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Tickets for Miocic vs. Hunt Go On Sale Thursday March 5

Adelaide, Australia – The UFC® today announced ticket prices for the upcoming UFC® FIGHT NIGHTTM: MIOCIC vs. HUNT, which takes place at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on May 10. The UFC® also updated its fight card as it makes its first visit to the South Australian capital.Tickets for UFC® FIGHT NIGHTTM: MIOCIC vs. HUNT, go on sale Thursday, March 5 at 12 p.m. ACDT and are priced at $290.76, $204.92, $119.74, $108.54 and $62.90. Tickets will be available online at www.ticketek.com.au. UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this ev ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC 184 Musings - The Ronda Show

SIMPLY THE BESTLet’s be honest, whether in mixed martial arts or boxing, pound-for-pound rankings mean nothing. Originally created to judge who the best boxer was outside of the heavyweight division, the rankings have morphed into something that exists to start fights – not in the Octagon, but on Twitter, on message boards and in barrooms. So…let’s fight.Ever since Anderson Silva’s pair of losses to Chris Weidman, the top spot on MMA’s P4P list has belonged to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and rightfully so. But while the idea of Ronda Rousey ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC 184 Musings - Part One

HAPPY HOLMCOMINGI’ve covered Holly Holm’s career since she held the top spot on female boxing’s pound-for-pound list, so when she came over to MMA full-time, I was obviously intrigued by what she would do if she made it to the UFC. Well, after her win over Raquel Pennington, I think “The Preacher’s Daughter” may have found her home. Was it the most spectacular win in the world? No, but it was the type of victory you want in a debut. Holm showed her skills, left room for improvement, and gutted things out when Pennington made a late run. And while you don&r ... Read the Full Article Here

The UFC Hits LA, Says 'Welcome to the Show'

Nearly nine years after bringing mixed martial arts legends Matt Hughes and Royce Gracie to Los Angeles in 2006, the UFC has returned to the City of Angels, and while the main attraction this week is tonight’s UFC 184 card at STAPLES Center headlined by the women’s bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano, a press conference held at L.A. LIVE Saturday morning showed just how far the promotion has come.Fresh off the UFC’s “The Time is Now” campaign, today’s media event featured UFC President Dana White, six current UFC champions, four for ... Read the Full Article Here

Jucao Sharp in UFC Return, Subs Munoz in One

LOS ANGELES, February 28 – In his first UFC fight since September of 2008, Roan “Jucao" Carneiro made short work of Mark Munoz, submitting the perennial middleweight contender in the first round of UFC 184 prelim action at STAPLES Center Saturday, immediately adding his name to the list of Octagon standouts once again. The victory was Carneiro’s sixth in a row, and first in the UFC since stopping Tony DeSouza at welterweight in December of 2007.As the bout went to the mat in the early going, Carneiro was expected to be in trouble under the ground-and-pound attack of Munoz, ... Read the Full Article Here

Pound-for-Pound - Rousey does it Again, Finishes Cat in 14 Seconds

LOS ANGELES, February 28 – Who’s left? Facing someone most considered to be her stiffest test, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey instead did what she has done throughout her career; she made it look easy, taking just 14 seconds to submit number one contender Cat Zingano in the UFC 184 main event at STAPLES Center Saturday night.The victory, which saw Rousey successfully defend her title for the fifth time, followed her 16-second finish of Alexis Davis last July. In her last three bouts, Rousey has fought a combined 96 seconds, and if she isn’t on top of t ... Read the Full Article Here

'Cyborg' Smashes Tweet to Retain Invicta Featherweight Title

With the first shot that landed, Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino got Charmaine Tweet’s attention. Just 46 seconds later, the fight was over.After an 18-month layoff, Justino returned in spectacular fashion at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Friday night, blasting the Canadian with a straight right hand down the pipe. A second right hand connected and dropped Tweet to the canvas. Follow up blows left her bloodied, and after Justino backed off to let her battered opponent get back to her feet, the ferocious featherweight champion continued her assault, backing Tweet into the fe ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC Statement on motion to dismiss

On February 27, the UFC filed a motion to dismiss the four virtually identical civil antitrust complaints filed against the company. We deny the plaintiffs' factual and legal allegations but they also fail to state any legal claim against the UFC.While UFC vigorously contests the plaintiffs' characterization of the facts, a court deciding a motion to dismiss generally must accept the allegations as true. Even with that high legal standard, UFC's motion demonstrates that UFC competed in lawful ways that helped fighters and built UFC into a premiere organization in the sport of Mixed Martial Art ... Read the Full Article Here

Spencer vs. Pyle Heads to Las Vegas in May

In his first start since a controversial decision loss to Cathal Pendred in January, welterweight prospect Sean Spencer will return to the Octagon on May 23 to square off with veteran standout Mike Pyle at UFC 187 in Las Vegas.The Memorial Day weekend card is headlined by title fights between Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson and Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort.Las Vegas' Pyle is hoping to get back in the win column after an August 2014 loss to Jordan Mein, and with victories in his last three bouts in his adopted hometown, momentum is on the side of "Quicksand," as he takes on Texas' Spencer, who ... Read the Full Article Here

American Top Team vs. Blackzilians on All New Season of The Ultimate Fighter

Las Vegas, Nev. – Coming off a historic season that saw the crowning of the UFC’s first-ever women’s strawweight champion, the next installment of The Ultimate Fighter® looks to raise the stakes once again. For the first time in the show’s 10-year history, a gym versus gym format will be introduced pitting fighters from the famed American Top Team against those from Blackzilians, all while living together under one roof in South Florida. It will be a monumental season, as $500,000, the first-ever The Ultimate Fighter Team Trophy and most importantly, ultimate braggi ... Read the Full Article Here

