Alexander Gustafsson vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira To Headline March 8 Event in London, Guillard/Pearson Rematch

We know UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be fighting Glover Teixeira early in 2014. We didn’t know though when Alexander Gustafsson would return to the cage.

UFC President Dana White announced after UFC Fight Night 30 yesterday that Gustafsson will return for an event on March 8 in London against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Thatf fight will be the main event of the show.

Gustafsson was last seen in the cage last month in an epic fight with Jones in where he lost a unanimous decision. A lot of people thought Gustafsson won the fight as well. The rematch seemed logically for their next fights, but the UFC has said if Jones gets by Teixeira and Gustafsson gets by Nogueira then they will rematch later in 2014. Rash

By the time the fight happens, Nogueira wouldn’t have fought in 13 months since he defeated. Rashad Evans at UFC 156 in February. The Brazilian has suffered a rash of injuries and will be looking for his third straight win.

It was also announced by White that Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson will have their rematch. The two fought yesterday at UFC Fight Night 30 when it ended in a controverisial no contest when Guillard threw a questionable knee that was deemed illegal. Pearson had suffered a vicious cut on his forehead and the doctors deemed he was unable to continue.

This event will be the first event of the European tour in where the UFC will be having shows in big European cities throughout 2014.

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UFC Fight Night 30 Results: Machida Knocks Munoz’s Head, Guillard vs Pearson Ends in Controversy

A lot of questions were surrounding Lyoto Machida as he was making his long anticipated debut at middleweight. Machida had spent his entire career at light heavyweight and becoming the champion. In front of Machida was his friend and occasional training partner, Mark Munoz.

The two battled in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England.

The fight started with feeling each other out for the first 70 seconds of the fight until Machida came in wwith a two punch combination. Munoz lunged at a takedown but missed badly. Machida then lands with two jabs and then a moment later a body kick.

Lyoto Machida defeated Mark Munoz via KO at 3:10 of Round 1

Each man is circling each other and then Machida a left head kick that knocked down Munoz and was going to throw a punch, but referee Leon Roberts came in and stopped the fight.

The co-main event feature lightweights Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson. Fight started with both gusy trading shots in the first minute of the opening round. Guillard started opening up throwing combinations and bobbing and weaving Pearson’s shots.

With 3:10 left in the opening round Pearson attempted a flying knee, Pearson grabbed went Guillard and they to the ground. Guillard then threw a knee and then another knee with Pearson’s hand on the ground, which is illegal.

Pearson had a horrible gash on his forehead. Referee Marc Goddard said that the second knee was illegal and the doctor looked at Pearson’s cut and wasn’t allowed to continue.

Since the fight was still in the first round, the fight was deemed a no contest.

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“Rampage” Jackson Feels Bad For Tito Ortiz, Will Fight Anyone Including Tyrone Spong

We reported yesterday Tito Ortiz is out of his main event fight next Saturday at Bellator 106 against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson due to a fractured neck. Bellator did a conference call announcing the card would shift from pay-per-view to Spike TV. Jackson made a statement last night on Twitter feeling bad for Ortiz.

“Rampage” then went on Inside MMA on AXS TV and said he talked to Ortiz and felt bad about the injury.

“I hope Tito has a speedy recovery,” Jackson said. “I know how it is when you’re a warrior and you’ve been injured. Hell, I’ve been injured my last two fights. It’s not a pretty sight. It’s really hard.”

Jackson he was ready to fight anybody at anytime and was wished Bellator would have kept the PPV event.

“If I’m going to keep it real, I would have said, ‘Look, throw another opponent at me and still keep the PPV because I trained really hard for this and had my knees fixed,’” he said. “I wanted to show the world and the fans that still support me that I’m back. Everybody thought I was done after I lost my fight to ‘Shogun’(Rua).

“Throw somebody else in there like ‘Kimbo Slice,’ Houston Alexander, anyone in Bellator. People talking about Tyrone Spong – I don’t know his name. Throw anybody in there. I’m ready. I’ll fight anybody. Pull Chuck Liddell out of retirement.”

