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Renan Barao-Eddie Wineland Rescheduled for UFC 165 Co-Headliner in Toronto
(sherdog.com)
The UFC interim bantamweight title tilt originally slated for June will now take place Sept. 21, as Renan Barao will face Eddie Wineland in the UFC 165 co-main event. UFC officials confirmed the booking Wednesday night following an initial report from TheStarPhoenix.com. UFC 165 takes place at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and is headlined by a light heavyweight title collision pitting Jon Jones against Alexander Gustafsson.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 12:50AM by Bubbles - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bocek-Prazeres, Clements-Thompson added to September's UFC 165 in Toronto
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's September return to Toronto continues to fill out with a new pair of fights featuring two Canadians added to the bill. Mark Bocek will meet Michel Prazeres, and Chris Clements takes on Stephen Thopmson.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 8:46PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cung Le targeted for coaching spot on "The Ultimate Fighter: China"
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC plans to put Cung Le front and center for the first Chinese edition of "The Ultimate Fighter." Sources with knowledge of the situation told MMAjunkie.com that Le will serve as a coach on the reality show's fourth international edition.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Pyle replaces Thiago Alves vs. Matt Brown at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1
(mmajunkie.com)
Thiago Alves' road back to the octagon will wait once again. Alves (19-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) has been forced out of his welterweight bout against Matt Brown (17-11 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in August, and Mike Pyle (25-8-1 MMA, 8-3 UFC) will step in as his replacement. The UFC announced the change on Wednesday. The fight is expected to be part of the six-fight main card. UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 takes place Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston and will be the UFC's debut on the new FOX Sports 1 cable network.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 4:13PM by jjeans - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hector Lombard vs Nate Marquardt welterweight bout official for UFC 166 on Oct. 19 in Houston
(mmamania.com)
Ask and you shall receive. Hector Lombard played matchmaker less than two weeks ago, officially announcing he'd cut to 170 pounds and that he wanted a fight against former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nate Marquardt. It wasn't the first time he'd asked for the fight either. Lombard has wanted a piece of Marquardt for over two years now, hearkening back to his Bellator days when "The Great" was originally kicked from UFC for elevated levels of testosterone. MMAFighting has confirmed that Lombard vs. Marquardt will go down at UFC 166 this fall (Oct. 19, 2013) in Houston's Toyota Center.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 2:52PM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Quinn Mulhern drops to lightweight, faces Ryan Couture at UFC 164
(mmajunkie.com)
Former King of the Cage welterweight champion Quinn Mulhern is dropping to lightweight, and he'll meet fellow Strikeforce vet Ryan Couture at UFC 164.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 10:42PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dave Herman passes drug test, cleared for UFC 162 bout with Gabriel Gonzaga
(mmajunkie.com)
Dave Herman is set for his UFC 162 bout against Gabriel Gonzaga after passing a pre-fight drug test ordered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 10:41PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Only 25% of tickets sold for UFC 162
(bloodyelbow.com)
A report citing the box office officials at MGM is claiming that only 25% of available tickets have been sold for this weekend's UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman. Dave Meltzer disputes the report.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 10:40PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White's defense of Bonnar tells us everything we need to know about UFC HOF
(mmajunkie.com)
Five days before he's due to induct a man he's still not speaking to into the UFC Hall of Fame, UFC President Dana White did his best to explain to the media why he thinks Stephan Bonnar is deserving of the honor.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nine Superfights Headline Grapplers Quest at UFC Fan Expo, Including Jim Miller vs. Cole Miller
(mmaweekly.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday announced the Official Superfights for Grapplers Quest, the official grappling tournament at the UFC Fan Expo.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 11:12AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White on Eddie Alvarez: At this point, 'he should fight for' Bellator
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – UFC President Dana White believes, after months of the fighter's legal jousting with his current home, Eddie Alvarez's best course of action may be fighting again for Bellator MMA.
