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‘TUF: Brazil 2’ Final Set, Leonardo Santos Meets William Macario at UFC on Fuel TV 10
(sherdog.com)
The final bout for the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” is set, as welterweights Leonardo Santos and William Macario will square off at UFC on Fuel TV 10. The UFC officially announced the pairing on Sunday evening. UFC on Fuel TV 10 takes at the Paulo Sarasate Gymnasium in Fortaleza, Brazil on Saturday night and is headlined by a heavyweight clash pitting Fabricio Werdum against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Submitted Jun 3, 2013 3:40AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey and her mother not pleased with Dave Camarillo's assessment of her ground game
(bloodyelbow.com)
Yesterday, MMA Fighting's Luke Thomas posted an interview with Dave Camarillo where they talk about judo in MMA, and specifically about Ronda Rousey's ground game. It didn't take long for Ronda and her mother to respond to Camarillo's assessment.
Submitted Jun 3, 2013 12:51AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira out at UFC 161, promotion seeks replacement
(mmajunkie.com)
An ailing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from this month's UFC 161 event, and UFC officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC). The scratch was first reported by GloboEsporte.com, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed the change with multiple sources close to the promotion. GloboEsporte.com's report cited a herniated disc as the reason for the withdrawal. A timetable for his return was not immediately established.
Submitted Jun 2, 2013 6:02PM by Budgellism - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White on Nelson: 'Beat someone' to get title shot
(bloodyelbow.com)
It's no secret that Dana White doesn't like UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson. But he says that his personal feeling have nothing to do with Nelson not getting a heavyweight title shot.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 11:07PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Le, Philippou the latest to call out Bisping
(bloodyelbow.com)
Cung Le and Constantinos Philippou are the latest UFC middleweights to call out Michael Bisping.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 11:05PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Robert McDaniel slated for UFC on FOX Sports 1 2
(mmajunkie.com)
The card for the UFC's return to Indianapolis in late summer continues to take shape with the addition of a middleweight bout to the lineup. According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Ataque Total, Magnus Cedenblad (10-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Robert McDaniel (21-6 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet on the second UFC on FOX Sports 1 card. UFC officials have not yet announced the fight. UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 takes place Aug. 28. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the Indiana state capital city of Indianapolis. The event's main card airs live on FOX Sports 1. Broadcast plans for the preliminary card have yet to be announced.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 11:14AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FX 8 'Fight of the Night' winner Lucas Martins to drop two weight classes
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian knockout artist Lucas Martins (13-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will drop down not just one but two divisions for his next UFC appearance. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned from Martins' manager, Wade Hampel, that the 24-year-old "Mineiro" will fight at bantamweight in his next UFC appearance. "I requested the change this morning with Sean Shelby and Joe Silva, and they signed off on it," Hampel said.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 11:13AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jessica Andrade Replaces Miesha Tate, Will Debut vs. Liz Carmouche
(bleacherreport.com)
Fortunately for Liz Carmouche, it looks like a sudden switch-up in the women's bantamweight division won't cancel her next UFC appearance. Now that Miesha Tate has been called up to the title picture, "Girl-Rilla" will instead greet a newcomer in Brazilian prospect Jessica Andrade at UFC on Fox 8 on July 27.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 3:40AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shane del Rosario forced out at UFC 162, Dave Herman now meets Gabriel Gonzaga
(mmajunkie.com)
Dave Herman will get another chance to prove his claim that jiu-jitsu doesn't work, as he meets fourth-degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 162.
Submitted Jun 1, 2013 12:20AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Brown vs. Akira Corassani set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 event in Boston
(mmajunkie.com)
After briefly considering retirement in 2012, Mike Brown (26-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is ready to get back to action. The former WEC featherweight champion meets Akira Corassani (11-3-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1. UFC officials today announced the new booking. UFC on FOX Sports 1 1, takes place Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston and will mark the promotion's debut on the new cable network, which launches the same day. The evening's headlining bout has yet to be announced.
Submitted May 31, 2013 9:58PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hester vs. Ferreira added to UFC 163 in Brazil, Magalhaes vs. Perosh official
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight matchup between "The Ultimate Fighter 17" contestant Clint Hester (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" winner Cezar Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is official for UFC 163. UFC officials recently announced the matchup. Additionally, a previously reported light-heavyweight contest of Vinny Magalhaes (10-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Anthony Perosh (13-7 MMA, 3-2 UFC) was also made official for the card.
