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Dong Hyun Kim Gets Replacement Opponent Dominic Waters for UFC Fight Night in Seoul
Dong Hyun Kim has found a new dance partner for UFC Fight Night on Nov. 28 after losing his original opponent in a fight card shuffle. Ultimate Fighting Championship over the weekend announced that the South Korean welterweight will take on Californian Dominic Waters in a three-round tilt at Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul. Kim’s original opponent, Jorge Masvidal, was pulled from their matchup to face Benson Henderson in the show’s main event after Thiago Alves came up injured.
Submitted Nov 16, 2015 2:21PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk reportedly heading to surgery for broken hand
It appears injury woes could be the only thing holding back Joanna Jedrzejczyk from dominating the UFC strawweight division for the foreseeable future. Jedrzejczyk (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) reportedly broke her right hand for the second time in as many fights when she battered challenger Valerie Letourneau (8-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) en route to a unanimous-decision win in this past Saturday’s UFC 193 pay-per-view co-headliner. The reigning 115-pound champ will undergo surgery in the near future to repair the damage, which is not in the same spot as her previous break, according to a report from MMAFighting.com.
Submitted Nov 16, 2015 1:46PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Rousey’s coach: Holm wasn’t getting the better of Ronda in the striking
On Saturday night, 56,000 Australian fans witnessed the (literal) collapse of superstar Ronda Rousey when Holly Holm landed a thunderous head kick that separated the champ from her senses in the second round of the main event. It was a surreal fight to experience. For the first time in her career, Rousey appeared lost and confused as she charged at Holm. She was outclassed in the striking department and was unable to take the fight to the ground on command. That signaled the beginning of the end for the former champion. Rousey's coach, Edmond Tarverdyan later explained that Rousey simply followed the gameplan set ahead of the fight.
Submitted Nov 16, 2015 12:32PM by UFC_Fanatic - 16 comments
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UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk has broken right hand, needs surgery
The woman with some of the best hands in MMA is having trouble keeping them healthy. Joanna Jedrzejczyk's manager Tiago Okamura told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani on Sunday that the UFC women's strawweight champion has a broken right hand and will need surgery. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 15, 2015 5:37PM by Wez - 2 comments
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UFC leans toward Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey rematch, new champ agrees
The UFC doesn’t usually make fights on fight night. But in the case of the spectacular upset seen at UFC 193, the promotion might make an exception. UFC President Dana White said an immediate rematch between newly minted champ Holly Holm (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Ronda Rousey (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) “makes a lot of sense,” though, of course, he hedged with the usual disclaimer that he doesn’t do instant matchmaking. White made it clear, however, that Holm’s head-kick knockout of the UFC star has upended the women’s bantamweight division. “It changes a lot of things now,” he said. “The (potential Cristiane) ‘Cyborg’ (Justino) fight, some other stuff we were working on.”
Submitted Nov 15, 2015 3:49AM by Budgellism - 14 comments
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The unthinkable: Holly Holm KOs Ronda Rousey in massive upset
The most dominant athlete on the planet got dominated on Saturday night. The nearly unthinkable happened: Ronda Rousey was beat up by Holly Holm and lost her UFC title. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 15, 2015 1:22AM by Wez - 23 comments
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Jorge Masvidal to Face Benson Henderson in New UFC Fight Night South Korea Headliner
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is targeting Jorge Masvidal to replace the injured Thiago Alves and face Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night on Nov. 28. Multiple outlets reported the new headliner on Saturday. TalkMMA first brought word via Twitter that Alves suffered a rib injury and would have to withdraw from the bout on Friday evening. Masvidal was originally scheduled to meet Dong Hyun Kim in a featured welterweight clash; it is currently unclear if Kim will be given a replacement opponent.
Submitted Nov 14, 2015 2:55PM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
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Jorge Masvidal in for injured Thiago Alves vs. Ben Henderson at UFC Fight Night 79
Ben Henderson has a new opponent for his upcoming fight in South Korea. UFC veteran Thiago Alves was forced out of the five-round welterweight bout on Nov. 28 with a broken rib, and the former lightweight champion will now take on Jorge Masvidal in the main event in Seoul, multiple sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com. Twitter user @TalkMMA first reported Alves’ injury. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 14, 2015 12:43AM by Wez - 7 comments
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Ronda Rousey says she sees through Holly Holm's 'fake sweet act' after volatile staredown
Ronda Rousey raced up to Holly Holm, got in her face and the two almost came to blows Friday at UFC 193 weigh-ins. In that split second of a near brawl, Rousey said she saw Holm's true colors.
