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Donation fund set up for injured UFC fighter Matt Grice
A donation fund has been set up for injured UFC fighter and police officer Matt Grice. Grice was critically injured Sunday in a car accident in Oklahoma. Donations are being accepted at . Grice, who was recently pulled from next month's UFC 166 event due to the head and other injuries he suffered in the accident, is married with two young daughters.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 2:02PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Shogun Rua vs. James Te Huna set for UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
UFC superstar Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is headed Down Under, combining with eight of Australia's most promising fighters for a huge summer of Mixed Martial Arts. The Daily Telegraph can reveal Rua, the former light heavyweight world champion, will join fellow Brazilian hero Antonio ‘Bigfoot' Silva on the UFC Fight Night card scheduled for December 7 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. In a huge boost for the sport Down Under, the South American duo will both be up against Australians, with Rua set to face Penrith star James Te Huna while Silva will have top billing in his bout with cult Sydney heavyweight Mark Hunt.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 2:00PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
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With Estevan Payan out, Charles Oliveira meets Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166
Thanks to a pair of injuries, UFC 166 has a new featherweight fight. An injury has knocked Estevan Payan (14-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) from his fight with Charles Oliveira (16-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC). And the recent car accident that has Matt Grice (15-5 MMA, 2-5 UFC) still hospitalized with a head injury meant Jeremy Larsen (8-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) was without an opponent. Now Oliveira and Larsen will fight each other on the preliminary card. UFC officials announced the new booking on Tuesday night.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 12:16AM by DrivenDavies15 - 3 comments
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With Estevan Payan out, Charles Oliveira meets Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166
An injury has knocked Estevan Payan from his fight with Charles Oliveira, and Jeremy Larsen, whose fight with Matt Grice was pulled after Grice's car accident, will step in in his teammate's place.
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 10:23PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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White: Decision will be made if UFC champ Cruz can't return in early 2014
On Tuesday, Dana White was arguably his most definitive yet on the prospect of bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz returning by early 2014 – or not being ready by that time table.
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 7:12PM by FastKnockout - 29 comments
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Anderson Silva: Chael Sonnen Will Be Next United States President
Could it be that former long-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has truly buried the hatchet with his old rival Chael Sonnen? "The Spider" paid Sonnen a compliment, albeit a backhanded one, in an interview with Brazilian newspaper Metro (translation via MMA Fighting):
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 4:33PM by Chael_Sonnen - 7 comments
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‘Jacare’ Souza wants test at 205: 'I've always had this idea'
Weight difference is not a problem for Ronaldo Souza. The two-time black belt absolute world champion in jiu-jitsu has fought guys who weighed more than 30 pounds than him, and "Jacare" eyes more challenges in his MMA career. The former Strikeforce middleweight champion mauled Yushin Okami last Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 28 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and told MMA Fighting he would move up to light heavyweight to test himself. "That would give me more opportunities to work," Souza said. "I’m not a big guy for 205, but I’m really strong and would do great fights in this division as well. I've always had this idea, I just never had the opportunity to show how ready I was for this challenge.
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 3:17PM by DrivenDavies15 - 14 comments
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Following car accident and head injury, Matt Grice removed from UFC 166 lineup
With UFC featherweight Matt Grice still hospitalized following a serious car accident on Sunday, his bout has been removed from next month's UFC 166 fight card.
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Revitalized to fight Chael Sonnen, Rashad Evans admits he 'was just going through the motions'
The night before Chael Sonnen tweeted out his latest callout via Photoshop, he and Rashad Evans were seated inches away from each other, waxing poetic about Carlos Condit for UFC Fight Night 27's post-fight show. Back then a collision between the two fighter-turned-analysts was the furthest thing from Evans' mind. But things have a funny way of working out in this sport. "Him and Dana (White) are close. Chael is about big fights, and he's about the fights that are going to bring him the biggest draw, so I'm sure I made more sense to him than anybody else," Evans said of his UFC 167 co-main event clash against Sonnen on Monday's The MMA Hour...
