- 2 months ago
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Bloody Elbow’s analytics expert crunches the fight numbers and estimates win probabilities for the top five bouts on tomorrow’s UFC on FOX 12 card. In case you've been living under an MMA rock, UFC on FOX 12 goes off tonight with a solid main card and one of the most anticipated headline matchups of the year. And, it will make two FOX shows in a row without Bendo or DJ as the headliner. It's fight madness I tell you, and it's free......I love free. The top five fights on the card all have good d read news >>
- 8 months ago
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An investigation is underway into the home invasion of a New Mexico-based MMA fighter that left one man dead, and prosecutors will decide before the end of the month whether he faces criminal charges.Filed under: News, Only on Junkie read news >>
If it hasn't become obvious over the past year or so, the UFC has a fairly intense love affair with Brazil.
And with good reason. The UFC returned to the South American cradle of mixed martial arts in August 2011 for the first time in nearly 13 years and has already been back three times.
The live events draw big crowds and big gates, and UFC President Dana White says that enormous numbers of people are watching on Brazilian TV.
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Former doping specialist turned anti-doping crusader Victor Conte has a potentially sobering view of mixed martial arts.
During a recent appearance on UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan's popular podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience," Conte said he estimates around half of all current MMA fighters are using some type of performance-enhancing drug.
"From total of all performance-enhancing drugs, it's in the neighborhood of 50 percent," Conte told Rogan.
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- 2 years ago
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The very-early ratings are in for Saturday's UFC on FOX event, and the one-hour special drew an estimated 4.64 million viewers, according to tvbythenumbers.com.
More complete and accurate ratings information will be available on Monday.
But based on initial estimates, the UFC on FOX broadcast (and Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos title fight) scored similar ratings as "EliteXC: Primetime," a 2008 CBS-televised event with a "Kimbo Slice" vs. James Thompson headliner that scored 4.3 mill read news >>
- 4 years ago
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UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell sat at UFC 115's post-fight podium and made no excuses.
He had won a unanimous decision over Gilbert Yvel on the June 12 event's
pay-per-view card but said it was "not a victory" for the fight's lack
of finish. He chose not to disclose that he had torn his ACL on the
first takedown of the three-round contest.
Rothwell on Tuesday underwent surgery to repair both his ACL and a torn
meniscus and hopes to be back in action by February or March of 2011.
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- 5 years ago
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The good news continues to come in following the Nov. 15 UFC 91 event that took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
In an email sent to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer stated that all 10 UFC 91 fighters who underwent drug tests at the event tested clean. read news >>