Video: highlights of Khabib Nurmagomedov

The final prelim bout of this Saturday’s UFC on Fox card features lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov is undefeated in 21 pro MMA bouts. He has spread the love around by winning seven bouts by decision, seven by submission and seven by knockout or TKO. Like many fighters, Nurmagomedov has fought most of his career in his home country, in this case Russia. A veteran of...
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Three Fights Added to ‘UFC Fight Night Berlin’

On Thursday, the UFC announced three scraps to their UFC Fight Night Berlin roster. Featherweight affairs with Tom Niinimaki vs. Thiago Tavares and Maximo Blanco vs. Andy Ogle, as well as a heavyweight tango between Ruslan Magomedov and Viktor Pesta were added to the May 31 event. O2 World in Berlin, Germany hosts the festivities. The planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion...
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Douglas D’Silva Replaces Injured Thiago Tavares For UFC Fight Night 36 Bout With Zubair Tuhugov

An injury has forced Thiago Tavares (18-5-1) out of his bout with UFC newcomer Zubair Tuhugov (15-3), scheduled for UFC Fight Night 36 later this month. Stepping in on short notice to take the place of Tavares is another newcomer in the shape of the undefeated Douglas Silva de Andrade (22-0, 1nc), who is more commonly known as Douglas D’Silva.D’Silva goes into the bout with...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Thiago Tavares Out; Zubair Tuhugov vs Douglas Silva de Andrade Scheduled for UFN 36

Zubair Tuhugov 15-3 MMA / UFC Debut 6 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Vaso Bakocevic Douglas Silva de Andrade 22-0 MMA / UFC Debut 22 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Deivison Francisco Ribeiro, Fabiano Nogueira ————————————— UFC Fight Night 36 February 15th, 2014 Jaragua do Sol, Santa Cantarina, Brazil Arena Jaragua ———————————...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

With Nate Loughran Injured, Erick Silva Welcomes Takenori Sato To The Octagon At UFC Fight Night 36

When Nate Loughran (11-1) was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Erick Silva (15-4, 1nc, pictured), it left the Brazilian welterweight without an opponent. However, MMAFighting are now reporting that Takenori Sato (17-8-7) has signed with the UFC and will serve as Loughran’s replacement for the bout, taking on Erick Silva in his promotional debut.Sato, who is the reigning...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Quinn Mulhern Retires from MMA After UFC Fight Night 34 Loss

Photo Credit: After his loss to Katsunori Kikuno at UFC Fight Night 34 on Saturday, Quinn Mulhern retired from mixed martial arts with an 18-4 career record as a pro. The loss was Mulhern’s second in as many bouts in UFC. Despite being only 29 years old, Mulhern believes that this is the end of the line for him in MMA. In a fashion fitting for today’s age of Internet...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Loughran Out Of UFC Fight Night 36 Bout With Erick Silva

According to a recent report from MMAJunkie, Nate Loughran (11-1) has been forced to withdraw from his UFC Fight Night 36 bout with Erick Silva (15-4 1nc, pictured), with UFC officials now actively seeking a replacement for the card.Loughran had been set to compete in the UFC for the first time in five years. The welterweight competitor took four years off from the sport, before...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Felipe Arantes vs Maximo Blanco & Ildermar Alcantara vs Albert Tumenov Set For UFC Fight Night 36

A featherweight battle has been added to UFC Fight Night 36 in Jaragua do Sol, Brazil, with Felipe Arantes (15-6-1, 2nc, pictured) set to take on Maximo Blanco (9-5-1, 1nc).The Brazilian born Felipe Arantes, who now fights out of Newark, New Jersey in the United States, is currently 2-2-1 in the UFC, with all of his bouts thus far having taken place in Brazil. The twenty-five year...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Loughran vs Erick Silva & Ivan Jorge vs Rodrigo Damm Added To UFC Fight Night 36

The UFC have added two more bouts to the upcoming UFC Fight Night 36 event, with Combate reporting that Nate Loughran (11-1) will return to the UFC to take on Erick Silva (15-4, 1nc, pictured) in the welterweight division and UFC officials themselves announcing a lightweight battle between fellow Brazilians Ivan Jorge (25-3) and Rodrigo Damm (11-6).Loughran makes his return to the...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Thiago Tavares Battles UFC Newcomer Zubair Tuhugov At UFC Fight Night 36 In 145 Debut Tavares (18-5-1, pictured left) is set to drop down to the featherweight divison for his next bout inside the octagon, according to a recent report from Combate. The Brazilian submission ace will welcome Russian debutant Zubair Tuhugov (15-3) to the UFC, with the pair set to throw down at UFC Fight Night 36.The twenty nine year old Tavares, who is a...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Thiago Tavares vs Zubair Tuhugov Targeted for UFC Fight Night 36

Thiago Tavares 18-5-1 MMA / 8-5-1 UFC Record Won 3 of Last 4 Fights Notable Wins: Justin Salas, Spencer Fisher, Sam Stout Zubair Tuhugov 15-3 MMA / UFC Debut 6 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Vaso Bakocevic —————————————————— UFC Fight Night 36 February 15th, 2014 Jaragua do Sol, Santa Cantarina, Brazil Arena Jaragua ———————...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 32: 'Belfort vs. Henderson' Event Review

