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UFC in London gets some fights announced including a title fight
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For those of you who don't speak twitter Language: Interim Bantamweight Championship: Renan Barao (c) vs Michael McDonald Che Mills vs Matt Riddle Terry Etim vs Renee Forte Paul Sass vs Danny Castillo And more: @UFC_UK: Europe will see its 1st battle for the bantamweight belt at #UFCLondon2013 when @RenanBaraoUFC takes on @MayDayMcDonald at @wembleyarena! @UFC_UK: #UFC welterweight @riddletuf7 gets his chance to fight a Brit when he takes on @Che_Mills in #UFCLondon2013 @UFC_UK: #UFCLondon2013 sees @terry_etim return to the UK against #TUFBrazil contestant @reneeforte @UFC_UK: #UFC lightweight @lastcall155 takes on submission specialist @paul_sass at #UFCLondon2013 @UFC_UK: #UFC announces 1st flyweight bout in Europe with @uselessgomez vs @billyharrismma #UFCLondon2013 @UFC_UK: #UFC bantamweights Motonobu Tezuka vs @vaughanlovelee added to #UFCLondon2013 at @wembleyarena. @UFC_UK: #UFC confirms featherweights @joshgrispi vs @thelittleaxe for #UFCLondon2013 at @wembleyarena. Newsletter pre-sale today @ticketmasteruk Will get a link up ASAP
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 5:17AM by jjeans - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cris Cyborg says she'll fight Ronda Rousey at 135 lbs, but not at UFC 157
(bloodyelbow.com)
After rumors surfaced that she'd fight Ronda Rousey at UFC 157, Cyborg Santos shot down the claims saying she can't make bantamweight that soon.
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 12:35AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 156: McCall vs. Benavidez and Dunham vs. Tibau added to Super Bowl weekend
(prommanow.com)
UFC officials have announced that Ian McCall vs. Joseph Benavidez and Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau have been added to the UFC 156 event that’s set for Super Bowl weekend on February 2nd. McCall (11-3-1) is coming off the unanimous decision loss to the now current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. The two were fighting for the honor of fighting in the inaugural UFC flyweight championship fight. The two had fought to a majority draw in the fight before that in what was a very exciting fight. Benavidez (16-3) is also coming off a loss to Demetrious Johnson in his last fight. The two fought for the inaugural UFC flyweight title with Johnson winning a unanimous decision. The other two losses for Benavidez came against UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 11:42PM by sparky - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gilbert Melendez camp considering move to featherweight, negotiating with UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday's title fight between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz will not only impact the UFC's lightweight division, but possibly featherweight, as well. A Diaz win could mean a move to 145 for Gilbert Melendez.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 8:07PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Culinary Union asks Fox to pull Stephens from FOX 5
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC's biggest free TV card to date is coming up this Saturday with UFC On Fox 5. Despite the excitement building for the card, their matchmaking decisions have brought the ire of their biggest political rival, the Culinary Workers Union.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 3:04PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Eddie Mendez out of UFC on FX 6 with injury, Cody Donovan steps in
(mmajunkie.com)
A shoulder injury has forced Eddie Mendez out of next week's UFC on FX 6 event, and a promotional newcomer his taken has spot on the Australian card.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 3:01PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FX 6 finalized with 'TUF: Smashes' finals, other bouts (spoiler warning)
(mmajunkie.com)
With the tournament finals and now two other bouts with cast members from the "The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K.," the lineup is set for next week's UFC on FX 6 event.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 3:00PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White confirms Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald title fight in 2013
(bjpenn.com)
With the news that current UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will be on the shelf for another 6-9 months due to a second ACL surgery, UFC President Dana White has confirmed that interim champ Renan Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will now defend his belt against Michael McDonald (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in early 2013.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 2:06PM by postman - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin tears MCL
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According to Dana White Forrest has tore his MCL
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 1:28PM by ChrisSabal - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Training partner Tyron Woodley: B.J. Penn is 'ready to roll'
(mmafighting.com)
When Strikeforce welterweight standout Tyron Woodley went out to Hawaii to help B.J. Penn train for his UFC on FOX 5 bout with Rory MacDonald, it didn't take him long to figure out why Penn's camps are the stuff of mixed martial arts legend. "One thing that I immediately noticed is his camp is so in tune and so focused on one goal, and task, and that's winning on Dec. 8," Woodley said on a recent edition of The MMA Hour. "Those guys are so in tune with the diet, the nutrition, how many rounds he's sparring, how many minutes, they really have it down to a science. So I can appreciate that for the several times I've ran my own camp, to have that out of my mind and be able to focus on fighting, that's a great thing not to have on your plate." The 10-1 St. Louis native was brought in to mimic MacDonald, the well-rounded welterweight from Montreal's Tri-Star gym, and Woodley did his best to deliver. "It's a blessing and an honor that they would consider me for this camp," Woodley said. "Rory MacDonald's no joke, man. That's not a guy a lot of guys are calling out to fight I think B.J. Penn, if anyone's going to knock this young buck off, he's the guy to do it. So, they wanted someone who can strike who can wrestle who can grapple, that was a bigger guy who could compete with him. So I went in there and I gave him everything he could handle, I tried to give him a good look."
