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Gabriel Gonzaga Out; Dave Herman In Against Roy Nelson at UFC 146
(mmaweekly.com)
Maybe the third time will be the charm for Roy Nelson at UFC 146. Originally set to face Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva on the card in May, Nelson lost that opponent when main event fighter Alistair Overeem was pulled from the show and reshuffling had to take place. In his place, Gabriel Gonzaga stepped in to face Nelson. Well now Gonzaga is also out due to injury so in steps former Sengoku fighter Dave Herman who faces Nelson at UFC 146. UFC officials announced the switch on Tuesday night.
Submitted May 2, 2012 1:01AM by Poor_Franklin - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yuri Alcantara To Meet Hacran Dias At UFC 147
(bloodyelbow.com)
It's nice to see they're finally getting around to announcing some fights for UFC 147. In a battle of Brazilians, highly-touted featherweight prospect Hacran Dias will make his UFC debut against the surging Yuri Alcantara in Belo Horizonte on June 23rd. The fight was first reported by Tatame. Dias (20-1-1), a Nova Uniao fighter, is the Shooto South American featherweight champion and is currently on an eight-fight winning streak. He tried out for The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, but was signed to a contract without having to appear on the show. Alcantara (27-3) is a former Jungle Fight lightweight champion that decided to drop to featherweight when he entered the UFC. It has worked out well, with Alcantara picking up decision wins in both his UFC fights to date, over Felipe Arantes at UFC 134 and Michihiro Omigawa at UFC 142. He also knocked out Ricardo Lamas in a WEC bout.
Submitted May 1, 2012 11:25PM by sparky - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Rothwell wants to be Alistair Overeem's first fight back in the UFC and 'beat his (expletive) ass'
(mmamania.com)
Ben Rothwell got back on the winning track by knocking out Brendan Schaub in the very first round at UFC 145 on Apr., 21, 2012. After getting staggered by a spinning elbow from "The Hybrid" which had him reeling, "Big Ben" got the better of an exchange and sent Schaub crashing to the canvas. A few follow up shots for good measure and Rothwell was standing the victor. After alternating wins and losses in his last seven bouts, Ben has at least been on a consistent path. However, Rothwell is looking to break his recent cycle and start a win streak and become a legitimate contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight division. Stepping into the Octagon in Atlanta, visibly slimmer, Rothwell says the new and improved "Big Ben" is all about the recent changes he's made in his life and how they could equate to bigger and better things moving forward. Appearing on Sherdog Radio, Rothwell talks about his lifestyle change and the goals he has set for himself in the UFC, including a showdown with none other than recently suspended Alistair Overeem on the UFC's New Year's Eve card.
Submitted May 1, 2012 10:25PM by sparky - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Featherweight Ross Pearson Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI
(bloodyelbow.com)
English featherweight Ross Pearson was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of DUI according to news site TMZ. The Alliance MMA fighter has been in Las Vegas helping out teammate Dominick Cruz with The Ultimate Fighter Live. Here's what they had to say. Law enforcement sources tell us, Ross was pulled over around 4AM early Sunday morning when police noticed his car swerving on the road. When police approached the vehicle, we're told they observed signs Ross had been drinking and asked him to get out of the car -- where they administered a field sobriety test. According to law enforcement, Ross performed miserably on the test and was placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI. He has since been released. Calls to Ross were not returned.
Submitted May 1, 2012 9:58PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fan vote sends Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland to UFC on FX 3's main card
(mmajunkie.com)
An intriguing bantamweight matchup between Scott Jorgensen (13-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Eddie Wineland (18-8-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has been added to UFC on FX 3's main card. Heavy.com first reported the results of the Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown contest, which allowed fans to choose one of three bouts to appear on the UFC on FX 3 main card. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) subsequently confirmed with sources close to the contest that Jorgensen vs. Wineland was the bout selected, beating out Mike Pierce vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha and Seth Baczynski vs. Lance Benoist for the honor. UFC officials have yet to make a formal announcement. UFC on FX 3 takes place June 8 at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. The location of the card was also determined through fan voting.
Submitted May 1, 2012 6:26PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Francisco Rivera replaces Azamat Gashimov, faces Alex Soto at UFC on FUEL TV 3
(mmajunkie.com)
Onetime UFC vet Francisco Rivera (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been given a second life in the octagon. Rivera replaces Azamat Gashimov and now faces Alex Soto (6-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at this month's UFC on FUEL TV 3 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the switch, which was first reported by Sherdog.com. The reason for Gashimov's removal wasn't immediately clear, and UFC officials have yet to make an official announcement.
