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With UFC 146 wins, Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez II on tap
(mmajunkie.com)
After a pair of impressive performances at Saturday night's UFC 146 event, Junior Dos Santos (15-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) and Cain Velasquez (10-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) will meet for a second time.
Submitted May 27, 2012 1:13AM by lohmann - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 146 bonuses and awards for 'Dos Santos vs Mir' fights in Las Vegas
(mmamania.com)
UFC 146: "Dos Santos vs. Mir" from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts. To the tune of $70,000 each. And thanks to double dipping on the first two, a "Fight of the Night" bonus was not given out. Pooey. Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 146: Knockout of the Night -- Roy Nelson Knockout of the Night part deux -- Dan Hardy Submission of the Night -- Stefan Struve Submission of the Night part deux -- Paul Sass Fight of the Night -- None
Submitted May 27, 2012 1:08AM by sparky - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Arianny Celeste arrested and in jail for domestic violence is the word on the streets
@FrontRowBrian Word is Arianny Celeste was arrested in Las Vegas for Domestic Violence. Real name Arianny Lopez. Inmate #02855684. Bond $3,000
Submitted May 26, 2012 5:21PM by Kpro - 28 comments
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UFC president Dana White open to another comeback season of 'The Ultimate Fighter'
(mmajunkie.com)
Eleven seasons have passed since "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series featured a "comeback" season, but another one could be on the way. Following Friday's regular-season finale of "The Ultimate Fighter: Live" – the first season on FX and the first with live fights – UFC president Dana White admitted interest in a season that would exclusively feature former UFC fighters. The success of the first one, "TUF 4," is a big reason why. That season took place in 2006 on Spike TV and featured 16 fighters with previous UFC experience. While the decision to give the middleweight and welterweight "TUF" winners immediate title shots initially was met with criticism, it resulted in one of MMA's biggest upsets. After winning "TUF 4" with a narrow win over Chris Lytle, Matt Serra earned a title shot and then upset welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 69. So would White consider a second comeback season? "Of course," White said. "I think enough time has gone by by where there's enough guys out there where you could do that type of show again." -------------------====================---------------- Saw this article and loved it so decided to share If it was None Zuffa I'd like a line up like this: 1 Tim Sylvia 2 Mike Whitehead 3 Eddie Sanchez 4 Andrei Arlovski 5 Todd Duffee 6 Seth Petruzelli 7 Travis Wiuff 8 Abe Wagner 9 Joey Beltran 10 Neil Grove 11 Goran Reljic 12 Marcio Cruz 13 Pedro Rizzo - Especially if he beats Fedor 14 Paul Buentello 15Justin McCully 16 Sean McCorkle Heck even throw in Ricco Rodriguez or Tuchscherer or Morecraft or Tim Hague
Submitted May 26, 2012 12:18PM by jjeans - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FUEL TV 4 adds Page-Caceres
(mmajunkie.com)
A bantamweight bout between Damacio Page (15-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres (6-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) has been added to July's UFC on FUEL TV 4 card. Additionally, two previously reported bouts are now official: lightweights Rafael dos Anjos (16-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC) vs. Anthony Njokuani (15-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and light heavyweights Nick Penner (11-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Tom DeBlass (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC). UFC officials confirmed the bouts overnight.
Submitted May 24, 2012 8:48AM by sparky - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF Live Finale adds Jeremy Larsen vs. Joe Proctor to prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
After a flurry of additions earlier today, The Ultimate Fighter Finale's fight card has another. Officials today added a bout between eliminated "TUF: Live" cast members Jeremy Larsen (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Joe Proctor (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to the event's lineup. The TUF Live Finale takes place next Friday, June 1, at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The main card, including a Jake Ellenberger vs. Martin Kampmann headliner, airs on FX. FUEL TV carries the prelims, including Larsen vs. Proctor.
Submitted May 23, 2012 6:19PM by sparky - 3 comments
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Indianapolis hosts UFC on FX 5 on Sept. 7
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is returning to the Midwest for a September show in Indianapolis. UFC on FX 5 will take place Sept. 7 at the 19,000-seat Bankers Life Fieldhouse (formerly Conseco Fieldhouse) in the Indiana capital. UFC officials today announced the event, pointing to a report on indystar.com. No fights have been signed for the card, and tickets don't go on sale until July 20.