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 12:55PM by BuffaloDave - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Trainer Cesar Gracie expects Nate Diaz to be his first UFC champ
(mmajunkie.com)
If Nate Diaz emerges victorious against UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event at Seattle's KeyArena, the 27-year-old will become the first Cesar Gracie fighter to hold gold in the UFC. Gracie's Pleasant Hill, Calif. academy has groomed other talent to UFC title shots, including Gil Castillo, who suffered a loss to then-welterweight champ Matt Hughes at UFC 40 back in 2002. Additionally, prominent jiu-jitsu black belts who now represent the camp – Dave Terrell, Jake Shields and Nick Diaz – also have come up short in recent title fights. Nate's older brother, Nick, is the most recent to walk away without the grand prize after he dropped a unanimous decision to Carlos Condit in an interim welterweight title bout at UFC 143 in February. So what makes Gracie's latest title challenger likely to bring home the goods? "If I've learned something," Gracie told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) about his decade-plus prepping fighters to become UFC champions, "it's don't let the hype get to you."
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 6:01AM by jjeans - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team
 
Dan Hardy rules out potential appearance at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London
(mmajunkie.com)
When the UFC returns to London for a February event, it'll do so without one of the area's top fighters. Veteran welterweight Dan Hardy recently ruled out the possibility of competing at UFC on FUEL TV 7. The event, which airs live on FUEL TV, takes place Feb. 16 at Wembley Arena. Hardy (25-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC), a veteran of the U.K. fight scene who's also fought six times in England for the UFC, tweeted his unavailability for the card while responding to fellow welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada, who had been campaigning for a fight with the Brit. "Sorry mate, I won't be ready to fight in February," Hardy wrote. "Enjoy fighting in London though, the UK fans are always great." Hardy, who's recovering from injuries, is expected to return in the spring.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 5:59AM by jjeans - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cesar Gracie Names Four Cornermen for Nate Diaz vs Ben Henderson
(bjpenn.com)
Cesar Gracie, founder and head coach of Gracie Fighter posted on twitter the people on UFC lightweight number one contender Nate Diaz’s corner , for the Ben Henderson bout as the the main event of UFC on FOX 5 this Saturday night in Seattle.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 5:52AM by jjeans - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Grispi vs. Andy Ogle added to UFC on FUEL 7 in London
(bloodyelbow.com)
certain "loser leaves town" matchup has been booked for UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London, as featherweights Josh Grispi and Andy Ogle face off in February. It's a must-win situation for two young featherweights, as Josh Grispi fights Andy Ogle at UFC on FUEL 7 at Wembley Arena in London, England. Fighters Only magazine confirms: Josh Grispi will be fighting for his UFC career in February. Grispi (14-4) has been matched with Andy Ogle (8-2) for the UFC’s visit to London, England on Saturday February 16, 2013, sources close to the situation have revealed to Fighters Only.
