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UFC: Rio Teaser Video Featuring Royce Gracie and the Top Brazilian Fighters
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC just released their first promotional video for UFC: Rio, happening on August 27, in Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena. This will be the second time the company heads to Brazil, with their maiden voyage happening back in 1998. The short teaser had this brief message, originally in Portugese: The UFC is coming to Brazil, where the fighters are produced, and the champions are forged. The video featured Brazil's top UFC fighters such as Vitor Belfort, Jose Aldo, Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio Rua, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Thiago Alves, Junior dos Santos, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, and of course, UFC Hall-of-Famer, Royce Gracie. While it's almost impossible for all of them to be on the card, they have all expressed interest in fighting on their home country. This of course includes the original "Ultimate Fighter" in Royce Gracie, who at 44-years-old, is still trying to negotiate with Dana White to get him on the card.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 5:45PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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UFC 131 Official for Vancouver, British Columbia
Main Card: HW - Junior Dos Santos vs Brock Lesnar LW - Mac Danzig vs Donald Cerrone HW - Shane Carwin vs Jon Olav Einemo MW - Demian Maia vs Mark Munoz FW - Kenny Florian vs Diego Nunes Prelims: LW - Sam Stout vs Yves Edwards FW - Dustin Poirier vs Rani Yahya LHW - Krzysztof Soszynski vs Anthony Perosh FW - Michihiro Omigawa vs Darren Elkins HW - Joey Beltran vs Dave Herman MW - Chris Weidman vs Jesse Bongfeldt TICKET SALES FIGHT CLUB MEMBERS - THURSDAY, APRIL 14TH (10AM) UFC NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS - FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH (10AM) PUBLIC ON SALE - SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH (10AM) I already have my hotel, and plane ticket booked... bought my fight club membership 10 mins ago and will be on alert come the 14th!
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 5:23PM by Hendo67 - 3 comments
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On hot streak, UFC's Nik Lentz welcomes all-comers in lightweight division
(mmajunkie.com)
Fighting in arguably the UFC's strongest division, lightweight Nik Lentz (21-3-2 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) has yet to experience defeat since entering the organization 18 months ago. Over that span, Lentz has taken on all challengers and beaten the likes of Tyson Griffin, Andre Winner, Rob Emerson and, most recently, Waylon Lowe to continue his rise to the upper echelon at 155 pounds.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 5:00PM by Rabi - 4 comments
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Stout-Edwards Official; 8 Bouts Greenlit for UFC 131
(sherdog.com)
A rumored lightweight showdown between Canadian kickboxer Sam Stout and well-traveled veteran Yves Edwards is now official for UFC 131, the promotion announced Wednesday. Eight bouts have been greenlit for the June 11 event, which goes down at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Headlined by a heavyweight No.1 contender’s bout between Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos, UFC 131 will also feature Kenny Florian’s featherweight debut against Nova Uniao product Diego Nunes.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:58PM by Rabi - 0 comments
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Brown-Attonito Official for UFC Live 4 in Pittsburgh
(sherdog.com)
The fourth installment of the “UFC on Versus” series now has a home, as the promotion announced Wednesday that UFC Live 4 will take place at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on June 26. Additionally, a welterweight showdown between Matt Brown and Rich Attonito has been green-lit for the event, which marks the promotion's first trip to Pittsburgh.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:57PM by Rabi - 2 comments
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Return of the Dragon: Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres Will Get Another Shot in the UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
When Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres made the trip to Seattle for his fight against Mackens Semerzier, he had all the right confidence heading into the fight. The former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor made the drop to 145lbs, which was a more natural weight class. He had been working with the Renzo Gracie academy to get him ready for the fight. He even had Taimak, the original Bruce Leroy from the film “The Last Dragon” in his corner.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:52PM by Rabi - 4 comments
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UFC on Versus 4 Officially Headed to Pittsburgh, Tickets On Sale April 23
(mmaweekly.com)
The UFC is officially coming to the home of the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates. The UFC on Wednesday announced that it will indeed bring UFC on Versus 4, set for June 26, to the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:50PM by Rabi - 1 comment
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Bud Light renews UFC sponsorship and brings 'Battle on the Bayou' to Spike TV on Sept. 17 in New Orleans
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today (April 6, 2011) has announced a multi-year sponsorship renewal with Bud Light, the world's best-selling beer. To celebrate, Brock Lesnar is going home to get on top of his wife. The new agreement with Bud Light means more to fans than just a few well-placed logos and witty commercial spots. In fact, the boys at Anheuser-Busch will bring one special promotional event per year, beginning on Sept. 17, 2011, with a live event in New Orleans airing on Spike TV.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 3:46PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
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Erik Koch vs. Cub Swanson Slotted for UFC 132
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two of the most exciting fighters in the featherweight division, Duke Roufus-trained fighter Erik Koch and fellow featherweight Cub Swanson have verbally agreed to face each other on July 2nd at UFC 132 according to UFC.com.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 10:20PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Shogun Rua targets August return after UFC asks him to 'fight again soon'
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is coming to the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for its upcoming pay-per-view fight card on August 27, 2011, which means it needs as many Brazilian fighters as it can muster up for the return to "Rio." Rua gonna call?
