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UFC add 2 more woman to roster
On todays UFC 157 conference call the UFC confirmed that two more woman had been signed by the UFC.
Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza set for UFC on Fuel 9 in Sweden
An intriguing and entertaining featherweight fight has been made for UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm, as Diego Brandao fights Pablo Garza.
Chad Mendes meets Clay Guida at UFC on FOX 7
With officials unable to find a replacement for injured opponent Manny Gamburyan, Chad Mendes has been pulled from the Feb. 23 UFC 157 event altogether. But the former title challenger is getting what is arguably a bigger fight when Mendes (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) meets fellow featherweight Clay Guida (30-13 MMA, 10-7 UFC) at UFC on FOX 7 on April 20, UFC President Dana White confirmed with USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Monday. The event takes place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Mendes vs. Guida could be one of four fights featured on the network-televised main card, which follows prelims on FX and Facebook...
B.J. Penn to have cataracts surgery, isn't sure if he'll fight again
Former two-division champion B.J. Penn will undergo surgery to repair eye damage from cataracts this week.
Burrell-Villefort added to UFC 157; McGee-Neer moves to main card
With the Chad Mendes-Manny Gamburyan fight off UFC 157, a new welterweight bout has stepped up to fill the gap. Strikeforce imports Nah-Shon Burrell (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Yuri Villefort (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet later this month. UFC officials on Monday announced the new booking. In addition, with the loss of Mendes-Gamburyan opening up a spot on the main card, a middleweight bout between Court McGee (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Josh Neer (33-12-1 MMA, 6-8 UFC) has moved up from the preliminary card to the pay-per-view.
Manager says Chad Mendes will be back in April, may get bigger UFC fight
Mike Roberts on Monday said Chad Mendes (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is likely to reappear in April following the cancellation of his fight with Manny Gamburyan (12-7 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC 157. The manager also disputed a rumor that the onetime title challenger had turned down an offer to fight former Strikeforce lightweight Justin Wilcox (11-5). "Any rumor that's out there saying that me or Chad turned down any fight is completely, 100 percent false," Roberts told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "There's not a huge line of people that want to fight Chad, especially on two weeks' (notice)."
Miller-Palaszewski, Pineda-Lawrence set for TUF 17 Finale in April
A pair of featherweight bouts have been added to the TUF 17 Finale card in April. Cole Miller will face Bart Palaszewski and Daniel Pineda takes on Justin Lawrence in Las Vegas.
Demetrious Johnson defends UFC flyweight title vs. John Moraga at TUF 17 Finale
Just about two weeks after his successful first title defense, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has his next assignment. Johnson (17-2-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) will face John Moraga (12-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in April at the TUF 17 Finale in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday first reported the news, and UFC officials later confirmed the matchup. Sources close to the Johnson camp also confirmed the fight to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The event takes place at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and airs on FX, FUEL TV and Facebook.
Second UFC women's fight set: Miesha Tate meets Cat Zingano at TUF 17 Finale
At long last, the UFC has booked its second women's fight. Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (13-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face Cat Zingano (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in April at the TUF 17 Finale. UFC officials on Monday announced the matchup. The TUF 17 Finale takes place April 13 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event is expected to have a main card on FX following prelims on FUEL TV.
UFC 160 slated for May 25 in Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend
The UFC has requested a May 25 fight date for its annual Memorial Day weekend card in Las Vegas, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned. UFC officials have requested the date with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a pay-per-view event at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event would be targeted as UFC 160 and would be expected to feature 12 fights on the card. NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed to MMAjunkie.com via email that the UFC has put in for that date and location. Though the event has not been formally approved by the NSAC, based on the UFC's history in Las Vegas it is not likely to be turned down. No fights have been announced or rumored for the event, though four of the UFC's past six Memorial Day weekend shows in Las Vegas have featured a title fight.
UFC on FUEL TV 7's Danny Castillo calls on Nate Diaz for triangle-choke help
When you want to learn how to escape a triangle choke, it's best to contact someone who specializes in putting people in them. For UFC lightweight Danny Castillo (14-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC), that was Nate Diaz, who helped him prepare for Paul Sass (13-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) ahead of Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 7 event, which takes place at Wembley Arena in London. "He pretty much just ran me through a seminar on technique," Castillo told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). Castillo vs. Sass is part on the Facebook-streamed preliminary card before main-card fights on FUEL TV.
