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Riki Fukuda out of UFC 133 due to car-accident injury
(mmajunkie.com)
Japanese striker Riki Fukuda (17-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been forced out of a UFC 133 bout with fellow middleweight Rafael "Sapo" Natal (12-3-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC). In a Twitter update, Fukuda said he suffered a left-knee injury in a recent car accident. He didn't give a timetable for his return. UFC officials have not officially announced the withdrawal or a possible replacement opponent for Natal. UFC 133 takes place at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Aug. 6. The night's main card airs on pay-per-view, though Fukuda vs. Natal was slated for the preliminary card.
Submitted Jun 20, 2011 9:03AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 134: Rio Sells Out in Little More than an Hour
(mmaweekly.com)
There are more than two months left until UFC 134: Rio takes place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but the event can already be called an unabashed success.
Submitted Jun 18, 2011 5:15PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 13's Chuck O'Neil Released by the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
More trimming has been done from the UFC roster. Shortly after the news that Kendall Grove has been released, another TUF alum has received his walking papers. Season 13's Chuck O'Neil announced it on his facebook page: I was officially released by the UFC today. I will continue to work hard to improve myself as a person and a fighter everyday. I WILL make it back there because the UFC is where I belong. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and there will be a fight coming soon with a MUCH improved performance!
Submitted Jun 18, 2011 1:16PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kendall Grove cut by the UFC
(mmamania.com)
"Da Spyder" is going to have to find somewhere else to weave his web. That's because Kendall Grove (12-9) has been released by the UFC following a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Tim Boetsch at the recent UFC 130: "Rampage vs. Hamill" event on May 28.
Submitted Jun 17, 2011 10:53PM by Budgellism - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bonnar Injured; Newcomer ‘Markes’ in for UFC Live 5
(sherdog.com)
Stephan Bonnar has suffered an undisclosed injury and will be unable to compete as scheduled at UFC Live 5, the promotion announced Friday. Octagon newcomer Ronny Markes will get the call to confront Karlos Vemola, Bonnar's original opponent for the event. Headlined by a welterweight clash between hard-hitting Brit Dan Hardy and durable veteran Chris Lytle, UFC Live 5 goes down Aug. 14 from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The event is also scheduled to feature a pivotal lightweight duel, as the surging Jim Miller squares off with former WEC champion Benson Henderson. Markes, 23, rides a four-fight winning streak heading into his showdown with Vemola. The reigning light heavyweight king of Shooto Brazil, Markes has only lost once as a professional. The Nova Uniao representative holds nine of his 11 career wins by either knockout or submission and most recently earned a unanimous decision victory over former Pride Fighting Championships standout Paulo Filho in August...
Submitted Jun 17, 2011 9:02PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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UFC 138: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos Planned for November in San Jose
(bloodyelbow.com)
After Junior dos Santos beat down Shane Carwin in a #1 contender's match at UFC 131, it was only a matter of time before his shot against heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez would be scheduled. The question mark was Velasquez' recovery time from rotator cuff surgery earlier in the year. Velasquez pasted Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 to take the title last October but injured his shoulder and has not fought since. Now apparently UFC officials know enough to set a date.
Submitted Jun 16, 2011 9:52PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite quick rise, Dustin Poirier still "three of four years" away from UFC title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
With fast, hard punches and kicks and an aggressive style, Dustin Poirier certainly looks the part of someone who could give UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo trouble. Of course, if it holds true that a good opponent makes a fighter look good, credit is also due to his most recent one, Jason Young. The British newcomer went toe-to-toe with Poirer for three rounds in one of the more exciting fights of this past Saturday's UFC 131 event.
Submitted Jun 16, 2011 5:48PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 134: Antonio Carvalho (not Mackens Semerzier) to face Yuri Alcantara on Aug. 27 in Rio
(mmamania.com)
It's about time. Featherweight standout Antonio Carvalho, fresh off a decision win at the Score Fighting Series, has been signed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and booked to face former Jungle Fight champion Yuri Alcantara at UFC 134: "Rio" on Aug. 27 in Brazil. Awesome signing! Nice!
Submitted Jun 16, 2011 11:51AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Jose Aldo Expects to Defend Title Against Kenny Florian in October
(bloodyelbow.com)
The last few weeks have seen a lot of strange stuff coming from the UFC featherweight division. After featherweight champion Jose Aldo defeated Mark Hominick at UFC 129, Dana White made it clear that Aldo's next defense would "likely" be against Chad Mendes at UFC 133 on August 6th. No contract was ever signed, and Aldo (through Ed Soares) ended up turning down that fight for a few different reasons. Mendes decided to stay on the card, and will fight Rani Yayha. And it seems he's lost his title shot as a result of all this.
Submitted Jun 15, 2011 9:18PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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UFC 134 Rio Special Press Conference, Live Stream Thursday at 2 PM ET
(mmaweekly.com)
Watch the special UFC 134 Rio press conference video streaming live on MMAWeekly.com at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, featuring Dana White, Anderson Silva, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and more.
Submitted Jun 15, 2011 7:04PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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UFC 131 winner Dave Herman still making it up as he goes along
(mmajunkie.com)
Why did Dave Herman (21-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) keep smiling as Jon Olav Einemo (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) punched him in the face? "I guess I was just in a good mood that day," he told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio).
