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Kelvin Gastelum out at UFC on FOX 9, promotion seeks new opponent for Court McGee
An undisclosed injury has forced Kelvin Gastelum (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) out of a planned UFC on FOX 9 welterweight fight with fellow “Ultimate Fighter” winner Court McGee (16-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC).
Jamie Varner out, Pat Healy needs new opponent at UFC on FOX 9
The hits just keep on coming for next month’s UFC on FOX 9. Jamie Varner is the latest victim of the dreaded injury bug.
Nate Diaz to UFC: 'You're paying these p**sies'
The former Lightweight contender rebukes Pettis for pulling out of his upcoming fight and the UFC for keeping him on the payroll. He followed up with an implication that he might not even show up for the TUF season finale event.
Rick Story, only man to beat Johny Hendricks, helps St-Pierre prepare for UFC 167
MONTREAL – UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is pulling out all the stops ahead of UFC 167, and that includes bringing in a fighter with a special type of insight on his opponent, Johny Hendricks.
Rick Glenn Withdraws From WSOF 7 Featherweight Championship Bout
Rick Glenn has withdrawn from his World Series of Fighting featherweight title bout against Georgi Karakhanyan on Dec. 7. WSOF officials recently informed Sherdog.com of the news, although reasons for Glenn’s withdrawal were undisclosed. Promotion officials hope to find a new opponent for Karkhanyan in the coming weeks.
Jessica Aguilar Signs with WSOF, Becomes First Female on Promotion’s Roster
World Series of Fighting will hold its first women’s fight sometime in the near future. The promotion announced on Monday via Twitter that it has signed Bellator veteran Jessica Aguilar. The deal was first reported by MMAFighting.com. Aguilar’s WSOF debut is expected to come early in 2014 against an as-yet-undetermined opponent.
Miesha Tate Tops Ronda Rousey in First Round of EA Sports UFC Video Game Cover Voting
The UFC and EA Sports recently announced UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the first cover athlete for the new EA Sports UFC video game. Alongside that announcement, it was revealed that a second cover athlete would be chosen via a fan vote. The Cover Vote is a way for fans to get in on the action and determine the athlete that will grace the EA Sports UFC game cover opposite Jones. The first round of the cover voting is in the books with Miesha Tate upsetting UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey, and moving on to face Alexander Gustafsson in the second round.
UFC Fight Night 32 medical suspensions: Two fighters suspended 180 days
The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) has issued extended medical suspensions to 16 UFC Fight Night 32 fighters, and two of them could be out of action for up to 180 days.
TUF 18 Finale's new Diaz vs. Maynard headliner slated for three rounds
This month's new headliner for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale is scheduled for three rounds rather than the usual five.
Pettis vs. Thomson postponed, Johnson vs. Benavidez now headlines UFC on Fox 9
Anthony Pettis will not be healthy enough to defend his title at UFC on Fox 9, so the UFC has slotted Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez as the new December 14th main event.
Dana White doesn't care about TUF 18 backlash for Ronda Rousey, 'she's the reason women are in the UFC'
With negative criticism against the women's UFC champ, Dana White gives his thoughts on Ronda Rousey.
Adam Kayoom Injured, Out of One FC Title Bout
ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) on Sunday announced that welterweight title contender Adam Kayoom has suffered a broken rib in training and will be unable to compete at ONE FC: WARRIOR SPIRIT against Nobutatsu Suzuki.
Dan Henderson: 'I'm definitely not done.'
Dan Henderson spoke to Heidi Androl last night after his loss to Vitor Belfort and from the sounds of it he has no interest in talks of retirement.
Dana White: No reason Vitor Belfort shouldn't be able to use TRT in Nevada or anywhere else
Following last night's event, the UFC president talks about Belfort fighting stateside in his promised Middleweight title fight.
35 post-event facts about 'UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2'
If you're a fan of violence inside the octagon, "UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2" on Saturday night from Brazil's Goiania Arena was the card for you. The memorable event featured nine knockout or submission finishes in 11 fights, which is just one finish shy of the single-event record held by UFC Fight Night 13 and UFC on FUEL TV 10. While stoppages were a common theme throughout the evening, Vitor Belfort stole the show, as he knocked out Dan Henderson with a dramatic first-round head kick in the main event. After dropping a decision to Henderson (29-11 MMA, 6-5 UFC) in their first meeting back in 2006, "The Phenom" avenged the loss in the most decisive way possible as it took just 77 seconds to stop the former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion. Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) proved once again why he is one of the great finishers in UFC history and his statistical acumen inside the cage is one few can match. With the help of FightMetric, here are 35 post-fight facts about Belfort and the other competitors on the UFC Fight Night 32 card...
“ONE FC: Warrior Spirit” Gets Last-Minute Heavyweight Match-up
ONE FC: Warrior Spirit is less than a week away, but a big heavyweight fight was recently added to the card with Tony Johnson Jr. taking on Chris Lokteff (11-1).
Pettis injured again, but Thomson fight still on
Hold your breath MMA fans, Anthony Pettis is injured once again.
Grace Tourinho announced as managing director of UFC Brazil
GOIANIA, Brazil – As the UFC continues to expand its presence in Brazil, it now has made official a new boss for the region. UFC President Dana White on Saturday officially announced Grace Tourinho as the promotion's managing director for UFC Brazil.
UFC 167 start times, fight card, TV info, fan and media events, video preview
After a two-event week for the UFC, it's once again Fight Week for the UFC with one the most historic shows in the company's history: UFC 167. Here's the essential information for the show.
Dana White: After another first-round stoppage, Brandon Thatch 'a f---ing stud'
GOIANIA, Brazil – Never one to mince words, Dana White was plenty blunt when it comes to recent UFC acquisition Brandon Thatch. Put simply: "Stud. F---ing stud," White said.
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