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In wake of McGregor-mania, here are Europe's other best young hopes for UFC gold
(mmajunkie.com)
What a startling statistic it is that, since the turn of 2015, the number of European fighters to have won UFC titles over the course of its 22-year history has doubled. When Poland’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk dethroned Carla Esparza as the women’s strawweight champion of UFC 185’s co-main event in March, she became the continent’s third titleholder. It had been just shy of a decade since Andrei Arlovski had beaten Paul Buentello to unify the promotion’s heavyweight title all the way back at UFC 55...
Submitted Jul 18, 2015 3:01PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Dodger’ Montano Fails Drug Test, Suspended 1 Year After UFC 188 Loss
(sherdog.com)
‘Dodger’ Montano Fails Drug Test, Suspended 1 Year After UFC 188 Loss.
Submitted Jul 17, 2015 7:45PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aldo vs. McGregor being considered for Cowboys Stadium
(sports.yahoo.com)
The UFC has their sights set on a date and venue for the highly anticipated Featherweight title bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor. With the MGM Grand being booked on December 5th with a Bocelli concert, the UFC is looking at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas as the potential venue for the blockbuster unification title bout. Nothing's official, but it looks like UFC 194 may have its venue and headliner.
Submitted Jul 17, 2015 2:32AM by Five-Alive - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Francisco Rivera vs. John Lineker headed to UFC 191
(bloodyelbow.com)
John Lineker will have his first bantamweight fight after being kicked out the flyweight division. UFC 191 will also feature Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson.
Submitted Jul 16, 2015 7:54PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Veteran Mike Swick Retires From MMA
(5thround.com)
On Thursday, UFC veteran Mike Swick (pictured) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.
Submitted Jul 16, 2015 4:39PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 71 bonuses: Frank Mir's crushing KO nets him $50,000
(mmajunkie.com)
SAN DIEGO – Frank Mir, Tony Ferguson, Alan Jouban and Matt Dwyer each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Wednesday night’s UFC Fight Night 71.
Submitted Jul 16, 2015 10:18AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson rematch headlines UFC 191
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC 191 now has its main event, and it's a rematch in the flyweight division. During the UFC Fight Night: Duffee vs. Mir broadcast, it was announced that reigning champion Demetrious Johnson will take on John Dodson on September 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 15, 2015 11:39PM by Wez - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey wins Best Fighter at ESPYs, takes shot at Floyd Mayweather
(mmafighting.com)
Consider this another highlight-reel finish for Ronda Rousey. The UFC women's bantamweight champion took home the Best Fighter award at ESPN's ESPYs on Wednesday night, beating out the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Then, in an interview after, she took a jab at Mayweather's history of domestic violence.
Submitted Jul 15, 2015 10:50PM by grappler0000 - 23 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Andrei Arlovski: Fedor Emelianenko ‘is who I want to take on next’
(mmafighting.com)
"If Fedor is coming back, he should come back to the best MMA organization in the world and UFC is that," Arlovski posted on his website. "I have always sought out to right the wrong in my career and have been very successful so far. He is who I want to take on next!
Submitted Jul 15, 2015 3:02PM by george112 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC San Diego fighters clean in drug tests, including Melendez
(mmafighting.com)
There won't be any last-minute changes to the UFC card this week.
Submitted Jul 14, 2015 10:44AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Cyborg crashes Fan Expo to call out Rousey
(bloodyelbow.com)
Cris Cyborg crashed a UFC Fan Expo booth to send a message to her rival in Ronda Rousey.
Submitted Jul 14, 2015 10:40AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Photo: Mendes broke thumb in McGregor fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Chad Mendes has fractured his right thumb during UFC 189's main event, provides X-ray picture.
Submitted Jul 14, 2015 10:38AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 21 Finale medical suspensions: 15 fighters facing potential time off
(mmajunkie.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed down the medical suspensions following the TUF 21 Finale and 15 fighters are looking at some time away from the game.
Submitted Jul 14, 2015 10:33AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 189 medical suspensions: Rory MacDonald could be out until 2016
(mmajunkie.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed down the medical suspensions following UFC 189 and there are eight fighters facing a potential suspension of 185 days.
Submitted Jul 14, 2015 10:32AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor’s Trash Talk Doesn’t Stop at the Octagon Door
(mmaweekly.com)
Newly crowned UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor is known for his relentless trash talk and self-promotion as much as he is for his fighting ability. It turns out that the Irishman’s verbal assaults aren’t limited to interviews, press conferences, and media calls. “The Notorious” talks to his opponents during fights.
Submitted Jul 14, 2015 10:29AM by scpd400 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 189 salaries: Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes both earn flat $500K
(mmajunkie.com)
Headliners Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes earned the largest disclosed paydays – $500,000 each – at this past Saturday’s UFC 189 event.
Submitted Jul 14, 2015 10:27AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 21 Finale Reebok Pay: Ellenberger, Masvidal, Miller top event's $90K
(mmajunkie.com)
With the new UFC-Reebok sponsorship program, the fighters from Sunday’s The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale took home official payouts totaling $90,000.
Submitted Jul 14, 2015 10:25AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joseph Benavidez vs. Henry Cejudo at UFC 191
(bloodyelbow.com)
A report from MMA Sucka says that Joseph Benavidez is set to face Henry Cejudo at UFC 191 in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jul 14, 2015 12:19AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McGregor 'up for a fight' against Frankie Edgar
(bloodyelbow.com)
Watch two post-fight interviews with UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Submitted Jul 13, 2015 10:32AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stephen Thompson 'all down' for Matt Brown rematch
(bloodyelbow.com)
After his spectacular spinning-kick knockout in Sunday's TUF finale, "Wonderboy" would like to revenge his sole career loss against "The Immortal" Matt Brown.
Submitted Jul 13, 2015 10:30AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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