All posts by Erik Fontanez

Associate Editor at MMAWeekly.com

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UFC Fight Night 50 Results: Matt Mitrione B...

Sep 05, 2014Comments off488 Views

Matt Mitrone defeated Derrick Lewis in the first round of their main-card fight at UFC Fight Night Foxwoods in Ledyard, Conn. on Friday.

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Bellator Announces Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan B...

Sep 05, 2014Comments off1128 Views

A Bellator light heavyweight fight between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar will take place in San Diego this November, the same night as UFC 180.

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Joe Lauzon Prepared for UFC Fight Night Fol...

Sep 05, 2014Comments off595 Views

One Sunday in January, Joe Lauzon and his wife welcomed their first son, Joey Lauzon, into the world. Tears of joy turned into those of

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Alexander Gustafsson Willing to Take Anothe...

Sep 03, 2014Comments off547 Views

Alexander Gustafsson might just fight before getting a title shot.

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UFC Targeting Mauricio ‘Shogun’...

Sep 03, 2014Comments off590 Views

A light heavyweight match-up between former division champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Jimi Manuwa is being targeted for the Nov. 8 UFC card in Brazil,

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UFC Not Looking to Expand Women’s Div...

Sep 02, 2014Comments off735 Views

Their competition might be looking to explore other women’s divisions, but the UFC is sticking to what they currently have and no more for the

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Dana White Needs to Figure Out Ronda Rousey...

Aug 31, 2014Comments off784 Views

“There’s a long list for Rousey, waiting right now,” White said. “[Correia’s] on the list.”

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UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Wants a Chance to Be...

Aug 31, 2014Comments off801 Views

Ronda Rousey tells MMAWeekly.com that she hopes she gets a chance to beat Bethe Correia.

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UFC 177 Results: TJ Dillashaw Grabs Late Kn...

Aug 31, 2014Comments off523 Views

T.J. Dillashaw successfully defended his UFC bantamweight title, knocking out Joe Soto in the main event at UFC 177 in Sacramento, Calif. on Saturday night.

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UFC 177 Results: Bethe Correia Takes Out Sh...

Aug 30, 2014Comments off587 Views

Bethe Correia scored a technical knockout of Shayna Baszler in the second round of their main-card fight at UFC 177 on Saturday in Sacramento, Calif.

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Mark Hunt Inks Six-Fight UFC Deal, Plans on...

Aug 28, 2014Comments off647 Views

Mark Hunt has signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC and he will likely retire from fighting upon fulfilling his contract, according to a

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UFC Welterweight Demian Maia Sidelined Inde...

Aug 27, 2014Comments off501 Views

UFC welterweight Demian Maia has been diagnosed with a bone infection and is indefinitely sidelined from fighting, according to a report on Wednesday evening.

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Rafael dos Anjos Knew He Would Have the Str...

Aug 24, 2014Comments off358 Views

Rafael dos Anjos walked out of Tulsa, Okla. with a win, but it was the way he walked in that set the tone for his

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UFC Fight Night 49 Tulsa Results: Rafael do...

Aug 24, 2014Comments off572 Views

Rafael dos Anjos pulled the upset, knocking out former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday.

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UFC Fight Night 49 Tulsa Results: Thales Le...

Aug 24, 2014Comments off471 Views

Thales Leites extended his winning streak on Saturday night, knocking out Francis Carmont on the main card at UFC Fight Night in Tulsa, Okla.

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Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold Being Discu...

Aug 20, 2014Comments off545 Views

A middleweight match-up between division standouts Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold is being targeted by the UFC, according to a report on Wednesday afternoon.

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Thiago Alves Targets December Return Agains...

Aug 20, 2014Comments off982 Views

Following an injury, Thiago Alves has been cleared to start wrestling again and he plans to return to the Octagon in December, according to a

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Dana White Says UFC Working to Improve Octa...

Aug 19, 2014Comments off473 Views

Issues such as eye pokes and slippery Octagon surfaces have recently been a source of complaints from UFC fighters. At this point, the complaints are

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Dana White on Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier Braw...

Aug 18, 2014Comments off1183 Views

Dana White is apologetic for the UFC’s role in the pre-fight brawl between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier that took place two

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Ross Pearson’s Win Over Gray Maynard ...

Aug 17, 2014Comments off374 Views

Ross Pearson didn’t want to have a repeat on Saturday night of his previous fight ...

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Ryan Bader Finds Success With Going Back to...

Aug 17, 2014Comments off426 Views

Ryan Bader discusses what he's done to find success in his recent three-fight win streak.

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UFC Fight Night 47 Results: Ryan Bader Grab...

Aug 17, 2014Comments off506 Views

Ryan Bader went the distance and topped Ovince St. Preux in the main event at UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, ME on Saturday evening.

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Former UFC Fighter Josh Grispi Jailed After...

Aug 10, 2014Comments off830 Views

Ex-UFC featherweight fighter Josh Grispi has been jailed after allegedly assaulting his wife at least two times in recent days, according to a report.

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Gray Maynard Replaces Abel Trujillo, Faces ...

Aug 05, 2014Comments off384 Views

Abel Trujillo suffered an injury and has been forced out of his UFC Fight Night Bangor fight against Ross Pearson, UFC officials announced on Monday.

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Brandon Thatch Suffers Fractured Toe, Withd...

Aug 02, 2014Comments off610 Views

Thatch made the announcement through his Twitter account, including some graphic photos with the social media post.

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Manny Gamburyan Drops to Bantamweight, Figh...

Aug 02, 2014Comments off665 Views

Manny Gamburyan will drop a weight class for his next fight, agreeing to face Cody Gibson in a bantamweight bout at UFC 178, an official

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Kevin Lee vs. Jon Tuck Added to UFC 178

Jul 31, 2014Comments off468 Views

A lightweight bout between prospects Kevin Lee and Jon Tuck has been added to the lineup for UFC 178, officials announced on Thursday.

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Urijah Faber to Meet Masanori Kanehara at U...

Jul 28, 2014Comments off415 Views

A bantamweight bout between division standout Urijah Faber and promotional newcomer Masanori Kanehara has been added to UFC Fight Night Japan, MMAWeekly.com confirmed with sources

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Robbie Lawler Looking To Do More in Upcomin...

Jul 27, 2014Comments off551 Views

Robbie Lawler is looking to do more to earn more in his upcoming rematch with Johny Hendricks.

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Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2 Headed to Brazi...

Jul 27, 2014Comments off735 Views

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will return from injury and defend his title against Chad Mendes at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, UFC President