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Could Phil Davis be fighting Shogun Rua next?
UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis is ready to fight, and his coach said that they'd love it if the opponent was Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Phil Davis is coming off arguably the biggest win of his career, but it's been over four months since that bout and the light heavyweight still remains unbooked. The college wrestling star defeated Lyoto Machida at UFC 163 to move his record to a stellar 12-1 (NC), and he might very well be facing off with another Brazilian next though - Mauricio Rua.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 8:53PM by JLS - 10 comments
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Gilbert Melendez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170
A Russian MMA news site is reporting an exciting addition to the February fight card. it looks like UFC 170 just picked up an exciting Lightweight bout. According to the Russian site MMA Boxing, Dagestani Sambo fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov will face former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez on February 22.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 7:18PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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Ronda Rousey Continues to Make History as First Female to Make UFC Pound-For-Pound Rankings
Ronda Rousey UFC 157 Pre 10UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has already cemented her place in mixed martial arts history. She became the first female fighter signed by Ultimate Fighting Championship in November 2012. On Dec. 6, 2012, she was named the first women’s UFC titleholder. In February, she became the first female fighter to earn a win inside the Octagon, defending her title against Liz Carmouche.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 5:52PM by JLS - 15 comments
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Adlan Amagov to retire due to religious reasons
UFC Welterweight prospect, Adlan Amagov, was set to fight Jason High next month at UFC Fight Night 35. Unfortunately, Amagov was injured in training, and forced to withdraw from the bout. Earlier this week rumors were circulating that Amagov was contemplating retirement due to his religious beliefs. Earlier today, Amagov’s team, the Red Fury Fight Team, posted this on their Instagram: Here is the translation via Google Translate: With great regret to inform you that should Adlan Amagov retired fighter, any decision must be respected, Praise be to Allah that we have a brother who put in the first place religion, everyone should take a cue from him to each of us was such Iman !
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 5:22PM by JLS - 18 comments
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2013 (Nordic) Fight of the Year : Gustafsson Versus Jones at UFC 165
The Nordic MMA Fight of 2013 goes to Alexander Gustafsson versus Jon Jones at UFC 165 in a bout that captured the MMA world’s attention. The first Nordic fighter to challenge for the UFC belt turned out to be one of the most memorable five round wars ever. Recently, even the UFC acknowledged the greatness of the fight by ranking it #2 best fight, only behind the TUF Finale between Forrest Griffin versus Stephan Bonnar in the 20 years of the UFC’s existence.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 4:59PM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC gives glimpse at content plan, pricing for new ‘Fight Pass’ digital network
The UFC’s new digital network won’t be officially unveiled by the promotion until later this week, with a full launch ready for the start of 2014. But while the finer points of the details are still to be revealed, the network has a name: “UFC Fight Pass.” And it also has a price. UFC Fight Pass will cost subscribers $9.99 per month, according to an official UFC website that went live on Sunday. Twitter user @rossfinkelstein tweeted out a screengrab of the site overnight.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 3:06PM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC 168 start times, fight card, TV info, fan and media events, video preview
A pair of rematches most of the MMA world has been salivating over finally go down this week at UFC 168, the promotion’s year-end show.
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 11:52AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Ray Longo is the ultimate trainer
Before orchestrating the two greatest upsets in UFC history, trainer Ray Longo cultivated success stories. The type of story he thrives being a part of but rarely touts. Before Matt Serra and Chris Weidman registered those improbable championship knockouts, Lee Dolowich just tried to avoid vomiting in the ring...
Submitted Dec 22, 2013 9:22AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team, Miscellaneous, UFC
Rick Story to face off with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 171
An intriguing welterweight bout has apparently been added to UFC 171 on March 15th. It appears that the UFC has added yet another welterweight fight to the UFC 171 card on March 15th in Dallas. The current top three bouts on the card are all at 170-pounds, and this most recent addition is pretty good as well. The news comes via NBC Sports Radio host Gator Choke. The UFC has not officially announced the bout as of yet.
Submitted Dec 21, 2013 4:56PM by JLS - 11 comments
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Anderson Silva documentary ‘Like Water’ airs Sunday on FOX Sports 2
Ahead of Anderson Silva‘s UFC 168 rematch with Chris Weidman, FOX Sports 2 is airing the 2011 documentary that gave an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at “The Spider.”
Submitted Dec 21, 2013 3:40PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Bruce Buffer offers up original set of ‘UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman’ fight cards in charity auction
For the first time ever, UFC announcer Bruce Buffer is offering up a set of his “fight cards,” including the one he used for Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva’s first meeting, in a charity auction.
Submitted Dec 21, 2013 3:39PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC Fight Night 34 lineup set with 10 fights, complete card airs on soon-to-launch digital network
The bout order for January’s “UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim” is now complete, and the final lineup includes 10 fights that will stream in the U.S. on the UFC’s soon-to-launch digital network.
Submitted Dec 21, 2013 3:37PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Dr. Marcio Tannure outlines Antonio Silva’s ‘inaccurate statements’
Dr. Marcio Tannure, medical director for Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), Brazil’s regulatory body for MMA, isn’t happy with Antonio Silva‘s comments blaming him for failing a post-fight drug test at UFC Fight Night 33. “To be clear, I am not, nor have I ever been, Antonio Silva’s medical doctor,” Tannure stated...
Submitted Dec 21, 2013 2:45PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Ronda Rousey hopes to fight Holly Holm before she retires
Ronda Rousey says she would like a chance to fight former champion boxer Holly Holm before she retires from the UFC.
Submitted Dec 21, 2013 1:42PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Cole Miller vows to never fight in Massachusetts again
UFC featherweight Cole Miller talks his appeal of UFC Fight Night 26, TRT, American Top Team, the changing face of MMA, rules, respect, sponsorships, paying dues, and the power of accepting the worst outcome
Submitted Dec 21, 2013 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Clint Hester and Andy Enz Reportedly Agree to Fight at UFC 169
Two The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen cast members have reportedly agreed to square off at UFC 169 on Feb. 1 in Newark, N.J.
Submitted Dec 20, 2013 6:41PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Coroner: Del Rosario’s death due to natural causes; Cocaine, THC and Opiates found in system
UFC heavyweight Shane del Rosario‘s death was due to natural causes, according to medical examiners. A death certificate issued Wednesday by the Orange County (Calif.) coroner’s office said the 30-year-old fighter suffered brain damage from a lack of oxygen to the brain, an abnormal heart rhythm commonly associated with heart attacks and a congenital heart disorder.
Submitted Dec 20, 2013 5:43PM by prophecy033 - 17 comments
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Ben Henderson won't lean on Josh Thomson for 25 minutes because he's not a slow heavyweight
Heavyweights should pull out their pen and paper because Ben Henderson plans to show the MMA community what a fast-paced 25-minute fight should look like when he takes on Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 10 on Jan. 25, 2014.
Submitted Dec 20, 2013 3:20PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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FOX Sports 1 debuts ‘UFC Fight Flashback’ Sunday, special ‘UFC Tonight’ Monday
With the 2013 MMA year drawing to a close, and with arguably the biggest rematch in history looming next week, FOX Sports 1 will premier a new show and put on a special edition of a long-running one.
Submitted Dec 20, 2013 3:06PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Jason High announces he’s fighting newcomer Baneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 35
Jason High will remain on next month’s UFC card in Georgia now that he has a new opponent.
Submitted Dec 20, 2013 3:04PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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