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9 Fights Signed for ‘St. Pierre vs. Koscheck 2’
Ring of Combat veteran Rafael Natal (Pictured) will lock horns with promotional newcomer Jesse Bongfeldt in a preliminary middleweight matchup at UFC 124 “St. Pierre vs. Koscheck 2” on Dec. 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Nine fights are now official for the event, which will air live on pay-per-view.
Submitted Nov 1, 2010 5:30PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team, MMA Personalities, General MMA
Zuffa Fills UFC 123 Injury Void
English lightweight Paul Kelly (Pictured) will meet T.J. O’Brien in a preliminary matchup at UFC 123 “Rampage vs. Machida” on Nov. 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich. O’Brien replaces the injured Gabe Ruediger at the event, which will air live on pay-per-view.
Submitted Nov 1, 2010 5:28PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team, General MMA, MMA Personalities
UFC To Return To Brazil In November 2011
For the first time in 13 years, the UFC will make it's way to Brazil. Sources confirmed the news with Graciemag. The November event is scheduled to take place at the HSBC Arena in Barra da Tijuca. An exact date is not yet set.
Submitted Nov 1, 2010 5:12PM by DCRage - 0 comments
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Jon Fitch vs. Jake Ellenberger targeted for UFC 126 in February
A welterweight matchup between perennial contender Jon Fitch (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC) and Jake Ellenberger (23-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is on tap for UFC 126's pay-per-view card. Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that at least one fighter has agreed to the fight and that bout agreements are in the process of being finalized. UFC 126 takes place Feb. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and is expected to feature a middleweight title fight between reigning champion Anderson Silva and challenger Vitor Belfort.
Submitted Nov 1, 2010 2:59PM by Gogoplatapus - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Natural Born Contender? Carlos Condit Ready For A "Great Fight" Against Jon Fitch
Although it's not definite that it happens next, Condit thinks it could be a good tune-up fight for a certain Canadian juggernaut. "In [the Hardy fight], I felt as comfortable as I’ve ever felt in the cage. I feel like I’m coming into my prime now. It’s now or never if I’m going to get that belt around my waist. I’m going to give it my best effort and train as hard as I can, and these next couple of fights will probably define my career ... I think Fitch, that would be a great fight. I think his game plan would be similar to (GSP’s) game plan. Wrestler probably try to take me down, and if I could deal with that then that is maybe a marker for how I might do in a title match ... I’d have to work my butt off, but I like a challenge."
Submitted Nov 1, 2010 11:44AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Re-Signs Paulo Thiago
It appears that Paulo Thiago will get another chance in UFC despite being on the Losing Streak Of Doom. Despite having lost 2 in a row, Thiago's manager recently told the TATAME that Thiago has actually been given a 4-fight extension by UFC. No word on when he'll fight again.
Submitted Nov 1, 2010 11:39AM by DCRage - 7 comments
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Matt Mitrione vs. Tim Hague Targeted For 1/22 UFC
Add Tim Hague to the list of former UFC castoffs who've earned a second chance. After a 1-3 run in UFC which saw him quickly submit Pat Barry before being KO'd by Todd Duffee in 7 seconds, Hague won 2 in a row outside UFC and now appears scheduled to face Matt Mitrione at the not-yet-announed UFC on January 22.
Submitted Nov 1, 2010 11:36AM by DCRage - 6 comments
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Mike Swick Likely To Return On 1/22
While he doesn't yet have an opponent for a possible fight, Mike Swick says he expects to return at the not-yet-announced UFC event on January 22. He hasn't fought since February due to a stomach ailment. It's also not known if he'll stay at Welterweight or follow through with hinting at going to Middleweight.
Submitted Nov 1, 2010 11:33AM by DCRage - 3 comments
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Donald Cerrone gets into a backstage brawl at a local MMA event
From middleeasy.com: "This past weekend, our favorite cowboy did what most men would do when put in the position to stand up for a woman, only he did it backstage at a local MMA event with the guy scheduled to fight in the main event. The end result were some cuts and bruises on both men, forcing the cancellation of the main event." Man Donald IMO is going to have to fork over some cash to fix this one.
Submitted Oct 31, 2010 11:54PM by postman - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
Roy Nelson's Feelings Are Hurt After Being Pulled From UFC 125
And he wants people to know he's not happy about it. "I think my feelings were a little hurt. I was hoping they could find somebody to replace [Carwin]. This is one of the biggest cards of the year, and I was in the co-main event, and I was really trying to make sure my knee was better. The UFC really pushed me hard to get through with my rehab so I could fight on this card. My doctors said I shouldn't fight again until February or March, but I stepped up because the UFC wanted me to. I stepped up for the UFC, and I hoped they would do the same for me. The thing is nobody wants to fight a fat guy like me. Cro Cop is a legend in this sport, and I would've loved to have fought him. I'd like to fight [Antonio Rodrigo] Nogueira for the same reason. I'd love to fight [Alistair] Overeem, Brock Lesnar or The Undertaker. [UFC President] Dana White asks people, 'So, you want to be a f---ing fighter?' I love to fight. I'm one of those guys."
Submitted Oct 31, 2010 10:25PM by DCRage - 8 comments
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DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Guymon Slated For 1/22 UFC Event
Despite a loss at UFC 121 that left him at 1-2 in UFC, Mike Guymon apparently will get one more chance. DaMarques Johnson recently announecd on his official website, damarquesjohnson.com, that he will face Guymon at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event on January 23.
