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Page 14 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Ali Bagautinov tests positive for EPO, banned for 1 year
(bloodyelbow.com)
Recent UFC flyweight title challenger Ali Bagautinov has been suspended for a year after he failed his UFC 174 pre-fight drug test, becoming the latest fighter to test positive for EPO.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 5:25PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Max Holloway Steps in For Injured Ernest Chavez Against Mirsad Bektic at UFC Fight Night Tulsa
(sherdog.com)
What was supposed to be a bout pitting Ernest Chavez against Mirsad Bektic at UFC Fight Night Tulsa will now be Max Holloway vs. Bektic.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 5:17PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana Rematch Set For Sept. 13 in Las Vegas
(sherdog.com)
Floyd Mayweather officially announced via social media that his highly-anticipated rematch with Marcos Maidana is a done deal on Thursday.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 5:14PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Invicta FC 8 set for Sept. 6 in Kansas City on UFC Fight Pass with pair of title fights
(mmajunkie.com)
After nine months off, Invicta Fighting Championships will return in September with its debut on the UFC’s Fight Pass digital network.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 5:12PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Akbarh Arreola vs. Tiago dos Santos added to UFC on FOX 12, lineup set with 12 bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for the UFC’s return to the FOX network later this month has been finalized with the addition of a lightweight bout featuring a pair of promotional newcomers.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 5:11PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC flyweight title shot will have to wait for John Dodson with blown ACL
(mmajunkie.com)
John Dodson‘s title aspirations are on pause following surgery for a torn ACL and meniscus.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 5:10PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber on fighting TJ Dillashaw: 'The only way that would happen is if he asked me to do it'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Urijah Faber says that the only way he fights his teammate is if T.J. Dillashaw himself asks for the fight. The current UFC bantamweight champ on the other hand, said it happens if they 'pay me a billion dollars'.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 5:09PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frankie Edgar wants Cub Swanson next
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar told UFC Tonight that a fight against Cub Swanson makes the most sense for the division since the champion is out on the sidelines.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 5:08PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cage Warriors lightweight champ Stevie Ray signs new deal with promotion
(mmajunkie.com)
It’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride for Stevie Ray since he signed with Cage Warriors, but with a new deal in place, he’s hoping for some stability as far as his title is concerned.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 1:56PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dustin Holyko Fought at WSOF 11 Without License From Florida Commission
(sherdog.com)
The Dustin Holyko story continues to unfold with news that the convicted felon was allowed to compete at last weekend’s World Series of Fighting 11 event in Florida without a license.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
‘Do Bronx’-Nik Lentz Rematch Set for Sept. 5 in Connecticut
(sherdog.com)
Nik Lentz and Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira will fight again on Sept. 5, a little over three years after their first meeting ended in a no contest.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cat Zingano returns from injury, meets Amanda Nunes at UFC 178 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
Cat Zingano will return to action this fall, but it won’t be in a title fight.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 175 and TUF 19 prelims pull strong ratings
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC reeled in good ratings for "Read, White and Fight Week," as their UFC 175 prelim ratings were up from UFC 174, while the TUF 19 ratings were down from TUF 18 last December.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Five bouts added to UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le in Macau including Mina vs. Westcott
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC's third trip to Macau is shaping up to be the best one yet, as this Fight Pass card will be featuring two bouts with divisional significance and top 10 contenders in Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le, and Tyron Woodley vs. Dong Hyun Kim. Apart from the TUF: China Featherweight finals, more bouts have been added to the card, as reported first by MMA-in-Asia.com.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Star Rashad Evans Interested in WWE Deal
(bleacherreport.com)
Add Rashad Evans to the list of UFC fighters who have recently inquired regarding going to WWE. Evans, who is almost 35, is recovering from major knee surgery and had talked about considering retirement even before that.
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 2:18AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
One FC 18 Weigh-in Results: Kelly, Lisita Cleared for Featherweight Title Eliminator
(sherdog.com)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A shot at reigning One Fighting Championship featherweight titleholder Koji Oishi will be on the line when Eric Kelly and Rob Lisita meet in the main event of One FC 18 “War of Dragons.”
Submitted Jul 10, 2014 2:16AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
Ed Soares: Anderson Silva ‘Ready to Go’
(sherdog.com)
Lyoto Machida’s manager, Ed Soares, discusses the middleweight’s bout against Chris Weidman at UFC 175.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 11:35PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Slugger showdown: Matt Mitrione vs. Derrick Lewis set for UFC Fight Night 50
(mmafighting.com)
UFC Fight Night 50 just got a whole lot more punchy. Heavyweights with proven knockout power will square off at the Sept. 5 card at Foxwoods Casino near Ledyard, Conn., when Matt Mitrione meets Derrick Lewis. FOXSports.com initially reported the bout Wednesday. Mitrione, a 35-year-old former NFL player from Illinois, was scheduled to meet Stefan Struve at UFC 175 last weekend. That matchup was scrapped at the last moment due to Struve's health scare in the locker room at Mandalay Bay. Mitrione was awarded both his win and show money for the cancelled bout, but asked to be placed into another fight as soon as possibly.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 10:42PM by DrivenDavies15 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell added to UFC FIght Night 50 in September
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem (37-13 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to September’s UFC Fight Night 50 event. MMAjunkie confirmed the booking following an initial report from FOXSports.com. UFC Fight Night 50 takes place Sept. 5 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn. It’s a rare Friday night show for the UFC – and falls on the same night as Bellator 123 in nearby Uncasville, less than 10 miles away. The bulk of the UFC Fight Night 50 card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following a few prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 10:41PM by DrivenDavies15 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Kennedy asks NSAC to drug test Yoel Romero prior to UFC 178 showdown
(mmamania.com)
But to be fair, he's willing to jump through the same hoops if it means "setting an example."
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 7:40PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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