Fans have been bringing up on social media that Jackson maybe could fight Spong if it was under the GLORY kickboxing banner since Spong has an MMA contract with World Series Of Fighting. Jackson liked the idea of fighting, but said it wasn’t up to him and said he hopes to find out today who he is fighting.

We will keep you updated on who will be facing Jackson.

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Watch UFC Fight Night 30 Prelims On At 12:15 PM ET

UFC Fight Night 30 takes place today at the Phones4u Arena in Manchester, England. There are six preliminary fights that you can watch at 12:15 p.m. ET here on The main card then shifts over to Fox Sports 2 starting at 3 p.m. ET.

Here are the fights you will be able to watch here on the website.

- Piotr Hallmann (14-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Al Iaquinta (6-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC)
- Luke Barnatt (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Andrew Craig (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC)
- Jessica Andrade (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Rosi Sexton (13-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
- Cole Miller (19-8 MMA, 8-6 UFC) vs. Andy Ogle (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC)
- Jimy Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Robert Whiteford (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
- Michael Kuiper (12-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Brad Scott (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC)

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Tito Ortiz Has A Fractured Neck, Bellator 106 Will Now Be on Spike TV

It has been confirmed by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney that Tito Ortiz has suffered a fractured neck and will be out of his Bellator 106 fight next Saturday with Quinton Jackson. Rebney then said the card will switch from pay-per-view to a three hour event on Spike TV and the people who had already ordered the event will get reimbursed.

We had reported earlier today that Ortiz was going to be out of the fight.

Rebney and Spike TV executive Kevin Kay held a conference call earlier today to make the announcement of the switches.

“I’ve got bad news, and I’ve got great news,” began Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “The bad news is that I can confirm that Tito has fractured his neck and will be unable to fight next Saturday. His doctors confirmed that fighting with Tito right now could have dire consequences, so Tito is off the card and our thoughts and prayers are with him in what we hope will be a great and full recovery.

“The great news that I’ve got, because I’ve got the greatest partners on Earth at Spike and Viacom like Kevin Kay and people like Wade Davis, we’re going to give Chandler-Alvarez II for the lightweight title, (Muhammad)Lawal versus Emanuel Newton II for the light heavyweight interim world title, [Pat] Curran versus [Daniel] Strauss II for the featherweight world title, and a bevy of other really great fights, all to the best MMA fans on Earth, for free on Spike TV, Saturday night at 9 o’clock Eastern time.”

Every main card fight will be moved up now with the rematch of Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title. Rebney said that the “Fight Master” finale between Joe Riggs and Mike Bronzoulis will now be apart of the main card.

Rebney stated that Ortiz could be sidelined for more than six months before the Bellator can get a better timeframe on an Ortiz return. In terms of when Jackson will make his Bellator debut, Rebney would like to get Jackson ASAP.

“On the Rampage front, literally as quickly as possible,” he said. “Obviously there have been a lot of moving parts with Kevin and I and the team and Spike and Bellator and everybody working together to put this magical show on Spike TV for free, but don’t think that we’re not thinking about Rampage and we’re hopefully going to be in a position in the next week to make some great announcements on that as well.”

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Tito Ortiz Suffers A Neck Injury, Out Of Bellator Pay-Per-View Main Event Against Rampage Jackson

According to, Tito Ortiz has suffered a neck injury and is out of his main event fight against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson next Saturday.

The report states that Ortiz suffered the neck injury in training. As of this current time, Bellator is looking for a replacement to face Jackson and it is unknown if Jackson will still be on the card.

The article also states that Bellator is considering moving the entire card over to Spike TV with Jackson.

Ortiz sent out a strange tweet a few hours ago that showed that the fight with Jackson was in question. has reached out to a representative of Ortiz, but have received no comment at this time.

We will keep you updated on the situation as news becomes available.

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Conor McGregor Discusses When He Will Return, Fighting Diego Sanchez, Miesha Tate/Ronda Rousey Tweet And More

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor was last seen in action on UFC Fight Night 26 in August when he defeated Max Holloway by unanimous decision. After the fight a lot of hype was surrounding McGregor. People were saying he could be the next big thing in the UFC and could be the first ever European champion in the organization.

