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Visa Issues Force Postponement of Gagnon-Caceres Bout
(sherdog.com)
Visa issues for Canadian bantamweight Mitch Gagnon have caused his UFC Fight Night 33 bout against Alex Caceres to be postponed.
Submitted Dec 1, 2013 7:39PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White gives WSOF brass red carpet treatment
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC president, Dana White keeping close, friendly relationship with World Series of Fighting, while both organizations are very very critical of Bellator.
Submitted Dec 1, 2013 11:58AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Following TKO win, Nate Diaz plans to ‘sit on the sidelines until somebody gets injured’
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Say this for Nate Diaz: When it comes to the workings of the UFC’s lightweight division, he’s clearly been paying attention.
Submitted Dec 1, 2013 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Julianna Pena unloads on opposing coach Ronda Rousey after TUF 18 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
If you thought winning “The Ultimate Fighter 18? and securing a UFC contract would prompt Julianna Pena to leave some things – like her disdain for Ronda Rousey – in the past, think again.
Submitted Dec 1, 2013 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Akira Corassani’s nose broken in five places due to illegal knee
(mmajunkie.com)
Akira Corassani has silenced any doubts that he was truly unable to continue after eating an illegal knee on Saturday at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.
Submitted Dec 1, 2013 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shane Del Rosario Taken Off Life Support, Shows Signs of Brain Activity
(mmaweekly.com)
Hospitalized UFC heavyweight Shane Del Rosario showed signs of brain activity and was taken off life support this weekend, according to his teammate and friend Erik Apple.
Submitted Dec 1, 2013 2:57AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 18 Finale draws reported 4,346 attendance for $322,742.50 live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Saturday night’s TUF 18 Finale event drew an announced attendance of 4,346 and a live gate of $322,742.50.
Submitted Dec 1, 2013 2:54AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 18 Finale bonuses: Benoit makes 100k
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC's usual performance bonuses were a little different than usual this time as a fighter that lost his bout was awarded 100,000 dollars.
Submitted Dec 1, 2013 2:52AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miesha Tate on ‘TUF 18' and Ronda Rousey: I’m no longer misunderstood
(mmajunkie.com)
As the 18th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” wraps up tonight, UFC women’s bantamweight contender and “TUF 18? head coach Miesha Tate is already assured the show has served a great purpose.
Submitted Nov 30, 2013 4:04PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC heavyweight Shane Del Rosario clings to life, possibly with rare heart condition
(mmajunkie.com)
After collapsing and going into full cardiac arrest, UFC heavyweight Shane del Rosario remains in a Newport Beach, Calif. hospital, UFC officials and the fighter’s manager announced on Friday. According to an update the UFC and manager Jason House issued on Friday, doctors haven’t ruled out the possibility that the 30-year-old fighter is suffering from a heart ailment called long QT syndrome. “After arriving at the emergency room in full cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning he was resuscitated to stable rhythm and blood pressure, but has not regained consciousness. Doctors believe he may suffer from a rare condition called Long QT Syndrome, which is a genetic anomaly that can cause a sudden and life threatening heart rhythm abnormality, and may result in sudden death. Tragically, it strikes healthy young people and often is the first and only presentation of a heart problem.”
Submitted Nov 30, 2013 2:11PM by DrivenDavies15 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC planning ‘closer to 50' events in 2014 – with new online network
(mmajunkie.com)
According to UFC President Dana White, the organization plans to host 50 worldwide events next year, and a new online/digital network will be the exclusive way to watch some of them. Although White shared only basic details about the new venture, he said the new network will serve an important purpose. Events will continue to air on pay-per-view, FOX, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 in 2014, but some of the UFC’s international events are geared toward region-specific audiences. However, if you’re in the UFC’s substantial North American fan base, the online network will assure you can watch all those overseas bouts. “People don’t understand … the fights that we do in China are for China,” he told MMAjunkie. “The fights we do in Europe are going to be for Europe. But with this new digital network that we’re launching, people who are hardcore fans and want to watch the fights will be able to. “It’s a completely new experience because what it’s going to be based around is live fights. Obviously, you’re going to have access to the library and lots of other programming that’s going to be on the network, but there’s going to be a ridiculous amount of live fights.”
