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April 8th 2014

Ramsey Nijem out to derail the hype train in Abu Dhabi

Ramsey Nijem is reveling in the role of 'underdog' in Abu Dhabi, despite the fact his opponent is a one-fight UFC novice. The Ultimate Fighter Season 13 graduate laughs off the notion he's simply the next destination of choice for the Beneil Dariush hype train, and intends to give the Kings MMA prodigy a real Octagon welcome on Friday night. Speaking at today's...
April 8th 2014

Dariush hopes 'home' advantage unlocks UFC Abu Dhabi bonus

Beneil Dariush hopes being the closet thing to 'the home town fighter' will sway Friday night's 'Performance of the Night' bonus his direction, after narrowly missing out on a cash prize in his UFC debut. The 24-year-old jiu-jitsu prodigy made a dream start to his UFC career when he choked out Charlie Brenneman inside two minutes in January. But he could only look...
April 8th 2014

Jones doesn't think MacDonald should strive to be the next GSP

Jon Jones believes it's important to be your own man and would advise welterweight contender Rory MacDonald to bear that in mind, rather than trying to emulate teammate and renowned former champ Georges St-Pierre. “I don't think he should be striving to be the next Georges St-Pierre,” Jones told Sportsnet Canada.  MacDonald, an MMA prodigy fighting out of...
April 8th 2014

Bellator 115 salaries - Kongo tops payroll

Although he didn't walk away with the heavyweight championship this past weekend, Cheick Kongo was the highest earner among the 18 athletes who competed at Bellator 115. His opponent, the victorious champion Vitaly Minakov, was the second-highest paid competitor earning a total of $35K.  The total payout for the event was $160K, meaning an even spread of the pot...
April 8th 2014

Sonnen vs Silva, JDS vs Miocic given new dates

Two of the UFC's most high-profile upcoming bouts, Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva and Junior Dos Santos vs Stipe Miocic, have both been moved to new venues. UFC president Dana White recently confirmed the changes, although a specific reason was not stated. Sonnen vs Silva will now take place at UFC 175 on July 5th in Las Vegas. The card features a middleweight...
April 7th 2014

Jake Shields cut by the UFC

#11-ranked welterweight Jake Shields has been released from the UFC. The announcement comes after the former Strikeforce middleweight champ lost his most recent outing against top 170lb contender Hector Lombard, ending a four-fight unbeaten streak. Although he came into the UFC with some hype behind him, having defended his title against the legendary and...
April 7th 2014

Bruce Lee to feature in EA Sports UFC video game

The UFC and EA Sports have joined forces to bring back martial arts legend Bruce Lee in the form of a playable video game character in the upcoming EA Sports UFC title. “I’m a huge Bruce Lee fan,” Dana White told USA TODAY Sports. “Having him as a character in the game is fun. Any time Bruce Lee can be involved in the UFC, I’m in. I love it.” Martial...
April 7th 2014

[Gallery] Gzim Selmani defeats Oli Thompson at BAMMA 15

Albanian heavyweight Gzim Selmani choked out former UFC competitor Oli Thompson in just 18 seconds at this past weekends BAMMA 15 event. The card also featured an impressive three championship bouts and TUF: Smashes lightweight finalist Colin 'Freakshow' Fletcher, who edged a decision against 16-16 Tony Hervey. See the full list of results below. Gzim Selmani...
April 7th 2014

Holly Holm won Legacy FC title with broken arm

It has been revealed that, not only did Holly Holm win the inaugural Legacy FC women's bantamweight title in devastating fashion, but she did so with a broken arm. Holm defeated Juliana Werner at Legacy FC 30 this past Friday via head kick in the fifth round to become the promotion's first ever 135lb female champ. Considering her exceptional boxing skills and status...