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October 2nd 2014

'HORROR' STORY SEARCHING FOR HAPPY ENDING IN STOCKHOLM

In the spring of 2011, Rick Story was one of the most exciting and prolific welterweights in the world. Riding a 12-1 hot streak in his mixed martial arts career, he'd just added the scalp of Thiago Alves to that of current UFC champion Johny Hendricks and was closing in fast at a shot at then world number one Georges St Pierre. But, just when things couldn't have...
October 2nd 2014

Weekly Web Wrap-Up: Cruz on Faber & Dillashaw, Stoolgate and more

With one of the year's most stacked UFC cards going down this past weekend and a double-bill of UFC Fight Night events coming up on October 4th, there has been a lot of MMA news hitting the web over the past seven days. Read below for just a small selection of the hottest recent stories featured on Fighters Only's official website. The Cruz-Faber beef continues...
October 2nd 2014

Holly Holm's UFC debut rumoured for UFC 181

MMA fans rejoiced when undefeated female bantamweight fighter Holly Holm signed with the UFC in July. Now it looks like the multiple-time boxing champion finally has her first fight for the promotion lined up. According to a report on UFC Tonight, the word is that Holm will make her UFC debut at UFC 181 on Saturday December 6th against 25-year-old Russian Milana...
October 2nd 2014

Dillashaw responds to Cruz's 'Alpha Fail' insult

Dominick Cruz earned himself a shot at the UFC bantamweight title he was forced to vacate due to injury with a first-round stoppage win over Takeya Mizugaki this past weekend. The man he will face for the belt, reigning champ TJ Dillashaw, is a member of Team Alpha Male which also houses Cruz's long-time nemesis Urijah Faber. In his post-fight interview at UFC 178...
October 1st 2014

Ilir Latifi reveals how he broke the ring in his first MMA fight

Swedish light heavyweight Ilir Latifi had a very unusual introduction to the Ultimate Fighting Championship when he made his promotional debut at UFC on FUEL TV 9 as a late-replacement opponent for Gegard Mousasi, after his teammate Alexander Gustafsson was removed from the card by the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation (SMMAF) due to a cut. Although he came out...
October 1st 2014

UK's Vassell gets shot at Newton's Bellator title

Bellator have announced that light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newtom will put his undisputed championship on the line for the second time at Bellator 130 against British challenger Linton Vassell. The event will take place on Friday October 24th in Wichita, Kansas. "It's definitely got me well-recognised," Vassell told Fighters Only about his unbeaten run in the...
October 1st 2014

Hidden Gems: October 4th

This coming Saturday sees another double-bill of UFC events, with UFC Fight Night 53 taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, before the action jumps across to Nova Scotia, Canada for UFC Fight Night 54. Both main events hold a lot of importance in their respective divisions and, as such, have received the majority of media attention. Enter Fighters Only to pick out...