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Al Iaquinta meets unbeaten newcomer Kevin Lee at UFC 169 in Newark
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight matchup between an unbeaten prospect and a New Yorker is on tap for the UFC’s return to New Jersey for UFC 169.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 8:13PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 9's Mac Danzig forgoes sponsors in must-win fight against Joe Lauzon
(mmajunkie.com)
Mac Danzig will be fighting in front of a bigger audience when he meets Joe Lauzon on the main card of UFC on FOX 9. He won’t, however, reap the immediate financial rewards of a bigger platform.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 8:11PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
After KO win in debut, Alex Garcia meets Sean Spencer at UFC 171 in Dallas
(mmajunkie.com)
Right after an impressive win in his UFC debut, Alex Garcia has been booked for his next test – and once again, he’ll be going into an opponent’s backyard.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 3:01PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez vs. Myles Jury set for UFC 171
(bloodyelbow.com)
Diego Sanchez is staying in Texas for his next fight, and it will be against undefeated TUF 15 Lightweight Myles Jury. We're only a couple of months removed from Diego Sanchez's memorable thriller against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166 in Houston. While Sanchez lost the decision, he nearly pulled off a remarkable come-from-behind upset with a 3rd round knockdown of the former Strikeforce champion. Now he's been booked for another Texas card against Myles Jury as part of UFC 171:
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 12:48PM by jjeans - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jacare Souza: 'I have the style to beat anyone, including UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman'
(mmamania.com)
"I have the perfect style to beat anyone, including Chris Weidman. Many people don't believe in my potential yet, but that's how I like it. I still have much to prove, I've fought only twice in the UFC, but I can guarantee you that I'm ready for any challenge to prove I have what it takes to get the title.(Francis Carmont) is a well-rounded fighter. He started his career in the striking area but has been taking down his opponents recently, doing a great job with his wrestling and jiu-jitsu. It's a complicated fighter to set up a strategy, but that's the type of challenge I like to fight."
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 11:04AM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 20: New UFC strawweight fighters getting paid up to $40k prior to Octagon debut
(mmamania.com)
By now, most mixed martial arts (MMA) fans have heard of the newest weight class in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A women's strawweight division has been created with the acquisition of 11 fighters from Invicta FC's entirely female roster. The fighters will compete on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 for the chance at being the first 115-pound champion in company history (details here). Financial information has emerged in the wake of promotion president Dana White's announcement and quite frankly, the women are coming out of the deal on top. During Wednesday's late edition of Fox Sports Live, it was revealed that fighters will be paid at least $32,000 each prior to stepping foot inside the Octagon. Invicta's current champ Carla Esparza is the exception, as she will nab a cool $40k herself before ever throwing a punch.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 11:00AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sanchez Extends UFC Contract, Wants Lauzon Next
(mmamania.com)
Not only did Diego Sanchez earn "Fight of the Night" honors for his role in the Lightweight classic between himself and Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166, but according to a report from "UFC Tonight" earlier this evening, "The Dream" has a new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) eight-fight contract. Sanchez also dished to the FOX Sports 1 program about who he would like to fight next and where he would like for the bout to take place.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 10:57AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC wants Fabricio Werdum to face Travis Browne or Josh Barnett
(bloodyelbow.com)
With his title shot against UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez on hold, the UFC wants No. 2 ranked Fabricio Werdum to face the winner of UFC 168's fight between Travis Browne and Josh Barnett.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 10:14AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Martinez to handle UFC Fight Night 34 ring announcing duties in place of Bruce Buffer
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former WEC ring announcer Joe Martinez will make his 2nd appearance in the UFC early next year.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 9:36PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Hunt doesn’t mind drawing with ‘Bigfoot,’ but sees no need for rematch
(mmajunkie.com)
As he lay on his back getting pummeled by Antonio Silva’s enormous fists near the end of the fourth round of the UFC Fight Night 33 main event, Mark Hunt had one very clear thought running through his mind.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 8:59PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
No cheeseburgers or pizza, but Scott Jorgensen says weight cut’s been ‘easy’
(mmajunkie.com)
Scott Jorgensen‘s move from bantamweight down to flyweight has been pretty easy. Then again, when you make weight at 135 pounds despite sneaking cheeseburgers into your diet, 125 pounds isn’t too much of a strain.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 8:52PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ROAD FC champion Nam Yui Chul signs with UFC
(cormma.com)
After initially declining to sign with the UFC it seems Nam Yui Chul has had a change of heart.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 8:50PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Signs 11 Invicta Strawweights for ‘TUF 20’ Title Tournament Next Year
(sherdog.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has acquired 11 of the world’s best strawweights, whom the organization will showcase during the 20th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” to crown an inaugural 115-pound champion.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 8:46PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader on broken hand, 10-8 rounds, and desire to fight ‘Shogun’ or Davis
(mmajunkie.com)
On Friday, Ryan Bader will undergo surgery to repair a broken hand he suffered in a dominant decision victory over Anthony Perosh at UFC Fight Night 33.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 6:47PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Endocrinologist: Chael Sonnen’s initial diagnosis of hypogonadism not definitive
(mmajunkie.com)
Just prior to his rematch with now-former middleweight champion Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen dramatically declared that he needed to undergo testosterone-replacement therapy, or he would die.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 6:45PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cain recovering from shoulder surgery
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Baddest Man on the Planet is flat on his back today recovering from surgery to repair an injured shoulder.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 6:43PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: No Hunt/Bigfoot immediate rematch 75
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to UFC president Dana White, you won't be seeing a rematch of the epic UFC Fight Night 33 main event anytime soon.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 6:41PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC scoops up another three fighters, including prospects Tumenov and Lee
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC is scooping up more Russians, including the highly touted prospect Albert Tumenov. They've also grabbed one of the top lightweight prospects on the American scene in Kevin Lee.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 6:40PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Holly Holm discusses UFC, contract demands and Ronda Rousey
(mmajunkie.com)
Former boxing champ and undefeated MMA fighter Holly Holm won’t consider her cage career a failure if she doesn’t make it to the UFC.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 3:16PM by Webbie - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Headed to Quebec City for April 16 Event
(topmmanews.com)
Quebec City, Quebec will be the latest city in Canada to hold a UFC event as it will host The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale on April 16, 2014, according to a UFC source. The Quebec capital will join Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver as the sixth Canadian city to host a UFC card. This event will be the culmination of the TUF Nations series which starts on January 15th. As usual, the Finale will feature the finalists from the series of fights on the TV series. The Quebec City card will have the TUF Nations Middleweight and Lightweight finalists. The card will be televised by Fox Sports 1 and Sportsnet.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 11:45AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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