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USA TODAY: Globetrotting Francis Carmont relishes chance at UFC 154
November 16, 2012 (13:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Francis Carmont recently gave himself a new nickname. It comes from a movie, but it might as well tell the story of his roadshow of an MMA career thus far. Carmont goes by "Limitless," after the 2011 film featuring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, because that's the type of energy he brings to his fights. But it also fits with his travel schedule. In 26 pro fights, the Frenchman has fought in 16 countries. More...
Eddie Mendez vs. Nick Penner slated for UFC on FX 6 in Australia
November 16, 2012 (12:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A light-heavyweight bout between Eddie Mendez and Nick Penner is the latest addition to next month's UFC on FX 6 event in Australia. Mendez replaces injured Ednaldo Oliveira, and Penner evidently replaces Krzysztof Soszynski, though no reason was given for his withdrawal. UFC officials announced the new bout overnight. More...
Watch tonight's Bellator 81 event live on at 6 p.m. ET
November 16, 2012 (12:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
You can watch a live stream of tonight's Bellator 81 event live on beginning at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT). The event takes place at Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. The main card features Season 7 semifinal-tournament bouts with lightweights Rich Clementi vs. Marcin Held and Dave Jansen vs. Ricardo Tirloni. Additionally two-time featherweight tournament finalist Marlon Sandro meets UFC and Strikeforce veteran Dustin Neace. More...
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November 16, 2012 (12:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
As a reminder, submissions for the upcoming edition of "The Sunday Junkie" are due by Sunday at 10 a.m. ET. All topics - including this weekend's big UFC 154 event - are open for discussion. The person who sends in the submission we deem the best (based on timeliness of subject, clarity and overall persuasiveness) is the winner. Each winner receives a free year's subscription to "Fighters Only," the world's leading MMA and lifestyle magazine. More...
UFC 154's Carlos Condit believes high-pressure attack can lead to finish of GSP
November 16, 2012 (04:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MONTREAL - According to oddsmakers, UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit has about a 25 percent chase of defeating UFC title holder Georges St-Pierre at this weekend's UFC 154 event. Not surprisingly, Condit doesn't agree. "I feel like I just have the ability to threaten from any position, whether we're standing or the fight is on the ground," Condit said. "I try to finish from my back if I get put there, which I think is a big difference from some of the contenders he's fought in the past." More...
Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia added to February's UFC 156 event
November 16, 2012 (03:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A welterweight matchup between perennial contender Jon Fitch and Brazilian submission ace Demian Maia is the latest addition to February's UFC 156 event. UFC officials today announced the new contest. Featuring a featherweight title fight between current champ Jose Aldo and former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar, UFC 156 takes place Feb. 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The evening's main card airs on pay-per-view. More...
Coach Danaher: GSP went from 60-year-old man to old self in eight weeks for UFC 154
November 16, 2012 (02:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MONTREAL - For a man who thinks deeply through life's every aspect - or for a guy with a master's in philosophy, as John Danaher is - the fight camp of Georges St-Pierre has posed several interesting problems. Danaher, St-Pierre's jiu-jitsu coach, never had to contend with serious injuries while training the welterweight fighter. He was forced to do that when a torn ACL preceded St-Pierre's title unification bout with Carlos Condit at UFC 154. More...
Bellator 81 weigh-in results: Lightweight-tourney fighters on weight
November 16, 2012 (02:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
All fighters competing at Friday's Bellator 81 today successfully made weight for the show. The fighters hit the scale in preparation for the event at Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. Season 7 lightweight-semifinal-tournament fighters Rich Clementi, Marcin Held, Dave Jansen and Ricardo Tirloni all weighed 156 pounds. More...
Martin Kampmann perfectly willing to be chin-checked at UFC 154
November 16, 2012 (01:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MONTREAL - Martin Kampmann's earned a reputation as a fighter who's willing to eat a punch to dish one out. Check out any of his post-fight photos, and you'll see a bruised and bloodied fighter who wins more often than not. So, as he puts together his final preparations for Saturday's potential title-eliminator with fellow contender Johny Hendricks, he fully expects to eat a few more heavy shots. And he once again expects to be victorious. More...
