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Injured Leonard Garcia Out of UFC 144 Match with Tiequan Zhang

The “Badboy” will have to sit on the sidelines a bit longer and wait for his next chance to step into the Octagon, as his scheduled opponent Tiequan Zhang will now face Issei Tamura at UFC 144 in Japan. The nature of Garcia’s injury has not been disclosed. While not many Stateside fight fans will [&hellip

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Dana White confirms World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) set to merge with UFC

The World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) brand will be laid to rest this winter and it’s stable of thrilling mixed martial artists are set to enjoy competing under the famous UFC banner, come January. This exciting news broke via an exclusive interview with White as conducted by Ariel Helwani of MMAfighting.com. WEC has enjoyed long-term success [&hellip

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Jeff Curran scores unanimous decision victory over Tomohiko Hori at XFO 34

Chicago, IL ( USA ): “WORLDS COLLIDE” was certainly an appropriate title for XFO 34, which took place this past Saturday, December 5th, live in Lakemoor , IL . Returning after a three year absence from his home promotion, “The Big Frog” Jeff Curran clashed with the extremely tough Tomohiko Hori, a Japan native who [&hellip

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Tachi Palace Fights signs former WEC bantamweight contender Manny Tapia

Lemoore, Calif. – Tachi Palace Fights announced two significant signings on Monday, November 16 that will help bolster its growing roster. “We are looking to build and brand the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino name throughout the mixed martial arts community and we are able to do that by signing some of the best free [&hellip

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WEC lightweight champ Jamie Varner confirms with 6th Round his hand is fully healed

Current WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner has confirmed with 6th-Round.com that his injured hand is indeed finally healed. The following is Varner’s reply to us via Twitter when being asked if injuries are behind him. @6thRound yes sir I’m back 11:21 PM Oct 6th from Echofon in reply to 6thRound Varner won the belt from [&hellip

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WEC in weekend winner’s circle, reigns supreme over Strikeforce

Mike Brown, Brett Rogers, Jose Aldo and Jake Shields are all within the coveted winner’s circle following the aftermath of a weekend stuffed with MMA action. Saturday and Sunday night produced thrilling wins for a handful of men under two different promotional banners, yet the atmosphere set for each couldn’t be more different. What we [&hellip

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Miguel Torres hints at move to 145 lbs. and 155 lbs. (UFC) divisions

Current WEC bantamweight champ Miguel Torres spoke recently to Versus about his future in the lighter weight divisions in both his current organization and UFC. Torres has been dominant at 135 lbs. but his frame could certainly stand to pack on some muscle and compete with the like of Urijah Faber, Mike Brown, and… the [&hellip

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Chase Beebe racks up Dream.7 loss and legal woes with UWC no-show

Former WEC bantamweight champ Chase Beebe is likely not feeling on top of the world right now. After a loss to Miguel Torres in February of 2008, Beebe eventually left the WEC to compete in the DREAM tourneys overseas. Now, this would seem like a respectable, logical move to re-gain momentum and return to possible [&hellip

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