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Oct 4, 2014 8:03 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Results: Taleb earns split-decision win over Jingliang

Nordine Taleb (10-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) earned a hard fought split-decision win over Li Jingliang at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 54 event in Halifax. The pair of welterweights were happy to stand and bang from the fights opening bell. The fighters traded shots for the better part of 3 minutes before Jingliang used a judo throw to...

Oct 4, 2014 7:33 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Results: Gagnon submits Salazar in opening round

Canadian bantamweight standout Mitch Gagnon (12-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) needed just over two minutes to put away opponent Roman Salazar. The opening 90 seconds of the fight saw both fighters exchanging punches, until Gagnon was able to land a takedown on Salazar. Gagnon used a quick transition to take Salazar’s back and promptly snuck in the...

Oct 4, 2014 6:59 pm

UFC Fight Night 53 Bonus Report

UFC Fight Night 53 produced $50,000 bonuses for four fighters, as Charles Rosa, Dennis Siver, Max Holloway and Mike Wilkinson all picked an added check for their respective performances today in Sweden. Max Holloway received a “performance bonus” for his first-round knockout victory over fellow featherweight Akira Corassani in the evenings co-main event. Meanwhile, Mike...

Oct 3, 2014 3:57 pm

Chael Sonnen: The Desire Is Still There, So Is My UFC Contract’

  “The desire was still there. I love to compete. Even now I look forward to competing and it’s a lot of fun. I don’t know if it’s something that ever goes away. I’ll tell you something that does go away, is the desire to train. It’s really, really hard and it’s depressing. There were...

Oct 3, 2014 3:13 pm

Sonnen Wants Wanderlei In Metamoris, Waiting For Silva To Accept

“I think it could happen. I know that the invitation has been extended to him, and I know we’re just waiting to hear back from him. Metamoris was a lot of fun. Everybody watches it and it’s one of those deals that MMA fans, wrestling fans and jiu-jitsu fans all come together for. But, yes,...

Oct 3, 2014 10:32 am

Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Possible For Metamoris Event

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva were originally scheduled to fight under the UFC banner earlier this year, however after Wanderlei Silva evaded NSAC drug-testing officials, he was put on the sidelines, and Chael Sonnen was paired with Vitor Belfort. Leading up to Sonnen and Vitor’s fight at UFC 175, Sonnen failed a pair of drug...

Oct 3, 2014 10:25 am

Cody McKenzie Donates A Pint Of Blood To Make Weight

Cody McKenzie is gearing up for the BattleGrounds MMA O.N.E tournament tonight, which follows the old-school one night tournament format. After missing weight for the event, McKenzie opted to donate a pint of blood, which apparently weighs in at about a pound, in order to shed the last pound in order for him to compete...

Oct 3, 2014 10:00 am

MacDonald: Win Over Saffiedine Makes Me “Obvious Choice” For Title Shot

Rory MacDonald is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night Halifax bout against Tarec Saffiedine tomorrow. The bout will be MacDonald’s first time headlining an event, and what better place to do that, than in his home country of Canada. He joined MMAJunkie to discuss the bout, as well as what he has to gain...

Oct 3, 2014 9:52 am

Lauzon replaces Parke, meets Sanchez at UFC 180

Joe Lauzon has replaced the injured Norman Parke, and will now meet Diego Sanchez at November’s UFC 180 event in Mexico City. UFC officials confirmed the news earlier today. Joe Lauzon (24-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) was most recently seen in action at last month’s UFC Fight Night 50 event in Connecticut, where he scored a...

Oct 2, 2014 8:20 pm

Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta added to UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney

A lightweight bout between Ross Pearson and Al Iaquinta is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 55 event in Sydney. UFC officials announced the bout Thursday evening. Ross Pearson (16-7 MMA, 8-4 UFC) was last seen in action in the co-main event of August’s UFC Fight Night 47 fight card in Maine, where he knocked...

Oct 2, 2014 6:43 pm

Battleground O.N.E. Weigh-In Results

All eight fighters made weight and drew their quarterfinal stage matchups one day before the highly-anticipated, one-night BattleGrounds MMA welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award its winner a grand prize of $50,000 live on pay-per-view from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Friday, October 3. The official weigh-in was co-hosted by WWE Hall...

Oct 2, 2014 6:32 pm

Cung Le: “I did not take any performance-enhancing drugs”

“I was completely surprised at the results of my recent drug test. I was informed by the UFC that I passed my pre- and post-fight drug test, as well as the majority of the blood tests with the only abnormality being an elevated level of hGH being determined to be present. I tested negative for...

Oct 2, 2014 9:27 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Slams ‘Paper Champion’ Pettis

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been campaigning for a title shot recently. Prior to UFC 178, ‘The Eagle’ took aim at co-main event fighter Donald Cerrone, who many believe has earned a title shot (Read about it HERE). Now Khabib has shifted his sights back to lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who is currently slated to fight Gilbert...

Oct 2, 2014 7:08 am

Chris Camozzi released by UFC

Middleweight fighter Chris Camozzi (19-9 MMA, 6-6 UFC) has been released by the UFC. The former TUF 11 competitor had suffered 4-straight octagon defeats, his latest being a split-decision loss to Rafael Natal at last month’s UFC Fight Night 50 event in Connecticut. Camozzi announced his release from the UFC on his blog yesterday: Cuts...

Oct 2, 2014 6:24 am

Leandro Silva vs. Charlie Brenneman added to UFC Fight Night 58

A lightweight bout between Leandro Silva (16-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and Charlie Brenneman (19-7 MMA, 4-6 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC Fight Night 58 event in Brazil. UFC officials announced the bout on Wednesday afternoon. Charlie Brenneman will likely be fighting for his job when he takes on Silva this winter. “The...

Oct 2, 2014 4:41 am

Conor McGregor Announces That He’s Fighting Diego Sanchez

Rising UFC star Conor McGregor is eyeing a move to lightweight and a grudge match against Diego Sanchez. The Irish fighter took to twitter, announcing the bout: I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th. He spoke a big game. Now he will pay with his career. VIVA LA EIRE!!! — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October...

Oct 2, 2014 3:49 am

GSP Shuts Down Return Rumors

Sorry fight fans, GSP is in no “Rush” to get back inside the Octagon. Earlier this week, rumors started circulating about a move back to fighting, which prompted the UFC’s former welterweight champion to shut down the rumors, stating he has no plans of returning anytime soon. Fox Sports 1 reporter, Ariel Helwani received the...

Oct 2, 2014 3:42 am

Bisping: ‘Cung Le Tried To Cheat Me Out Of Victory’

“Fortunately, I won the fight. If I lost, I would be outraged and would have more to say. I don’t want to kick a man while he’s down. He has to explain this to his kids. Hopefully, this will be a lesson for him and everyone: this is not a road one should take. In...