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Page 11 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira light heavyweight showdown possible for UFC event this fall
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is looking to shake up the light heavyweight rankings with a potential 205-pound showdown later this fall, pitting former division number one contender Glover Teixeira (No. 4) against hot-and-cold wrestling standout Phil Davis (No. 6).
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 12:00PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White says UFC business has never been bigger
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dana White wants everyone to know that business is booming in UFC land. In fact, it's 'never been bigger.'
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 11:57AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
One FC 19 Adds Aoki vs. Shalorus & Askren vs. Suzuki
(sherdog.com)
There will be plenty of gold on the line when One Fighting Championship makes its initial foray into Dubai. The promotion on Thursday revealed two of four title bouts expected to take place at One FC 19, which will be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Aug. 29. Reigning lightweight king Shinya Aoki will defend his crown against Kamal Shalorus, while welterweight champion Nobutatsu Suzuki will attempt to hold on to his title against former Bellator ruler Ben Askren. The other two championship fights have yet to be revealed. Aoki captured promotional gold at One FC 8, submitting Kotetsu Boku with a rear-naked choke in the second round. “Tobikan Judan” made a successful venture to 145 pounds in his next outing, as he outpointed Cody Stevens at One FC 11. Most recently, the Strikeforce, Dream and Pride Fighting Championships veteran tapped Toshikatsu Harada in 49 seconds at IGF “Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye” on New Year’s Eve. A former WEC and UFC talent, Shalorus is 2-0 under the One FC banner. The36-year-old Iranian debuted with a unanimous verdict over Eduard Folayang at One FC 9 before outpointing Ariel Sexton in his most recent outing this past March. Suzuki, 36, has been defeated just once in 14 professional appearances. After stopping Phil Baroni via first-round TKO in his initial One FC bout, the Tokyo native captured a five-round verdict over Brock Larson at One FC 14 to become the organization’s inaugural 170-pound champion.
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 10:46AM by Kpro - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Myles Jury vs. Takanori Gomi set for UFC Fight Night in Japan
(msn.foxsports.com)
It appears Nate Diaz is standing firm and won't be accepting the challenge to face Myles Jury in a lightweight bout later this year, but the upstart contender has drawn the name of a legend instead.
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 12:09AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Eddie Gordon vs. Dhiego Lima, Corey Anderson vs. Matt Van Buren set as TUF 19 tourney finales
(mmajunkie.com)
With the airing of episode No. 12 of “The Ultimate Fighter 19,” the season’s two tournament finales are now set, as Corey Anderson (2-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Matt Van Buren (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the light heavyweight series and Eddie Gordon (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) faces Dhiego Lima (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the middleweight bracket.
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 12:06AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao likely set for UFC 177 in Sacramento
(mmafighting.com)
It appears T.J. Dillashaw will defend his UFC title on home turf.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:48PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hendricks Cleared To Train, Wants Lawler, Puts Division On Notice
(bjpenn.com)
UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has been cleared to return to MMA training, and put the welterweight division on notice when talking to The MMA Fight Corner earlier today, including taking a jab at former welterweight kingpin Georges St Pierre.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:47PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz Eyeing November Return, Targets Rampage
(bjpenn.com)
The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’s head coach Rafael Cordeiro spoke to MMAFighting.com about Tito’s next fight under the Bellator banner after submitting Alexander Shlemenko in May.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Ian McCall: Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson Lacks Entertainment Value
(sherdog.com)
Ian McCall is finally set to fight Brad Pickett in Dublin on July 19, nearly four months after the two were originally scheduled to meet at UFC Fight Night “Gustafsson vs. Manuwa.”
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:42PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill Announces Retirement From MMA at Age 37
(sherdog.com)
For the second time in nearly three years, UFC veteran Matt Hamill has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:39PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo injured, out of UFC 174 Matchup with Chad Mendes
(mmafighting.com)

Chad Mendes will have to wait a little longer to get his second shot at the UFC title. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has suffered an injury that will force him out of his seventh UFC title defense on August 2 in Los Angeles, California, against the Alpha Male product, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1.
That sucks, hope he isn't on the shelf too long.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:39PM by GDPofMPG - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens averages just over 700,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1
(bloodyelbow.com)
A big drop for the UFC and Fox Sports 1 in the ratings department as Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens (and the supporting cast) were unable to pull in significant viewing numbers.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:36PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brandon Thatch Replaces Injured Alves, Meets Mein at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 23
(sherdog.com)
One of mixed martial arts’ most highly-regarded prospects will return to the Octagon next month. Elevation Fight Team representative Brandon Thatch will replace the injured Thiago Alves and face Jordan Mein at UFC Fight Night in Tulsa, Okla., on Aug. 23. Promotion officials announced the change on Wednesday; details of Alves’ injury were not disclosed.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 3:47PM by GDPofMPG - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sonnen vs. Galvao still on for Metamoris 4
(mmafighting.com)
Despite a second drug test failure, Chael Sonnen is still set to take on Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Thiago Silva set to return against Bellator veteran Mike Hayes
(mmamania.com)
A press conference announcing the full card is expected later this month.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 11:40AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White will push BJ Penn to retire if he loses
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dana White said that if BJ Penn loses this third bout against Frankie Edgar, he will be pushing the former champion to retire.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 175, TUF 19 Finale start times, fan events, video preview
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s annual Independence Day weekend is twice as big this year with a pair of title fights on Saturday, plus an entire second fight card on Sunday.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 49 adds Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle, Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of intriguing matchups has been added to August’s UFC Fight Night 49 events, as Demian Maia faces Mike Pyle, and Thales Leites meets Francis Carmont.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 11:34AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Cedeno vs. Sanders, UFC Fight Night 45 lineup set with 11 bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The line up is set for this month’s UFC Fight Night 45 lineup in New Jersey.
Submitted Jul 1, 2014 8:40PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tom Lawlor out at UFC Fight Night 46, promotion seeking replacement foe for Ilir Latifi
(mmajunkie.com)
Injury has forced fan-favorite middleweight Tom Lawlor out of UFC Fight Night 46, and UFC officials are now seeking a replacement opponent for Ilir Latifi.
Submitted Jul 1, 2014 8:38PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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