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Saffiedine passes on fighting Condit at UFC 158
(bloodyelbow.com)
Fresh off a career-defining upset, Tarec Saffiedine opts to decline the offer to replace Rory MacDonald and fight Carlos Condit at UFC 158.
Submitted Feb 21, 2013 10:21AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman in talks for July event
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like Chris Weidman will get the next middleweight title shot against Anderson Silva. According to a report from Tatame magazine, a Silva vs. Weidman title fight is in the works for a July 6th PPV.
Submitted Feb 21, 2013 10:19AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FUEL TV 7 medical suspensions: Poirier, Jimmo, Watson out six months
(mmajunkie.com)
Three fighters from this past weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 7 event face medical suspensions that could run up to six months.
Submitted Feb 21, 2013 10:16AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maynard-Grant, Nurmagomedov-Trujillo added to UFC 160 in May
(mmajunkie.com)
Two more bouts have been booked for the rapidly growing UFC 160 card this May. Lightweights T.J. Grant (20-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Gray Maynard (11-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) have been booked for the promotion's annual Memorial Day weekend card, as will Khabib Nurmagomedov (19-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Abel Trujillo (10-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC). UFC officials announced the fights late Wednesday. 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.
Submitted Feb 21, 2013 12:56AM by DrivenDavies15 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyron Woodley signs new UFC contract, wants to fight Jake Shields in April or May
(bloodyelbow.com)
Fresh off a superb KO win over Jay Hieron at UFC 156, welterweight Tyron Woodley has a new UFC contract and wants fellow ex-Strikeforce fighter Jake Shields as his next opponent.
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 8:43PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 157 preview: 23 facts about 'Rousey vs Carmouche Event'
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hits "The Heart of Orange County" for the first time since Nov. 2011 as UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" goes down this Saturday night (Feb. 2, 2013) from Anaheim, California. The first-ever women's Bantamweight championship bout serves as the main event as Ronda Rousey puts her 135-pound belt on the line for the first time against Liz Carmouche. Several other intriguing mixed martial arts (MMA) match ups are scheduled for the pay-per-view (PPV) main card, featuring the likes of Dan Henderson, Lyoto Machida, Urijah Faber, Josh Koscheck and more. With the event just days away and anticipation growing for the historic PPV event, let's take a few minutes to review some event-related facts about UFC 157. Check them out: 1.) Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche is the first PPV main event in ZUFFA-era UFC history where both fighters will make their Octagon debuts. 2.) After winning four of his first five UFC fights by decision, four of Lyoto Machida's last five UFC victories are by knockout. 3.) Faber has rebounded from every loss in his career with a submission victory. He has also never lost two-straight fights. ............
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 3:33PM by Shawn91111 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Fitch among 16 fighters released from UFC on Tuesday
(mmafighting.com)
Former welterweight contender Jon Fitch was among the 16 UFC fighters who were released from the promotion on Tuesday...
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 1:54PM by grappler0000 - 93 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Chael Sonnen Supports UFC’s New TRT Testing, Has Already Been Tested
(mmaweekly.com)
Chael Sonnen supports the UFC's new testing policy for athletes using the TRT exemption, and has already been tested himself.
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 10:30AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan Agreed for UFC Bout Sometime in May
(mmaweekly.com)
A heavyweight showdown between Pat Barry and Shawn Jordan has been agreed to for sometime in May, MMAWeekly.com sources indicated on Tuesday.
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 12:15AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader vs. Glover Teixeira light heavyweight bout booked for UFC 160
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's annual Memorial Day weekend card continues to take shape and continues to add high-profile fights to the ledger. A light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira has been added to UFC 160 in May.
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 12:12AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone uninjured after rock climbing fall, set to face K.J. Noons at UFC 160
(bloodyelbow.com)
Tuesday afternoon, Cerrone declared the "wild man" dead. The Lightweight fell 40 ft. while rock climbing with his teammates and Jackson's MMA coach. He's fortunately not injured and will be ready to fight in May.
