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Heavyweights Alistair Overeem, Frank Mir To Clash At UFC167 In Las Vegas
(sherdog.com)
Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir will collide in a heavyweight showdown at UFC 167. UFC officials announced the booking Friday following an initial report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. UFC 167 serves as the Las Vegas-based organization’s 20th anniversary card and is headlined by a welterweight title showdown between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks. The Nov. 16 show takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will also see Chael Sonnen clash with Rashad Evans in a light heavyweight co-headliner.\
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 3:06PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Nate Diaz responds to Maynard match-up: 'F*** that, I'm fighting Pettis'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nate Diaz has responded to the UFC's announcement of his rematch with Gray Maynard at the TUF 18 Finale in his own inimitable style.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 1:34PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cole Miller vs. Andy Ogle slated for UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight bout between Cole Miller (19-8 MMA, 8-6 UFC) and Andy Ogle (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month's UFC Fight Night 30 event. UFC officials today announced the bout. UFC Fight Night 30 takes place Oct. 26 at Manchester Arena in England. The bulk of the card airs on FOX Sports 2 following prelims on Facebook.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 10:23AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot Confirmed for Brisbane, Australia on Dec. 7
(mmaweekly.com)
Tom Wright, Director of UFC Operations in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, confirmed that UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot will take place on Dec. 6 (Dec. 7 in Australia) at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. He made the announcement at a press conference held at the Sofitel Hotel in Brisbane on Monday morning...
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 8:52AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
In search for life after fighting, Danny Downes remakes himself as an MMA writer
(mmajunkie.com)
Danny Downes got the news in a text message. He'd been expecting it, and he thought he was ready for it, but he thought wrong. This was the fall of 2011, a little more than a month after his second loss in as many attempts with the UFC. Before that he'd gone 1-1 in the WEC, beating the much-hyped Chinese import Tiequan Zhang via unanimous decision in the organization's final event. But 0-2 in the UFC? "Danny Boy" could do the math. He knew he was likely on the chopping block, but the UFC's upcoming event in his hometown of Chicago that January gave him some faint hope. Maybe they'd keep him around for that. Maybe he'd get one more chance. Then he saw the text from his manager...
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 8:47AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Featherweight Matt Grice in serious auto accident
(ufc.com)
The UFC sends its thoughts and prayers to featherweight Matt Grice, who was involved in a serious auto accident over the weekend that required surgery. More details on his condition will be posted as they are received.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 12:32AM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Elias Silverio plans to drop to 155 pounds following first UFC win
(mmafighting.com)
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Elias Silverio took on Joao Zeferino on short notice at UFC Fight Night 28 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and moved to 9-0 in MMA with a unanimous decision victory. Excited to be part of the UFC roster, Silverio plans to drop to the 155 pound division for his next bout.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 2:39PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard Rubber Match Set for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC lightweights Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard will meet for the third time at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on Nov. 30 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the bout on Sunday. Diaz and Maynard first met in the semifinal round on the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Diaz submitted Maynard with a guillotine choke. That bout doesn’t appear on the fighters’ official records due to it being a part of the reality series.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 2:33PM by JLS1980 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey Reveals Why She Thought She Was Being Replaced on TUF
(mmaweekly.com)
When UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey walked onto The Ultimate Fighter set for the first time to begin filming she was expecting to see opposing coach Cat Zigano in the room, but instead there stood arch rival Miesha Tate.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 12:47PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brian Ebersole meets Rick Story at UFC 167 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of welterweights looking to get back in the win column will meet on the UFC's 20th anniversary show in November. Brian Ebersole and Rick Story will meet at UFC 167.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 12:43PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Johny Hendricks' camp saw red flags in GSP's offer for VADA testing
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following report that Johny Hendricks has not followed through on VADA testing, his manager talks red flags in Georges St-Pierre's offer to pay for VADA testing ahead of UFC 167.
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 3:59PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Mitchell vs. Cabral, UFC Fight Night 29 lineup finalized with 12 bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
With a welterweight bout between David Mitchell and Yan Cabral now official, the 12-bout lineup is set for next month's UFC Fight Night 29 event.
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 2:04PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Henderson not worried about Vitor Belfort’s TRT: I beat him when he was on steroids
(mmafighting.com)
Both fighters are using the testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for their fights, but "Hendo" doesn’t believe it’s fair since the Brazilian got caught in the past. "It doesn’t bother me, it is what it is," Henderson told MMAFighiting.com on Wednesday. "That’s an issue with the commission. I beat him the first time when he was on steroids, I suppose it won’t make a difference."
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 11:10AM by RhythmAndStyle - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Jacare Souza reluctantly open to future fight against Anderson Silva
(mmamania.com)
Although he doesn't seem to want to do so, Ronaldo Souza admitted at last night's (Sept. 4, 2013) UFC Fight Night 28 post-fight press conference that he's open to a fight against his fellow countryman, Anderson Silva.
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 1:29AM by Webbie - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC Champ Benson Henderson Avoids Elbow Surgery, Can Resume Training Immediately
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson injured his arm when Anthony Pettis submitted him via armbar at UFC 164 on Aug. 31 in Milwaukee. The good news, however, is that Henderson’s injury isn’t severe, and he won’t need surgery.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 10:15PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 28 medical suspensions: 'Jacare' Souza could be out six months
(mmajunkie.com)
A trio of fighters from Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 28 card in Brazil, including co-main event winner Ronaldo Souza, could be out as long as six months.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 9:30PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Carlos Condit targets Matt Brown after Martin Kampmann redemption
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit said his priority remains winning the undisputed title, as well as putting on great fights for the fans.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 5:25PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
James Krause vs. Bobby Green booked for UFC Fight Night 31's 'Troops' event
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout between James Krause and Bobby Green has been added to "UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3."
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 5:24PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 167 adds Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham to 20th anniversary show
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's 20th anniversary event has a new lightweight bout. Donald Cerrone(20-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Evan Dunham (14-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) have been booked for the November show. UFC officials confirmed the bout with lasvegassun.com. UFC 167 takes place Nov. 16 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. It's not clear where Cerrone and Dunham will be placed on the lineup.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 2:07PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Liz Carmouche continues quest for another title shot with match against Alexis Davis
(sports.yahoo.com)
Liz Carmouche, the bantamweight who along with champion Ronda Rousey helped turn the first women's fight in UFC history into a major success, will continue her bid for another title shot when she meets Alexis Davis on Nov. 6. The bout will be part of the UFC's annual "Fight for the Troops," and will be held at Fort Campbell, Ky., and televised on Fox Sports 1.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 1:42PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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