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Nick Ring out, Josh Samman meets Uriah Hall at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1
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
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
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
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
Canadian UFC programming headed to new Sportsnet 360 channel
There have been many broadcasting changes around the world for the UFC of late, and Canada joins the club on Monday. Starting Monday, all of the UFC's programming in Canada will take place on the new Sportsnet 360 channel, which launches the same day. Sportsnet, a multiplatform brand owned by Rogers Media, announced earlier this month the plans for Sportsnet 360, and recently unveiled some details about the UFC programming ticketed for the channel.
Submitted Jun 30, 2013 2:09PM by DrivenDavies15 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in Boston no longer in jeopardy
The UFC's return to Boston in August will go on as scheduled, and the "positive outcome" the promotion was hoping for apparently has been found. The Boston Herald on Sunday reported the Aug. 17 UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card set for the city can go on as planned. As reported earlier this month, a Massachsetts law preventing foreign-born fighters without U.S. Social Security numbers from competing was putting the show in jeopardy. But UFC President Dana White told the Herald the issue has been resolved...
Submitted Jun 30, 2013 10:43AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
'The Ultimate Fighter: China' tryouts announced for July and August
A long-discussed Chinese version of "The Ultimate Fighter" is now a step closer to reality following the UFC's announcement of show tryouts that begin next month. Officials are searching for featherweight, lightweight and welterweight hopefuls to try out for the show, which will air on the Chinese-language Liaoning TV. North American broadcast plans weren't announced. Officials today posted the announcement on the UFC-China website...
Submitted Jun 29, 2013 11:10AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Rampage Jackson claims 90 percent of the UFC family hated him for beating Chuck Liddell
Former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson claims that "90 percent" of the people at the UFC never forgave him for beating popular champ Chuck Liddell.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 3:12PM by FastKnockout - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
Herb Dean to ref UFC 162's Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman headliner
Veteran referee Herb Dean will be the third man in the cage when UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman meet in next week's UFC 162 headliner.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 1:45PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dave Herman must pass drug test today to fight Gonzaga
The NSAC has licensed UFC Heavyweight Dave "Pee Wee" Herman to fight at UFC 162 provided he passes a drug test today.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 1:44PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tim Kennedy softens stance against UFC fighter pay
In an interview earlier this week, Kennedy took a hard stance against fighter pay at the highest level of the sport. He spoke harshly saying he could make more money "emptying garbage cans" than he does as a fighter. However, today he released a statement with a much more optimistic view.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 12:21AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Guillard gets probation, no jail for assault
Reports came out in March that "The Young Assassin" was facing charges for battery in New Mexico. 3 months later, he received a relatively mild sentence and is all set for his fight at UFC On Fox 8.
Submitted Jun 28, 2013 12:20AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
'TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia' to feature middleweights and welterweights
An upcoming international version of "The Ultimate Fighter" pitting Canada vs. Australia will feature fighters in both the middleweight and welterweight divisions.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 8:22PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kennedy says he'd make more money as garbageman
Ahead of his UFC debut at UFC 162, Tim Kennedy rips UFC fighter pay, claiming that he has to work another job because he makes so little fighting on the world's biggest stage.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 8:17PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
T.J. Grant says Anthony Pettis' trying to steal his title shot was 'low class' and 'dirty'
T.J. Grant didn't think too highly of Anthony Pettis trying to steal his UFC 164 title shot against Ben Henderson, calling Pettis' actions "low class" and "dirty."
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 1:36PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mark Hunt claims skin graph failed, may have to return to hospital for more surgery
UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt just got out of the hospital following multiple surgeries and may have to return because of a failed skin graph placed over a wound from a staph infection.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva Says BJ Penn is the Greatest Mixed Martial Artist of All Time
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, but he believes BJ Penn is the best.
Submitted Jun 26, 2013 10:12PM by FastKnockout - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
Facing lengthy injury rehab, Marcus Brimage plans drop to 135 upon UFC return
When the UFC's Marcus Brimage returns from an Achilles tendon injury that will keep him down likely into 2014, he will do so with a drop from featherweight to bantamweight.
Submitted Jun 26, 2013 10:10PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Matt Brown: 'I know I'd destroy GSP'
UFC welterweight Matt Brown is very confident that he could beat George St. Pierre. He even says that Thiago Alves is a tougher matchup for him than GSP.
Submitted Jun 26, 2013 10:07PM by FastKnockout - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rampage wants to 'f---- up' Roy Nelson
Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson is now with Bellator MMA and is already calling out opponents. It just so happens that some are in different weight classes and different organizations. Here, he calls out UFC heavyweight, Roy Nelson.
Submitted Jun 26, 2013 12:10PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator, UFC
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