Submitted Feb 20, 2013 12:11AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping Heads To Specialist For Serious Nerve Problem
(espn.co.uk)
Michael Bisping has revealed to ESPN that he may require surgery to correct a nerve problem that is causing atrophy, a condition that sees the wasting away of muscle tissue. Bisping heads to a specialist on Tuesday regarding the issue, which has severely weakened his right arm. He hopes to cure the problem ahead of his April 27 fight with Alan Belcher.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 11:33PM by Poor_Franklin - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frankie Edgar eyeing five-round UFC main event fight against Cub Swanson next
(mmamania.com)
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion and featherweight title challenger Frankie Edgar is looking to get back in the win column sooner than later, and "The Answer" believes Cub Swanson is the right man to help get him there. On Tuesday's edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV, correspondent Ariel Helwani reported the New Jersey native would like to fight Swanson in a five-round UFC main event on a FUEL TV or FX card later this year. Edgar (15-4-1) is riding a career-worst three-fight losing streak after back-to-back defeats to current 155-pound champion Ben Henderson and then a subsequent loss to featherweight champ Jose Aldo at UFC 156 in his 145-pound debut earlier this month. The 31-year-old gave Aldo arguably his toughest fight to date and is eager to climb back up the 145-pound ladder in hopes of earning a rematch with "Scarface" in the near future. A victory over Swanson would be a good start. Swanson (19-5) is on the upswing in the featherweight division, riding a four-fight win-streak that includes a unanimous decision win over Dustin Poirier at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in England. Prior to the victory, the Greg Jackson-trained athlete had earned three consecutive technical-knockout victories, catapulting himself up the rankings at UFC 145. Edgar is currently the No. 4 featherweight in the official UFC rankings, while Swanson sits at No. 5. Usually booking a mixed martial arts (MMA) match up between a fighter on a three-fight skid and a fighter on a four-fight win-streak would seem illogical, but in this instance it isn't entirely unrealistic. Helwani also mentioned that if a main event fight with Swanson doesn't pan out, Edgar would be willing to fight him -- or German juggernaut Dennis Siver -- at UFC 160, which is scheduled for May 25, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 11:13PM by SmileR - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jacob Volkmann released from the UFC following UFC 156 defeat to Bobby Green
(mmamania.com)
Jacob Volkmann is now an ex-UFC fighter as the 32-year-old was released by the organization today (Feb. 19, 2013) following third-round submission defeat to Bobby Green at UFC 156 earlier this month. "Christmas" fought 10 times under the UFC banner, going 6-4 with notable victories over Danny Castillo, Efrain Escudero and Shane Roller.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 10:50PM by SmileR - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cerrone vs Noons added to 160
(fightline.com)
Donald Cerrone will return to the Octagon later this year, taking on former Strikeforce fighter K.J. Noons at UFC 160: Velasquez Vs. Silva II. The bout was announced on UFC Tonight Tuesday.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 10:41PM by Poor_Franklin - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Barnett turned down UFC offer due to not getting clause that Eddie Alvarez got
(bloodyelbow.com)
Heavyweight Josh Barnett says he turned down the UFC's contract offer because it didn't contain a clause that Eddie Alvarez got in his deal.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 2:21PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Big John McCarthy critical of stand ups by other UFC refs
(bloodyelbow.com)
In an appearance on The MMA Hour, legendary UFC ref Big John McCarthy didn't hold back with his criticism of his fellow referees.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 2:19PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
T.J. Dillashaw replaces Mitch Gagnon, meets Issei Tamura at UFC 158
(mmajunkie.com)
An undisclosed injury has forced Mitch Gagnon out of next month's UFC 158 event, and T.J. Dillashaw has stepped in as a replacement.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 10:55AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Marquardt steps in to meet Jake Ellenberger at UFC 158 in Montreal
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate Marquardt (32-11-2 MMA, 10-4 UFC) will meet Jake Ellenberger (28-6 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at UFC 158, a source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Monday evening. Marquardt fills a spot left vacant by Johny Hendricks, who was tapped to meet onetime UFC title challenger Carlos Condit when Rory MacDonald was forced to withdraw from the event due to injury. Marquardt vs. Ellenberger still serves on the March 16 event's pay-per-view main card, which follows prelims on FX and Facebook. UFC 158 takes place at Montreal's Bell Centre.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 8:43AM by jjeans - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mitch Gagnon injured, out of UFC 158 fight with Issei Tamura
(bloodyelbow.com)
Canadian bantamweight Mitch Gagnon will not fight in his home country this March, as an injury has forced him out of his UFC 158 bout with Japanese fighter Issei Tamura.
Submitted Feb 19, 2013 12:10AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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