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UFC Fight Night 69 post-fight facts: Jedrzejczyk's historic title-fight beatdown
(mmajunkie.com)
There’s only one European-born champion at the top of the current UFC totem pole. At UFC Fight Night 69, Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) made sure it stayed that way with a successful 115-pound title defense against Jessica Penne (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). The strawweight champion dominated Penne from start to merciful third-round TKO finish in the first UFC title fight to stream on UFC Fight Pass. With that, she remained on top of the women’s strawweight division and dared all comers to attempt to take the belt. The title fight finish concluded an 11-fight card that saw eight bouts end inside the distance. For more on the numbers behind the UFC’s fourth event in Germany, check 40 post-fight facts about UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin...
Submitted Jun 21, 2015 10:25PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale: Story vs Silva
(bloodyelbow.com)
You'll have to follow me closely on this story. The 4th season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil was filmed entirely in Las Vegas, with the season finale due to be in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 27th. When that fell through, the TUF Brazil 4 Finale was moved to Hollywood, Florida. Now, because of ongoing technical issues ...
Submitted Jun 21, 2015 4:14PM by Dr_Doom - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 69 bonuses: You're damn right Jedrzejczyk got $50,000
(mmajunkie.com)
BERLIN – After absolutely decimating Jessica Penne at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 69 event, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) earned one of four $50,000 bonuses for her incredible performance. Penne shared in the reward for her gutsy effort, as the pair took home “Fight of the Night” honors. Meanwhile, Mairbek Taisumov(24-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and newcomer Arnold Allen(10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) were given “Performance of the Night” bonuses, also taking home $50,000 each.
Submitted Jun 20, 2015 7:16PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva's UFC 183 drug test results inconsistent, B-sample being tested to prove -- or disprove -- failed exam
(mmamania.com)
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva continues to successfully postpone his disciplinary hearing with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), despite failing his UFC 183 drug test over four months ago. Probably because his results are still inconclusive.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 9:20PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Todhunter blames weight-cut mishap on altitude
(mmafighting.com)
UFC newcomer Andrew Todhunter said the high altitude in Mexico City played a major part in why he passed out while trying to cut weight.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:50AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roger Gracie set to compete at UFC Fan Expo
(mmafighting.com)
Roger Gracie will compete at the week of UFC 189, but it won’t be in a MMA bout.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:49AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Visa issues forces changes at UFN 70, UFC 190
(mmafighting.com)
The United States visa system is facing technical issues recently, and that affected the UFC’s next card in the country.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WWE looking at UFC women's bantamweight
(bloodyelbow.com)
It appears that the WWE is interested in bring in a current UFC women's bantamweight for their Diva Search.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After failed drug test, UFC won't reissue Rony Jason's 'Performance of the Night' bonus
(mmajunkie.com)
Rony Jason’s failed UFC Fight Night 67 post-fight drug test has cost him more than a victory and nine months of his career. It’s also taken $50,000 out of his bank account.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White: Next heavyweight title challenger will be Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic
(mmajunkie.com)
Fabricio Werdum’s first UFC heavyweight title challenger has not yet been determined, according to UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 69 weigh-in results: Jedrzejczyk, Penne with a pound to spare
(mmajunkie.com)
BERLIN – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC Fight Night 69 fighter weigh-ins, where all fighters successfully made weight.
Submitted Jun 19, 2015 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 188 medicals: Werdum out up to six months
(bloodyelbow.com)
It appears that new UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum didn't escape his UFC title fight unscathed.
Submitted Jun 18, 2015 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Visa issues could force several Brazilian fighters out of UFC Fight Night 70
(mmajunkie.com)
Just nine days prior to the event, UFC Fight Night 70 is at risk of losing numerous fighters from its scheduled lineup.
Submitted Jun 18, 2015 11:34AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Joanna Jedrzejczyk taunts Jessica Penne with belt at UFC Fight Night 69 face-off
(mmajunkie.com)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Penne have been slow dancing toward Saturday's fight.
Submitted Jun 18, 2015 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rony Jason suspended nine months after failed UFC Fight Night 67 drug test in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
TUF Brazil winner Rony Jason has tested positive in his post-UFC Fight Night 67 drug test.
Submitted Jun 18, 2015 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gilbert Melendez in to face Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 71
(mmajunkie.com)
It’s going to be a quick turnaround for Gilbert Melendez as the lightweight will return to action at UFC Fight Night 71, taking on Al Iaquinta. The fight was announced on Fox Sports Live. The latest UFC Fight Night 71 lineup now includes: Todd Duffee vs. Frank Mir Al Iaquinta vs. Gilbert Melendez Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen Kevin Lee vs. James Moontasri Igor Araujo vs. Sean Strickland Andrew Craig vs. Edgar Garcia Jessica Andrade vs. Sarah Moras Holly Holm vs. Marion Reneau Ildemar Alcantara vs. Kevin Casey
Submitted Jun 17, 2015 9:57PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bobby Green out of Al Iaquinta fight due to injury
(mmafighting.com)
Bobby Green has been forced to withdraw from his anticipated July 15 fight against Al Iaquinta due to an injury suffered in training, MMAFighting.com confirmed with multiple sources. As of right now, a replacement opponent has not been found for Iaquinta, so there's no word just yet whether he'll remain on the Fight Night card in San Diego.
Submitted Jun 17, 2015 7:35PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Jacare’ Souza won’t wait for title shot, open to fight with Vitor Belfort
(mmafighting.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Luke Rockhold will be the next to challenge UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and Ronaldo Souza isn’t happy about it. The Brazilian middleweight, former Strikeforce middleweight champion and undefeated in five UFC fights, believes he did enough to earn a shot at the gold.
Submitted Jun 17, 2015 7:34PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bethe Correia inks 8 fight contract with UFC
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Bethe Correia inked a new contract with the UFC ahead of the biggest fight of her MMA career. The undefeated bantamweight fighter, who takes on UFC 135-pound champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 1, announced on her Instagram that she has signed a new 8-fight deal with the promotion. "I’m really happy today," Correia wrote. "With hard work, blood, sweat, punches to the face and much more… I’m renewing my contract with the UFC for eight more fights. I will be able to give my fans at least eight fights on TV, and follow my life and my camp for more eight fights. I will always do my best."
Submitted Jun 17, 2015 7:33PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC signs heavyweight Cirkunov
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Last night it was revealed that former Hard Knocks of Fighting heavyweight champion Misha Cirkunov had signed a deal with the UFC.
Submitted Jun 17, 2015 7:15PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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