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  1. ‘TUF 11' Winner Court McGee Out of UFC 131 With Torn MCL
    Due to a torn MCL suffered in training, Ultimate Fighter 11 winner Court McGee has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled middleweight bout against Canadian prospect Jesse Bongfeldt at UFC 131:...
  2. Carlos Condit Lobbying for UFC 132 Fight With BJ Penn, Waiting on Decision
    The announcement on Tuesday that UFC 132 would be headlined by bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz defending his belt against rival Urijah Faber brought up one vital question Link
  3. Bellator TV Ratings Finding a Niche Five Weeks Into Season 4
    Bellator Fighting Championships found a new television home for its fourth season in MTV2. Although the move hasn’t been a ratings bonanza for the promotion or the network, Bellator has carved out a...
  4. No Cage, No Problem: Tatsuya Kawajiri Ready for Gilbert Melendez Rematch
    It’s been just over four years since Tatsuya Kawajiri and Gilbert Melendez first faced each other in mixed martial arts competition. The outcome of that fight, which was part of the Pride Shockwave...
  5. Visa Issues Delay Ronnie Mann’s Bellator Debut, Pushed Back to April 23
    Ronnie Mann’s Bellator debut will be delayed by a few weeks after visa issues kept him from entering the United States for his fight scheduled for Bellator 40 on April 9 against Josh Arocho. Link
  6. Jim Miller Not Planning on Sitting and Waiting for a Title Shot
    If there’s one thing to know about UFC lightweight Jim Miller, he’s not planning on going the Rashad Evans route to a title shot. That’s not a dig on Evans, but after his win over Quinton “Rampage”...
  7. With Zuffa Purchase of Strikeforce, Gilbert Melendez Happy to Prove He’s the Top Lightweight
    Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez has said several times over past few months that he believes he is the top 155-pound fighter in the world, but when the talking is over, he’s more...
  8. NSAC head: Chael Sonnen needs to answer for testosterone, referee criticism
    Chael Sonnen's fate as a coach on "The Ultimate Fighter 14" likely was sealed three weeks ago. Sonnen then met with Nevada State Athletic Commission officials in Las Vegas to explain statements he'd...
  9. Strikeforce Challengers 15 ratings prove solid, 214,00 viewers tune in to Showtime
    Despite few big names, this past weekend's Strikeforce Challengers 15 event drew a respectable 0.69 household rating and an average audience of 214,000 viewers on Showtime. MMAjunkie.com...
  10. MMA fighter Sergio Salcido killed, friend says MMA industry partially to blame
    Mixed-martial-arts fighter Sergio Salcido and his friend and coworker, Kevin Joel Romero, were killed early Monday morning at a border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico. The Americans were gunned down...
  11. Tyson Griffin meets featherweight Manny Gamburyan at UFC on Versus 4
    Joe Stevenson isn't the only former lightweight who's heading to featherweight for UFC on Versus 4. UFC officials today announced that former lightweight contender Tyson Griffin (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC)...
  12. Chris Weidman in for Court McGee, meets Jesse Bongfeldt at UFC 131
    Undefeated middleweight prospect Chris Weidman (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has agreed to step in for an injured Court McGee (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) to face Jesse Bongfeldt (21-7-1 MMA, 0-0-1 UFC) at UFC 131. LINK
  13. Shogun Rua targets August return after UFC asks him to 'fight again soon'
    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is coming to the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for its upcoming pay-per-view fight card on August 27, 2011, which means it needs as many Brazilian fighters as it...
  14. Andrei Arlovski's Long-Time Coach Thinks He Should Retire
    Former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlvoski has had a rough 2 1/2 years since beating Roy Nelson by TKO at EliteXC:Heat in October 2008. He's been KO'd by Fedor Emelianenko, Brett Rogers and Sergei...
  15. Sluggers Alexander Shlemenko and Brett Cooper meet at Bellator 44
    A middleweight bout between recent Bellator title challenger Alexander Shlemenko (38-7 MMA, 3-1 BFC) and veteran Brett Cooper (13-6 MMA, 1-1 BFC) has been booked for Bellator 44. LINK Someone was...
  16. Erik Koch vs. Cub Swanson Slotted for UFC 132
    Two of the most exciting fighters in the featherweight division, Duke Roufus-trained fighter Erik Koch and fellow featherweight Cub Swanson have verbally agreed to face each other on July 2nd at UFC...