Video: Bellator 81's Dave Jansen believes he has advantage in lightweight semifinals
November 16, 2012 (01:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
It's not that Dave Jansen has something against knocking guys out. Honestly. More than anything, it's just that if you offer up your neck on a silver platter, well, dude's probably going to take it. That's what he's done in three of his past four fights, all under the Bellator banner. And if he takes another on Friday night, he'll find himself standing face to face with a shot at a big payday and a title shot. More...
Matt Mitrione replaces Shane Carwin, meets Roy Nelson at TUF 16 Finale
November 16, 2012 (00:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Leave it to a veteran of "The Ultimate Fighter" to step up for fill-in duties for the show's next live finale. Following Wednesday's loss of headliner and head coach Shane Carwin due to a knee injury, "TUF 10" vet Matt Mitrione has stepped in as his replacement. He now meets Roy Nelson next month in the headliner of The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale. More...
Video: UFC 154's Elkins not worried with placement, knows win gets him top contender
November 15, 2012 (23:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
If this were five years ago in the UFC, Saturday's card in Montreal would be "UFC 154: Fully Loaded." There are a whopping 13 fights, and a tiered progression with how to watch them - from a computer stream, to FX, and finally the big dogs on pay-per-view. Maybe Darren Elkins and Steven Siler weren't going to be walking out right before GSP -but the opener on Facebook? More...
Bellator 81's Marlon Sandro learns from mistakes, eyes entry in next featherweight tourney
November 15, 2012 (22:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Marlon Sandro has been so close to the mountaintop he could practically have reached out to plant his flag. Twice. But twice, he has come up short. Friday, Sandro begins the road back to what he hopes is another appearance in a Bellator tournament championship - and what he hopes ultimately will be a different result. Sandro meets Dustin Neace at Bellator 81 with the hope of setting the tone for a breakout 2013. More...
Twitter Mailbag: Fowlkes on Canadian fans, marijuana in MMA, 'TUF' curse and more
November 15, 2012 (21:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Sure seems like a lot of people are assuming that the UFC 154 main event is a lock for Georges St-Pierre. In this edition of The Twitter Mailbag, we deal with questions about how a successful GSP title defense against Carlos Condit will impact the future of the UFC, and what's to become of that middleweight belt with Anderson Silva talking about taking an extended vacation. All that, plus insight on how marijuana legislation will effect state athletic commissions, an examination of the dreaded "TUF" curse, and more. More...
Fight Path: Team BombSquad offered Dez Green a second chance and new career
November 15, 2012 (20:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Dez Green was finishing up his studies at the University at Buffalo, though no longer a member of the wrestling team, when a friend called with an offer. The friend was taking part in a small amateur MMA show that weekend. The organizers needed another fighter, and the friend knew Green was a skilled wrestler at Buffalo before several failed marijuana drug tests ended his career. He thought MMA could be a good fit for Green. More...
UFC on FOX 6 official for Chicago with flyweight title bout, 'Rampage'-Teixeira co-main
November 15, 2012 (19:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC returns for another mid-winter fight card in the Windy City in January, and tickets for the event go on sale later this month. "UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Dodson" is official for Chicago's United Center on Jan. 26. The main event features the first flyweight title defense of Demetrious Johnson against top contender John Dodson. UFC officials on Thursday announced the card, with tickets for the event on sale to the general public Nov. 30 with pre-sale dates on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. More...
Bellator targets Thursday, Jan. 10, for season 8 debut event on Spike TV
November 15, 2012 (18:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
With MMA's big 2013 television-schedule shuffle rapidly approaching, Bellator Fighting Championships has apparently played its first card. has confirmed with the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board that Bellator has reserved Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall for Thursday, Jan. 10. Officials from Bellator Fighting Championships were not immediately available for comment, but sources close to the promotion suggested that event will serve as Bellator 85 and mark the company's debut on Spike TV. More...
