BRIAN BOWLES RUMORS & GOSSIP
At UFC 169 Urijah Faber (30-6, pictured) will compete for the UFC bantamweight title, when he takes on Renan Barao (31-1, 1nc) in the main event on February 1st. Ahead of that bout you can check out Faber in action in the free fight video below as we take you back to his November, 2011 fight with former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles (10-3) at UFC 139.
UFC bantamweight Brian Bowles was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for 9 months and fined 30% of his winnings, which totaled $5,700, according to MMA Junkie. Bowles received the penalties for having an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio in a test after his TKO loss at UFC 160 to George Roop.
Brian Bowles (pictured) has joined an unenviable, yet ever expanding list. The bantamweight failed his UFC 160 drug test due to elevated levels of testosterone.
According to MMAJunkie, Bowles had a testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio of 20:1. The Nevada State Athletic Commission, which oversaw last month’s event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, allows a T/E ratio...
Brian Bowles tested positive following his UFC 160 loss to George Roop for elevated levels of Testosterone with a ratio of 20:1. The Nevada State Athletic Commission allows for a level of 6:1 so Bowles wasn’t even close. According to NSAC director Keith Kizer Bowles did not apply for a TRT exemption and is facing a temporary suspension for now.
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Brian Bowles vs. George Roop
Roop is more aggressive early, using his length to keep Bowles at bay. Good front kick early, as well, from the 6'1 bantamweight. Bowles...
After nearly two years away from the cage, Brian Bowles is finally set to make his returns to action at UFC 160. The former WEC bantamweight champ is set to meet George Roop in a bout that will likely take place on the preliminary portion of the card. The UFC revealed the news yesterday on UFC.com.
Bowles is 2-1 in the UFC with his last win coming against Takeya Mizugaki back at...
Former WEC champion Brian Bowles will make his return to the Octagon opposite new bantamweight member George Roop. We last saw Bowles compete in November of 2011 where he lost to Urijah Faber via second round submission. That is a long time to be out of action and we will see how the layoff effects his game. Roop made his return to the 135 lb weight class in his last fight...
In the third fight of the main event at UFC 139 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA, Uriah Faber beat Brian Bowles by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:27 of the second round.
Faber was awarded a $70,000 bonus by UFC president Dana White for submission of the night honors.
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Urijah Faber (25-5) vs. Brian Bowles (10-1)
Top bantamweights will face off as Faber tries to return to the win column against the former WEC champion Bowles.
Faber, 32, lost a razor-thin decision to Dominick Cruz in a UFC bantamweight title bout at UFC 132 this past July. The loss snapped the California native's two-fight winning streak at bantamweight, which included victories...
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Brian Bowles has UFC gold on his mind.
Just over two years ago, Bowles earned the WEC bantamweight title against longtime champion Miguel Torres, leading the masses to believe he could be the next 135-pound titleholder to have a long reign. But when he met current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz at WEC 47, the Georgia native was forced to hand over his belt prematurely due...