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Aug 19, 2014 3:23 pm

UFC Signs Eddie Alvarez, Alvarez vs. Cerrone Booked For UFC 178

After Bellator granted Eddie Alvarez his unconditional release from the promotion earlier today fans knew it was only a matter of time before the UFC signed Alvarez. Now it seems things are back to their original plans, with Eddie Alvarez meeting Donald Cerrone in the cage at UFC 178. Cerrone had a fight booked with...

Aug 19, 2014 3:14 pm

Update On War Machine Court Hearing From Earlier Today

Former Bellator MMA fighter War Machine had his day in court earlier today after being arrested and charged after beating and strangling his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and her friend Corey Taylor. ABCnews.go.com is reporting that War Machine told the judge in court today that he wont contest to transferring back to Las Vegas. TheVentura County...

Aug 19, 2014 3:01 pm

Hector Lombard’s Bizarre New Nickname

Hector Lombard, formerly known by the nickname Lightning, is now requesting fans to call him Hector “Showeather” Lombard. Check out his Facebook post on his official Facebook page. Post by Hector Lombard. Thoughts?

Aug 19, 2014 12:08 pm

BREAKING: Bellator Releases Eddie Alvarez Unconditionally

After a long back and forth battle with the promotion he fought for, Eddie Alvarez has been unconditionally released by Bellator. The Bellator champion was released by Bellator CEO Scott Coker earlier this morning. Earlier in the year it looked as if Alvarez would get his wish and he would be released, however Bellator exercised...


Aug 19, 2014 9:31 am

Georges St-Pierre Completes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated a star studded lineup that included Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, and Eugenie Bouchard. Check it out: Post by Georges St-Pierre.

Aug 19, 2014 8:39 am

Ryan Bader Fought OSP With Recently Healed Broken Hand

In a main event that was criticized by many, including 205 pound kingpin Jon Jones, Ryan Bader defeated Ovince Saint Preux to a lackluster decision. Bader spoke to ArizonaSports.com about fighting OSP with a recently healed broken hand saying: “[The broken hand] does mess with you in camp,” said Bader to José Youngs for ArizonaSports.com....

Aug 19, 2014 8:25 am

Cung Le Still Wants Fight With Anderson Silva

When Anderson Silva was trying to decide who he wanted to defend his title against two years ago, he caused quite the commotion when he said he would like to defend the belt against Cung Le. Le only had 2 wins in the UFC in a total of 3 fights, and wasn’t ranked in the...

Aug 19, 2014 8:09 am

Anthony Rumble Johnson Wants Bader, Then Gustafsson

Anthony Johnson is on a crash course with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones if everything continues on the path it’s going. After defeating Phil Davis earlier in summer, Rumble continued his tear of the 205 pound division by knocking out Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in July. He spoke with MMAJunkie about his hope for fighting Ryan...

Aug 19, 2014 7:44 am

War Machine Goes To Court Later Today

After being captured last week, ex-Bellator MMA fighter War Machine will get his day in court. War Machine was charged with: Battery with substantial bodily harm Battery by strangulation Battery resulting in substantial bodily harm constituting in domestic violence (2x) Open or gross lewdness Assault with a deadly weapon Coercion with the threat of force...

Aug 19, 2014 5:03 am

Larissa Pacheco Replaces Valerie Letourneau At FN 51

Jungle Fight champion Larissa Pacheo is set to make her UFC debut against Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 51 on September 13th from Brazil. Pacheco is undefeated in her professional MMA career with 10 wins. She will be riding a 3-fight win streak into her bout with Andrade, with all 3 wins ending in...

Aug 19, 2014 5:02 am

Eddie Alvarez Under Contract With Bellator, But “Lawyers Are Talking”

“They’re talking about a couple of different options. Right now, that’s where it is.” Asked to characterize the lawyers’ discussions, Coker said, “I don’t want to speculate as to what’s going to happen. But I know that they’re talking.” Coker spoke with MMAJunkie about Bellator’s current relationship with Champion Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez was trying to...

