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UFC MW allegedly urinates in bar, fights security
UFC middleweight Antonio Braga Neto is facing charges after an unfortunate incident in a Manaus bar.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 10:42AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Anik and Schaub debate salary, revenue share
Brendan Schaub says UFC fighters only get about 7% of the pie, while Jon Anik says it's around 30-35% of Zuffa's income.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 10:41AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Stevie Ray vs. Mickael Lebout slated for UFC Fight Night 76 in Ireland
A lightweight bout between Stevie Ray and Mickael Lebout is the latest addition to October’s UFC Fight Night 76 event in Ireland.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 10:26AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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With Liz Carmouche injured, UFC 191's Raquel Pennington awaits new opponent
With Liz Carmouche injured, UFC 191's Raquel Pennington awaits new opponent.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 10:23AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Cabral vs. Case, Pereira vs. Rodrigues added to UFC Fight Night 77 in Brazil
The UFC’s November return to Brazil continues to grow with the addition of two new fights.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 10:19AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Henry Cejudo meets Jussier Formiga at UFC Fight Night 78 in Mexico
A key flyweight contest has been added to UFC Fight Night 78, as Henry Cejudo (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) meets Jussier Formiga (18-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC). UFC officials today announced the new booking.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 7:50AM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
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Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza booked for UFC 194 in December
For the third time, the UFC is hoping to see top middleweight contenders Ronaldo Souza (22-3 MMA, 5-0 UFC), better known as “Jacare,” and Yoel Romero (10-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) meet in the octagon. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Aug 17, 2015 8:34PM by Wez - 11 comments
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UFC 192 adds Benavidez vs. Bagautinov, Namajunas vs. Hill
Two new bouts have been added to UFC 192 in Houston as a pair of former flyweight title contenders face off when Joseph Benavidez takes on Ali Bagautinov while Rose Namajunas returns to face Angela Hill on October 3. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Aug 17, 2015 1:16PM by Wez - 5 comments
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Gamburyan: 'He's not even Caraway, he's Mr. Tate'
Manny Gamburyan explained why he's so anxious to lay hands on Bryan Caraway next on Mondays' edition of The MMA Hour.
Submitted Aug 17, 2015 10:26AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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UFC 190 winners Antonio Silva and Stefan Struve interested in future matchup
UFC 190 winners Antonio Silva and Stefan Struve interested in future matchup.
Submitted Aug 17, 2015 10:18AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Heatmaps, motion tracking and 'the next frontier' in mixed martial arts statistical data
Why didn't Michael Johnson defeat Beniel Dariush at UFC Fight Night 73? The question isn't meant to evaluate whether we personally agree with the judges awarding Dariush the split decision victory, but rather, why there was controversy in the first place? The judges themselves were not unanimous and neither was the audience watching. If there's smoke, is there also verifiable fire?
Submitted Aug 16, 2015 7:39PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Phil Davis: Leaving the UFC 'like breaking up with a girlfriend'
One day recently, Phil Davis had to sit down and edit all his social media. Those are the kinds of things that happen when you leave one job for another -- or, in Davis' case, go from one MMA promotion to another.
Submitted Aug 16, 2015 7:37PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
Coach: Amanda Nunes' striking is 'light years ahead' of Ronda Rousey's
Few people ever mentioned Amanda Nunes as a worthy title challenger for Ronda Rousey before this past Saturday. But after watching her dazzling display against Sara McMann, they certainly are now. Nunes blew the doors off of McMann at UFC Fight Night 73, stopping the Olympic medalist with a rear-naked choke in less than three minutes, instantly vaulting her name into title contention.
Submitted Aug 16, 2015 7:35PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Rory MacDonald denies story he didn't know it was 2015 after loss to Robbie Lawler
The UFC 189 welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald is all but a shoo-in for 2015's Fight of the Year, and is on the short list of the great MMA fights of all-time. Despite what his boss claimed in the fight's immediate aftermath, however, MacDonald did, in fact, know in what year the bout took place.
