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UFC signs unbeaten Brazilian Bethe 'Pitbull' Correia to women's roster
The UFC has added another unbeaten bantamweight to its women's roster. Bethe Correia has signed a deal with the UFC and becomes the third Brazilian in the promotion's women's ranks.
Submitted Oct 1, 2013 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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UFC signs Krzysztof Jotko
After a week of fighter cuts, the UFC is doing a little business in the other direction with the reported signing of Polish Middleweight Krzystof Jotko.
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 7:03PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC champ Anthony Pettis took Benson Henderson's title with a separated shoulder
UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis revealed today on the MMA Hour that he fought and beat Benson Henderson at UFC 164 with a separated shoulder.
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 7:02PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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White: B.J. Penn wanted Henderson as stepping stone to Frankie Edgar trilogy
RIO DE JANEIRO – B.J. Penn has his trilogy fight set up with Frankie Edgar, and he didn't have to take any extra steps to get there after originally thinking maybe he'd have to fight Benson Henderson to get a shot at Edgar.
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 6:58PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Urijah Faber: Time to 'have the conversation' about stripping Dominick Cruz of title
While the top of the UFC bantamweight division is in a state of flux, Urijah Faber has been going about his business. Champion Dominick Cruz has been out nearly two years with a knee injury. In his absence, interim champion Renan Barao makes his case for the No. 1 spot with each successive fight...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:37AM by grappler0000 - 17 comments
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Where Jones vs. Gustafsson ranks with the greatest fights ever
There's a reason some sayings get to be old sayings, and that's because they're probably true. So after my fifth viewing this week of the Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight, my conclusion is that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. When the fight ended, Joe Rogan said that this may be the greatest light heavyweight championship fight in UFC history. It was a great, dramatic fight, and when it was over, I thought Jones won rounds four and five and Gustafsson won round one. As far as the other two rounds, they were close enough to go either way. Upon multiple viewings, I'm even more torn about who won rounds two and three. Like in any close fight, nobody was robbed. In this case, whoever got the "W" should consider himself lucky...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:33AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
UFC plans 13 events in Brazil on 2014
With the upcoming events in Barueri and Goiania, Brazil will end 2013 with seven UFC events. And Dana White wants more next year. During UFC 168 media day, the UFC president revealed his plans for the country for 2014...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:29AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Dana White would never buy Bellator: ‘There’s no value’
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the biggest MMA organization in the world today, and Dana White doesn’t see Bellator as a competitor. During UFC 168 media day Sunday, the UFC president said ZUFFA would never buy Bellator since "there’s no value" to them...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:26AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
Anderson Silva Says to Expect a ‘New’ Anderson in Rematch with Chris Weidman at UFC 168
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s longest title reign in UFC history came crashing down as a result of a well-placed left hand by Chris Weidman on July 6 at UFC 162. The way the fight played out didn’t sit well with some people. Silva is known for his showmanship. He taunts and toys with his opponents, but on that night his antics backfired...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:22AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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John Moraga meets Darren Uyenoyama at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento
The most recent UFC flyweight title challenger will try to get back on track this December. John Moraga (13-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will meet Darren Uyenoyama (8-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) when the UFC returns to network television for UFC on FOX 9. UFC officials recently announced the new booking...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:20AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Bisping out 4-6 months after eye surgery
UFC middleweight star Michael Bisping had surgery to correct a detached retina and now will be out of action for four to six months.
Submitted Sep 28, 2013 8:38PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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UFC light heavyweights Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have confrontation at Olympia Expo in Las Vegas
For those who wanted to see Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva fight each other, you almost got your wish.
Submitted Sep 28, 2013 8:31PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Maximo Blanco meets Akira Corassani at TUF 18 Finale in Las Vegas
The UFC's Season 18 live finale card for "The Ultimate Fighter" continues to grow with the addition of a featherweight bout. Maximo Blanco will meet Akira Corassani on the card in late November.
Submitted Sep 28, 2013 8:28PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Dana White explains Okami release
The head honcho of the UFC offers his opinion on why the promotion decided to release perennial top-10 middleweight Yushin Okami.
Submitted Sep 28, 2013 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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Villefort, Zeferino, WIsniewski removed from UFC roster
Three more fighters have been purged from the UFC roster, with one being a mild surprise.
Submitted Sep 28, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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UFC cuts Mike Ricci
Yushin Okami was, and probably remains, one of the best middleweight mixed martial arts fighters in the world. But the UFC cut him, along with lightweight Mike Ricci.
Submitted Sep 27, 2013 11:28PM by JLS1980 - 12 comments
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Michael Bisping out at UFC Fight Night 30, Lyoto Machida now faces Mark Munoz
UFC Fight Night 30 has a new look to its headlining bout, as Michael Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from a planned matchup with Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC). An eye injury forced Bisping's removal from the card, and Lyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) has stepped in to take his place in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30, which takes place on Oct. 26 at Phones 4u Arena (previously known as Manchester Arena) in Manchester, England. The evening's main card airs in the U.S. on FOX Sports 2 following prelims on Facebook. ESPN first reported the switch, and MMAjunkie.com subsequently confirmed it with company officials.
Submitted Sep 27, 2013 6:45PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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UFC releases onetime middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami
The UFC has released perennial Japanese contender Yushin Okami (29-8 MMA, 13-5 UFC). MMAjunkie.com today confirmed the company's decision with UFC officials. Okami's UFC run lasted more than seven years, and included four separate winning streaks of at least three fights. A top-ranked fighter throughout his tenure in the promotion, UFC President Dana White once labeled Okami as "the best fighter to ever come out of Japan."
Submitted Sep 27, 2013 4:33PM by DrivenDavies15 - 30 comments
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Justin Salas replaces injured Quinn Mulhern at UFC Fight Night 32
An undisclosed injury has forced Quinn Mulhern out of UFC Fight Night 32, and Justin Salas has stepped in as a replacement.
Submitted Sep 27, 2013 4:14PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Johnny Eduardo vs. Lucas Martins added to UFC Fight Night 32
A bantamweight matchup between Johnny Eduardo and Lucas Martins is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 32.
Submitted Sep 27, 2013 4:13PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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