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Luke Rockhold is ready to be UFC 184's last-minute savior
(mmajunkie.com)
Four of the world’s top middleweight fighters are scheduled to compete at February’s UFC 184 event. If anyone’s unable to make the date, Luke Rockhold said he’ll be ready to fill the void.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:01PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC UFC's Paige VanZant wants to avenge 'fluke' loss to 'TUF 20' standout Tecia Torres
(mmajunkie.com)
VanZant was just 18 at the time of the first meeting. It’s been less than two years since, but “12 Gauge” strongly believes she wasn’t at her best that night. It’s her lone defeat in professional or amateur competition, and if she got another shot, VanZant said Torres would not earn another “fluke” victory.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 7:00PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Rothwell: Increased drug testing in MMA has led to increased injuries
(mmafighting.com)
While it seems like ages ago now, at this time last year Ben Rothwell was mired in what he calls the "lowest point" of his career. Rothwell, a veteran heavyweight who at the time had been prescribed testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone in the aftermath of a dramatic Aug. 2013 win over Brandon Vera. The UFC acted swiftly, handing down a nine-month suspension that had the 33-year-old agonizing over his wrong turn.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 6:59PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Erick Silva won’t leave X-Gym, but plans on training at Jackson’s MMA in 2015
(mmafighting.com)
Scheduled to meet former RFA welterweight champion Mike Rhodes at UFC Fight Night 58 on Dec. 20 in Barueri, Brazil, Silva was forced to change his plans of training at Jackson’s MMA. A training partner of the likes of Anderson Silva and Ronaldo Souza at X-Gym, the welterweight was hoping to train at Greg Jackson’s team this year, but since the UFC offered him a fight in December, he won’t be able to train in Albuquerque until early 2015.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 6:56PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva: UFC threatened to sue if I appeared at Bellator event
(mmafighting.com)
Wanderlei Silva is at it again with another video blasting the UFC. This time, his monologue was mostly about his assertion that the UFC threatened to sue him if he appeared at a Bellator fan event earlier this month.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 6:55PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
Why Jon Jones refuses to bring his belt out to his corner for title defenses
(mmafighting.com)
AS VEGAS - When Jon Jones takes his corner after walking out for his UFC 182 title defense against Daniel Cormier on Jan. 3, don't expect any of his cornermen to display his light heavyweight title belt for fans and television viewers to see.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 6:54PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former champion Renan Barao changes diet for UFC Fight Night 58
(mmafighting.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Renan Barao had the chance to regain his UFC title in August, but passed out while cutting weight for his UFC 177 main event with T.J. Dillashaw. Four months later, the Nova Uniao fighter returns to the Octagon against Mitch Gagnon, and he's implementing some changes for his pre-fight routine.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 6:53PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Bigfoot’ Silva on Frank Mir fight: ‘I always fight better when I’m coming off a loss’
(mmafighting.com)
Frank Mir has lost four in a row in the UFC, and he has a tough challenge ahead of him. The two-time heavyweight champion will meet Antonio Silva at UFC 184 on Feb. 28, which is a tall order to snap a losing streak that goes back to 2011. The thing is..."Bigfoot" is also desperately looking for the victory.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 6:52PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC poll: Fans pick Frankie Edgar over Conor McGregor for next title shot against Jose Aldo (pic)
(mmamania.com)
Who deserves the next UFC featherweight title shot? According to a recent UFC poll, it's Frankie Edgar, not Conor McGregor.
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 1:21PM by xdanish020 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
 
ONE FC and Evolve MMA Announce Plans for Major Expansion Across Asia
(mmaweekly.com)
The two most recognizable brands in Asian MMA teamed up for a press conference recently at the grand opening of the brand new Evolve MMA academy on Singapore’s upscale Orchard Road. Evolve MMA CEO Chatri Sityodtong and ONE FC CEO Victor Cui both announced major plans for the expansion of their respective businesses with the former stating he wanted to eventually open 100 academies across Asia and the latter announcing that there would be 24 events held in 2015...
Submitted Nov 29, 2014 1:02PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Sheymon Moraes vs. Gabriel Solorio bantamweight bout on tap for WSOF 16
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s WSOF 16 has a new addition to the main card.
Submitted Nov 28, 2014 8:19PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
'Frodo' Khasbulaev thanks Scott Coker for Bellator release; Coker says he's still a Bellator fighter
(bloodyelbow.com)
Disgruntled featherweight 'Frodo' Khasbulaev thanked Bellator president Scott Coker for his release ... but Coker says he's not been released at all.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 9:55PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC Fight Night 57 medical suspensions: No serious terms for 24 fighters
(mmajunkie.com)
According to medical suspensions the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation issued, only one of the 24 fighters who competed at this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 57 event received a term of more than one month.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 9:53PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Charles Rosa vs. Sean Soriano added to UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s January return to Boston continues to take shape as a pair of New Englanders are set to meet in a featherweight bout.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 1:53PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Striegl Joins Evolve MMA, Targets ONE FC And UFC
(mmamania.com)
After several years based in Baguio, Mark Striegl will be relocating to Singapore in February to become a full-time member of the Evolve MMA fight team.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 10:48AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
Renan Barao: T.J. Dillashaw would 'crap his pants' if he fights me in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- T.J. Dillashaw ended Renan Barao’s reign as UFC bantamweight champion with a fifth-round TKO in May, and the Brazilian hasn’t forgotten that loss.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 10:37AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Edgar vs. Swanson does 903,000 viewers against tough competition
(mmafighting.com)
UFC Fight Night 57, which faced strong sports competition on Saturday, led FOX Sports 1 to a strong Saturday night in the ratings.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 10:35AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Tavares undergoes knee surgery; UFC fight with Nik Lentz still on
(mmafighting.com)
Thiago Tavares and Nik Lentz are set to rematch at UFC Fight Night 60 in February, however, hours before the UFC announced the fight on Tuesday, Tavares underwent emergency knee surgery in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 10:32AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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