Saturday evening from the Goiânia Arena in Goiânia, Brazil, UFC Fight Night 32 marked the final visit to the promotions South American stronghold for the calendar year 2013. They defiantly saved the best until last. While it may not have been the strongest on paper; the event was no damp squid and produced a plethora of big finishes and fun scraps with nine of the eleven fights...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Belfort vs Henderson live fight blog

On the heels of Wednesday's tremendous UFC Fight for the Troops event at Fort Campbell, the Octagon has returned to Brazil for the seventh time this year, headlined by a rematch between two legends in the sport that remain in the title chase despite having started their careers prior to the turn of the century. In addition to the clash between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Lucas Martins vs Johnny Eduardo Scrapped From UFC Fight Night 32

 It has been reported by Fox Sports that a bantamweight contest between Lucas Martins (14-1, pictured) and Johnny Eduardo (26-9) planned for UFC Fight Night 32 has been scrapped after both fighters suffered injuries in training.Eduardo, who is 1-1 with the UFC, has already suffered a lengthy lay off, having last competed in May, 2012 where he defeated Jeff Curran (34-16-1) via unanimous...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Three fights added to November 9 card

With less than six weeks to go until UFC Fight Night in Goiania, Brazil, the card is finally nearing completion with the addition of three bouts made in recent days. The biggest of the trio is a featherweight matchup between octagon veteran Jeremy Stephens and TUF Brazil winner Rony Jason. Jason (13-3) comes in with an eight-fight win streak, as well as a perfect three-fight run...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Salas vs Thiago Tavares & Johnny Eduardo vs Lucas Martins Set For UFC Fight Night 32

    The UFC have confirmed that Quinn Mulhern (18-3) is out of his November bout with Thiago Tavares (17-5-1) and that Justin Salas (11-4, pictured right) will step in to take his place at UFC Fight Night 32. Salas has compiled a 2-1 record inside the UFC since joining the promotion, scoring decision victories […]
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Our UFC 165 walk-out song picks

A fighter's entrance music can be their motivation's anthem or an audible insight to their scrapping style. Or it could just be some sweet tune that helps the fighter look like a total badass walking to before they throw fists and feet in the cage. Here are 10 entrance-song suggestions this weekend's fighters on the main card of UFC 165. Khabib Nurmagomedov "You...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Thiago Tavares Battles Quinn Mulhern At UFC Fight Night 32

  It has been reported by MMAFighting that UFC lightweights Quinn Mulhern (18-3) and Thiago Tavares (17-5-1, pictured left) will meet at UFC Fight Night 32, an event set to take place on November 9th at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. Tavares makes his return to the octagon following a nine-month suspension handed out […]
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Healy Fights Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 165

Pat Healy’s (pictured) impressive big league debut was spoiled with a flunked post-fight drug test. Now that his three-month marijuana suspension is about to end, the UFC didn’t do “Bam Bam” any favors in his return. It was announced Sunday night Healy will face undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 165. Healy initially submitted Jim Miller at UFC 159. However, his April...
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

'Game of Throws' - Five opponents for Sambo sensation Khabib Nurmagomedov

Now that 'The Eagle' has gotten his beak wet it's time to get him inside of the Octagon with a ranked opponent. He's passed each of his first three UFC tests with flying colors winning with a combination of Sambo and striking. When he wasn't able to land his takedowns against Gleison Tibau he was still able to pull out a unanimous decision victory. When he was...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Lavar Johnson Released by UFC After Failed Drug Test

Lavar “Big” Johnson (pictured) is in big trouble. Two days after the California State Athletic Commission revealed the heavyweight registered positive for elevated levels of testosterone following his unanimous decision defeat to Brendan Schaub at UFC 157, MMAJunkie is reporting the slugger has been released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Johnson’s roster spot was already...
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Two More UFC Fighters Fail Drug Tests

Alex Caceres (Pictured) and Riki Fukuda have flunked their post-fight drug exams following UFC on FUEL TV 8. Caceres tested positive for marijuana metabolites after posting a split decision victory over Kyung Ho Kang. “Burce Leeroy” has agreed to attend drug rehabilitation classes and will receive a six-month suspension retroactive to the March 3 fight date. He must pass a drug...
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

News: ZUFFA Releases Statement Regarding UFC on FX 7 Drug Tests Results

 Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship has released an official statement today regarding drug test results from UFC on FX 7 that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 19, 2013. The event was headlined by a middleweight match-up between Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping. Whilst there had been rumours circulating regarding Belfort failing a drug test but...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort on Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Win Over Michael Bisping

Despite what the rumor mill had suggested over the weekend, Vitor Belfort (Pictured) did not flunk his “UFC on FX 7” drug test. We all now know Thiago Tavares is the guilty party. However, that doesn’t mean Belfort escaped the MMA headlines. The UFC has confirmed the 35-year-old received a therapeutic-use exemption (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in his TKO...
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Thiago Tavares Latest UFC Fighter to Fail Drug Test

So, apparently there was a reason why Thiago Tavares (Pictured) looked a tad more chiseled in his “UFC on FX 7” fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Tavares tested positive for drostanalone and was issued a nine-month suspension retroactive to his January 19th fight date. “All 22 fighters on the UFC on FX 7 card were drug tested at the event and all fighters passed their drug...
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

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