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UFC lands three-year broadcast deal with Abu Dhabi Media
Abu Dhabi already has a 10-percent share of ZUFFA (details), and now it has a broadcast deal to go along with it.
Rampage Jackson and Tyrone Spong battle on Twitter
WSOF's Tyrone Spong and Bellator's Quintion "Rampage" Jackson have been going back and forth on Twitter for a couple of days now. Here's a roundup of their debate.
Horiguchi out, UFC signs Martinez to face Cariaso
The UFC has signed former WEC fighter and TUF 18 contestant Danny Martinez to face Chris Cariaso at next month's UFC 169 in Newark. Martinez will be replainc Kyoji Horiguchi who bowed out due to injury.
UFC Fight Night 35, TUF Nations draw low ratings
The UFC's most recent Wednesday Night combination on Fox Sports 1didn't draw a lot of viewers.
Joseph Benavidez says there’s no Team Alpha Male vs. Alliance MMA rivalry
Joseph Benavidez wants you to know there’s no real rivalry between two of California’s most prominent gyms, Team Alpha Male and Alliance MMA.
Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy in the works for TUF Nations Finale headliner
A middleweight bout between Michael Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Tim Kennedy (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is in the works for April’s TUF Nations Finale event, and the fight is expected to headline the card if “The Count” can satisfy the UFC’s medical requirements. Bisping has been sidelined for several months while recovering for surgery to repair a detached retina. The British slugger recently told BT Sport his doctors have greenlighted his return but UFC officials have requested additional testing and documentation.
Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford added to UFC 171 in Dallas
A featherweight matchup between Daniel Pineda (18-10 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and Robert Whiteford (10-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the UFC’s return to the Lone Star State. UFC officials recently announced the new booking, which takes place at UFC 171 on March 15 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims that air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on UFC Fight Pass. With the addition to the card, UFC 171 now includes: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler – for vacant welterweight title Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story Jessica Andrade vs. Julianna Pena Dennis Bermudez vs. Jimy Hettes Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer Will Campuzano vs. Darrell Montague Renee Forte vs. Frank Trevino Robert McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford
Phil Davis planning to fight Glover Teixeira since ‘Jon Jones won’t make it to title fight’
Phil Davis remains unbooked despite other marquee light heavyweights taking fights over the past few months.
Josh Thomson: Training camp for Benson Henderson ‘quite possibly’ my worst
UFC lightweight Josh Thomson is honest to his own detriment at times, and for this, he is one of the more entertaining interviews in MMA.
UFC Fight Night 36 lineup finalized, seven prelims on UFC Fight Pass
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 36 event, which is the UFC’s first Brazilian event of 2014.
Coach: If Alistair Overeem defeats Frank Mir at UFC 169, Junior dos Santos will be waiting
Third time is the charm?
Siyar Bahadurzada gets new UFC deal after second straight loss
Despite his recent losing streak it looks like Siyar Bahadurzada will be making his way back to the Octagon within the year.
Former Invicta champ Jessica Penne plans on trying out for TUF 20 spot
It looks like the UFC's new strawweight division won't just be attracting the best talent at 115 lbs as the former Invicta atomweight champion, Jessica Penne announces her designs for the show.
Nixed Nate Diaz-Khabib Nurmagomedov bout was to serve as main event for April 11 UFC card
When UFC President Dana White revealed that a planned Nate Diaz (17-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (21-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) bout was scratched because he couldn’t come to terms with one of the involved parties, it was assumed that the contest was planned for UFC 170. However, that was not the case.
Coach: Junior dos Santos targeting May or June return to the UFC
Junior dos Santos is finally back training. Three months after a fifth-round TKO loss to Cain Velasquez, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is slowly returning to the gym in Salvador, Brazil, and targets May or June as dates to get back inside the Octagon.
UFC Fight Night 35 salaries: Rockhold ($80K), Miller ($56K) earn top disclosed paydays
Main-event winner Luke Rockhold ($80,000) and main-card victor Cole Miller ($56,000) were the top earners at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 35 event.
UFC Fight Night 35 medical suspensions: Derek Brunson draws indefinite term
After a fight with Yoel Romero that left him with a broken jaw, Derek Brunson unsurprisingly received the most serious medical suspension arising from Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 35 event.
Stefan Struve: "Don't worry, I'm coming back"
UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve has been out of action for nearly a year after being diagnosed with a heart condition. The No. 14 ranked Struve recently received some good news
White: Champ Renan Barao possibly a win away from being MMA’s pound-for-pound best
DULUTH, Ga. – Move over, Jon Jones. UFC President Dana White thinks you could soon be dethroned as the world’s top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter.
Rockhold: Bisping 'needs to pay' for comments
After defeating Costa Philippou on Wednesday, Luke Rockhold addressed Michael Bisping's comments from 2012, saying they were in 'bad taste' and that he wants to face Bisping in the Octagon
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