Submitted Jul 2, 2013 11:11AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Akira Corassani off UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card, Steven Siler meets Mike Brown
(mmajunkie.com)
Another change has hit the preliminary card of the UFC's August return to Boston. Akira Corassani has been forced out of his featherweight bout against former WEC champion Mike Brown, and another Season 14 "Ultimate Fighter" alum, Steven Siler, takes his place
Submitted Jul 1, 2013 9:15PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White says he can solve UFC fighter pay gripes – by eliminating bonuses
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is contemplating the elimination of fight-night and discretionary bonuses to fighters, the promotion's president told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "You don't like the structure? All right, we'll pay the lower-level guys more money – no more f--king bonuses," Dana White said. "You guys come in, you negotiate your contracts, and we do away with all bonuses. That's what I'm thinking about doing."
Submitted Jul 1, 2013 9:13PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lewis-Guelmino off UFC on FOX Sports 1 2, Bowling-Trujillo meet on card
(mmajunkie.com)
There's been some shifting at UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 in Indianapolis. Derrick Lewis has been forced out of his fight with Nandor Guelmino, who will shift to UFC 165 against Daniel Omielanczuk, and lightweights Roger Bowling and Abel Trujillo now will meet in Indy, instead.
Submitted Jul 1, 2013 9:12PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva: I don't think I can defeat Jon Jones
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC middleweight champion gave an honest answer in regards to a bout with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones - he doesn't believe that he can defeat Jones.
Submitted Jul 1, 2013 9:10PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva gets rematch with UFC 162 loss; with win, superfight on table
(mmajunkie.com)
Anderson Silva's record-breaking run in the UFC has earned him an immediate rematch should Chris Weidman take his middleweight title on Saturday at UFC 162. "I'd do the rematch the next fight," UFC President Dana White on Monday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "Guy hasn't lost in the UFC ever, has beat everybody. He loses that fight, he's the guy for a rematch if he wants it."
Submitted Jul 1, 2013 5:36PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Ring out, Josh Samman meets Uriah Hall at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1
(mmajunkie.com)
Nick Ring (13-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been forced out of the UFC's return to Boston in August, and Josh Samman (10-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has stepped in to meet Uriah Hall (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on the card. With the change to the lineup, the latest UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card now includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Mauricio Rua vs. Chael Sonnen Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem Yuri Alcantara vs. Urijah Faber Thiago Alves vs. Matt Brown Uriah Hall vs. Josh Samman* Michael "The Menace" Johnson vs. Joe Lauzon PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET) Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett Conor McGregor vs. Andy Ogle Mike Brown vs. Akira Corassani Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET) Manny Gamburyan vs. Cole Miller Cody Donovan vs. Ovince St. Preux Ramsey Nijem vs. James Vick
Submitted Jul 1, 2013 2:52PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC keeps TUF Brazil 2 no 1 pick Luiz Besouro
(bloodyelbow.com)
As many have suspected, it would appear that a few more TUF Brazil 2 fighters will be making their way to the UFC.
Submitted Jun 30, 2013 10:50PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
All fighters (Silva and Cavalcante included) passed there drugs tests for UFC on FUEL 10
(mmajunkie.com)
Old news but I didn't see it posted on here before so here's the news I've been dying waiting for: All 26 competitors who underwent drug testing at UFC on FUEL TV 10 this past weekend successfully passed their tests. The Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (Brazilian Athletic Commission) today confirmed the results with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Jun 30, 2013 4:57PM by jjeans - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Munoz shows 'Obese to Beast' Before and After photos
(bloodyelbow.com)
While dealing with multiple injuries and a tough loss to Chris Weidman which derailed his title run, Mark Munoz had to battle depression which also resulted in an insane weight gain. The Filipino-American fighter who fights at 185 lbs, ballooned to over 260 lbs and 26% body fat during this stage, and he had to dedicate months to recover from it. Now, just days ahead of his bout against Tim Boetsch next weekend, he's down to 199 lbs, with just 9.8% body fat. Munoz took to twitter to explain the situation and to post his before and after photos:
Submitted Jun 30, 2013 3:39PM by Shawn91111 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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