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Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader eye fall meeting at UFC 192 in Houston
Former champion Rashad Evans (19-3-1 MMA, 14-3-1 UFC) and fellow veteran Ryan Bader.
Submitted Jul 2, 2015 12:16AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jose Aldo Unhappy With Interim Belt
I’m the UFC champion since April 2011, defended my belt seven times in four years, and will do it for the eighth time in 2015, an average of twice a year. And I’m not even mentioning WEC, a Zuffa-owned company, like the UFC, where I became the champion in 2009 and put my belt on the line twice in less than a year. That why I can’t agree with UFC’s decision to have an interim champion in my division citing the five opportunities that I couldn’t defend my belt. If those fights had occurred, I would have done 12 title fights in four years in the UFC, an average of three fights a year, something that no other UFC champion did. A UFC champion rarely does three title defenses in one year. So that can’t be the main reason why they are creating an interim title, but the UFC is a private company which I work for, so I can’t complain about its decision, but I can’t say I agree either.
Submitted Jul 1, 2015 10:05PM by bjj1605 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Weidman: Rockhold title fight maybe off
In June it was announced that the number one middleweight UFC contender has been determined, and that Luke Rockhold was to fight champion Chris Weidman. The fight was tentatively scheduled for Dec. 5 at Madison Square Garden. But New York failed to do the right thing once again, and now Weidman says the fight may be off completely.
Submitted Jul 1, 2015 1:10PM by tildengolfer - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
CSAC surprise testing entire UFN 71 card out of competition
Now the CSAC is doing surprise out of competition testing for nearly the entire card at UFC Fight Night 71: Mir vs. Duffee, which takes place on July 15 in San Diego. The testing began last week, with urine samples being taken from all fighters in the USA. Results will be returned before the start of the event.
Submitted Jul 1, 2015 1:09PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Andrew Sanchez and John Poppie fight for vacant title in RFA 28 headliner
The main card is set for RFA 28, and the organization’s vacant middleweight title will be up for grabs in the headliner.
Submitted Jul 1, 2015 10:18AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Jimmie Rivera replaces Entwistle, meets Marcus Brimage at UFC Fight Night 74
The UFC’s debut in Scotland later this month has an updated fight set for the lineup with newcomer Jimmie Rivera stepping in for Ian Entwistle against Marcus Brimage.
Submitted Jul 1, 2015 10:17AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
TUF 19's Dhiego Lima released from the UFC
Had an amazing vacation in brazil with my family heading back to atlanta. Im no longer under ufc contract so ill be taking the rest of the year off from fighting focusing just on training and our gym i will be back fighting next year starting fresh. Thank you UFC for all the opportunities i wasn't able to show anything i do on all my fights in there i need to take some fights outside rebuild myself and come back like an animal, i have amazing family friends coaches and training partners behind me and i believe in Gods plan."
Submitted Jul 1, 2015 2:21AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Stout vs Perez, Campbell vs Silverio Set for UFC Fight Night in Saskatoon
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials Tuesday announced that Canadian lightweights Sam Stout and Shane Campbell will compete in separate bouts at August’s UFC Fight Night in Saskatchewan. Stout will take on Frankie Perez, while Campbell will tangle with Elias Silverio. UFC Fight Night “Holloway vs. Oliveira” takes place Aug. 23 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, headlined by a featherweight duel between Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira.
Submitted Jul 1, 2015 2:09AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Jose Aldo Officially Out: Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes for Interim Belt at UFC 189
Dana White just said it on SportsCenter. McGregor vs Mendes for the interim UFC Featherweight Title. Jose Aldo (Rib) Pulls out of UFC 189 UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was taken to the hospital on June 23 after a "kick to his midsection" left the Brazilian with a rib injury. The UFC called the injury a bone bruise on June 24, though MMAFighting.com later reported it was a fracture. Due to the injury, Aldo was forced to withdraw from UFC 189 vs. Conor McGregor. No. 1 featherweight contender Chad Mendes will replace Aldo at UFC 189 to face McGregor, according to ESPN's Sportscenter.
Submitted Jun 30, 2015 8:37PM by mentalcase - 41 comments
Filed under: UFC
Werdum wants rematches versus Arlovski, dos Santos
"Vai Cavalo" wants so settle a few old scores, now that he has the belt.
Submitted Jun 30, 2015 1:55PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC fighter Ali Bagautinov elected to Public Chamber of the Republic of Dagestan
Former UFC title challenger Ali Bagautinov has officially been elected as a member of the Public Chamber of the Republic of Dagestan.
Submitted Jun 30, 2015 1:53PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
UFC's new Reebok fight kits have some funny errors
The UFC and Reebok unveiled their long-awaited fight kits today, but some of them didn't turn out as intended.
Submitted Jun 30, 2015 1:51PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jose Aldo not training as planned, pushing back fight decision
Fans hoping to hear a final word on whether Jose Aldo would fight at UFC 189 are going to have to wait just a little longer.
Submitted Jun 30, 2015 1:49PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Boylan obtains Cage Warriors brand, eyes new shows
What happened to Cage Warriors? The arguable top European promotion had a 12-year history of not just running successful shows, but producing top prospect after top prospect. Yet, after November of 2014, everything seemingly went quiet. No new events were announced and by February, the former CEO Graham Boylan, announced he was resigning, spurring even more rumors about the once-great promotion's future.
Submitted Jun 30, 2015 10:49AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Gracie injured, match vs. Hughes off ADCC 2015
Renzo Gracie vs. Matt Hughes, set for ADCC 2015 in Sao Paulo, is cancelled due to a knee injury.
Submitted Jun 30, 2015 10:42AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Fight Night 70 medical suspensions: Machida, Dias suspended indefinitely
The Florida State Athletic Commission issued medical suspensions to seven UFC Fight Night 70 fighters, and two are suspended indefinitely.
Submitted Jun 30, 2015 10:39AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Albert Tumenov calls out Lorenz Larkin: 'You think that you are good puncher?'
Ramsey Nijem has a new opponent for UFC on FOX 16 after Erik Koch was forced out of their lightweight contest. Indiana’s Andrew Holbrook has stepped in to face Nijem on slightly less than a month’s notice.
Submitted Jun 30, 2015 10:37AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Andrew Holbrook in for Erik Koch against Ramsey Nijem at UFC on FOX 16
Ramsey Nijem has a new opponent for UFC on FOX 16 after Erik Koch was forced out of their lightweight contest. Indiana’s Andrew Holbrook (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in to face Nijem (9-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) on slightly less than a month’s notice. The change was announced on the UFC’s official website today. UFC on FOX 16 takes place July 25 at United Center in Chicago. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw rematches Renan Barao in a title fight that was supposed to happen this week at UFC 186 before a Dillashaw injury forced the delay.
Submitted Jun 30, 2015 3:55AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hector Lombard gets submitted inside 2 minutes at the BJJ event in Atlanta
(sorry this is off topic from MMA, thought I would share since Lombard has been suspended from the UFC) Following his dominant win at UFC 182, Hector Lombard's UFC title aspirations came to an abrupt halt when he tested positive for designer steroid desoxymethyltestosterone in a post-fight screening. Not content to sit out the 1 year ban issued by the NAC, Lombard made a decision to compete at the highest level in the world of submission grappling, accepting an invitation to compete at the illustrious ADCC 2015 in Brazil. Over the weekend, Lombard entered the first of his planned ADCC warm-up tournaments and things didn't go to plan for the Judo Olympian. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 29, 2015 10:51PM by Wez - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
As district attorney lacks evidence, ex-UFC champ Jon Jones' case pauses
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not go before a grand jury on an alleged hit-and-run just yet, but prosecutors expect to move forward on his case. The prosecutor in charge of the ex-titleholder’s case lacks two key pieces of evidence to move forward: medical records for the accident’s alleged victim and dispatch reports from the Albuquerque Police Department, according to the public information officer for the Bernalillo County (N.M.) District Attorney.
Submitted Jun 29, 2015 3:31PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
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