Aug 18, 2014 5:32 pm

Fighter Attacks Fan After Being Submitted

After being submitted by armbar, Cage Warriors fighter Noelia Molina attacked a fan on her way out of the venue. While it is hard to see exactly what is going on, it is clear that the fighter broke away from security who was walking her back to the locker room and jumped the barrier before...

Aug 18, 2014 5:28 pm

Coker Willing To Give Mayhem Miller A Chance Under The Bellator Banner

Scott Coker is willing to talk to Mayhem Miller about a potential return to fighting if Miller is mentally healthy, despite his role in the brawl that many credit with killing the Strikeforce promotion. “That takes me right back to the CBS events. Boy, I’m starting to shake over here,” Coker said at the mention...

Aug 18, 2014 5:16 pm

Coker Confirms Contact With Carano Camp

“If you look at our past, we have always believed in female fighting. Whether it was back in the kickboxing days on ESPN, I was the first person to do female fighting in the state of California in mixed martial arts; which was the Gina Carano vs. Elena Maxwell fight. And we did some big...

Aug 18, 2014 4:45 pm

Phil Davis Worried About Biased Brazilian Judging In Glover Fight

Earlier this month Phil Davis signed the contract to fight Glover Teixeira at UFC 179, and while he is looking forward to getting a fight against the former title challenger, Davis admitted that he is a bit worried about biased judging. His words: “I think it’s a great match up,” Davis told Sumbission Radio. “He’s...

Aug 18, 2014 4:25 pm

Sydney Crosby Reaches Out To TJ Grant During Concussion Recovery

TJ Grant has been absent from the Octagon for nearly a year after suffering a concussion during training while rolling JiuJitsu, and hasn’t been able to shake the adverse effects from the concussion. He revealed that one of the NHL’s biggest stars, Sydney Crosby reached out to him to offer support since Crosby missed nearly...

Aug 18, 2014 4:15 pm

Kennedy Compares Current State Of MMA To Mark McGwire Era Of Baseball

Tim Kennedy is never one to bite his tongue and refrain from speaking his mind, so it shouldn’t come as a shock to fans when he took a very firm stand against steroids. “I get so much crap from everybody. Like, ‘shut up pussy, why don’t you just use it yourself and actually have an...

Aug 18, 2014 4:11 pm

Mirsad Biktic Out Of FN 49 Bout Against Max Holloway

Mirsad Bektic was forced out of his Fight Night 49 bout against Max Holloway later this month. Taking his place will be UFC newcomer Clay Collard. Clay Collard is 13-4 in his MMA career, and will be riding a 3-fight win streak into the bout, with one of the wins coming over UFC vet and...

Aug 18, 2014 3:59 pm

Odoms Out Of UFC 177 Bout Against Magomedov

Richard Odoms has been forced out of his UFC debut against Ruslan Magomedov, and as a result Yancy Medieros vs. Justin Edwards has been pushed to the main card of the UFC 177 PPV. The UFC has said that they will not seek a replacement opponent for Magomedov, and instead he will be booked on...

Aug 18, 2014 3:46 pm

UFC Fight Night Macau Gets Last Minute Replacement Days Before Event

UFC Fight Night Macua, which will be headlined by Michael Bisping and Cung Le has a new fighter on the card. After Sheldon Westcott withdrew from his bout against undefeated prospect Alberto Mina, Sheldon Anzai has stepped in on just days notice. Anzai is 8-1 in his MMA career and will be riding a 6-fight...

Aug 18, 2014 3:38 pm

Dos Santos Thinks Werdum Can Beat Velasquez

Junior Dos Santos may have lost to Cain Velasquez back to back, but that doesn’t mean he thinks Velasquez is unbeatable. He believes his countryman Fabricio Werdum has a good shot at dethroning Velasquez when the two eventually face off. He spoke with MMAFighting: “Werdum’s last performance was impressive. I’ve never seen him fight so...

Aug 18, 2014 3:33 pm

Couture Open To Grappling Match Against Fedor In Metamoris

“That would be interesting and certainly given the time to prepare and get back up into good, solid grappling and wrestling shape, that would be a lot of fun and I think, you know. I’m not sure how active Fedor is at this stage, you know him being retired as well, but I’m certainly no...