Georges St-Pierre Suffers Another Torn ACL, Return Uncertain

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Georges St-Pierre announced in December that he was taking a break from MMA and was uncertain if he would ever return. Well it looks like if the former UFC welterweight champion returns, it won’t be until 2015 at the earliest. St-Pierre announced a short time ago on his Facebook and Twitter pages that he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee.

“Just got confirmation that I tore my left knee ACL during training this week… Surgery in a few days and rehab starts right away. We all face challenges in our lives and I know only one way to take this one: Pain, hard work, no shortcuts and I will soon be back at 100%. Stay tuned and thanks for your amazing support, as always”.

St-Pierre had torn his ACL in 2011 and didn’t return until November of 2012 when he fought three times in a one year span defeating Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz and current UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.

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UFC 171 Full Fight Video Hightlights Including Johny Hendricks Title Win

UFC 171 took place this Saturday night from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event featured Johny Hendricks capturing the UFC welterweight title defeating Robbie Lawler in a five round classic. The co-feature saw Tyron Woodley defeating Carlos Condit with fights that saw Myles Jury defeating Diego Sanchez and Hector Lombard defeating Jake Shields.

Watch the video below with full fight highlights of the main card.

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UFC 171 Weigh-In Results: Johny Hendricks Finally Makes Weight on Second Attempt

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UFC 171 tomorrow night almost lost their main event title fight. The feature fight has Johny Hendricks battling Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight title. Weigh-ins were earlier today and took place about two hours. Lawler made the required 170 pounds, but when Hendricks weighed in, he weighed 171.5 pounds. Hendricks had two hours to make weight. If he didn’t make weight, then if Lawler had won, he becomes the champion and if Hendricks won, then the title would still be vacant. On his second and final attempt, Hendricks made 170 pounds.

25 of the 26 fighters on the card made weight as Renee Forte initially weighed 157.5, but was only able to get down to 157 and had to forfeit 20% of his purse to his opponent Frank Trevino. Here are the UFC 171 weigh-in results:

•Johny Hendricks (170) vs. Robbie Lawler (170)
•Carlos Condit (170.5) vs. Tyron Woodley (170)
•Myles Jury (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (155)
•Hector Lombard (170) vs. Jake Shields (171)
•Nikita Krylov (205) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205)
•Kelvin Gastelum (171) vs. Rick Story (170.5)
•Jessica Andrade (135) vs. Raquel Pennington (135.5)
•Dennis Bermudez (146) vs. Jimy Hettes (145.5)
•Alex Garcia (1705.) vs. Sean Spencer (170)
•Renee Forte (157)+ vs. Frank Trevino (155)
•Will Campuzano (125.5) vs. Justin Scoggins (125)
•Robert McDaniel (184.5) vs. Sean Strickland (185)
•Daniel Pineda (145) vs. Robert Whiteford (145)

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Watch UFC 171 LIVE Weigh-Ins On BetweenTheRopes.com At 5 PM ET

UFC 171 takes place tomorrow night from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event features Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight title. The co-feature has former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit battling Tyron Woodley.

Before the fights can be made official, all 26 fighters competing on the card have to weigh-in. You can watch the weigh-ins live starting at 5 PM ET at the video stream above.

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Countdown To UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler Entire Episode

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UFC 171 takes place on Saturday night from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event features Johny Hendricks fighting Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight title, which was dropped by longtime title holder Georges St-Pierre in December. The co-feature has former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit facing off against Tyron Woodley.

The UFC before every pay-per-view airs an hour long countdown show that previews the featured bouts of the card. The videos, which you watch below previews Hendricks vs Lawler, Condit vs Woodley and a lightweight bout featuring Diego Sanchez vs Myles Jury.

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Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler UFC 171 Main Event Video Preview

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The UFC returns to pay-per-view this Saturday night as UFC 171 takes place from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event features Johny Hendricks battling Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight title. The co-feature is also a battle of welterweights as former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit faces off with Tyron Woodley.

The video above previews the Hendricks vs Lawler main event.

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Full Episode Of UFC On Fox 9′s “Road To The Octagon”

UFC on Fox 9 takes place net Saturday, December 14 from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The main event will feature Demetrious Johnson defending his UFC flyweight title against Joseph Benavidez. The co-main event will feature Urijah Faber battling Michael McDonald.

Before each Fox show, the UFC airs a preview show called “Road To The Octagon”, which goes behind of the scenes of the top fights on the show. You can watch the episode in the video stream above highlighting the aforementioned two matches and Carlos Condit vs Matt Brown.

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UFC on Fox 9 Kickoff Press Conference on BetweenTheRopes.com Starting At 4 PM ET

UFC on Fox 9 takes place on Saturday, December 14 from the MTS Centre in Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The main event will feature UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis defending his title against former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson.

The event will be officially announced today takes at the Sleep Train Arena. Participating at the press conference will be UFC President Dana White, Pettis, Thomson, Urijah Faber, Michael McDonald, Chad Mendes, Nik Lentz, Carlos Conditand Matt Brown.

You can the press conference starting at 4 p.m. at betweentheropes.com on the video above.

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UFC News: Condit, Kampmann, Thatch and Cummings Earn Fight Bonuses

The UFC announced after UFC Fight Night 27 that Carlos Condit, Martin Kampmann, Brandon Thatch and Zak Cummings received $50,000 bonuses for their efforts last night.

Condit and Kampmann received fight of the night in their main event rematch. This time though, Condit defeated Kampmann in back and forth fight by fourth round TKO.

Thatch received knockout of the night when he defeated Justin Edwards 83 seconds of the very first round.

Cummings received submission of the night defeating Ben Alloway after being in some trouble early in the first round was able to secure a d’arce choke with 41 seconds left in the round.