UFC boss Dana White points to May timetable for potential Silva vs. St-Pierre superfight
November 15, 2012 (17:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The will-he-or-won't-he drama surrounding Anderson Silva continued on Thursday. Will he come into the octagon to challenge Georges St-Pierre on Saturday? Is he just there to watch a fight and enjoy some downtime after his own most recent victory? Will any of it even matter? UFC President Dana White on Thursday added a little more fuel to the fire - and for the first time gave a clue as to when such a pound-for-pound superfight might take place. More... Radio (noon ET): UFC 154's Darren Elkins, oddsmaker Joey Oddessa
November 15, 2012 (17:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ] Radio today welcomes to the show Darren Elkins and Joey Oddessa. Elkins fights Saturday at UFC 154 against fellow 3-0 featherweight Steven Siler. Plus, noted MMA oddsmaker Oddessa calls in, along with co-host John Morgan, to break down Saturday's pay-per-view in Montreal. Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at More...
UFC 154's Patrick Cote says durable chin will make impression against Alessio Sakara
November 15, 2012 (16:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MONTREAL-Patrick Cote took a fight against Cung Le on four weeks' notice, but unlike some who step up in the UFC, he was given no guarantees he'd be back. "If I had a bad performance, they wouldn't give me another fight, for sure," Cote told Cote lost, but was the first to take Le the distance. And with a full training camp, he said he's better prepared for his next opponent, Alessio Sakara. More...
Episode No. 9 mini-recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK'
November 15, 2012 (15:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Welcome to our mini-recap for episode No. 9 of "The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK." The show, also dubbed "TUF: The Smashes," features Australian fighter George Sotiropoulos and the U.K.'s Ross Pearson as head coaches of their country's respective teams, which feature a total of eight lightweights and eight welterweights. Check out the highlights from this week's new episode. More...
UFC on FUEL TV 6 medical suspensions: Le, Franklin out as long as six months
November 15, 2012 (15:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Thirteen fighters, including main-event middleweight opponents Cung Le and Rich Franklin, were issued medical suspensions of up to 180 days following this past weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 6 event. "UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le" took place Nov. 10 atMacau Venetian Resort Hotel's CotaiArena. With the lack of an athletic commission to govern the event, UFC officials took the role of overseeing the fight card. They recently released the suspensions to the Association of Boxing Commissions. More...
UFC 154's John Makdessi hires mental coach to break him of street-fighting mentality
November 15, 2012 (15:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MONTREAL - John Makdessi realizes he's not street fighting anymore. After losing his past two fights, he added new faces to his camp, including a peak performance coach that teaches "mental conditioning." "It's been helping me a lot to just focus," Makdessi told For his fight with Sam Stout at UFC 154, the 27-year-old fighter got in touch with Brian Cain, who's worked with his teammate, welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre. More...
Fowlkes: Will an 'opportunistic' GSP give fans the finish they claim to crave?
November 15, 2012 (03:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Georges St-Pierre is officially back, and even his haters must be glad to see him again. Not that they'll admit it, but you know it's true. What fun is it to complain about someone who's at home with a knee injury? How much enjoyment can you possibly get out of hating on a fighter who's not around to be hated on? I suspect many fight fans are surprised at how much they missed having him around. Now they can get back to one of their favorite pastimes: complaining about how he wins. More...
With UFC 154 nearing reported sell-out, fighters debate state of MMA in Canada
November 15, 2012 (02:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MONTREAL - At a uniformly polite pre-event presser for his return to the cage, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre mused that the NHL lockout has made the UFC even bigger in Canada. But as to whether there's more or less buzz for UFC 154 than the two other events he's headlined in Montreal, St-Pierre couldn't see much of a difference. "All my fights are big fights," he said. "The only thing that's changed is my opponents. But it's always a big buzz." More...
