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Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic vs. Roy Nelson Planned for UFC 137
(bloodyelbow.com)
Although many called for him to retire from active MMA competition following his second KO loss in a row to Brendan Schaub in April, fan-favorite, Mirko "Cro Cop" appeared on the Croatian sports TV show "Gol" this morning to discuss his career and at the same time, announced that he would be given one more UFC fight, and that it will come in October at UFC 137 against Roy "Big Country" Nelson.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 11:00AM by Budgellism - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira released from UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Turns out all that Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira (18-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) injured may have been his career. The one-time UFC fighter, who was expected to fight in August at "UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami," was not pulled from the card due to an injury but rather because he has been released by the promotion.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 10:58AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyoto Machida to Replace Injured Phil Davis, Will Meet Rashad Evans at UFC 133
(bloodyelbow.com)
It's official. Lyoto Machida will step in on less than a month's notice to face Rashad Evans in the main event at UFC 133. He will replace Phil Davis, who was forced out of the fight with a knee injury. Matt Roth broke the news just a few minutes ago over at HeadKickLegend, and the UFC is expected to confirm in the next few minutes.
Submitted Jul 12, 2011 11:01PM by FastKnockout - 34 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Fitch Not Happy With B.J. Penn
(bloodyelbow.com)
Yesterday we told you about B.J. Penn's comments regarding a possible rematch with Jon Fitch. BJ claimed that Joe Silva didn't want to book the fight due to lack of fan interest. Right after that, he spoke to Carlos Condit via twitter and agreed to fight him. Clearly, Mr. Fitch isn't too happy about the situation
Submitted Jul 12, 2011 7:13PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Penn, Condit Agree to October Welterweight Showdown
(sherdog.com)
Former champions B.J. Penn and Carlos Condit will likely square off in a welterweight scrap this fall. After both fighters referenced the proposed matchup Monday on Twitter, Sherdog.com confirmed with a source close to the bout that Penn and Condit have been tentatively scheduled to meet in October.
Submitted Jul 12, 2011 3:07PM by Poor_Franklin - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFN 25's Shields says he "doesn't even know" who Ellenberger is
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight contender Jake Shields knows all about disappointment. Shields lost a unanimous decision to UFC welterweight champion this past April, and he said he regrets several aspects of his performance in what he admits was an "overwhelming" experience. Now Shields must face a tough Jake Ellenberger, who has spent months calling out his UFC Fight Night 25 foe. However, Shields said he hasn't taken any of the trashtalk to heart. After all, Shields insists, he really doesn't even know who Ellenberger is.
Submitted Jul 12, 2011 2:21PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone vs. Charles Oliveira promoted to main card at UFC on Versus 5
(mmajunkie.com)
An intriguing lightweight contest between high-energy fighters Donald Cerrone (15-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Charles Oliveira (14-1 UFC, 2-1 UFC) has been promoted to the Versus-televised main card of UFC on Versus 5. UFC officials announced the change late Monday night. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed with sources close to the event that a middleweight contest between C.B. Dollaway and Jared Hamman is likely to be relegated to the preliminary card in favor of the new fight.
Submitted Jul 12, 2011 11:23AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
B.J. Penn Says UFC Doesn’t Want He and Jon Fitch to Rematch
(mmaweekly.com)
When B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch fought to a draw at UFC 127 in Australia earlier this year, it was assumed that the rematch was a foregone conclusion. The UFC apparently has other plans in store, according to Penn.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 10:30PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Social Networking Pays Off: Carlos Condit vs. B.J. Penn in the Works for UFC Event in October
(mmaweekly.com)
It appears Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn are on a collision course for a bout in October. The power of social networking was at work on Monday with messages being exchanged back and forth between Condit, Penn and fellow top ten welterweight Jon Fitch. When it was all said and done Condit issued a challenge to Penn, and he promptly accepted and now the UFC is on board as well. “The people have spoken,” wrote Condit in a message to Penn. “They want to see us scrap, let’s give em’ what they asked for.”