Submitted May 23, 2012 2:26PM by BuffaloDave - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF Live Finale adds Lawrence-Cofer, Jury-Saunders, Marcello-Sicilia, Cruickshank-Tickle
(mmajunkie.com)
Five new fights are now official for next week's The Ultimate Fight Live Finale, and eight of the competitors are eliminated cast members from the show. They include lightweights Justin Lawrence (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. John Cofer (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Myles Jury (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Chris Saunders (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Cristiano Marcello (12-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Sam Sicilia (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and Daron Cruickshank (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Chris Tickle (7-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC). In non-"TUF" action, Erik Perez (10-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced Byron Bloodworth (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and now meets fellow bantamweight John Albert (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC). The TUF Live Finale takes place next Friday, June 1, at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The main card, including a Jake Ellenberger vs. Martin Kampmann headliner, airs on FX. FUEL TV is expected to carry the prelims, including all the above fights.
Submitted May 23, 2012 2:23PM by BuffaloDave - 10 comments
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Cesar Gracie Has Harsh Words For The “Joke/Kangaroo Court” That Is The NSAC
(bjpenn.com)
A day after UFC Welterweight Nick Diaz was suspended for 1 year for testing positive for marijuana after UFC 143, his coach took to the airwaves to defend him. Cesar Gracie was a guest on “Just Scrap Radio” on BJPenn.com today and gave his thoughts about the Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing and did not hold back. “It was a joke really,” Gracie said. “I thought it was like a kangaroo court.” Gracie expressed that he felt that Diaz’s fate was decided before the hearing even began and that the point of the hearing was to make an example out of Diaz.
Submitted May 23, 2012 12:44PM by postman - 10 comments
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Joey Gambino replaces Jimy Hettes, meets Steven Siler at UFC on FX 4
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC newcomer Joey Gambino (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced Jimmy Hettes (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and now meets fellow featherweight Steven Siler (20-9 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC on FX 4. Siler posted news of the change on his Facebook page, though the reason for Hettes' removal wasn't mentioned. UFC executives have not formally announced the change to the card, which takes place June 22 at Revel Atlantic City in New Jersey. The main card airs on FX, and Silver vs. Gambino is slated for the FUEL TV-televised prelims.
Submitted May 23, 2012 11:22AM by BuffaloDave - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 4 adds Swick-Johnson, Grispi-Garza, Phan-Miller, Gamburyan-Omigawa
(mmajunkie.com)
Four new fights are set for UFC on FOX 4, officials today announced. And one includes the long-awaited return of fan favorite Mick Swick (14-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC), who meets fellow welterweight DaMarques Johnson (16-10 MMA, 4-4 UFC). The others feature a trio of featherweight matchups: Josh Grispi (14-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) vs. Pablo Garza (11-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC), Nam Phan (17-10 MMA, 1-3 UFC) vs. Cole Miller (18-6 MMA, 7-4), and Manny Gamburyan (11-7 MMA, 2-5 UFC) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (13-11-1 MMA, 1-3 UFC). UFC on FOX 4 takes place Aug. 4 at Los Angeles' Staples Center, and the main card airs on FOX.
Submitted May 22, 2012 6:25PM by DrivenDavies15 - 10 comments
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Jared Hamman vs. Michael Kuiper added to UFC 150 in Denver
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Jared Hamman (13-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) and Michael Kuiper (11-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been added to August's UFC 150 event. Hamman's reps at Alchemist Management recently announced the fight, though UFC executives haven't made a formal announcement. UFC 150 takes place Aug. 11 at Denver's Pepsi Center, and the main card airs on pay-per-view. Hamman vs. Kuiper likely will be part of the prelims, which FX and Facebook are expected to carry.
Submitted May 22, 2012 3:52PM by sparky - 5 comments
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Claude Patrick will take on James Head UFC 149 in Calgary
(sportsnet.ca)
Another Canadian has been added to UFC 149 in Calgary as Toronto's Claude Patrick will take on James Head in a welterweight bout. The UFC told Sportsnet Tuesday that verbal agreements were in place for the fight, which will appear on the undercard of the July 21 event at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the UFC's first show in Alberta. Patrick (14-2) is coming off a controversial split-decision loss to Brian Ebersole at UFC 140 in Toronto in December. The defeat snapped a 13-fight win streak, including his first three appearance in the Octagon
Submitted May 22, 2012 1:11PM by sparky - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Taylor Out of UFC on Fuel 4; Rafael Dos Anjos expected as replacement
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC on Fuel 4 has undergone a change as British banger Paul Taylor has been forced out of his scheduled fight with Anthony Njokuani on the card.
Submitted May 22, 2012 12:56PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Showtime Pettis “I want to fight Nate Diaz!”
