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May 2013 MMA News Archive

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Mike Brown vs. Akira Corassani set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 event in Boston
(mmajunkie.com)
After briefly considering retirement in 2012, Mike Brown (26-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is ready to get back to action. The former WEC featherweight champion meets Akira Corassani (11-3-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1. UFC officials today announced the new booking. UFC on FOX Sports 1 1, takes place Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston and will mark the promotion's debut on the new cable network, which launches the same day. The evening's headlining bout has yet to be announced.
Submitted May 31, 2013 9:58PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hester vs. Ferreira added to UFC 163 in Brazil, Magalhaes vs. Perosh official
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight matchup between "The Ultimate Fighter 17" contestant Clint Hester (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" winner Cezar Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is official for UFC 163. UFC officials recently announced the matchup. Additionally, a previously reported light-heavyweight contest of Vinny Magalhaes (10-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Anthony Perosh (13-7 MMA, 3-2 UFC) was also made official for the card.
Submitted May 31, 2013 9:57PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miesha Tate angry that Kim Winslow might be refereeing on 'TUF 18'
(mmajunkie.com)
Miesha Tate surprised women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey when she showed up on "The Ultimate Fighter 18" set. But the ex-Strikeforce champ got a surprise of her own when she heard Kim Winslow may be overseeing fights on the reality show.
Submitted May 31, 2013 6:18PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC follows WADA, raises marijuana test threshold
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has decided to raise the marijuana testing threshold for the events they self-regulate, following WADA's decision to do the same.
Submitted May 31, 2013 6:16PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kampmann, Condit to lead second UFC event on FOX Sports 1
(msn.foxsports.com)
Welterweight contenders Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit will headline the second UFC event on FOX Sports 1, FOXSports.com learned Friday. The five-round main event at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis will take place on Aug. 28. Tickets go on sale June 14.
Submitted May 31, 2013 6:03PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor vs. Andy Ogle set for UFC on FOX Sports 1
(mmamania.com)
Two overseas fighters will travel across the pond to face off at the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut this August as popular Irishman Conor McGregor will face off with England's Andy Ogle in a featherweight battle.
Submitted May 31, 2013 4:39PM by Card - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator signs Bubba Jenkins
(themmareport.com)
Bellator MMA announced on Friday afternoon that they have signed Bubba Jenkins to a long-term promotional agreement and he will make his debut with the organization this summer. Jenkins will not be thrown into a tournament immediately as he will be given a number of fights before being placed into a tournament.
Submitted May 31, 2013 3:59PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
John Makdessi out, Rafaello Oliveira fights Edson Barboza at UFC 162
(bloodyelbow.com)
Oh no, the injuries will not stop. This time John Makdessi is out of his scheduled fight with Edson Barboza at UFC 162.
Submitted May 31, 2013 12:18PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Uriah Hall Draws Nick Ring at UFC on Fox Sports 1 in Boston
(bleacherreport.com)
Following an impressive run of knockouts on The Ultimate Fighter Season 18, Uriah Hall will try to rebound from a loss in the finale when he returns to action at UFC on Fox Sports 1 on August 17 in Boston. Hall will square off with fellow Ultimate Fighter alum Nick Ring in a battle of stand-up fighters according to UFC officials who announced the fight late on Thursday evening.
Submitted May 31, 2013 5:53AM by Poor_Franklin - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Welterweight James Head to Donate Next Fight’s Purse to Oklahoma Tornado Victims
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC welterweight James Head will donate his next fight's earnings to the Oklahoma tornado relief effort.
Submitted May 31, 2013 12:41AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Costa Phillipou has left Team Serra-Longo
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC middleweight contender, Costa Philippou has left Team Serra-Longo to train at Bellmore Kickboxing Academy, as first brought to the attention of our own, Steph Daniels in her interview with Matt Serra.
Submitted May 31, 2013 12:38AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
Tito Ortiz denies Jenna Jameson's allegations, turns focus to custody battle
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 15-11-1 UFC) takes a deep breath before he answers. Long one of the most outspoken men in the sport of MMA, Ortiz briefly considers just how much he wants to reveal. But as he weighs the reality staring up at him on a computer screen, he decides to go all in. "I wasn't going to talk about it, but my kids are down for a nap right now," Ortiz told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I just took an hour nap, myself, because I get up at 6 a.m. every morning, and I take care of these kids Monday through Saturday. I have a nanny that comes in and helps me because Jenna doesn't want to be a mom. She has a problem, and I don't want to bash her because she's the mother of my children. But I've tried to help somebody for the last seven years. I tried to make a family, and it's hard to do that when somebody else doesn't want to contribute. I just look at as I can't help somebody that doesn't want to be helped. She can try and bash me as much as possible. The only thing it's hurting is my children."
