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UFC adds Sarah Kaufman, three others to women's bantamweight division
UFC president Dana White confirmed the signing of four more women to their bantamweight roster, including former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman.
Submitted Feb 25, 2013 2:24PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Fortunes changed for five at UFC 157
When we look at who the fortunes changed for at UFC 157, the correct answer is far more than many of the fighters, but fortunes also changed for the sport. Whether Saturday night's show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., was the beginning of a period where Ronda Rousey will become the female equivalent to a Georges St-Pierre or Brock Lesnar as one of the UFC's biggest money generators (something 18 months ago which would have been inconceivable) or it was one night where she just became a curiosity piece is something only time will tell...
Submitted Feb 25, 2013 12:39PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano Winner “Makes Sense” as Ronda Rousey’s Next Challenge
The winner of the next UFC women’s bout – between Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano – could be next in line for a shot at UFC women’s bantamweight…
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 7:49PM by prophecy033 - 9 comments
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How Ronda Rousey changed women's MMA, whether she meant to or not
It's funny how quickly Ronda Rousey went from being the impatient line-jumper of women's MMA to its superstar messiah.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 7:46PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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Liz Carmouche Leaves the Octagon with Teeth Marks, but No UFC Belt
Liz Carmouche entered the UFC Octagon for the first time planning to upset Ronda Rousey and leave with her title, but instead teeth marks and bruising is what she was left with following her first-round submission loss.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 5:02PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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UFC 157's Lyoto Machida gets next title shot; Dan Henderson not retiring
It wasn't the most convincing win of Lyoto Machida's career, but the former champion's victory over Dan Henderson at Saturday's UFC 157 event will likely earn him a shot at the UFC's light heavyweight belt.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 4:56PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
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Could Gina Carano join Ronda Rousey in the UFC?
By the time Ronda Rousey won her bronze medal in judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Gina Carano was already an undefeated MMA fighter with a 6-0 record and the bulk of the attention in the world of women's fighting.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 4:52PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
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Avoiding the UFC ax, by any means necessary
Very little of what UFC President Dana White says on the topic of hirings and firings goes unnoticed by his fighters, particularly those further down on the fight cards.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 4:49PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
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White praises Robbie Lawler and 'hungry' Strikeforce crew after UFC 157
The Strikeforce crossover fighters continued to impress Dana White on Saturday night at UFC 157, but none more than Robbie Lawler, who handed Josh Koscheck the first losing streak of his career.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 4:46PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
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Dan Henderson: “(Lyoto Machida) Did a Good Job Not Fighting”
Dan Henderson felt he did enough to get the decision nod against Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche on Saturday. Ultimately, he lost to Machida by split decision. “In my mind, I thought I did enough to win the fight, but it was my fault. I don’t place the blame on the judges. I should have been a little bit more aggressive. I let him fight his fight a little too much,” said Henderson during the post-fight press conference.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 4:40PM by mrsmiley - 9 comments
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Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche turned out to be the perfect storm
From the start, UFC 157 was themed as a night that would be making history. And no matter what happened Saturday night when Ronda Rousey made her first defense of the newly- created UFC women’s bantamweight title, that wasn’t going to be an overstatement. The only question is what that history was going to be. There may be bigger fights this year, in the sense that they sell more tickets and do more pay-per-views. In fact, there will be one in just three weeks, when Georges-St. Pierre faces Nick Diaz. But 20 years from now, unless the company can finally produce the elusive Anderson Silva dream match with St-Pierre or Jon Jones, Saturday night’s main event from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., will be the most historically significant fight of the year...
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 12:36PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
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UFC 157 draws estimated 15,525 attendance and $1.4 million gate
Saturday's historic UFC 157 event scored an announced attendance of 15,525 and a live gate of $1.4 million. UFC President Dana White confirmed the estimated totals following the event, which took place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Official figures will be available from the California State Athletic Commission in the coming days. White said the event was a sell-out...
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 11:44AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Want to avoid a pink slip? Fight like UFC 157's Matt Grice, White says
UFC roster space is at a premium like never before. Jon Fitch – arguably the third greatest welterweight in UFC history – was a high-profile casualty this past week as officials confirmed they'll be trimming their their roster by a hundred or so fighters. That made for some nervous fighters at Saturday's UFC 157 event, including Matt Grice. But though the fighter lost for the second time in his past three fights (and fell to 2-5 overall in the organization), his job is safe...
