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UFC 158 press conference scheduled for Wednesday, January 23
(bloodyelbow.com)
In order to promote the upcoming opening of ticket sales for UFC 158, the UFC has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow. But will Welterweight contender Nick Diaz make it to the "beauty pageant"
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 5:40PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Steve Mazzagatti to ref UFC 156 main event between Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar
(mmajunkie.com)
During a meeting Tuesday in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission tapped veteran referee Steve Mazzagatti to officiate UFC 156's main event between featherweight champ Jose Aldo and challenger Frankie Edgar.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 4:46PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta official for UFC on FUEL TV 9
(mmajunkie.com)
A previously reported featherweight bout between Akira Corassani (10-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Robbie Peralta (16-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) now is official for UFC on FUEL TV 9. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) earlier this week was first to report the booking, and UFC officials late Tuesday announced its inclusion on the card. UFC on FUEL TV 9 takes place April 6 event at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. The event will be the UFC's second in Sweden following this past April's UFC on FUEL TV 2. UFC on FUEL TV 9 will be headlined by a light heavyweight matchup between Alexander Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and recently Strikeforce crossover Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The event's main card will air on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook...
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 12:31PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
PunchDrunkGamer’s Best of 2012 – Mixed Martial Arts Awards
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

PunchDrunkGamer’s Best of 2012 – Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2012 was quite the year for fans of mixed martial arts and combat sports. The UFC saw its chokehold on the sport increase greatly in conjunction with their network deal with FOX. Glory Sports International revived DREAM and with Strikeforce closing it’s doors, Bellator MMA has secured their standing as the number two MMA organization on the planet. Women’s MMA also crashed the party with the emergence of Invicta FC and the first female fighter to join the UFC. Despite many injuries and fight card fuck-ups, mixed martial arts fans were still treated to some amazing fights, knockouts, submissions, and the rise of new fighters both male and female. Below are the best of 2012 Mixed Martial Arts Awards presented by PunchDrunkGamer.
Submitted Jan 22, 2013 4:40AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, Miscellaneous, Bellator
 
Vinny Magalhaes Speaks Out Against Internet Warriors
(bjpenn.com)
Very few things irritate me more than fans trying to be “wanna be tough guys”, “internet warriors”, or whatever variations we have to describe these type of people… Fans are definitely entitled to give their opinion about this or that fighter, they’re definitely entitled to ‘think’ that this guy is better than that other guy but going to the fighter’s twitter and talk shit to him, which is something that they would never do to the fighter’s face, it’s something really embarrassing…
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 11:32PM by bjj1605 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Luke Rockhold wants Vitor Belfort, UFC vs. Strikeforce theme at UFC on FOX 7
(mmajunkie.com)
If the UFC wants to put together a champion-vs.-champion fight, final Strikeforce middleweight titleholder Luke Rockhold is down for a matchup with UFC champ Anderson Silva. But if Rockhold gets his wish, April's UFC on FOX 7 event could have a pretty interesting theme.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 6:35PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fox to Remove Sports from FX, Re-Brand Speed and Fuel TV as Fox Sports 1 & 2
(mmaweekly.com)
A Monday report indicates that Fox is busy with a major re-branding effort intended to ax sports from FX, and relaunch the Speed Channel and Fuel TV.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 5:03PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 156 Press Conference highlights
(mmamental.com)
The 6 fighters on todays press conference call were Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Rashad Evans, Antonio Rogerio Noguiera, Alistain Overeem and Antonio Silva. Here are some of the highlights from todays call.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 3:33PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
10 fight deal has NOT been signed
(mmamental.com)
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 3:13PM by Rabi - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Carvalho vs. Darren Elkins added to UFC 158
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC Canadian officials announced that Antonio Carvalho would square off with Darren Elkins in a featherweight bout, while also adding a bantamweight battle between Mitch Gagnon and Issei Tamura.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 3:07PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
AFTER NO-CONTEST, UFC ON FX 7'S PEDRO NOBRE AVOIDS SERIOUS INJURY, EYES REMATCH
( mmajunkie.com)
It looks like Pedro has turned down many serious offers from Hollywood's top producers to continue fighting. That was a good fight before the incident..