Bellator 81's Marcin Held not looking past Rich Clementi, but really wants Chandler rematch
November 15, 2012 (01:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The mantra is probably about as old as fighting itself: "I'm not looking past (Insert Opponent Here)." There probably was no pre-fight news conference where Goliath said, "I'm not looking past David - I need to concentrate on this one fight in front of me and then think about what's next." But point being, fighters love to say it, even if they don't mean it. And then there's Marcin Held. Even if he's not looking past his next opponent, at least he's honest enough to say what he really wants is something down the road. More...
Gray Maynard injured, Jim Miller steps in to face Joe Lauzon at UFC 155
November 15, 2012 (00:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A lightweight bout for December's UFC 155 event has undergone a makeover as Jim Miller steps in to replace an injured Gray Maynard and now faces Joe Lauzon. UFC officials today announced the change. Featuring a heavyweight title fight between current champion Junior Dos Santos and former champion Cain Velasquez in the evening's main event, UFC 155 takes place Dec. 29 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. More...
Shane Carwin injures knee, forced out of TUF 16 Finale against Roy Nelson
November 14, 2012 (23:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Dana White probably hit the nail right on the head, and it's something he's far too used to. "It never ends," the UFC president said in a Wednesday post on Twitter announcing the latest injury to blindside the promotion a short time before a main event: Shane Carwin is injured and out of his fight against Roy Nelson. Carwin and Nelson were scheduled to meet in the main event of the TUF 16 Finale a month from now in Las Vegas. More...
UFC 154's Kampmann focused on title, prefers Silva vs. Jones over Silva vs. St-Pierre
November 14, 2012 (23:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Perennial welterweight contender Martin Kampmann could very well be just one fight away from a shot at the UFC's 170-pound title. Of course, no one has promised him anything. That doesn't bother the "Hitman" one bit. "I'm on a good winning streak, and I've beaten some tough guys," Kampmann told "I want to get this win, I want to beat up Johny, and I want to get the title. That's my goal." More...
UFC on FOX 5 weigh-ins set for Dec. 7, fans invited to open workouts, press conference
November 14, 2012 (22:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Official fighter weigh-ins for next month's "UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz" event take place Friday, Dec. 7, at Seattle's KeyArena, the same site as the following night's FOX-broadcast fight card. Additionally, fans are invited to both the fighters' open workouts and a pre-fight press conference earlier in the week. The fan and media events all build to UFC on FOX 5, which takes place Dec. 8 with UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson facing top contender Nate Diaz in the night's headliner. More...
UFC 154 hits theaters on Saturday with fighter meet-and-greets around country
November 14, 2012 (21:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC returns to movie theaters on Saturday for UFC 154. As the promotion has done for several past shows, UFC 154 will be available on the big screen through Fathom Events. And in conjunction, more than 20 UFC fighters will attend screenings around the country to watch the card with fans and participate in meet-and-greets. UFC 154 takes place at Montreal's Bell Centre and features a main event welterweight title unification bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and interim titleholder Carlos Condit. More...
UFC 154's Rafael dos Anjos credits move to United States for two-fight win streak
November 14, 2012 (20:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Rafael dos Anjos has gotta be lovin' him some United States these days. The Brazilian moved to the States from Rio de Janeiro in February and is 2-0 since the move. On dos Anjos meets Mark Bocek at UFC 154 looking for three straight. Maybe his two-fight win streak since moving to the U.S. is just coincidence. But dos Anjos doesn't think so. More...
Nam Phan replaces Eddie Yagin, meets Dennis Siver at UFC on FOX 5 in December
November 14, 2012 (18:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A day after losing his opponent for UFC on FOX 5, Dennis Siver has his replacement. Nam Phan will step in for the injured Eddie Yagin to meet Siver at next month's event. Phan-Siver is expected to be part of the preliminary card. UFC officials on Wednesday announced the switch. UFC on FOX 5 takes place Dec. 8 at KeyArena in Seattle and features a main event lightweight title fight between champion Benson Henderson and top contender Nate Diaz. More... Radio (noon ET): Bisping, Elkins, Herrig, Jansen, GLORY execs (in studio)
November 14, 2012 (17:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ] Radio today welcomes to the show Michael Bisping, Darren Elkins, Dave Jansen and Felice Herrig. Bisping fights Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7. Elkins meets Steven Siler at UFC 154. Jansen is in Bellator's lightweight semifinals. Herrig fights at Bellator 84. And Pierre Andurand and Marcus Luer from GLORY will be in studio to talk about their year-end event with DREAM. Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at More...
