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White: UFC 182 PPV buys to blow past 750k estimate despite low gate and attendance
Dana White says UFC 182 PPV numbers were much higher than their predicted 750,000 buys.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 1:00PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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UFC Abandons Out-of-Competition Drug Testing, Hands Duty to Commissions
UFC Abandons Out-of-Competition Drug Testing, Hands Duty to Commissions.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 2:53AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Gustafsson reacts to Jones' win, pulls a 'GSP'
Alexander Gustafsson pulled a 'GSP' moments after Jon Jones' win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 182.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 2:49AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Pettis vs dos Anjos set for UFC 185
Anthony Pettis makes a quick turnaround to face Rafael dos Anjos in March at UFC 185.
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 2:47AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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UFC 182 bonuses: Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier bank an extra $50,000 each
The dust has barely settled on UFC 182: "Jones vs. Cormier" from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, which means it's time to honor those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights last night (Jan. 3, 2015). Performance of the Night -- Paul Felder Performance of the Night -- Shawn Jordan Fight of the Night -- Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier
Submitted Jan 4, 2015 2:31AM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
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UFC Fight Pass adds libraries from HOOKnSHOOT, Pancrase, KOTC, TKO, more
LAS VEGAS – UFC Fight Pass will soon feature more than 13,000 MMA fights for on-demand viewing. The UFC’s digital streaming service has obtained the rights to the fight libraries of Cage Rage, Extreme Challenge MMA, HOOKnSHOOT, KOTC, Pancrase, TKO, UCMMA and XFO. UFC officials today announced the acquisition of the libraries, which will be available on UFC Fight Pass servers throughout 2015. “When we launched UFC Fight Pass one year ago, we said that it would keep getting better and better and would offer fight fans unrivaled value for their money,” UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik stated. “We believe we’ve delivered on that promise yet again with this exciting announcement that these major fight libraries will be coming to Fight Pass.” The additional libraries will provide content from around the globe. They include British-based promotions Cage Rage and UCMMA, Canada’s TKO, Japan’s Pancrase and U.S. promotions Extreme Challenge, HOOKnSHOOT, KOTC and XFO.
Submitted Jan 3, 2015 6:44PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Strikeforce vet Louis Taylor steps in to face Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night in Boston
Uriah Hall has a new opponent for the UFC's big card in Boston. Louis Taylor will step in for the injured Costas Philippou to face Hall at UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver on Jan. 18, a source told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani.
Submitted Jan 3, 2015 12:11PM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
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White: Pay-per-view isn't dead
The UFC suffered a dramatic downturn in pay-per-view buys in 2014. The WWE suffered a PPV collapse, with the number of subscribers to their subscription online TV network not nearly compensating for the lost revenue. Many have said that PPV is dead for MMA, but ahead of UFC 182, UFC president Dana White expressed confidence, and offered a rare prediction.
Submitted Jan 2, 2015 9:09PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
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White: Conor McGregor to face Jose Aldo for title if he wins in Boston
The biggest featherweight title fight in history will go down later this year if Conor McGregor gets past Dennis Siver on Jan. 18 in Boston. UFC president Dana White confirmed Thursday that McGregor will meet featherweight champion Jose Aldo next if he wins his fifth straight fight since joining the UFC.
Submitted Jan 2, 2015 5:56PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
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Dana White confirms Robbie Lawler-Johny Hendricks trilogy fight
A deciding trilogy fight is on tap between UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former champion Johny Hendricks. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news Thursday with reporters at the MGM Grand.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 9:10PM by JLS1980 - 34 comments
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James Krause vs. Valmir Lazaro slated for UFC 184 in Los Angeles
A lightweight bout between James Krause (21-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Valmir Lazaro (12-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s UFC 184 event.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 5:01PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
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Costas Philippou forced off UFC Fight Night 59 main card with injury
Veteran middleweight Costas Philippou has been forced off this month’s UFC Fight Night 59 main card with an injury.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 1:55PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Matt Riddle doesn't appreciate insult, fires back at ONE FC champ Ben Askren
Ben Askren wanted to insult UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but in the process, he apparently ruffled the feathers of former UFC fighter Matt Riddle.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:31AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC's first European flyweight, Phil Harris, announces retirement
After an 11-year pro career that included five final fights in the UFC, Phil Harris is calling it quits.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:30AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Donald Cerrone spent $20,000 to make six figures against Myles Jury
LAS VEGAS — It takes a village to build a fighter, and also several thousand dollars to get him ready for a fight.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Injured Tarec Saffiedine out of planned UFC Fight Night 60 headliner with Matt Brown
The lineup for next month’s UFC Fight Night 60 event has taken a blow with Tarec Saffiedine (15-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) suffering an injury and being forced out of a planned headliner with welterweight contender Matt Brown (19-12 MMA, 12-6 UFC). Sources close to the event told MMAjunkie that Saffiedine, a former Strikeforce champion, has suffered a groin injury and been forced off the card. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity since the UFC hasn’t yet made a formal announcement.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 9:20AM by Poor_Franklin - 9 comments
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CM Punk to train in Roufusport alongside Anthony Pettis and Ben Askren
CM Punk has chosen a fight team, and according to Dana White, the former pro-wrestling superstar will be training just a few minutes away from his Chicago home. The UFC President confirmed the long rumored news in an appearance on Fox Sports, stating that his latest high profile signing will be hosting camp with Roufusport in Milwaukee.
Submitted Dec 31, 2014 10:39AM by JLS1980 - 41 comments
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Iuri Alcantara vs. Frankie Saenz added to UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil
A bantamweight matchup between Iuri Alcantara (31-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Frankie Saenz (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is the latest addition to February’s “UFC Fight Night 61: Evans vs. Teixeira” event.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 10:06PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
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Isaac Vallie-Flagg announces UFC release, petitions Bellator MMA for job
Four-time UFC veteran Isaac Vallie-Flagg (14-6-1 MMA, 1-3 UFC) today announced he’s no longer employed by the sport’s largest promotion.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 10:03PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
Mairbek Taisumov gets new opponent for UFC on FOX 14 in Sweden
Mairbek Taisumov has a new opponent for next month’s UFC on FOX 14 event in Sweden. Promotional newcomer Anthony Christodoulou (12-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced Yan Cabral (12-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and will now fight lightweight Taisumov (22-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at the show. UFC officials today announced the change, though a reason wasn’t given for Cabral’s withdrawal from the card. The full UFC on FOX 14 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis Akira Corassani vs. Sam Sicilia PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET) Nico Musoke vs. Albert Tumenov Sultan Aliev vs. Kenny Robertson Makwan Amirkhani vs. Andy Ogle Nikita Krylov vs. Stanislav Nedkov Anthony Christodoulou vs. Mairbek Taisumov Konstantin Erokhin vs. Viktor Pesta PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET) Mirsad Bektic vs. Alan Omer Chris Beal vs. Neil Seery
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 3:50PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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