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Lightweights Joe Lauzon, Michael Chiesa Slated for UFC Fight Night in Connecticut
Lauzon returns to action on Sept. 5. | Dave
Lauzon will meet Michael
Chiesa in a lightweight tussle when the UFC heads to
Connecticut on Sept. 5.
Promotion officials announced the booking – the first for the event
-- on Tuesday night. The UFC Fight Night card takes place at the
Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn., and will go head-to-head
with Bellator 123, which airs on Spike that same night.
Lauzon halted a two-fight losing streak in his last appearance,
taking a unanimous verdict over Mac Danzig at
UFC on Fox 9 in December. The Bridgewater, Mass., native holds
significant victories over Jamie
Varner , Melvin
Guillard , Jeremy
Stephens and Jens Pulver
during his UFC career.
“The Ultimate Fighter 15” winner, Chiesa has come out on top in
four of his five Octagon outings. Most recently, “Maverick”
captured a unanimous decision against Francisco
Trinaldo at UFC 173.
Benson Henderson vs. Rafael dos Anjos to Headline UFC Fight Night Tulsa | MMAWeekly.com
Henderson (21-3) is on a two-fight winning streak since losing the UFC lightweight title to Anthony Pettis in August 2013. Most recently, “Bendo” finished Rustam Khabilov with a rear-naked choke in the headlining bout at UFC Fight Night Albuquerque.
Wanderlei Silva admits to taking diuretics; punishment for refused drug test to be discussed at later date
Speaking through his lawyer, Wanderlei Silva stated at Tuesday's Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting that the reason he refused to undergo a random NAC sanctioned drug test on May 24 is because he was concerned that the test would show the presence of diuretics in his system, which he claims he began taking along with anti-inflammatories prescribed by a UFC doctor in order to help him recover from a fractured right wrist he suffered in February while coaching The Ultimate Fighter Brazil .
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Members Of Congress Demand Increased Access To Marijuana For Research Purposes
Thirty members of Congress, led by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), H. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Tuesday demanding an end to the federal monopoly on marijuana research so that more studies can be done by scientists around the nation.
Joe Rogan and Friends
“One of the most complex and exciting stand-ups working in America today. Like an idealistic hippy stuck inside the body of a testosterone-pumped US marine. He’s been likened to late great US comedians such as Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, but although he exhibits a similar brand of furious indignation, his observations and revelations are entirely his own. His angry, insightful act is an absorbing battle between his raw libertarian instincts and his refined liberal sensibilities.”
--William Cook, The Guardian
A standup comedian for more than 20 years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. His third hour comedy special “Joe Rogan: Live from the Tabernacle” was released in December 2012 via his website. Rogan previously starred in two hour long specials, “Talking Monkeys in Space” (2009) now available on CD & DVD and “Joe Rogan Live” (2007) now available on DVD, and released the CD’s “Shiny Happy Jihad” (2007) and “I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday” (2000).
Kevin Casey vs. Bubba Bush slated for UFC 175
Casey (8-3) has won three fights in a row since losing to Josh Samman on the TUF 17 Finale in April 2013. "King" was a member of TUF 17 last year. He defeated Andrew Sanchez via knockout earlier this month to become the inaugural RFA middleweight champion and now becomes the sixth former RFA champion to sign with the UFC. That list includes: Sergio Pettis, Mike Rhodes, Zach Makovsky, Brian Ortega, Pedro Munhoz and Casey.
Urijah Faber wants to introduce you to full-contact SKYDIVING
In the constant pursuit of imploding every adrenaline duct in your body, Urijah Faber has developed Full Contact Skydiving, for the sole reason of scaring little children when they try to go to sleep at night.
Video Replay: NSAC Hearing Addressing Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen, BJ Penn and Others | MMAWeekly.com
Watch MMAWeekly.com’s exclusive video coverage of the Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing on Tuesday, June 17, addressing the recent drug testing issues surrounding Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen; as well as BJ Penn, Lyoto Machida, Matt Mitrione, and others going before the commission to get license approval for upcoming bouts.
Wand se explica à Comissão e culpa diuréticos por 'fuga' de antidoping
Veja Wanderlei Silva formalizar sua representação para fornecer informações à Comissão Atlética do Estado de Nevada, em 17 de junho. A audiência esclareceu sua recusa em fazer o antidoping aleatório em maio.
