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Marcus Brimage vs. Ian Entwistle added to UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow
A bantamweight fight between Marcus Brimage (7-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Ian Entwistle (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s UFC Fight Night 72 fight card in Scotland.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Gilbert Melendez says getting to Mexico City weeks early 'didn't make sense' financially
Gilbert Melendez said the altitude played a big part in why he lost to Eddie Alvarez two weeks ago. Had the UFC lightweight contender traveled to Mexico City earlier, much like Fabricio Werdum did, things could have been different. But Melendez told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour that leaving home for Mexico weeks earlier just was not practical from a financial perspective.
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 11:03AM by GDPofMPG - 8 comments
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Jim Miller replaces Rustam Khabilov at UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago
Danny Castillo has a new opponent for next month’s UFC on FOX 16 event, officials today announced. Veteran lightweight Jim Miller (24-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) has replaced Rustam Khabilov (17-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who was forced off the card with visa issues, and will fight Castillo (17-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) at the event. With the change, the UFC on FOX 16 card now includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao – for bantamweight title Jessica Eye vs. Miesha Tate Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Lauzon Tom Lawlor vs. Gian Villante Kenny Robertson vs. Ben Saunders Bryan Caraway vs. Eddie Wineland Danny Castillo vs. Jim Miller Daron Cruickshank vs. James Krause Erik Koch vs. Ramsey Nijem Jessamyn Duke vs. Elizabeth Phillips Zak Cummings vs. Antonio Braga Neto
Submitted Jun 23, 2015 4:09AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Joe Silva's Shoes: What's next for UFC Fight Night 69's winners?
UFC Fight Night 69 marked the organization’s fourth event in Germany, and all eyes were on women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who stole the show with her third-round TKO of Jessica Penne (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) to retain the title...
Submitted Jun 21, 2015 10:27PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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UFC Fight Night 69 post-fight facts: Jedrzejczyk's historic title-fight beatdown
There’s only one European-born champion at the top of the current UFC totem pole. At UFC Fight Night 69, Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) made sure it stayed that way with a successful 115-pound title defense against Jessica Penne (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). The strawweight champion dominated Penne from start to merciful third-round TKO finish in the first UFC title fight to stream on UFC Fight Pass. With that, she remained on top of the women’s strawweight division and dared all comers to attempt to take the belt. The title fight finish concluded an 11-fight card that saw eight bouts end inside the distance. For more on the numbers behind the UFC’s fourth event in Germany, check 40 post-fight facts about UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin...
Submitted Jun 21, 2015 10:25PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale: Story vs Silva
You'll have to follow me closely on this story. The 4th season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil was filmed entirely in Las Vegas, with the season finale due to be in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 27th. When that fell through, the TUF Brazil 4 Finale was moved to Hollywood, Florida. Now, because of ongoing technical issues ...
Submitted Jun 21, 2015 4:14PM by Dr_Doom - 4 comments
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UFC Fight Night 69 bonuses: You're damn right Jedrzejczyk got $50,000
BERLIN – After absolutely decimating Jessica Penne at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 69 event, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) earned one of four $50,000 bonuses for her incredible performance. Penne shared in the reward for her gutsy effort, as the pair took home “Fight of the Night” honors. Meanwhile, Mairbek Taisumov(24-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and newcomer Arnold Allen(10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) were given “Performance of the Night” bonuses, also taking home $50,000 each.
Submitted Jun 20, 2015 7:16PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
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Anderson Silva's UFC 183 drug test results inconsistent, B-sample being tested to prove -- or disprove -- failed exam
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva continues to successfully postpone his disciplinary hearing with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), despite failing his UFC 183 drug test over four months ago. Probably because his results are still inconclusive.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 9:20PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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Todhunter blames weight-cut mishap on altitude
UFC newcomer Andrew Todhunter said the high altitude in Mexico City played a major part in why he passed out while trying to cut weight.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:50AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Roger Gracie set to compete at UFC Fan Expo
Roger Gracie will compete at the week of UFC 189, but it won’t be in a MMA bout.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:49AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Visa issues forces changes at UFN 70, UFC 190
The United States visa system is facing technical issues recently, and that affected the UFC’s next card in the country.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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WWE looking at UFC women's bantamweight
It appears that the WWE is interested in bring in a current UFC women's bantamweight for their Diva Search.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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After failed drug test, UFC won't reissue Rony Jason's 'Performance of the Night' bonus
Rony Jason’s failed UFC Fight Night 67 post-fight drug test has cost him more than a victory and nine months of his career. It’s also taken $50,000 out of his bank account.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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White: Next heavyweight title challenger will be Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic
Fabricio Werdum’s first UFC heavyweight title challenger has not yet been determined, according to UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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UFC Fight Night 69 weigh-in results: Jedrzejczyk, Penne with a pound to spare
BERLIN – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC Fight Night 69 fighter weigh-ins, where all fighters successfully made weight.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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UFC 188 medicals: Werdum out up to six months
It appears that new UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum didn't escape his UFC title fight unscathed.
Submitted Jun 18, 2015 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Visa issues could force several Brazilian fighters out of UFC Fight Night 70
Just nine days prior to the event, UFC Fight Night 70 is at risk of losing numerous fighters from its scheduled lineup.
Submitted Jun 18, 2015 11:34AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Video: Joanna Jedrzejczyk taunts Jessica Penne with belt at UFC Fight Night 69 face-off
Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Penne have been slow dancing toward Saturday's fight.
Submitted Jun 18, 2015 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Rony Jason suspended nine months after failed UFC Fight Night 67 drug test in Brazil
TUF Brazil winner Rony Jason has tested positive in his post-UFC Fight Night 67 drug test.
Submitted Jun 18, 2015 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Gilbert Melendez in to face Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 71
It’s going to be a quick turnaround for Gilbert Melendez as the lightweight will return to action at UFC Fight Night 71, taking on Al Iaquinta. The fight was announced on Fox Sports Live. The latest UFC Fight Night 71 lineup now includes: Todd Duffee vs. Frank Mir Al Iaquinta vs. Gilbert Melendez Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen Kevin Lee vs. James Moontasri Igor Araujo vs. Sean Strickland Andrew Craig vs. Edgar Garcia Jessica Andrade vs. Sarah Moras Holly Holm vs. Marion Reneau Ildemar Alcantara vs. Kevin Casey
Submitted Jun 17, 2015 9:57PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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