Tom DeBlass announces retirement following UFC on FUEL TV 6 loss to Riki Fukuda
November 14, 2012 (17:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
In a somewhat surprising move, UFC middleweight Tom DeBlass is retiring from fighting. The fighter late Tuesday made the announcement on his Facebook page. The 30-year-old said he came to the decision after discussions with his family and coaches. DeBlass this past Saturday dropped a unanimous decision to Riki Fukuda at UFC on FUEL TV 6 in Macau. More...
UFC announcer Bruce Buffer to introduce drivers at Sunday's NASCAR event
November 14, 2012 (15:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Bruce Buffer will trade in the Octagon for Pit Road this weekend. Buffer, the UFC's longtime in-cage announcer, will add NASCAR to his resume on Sunday. And it couldn't come at a better time. Buffer will do driver introductions at Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. More...
Mats Nilsson vs. Denniston Sutherland middleweight bout added to Cage Warriors 50
November 14, 2012 (15:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A middleweight battle has been added to next month's Cage Warriors 50 event. Promotion officials on Tuesday announced a bout between Sweden's Mats Nilsson and Jamaica-born, England-based Denniston Sutherland. Both fighters will compete under the Cage Warriors banner for the second time. Cage Warriors 50 takes place Dec. 8 at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. The main card streams on following prelims on Facebook. More...
Video: 'Countdown to UFC 154' previews Saturday's card at Bell Centre in Montreal
November 14, 2012 (13:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC's pre-event preview show returned on Tuesday, and the full episode of "Countdown to UFC 154" is now available for online viewing. The FUEL TV show previews Saturday's UFC 154 pay-per-view welterweight title unification bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and interim champ Carlos Condit. UFC 154 takes place at Bell Centre in Montreal, St-Pierre's home city and training base. More...
Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva expected for February's UFC 156 event
November 14, 2012 (05:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Ask, and you shall receive. After calling out former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, former EliteXC title holder Antonio Silva has been granted his wish, and the two are now expected to meet at February's UFC 156 event. The Las Vegas Review Journal first reported the planned matchup, which is contingent on Overeem receiving a license from the Nevada State Athletic Commission pending his current suspension. More...
UFC confirms UFC on FUEL TV 7, UFC on FUEL TV 8 in Japan, UFC 157 in California
November 14, 2012 (04:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC's spring plans are quickly materializing, and the promotion today confirmed a trio of previously reported fight cards for the first quarter of 2013. As first reported, UFC 157 takes place Feb. 23 at the 15,000-seat Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The promotion also confirmed a Feb. 16 event previously announced will serve as UFC on FUEL TV 7, though a venue for the fight card was not revealed. Additionally, officials revealed the March 3 event announced this past weekend will serve as UFC on FUEL TV 8. More...
UFC Canada exec eyes four events in 2013, 'TUF: Canada,' national MMA regulation
November 14, 2012 (01:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC returns to Canada this week for the promotion's third and final 2012 event to take place in the nation UFC President Dana White routinely calls a "Mecca of MMA." There was no stadium show this year, no Canadian edition of "The Ultimate Fighter" and no Canadian fight series that was long discussed but now seems to have fallen by the wayside. Still, UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright says there are big plans for next year. It may feature a few minor tweaks and adjustments from plans previously discussed in public forums, but Wright believes the brand is primed for further growth in Canada. More...
Flyweight John Lineker credits manager's plan for UFC on FUEL TV 6 win
November 14, 2012 (00:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Flyweight John Lineker's first trip outside of his native Brazil wasn't exactly his finest hour. With no team around him and no knowledge of how to properly cut weight, Lineker was heavy for his UFC debut and wound up losing by submission. It would be understandable, then, if Lineker was less-than-thrilled about the task of traveling to Macau for this past weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 6 event. More...
