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Rashad Evans injured, bout at UFC 170 with Daniel Cormier canceled
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans injured a knee in training and his bout at UFC 170 against unbeaten Daniel Cormier scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas has been canceled. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said he did not have details on the injury, but said doctors told him that Evans needed four weeks of rehabilitation. He said UFC officials are looking at potentially adding the fight to UFC 172 on April 26 in Baltimore. With Evans-Cormier off the card, the fight between Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia is expected to move into the slot as the co-main event behind the women's bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and challenger Sara McMann. Cormier was preparing to make the move from heavyweight to light heavyweight, but his debut will have to wait.
Dana White Says 'El Nino' Should Probably Start Looking Elsewhere
Once rumored to be facing surging prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, Melendez instead said he was looking for another fight. But news has come today that he may be looking for a new job. Ariel Helwani revealed on tonight’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that Melendez’ UFC contract has run out, and negotiations are going horribly thanks to Dana White disagreeing with his management:
RDA/Khabib sent to UFC on Fox 11 prelims
The UFC on Fox 11 main card lineup is set, but a notable exclusion is a key lightweight fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Anthony Birchak defends bantamweight title vs. Kevin Croom at MFC 40
Anthony Birchak was awaiting his opponent the first defense of his Maximum Fighting Championship bantamweight title. Now he has one.
Holly Holm vs. Juliana Werner title fight headlines Legacy FC 30 in Albuquerque
The previously reported Legacy FC title fight between former pro boxer/budding MMA star Holly Holm (6-0) and surging vet Juliana Werner (7-3) now has a date.
Kajan Johnson responds to Tyler Manowaroa's release from UFC
I feel in my heart that it is important to shed some light on this week’ earlier events, regarding Tyler Manawaroa’s “racist instagram photo.”
2 More Fights Added to WSOF 9 Main Card
The March 29 event takes place at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and will also see Ozzy Dugulubgov face Jonathan Nunez, while Mike Corey battles Shane Kruchten. The evening’s main card airs live on NBC Sports Network and is topped by a welterweight title clash pitting reigning champion Steve Carl against UFC veteran Rousimar Palhares.
Bellator 119 heads to Canada in May for heavyweight tourney final
Bellator MMA will return to Canada in May for the first time in 18 months.
TUF China Finale finalized with 10 fights, event kicks off at 5:45 a.m. ET
If you want to catch the live stream of next month’s TUF China Finale event, prepare for a very early morning – or perhaps a very late night.
Lucas Martins out, Cody Gibson meets Aljamain Sterling at UFC 170
Next week’s UFC 170 card continues to get an overhaul.
UFC - New fight bonus structure
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today a modification to its live event bonuses. Effective immediately, UFC will award “Fight of the Night Bonuses” to each of the fighters in the best fight of the night, as well as additional “Performance of the Night Bonuses” to the two best individual performances on the card. The bonus amounts will remain $50,000. The “Performance of Night” bonuses will reward the athletes who put on the best and most exciting individual performances.
Ex-Wife: Cocaine Made Silva Paranoid And Violent
Thiago's ex-wife has come forward, and it's safe to say she doesn't paint a very flattering picture of life as Mrs. Silva.
Former Boxing Champion Vic Darchinyan to Make MMA Debut in Australia
GLENDALE, Calif. -- Former four-time boxing world champion Vic Darchinyan has flirted with the idea of trying out professional mixed martial arts for a while now, and it looks like he is ready take the plunge into the cage, according to his trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan.
Titan FC Rebuilds and Rebrands as a Launching Pad to the UFC
At one time Titan FC was one of the busiest promotions in MMA, routinely holding multiple events a year and helping develop some of the top young talent in the sport.
Coach Edmond Tarverdyan: Ronda Rousey drops boxing champs with body shots
LOS ANGELES – While Ronda Rousey‘s submission game is well-documented, the UFC women’s bantamweight champion’s head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, says future opponents better defend their ribs, as well.
Heavyweight newcomers Derrick Lewis vs. Jack May slated for UFC on FOX 11
Two heavyweight promotional newcomers will meet in April at UFC on FOX 11, UFC President Dana White today announced.
Yancy Medeiros’ UFC Fight Night 31 win overturned due to failed drug test
UFC lightweight Yancy Medeiros failed his “UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3” post-fight drug test in November.
'TUF Nations' fighter Tyler Manawaroa won't get UFC contract due to racist Instagram post
Regardless of how he fares on “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia” reality series, Tyler Manawaroa won’t get a UFC contract.
Nova Uniao fighter murdered in Brazil
Kimura Nova Uniao fighter Luiz de Franca was murdered in Natal, and the prime suspect is a police officer that used to train at the same facility as the victim.
For Thiago Silva, a guilty verdict might mean deportation
Former UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva might be facing deportation from the United States if he is convicted on the felony charges he is currently facing.
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