Submitted May 1, 2012 6:19PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite UFC 149 Rumors, Jon Jones' Return Unlikely Until August or September
(mmafighting.com)
In the immediate aftermath of Jon Jones' recent win over Rashad Evans, we quickly learned that his next title defense would come against decorated veteran Dan Henderson. While no timetable was cemented for the bout, UFC president Dana White said that the upcoming UFC 149 event in Calgary could be a possibility. One week later, though, we can rule out the July 21 event. Jones' manager Malki Kawa told MMA Fighting on Monday that the UFC light-heavyweight champion would not be available for the show, which is scheduled exactly three months to the day after Jones' five-round unanimous decision win over Rashad Evans at UFC 145. "He will not be fighting in July," Kawa said. "It's just probably a little too soon. There's been no timetable yet but July probably isn't going to happen."
Submitted May 1, 2012 3:10PM by BuffaloDave - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 4 Draws Travis Browne vs. Ben Rothwell
(mmaplayground.com)
Fresh off respective award-winning performances at UFC 145, big men Travis Browne and Ben Rothwell have been paired off for a UFC on FOX 4 encounter. The heavyweight tangle was announced overnight by the promotion. Both men won in short order at UFC 145. Browne continued his unbeaten stretch with an arm-triangle submission win over Chad Griggs in just 2:29. It was his first tapout win in the UFC, and only the second of his career as he improved to 13-0-1. For his efforts, he won the Submission of the Night bonus.
Submitted May 1, 2012 8:46AM by sparky - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC On Fox 3 Bout Order Set, Two Fights Not Being Televised
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC on Fox 3 bout order has been figured out by the UFC, and unfortunately they decided to not use Facebook this time so two bouts aren't scheduled to be shown on any platform. Nick Denis vs. Roland Delorme and Karlos Vemola vs. Mike Massenzio will be the dark matches. Six fights will air on Fuel TV, and the top four will go down on Fox. The Fuel broadcast kicks off at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT and the main card broadcast on Fox starts at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Here's how the card breaks down.
Submitted May 1, 2012 12:58AM by sparky - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman slated for UFC 150 in Denver
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jake Shields (27-6-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is returning to the middleweight division to meet Ed Herman (20-7 MMA, 7-5 UFC) in the Mile High City. UFC president Dana White today announced the fight via Twitter. It'll be part of UFC 150, which takes place Aug. 11 at Denver's Pepsi Center. UFC 150's main card, including an expected lightweight title fight between champion Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar, airs on pay-per-view. FX and Facebook are expected to carry the prelims. It's not clear where Shields vs. Herman will be placed on the card.
Submitted Apr 30, 2012 11:23PM by sparky - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida added to UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles
(mmajunkie.com)
Two notable light heavyweights will clash in a summer showdown. Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida (17-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) and onetime-surging contender Ryan Bader (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) have agreed to meet on the network-televised UFC on FOX 4 fight card. UFC officials today passed along news of the fight from the Brazilian outlet esporte.ig.com.br.
Submitted Apr 30, 2012 8:20PM by DrivenDavies15 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch moves from UFC 148 to UFC 149 in Calgary
(mmajunkie.com)
The ripple that began with Silva vs. Sonnen II's displacement has spread to UFC 148. Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping (22-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) and Tim Boetsch (15-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has been shuffled from UFC 148 to UFC 149. While the shift has yet to be made official, the bout is expected to serve on the main card of the July 21 pay-per-view event, which takes place at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Submitted Apr 30, 2012 6:55PM by DrivenDavies15 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Saturday's UFC on FOX 3 lineup finalized with televised bouts and dark matches
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday's UFC on FOX 3 event will feature a mixture of both televised fights and dark matches. The event, which takes place at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., features four main-card bouts on FOX national, six preliminary-card fights on FUEL TV, and two dark matches. Lightweights Jim Miller and Nate Diaz headline the event. The UFC occasionally has dark matches that aren't televised or streamed on Facebook. In this case, bantamweights Roland Delorme (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Nick Denis (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and middleweights Karlos Vemola (8-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Mike Massenzio (13-6 MMA, 2-4 UFC) can only been seen in person. The dark matches begin at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT), and FUEL TV prelims begin an hour later. Then, at 8 p.m. ET, the main card goes live on FOX. The full UFC on FOX 3 card includes: MAIN CARD (FOX) Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller Johny Hendricks vs. Josh Koscheck Alan Belcher vs. Rousimar Palhares Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson PRELIMINARY CARD (FUEL TV) Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson John Dodson vs. Tim Elliott John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish Dennis Bermudez vs. Pablo Garza PRELIMINARY CARD Roland Delorme vs. Nick Denis Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola
Submitted Apr 30, 2012 6:55PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White threatens no UFC in CA if AB 2100 passes
(mmapayout.com)
UFC head Dana White has threatened to cease holding events in the state of California if a controversial piece of legislation passes in the state. Assembly Bill 2100 was introduced last Wednesday and is supported by the Culinary Workers Union while opposed by the UFC among others. Via San Jose Mercury: (Assembly member Luis) Alejo wants to eliminate what he sees as abusive contracts, freeing up fighters to make Assembly Bill 2100 would prevent promoters from claiming unreasonable future merchandising rights, prevent unreasonable restrictions on fighters’ seeking outside sponsors and prohibit other onerous contract provisions.