Submitted Aug 16, 2015 7:34PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Miesha Tate wants a title shot, but if there's another contender: 'Then okay, I'll take her out too'
When it comes to the matter of Ronda Rousey's next title challenger, the UFC certainly has options. Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino remains ever on the periphery of the discussion, and Brazilian veteran Amanda Nunes turned heads with her destructive win over Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night 73. But Miesha Tate, who has twice lost to Rousey before, believes she's earned the right to be called No. 1 contender.
Submitted Aug 16, 2015 7:33PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Werdum vs. Velasquez 2 and getting UFC title shots coming off losses
The announcement on Wednesday that Cain Velasquez would be getting a rematch with Fabricio Werdum for the UFC heavyweight title seemed to get a mostly negative reaction, even though Dana White had strongly hinted it already, and the two most viable contenders were linked to other opponents.
Submitted Aug 16, 2015 7:31PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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UFC champ Fabricio Werdum to appear in Halo 5: Guardians
Fabricio Werdum is a big fan of the Halo series - one of the most successful first-person shooter video games on consoles. Set for release on October 27th, Halo 5: Guardians is the long awaited sequel to Halo 4, and the head brass at Microsoft confirmed at Gamescom on Wednesday that none other than UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum would be making a cameo appearance in the game. "Fabricio Werdum makes a small cameo appearance in Halo 5: Guardians. He's a big fan of Halo and we're big fans of his, so it's always fun when these kinds of things work out," said a Microsoft spokesperson. "It's a bit of an Easter egg though, so you'll have to really be looking for it."
Submitted Aug 15, 2015 12:35AM by Budgellism - 7 comments
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Despite successful surgery and 'new ankle,' Raphael Assuncao unlikely for 2015 return
The UFC bantamweight title picture continues to be muddled by injuries; top contender Raphael Assuncao will be out of action until at least the end of the year after undergoing successful surgery on his right ankle. Assuncao (23-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) announced in December that a broken ankle would keep him from consideration for a bout with current UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw (12-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC). The original plan was for the Brazilian to recover from the injury without surgery. However, nearly eight months after the original damage occurred, Assuncao, who’s ranked No. 3 in the NOS Energy Drink MMA bantamweight rankings, went under the knife since the recovery process didn’t go as expected. The surgery took place Thursday. Assuncao, via Twitter, confirmed the news and labeled the procedure “successful”
Submitted Aug 15, 2015 12:33AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Claudia Gadelha's finger injury pushes Joanna Jedrzejczyk title rematch to 2016
What was originally thought to be a broken finger is actually a torn ligament for UFC women’s strawweight No. 1 contender Claudia Gadelha, whose title fight will have to wait for her recovery. Gadelha (13-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) hurt her left hand early in the first round of her UFC 190 bout with Jessica Aguilar (19-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) earlier this month. The Brazilian battled through the damage to take a dominant unanimous-decision win and to set up an anticipated rematch with reigning 115-pound champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Gadelha hoped to book the fight as soon as possible. However, with the extent of the damage to her hand has now known, Gadelha won’t get her crack at UFC gold until at least January.
Submitted Aug 15, 2015 12:32AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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UFC 191 lineup set with Chambers vs. VanZant kicking off pay-per-view main card
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC 191 event, and a strawweight bout kicks off the pay-per-view main card. The 11-bout lineup takes place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Prior to the PPV main card, FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass carry the prelims. The full UFC 191 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson – for flyweight title Andrei Arlovski vs. Frank Mir Anthony Johnson vs. Jimi Manuwa Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz Alex Chambers vs. Paige VanZant PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Paul Felder vs. Ross Pearson John Lineker vs. Francisco Rivera Liz Carmouche vs. Raquel Pennington Clay Collard vs. Tiago Trator PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET) Joe Riggs vs. Ron Stallings Nazareno Malegarie vs. Joaquim Silva
Submitted Aug 15, 2015 12:29AM by Budgellism - 7 comments
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