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Dana White Hellbent on Signing Gina Carano by Next Week

OK, no more horsing around. UFC president Dana White and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta are boarding their private jet next week destined for Los Angeles to meet with Gina Carano (pictured).  White fully intends on leaving their chat with a signed contract in tow, just like he did two days ago by inking former boxer Holly Holm. “One down, one to go,” White told ESPN.com. “I’m...
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Jose Aldo Fires Back at Chad Mendes, Questions ‘Supplements’ Challenger Takes

Chad Mendes fired the first shot when he suggested reigning UFC featherweight king Jose Aldo (pictured) was “fragile” after pulling out of their UFC 176 fight – the third time Aldo has been forced to withdraw from a UFC title defense due to injury. Mendes’ words didn’t get lost in translation, as it appears Aldo heard them loud and clear. The Brazilian countered with an...
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Ross Pearson Steps in to Face Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 47

It didn’t take long for the UFC to locate a new opponent for Abel Trujillo. Just hours after announcing Bobby Green would face Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 12 instead of Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 47, it was reported Ross Pearson (pictured) has agreed to meet Trujillo in the April 16 event. Pearson is looking to bounce back from last month’s highly controversial split decision...
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Invicta FC 8

Invicta FC 8 When: September 6th, 2014 Where: Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri How: UFC Fight Pass Who: Jodie Esquibel vs. Jinh Yu Frey J.J. Aldrich vs. Delaney Owen Ashley Cummins vs. Alexa Grasso DeAnna Bennett vs. Michelle Ould Veronica Rothenhausler vs. Charmaine Tweet Irene Aldana vs. Peggy Morgan Tara LaRosa vs. Roxanne Modafferi Tonya Evinger vs. Ediane Gomes...
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Michael Johnson Out, Bobby Green In Against Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 12

On Friday, LeBron James announced he’s returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wait up, I’m talking about the wrong “King”… What I meant to write was, an undisclosed injury has forced Michael Johnson out of his UFC on FOX 12 fight against Josh Thomson. Bobby “King” Green (pictured) as agreed to serve as substitute on July 26. Green was originally slated to face Abel Trujillo...
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UFC Addresses Ali Bagautinov’s Failed Drug Test for EPO

For the second time in less than a month, another UFC fighter has failed a random drug test for erythropoietin (EPO). It has been announced former flyweight top contender Ali Bagautinov tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance prior to his UFC 174 title bout against champion Demetrious Johnson. Bagautinov has been issued a one-year suspension, retroactive to his unanimous...
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UFC signs undefeated Holly Holm

Four months after slamming the door on signing Holly Holm (pictured), UFC president Dana White finally managed to ink the former boxer to a contract. White made the announcement Thursday via Twitter. Negotiations between White and Holm broke down after a face-to-face meeting in March. White left their chat less than pleased with Holm’s manager – which is typically code for, they...
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Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz Rematch Set for UFC Fight Night Foxwoods

For a freebie fight card, UFC Fight Night Foxwoods is getting quite the star-studded treatment. UFC officials have added a featherweight rematch between Charles Oliveira (pictured) and Nik Lentz to the September 5 event. The 145-pounders initially met in June 2011. Oliveira landed an illegal knee on Lentz, which went unnoticed by the referee. The Brazilian promptly pounced and slapped...
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Cat Zingano Returns Against Amanda Nunes at UFC 178

Not many fighters have had a tougher 14-month stretch than UFC bantamweight top contender Cat Zingano (pictured). After beating Miesha Tata to score a coaching spot opposite champion Ronda Rousey on “The Ultimate Fighter 18,” with a crack at Rousey’s crown to follow, Zingano was forced to undergo knee surgery and hasn’t been seen since. Worst of all, Zingano’s husband committed...
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Matt Mitrione vs. Derrick Lewis Added to UFC Fight Night 50

Ask, and you shall receive – that is, if you’re Derrick Lewis. Just three days after calling out Matt Mitrione (pictured), Davis was granted his wish. UFC officials confirmed the matchup late Wednesday night. Lewis hasn’t lost a scrap since June 2011, and is perfect through his first two bouts in the big leagues. After plastering Carlos Augusto Filho Sunday at “The Ultimate...
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Alistair Overeem Battles Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night Foxwoods

On Wednesday, a heavyweight scrap between Alistair Overeem (pictured) and Ben Rothwell was added to the UFC Fight Night Foxwoods lineup. FoxSports.com first reported the matchup. The September 5 event takes place inside Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. Overeem collected a much needed win by beating Frank Mir at UFC 169 to snap his two-fight losing streak. “The...
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Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Moves to UFC Fight Night: Foxwoods

Now that UFC 176 has officially entered the wastebasket, many of the fights previously confirmed for the August 2 event have found new homes. The most important scrap being the pivotal middleweight tango between Gegard Mousasi (pictured) and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday via Twitter that the rematch has been relocated to UFC Fight Night...
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Yoshihiro Akiyama Returns Against Kyle Noke at UFC Fight Night Japan

