Sherdog.com confirmed the news with Pendergarst's coach and friend Pat Miletich, who verified that the fighter passed at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa, at 8 a.m. local time.
Pendergarst began his mixed martial arts career in 2005, competing 11 times in 18 months before making his lone Octagon appearance against hard-hitting kickboxer Antoni Hardonk at UFC 65. Prior to making the drop to light heavyweight late in his career, Pendergarst also competed for the Bellator Fighting Championships, falling to future UFC staple Joey Beltran at Bellator 5.
Though Pendergarst's career mark stands at just 11-18, the Baltimore native faced some of the sport's better known competitors, including Razak Al-Hassan, Houston Alexander, Abe Wagner, Tim Hague, Justin Eilers and Shane Carwin. After spending roughly 21 months on the sideline while undergoing treatment, Pendergarst returned to competition on Feb. 18 in what would be his final bout, fighting Bruce Nelson to a no-contest in Fargo, N.D.view original article >>
Michal Materla, a veteran Polish fighter, makes his UFC debut in front of his home-country fans this fall against Thiago “Marreta” Santos.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
A USADA spokesperson urges letting “due process occur before jumping to any conclusions” on Jon Jones.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Paige VanZant has always inhabited a somewhat strange place in the UFC. Part company spokesmodel, part fringe strawweight contender, she walks a tightrope between in-cage legitimacy and out-of-the-ca read news >>
Who wants to shed some blood with UFC veteran and bonus machine Jim Miller?Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
New details reportedly emerged Friday regarding Jon Jones' drug test following his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier. Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, citing multiple sources, reported Jones passed a read news >>
It was tough for Lauren Murphy to leave her husband and son behind to pursue her dream of becoming a UFC champion.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Two months after title fight was cancelled the morning of the fight, Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko are finally ready for their rematch with the women's bantamweight championship on the line i read news >>
Eleven-year veteran Rick Glenn turned in one of the best performances of his career, battering a previously undefeated Gavin Tucker.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Mark Hunt is almost 20 years deep into his combat sports career and, unfortunately, it's starting to catch up with him. The Super Samoan discussed his physical and mental situation in a piece for Pla read news >>
UFC competitor Ed Herman had a tough day at the office. The veteran light heavyweight and middleweight fighter showed off a finger injury on Tuesday that is quite graphic and definitely not for the f read news >>