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Mendes eyed free agency; signed new 8-fight deal
Chad Mendes reveals that he played with the idea of running out the last fight on his contract and trying free agency, but the UFC made it very clear they didn't want to lose him.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 8:29AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes added to UFC Fight Night 74
A women’s bantamweight contest between onetime UFC title challenger Sara McMann (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Brazilian knockout artist Amanda Nunes (10-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been added to UFC Fight Night 74. UFC officials today announced the new pairing.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 8:25AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Anthony Christodoulou vs. Scott Holtzman set for UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville
A lightweight contest between Greek import Anthony Christodoulou (12-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and former XFC lightweight champion Scott Holtzman (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been added to UFC Fight Night 74. The contest was first reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel and subsequently confirmed by UFC officials.
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 8:23AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Neil Magny vs. Demian Maia set for UFC 190 in Brazil
Neil Magny(15-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) will look to extend his impressive seven-fight octagon winning streak when he meets Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia (20-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC) at UFC 190. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 9, 2015 12:08AM by Wez - 19 comments
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Ben Rothwell implies Cain Velasquez uses Banned Substances
"Let's see what happens after July 1, when the advance testing starts kicking in," Rothwell said. "Let's see if [Velasquez is] still fighting the same way he has. I doubt it. I'm not implying anything, what I'm just saying, I don't believe every division is going to look the same after July 1st. If anyone takes offense to that, maybe they ought to look at themselves and look at their problems."
Submitted Jun 8, 2015 6:20PM by GDPofMPG - 15 comments
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Tim Kennedy wants to fight Dan Henderson on UFC 'Fight for the Troops' card
After a big weekend win, what’s next for Dan Henderson? It’s not an easy question to answer, but Tim Kennedy has an idea – and it’s an intriguing one.
Submitted Jun 8, 2015 12:12PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Who's next for Ben Rothwell? 'I think Andrei Arlovski and I should dance'
It's going to be hard to ignore Ben Rothwell from here on out. The oft-overlooked UFC heavyweight made sure of that Saturday night. Rothwell submitted Matt Mitrione with a unique front choke, cut a hilarious WWE-style promo afterward and then called out Andrei Arlovski at the post-fight press conference at UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson in New Orleans.
Submitted Jun 7, 2015 3:58PM by tildengolfer - 18 comments
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Brian Ortega, Thiago Tavares take home UFC Fight Night 68 bonuses
On a card where just about every fight was entertaining, Brian Ortega's TKO victory over 16-fight UFC veteran Thiago Tavares stood out the most. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 7, 2015 1:35AM by Wez - 5 comments
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UFC Fight Night 68 results: Dan Henderson turns back time, rolls over Tim Boetsch
Dan Henderson laughs at your feeble attempts to force him into retirement. The only man ever to hold simultaneously hold major world titles in multiple weight classes came out with guns blazing Saturday night in New Orleans. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 7, 2015 12:51AM by Wez - 8 comments
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With 51 wins, Brian Ebersole announces retirement after UFC Fight Night 68 loss
NEW ORLEANS – After 70 fights, Brian Ebersole has had enough. The 34-year-old veteran fighter said he’ll retire following his UFC Fight Night 68 loss to Omari Akhmedov on Saturday night. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 6, 2015 10:04PM by Wez - 5 comments
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Welcome to the UFC, Andrew Todhunter
A late injury has brought one of the world's better middleweight prospects in for his welterweight UFC debut. Tim Kennedy is back! Oh wait, it's Andrew Todhunter. You'd be forgiven for getting them confused. A former army sniper with a background in military combatives, Todhunter doesn't just have a similar background to Tim Kennedy, but he's built like and fights a lot like him too. I'll get into all the details in a moment, however. First and foremost, an injury to Hector Urbina for his UFC 188 fight against Albert Tumenov has brought a new middleweight-come-welterweight into the Zuffa fold. It's one of the rare instances where an injury has probably made a one-sided fight that much more competitive. So...
Submitted Jun 5, 2015 7:39PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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Two fighters miss mark at UFN 68 weigh ins
UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson weigh ins Friday, June 5, 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT) Smoothie King Center New Orleans, Louisiana Main Card (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Tim Boetsch (185.5) vs. Dan Henderson (186) Matt Mitrione (255) vs. Ben Rothwell (265) Yancy Medeiros (159.5)* vs. Dustin Poirier (156) Brian Ortega (146) vs. Thiago Tavares (146) Anthony Birchak (136) vs. Joe Soto (136) Alex Caceres (136) vs. Francisco Rivera (136) Prelim Card (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Derrick Lewis (264.5) vs. Shawn Jordan (263.5) Omari Akhmedov (171) vs. Brian Ebersole (170.5) Christos Giagos (155.5) vs. Chris Wade (155.5) Justin Edwards (156) vs. Joe Proctor (156) Prelim Card (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET) Ricardo Abreu (183) vs. Jake Collier (185.5) Leonardo Morales (140)** vs. Jose Quinonez (135) * Medeiros was given two hours to make 156. ** Morales was given two hours to make 136 pounds.
Submitted Jun 5, 2015 6:21PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
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Michael Johnson vs. Beneil Dariush slated for UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville
A lightweight bout between Michael Johnson (16-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Beneil Dariush (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 74 lineup. UFC officials today announced the fight via FOXSports.com. The latest UFC Fight Night 74 lineup includes: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson Jared Cannonier vs. Jonathan Wilson Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera Timothy Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt
Submitted Jun 5, 2015 1:03PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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Luke Barnatt says the UFC has cut him
“So looks like my journey with the @ufc is over. It all started 6 years ago when I walked into the @tsunamigymcambridge with @jackstonemason and I’ve never looked back..”
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 7:30PM by GDPofMPG - 9 comments
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Jared Rosholt vs. Timothy Johnson to meet at UFC Fight Night in Nashville
A heavyweight clash between Jared Rosholt and Timothy Johnson has been added to the UFC Fight Night "St. Preux vs. Teixeira" lineup in Nashville on Aug. 8. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 7:29PM by Wez - 0 comments
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Renan Barao says UFC pressured him into accepting Dillashaw fight on short notice
Renan Barao claims the UFC had to pressure him into accepting his fight against T.J. Dillashaw after Chris Weidman injured himself and they needed a title fight to headlined UFC 173.
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Rashad Evans Wants Matchup with Ryan Bader for UFC Return in September
Rashad Evans Wants Matchup with Ryan Bader for UFC Return in September.
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 10:24AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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UFC 191 confirmed for Las Vegas, Demetrious Johnson wants spot on the card
The UFC has confirmed that the UFC 191 pay-per-view event will take place on September 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 10:20AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson, Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold official
UFC President Dana White took to FOX Sports 1's UFC Tonight on Wednesday to announce that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will make the first defense of his title against Sweden's Alexander Gustafsson with a date and venue to be announced. More good news arrived for Cormier's American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teammate Luke Rockhold, as White revealed that the top middleweight contender will get the next shot at champion Chris Weidman, also with a date and venue to be announced. *DATE OR EVENT FOR THESE TWO TITLE FIGHT HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED* (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 9:15PM by Wez - 26 comments
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UFC's new drug testing: Possible 4-year suspension for first-time offenders
The UFC today announced details of its new out-of-competition drug-testing program, set to take effect July 1, that include substantial punishments for doping violations.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 6:38PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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