Jacare Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi Rematch Set as UFC 176 Co-Main Event | MMAWeekly.com
The fight will serve as the UFC 176 co-main event on Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. The card is headlined by a featherweight championship bout between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes.
UFC 176 Adds Ronaldo Souza-Gegard Mousasi Rematch to Aug. 2 Lineup
Gegard Mousasi will attempt to go 2-0 against “Jacare” at UFC
176. | Anton Gurevich/Sherdog.com
A middleweight bout with serious title implications has been added
to the UFC
176 lineup, as Ronaldo
Souza will lock horns with Gegard
Mousasi in the evening’s co-headliner.
Los Angeles Daily News first reported the bout, and the pairing
was subsequently confirmed by UFC officials. UFC 176 takes place at
the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Aug. 2 and features a
featherweight title tilt between Jose Aldo and
“Jacare” and Mousasi first met at the Dream Middleweight Grand Prix
Finals in 2008, with Mousasi winning via knockout after landing an
upkick 2:15 into the opening round.
A former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Souza has defeated
Camozzi , Yushin Okami
Carmont in his first three UFC appearances. The X-Gym
representative also owns notable triumphs over Robbie
Lawler , Tim Kennedy ,
Miller , Matt
Lindland and Alexander
Shlemenko during his professional career.
Chael Sonnen Temporarily Suspended For Failed Drug Test, Future Disciplinary Hearing Looms | MMAWeekly.com
Sonnen tested positive for two banned substances, Anastrozole and Clomifene, during a random drug test administered by the NSAC when he was in Las Vegas on May 23 for a UFC 175 promotional press conference. Both substances are banned in and out-of-competition. The commission temporarily suspended Sonnen’s license in Nevada pending a full disciplinary hearing to be scheduled after the commission receives his official answer to the complaint.
Mirko Cro Cop to Fight Satoshi Ishii in MMA Bout at IGF in Japan | MMAWeekly.com
This will be Ishii’s eighth fight for IGF and six of his wins for the promotion have come at the expense of UFC veterans, establishing the sixth dan Judo black belt as the most exciting heavyweight prospect in Asia at present.
Evening wrap-up: MMA managers using racial epithets, Chael and Wandy do NSAC and the awful TUF 19 season
A rundown of the three most interesting stories in the day in MMA: Mike Kogan using a racial epithet, the NSAC taking their first steps on punishing Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva and the status of The Ultimate Fighter.
Wanderlei Silva Admits to Using Banned Substance, Dodging Random Drug Test
Wanderlei Silva's fate remains undecided following Tuesday's NAC
hearing. | Mike Sloan/Sherdog.com
As it drew near, Tuesday’s Nevada Athletic Commission meeting was
shaping up to something of a major event.
As he has done on numerous occasions with the
Pride Fighting Championships and the
UFC , Wanderlei
Silva was the headliner. It was a far less comfortable
environment for “The Axe Murderer” than the cage or ring.
Silva said very little during the hearing, which was streamed via
UFC Fight Pass. Instead, it was attorney Ross Goodman who spoke on
behalf of the fighter, revealing that the Brazilian intentionally
eluded a random, out-of-competition drug test on May 24 out of fear
that he would test positive for a diuretic being used to treat a
wrist injury suffered in February.
“Back in back in February of this year, at ‘The Ultimate Fighter
Brazil,’ [Silva] injured his wrist,” Goodman said. “He was
prescribed by the UFC doctors anti-inflammatories. He was scheduled
to fight on a May card; early in May he was x-rayed and confirmed
that he had in fact fractured his right wrist.
UFC legend Chuck Liddell didn't intend to start a beef with Jon Jones
"The Iceman" has no problem with Jones. He said both are professionals and there's not hatchet to bury. As for his kids, though, it doesn't appear that they'll be using Jones in EA Sports UFC any time soon.
'Minotauro' Nogueira undergoes successful surgery to repair partial ACL tear
The UFC heavyweight veteran Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira underwent a surgery today to restore the ACL of his right knee, which was partially torn. The procedure was headed in Rio de Janeiro by Dr. Marco Aurelio Sousa and Dr. Marcio Tannure, the Medical Director of Athletical Brazilian Confederation of MMA, who told Combate.com that everything went well.
C.B. Dollaway: I think I match up well with Tim Kennedy
"I think Tim Kennedy is probably going to need a fight," said Dollaway. "I think I match up with him well; I think strategically, it would be a good fight for me to move toward that title. At this point, you have to pick the right fights and maneuver yourself in the position to get a shot."