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Jimi Manuwa steps in for Lil Nog to face Alexander Gustafsson in London next year
Alexander Gustafsson has found a new dance partner for his octagon return and it will be none other than the undefeated Nigerian- English prospect Jimi Manuwa. UFC officials made the announcement this Tuesday, confirming that Manuwa will replace the injured Antonio Rogerio Nogueira as Gustafsson’s opponent in the headline bout of the upcoming UFC card in London.Read the rest of the article »
Jon Jones controls his diet to avoid looking like Daniel Cormier
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has started talking smack at potential rival Daniel Cormier and this time he took a shot at DC’s body. Bones, who is probably on a diet in preparation for his upcoming title defense against Glover Teixeira, took it to his twitter account. According to the weight conscious champ, he avoids over eating for the fear of looking like Cormier.
“With that being said I love these people. their hospitality is first class nothing but hugs and smiles eating so much Ill look like DC soon. “ wrotes Jones on his Twitter.
Obviously, Cormier does not like it. He immediately answered right after learning the tweet.
“@JonnyBones it’s much easier to talk when you know theres two fights seperating us. Keep running ur mouth kid! Jon u can’t beat me!”
DC has been clamoring for a fight with Jones way before his UFC career. He already said his goodbye to the heavyweight division in his lopsided win over Roy Nelson at UFC 166.After that he announced that he will be officially dropping to 205 to challenge Bones for the title. That being said, it will be a long road for him before he lands a superfight with Jones.
Alexander Gustafsson has already been promised a rematch with Bones should he win against Little Nog early next year in London. Of course, that depends on the outcome of Jones’ title defense against Glover Teixeira. If both of them wins, Cormier will likely have to win 2 or matches before finally earning his much awaited fight against Jon Jones.View Article Source »
Antônio Rogério ‘Little Nog’ Nogueira, underwent knee surgery, wants to face former UFC champ Rich Franklin
Brazilian light heavyweight fighter Antônio Rogério ‘Little Nog’ Nogueira, has just gone through a knee surgery, after being forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Alexender Gustafsson, in next month’s UFC on FUEL TV 2 event.Read the rest of the article »
With UFC 133 now written in MMA's history books, what other match-ups would you like to see afterwards?
Former UFC light heavyweight champion – Rashad Evans – proved that there is nothing rusty about him, as he was able to defeat Tito Ortiz at UFC 133 last August 6. Indeed, Suga came back in the cage after more than a year, and he made it with a vengeance.
That said, posted after the cut are five matches that fans would like to see after UFC 133.Read the rest of the article »
Loser or winner, the UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis fighters still went home with a full pocket.
Eventhough he suffered a loss during last Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 24, veteran light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira received the biggest payroll. The Washington State Department of Licensing has released the official list of payrolls for the UFC Fight Night 24 fighters. The full list of paydays included: Phil Davis: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) […]Read the rest of the article »
The Washington State Department of Licensing released the list of suspended fighters for last Saturday's UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis.
The Washington State Department of Licensing has released the post-fight suspensions for UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis. Every fighter has received at least a seven-day precautionary suspension. While six of them were received a longer layoff.
DaMarques Johnson, who won via submission against Amir Sadollah, was given a 30-day suspension. Jon Madsen, TJ Waldburger, and Mario Miranda were the other fighters tagged with a 30-day suspension following their losses.
Kris McCray, on the other hand, received a 42-day suspension after a split decision loss to John Hathaway. Meanwhile, Nik Lentz received a 42-day suspension. In addition to this, Michael McDonald received an indefinite medical suspension after his unanimous victory against Edwin Figueroa.View Article Source »
Though legendary Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was able to give Phil Davis all he could handle, the latter still won the recent UFC Fight Night 24.
Last Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 24 is an example of battle between youth and athleticism versus experience and technique. Fortunately for Phil Davis, he was able to surpass the power of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. However, the latter made life difficult to the youngster in the early going.
The first round turned into a 15-minutes of back-and-forth battle of attempted takedowns from Phil Davis, and effectively shrugging it off by Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. But midway through the second frame, Phil Davis successfully employed a single-leg takedown to get his opponent to the canvas. He used the same technique in the third round, and he was able to control Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
After the match, Phil Davis improved his MMA record to 9-0, showcasing his athleticism and wrestling technique that makes him a great UFC prospect. Nevertheless, he also showed that he can’t just waltz inside the Octagon and dominate a legend.
What are your thoughts in Phil Davis’ victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira? Let it be heard by leaving a comment.View Article Source »
"It's the same thing with Toronto. There's obviously enough room to open up more seats if necessary." ---Dana White, UFC President
This Saturday’s UFC 126 event is sold out and now UFC 127 proves to beat the history of promotional pre-order sales.
Despite having a bit of a dull economy, UFC still shows who’s got some supremacy over the MMA fans. This March’s UFC Fight Night 24 event proves the mantra while the UFC 129 in Toronto is planning for an expansion of seat sections. This news was happily brought by UFC President Dana White.
The UFC Fight Night 24 event takes place on March 26 at KeyArena, Seattle. Tickets went available last week. The big boss expects UFC 129 to be bigger due to the powerhouse cast behind the event. UFC 129 takes place in Toronto’s Rogers Centre.Read the rest of the article »
UFC's leading television partner announced that they will be airing the UFC Fight Night 24: Ortiz vs. Nogueira.
The UFC officials announced the final plans on UFC Fight Night 24: Ortiz vs. Nogueira which will happen on March 26 in Seattle.
Since Spike TV is their television partner, the network announced that UFN 24 will be aired via same day delay.
Tito Ortiz will be leading the fight with a must-win stand facing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the main event. The co-main event features a welterweight fight between Dan Hardy and Anthony Johnson.Read the rest of the article »
If you're excited to watch Tito Ortiz or Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in person, you'd better be ready. This Saturday, tickets for the UFC Fight Night 24 will be up for grabs.
If you’re planning to attend the UFC Fight Night 24 event this coming March then you better start lining up this week because tickets will go on sale this coming Saturday.
The UFC Fight Night 24 will take place on march 26 at the KeyArena in Seattle. This is UFC’s first time on the state of Washington. It will feature former light-heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the Spike TV-televised headliner.
Other fights to be featured are welterweights Dan Hardy vs. Anthony Johnson, welterweights Amir Sadollah vs. Duane “Bang” Ludwig, and featherweights Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan.Read the rest of the article »
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