Submitted Nov 13, 2015 9:02PM by tildengolfer - 19 comments
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Ronda Rousey selected as EA Sports UFC 2 cover athlete
Add another accolade to the trophy case of UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 13, 2015 10:38AM by Wez - 11 comments
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Rob Font meets Patrick Williams in bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston
The UFC’s January return to Boston continues to grow with the addition of a new bantamweight bout for the lineup. Rob Font (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will get a home fight when he returns from a lengthy layoff to meet Patrick Williams (8-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 81. UFC officials recently announced the new booking. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 81 card includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz – for bantamweight title Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman Jimy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa Daron Cruickshank vs. Paul Felder Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo Ilir Latifi vs. Sean O’Connell Rob Font vs. Patrick Williams
Submitted Nov 13, 2015 8:53AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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'UFC Tonight' hosts Daniel Cormier, Kenny Florian push for Dan Henderson to retire
Should Dan Henderson retire? It’s a debate many have had over the past several years as the oldest active fighter on the UFC roster has fallen into a slump with six losses in his past eight bouts. After more than 16 years of pro competition without a knockout loss, the 45-year-old Henderson (31-14 MMA, 8-8 UFC) has been stopped by strikes in three of his past six fights, the most recent a first-round knockout defeat at the hands – and feet – of Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 77 earlier this month.
Submitted Nov 12, 2015 10:01PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen joins January's UFC on FOX 18 lineup
A bout between Alex Caceres (10-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) and Masio Fullen (10-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to January’s UFC on FOX 18 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout, though it’s not clear if it’ll be at featherweight or bantamweight. The latest UFC on FOX 18 card includes: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Joaquim Silva George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev Tony Martin vs. Felipe Olivieri Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen
Submitted Nov 12, 2015 9:56PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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'Cro Cop' maintains retirement was due to injuries, admits to using growth hormone
Mirko Filipovic had the dubious honor of becoming the first UFC fighter to be flagged for a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation, but the MMA legend is maintaining the situation is a bit more complicated than it seems...
Submitted Nov 12, 2015 5:52PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Khabib Nurmagomedov not retiring but won't get desired Al Iaquinta matchup
Although another recent injury had Khabib Nurmagomedov considering retirement, he’s opted to fight on. But he won’t get his desired matchup. According to “UFC Tonight’s” Ariel Helwani, Nurmagomedov (22-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC), who was forced out of next month’s bout at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale against fellow lightweight Tony Ferguson (19-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) due a rib injury, has opted against retirement after speaking with his father/trainer and management team. The 27-year-old Dagestan fighter hasn’t fought since April 2014 after a series of injuries, and the latest setback had him briefly considering calling it a career.
Submitted Nov 12, 2015 1:32PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Veteran UFC flyweight John Dodson wants Thomas Almeida at bantamweight
John Dodson wants to shut down one of the brightest prospects at bantamweight when he makes his return to the weight class for his next bout. After recently revealing his intentions to move back up to 135 pounds after two failed flyweight title bids, Dodson (17-7 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is reportedly aiming to make a splash and hand undefeated Brazilian prospect Thomas Almeida (20-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) his first loss. Dodson texted UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby to request the fight, according to a report by “UFC Tonight’s” Ariel Helwani.
Submitted Nov 12, 2015 1:29PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Recently retired 'Cro Cop' first UFC fighter to fail USADA drug test
Mirko Filipovic might be officially retired from MMA, but it appears “Cro Cop” will soon be formally suspended from competing in the sport, as well. UFC officials today announced the veteran heavyweight is the first athlete to be flagged for a potential violation of the company’s new anti-doping policy, which is administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The substance found in Filipovic’s system was not revealed. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 11, 2015 7:40PM by Wez - 13 comments
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Abel Trujillo will appeal loss to Gleison Tibau in Brazil
Abel Trujillo is not happy with the way his lightweight clash with Gleison Tibau ended. In the preliminary portion of UFC Fight Night 77 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 7, Trujillo vs. Tibau was over at 1:45 of the first round, when referee Keith Peterson stopped the contest believing that the Blackzilians fighter went out due to a rear-naked choke. Trujillo immediately protested when the referee stopped the fight, and Tibau later admitted he didn’t feel his opponent tap.
Submitted Nov 11, 2015 5:44PM by tildengolfer - 16 comments
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Mirko 'Cro Cop' Announces Decision to Retire
“Dear friends, unfortunately I had to cancel the fight [against Anthony Hamilton at UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. Alves”]. In the beginning of the preparation I hurt my shoulder, so I couldn't raise [my] hand. I tried to save a shoulder injury and repair in all possible ways: daily therapy, injections of blood plasma and various cocktails of drugs but it didn't work out. The only cure would be a break of two to three weeks, and that I could not afford in the midst of final preparations. By daily trainings the injury got worse. Part of the muscle is snapped, the shoulder is filled with a lot of fluids, and the great danger is that tendon ruptures and then go to operation again. g
Submitted Nov 10, 2015 1:23PM by RhythmAndStyle - 20 comments
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Michael McDonald vs. Masanori Kanehara official for UFC 195
Fox Sports announced that Michael MacDonald will make his long-awaited return against Masenori Kanehara in a bantamweight bout at UFC 195. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 9, 2015 9:43PM by Wez - 9 comments
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