Submitted Dec 4, 2012 9:14PM by sparky - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator's Mo Lawal has recovery advice for injured UFC champ Dominick Cruz
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator light heavyweight and TNA wrestler Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal can relate to UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz; his body also rejected a cadaver's ACL following knee surgery. "But the thing was, I was too afraid to go back," Lawal today told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "I didn't care. I just kept fighting on it, and Dominick is doing the right thing by going to get it fixed." Cruz could also do well to mentally prepare himself for a full recovery. "To me, coming from a high level of wrestling, you see guys have surgery all the time," said the 31-year-old Lawal (8-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC), who gave a soft confirmation of his Jan. 17 Bellator debut in Irvine, Calif. "Being at the Olympic Training Center, there are guys that live in the training room. You see guys bounce back.
Submitted Dec 4, 2012 8:20PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
Unable to unify belts, UFC interim champ Barao says McDonald fight 'makes sense'
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao had a single goal in mind, but in a flash, that was all taken away. After winning the interim belt at July's UFC 149 event, Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) had hoped to book a fight with division champion Dominick Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in an effort to unify the two belts. Now that Cruz is back on the shelf, Barao said he's happy to take on any of the bantamweight division's top contenders, including the name that seems to be mentioned the most: Michael McDonald (15-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). "I was OK with the news because a lot of people were already speculating that I wasn't going to face Cruz," Barao told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) through a translator. "I wasn't that focused on him. I'll be prepared for whoever they put against me."
Submitted Dec 4, 2012 8:17PM by BuffaloDave - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
No longer a 'kid,' Anthony Pettis eyes big return at UFC on FOX 6
(mmajunkie.com)
To hear Anthony Pettis talk about not being a kid anymore, at the staggering "old" age of 25, almost is reason to cut him off – to tell him a thing or two about being old. "What I wouldn't give to be 25 again ..." is the temptation. But he goes on, uninterrupted, until he hits his point, which is a good one. But the time off has taught the old man, who will turn 26 on Jan. 27, the day after he fights Cerrone, a few lessons. "One of them is, I'm not just a kid and can jump right back from injuries," Pettis told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I've had injuries when I was younger and I'd jump right back and be ready to go. Now I have to worry about my body long-term and do it the right way. I can't cut any corners, I can't take any shortcuts. This has to be done and healed up 100 percent, or my career is at stake. That's a big lesson I learned."
Submitted Dec 4, 2012 8:16PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Hunt and Stefan Struve Look to Cross Paths at UFC on Fuel 8 in Japan
(bleacherreport.com)
Mark Hunt fans can start banging their drums again because it looks like a fight between he and Stefan Struve is close to becoming official. According to MMAWeekly, a source close to the fight confirmed that verbal agreements are in place and the fight between Hunt and Struve will take place March 2 in Japan.
Submitted Dec 4, 2012 10:04AM by Poor_Franklin - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall Verbally Agreed for UFC 156 Super Bowl Weekend
(mmaweekly.com)
Two of the top flyweights in the world will finally meet at UFC 156 as Joseph Benavidez squares off against Ian McCall on Super Bowl weekend 2013. Sources close to the fight confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that verbal agreements are in place for the Feb 2 showdown. Benavidez and McCall have been long attached to one another even before either of them were fighting at 125lbs in the UFC.
Submitted Dec 3, 2012 10:47PM by BuffaloDave - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'UFC 360' ad declares 'The Ultimate Fighter 17' debuts Tuesday, Jan. 22
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Ultimate Fighter" is apparently moving to Tuesday. An advertisement in the new issue of "UFC 360," formerly known as "UFC Magazine," declares the upcoming 17th season of "The Ultimate Fighter" debuts on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 9 p.m. ET. UFC and FX officials have yet to make an official announcement, and representatives from both companies weren't immediately available for comment when contacted by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). However, additional sources close to the promotion confirmed current plans do call for the series to move to Tuesday night.
Submitted Dec 3, 2012 8:25PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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