  17. Women's MMA: Potentially Dying in America, Thriving in Japan
    The Queen of Pancrase. For those familiar with the testosterone heavy environment of the pioneering MMA promotion, it's something that's tough to wrap your head around. It's not just the MMA business...
  18. Bud Light renews UFC sponsorship and brings 'Battle on the Bayou' to Spike TV on Sept. 17 in New Orleans
    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today (April 6, 2011) has announced a multi-year sponsorship renewal with Bud Light, the world's best-selling beer. To celebrate, Brock Lesnar is going home to...
  19. In Spite of M-1's Earlier Denial, Fedor Admits He is Indeed Considering a Drop to 205
    When rumors began circulating that Fedor Emelianenko was considering a drop to light heavyweight to face Strikeforce 205-pound kingpin Dan Henderson, representatives from M-1 were quick to quash...
  20. Karo Parisyan vs. Ryan Ford in the Works for MMA Live 1 May 19 in London, Ontario
    A welterweight bout between UFC vet Karo “The Heat” Parisyan and Canadian prospect Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford has been submitted to the Ontario Athletic Commission for approval for MMA Live’s...
  21. Keith Kizer Says NSAC Would Closely Scrutinize The Use of Both Bisping and Sonnen as TUF Coaches
    Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer is undecided about whether or not Michael Bisping or Chael Sonnen would be approved as coaching candidates for The Ultimate Fighter if...
  22. UFC on Versus 4 Officially Headed to Pittsburgh, Tickets On Sale April 23
    The UFC is officially coming to the home of the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates. The UFC on Wednesday announced that it will indeed bring UFC on Versus 4, set for June 26, to the Consol Energy Center...
  23. Strikeforce Fighter Gina Carano Begins Training with Team Jackson/Winkeljohn in New Mexico
    Team Jackson/Winkeljohn has been convicted. Well, technically it’s “Conviction,” as Strikeforce star Gina Carano has begun training with the team in New Mexico in preparation for her return to action...
  24. Return of the Dragon: Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres Will Get Another Shot in the UFC
    When Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres made the trip to Seattle for his fight against Mackens Semerzier, he had all the right confidence heading into the fight. The former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor made...
  25. Vitor Belfort Protégé Cesar Ferreira Set For U.S. Debut at Ring of Fire 40
    For Cesar Ferreira, making his U.S. debut at the April 16 Ring of Fire event in Broomfield, Colo., is just another step in a very promising young career. Following a year that saw him get back on...
  26. Gegard Mousasi Sees Keith Jardine as a UFC Gauge; Eyes Jon Jones
    The last time Gegard Mousasi stepped into the Strikeforce cage, he suffered only the third loss of his career in 34 attempts, and in the process lost the promotion’s 205-pound title. Link
  27. Brown-Attonito Official for UFC Live 4 in Pittsburgh
    The fourth installment of the “UFC on Versus” series now has a home, as the promotion announced Wednesday that UFC Live 4 will take place at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on June 26....
  28. Stout-Edwards Official; 8 Bouts Greenlit for UFC 131
    A rumored lightweight showdown between Canadian kickboxer Sam Stout and well-traveled veteran Yves Edwards is now official for UFC 131, the promotion announced Wednesday. Eight bouts have been...
  29. On hot streak, UFC's Nik Lentz welcomes all-comers in lightweight division
    Fighting in arguably the UFC's strongest division, lightweight Nik Lentz (21-3-2 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) has yet to experience defeat since entering the organization 18 months ago. Over that span, Lentz has...
  30. Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13 returns to TV in the UK on ESPN starting April 7
    As promised, the UFC has brought The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13 back to television in the U.K. Marshall Zelaznik brings word (via ESPN) that this season, which is already underway, will air on ESPN...
  31. UFC 131 Official for Vancouver, British Columbia
    Main Card: HW - Junior Dos Santos vs Brock Lesnar LW - Mac Danzig vs Donald Cerrone HW - Shane Carwin vs Jon Olav Einemo MW - Demian Maia vs Mark Munoz FW - Kenny Florian vs Diego Nunes Prelims: LW...
  32. "TUF 8" finalist Vinny Magalhaes challenges Viktor Nemkov for vacant M-1 Global belt
    Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard Vinny Magalhaes is set to challenge combat sambo stylist Viktor Nemkov for M-1 Global's vacant light heavyweight title. M-1 Global officials recently announced that...
