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April 10th 2014

KAWAJIRI INSISTS UFC TITLE CHARGE STARTS WITH GUIDA

Tatsuya Kawajiri believes his road to the UFC featherweight title starts with Clay Guida and intends to send out a statement of intent in Abu Dhabi when the pair collide in the co-main event inside Yas Island's purpose-built outdoor du Arena tomorrow night. The Japanese standout, a former Shooto champion and both Dream and Pride FC regular, is viewed as one of...
April 10th 2014

Bisping says marriage is bigger fight than Tim Kennedy

Michael Bisping has promised his vision is clear and he has both eyes set on his upcoming grudge match against Tim Kennedy. "The eye's fine," said Bisping in an interview on UFC Tonight. "There is a little turn in the eye, but other than that it's fine. I can see. It ain't gonna give [Kennedy] any better prospect of beating me, let's just put it like that. The eye...
April 10th 2014

Lawler talks Ellenberger, thoughts on Diaz rematch and more

Robbie Lawler believes he had the wrong strategy going into his UFC 171 title bout against Johny Hendricks. "I don't think I was out there trying to win rounds," explained Robbie on UFC Tonight. "I was trying to stop him, plain and simple. I didn't really care about the score, I didn't really care about anything. I knew I was going to go out there and knock him...
April 10th 2014

Purpose-built TUF house planned for Abu Dhabi

Today is the four-year anniversary of the UFC's first and only previous trip to the Middle East, when UFC 112 rolled into town a matter of months after Zuffa sold 10% of the organization to Flash Entertainment, an events company whose sole shareholder is the government of Abu Dhabi, in a deal which involved Sheikh Tahnoon, a prominent member of the Abu Dhabi royal...
April 10th 2014

Dillashaw talks Barao fight, will continue to work with Ludwig

Regardless of his massive underdog status, TJ Dillashaw feels he has the recipe for success against UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao. “He's big, he's dangerous and you can't stand in front of him," said Dillashaw of his upcoming opponent on yesterday's edition of UFC Tonight. "I think my cardio's better and I think I can put everything together just a little...
April 10th 2014

TONSILLITIS FORCES ANDREW CRAIG OFF ABU DHABI CARD

UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi has lost a bout just a couple of hours before the official weigh-in after Andrew Craig was diagnosed with tonsillitis and refused permission to fight by the doctor.   Craig was due to face Chris Camozzi in an all-American middleweight bout on the preliminary card tomorrow night, but due to the late notice the entire fight has now been...
April 9th 2014

Johnny Bedford planning to 'put his hands on' Rani Yahya

Fresh-faced Johnny Bedford seems to be the only American in Abu Dhabi not talking about jet-lag this week, despite the fact like everyone else on Friday's UFC card from the US, taking three flights to get into town. And that's because he's been on Abu Dhabi time for almost a fortnight already. The Ultimate Fighter season 14 graduate takes on jiu-jitsu whizz Rani...