March 2013 MMA News Archive - Page 4
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RFA 7 results: Thatch taps Rhodes in first, Njokuani upset
Facing late replacement Mike Rhodes (4-1) in a 175-poud catchweight fight, Colorado native Brando Thatch (9-1) brought his hometown crowd to its feet with a first-round submission win. The bout served as the main event of Friday's Resurrection Fighting Alliance 7 event, which took pace at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. The evening's main card aired on AXS TV...
Cella vs. Troeng official for UFC on FUEL TV 9, card complete with 13 fights
The 13-bout lineup for next month's "UFC on FUEL TV 9: Gustafsson vs. Mousasi" event is now complete with the official addition of a welterweight fight between "The Ultimate Fighter 17" cast members Adam Cella (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Tor Troeng (15-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The bout was first reported earlier this month, and UFC officials recently confirmed the contest for the evening's preliminary card. While "TUF 17" is still currently airing, Cella and Troeng each suffered knockout losses in the tournament...
World Series of Fighting event facing possible cancellation due to issues with cage
Issues with the cage could potentially lead to the cancellation of the World Series of Fighting event. Last minute steps are being taken by the promotion to attempt to get the cage cleared and have the event go ahead without issue.
VIDEO | Adam Cella Chokes Out Jon Jones In Money Match On TUF Set
That headline is correct and money is on the line! Watch The Ultimate Fighter Tuesdays at 9 ET/PT on FX with replays on FUEL TV.
Promoters say MMA fighter Rowan faked death
Mixed martial arts promoters Christos Piliafas and Scott DiPonio were shocked to learn that one of their fighters was a suspect in the holdup of a Michigan gun shop this week. After all, it was only two weeks ago that they raised more than $1,000 to help the amateur heavyweight's family pay for his funeral. Charles Rowan, 25, didn't die in a February car wreck while en route to his fifth bout, as his girlfriend, Rosalinda Martinez, claimed that night, according to DiPonio. The couple and a friend, Michael Bowman, were in a Gladwin courtroom Friday to hear the charges against them: armed robbery and assault with intent to murder. Each requested a court-appointed attorney. DiPonio, who owns the Diamond D fight team, said he realized they had been duped when he saw Rowan's mug shot on television identifying him as a person of interest in the Monday robbery of Guns and Stuff in Sage Township, about 100 miles southeast of Traverse City. The store's owner, Richard Robinette, was severely beaten and remained in serious but stable condition Friday in a Flint hospital.
UFC on FOX 8 heading to Seattle's KeyArena in July
The date has been in place for a while, and now UFC on FOX 8 has a location. The UFC this summer will head to Seattle for the third time when it brings a nationally televised card to KeyArena. The Seattle Times on Friday brought word of the event, citing the UFC. UFC on FOX 8 takes place July 27 with what is expected to be a four-fight main card on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook. No fights have yet been announced for the card.
T.J. Dillashaw replaces Francisco Rivera, meets Hugo Viana at UFC on FOX 7
It might be time to start talking about the UFC 158 and UFC on FOX 7 connections. For the third time this week, a UFC 158 winner will step up for an injured UFC on FOX 7 fighter to fill in on a one-month turnaround time. The latest news comes as T.J. Dillashaw (7-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will get right back to work against Hugo Viana (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) with Francisco Rivera (9-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) forced off the card with an injury. UFC officials on Friday announced Rivera's injury and the new booking. Earlier this week, UFC 158 winner Darren Elkins stepped in for Clay Guida to meet Chad Mendes, news first reported by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), and earlier today, fellow UFC 158 winner Jordan Mein was announced as Dan Hardy's replacement against Matt Brown. UFC on FOX 7 takes place April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook. Dillashaw vs. Viana will be part of the preliminary card. The latest UFC on FOX 7 card now includes: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez - for lightweight title Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 5 p.m. ET) Darren Elkins vs. Chad Mendes Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin Myles Jury vs. Ramsey Nijem T.J. Dillashaw vs. Hugo Viana Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 3:35 p.m. ET) Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani Clifford Starks vs. Yoel Romero Joseph Benavidez vs. Darren Uyenoyama
CFL Standout WR Chad Owens Set to Try Hand at MMA
Once upon a time, nobody knew two-sport dominance like Bo Jackson, who was a star in both the National Football League and Major League Baseball during a storied athletic career. Chad Owens will probably never achieve the legendary status of Jackson, but the Toronto Argonauts standout is attempting a pretty noteworthy dual feat in his own right. Owens, who set a Canadian Football League record with 3,863 total yards last season, will make his MMA debut on April 6 at Destiny’s “Na Koa III” at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. According to the promotion’s website, Owens will square off with fellow MMA newcomer Junyah Tevaga. Owens was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 2012 as Toronto captured the Grey Cup; it was his third straight season of 3,000 or more total yards. Despite his outstanding resume, the former University of Hawaii football standout felt the need to test himself in another arena. "I wanted to get into something new. A new challenge. Something to keep me hungry,” Owens told Hawaii News Now. “I always wanted to get into it sometime and this offseason I thought would be the perfect time."
