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Renan Barao: T.J. Dillashaw would 'crap his pants' if he fights me in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- T.J. Dillashaw ended Renan Barao’s reign as UFC bantamweight champion with a fifth-round TKO in May, and the Brazilian hasn’t forgotten that loss.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 10:37AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Edgar vs. Swanson does 903,000 viewers against tough competition
(mmafighting.com)
UFC Fight Night 57, which faced strong sports competition on Saturday, led FOX Sports 1 to a strong Saturday night in the ratings.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 10:35AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Tavares undergoes knee surgery; UFC fight with Nik Lentz still on
(mmafighting.com)
Thiago Tavares and Nik Lentz are set to rematch at UFC Fight Night 60 in February, however, hours before the UFC announced the fight on Tuesday, Tavares underwent emergency knee surgery in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 10:32AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Norifumi 'Kid' Yamamoto set to face Roman Salazar at UFC 184
(mmafighting.com)
Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, the one time biggest star of the Japanese MMA scene, will return to action against Roman Salazar on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 10:31AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Lauzon vs. Al Iaquinta set for UFC 183
(mmafighting.com)
An important lightweight fight has been added to UFC 183.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 13 broadcast lineup set with three heavyweight bouts on main card
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s UFC on FOX 13 lineup is set with 13 fights in the desert.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 10:23AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tachi Palace champ Willie Gates meets John Moraga at UFC on FOX 13
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC has tapped a Tachi Palace Fights champion to make his promotional debut next month in Arizona.
Submitted Nov 26, 2014 10:19AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nik Lentz vs. Thiago Tavares rematch set for UFC Fight Night 60 in Colorado
(mmajunkie.com)
More than five years after they first fought, a pair of former lightweights will meet in February, 10 pounds lighter – and hopefully with a resolution this time.
Submitted Nov 25, 2014 6:33PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Corey Anderson gets another new opponent for UFC 181 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
After another change to next month’s card, “The Ultimate Fighter 19? winner Corey Anderson has another new opponent for UFC 181.
Submitted Nov 24, 2014 8:36PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber believes T.J. Dillashaw, Chad Mendes can dethrone UFC champ Jose Aldo
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite a 0-3 record in fights against Jose Aldo, Urijah Faber doesn’t think the UFC featherweight champion has Team Alpha Male’s number.
Submitted Nov 24, 2014 8:35PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs top Alpha Male prospect Cody Garbrandt
(bloodyelbow.com)
A new bantamweight comes to the UFC ranks, and it appears to be another blue chipper in Alpha Male fighter Cody Garbrandt.
Submitted Nov 24, 2014 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cub Swanson on loss: Frankie Edgar ‘exposed me’ at UFC Fight Night 57
(mmajunkie.com)
Cub Swanson saw his three-year, six-fight winning streak come to an end when Frankie Edgar completely dominated him in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 57 headliner. Swanson simply “got exposed,” he said. Swanson (21-6 MMA, 6-2 UFC) was unable to prevent Edgar (18-4-1 MMA, 12-4-1 UFC) from taking him down, and he spent the majority of the contest on his back before succumbing to a fifth-round submission...
Submitted Nov 23, 2014 12:20PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bonuses: Edgar wins 50k for record stoppage
(bloodyelbow.com)
Frankie Edgar and Oleksiy Oliynyk earned the performance bonuses while Paige VanZant vs. Kailin Curran won ‘Fight of the Night’ honours.
Submitted Nov 23, 2014 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Pic: UFC contender Conor McGregor gets into Irish Twitter war with top WWE wrestler Sheamus
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Conor McGregor was a guest on SI Now earlier today (Fri., Nov. 21, 2014) and the "Notorious" featherweight was asked if he could defeat WWE superstar "Sheamus" in a real fight.
Submitted Nov 22, 2014 4:17PM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koscheck vs. Neil Magny targeted for UFC 184 in Los Angeles
(mmajunkie.com)
After one full year away from competition, it appears Josh Koscheck (17-8 MMA, 15-8 UFC) is primed to make his return to the octagon. MMAjunkie has learned from sources close to the UFC that promotion officials are targeting a welterweight bout between Koscheck and Neil Magny (13-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) for February’s UFC 184 event. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not publicly authorized to discuss such matters, indicated the bout has been offered to both fighters and at least one of the competitors has already offered verbal confirmation. With the targeted addition to the card, UFC 184 now includes: Champ Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort – for middleweight title Champ Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano – for women’s bantamweight title Frank Mir vs. Antonio Silva Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Josh Koscheck vs. Neil Magny
Submitted Nov 22, 2014 9:14AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 179 drug tests come back clean
(mmajunkie.com)
The Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) today announced that drug tests for UFC 179 came back clean.
Submitted Nov 21, 2014 7:24PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 57 Weigh In Results
(mmamania.com)
The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 57: "Edgar vs. Swanson" took place today (Fri., Nov. 21, 2014) from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. All fighters made weight without incident. Complete UFC Fight Night 57 weigh in results are as follows: Main card 145 lbs.: Frankie Edgar (145) vs. Cub Swanson (145.8) 155 lbs.: Bobby Green (155.4) vs. Edson Barboza (155) 125 lbs.: Brad Pickett (126) vs. Chico Camus (125.6) 265 lbs.: Jared Rosholt (240) vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk (235) 125 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez (125.6) vs. Dustin Ortiz (125.6) 155 lbs.: Matt Wiman (155.4) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (156) Preliminary card 265 lbs.: Ruslan Magomedov (246) vs. Josh Copeland (264) 185 lbs.: Luke Barnatt (185.4) vs. Roger Narvaez (185.4) 155 lbs.: James Vick (155.8) vs. Nick Hein (154.2) 155 lbs.: Yves Edwards (154.6) vs. Akbarh Arreola (155.6) 115 lbs: Paige VanZant (114.6) vs. Kailin Curran (115.6) 145 lbs.: Juan Manuel Puig (145.6) vs. Doo Ho Choi (145.8)
Submitted Nov 21, 2014 6:26PM by kopower - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jussier Formiga out at UFC on FOX 13, John Moraga needs new opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC flyweight John Moraga (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) needs a new opponent on short notice, as Brazilian submission ace Jussier Formiga (17-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from UFC on FOX 13.
Submitted Nov 21, 2014 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 181 shifts Duffee-Hamilton to main card, Evans-Smith vs. Pennington to prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas has seen a lineup shift on the main card.
Submitted Nov 21, 2014 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor Belfort passes NSAC-administered random drug test ahead of UFC 184 title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort passed a random drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in advance of his February title fight against champ Chris Weidman.
Submitted Nov 20, 2014 6:20PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
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