Then tragedy happened as McGregor had stated after the Holloway fight that he hurt his knee, but didn’t think it was too bad. It was announced that McGregor tore his ACL and would be sidelined indefinitely.

McGregor is in England for the UFC Fight Night 30 event tomorrow night in Manchester. “Notorious” did a media scrum earlier today and discussed how his rehab is going, when he thinks he will return, why he wants to fight Diego Sanchez at lightweight, his controversial tweet regarding Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey and more.

Watch the video of the scrum above.

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown (Non-Spoilers) For Tonight’s Show

WWE Friday Night Smackdown airs tonight on SyFy starting at 8 p.m. ET. The show was taped on Tuesday in Birmingham, Alabama. We posted the spoilers from the show earlier in the week. If you didn’t read the spoilers, here is what will be on the show tonight.

- Triple H Interview
- The Usos vs Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
- AJ Lee vs Nikki Bella
- Los Matadores vs Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre
- Ryback and Paul Heyman vs CM Skunk
- Alberto Del Rio Interview
- The Great Khali vs Fandango
- Daniel Bryan, Big E Langston, Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs Randy Orton and The Shield

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WWE Big Show Talks Hell in a Cell 2013, John Cena Comeback

WWE superstar the Big Show talks about the upcoming Hell in a Cell PPV, driving a big rig on Raw this past Monday, being able to cry on demand and learning how to do that, John Cena’s quick return from surgery, the rise of Daniel Bryan, not having his own catchphrase, the charity work WWE does and more.


TNA Impact Wrestling Spoilers For Thursday October 31

TNA aired a live version of Impact Wrestling last night in Salt Lake City, Utah. After the live version of the card, TNA taped an edition of Impact Wrestling that will air next Thursday on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.

Here the results of the show.

- Magnus won a gauntlet match to get a spot in an 8-man tournament to become #1 contender (there are also reports that the tournament will crown the new TNA Champion). Sting was in the match even though he’s not able to challenge for the title ever again. Magnus won after he threw Sting over the ropes continuing their angle.
The crowd went crazy when Sting came out but they could’ve cared less about Magnus.
The other other seven guys in the tournament are Bobby Roode, Jeff Hardy, Chris Sabin, Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, and two others I can’t remember for some reason.
Bully Ray was left out to continue the Mr. Anderson feud.

- EC3 faced the same jobber he beat at BFG. The jobber was more over than half the locker room. There was a huge “Let’s go blue guy” chant since he wore a blue singlet.

- Bobby Roode beat Kurt Angle. First, the Angle injury is kayfabe. He was perfectly fine. Great match and Angle was way over.

- TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim beat ODB when Lei’D Tapa interfered. Gail used the ropes for leverage getting the pin.

- TNA Tag Champions Bro-Mans beat Gunner and James Storm. Robbie E used the ropes for leverage. Filler match.

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UFC Fight Night 30 Weigh-In Results: Machida, Munoz on Weight For The Main Event

UFC Fight Night 30 weigh-ins just took place at the Manchester Central in England. 23 of the 24 made weight as flyweight John Lineker weighed in at 128 pounds and has one hour to lose two pounds. Here are the weigh-in results.

- Lyoto Machida (185) vs. Mark Munoz (186)
- Melvin Guillard (155) vs. Ross Pearson (156)
- Ryan Jimmo (204) vs. Jimi Manuwa (205)
- Norman Parke (155) vs. Jon Tuck (155)
- Nicholas Musoke (186) vs. Alessio Sakara (185)
- Phil Harris (125) vs. John Lineker (128)

- Piotr Hallmann (155) vs. Al Iaquinta (155)
- Luke Barnatt (185) vs. Andrew Craig (186)
- Jessica Andrade (134) vs. Rosi Sexton (135)
- Cole Miller (146) vs. Andy Ogle (145)
- Jimy Hettes (145) vs. Robert Whiteford (145)
- Michael Kuiper (185) vs. Brad Scott (186)

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Watch UFC Fight Night 30 Weigh-Ins Today Starting At 11 AM ET At

UFC Fight Night 30 takes place tomorrow night from the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England. The main event will feature former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida making his debut at middleweight as he will square off with Mark Munoz. The co-main event will feature Melvin Guillard facing off with Ross Pearson in lightweight action.

