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China debut in the books, UFC plans March return to Japan's Saitama Super Arena
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be back in Asia in four months with a return to Japan.  Following Saturday's debut event in China, UFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director of UFC Asia Mark Fischer said the promotion will hold an event in Japan on March 3.  The event will take place at Saitama Super Arena, just north of Tokyo.
Submitted Nov 10, 2012 3:45PM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FUEL TV 6 draws a reported 8,415 attendance for $1.3 million live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 6 card drew an announced attendance of 8,415 fans for a live gate in excess of $1.3 million.  UFC officials announced the figures at the card's post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie.com attended.  "UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le" took place at CotaiArena in Venetian Macau Resort Hotel. It was the UFC's first event in China. The main card aired on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook.
Submitted Nov 10, 2012 3:43PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC announces partnership with MNC Media in Indonesia, plans future events
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday continued its global expansion, particularly in Asia, with its first event in China.  And after the fight card, the company announced plans to break further into the Asian market, this time in Indonesia with a partnership with the Jakarta-based MNC Media.  And with that partnership, the UFC also expects eventually to hold events in Indonesia, likely first in the capital city of Jakarta. Indonesia is home to roughly 238 million people.
Submitted Nov 10, 2012 3:41PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FUEL TV 6's Kim wants Maia rematch in Japan, Gomi also wants on March card
(mmajunkie.com)
Following one of the most dominating wins of his career, Korean welterweight Dong Hyun Kim wants a chance to erase the memories of one of his most embarrassing losses.  After UFC on FUEL TV 6, Kim said he'd like to rematch Brazilian Demian Maia, and he'd love to do it at the UFC's newly announced card in Japan.  And as long as UFC officials are listening, fellow UFC on FUEL TV 6 winner Takanori Gomi wouldn't mind fighting at that event, too.
Submitted Nov 10, 2012 3:38PM by prophecy033 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC On Fuel TV 6 Franklin vs. Le Bonuses
(mmaweekly.com)
Fight of The Night: Gomi vs. Danzig (Both Fighters Get $40,000) Knock Out of The Night: Cung Le ($40,000) Submission of The Night: Thiago Silva ($40,000)
Submitted Nov 10, 2012 12:37PM by Biggavelli - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Silva Rips American Top Team
(tampabay.sbnation.com)
Once a young contender, UFC Light Heavyweight Thiago Silva is looking to get his career back on track and has some choice words for his former team.
Submitted Nov 9, 2012 6:00PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA pioneer Dan Severn wants late peer Jeff Blatnick in UFC Hall of Fame
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn will remember friend and 1984 Greco-Roman wrestling American gold medalist Jeff Blatnick for his ability to stretch the imagination. They'd known each other since the late 1970s because Blatnick's Greco-Roman style had few practice spaces, so he sought out freestyle wrestling haunts that Severn frequented. They last saw each other Sept. 15, a few months before Blatnick's untimely death.
Submitted Nov 9, 2012 2:50PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson Pass Random Drug Tests for Steroids and Diuretics
(mmaweekly.com)
The Ultimate Fighter Season 16 coaches Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson were each notified back in October that they would be required to submit to a random drug test under order of the Nevada Athletic Commission. Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer on Friday informed MMAWeekly.com that both Carwin and Nelson returned negative results, passing their drug tests. Each was tested for a full battery of steroids and diuretics, but was not tested for recreational drugs such as marijuana.
Submitted Nov 9, 2012 2:26PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC exec explains Bruce Lee's role in UFC on FUEL TV 6's promotional efforts
(mmajunkie.com)
MACAU – The list of names plastered on the UFC's promotional materials in Macau isn't really surprising, save for one. Headliners Rich Franklin and Cung Le are featured prominently in the UFC on FUEL TV 6 campaign, as are Korean fighter Dong Hyun Kim and Chinese competitor Tiequan Zhang. But listed above them all is a man who passed away 20 years before the UFC made its debut: Bruce Lee.
Submitted Nov 9, 2012 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey coming to UFC can change the sport
(mmafighting.com)
As Ronda Rousey becomes heralded as the first woman fighter in the UFC, it's amazing how quickly this has all happened. Even more, one asks the questions, where is this going and what is the ceiling? It's impossible to answer. But in cases like this, timing is everything. And the timing looks awfully good. There are still some who cling to the notion that MMA fans don't want to see women battle in the cage, and it won't work in the UFC. But there is already years of evidence in Strikeforce and other organizations that prove differently. Women have already shown they are viable on the card. And it's also been proven that with the right mix of personalities, women can be successful headlining major shows...
Submitted Nov 9, 2012 10:54AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC on FUEL TV 6 official weigh-in results: Franklin (185), Le (186) on weight
(mmajunkie.com)
MAIN CARD (FUEL TV, 9 a.m. ET) -Rich Franklin (185) vs. Cung Le (186) -Stanislav Nedkov (203) vs. Thiago Silva (205) -Dong Hyum Kim (170.5) vs. Paulo Thiago (169.5) -Mac Danzig (155) vs. Takanori Gomi (155) -Jon Tuck (156) vs. Tiequan Zhang (155) -Jeff Hougland (135) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (135.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 7:15 a.m. ET) -Alex Caceres (136) vs. Motonobu Tezuka (135.5) -John Lineker (126) vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (125.5) -Tom DeBlass (185) vs. Riki Fukuda (186)
Submitted Nov 9, 2012 8:34AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
David Mitchell awarded show money after Hyun Gyu Lim pulled from UFC on FUEL TV 6
(mmajunkie.com)
Looking to fight for the first time in 15 months, David Mitchell has instead been reduced to a tourist. MMAjunkie.com has learned that Mitchell's planned opponent, Hyun Gu Lim, has been pulled from tomorrow's UFC on FUEL TV 6 event and his fight with "Daudi" has been scratched. According to sources close to the fighter, UFC doctors nixed the bout. While an exact reason for the scratch wasn't given, additional sources suggested complications during Lim's weight cut were responsible for the move.
