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Newcomer Douglas de Andrade meets Zubair Tuhugov at UFC Fight Night 36
The UFC has another Brazilian featherweight riding a lengthy unbeaten streak in its fold.
Josh Samman vs. Caio Magalhaes added to UFC on FOX 11 in Orlando
The UFC’s return to Florida has had a busy week, and now adds a middleweight bout to its growing lineup.
Ben Askren makes ONE FC debut in May for welterweight title
Ben Askren was hoping his first fight for ONE FC would be for a title. It will be. Askren (12-0) will make his promotional debut in May, and he’ll be fighting for the ONE FC welterweight title. The former Bellator MMA champion made the announcement Thursday on MMAjunkie Radio. Askren will fight the winner of next month’s title fight between former UFC fighter Brock Larson and Nobutatsu Suzuki. That fight takes place at “ONE FC 14: War of Nations” on March 14 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Discovery channel cancels Dana White's 'The Fighters' boxing reality show after just one episode
I dunno ... makin' a statement I guess. Townie crews ain't what they used to be.
Undefeated Douglas Silva replaces injured Thiago Tavares at UFC Fight Night 36
The injury bug has forced a late change to the UFC Fight Night 36 card in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.
Poppies Martinez, Chris Culley Cleared for Featherweight Title Headliner at TPF 18
Poppies Martinez and Chris Culley will square off as expected in the main event of TPF 18 , as both featherweight title contenders hit their marks at Wednesday’s pre-fight weigh-ins.
Dana White Dismisses Catchweight Talk, Says José Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis Would Be at Lightweight
The potential match-up between current UFC featherweight champion José Aldo and lightweight champ Anthony Pettis won’t happen at any weight other than 155 pounds, UFC president Dana White said on Wednesday night.
White: Lyoto Machida could be next in line with UFC Fight Night 36 win
Saying his 185-pound division has “never been more exciting,” UFC President Dana White on Wednesday said the next big matchup in the division could produce the next fighter in line to fight for the title.
Jones doesn't always see 'eye to eye' with the UFC
'Extremely dangerous and motivated' UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on where he fits in the UFC marketing plan, UFC 172, fight training and planning, and the fact that not everyone always loves a winner.
Junior dos Santos explains his training at Nova União: 'I think this is evolution'
Junior dos Santos explains that he is still a part of Team Nogueira, even though he has moved to Nova União for the purpose of "evolving."
Submitted Feb 6, 2014 11:59AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
ONE FC Bolsters 135-Pound Ranks with Legend FC Champ Xian Ji and URCC Champ Cary Bullos
ONE FC has expanded its already impressive 135-pound roster with the signing of two titleholders from Asian promotions. Legend FC bantamweight champion Xian Ji and URCC Visayan bantamweight champion Cary Bullos are the latest additions to a division that already includes Bibiano Fernandes, Masakatsu Ueda, Kevin Belingon, and Dae Hwan Kim.
'Countdown to UFC 170' debuts Feb. 17 on FOX Sports 1
The UFC’s traditional pre-event show returns Monday, Feb. 17, with the debut of “Countdown to UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann” on FOX Sports 1.
If Aldo moves up, UFC boss says Mendes vs. Swanson makes sense for featherweight title
UFC President Dana White made it very clear he wasn’t making a fight announcement, but he did offer a strong opinion on what could come next at 145 pounds if Jose Aldo does indeed vacate his title and move up to the lightweight division to challenge current champ Anthony Pettis.
Coach Roach: Dana White dragged GSP down
The ex-UFC champ's boxing coach says that UFC boss beat down a depressed St-Pierre and that if there was any alternative he'd tell GSP to fight somewhere else.
Submitted Feb 5, 2014 11:45PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
Anthony Johnson: 'I'll move to heavyweight before I fight my teammates'
Anthony Johnson is once again the new kid on the UFC block. He discusses his re-entry to the roster, upcoming bout with Davis and whether we'll see him at Heavyweight any time soon.
UFC & Eye release statements on failed drug test
Following the news of her overturned win against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166, "Evil" Eye and the UFC speak out about the news over her failed drug test.
Jon Jones Hopes Anderson Silva ‘just stays away’ From MMA
“To see such a magnificent career and legacy get tarnished by two losses, two kind of flukish losses – I wouldn’t call the first one a fluke – it sucks,” he said. “It leaves a weird taste in your mouth, like it’s not supposed to end that way. What I’m hoping is that people remember Anderson for all the magnificent things he’s done, and all the lives he’s touched, and all the people he’s inspired, and I’m hoping that Anderson just stays away from the sport and continues to be an inspiration outside of the octagon… Not fight again. Anderson can do seminars, he can do motivational speaking, he can help all the kids in Brazil, I mean he’s such an idol. His greatness has just begun, but I think in the Octagon, I think it’s been already fun.”
Anthony Leone replaces injured Rafael Silva, faces champ Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 111
Bellator MMA’s 2013 Summer Series bantamweight tournament winner Rafael “Morcego” Silva (21-3 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) has been forced to withdraw from a planned fight with champ Eduardo Dantas (15-3 MMA, 5-0 BMMA), and Anthony Leone(13-6 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) has agreed to take his place. Bellator officials today announced that the man Silva beat in the tournament final, Leone, agreed to take the fight when Season 9 bantamweight tournament winner Joe Warren was forced to turn down the opportunity. “This was a difficult process with Silva suffering injury, but when we considered all our options, we felt like this decision made the most sense,” Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney stated. “After we heard the news on Silva, we immediately made the call to our other bantamweight tournament winner Joe Warren. Joe informed us he was still rehabbing a previous knee injury and would be unable to compete on the March 7 card, but he will be 100 percent ready to go for his originally scheduled fight in May.”
Vinny Magalhaes unhappy with salary mis-reporting
A former UFC Light Heavyweight, and M-1 Global champion is less than pleased about the way his UFC salary has been reported
Corey-Kruchten, Dugulubgov-Nunez added to WSOF 9 in Las Vegas
A pair of fights have been added to World Series of Fighting’s March event in Las Vegas.
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