Before the card takes place, all 24 fighters will weigh-in today to make their fights official. Weigh-ins take place at Manchester Central in England and the first fighter will tip the scale at 11 a.m. ET.

You can watch today’s weigh-ins at the video above.

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Video: Chael Sonnen Says He Will Ask Anderson Silva To Be His Assistant Coach For TUF Brazil 3

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen on the same team for The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3? If Sonnen has his way, it could happen. Sonnen whose in England to corner Luke Barnatt this Saturday, did a media scrum in England today for UFC Fight Night 30 and a video was posted on that he will at least ask Silva to be an assistant coach.

It was announced Tuesday night that Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will be coaches on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3. Filming for the show will begin 2014.

Sonnen and the former middleweight champion have had a long standing rivalry as Sonnen talked a lot of trash leading into their first fight at UFC 117 in August of 2010, with Sonnen dominating the fight and Silva won by submission with 1:50 left in the fight. A lot of hype surrounded the rematch with Sonnen making of Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva and fellow Brazilian fighters and their home country. They fought at UFC 147 last July with Silva winning by TKO in the second round.

The odds of the former middleweight kingpin pairing with Sonnen is slim, but feels that Silva would bring a lot to the table of being a coach.

“Anderson Silva was one of my first thoughts to ask,” Sonnen stated. “And again, that wouldn’t be for me or Anderson. That would be for the young men who are kicking and clawing and trying to get into the UFC. I think his knowledge of the sport is tremendous, but also his ability to communicate in a Portuguese atmosphere would be very helpful.

“I think he’s got a relationship with Wanderlei, so it’s probably not likely. But that doesn’t mean I won’t reach out.”

Do you think Anderson Silva will accept Sonnen’s invitation if asked?

Watch the video above as Sonnen also discusses a variety of topics in the sport.

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Between The Ropes Video: Raw Fallout, WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 Preview

Brian, Michael and Steve are back for the weekly Between The Ropes as they talk about the fallout from WWE Raw on Monday night and the Triple H promo to end that show, a preview of this Sunday’s Hell in a Cell PPV and some predictions, Sheamus on his comeback from injury, TNA on the move and a new initiative and more.

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Video: Daniel Bryan Says Randy Orton Has “Never Seen How Violent Daniel Bryan Can Be”

Daniel Bryan quite arguably is the most popular superstar right now in the WWE. This coming Sunday at Hell In A Cell, Bryan gets another chance to win the WWE title as he will battle Randy Orton in the main event for the vacant WWE title inside the cell structure. The WWE released a video on You Tube with Bryan that shows what he did earlier in his career, his WWE run and has some choice words for Orton. Watch the video above. Follow Between The Ropes on Facebook and Twitter.

WWE Superstar Sheamus Speaks Out Against Bullies, Timetable For Return to Ring

WWE superstar Sheamus talks about speaking out against bullies at a Be A Star rally, how his injured shoulder is, how exactly he injured it, what else he has been doing while sidelined, timetable for his return and more.

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Dana White UFC Fight Night 30 Video Blog: Behind The Scenes Of UFC 165

UFC Fight Night 30 takes place on Saturday night from the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England. The main event will feature former UFC light heavyweight Lyoto Machida making his middleweight debut against Mark Munoz.

Before every event UFC President Dana White comes out with a video blog. This new video blog takes a look back at UFC 165, which took place last month. The video goes behind the scenes of the including great footage of right before and after the epic main event of UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, with Jones winning by a close unanimous decision.

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WWE Diva Summer Rae Talks Charity Work, Looking for More

WWE Diva Summer Rae talks about being a part of a recent Be A Star rally against bullying, being on the road with WWE, partnering with Fandango, training to get in the ring, cheesy pick up lines and more.

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