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Dana White: Junior dos Santos vs Cain Velasquez no longer likely for UFC 152
UFC 152, which is currently scheduled to take place on Sept. 22, 2012, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was originally going to be headlined by a rematch between Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez for the heavyweight championship. No longer. Indeed, UFC President Dana White revealed on the UFC 147 post-show on FUEL TV that unforeseen issues have caused the bout to be pushed back to a later date.

Yes, that fight will happen. I don't know when and I don't know where. That is going to depend on Junior. The fight will happen, but probably not in Toronto [at UFC 152].
Submitted Jun 24, 2012 12:16PM by lohmann - 10 comments
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UFC 147 results: Rich Franklin takes decision from Wanderlei Silva in another war
Rich Franklin said he didn't think cage rust would be an issue after a 16-month layoff, and he proved to be right. Instead, the issue was a resilient Wanderlei Silva, whom Franklin had to survive to win a unanimous decision on Saturday night in the pair's rematch. The 190-pound catch-weight fight took place at UFC 147 at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It served as the main event on the pay-per-view following prelims that aired on Facebook and FX.
Submitted Jun 24, 2012 1:44AM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
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UFC 147 bonuses: Franklin, Silva, Damm, Vinicius pocket $65,000 in Brazil
Rich Franklin, Wanderlei Silva, Rodrigo Damm and Marcos "Vina" Vinicius on Saturday won $65,000 bonuses for their performances at UFC 147. Franklin and Silva shared the "Fight of the Night" award for their five-round main-event, Damm won "Submission of the Night" and Vinicius picked up "Knockout of the Night." UFC officials announced the winners and bonus amounts at the post-event press conference, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) attended. UFC 147 took place at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims that on Facebook and FX. For Franklin and Silva, it was the second time their main event has picked up "Fight of the Night" honors. Their first fight, at UFC 99 three years ago, also won the award. Franklin won that fight by unanimous decision. And on Saturday, he was able to do it again – but in a five-round war that had him needing to survive a major offensive surge from Silva in the second.
Submitted Jun 24, 2012 1:41AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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UFC on FX 4 winner Brian Ebersole contemplating possible drop to lightweight
Brian Ebersole on Friday moved his UFC record to 4-0 as a welterweight – and picked up a milestone 50th victory as a pro. So it was slightly odd for him to admit he's thinking about changing weight classes, just a couple hours after his latest win. Ebersole (50-14-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) survived a rough start against T.J. Waldburger to rebound and win a unanimous decision on the main card of UFC on FX 4. UFC on FX 4 took place at Revel Atlantic City in New Jersey. The event's main card aired on FX, and the prelims aired on FUEL TV and streamed on Facebook. "I'm sick of being a giant killer," Ebersole said at Friday's post-fight news conference, which was attended by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "If that starts to happen, I'm going to make a very concerted effort to become a lightweight."
Submitted Jun 23, 2012 7:23PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
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UFC on FX 4 medical suspensions: Stout, Gambino, Catone suspended indefinitely
The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board has medically suspended seven fighters from Friday's UFC on FX 4 event. Main-event winner Gray Maynard and co-main-event victor Sam Stout are among the suspended. Stout, in fact, was one of three fighters suspended indefinitely along with preliminary-card competitors Joey Gambino and Nick Catone.
Submitted Jun 23, 2012 7:22PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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Praised by UFC boss, Fisher likely to retire after loss to Stout at UFC on FX 4
In another three-round battle, Sam Stout (17-7-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) on Friday wrapped up a rare MMA trilogy with Spencer Fisher (24-8 MMA, 9-7 UFC). But it likely will be the last fight for Fisher, who had hinted in the weeks leading up to the rubber match that it might be his final bout before retirement. After his unanimous decision victory at UFC on FX 4, Stout paid tribute to his opponent. "We've spent 45 minutes in that cage together," Stout said at the post-fight press conference, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) attended. "We've got a bond together that is a pretty rare thing – to go through a trilogy like that and have three wars with the same opponent. My hat's off to him. He's a class act. We spoke after the fight. If I get out of the press conference before they stop selling drinks tonight, I'm going to go buy him a beer."
Submitted Jun 23, 2012 7:20PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
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Against doctor's recommendation, UFC 148's Shane Roller fights without TRT
Less than a year after obtaining permission to use medically prescribed testosterone, Shane Roller decided that changes to his diet and training are, for now, a better choice while continuing his fight career. "I'm training a little bit smarter," he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I'm ready to go compete, but I'm getting my body ready in a different way." The endocrinologist who helped Roller get permission believes he needs the hormone to compete. Roller, though, has serious misgivings about its use. He recently informed Nevada State Athletic Commission officials that he won't maintain the therapeutic-use exemption he obtained from them in June 2011, less than a month before he fought Melvin Guillard at UFC 132. "I see what happens with the guys who have done it and abused it, and I don't want to be in that category at all," he said. "If you're taking it right and doing what your doctor is saying, they should never be prescribing to where you'll test out of range," Roller said. "There are guys that are doing that. There are guys taking regular steroids, which is the same thing. They're taking regular steroids and cheating, so people are going to get caught that are doing it."
