Ryan Bader vs Rafael Cavalcante booked for UFC®174

Ryan Bader vs Rafael Cavalcante booked for UFC®174

source | MMAJunkie.com

A bout between light heavyweights Ryan Bader (16-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and Rafael Cavalcante (12-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been added to UFC 174.

The Canadian Press first reported the booking.

UFC 174 takes place June 14 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

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Teixeira: “I’m getting that belt.”

source | MMAJunkie.com

“There was no way I was going to be the betting favorite,” Teixeira, a 4-1 underdog, told MMAjunkie. “In my own head, and that of my trainer’s, I am the favorite. But it’s no surprise that I’m not in the eyes of the fans.”

“We arrived at this point with a great deal of sacrifice,” Teixeira said. “Those who followed my career know the difficulties I endured in Brazil. Now…

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Hendo vs Cormier booked for UFC®173

Hendo vs Cormier booked for UFC®173

source |  5thround.com
On Wednesday’s edition of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” UFC president Dana White announced a light heavyweight shootout between Dan Henderson (pictured) and Daniel Cormier will co-headline UFC 173.

White added that the winner of the tango will get next crack at the 205-pound crown after top contender Alexander Gustafsson.

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UFC 139: Weigh In

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Lyoto Machida and his awesome balance via Instagram

Lyoto Machida and his awesome balance via Instagram

Lyoto Machida and his awesome balance via Instagram

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Jon Jones stops by ‘Live with Kelly & Michael’

UFC® 172 media tour is underway!  Jon Jones stops by ‘Live with Kelly & Michael’ to show them a few moves.

Rebney says Tito will have 30lbs on Shlemenko

Rebney says Tito will have 30lbs on Shlemenko

source | Sherdog

Tito Ortiz will likely have a major weight advantage on his side when he meets Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in a light heavyweight bout that’s being planned for Bellator’s May 17 pay-per-view event.

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney joined the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show on Wednesday to discuss the matchup, Shlemenko’s eagerness to fight Ortiz and more.

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Rockhold: “I don’t give a s—, I’ll…fight Vitor on steroids.”

"I don’t give a s—-, I’ll go back down to Brazil and fight Vitor on steroids.  

Jon Jones planning a lil surprise for Boston walkout

Jon Jones planning a lil surprise for Boston walkout

source | MMAJunkie.com

“I’ve got a nice surprise for the people of Baltimore for the intro,” Jones said earlier this month at a UFC media day. “I think they’ll enjoy it.”

“I usually come out to ‘God Gave Me Style’ by 50 (Cent), and God’s definitely going to give me some style on this next one,” Jones offered. “I’ll just say that.”

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The Spider continues to heal. Here is his latest.

The Spider continues to heal. Here is his latest.

The Spider continues to heal.  Here is  his latest.

Don’t forget to check out these previous updates to.

Baby Steps (less than a month after the break)

Treadmill

Hitting Mitts  

Rolling on the mat & Hitting bags(latest)

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UFC® 172 vlog 1

"What your going to see on this vlog is the behind the scenes from the Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendricks fight.

Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren

Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren

Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren
Date: May 2, 2014
Venue: Revel Atlantic City (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

Main Card (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET)
Eduardo Dantas vs. Joe Warren
Andrey Koreshkov vs. Sam Oropeza
Marcos Galvao vs. Thomas Vasquez
Liam McGeary vs. Mike Mucitelli

Prelims (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET)
Dante Rivera vs. Tim Woods
Ryan Contaldi vs. Jesus Martinez
Darrion Caldwell vs. Joe Pingitore
Lester…

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$5k KO bounty placed on Ronda Rousey

$5k KO bounty placed on Ronda Rousey

Look Ronda! More fans! Keep them arm bars coming!

@americanamma
Americana will give $5k to the first fighter that knocks out Ronda Rousey.

Americana will give $5k to the first fighter that knocks out Ronda Rousey.—
Americana (@americanamma) April 19, 2014

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Travis Browne breaks hand, ribs, and dislocates bones in foot

Travis Browne breaks hand, ribs, and dislocates bones in foot

@Rickylundell

Update on @travisbrowneMMA : Here’s the hand break pic from when Browne dropped Werdum in Round 1 on #UFConFOX11 #ufc pic.twitter.com/ffqKHbVU8a

Update on @travisbrowneMMA : Here’s the hand break pic from when Browne dropped Werdum in Round 1 on #UFConFOX11 #ufc http://t.co/ffqKHbVU8a
Ricky Lundell (@Rickylundell) April 20, 2014

@Rickylundell
@travisbrowneMMA full update: Mental…

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DW supports Rich Franklin in ONE FC VP offer.

DW supports Rich Franklin in ONE FC VP offer.

So Rich Franklin was offered a VP job with ONE FC.  My first thought was, ‘Don’t do it Frank, Dana will hate you forever’.  I was wrong.  Looks like Dana is just looking for a little transparency and professionalism.

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Rich Franklin: “I have been in talks with ONE FC about taking a job with them. They offered me a position as VP. I will be heading to…

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