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Anthony Pettis: 'I'm too intelligent, too skilled' to fight like Sanchez and Melendez
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis believes that the bout between Diego Sanchez and Gilbert Melendez was definitely exciting, but he has 'too much skill and talent' to brawl like that.
Injured Antonio Rogerio Nogueira out of fight against Alexander Gustafsson
Lil Nog already out of his scheduled number 1 contender fight with The Mauler.
UFC signs Hernani Perpetuo, Kunimoto reported
It appears the UFC has picked up another two welterweight prospects in highly touted Shooto Champion Hernani Perpetuo and lesser known Pancrase and Heat MMA fighter Kiichi Kunimoto.
Report: Aleksandra Albu Injured, Out of UFC Debut Against Julie Kedzie
You may remember Aleksandra Albu as the recent UFC signee with the suspicious record and tight body who was supposed to fight Julie Kedzie at UFC Fight Night 33 in December. Unfortunately, the Russian striker might not be gracing us with her presence quite yet. According to an SI.com report (which cites…nobody), Albu has withdrawn from the matchup due an unspecified injury. Cat scratch fever, perhaps.
Hector Lombard calls out Carlos Condit, would settle for Martin Kampmann
Not long after getting called out by Matt Brown, Carlos Condit finds himself answering the call of another hard-hitting welterweight.
Mario Yamasaki pulls UFC 167's St-Pierre vs. Hendricks assignment
Veteran referee Mario Yamasaki will be the third man in the cage when UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks meet in next month's UFC 167 headliner. Judges appointed for the title bout were Sal D'Amato, Glenn Trowbridge and Tony Weeks.
Johny Hendricks picks up Reebok sponsorship ahead of UFC 167
Reebok agrees to pay UFC sponsor tax for Johny Henricks' fight against UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167.
Barnett granted NSAC license with WADA testing
Josh Barnett and his attorneys attended a Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting today in regards to licensing ahead of his UFC 168 bout, and he became the first MMA fighter to agree to random WADA testing as a condition for his license.
Erick Silva calls out Demian Maia
Erick Silva hasn't been much of a trash talker in the past, but that all changed with a twitter callout of Demian Maia today.
Melendez, Nurmagomedov want to fight each other
Gilbert Melendez recently said he would like to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov, and the Dagestani fighter responded in apparent agreement.
Peter Graham steps in to face Cheick Kongo at Bellator 107
Kickboxer turned MMA fighter Peter Graham is set to replace the injured Vinicius Queiroz in a fight against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 107.
Georgi Karakhanyan, Rick Glenn to Vie for Inaugural Featherweight Belt at WSOF 7
The World Series of Fighting will crown its second champion on Dec. 7 when Georgi Karakhanyan faces Rick Glenn for the inaugural featherweight title at WSOF 7. WSOF President Ray Sefo verified the booking Wednesday via Twitter following an initial report from AXS TV’s “Inside MMA.”
Johnny Eduardo vs. Lucas Martins scratched from UFC Fight Night 32
A bantamweight matchup between Johnny Eduardo (26-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Lucas Martins (14-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been scratched from next week's UFC Fight Night 32 event. FOX Sports first reported that both fighters are injured and have been forced to withdraw from the card. MMAjunkie.com subsequently confirmed the change with sources close to the event.
Zak Cummings Injured, Sergio Moraes Now Faces Sean Spencer at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
An injury has force welterweight Zak Cummings out of his scheduled fight with Sergio Moraes at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. Sean Spencer will now face Moraes on the Nov. 30 fight card. UFC officials announced the injury and opponent change on Wednesday. Moraes (8-2) appeared on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. He lost his official promotional debut at UFC 147 to Cezar Ferreira by decision, but has strung together back-to-back submission wins over Renee Forte and Neil Magny in his last two outings. He earned Submission of the Night for his mounted triangle submission over Magny.
Commission cites error, says UFC champ Cain Velasquez not suspended six months
As it turns out, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez wasn't suspended six months following his UFC 166 victory over Junior dos Santos earlier this month.
Rory MacDonald plans more aggressive style against Robbie Lawler at UFC 167
No. 3 ranked UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald takes the criticism of his win over Jake Ellenberger to heart, plans to be more aggressive against Robbie Lawler at UFC 167.
Bellator announces Rampage/Beltran for Nov. 15th
Quinton Jackson's Bellator debut was supposed to be this weekend against Tito Ortiz, but with Ortiz out with a neck injury, Bellator has found a new opponent for the former UFC light heavyweight champion.
Hendricks suffers 2nd degree burns filming promo
UFC welterweight number one contender, Johny Hendricks suffers second degree burns while filming UFC 167 promo commercial.
Aldo vs Lamas, Barao vs Cruz title fights booked for UFC 169
February's UFC 169 event has not one, but two headlining title contests as UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo? meets top contender Ricardo Lamas? and UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz? makes his long-awaited return to the octagon for a unification bout with interim title holder Renan Barao?.
Gian Villante replaces Robert Drysdale, meets Cody Donovan at UFC 167
With Robert Drysdale unable to fight at UFC 167, Cody Donovan will now instead meet Gian Villante.
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