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Travis Browne booked for The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale
A heavyweight bout between Gabriel Gonzaga (14-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) and Travis Browne (13-1-1 MMA, 4-1-1 UFC) will take place in April at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. UFC President Dana White today announced that verbal agreements are in place for the bout. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas hosts the April 13 event, which includes a main card on FX and prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook. Gonzaga vs. Browne likely will be part of the main card.
UFC on FUEL TV 7's fight card and start time for Saturday
The UFC returns this week with an overseas title fight with Saturday's UFC on FUEL TV 7 event. The event takes place at the 12,500-seat Wembley Arena in London, and UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) meets Michael McDonald (19-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in the headliner. Saturday's card kicks off with Facebook prelims at 12:15 p.m. ET (9:15 a.m. ET), and the main card follows on FUEL TV at 3 p.m. ET. MAIN (FUEL TV, 3 p.m. ET) Champ Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald - for interim bantamweight title Dustin Poirier vs. Cub Swanson Cyrille Diabate vs. Jimi Manuwa Gunnar Nelson vs. Jorge Santiago Ryan Jimmo vs. James Te Huna Che Mills vs. Matthew Riddle PRELIMINARY (Facebook, 12:15 p.m. ET) Terry Etim vs. Renee Forte Danny Castillo vs. Paul Sass Josh Grispi vs. Andy Ogle Stanislav Nedkov vs. Tom Watson Vaughan Lee vs. Motonobu Tezuka Ulysses Gomez vs. Phil Harris
Riddle disgusted by UK fans, thinks Brown is a bad match up for Hardy
Matt Riddle talks to Ray and Patrick, he talks about his experiences in Manchester and being spat on by the crowd. He also says he would have liked to have faced Hardy but once Brown beats Hardy he doesn't want to fight someone coming off a loss. He talks about his KO on TUF 7 and also gives his views on marijuana and TRT.
With no opponent, Chad Mendes off next week's UFC 157 card
After opponent Manny Gamburyan (12-7 MMA, 1-2 UFC) was forced off the lineup with multiple injuries, his opponent, Chad Mendes (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), has confirmed he's also off the card for next week's UFC 157 event. Mendes made the announcement via Twitter...
Benson Henderson Ready To Face Any Mentally Weak Steroid Users And Knows He Can Whoop Them
UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, believes that the mentally weak take steroids and that it’s because of their weak frame of mind that he will break them over a five-round period. Here is what the champ said at the UFC 156 Q&A:
UFC Boss Says Weidman Wants To Smash Silva in Brazil, Give Him A Rematch And Smash Him Again
UFC President Dana White has gone on record to express the intentions of UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman. He says Weidman will fight Anderson Silva in Brazil, “Smash” him and then grant the pound-for-pound king an immediate rematch and do it again. Check it out:
With Gamburyan Out, Mendes Calls Out Lamas – Lamas Declines
With news that Manny Gamburyan was forced to pull out of his schedule bout with Chad Mendes, the former featherweight title challenger quickly took to twitter to call out Ricardo Lamas, who has been vocal about wanting a title bid of his own. Here it is:
Sonnen: Big gap between Jon Jones & Anderson Silva
Chael Sonnen has highlighted the almighty task facing him at UFC 159, insisting light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is "considerably better" than Anderson Silva. Silva is widely regarded as the greatest fighter on the planet, having set all manner of records as the promotion's middleweight champion, beating several 205-pounders along the way. He holds the most wins and title defences during a UFC career spanning seven years. The Brazilian is frequently linked to a superfight with Jones, who looks equally as untouchable at light-heavyweight having beaten former champions in Mauricio Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Rampage Jackson and Vitor Belfort.
Is the UFC ESPN arrangement coming to an end for the UK market?
Looks like ESPN UK and the UFC are soon to be parting their ways. Sky sports is most probably the likely switch. Get ready to spend more money guys to keep in contact with future UFC action.
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