Submitted Nov 30, 2013 2:08PM by DrivenDavies15 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss hasn’t re-watched GSP-Hendricks, has no post-UFC 167 regrets
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – According to a recent Quebec Journal report, Dana White not only changed his opinion on the winner of UFC 167's Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks headliner but also apologized to the UFC welterweight champ for an emotional post-fight outburst. However, the UFC president said none of that is true.
Submitted Nov 30, 2013 12:50PM by Webbie - 1 comment
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UFC president’s suggestion to Ben Askren? Go to WSOF
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren may fight in the UFC one of these days, but UFC President Dana White just doesn’t believe it’ll happen soon.
Submitted Nov 30, 2013 11:12AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale Weigh-in Results: Main Event and Finalists All Hit the Mark
(mmaweekly.com)
Main Card Bouts (on Fox Sports 1) -Gray Maynard (156) vs. Nate Diaz (156) -Julianna Peña (134) vs. Jessica Rakoczy (132)† -Chris Holdsworth (136) vs. Davey Grant (135)†† -Jessamyn Duke (135.5) vs. Peggy Morgan (136) -Roxanne Modafferi (134) vs. Raquel Pennington (135) Preliminary Bouts (on Fox Sports 1) -Akira Corassani (146) vs. Maximo Blanco (146) -Rani Yahya (145.5) vs. Tom Niinimaki (145) -Jared Rosholt (240) vs. Walter Harris (244) -Sean Spencer (171) vs. Drew Dober (170) Preliminary Bout (on MMAWeekly.com) -Josh Sampo (127.5) vs. Ryan Benoit (126)* *Sampo was given one hour to cut 1-1/2 pounds. †TUF 18 Women’s Final ††TUF 18 Men’s Final
Submitted Nov 29, 2013 9:27PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Leandro Issa faces off against Russell Doane in a battle of UFC newcomers
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC is stacking the deck for their upcoming Singapore show with promotional newcomers.
Submitted Nov 29, 2013 8:42PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hacran Dias out at UFC Fight Night 34, promotion seeking replacement opponent for Tatsuya Kawajiri
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian featherweight Hacran Dias has suffered an injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from a planned UFC Fight Night 34 bout with Tatsuya Kawajiri.
Submitted Nov 29, 2013 8:37PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Shogun’ Rua wants UFC to go back to PRIDE rules, says elbows are worse than soccer kicks
(mmajunkie.com)
If Mauricio Rua could have one wish this holiday season, it might be for soccer kicks. Not delivered to him, mind you. But delivered from him. If he had his way, he and all the rest of his UFC cohorts would be able to use soccer kicks as an attack in the octagon. Foot stomps, too.
Submitted Nov 29, 2013 10:49AM by Webbie - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Luiz Dutra Jr. tapped to face Kunimoto at UFC Fight Night 34
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to a report from Brazil-based MMA site MMA informativo, stepping in to fill Lim's void on the undercard is Luiz Jorge Dutra Jr. Holding an 11-2 record, Dutra was part of TUF Brazil 2 and will officially be making his UFC debut as he steps up on about 5 weeks notice against a fellow newcomer in Kunimoto.
Submitted Nov 29, 2013 10:12AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Julianna Pena, Jessica Rakoczy have UFC history on line at TUF 18 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
In the more than eight-year history of “The Ultimate Fighter,” 29 men have earned a six-figure UFC contract as reward for a tournament victory on the reality competition series. On Saturday night, a woman will join that list for the first time...
Submitted Nov 29, 2013 9:49AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Hyun Gyu Lim replaces injured Jake Ellenberger, meets Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 34
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s first trip to Southeast Asia will feature a substitute headliner, as Hyun Gyu Lim is replacing an injured Jake Ellenberger.
Submitted Nov 28, 2013 9:15PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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