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UFC 169 start times, fight card, TV info, fan and media events, video preview
The UFC’s annual Super Bowl weekend pay-per-view this year gets a new location in Newark, N.J., near the site of the NFL’s title game instead of Las Vegas – and there are two title fights topping the bill at UFC 169.
UFC champ Demetrious Johnson willing to go to bantamweight – for the right incentive
UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson is rolling through the 125-pound division and an argument could be made by some that he could clean out the weight class by year’s end.
With upset of Aldo at UFC 169, Ricardo Lamas would be down for rematch – in Mexico
Ricardo Lamas is the biggest underdog on this Saturday’s UFC 169 card, and he’s not really that close to what oddsmakers are saying is the second biggest ‘dog.
Severe injury scratches 'TUF 18' winner Julianna Pena from UFC 171, Sarah Kaufman volunteers to step up
“The Ultimate Fighter 18? winner Julianna Pena (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) sustained “a very severe knee injury,” according to a rep from her training camp, and will be unable to fight Brazilian Jessica Andrade (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 171.
DaMarques Johnson-Daniel Stittgen, Jeremy Horn-Dan McGlasson Booked for APFC 16
UFC veterans DaMarques Johnson and Daniel Stittgen will headline American Predator Fighting Championship’s next event.
Bellator 110 lineup finalized with 12 bouts, Martinez vs. Yamauchi serves as featured prelim
The 12-bout lineup for next month’s Bellator MMA Season 10 debut event is now set, and five fights will air on the Spike TV-broadcast main card, including three of the evening’s four featherweight tournament opening-round contests.
Featherweight Prospects Max Holloway, Andre Fili to Collide at UFC 172 in Baltimore
A featherweight showdown between Andre Fili and Max Holloway has been added to UFC 172, Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced Wednesday.
Quebec City, Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, Montreal to host UFC events in Canada in 2014
The UFC will be in Canada in 2014 more than ever before. The TUF Nations Finale is set for Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City on April 16. Rogers Arena in Vancouver will host the UFC 174 pay-per-view on June 14. The promotion returns to Air Canada Centre in Toronto for UFC 178 on Sept. 27. The UFC will make its first trip to Nova Scotia, in the Atlantic region of Canada, on Oct. 4 for a “Fight Night” card at Halifax Metro Centre. And the five-stop set will wrap up on Dec. 6 for UFC 181 at Montreal’s Bell Centre.
Super Bowl Forecast Clear, UFC 169 Stays Put
NFL was prepared to re-schedule Super Bowl 48: "Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks" to a different date this weekend if bad weather conditions at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., threatened to devastate the big game ... and fan experience. With less than five days until kickoff (Sun., Feb. 2, 2013), it appears that will not be the case -- Mother Nature will fortunately cooperate.
Long Island's Aljamain Sterling signs with UFC
Uniondale's Aljamain Sterling now has a contract with the UFC and will fight Lucas Martins at UFC 170 in Las Vegas on Feb. 22. The fight was agreed to by both participants, but the bout agreements had not yet been signed and received, a UFC official said Tuesday night.
White won't say if UFC 169's Overeem vs. Mir is loser-leaves-town fight
It certainly would appear that the loser of a heavyweight bout between ex-champions Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir at UFC 169 can’t fall much further in their respective octagon careers.
Duke Roufus details split with UFC bantamweight Chico Camus
When UFC bantamweight Chico Camus stepped in the cage at UFC on FOX 10 in Chicago this past Saturday night, he did so without his friends at Milwaukee’s Roufusport gym behind him.
Frank Mir receives TRT exemption for UFC 169 fight with Alistair Overeem
Frank Mir has been granted a therapeutic-use exemption for testosterone-replacement therapy for his fight with Alistair Overeem this Saturday at UFC 169.
Retired UFC fighter Chris Leben says he was spending all the money he was making on 'illegal drugs'
Chris Leben fought his last UFC bout at UFC 168, sounds like it might have been none too soon.
With UFC 169 win, UFC president likes Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis
UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo‘s weight cut might be considerably easier next time out if he’s successful this weekend at UFC 169. UFC President Dana White on Monday told reporters he thinks Aldo (23-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who meets Ricardo Lamas in Saturday’s pay-per-view headliner, should move up to 155 pounds to challenge Anthony Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) when the lightweight champ returns from an injury layoff. “The timing has to be right,” White said. “If he defends his title this weekend, Pettis comes back, Pettis fights his fight, and then Aldo.”
Buentello vs. Dennis title fight, Brookins vs. Fuller top Legacy FC 29 card
Legacy FC has put together an intriguing card with some familiar names for its March 21 return to AXS TV. Legacy FC 29, which takes place at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Okla., features a light-heavyweight headliner between Paul Buentello (33-15) and Myron Dennis (9-2). The organization’s vacant title is on the line.
Pat Barry announces leave from MMA, release from UFC contract
After long discussions with our client Pat Barry over the recent weeks, he has come to the decision that he will be taking an indefinite leave from competing in MMA. The UFC and Zuffa have been very gracious in releasing him from his contract and Pat is very grateful for everything they have done for him and his career. “Over the past few fights I’ve just had this sinking feeling in my stomach whenever I have stepped into the Octagon and I realize, I DONT WANT TO WRESTLE. Not saying I will never do MMA again, but right now I just want to hit people. MMA and the UFC have been great to me and I will always support the company and the sport. I want to thank all my fans, sponsors and haters for being with me on this journey and I look forward to what future holds.” – HD! “Pat and I have talked about this for a while now and with recent changes in the landscape of combat sports, he wants to explore some options and try to get back to his roots. He’s going to take a little time to clear his head and then we will explore our options. We will keep you posted on things as they develop.” – Brian Butler
Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino in talks for multiple title fights, still eyes Ronda Rousey
Former Strikeforce champion and current Invicta FC featherweight titleholder Cristiane Justino could have a busy year coming up.
Trainer: Sergio Pettis to use UFC bonus money toward surgery
UFC bantamweight Sergio Pettis suffered the first loss of his professional career at UFC on FOX 10 on Saturday night, and according to his coach, Duke Roufus, Pettis “didn’t take it well.”
Glory 14 Zagreb fight card announced: Andy Ristie returns, MW tournament, plus Cro Cop vs Bonjasky
Glory 14 Zagreb is back on Spike TV on Saturday, March 8. Here, get the full fight card, featuring Mirko Cro Cop vs. Remy Bonjasky, the return of Andy Ristie, plus a new Middleweight tournament.
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