UFC 170 Weigh-In Results: Ronda Rousey, Sara McMann Set For Main Event

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UFC 170 weigh-ins took place moments ago from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is where tomorrow nights card takes place. All 22 fighters on the card made weight including the main event fighters, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Sara McMann.

“I think it’s an amazing, historic event for the UFC,” Rousey added. “It’s not two guys fighting that you found in the back of a bar.”

“I think this is going to be the best women’s fight the UFC has ever had,” McMann said.

Here are the results from the UFC 170 weigh-ins:

•Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Sara McMann (135)
•Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Patrick Cummins (205)
•Rory MacDonald (171) vs. Demian Maia (170)
•Mike Pyle (171) vs. T.J. Waldburger (171)
•Stephen Thompson (170.5) vs. Robert Whittaker (170)
•Alexis Davis (135) vs. Jessica Eye (136)
•Raphael Assuncao (136) vs. Pedro Munhoz (135)
•Cody Gibson (135.5) vs. Aljamain Sterling (135.5)
•Zach Makovsky (125) vs. Josh Sampo (126)
•Erik Koch (155) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (155)
•Ernest Chavez (156) vs. Yosdenis Cedeno (155.5)

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Watch UFC 170 Weigh-Ins Today At 7 PM ET

UFC 170 takes place tomorrow night in Las Vegas. The main event features Ronda Rousey defends her UFC women’s bantamweight title against Sara McMann. In the co-feature, Daniel Cormier battles Patrick Cummins.

Before the fights can be made official, all 22 fighters have to weigh-in. You can watch the UFC 170 weigh-ins in the video stream above.

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UFC 170 Preview Show

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UFC 170 takes place on Saturday night from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event features UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey battling Sara McMann. The co-feature has Daniel Cormier facing off with Patrick Cummins.

We talk to Bleacher Report and UFC.com writer Duane Finley as we break the main card of the show. Finley discusses the significance of the co-main and main event and what other fights to watch out for on the card.

Finley then discusses the latest news on Gilbert Melendez and whether he will end up in Bellator or the UFC, if this could be a game changer for MMA and more.

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UFC 170 Video: Daniel Cormier Gets Physical With Patrick Cummins At Press Conference

The co-main event of UFC 170 on Saturday night featuring Daniel Cormier vs Patrick Cummins is quite arguably the most anticipated fight on the card. The light heavyweight fight was made eight days ago when Rashad Evans had to bow out of the fight due to suffering a knee injury in training.

Cummins told UFC President Dana White that while helping train Cormier for the 2004 Olympics, he “broke” Cormier and made him cry. Cormier hasn’t denied that it happened, but you can tell it has agitated him throughout the week.

It came to a head today when they did the pre-fight press conference staredown, when Cormier walked right up to Cummins and shoved him. Cormier then clenched his fist like he was going to punch Cummins, which you can see in the video above.

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Dana White UFC 170 Video Blog

UFC 170 takes place on Saturday night from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event is Ronda Rousey defending the UFC women’s bantamweight championship facing off with Sara McMann. The co-feature has Daniel Cormier dropping down from heavyweight to light heavyweight to battle Patrick Cummins.

UFC President Dana White traditionally before a pay-per-view releases a video blog showing behind the scenes footage of previous events. On this video blog, you will see footage from UFC Fight Night 30 in October, TUF 18 Finale in Novemeber, UFC Fight Night 35 and UFC on FOX 10 events from January.

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Rashad Evans To Have Knee Injury; Could Be Out Up To Six Months

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It was announced last week when former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans suffered a knee injury and had to bow out of his fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 170 this weekend. It was expected that Evans was only going to be out for about four weeks. Evans announced today in statement that he will be having surgery this week on his knee and is expected to be out for about six months.

“I am deeply disappointed to be missing the action at UFC 170,” Evans said. “But I am, as always, incredibly grateful for the support of my family, friends, management, the UFC, and most of all my fans during this minor setback. Thank you for your continued messages of support. I’ll be back stronger than ever!”

