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Bellator & Gilbert Melendez Agree on Structure to Bring Top Lightweight To Bellator
UFC Now Holds Right to Match Offer Newport Beach, Calif. (February 14, 2014) – At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s best, including Eddie Alvarez, Michael Chandler, Will Brooks, Dave Jansen and a host of top lightweights from around the world.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 7:01PM by GDPofMPG - 37 comments
Filed under: Bellator, UFC
Dana White buries Alistair Overeem, calls Ronda Rousey the biggest star in UFC history
Dana White is a Ronda Rousey fan. Alistair Overeem? Not so much.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 5:10PM by FastKnockout - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 36 weigh-in results: Machida-Mousasi, Souza-Carmont official
JARAGUA DO SUL – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC Fight Night 36 fighter weigh-ins, where all but one competitor made weight on their first attempts.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 5:04PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis fight may have to wait
According to UFC president Dana White, If UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is unable to fight in July, Jose Aldo may need to defend his featherweight title.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 5:02PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ben Askren lashes out at Dana White over Pat Cummins signing
ONE FC welterweight and former Bellator champion Ben Askren took to Twitter to vent about the UFC's decision to sign Pat Cummins, who fights Daniel Cormier next week at UFC 170.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 5:01PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White confirms UFC is developing universal uniforms for all fighters to wear
It may soon be time to say goodbye to fighters in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) wearing different brands of gear when entering the Octagon, as UFC President Dana White confirmed on Thursday that the promotion is developing a standard uniform that all fighters will wear.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
Francis Carmont: Lyoto Machida undeserving of title shot with UFC Fight Night 36 win
Francis Carmont doesn’t agree with all the talk about Lyoto Machida potentially receiving a middleweight title shot if he can get past Gegard Mousasi in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 36 headliner.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 11:39AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tatsuya Kawajiri returns at UFC Fight Night 39, faces Clay Guida in Abu Dhabi
A Featherweight contest has now been booked for the UFC’s return visit to Abu Dhabi, where the event is scheduled to take place April 11th at the Yas Island venue.
Submitted Feb 14, 2014 12:06AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC champ Ronda Rousey says marijuana testing is ‘invasion of privacy’
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is firmly against marijuana testing in MMA.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 10:58PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Junior dos Santos doesn’t care about Alistair Overeem, wants Stipe Miocic
If you were hoping Junior dos Santos would blast Alistair Overeem for reportedly turning down two fights against him, think again.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 8:13PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ian McCall out at UFC Fight Night 37, replacement opponent sought for Brad Pickett
Flyweight Ian McCall has been forced to withdraw from next month’s UFC Fight Night 37 event, and promotion officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Brad Pickett.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 5:24PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Patrick Cummins signs with UFC, faces Daniel Cormier at UFC 170
Cummins made his professional debut in December 2010, scoring a TKO win under the Strikeforce banner. He’s competed a total of four times, with all four bouts ending via first-round stoppage. His most recent appearance was in May 2013, and Cummins has struggled to find willing opponents since. Cormier apparently had no such concerns.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 3:01PM by postman - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
With clean bill of health, Claude Patrick seeks return at UFC 174 in Vancouver
The whereabouts of UFC welterweight Claude Patrick have been a mystery since he withdrew from a schedule bout against James Head at UFC 149 in July 2012.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 11:59AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva moves from UFC 173 to May 31 in Brazil
A light-heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen (28-14-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) will no longer co-headline UFC 173.
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 11:58AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Despite Sonnen's offer, Evans vs. Cormier rebooking targeted for UFC 172
Although UFC officials said the bout has been scrapped entirely after Rashad Evans (21-3-1 MMA, 14-3-1 UFC) suffered a leg injury and was forced out of next week’s UFC 170 co-headliner, at least one notable has offered to step up as a replacement. With Daniel Cormier (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) now left without an opponent for next weekend’s pay-per-view card, Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) said he’s willing to take the fight, which takes place at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center. Sonnen, citing Cormier’s “attitude,” said he’s apparently prepared enough for the fight:
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 11:47AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Overeem Responds To White: Injury To Blame For JDS Turndown, Not Fear
“I’m hurt. Rib problem. So first need an ETA on recovery time. [It] would be unwise to accept any fight before knowing exactly what’s up. wouldn’t want to pull out of any fight [due to] being unfit, especially an anticipated fight as this one.”
Submitted Feb 13, 2014 11:00AM by bjj1605 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
White: Overeem 'Hiding' From JDS, Refuses To Fight
The third time for "The Reem" vs. "Cigano" was not the charm.
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 9:16PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans injured, bout at UFC 170 with Daniel Cormier canceled
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans injured a knee in training and his bout at UFC 170 against unbeaten Daniel Cormier scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas has been canceled. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said he did not have details on the injury, but said doctors told him that Evans needed four weeks of rehabilitation. He said UFC officials are looking at potentially adding the fight to UFC 172 on April 26 in Baltimore. With Evans-Cormier off the card, the fight between Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia is expected to move into the slot as the co-main event behind the women's bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and challenger Sara McMann. Cormier was preparing to make the move from heavyweight to light heavyweight, but his debut will have to wait.
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 9:02PM by Shawn91111 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White Says 'El Nino' Should Probably Start Looking Elsewhere
Once rumored to be facing surging prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, Melendez instead said he was looking for another fight. But news has come today that he may be looking for a new job. Ariel Helwani revealed on tonight’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that Melendez’ UFC contract has run out, and negotiations are going horribly thanks to Dana White disagreeing with his management:
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 7:56PM by postman - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
RDA/Khabib sent to UFC on Fox 11 prelims
The UFC on Fox 11 main card lineup is set, but a notable exclusion is a key lightweight fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 2:57PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
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