Submitted Apr 30, 2012 3:53PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews, UFC
 
Travis Browne Back in Training Just in Case Needed for UFC 146
(mmaweekly.com)
Following a quick win over Chad Griggs at UFC 145, just about everybody was wondering if Travis Browne would get the call from the promotion to step in and help save a fight at UFC 146 where all five main card bouts are heavyweight contests. Browne dispatched of Griggs with little wear and tear, but admitted after the fight that he spent so many weeks in training while at Team Jackson’s in New Mexico that he left his family behind so he could concentrate on his preparation for the bout. Following UFC 145, Dana White stated that he hated to pull fighters back into bouts on a quick turn around, especially when they’ve already sacrificed so much time with their families while in a previous camp. Well, Travis Browne is staying at the ready for UFC 146 just in case the organization needs him and makes the call to the bullpen...
Submitted Apr 30, 2012 3:44PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva reveals he once almost killed his trainer
(yardbarker.com)
Anderson Silva released a biography last week and makes at least one startling revelation. Silva says he planned to kill his trainer several years ago, but was talked out of it by friends. According to Fighters Only, Silva says he was going through a difficult time in his life financially. He was teaching jiu-jitsu classes, and the Chute Boxe coach Rafael Cordeiro did not want him to continue the classes. They had an argument in which Silva was slapped in the face. Silva, upset, took a shotgun to where Cordeiro was and waited for the coach to return with the intent of shooting him. Luckily he had two friends with him who talked him out of the murder plan and nothing ended up happening. Fighters Only says both Cordeiro and Silva’s son learned about the story for the first time last week. That had to be a pretty awkward moment for Cordeiro, I imagine. Can you envision being friends with a guy for years only to find out much later that he showed up ready to shoot you? Good thing Silva was talked out of the incident otherwise the world may never have gotten to see his talents.
Submitted Apr 30, 2012 9:02AM by kopower - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 148 Promotional Poster
Not too shabby
Submitted Apr 29, 2012 11:42PM by Chael_Sonnen - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mauricio Rua targeted for tilt with Thiago Silva
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
It appears former light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua’s next bout will involve a fellow Brazilian, as UFC President Dana White went on Twitter today to start the rumor mill by saying Thiago Silva would serve as Rua’s opponent though stopped short of confirming the event. Both seasoned scrappers are coming off hard-fought decision defeats and should produce a memorable result given their generally aggressive approach to combat. With the announcement that Jose Aldo’s title-defense against Erik Koch will indeed take place at UFC 149 a likely landing spot for Silva-Rua could be UFC 147 given the June 23 event’s attachment to Brazil and need for a solid bout alongside Wanderlei Silva-Vitor Belfort.
Submitted Apr 29, 2012 6:08PM by BuffaloDave - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hector Lombard vs. Brian Stann targeted for UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles
(mmajunkie.com)
Brian Stann (12-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) will serve as the UFC's welcoming committee for longtime Bellator champion and recent UFC signee Hector Lombard (31-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). UFC president Dana White today tweeted the Stann vs. Lombard matchup but didn't reveal a date for it. MMAjunkie.com later confirmed the targeted event. UFC on FOX 4 takes place Aug. 4 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition to the FOX-televised main card, FUEL TV is expected to carry the prelims.
Submitted Apr 29, 2012 5:51PM by BuffaloDave - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch title fight headlines UFC 149 in Calgary
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo (21-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and challenger Erik Koch (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will headline July's UFC 149 event in Calgary. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the plans with multiple sources, who said bout agreements will soon be finalized. At a recent press conference, UFC president Dana White suggested Aldo could be moved from UFC 149 to UFC 147 in Brazil, but a source close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com the champ wouldn't be ready in time for the earlier date. Instead, Aldo remains on the Canadian card, which takes place July 21 at Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome. The main card airs on pay-per-view, and FX and Facebook are expected to carry the prelims.
Submitted Apr 28, 2012 2:39PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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