If Yoshihiro Akiyama (pictured) wasn’t Japanese… In a video promoting their September 20 event in Japan, it was revealed Akiyama will face Kyle Noke at “UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson.” Saitama Super Arena in Saitama hosts the festivities. Akiyama will be looking to snap a four-fight skid. “Sexyama” hasn’t been seen since dropping a unanimous decision to Jake Shields...
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UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum

UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum When: November 15th, 2014 Where: Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico How: Pay-Per-View (10PM ET/7PM PT) Who: Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez (UFC heavyweight champion)
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UFC Would Arrange Interim Title Fight if Champ Jose Aldo Not Back by October

Despite being the only featherweight champion the UFC has ever known, rattling off six straight title defenses since the promotion introduced the division after absorbing the WEC in December 2010, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta (pictured) would have no qualms with arranging an interim title tilt if champ Jose Aldo is unable to return by October. Aldo was slated to defend his throne against...
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Ronda Rousey Breaks Hand in Quick Win Over Alexis Davis at UFC 175

Despite taking only 16 seconds to dispose of Alexis Davis at UFC 175, reigning bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (pictured) didn’t escape the one-sided shootout unscathed. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta told Yahoo! Sports that Rousey broke her right hand while pummeling Davis in the dome on Saturday night. Rousey didn’t address her fractured haymaker at the post-fight press conference...
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Dominick Cruz Ends Three-Year Injury-Plagued Hiatus to Fight Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (pictured) will finally end his injury-plagued 35-month hiatus … fingers crossed. On Tuesday night, it was announced Cruz will meet Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178. Cruz hasn’t been seen since defending his title against Demetrious Johnson in October 2011. He had his broken left index finger operated on in January 2012, then tore his...
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Renan Barao Gets Immediate Rematch, Fights Champ TJ Dillashaw at UFC 177

The good news for Renan Barao, he’s getting immediate rematch with freshly-minted UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw (pictured). The bad news for Barao, he’ll have to enter hostile to reclaim his throne. On Tuesday, it was announced the 135-pounders will collide August 30 inside Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Dillashaw trains at Team Alpha Male – just a hop...
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UFC 176 ‘Postponed’ After Jose Aldo Injury

Unwilling to go down the same path as UFC 151, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has opted not to cancel UFC 176, but “postpone” the event instead. The event was slated to take place August 2 inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Featherweight king Jose Aldo (pictured) was slated to headline the show against Chad Mendes, but Aldo was forced to withdraw last week...
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Dana White Defends Demetrious Johnson’s Pay-Per-View Drawing Power

At 125 pounds, Demetrious Johnson (pictured) is currently the smallest UFC champion. However, UFC president Dana White believes the reigning flyweight king is still big enough to headline future pay-per-view shows despite the rumored lackluster numbers UFC 174 did last month. “Demetrious will headline another pay-per-view, he’s the champion,” White stated over the weekend....
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Report: Tim Kennedy Battles Yoel Romero at UFC 178

On Tuesday, a middleweight tango between Tim Kennedy (pictured) and Yoel Romero was added to the UFC 178 lineup. The Las Vegas-Review Journal first reported the shootout. The September 27 event takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Either the Mandalay Bay Events Center or larger MGM Grand Garden Arena will serve as host. Kennedy will be riding a four-right winning streak into the matchup...
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Felice Herrig Not Kicked Off ‘The Ultimate Fighter 20′ for Altercation

Great news, (some) ladies and (most) gentlemen. Despite the chatter coming from the rumor mill, Felice Herrig (pictured) was not kicked off “The Ultimate Fighter 20″ for getting into an out-of-octagon fight with a castmate on the first day of filming. However, that doesn’t mean Herrig wasn’t involved in an altercation outside of the cage. “Well, I wouldn’t say she almost...
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Frankie Edgar Tops ‘The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale’ Payroll

According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Frankie Edgar (pictured) pocketed $260,000 for retiring BJ Penn Sunday night at “The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.” Half of Edgar’s payday came via win bonus. Penn, meanwhile, made $150,000 for his final professional fight. Corey Anderson and Eddie Gordon each earned $16,000 for their victories, but more importantly, secured...
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‘UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida’ Salaries Released

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida” event. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman (pictured) was the night’s highest earner, pocketing a total of $450,000. Half of Weidman’s paycheck came via win bonus for his decision victory over Lyoto Machida in the main...
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Stefan Stuve: Blackout Unrelated to Heart Condition

For the first time since pulling out of Saturday’s UFC 175 scrap against Matt Mitrione at the last minute, literally, Stefan Stuve (pictured) has addressed his backstage blackout. Struve was returning from a 14-month hiatus after undergoing surgery to correct a leaking aortic value and an enlarged heart. According to “Skyscraper,” what occurred in the locker room just minutes...
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