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FIGHT PASS PRELIMS FLASH QUOTES

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Las Vegas – UFCFIGHTPASS.com’s biggest month so far, dubbed the stacked September streamathon, concludes this Saturday with two evenly-matched Fight Pass Prelims, which kick-start the huge UFC 178 event. There have been exclusively live fights every single Saturday this month on UFC FIGHT PASS, the UFC’s digital streaming service. The action began with the inaugural live stream of Invicta FC ... Read More »

UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™ RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS IN 2015

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Las Vegas, Nev. – The UFC® announced its popular International Fight Week will return to Las Vegas July 7-12, 2015. Since its inception, UFC International Fight Week™ has increased in size and activities, quickly establishing itself as the world’s largest mixed martial arts celebration. The weeklong festival provides high-energy, all-star entertainment that the UFC is known to deliver and includes ... Read More »

WSOF Hits Pay-Per-View with Unprecedented Fighter Revenue Sharing Model

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 23, 2014) – In a radical move that could forever change the earning potential of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) has announced that it will enter the pay-per-view business in the second half of 2015 with an unprecedented revenue sharing model that will pay 50 percent of all net revenue earned from ... Read More »

WEIDMAN HURT; HENDRICKS-LAWLER II NOW HEADLINES UFC 181

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Las Vegas – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that middleweight champion Chris Weidman has suffered a hand injury in training and has been forced out of his fight with Vitor Belfort on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. The fight will be rescheduled to a later date. As a result, UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will take on No. 1 ... Read More »

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE UFC MINUTE HAS BREAKING NEWS REGARDING UFC FIGHT PASS

Today’s special edition of the UFC Minute breaks big news regarding Invicta FC’s next two live events on UFCFightPass.com. Host Lisa Foiles has details of the next Invicta FC event, including the Championship main event and, then, also breaks big news regarding Cris “Cyborg” Justino. To view the news-crammed UFC Minute, visit UFC.com here and an embeddable version can be ... Read More »

UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN: HUNT vs NELSON *MEDIA QUOTES*

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Two of the biggest, baddest men on the planet will finally throwdown this Saturday, as Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson collide atop of perhaps the most stacked UFC FIGHT PASS card thus far. Hunt vs Nelson leads the UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JAPAN card which also features the undefeated lightweight Myles Jury taking on the legendary “Fireball ... Read More »

O’Neil-Funch title bout highlights CES MMA XXVI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Sept. 17th, 2014) — The stars are coming out for “CES MMA XXVI,” including the reigning heavyweight champ, the return of the “Rockstar,” and an intriguing title bout between two former UFC vets. CES MMA heavyweight champion “Big” John Johnston returns for the first time since winning the belt in March and Chuck O’Neil locks horns with fellow ... Read More »

4 BOUTS ADDED TO ONE FC: ROAR OF TIGERS SET TO TAKE PLACE IN KUALA LUMPUR ON 17 OCTOBER MALAYSIAN STAR PETER DAVIS TAKES ON VAUGHN DONAYRE ANN OSMAN TO FACE AYA SAEID SABER ANATPONG BUNRAD AND MARC MARCELLINUS TO DO BATTLE ALSO: TANAPHONG KHUNHANKAEW TAKES ON BASHIR AHMAD

17 September 2014 – SINGAPORE: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), powered by Tune Talk, will rock Kuala Lumpur’s Stadium Putra once again on October 17 with a blockbuster event titled ONE FC: ROAR OF TIGERS. Four additional bouts have been confirmed that will surely add excitement for all mixed ... Read More »

BattleGrounds MMA: Jesse Taylor, Joe Ray Enter Eight-Man LIVE PPV Tourney

TULSA, OK (Sept. 16, 2014) – Submission ace Jesse “JT Money” Taylor (27-10) and red-hot finisher Joe Ray (11-3) have entered the highly-anticipated BattleGrounds MMA one-night, eight-man, welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award its winner a grand prize of $50,000, live on pay-per-view from BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Friday, October 3. Taylor and Ray will replace Dennis ... Read More »