Submitted Jun 23, 2012 5:27PM by lohmann - 6 comments
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Praised by UFC boss, Fisher likely to retire after loss to Stout at UFC on FX 4
In another three-round battle, Sam Stout (17-7-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) on Friday wrapped up a rare MMA trilogy with Spencer Fisher (24-8 MMA, 9-7 UFC). But it likely will be the last fight for Fisher, who had hinted in the weeks leading up to the rubber match that it might be his final bout before retirement. Though Fisher did not attend the post-fight news conference and was not interviewed in the octagon following the loss, he told FUEL TV in a post-fight interview that his decision to retire is likely to hold up. He did leave the door open for a return, but said if that happens it will come at featherweight.
Submitted Jun 23, 2012 5:21PM by lohmann - 1 comment
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If cleared, UFC 147's Rodrigo Damm believes he would have won 'TUF: Brazil'
One of the most experienced competitors to join "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil," Rodrigo Damm rightfully was a tournament favorite as the show began filming. While his performances didn't include the flashy finishes of some of his contestants, he earned a spot in the semifinals with wins in the elimination round and quarterfinals. Fate then intervened. Damm was forced to withdraw from the show when he suffered kidney damage cutting weight for a bout with now-finalist Godofredo "Pepey" de Oliveira. On the eve of his first fight since the misfortune, he's determined to pick up where he left off. "I believe I would have won (the show)," Damm told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I was supposed to face 'Pepey.' It would have been a favorable fight for me. He is good on the ground, but he isn't a striker." Oliveira meets Rony "Jason" Mariano Bezerra in the reality-show tournament's featherweight final, which takes place Saturday at UFC 147. Damm (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), meanwhile, takes on Anistavio "Gasparzinho" Medeiros (15-7 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the event's FX-televised preview, which precedes the pay-per-view main card.
Submitted Jun 23, 2012 7:41AM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
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UFC on FX 4 draws a reported 4,652 attendance
Friday night's UFC on FX 4 drew an announced attendance of 4,652 fans, a sell-out in the promotion's return to Atlantic City, N.J. UFC officials announced the number at the event's post-fight news conference, which was attended by MMAjunkie.com. Live gate figures for the card were not immediately available. UFC on FX 4 took place at Ovation Hall at the new Revel Atlantic City. The night's main card was broadcast on FX. Preliminary-card fights were broadcast on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Submitted Jun 23, 2012 7:38AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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Dana White on Clay Guida strategy vs. Maynard at UFC on FX 4: 'The fight sucked'
The fans at Revel Atlantic City didn't seem to be happy with Friday's main event, and UFC president Dana White wasn't, either. Gray Maynard won a five-round split decision against Clay Guida, but it was Guida's game plan that had Maynard, the fans – and White – riled up. "The fight sucked. I don't know how to expand on it anymore," White told MMAjunkie.com at the post-fight news conference. "... This isn't (expletive) 'Dancing With the Stars.' You can't win a fight by running around in circles – that's not how fights are won."
Submitted Jun 23, 2012 7:37AM by prophecy033 - 31 comments
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Maynard, Guida apologize to each other for in-fight, post-fight 'heated' moments
There were plenty of heated moments in Friday's UFC on FX 4 main event between Gray Maynard and Clay Guida. Most took place in the octagon, including a couple sets of prominent Maynard middle fingers. Another happened outside the cage, right after Maynard's split-decision victory. But after the fight, the two lightweights put to bed their short-lived beef. Guida's game plan was a subject of frustration for Maynard (11-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) in the fight. Maynard spent the majority of the fight trying to chase down his opponent, who bounced and danced and backpedalled and slipped – and "ran," as UFC president Dana White saw it. And though Maynard appeared to chase Guida (29-13 MMA, 9-7 UFC) down verbally in the fight, as well, and flipped him the bird twice, he said such behavior is not customary for him and he merely lost his cool. "Personally, I don't act like that," Maynard said at Friday's post-fight press conference, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) attended. "It's a fight, but I was pissed off. I'm a human, too. I get mad."
