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UFC 165 heads to Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Sept. 21
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC will return to Toronto in September for a pay-per-view that will be UFC 165. UFC officials on Tuesday made the announcement on FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight." UFC 165 will take place Sept. 21 at Air Canada Centre. No main event or other fights were announced for the card. The show will be the UFC's fourth in the Ontario city, which is the largest in Canada. Most recently, UFC 152 took place at Air Canada Centre on Sept. 22, 2012 – so UFC 165 will return there exactly a year later to the weekend.
Submitted May 14, 2013 11:21PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pat Healy releases statement admitting positive test for marijuana post-UFC 159
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight Pat Healy (30-16 MMA, 1-0 UFC) today issued a statement to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) in which he apologized for testing positive for marijuana following an upset win over Jim Miller (22-5 MMA, 11-4 UFC) at UFC 159. The UFC declined to comment on the matter, and the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, which oversaw the event, does not release the names of those that test positive for banned substances following an event. But a Healy representative told MMAjunkie.com that the fighter was suspended for 90 days by the commission and his win will be overturned to a no contest. In his statement, Healy took fully responsibility for the positive test.
Submitted May 14, 2013 9:54PM by Budgellism - 18 comments
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Despite visa issues, officials 'confident' Mark Hunt will keep UFC 160 slot
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite visa issues that still have him stuck at home in Australia, heavyweight Mark Hunt is still expected to headline next week's UFC 160 event.
Submitted May 14, 2013 8:25PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs European heavyweights Daniel Omielanczuk and Nikita Krylov
(bloodyelbow.com)
Always on the search for new talent, the UFC has added depth to it's heavyweight division by picking up two new, unheralded heavyweights.
Submitted May 14, 2013 8:20PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Rothwell vs. Brandon Vera heavyweight bout targeted for UFC 164 in Milwaukee
(mmajunkie.com)
Two UFC veterans are targeted to meet in a fight that could very well send the loser packing from the octagon. Multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Ben Rothwell (32-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) and Brandon Vera (12-6 MMA, 8-6 UFC) are targeted to meet at UFC 164. UFC 164 takes place Aug. 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee and will be the promotion's second trip to Wisconsin. The main card will air on pay-per-view, though it is not yet know if Rothwell-Vera will be part of the main card or the prelims.
Submitted May 14, 2013 7:14PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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Josh Barnett still looking for UFC deal
(bloodyelbow.com)
Josh Barnett appeared on the MMA Hour on Monday and he had some interesting things to say on his fighting future and where he wants to finish his career.
Submitted May 14, 2013 1:28PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Fan Expo in July to feature first ever MMA Combine
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC fighters Urijah Faber and Phil Davis have worked together to set up the first ever MMA Combine. The event will coincide with the UFC Fan Expo and take place the same day as UFC 162.
Submitted May 14, 2013 12:02AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Alistair Overeem targeted for UFC 164, opponent uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
Top-tier heavyweight Alistair Overeem's return to the octagon is targeted for late summer, multiple sources close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:09PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Cormier planning to continue as heavyweight while slowly cutting to make 205
(bloodyelbow.com)
Daniel Cormier is planning to make the move to light heavyweight but will be taking the long road, slowly dieting his way down to 205 while competing as a heavyweight.
Submitted May 13, 2013 4:07PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Lauzon meets Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's return to Boston continues to come together with the addition of a lightweight bout featuring one of the area's own. Joe Lauzon (22-8 MMA, 9-5 UFC), a native of Boston's south suburbs, will head just up the road to fight Michael Johnson (12-8 MMA, 4-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in August. Lauzon wanted a fight on his hometown show, and he'll get it. Sources with knowledge of the bout recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the planned fight, which MMA Weekly also reported Monday.
Submitted May 13, 2013 2:34PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana: 'Hunt proved everyone wrong'
(bloodyelbow.com)
After originally trying to refuse the Samoan entry to the UFC, president Dana White gives his thoughts on Mark Hunt's current success.
Submitted May 13, 2013 1:02PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Vitor Belfort not ashamed of TRT use, 'I'm not doing anything illegal'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Heading into his UFC on FX 8 bout against Luke Rockhold, Vitor Belfort tells Mike Chiappetta that he's not ashamed to be using testosterone replacement therapy.
Submitted May 13, 2013 1:00PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Eddie Wineland plans to change next to nothing if he wins UFC title
(mmajunkie.com)
For most fighters, holding down a full-time job while trying to train and compete at the UFC level is something done out of necessity. For Eddie Wineland, he plans on keeping his job as a firefighter, even if he wins UFC gold next month.
Submitted May 13, 2013 12:51PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FX 8 headliner Luke Rockhold: 'Black belts don't mean s--t to me'
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold said Vitor Belfort won't be knocking him out with any flashy kicks, and if their fight hits the ground, he'll come out on top.
Submitted May 13, 2013 12:49PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Thomson says Nate Diaz didn't make weight for UFC on Fox 7 bout
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nate Diaz had some less than flattering things to say about UFC on Fox 7 opponent Josh Thomson a couple of weeks ago. Now Thomson has fired back with an accusation that Diaz didn't even make weight for their bout.
Submitted May 12, 2013 7:25PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC plans second 'International Fight Week' around UFC 162 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC returns to Indianapolis for the first time since 2010 for the promotion's second-ever Wednesday night event on FOX Sports 1.
Submitted May 12, 2013 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Lytle open to another UFC fight, but only on short notice
(bloodyelbow.com)
Chris Lytle says that he would come back for one more UFC fight, but only if it was on short notice so that he wouldn't have to spend time away from his family.
Submitted May 12, 2013 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC returns to Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 28 for UFC on FOX Sports 1 event
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC returns to Indianapolis for the first time since 2010 for the promotion's second-ever Wednesday night event on FOX Sports 1. UFC and Bankers Life Fieldhouse officials on Saturday night announced the promotions plans to return to the venue, with tickets scheduled to go on sale June 14. Ticket prices and on-sale details will be announced in the coming weeks. There are currently no scheduled or rumored bouts for the card, which marks the start of an incredibly busy stretch for the UFC in which the company will host three fight cards in just eight days...
Submitted May 12, 2013 9:05AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Albert vs. Yaotzin Meza added to July's UFC on FOX 8 event
(mmajunkie.com)
A bantamweight contest between John Albert and Yaotzin Meza is the latest addition to July's UFC on FOX 8 event.
Submitted May 10, 2013 2:12AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC to become one of the first YouTube pay channels
(bloodyelbow.com)
After word came out that YouTube would be allowing channels to charge for their videos, it's been revealed that the largest MMA promotion in the business will be among the first to to take advantage of the new feature.
Submitted May 10, 2013 2:10AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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