WSOF 13 Weigh-In Results: Moraes vs. Bollinger Official At New Catchweight

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (Sept. 12, 2014) – Reigning bantamweight (135 pounds) champion Marlon Moraes (13-4-1) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. will square off with fellow superstar Cody “The Cali Cowboy” Bollinger (16-2, 1 NC) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. at a new catchweight of 147 pounds in the non-title, main event bout at the World Series of Fighting event at Sands Bethlehem ... Read More »

Cory Vom Baur to face Victor Henry at inaugural Super Fight League America event

Tacoma, WA (Sept. 12th 2014) Super Fight League, Asia’s most prominent name in Mixed Martial Arts is looking to make a splash stateside, partnering with CageSport MMA and Brian Halquist Productions to bring you Super Fight League America on October 4th at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. In his highly anticipated return to the cage, Vancouver, Washington native ... Read More »

UFC® Announces Settlement of Piracy Lawsuit Steven Messina Confesses to Illegally Sharing UFC Content

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Las Vegas, Nev. ? Zuffa, LLC, d/b/a Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) today announced the resolution and settlement of its lawsuit against Steven Messina filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by Zuffa, LLC’s anti-piracy counsel, Lonstein Law Office, P.C. Steven Messina, through his attorney, Michael Heitmann, confessed to his illegal behavior and apologized ... Read More »

ADRIANO MORAES CROWNED INAUGURAL ONE FC FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION IN MAIN EVENT OF ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM

12 September 2014 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), put on a dazzling display of world-class mixed martial arts action to the delight of a packed crowd at the Koh Pich Theatre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM. In the main ... Read More »

Buchinger and Ragimov to fight for M-1 Challenge featherweight title Oct. 17 in M-1 Challenge 52: Battle of Narts

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (September 11, 2014) — Red-hot MMA fighters Ivan “Buki” Buchinger (27-4-0, 6 KO/TKO, 16 SUB) and Tural Ragimov (9-1-0, 4 KO/TKO, 4 SUB) will fight October 17 for the coveted M-1 Challenge featherweight title, recently vacated by Marat Gafurov, in M-1 Challenge 52: Battle of Narts, airing live on www.M1Global.TV from Summer Amphitheatre Magas in Ingushetia, Russia. ... Read More »

ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS

11 September 2014 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), announced today that all but one of the fighters have made weight and are ready for ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM which takes place tomorrow evening at the Koh Pich Theatre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Chan ... Read More »

UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRASILIA: BIGFOOT VS. ARLOVSKI *MEDIA QUOTES WITH FIGHTERS AND JOE ROGAN*

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Two of the biggest punchers in the heavyweight division collide at UFC® FIGHT NIGHT BRASILIA this Saturday, and fans around the world can catch the action live and on-demand on UFCFIGHTPASS.com, the UFC’s digital streaming service. UFC No.4 ranked heavyweight and former title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva returns to action after his fight of the year ... Read More »

WSOF 14: Inaugural Heavyweight Championship Bout Added To Fight Card

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 10, 2014) — World Series of Fighting’s return to Canadian soil just became more of a must-see event as the organization is excited to announce the entire fight card for the live NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) televised event at the EXPO Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Saturday, Oct. 11, including the inaugural World Series of Fighting ... Read More »

ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP™, POWERED BY TUNE TALK, RETURNS TO KUALA LUMPUR ON 17 OCTOBER WITH ONE FC: ROAR OF TIGERS

9 September 2014 – Kuala Lumpur: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), powered by Tune Talk, returns to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for another blockbuster event on 17 October 2014 at the historic Stadium Putra. The fight card will feature a main event clash between two top featherweights in Marat Gafurov ... Read More »

