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Twelve-bout TUF 17 Finale lineup set, includes Casey-Samman, Andrews-Quinlan
With the taped content for "The Ultimate Fighter 17" now in the books, the promotion has released the evening's 12-bout lineup. Among the additions are semifinalists Josh Samman (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Dylan Andrews (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who meet Kevin Casey (5-2 MMA, 0-0 uFC) and Jimmy Quinlan (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), respectively. The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale takes place Saturday at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center. The evening's main card, featuring a Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen headliner and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall TUF 17 championship fight, airs on FX. Both of those fights take place one the FUEL TV-broadcast preliminary card. Additional fights involving "TUF 17" cast members include Robert "Bubba" McDaniel (20-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Gilbert Smith (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the night's FX-aired main card, as well as Luke Barnatt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Collin Hart (4-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and Clint Hester (7-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. "TUF 16" contestant Bristol Marunde (12-7 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who makes his official UFC debut.
Dave Herman passes drug test, reinstated to fight in UFC
As Matt Mitrione prepares for a forced layoff from the octagon, another UFC heavyweight is set to return.
Chael Sonnen time caspsule
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Frank Mir says Daniel Cormier has a 'false sense of security,' promises to take one of his limbs home
Frank Mirheard Daniel Cormier call him out in front of the world. Mir listened as Cormier plotted his course to the top, a grand plan culminating with a tour at light heavyweight to take Jon Jones' belt.
Jon Jones: Chael Sonnen is in the 'promote fight' business, I’m in the 'remain champion' business
Jon Jones spent over a month isolated in Las Vegas filmingThe Ultimate Fighter 17. In that time, daily interactions with Chael Sonnen became the norm.
Fallon Fox releases statement regarding UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione
Fallon Fox has responded to Matt Mitrione following his derogatory tirade on "The MMA Hour".
Submitted Apr 9, 2013 7:39PM by prophecy033 - 22 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Exclusive Interview: Tom Watson talks possible opponents and much more
Tom 'Kong' Watson talks about making his UFC debut, winning 2 bonuses against Nedkov. He also gives his views on TRT, who he would like to face next and UFC on Fuel TV 9.
MFC middleweight champ Elvis Mutapcic signs with World Series of Fighting
Elvis Mutapcic, considered by many to be one of the top middleweights outside the UFC, is taking his game to the World Series of Fighting with a five-fight deal, sources close to the promotion told MMAjunkie.com.
35-year-old Canadian man dies after unregulated MMA event in Michigan
Following an event at the American Legion in Port Huron, Michigan, a fighter collapsed and could not be revived.
Iliarde Santos in for Marcos Vinicius, meets Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FX 8
Promotional newcomer Iliarde Santos (27-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will fill in for an injured Marcos Vinicius (20-4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) against Yuri Alcantara (27-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) next month in Brazil. The two Brazilians will meet in a bantamweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC on FX 8. UFC officials late Monday announced the change. Vinicius was reported out this past week, but the UFC had not named his replacement until Monday.
Lloyd Irvin continues purchasing 'Rape themed' URLs, turning them into marketing websites
After Lloyd Irvin previously apologized for purchasing LloydIrvinRape.com, calling the move "in poor taste," similar websites were purchased again last month and, again, are now marketing sites for Irvin's gym and endeavors.
Undefeated in Seven Pro Fights, Sergio Pettis Anxious to Join His Brother in the UFC
Last month’s RFA show was supposed to be a coming out for Roufusport featherweightSergio “Phenom” Pettis, but an injury to his opponent forced him off the card. Thankfully, Pettis was able to get onto the NAFC card the following week and showed no signs of a letdown as he defeated Josh Robinson via unanimous decision, raising his record to 7-0.
Rashad Evans shrugs off retirement talk prior to UFC 161 fight with Henderson
Retirement isn't imminent for ex-UFC champion Rashad Evans, nor was it prior to his UFC 156 fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
MMA love rediscovered, Jamie Varner interested in UFC bout with Diego Sanchez
Jamie Varner is caught in what he calls "purgatory" right now. He's ready for a fight, but he's got nothing booked. There are fights he's interested in if they work out, though – largely thanks to rediscovering his love of MMA.
Mitrione: Fallon Fox is a 'disgusting freak'
Matt Mitrione calls transgender fighter Fallon Fox a "disgusting freak" among other insults during an appearance on The MMA Hour.
Rodrigo Damm fights his way into the hospital
Damm broke into medical offices Thursday night, seeking attention for his ailing wife.
Mitrione suspended after breach of code of conduct
The UFC says that Matt Mitrione has been suspended after his tirade of transphobic comments on The MMA Hour regarding transgender fighter Fallon Fox.
Exclusive Interview: Brad Pickett 2 days after FOTN performance against Mike Easton
Brad talks exclusively to MMA Mental 2 days after his FOTN the win over Mike Easton, he talks about his performance, he also looks back at his journey and growth in MMA, from the small shows in the UK to the UFC. He also gives his views on Conor McGregor and who he would like to fight next.
Signal to Noise: UFC on FUEL TV 9, Invicta 5's best and worst
In the UFC's return to Stockholm, Sweden, and Invicta's fifth event of its existence, there was much to love and plenty to hate. As far as the UFC is concerned, losing their main event wasn't fortuitous. Their hectoring of fans who felt the card wasn't worth their time is also regrettable. Yet, plenty of fighters put on sensational performances, an Irish featherweight made an incredible UFC debut and the Swedish crowd showed up in support. Invicta had a banner event as well. Known fighters returned with sensational performances, a new champion was crowned and a controversial figure returned to dominance. It's time to separate the good from the bad, the winners from the losers and the signal from the noise...
Jessamyn Duke appeals controversial Invicta FC 5 KO loss to Miriam Nakamoto
Jessamyn Duke thought at the time she might be getting the short end of the stick, but she wasn't quite sure. Immediately after eating a second knee from Miriam Nakamoto (2-0) at Friday's Invicta FC 5 event, Duke (2-1) thought there was a good chance she was grounded, making the knee illegal. But with veteran referee John McCarthy running the action, she also second-guessed herself in the heat of the moment. It wasn't until later, in the back after the knockout loss, that she and her team were sure they had a pretty good reason to be upset at how things went down...
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