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 10:21PM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC title hopeful Gray Maynard cleared for training, UFC 136 return possible
(mmajunkie.com)
Gray Maynard can now resume his quest for gold. The UFC lightweight contender today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that his doctor has given him the green light to resume training. "I've been cleared," said Maynard (10-0-1 MMA, 8-0-1 UFC), who mentioned October's UFC 136 event as a possible return date. The Las Vegas-based lightweight injured his knee in preparation for a highly anticipated rematch with lightweight champ Frankie Edgar (13-1-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) at UFC 130. The injury came to light after Edgar withdrew from the bout with a back injury, which delayed the meeting until further notice. For the record.... THANK GOD
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 4:19PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker added to UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans
(mmajunkie.com)
Bantamweights Ken Stone and Donny Walker will meet in New Orleans. UFC officials today announced the addition to September's UFC Fight Night 25 event. Featuring a welterweight matchup between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger, "UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger" takes place Sept. 17 at New Orleans' Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 3:15PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 5: Dan Hardy combats three-fight skid by losing weight and getting a haircut
(mmamania.com)
Who needs takedown defense when you can get a $12 makeover at Supercuts? After three consecutive losses inside the Octagon, British striker Dan Hardy knows it's time to do whatever it takes to get back into the win column. That's why he's lightening his load, so to speak, as he heads into his UFC on Versus 5 scrap against Chris Lytle at the Bradley Center on Aug. 14 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 1:21PM by pmoney - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Welterweight John Howard Released from the UFC Following Loss at UFC on Versus 4
(mmaweekly.com)
John Howard is the latest casualty from recent losses in the UFC as the Massachusetts’ fighter has been released from the promotion. Howard’s manager Malki Kawa of First Round Management confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com on Monday. Going 4-3 during his time with the UFC, Howard has been an exciting fighter with true fire power in his hands, picking up wins over names like Dennis Hallman and Daniel Roberts along the way.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 1:13PM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Lauzon, ‘If the UFC Wants Me to Fight Melvin Guillard, then Let’s Do It’
(mmaweekly.com)
Challenge extended. And if the UFC wants it to happen, challenge accepted. Just days after UFC lightweight title contender Melvin Guillard offered up the name of Joe Lauzon as a possible opponent so he could fight at UFC 136 in Houston, he has an answer.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 9:15AM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ Finalist Andre Winner Released from the UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
The cluttered UFC lightweight division is a brutal place to work following the integration of the WEC roster, and inevitably there will be cuts based on performance and results. The latest lightweight to have been released is British Rough House fighter Andre Winner who exits the promotion following his loss to Anthony Njokuani at UFC 132 – it marks his third in a row.
Submitted Jul 11, 2011 9:14AM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carlos Condit Exclusive: I Want To Avenge Jake Shields Loss From Rumble On The Rock.
(sbnation.com)
UFC 132 competitor and top welterweight Carlos Condit tells MMA Nation on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, DC that while a title shot may be the prize he covets the most, a rematch to avenge his 2006 loss to Jake Shields is also a top priority.
Submitted Jul 10, 2011 11:41PM by Lesnar1 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manny Gamburyan on Tyson Griffin, ‘I Still Believe I Won the Fight’
(mmaweekly.com)
Manny Gamburyan suffered his second loss in a row when he dropped a unanimous decision to Xtreme Couture standout Tyson Griffin at UFC on Versus 4 in Pittsburgh. While Griffin emerged victorious, some observers felt that Gamburyan had done enough to get the victory after scoring several takedowns in the fight.
Submitted Jul 10, 2011 11:21PM by Lesnar1 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: It looked like Ryan Bader froze and choked against Tito Ortiz at UFC 132
(mmamania.com)
Add another to the growing list of his employees that UFC President Dana White has accused of choking. During a recent appearance on the Opie and Anthony Show, the conversation turned to the Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader fight that went down on July 2 at UFC 132 and while White was complimentary of Ortiz, he wasn't so nice to Bader.
Submitted Jul 10, 2011 3:23PM by pmoney - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Melvin Guillard Says He’s the Best at 155 Even Without a Belt, Calls for Fight with Joe Lauzon
(mmaweekly.com)
Melvin Guillard says he’s the best at lightweight even though he doesn’t have a gold belt around his waist, and also has his eyes set on a fight for the UFC 136 card in Houston.
Submitted Jul 10, 2011 12:56PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hatsu Hioki meets George Roop at UFC 137 in October
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Sengoku World Victory Road champion Hatsu Hioki will make his U.S. debut on Oct. 29. UFC officials today announced that the Japanese superstar will face scrappy veteran George Roop at UFC 137. Featuring a pay-per-view headliner between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce titleholder Nick Diaz, UFC 137 takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jul 9, 2011 6:08PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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