Holm Holds Off Rocky, Wins UFC Debut

LOS ANGELES, February 28 – The highly-anticipated UFC debut of former world boxing champion Holly Holm was a successful one, as the unbeaten Albuquerque native held off a strong late charge from ultra-tough Raquel Pennington Saturday night to win a three-round split decision in the UFC 184 co-main event at STAPLES Center.Scores were 30-27, 29-28 and 28-29.Holm had a strong opening round, mixing her punches and kicks well in the midst of defending attempts by Pennington to lock up and grapple, and there was more of the same in the second and she began to let her punches and kicks g ... Read the Full Article Here

Report: Silva to Admit to 'Therapeutic' PED Usage

The Nevada State Athletic Commission disciplinary hearing for former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva does not have a set date in March, but according to a story published by Brazilian website UOL on Saturday, the MMA icon and his team are preparing his defense, with Silva reportedly planning to admit to using several banned substances. The report makes clear that Silva will insist that his use of performance enhancing drugs wasn’t to gain an advantage on his opponent, but rather as an aid in his recovery from the broken leg suffered in his December 2013 loss to Chris Weidma ... Read the Full Article Here

5 Reasons Why UFC 184 Is Unmissable

 It's been a while since we've raved about sporting heroine Ronda Rousey and her incredible rise in the mixed martial arts community, but that's not to say the female bantamweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship hasn't been busy. After her last fight against Alexis Davis in July 2014 (which, by the way, Rousey dominated and finished within 16 seconds), the Olympian has undergone a successful knee surgery, rehabbed it and prepared for the biggest fight of her life and we can't wait to see how it unfolds. Tomorrow night, Ronda Rousey will take on Cat Zingano in a bout that ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC 184 Weigh-In Results

UFC 184, which is headlined by the UFC women's bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano and the women's bantamweight bout between Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington, airs live on Pay-Per-View from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. And the event's first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT. MAIN EVENT - UFC Women's Bantamweight TitleCat Zingano (134.5) VS Ronda Rousey (135)PPV MAIN CARDHolly Holm (135.5) VS Raquel Pennington (1 ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC 184: By The Numbers Infographic

  > Read More: UFC 184 Fantasy Preview | UFC 184 Ultimate Media Day Roundup | Cat Zingano Has a Plan for Rousey | The Downes Side: UFC 184 Predictions | Ronda Rousey Talks 'Cyborg' | Fighter's Take: Miesha on the Main Event Read the Full Article Here

Thomson Out of Rio Event, Burns Remains on Card

The UFC Fight Night event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 21 now has a new co-main event, as Josh Thomson has been forced from his bout against Gilbert Burns due to injury.Stepping into the co-main slot on the card headlined by the welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare is another 170-pound showdown pitting Erick Silva against Ben Saunders.Highly-touted lightweight prospect Burns will remain on the main card, as he faces Octagon newcomer Alex Oliveira. Read the Full Article Here

Anthony Johnson Talks Jon Jones & More At UFC 184 Q&A

LOS ANGELESA little more than a month after destroying Alexander Gustafsson in Sweden, Anthony Johnson faced another Swedish challenger on Friday at the UFC 184 Q&A session – a UFC fan from Sweden.“I’m from Sweden,” she said. “So I’m pretty pissed at you.”“Rumble” apologized for what he had to do against Gustafsson.“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to shut down a whole country,” Johnson said, apologetically. And the crowd that gathered to greet Rumble as the special UFC 184 Q&A guest at L.A. Live’s Event Deck ... Read the Full Article Here

NOLA Fight Night Event Adds Mitrione, Hendo Bouts

Three hard-hitting bouts will be heading to the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 6 for UFC Fight Night action in the Big Easy.In an intriguing heavyweight showdown, Matt Mitrione will put his three-fight knockout streak on the line against Ben Rothwell, who is coming off the biggest win of his UFC career, a knockout of Alistair Overeem last September.Also added to the card, which is headlined by the light heavyweight matchup between Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader, is a middleweight bout pitting MMA superstar Dan "Hendo" Henderson against the hard-charging "Barbarian," Tim ... Read the Full Article Here

Tweets of the Week - 2/27

UFC 184: Rousey vs Zingano Love this latest #ufc184 design by @steambotmanu reminds me of Kimpossible https://t.co/Xlt8kPtucZ — Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) February 27, 2015   The staredown: the moment sh** gets real! @ufc https://t.co/XqB6hufab5 — Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) February 27, 2015   Born ready #UFC184 #rouseyVSzingano #feb28 #andSTILL pic.twitter.com/d5Ov8zvEGE — Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) February 27, 2015   Fun cut for @jucao and @DhLimaMMA w/ @PerfectingA!!! #shredded #ready #team @AmericanTopTeam #rasgando #TudoNosso pic. ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC 184 Ultimate Media Day Roundup

Ronda RouseyOn how she learned to start hard in fights:“In judo. I used to call it first-match-itis. My mom used to try to fight me outside in the hallway (before matches), to get it out of my system. Because my first match was always my worst one, and it would get better as the day went on. That’s just how I always was. My worst, first-round, is pretty awesome. I get better from there on out. That’s why my mom would always teach me that you have to train so hard, so that you are the best in the world, even on your worst day. You have to be good enough to beat everyone twice ... Read the Full Article Here

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