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Dominick Cruz set for return at UFC 178 vs. Takeya Mizugaki
We’ll try this one more time. It will be just shy of three years to the day, but Dominick Cruz once again has a date mapped out for his return. Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is set to return in September against Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at UFC 178 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the news Tuesday night following an initial report from ESPN.com‘s Brett Okamoto. UFC 178 takes place Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, thigh a precise venue has not yet been announced. The pay-per-view main card will be headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 10:19PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alan Jouban vs. Seth Baczynski set for UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine
The UFC’s first trip to Maine next month has its latest addition, featuring a promotional newcomer. RFA veteran Alan Jouban (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a Louisianan who trains in California and has a second career as an actor and model, will make his UFC debut against Seth Baczynski (19-11 MMA, 5-4 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 47. UFC officials announced the new fight booking Tuesday night. UFC Fight Night 47 takes place Aug. 16 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The bulk of the card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Tickets for the event currently are on sale.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 10:18PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 176 canceled after Jose Aldo’s injury
The UFC has decided to cancel an entire pay-per-view card after featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out of the main event with an injury.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 10:02PM by nirvana184 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ben Rothwell vs. Ruslan Magomedov targeted for late-summer event, possibly UFC 177
UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is set to resume his career following a one-year suspension and will fight Ruslan Magomedov (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), according to a recent report.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 7:38PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 176 has reportedly sold $800k in tickets
UFC 176 might not happen at this point, but ticket sales for the Staples Center hosted event have been strong.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 5:44PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cage Warriors locks up several standouts with new contracts
Cage Warriors has locked up several of its best fighters with new contracts, the promotion announced.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 5:43PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Bryan Caraway: 'There have been talks of Michael McDonald' for next UFC opponent
Now 4-1 as a UFC bantamweight, Bryan Caraway says he’s on the cusp of big things in his career.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 5:41PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Urijah Faber vs. Kid Yamamoto could be headed for UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan
Urijah Faber still has his eyes set on a fight against Norifumi Yamamoto. Interestingly enough, Dana White revealed during a recent UFC Fight Night 52 press conference that he would love to book it if "The California Kid" escaped UFC 175 unscathed; which he did.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 3:18PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tim Kennedy facing Yoel Romero at UFC 178
It looks like UFC 178 may have a co-main event featuring top tier middleweights.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 3:06PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Henry Cejudo headlines Legacy FC 34 card in August
Olyimpic gold medalist Henry Cejudo takes on Bellator veteran Brian Hall at the main event of Legacy FC 34 card in Mississippi, and that’s his last chance of making weight for a flyweight bout.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 12:08PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Jungle Fight champion Jonas Bilharinho declines Bellator offer, wants UFC contract
Bellator tried to sign Jungle Fight bantamweight champion Jonas Bilharinho, but the undefeated prospect wasn’t interested in the offer.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 12:06PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
UFC 175 Medical Suspensions: Champs Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey Require X-Rays
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman came away from UFC 175 with belt intact, but he did not escape unscathed.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 11:55AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
RFA 16 gets new co-main with Mercado-Klemme No. 1 contender bout at 135
RFA 16 has a new co-main event later this month, and the winner will fight for the bantamweight title.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 11:54AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
TUF 19 Finale medical suspensions: Gordon, Berish draw possible six-month terms
A total of 11 fighters have been suspended following this past Sunday’s TUF 19 Finale.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 11:53AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Peter Aerts vs Ernesto Hoost reported for October
Reports are in that kickboxing legends Peter Aerts and Ernesto Hoost will square off for the 6th time in their Hall of Fame careers this October in Japan. Full details here.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 2:18AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Cat Zingano Hits 14 Second Flying Armbar In JiuJitsu Tournament
Zingano is 8-0 in her professional MMA career, and 1-0 in her UFC career with her win coming via TKO against Miesha Tate back in April of 2013 before undergoing knee surgery. When Zingano makes her return to the UFC, fans can expect her to get a title shot fairly quick.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 8:06PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Berish Tears ACL And MCL In Submission Loss To Drysdale
Keith Berish was in the midst of making his UFC debut this past Sunday against Jiu-Jitsu ace Robert Drysdale when Berish blew out his knee while Drysdale had his back.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 8:04PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
World Series of Fighting Cuts Ties with Dustin Holyko Over Criminal Record, Tattoos
World Series of Fighting on Monday severed ties with Dustin Holyko, a fighter with an extensive criminal record in the state of Florida.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 7:56PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
WSOF 11: Cody Bollinger 'done fighting at 135' after missing weight
Even if it costs him a division title shot.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 7:55PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
TUF 19 Finale salaries: Frankie Edgar ($260K), Penn ($150K) earn top paydays
Frankie Edgar ($260,000) and B.J. Penn ($150,000) were the top earners at Sunday’s UFC event, The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 7:53PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
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