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UFC on FX 8 official for Brazil in May; Rio-Trinaldo, Hollett-Maldonado added
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's return to Brazil now is official for May, along with a pair of newly booked fights. "UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold" is set for May 18 at Arena Jaragua, which is located in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. UFC officials on Tuesday made a formal announcement of the card and its current lineup of fights. The main card of UFC on FX 8, featuring a middleweight bout between Brazilian favorite Vitor Belfort (22-10 MMA, 11-6 UFC) and final Strikeforce 185-pound champ Luke Rockhold (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook. In addition to a slate of previously reported bouts for the card, the UFC announced bouts between lightweights Mike Rio (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Francisco Trinaldo (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and light heavyweights Roger Hollett (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Fabio Maldonado (18-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC). The latest UFC on FX 8 card includes: Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold Constantinos Philippou vs. Ronaldo Souza Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham CB Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira Lance Benoist vs. Paulo Thiago Azamat Gashimov vs. John Lineker Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo Roger Hollett vs. Fabio Maldonado
Submitted Mar 5, 2013 8:36PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Signal to Noise: UFC on FUEL 8's best and worst
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC's return to the Saitama Super Arena was a bit slow in the early part of the show, but everything picked up nicely and culminated in a superb top of the card demonstration of utterly insane MMA. From Mark Hunt's brutal knockout of Stefan Stuve to the ferocious battle between Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann, there was much to enjoy about Saturday's fights. Then again, the controversial decision between Takanori Gomi and Diego Sanchez wasn't particularly great and neither was the performance of Hector Lombard. It's time to separate the good from the bad, the winners from the losers and the signal from the noise from UFC on FUEL TV 8...
Submitted Mar 5, 2013 7:46PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC to run twelve 'Fight Night' cards on Fox Sports 1 starting from August through end-of-year
(bloodyelbow.com)
Big news for MMA fans broke today, as Fox Sports executives confirmed that the UFC will hold bi-weekly fight cards on the new Fox Sports 1 channel, which will launch on Saturday, August 17th.
Submitted Mar 5, 2013 3:42PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann bout more than doubles all-time FUEL ratings record
(mmafighting.com)
UFC and Fox officials were in celebratory mood over the success of Saturday night's UFC on FUEL TV 8 show headlined by Wanderlei Silva's knockout win over Brian Stann. The fight of the year candidate - on a show featuring Silva's, Mark Hunt's and Takanori Gomi's return to fighting in Japan after years of absence - drew 485,000 viewers live for the three-hour show. That more than doubles the previous all-time record for the station of 217,000 viewers set for UFC on FUEL TV 1, headlined by Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger, on February 15, 2012...
Submitted Mar 5, 2013 1:35PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz to GSP: Go ahead and take me down, then you have to deal with problems
(lowkickmma.com)
Outspoken UFC Welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz has been somewhat quiet leading up to his UFC 158 fight versus Georges St-Pierre, until now. In a pre-fight interview from UFC.com, Diaz states that he is fine with GSP taking him down, because then the champion will have problems on the ground.
Submitted Mar 5, 2013 12:06PM by postman - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stipe Miocic to face Soa Palelei at UFC 161
(bloodyelbow.com)
Soa Palelei is back in the UFC after a six-year absence, and the Australian is reportedly making his return fight against Stipe Miocic at UFC 161.
Submitted Mar 5, 2013 11:07AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sara McMann vs Sheila Gaff, Ovince St. Preux vs Gian Villante added to UFC 159
(mmafighting.com)
Sara McMann, the first American woman ever to win an Olympic medal in wrestling, will make her UFC debut on April 27, when she faces Sheila Gaff at UFC 159. The UFC officially announced the bout on Monday. It will be the third in the UFC's women's division as the promotion ramps up the offerings in its newest class. McMann won silver in the 63kg category at the 2004 Games...
Submitted Mar 5, 2013 10:11AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NYBA Phil Baroni - "TRT is bullshit"
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

1. Recently fighters have been given exceptions that allow them to do Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), while other fighters are losing their jobs or getting suspended for medical marijuana. What is your take on the whole situation? Phil Baroni - “I don’t think that marijuana is a performance enhancing drug at all. But if you can’t stop smoking weed for a month before a fight you got a problem or maybe fighting isn’t that important to you. Don’t get me wrong, it should be legal. I mean TRT is bullshit. It is a legal way to cheat the system and an attempt to prolong your career when you should be retired. Smoking Mary Jane is far less cheating than taking shots of testosterone.”
Submitted Mar 5, 2013 3:28AM by nwowolfpack - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews, UFC
 
Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson on June 15
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC will be holding an event on June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 15 and will feature Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans.
Submitted Mar 4, 2013 5:23PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shogun Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira verbally agree to June rematch
(bloodyelbow.com)
Back in 2005 at Pride Critical Countdown, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira engaged in one of my favorite fights ever. Shogun walked away with the unanimous decision victory that night, but it looks like Lil' Nog will get his chance for revenge eight years later. Brazilian website Tatame confirmed that the fighters have agreed to face off on a yet-unannounced card in June, and the fight will NOT be taking place in Brazil: The confrontation should take place in June, but the fight will not be in Brazil, as every fan would like. The site of the newspaper The Lance! reported the possibility of holding the fight at the last weekend (of the month).
Submitted Mar 4, 2013 2:24PM by Budgellism - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gracie/Kennedy, Dollaway/Ferreira at UFC on FX 8
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two middleweight bouts have been added to UFC on FX 8 in May. One involves a couple of ex-Strikeforce fighters, while the other sees a TUF Brazil winner facing a stiff challenge.
Submitted Mar 4, 2013 1:31PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Takanori Gomi broke his hand early in fight with Diego Sanchez
(bloodyelbow.com)
It turns out that Takanori Gomi broke his right hand in the first round of his UFC on Fuel 8 bout with Diego Sanchez.
Submitted Mar 4, 2013 1:30PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tom Watson tells Wanderlei Silva to 'stay on your supplements at 205' or drop to 185 'and get knocked the f**k out'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Wanderlei Silva's knockout win over Brian Stann will stand out as both one of the best fights of 2013 and one of the best moments of 2013. But, as is standard in the UFC, it didn't take long for potential opponents to come out of the woodwork and begin to call out the man riding a high. In this case it was Tom Watson who took to his Twitter account with the following: Tom Kong Watson ? @TomKongWatson Yo @wandfc, stay on your supplements at 205, or come back to 185 and get knocked the fuck out. You decide? Obrigado @ufc & @danawhite. 2:10 PM - 03 Mar 13
Submitted Mar 3, 2013 1:14PM by Budgellism - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'TUF' Champs Robert Whittaker And Colton Smith Join UFC 160 Lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
Two recent winners from "The Ultimate Fighter" will meet at UFC 160 as Robert Whittaker (10-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) takes on Colton Smith (3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 160 in May. UFC officials recently announced the welterweight bout. UFC 160 takes place May 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Whittaker vs. Smith likely will be part of the prelims.
Submitted Mar 3, 2013 1:12PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez Wants to Fight Nate Diaz Following UFC on Fuel TV 8 Victory
(mmaweekly.com)
Diego Sanchez may have won a controversial split decision over hometown hero Takanori Gomi at UFC on Fuel TV 8 in Tokyo, Japan, but the 31-year-old American also feels lucky just to be back in the Octagon injury free...
Submitted Mar 3, 2013 9:15AM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC On FUEL TV 8 Draws A Reported 14,682 Attendance In Japan
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday night's UFC on FUEL TV 8 event drew an announced attendance of 14,682 fans. No live gate was announced.
Submitted Mar 3, 2013 9:13AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez Misses Weight for UFC on Fuel TV 8 Fight, Will Pay Penalty
(mmaweekly.com)
Diego Sanchez is trying to fulfill a dream of fighting in Japan. Despite missing weight at Friday’s UFC on Fuel TV 8: Silva vs. Stann weigh-ins, it looks like he’ll still be able to fulfill that dream, he’ll just do so for a little less compensation than he had originally planned. Sanchez missed weight by two pounds on his initial weigh-in. He tipped the scale at 158 pounds. The allowance for a lightweight non-title fight is 156 pounds.
Submitted Mar 2, 2013 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Will You Be Fired After Your Recent Loss in the UFC? [FLOWCHART]
(cagepotato.com)
There are countless factors involved in the UFC’s firing policy these days, so we tried to make some sense of it by putting it into flowchart form. Click the image below to enlarge. We hope this can be of service.
Submitted Mar 2, 2013 10:11AM by LuckyCharms - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jason "The Athlete" MacDonald Retires from MMA
(sportsnet.ca)

Longtime UFC middleweight fighter Jason (The Athlete) MacDonald has retired from mixed martial arts. The Red Deer, Alta., fighter told Sportsnet.ca that he informed the UFC of his decision on Thursday. The 37-year-old, who was born in New Glasgow, N.S., has a career MMA record of 25-16, but lost his last two fights. He first joined the UFC in October 2006.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 8:31PM by FlashyG - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Robbie Lawler signs new multi-fight UFC contract
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is investing in Robbie Lawler's second run at 170 pounds. Lawler's manager, Monte Cox, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the promotion has signed the fighter to a new multi-fight agreement following his first-round knockout of Josh Koshcheck at this past weekend's UFC 157 event. Cox declined comment on the terms of the agreement. Lawler (20-9 MMA, 5-3 UFC) currently is awaiting his next fight.
Submitted Mar 1, 2013 5:56PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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