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 8:24AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Amanda Nunes meets Germaine de Randamie at UFC's 'Fight for the Troops 3' card
A second women's bantamweight bout has been added to "UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3." Amanda Nunes and Germaine de Randamie will meet on the card in two months in Kentucky.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 11:42PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Matt Riddle announces retirement from MMA following rib injury
Matt Riddle withdrew from his scheduled Bellator MMA debut after suffering a rib injury on Monday. Riddle, who was slated to fight Luis Melo Jr. in the quarterfinals of the Bellator's season-nine welterweight tournament, subsequently announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. "I'm retiring from MMA today," Riddle wrote on Facebook. "Cracked my rib and can't fight Sept. 20. Bellator said they can't find me a fight till the next tournament and I can't afford not fighting that long and need a job. Sorry if I let anyone down but it isn't paying the bills."
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 9:58PM by DrivenDavies15 - 22 comments
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Thiago Tavares vs. Quinn Mulhern set for UFC Fight Night 32
Thiago Tavares returns to the Octagon to meet Quinn Mulhern at UFC Fight Night 32 on Nov. 9 in Goiania, Brazil. Sources close to the UFC confirmed the match-up to MMA Fighting on Monday.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 3:58PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
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Heavyweights Alistair Overeem, Frank Mir To Clash At UFC167 In Las Vegas
Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir will collide in a heavyweight showdown at UFC 167. UFC officials announced the booking Friday following an initial report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. UFC 167 serves as the Las Vegas-based organization’s 20th anniversary card and is headlined by a welterweight title showdown between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks. The Nov. 16 show takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will also see Chael Sonnen clash with Rashad Evans in a light heavyweight co-headliner.\
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 3:06PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
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Nate Diaz responds to Maynard match-up: 'F*** that, I'm fighting Pettis'
Nate Diaz has responded to the UFC's announcement of his rematch with Gray Maynard at the TUF 18 Finale in his own inimitable style.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 1:34PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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Cole Miller vs. Andy Ogle slated for UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester
A featherweight bout between Cole Miller (19-8 MMA, 8-6 UFC) and Andy Ogle (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month's UFC Fight Night 30 event. UFC officials today announced the bout. UFC Fight Night 30 takes place Oct. 26 at Manchester Arena in England. The bulk of the card airs on FOX Sports 2 following prelims on Facebook.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 10:23AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
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UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot Confirmed for Brisbane, Australia on Dec. 7
Tom Wright, Director of UFC Operations in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, confirmed that UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot will take place on Dec. 6 (Dec. 7 in Australia) at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. He made the announcement at a press conference held at the Sofitel Hotel in Brisbane on Monday morning...
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 8:52AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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In search for life after fighting, Danny Downes remakes himself as an MMA writer
Danny Downes got the news in a text message. He'd been expecting it, and he thought he was ready for it, but he thought wrong. This was the fall of 2011, a little more than a month after his second loss in as many attempts with the UFC. Before that he'd gone 1-1 in the WEC, beating the much-hyped Chinese import Tiequan Zhang via unanimous decision in the organization's final event. But 0-2 in the UFC? "Danny Boy" could do the math. He knew he was likely on the chopping block, but the UFC's upcoming event in his hometown of Chicago that January gave him some faint hope. Maybe they'd keep him around for that. Maybe he'd get one more chance. Then he saw the text from his manager...
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 8:47AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC Featherweight Matt Grice in serious auto accident
The UFC sends its thoughts and prayers to featherweight Matt Grice, who was involved in a serious auto accident over the weekend that required surgery. More details on his condition will be posted as they are received.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 12:32AM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
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Elias Silverio plans to drop to 155 pounds following first UFC win
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Elias Silverio took on Joao Zeferino on short notice at UFC Fight Night 28 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and moved to 9-0 in MMA with a unanimous decision victory. Excited to be part of the UFC roster, Silverio plans to drop to the 155 pound division for his next bout.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 2:39PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
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Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard Rubber Match Set for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
UFC lightweights Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard will meet for the third time at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on Nov. 30 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the bout on Sunday. Diaz and Maynard first met in the semifinal round on the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Diaz submitted Maynard with a guillotine choke. That bout doesn’t appear on the fighters’ official records due to it being a part of the reality series.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 2:33PM by JLS1980 - 10 comments
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