Ronald S. Kvitne who is the team physician of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Blades is working on Evans with the procedure.

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Daniel Cormier Back On UFC 170, Will Face Newcomer Patrick Cummins

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Last night Rashad Evans had to bow out of his UFC 170 fight next weekend against Daniel Cormier. The UFC also announced that Cormier would be taken off the card. Cormier stated on Twitter that he still wanted to fight next weekend, even if it had to be at heavyweight. You ask and you shall receive.

UFC President Dana White announced today that Cormier will stay on the card and face his former wrestling training partner, UFC newcomer Patrick Cummins.

Cummins is a two-time All-American and national champion runner-up from Penn State University and is undefeated in four career fights. As soon as Evans pulled out of the fight Cummins was asking for the fight on Twitter. Dana White told MMAFighting.com that Cummins told him that he made Cormier cry when they would train together. Cormier told MMAFighting that wasn’t the case at all.

“There’s a lot of pressure that comes with trying to win a gold medal, something that Pat wouldn’t understand since he was only a training partner to me and Kerry McCoy. He wasn’t the guy. I appreciate him stepping up and taking the fight, but we’re going to see who’s going to be crying after we fight next Saturday night.”

The fight will remain the co-main event of the show.

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UFC Fight Night 36 Preview; The Latest On Alistair Overeem And Gilbert Melendez

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UFC Fight Night 36 takes place on Saturday night from Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The main event features a middleweight bout with former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida facing former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi. The co-feature has former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza battling Francis Carmont.

We talk to Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford to preview the card and the latest on Jessica Eye and Thiago Silva. Also we discuss, the Gilbert Melendez/UFC contract talks, Alistair Overeem/Dana White, the cancellation of the Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier fight at UFC 170 and much more.

This podcast was sponsored by WarriorDating.com, “The World’s Premiere Dating Network For Martial Artists”. Follow them on Twitter @WarriorDating.

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Chael Sonnen Volunteers To Fight A “Sad” Daniel Cormier

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We reported moments ago that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans had to bow out of his UFC 170 co-main event fight next weekend against Daniel Cormier. The UFC had pulled Cormier from the card as well as a replacement couldn’t be found on such short notice. Well so they thought.

Former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title contender Chael Sonnen has volunteered his services to fight Cormier.

Cormier released a statement on Twitter stating he was sad and wants to fight.

Johnson responded on Twitter turning down the opportunity as he is facing Phil Davis at UFC 172 in April.

Sonnen whose is never one to be shy and turn down a challenge, accepted Cormier’s challenge.

Sonnen is currently scheduled to fight Wanderlei Silva at UFC 173 in May. The Oregon native is coaching The Ultimate Fighter Brazil opposite Silva and the filming of the show concludes on February 18.

No comment from the UFC yet as to whether they will make Cormier vs Sonnen.

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Rashad Evans Suffers A Leg Injury, Out Of UFC 170 Against Daniel Cormier

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A lot of anticipation was building towards the co-main event of Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier at UFC 170 next weekend. Evans was riding a two-fight winning streak and Cormier is undefeated in 13 fights and was making his long anticipated debut at light heavyweight.

Yahoo Sports is reporting and has been confirmed by the UFC that Evans has suffered an injury and had to bow out of the fight. Cormier was also taken off the card due to not being able to find a replacement in that short amount of time.

The news seemed to take people off guard as Evans was apart of today’s UFC 170 conference call and did an interview on “UFC Tonight” to promote the fight.

UFC President Dana White told MMAFighting.com that Evans has suffered a knee injury and would be on the shelf for about four weeks.

No announcement has been made on what will be the co-main of event of the show at this time. UFC 170 takes place next Saturday, February 22 in Las Vegas headlined by UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey defending her title against Sara McMann.

