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Renan Barao won't get title shot upon UFC return
Renan Barao's failure to make weight for today's UFC 177 weigh-ins not only has cost him tomorrow's title shot, but he will not be granted an immediate shot when he returns.
Submitted Aug 29, 2014 8:53PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Barao out of UFC 177, Former TPF and BFC Champ Joe Soto steps in against TJ Dillishaw
Barao out of UFC 177, Former TPF and BFC Champ Joe Soto steps in against TJ Dillishaw WOW UFC 177 is cursed. UFC 177 already featured one of the most maligned pay-per-view lineups in promotion history. That was before Renan Barao dropped out of his bantamweight title rematch against T.J. Dillashaw on Friday afternoon. According to a report from the Brazilian outlet Combate, Barao passed out while cutting weight on Friday and was taken to a Sacramento hospital. Not surprisingly, the Brazilian did not show up for licensing or medicals with the California State Athletic Commission. A source close to the bout told Sherdog.com that Joe Soto will now get the 135-pound title shot against Dillashaw.
Submitted Aug 29, 2014 6:15PM by GDPofMPG - 7 comments
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Renan Barao out, Joe Soto steps in to face dillashaw.
You read it right, Dillashaw won't have to do this rematch tomorrow.
Submitted Aug 29, 2014 6:14PM by handyman293 - 41 comments
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Medical issue forces Henry Cejudo out of UFC 177 fight with Scott Jorgensen
UFC 177 took a big blow on the day of weigh-ins today when Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo was forced out of his promotional debut against Scott Jorgensen.
Submitted Aug 29, 2014 3:37PM by prophecy033 - 14 comments
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With Dustin Kimura now out, Chris Beal meets Tateki Matsuda at UFC Fight Night 50
The game of musical chairs has continued for Chris Beal at next week’s UFC Fight Night 50.
Submitted Aug 29, 2014 12:42PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Mark Hunt to retire from MMA after fulfilling new six-fight deal with UFC
So much for those unemployment rumors.
Submitted Aug 28, 2014 11:31PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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White says Aldo mistranslated; coach says shove came after Mendes promised beatdown
Despite an interview to the contrary, UFC President Dana White said featherweight champ Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) wasn’t playing when he shoved Chad Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) earlier this week at a press conference in Brazil in support of their rematch at UFC 179.
Submitted Aug 28, 2014 11:27PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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UFC's Mexican debut sells out 20,000 seats in just eight hours
UFC President Dana White has long desired for his promotion to establish a presence in Mexico. If initial ticket sales are any indication, White’s persistence in the market may very well be rewarded.
Submitted Aug 28, 2014 7:52PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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UFC targeting Tyron Woodley vs. Hector Lombard, pending Woodley's approval
UFC President Dana White said a potential welterweight fight between Tyron Woodley (14-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Hector Lombard (34-4-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is a go – if Woodley agrees.
Submitted Aug 28, 2014 5:26PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Overeem says he weighs just 210 lbs now
For some weird reason, people love talking about Alistair Overeem's weight. So much so that he receives Tweet of the Day honors for getting the internet in a frenzy and reigniting all the talk about him slimming down -- all with a single typo tweet.
Submitted Aug 28, 2014 5:24PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Leonardo Santos vs. Efrain Escudero, Francisco Trinaldo vs. Leandro Silva now set for UFC Fight Night 51
UFC’s return to Brazil has a pair of new match-ups set.
Submitted Aug 28, 2014 2:21PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Max Holloway in for 'Zombie' vs. Akira Corassani at UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden
After losing his co-main event opponent, Akira Corassani has a new foe for Stockholm.
Submitted Aug 28, 2014 2:19PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Patrick Holohan meets Louis Gaudinot at UFC Fight Night 54 in Halifax
After his thrilling first-round win in front of his home fans, Patrick Holohan is set for his next UFC challenge.
Submitted Aug 28, 2014 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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'Rumble' calls out Gustafsson for title eliminator
UFC light-heavyweight competitor Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson took to Facebook to respectfully call out Alexander Gustafsson for a No. 1 contender match-up.
Submitted Aug 28, 2014 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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UFC moving to unannounced blood and urine drug testing 'hopefully in the next three or four months'
The UFC says that they will be changing their drug testing program to unannounced, year round blood and urine testing. This would represent a significant shift in philosophy for the promotion.
Submitted Aug 28, 2014 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Nevada Attorney General requests that commission deny Wanderlei Silva's motion for disciplinary dismissal
The ongoing saga between the Nevada Athletic Commission and Wanderlei Silva is a long way from over. This time the Nevada Attorney General wants to trump Silva's trump card, and has asked the NAC to deny the last-minute motion Silva filed last week to dismiss disciplinary action for evading a random drug test in May.
Submitted Aug 27, 2014 10:15PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Serious bone infection will keep Maia sidelined
After going his first 19 fights in the UFC without ever pulling out of an announced bout, Demian Maia has hit a tough skid.
Submitted Aug 27, 2014 10:14PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Lyoto Machida eying a bout with CB Dollaway
With the UFC's middleweight division in a state of flux as champion Chris Weidman waits to make his next title defense against Vitor Belfort in December, other top contenders are trying land dance partners.
Submitted Aug 27, 2014 10:13PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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OSP vs. 'Feijao' slated for UFC Fight Night Brazil
Two of Ryan Bader's latest victims, Ovince St. Preux and Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante, will look to climb back into the win column when they collide in a light heavyweight battle on November 8th at the UFC Fight Night card in Uberlandia, Brazil.
Submitted Aug 27, 2014 10:12PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Max Holloway wants to climb ranks, but would love a re-do with Conor McGregor
A few days removed from a hard-fought battle with a UFC newcomer few had heard of, Max Holloway would love to run a fight back with a featherweight everyone’s been talking about.
Submitted Aug 27, 2014 10:10PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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