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Titan FC signs Jason Brilz, who fights Vinny Magalhaes in April
Ex-UFC light heavyweights Vinny Magalhaes and Jason Brilz have been picked up by Titan FC, and have been booked for an April match-up.
Submitted Mar 5, 2014 1:52AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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The Fireball Kid returnes in April
For the first time since his controversial split decision loss to Diego Sanchez in March of 2013, Japanese superstar Takanori Gomi will return to the Octagon to face Isaac Vallie-Flagg in a UFC 172 bout to take place on April 26 in Baltimore.
Submitted Mar 4, 2014 9:56PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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UFC vet Mac Danzig announces retirement, cites health concerns
Mac Danzig is retiring from MMA after 13 years as a professional fighter.
Submitted Mar 4, 2014 9:48PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Meet John Gooden: The newest UFC commentator
The UFC will have a new commentating team going forward as John Gooden, and one-time Welterweight title challenger, Dan Hardy, are on tap to call their first event this Saturday. Find out a little more about Gooden.
Submitted Mar 4, 2014 9:45PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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'Countdown to UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler' debuts Sunday on FOX Sports 1
The UFC’s traditional pre-event show returns this coming Sunday, March 9, with the debut of “Countdown to UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler? on FOX Sports 1.
Submitted Mar 4, 2014 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Both Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm angling for Ronda Rousey fight, Gina Carano silent
In the aftermath of rumors of a "huge" announcement involving Ronda Rousey, two potential opponents for her, Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm are talking up their desire for the fight. Gina Carano hasn't commented.
Submitted Mar 4, 2014 2:42PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Gustafsson 'shocked' to go from PPV to Fight Pass
No. 1 ranked light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson will face No. 11 ranked Jimi Manuwa in the main event of UFC Fight Night 38, and Gustafsson will be looking for a win to launch him toward another shot at UFC gold
Submitted Mar 4, 2014 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Jones to DC: 'I have no interest in fighting you'
UFC Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier asked Jon Jones for a title shot on Fox's MMA Great Debate Podcast last week and Jon Jones replied, "I have no interest in fighting you right now, only because of the fact that you really haven't fought anyone that I consider a top level fighter."
Submitted Mar 4, 2014 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
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Former champ Junior dos Santos takes on Stipe Miocic in co-main event
Coming off a second loss to the current heavyweight champion, dos Santos will return to the Octagon in May against Stipe Miocic.
Submitted Mar 3, 2014 10:11PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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ACL Tear Could Keep 'Suga' Out For Eight Months
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans goes into detail about the devastating knee injury that forced him out of his UFC 170 fight against Daniel Cormier, one that will likely keep him out of action for the better part of 2014.
Submitted Mar 3, 2014 9:49PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Piotr Hallman vs. Yves Edwards announced for UFC 173
Veteran lightweight Yves Edwards (42-21-1 MMA, 10-8 UFC) may have his last chance to turn things around in the octagon when he meets up-and-comer Piotr Hallman (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 173.
Submitted Mar 3, 2014 9:44PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Sean Strickland replaces Tor Troeng, faces Robert McDaniel at UFC 171
With injury forcing Tor Troeng out of a planned UFC 171 fight with Robert McDaniel (21-7 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Sean Strickland (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has agreed to step in as a replacement opponent.
Submitted Mar 3, 2014 9:43PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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UFC signs Bellator HW Ruslan Magomedov
The UFC is making a serious play for heavyweight talent right now, and it looks like they may have even snapped up a fighter from one of their biggest competitors.
Submitted Mar 3, 2014 9:39PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Mirko Cro Cop: 'It's not Fedor's job to act like my mother'
Together, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Fedor Emelianenko were once counted among the most feared and sought-after professional fighters on the planet. The two legendary figures, along with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, ruled the roost in Pride FC's premier heavyweight division throughout the early 2000's, and even collided in mid-2005 for what many to believe to be one of the most-anticipated heavyweight fights in MMA history at Pride Final Conflict. Of course much has changed in the years since. Emelianenko is retired, while Filipovic has turned his gaze back toward kickboxing in preparation for his GLORY debut this Saturday at GLORY 14. Yet Emelianenko was present for Filipovic's most recent foray into MMA -- a disappointing first-round submission loss to now-UFC heavyweight Oleksiy Oliynyk in October -- and the generally reserved Russian came away from the experience with some harsh criticism for his former Pride running mate. Following Filipovic's loss, Emelianenko remarked to Russian media that something inside the Croatian "broke," and that he did not "have either the physical condition or mental attitude" and was "not the same fighter as he was before." Not surprisingly, Filipovic did not appreciate the sentiment.
Submitted Mar 3, 2014 5:33PM by Shawn91111 - 4 comments
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Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva headlines UFC Fight Night in Cincinnati
The UFC's return to Cincinnati now has a main event pitting hometown favorite Matt Brown against Brazilian striker Erick Silva in a five round headline fight taking place May 10 at the U.S. Bank Arena. UFC officials confirmed the fight with FOX Sports on Monday. Matt Brown (18-11) returns to action following a back injury that sidelined him at the close of 2013 while riding a six-fight win streak in the welterweight division. The Ohio native expressed interest in possibly headlining the card in Cincinnati since he hails from the Buckeye state and now he'll get his wish as he continues his climb up the rankings. Long term, Brown wants to fight for the UFC welterweight title so he's not going to put extra pressure on himself headlining a hometown card.
Submitted Mar 3, 2014 5:20PM by Shawn91111 - 24 comments
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UFC lands new U.K. 'free-to-air' TV deal
The UFC has a new deal to air on a "free-to-air" station in the United Kingdom, resolving a long-term issue in the international market expansion.
Submitted Mar 3, 2014 4:16PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Tony Ferguson meets Katsunori Kikuno at UFC 173 in Las Vegas
Another “Ultimate Fighter” winner has been added to the UFC’s Memorial Day weekend card in Las Vegas.
Submitted Mar 3, 2014 12:32PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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UFC Fight Night 37 start times, fight card, TV info, fan and media events
The UFC returns to London on Saturday for UFC Fight Night 37 at O2 Arena. Here’s the essential information for the card.
Submitted Mar 3, 2014 11:37AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Joe Rogan hints at 'huge announcement' regarding Ronda Rousey's next opponent
What's next for UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey? Aside from small roles in a few Hollywood films, we're not really sure. Thankfully, UFC commentator Joe Rogan says something intriguing could be on the horizon. Speaking with KROQ's Kevin & Bean Show Friday morning in Los Angeles, Rogan was very quick to dismiss the hosts' claims that Rousey is now left without a legitimate challenge to her title. "Oh, you're so incorrect," said Rogan. "I wish I could tell you what I know. I wish I could tell you. I know some secret stuff. I know some secret stuff, but I can't tell you."
Submitted Mar 3, 2014 9:50AM by grappler0000 - 25 comments
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TUF China Finale milestones and footnotes
Saturday’s TUF China Finale featured a Korean bulldozer slugging, an Englishman dominating, a Boilermaker besting a Tiger, and a one-of-a-kind finish in the main event. * Vaughan Lee put together the most impressive striking performance of his UFC career in a completely dominant victory over Nam Phan. Coming into their bout Saturday, it was Phan who had made a name for himself with huge striking outputs. Phan has authored four performances in the UFC where he landed 100-plus significant strikes, a record tied with Georges St-Pierre and Chris Lytle, but it was Lee who racked up the strikes. Lee finished with 142 significant strikes landed, the third-most ever landed by a UFC/WEC bantamweight in a single fight...
Submitted Mar 3, 2014 9:46AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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