Submitted Jun 23, 2012 7:35AM by prophecy033 - 13 comments
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UFC on FX 4 bonuses - $50k to Swanson, Miller, Stout, Fisher
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Cub Swanson, Dan Miller, Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Friday's UFC on FX 4 event. Swanson earned the "Knockout of the Night" bonus, Miller picked up the "Submission of the Night" award, and Stout and Fisher were named "Fight of the Night" winners. UFC officials announced the winners following the event. UFC on FX 4 took place at Revel Atlantic City in New Jersey. The event's main card aired on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook. Swanson, a nearly 2-to-1 underdog against Ross Pearson in the opening bout on the main card, was in a dogfight in the first round while trading kicks and punches with the "TUF 9" winner. But in a back-and-forth second round, Swanson landed a crisp left hand to Pearson's chin that had him falling awkwardly to the fence. As referee Yves Lavigne moved in to stop the fight, Swanson got off a pair of extra shots on the ground then mugged for the cameras as Lavigne was pulling him off. Miller, a New Jersey resident and fan favorite, snapped a two-fight losing skid at middleweight and picked up a win in his first fight at welterweight. In the third round against Ricardo Funch, he jumped guard and landed a guillotine choke. He rolled with it as Funch tried to roll free, but Funch quickly had to tap for his fourth UFC loss. Stout and Fisher met in the co-headliner and the rubber match of their trilogy. Unlike the first two meetings, which were closely contested, Stout kept a decent lead through each round and took the unanimous decision via 30-27 scores in a fairly entertaining lightweight bout.
Submitted Jun 23, 2012 12:34AM by isk - 10 comments
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UFC on FX 4 Post-Fight Press Conference Video
Several of the UFC on FX 4 winners are expected to meet with the media shortly after the conclusion of the main event showdown between Gray Maynard and Clay Guida, courtesy of UFC.com at 11 p.m EST.
Submitted Jun 22, 2012 10:08PM by Card - 0 comments
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Clay Guida shows off his UFC on FX 4 hairstyle
As Clay Guida is being mandated to braid his hair due to a complaint by Gray Maynard's camp, VFD Sports has released the first images of Guida's hair style that he will be sporting in tonights headline fight at UFC on FX 4. Guida is going for a "Calibus" look from "Clash of the Titans" one of Guida's favorite movies, complete with a form of devil's horns in the front.
Submitted Jun 22, 2012 7:49PM by Card - 3 comments
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Chris Leben receives Blue Belt from Sidney Silva
"Got my blue belt today from sidney silva" Chris Leben earns his blue belt the Brazillian way (video) - Leben will be eligible to return in November of 2012 after failing a post-fight drug test (Oxycodone and Oxymorphine) following his loss to Mark Munoz at UFC 138 last November in Birmingham, England.
Submitted Jun 22, 2012 12:45PM by Card - 8 comments
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UFC 147 Weigh-In Video
Wanderlei Silva, Rich Franklin, Fabricio Werdum, Mike Russow and the rest of the UFC 147 fighters are slated to step on the scale at approximately 3 p.m. ET. Today's weigh-ins take place at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the same venue that hosts Saturday's event.
Submitted Jun 22, 2012 10:01AM by Card - 2 comments
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UFC confirms second 'TUF: Brazil' season, Targeting October for a Return to Rio
"We do anticipate another season (which will air in March)," said UFC managing director of international business Marshall Zelaznik. "It's certain that we'll do it." "Brazil is quickly becoming the No. 1 market for the UFC when it comes to fan support," Zelaznik said. "You're talking about 10 million people watching each week. We're No. 1 in the timeslot. The AB demographic is the most upscale demographic, and we're the highest-rated reality show in Brazil." ... “The next event that we will do (in Brazil) later in the year, will likely be in Rio,” said UFC managing director of international business Marshall Zelaznik on Thursday. “That would be in October.” “And then for next year, we’re talking about potentially twice as many events in Brazil, if not more,” he added. “So you can expect that Bela Horizonte is in that mix along with all the other cities. We’re trying to bring the event to all of the country.”
Submitted Jun 21, 2012 8:12PM by Card - 7 comments
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UFC 147 Press Conference Video
Live from Brazil hear what the fighters have to say about their upcoming bouts at 12:00 p.m. ET. At the UFC 147 press conference, Wanderlei Silva, Rich Franklin and other top fighters at UFC 147 will answer questions from the media Thursday.
Submitted Jun 21, 2012 10:52AM by Card - 1 comment
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UFC on FX 4 Weigh-In Video
Watch all fighters weigh in LIVE from Atlantic City at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday. In the main event, lightweights Gray Maynard and Clay Guida will square off in a five-round bout.
Submitted Jun 21, 2012 10:50AM by Card - 1 comment
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