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UFC News - Page 35

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UFC's Edson Barboza wants Cerrone rematch, will settle for any quick return
(mmajunkie.com)
What looked like a simple jab ultimately led Donald Cerrone to a small upset at this past Saturday’s UFC on FOX 11 event, but his opponent, Edson Barboza, said he’d welcome a rematch.
Submitted Apr 23, 2014 11:09AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andrew Craig vs. Cezar Ferreira added to UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Andrew Craig (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Cezar Ferreira (7-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been booked for UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio.
Submitted Apr 23, 2014 11:08AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White defends the idea of signing Gina Carano to an immediate title fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Add Dana White to the list of people who are supportive of an immediate title shot for Gina Carano. The UFC President spoke with members of the media following the UFC on FOX 11 post-fight press conference, where he stated that he is "confident" that the promotion will sign the former Strikeforce featherweight champion. White also defended Ronda Rousey's suggestion that Carano be given an immediate title shot as he believes she is "legit." "I do think she does [deserve an immediate title shot]." White said. "She's legit, everybody knows she's legit. When I met with her, if some of these people said half the [expletive] to me that she said to me when we met, I'd love it. I love what she had to say and I'm excited. I hope I get a deal done with her."
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 7:32PM by Shawn91111 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Trainer: WSOF outbid UFC for Holly Holm, but 'Preacher's Daughter' wants Ronda Rousey fight
(mmamania.com)
Ray Sefo was making it rain for Holly Holm. Dana White? Not so much.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 7:00PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 11 Final TV Ratings See Uptick to 2.5 Million Viewers
(mmaweekly.com)
Although the initial quick overnight ratings came back at 1.99 million for Saturday’s UFC on FOX 11: Werdum vs. Browne, the final numbers were a bit higher.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 6:58PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rebney reveals Shlemenko will fight at 190lb.
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney discussed the upcoming match-up between Alexander Shlemenko and Tito Ortiz and revealed that he believes there will be a significant weight disparity between the two fighters.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 6:56PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
'Cyborg' Justino rep: Ronda Rousey attacks verbally because 'she can't physically'
(mmajunkie.com)
An attorney/adviser for Cristiane Justino said there’s probably a reason UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was so ruthless during a recent interview.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 5:55PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Royce Gracie Joins Bruce Lee in Upcoming EA Sports UFC Video Game
(mmaweekly.com)
Royce Gracie hasn’t fought in the Octagon since 2006, but soon, he’ll be back… if only virtually.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 2:23PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Iuri Alcantara vs. Vaughan Lee joins UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian Iuri Alcantara (29-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Englishman Vaughan Lee (14-9-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will meet in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 41 next month.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 2:21PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sexyama says he will be back this year
(bloodyelbow.com)
Yoshihiro Akiyama has stated on Twitter he will be returning this year in the UFC after a 2-year hiatus.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 2:19PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After recent losses, Michael Bisping and Brad Tavares campaign for UFC fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Following their losses this past week, middleweights Michael Bisping (24-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC) and Brad Tavares (12-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) appear interested in a fight against each other.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 11:36AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Jon Jones teases special walkout for Saturday's UFC 172
(mmajunkie.com)
Jon Jones usually does his walk to the octagon with 50 Cent’s “God Gave Me Style” playing in the arena, though he’s also switched it up and gone with Bob Marley.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 12:56AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Khabib wants Cerrone, Diaz or Grant
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is willing to wait for a title shot if offered, but would “gladly” take fights with any of the top competitors in the division.
Submitted Apr 22, 2014 12:53AM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Jon Jones no longer interested in heavyweight
(mmajunkie.com)
Not too long ago, Jon Jones said he would be fighting at heavyweight by 2014 – but the UFC light heavyweight champ said that’s no longer the case.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 5:33PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rani Yahya and Johnny Bedford get rematch at UFC Fight Night 44
(mmajunkie.com)
Following a no-contest earlier this month, bantamweights Rani Yahya (19-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Johnny Bedford (19-10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will get another chance to fight. UFC officials today announced the rematch. The booking is announced two weeks after a clash of heads brought the first fight to an unceremonious end. UFC Fight Night 44 takes place June 28 at AT&T Center in San Antonio. The event’s main card is expected to air live on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. It’s not yet known on which portion of the card Yahya vs. Bedford will serve. Yahya and Bedford opened UFC Fight Night 39 and barely got going before colliding heads. Yahya dropped back to the canvas, stunned, as Bedford swarmed and landed several punches. The referee then ruled the fight a no-contest, which sent Bedford into a tirade as he claimed victory.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 5:17PM by Shawn91111 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sponsor blasts UFC for conduct double-standard, offers $5k reward for Ronda Rousey knockout
(mmamania.com)
If you thought the Ronda Rousey vs. Cristiane Justino situation was ugly before, you ain't seen nuthin' yet.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 3:09PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
If he wants it, ex-UFC champ Dominick Cruz will get immediate title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
Although he recommends against it, UFC President Dana White said former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz can have an immediate title shot upon his return from a lengthy injury layoff.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 3:06PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Joe Ellenberger vs. Vagner Rocha, Saturday's UFC 172 lineup again finalized
(mmajunkie.com)
After shuffling to the preliminary card, the 11-bout lineup is now official for Saturday’s UFC 172 pay-per-view event.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 3:04PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC legend Chuck Liddell: I can't stand the way Chael Sonnen promotes fights
(mmajunkie.com)
Call Chuck Liddell old-fashioned, but he’s not much a fan of pre-fight theatrics.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 3:03PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shields: UFC wants sluggers, not the best fighters
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former Strikeforce champ Jake Shields talks about being cut by the UFC after one loss while still being recognized as one of the world's top mixed martial artists at Welterweight.
Submitted Apr 21, 2014 3:02PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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