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Title hopes may slip away for UFC 161's Evans-Henderson loser
(mmajunkie.com)
The end has to come sometime. Most athletes try to hold on as long as they can to avoid the inevitable. Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson might not be thinking retirement, but a loss for either at UFC 161 could mean a different end — the end of their title aspirations in the UFC.
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 11:29AM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
White unsure of Cruz and Barao return dates, would advise Wineland to fight
(mmajunkie.com)
With the bantamweight title picture in major flux, UFC President Dana White said he's unsure just when his champion will be back – let alone his interim titleholder.
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 11:25AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke to coach 'TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia'
(mmajunkie.com)
Canadian middleweight Patrick Cote and Australian fighter Kyle Noke will serve as head coaches on a new international edition of "The Ultimate Fighter" called "TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia." UFC officials today announced the plan. The show, tentatively scheduled to debut in early 2014, will feature welterweight UFC hopefuls.
Submitted Jun 14, 2013 10:39AM by DrivenDavies15 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Title shot for Roy Nelson with UFC 161 win over Miocic? Dana White says no
(mmajunkie.com)
WINNIPEG – Roy Nelson is in an interesting position on Saturday night, fighting in Canada for the first time. He's on the last fight of his current deal. But with a fourth straight win, UFC boss Dana White said he wouldn't put himself in line for a heavyweight title shot.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 10:57PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez off UFC 164, targeted for fall bout with Gilbert Melendez
(mmajunkie.com)
Diego Sanchez won't be fighting at UFC 164 in Milwaukee after all, but the fight lined up for him might be worth a little bit longer of a wait. Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) in April told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he had been penciled in for an August fight against an opponent to be determined. But with less than three months until that card and no opponent yet, Sanchez won't be heading to Wisconsin this summer. Instead, multiple sources close to the fighters on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Sanchez is targeted for a fight against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez (21-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) this fall, likely in October or November.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 9:35PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks targeted for November in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The long-awaited title fight between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) and challenger Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) is likely to take place in November in Las Vegas, possibly as UFC 167. UFC President Dana White today confirmed the tentative plans at UFC 161's open workouts in Winnipeg. An exact date and venue for the pay-per-view event haven't been determined, and the event number could change depending on how the rest of the UFC's fall schedule shapes up. St-Pierre currently is ranked No. 1 and Hendricks No. 2 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA welterweight rankings. Additionally, St-Pierre is No. 3 and Hendricks No. 10 in the pound-for-pound rankings. Hendricks has been gunning for the title shot for nearly two years now.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 4:39PM by Shawn91111 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos III likely at UFC 166 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
The rubber match between UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) and ex-titleholder Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) is expected to take place in October in Houston, likely at UFC 166. UFC President Dana White today laid out the plans at UFC 161's open workouts in Winnipeg. Although a date and venue weren't given for the title fight, it'll take place in an arena, not a stadium such as Cowboys Stadium. That makes Toyota Center, which hosted UFC 136 in 2011, a strong possibility. Despite the smaller venue, the pay-per-view event is likely to be a big one for the UFC.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 4:33PM by Shawn91111 - 8 comments
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Champ Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson to headline UFC 165 in Toronto
(mmajunkie.com)
The title fight between UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) and Alexander Gustafsson (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will headline UFC 165 in Toronto. UFC President Dana White today confirmed the plans at UFC 161's open workouts in Winnipeg. Earlier today, as MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) White tweeted that the fight likely would take place in the fall, though he initially didn't get mention an event. UFC 165 is slated for Sept. 21 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. The main card, which will feature Jones vs. Gustafsson in the headliner, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Jones is ranked No. 1 and Gustafsson No. 6 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA light-heavyweight rankings. After winning the title from Mauricio Rua at UFC 128, Jones has successfully defended the belt against Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort before making quick work of Chael Sonnen, who was stopped with elbows and punches in the first round of their April fight. Since a disqualification loss to Matt Hamill in 2009, Jones has won nine straight fights with eight stoppages. Only Evans went the distance.
Submitted Jun 13, 2013 3:35PM by Shawn91111 - 13 comments
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Cole Miller vs. Manny Gamburyan slated for UFC on FOX Sports 1 1
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight bout between Cole Miller and Many Gamburyan is the 13th, and likely final, addition to August's stacked UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 lineup.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:00PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Flyweights Louis Gaudinot vs. Tim Elliott slated for UFC 164 in Milwaukee
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between top 15 flyweights Louis Gaudinot and Tim Elliott is set for UFC 164 in Milwaukee.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 10:58PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez set for UFC on Fox Sports 1 2 in Indy
(mmajunkie.com)
A bantamweight matchup has been added to the rapidly filling UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 fight card. Takeya Mizugaki and Erik Perez are set to meet at the event, which takes place Aug. 28 in Indianapolis.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 6:54PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt's grisly staph infection
(bloodyelbow.com)
Not for the squeamish! Mark Hunt has a very ugly hole in his leg where that old staph has been eating the UFC star's leg.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 2:29PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bigfoot says he'll make the drop to fight Thiago
(bloodyelbow.com)
When heavyweight Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva issued a challenge to Thiago Silva after UFC on Fuel 10, many assumed it would be at heavyweight or not at all. Bigfoot, however is intent on making the fight, whatever the cost.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 2:27PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Darren Elkins vs. Hatsu Hioki set for UFC on Fox Sports 1: Condit vs. Kampmann
(bloodyelbow.com)
Featherweights Darren Elkins and Hatsu Hioki will fight at UFC on FS1: Condit vs. Kampmann in Indianapolis.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:15AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Teixeira: Yes to Jones, Bader, Henderson, Evans – no to Machida, Sonnen
(mmajunkie.com)
Glover Teixeira likes his odds against UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones. (In fact, you may be surprised just how heavily he favors himself if they were to fight.) But knowing the champ is likely to fight Alexander Gustafsson next, Teixeira discussed what other matchups pique his interest.
Submitted Jun 10, 2013 10:57PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber on UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 opponent: Nobody knows who the heck he is
(mmajunkie.com)
It's OK to admit you scratched your head when you heard Urijah Faber's next fight. In some ways, Faber did, too. But that doesn't mean "The California Kid" is taking his next challenge – Yuri Alcantara – lightly.
Submitted Jun 10, 2013 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Flyweight bouts Ian McCall vs. Iliarde Santos, John Lineker vs. Phil Harris added to UFC 163
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two new flyweight fights are set for UFC 163 in Brazil, with one of them marking the return of "Uncle Creepy".
Submitted Jun 9, 2013 9:42PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabricio Werdum wants UFC champ Cain Velasquez, 'TUF: Mexico' coaching gig
(mmajunkie.com)
FORTALEZA, BRAZIL – If things go as Fabricio Werdum wants them to, he'll go from one coaching gig on "The Ultimate Fighter" to another one – and then onto a title fight with reigning UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
Submitted Jun 9, 2013 2:04PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Silva accepts Antonio Silva's challenge for UFC fight – at 205 pounds
(mmajunkie.com)
FORTALEZA, Brazil – Recent UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio Silva wants a fight with former teammate Thiago Silva. While the latter Silva is a light heavyweight, he said he'll take the fight – at 205 pounds.
Submitted Jun 9, 2013 2:03PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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