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Tim Kennedy flattens out Rafael Natal in the headline bout of UFC Fight for the Troops 3
Fort Campbell – US Army veteran Tim Kennedy did not disappoint in front of his fellow service man inside the packed Fort Campbell Hangar in Kentucky when he bagged his first KO of the Night honors after knocking out Rafael Natal in the first round of their headlining bout.
Rafael Natal opened the round strong by constantly landing leg kicks to his stalking opponent. Kennedy’s leg has started to show marks from the leg kicks by the middle part of the round. Despite that, the 10 year army veteran continued with his game plan of pressuring his elusive opponent back into the cage. His patience finally paid off in the dying seconds of the first round when he landed a lunging left hook that sent Natal to the canvass. Kennedy followed up with a few strikes to finish him off before Herb Dean steps in to put a halt to the action at 4:40 of the first round. The loss to Kennedy snapped the three fight winning streak of the Brazilian, his record now stands at 17-5, 5-3-1 inside the octagon.Read the rest of the article »
UFC 149 fighters, Matt Riddle and Francisco Rivera, were handed out with a 90 day suspension
UFC 149 fighters Welterweight Matt Riddle and featherweight Francisco Rivera both received 90 day retroactive suspensions for testing positive on drugs on the day of their fight, held last July 21. Riddle tested positive for marijuana, while Rivera tested positive for using an over-the-counter stimulant.Read the rest of the article »
UFC 149 will be held at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Canada on July 21, 2012
UFC officials have confirmed the inclusion of a bantamweight bout between Roland Delorme and Francisco Rivera in next month’s UFC 149 event.Read the rest of the article »
UFC bantamweight Edwin Figueroa withdraws from UFC on FX 4 due to an injury
Another fighter has been forced out of a scheduled fight due to an injury. This time it is UFC bantamweight fighter, Edwin Figueroa.Read the rest of the article »
The penultimate WEC event is done, and the results are already scribbled on the history of Mixed Martial Arts. Who among your favorite fighters took home the bacon, and who went out the cage empty-handed?
The WEC 52 has come to its end and the results are in. Urijah Faber makes his bantamweight debut against Takeya Mizugaki, while Chad Mendes takes on Javier Vazquez. Also in the WEC 52 main event, Joseph Benavidez meets Wagnney Fabiano. Who among your favorite fighter stands proudly on his feet? And who went home defeated?
Fighting Insider has the WEC 52 results posted after the jump.Read the rest of the article »
Following the UFC-WEC merger announcement, the line up for WEC 52 was all shaken up. Luckily, new bouts were added and the November 11 event is now full steam ahead.
World Extreme Cagefighting has added two new bouts for its November 11 card after the UFC-WEC merger announcements. WEC 52 will take place at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Theater in Las Vegas. The event will feature a co-main event pitting Chad Mendes and Javier Vasquez, in addition to a featherweight clash between Erik Koch and Francisco Rivera.
The WEC 52 will be headlined by Urijah Faber’s bantamweight debut versus Takeya Mizugaki.
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