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UFC News - Page 49

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UFC anticipates quick return to Abu Dhabi, targeting 'The Ultimate Fighter' for Middle East
(mmajunkie.com)
ABU DHABI – The UFC took four years to return to Abu Dhabi following its initial visit to the United Arab Emirates’ second most populous city, but the locale may soon become an annual destination.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:37PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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After no-contest, UFC exec hints at Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya rematch
(mmajunkie.com)
Following the result of UFC Fight Night 39's event opener, a UFC executive said the promotion could rebook a bantamweight bout between Johnny Bedford (19-10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Rani Yahya (19-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC).
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:36PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Tyrone Spong: If I fully commit to MMA, of course I would want to be in the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Tyrone Spong told Bloody Elbow that while he is satisfied with WSOF, he would want to join the UFC if he were to commit to MMA full time.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 8:33PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Jim Alers wants McGregor next
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC featherweight Jim Alers won an exciting debut bout against fellow newcomer Alan Omer, and he had a very specific fighter in mind for his next fight.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 6:07PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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UFC Fight Night 39 attendance pushes gate to $1.8 million
(mmajunkie.com)
ABU DHABI – The UFC’s return to the Middle East resulted in healthy attendance and live-gate figures.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 5:24PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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UFN results: Nelson, Guida, Kawajiri win bonuses
(www.bloodyelbow.com)
“Big Country” earned a $50, 000 bonus for his brutal KO of “Minotauro” Nogueira, while Guida vs Kawajiri won FOTN.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 5:22PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Luke Zachrich, Ray Borg make octagon debuts at UFC on FOX 11, 13-bout lineup set
(mmajunkie.com)
Two UFC newcomers will make their official UFC debuts next week at UFC on FOX 11, officials recently announced.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 1:07PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Barao says he would fight his friend Moraes 8
(bloodyelbow.com)
Renan Barao said he would put his friendship Marlon Moraes aside for a moment if they need to fight in the future.
Submitted Apr 11, 2014 1:02PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Daniel Cormier targeted for spot on UFC 173 main card against either Dan Henderson or Ryan Bader
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC is planning another card reshuffling, which could affect UFC 173, 174, and 175.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 9:27PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Welcome to the UFC Ray Borg
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following his win over fellow 125 lb prospect Nick Urso at Legacy FC 30, the UFC has signed undefeated Ray Borg to a 4 fight contract.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 9:25PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Jon Jones offers $1,500 reward for missing rare cat
(mmajunkie.com)
Jon Jones has enough on his plate later this month in Baltimore, but now he has the stress of a missing pet to deal with, as well. Jones, the UFC’s light heavyweight champion, has offered a $1,500 reward for the return of Mufasa, a rare cat breed, the fighter told KRQE News in Albuquerque, N.M., where he trains at the Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA camp. Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) is preparing for his latest title defense later this month at UFC 172 against Glover Teixeira (22-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) on April 26 in Baltimore. Mufasa, apparently named after the father lion in the Disney animated classic “The Lion King,” is about 20 pounds, Jones said. The cat is a cross between an African serval and a domestic house cat and is known as a Savannah cat.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 6:55PM by DrivenDavies15 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kajan Johnson vs. Tae Hyun Bang booked for UFC 174 in Vancouver
(mmajunkie.com)
A successful Twitter campaign has landed “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia” semifinalist Kajan Johnson an official UFC fight. Johnson suffered a knockout loss to teammate Chad Laprise in the “TUF” semifinal round, and fans were critical of the Team Canada coaching staff for their perceived favoritism of Laprise. Johnson’s supporters then used Twitter to badger UFC officials into giving him a fight. And it apparently worked. Johnson (19-10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is now slated to fight fellow lightweight Tae Hyun Bang (16-8 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 174, officials today announced.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 6:53PM by DrivenDavies15 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Means replaces William Macario, meets Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 40
(mmajunkie.com)
Another Legacy FC fighter has received a ticket to the UFC. Or, in Tim Means‘ case, a return ticket to the UFC. UFC officials today announced Means (20-5-1) has replaced William Macario (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and will meet fellow welterweight Neil Magny (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) next month at UFC Fight Night 40. A reason wasn’t given for Macario’s removal from the card. UFC Fight Night 40 takes place May 10 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. The bulk of the card airs on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Means vs. Magny is slated for the main card.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 6:52PM by DrivenDavies15 - 7 comments
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Nick Diaz Adds to Nate’s UFC Rant: “I’m Not Going Backwards… I’d Rather Work at Wal-Mart”
(mmaweekly.com)
Shortly after Nate Diaz went on a rant about his UFC contract, older brother Nick reiterated his decision to retire, saying he'd rather work at Wal-Mart than fight.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
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UFC Fight Night 39 weigh-in results: Nogueira, Nelson official for main event
(mmajunkie.com)
ABU DHABI – The weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 39 are in the books, and all 16 fighters on the card made weight for Friday’s event.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Illness scraps Andrew Craig vs. Chris Camozzi at UFC Fight Night 39
(mmajunkie.com)
ABU DHABI – A middleweight bout between Andrew Craig (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Chris Camozzi (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has been called off just a few hours before the athletes were set to hit the scales for UFC Fight Night 39.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 11:42AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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With Laprise-Aubin Mercier, Theodorou-Westcott finals, TUF Nations Finale lineup set
(mmajunkie.com)
With an all-Canada set of tournament finals, plus another pair of new matchups from the house, the TUF Nations Finale now is set for next week.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Cris Cyborg Questions Ronda Rousey, Why 145 for Gina Carano But Not Me?
(mmaweekly.com)
Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino questions why UFC bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey would fight Gina Carano at a catchweight but not her.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 1:59AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz: "I'm not fighting for anything less than $500K"
(www.bloodyelbow.com)
After challenging the newly crowned welterweight champion, former contender Nick Diaz speaks out about his latest offer from the UFC and his intent (or lack there of) to return to the Octagon.
Submitted Apr 10, 2014 12:12AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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