Dan Hardy Out, Jordan Mein In Against Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 7
Dan Hardy is out and Jordan Mein is in against Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 7.
Marc Ratner asks NSAC to change marijuana rules
UFC VP Marc Ratner spoke to the Nevada State Athletic Commission about changing their strict marijuana rules, and the commission seemed to take the idea positively.
VADA has standing offer to oversee UFC drug testing program with 'no administrative charges'
Dr. Margaret Goodman tells Bloody Elbow that VADA has offered to oversee an extensive blood and urine testing program for their fighters with no administrative fees.
Nevada Commission Discussing Possible Changes to TRT Policy and Testing Levels
On Thursday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission held a meeting to discuss certain drug testing protocols including the controversial usage of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). TRT has increasingly been in the spotlight over the last few months with athletes like Vitor Belfort, who at 35 years of age now has to have testosterone injections to boost his levels back to normal, and the commission is paying attention. UFC president Dana White has also come out recently as staunch opposition to the use of TRT by his fighters and now will be independently testing athletes who are on the treatment throughout their training camps to ensure their testosterone levels remain at legal limits...
Ken Shamrock and Ian Freeman on collision course?
Ken Shamrock and Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman could be on collision course.Sources tell Fighters Only that negotiations are underway for a potential in-cage meeting between the two veterans, both of whom enjoy pioneer status in their native lands.
Riddle Responds to Dana's "Moron" Comment
Matthew Riddle was released from his UFC contract after failing a drug test at the recent UFC on FUEL 7 event in London, England. Riddle, a medical marijuana user, tested positive for cannabis and had his win over Che Mills declared a no contest. He was then returned to the regional leagues, which he declared himself to be happy with because he “didn’t like the direction the UFC is going in anyway”.
Chris Weidman is Sorry, Sorry That He is Going to Derail Anderson Silva
Any time that Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silvaor Jon Jones fights and wins lately, the superfight talk ignites. One man that doesn’t want to hear any of that talk is No. 1 UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman. He is slated to square off with Silva in the UFC 162 main event on July 6 in Las Vegas.
All Bets Aside, Michael Bisping Plans Statement Making Knockout of Alan Belcher at UFC 159
Michael Bisping is looking to redeem his loss to Vitor Belfort by knocking out Alan Belcher at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen on April 27 in Newark, N.J.
Fight Path: Miner's son Justin Gaethje ready to unleash patented slams at WSOF 2
As a University of Northern Colorado sophomore on a break from wrestling season, Justin Gaethje, a long-time MMA fan, accepted an amateur fight with no real MMA training.
Cage Warriors 57 slated for July 20 in Liverpool
For the first time in more than seven years, Cage Warriors is headed to Liverpool, officials today announced.
'UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold' official for Brazil in May with 13 fights
The four-fight main card for the UFC's next show in Brazil now is official. UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul. The main event is a middleweight bout between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold.
After drug tests, Fukuda cites cold medicine, Caceres 'accepts responsibility'
Following Wednesday's news that both fighters failed drug tests earlier this month at UFC on FUEL TV 8 in Japan, both Riki Fukuda and Alex Caceres have released statements.