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Michael Johnson replaces Ross Pearson, meets Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 37
Michael Johnson (14-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) continues to volunteer for every lightweight fight available, and this time, the UFC granted his wish. UFC officials today announced that Johnson has replaced an injured Ross Pearson (15-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and will meet former Blackzilians teammate Melvin Guillard (31-12-2 MMA, 12-8 UFC) in the co-main event of March’s UFC Fight Night 37 event. Featuring a light heavyweight fight between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa in the night’s headliner, UFC Fight Night 37 takes place March 8 at London’s O2 Arena. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 12:06PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
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Luke Rockhold Lobbying for Michael Bisping Fight, Also Interested in Fighting at Light Heavyweight
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is lobbying for a fight with Michael Bisping and is interested in fighting in the light heavyweight division.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:30AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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UFC champ Anthony Pettis targeting July 5th return
Anthony Pettis has been out of action since winning the lightweight title last August, but he could be back for the UFC's big 4th of July weekend PPV.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:27AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Rousey: Ugly bone breaks are just part of the game
The UFC women's Bantamweight champ has a blase attitude about broken bones in the Octagon and she wouldn't hesitate to snap the arm of a foe who won't tap.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Vitor Belfort Fully Intends to be on TRT When He Challenges Chris Weidman for UFC Championship
Much has been made about whether or not top middleweight challenger Vitor Belfort would be allowed to remain on his testosterone replacement therapy regimen for his upcoming fight with UFC champion Chris Weidman. Belfort on Wednesday told UFC Tonight that he fully intends to be on TRT when he meets Weidman. In fact, he says it is medically necessary...
Submitted Jan 22, 2014 9:42PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
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Dan Henderson discusses his new contract, moving to MW, testing and more
The UFC has suffered two heavy blows to their roster over the course of the last three months. With Georges St. Pierre stepping away from the sport and Anderson Silva very likely facing a year layoff or a possible retirement, the small handful of big PPV draws they had -of which Silva and GSP were included-have taken a big hit. There are only so many times Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones can fight in a year, so many have been left looking for a solution. The answer, at least in part, has been there all along, though. Dan Henderson, despite the recent dents on his fight resume, still carries the power of name recognition, experience and skill. His career is far from over, and to look past him as an opportunity to beef up those PPV numbers would be foolhardy. The interest in the rematch with Shogun has fans excited and just goes to show that he can still create excitement and anticipation for the UFC.
Submitted Jan 22, 2014 1:47PM by Shawn91111 - 1 comment
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UFC Fight Night 34 drug testing results announced
All 20 fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 34 underwent drug testing after the event and successfully passed their tests.
Submitted Jan 21, 2014 8:20PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Steven Siler says he’s fighting Rony Jason at UFC Fight Night 38
A pair of featherweights will try to start new winning streaks this March.
Submitted Jan 21, 2014 12:56PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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UFC lightweight Edson Barboza calls out Nate Diaz, Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone
After going 3-0 in 2013, Edson Barboza believes he’s due for a big opportunity.
Submitted Jan 20, 2014 7:26PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 set for March in Brazil
A report out of Brazil states that Shogun Rua and Dan Henderson will be rematching in March in Brazil.
Submitted Jan 20, 2014 7:20PM by FastKnockout - 20 comments
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Chris Leben retires
After 12 years and a UFC record 22 middleweight fights inside the Octagon, Chris Leben is calling it quits. "The Crippler" appeared on Monday's episode of The MMA Hour to make his announcement official. "It's been a fantastic, wonderful ride," Leben said. "I've landed more strikes than anybody out there. Definitely highs and lows, ups and downs, but I think I'm starting to realize that, for me, it might be time to make that transition away from competing and get more on the coaching side of things.
Submitted Jan 20, 2014 2:36PM by cowcatcher - 27 comments
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Diaz has harsh words for Maynard's cornermen
Nate Diaz wonders why Gray Maynard's corner didn't throw in the towel during their November fight.
Submitted Jan 20, 2014 12:44PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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UFC lands three-year broadcast deal with Abu Dhabi Media
Abu Dhabi already has a 10-percent share of ZUFFA (details), and now it has a broadcast deal to go along with it.
Submitted Jan 20, 2014 2:12AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Rampage Jackson and Tyrone Spong battle on Twitter
WSOF's Tyrone Spong and Bellator's Quintion "Rampage" Jackson have been going back and forth on Twitter for a couple of days now. Here's a roundup of their debate.
Submitted Jan 20, 2014 1:57AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Horiguchi out, UFC signs Martinez to face Cariaso
The UFC has signed former WEC fighter and TUF 18 contestant Danny Martinez to face Chris Cariaso at next month's UFC 169 in Newark. Martinez will be replainc Kyoji Horiguchi who bowed out due to injury.
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 7:08PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC Fight Night 35, TUF Nations draw low ratings
The UFC's most recent Wednesday Night combination on Fox Sports 1didn't draw a lot of viewers.
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 7:05PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Joseph Benavidez says there’s no Team Alpha Male vs. Alliance MMA rivalry
Joseph Benavidez wants you to know there’s no real rivalry between two of California’s most prominent gyms, Team Alpha Male and Alliance MMA.
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 7:01PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy in the works for TUF Nations Finale headliner
A middleweight bout between Michael Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Tim Kennedy (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is in the works for April’s TUF Nations Finale event, and the fight is expected to headline the card if “The Count” can satisfy the UFC’s medical requirements. Bisping has been sidelined for several months while recovering for surgery to repair a detached retina. The British slugger recently told BT Sport his doctors have greenlighted his return but UFC officials have requested additional testing and documentation.
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 4:02PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford added to UFC 171 in Dallas
A featherweight matchup between Daniel Pineda (18-10 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and Robert Whiteford (10-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the UFC’s return to the Lone Star State. UFC officials recently announced the new booking, which takes place at UFC 171 on March 15 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims that air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on UFC Fight Pass. With the addition to the card, UFC 171 now includes: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler – for vacant welterweight title Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story Jessica Andrade vs. Julianna Pena Dennis Bermudez vs. Jimy Hettes Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer Will Campuzano vs. Darrell Montague Renee Forte vs. Frank Trevino Robert McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford
Submitted Jan 19, 2014 3:53PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Phil Davis planning to fight Glover Teixeira since ‘Jon Jones won’t make it to title fight’
Phil Davis remains unbooked despite other marquee light heavyweights taking fights over the past few months.
Submitted Jan 18, 2014 9:05PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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