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March 28th 2014

UFC 173: FRACTURED RIB RUINS ASSUNCAO TITLE CHANCE

A fractured rib sustained at UFC 170 scuppered Raphael Assuncao’s chances of headlining UFC 173, opening the door for TJ Dillashaw to challenge bantamweight champion Renan Barao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.   Chris Weidman’s middleweight title defense against Lyoto Machida was originally earmarked for the date, but Weidman’s knee surgery this week has put...
March 28th 2014

Chris Fields talks "crazy" TUF 19 experience

The UFC is set for an Irish invasion long before it's return to Dublin on July 19th, with two sons of the Emerald Isle set to feature on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. Chris Fields and Cathal Pendred, both teammates of lightweight sensation Conor McGregor, both appear on the 19th season of TUF where opposing coaches BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar will go...
March 28th 2014

Carmont vs. Dollaway added to UFC Berlin 185lb card

The future of the UFC's middleweight division will be given a thorough shake-up when the organization returns to Germany on May 31st after a wave of fights at 185lb were confirmed for Berlin. Top 10 ranked Gegard Mousasi and Mark Munoz stage the five round main event at the historic city's 15,000-capacity O2 World venue, while blossoming prospects Luke Barnatt and...
March 27th 2014

[Video] 15-second front kick KO at Europa MMA 1

Anderson Silva, eat your heart out! If you thought the former UFC middleweight champ's front kick knockout of Vitor Belfort was impressive, Niklas Backstrom pulled off the same move in just 15 seconds this past Saturday. At Europa MMA 1 in Essex, UK, the undefeated Backstrom faced Max Coga in a main event featherweight bout. With both fighters ranked #2 in their...
March 27th 2014

NELSON TEAMS UP WITH DIAZ FOR 'BIG NOG' FIGHT CAMP

Roy Nelson has been in camp with Nick Diaz ahead of his heavyweight five-rounder with Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira in Abu Dhabi on April 11th. ‘Big Country’ and the bad boy of the welterweight division have been working together during his latest fight camp, hinting at a possible return to the Octagon also for the leader of the Skrap Pack.  ...
March 27th 2014

[Video] Urijah Faber becoming music video sensation

It appears you can’t release a music video and expect it to reach the top of the charts anymore without getting ‘The California Kid’ Urijah Faber to cameo in it. Hot on the heels of his guest appearance in Pharrell Williams’ 24-hour Happy video, where he danced along the California streets with sister Michaella, Faber is now the male lead in Lauren...
March 27th 2014

Cormier vs Cavalcante in the works for UFC 175

Daniel Cormier may have to get past former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante before being granted a UFC title shot. According to a report on UFC Tonight, Zuffa are working on putting together Cormier vs Cavalcante for UFC 175 in July. If he wins, DC would most likely be next in line to challenge the 205lb champion, whether that be Jon...
March 26th 2014

BARNATT WANTS STRICKLAND AND JOTKO EN ROUTE TO THE TOP

Someone’s ‘0’ will have to go when Luke Barnatt and Sean Strickland meet on the UFC Fight Night 41 main card in Berlin, Germany on May 31st – with the Brit insisting he’s on a mission to be the last undefeated 185lb’er standing in the UFC. TUF 17 graduate Barnatt extended his perfect run to 8-0 little over two weeks ago by TKO’ing Mats Nilsson...
March 26th 2014

[Video] Gustafsson believes Jones is avoiding him

Alexander Gustafsson has responded to Jon Jones' suggestion that he fight Daniel Cormier for the number-one contender spot in the 205lb division, and believes there's a very good reason why Jones said that. "If I look at Jones' perspective I don't think that's strange, because he tries to avoid me," Gustafsson told BT Sport. "Everyone can see that. I can see that....
March 26th 2014

Nick Newell to face Justin Gaethje for WSOF lightweight title

Undefeated lightweight Nick Newell has been granted a shot at the World Series of Fighting lightweight championship. The news was broken by Yahoo Sports yesterday. After making his promotional debut in August of last year and amassing two straight wins, both via first-round submission, Newell will now challenge Justin Gaethje for his WSOF 155lb title. With a record...