Rick Story to face off with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 171
An intriguing welterweight bout has apparently been added to UFC 171 on March 15th.
It appears that the UFC has added yet another welterweight fight to the UFC 171 card on March 15th in Dallas. The current top three bouts on the card are all at
170-pounds, and this most recent addition is pretty good as well. The news comes via NBC Sports Radio host Gator Choke. The UFC has not officially announced the bout as of yet.
Dr. Marcio Tannure outlines Antonio Silva’s ‘inaccurate statements’
Dr. Marcio Tannure, medical director for Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), Brazil’s regulatory body for MMA, isn’t happy with Antonio Silva‘s comments blaming him for failing a post-fight drug test at UFC Fight Night 33.
“To be clear, I am not, nor have I ever been, Antonio Silva’s medical doctor,” Tannure stated...
Iuri Alcantara vs. Wilson Reis Added to UFC Fight Night 36 Card in Brazil
Bantamweights Iuri Alcantara and Wilson Reis have agreed to square off at UFC Fight Night 36 on Feb. 15 in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.
UFC officials announced the new bout on Thursday.
Reis (17-4) is a Bellator veteran that has been on a hot streak since exiting that promotion in 2011. He has reeled off five consecutive victories, including his Octagon debut. Reis won a unanimous decision victory over Ivan Menjivar at UFC 165 at September’s pay-per-view event in Toronto.
UFC 169 could go head-to-head with Super Bowl 48 on Feb. 1, 2014
UFC 169: "Cruz vs. Barao" will take place Feb. 1, 2014, at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., serving as its annual Super Bowl card. Meanwhile, the NFL's Super Bowl 2014 will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford the next day. However, the Sports Business Journal reports that there could be a major conflict on the horizon because of winter weather contingency plans.
Sonnen Didn't Have Colon Surgery Before UFC 167
"I checked with the UFC. They verified with Chael and his team that he did not have any surgery prior to the Rashad Evans fight. According to Chael, the interviewer asked him a question and Chael, coyly, didn't answer him directly as the article clearly states, and the interviewer inferred that the answer to his question was in the affirmative."