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Benson Henderson establishes himself as legit ratings draw on Saturday night
Coming off the company's least-watched Saturday night live event that reached a national audience seven days earlier, UFC's ratings rebounded this past weekend by doubling the previous show.
Submitted Jun 11, 2014 11:48AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Wanderlei Silva vs. Vitor Belfort? 'Axe Murderer' tries to finagle 'Phenom' fight after NSAC sits Sonnen for UFC 175
Embattled Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva has emerged from his bar crawl in Brazil to propose a possible showdown -- and rematch -- against Vitor Belfort at the upcoming UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Jun 11, 2014 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alistair Overeem Likes Vibe at Jackson-Wink MMA, Is Welcome to Join Team Full-Time
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Alistair Overeem, the well-traveled former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 heavyweight champion who has fought everywhere from Japan to Las Vegas to Amsterdam and currently calls glamorous Miami Beach home, seems a little bit taken aback by his new surroundings.
Submitted Jun 11, 2014 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
Ricardo Arona refused Bellator's offer, needs to be physically fit to fight again
"The Brazilian Tiger" doesn't want to give a specific date for his return, and still doesn't know if his return will be in MMA, grappling or Jiu-Jitsu.
Submitted Jun 11, 2014 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
After controversial loss, UFC's Ross Pearson to receive $30,000 win bonus
Despite a loss at this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 42 event, Ross Pearson will receive his win bonus.
Submitted Jun 11, 2014 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Vitor Belfort could remain on UFC 175 lineup with new opponent
Despite the loss of opponent Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort could still be part of next month’s deep UFC 175 lineup.
Submitted Jun 11, 2014 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Greg Jackson: Rustam Khabilov drug tested by New Mexico commission
Greg Jackson said he saw the New Mexico Athletic Commission sequester UFC Fight Night 42 headliner Rustam Khabilov for a drug test, contradicting the claims of a rival coach who said the super camp received preferential treatment.
Submitted Jun 11, 2014 11:37AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jason High cut by the UFC
UFC president Dana White didn't see it live, but he was just as upset when he learned that Jason High pushed a referee after his TKO loss to Rafael dos Anjos on Saturday night at Fight Night Albuquerque.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 9:31PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White blames Nevada State Athletic Commission, Chael Sonnen for failed UFC 175 drug test
The UFC 175 carousel continued to rotate on Tuesday, as the same late-May random drug test that knocked Wanderlei Silva out of the UFC's summer blockbuster also claimed Silva's rival, Chael Sonnen.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 8:11PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Patrick Cummins slated for UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose
A light heavyweight bout between Kyle Kingsbury (11-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) and Patrick Cummins (5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s UFC on FOX 12 event.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 3:33PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jessamyn Duke vs. Leslie Smith slated for UFC Fight Night 45
A women’s bantamweight bout between Jessamyn Duke (3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Leslie Smith (6-5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s UFC Fight Night 45 card in New Jersey.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 3:32PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rafael Lovato Jr Announces Intent to take MMA Fight in 2014
The best American-born BJJ fighter, Rafael Lovato Jr, announced on the Save Jiu Jitsu podcast his intent to fight MMA later this year.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 3:29PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Chael Sonnen fails random drug test
UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen has failed a random drug test in the state of Nevada and will not fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 on July 5.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 2:49PM by prophecy033 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Injury takes Luiz Dutra out of UFC Fight Night 44 bout with Sean Spencer
The UFC’s debut in San Antonio later this month continues to see changes to the card due to injury.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC vet Ulysses Gomez joins RFA roster with multi-fight deal
Recent UFC competitor Ulysses Gomez has a new home.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF: Brazil 3 Finale drug tests come back clean
Stipe Miocic, Fabio Maldonado and 22 other fighters test clean following The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Finale card in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 1:29AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ross Pearson wants Diego Sanchez rematch on neutral ground
Ross Pearson was in Albuquerque, N.M., last weekend to fight Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 42. It's pretty obvious that the hometown cooking didn't sit well with "Real Deal" then ... or now.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 1:27AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Four Fights Confirmed for ONE FC: War of Dragons in Taiwan Next Month
Four fights were announced today for ONE FC: War of Dragons on July 11 including a lightweight match-up between former Legend FC lightweight champion Koji Ando and undefeated Brazilian Rafael Nunes.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 1:24AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Daniel Cormier says his knees have been jacked up since he started MMA
A doctor who recently looked at Daniel Cormier‘s knee concluded his injuries were four or five years old, which means his entire MMA career has been fought on an unstable foundation.
Submitted Jun 10, 2014 1:22AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Manager Confirms Michael Chandler Fought with Injured Back; Wants Rematch, Not Patricky Pitbull
Rumors to the contrary, Michael Chandler isn’t looking to move on from his Bellator pay-per-view loss to Will Brooks. He wants the rematch, not a fight with two-time Bellator tournament finalist Patricky “Pitbull” Freire.
Submitted Jun 9, 2014 7:14PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
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