Submitted Nov 9, 2012 12:29AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hyun Gyu Lim off UFC Macao card, deemed 'medically unfit'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Korean fighter Hyun Gyu Lim was expected to make his UFC debut against David Mitchell at Saturday's UFC on Fuel 6 card, but he has been pulled from the card. The promotion issued a statement in regards to the situation via their website just minutes ago.
Submitted Nov 9, 2012 12:26AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate added to the UFC roster
(bloodyelbow.com)
With news coming in today that Strikeforce is closing operations after January 2013, former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate announced that she has joined current champion Ronda Rousey as the first female fighters in UFC history.
Submitted Nov 9, 2012 12:24AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, UFC
 
Strikeforce to close shop after stacked January event
(bloodyelbow.com)
As we already told you, celebrity gossip site TMZ dropped to big announcements on the MMA world Thursday night. Obviously, the first was that WMMA superstar Ronda Rousey will become the first female fighter to compete under the UFC banner. Secondly they reported that the Strikeforce event scheduled for January will be the final card for the promotion.
Submitted Nov 9, 2012 12:22AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, UFC
 
Dan Henderson says he'll face Lyoto Machida at UFC 156
(bloodyelbow.com)
It appears that Dan Henderson be trying to regain his UFC light heavyweight title shot on February 2nd. In a live interview on Spike TV's Uncensored Live, Hendo confirmed that he will be facing former champion Lyoto Machida at UFC 156. The bout is probably a number one contender's bout, considering both men have claims for a title shot already.
Submitted Nov 8, 2012 11:49PM by crushedbacon - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
EXCLUSIVE: Ronda Rousey -- Becomes 1st Female Fighter to Join UFC
(tmz.com)
 Roda Rousey just made MMA history ... becoming the very first female fighter to join the UFC ... TMZ has learned. Rousey -- a former U.S. Olympian -- has officially joined Dana White's MMA organization ... and automatically becomes the 135 lb women's champion. We're told 25-year-old Ronda will defend her title in 2013 -- possible opponents include Sara McMann, Cris Cyborg and rival Miesha Tate.Rousey has been fighting in Strikeforce since last year and emerged as a superstar ... beating the living crap out of just about everybody she's faced. In fact, she's undefeated. And there's more ... sources say Strikeforce, which airs on Showtime, will be running its last event in January before folding up shop for good. A rep for Strikeforce had no comment.It's a pretty crazy turn of events -- considering last year, Dana told TMZ women would "NEVER" fight in the UFC
Submitted Nov 8, 2012 8:44PM by prophecy033 - 40 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dave Herman’s UFC 153 Marijuana Suspension Includes Rehab Requirement
(mmaweekly.com)
Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman failed their drug tests following their respective bouts at UFC 153 on Oct. 13 in Brazil. Now, each has been handed down his suspension by UFC officials. Since Brazil does not have a sanctioning body to oversee mixed martial arts, the UFC policed itself at UFC 153, hiring a third party company to administer drug testing. UFC 153 was held at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Herman – who test positive for marijuana – did not receive his suspension until Thursday. Herman has been suspended for “six months from the day of the fight and must undergo and participate in an approved rehabilitation program, and have a clean drug test when the suspension is over, UFC vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner told MMAWeekly.com. While the UFC is forced to police itself in jurisdictions without a commission, such as Brazil, they did take Herman’s case a step further than most athletic commissions. Most commissions would likely have suspended Herman, but not necessarily added the requirement that he attend an approved rehab program. Herman will be eligible to return from suspension, granted he meets all of the necessary requirements, on April 13, 2013.
Submitted Nov 8, 2012 7:54PM by Biggavelli - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabricio Werdum surprised by 'TUF: Brazil' slot after offer to save Strikeforce event
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum today told MMAjunkie.com that he volunteered to fight Daniel Cormier at a Nov. 3 Strikeforce event, but the promotion's parent company never offered the matchup. A subsequent opportunity to coach "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2" opposite Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira came as a surprise. "I didn't think I was as known in Brazil as Nogueira and (Mauricio) 'Shogun' (Rua) and Lyoto (Machida)," Werdum said.
Submitted Nov 8, 2012 5:12PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Big Nog' says he won't fight for the belt unless Junior Dos Santos loses UFC title
(mmajunkie.com)
A longstanding relationship with UFC heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos makes Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira uncomfortable with a title shot. Nogueira, who will coach "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2" opposite Fabricio Werdum, said there's "no chance" he'll take a title shot unless Dos Santos is no longer champ. "If there's any chance he doesn't have the title any more, for sure, I would love to fight for the belt," Nogueira said Thursday.
Submitted Nov 8, 2012 5:08PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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