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Dan Hardy Out, Jordan Mein In Against Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 7
(mmaweekly.com)
Dan Hardy is out and Jordan Mein is in against Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 7.
Submitted Mar 22, 2013 2:52AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marc Ratner asks NSAC to change marijuana rules
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC VP Marc Ratner spoke to the Nevada State Athletic Commission about changing their strict marijuana rules, and the commission seemed to take the idea positively.
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 10:49PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
VADA has standing offer to oversee UFC drug testing program with 'no administrative charges'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dr. Margaret Goodman tells Bloody Elbow that VADA has offered to oversee an extensive blood and urine testing program for their fighters with no administrative fees.
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 10:48PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Weidman is Sorry, Sorry That He is Going to Derail Anderson Silva
(mmaweekly.com)
Any time that Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silvaor Jon Jones fights and wins lately, the superfight talk ignites. One man that doesn’t want to hear any of that talk is No. 1 UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman. He is slated to square off with Silva in the UFC 162 main event on July 6 in Las Vegas.
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 1:33PM by prophecy033 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
All Bets Aside, Michael Bisping Plans Statement Making Knockout of Alan Belcher at UFC 159
(mmaweekly.com)
Michael Bisping is looking to redeem his loss to Vitor Belfort by knocking out Alan Belcher at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen on April 27 in Newark, N.J.
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 1:29PM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold' official for Brazil in May with 13 fights
(mmajunkie.com)
The four-fight main card for the UFC's next show in Brazil now is official. UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul. The main event is a middleweight bout between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold.
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 1:20PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After drug tests, Fukuda cites cold medicine, Caceres 'accepts responsibility'
(mmajunkie.com)
Following Wednesday's news that both fighters failed drug tests earlier this month at UFC on FUEL TV 8 in Japan, both Riki Fukuda and Alex Caceres have released statements.
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After UFC 158 win, Rick Story wants another fight with Jake Ellenberger
(mmajunkie.com)
It was a win that Rick Story absolutely had to have, and he got it with authority against Quinn Mulhern on Saturday at UFC 158. Now he's itching for another fight with current UFC welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger.
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Early pay-per-view numbers indicate UFC 158 will top 800,000 buys
(mmafighting.com)
Saturday's UFC 158 may wind up being the biggest pay-per-view event UFC's top draw, Georges St-Pierre, has done on his own with preliminary indications that the show will top 800,000 buys. The show was expected to be the company's most successful show since July's UFC 148 with Anderson Silva's return match with Chael Sonnen. St-Pierre had done numbers in the 750,000 to 800,000 range in previous fights with B.J. Penn, Dan Hardy, Josh Koscheck and Jake Shields, but this show is expected to finish slightly ahead of those fights...
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 12:12AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St. Pierre's coach says he fought injured and sick against Nick Diaz at UFC 158
(bloodyelbow.com)
Just a few days after UFC 158, Firas Zahabi revealed that GSP scored his decision victory over Diaz while both nursing an injury and fighting a fever.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 10:40PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Felipe Arantes vs. Godofredo Castro slated for UFC on FUEL TV 10
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes and Godofredo "Pepey" Castro is the latest addition to June's UFC on FUEL TV 10 lineup.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 2:49PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Riki Fukuda and Alex Caceres both fail UFC on Fuel TV 8 drug tests
(bloodyelbow.com)
The drug tests have come back for the recent UFC on Fuel 8 show in Japan, and two fighters tested positive for banned substances -- Riki Fukuda and Alex Caceres.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hendricks' hand NOT broken, GSP bout in August?
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Welterweight contender Johny Hendricks tells Ariel Helwani that he is confident he did not break his hand against Carlos Condit at UFC 158 and that he will be ready to challenge Georges St. Pierre for the title in August.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 12:11PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Riki Fukuda: 'I'm cut from the UFC'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Japanese middleweight Riki Fukuda announced his UFC release on Twitter, two weeks after his decision loss to Brad Tavares at UFC on Fuel 8 in Japan.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 12:10PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lucas Martins vs. Jeremy Larsen targeted as 13th bout for May's UFC on FX 8 card
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight matchup between Brazilian striker Lucas Martins and Jeremy Larsen has reportedly been added to May's UFC on FX 8 event. Brazilian outlet Ataquetotal.com first reported the contest, and Tatame.com has since confirmed the booking with additional sources. UFC executives have yet to make an official announcement, but the proposed bout represents the 13th contest for the fight card. With a main event of Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold, UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18, likely at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul. The event's main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 10:44AM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Jim Hettes out, Kurt Holobaugh steps in to face Steven Siler at UFC 159
(mmajunkie.com)
Jim Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been forced out a planned UFC 159 matchup with Steven Siler (21-10 MMA, 3-1 UFC), and Strikeforce import Kurt Holobaugh (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has agreed to take his place. UFC officials revealed the switch during Tuesday's new edition of "UFC Tonight." UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a main event between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Holobaugh vs. Siler is expected to take place on the evening's preliminary portion.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 11:20PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 157's Lavar Johnson flagged for elevated testosterone levels
(mmajunkie.com)
A post-fight drug test for UFC heavyweight Lavar Johnson, who lost a unanimous decision to Brendan Schaub at UFC 157, has been flagged for elevated levels of testosterone.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 7:52PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alcantara vs. Vinicius, Dias vs. Gamburyan targeted for May's UFC on FX 8 event
(mmajunkie.com)
Two new fights have reportedly been added to this May's UFC on FX 8 event in Brazil with bantamweights Yuri Alcantara (27-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Marcos Vinicius (20-4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and featherweights Hacran Dias (21-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Manny Gamburyan (12-7 MMA, 3-5 UFC). Brazilian media outlet SportTV.com first reported the new contests, though UFC executives have yet to make an official announcement. UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18, likely at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul. The event's main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook. Both new fights are expected to be a part of the evening's preliminary card.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 6:53PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Sarafian vs. Eddie Mendes targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 10
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" finalist Daniel Sarafian (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and promotional newcomer Eddie Mendez (7-0-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) is in the works for UFC on FUEL TV 10. Tatame.com first brought word of the matchup, though UFC officials haven't made a formal announcement. UFC on FUEL TV 10, which also serves as the finale for "TUF: Brazil 2," takes place June 8, likely at Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. The main card airs on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook. It's not clear where Sarafian vs. Mendes will be placed on the lineup.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 1:02PM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brad Tavares calls out Wanderlei Silva for UFC 161
(bloodyelbow.com)
Silva's epic brawl against Brian Stann last month has caught the attention of many UFC Middleweights. On Monday, Tavares called out the former Pride champ for a fight at UFC 161.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 12:05PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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