Heavyweight Del Rosario dies
Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario has died after suffering sudden cardiac arrest at his home on Tuesday morning.
Doctors at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California, modulated Del Rosario's body temperature near 90 degrees Fahrenheit using an Arctic Sun Temperature Management System, in hopes of inducing a therapeutic hypothermia and restarting his body and brain functions. But it was confirmed on Thursday that he has died.
Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy, Roxanne Modafferi vs. Raquel Pennington completes TUF 18 Finale lineup
The 10-bout lineup for Saturday’s TUF 18 Finale now is complete with the official addition of a pair of women’s bantamweight fights.
In the women’s tournament final, Julianna Pena (4-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on Jessica Rakoczy (1-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to determine the first women’s “Ultimate Fighter” in UFC history. And semifinalist Raquel Pennington (3-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
will meet Roxanne Modafferi (15-10 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Both fights will take place on the main card. The bouts became official following Wednesday’s airing of the final regular-season episode of Season 18 of “The Ultimate Fighter” on FOX Sports 1.
Report: UFC picks up Russian heavyweight Alexey Oleinik
Superkarate.ru reports the UFC has signed longtime Russian heavyweight, Alexey Oleinik. Oleinik, who has bounced a bit between heavyweight and light heavyweight throughout his career, will enter the UFC on a nine fight winning streak including victories over Dion Staring, Jeff Monson, Tony Lopez, and most recently Mirko Filipovic. At age 36, he's one of the more traveled vets on the MMA circuit, holding an overall record of 48-9-1.
Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor slated for UFC Fight Night 36
a lightweight bout between joe proctor (8-2 mma, 1-1 ufc) and cristiano marcello (13-5 mma, 1-2 ufc) is the latest addition to february’s ufc fight night 36 event.
A lightweight bout between Joe Proctor (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Cristiano Marcello (13-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to February’s UFC Fight Night 36 event.
Rory MacDonald: 'I needed to lose'
The Rory MacDonald of 2013 is a very different specimen from the youngster who ran roughshod over the welterweight division throughout his first few years inside the UFC. His ferocity replaced by a measured sense of restraint, MacDonald finally fell victim to his own evolution at UFC 167, where he lost a bruising split decision to Robbie Lawler.
Though however damaging it may have been, the loss could ultimately wind up being the best thing for the 24-year-old.
"I needed it," a candid MacDonald admitted on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour...