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UFC Fighter Rankings Set to Launch in February
FightMetric, the official statistics provider of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, will continue to enhance fans experience by providing UFC Fighter Rankings. UFC Fighter Rankings by FightMetric will poll opinions from sports media worldwide and will be recognized by the UFC and integrated into its broadcast and featured on UFC.com. Voting will be open to media immediately after each live event with results made available to UFC.com within 24 hours. “We are thrilled to have UFC recognize our fighter rankings and to have them hosted on UFC.com, as well as incorporated into event broadcasts. FightMetric has worked closely with the UFC for several years as an industry-leader in MMA statistics. Sports fans are accustomed to seeing performance data and rankings on their favorite baseball, football and soccer players, and now we can engage UFC fans on a similar level,” said FightMetric creator Rami Genauer...
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 8:55PM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
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Papy Abedi vs. Besam Yousef booked for UFC on FUEL TV 9 on April 6 in Sweden
Who says you can't go home again? It's a war between locals at UFC on FUEL TV 9, where Papy Abedi will try to keep himself employed at the expense of Besam Yousef as part of the "Gustafsson vs. Mousasi" event on April 6, 2013 at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Kimura.se confirmed the welterweight pairing earlier today.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 5:25PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Joe Proctor vs. Al Iaquinta joins 'UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen' card
A lightweight bout between Joe Proctor and Al Iaquinta, two cast members from "The Ultimate Fighter 15," will meet in March at UFC 159.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 4:33PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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UFC 156's Jacob Volkmann expects victory, has post-fight speech planned
UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann didn't know he would be fighting Bobby Green at UFC 156 until late December, but that's no longer a bother. Give him a week's notice, and he'll be just fine.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 4:32PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
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Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante wants UFC's Ryan Bader for anticipated summer return
Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champ Rafael Cavalcante wants to be the next fighter from the defunct promotion's roster to move to the UFC. And he's got an opponent in mind.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 4:31PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Dana White not happy with Steve Mazzagatti reffing Aldo vs. Edgar
UFC president Dana White has never been shy about criticizing officiating in MMA, whether it's judging or refereeing. One of his main targets has been referee Steve Mazzagatti, who has made many questionable calls in the past.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 4:30PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Rampage Jackson: UFC lies about its pay-per-view numbers
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson was unhappy with the way he was being treated leading up to what may have been his final fight inside the Octagon, a unanimous decision loss to Glover Teixeira at the UFC on FOX 6 event last weekend in Chicago (see it here). But you knew that. What you may not have known, are some of the specifics of his complaint against the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, which "Rampage" tells MMA HEAT is "taking advantage of its fighters" while "cleaning house" in the pay-per-view sales...
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 11:22AM by grappler0000 - 23 comments
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Almost healed, Hacran Dias still wants to fight Chad Mendes
A right shoulder injury forced Hacran Dias to withdraw from UFC on FX 6, but he hasn't let go of the idea of fighting Chad Mendes.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 11:10AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC 156's Joseph Benavidez not interested in proposed 115-pound division
While a firm date has not yet been established for the debut of the UFC's 115-pound division, promotion officials feel certain it's coming. When it does, don't expect current flyweight Joseph Benavidez to be a part of it.
Submitted Jan 31, 2013 11:08AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Nick Catone vs. James Head added to April's UFC 159 event
The lineup for April's UFC 159 event is quickly filling, and a welterweight matchup between Nick Catone and James Head is the latest addition to the lineup.
Submitted Jan 30, 2013 6:23PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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The Toffees Turn Out For UFC
Everton stars Tim Howard and Sylvain Distin show their support for local UFC stars Terry Etim and Andy “The Little Axe” Ogle headed down to Finch Farm this week to meet with Everton players and huge Ultimate Fighting Championship® fans Tim Howard and Sylvain Distin. The footballers were keen to show their support to the UFC athletes ahead of their bouts against Renne Forte and Josh Grispi respectively on 16th February at Wembley Arena.