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UFC News: Carlos Condit Stops Martin Kampmann In Rematch

Carlos Condit avenged his first UFC loss in a big way. The former UFC interim welterweight champion defeated Martin Kampmann by fourth round TKO last night at UFC Fight Night 27.

Condit got off to a sluggish start in the first round when Kampmann took Condit down and controlled the rest of the round.

The second round started with Kampmann trying to secure the takedown again, but Condit was able to stuff the takedowns and was able to control the round with his standup.

The third round Condit was able to continue his momentum with Kampmann starting to fade. Condit landed a nice combination that opened up a cut over Kampmann’s eye. Kampmann was able to finally land a takedown, but Condit countered very quickly and took Kampmann’s back. The fight got back to both fighters on their feet, but Condit controlled the rest of the round with his standup.

The fourth and final round started with Kampmann securing a takedown, but Condit was able to bounce back on his feet. Condit was then able to press the action and shocked Kampmann with a left hook and Condit then poured it on with knees and punches, then referee Herb Dean stopped the fight 54 seconds into the fourth round.

Here are the rest of the results from UFC Fight Night 27:

•Rafael dos Anjos def. Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
•Kelvin Gastelum def. Brian Melancon via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:26
•Court McGee def. Robert Whittaker via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
•Takeya Mizugaki def. Erik Perez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
•Brad Tavares def. Robert McDaniel via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
•Dylan Andrews def. Papy Abedi via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:32
•Brandon Thatch def. Justin Edwards via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:23
•Darren Elkins def. Hatsu Hioki via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
•Jason High def. James Head via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:41
•Zak Cummings def. Ben Alloway via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 1, 4:19
•Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo declared a no-contest (unintentional illegal knee) – Round 2, 4:57

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – August 29, 2013

Brian and Steve recap UFC Fight Night 27 which saw Carlos Condit defeat Martin Kampmann in the main event, what could be next for Condit, Chael Sonnen’s possible next opponent, Dana White comments on Bjorn Rebney and their picks for Saturday’s UFC 164 headlined by Benson Henderson against Anthony Pettis for the UFC lightweight championship.

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UFC News: Dana White Video Blog For UFC Fight Night 27

UFC President Dana White always comes out with video blogs during fight week. This week is no exception as UFC Fight Night 27 takes place tonight in Indianapolis, Indiana and then UFC 164 takes place on Saturday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

White came out with a video blog hyping tonight’s UFC Fight Night 27 card, which features a main event rematch between former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann with the co-feature of Donald Cerrone facing Rafael dos Anjos.

In this latest video blog, White takes a look back at UFC Fight Night 26 which took place 11 days ago in Boston.
You see Conor McGregor backstage after his fight talking to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, Travis Browne and Matt Brown talking to White and much more.

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UFC Fight Night 27 Weigh-In Results: All Fighters Make Weight

UFC Fight Night 27 takes place tomorrow night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The main event features a rematch between former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit facing off with Martin Kampmann.

All 24 fighters on the card just weighed in and all of them made weight including Condit who weighed in at 170.5, while Kampmann weighed in at 170.

Both guys faced each other in 2009, with Kampmann winning by split decision. Condit and Kampmann are looking to get back on track as Condit has a two fight losing streak and Kampmann lost his last fight against Johny Hendricks at UFC 154 last November.

UFC Fight Night 27 weigh-in results:

UFC Fight Night 27 Main Card (Fox Sports 1 8 p.m. ET):

Carlos Condit (170.5) vs. Martin Kampmann (170)
Donald Cerrone (156) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155.5)
Kelvin Gastelum (170) vs. Brian Melancon (170)
Court McGee (170) vs. Robert Whittaker (170.5)
Takeya Mizugaki (135.5) vs. Erik Perez (135.5)
Brad Tavares (186) vs. Bubba McDaniel (185)

UFC Fight Night 27 Prelims (FOX Sports 2 6 p.m. ET):
Dylan Andrews (184.5) vs. Papy Abedi (185)
Justin Edwards (170) vs. Brandon Thatch (170)
Darren Elkins (145) vs. Hatsu Hioki (146)
James Head (170.5) vs. Jason High (171)

UFC Fight Night 27 Prelims (Facebook 5 p.m. ET):
Zak Cummings (170.5) vs. Ben Alloway (170)
Roger Bowling (155.5) vs. Abel Trujillo (155)

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UFC Fight Night 27 Weigh-Ins Live on BetweenTheRopes.com At 4 P.M. ET

UFC Fight Night 27 takes place tomorrow night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The main event features a rematch from 2009 with Carlos Condit looking to avenge his first ever loss in the UFC as he squares off with Martin Kampmann.

Before the fighters get in the cage, all 24 fighters hit the scales today to weigh-in for their respective fights tomorrow night.

Watch the live weigh-in stream here at betweentheropes.com starting at 4 p.m. ET.

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Georges St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks likely for November event in Vegas

gspIt is looking like Johny Hendricks won’t have to wait too much for his shot at Georges St-Pierre.

Dana White announced today at the UFC 161 open workouts that Hendricks and the UFC welterweight champion will be meeting at a to be determined event in November with Las Vegas being the probable destination.

Hendricks has been campaigning for the fight with St-Pierre since he became the number one contender when he defeated Martin Kampmann in 46 seconds at UFC 154 last November. St-Pierre on that same show defeated Carlos Condit in a unification bout by unanimous decision.

“Bigg Rigg” got denied his opportunity as St-Pierre decided he wanted his next title defense to be against arch nemesis, Nick Diaz. That bout took place at UFC 158 in March with the champion defeating Diaz by unanimous decision. Hendricks also fought on the same event defeating Condit by unanimous decision.

We will keep you up to date when everything is made official for this welterweight showdown.

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