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 5:13PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 15 comments
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Chris Weidman in for Court McGee, meets Jesse Bongfeldt at UFC 131
(mmajunkie.com)
Undefeated middleweight prospect Chris Weidman (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has agreed to step in for an injured Court McGee (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) to face Jesse Bongfeldt (21-7-1 MMA, 0-0-1 UFC) at UFC 131.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 5:12PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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Tyson Griffin meets featherweight Manny Gamburyan at UFC on Versus 4
(mmajunkie.com)
Joe Stevenson isn't the only former lightweight who's heading to featherweight for UFC on Versus 4. UFC officials today announced that former lightweight contender Tyson Griffin (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) is following through with a previously announced drop in weight and will meet featherweight Manny Gamburyan (11-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) at the summer event. Great fight. I've been wondering who Manny would fight next.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 5:10PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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NSAC head: Chael Sonnen needs to answer for testosterone, referee criticism
(mmajunkie.com)
Chael Sonnen's fate as a coach on "The Ultimate Fighter 14" likely was sealed three weeks ago. Sonnen then met with Nevada State Athletic Commission officials in Las Vegas to explain statements he'd made about his use of prescribed testosterone. He also was set to learn what to expect if he applied for a second's license that would allow him to coach the reality show later this year. The meeting – which was also attended by UFC president Dana White, UFC executive Lorenzo Fertitta and other high-ranking officials from the promotion – did not go well.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 2:34PM by Rabi - 10 comments
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With Zuffa Purchase of Strikeforce, Gilbert Melendez Happy to Prove He’s the Top Lightweight
(mmaweekly.com)
Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez has said several times over past few months that he believes he is the top 155-pound fighter in the world, but when the talking is over, he’s more than happy to prove it.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 2:32PM by Rabi - 0 comments
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Jim Miller Not Planning on Sitting and Waiting for a Title Shot
(mmaweekly.com)
If there’s one thing to know about UFC lightweight Jim Miller, he’s not planning on going the Rashad Evans route to a title shot. That’s not a dig on Evans, but after his win over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson last year, the former “Ultimate Fighter” winner was offered a shot at the light heavyweight title and opted to sit out and wait until then champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was healthy and ready to fight.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 2:31PM by Rabi - 10 comments
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Carlos Condit Lobbying for UFC 132 Fight With BJ Penn, Waiting on Decision
(mmaweekly.com)
The announcement on Tuesday that UFC 132 would be headlined by bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz defending his belt against rival Urijah Faber brought up one vital question
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 2:25PM by Rabi - 7 comments
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‘TUF 11' Winner Court McGee Out of UFC 131 With Torn MCL
(cagepotato.com)
Due to a torn MCL suffered in training, Ultimate Fighter 11 winner Court McGee has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled middleweight bout against Canadian prospect Jesse Bongfeldt at UFC 131: Lesnar vs. Dos Santos. McGee has been inactive since his submission victory over Ryan Jensen last October, and his current timetable for return is uncertain. Bongfeldt will likely remain on the Vancouver card against a replacement opponent.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 2:22PM by Rabi - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cruz vs. Faber II tapped UFC 132 headliner, event official for July 2 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A title fight and long-awaited rematch between UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (17-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and ex-WEC champ Urijah Faber (25-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been tapped the headliner of July's UFC 132 event The latest UFC 132 card now includes: Champ Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber (for bantamweight title) B.J. Penn vs. TBA Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller Ryan Bader vs. Tito Ortiz Evan Dunham vs. George Sotiropoulos Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman How awesome does this card look!?
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 9:53AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Matt Hamill: "I Will Break (Rampage Jackson's) Will" at UFC 130
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Ultimate Fighter season three veteran Matt Hamill has been waiting a long time to get a crack at a top 10 opponent. He is finally getting his chance against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 130. Jackson was originally scheduled to face Thiago Silva, but Silva's failed drug test after UFC 125 opened up the opportunity for Hamill. Hamill talks about the May 28th fight on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani: (video) "The first time I heard (about the Rampage fight), I was really excited because I wanted to face him. I think it's my moment and time to shine, so I'm really excited to fight Rampage." "I know I'm going to break his will, I know I'm going to beat Rampage. I've been training real hard and my conditioning and my skills and technique, striking and kicking are a lot better." "I'm not going to underestimate him; he has heavy hands and he's got great knockout power. I know that Rampage is not really motivated to fight with me because I'm out of his league; but I promise you, it's going to be a war and a great fight."
Submitted Apr 4, 2011 10:04PM by FastKnockout - 26 comments
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Wanderlei Gets Leben At UFC 132
(ufc.com)
The 4th of July fireworks will kick off early in Las Vegas when “The Axe Murderer” faces “The Crippler” in a UFC 132 bout almost guaranteed not to last the three round distance. “Two fan favorites will go to war as Chris 'The Crippler' Leben has verbally agreed to face Wanderlei 'The Axe Murderer' Silva in Las Vegas July 2nd,” said UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Apr 4, 2011 9:58PM by Playground_Samurai - 27 comments
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