Submitted Jun 15, 2011 2:36PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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As expected, champ Jon Jones and challenger "Rampage" Jackson headline UFC 135
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (13-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will attempt to make his first title defense when he meets Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (32-8 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at UFC 135.
Submitted Jun 15, 2011 2:32PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
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Heavyweights Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton expected for UFC 135
(mmajunkie.com)
Fresh of an impressive "Knockout of the Night" win over Stefan Struve, heavyweight Travis Browne (11-0-1 MMA, 1-0-1 UFC) will return to the cage against Rob Broughton (15-5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted Jun 15, 2011 2:26PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NAAFS Heavyweight Champion, Stipe Miocic signs with UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Undefeated NAAFS heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is taking his talents to the UFC. The Ohio-based MMA promotion recently announced the signing, though UFC officials haven't made a formal announcement. Miocic, a former NCAA Division I national wrestling qualifier, went 5-0 as an amateur and owns a 6-0 professional record. All of his victories have come via stoppage. According to the release, Miocic's first UFC fight and opponent will be announced shortly. Perhaps not coincidentally, the UFC long has considered hosting a show in northern Ohio. The 28-year-old Miocic fights out of the Cleveland area, which continually draws solid TV ratings for UFC broadcasts.
Submitted Jun 15, 2011 9:17AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Five-round UFC non-title fights? Clay Guida says bring on the bonus checks
(mmajunkie.com)
What would two more rounds have brought to Clay Guida vs. Anthony Pettis? Would Guida (29-11 MMA, 9-5 UFC) have controlled Pettis (13-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on the mat? Would Pettis have submitted Guida with a triangle? Would the "Showtime Kick" have made another appearance? Guida has no idea. He had his hands plenty full for three rounds when they fought at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. But you'll never have to convince him that five-round non-title fights are a bad idea. He thinks they're just another chance to put some extra cash in his pocket.
Submitted Jun 15, 2011 8:18AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo expects a 'tough' fight against Kenny Florian in October
(mmamania.com)
Perhaps the third time will indeed be the charm for Kenny Florian. Fresh off his winning 145-pound debut over Diego Nunes at UFC 131 this past weekend, the former two-time lightweight number one contender was "more than likely" assured a title shot against division champion Jose Aldo. It appears word travels fast back to Brazil.
Submitted Jun 14, 2011 11:20PM by pmoney - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Fabio Maldonado: 'Americans Will Take MMA Over'
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado opened up an interesting line of thought in an interview with Brazilian website R7.com recently (article translated by Eduardo Cruz of Fighters Only). Basically, he believes that Brazilians are falling behind Americans in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, in conditioning and other areas. Due to a bunch of recent losses by Brazilian fighters to their American counterparts, he was asked about the topic and was very frank with his response: Questioned about a potential lack in the conditioning of Brazilian athletes compared to American ones, he went straight to the point: "I agree with this analysis. Perhaps Brazilians miss the point in training. It's not that we train less, but sometimes we confuse the amount of training with quality. It's sad to say but Americans will dominate the mixed martial arts future," he told R7.com.
Submitted Jun 14, 2011 11:08PM by FastKnockout - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rick Story on Fighting Nate Marquardt on Short Notice: 'No Hesitation'
(mmafighting.com)
Rick Story hadn't even yet gotten over the soreness of his May 28 win over Thiago Alves when the phone rang. On the other end was an offer to fight Nate Marquardt, a former middleweight No. 1 contender who was dropping down to welterweight and in need of an opponent after originally scheduled foe Anthony Johnson was forced out. The proposed fight at UFC on Versus 4 would come with less than a month to recover, study and prepare. For some, the answer would have been a simple no. For others, they would have needed some time to think it over. But for story, the question to fight on short notice might as well have been a rhetorical one.
Submitted Jun 14, 2011 7:41PM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"UFC on Versus 4: Marquardt vs. Story" weigh-ins set for June 25th
(mmajunkie.com)
Weigh-ins for this month's "UFC on Versus 4: Marquardt vs. Story" event take place Saturday, June 25, at the Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center. The same venue hosts the following night's Versus-broadcast fight card, which features a headliner between former middleweight Nate Marquardt and fast-rising welterweight prospect Rick Story. Doors to the festivities open to members of the UFC Fight Club, the promotion's official fan club, at 1 p.m. ET. The public is welcome to enter at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Submitted Jun 14, 2011 7:13PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 131 'Prelims' ratings average 1.6 million viewers on Spike TV
(mmamania.com)
Spike TV's "UFC Prelims" special for UFC 131: "Dos Santos vs. Carwin" on June 11, 2011, averaged 1.6 million viewers, up from the 1.3 million it scored for the UFC 130: "Rampage vs. Hamill" undercard offering back on May 28. The two-fight broadcast from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada featured the eventual "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night" winners. Sam Stout proved his "Hands of Stone" are as lethal as ever when he caved in the right side of Yves Edwards face, delivering a scary -- and explosive -- knockout.
Submitted Jun 14, 2011 7:08PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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