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UFC News - Page 249

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Tom Lawlor tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus against Michael Kuiper in April
(mmafighting.com)
Following his April 6 win over Michael Kuiper, Tom Lawlor said Kuiper hurt his knee in the early minutes of the fight. Did he ever. Lawlor told MMAFighting.com on Thursday that when Kuiper landed a judo throw in the first two minutes of their fight in Stockholm, Sweden, he tore the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee. Amazingly, Lawlor overcame the injury to submit Kuiper via guillotine choke in the second round.
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 5:53PM by DrivenDavies15 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir and Ben Rothwell receive TRT exemptions for UFC 164
(mmajunkie.com)
A new fighter has been added to the list of MMA competitors with permission to use testosterone-replacement therapy (TRT).
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 3:36PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Optimistic about knee injury, UFC's Conor McGregor insults top featherweights
(mmajunkie.com)
While fans have quickly taken to UFC prospect Conor McGregor, his fellow featherweights probably won't be so eager. Especially after the Irish fighter's latest tweets.
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 11:01AM by Webbie - 10 comments
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If Wanderlei Silva is Healthy, Dana White Would Make Sonnen vs. Silva UFC 167 Co-Main Event
(mmaweekly.com)
Chael Sonnen on Wednesday night continued his quest to get a fight with former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva. UFC president Dana White was an in-studio guest on Wednesday night’s edition of Fox Sports Live, and Sonnen had a recorded message awaiting his boss...
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 10:05AM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
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Barnatt vs. Craig, Kuiper vs. Scott joins Manchester's UFC Fight Night 30 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
October's UFC Fight Night 30 event has two new middleweight bouts on the fight card. They include Luke Barnatt (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Andrew Craig (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), as well as Michael Kuiper (12-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Brad Scott (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Officials today announced the bouts...
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 10:03AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Lyoto Machida drops to 185, meets Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight for the Troops 3
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will make a long-discussed drop to middleweight, and his first test will be a military hero – on a military base.
Submitted Aug 22, 2013 12:38AM by Webbie - 28 comments
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Wilson Reis replaces Johnny Bedford, meets Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28
(mmajunkie.com)
Promotional newcomer Wilson Reis reportedly has replaced injured Johnny Bedford and meets fellow bantamweight Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 3:11PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Cerrone charged with assault in Colorado boat rage
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Lightweight contender Donald Cerrone has been charged with misdemeanor assault in a Colorado "boating rage" incident.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 1:37PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez promoted to Indy's UFC Fight Night 27 main card
(mmajunkie.com)
Two bouts from next week's UFC Fight Night 27 event have been promoted to higher-profile spots on the fight card.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Alessio Sakara vs. Tom Watson joins UFC Fight Night 30 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
Two fighters in need of a win will clash in October at UFC Fight Night 30 when Alessio Sakara takes on Tom Watson.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Batman makes octagon debut September 4th
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ivan "Batman" Jorge has been signed by the UFC as an injury replacement for Marcelo Guimaraes. He'll meet Keith Wisneiwski at UFC Fight Night 28 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor knee injury 'not serious,' wants UFC 168 return against Diego Brandao
(mmamania.com)
Top featherweight prospect Conor McGregor done messed up his knee in the second round of his UFC Fight Night 26 battle against Max Holloway, which took place just last weekend (Aug. 17, 2013) as part of the "Shogun vs. Sonnen" event at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.Turns out it isn't serious.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 11:01AM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
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Statement regarding Stefan Struve's heart condition
(mmafighting.com)
On Tuesday's episode of UFC Tonight, it was reported that Stefan Struve has been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve, as well an enlarged heart. Struve is currently in good spirits but is still waiting to see if he will be able to resume his promising MMA career. Below is a detailed statement from Struve's manager Lex McMahon about Struve's condition and his future
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 12:56AM by DrivenDavies15 - 8 comments
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Mike Pierce vs. Rousimar Palhares added to UFN 29
(mmafighting.com)
It’s a wrestilng vs. jiu-jitsu match in Barueri, Brazil. Mike Pierce looks to extend his winning streak to five when he faces dangerous grappler Rousimar Palhares at UFC Fight Night 29 on Oct. 9. Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com. Lance! first reported the bout.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 12:54AM by DrivenDavies15 - 12 comments
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With Johnny Bedford out at UFC Fight Night 28, Hugo Viana awaits new opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
Bantamweight Johnny Bedford (19-10 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has withdrawn from a planned UFC Fight Night 28 appearance, and opponent Hugo Viana (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) now awaits a new foe. Bedford suffered a shoulder injury in training and was forced to withdraw from the bout. A timetable for his return wasn't immediately established. Featuring a light-heavyweight headliner between Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader, UFC Fight Night 28 takes place Sept. 4 at Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The evening's main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following preliminary bouts that stream on Facebook.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 12:53AM by DrivenDavies15 - 1 comment
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Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald targeted for UFC 167
(mmajunkie.com)
A planned welterweight matchup with big implications for the division's title picture is set for this fall. Several days after UFC President Dana White confirmed that the promotion would book a fight between Rory MacDonald (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Robbie Lawler (21-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC), MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned the fight is targeted for UFC 167, which takes place Nov. 16 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. Following the initial report, UFC officials confirmed the booking. Both fighters are coming off significant wins and could take a step closer to a title shot with a win, which may or may not put the UFC in an awkward position.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 12:51AM by DrivenDavies15 - 9 comments
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Jessice Eye signs with UFC, could face Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champ Sarah Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) could soon have a new opponent and a new date for her UFC debut. After being forced out of next week's UFC Fight Night 27 event when opponent Sara McMann had to withdraw and a replacement opponent could not be secured, Kaufman is now being considered for a bout with UFC newcomer Jessica Eye (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 166. Eye's contract and the potential matchup were first reported on Tuesday's new edition of "UFC Tonight." MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) subsequently confirmed with sources close to the fighters that UFC 166 could serve as host.
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 12:50AM by DrivenDavies15 - 3 comments
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UFC targets Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson rematch for Nov. 9 event in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
It appears Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) may finally have settled on an acceptable opponent in a familiar foe: Dan Henderson (29-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC). It was revealed on Tuesday's new edition of "UFC Tonight" that UFC officials are targeting a rematch between Belfort and Henderson, who first met in 2006, for an as-yet-unannounced Nov. 9 fight card in Brazil that would likely serve as UFC Fight Night 31. According to the report, both Belfort and Henderson have verbally agreed to the contest, thought it's currently unclear if the fight would take place at middleweight, light heavyweight or perhaps somewhere in between. Bout agreements have yet to be finalized
Submitted Aug 21, 2013 12:49AM by DrivenDavies15 - 17 comments
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Ortiz vs. Scoggins nixed, UFC still targeting another UFC Fight Night 27 bout
(mmajunkie.com)
Flyweights Dustin Ortiz and Justin Scoggins may soon make their UFC debuts, but it won't be against each other at UFC Fight Night 27.
Submitted Aug 20, 2013 7:29PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's 'Shogun' Rua 'achieved everything I wanted' but not considering retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite his loss this past weekend in UFC Fight Night 26's headliner, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua said he's accomplished everything he's wanted to in his career.
Submitted Aug 20, 2013 5:47PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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