  33. UFC: Rio Teaser Video Featuring Royce Gracie and the Top Brazilian Fighters
    The UFC just released their first promotional video for UFC: Rio, happening on August 27, in Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena. This will be the second time the company heads to Brazil, with their maiden...
  34. Ricardo Almeida, Now a Professional MMA Judge in New Jersey
    It's been a little over a week since it was announced that UFC welterweight contender, Ricardo Almeida has decided to hang up the gloves and retire from competing in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts....
  35. Heavyweight prospect Tony Johnson Jr. added to Bellator roster, fights at Bellator 41
    Former King of the Cage heavyweight champ Tony Johnson Jr. (5-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) is Bellator Fighting Championships' latest acquisition. The former Ohio State wrestler and four-time NCAA Division I...
  36. Keith Jardine planning move to middleweight after Gegard Mousasi fight (Video)
    Will Jardine find more success at 185-pounds? Or is it too little too late? LINK
  37. Brendan Schaub Eyes Mir, Nelson or Nogueira As Potential Next Opponent
    UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub is hesitant to talk about his own standing in the division, but it’s clear he’s ready to test himself against the best of the best. LINK
  38. Bellator's Ben Askren is not impressed by bonus-chasing 'losers' like Leonard Garcia
    "I think people like that are losers because, in my mind, a fight's about winning, not about putting on a show. We're not singers, we're not actors, we are mixed martial artists or fighters or...
  39. Thiago Silva fined, license revoked for failed drug test
    Looks like Thiago Silva pissed away more than just an opportunity. The UFC light heavyweight contender was recently popped by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for submitting a urine sample...
  40. Gegard Mousasi Wants to Test Himself Against Jon Jones
    Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi will face UFC veteran and late substitute Keith Jardine at Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley on Saturday. Mousasi knows this is a critical fight...
  41. Interview: Ben Askren Vows to ‘Hammer Nick Thompson in Every Area of Fighting’
    Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will step inside the Bellator cage this Saturday, fighting MMA veteran Nick Thompson in the main event of the night. Askren won the Bellator Season...
  42. Phil Baroni Draws Former Cage Rage Champ at BAMMA 6
    The British based BAMMA promotion are continuing with their pursuit of international talent and have recently secured the services of both former UFC middleweight contender Phil Baroni, as well as...
  43. Gilbert Melendez to Tatsuya Kawajiri: “You Shouldn’t Have Asked for This Fight”
    It seems like almost a lifetime ago when Gilbert Melendez stepped through the ropes at Pride Fighting Championships and faced former title contender Tatsuya Kawajiri. Link
  44. Tireless Mark Munoz constantly juggling as he preps for Demian Maia at UFC 131
    He fought four times in the UFC in 2010, and he's on track to do so again this year. He runs his own gym, and he runs wrestling camps. He has a wife and four kids, and the events that follow in their...
  45. UFC champ Silva welcomes new attention in Brazil but hopes sons take different path
    It was the middle of the night, and DJs turned off the music. Bars shut off their jukeboxes, and people shifted attention to their nearest TV set in dwellings all around Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo,...
  46. With Jon Fitch hurt, B.J. Penn won't fight at UFC 132 in July
    B.J. Penn (16-7-2 MMA, 12-6-2 UFC) will not fight at UFC 132. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with sources close to the Hawaiian that the UFC is not currently seeking an opponent for...
  47. Strikeforce CEO would like to see fight night bonuses
    In the past, Strikeforce fighters had their win bonus, the roar of the crowd and a smiling promoter to look forward to if they gave their all inside the cage. But that promoter would like to give...
  48. "The Ultimate Fighter 12" earns 1.2 million viewers for episode No. 2
    The second episode of "The Ultimate Fighter 13: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos" scored a 1.0 household rating and 1.2 million viewers. Spike TV officials today emailed the ratings information to...
  49. Nick Diaz Says Paul Daley Can Have the Belt
    Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz fights Paul Daley this Saturday April 9th at Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley. This is his first fight for the promotion since its acquisition by his former...
  50. Nick Diaz: 'I'm the Most Overworked, Overtrained, Underpaid Fighter'
    SAN DIEGO -- MMA Fighting spoke to Nick Diaz on Thursday about his welterweight title fight against Paul Daley at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley, why he took this fight on short notice, his feelings...
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