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Zak Cummings vs. Alberto Mina pulled from Saturday's TUF China Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday’s fight card for the TUF China Finale is down to eight bouts following today’s loss of a preliminary-card fight. With Zak Cummings (16-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) expected to come in eight pounds heavy for the fight, his fight with fellow welterweight Alberto Mina (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been canceled, UFC officials confirmed with MMAjunkie.
Submitted Feb 28, 2014 7:20AM by shaneTpain - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor out; Machida in at UFC 173
(mmajunkie.com)
On the same day the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced a major change in its policy on testosterone-replacement therapy, there has been a major change at the top of the next major card the state will host. Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) is out of his middleweight title shot against champion Chris Weidman (11-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) at UFC 173 in May, and in his place will step fellow Brazilian and former champion Lyoto Machida (21-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC).
Submitted Feb 28, 2014 1:45AM by Pookie - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brazilian Commish likely to still allow Hendo TRT
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Brazilian MMA commission states that Dan Henderson's therapeutic use exemption for testosterone is likely to be approved, but they remained non-committal on the prospect of following the NSAC's lead in banning TRT outright.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 6:55PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After 'three elbow surgeries in four months,' Cung Le doesn't want a UFC headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
MACAU – At 41 years old, Cung Le knows his days as a professional fighter are numbered. But with three fights left on his UFC contract, Le said he’d like to complete the deal.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 3:27PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyoto Machida: “I Can Fight Jacare if Everybody Wants It [Before a UFC Title Shot]“
(mmaweekly.com)
Lyoto Machida's recent successes at middleweight have planted him squarely at the top of the division's title talk, but he's okay with the idea of possibly fighting Jacare Souza first.…
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 2:27PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daron Cruickshank vs. Erik Koch set for UFC Fight Night live
(ufc.com)
Lightweight prospects Koch and Cruickshank get their next assignment...against each other.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 1:53PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Santiago Ponzinibbio out, Jordan Mein gets new UFC on FOX 11 opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
With “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2? veteran Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) out, welterweight Jordan Mein (27-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has a new opponent for UFC on FOX 11.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 12:55PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Jose Aldo posts video mocking Anthony Pettis and the Korean Zombie with homophobic slurs
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC's Featherweight champ and his friends made a video of them singing a song disparaging the UFC Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis and former Featherweight title challenger Chan Sung Jung.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 12:53PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Riddle 'Dana is an insecure bald man on TRT'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Welterweight standout and lightning rod, Matt Riddle discusses thoughts on Dana White's very public insults, the difficult year he's had and the desire he still has to get back to the only place he's ever called his fighting home.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 10:21AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cormier eyes title shot or contender's bout next
(bloodyelbow.com)
With his 205 lb. debut behind him, Cormier is aiming high for his next fight in the light heavyweight division.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 10:17AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Al Iaquinta meets Mitch Clarke at UFC 173 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC continues to fill outs its Memorial Day weekend show with the addition of a lightweight fight.
Submitted Feb 27, 2014 3:54AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Brown wants Rory MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati
(mmaweekly.com)
The top ten-ranked Brown (18-11) would like to return to action in his home state of Ohio at UFC Fight Night 40 on May 10 in Cincinnati. He’d like a top ten-ranked opponent, particularly Rory MacDonald.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 9:54PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs Czech heavyweight Viktor Pesta
(bloodyelbow.com)
New fighters continue to be signed at a furious pace as the UFC picks up undefeated heavyweight Viktor Pesta.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 9:50PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 38 lineup finalized with 10 bouts on FOX Sports 1
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 38 event, which includes 10 bouts on FOX Sports 1 and a pair of matchups on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 7:11PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sean Soriano out, Mike Brown meets Estevan Payan at UFC on FOX 11
(mmajunkie.com)
Less than a week after he was announced for a fight on the card, an injury has knocked Sean Soriano from the UFC’s debut in Orlando, Fla.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 7:10PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dillashaw vs. Mizugaki set for UFC 173
(bloodyelbow.com)
A very important bantamweight battle is likely set for the UFC 173 card in May.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 7:08PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Diaz asks for his release from the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like another Cesar Gracie fighter wants to test the free agent maket. Unfortunately for him, he's still under contract.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 5:38PM by prophecy033 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pederneiras states that Brazil has the better fighters
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nova Uniao head coach Dede Pederneiras claims Brazilian fighters are just better, arguing that only in his country athletes thrive and reach achievements without the proper support.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 3:50PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vaughan Lee likely headed to flyweight after TUF China Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
HONG KONG – Vaughan Lee has spent a lot of time thinking about his inconsistent UFC career, visualizing his primary goals, trying to realize what it takes to get himself over the hump.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 171 lineup set with St. Preux-Krylov in PPV opener, Gastelum-Story in final prelim
(mmajunkie.com)
The 13-bout lineup is set for next month’s UFC 171 event, which includes a championship headliner between Johny Hendricks (15-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) and Robbie Lawler (22-9 MMA, 7-3 UFC). The winner gets the welterweight title recently vacated by longtime titleholder Georges St-Pierre.
Submitted Feb 26, 2014 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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