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CABMMA official: ‘We can’t change the result’ of Drew Dober vs. Leandro Silva
(mmafighting.com)
Drew Dober is planning on appealing his UFC Fight Night 62 loss against Leandro Silva, but it’s unlikely that he will have any success in the process. Dober lost via submission in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night, even though he neither tapped nor lost consciousness as "Buscape" applied a guillotine. Still, referee Eduardo Herdy stepped in and called the fight over. And even though it was a blatant misjudgment, his bizarre mistake might not be enough for Dober to get the result overturned to a no-contest, according to Cristiano Sampaio, COO of the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA). (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 9:02AM by Wez - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White fires back at Silva’s slavery comments
(mmafighting.com)
Wanderlei Silva feels a slave fighting for his freedom against the UFC, but Dana White sees him as a slave of his own actions.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 12:27PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dober on sub stoppage: He wasn’t choking me
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Fighter Drew Dober discusses the submission attempt from Leandro Silva that was later ruled a tap out following a bizarre referee miscalculation.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 12:25PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After UFC Fight Night 62 win, Amanda Nunes eyes rematch with Cat Zingano
(mmajunkie.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO – After her UFC Fight Night 62 dismantling of Shayna Baszler, Amanda Nunes (10-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) wants a chance to avenge her only UFC loss to date in a rematch with Cat Zingano (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 12:23PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 62 Fighters Bonuses Were ‘Tough Decision' For Dana White
(sports.yahoo.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Champion returned to Rio de Janeiro on Saturday for UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium for a card headlined by welterweights Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare. After the fights, the UFC awarded its usual $50,000 post-fight bonuses and it wasn't an easy deciding who received them on a fight card that featured nine finishes. Gilbert Burns, Godofredo ‘Pepey' Castro, Kevin Souza and Fredy Serrano ultimately earned the bonus money.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 9:00AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Koscheck not ready to announce retirement yet
(bloodyelbow.com)
Josh Koscheck suffered his 5th straight loss in the UFC, with two straight coming in the last month. It was also his final fight on his current contract. While for most guys that would automatically mean a UFC exit, Koscheck does have a long tenure with the company. "I do have a soft spot for the TUF 1 guys," Dana White said during the post-fight press conference. "Josh and I will talk in a couple of days, and we'll go from there."
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 5:41AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC pays Drew Dober his win money; Dana White stumps for no-contest
(mmajunkie.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO – The abysmal referee call that led to a submission win for Leandro Silva (18-2-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 62 led UFC President Dana White to award Drew Dober (15-7 MMA, 1-3 UFC) his show and win money.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 5:40AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 62 bonuses: On card with nine stoppages, who won $50,000?
(mmajunkie.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO – Gilbert Burns, Godofredo Pepey, Kevin Souza and Fredy Serrano each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 62 event. All four won “Performance of the Night” bonuses, while no “Fight of the Night” honors were given. UFC President Dana White announced the winners at the post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie attended. White said the decision was tough, given nine stoppages in 12 fights on the card.
Submitted Mar 22, 2015 5:38AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
RFA, Legacy FC set cross-promotional superfight card for May, Page-Pantoja headlines
(mmajunkie.com)
Two of MMA’s best second-tier promotions will come together in May. They’re not merging, but in a unique venture, RFA and Legacy FC will have its fighters compete against each other on a cross-promotional card of superfights. The news was announced on Friday’s edition of “Inside MMA” on AXS TV, which will broadcast the card, by RFA President Ed Soares. The Legacy-RFA card includes: Damacio Page (Legacy) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (RFA) – for flyweight title Luke Sanders (RFA) meets Terrion Ware (Legacy) Mike Bronzoulis (Legacy) vs. Dave Burrow (Legacy) – for vacant lightweight title Joe Cason (Legacy) vs. Jan Jorgensen (RFA) Charles Byrd (Legacy) vs. Bojan Velickovic (RFA) Chris Feist (Legacy) vs. Adam Townsend (RFA) Brian Hall (Legacy) vs. TBA (RFA)
Submitted Mar 21, 2015 9:39AM by JLS1980 - 24 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Meisha Tate-Jessica Eye Title Eliminator Bout Targeted For UFC Event In June
(m.sherdog.com)
UFC President Dana White revealed during a Friday press conference that a 135-pound showdown between Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye has been targeted for an as-yet-to-be determined event in June. The winner of that bout is expected to receive the next bantamweight title shot, assuming Rousey beats Correia on Aug. 1. side note: why is Meisha even getting another shot, yes I understand she was the only person to make it pass round 2 and into round 3..but the face remains, she still got finished in both fights..not interested in this match at all..and IMHO, Eye doesn't deserve a title shot, she's just another person to boost Ronda highlight reel
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 5:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC fighter dates opponent's sister after fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Love is a funny thing: After a bloody battle in the Octagon, UFC lightweight Drew Dober is now in a relationship with his opponent Nick Hein's sister.
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 1:00PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Arlovski blasts WSOF for unpaid bills from 2013
(bloodyelbow.com)
Andrei Arlovski has put WSOF on blast by sharing his medical bills from 2013 that the promotion was supposed to pay for.
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 12:58PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ex-coach questions Paige VanZant's morals, honesty
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC strawweight Paige VanZant's former coach Rick Collup took to Facebook to write a lengthy and rather bitter post about his former student.
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 12:57PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
Diaz: Pettis and Dos Anjos are 'made from glass'
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC lightweight Nate Diaz turned to social media to express his apparent disgust at both Rafael dos Anjos and Anthony Pettis suffering recent injuries.
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 12:55PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Invicta FC 12 set for April 24 with Katja Kankaanpaa vs. Livia Souza title headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Invicta FC strawweight champion Katja Kankaanpaa will defend her title in April when the promotion returns to Kansas City.
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 12:52PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
K.J. Noons vs. Yan Cabral slated for UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has added a lightweight bout to UFC Fight Night 67. Former EliteXC lightweight champion and Strikeforce title contender K.J. Noons will make his return to the Octagon on May 30 in Goiania, Brazil, against Yan Cabral. The Nova Uniao fighter announced the match-up on his Facebook page. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 11:03AM by Wez - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Titan Fighting Championship 33 Weigh-In Results: All 4 Title Fights Official
(sherdog.com)
Titan Fighting Championship 33 Weigh-In Results: All 4 Title Fights Official.
Submitted Mar 20, 2015 1:19AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Luke Rockhold going to dominate, finish Lyoto Machida en route to title shot
(mmamania.com)
Lyoto Machida has only been finished twice in his 12 years of competing in mixed martial arts (MMA). But Luke Rockhold is confident he can (and will) become the third person to stop the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion when they collide at UFC on FOX 15 on April 18, 2015 in a middleweight showdown in Newark, New Jersey. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 19, 2015 9:11PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyron Woodley to Johny Hendricks: 'We need to get this fight on'
(mmafighting.com)
For now, Tyron Woodley is physically sidelined. After breaking his foot in the first round in a winning performance over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 183 in late January, the UFC welterweight has been doing his best to stay in shape, but won't get the cast off of his foot until next week. From there, there's rehab to do. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 19, 2015 4:23PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Reminder: 'Fighter's Cut: T.J. Dillashaw' debuts tonight on FOX Sports 1
(mmajunkie.com)
As a reminder, a new edition of “Fighter’s Cut” will debut tonight featuring UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.
Submitted Mar 19, 2015 11:37AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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