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 2:48PM by infestructure - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Janousek vs. Michael Kuiper scratched from Saturday's UFC on FOX 6 event
(mmajunkie.com)
Michael Kuiper is either feeling like the unluckiest or the most feared fighter in the UFC. The middleweight has been pulled from Saturday's UFC on FOX 6 fight card after a fourth opponent scratched from the event.
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Flyweights Battle for Acceptance as Main Event for UFC on Fox 6
(mmaweekly.com)
Mixed martial arts fighters are always fighting for something bigger than just the other guy or girl standing across the cage from them. For years following Senator John McCain’s infamous reference to the UFC as “human cockfighting”, competitors and promotions alike had to battle the perception that MMA was not much more than legalized bar fights complete with bloody battles and little in the way of rules. The culture of the sport started to change as more and more state athletic commissions began approving MMA, so long as they followed a strict code of regulations like any other competition. It was still an uphill battle until the UFC really got a stranglehold of fans following the initial run of the Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV that showcased fighters both in and out of the cage in a reality show format. MMA still battles for recognition today, but the sport is much more widely accepted now than it ever was before, and as the UFC moved onto Fox television in late 2011, just about everybody took notice that this mixed martial arts thing wasn’t going away...
Submitted Jan 21, 2013 10:50AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Bantamweights Mitch Gagnon, Issei Tamura agree to meet at UFC 158 in Montreal
(mmamania.com)
Bantamweights will share the Octagon in Montreal as Canada's own Mitch Gagnon has verbally agreed to take on Japan's Issei Tamura at UFC 158: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" on March 16, 2013. Canada's own Mitch Gagnon will compete on home turf for the third time in a row when he takes on Issei Tamura in a Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight bout at UFC 158: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" on March 16 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The match up will likely air on the UFC 158 preliminary card, which is expected to be broadcast on FX and Facebook, with the main card airing on pay-per-view (PPV). "Showdown" Joe Ferraro of Sportsnet reported news of the 135-pound contest via Twitter on Saturday. UFC officials have yet to officially confirm the bout.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 9:05PM by sparky - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone goes rock climbing a week before UFC On Fox 6, Dana White not amused
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Lightweight has a big fight just around the corner against Anthony Pettis at UFC On Fox 6. The contest was originally supposed to go down in the summer of 2012, but an injury and subsequent surgery for Pettis left Cerrone fighting teammate Melvin Guillard at UFC 150 instead. Now, with the fight he's been waiting for coming up in only a week, Cerrone decided to go rock climbing. UFC president Dana White didn't seem happy with his decision.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 6:52PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FX 7 bonus winner Ildemar Alcantara planning drop from 205 to 170 pounds
(mmajunkie.com)
SAO PAULO – Despite his "Submission of the Night" win over Wagner Prado at Saturday's UFC on FX 7 event, Ildemar Alcantara was never expected to be a UFC light heavyweight. As it turns out, he might not be a middleweight, either.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 6:49PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls For Nate Diaz Next
(mmaweekly.com)
Rising lightweight star Khabib Nurmagomedov, fresh off his win at UFC on Fuel 7, says he wants Nate Diaz next inside the Octagon.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 9 in Sweden
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight bout originally expected to take place in February has been rescheduled for April as Akira Corassani and Robbie Peralta have verbally agreed to face each other at UFC on FUEL TV 9, MMAjunkie.com has confirmed.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sonnen responds to Belfort: I 'will gladly arrange' a meeting with Jesus
(mmajunkie.com)
Soon after he blasted his way to a win over Michael Bisping in Saturday's UFC on FX 7 headliner, Vitor Belfort wasn't interested in calling out other middleweights. Instead, he took aim at a notable light heavyweight.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
YURI ALCANTARA GETS WIN BONUS DESPITE NO CONTEST VS. PEDRO NOBRE AT UFC ON FX 7
(mmajunkie.com)
Yuri Alcantara walked away from the octagon disappointed after a no contest. But at least financially, he shouldn't be upset.
Submitted Jan 20, 2013 12:49AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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