Souza makes Mousasi tap out in three

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Jacare Souza made Gegard Mousasi tap out in round three of their scheduled 5-round Middleweight bout which headlines UFC Fight Night 50 at the Foxwoods Casino in Mashentucket, Connecticut. Souza was dominant in taking down and staying on top of Mousasi until he got him in a choke and Mousasi tapped at 4:30 of round three. Souza, 185 lbs is ... Read More »

WSOF 13: Cody Bollinger Replaces Josh Hill In Main Event Title Fight vs. Marlon Moraes

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 5, 2014) – With undefeated Canadian contender Josh Hill forced to withdraw from a planned title fight with reigning World Series of Fighting bantamweight (135 pounds) champion Marlon Moraes (13-4-1) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. via Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, submission ace Cody Bollinger (16-2) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. has agreed to step up on ... Read More »

LIVE PPV: WWE’s Jim Ross & Chael Sonnen To Call BattleGrounds MMA Action

TULSA, OK (Sept. 4, 2014) – Two consummate performers in WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and recently retired UFC superstar Chael Sonnen have teamed up to form what is bound to be one of the most memorable commentary teams in sports entertainment history, and will call the world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) action on the LIVE pay-per-view telecast of ... Read More »

CES vet Matsuda makes UFC debut Friday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Sept. 4th, 2014) — CES MMA just paved the way for another UFC-bound fighter from the northeast. Tateki Matsuda, the Japanese-born bantamweight who now lives and trains in Boston, will make his Ultimate Fighting Championships debut in place of the injured Dustin Kimura Friday, Sept. 5th at UFC Fight Night 50 live on Fox Sports 1 at Foxwoods ... Read More »

LIVE INVICTA FC CARD KICKS-OFF BIGGEST MONTH YET ON UFCFIGHTPASS.com

The stacked September of exclusively live fights on UFCFIGHTPASS.com begins this Saturday, with the inaugural Invicta FC event live and on-demand from Kansas City. The Invicta FC 8 event is headlined by Invicta atomweight champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson defending her title against Japanese challenger Yasuko Tamada, while the fight for the vacant strawweight belt between Stephanie Eggink and ... Read More »

UFC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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Las Vegas, NV – The UFC® announced today the launch of a nationwide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month featuring top Hispanic UFC stars. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and The Ultimate Fighter® season one winner Diego Sanchez lead more than a dozen UFC fighters and personalities on a month-long celebration in honor of Hispanic heritage and to give fans the ... Read More »

HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND UFC UP THE ANTE AT UFC 177 AND GIVE ONE LUCKY FAN THE CHANCE TO THROW THE ULTIMATE PARTY OF A LIFETIME

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Las Vegas, Nev. ? Harley-Davidson and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) will launch a new contest at UFC 177 this weekend sure to make one fan an instant hometown hero. The Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown III event puts one lucky fan and their city in the spotlight; the two iconic brands will roll into the winner’s home town with the ultimate ... Read More »

SHINYA AOKI REMAINS ONE FC LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION AT ONE FC: REIGN OF CHAMPIONS

29 August 2014 – Dubai: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization with a 90% market share, held its most successful event at the Dubai World Trade Centre this evening as three ONE FC World Championships were on the line at ONE FC: REIGN OF CHAMPIONS. Shinya Aoki retained his ONE FC Lightweight World Championship ... Read More »

FIRST EVENT IN MEXICO SELLS OUT IN 8 HOURS

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Mexico City – It took just eight hours to sell-out the highly anticipated UFC® 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM event scheduled for November 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City Arena). Fans made history at the box office, as well as online, to sell out Mexico’s first ever live UFC® event. UFC 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM is the fastest ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions LIVE Friday, Aug. 29, from Dubai

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of ONE Fighting Championship 19: Reign of Champions featuring a trio of highly anticipated championship clashes this Friday, August 29, at 10 a.m. ET. Fight Network’s live broadcast will air exclusively in Canada and Turkey. Emanating from Dubai’s World ... Read More »