pioneering a movement for future generations. Then she showed up to Vegas and, instead of finding Cat Zingano, whom she was supposed to spend the next six weeks with, there was Miesha Tate, her arch-nemesis with batting eyes like the purring cat that swallowed the canary. This somewhat sadistic -- and perhaps unfair -- surprise was all it took to curdle the milk...
New UFC network to stream UFC Fight Night 34, UFC European Tour in London
The new year will bring a new online distribution platform for the UFC. Officials from the largest MMA promotion soon will announce a new subscription-based digital network. UFC officials confirmed their plans to USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie, and a formal announcement will be scheduled later this month. “The UFC has always been ahead of the game in the digital world,” UFC co-owner and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said. “The UFC was the first major sporting organization to embrace social media and the first to offer live pay-per-view events across multiple digital platforms. The new digital network continues that tradition of innovation, bringing unrivaled choice to UFC fans.” While UFC officials would not reveal an expected pricing structure for the platform, the network will feature live and on-demand programming, including more than a dozen live fight cards beginning with UFC Fight Night 34 on Jan. 4 at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre...
Visa Issues Force Postponement of Gagnon-Caceres Bout
Visa issues for Canadian bantamweight Mitch Gagnon have caused his UFC Fight Night 33 bout against Alex Caceres to be postponed.
Ben Askren joins Evolve MMA
Ben Askren has yet to announce signing with a new promotion, but he has already finalized details to join top Asian team, Evolve MMA.
Dana White gives WSOF brass red carpet treatment
UFC president, Dana White keeping close, friendly relationship with World Series of Fighting, while both organizations are very very critical of Bellator.
Following TKO win, Nate Diaz plans to ‘sit on the sidelines until somebody gets injured’
LAS VEGAS – Say this for Nate Diaz: When it comes to the workings of the UFC’s lightweight division, he’s clearly been paying attention.
Julianna Pena unloads on opposing coach Ronda Rousey after TUF 18 Finale
If you thought winning “The Ultimate Fighter 18? and securing a UFC contract would prompt Julianna Pena to leave some things – like her disdain for Ronda Rousey – in the past, think again.
Akira Corassani’s nose broken in five places due to illegal knee
Akira Corassani has silenced any doubts that he was truly unable to continue after eating an illegal knee on Saturday at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.
URCC 24: Eric Kelly gets quick Armbar
Check out full results from URCC 24 last night, including video of the main event bout between Filipino star Eric Kelly and Chinese prospect Jianbo Lu.
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