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UFC Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario Passes Away At The Age Of 30

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The UFC announced a few hours ago that heavyweight Shane Del Rosario has passed away after suffering a heart attack about two weeks ago on November 26th.

Del Rosario’s management team announced shortly after the incident that he may have had an uncommon heart condition called Long QT Syndrome, which is undetectable until something happens.

Before Del Rosario entered MMA, he got into kickboxing and Muay Thai. Del Rosario started his MMA career 11-0 with 10 first-round stoppages fighting for M-1, Elite XC and Strikeforce organizations. His biggest achievement in the now defunct promotion was over Lavar Johnson in an alternate Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix fight in February of 2011.

Del Rosario was scheduled to fight Daniel Cormier later in 2011, but got into an automobile accident. Del Rosario ended up suffering a herniated disk in his back from the accident. His contract was picked up by the UFC after Strikeforce folded shop last year. Del Rosario lost to Stipe Miocic and Pat Barry in his only UFC fights to finish his fighting career at 11-2.

Del Rosario was supposed to return this summer against Dave Herman, but had to bow out with a rib injury. Last month he had bow out of a fight against Guto Inocente that had been booked for UFC 168 later this month.

The UFC earlier today released a statement regarding the passing of Del Rosario.

“The Ultimate Fighting Championship mourns the tragic loss of heavyweight competitor Shane Del Rosario, who has passed away at the age of 30,” the UFC said in a statement. “Del Rosario suffered a heart attack on Tuesday, Nov. 26 as a result of what doctors believe to a congenital heart disorder, according to his manager Jason House. The entire organization sends its deepest condolences to Shane’s family and friends.”

The time of death hasn’t been announced by the hospital.

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UFC 166 Medical Suspensions: Junior Dos Santos Suspended Indefinitely

UFC 166 took place this Saturday night in Houston, Texas with Cain Velasquez defeating Junior Dos Santos in the trilogy fight to retain the UFC heavyweight title in the main event.

BetweenTheRopes.com requested and was able to receive the post-fight medical suspensions from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Their were three fighters who received indefinite suspensions, including Dos Santos. The former champion will require clearance from an ear, nose and throat doctor for a potential nasal fracture prior to his return.

Velasquez who was suspended six months until April 18th for a possible broken jaw, but get clearance from a doctor to return earlier.

Here are the medical suspensions from UFC 166:

- Junior dos Santos: Suspended indefinitely pending clearance from an ear, nose and throat doctor
- Shawn Jordan: Suspended indefinitely pending clearance from an ear, nose and throat doctor
- Tim Boetsch: Suspended indefinitely pending clearance from an ophthalmologist
- Cain Velasquez: Suspended until April 18 due to possible broken jaw
- Diego Sanchez: Suspended until Jan. 18 due to cuts
- Darrell Montague: Suspended until Jan. 18 for precautionary reasons
- T.J. Waldburger: Suspended until Jan. 18 for precautionary reasons
- Nate Marquardt: Suspended until Dec. 19 for precautionary reasons
- Andre Fili: Suspended until Dec. 19 due to cuts
- George Sotiropoulos: Suspended until Dec. 4 due to cuts
- Gilbert Melendez: Suspended until Nov. 19 for precautionary reasons
- C.B. Dollaway: Suspended until Nov. 19 due to cuts
- Dustin Pague: Suspended until Nov. 19 for precautionary reasons
- Daniel Cormier: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
- Roy Nelson: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
- Jessica Eye: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
- Sarah Kaufman: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
- K.J. Noons: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
- Jeremy Larsen: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
- Gabriel Gonzaga: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
- John Dodson: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
- Hector Lombard: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
- Adlan Amagov: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
- Mike Rio: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
- Tony Ferguson: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
- Kyoji Horiguchi: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – UFC 166 Recap, Cain is the Man

Brian and Steve look back at UFC 166 from over the weekend including Cain Velasquez retaining the heavyweight championship with a dominating win against Junior dos Santos, the all-time classic between Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez and the rest of the card, who could be next for Velasquez, Daniel Cormier moving to light heavyweight and the upcoming UFC Fight Night show headlined by Mark Munoz vs. Lyoto Machida.

