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Slugger showdown: Matt Mitrione vs. Derrick Lewis set for UFC Fight Night 50
(mmafighting.com)
UFC Fight Night 50 just got a whole lot more punchy. Heavyweights with proven knockout power will square off at the Sept. 5 card at Foxwoods Casino near Ledyard, Conn., when Matt Mitrione meets Derrick Lewis. FOXSports.com initially reported the bout Wednesday. Mitrione, a 35-year-old former NFL player from Illinois, was scheduled to meet Stefan Struve at UFC 175 last weekend. That matchup was scrapped at the last moment due to Struve's health scare in the locker room at Mandalay Bay. Mitrione was awarded both his win and show money for the cancelled bout, but asked to be placed into another fight as soon as possibly.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 10:42PM by DrivenDavies15 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell added to UFC FIght Night 50 in September
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem (37-13 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to September’s UFC Fight Night 50 event. MMAjunkie confirmed the booking following an initial report from FOXSports.com. UFC Fight Night 50 takes place Sept. 5 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn. It’s a rare Friday night show for the UFC – and falls on the same night as Bellator 123 in nearby Uncasville, less than 10 miles away. The bulk of the UFC Fight Night 50 card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following a few prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 10:41PM by DrivenDavies15 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Kennedy asks NSAC to drug test Yoel Romero prior to UFC 178 showdown
(mmamania.com)
But to be fair, he's willing to jump through the same hoops if it means "setting an example."
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 7:40PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 43 drug tests come back clean
(mmajunkie.com)
Drug tests from UFC Fight Night 43 have come back negative for performance-enhancers and drugs of abuse.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 7:37PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen accepts responsibility, waives right to NSAC hearing
(mmajunkie.com)
Chael Sonnen has taken responsibility for a pair of failed drug tests and said he won’t appeal the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s complaint against him.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 7:34PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Neil Magny replaces Matt Dwyer, meets Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 49
(mmajunkie.com)
The lone remaining bout on the UFC 176 dance card has been rescheduled, and it will feature a slightly different look.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 7:32PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Eight fights already rescheduled from UFC 176 to other events
(bloodyelbow.com)
This is the current list of fights that have found a new home as of the 3 PM ET publish of this post: Ronaldo Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi - UFC Fight Night: Connecticut (September 5th) Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler - UFC 177 (August 30th) Tony Ferguson vs. Danny Castillo - UFC 177 Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin - UFC 177 Abel Trujillo vs. Bobby Green - UFC Fight Night: Maine (August 16th) Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky - UFC Fight Night: Maine Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin - UFC Fight Night: Tulsa (August 23rd) James Vick vs. Walmir Lazaro - UFC Fight Night: Tulsa The following bouts still need a home: Alex Garcia vs. Matt Dwyer, Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard, and Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 4:53PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Brass was considering Rousey for UFC 176
(bloodyelbow.com)
While it may have been the "guy in the truck" who made the fatal flaw of prompting Joe Rogan to ask the question, he wasn't the one coming up with the idea.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 2:30PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov uncertain about next opponent, expects the winner between Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller
(bloodyelbow.com)
Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed that he is yet to get a call regarding his next fight, but that he expects it will be the winner of the Cerrone vs. Miller main event on July 16.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 2:28PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey broke hand vs. Alexis Davis at UFC 175
(mmajunkie.com)
Ronda Rousey put on her most dominant performance yet – and that might be saying something – against Alexis Davis this past Saturday night.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 12:13PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mousasi not aware that UFC 176 was canceled
(bloodyelbow.com)
Gegard Mousasi was not pleased to find out about the UFC 176 cancellation through social media.
Submitted Jul 9, 2014 12:11PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia moves from UFC 176 to UFC 177 in Sacramento
(mmajunkie.com)
The loss of UFC 176 in Los Angeles will be to UFC 177's gain a few hundred miles north in Sacramento. A women’s bantamweight bout between Bethe Correia (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Shayna Baszler (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) that had been set for the now-canceled UFC 176 on Aug. 2 now will move to UFC 177 on Aug. 30. UFC officials announced the change Tuesday night at UFC.com.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 10:22PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With UFC 176 scrapped, Green-Trujillo, Formiga-Makovsky go to UFC Fight Night 47
(mmajunkie.com)
The shuffling has already started in the wake of the cancellation of next month’s UFC 176 pay-per-view, and a pair of lightweights will go from one corner of the country to the other for their fight, as will a pair of flyweights. A lightweight bout between Bobby Green (22-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Abel Trujillo (12-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) that had been set for UFC 176 now will move to UFC Fight Night 47, which takes place two weeks later. So, too, will the 125-pound bout between Jussier Formiga (16-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Zach Makovsky (18-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC). UFC officials announced the moves Tuesday night, the first pair of what will be 10 fights that will get new homes. With the additions, the latest UFC Fight Night 47 card includes: Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares Bobby Green vs. Abel Trujillo Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May Sam Alvey vs. Tom Watson Robbie Peralta vs. Thiago Tavares Sara McMann vs. Lauren Murphy Seth Baczynski vs. Alan Jouban Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 10:20PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dominick Cruz set for return at UFC 178 vs. Takeya Mizugaki
(mmajunkie.com)
We’ll try this one more time. It will be just shy of three years to the day, but Dominick Cruz once again has a date mapped out for his return. Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is set to return in September against Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at UFC 178 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the news Tuesday night following an initial report from ESPN.com‘s Brett Okamoto. UFC 178 takes place Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, thigh a precise venue has not yet been announced. The pay-per-view main card will be headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 10:19PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alan Jouban vs. Seth Baczynski set for UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s first trip to Maine next month has its latest addition, featuring a promotional newcomer. RFA veteran Alan Jouban (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a Louisianan who trains in California and has a second career as an actor and model, will make his UFC debut against Seth Baczynski (19-11 MMA, 5-4 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 47. UFC officials announced the new fight booking Tuesday night. UFC Fight Night 47 takes place Aug. 16 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The bulk of the card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Tickets for the event currently are on sale.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 10:18PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 176 canceled after Jose Aldo’s injury
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has decided to cancel an entire pay-per-view card after featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out of the main event with an injury.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 10:02PM by nirvana184 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Rothwell vs. Ruslan Magomedov targeted for late-summer event, possibly UFC 177
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is set to resume his career following a one-year suspension and will fight Ruslan Magomedov (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), according to a recent report.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 7:38PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 176 has reportedly sold $800k in tickets
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC 176 might not happen at this point, but ticket sales for the Staples Center hosted event have been strong.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 5:44PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bryan Caraway: 'There have been talks of Michael McDonald' for next UFC opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
Now 4-1 as a UFC bantamweight, Bryan Caraway says he’s on the cusp of big things in his career.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 5:41PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber vs. Kid Yamamoto could be headed for UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan
(mmamania.com)
Urijah Faber still has his eyes set on a fight against Norifumi Yamamoto. Interestingly enough, Dana White revealed during a recent UFC Fight Night 52 press conference that he would love to book it if "The California Kid" escaped UFC 175 unscathed; which he did.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 3:18PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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