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Yuri Alcantara loses opponent for UFC on FX 8
(bloodyelbow.com)
Marcos Vinicius has been forced out of his fight against Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FX 8 with a knee injury.
Submitted Apr 1, 2013 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
JONES OUT, SILVA SET TO FACE SONNEN AT UFC 159
(mmamental.com)
Jon Jones injured, out indefinitely, Chael Sonnen will now fight Anderson Silva for the UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 159. Anderson Silva is one more win away from the biggest super fight in Mixed Martial Arts history. All Silva (33-4) has to do is beat his rival, Chael Sonnen (27-12-1) one more time. If Silva can accomplish what he has done twice already he will hold two UFC Championships in two different weight classes. If he can do that a Championship Unification fight with Jon Jones (17-1) is inevitable.
Submitted Mar 31, 2013 8:14PM by Rabi - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexander Gustafsson cut in training, headliner in jeopardy
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like the fight could be in real danger of being cancelled. SVT is reporting that Gustafsson suffered a cut in training: According to reports given to SVT Sport, Gustafsson has opened a gash in his eyebrow while sparring, making his appearance highly uncertain. MMANytt confirmed the injury with Gus's camp: According to a trusted source of MMANytt the news of Gustafsson's injury is true. Now it comes down to how deep the cut over the eye is and whether SMMAF are going to license him to fight.
Submitted Mar 31, 2013 2:22PM by Card - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor Belfort: The UFC always knew that I use TRT
(bloodyelbow.com)
Top UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort defends his use of testosterone replacement therapy, claiming the UFC knew about it all along.
Submitted Mar 30, 2013 8:51PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Returns to Boston on Aug. 17 for Launch of Fox Sports 1
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC president Dana White said following UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz on March 16 that the Ultimate Fighting Championship would be returning to Boston this year, but didn’t reveal the date. On Friday, White made the announcement via Twitter that the promotion’s return to Boston will take place on Aug. 17, and will coincide with the launch of the Fox Sports 1 channel...
Submitted Mar 29, 2013 4:46PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs unbeaten Chinese bantamweight Jumabieke Tuerxun
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC has inked its second fighter from China with the signing of Jumabieke Tuerxun. Tuerxun is an unbeaten bantamweight who went 4-0 in 2012 and is a former Legend Fighting Championship titleholder.
Submitted Mar 29, 2013 2:28PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Decimal Controversy: Nick Diaz's lawyer releases texts from UFC & Quebec officials
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nick Diaz's lawyer, Jonathan Tweedale, provides Bloody Elbow with text transcripts of conversations with UFC and Quebec officials in the wake of the "decimal controversy" surrounding the UFC 158 weigh-ins for Diaz's bout with Georges St. Pierre.
Submitted Mar 28, 2013 9:56PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 162 adds Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira, Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of key featherweight matchups have been added to July's UFC 162 event, as former UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar (15-4-1 MMA, 9-4-1 UFC) faces Charles Oliveira (16-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Dennis Siver (21-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) meets Cub Swanson (19-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC). UFC officials today announced the new matchups. Featuring a middleweight title fight between current champ Anderson Silva and undefeated contender Chris Weidman, UFC 162 takes place July 6 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Mar 28, 2013 8:34PM by DrivenDavies15 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fan Expo 2013 Tickets on sale now
(mmamania.com)
A lot of people have been waiting for this announcement. General admission tickets should be available for some time but VIP and Ultimate VIP are limited in numbers.
Submitted Mar 28, 2013 4:37PM by kizzane - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 162: Ricardo Lamas opens as favorite over Chan Sung Jung
(bloodyelbow.com)
One of the biggest bouts announced for UFC 162 on July 6th will see top featherweight contenders Ricardo Lamas and Chan Sung Jung face off for a probable title shot, and the fight now has a betting line. Lamas has been the much more active fighter lately, and it's not very surprising that the early line favors him. Here's a look at it (via BestFightOdds):
Submitted Mar 28, 2013 3:49PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC releases Josh Neer, Caros Fodor, Brock Jardine, and Jon Manley
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC is downsizing their roster significantly, and 4 losers from UFC 157 were given the pink slip. Josh Neer, Caros Fodor, Jon Manley, and Brock Jardine were all sent packing (per MMA Opinion), and their profiles no longer appear on the UFC's website. Neer (33-13-1) has now been cut 4 different times by the promotion. His latest release came after a 3 fight losing streak, completed with a decision defeat to Court McGee. it'd be hard to fathom the UFC brass bringing Josh back for a 5th time.