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UFC 166: Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos 3 Video Highlights

UFC 166 took place on Saturday night from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. In the main event, Cain Velasquez retained the UFC heavyweight championship defeating Junior Dos Santos by unanimous decision in the trilogy fight between the two. In the co-main event Daniel Cormier defeated Roy Nelson by unanimous decision in a heavyweight bout.

Here are the video highlights above of Velasquez vs Dos Santos.

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Video: UFC 166 Weigh-Ins

UFC 166 takes place tonight at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. But before the fighters get into the cage tonight, they had to weigh-in yesterday to make their respective fights official.

Watch the weigh-in video above of all 26 fighters weighing in.

Here is the card for tonight’s UFC 166.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos – for heavyweight title
- Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson
- Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez
- Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shawn Jordan
- John Dodson vs. Darrell Montague

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Tim Boetsch vs. C.B. Dollaway
- Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt
- Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman
- K.J. Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)
- Adlan Amagov vs. T.J. Waldburger
- Tony Ferguson vs. Mike Rio
- Andre Fili vs. Jeremy Larsen
- Kyogi Horiguchi vs. Dustin Pague

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UFC 166 Weigh-In Results: Dos Santos And Velasquez Make Weight For Main Event

The UFC 166 weigh-ins took place a few hours ago from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, which is where the event takes place tomorrow night. The main event will feature the trilogy fight with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his title against Junior Dos Santos. The co-main event will feature Daniel Cormier facing off with Roy Nelson in heavyweight actuion.

All fighters including Dos Santos and Velasquez, but one made weight as Andre Fili weighed in 148.5 pounds for his bout with Jeremy Larsen. Fili forfeits 20 percent of his purse to Larsen since he didn’t want to attempt to cut the 2.5 pounds.

Here are the weigh-in results for UFC 166.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
• Cain Velasquez (241) vs. Junior dos Santos (240)- for UFC heavyweight title
• Daniel Cormier (224) vs. Roy Nelson (249)
• Gilbert Melendez (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (156)
• Gabriel Gonzaga (257) vs. Shawn Jordan (255)
• John Dodson (125) vs. Darrell Montague (126)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
•Tim Boetsch (186) vs. C.B. Dollaway (186)
•Hector Lombard (169) vs. Nate Marquardt (171)
•Jessica Eye (135) vs. Sarah Kaufman (135)
•K.J. Noons (156) vs. George Sotiropoulos (155)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)
•Adlan Amagov (171) vs. T.J. Waldburger (170.5)
•Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Mike Rio (156)
•Andre Fili (148.5)* vs. Jeremy Larsen (145.5)- 148.5-pound catchweight
•Kyogi Horiguchi (135) vs. Dustin Pague (135)

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Video: UFC 166 Weigh-Ins Live Today on BetweenTheRopes.com At 5 PM ET

UFC 166 takes place tomorrow night from the Toyota Center from Houston, Texas. The main event is the trilogy fight for the UFC heavyweight championship as Cain Velasquez defends his title against Junior Dos Santos. The co-main event features Daniel Cormier battling Roy Nelson in heavyweight action.

Before the fighters get into the cage, they hit the scales for today’s weigh-ins starting at 5 p.m. ET at the Toyota Center.

Watch the live video stream above at BetweenTheRopes.com.

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Video: “Countdown to UFC 166: Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos”

Last night the UFC aired their Countdown show, which previews the key fights to an upcoming pay-per-view. UFC 166 takes place on Saturday night from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event features the trilogy fight between UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his title against Junior Dos Santos.

This episode of “Countdown to UFC 166″ will go preview Velasquez and Dos Santos, the co-main event featuring heavyweights Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier and a lightweight bout between Diego Sanchez and Gilbert Melendez.

Watch the videos of all three featured fights below.

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