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World Series of Fighting: Future Champs Series Furthers WSOF and NBC Sports Partnership
NBC Sports Network and World Series of Fighting on Thursday announced that they will further their partnership by unveiling an all-new television series, World Series of Fighting: Future Champions.
UFC on FOX 7's Daniel Cormier expects slightly improved Frank Mir under Jackson
Daniel Cormier has been training for Frank Mir for most of seven months. But the unique thing is that the Mir he'll face next week might be a slightly different one than the fighter he started training for in September.
Castillo vs. Green, Herman vs. Del Rosario set for UFC on FOX 8
Two more bouts have been added to the UFC's summer return to Seattle for UFC on FOX 8. Danny Castillo and Bobby Green will meet at lightweight, and Shane Del Rosario will welcome back Dave Herman in a heavyweight bout.
Robbie Lawler vs. Tarec Saffiedine targeted for UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle
The final welterweight champion in Strikeforce history will make his UFC debut this summer. Tarec Saffiedine is targeted for a meeting with Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 8 on July 27 in Seattle.
Conor McGregor campaigning for UFC 159's open slot, second fight in three weeks
With Joe Proctor (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) out of this month's UFC 159 event due to an injury, as MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported on Wednesday, one potential replacement has thrown his hat into the cage as a possible replacement. Conor McGregor (13-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who recently won a "Knockout of the Night" award in his promotional debut at UFC on FUEL TV 9, wants the fight with fellow lightweight Al Iaquinta (5-2-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC).
The Ultimate Fighter 17 marathon kicks off today at 11 a.m. ET on FUEL TV
If you missed one (or all) of "The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen," FUEL TV has you covered. Ahead of this weekend's The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale event, FUEL TV today airs a 13-hour marathon of "The Ultimate Fighter 17" that includes all 12 episodes of the series, which first aired on FX. The two-hour debut episode kicks off the marathon at 11 a.m. ET. The marathon runs continuously throughout the day and wraps up at midnight with the conclusion of the 12th episode.
Joe Proctor injured, scratched from UFC 159; promotion seeking replacement
UFC lightweight Joe Proctor (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been injured in training, and promotion officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent forAl Iaquinta (5-2-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at this month's UFC 159 event.
Georges St. Pierre with a message for Johny Hendricks: 'I'm already training'
Hendricks has finally gotten what he's been waiting for - a chance to fight for the welterweight title. He's still got a long way to go before he gets the belt though, and the champion wants him to know that he's not taking the fight lightly.
Invicta CEO Shannon Knapp says TV key component for attracting sponsors
Invicta CEO Shannon Knapp believes the promotion could sustain itself by staying an online property. But when it comes to garnering sponsors for events and fighters, she's operating at a disadvantage without a TV deal.
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 10:38PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, General MMA
Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger confirmed for UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle
A massive welterweight clash is set for UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle on July 27th, as Rory MacDonald fights Jake Ellenberger.
Alexander Gustaffson camp requests Lyoto Machida or UFC injury fill-in
Taken out of a key fight due to injury, Alexander Gustafsson would like to fill the gap if the UFC later finds itself in a similar jam as an injury replacement – or face former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida.
Bellator's 'Summer Series' returns with three four-man tournaments
Bellator MMA will return this summer for another "Summer Series" of tournaments, but it will do so with a twist on its regular format. Instead of eight-fighter tournaments like it has done throughout its run, Bellator this summer will put on three four-man tourneys. The promotion announced the plans on Wednesday, though it has not yet announced dates, locations or participants in the tournament events, which will air on Spike TV. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) previously reported, the tournaments will take place in the heavyweight, light heavyweight and bantamweight divisions.
UFC Joins the Fight to Save Olympic Wrestling, Calls on Bellator and Viacom for Cooperation
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted in February to cut wrestling from the Olympic Games starting in 2020, the decision sent shock waves not only through the wrestling community, but throughout the sports world; perhaps none more so than the mixed martial arts community.
ONE FC 9 set for May 31 with Banario-Oishi, Fernandes-Okazaki title fights
The Asia-based ONE FC organization has unveiled a championship doubleheader for its next event, "ONE FC 9: Rise to Power."
Submitted Apr 10, 2013 3:32PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Rousey prefers to coach against Tate but wants to fight undefeated Zingano
Ronda Rousey isn't sure who will win this weekend's title eliminator at The Ultimate Fighter 17, but she see advantages to fighting both Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano.
UFC 159's Alan Belcher warns Bisping: 'I haven't felt like this in forever'
Alan Belcher sees Michael Bisping, and he knows what he wants. Of course, in order to have a chance at it, it's Bisping he has to go through.
Nate Diaz manager now Mike Kogan, not Cesar Gracie
It appears Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz has ended a significant part of his mixed martial arts (MMA) relationship with famed trainer Cesar Gracie. According to a report from Ariel Helwani on Tuesday's (April 9, 2013) edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV, the Stockton, Calif., native has enlisted the management services of Mike Kogan, who heads Real Talk Entertainment, representing notable names such as UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal, among others. Even though The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 winner has found new MMA management, Diaz will still train under Gracie alongside the likes of his brother Nick Diaz, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake Shields and the rest of the tight crew.
UFC 160 loses Gunnar Nelson to injury; Story steps in
Icelandic welterweight prospect Gunnar Nelson is out of his UFC 160 fight against Mike Pyle. Replacing him is recent UFC 158 winner Rick Story.
Former UFC champ Pat Miletich considering U.S. Senate run
Pat Miletich, a former UFC champion who turned to broadcasting after his MMA retirement in 2008, is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate. Miletich discussed the possibility with the Quad-City Times. "A lot of people are fed up with a lot of things that are happening in the country," he told the newspaper. "I'm not a fan of the left, socialist mentality at all."
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.
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