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Dustin Pague Fights for Roster Spot, Welcomes Kyoji Horiguchi at UFC 166
A bantamweight bout between Dustin Pague and Kyoji Horiguchi has been added to the UFC 166 line-up for Oct. 19 in Houston. UFC officials announced the bout on Friday. Pague (11-8) is likely fighting for his roster spot. He has lost his three most recent bouts and four of his five under the UFC banner.
Submitted Sep 13, 2013 2:36PM by JLS - 4 comments
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UFC cuts Benjamin Brinsa fighter accused of Neo-Nazi sympathies
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has elected not to stake its international reputation on Benjamin Brinsa's denials of a neo-nazi past. Brinsa has been cut by the promotion before stepping into the Octagon.
Submitted Sep 12, 2013 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 32 comments
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UFC looking to book Travis Browne vs. Stipe Miocic at UFC on Fox 9
UFC looking to match up top ten heavyweights Travis Browne and Stipe Miocic on UFC on Fox 9 fight card.
Submitted Sep 12, 2013 12:00AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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UFC angles for Pettis-Grant, books Faber-McDonald at UFC on FOX 9
When the UFC returns to Sacramento for UFC on FOX 9, Anthony Pettis could defend his belt against T.J. Grant, while two fighters will end up getting a little "California Love" in a key bantamweight contest.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 7:39PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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E-mails expose drug testing rift between GSP, Hendricks
This article was a joint effort between Matt Roth of MMAMania.com and Brent Brookhouse of BloodyElbow.com.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 7:38PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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BJ Penn to coach TUF 19 opposite Frankie Edgar, will fight at featherweight in April
BJ Penn will drop to featherweight and coach opposite Frankie Edgar for season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 7:35PM by FastKnockout - 45 comments
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Donation fund set up for injured UFC fighter Matt Grice
A donation fund has been set up for injured UFC fighter and police officer Matt Grice. Grice was critically injured Sunday in a car accident in Oklahoma. Donations are being accepted at . Grice, who was recently pulled from next month's UFC 166 event due to the head and other injuries he suffered in the accident, is married with two young daughters.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 2:02PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Shogun Rua vs. James Te Huna set for UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
UFC superstar Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is headed Down Under, combining with eight of Australia's most promising fighters for a huge summer of Mixed Martial Arts. The Daily Telegraph can reveal Rua, the former light heavyweight world champion, will join fellow Brazilian hero Antonio ‘Bigfoot' Silva on the UFC Fight Night card scheduled for December 7 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. In a huge boost for the sport Down Under, the South American duo will both be up against Australians, with Rua set to face Penrith star James Te Huna while Silva will have top billing in his bout with cult Sydney heavyweight Mark Hunt.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 2:00PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
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With Estevan Payan out, Charles Oliveira meets Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166
Thanks to a pair of injuries, UFC 166 has a new featherweight fight. An injury has knocked Estevan Payan (14-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) from his fight with Charles Oliveira (16-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC). And the recent car accident that has Matt Grice (15-5 MMA, 2-5 UFC) still hospitalized with a head injury meant Jeremy Larsen (8-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) was without an opponent. Now Oliveira and Larsen will fight each other on the preliminary card. UFC officials announced the new booking on Tuesday night.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 12:16AM by DrivenDavies15 - 3 comments
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With Estevan Payan out, Charles Oliveira meets Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166
An injury has knocked Estevan Payan from his fight with Charles Oliveira, and Jeremy Larsen, whose fight with Matt Grice was pulled after Grice's car accident, will step in in his teammate's place.
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 10:23PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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White: Decision will be made if UFC champ Cruz can't return in early 2014
On Tuesday, Dana White was arguably his most definitive yet on the prospect of bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz returning by early 2014 – or not being ready by that time table.
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 7:12PM by FastKnockout - 29 comments
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Anderson Silva: Chael Sonnen Will Be Next United States President
Could it be that former long-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has truly buried the hatchet with his old rival Chael Sonnen? "The Spider" paid Sonnen a compliment, albeit a backhanded one, in an interview with Brazilian newspaper Metro (translation via MMA Fighting):
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 4:33PM by Chael_Sonnen - 7 comments
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‘Jacare’ Souza wants test at 205: 'I've always had this idea'
Weight difference is not a problem for Ronaldo Souza. The two-time black belt absolute world champion in jiu-jitsu has fought guys who weighed more than 30 pounds than him, and "Jacare" eyes more challenges in his MMA career. The former Strikeforce middleweight champion mauled Yushin Okami last Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 28 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and told MMA Fighting he would move up to light heavyweight to test himself. "That would give me more opportunities to work," Souza said. "I’m not a big guy for 205, but I’m really strong and would do great fights in this division as well. I've always had this idea, I just never had the opportunity to show how ready I was for this challenge.
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 3:17PM by DrivenDavies15 - 14 comments
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Following car accident and head injury, Matt Grice removed from UFC 166 lineup
With UFC featherweight Matt Grice still hospitalized following a serious car accident on Sunday, his bout has been removed from next month's UFC 166 fight card.
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Revitalized to fight Chael Sonnen, Rashad Evans admits he 'was just going through the motions'
The night before Chael Sonnen tweeted out his latest callout via Photoshop, he and Rashad Evans were seated inches away from each other, waxing poetic about Carlos Condit for UFC Fight Night 27's post-fight show. Back then a collision between the two fighter-turned-analysts was the furthest thing from Evans' mind. But things have a funny way of working out in this sport. "Him and Dana (White) are close. Chael is about big fights, and he's about the fights that are going to bring him the biggest draw, so I'm sure I made more sense to him than anybody else," Evans said of his UFC 167 co-main event clash against Sonnen on Monday's The MMA Hour...
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 8:24AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Amanda Nunes meets Germaine de Randamie at UFC's 'Fight for the Troops 3' card
A second women's bantamweight bout has been added to "UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3." Amanda Nunes and Germaine de Randamie will meet on the card in two months in Kentucky.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 11:42PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Matt Riddle announces retirement from MMA following rib injury
Matt Riddle withdrew from his scheduled Bellator MMA debut after suffering a rib injury on Monday. Riddle, who was slated to fight Luis Melo Jr. in the quarterfinals of the Bellator's season-nine welterweight tournament, subsequently announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. "I'm retiring from MMA today," Riddle wrote on Facebook. "Cracked my rib and can't fight Sept. 20. Bellator said they can't find me a fight till the next tournament and I can't afford not fighting that long and need a job. Sorry if I let anyone down but it isn't paying the bills."
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 9:58PM by DrivenDavies15 - 22 comments
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Thiago Tavares vs. Quinn Mulhern set for UFC Fight Night 32
Thiago Tavares returns to the Octagon to meet Quinn Mulhern at UFC Fight Night 32 on Nov. 9 in Goiania, Brazil. Sources close to the UFC confirmed the match-up to MMA Fighting on Monday.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 3:58PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Heavyweights Alistair Overeem, Frank Mir To Clash At UFC167 In Las Vegas
Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir will collide in a heavyweight showdown at UFC 167. UFC officials announced the booking Friday following an initial report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. UFC 167 serves as the Las Vegas-based organization’s 20th anniversary card and is headlined by a welterweight title showdown between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks. The Nov. 16 show takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will also see Chael Sonnen clash with Rashad Evans in a light heavyweight co-headliner.\
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 3:06PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Nate Diaz responds to Maynard match-up: 'F*** that, I'm fighting Pettis'
Nate Diaz has responded to the UFC's announcement of his rematch with Gray Maynard at the TUF 18 Finale in his own inimitable style.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 1:34PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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