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Thiago Alves returns at UFC on FOX 11, meets Seth Baczynski in Orlando
(mmajunkie.com)
For the first time in more than two years, Thiago Alves will return to the octagon. Alves (19-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) has been booked for a welterweight fight against Seth Baczynski (19-10 MMA, 5-3 MMA) at UFC on FOX 11. UFC officials announced the new booking on Thursday. UFC on FOX 11 is set for April 19 at Amway Center in Orlando. It will be the UFC’s first visit to the city. The main card will air on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Feb 6, 2014 4:23PM by DrivenDavies15 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Newcomer Douglas de Andrade meets Zubair Tuhugov at UFC Fight Night 36
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC has another Brazilian featherweight riding a lengthy unbeaten streak in its fold.
Submitted Feb 6, 2014 3:50PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Samman vs. Caio Magalhaes added to UFC on FOX 11 in Orlando
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Florida has had a busy week, and now adds a middleweight bout to its growing lineup.
Submitted Feb 6, 2014 3:49PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Undefeated Douglas Silva replaces injured Thiago Tavares at UFC Fight Night 36
(mmafighting.com)
The injury bug has forced a late change to the UFC Fight Night 36 card in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.
Submitted Feb 6, 2014 12:11PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Dismisses Catchweight Talk, Says José Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis Would Be at Lightweight
(mmaweekly.com)
The potential match-up between current UFC featherweight champion José Aldo and lightweight champ Anthony Pettis won’t happen at any weight other than 155 pounds, UFC president Dana White said on Wednesday night.
Submitted Feb 6, 2014 12:06PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Lyoto Machida could be next in line with UFC Fight Night 36 win
(mmajunkie.com)
Saying his 185-pound division has “never been more exciting,” UFC President Dana White on Wednesday said the next big matchup in the division could produce the next fighter in line to fight for the title.
Submitted Feb 6, 2014 12:04PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jones doesn't always see 'eye to eye' with the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
'Extremely dangerous and motivated' UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on where he fits in the UFC marketing plan, UFC 172, fight training and planning, and the fact that not everyone always loves a winner.
Submitted Feb 6, 2014 12:00PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Countdown to UFC 170' debuts Feb. 17 on FOX Sports 1
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s traditional pre-event show returns Monday, Feb. 17, with the debut of “Countdown to UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann” on FOX Sports 1.
Submitted Feb 5, 2014 11:52PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
If Aldo moves up, UFC boss says Mendes vs. Swanson makes sense for featherweight title
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White made it very clear he wasn’t making a fight announcement, but he did offer a strong opinion on what could come next at 145 pounds if Jose Aldo does indeed vacate his title and move up to the lightweight division to challenge current champ Anthony Pettis.
Submitted Feb 5, 2014 11:49PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Coach Roach: Dana White dragged GSP down
(bloodyelbow.com)
The ex-UFC champ's boxing coach says that UFC boss beat down a depressed St-Pierre and that if there was any alternative he'd tell GSP to fight somewhere else.
Submitted Feb 5, 2014 11:45PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
 
Anthony Johnson: 'I'll move to heavyweight before I fight my teammates'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Anthony Johnson is once again the new kid on the UFC block. He discusses his re-entry to the roster, upcoming bout with Davis and whether we'll see him at Heavyweight any time soon.
Submitted Feb 5, 2014 11:43PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC & Eye release statements on failed drug test
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following the news of her overturned win against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166, "Evil" Eye and the UFC speak out about the news over her failed drug test.
Submitted Feb 5, 2014 11:42PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones Hopes Anderson Silva ‘just stays away’ From MMA
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“To see such a magnificent career and legacy get tarnished by two losses, two kind of flukish losses – I wouldn’t call the first one a fluke – it sucks,” he said. “It leaves a weird taste in your mouth, like it’s not supposed to end that way. What I’m hoping is that people remember Anderson for all the magnificent things he’s done, and all the lives he’s touched, and all the people he’s inspired, and I’m hoping that Anderson just stays away from the sport and continues to be an inspiration outside of the octagon… Not fight again. Anderson can do seminars, he can do motivational speaking, he can help all the kids in Brazil, I mean he’s such an idol. His greatness has just begun, but I think in the Octagon, I think it’s been already fun.”
Submitted Feb 5, 2014 11:15PM by bjj1605 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael dos Anjos faces Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 11
(mmafighting.com)
lightweight showdown between Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov is set for UFC on FOX 11 on April 19 in Orlando, Fla. Dos Anjos was slated to face Rustam Khabilov at UFC 170, but that was canceled because of an injury to Khabilov, according to UFC officials Tuesday.
Submitted Feb 5, 2014 12:49AM by DrivenDavies15 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Fox 11 Fight Card Adds Pat Healy vs. Jorge Masvidal and Brad Tavares vs. Yoel Romero
(mmaweekly.com)
With the UFC on Fox 11 fight card recently being made official for April 19 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., the fight card is starting to fill up. UFC officials on Tuesday announced two new bouts for the card. Two former Strikeforce standouts, Pat Healy and Jorge Masvidal, will meet in a lightweight bout, while Brad Tavares and Yoel Romero will try to settle who the hottest rising star is in the middleweight division.
Submitted Feb 5, 2014 12:49AM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov scrapped from UFC 170 due to injury
(mmatorch.com)
UFC 170 continues to take hits this week, and the latest casualty is the lightweight bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Rustam Khabilov.
Submitted Feb 4, 2014 11:37PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Tavares out at UFC Fight Night 36, promotion seeking short-notice replacement
(mmajunkie.com)
Thiago Tavares‘ featherweight debut will have to wait, as injury has forced him off next week’s UFC Fight Night 36 card. MMAjunkie today confirmed with a source close to the fighter that Tavares (18-5-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC) was forced to withdraw from the event and tat UFC officials are now seeking a replacement opponent for promotional newcomer Zubair Tuhugov (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 36. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss those details. The night’s main card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims that stream on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Feb 4, 2014 8:59PM by Shawn91111 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Joins MMA & Boxing Organizations to Support Fighters Brain Health Study at Cleveland Clinic
(mmaweekly.com)
Lorenzo Fertitta, Chairman and CEO of The Ultimate Fighting Championship, on Tuesday joined with Top Rank President Todd duBoef, SpikeTV President (Bellator/Glory) Kevin Kay, and Bernard Hopkins representing Golden Boy Enterprises CEO Richard Schaefer at a United States Capitol press conference, along with Senators Harry Reid (D-NV) and John McCain (R-AZ) to ensure research continues in a landmark study for professional fighters at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 4, 2014 7:05PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
After post-weigh-in rehydration snafu, UFC's Derek Brunson pledges change in preparation
(mmajunkie.com)
Things were going pretty well for Derek Brunson last month in Georgia. As a 2-to-1 underdog against Yoel Romero on the main card of UFC Fight Night 35, not many people expected Brunson to be in the fight. But there he was, staying on his feet against the silver medal-winning Olympic wrestler from Cuba.
Submitted Feb 4, 2014 7:03PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Brandao vs. Will Chope targeted for UFC Fight Night 38 in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s March card in Brazil continues to fill up with the addition of a featherweight fight to the show.
Submitted Feb 4, 2014 7:02PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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