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Four-time Australian Olympic judoka Dan Kelly will make his official UFC debut on home soil, as he meets Luke Zachrich at UFC Fight Night 55.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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A four-time member of the Australian Olympic team in judo, as well as a participant on The Ultimate Fighter Nations, Daniel Kelly will make his Octagon debut on November 8 against Luke Zachrich. read news >>

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Former Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo talks about why he was unable to make his Octagon debut at UFC 177. read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo will make a significant change in order to remain a part of the UFC's roster. According to a recent report from MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani, Cejudo, who recently dropped out of a scheduled flyweight bout at UFC 177 against Scott Jorgensen, is willing to move up in weight to bantamweight (135 pounds) to continue his career. This decision comes in response to UFC President Dana White's declaration that Cejudo would need to try his luck in a different weight c read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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Henry Cejudo isn't giving up on his UFC dream just yet. The 2008 Olympic gold medalist, who withdrew from his scheduled UFC debut last Friday in Sacramento, Calif., due to medical issues related to his weight cut, has accepted the UFC's offer to move up to bantamweight, according to his manager Bill McFarlane. After Cejudo failed to make the 126-pound flyweight limit 24 hours before UFC 177, UFC president Dana White told the media that Cejudo had two options: either compete at bantamweight in hi read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo's MMA career seems to be in freefall. The coach who led him to a wrestling championship at the Beijing games, Terry Brands, weighs in on why Cejudo may be struggling, and how he can change. Henry Cejudo is an Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, prodigiously gifted, charismatic and should become a huge star in the UFC's lightest weight class, where drawing power is dearly needed. Sadly it appears that Cejudo's chance at a UFC championship run is wither read news >>

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OSU in the house! After Kenny Monday was relieved of his duties as head wrestling coach for the Blackzilians mixed martial arts (MMA) camp three months ago, the former Olympic gold medalist has landed back on his feet, as he's been hired to spearhead the wrestling program for Team Takedown. Serving as home base to current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion, Johny Hendricks, Team Takedown is located in Arlington, Texas. According to the statement released by the team on it read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Henry Cejudo is a former Olympic gold medalist. He won gold in 2008 in Beijing for wrestling in the freestyle 55kg division. He went back for the Olympic trials in 2012 but didn't make it. He retired on the mat by removing his shoes and tossing them to the crowd. In early 2013, he announced plans to begin training for MMA, and he made his debut in March 2013 at bantamweight. He won that fight by submission to punches in just about 90 seconds. He racked up a record of 6-0 before being signed to t read news >>

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Even though UFC President Dana White and former Olympic wrestler Ben Askien have gone back-and-forth over Twitter and the media back-and-forth over the past few years, White said he was open minded about the possibility of Askren fighting in the UFC. Askren on Friday night had captured the ONE FC welterweight championship in Dubai from Nobutatsu Suzuki, by taking him down and grounding and pounding into a stoppage at 1:24. The win gave Askren a 14-0 record, and even though his reputation has bee read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – U.S. Olympic gold medal wrestler Henry Cejudo hasn’t burned his bridges with the UFC just yet, but he’s no longer welcome to call himself a flyweight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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If you were looking forward to seeing Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo face Scott Jorgensen at UFC 177, grab a stuffed animal and some warm milk. I have bad news for you. According to Fox Sports' Damon Martin, Cejudo was forced out of the bout due to "medical reasons." He tweeted the following message Friday, confirming the news. While a UFC debutant (Cejudo) versus a gatekeeper (Jorgensen) is not necessarily the highest-profile bout ever, UFC 177 is already a relatively abysmal card, and Ceju read news >>

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