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With 51 wins, Brian Ebersole announces retirement after UFC Fight Night 68 loss
NEW ORLEANS – After 70 fights, Brian Ebersole has had enough. The 34-year-old veteran fighter said he’ll retire following his UFC Fight Night 68 loss to Omari Akhmedov on Saturday night. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 6, 2015 10:04PM by Wez - 5 comments
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Welcome to the UFC, Andrew Todhunter
A late injury has brought one of the world's better middleweight prospects in for his welterweight UFC debut. Tim Kennedy is back! Oh wait, it's Andrew Todhunter. You'd be forgiven for getting them confused. A former army sniper with a background in military combatives, Todhunter doesn't just have a similar background to Tim Kennedy, but he's built like and fights a lot like him too. I'll get into all the details in a moment, however. First and foremost, an injury to Hector Urbina for his UFC 188 fight against Albert Tumenov has brought a new middleweight-come-welterweight into the Zuffa fold. It's one of the rare instances where an injury has probably made a one-sided fight that much more competitive. So...
Submitted Jun 5, 2015 7:39PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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Two fighters miss mark at UFN 68 weigh ins
UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson weigh ins Friday, June 5, 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT) Smoothie King Center New Orleans, Louisiana Main Card (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Tim Boetsch (185.5) vs. Dan Henderson (186) Matt Mitrione (255) vs. Ben Rothwell (265) Yancy Medeiros (159.5)* vs. Dustin Poirier (156) Brian Ortega (146) vs. Thiago Tavares (146) Anthony Birchak (136) vs. Joe Soto (136) Alex Caceres (136) vs. Francisco Rivera (136) Prelim Card (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Derrick Lewis (264.5) vs. Shawn Jordan (263.5) Omari Akhmedov (171) vs. Brian Ebersole (170.5) Christos Giagos (155.5) vs. Chris Wade (155.5) Justin Edwards (156) vs. Joe Proctor (156) Prelim Card (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET) Ricardo Abreu (183) vs. Jake Collier (185.5) Leonardo Morales (140)** vs. Jose Quinonez (135) * Medeiros was given two hours to make 156. ** Morales was given two hours to make 136 pounds.
Submitted Jun 5, 2015 6:21PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
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Michael Johnson vs. Beneil Dariush slated for UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville
A lightweight bout between Michael Johnson (16-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Beneil Dariush (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 74 lineup. UFC officials today announced the fight via FOXSports.com. The latest UFC Fight Night 74 lineup includes: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson Jared Cannonier vs. Jonathan Wilson Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera Timothy Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt
Submitted Jun 5, 2015 1:03PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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Luke Barnatt says the UFC has cut him
“So looks like my journey with the @ufc is over. It all started 6 years ago when I walked into the @tsunamigymcambridge with @jackstonemason and I’ve never looked back..”
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 7:30PM by GDPofMPG - 9 comments
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Jared Rosholt vs. Timothy Johnson to meet at UFC Fight Night in Nashville
A heavyweight clash between Jared Rosholt and Timothy Johnson has been added to the UFC Fight Night "St. Preux vs. Teixeira" lineup in Nashville on Aug. 8. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 7:29PM by Wez - 0 comments
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Renan Barao says UFC pressured him into accepting Dillashaw fight on short notice
Renan Barao claims the UFC had to pressure him into accepting his fight against T.J. Dillashaw after Chris Weidman injured himself and they needed a title fight to headlined UFC 173.
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Rashad Evans Wants Matchup with Ryan Bader for UFC Return in September
Rashad Evans Wants Matchup with Ryan Bader for UFC Return in September.
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 10:24AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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UFC 191 confirmed for Las Vegas, Demetrious Johnson wants spot on the card
The UFC has confirmed that the UFC 191 pay-per-view event will take place on September 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jun 4, 2015 10:20AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson, Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold official
UFC President Dana White took to FOX Sports 1's UFC Tonight on Wednesday to announce that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will make the first defense of his title against Sweden's Alexander Gustafsson with a date and venue to be announced. More good news arrived for Cormier's American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teammate Luke Rockhold, as White revealed that the top middleweight contender will get the next shot at champion Chris Weidman, also with a date and venue to be announced. *DATE OR EVENT FOR THESE TWO TITLE FIGHT HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED* (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 9:15PM by Wez - 26 comments
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UFC's new drug testing: Possible 4-year suspension for first-time offenders
The UFC today announced details of its new out-of-competition drug-testing program, set to take effect July 1, that include substantial punishments for doping violations.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 6:38PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Trinaldo thought he lost to Parke at UFN 67
Francisco Trinaldo battled Norman Parke for three rounds at UFC Fight Night 67, but he wasn’t sure he would leave Goiania with the win when the fight was over.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 12:45PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos sees welterweight move in his future
As UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos mends a surgically repaired knee, he knows there’s a certain “Cowboy” in his future. But he also believes a move up to 170 pounds is on the horizon.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 12:42PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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'TUF' winners Eddie Gordon and Antonio Carlos Junior meet at UFC Fight Night 70
A middleweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter” winners Eddie Gordon and Antonio Carlos Junior is slated for UFC Fight Night 70.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 12:41PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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In addition to USADA drug testing, UFC to unveil multimillion-dollar health program
LAS VEGAS – It’s not just a more comprehensive drug-testing program that UFC officials will unveil today during a press conference in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 12:38PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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T.J. Grant working in mine, talks return to mma
UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant talks to the about having to get a job in the mean time; where's he's at physically and the chances of him making a return to the sport. Despite his hiatus from mixed martial arts, T.J. Grant is still fighting the good fight. The former No. 1 contender for the UFC lightweight title hasn’t competed in two years after suffering a concussion in a training mishap. With his career on hold, Grant eventually had to seek other means to support his family, electing to take a job at the K+S potash mine near Bethune.
Submitted Jun 3, 2015 6:04AM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
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Friday Boxing on Spike vs Saturday UFC on Fox Sports 1 Ratings
Last weekend’s welterweight showdown between Amir Khan and Chris Algieri generated over one million viewers, according to a statement released Tuesday by Spike TV, the network that broadcast the fight. The highest point of the telecast was during the 11:00-11:15 p.m. ET quarter hour, netting 1,120,000 viewers. It was a busy weekend for combat sports on US television, and the Nielsen ratings are now in for Saturday's UFC Fight Night in Brazil, as well as Friday's Premier Boxing Champions special on Spike TV. According to The MMA Report's Jason Floyd, the UFC on Fox Sports 1 card headlined by Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves attracted an average of 813,000 viewers, making it the 4th highest viewed out of the 7 Fight Nights aired since the start of the year. Preliminary card figures were just 100,000 viewer at 713k. There's no word yet on the official peak viewership.
Submitted Jun 2, 2015 4:26PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
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Fight card, start times, broadcast info for UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans
The UFC returns this weekend with UFC Fight Night 68 in the “Crescent City” of New Orleans. Check out the essential info about the card.
Submitted Jun 2, 2015 12:24PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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UFC releases ten fighters
The UFC has apparently decided to trim ten fighters from their roster, and five of them were flyweights.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 11:00PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Lineup Set for UFC 188 in Mexico City, including four prelims on FX
The lineup is set for next week’s UFC return to Mexico, featuring a heavyweight title unification bout in the main event.
Submitted Jun 1, 2015 10:56PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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