Submitted May 30, 2013 10:07PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Former title challenger Thales Leites returns against Tom Watson at UFC 163
(mmajunkie.com)
After a four-year absence, Thales Leites (20-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) is once again a UFC fighter. The onetime middleweight title challenger is slated to return to the octagon at UFC 163 against up-and-comer Tom Watson (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC), according to UFC officials, who confirmed the matchup to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following a report on Tatame. UFC 163 takes place Aug. 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The event's pay-per-view main card includes a featherweight title headliner between champion Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis. Preliminary-card bouts serve on FX and Facebook. It's unknown whether Leites vs. Watson will serve on the main card or prelims.
Submitted May 30, 2013 8:15PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva vs. Jones, Cain vs. JDS III rumored for Cowboys Stadium - UFC 20 year anniversary
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to Dave Meltzer, the UFC is working on putting together what could be their biggest event in promotional history this fall in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium. The show would have two huge fights on top. Meltzer has the scoop: Nothing was said as far as when or where the match will take place. There is an idea floating around to try and put on the biggest show in company history at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas this fall. Several things would have to fall into place for this to happen, the key being Anderson Silva retaining the middleweight title against Chris Weidman, and not being banged up in the process. In addition, Jon Jones would have to be recovered from his own toe injury, and UFC would have to work out a deal to get the two of them to fight. Each has his own reasons, but neither has exactly clamored to fight the other. Having all those things fall into place makes this very much a longshot of actually happening. The idea would be to have Silva vs. Jon Jones and Velasquez vs. Dos Santos at the stadium, in October, at the same time as the state fair of Texas, perhaps on 10/12 or 10/19. That much is known to be at least something talked about. With Madison Square Garden seeming more and more unlikely for November, this show could be billed as UFC 20th anniversary show, with the idea of trying to repeat the success of UFC 100.
Submitted May 30, 2013 5:20PM by Shawn91111 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Soa Palelei vs Nikita Krylov in the works
(fightnewsaustralia.com)
Australian fighter Soa Palelei was forced off the UFC 161 fight card after last week's reshuffle of the card however Fight News Australia can reveal through a reliable source that negotiations are underway for Palelei to face undefeated Ukraine youngster Nikita Krylov (pictured). UFC officials are yet to confirm the match-up. Palelei was scheduled to meet Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 before Miocic got the call-up to face Roy Nelson on the main card, leaving Soa Palelei without a fight. Palelei will now have to wait a bit longer for his UFC return with the match-up against Krylov likely to be part of the UFC 164 card which is scheduled to be held at the BMO Harris Bradley Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA on August 31.
Submitted May 30, 2013 2:40PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva won't fight in Boston, wants December return against Sonnen
(bloodyelbow.com)
"I will not fight in Boston, that's right. Sonnen still [has] not been officially proposed, no one called me offering to fight. Is it interesting? Yes, very. But if it is held, will be after Boston. Before, or in Boston, no. Now, in Brazil would be a dream. I think he'd even have to wear armor and earplug to walk there. A fight against Sonnen in Brazil would be very interesting. My last in the country was in Belo Horizonte, and the audience was wonderful, was very well received. I had a week of king, did fight of the night ... It was a very good experience. Fight with Sonnen is good for any event. I'm ready for December, in the year-end event. [I need to rest] my head and body for now, because my last fight was very difficult because I was recording the TUF and prepared there. This year I was already two months away from home, and now I have to rest a bit." - Wandy
Submitted May 30, 2013 1:29PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh targeted for UFC 163
(mmajunkie.com)
A light-heavyweight bout between Vinny Magalhaes (10-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Anthony Perosh (13-7 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is targeted for UFC 163 in August. Magalhaes retweeted news of the bout following an initial report from Ataque Total. UFC 163 takes place Aug. 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. The latest UFC 163 card now includes: Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis - for featherweight title Josh Koscheck vs. Demian Maia Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh Neil Magny vs. Sergio Moraes Cezar Ferreira vs. opponent TBA
Submitted May 30, 2013 1:28PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ONE FC 9 Weigh-In Results: Tim Sylvia, 3 others miss weight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC champion Tim Sylvia missed the heavyweight limit when he tipped the scales for his ONE FC 9 bout. Check out exclusive photos and complete results.
Submitted May 30, 2013 12:51PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold' drug tests come back clean
(mmajunkie.com)
All fighters who underwent drug testing earlier this month at UFC on FX 8 passed their tests, the UFC and Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission confirmed.
Submitted May 30, 2013 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC announces new TV deal in Mexico, Latin America
(mmajunkie.com)
While the country has long been on the organization's radar, the UFC today announced a significant step toward a presence in Mexico, as well as other Latin American countries.
Submitted May 30, 2013 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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