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 11:41AM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
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Dana White: Nick Diaz 'close' to losing UFC 158 fight with Georges St-Pierre
UFC President Dana White doesn't want to scrap the UFC 158 headliner of Georges St-Pierre (23-2 MMA, 17-2 UFC) vs. Nick Diaz (26-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC), but on Saturday night he said if the challenger doesn't change his ways, that may be exactly what happens...
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 10:50AM by grappler0000 - 20 comments
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White: Jose Aldo doesn't want to fight Anthony Petttis in August
Shortly after UFC On Fox 6, the UFC surprised many by announcing a cross-divisional fight featuring Anthony Pettis challenging Jose Aldo for the Featherweight title. Pettis was coming off first round finishes over highly ranked Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon, but was willing to drop to 145 to fight Aldo. While there was some controversy, the anticipation overrode most complaints. However, following the UFC 157 press conference Dana white revealed to Ariel Helwani that the 145 lb. champ didn't like the match up
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 4:28AM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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UFC 157 bonuses: Lawler, Robertson, Bermudez, Grice earn $50K awards
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Robbie Lawler, Kenny Robertson, Dennis Bermudez and Matt Grice each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 157 event.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 1:22AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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UFC 157 results / analysis - Rousey wins via R1 armbar (again), but not without adversity
ANAHEIM, Calif. – It was déjà vu all over again, just on a much bigger stage. In yet another dominant performance – though certainly with a very testy moment early – in a groundbreaking moment in sports history, Ronda Rousey did it again. The first UFC women's bantamweight champion stopped Liz Carmouche with – you guessed it – a first-round armbar in the first women's fight in UFC history. The women's bantamweight title bout was the main event of Saturday's UFC 157 event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Submitted Feb 24, 2013 12:21AM by isk - 8 comments
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White: No 145-pounders imminent, but UFC soon will have 15 female bantamweights
Although the organization had no immediate plans for a 145-pound featherweight division, the UFC will soon add additional female fighters to its burgeoning 135-pound bantamweight division.
Submitted Feb 23, 2013 10:13AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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UFC 157 Weigh In Results
ANAHEIM, Calif. – MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) is on scene and reporting live from today's official UFC 157 fighter weigh-ins. The festivities take place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., and the first fighter is on the scale at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). In addition to live text-only results here, you can watch a live video stream of the proceedings on the MMAjunkie.com homepage. Honda Center also hosts Saturday's event, which features a pay-per-view headliner with newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche, as well as light-heavyweight contender Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida. The full UFC 157 weigh-in results include: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Ronda Rousey (134.6) vs. Liz Carmouche (133.6) - for women's bantamweight title Dan Henderson (205) vs. Lyoto Machida (202) Urijah Faber (136) vs. Ivan Menjivar (135.6) Court McGee (170) vs. Josh Neer (171) Josh Koscheck (171) vs. Robbie Lawler (171) PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET) Lavar Johnson (255) vs. Brendan Schaub (243) Mike Chiesa (156.2) vs. Anton Kuivanen (156) Dennis Bermudez (145) vs. Matt Grice (145) Caros Fodor (155) vs. Sam Stout (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET) Brock Jardine (170) vs. Kenny Robertson (170) Neil Magny (171) vs. Jon Manley (171) Nah-Shon Burrell (175.8)* vs. Yuri Villefort (170) * Burrell elected to give a percentage of his purse to Villefort and the fight will be at a catch weight of 175.8 pounds.
Submitted Feb 22, 2013 7:40PM by kopower - 17 comments
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UFC boss: We 'have to make' Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones
While the once-prevalent "superfight" talk has died down in recent weeks, UFC President Dana White still hungers for perhaps the biggest one of all: UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs. middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva. While in the Los Angeles area for this week's UFC 157 event, White joined UFC commentator Joe Rogan on his podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience." During an extended chat about the organization, White reiterated his desire for a Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) vs. Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) bout. Although there are no immediate plans, White said as far as back as October that he "guarantees" the fight will happen at some point. "I have to make him and f---ing Jones happen," White said. I have to make that happen." "… What Anderson really talks about – he fucks with me a lot – but he wants big fights. He wants big fights."
Submitted Feb 22, 2013 4:19PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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