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10 fights official for UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi
In the main event, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) meets “TUF 10? winner Roy Nelson (19-9 MMA, 6-5 UFC) in a heavyweight bout. The co-main event features featherweights Clay Guida (30-14 MMA, 10-8 UFC) and Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-7-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Also on the show, Turkey’s Alptekin Ozkilic (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meets up with Dustin Ortiz (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a flyweight battle. “TUF 13? runnerup Ramsey Nijem (9-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) fights unbeaten Beneil Dariush (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a lightweight battle. Ryan LaFlare (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) put his perfect record on the line against John Howard (22-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) at welterweight. Jim Alers (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Alan Omer (18-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), of Iraq, in a featherweight bout between two promotional newcomers. And Trevor Smith (11-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meets former middleweight title challenger Thales Leites (22-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC).
Submitted Feb 25, 2014 12:37PM by DrivenDavies15 - 6 comments
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UFC Fight Night 36 drug tests come back clean
The Brazilian MMA athletic commission (CABMMA) on Monday announced that drug tests were performed for all fighters at UFC Fight Night 36, and the results came back negative.
Submitted Feb 25, 2014 11:40AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Jamie Varner meets James Krause at UFC 173 in Las Vegas
A former WEC champion has been added to the lineup of the UFC’s annual Memorial Day weekend card in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 24, 2014 8:18PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC 170 medical suspensions: MacDonald, Assuncao among those with potential long terms
A dozen fighters were given medical suspensions following their bouts at this past Saturday’s UFC 170. Five of them could be out as long as six months.
Submitted Feb 24, 2014 8:17PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Cris Cyborg says that Dana will just find another reason to keep her out of the UFC
After parting ways with Tito Ortiz as her business manager, Cris Cyborg has a few words for her detractors.
Submitted Feb 24, 2014 8:12PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Arianny: Ronda's not a good role model for women
UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste has some sharp words for women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey.
Submitted Feb 24, 2014 1:23PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
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TUF China Finale - Tourney final postponed, Lee vs. Phan promoted to TUF China Finale main card
One of the tournament finals from “The Ultimate Fighter: China” has been postponed, and as a result, Saturday’s TUF China Finale event has a new main-card bout. The featherweight tournament finale of Yang Jianping (6-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Ning Guangyou (3-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been scratched due to an injury to one of the competitors. A UFC official told MMAjunkie the bout will likely be rebooked for a future card in Asia. As a result, a bantamweight bout between Nam Phan (18-12 MMA, 2-5 UFC) and Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been promoted the event’s main card.
Submitted Feb 23, 2014 4:48PM by Shawn91111 - 6 comments
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UFC 170 post-fight facts: Rousey makes history with 56-day title turnaround
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made history at UFC 170 when she successfully defended her belt for a second time in 56 days, marking the quickest turnaround between title defenses in company history. Only once before has a titleholder attempted to make an identical turnaround, but former welterweight champion Matt Hughes failed to retain the belt in the second lap of the rare challenge when he dropped the gold to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 65. Rousey (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) stopped Sara McMann (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in the main event for her third title defense since being appointed UFC champion a year ago. The performance inside Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center was extremely telling of Rousey’s progression as an MMA fighter as she set a series of UFC records with the help of her striking. To dig in to some of those numbers and much more from the UFC’s second pay-per-view event of the year, FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll helps bring 35 post-event facts from UFC 170...
Submitted Feb 23, 2014 4:14PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Rory MacDonald and a UFC 170 win that nearly wasn’t thanks to an avocado
Prior to the buildup for Saturday’s UFC 170, the only things, really, that had done so were Carlos Condit late in one fight and Robbie Lawler in his most recent outing. But not long before Saturday’s card, MacDonald nearly was felled by … an avocado. MacDonald (16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) survived a rough first round against Demian Maia (18-6 MMA, 12-6 UFC) to take a unanimous decision by dominating the fight in the standup game – and keeping Maia from taking him down most of the second and third rounds. But afterward, he said he nearly had to pull out of the fight when he cut himself while trying to slice the famous green fruit...
Submitted Feb 23, 2014 4:12PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Dana White Talks Nick Diaz Returning to the UFC: “It’s Not Even Worth Talking About”
Nick Diaz showed up to UFC 170 in Las Vegas on Saturday night looking for a fight, but Dana White isn’t convinced.
Submitted Feb 23, 2014 3:02PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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White says Patrick Cummins will get another shot in the UFC
LAS VEGAS – His UFC debut may not have been anywhere close to what he was planning or hoping for, but Patrick Cummins will get another shot in the octagon.
Submitted Feb 23, 2014 2:58PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Dana White on Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg fight: 'Maybe we can do it'
Following UFC 170 UFC president Dana White discussed the possibility of a Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg title fight, and what would have to happen for that fight to take place
Submitted Feb 23, 2014 2:55PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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UFC 170 bonuses: Rousey, Maia, MacDonald and Thompson each take home $50,000
Ronda Rousey takes home one of the two "Performance of the Night" bonuses for her first round win over Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170.
Submitted Feb 23, 2014 12:53AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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UFC 170 salaries: Ronda Rousey, Daniel Cormier paydays lead $843K payroll
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier were the top earners at Saturday’s UFC 170 event.
Submitted Feb 23, 2014 12:38AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Mark Hunt wants Alistair Overeem rematch
Mark Hunt has gone on record stating he would like to rematch Alistair Overeem.
Submitted Feb 22, 2014 12:59PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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UFC books Mexico City debut with TUF: 'Latin America' live finale in November
Much like it has in Canada, Brazil and China, UFC will extend its reach across Latin America by way of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), featuring a live season finale this November in Mexico City.
Submitted Feb 22, 2014 11:35AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Caceres/Perez targeted for TUF Nations Finale
A bantamweight tilt between Alex Caceres and Erik Perez is reportedly set for the TUF Nations Finale in Quebec City on April 16th.
Submitted Feb 22, 2014 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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UFC 170 official weigh-in results
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) -Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Sara McMann (135) – for women’s bantamweight title -Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205) -Rory MacDonald (171) vs. Demian Maia (170) -Mike Pyle (171) vs. T.J. Waldburger (171) -Stephen Thompson (170.5) vs. Robert Whittaker (170) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) -Alexis Davis (135) vs. Jessica Eye (136) -Raphael Assuncao (136) vs. Pedro Munhoz (135) -Cody Gibson (135.5) vs. Aljamain Sterling (135.5) -Zach Makovsky (125) vs. Josh Sampo (126) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET) -Erik Koch (155) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (155) -Ernest Chavez (156) vs. Yosdenis Cedeno (155.5)
Submitted Feb 21, 2014 8:18PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
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With fighting future uncertain, Dan Hardy scores job as UFC Fight Pass commentator
Nearly a year and a half after his last UFC fight, Dan Hardy has found himself a new job.
Submitted Feb 21, 2014 6:43PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Dana White: 'There's no f---ing uniform deal' for UFC fighters
UFC president Dana White becomes heated when talking about uniforms for UFC fighters, 'We don't have a uniform deal, we haven't announced a uniform deal, we have no uniform deal'
Submitted Feb 21, 2014 2:37PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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