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UFC on FUEL TV 9 draws a reported 14,506 attendance for $2.71 million live gate
Saturday night's UFC on FUEL TV 9 event drew an announced attendance of 14,506 and a live gate of $2,710,530. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the attendance and gate figures at the night's post-event press conference...
UFC on FUEL TV 9 bonuses: McGregor, Madadi, Pickett, Easton win $60,000
Conor McGregor, Reza Madadi, Brad Pickett and Mike Easton each earned $60,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi" event. McGregor earned the "Knockout of the Night," Madadi won "Submission of the Night" and Pickett and Easton picked up "Fight of the Night" honors...
Marcus Brimage annoyed by Conor McGregor fans prior to UFC on FUEL TV 9
UFC matchmakers aren't the only ones giving Marcus Brimage a hard time. Conor McGregor fans don't like him much, either, ahead of the pair's meeting at UFC on FUEL TV 9 on Saturday in Sweden.
UFC on FUEL TV 9's Conor McGregor: 'I already feel like a contender'
If Marcus Brimage is upset with Conor McGregor or his fans, McGregor has one thing to say to his upcoming opponent: Deal with it.
Chael: "I'm the best MMA wrestler in the world"
After trading words for months,UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones and perennial contender Chael Sonnen finally get to trade blows at UFC 159. - - - Plus, Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher meet in a matchup of brash middlewieght strikers. - - - BISPING v BELCHER starts @ the 5:00 mark
UFC on FUEL TV 9 weigh-in results: Headliners Mousasi, Latifi official
STOCKHOLM – MMAjunkie.com was on scene and reporting live from today's official UFC on FUEL TV 9 fighter weigh-ins, where all 26 fighters, including headliners Gegard Mousasi and Ilir Latifi, made weight for Saturday's card.
Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton added to UFC 161 in Winnipeg
An important women's bantamweight fight has been added to UFC 161. Alexis Davis will meet Rosi Sexton on June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the promotion announced Thursday. The bout will mark both fighters' Octagon debut and will be, as of now, the fourth women's fight in UFC history...
Raphael Assuncao vs. Vaughan Lee slated for UFC on Fuel 10
One more fight appears to be on tap for UFC on Fuel 10: Nogueira vs. Werdum in Fortaleza, Brazil. Tatame reports that Brazilian bantamweight Raphael Assuncao will fight England's Vaughan Lee on June 8th. Assuncao (18-4) recently pulled off an upset win over Mike Easton at UFC on Fox 5 in December. He's now won his last 3 fights (all at 135 lbs) after suffering a KO loss in his UFC debut against Erik Koch at featherweight. It should be noted that Assuncao broke his arm in the Easton fight. Assuncao is the #6 ranked bantamweight in the UFC's official rankings page.
Rashad may move to MW if he loses to Hendo at 161
Following his decision loss to Lil Nog, Evans is coming off consecutive losses for the first time in his career. While he's confident he won't be cut if he loses to Hendo at UFC 161, he says that would make him consider a drop to Middleweight
Nick Diaz is retired unless he gets GSP or Silva
Nick Diaz's future is uncertain. But as far as he's concerned, if it doesn't include another shot at GSP or a fight with Anderson Silva, he's not interested.
UFC 158 Drug Tests Come Back Clean
Although he cast doubt on his ability to pass a drug test prior to the biggest fight of his life, Nick Diaz is in the clear following UFC 158. The Regie des alcools des courses et des jeux (Quebec's athletic commission) today passed along word that drug tests for the March 16 pay-per-view event came back clean. A total of six competitors were tested, QAC rep Joyce Tremblay wrote in an email to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The substances tested for are confidential, she added.
UFC exec says English TV deal nearly done, teases launch of weekly magazine show
For years, UFC President Dana White has pinned the potential for U.K. expansion on key factor: the "right" TV deal. Now, it seems, the company may finally be on the verge of signing such a contract. "What we've worked hard on is finding a TV partner that just doesn't pay money for our rights but actually gives us the opportunity to produce and develop a magazine program that tells the story and creates awareness about the sport," UFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa Garry Cook told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "So we've worked with a TV partner. We're very close to having a deal."
Melvin Guillard finds new home at Grudge, coach optimistic about turnaround
This morning UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard moved in to a triplex that serves as a fighter house for the Grudge Training Center in Denver, and a handshake deal has put a new head coach in his corner.
With back still against wall, UFC on FUEL TV 9's Pablo Garza enlists help of ATT
A much-needed win over Mark Hominick means Pablo Garza has a little room to breathe – but he admits it's not much. And so "The Scarecrow" changed things up, enlisting the service of American Top Team.
Amir Sadollah injured, Nah-Shon Burrell now meets Stephen Thompson at UFC 160
Amir Sadollah (6-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has been forced out of his welterweight fight against Stephen Thompson (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 160 next month, and a Strikeforce vet will instead get his second octagon test. Nah-Shon Burrell (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will step in for Sadollah to meet Thompson on the card. UFC officials on Wednesday announced the change. UFC 160 takes place May 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card, including a Cain Velasquez-Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva heavyweight title fight, will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Ryo Chonan responds to Chan Sung Jung's open letter
Former Pride FC star Ryo Chonan has some choice words for Chan Sung Jung and those offended by the image of the rising sun.
Industry insiders weigh in on who's to blame over Alexander Gustafsson's cut
UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson was sparring with MMA gloves and not wearing headgear in the final couple weeks of his training camp, several sources close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com. But who's to blame for the cut?
Dustin Pague vs. Yves Jabouin joins UFC 161 lineup
A bantamweight bout between Dustin Pague and Yves Jabouin is the latest addition to June's UFC 161 lineup.
UFC on FUEL TV 9 headliner Ilir Latifi feeling pressure in teammate's absence
It was simply too good of an opportunity to let pass by, but promotional newcomer Ilir Latifi admits he's feeling pressure to perform now that he's replaced teammate Alexander Gustafsson in Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 9 headliner.
UFC's Alexander Gustafsson plans to sleep in headgear ahead of next fight
Alexander Gustafsson is over the sorrow of losing his headlining spot at Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 9 event, and he's already looking ahead. But he's learned a valuable lesson for the future: Headgear can be a fighter's best friend.
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