Submitted Oct 31, 2010 10:19PM by DCRage - 1 comment
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Leonard Garcia Meets Tyler Toner At TUF 12 Finale On Dec 4
The influx of the WEC into the UFC will begin before 2010 is over as featherweights Leonard Garcia and Tyler Toner have agreed to meet at the “Ultimate Fighter” season 12 finale show on Dec 4. The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the situation on Saturday, with verbal agreements in place for the early December contest.
Submitted Oct 30, 2010 6:41PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
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Dave Branch vs. Rich Attonito set for The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale
Middleweight Dave Branch (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) soon will fight "The Ultimate Fighter 11" cast member Rich Attonito (9-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC). Bout agreements recently were signed for the fight, which takes place at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale.
Submitted Oct 30, 2010 6:32PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
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Ryan Bader vs. Jon Jones official for UFC 126 on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas
The much-discussed light heavyweight contest between top prospects Ryan Bader (12-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and Jon Jones (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is finally official. UFC brass recently confirmed on this week's edition of "The Ultimate Insider" that Jones and Bader will meet on the main card of the previously unannounced UFC 126 event. While the highly anticipated and previously reported main event of Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort was not confirmed, the promotion did confirm that UFC 126 takes place Feb. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) previously reported the event and the matchup. There was some concern the matchup between the two fast-rising stars had dissolved following UFC president Dana White's proclamation at the UFC Fan Expo London 2010 that the bout was "in jeopardy." Jones took to the stage the following day to quiet the concern. "I've been really busy, so I haven't gotten a chance to sign my contract yet, but I think that fight will be set for Feb. 5," Jones said at the expo. "Bones" finally found that time.
Submitted Oct 29, 2010 5:37PM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Featherweight champ Jose Aldo vs. Josh Grispi in the works for UFC 125
With the WEC featherweight title retired in Thursday's UFC-WEC merger, the UFC's first-ever featherweight championship fight will take place at UFC 125. Featherweight contender Josh Grispi (14-1 MMA, 4-0 WEC) has been pulled from a planned WEC 52 bout with Erik Koch in favor of a UFC 125 shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed with sources close to the event that verbal agreements are in place for the contest, and bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly.
Submitted Oct 29, 2010 5:35PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Early UFC 121 PPV Estmates Slightly Ablove 1 Million Buys
The earliest PPV numbers, which this early in the game is at best a rough estimate, is slightly more than 1 million, putting it in the same range as all the biggest events in company history except UFC 100. It's too early to tell if it beat the numbers for the Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin fight. Carwin was a bigger star, and because of his knockout finishes and bigger size, to the public, had a better chance to win. Velasquez, if numbers are better, would have proven to be a better draw based on the stronger hype specials and being an ethnic draw. The build up to this fight had three of the six biggest hype show numbers in UFC history, during a time period when most company TV numbers have been way down.
Submitted Oct 29, 2010 4:02PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Winners of Henderson vs. Pettis, Edgar vs. Maynard to merge UFC, WEC titles
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Oct 28, 2010 at 1:40 pm ET A showdown between WEC and UFC champions is on the horizon. The winner of an upcoming WEC title fight between champion Ben Henderson (12-1 MMA, 5-0 WEC) and challenger Anthony Pettis (11-1 MMA, 4-1 WEC) will meet the winner of an upcoming UFC title fight between champion Frankie Edgar (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) and challenger Gray Maynard (10-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC). The news was shared today by UFC president Dana White on the heels of an announcement that the UFC is folding the WEC into its promotion in January 2011, though he did not provide a timeline for the meeting between the two promotions' lightweight champions. Henderson vs. Pettis is set to take place at WEC 53, which takes place at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz., while Edgar vs. Maynard is set for UFC 125 on Jan. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Until today's merger announcement, the WEC lightweight division was the only class which overlapped with UFC's lightweight division. That, of course, led to airy speculation on potential matchups between the promotion's champions, though both UFC and WEC officials repeatedly downplayed the possibility. WEC 52, which takes place Nov. 11, and WEC 53 are the final events scheduled for the WEC.
Submitted Oct 29, 2010 8:52AM by AchillesHeel - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
Jose Aldo to defend UFC Featherweight belt @ UFC 125
The announcement of the merger between the UFC and WEC was less than an hour old when the news came down that Jose Aldo will be the first of the newly renamed UFC champions to put his belt on the line. During a conference call to formally announce the merger, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Aldo would defend the featherweight championship at UFC 125 on January 1.
Submitted Oct 28, 2010 3:14PM by Shawn91111 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gonzaga Cut
Once a promising No. 1 contender, Brazilian heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga has been cut from the UFC following his recent loss at UFC 121. The fighter announced the news on his Twitter page.
Submitted Oct 28, 2010 3:01PM by Gogoplatapus - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
WEC/UFC Merger announced
World Extreme Cagefighting is merging with its sister organization the Ultimate Fighting Championship.In the video interview below, Dana White exclusively confirmed that the merger will take place in January 2011. In addition, White said that four UFC events will air live on Versus in 2011. The final two WEC cards will air on the cable network on Nov. 11 and Dec. 16, which means that starting next year, the UFC will absorb WEC's 135, 145 and 155 weight classes.
Submitted Oct 28, 2010 12:56PM by Gogoplatapus - 50 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
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