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With UFC 176 scrapped, Green-Trujillo, Formiga-Makovsky go to UFC Fight Night 47
(mmajunkie.com)
The shuffling has already started in the wake of the cancellation of next month’s UFC 176 pay-per-view, and a pair of lightweights will go from one corner of the country to the other for their fight, as will a pair of flyweights. A lightweight bout between Bobby Green (22-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Abel Trujillo (12-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) that had been set for UFC 176 now will move to UFC Fight Night 47, which takes place two weeks later. So, too, will the 125-pound bout between Jussier Formiga (16-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Zach Makovsky (18-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC). UFC officials announced the moves Tuesday night, the first pair of what will be 10 fights that will get new homes. With the additions, the latest UFC Fight Night 47 card includes: Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares Bobby Green vs. Abel Trujillo Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May Sam Alvey vs. Tom Watson Robbie Peralta vs. Thiago Tavares Sara McMann vs. Lauren Murphy Seth Baczynski vs. Alan Jouban Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 10:20PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dominick Cruz set for return at UFC 178 vs. Takeya Mizugaki
(mmajunkie.com)
We’ll try this one more time. It will be just shy of three years to the day, but Dominick Cruz once again has a date mapped out for his return. Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is set to return in September against Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) at UFC 178 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the news Tuesday night following an initial report from ESPN.com‘s Brett Okamoto. UFC 178 takes place Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, thigh a precise venue has not yet been announced. The pay-per-view main card will be headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 10:19PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alan Jouban vs. Seth Baczynski set for UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s first trip to Maine next month has its latest addition, featuring a promotional newcomer. RFA veteran Alan Jouban (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a Louisianan who trains in California and has a second career as an actor and model, will make his UFC debut against Seth Baczynski (19-11 MMA, 5-4 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 47. UFC officials announced the new fight booking Tuesday night. UFC Fight Night 47 takes place Aug. 16 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The bulk of the card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Tickets for the event currently are on sale.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 10:18PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 176 canceled after Jose Aldo’s injury
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has decided to cancel an entire pay-per-view card after featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out of the main event with an injury.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 10:02PM by nirvana184 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Rothwell vs. Ruslan Magomedov targeted for late-summer event, possibly UFC 177
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is set to resume his career following a one-year suspension and will fight Ruslan Magomedov (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), according to a recent report.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 7:38PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 176 has reportedly sold $800k in tickets
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC 176 might not happen at this point, but ticket sales for the Staples Center hosted event have been strong.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 5:44PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bryan Caraway: 'There have been talks of Michael McDonald' for next UFC opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
Now 4-1 as a UFC bantamweight, Bryan Caraway says he’s on the cusp of big things in his career.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 5:41PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber vs. Kid Yamamoto could be headed for UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan
(mmamania.com)
Urijah Faber still has his eyes set on a fight against Norifumi Yamamoto. Interestingly enough, Dana White revealed during a recent UFC Fight Night 52 press conference that he would love to book it if "The California Kid" escaped UFC 175 unscathed; which he did.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 3:18PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Kennedy facing Yoel Romero at UFC 178
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like UFC 178 may have a co-main event featuring top tier middleweights.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 3:06PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jungle Fight champion Jonas Bilharinho declines Bellator offer, wants UFC contract
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator tried to sign Jungle Fight bantamweight champion Jonas Bilharinho, but the undefeated prospect wasn’t interested in the offer.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 12:06PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
UFC 175 Medical Suspensions: Champs Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey Require X-Rays
(sherdog.com)
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman came away from UFC 175 with belt intact, but he did not escape unscathed.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 11:55AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 19 Finale medical suspensions: Gordon, Berish draw possible six-month terms
(mmajunkie.com)
A total of 11 fighters have been suspended following this past Sunday’s TUF 19 Finale.
Submitted Jul 8, 2014 11:53AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Berish Tears ACL And MCL In Submission Loss To Drysdale
(bjpenn.com)
Keith Berish was in the midst of making his UFC debut this past Sunday against Jiu-Jitsu ace Robert Drysdale when Berish blew out his knee while Drysdale had his back.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 8:04PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 19 Finale salaries: Frankie Edgar ($260K), Penn ($150K) earn top paydays
(mmajunkie.com)
Frankie Edgar ($260,000) and B.J. Penn ($150,000) were the top earners at Sunday’s UFC event, The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 7:53PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 175 salaries: Weidman ($450,000), Machida, Rousey, Faber top earners
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, challenger Lyoto Machida, women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and Urijah Faber all earned six-figure paydays at UFC 175.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 7:52PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Frustrated Chris Camozzi says fans got cheated, wants to face Yoshihiro Akiyama
(mmajunkie.com)
After Chris Camozzi (19-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC) was outwrestled for the better part of 15 minutes in a lackluster UFC 175 affair, the middleweight veteran says he’s hoping he can quickly book a return bout against someone who’s actually willing to fight.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 7:51PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen facing possible $250,000 fine in the wake of failed drug tests
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC middleweight star, Chael Sonnen faces a variety of penalties including a huge fine.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 7:49PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Askren crashes TUF 19 Finale, heckles 'fat' Johny Hendricks and 'bald' Dana White
(mmamania.com)
Former Bellator welterweight champion and current ONE FC headliner, Ben Askren, was in town over Fourth of July Weekend and made a stop by The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale, which took place on July 6, 2014, inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (results here). And that's about as close to the Octagon as "Funky" can get.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 12:00PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 19 Finale draws reported 6,500 attendance for $835,000 live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
Share this image:LAS VEGAS – Sunday night’s TUF 19 Finale event drew an announced attendance of 6,500 and a live gate of $835,000.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 11:59AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White indicates Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes UFC title fight still will happen
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo‘s injury won’t keep him from a rematch with No. 1 contender Chad Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) for long, UFC President Dana White said tonight following The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.
Submitted Jul 7, 2014 11:57AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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