Submitted Mar 28, 2013 3:46PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rodrigo Damm vs. Mizuto Hirota targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 10
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight bout between Rodrigo Damm and Mizuto Hirota is targeted for the quickly filling UFC on FUEL TV 10 fight card.
Submitted Mar 28, 2013 1:48PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
George Roop meets former bantamweight champ Brian Bowles at UFC 160
(mmajunkie.com)
George Roop will make a fast turnaround after his first bantamweight victory, and he'll do it against a former champion. Roop will stay at 135 pounds and meet Brian Bowles at UFC 160, sources confirmed to MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Mar 28, 2013 11:16AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bermudez/Holloway scheduled for UFC 160
(bloodyelbow.com)
An exciting featherweight matchup is on tap for the UFC's Memorial Day weekend show, as Dennis Bermudez takes on Max Holloway.
Submitted Mar 28, 2013 11:14AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hatebreed singer hopes Chris Camozzi able to use music in future
(mmajunkie.com)
Hatebreed isn't banned from the octagon, but it may be on the outs while the UFC fights to legalize MMA in New York. Still, the band's lead singer hopes to continue a relationship with UFC fighter Chris Camozzi.
Submitted Mar 27, 2013 11:52PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FUEL TV 9 headliner Gegard Mousasi pushes back retirement plan
(mmajunkie.com)
Gegard Mousasi has decided he needs a little more time to achieve his goals in fighting. Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who meets Alexander Gustafsson (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) next week at UFC on FUEL TV 9, told MMAjunkie.com(www.mmajunkie.com) that he's pushed back his planned retirement from 30 to 35.
Submitted Mar 27, 2013 5:45PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Is UFC 158 weigh-in complaint the least (or most) Nick Diaz-like move?
(mmajunkie.com)
Ever since I heard that Nick Diaz's camp might file a formal complaint about everything from the handling of the weigh-in to the supervision of the drug tests at UFC 158 in Montreal, I've been trying to figure out whether this is the least Diaz-like thing he could do or the most.
Submitted Mar 27, 2013 5:41PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 162's Chris Weidman ready 'to put my money where my mouth is' for new deal
(mmajunkie.com)
After months of lobbying for a shot at Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman finally got his wish. And while some might view the contest as a "big money" matchup, "The All American" disagrees. He's not even asking for a new contract.
Submitted Mar 27, 2013 5:38PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC heavyweight Christian Morecraft announces MMA retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
Two years to the day from his last victory, UFC heavyweight Christian Morecraft on Tuesday announced his MMA retirement. Morecraft exits the sport on a two-fight skid. The 26-year-old started his career 6-0 before signing with the UFC.
Submitted Mar 27, 2013 11:14AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Goldberg filling in for Jon Anik to commentate on UFC on Fuel 9 in Sweden
(bloodyelbow.com)
For the 2nd year in a row, UFC announcer Jon Anik will miss the Sweden event. Last year he was part of the wildly popular TUF: Live series, which conflicted with UFC on Fuel 2 in Stockholm, and Mike Goldberg took the trip to Sweden instead. This year it's a more personal matter for Anik, as he explained in an interview with Fighters.com: Traveling has been crazy. It was China in November, Australia in December, Brazil in January, England in February and we just did Japan in March, and my wife is due with our second daughter in mid April so Goldie is going to step in for me in Sweden. Just because I can’t be that far away in case she comes early.
Submitted Mar 27, 2013 10:27AM by Bubbles - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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