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Yves Jabouin vs. Johnny Eduardo official for UFC 158
UFC 158 is shaping up nicely as more fights pour in for the Montreal, QC show set for March 16th. Today UFC Canada made the first bantamweight booking of this card official, as Yves Jabouin fights Johnny Eduardo. UFC Canada @UFC_CA Yves 'Tiger' Jabouin @TigerJabouin will be ready to pounce March 16th vs Johnny Eduardo @JohnnyEduardoN for a bantamweight bout at #UFC158 7 Jan 13 ReplyRetweetFavorite
Bellator sues 'betrayed' Eddie Alvarez, fight future in limbo pending lawsuit
When Eddie Alvarez fulfilled the final fight on his Bellator contract last October, he did so in impressive fashion by disposing of Patricky Freire in the very first round via knockout. The performance only raised the lightweight's stock further, making him a very hot commodity Bellator clearly wanted to keep and one Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) obviously wanted on its roster. UFC president Dana White knew obtaining the talents of the former 155-pound champion wouldn't be easy. As a matter of fact, the brash head honcho of the world's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization hinted last week that it would get downright "ugly." Apparently, White was on to something. After Zuffa finally made an official contract offer to "The Silent Assassin," Bellator proceeded to match it, leaving the next move up the Lorenzo Fertitta and White, which has yet to be made.
UFC buys LA Boxing gym chain
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, which launched their own line of UFC gyms a couple of years back, announced today they have purchased the LA Boxing gym chain.
Dan Henderson open to UFC fight against teammate Chael Sonnen
Two MMA stars from Team Quest in Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen are now competing at light heavyweight, and Hendo says a bout against his teammate is "quite possible".
Edson Barboza Found a Team in New Jersey and a Mentor in Frankie Edgar
Edson Barboza talks about the friendship he's built with former UFC champion Frankie Edgar, and how his new approach to training makes him feel like he's learning everything.
Ronda Rousey to make $75K/$75K at UFC 157, Liz Carmouche $12K/12K
A rumor has surfaced that the UFC's first women's champion will be making her debut with a very impressive fight purse.
UFC 2012 Stats: AKA as most successful camp in 2012
The guys over at StudioMMA.com and MMAnytt.se have collaborated to put together this awesome infographic of UFC 2012 stats. No wonder they topped our top 10 fight camps of 2012. Also of note, the fast paced, Alpha Male team topped the most finishes portion with 67%. Who says the small guys aren’t exciting?
TUF Smashes runner up Brad Scott on Tyson Fury
Bradley Scott gives his views on Tyson Fury's outburst
Francis Carmont is Looking to Pick a Fight with Either Mark Munoz or Yushin Okami
Francis Carmont has been on a tear since he emerged in the Octagon. Now he's ready to take another step up, so he's calling for a fight with either Mark Munoz or Yushin Okami.
UFC 157, Rousey and Carmouche get 'UFC Primetime' treatment
Next month's UFC 157 event and the first-ever UFC women's bout and title fight will get the "UFC Primetime" treatment on FX and FUEL TV.
Pedro Nobre replaces George Roop, meets Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FX 7
It appears Brazilian bantamweight Yuri Alcantara now has his third different opponent for his appearance at this month's UFC on FX 7 event.
Nick Diaz isn't returning Dana White's calls or texts
Since being signed in mid 2011, Nick Diaz has been a bit of a problem child for UFC president Dana White. After being granted an immediate title shot at UFC 137, Diaz blew off the first round of press conference. That absence lost him his title fight against Georges St. Pierre. When he got a chance at the interim title at UFC 144, he blew that opportunity too with a failed post-fight drug test.
Ricci dropping to LW, wants fight at UFC 158
Mike Ricci feel he has paid his dues, its now his time to shine. He has sent out the following tweet to the UFC:
UK MMA responds: Paul 'The Titan' Taylor talks Tyson Fury
UFC 155's Jamie Varner anticipates April return, four opponents on radar
Jamie Varner said Rafael Dos Anjos, Ross Pearson, Matt Wiman and T.J. Grant are among the fighters he's looking at for his next octagon appearance. The former WEC champ anticipates an injured thumb will keep him from meeting one of them until April, but his only preference is that he moves closer to title contention. "I think Dos Anjos is on a streak, so he may be on my radar more so than anyone else," Varner told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "But Grant, I've been hearing his name pop up a lot, as well."
Corassani turns down fight with Peralta
Akira Corassani has turned down a fight at UFC 156 with Robert Peralta. He tweeted the following messages to his fans:
All UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 fighters pass post-fight drug tests
After a slow start to the pay-per-view, UFC 155 delivered two of the most dramatic fights in recent memory. In the co-main event Lightweight Joe Lauzon poured blood out of his forehead for 13 minutes of his 3 round decision loss to Jim Miller. Then, to cap off the show, Junior Dos Santos gave up the Heavyweight title and his undefeated record after a one-sided beating from Cain Velasquez. On Friday, Nevada State Athletic Commission director Keith Kizer alerted media that every fighter on the card passed their post-fight drug screenings. Counting The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, this is the second consecutive UFC event where all the competitors in an event were tested. It's also the second event where every fighter passed.
Mike Goldberg denies rehab rumors, hopes to return for UFC On Fox 6
I'm doing well," he said. "Those rumors out there are not true. I'm dealing with a complicated health issue but feeling better and hoping to be back to 100 percent by Jan. 26 (UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago). See you soon." Ariel Helweni followed up with a more detailed description of the health issues Goldberg may be facing: However, according to multiple sources close to Goldberg, who all asked to remain anonymous, the broadcaster suffered from a severe upper respiratory infection in October. The already-asthmatic Goldberg was then treated with large doses of medication to open the airway and treat the infection. Goldberg's doctor later confirmed that the medication taken to treat the infection in combination with his normal asthma medication caused severe side effects that affected his ability to work, which according to the same sources, was the reason he missed UFC 155. Goldberg is currently being treated to get his health back on track and is approaching a full recovery.
Strikeforce's Hirota vs. Yahya, Guimares vs. Lim added to UFC on FUEL TV 8
The UFC's return to Japan has two new fights, including the promotional debut of a fighter imported from the soon-to-close Strikeforce organization. Japanese fighter and onetime Strikeforce competitor Mizuto Hirota (14-5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is dropping from lightweight for a bout with featherweight Rani Yahya (17-7 MMA, 2-1 UFC). Additionally, welterweight Marcelo Guimaraes (8-0-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) takes on promotional newcomer Hyun Gyu Lim (10-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The latest UFC on FUEL TV 8 card now includes: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Dong Hyun Kim Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares Bryan Caraway vs. Takeya Mizugaki Cristiano Marcello vs. Kazuki Tokudome Alex Caceres vs. Kyung Ho Kang Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring joins UFC 158 lineup
Middleweights Chris Camozzi (18-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Nick Ring (13-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will meet in March at UFC 158. Officials today announced the matchup between "The Ultimate Fighter" alumni. Featuring a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce titleholder Nick Diaz, UFC 158 takes place March 16 at Montreal's Bell Centre. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. It's not clear where Camozzi vs. Ring will be placed on the lineup.
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