(bjpenn.com)
I was fortunate enough to catch up with UFC lightweight top contender Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis this weekend. Pettis, who is coming off a big victory over Joe Lauzon at UFC 144, is looking to prove that he is the real #1 contender in the lightweight division. Here is our conversation:
Submitted May 22, 2012 12:50PM by postman - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NSAC issues one-year suspension, fine to Nick Diaz
(mmajunkie.com)
In a hearing that stretched over three hours and two rooms within the Grant Sawyer Office Building in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously voted today to suspend Nick Diaz for his failed drug test at UFC 143. Diaz's suspension runs 12 months from the date of the event, which took place Feb. 4. Additionally, he has been fined $60,000, or 30 percent of his $200,000 show purse. Diaz, who was present at hearing, must also submit a clean drug test in order to be licensed again in Nevada.
Submitted May 22, 2012 9:35AM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NSAC SUSPENDS DIAZ ONE YEAR FOR POSITIVE TEST
(sportsnet.ca)
Nick Diaz was suspended for one year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his positive test for marijuana metabolites following his loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143 in Las Vegas. The UFC welterweight, who was already under temporary suspension since the failed drug test, was also fined $79,500 (30 per cent of his purse). Appearing before the commission Monday, Diaz’s lawyer Ross Goodman argued that the NSAC could not suspend him for violating its policies since marijuana metabolites do not constitute a prohibited substance. Diaz, who has a medical exemption to use marijuana in his home state of California, has been taking it to help deal with ADHD.
Submitted May 22, 2012 9:35AM by sparky - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen was granted a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) by the Nevada Athletic Commission
(sherdog.com)
Chael Sonnen was granted a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday, clearing the way for his UFC 148 showdown with Anderson Silva in Las Vegas on July 7. The exemption came with a few conditions, however. Sonnen must adhere to dosage restrictions as determined by NAC Executive Director Keith Kizer in the days leading up to the event, and the middleweight title challenger must also submit to a post-fight blood test at his expense the morning after UFC 148. Additionally, the commission has requested that Sonnen submit copies of his therapeutic exemption applications from Texas and Illinois for further review. Sonnen was suspended for one year by the California State Athletic Commission following his loss to Silva at UFC 117 in August 2010, when a post-fight drug test revealed that Sonnen had elevated testosterone levels. The Oregonian returned to action last October, scoring a first-round submission over Brian Stann at UFC 136 in Houston. Most recently, he defeated Michael Bisping at UFC on Fox 2 on Jan. 28 in Chicago.
Submitted May 22, 2012 9:33AM by sparky - 7 comments
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UFC Champ Jon Jones Posts Facebook Statement On DUI Arrest
(bloodyelbow.com)
"Man I haven't added anyone new to my Facebook page in like three years and right now I'm so glad that I haven't. It has literally been sickening to have so many people try to kick me while I'm down. At the same time, I totally understand, I gave them the leeway to. I screwed up, big time. Just needed to say thank you to all you guys for being amazing friends/supporters. Always having to deal with so many critics, haters and fickle mma fans, I almost forgot how strong of a home base I had (607 and people that knew me before I was a champion fighter). Although the hell that will come with this hasn't even started yet, I want you guys to know how much better you've all made me feel, not only about this situation but about life, everything. It's good to feel that people are there and care. With that being said, I felt I should apologize to you first. I'm truly sorry to those of you that I may have embarrassed in any way, to those of you with kids that I may have let down. I will prove to them as well as to myself, that no matter what is happening in life, we can always work our way back and make things even better than before. Reading you guys uplifting comments was a great reminder for me to not give up on who I am or all the hateful people. I'm not gonna allow this situation to outweigh the positive. I love you guys right back and I promise to make things right. PS sorry about the terrible grammar :)"
Submitted May 21, 2012 1:13PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 4: Manny Gamburyan vs Michihiro Omigawa booked for Aug. 4 in Los Angeles
(mmamania.com)
A featherweight fracas has been added to the UFC on Fox 4: "Stann vs. Lombard" event on Aug. 4, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, as the struggling Manny Gamburyan will take on Michihiro Omigawa. MMAFighting.com brought word of the pending bout last night. Gamburyan is likely on his last legs with the world's largest fight promotion, as he's lost both of his two fights since rejoining the UFC. Actually, dating back to his previous run with the promotion, "The Anvil" has won inside the Octagon in four fights. That's an impressive run of futility. He'll try to turn the tide against Omigawa, who has struggled nearly as bad losing three of his last four. There's a widely panned decision in there that didn't go his way but a loss is a loss is a loss. So essentially, this is a loser leaves town match.
Submitted May 20, 2012 10:53PM by sparky - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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