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Sep 7, 2011 8:45 am

Overeem Turned Down UFC Title Fight, Opted For Quicker Debut

“I got offered to fight for the championship belt but that would mean I had to wait, because of course (Junior) dos Santos is fighting (Cain) Velasquez Nov. 12, it’s going to be a great fight, then probably these guys are going to need some healing time, relaxing time, so November plus six months, that...

Sep 7, 2011 8:36 am

Dan Henderson Still Hoping For UFC/Strikeforce Title Unification Bout

“I think the biggest fight that the UFC would make money on and the fans would want to see, I would think, would be me against the winner of Jones and Rampage. That would be a fight to unify the titles with Strikeforce and UFC, I think that would be a good move. … I’m...

Sep 6, 2011 12:28 pm

Brock Lesnar Returns Dec. 30 Against Alistair Overeem

A two-for-one major announcement was just made by UFC officials moments ago. First of which is that former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, is healed up from his most recent bout with diverticulitis and ready to return to action. The second announcement is that the UFC has apparently secured former Strikeforce and DREAM heavyweight champion,...

Sep 6, 2011 9:39 am

Sanchez Heartbroken Over UFC 135 Withdrawal

“I am heartbroken that I have to inform MMA fans that I cannot fight Matt Hughes at UFC 135 later this month. I have never physically felt more prepared to compete than I felt for this fight, which makes this even more painful for me. While I do not know right now when I will...

Sep 5, 2011 5:15 pm

Josh Koscheck Accepts Short Notice Fight Against Matt Hughes

“Oh ya 19 days then or something like that!!!! Either way it looks like I am in to fight matt Hugh if he takes it????” Josh Koscheck has posted via his Twitter that he’s accepted the fight against Matt Hughes at UFC 135 in place of Diego Sanchez, after Sanchez was forced to pull out...

Sep 5, 2011 3:13 pm

Gegard Mousasi Expected To Return For December Strikeforce Event

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi is staying busy both stateside and internationally, as he’s being targeted for a December return to the Strikeforce cage.  The news was confirmed by a source to MMAJunkie.com earlier today. Gegard Mousasi last competed for Strikeforce in April where he fought to a majority draw against UFC veteran...

Sep 5, 2011 2:39 pm

Yoshihiro Akiyama Dropping To 170lbs, Wants To Train With Georges St. Pierre

In a move that’s been talked about for quite sometime, Yoshihiro Akiyama is now set to make the move down to welterweight. The news comes via MMAFighting.com. Akiyama last fought at UFC 133 where he was knocked out by Vitor Belfort in the first round. The loss was the third straight for the Japanese fighter,...

Sep 5, 2011 1:27 pm

Wednesday’s UFC 137 Pre-Fight Press Conference Open To The Public

This Wednesday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, MMA fans are encouraged to attend the UFC 137 pre-fight press conference. “UFC 137: St. Pierre vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event will feature a welterweight championship bout...

Sep 5, 2011 1:22 pm

King Mo: “We’re just waiting for Strikeforce to die.”

“The thing is, what’s the point? What’s the point of having the belt when it’s been vacated, and the person who vacated it is still fighting somewhere else within the same umbrella, but not the same organization?… It feels a little weird, because it’s not the same. It’s like a cancer patient, like a dying...

Sep 5, 2011 10:15 am

‘BIG’ JOHN MCCARTHY BOOK-SIGNING SCHEDULED FOR ‘SALUTE TO SERVICE’ SHOW ON SEPT. 11

As part of the University of MMA’s ‘Salute to Service’ event on September 11, 2011 at Avalon Hollywood, MMA’s most celebrated and respected referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy will participate in a pre-event book-signing of his new autobiography LET’S GET IT ON!: The Making of MMA and Its Ultimate Referee. The book-signing will take place from...

Sep 5, 2011 9:54 am

High Prospect, Bruno Santos, Reaches Verbal Agreements with Bellator

Bruno Santos (12-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), an undefeated Brazilian prospect, has verbally agreed to a contract with Bellator Fighting Championships. MMAJunkie.com was the first to report that Santos and Bellator brass have agreed to terms and a contract is expected to be finalized shortly. A date and opponent for Santos’ debut has yet to be...

Sep 2, 2011 9:02 am

Strikeforce Challengers 20 Set For Nov 18 in Las Vegas

Yesterday we reported a matchup between rising star Ronda Rousey and Canadian prospect Julia Budd had been set for a yet-to-be-announced November Strikeforce card. Today we have further details which will pair the two on the Strikeforce Challengers 20 show set for Nov. 18 live from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las...

Sep 1, 2011 11:10 pm

UFC Primetime Special Airs On Fox October 30

UFC Primetime is set to return this fall, but this time from its new home on the Fox network. The special has been used many times in the past as a vehicle to promote some of the biggest main events in UFC history, and the UFC is pulling out all the stops for its network...

Sep 1, 2011 2:56 pm

World Kickboxing Champion Cosmo Alexander Joins Bellator's Lightweight Roster

After an incredibly successful kickboxing career, lightweight sensation Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexander has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships and will make his promotional debut at Bellator 52 in Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 1st. Currently training alongside former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans and K-1 veteran Tyrone Spong in Florida,...

Sep 1, 2011 9:52 am

Rousey Returns Against Budd In November

Top female MMA prospect, Ronda Rousey has booked her latest gig inside the cage and it comes in the form of Canadian prospect Julia Budd. Strikeforce officials announced the matchup this afternoon but did not commit to an exact date or location. However they did say the contest will likely take place on a yet-to-be-announced...

Sep 1, 2011 9:09 am

UFC extends fight contracts for Ben Henderson & Carlos Condit

Rising MMA stars Ben “Smooth” Henderson and “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit have agreed to new multi-fight contracts with the UFC, First Round Management President and CEO Malki Kawa announced. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed. “These fight contract extensions show the MMA world that the UFC values Ben Henderson and Carlos Condit...