Join's UFC 154 pick'em contest, win a 'UFC: Ultimate Collection 2012'
November 14, 2012 (00:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ] is happy to announce a new pick'em game for all future major MMA events. We kick off the contest with this weekend's UFC 154 event and Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit pay-per-view headliner. Simply register at, and predict the winners at Saturday's UFC 154 event. The top score wins a "UFC: Ultimate Collection 2012" 20-DVD set from Anchor Bay Entertainment. More...
The troubles of dealing with Anderson Silva and other UFC superstars
November 13, 2012 (23:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
After Anderson Silva successfully defended his UFC middleweight title against Chael Sonnen for the second time, UFC President Dana White sat down in front of reporters and tried, as best he could, to explain to us what it was like to work with the world's greatest fighter. "I swear to God, it's like dealing with an artist," White said. "It's like dealing with an artist or some big, crazy, talented actor. That's what it's like." The thing is, White wasn't complaining. More...
Hong Kong's Legend Fighting Championship inks broadcast deal with ESPN International
November 13, 2012 (22:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The Hong Kong-based Legend Fighting Championship and ESPN on Tuesday announced a new broadcast partnership to air the promotion's content in more than 100 different countries. Branded as "the Asia-Pacific Championship of MMA," Legend FC debuted in 2010 and has promoted 10 events in total, with six taking place in Hong Kong and four more in Macau. The new broadcast deal begins with the promotion's upcoming Legend Fighting Championship 11 event. More...
Brain injury forces Eddie Yagin from UFC on FOX 5 bout with Dennis Siver
November 13, 2012 (21:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
"The Filipino Phenom" will have to wait to follow up on his scintillating UFC 145 win over Mark Hominick. While Eddie Yagin was scheduled to fight Dennis Siver at December's UFC on FOX 5 event, according to his manager, the 33-year-old Hawaiian will no longer be able to compete at the event. Iridium Sports Agency's Jason House today confirmed with MMA Fighting that Yagin is currently hospitalized due to an apparent brain injury suffered in a weekend sparring session. More...
Igor Pokrajac replaces injured Anthony Perosh, meets Joey Beltran at UFC on FX 6
November 13, 2012 (20:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Following a horrific toe injury that forced Anthony Perosh off the card, Igor Pokrajac has agreed to step in as his replacement. He now meets fellow light heavyweight Joey Beltran at next month at UFC on FX 6 in Australia. UFC officials today announced the change to the overseas card. More...
Erick Silva training for UFC 156 return, hopes for future rematch with Jon Fitch
November 13, 2012 (20:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
One month after his upset loss to perennial UFC contender Jon Fitch, Brazilian welterweight prospect Erick Silva is itching to get back to action. Earlier this month, Silva's manager, Wallid Ismail, announced his client would return at February's UFC 156 event against an opponent yet to be named. Silva says that quick return was at his behest. And while he knows that open slot won't be filled by Fitch, he does believe he'll someday get a chance to avenge the result. More...
Bellator 80 ratings: Viewership dips below Season 7 average
November 13, 2012 (19:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
After scoring a season-high 220,000 viewers with Bellator 79 a week prior, ratings dropped this past weekend for Bellator 80. The Nov. 9 event, which featured a main-event win for former champ Joe Warren, averaged 148,000 viewers on MTV2, today confirmed with industry sources. That's well below the previous season average of 172,200 viewers. More...
UFC on FUEL TV 6 ratings: Replay nearly doubles live broadcast's viewership
November 13, 2012 (19:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
For the second time, a UFC on FUEL TV event's same-day replay outdrew its live broadcast. But given the UFC's most recent installment, UFC on FUEL TV 6, and its early-morning start time, it's understandable. today confirmed with industry sources that the Nov. 10 event, which aired live from Macau, drew 88,000 viewers for its initial airing (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT). More...

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