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Alptekin Ozkilic out of UFC Fight Night 39 bout with Dustin Ortiz
An injury has wiped out a flyweight bout at next week’s UFC card in Abu Dhabi and taken the show down to nine fights. Alptekin Ozkilic (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is out of his fight against Dustin Ortiz (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Due to the late nature of the injury, no new opponent will be sought for Ortiz. UFC officials announced the injury on Thursday and said Ortiz will find a home on a new card against a new opponent. UFC Fight Night 39 takes place April 11 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It will be the promotion’s first visit to the region since UFC 112 in 2010. The card streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 3:06PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Anthony Hamilton meets Oleksiy Oliynyk on UFC Fight Night card in San Antonio
The UFC has a new heavyweight on the roster, and he’ll meet a 58-fight veteran finally making his promotional debut.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Andy Ogle vs. Maximo Blanco set for UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin
The UFC’s debut in Berlin next month has a new featherweight bout on the bill.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Niinimaki-Tavares, Magomedov-Pesta added to UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin
Two more fights with international flavor have been added to the UFC’s first trip to Berlin.
Submitted Apr 3, 2014 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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MacDonald vs. Woodley, 'Feijao' vs. Bader in the works for UFC 174
The title picture should come into focus after UFC 174 in Vancouver on June 14. MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1 that while not quite official, it's highly likely Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley will square off in a key divisional showdown. Another bout expected for Vancouver is a light heavyweight showdown between Ryan Bader and Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante. Bader (16-4), the Ultimate Fighter 10 champ, has won two of his past three bouts; Cavalcante (12-4, 1 NC) was last seen in November, when he defeated Igor Pokrajac via first-round submission.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 10:45PM by DrivenDavies15 - 6 comments
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Amanda Nunes Meets Octagon Debutant Alexis Dufresne at UFC on Fox 11 in Orlando
A women’s bantamweight confrontation between Amanda Nunes and Octagon newcomer Alexis Dufresne has been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s upcoming debut in Orlando, Fla.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:38PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Leslie Smith Offers To Fight Sarah Kaufman at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale
Leslie Smith offers to fill in for the injured Shayna Baszler and face Sarah Kaufman in a rematch on The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale fight card on April.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:37PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC on FOX 11 lineup complete, Romero vs. Tavares claims final main-card slot
The impressive 13-bout lineup for this month’s UFC on FOX 11 event is now complete, and a middleweight contest between Yoel Romero (7-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Brad Tavares (12-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has claimed the evening’s fourth and final main-card slot.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:35PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Jon Jones undergoes voluntary random drug testing
Jon Jones says that he has volunteered to undergo random drug testing from the Maryland Athletic Commission ahead of his title fight with Glover Teixeira.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:33PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Cormier-Hendo winner to get a title shot
Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson is set for UFC 175, and the winner will be next in line behind Alexander Gustafsson in the title picture.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:32PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Siver given temporary suspension
Dennis Siver has been suspended by the NSAC ahead of a commission hearing related to his failed UFC 168 post-fight drug test.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:31PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor vs. Cole Miller targeted for Ireland on July 19
McGregor must be cleared by a doctor before being allowed to compete and has an appointment next week in Los Angeles to do just that. If the 25-year-old gets cleared, the fight with Miller would take place on July 19 when the UFC returns to McGregor’s hometown of Dublin, Ireland.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 9:03PM by LooseCannon - 4 comments
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Anthony Pettis willing to fight Nate Diaz after disposing of Gilbert Melendez
Because Diaz went and made this rivalry "personal."
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 12:10PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Griffin on TRT: People don't get it, so f**k 'em
In the wake of the recent ban on testosterone replacement therapy, the former UFC champ defends the benefits of the treatment likening it other common medications.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 11:48AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Rodrigo Damm vs. Rashid Magomedov targeted for UFC Fight Night 42 in Brazil
Another bout is in the works for the UFC’s May return to Brazil.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 11:47AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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UFC signs Heavyweight Anthony Hamilton
Another heavyweight has apparently been added to the UFC ranks with the reported signing of Anthony Hamilton from the MFC.
Submitted Apr 2, 2014 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Shayna Baszler forced out at TUF Nations Finale, Sarah Kaufman needs new opponent
An undisclosed injury has forced Shayna Baszler (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) out of a planned meeting with Sarah Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the upcoming TUF Nations Finale.
Submitted Apr 1, 2014 9:18PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann pushed back from UFC 173 to UFC Fight Night 43
With UFC 173's lineup a little heavy with 13 fights, a lightweight matchup between Yves Edwards (42-21-1 MMA, 10-8 UFC) and Piotr Hallman (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been pushed back a few weeks to UFC Fight Night 43 in New Mexico.
Submitted Apr 1, 2014 3:51PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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UFC Fight Night 38 drug tests come back clean, Henderson's testosterone level approved
The Brazilian MMA athletic commission (CABMMA) on Tuesday announced that a total of 26 drug tests were performed for all fighters at UFC Fight Night 38, and the results came back negative.
Submitted Apr 1, 2014 1:22PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Middleweights Uriah Hall vs. Thiago 'Marreta' Santos added to UFC 175
A middleweight matchup has been added to this summer’s UFC 175 event as Uriah Hall (8-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) meets Thiago “Marreta” Santos (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted Apr 1, 2014 12:27PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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