Submitted Jan 30, 2013 1:37PM by Rabi - 1 comment
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Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher co-headlines UFC 159 in New Jersey
A middleweight bout between Michael Bisping (23-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) and Alan Belcher (18-7 MMA, 9-5 UFC) will serve as the co-headliner of April's UFC 159 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the bout with UFC officials following an initial report from ESPN.com. UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a headliner between light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Submitted Jan 30, 2013 1:16PM by Budgellism - 20 comments
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Matt Hughes nearly quit fighting in 2001, regrets never facing Anderson Silva
Had Matt Hughes not woken up by slamming Carlos Newton to the mat at UFC 34, he wouldn't have gone on to become a UFC Hall of Famer.
Submitted Jan 30, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Jim Miller Welcomes Pat Healy to Octagon at UFC 159
The Ultimate Fighting Championship was all about UFC 159 bout announcements on Tuesday night. Less than an hour after confirming a heavyweight scrap between Roy Nelson and Cheick Kongo and a light heavyweight matchup with Vinny Magalhaes and Phil Davis to the lineup, the promotion added a lightweight tango between Jim Miller (Pictured) and Pat Healy to the April 27th roster. Miller has alternated between wins and losses over his past five outings. The 29-year-old battered and bloodied Joe Lauzon in his last foray for a unanimous decision victory.
Submitted Jan 30, 2013 1:21AM by DrivenDavies15 - 12 comments
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Dana White says Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman is 'closer than people think'
In an effort to appeal for contendership, Weidman met with UFC president Dana White on Friday before UFC On Fox 6. Tuesday, on UFC Tonight, Dana gave some details from his talk with Weidman: "ople think. I actually thought that Weidman was going to be out a lot longer than he was because of his injury, but he's healed up pretty well and he'll be ready to start training in a couple of months. So we're looking at a couple of different options, some options we like, and Weidman is one of them."
Submitted Jan 29, 2013 11:50PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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UFC Adding Strawweight Division (115lbs) But No Timeline for The Debut
The UFC will be adding yet another new weight class in the future as the strawweights (115lbs) get their shot in the Octagon. Now the timing of when that will happen remains a mystery, but UFC President Dana White confirmed when speaking to UFC Tonight on Tuesday that they are planning to add the additional division at some point down the road. “As the sport continues to grow and we go into these other markets like Latin America, Asia, yes, we will eventually open up a lighter weight division. Which is a great thing. It’s an amazing opportunity for fighters all over the world,” said White.
Submitted Jan 29, 2013 11:22PM by Biggavelli - 29 comments
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Davis vs. Magalhaes, Kongo vs. Nelson Added To UFC 159
A pair of new matchups has been added to April's UFC 159 event as Phil Davis meets Vinny Magalhaes in a light heavyweight affair, while Cheick Kongo faces Roy Nelson in a heavyweight contest. UFC officials announced the two bouts on Tuesday's new edition of "UFC Tonight." UFC 159, which features a title fight between light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and "The Ultimate Fighter 17" fellow head coach Chael Sonnen, takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Submitted Jan 29, 2013 10:28PM by Biggavelli - 20 comments
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Hatsu Hioki Responds to Fan Criticism of Clay Guida
At the recent UFC on Fox 6 event, one of the most hotly contested bouts of the evening came between Hatsu Hioki and Clay Guida. It appeared in the fight that Hioki managed to work significantly to land damage and finish the fight from the bottom position, yet the judges ruled the fight in Guida’s favor via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28). Shortly after the fight, Hioki spoke to MMAWeekly.com about the loss. And while he gave all credit to his opponent for the win, comments made by readers regarding Guida’s perceived stall tactics has Hioki wishing to further express his feelings about the bout.
Submitted Jan 29, 2013 7:38PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Costa Philippou would like to face off with Michel Bisping in London
Constantinos Philippou is coming off the biggest win over his career over Tim Boetsch at UFC 155, so you'd think he'd be asking for an opponent that won his last bout as well, right? Apparently not. Instead, Philippou and manager Lex McMahon have a better idea - fighting Michael Bisping in London in July.
Submitted Jan 29, 2013 7:34PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson added to April's UFC on FOX 7 event
Seven years after he left, Josh Thomson (19-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is returning to the octagon. UFC officials today announced the ex-Strikeforce lightweight champ will fight Nate Diaz (16-8 MMA, 7-6 UFC) at UFC on FOX 7, which takes place April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. It's not yet known whether the bout will be broadcast on the event's FOX-televised main card or on the preliminary-card, which serves on FX and Facebook...
Submitted Jan 29, 2013 5:45PM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
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