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Elias Silverio plans to drop to 155 pounds following first UFC win
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
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Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard Rubber Match Set for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
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
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Ronda Rousey Reveals Why She Thought She Was Being Replaced on TUF
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
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Brian Ebersole meets Rick Story at UFC 167 in Las Vegas
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
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Johny Hendricks' camp saw red flags in GSP's offer for VADA testing
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
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With Mitchell vs. Cabral, UFC Fight Night 29 lineup finalized with 12 bouts
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
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Dan Henderson not worried about Vitor Belfort’s TRT: I beat him when he was on steroids
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
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
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
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UFC Fight Night 28 medical suspensions: 'Jacare' Souza could be out six months
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
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UFC's Carlos Condit targets Matt Brown after Martin Kampmann redemption
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
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James Krause vs. Bobby Green booked for UFC Fight Night 31's 'Troops' event
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
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UFC 167 adds Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham to 20th anniversary show
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
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Liz Carmouche continues quest for another title shot with match against Alexis Davis
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
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TUF 18 debuts to lowest series ratings ever, UFC Fight Night loses 300,000 viewers from week before
The debut of The Ultimate Fighter on Fox Sports 1 featuring coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate and the first ever co-ed cast drew 762,000 viewers, by far the lowest season debut in the series' history. An hour earlier UFC Fight Night 28 drew just 539,000 viewers on the same network.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 1:41PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
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'UFC 166: Velasquez vs. dos Santos III' lineup set, flyweights on main card
In addition to a major heavyweight championship trilogy, October's UFC 166 event features 13 total bouts, a preliminary card full of familiar names, and a main card that kicks off with a pair of flyweights. UFC 166 takes place Oct. 19 at Houston's Toyota Center. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. The big men take center stage at the fall event. In the headliner, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) and former titleholder Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) meet in a rubber match. In the co-headliner, Daniel Cormier (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) likely fights at heavyweight for the final time when he takes on Roy Nelson (19-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC).
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 1:02PM by DrivenDavies15 - 7 comments
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Johny Hendricks has yet to file VADA paperwork
The VADA drug testing agency reports that Hendricks has yet file the paperwork to comply with pre-fight drug screenings.
Submitted Sep 5, 2013 10:06PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem official for UFC 167
Two oft-concussed heavyweights will fight each other this November, as Frank Mir fights Alistair Overeem.
Submitted Sep 5, 2013 10:05PM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
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Dana White doesn't expect Stefan Struve to ever fight again
The UFC president told CBS that he doesn't expect Dutch Heavyweight Stefan Struve to ever fight again due to a 'rip in his heart.'
Submitted Sep 5, 2013 6:38PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kevin Souza broke his hand in the first round against Arantes
Edimilson "Kevin" Souza turned in a strong performance against Felipe Arantes on Fight Night 28. Even more impressive, he did it with a busted mitt.
Submitted Sep 5, 2013 6:37PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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