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Lorenz Larkin vs. Constantinos Philippou slated for UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati
(mmajunkie.com)
Two middleweights hope to rebound when they meet at UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati.
Submitted Mar 2, 2014 12:35PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former EFC Africa Heavyweight Champion Ruan Potts Set to Make UFC Debut Against Soa Palelei
(mmaweekly.com)
MMA has been on a rapid rise in South Africa with EFC Africa leading the way. No fighter on the African continent has made a bigger impact than Ruan “Fangzz” Potts. Currently training with UFC veteran Mark Robinson in Johannesburg, he has an impressive record of 8-1. Having a background in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Potts is known to be a thinking man’s fighter with good stand-up and a lethal submission game.
Submitted Mar 2, 2014 11:19AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC announces 'Fight Night' return to Macau in August, Japan show in September
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC announces 'Fight Night' return to Macau in August, Japan show in September
Submitted Mar 1, 2014 12:20PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF China Finale draws announced attendance of 6,000 in Macau
(mmajunkie.com)
MACAU – Saturday’s TUF China Finale drew an announced attendance of 6,000, which UFC executives classified as a sell-out.
Submitted Mar 1, 2014 12:19PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Chiesa meets Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 173 in Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter 15? champion Michael Chiesa (10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and “TUF: Brazil” vet Francisco Trinaldo (14-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is the latest addition to the UFC 173 lineup.
Submitted Mar 1, 2014 12:18PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF China bonuses: Nam/Tokudome, Kim, Mitrione
(bloodyelbow.com)
Check out who performed exceptionally enough at this morning's TUF China Finale to earn some post-fight bonus cash.
Submitted Mar 1, 2014 12:15PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night Macao Weigh-In Results
(ufc.com)
FIGHT PASS MAIN EVENT -John Hathaway (171) VS Dong Hyun Kim (171) FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD -TUF CHINA WELTERWEIGHT FINAL -Zhang Lipeng (170) VS Wang Sai (170) -Shawn Jordan (261) VS Matt Mitrione (260) -Ivan Menjivar (146) VS Hatsu Hioki (146) FIGHT PASS PRELIMS -Nam Yui Chul (154) VS Kazuki Tokudome (155) -Vaughan Lee (136) VS Nam Phan (136) -Wang Anying (171) VS Albert Cheng (170) -Mark Eddiva (145) VS Jumabieke Tuerxun (145)
Submitted Feb 28, 2014 6:16PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Weidman opens as -210 favorite over Lyoto Machida in UFC 173 title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Much like Vitor Belfort, the man he replaced in the upcoming UFC 173 headliner, Lyoto Machida has been tapped the underdog in his middleweight title fight with champion Chris Weidman.
Submitted Feb 28, 2014 1:58PM by FastKnockout - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frustrated Alberto Mina wanted to fight but listened to coaches' advice
(mmajunkie.com)
MACAU – Alberto Mina (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) didn’t care how much Zak Cummings (16-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) weighed. He just wanted to fight.
Submitted Feb 28, 2014 12:05PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dustin Poirier meets Akira Corassani at TUF Nations Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
Dustin Poirier (15-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will look for his fourth win in five fights when he meets fellow featherweight Akira Corassani (12-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) at the TUF Nations Finale in April.
Submitted Feb 28, 2014 12:04PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor Belfort: UFC pulled me from UFC 173; I didn't withdraw
(mmafighting.com)
Vitor Belfort is out of UFC 173, but the middleweight says it was not his decision.
Submitted Feb 28, 2014 11:34AM by prophecy033 - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Zak Cummings vs. Alberto Mina pulled from Saturday's TUF China Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday’s fight card for the TUF China Finale is down to eight bouts following today’s loss of a preliminary-card fight. With Zak Cummings (16-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) expected to come in eight pounds heavy for the fight, his fight with fellow welterweight Alberto Mina (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been canceled, UFC officials confirmed with MMAjunkie.
Submitted Feb 28, 2014 7:20AM by shaneTpain - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor out; Machida in at UFC 173
(mmajunkie.com)
On the same day the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced a major change in its policy on testosterone-replacement therapy, there has been a major change at the top of the next major card the state will host. Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) is out of his middleweight title shot against champion Chris Weidman (11-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) at UFC 173 in May, and in his place will step fellow Brazilian and former champion Lyoto Machida (21-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC).
Submitted Feb 28, 2014 1:45AM by Pookie - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brazilian Commish likely to still allow Hendo TRT
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Brazilian MMA commission states that Dan Henderson's therapeutic use exemption for testosterone is likely to be approved, but they remained non-committal on the prospect of following the NSAC's lead in banning TRT outright.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 6:55PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After 'three elbow surgeries in four months,' Cung Le doesn't want a UFC headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
MACAU – At 41 years old, Cung Le knows his days as a professional fighter are numbered. But with three fights left on his UFC contract, Le said he’d like to complete the deal.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 3:27PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyoto Machida: “I Can Fight Jacare if Everybody Wants It [Before a UFC Title Shot]“
(mmaweekly.com)
Lyoto Machida's recent successes at middleweight have planted him squarely at the top of the division's title talk, but he's okay with the idea of possibly fighting Jacare Souza first.…
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 2:27PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daron Cruickshank vs. Erik Koch set for UFC Fight Night live
(ufc.com)
Lightweight prospects Koch and Cruickshank get their next assignment...against each other.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 1:53PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Santiago Ponzinibbio out, Jordan Mein gets new UFC on FOX 11 opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
With “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2? veteran Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) out, welterweight Jordan Mein (27-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has a new opponent for UFC on FOX 11.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 12:55PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Jose Aldo posts video mocking Anthony Pettis and the Korean Zombie with homophobic slurs
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC's Featherweight champ and his friends made a video of them singing a song disparaging the UFC Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis and former Featherweight title challenger Chan Sung Jung.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 12:53PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Riddle 'Dana is an insecure bald man on TRT'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Welterweight standout and lightning rod, Matt Riddle discusses thoughts on Dana White's very public insults, the difficult year he's had and the desire he still has to get back to the only place he's ever called his fighting home.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 10:21AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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