Submitted May 31, 2013 9:57PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Miesha Tate angry that Kim Winslow might be refereeing on 'TUF 18'
(mmajunkie.com)
Miesha Tate surprised women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey when she showed up on "The Ultimate Fighter 18" set. But the ex-Strikeforce champ got a surprise of her own when she heard Kim Winslow may be overseeing fights on the reality show.
Submitted May 31, 2013 6:18PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC follows WADA, raises marijuana test threshold
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has decided to raise the marijuana testing threshold for the events they self-regulate, following WADA's decision to do the same.
Submitted May 31, 2013 6:16PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kampmann, Condit to lead second UFC event on FOX Sports 1
(msn.foxsports.com)
Welterweight contenders Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit will headline the second UFC event on FOX Sports 1, FOXSports.com learned Friday. The five-round main event at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis will take place on Aug. 28. Tickets go on sale June 14.
Submitted May 31, 2013 6:03PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor vs. Andy Ogle set for UFC on FOX Sports 1
(mmamania.com)
Two overseas fighters will travel across the pond to face off at the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut this August as popular Irishman Conor McGregor will face off with England's Andy Ogle in a featherweight battle.
Submitted May 31, 2013 4:39PM by Card - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Makdessi out, Rafaello Oliveira fights Edson Barboza at UFC 162
(bloodyelbow.com)
Oh no, the injuries will not stop. This time John Makdessi is out of his scheduled fight with Edson Barboza at UFC 162.
Submitted May 31, 2013 12:18PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Uriah Hall Draws Nick Ring at UFC on Fox Sports 1 in Boston
(bleacherreport.com)
Following an impressive run of knockouts on The Ultimate Fighter Season 18, Uriah Hall will try to rebound from a loss in the finale when he returns to action at UFC on Fox Sports 1 on August 17 in Boston. Hall will square off with fellow Ultimate Fighter alum Nick Ring in a battle of stand-up fighters according to UFC officials who announced the fight late on Thursday evening.
Submitted May 31, 2013 5:53AM by Poor_Franklin - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former title challenger Thales Leites returns against Tom Watson at UFC 163
(mmajunkie.com)
After a four-year absence, Thales Leites (20-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) is once again a UFC fighter. The onetime middleweight title challenger is slated to return to the octagon at UFC 163 against up-and-comer Tom Watson (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC), according to UFC officials, who confirmed the matchup to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following a report on Tatame. UFC 163 takes place Aug. 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The event's pay-per-view main card includes a featherweight title headliner between champion Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis. Preliminary-card bouts serve on FX and Facebook. It's unknown whether Leites vs. Watson will serve on the main card or prelims.
Submitted May 30, 2013 8:15PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva vs. Jones, Cain vs. JDS III rumored for Cowboys Stadium - UFC 20 year anniversary
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to Dave Meltzer, the UFC is working on putting together what could be their biggest event in promotional history this fall in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium. The show would have two huge fights on top. Meltzer has the scoop: Nothing was said as far as when or where the match will take place. There is an idea floating around to try and put on the biggest show in company history at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas this fall. Several things would have to fall into place for this to happen, the key being Anderson Silva retaining the middleweight title against Chris Weidman, and not being banged up in the process. In addition, Jon Jones would have to be recovered from his own toe injury, and UFC would have to work out a deal to get the two of them to fight. Each has his own reasons, but neither has exactly clamored to fight the other. Having all those things fall into place makes this very much a longshot of actually happening. The idea would be to have Silva vs. Jon Jones and Velasquez vs. Dos Santos at the stadium, in October, at the same time as the state fair of Texas, perhaps on 10/12 or 10/19. That much is known to be at least something talked about. With Madison Square Garden seeming more and more unlikely for November, this show could be billed as UFC 20th anniversary show, with the idea of trying to repeat the success of UFC 100.
Submitted May 30, 2013 5:20PM by Shawn91111 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Soa Palelei vs Nikita Krylov in the works
(fightnewsaustralia.com)
Australian fighter Soa Palelei was forced off the UFC 161 fight card after last week's reshuffle of the card however Fight News Australia can reveal through a reliable source that negotiations are underway for Palelei to face undefeated Ukraine youngster Nikita Krylov (pictured). UFC officials are yet to confirm the match-up. Palelei was scheduled to meet Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 before Miocic got the call-up to face Roy Nelson on the main card, leaving Soa Palelei without a fight. Palelei will now have to wait a bit longer for his UFC return with the match-up against Krylov likely to be part of the UFC 164 card which is scheduled to be held at the BMO Harris Bradley Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA on August 31.
Submitted May 30, 2013 2:40PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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