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Holly Holm's withdrawal from UFC 181 was a definite hit against the card, but the UFC scooped up another interesting prospect to replace her in former Championship Fighting Alliance women's featherweight champion Ashlee Evans-Smith. Evans-Smith will step in and face The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 alumnus Raquel Pennington. The news was first reported by MMAJunkie.com. Evans-Smith, who comes from a wrestling base, owns a 3-0 professional record with two TKO victories. She is best known for her 20 read news >>

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UBERLANDIA, Brazil -- Francimar Barroso replaced injured Rafael Cavalcante against Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night 56, but Jimi Manuwa’s injury left him without an opponent for Saturday night’s card, as OSP was moved to the main event to face Mauricio Rua. However, Barroso went on, stepped on the scale and made weight at 205 pounds. UFC officials told MMAFighting.com after the official weigh-ins at the Tancredo Neves gymnasium in Uberlandia, Brazil, that Barroso was asked to cut weight des read news >>

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In the year 2014 in the UFC, no match-up feels safe until the scheduled fighters come out and touch gloves. Just ten days before he was to square off with Mauricio Rua in Uberlandia, Brazil, UFC president Dana White announced via his Twitter that Jimi Manuwa was out of his UFC FIght Night 56 bout with Mauricio Rua. Manuwa will be replaced by Ovince St. Preux, who was slated to face Francimar Barraso in the co-main event. No replacement was immediately named to face Barraso, who was himself a lat read news >>

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Louis Smolka will replace Neil Seery and face Richie Vaculik in a flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night in Sydney on Nov. 8. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Opportunity is knocking. Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Anthony Johnson, was expected to fight fellow division standout, Alexander Gustafsson, in early 2015 with the winner being positioned to challenge Jon Jones -- or Daniel Cormier -- for the 205-pound strap next summer. Then "Rumble" was taken out of the equation (because of this). Hoping to take his place is Blackzilians' team mate Rashad Evans, who has been riding the pine for all of 2014 due to injury read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Two new entrants have been added to Battlegrounds MMA's one-night, eight-man tournament field, as one-time WSOF title challenger Jesse Taylor and veteran Joe Ray have replaced Dennis Hallman and Chris Honeycutt in the welterweight bracket, promotion officials announced on Tuesday. "We are thrilled to bring two more highly accomplished competitors like Jesse and Joe into the tournament fold, and are excited by the increased number of potential outcomes that their addition creates for this incredi read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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A pair of changes has hit next month’s Battlegrounds MMA event in Oklahoma. Dennis Hallman and Chris Honeycutt have been replaced by Jesse Taylor and Joe Ray.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Surging UFC middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza isn't scheduled to fight for the UFC middleweight championship this year, but apparently, he's anxious for a high-profile matchup before 2015 begins. "Jacare," the No. 2 185-pounder in the UFC's official rankings, is fresh off a dominant submission victory over Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 50 last week and is hoping to keep the momentum going, based on a report from this week's edition of UFC Tonight (h/t MMA Fighting). MMAFighting.com's Arie read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Could Mexico replace Ireland as the world's most raucous crowd? Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans have gobbled up all the tickets -- rather quickly -- for the upcoming UFC 180: "Velasquez vs. Werdum" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled to take place on Nov. 15, 2014, inside Arena Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. From Jaime Pollack, UFC Senior Vice President, International Development and General Manager, Latin America: "That we've sold out in the blink of an eye is proof that Mexico is ready for its f read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Assuming Joe Silva doesn't need him to replace the "broken down steroid addict" currently slotted to fight Chris Weidman in December. Tim Kennedy is getting ready for a busy six months. The former Strikeforce middleweight contender will try to inch his way closer to a 185-pound title shot when he throws hands opposite surging division bruiser Yoel Romero as part of the UFC 178: "Jones vs. Cormier" pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Then he has to make a quick turnar read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Conor McGregor said his fellow Irishmen aren’t here merely to take part in the UFC. Instead, he said they’re going to take over, and he even joked that could mean UFC President Dana White’s job.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Ediane Gomes will soon challenge Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, and the bout will air on UFC Fight Pass as part of a new deal between the promotions. "India" is not a fan of the female UFC fighters, though. "The (female) fighters in the UFC are more worried about showing their a**es than actually fighting," Gomes told Tatame. "MMA has become a new thing because of Ronda, but she’s actually one of the few real fighters. To be in the UFC, you have to show your a**. They should just read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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But Rebney is not going quietly. Bellator MMA could soon be operating under a new frontman, as reports are coming in this morning (Weds., June 18, 2014) that Viacom has ousted Bjorn Rebney and replaced his with former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker. From MMA Fighting: According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Viacom executives, the majority owner of Bellator MMA, informed Rebney, the founder and CEO of the promotion, earlier this week in New York that they are working towards replacing read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Reports state that Bjorn Rebney is getting bounced from the promotion he created and sold to Viacom and replaced by former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker. One of the most persistent rumors in MMA over the past several months has been a sense of dissatisfaction at Viacom with Bjorn Rebney. The rumors have long been that Viacom has wanted to boot Rebney at the end of his contract--believed to have ended at the beginning of June--and replace him with someone like a Scott Coker. Josh Gross tweeted late read news >>

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