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UFC News - Page 274

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EA Sports UFC Live Video Game Cover Vote Reveal
(mmamania.com)
EA Sports UFC video game cover LIVE reveal featuring UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, top 205-pound contender Alexander Gustafsson and UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre today (Dec. 13, 2013) at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Submitted Dec 13, 2013 10:43AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Surging Cub Swanson Wants A Crack At Conor McGregor – UFC Brass Says It’s “Unlikely”
(bjpenn.com)
Cub Swanson used to be just another brawler. Seemingly cut from the same cloth as Lenard Garcia, both fighters were known for always being ready for a scrap… ready to throw down in the middle of that WEC cage… ready to throw caution to the wind, entertaining the masses like the gladiators of ancient Rome. Either they would win in an amazing, heart-stopping fashion, or they would go out on their shield. That kind of fighting mentality is great for gathering fans. Not so good for title runs. In 2010, both fighters were trading wins and losses. Cub always seemed to use his grit and guts to position himself for a chance at stardom, only to lose against the top dogs of the WEC, like Mendes, and Aldo. Garcia? He would do the same, with losses against Mark Hominick and Chan Sung Jung. It seemed like they were both destined for gatekeeper status at best, always being relied upon for a good brawl, but not much else. But then something changed.
Submitted Dec 13, 2013 10:22AM by airkerma - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs Russian lightweight prospect Rashid Magomedov
(mmafighting.com)
Another Russian prospect is coming to the UFC. The promotion has signed M-1 Global welterweight champion Rashid Magomedov (15-1), his manager Sam Kardan of Red Fury Fight Team and MVC Management informed MMAFighting.com. The Dagestani lightweight fighter is expected to make his Octagon debut at UFC 169 against fellow newcomer Tony Martin, according to Kardan.
Submitted Dec 13, 2013 1:59AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor Belfort gets the winner of Weidman vs. Silva II
(msn.foxsports.com)
There is plenty on the line when Anderson Silva faces Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 168.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 10:35PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White and Georges St-Pierre to hold special conference call Friday at 2:20 ET
(bloodyelbow.com)
Thursday evening the UFC announced that there will be an impromptu conference call regarding the future of the Welterweight champ on Friday.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 10:32PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chad Mendes, Nik Lentz clash ahead of UFC on FOX 9
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The betting public doesn’t seem to think Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz is a very competitive fight. Lentz doesn’t feel the same, and at Thursday’s pre-UFC on FOX 9 press conference, he made sure Mendes knew it.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 10:28PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Fabricio Werdum will fight winner of UFC 168 bout Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne
(bloodyelbow.com)
While Werdum is saying he'll wait for the Heavyweight champ, the UFC president says he has other plans.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 10:26PM by Webbie - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum willing to wait for Cain Velasquez
(bloodyelbow.com)
With Cain Velasquez recovering from shoulder surgery, top contender Fabricio Werdum has a big decision to make.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 8:14PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Al Iaquinta meets unbeaten newcomer Kevin Lee at UFC 169 in Newark
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight matchup between an unbeaten prospect and a New Yorker is on tap for the UFC’s return to New Jersey for UFC 169.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 8:13PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 9's Mac Danzig forgoes sponsors in must-win fight against Joe Lauzon
(mmajunkie.com)
Mac Danzig will be fighting in front of a bigger audience when he meets Joe Lauzon on the main card of UFC on FOX 9. He won’t, however, reap the immediate financial rewards of a bigger platform.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 8:11PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
After KO win in debut, Alex Garcia meets Sean Spencer at UFC 171 in Dallas
(mmajunkie.com)
Right after an impressive win in his UFC debut, Alex Garcia has been booked for his next test – and once again, he’ll be going into an opponent’s backyard.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 3:01PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez vs. Myles Jury set for UFC 171
(bloodyelbow.com)
Diego Sanchez is staying in Texas for his next fight, and it will be against undefeated TUF 15 Lightweight Myles Jury. We're only a couple of months removed from Diego Sanchez's memorable thriller against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166 in Houston. While Sanchez lost the decision, he nearly pulled off a remarkable come-from-behind upset with a 3rd round knockdown of the former Strikeforce champion. Now he's been booked for another Texas card against Myles Jury as part of UFC 171:
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 12:48PM by jjeans - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jacare Souza: 'I have the style to beat anyone, including UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman'
(mmamania.com)
"I have the perfect style to beat anyone, including Chris Weidman. Many people don't believe in my potential yet, but that's how I like it. I still have much to prove, I've fought only twice in the UFC, but I can guarantee you that I'm ready for any challenge to prove I have what it takes to get the title.(Francis Carmont) is a well-rounded fighter. He started his career in the striking area but has been taking down his opponents recently, doing a great job with his wrestling and jiu-jitsu. It's a complicated fighter to set up a strategy, but that's the type of challenge I like to fight."
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 11:04AM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 20: New UFC strawweight fighters getting paid up to $40k prior to Octagon debut
(mmamania.com)
By now, most mixed martial arts (MMA) fans have heard of the newest weight class in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A women's strawweight division has been created with the acquisition of 11 fighters from Invicta FC's entirely female roster. The fighters will compete on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 for the chance at being the first 115-pound champion in company history (details here). Financial information has emerged in the wake of promotion president Dana White's announcement and quite frankly, the women are coming out of the deal on top. During Wednesday's late edition of Fox Sports Live, it was revealed that fighters will be paid at least $32,000 each prior to stepping foot inside the Octagon. Invicta's current champ Carla Esparza is the exception, as she will nab a cool $40k herself before ever throwing a punch.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 11:00AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Sanchez Extends UFC Contract, Wants Lauzon Next
(mmamania.com)
Not only did Diego Sanchez earn "Fight of the Night" honors for his role in the Lightweight classic between himself and Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166, but according to a report from "UFC Tonight" earlier this evening, "The Dream" has a new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) eight-fight contract. Sanchez also dished to the FOX Sports 1 program about who he would like to fight next and where he would like for the bout to take place.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 10:57AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC wants Fabricio Werdum to face Travis Browne or Josh Barnett
(bloodyelbow.com)
With his title shot against UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez on hold, the UFC wants No. 2 ranked Fabricio Werdum to face the winner of UFC 168's fight between Travis Browne and Josh Barnett.
Submitted Dec 12, 2013 10:14AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Martinez to handle UFC Fight Night 34 ring announcing duties in place of Bruce Buffer
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former WEC ring announcer Joe Martinez will make his 2nd appearance in the UFC early next year.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 9:36PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Hunt doesn’t mind drawing with ‘Bigfoot,’ but sees no need for rematch
(mmajunkie.com)
As he lay on his back getting pummeled by Antonio Silva’s enormous fists near the end of the fourth round of the UFC Fight Night 33 main event, Mark Hunt had one very clear thought running through his mind.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 8:59PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
No cheeseburgers or pizza, but Scott Jorgensen says weight cut’s been ‘easy’
(mmajunkie.com)
Scott Jorgensen‘s move from bantamweight down to flyweight has been pretty easy. Then again, when you make weight at 135 pounds despite sneaking cheeseburgers into your diet, 125 pounds isn’t too much of a strain.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 8:52PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ROAD FC champion Nam Yui Chul signs with UFC
(cormma.com)
After initially declining to sign with the UFC it seems Nam Yui Chul has had a change of heart.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 8:50PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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