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UFC 178: Medical Suspension List

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UFC 178: Medical Suspension List


UFC 178: Johnson vs Cariaso, took place on September 27th, 2014 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. A total of twelve fighters from the event have been handed medical suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, with middleweight Tim Kennedy being issued the lengthiest, due to suffering an orbital bone injury in his controversial fight with Yoel Romero.

“Our Best Wishes go out to every warrior for a speedy recovery!”

Here is the complete list of the medical suspensions.

  • Tim Kennedy: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days; additionally, must clear left orbital inferior blowout fracture with ophthalmologist or plastic surgeon or no contest for 180 days
  • Eddie Alvarez: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Dustin Poirier: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Yoel Romero: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Cat Zingano: must have upper back cleared by a doctor or no contest for 180 days
  • Amanda Nunes: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days for left eyebrow laceration
  • Takeya Mizugaki: suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
  • James Krause: suspended 45 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Stephen Thompson: must have right eye cleared by an ophthalmologist and right hand X-rayed and cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest for 180 days
  • Jon Tuck: must have right shoulder and right foot cleared by a doctor or no contest for 180 days
  • Cody Gibson: suspended 30 days with no contact for 15 days

[alert variation=”alert-warning”]Disclaimer: Not all fighters issued medical suspensions due to injuries suffered in the fight will necessarily have to sit out the full suspension, they can be medically cleared by a UFC appointed doctor[/alert]

Bellator 126: Halsey Submits Shlemenko in Just 35 Seconds (video)

Brandon Halsey goes to a perfect 8-0


Bellator 126 took place on September 26th, 2014. Brandon Halsey took on middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko, and captured the title with a slick 35 second rear-naked choke submission. The win brings Halsey’s MMA record to a perfect 8-0, as Shlemenko has now lost two fights in a row in the Bellator cage.








UFC Minute – September 29 2014 (video)

UFC Minute – September 29

UFC Minute Host Lisa Foiles Recaps UFC 178 and Looks Ahead to This Weekend’s Double Header


Stories From Stockholm: Swedish Giants (video)


Stories from Stockholm: Swedish Giants documents the incredible rise of MMA in Sweden. This all-access film features intimate portraits of UFC fighters and teammates Alexander Gustafsson, Ilir Latifi, Magnus Cedenblad, Tor Troeng and Niklas Backstrom.

Based out of the ALLSTARS Training Center, the fighters are in camp preparing for UFC Fight Night Stockholm on October 4th. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Stockholm, the program unveils the fighters’ intense training regime, unique camaraderie and enviable coaching team that is quickly establishing their gym, and their city, as one of the spiritual homes of MMA.


ONE FC: Middleweight World Championship – Leandro Ataides vs Igor Svirid



One-FC-Battle-Of-Lions1Fighting for the Championship are LEANDRO ATAIDES and IGOR SVIRID



Both Undefeated, MMA Artists DWAYNE HINDS AND WARREN DE REUCK are set to clash.

Burmese Grappler AUNG LA N SANG Meets japanese Veteran TATSUYA MIZUNO




29 September 2014 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), has added four bouts to the ONE FC: BATTLE OF LIONS card set to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 7 November. The main event is set to feature the inaugural ONE FC Middleweight World Champion, as Leandro Ataides faces Igor Svirid for the title. Top welterweights will clash as Bakhtiyar Abbasov takes on Luis Santos. Another welterweight contest has also been added with the undefeated Dwayne Hinds taking on fellow undefeated Warren De Reuck in a clash of two top prospects. Fast-rising star Aung La N Sang will also take on Japanese veteran Tatsuya Mizuno in a middleweight contest.

Singaporean mixed martial artists Kirstie Gannaway and Amir Khan are also set to represent Singapore at the event.  Their respective opponents will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for ONE FC: BATTLE OF LIONS on 7 November in Singapore are on sale now at Sports Hub Tix ( Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at S$378 followed by Arena S$158, Terrace S$58 and Balcony S$38. Prices exclude ticketing fee.

CEO of ONE Fighting Championship, Victor Cui, stated, “ONE Fighting Championship has acquired a roster of world-class talent from all over the world and fans in Singapore will get to see them in action on 7 November. We will crown a new world champion as two world-class middleweights face off for the honor of becoming the first man to don the ONE FC Middleweight World Championship. Fans watching all over the world are in store for a night of breathtaking mixed martial arts action!”

Leandro Ataides is a Brazilian JIu-jitsu black belt who has predominantly showcased himself as a knockout artist in the ONE FC cage. His first two bouts have both ended in devastating fashion, knocking out Brayan Rafiq and Tatsuya Mizuno in the first round. Ataides is still undefeated in seven professional bouts and have earned a reputation as one of the deadliest middleweights in the world.

Igor Svirid is a mixed martial artist from Kazakhstan who has competed predominantly in Russia. He has competed nine times in the past fifteen months, winning all of the bouts and racking up an impressive winning streak. The middleweight has both impressive striking and grappling, which he has promised to showcase when he makes his ONE FC debut.

Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos is a Brazilian mixed martial arts veteran. Santos is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with a penchant for knockout finishes. He has 70 mixed martial arts bouts to his name, and has ended 34 of them by either TKO or KO. Santos has been chomping at the bits to get back to facing off against elite competition and will get the opportunity when he takes on Abbasov.

Bakhtiyar Abbasov is a top contender from Azerbaijan. He has defeated the best in Europe and has decided to come to Asia in search of new challenges. In his ONE FC debut, he became the first person to perform a successful takedown on current ONE FC Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren in mixed martial arts competition. He now faces another tough test in his return to the ONE FC cage and will look to notch a victory against Luis Santos.

Warren de Reuck is a South African mixed martial artist who is now based in London, England. He has six victories and no losses, and has finished all of his bouts. He is trained in Shorin-Ryu Karate and boasts a series of unorthodox strikes in his mixed martial arts arsenal. He will kick off his ONE FC stint with a bout against fellow undefeated competitor Hinds.

Dwayne Hinds is an undefeated mixed martial artist hailing from Trinidad & Tobago. Hinds is widely considered as the best mixed martial artist to emerge from the Caribbean. He is a two-time national judo champion and has also competed in Sambo and boxing. Hinds will now face the toughest test in his fledgling career when he takes on striking specialist De Reuck.

Aung La N Sang became the first mixed martial artist of Myanmar descent to compete in ONE FC when he made his debut earlier in June. He left Myanmar to study in the United States, where he discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and subsequently, mixed martial arts. Aung is nicknamed “The Burmese Python” for his constricting ability which has led him to nine submission wins. He also demonstrated knockout power by punching his way to a victory over Egypt’s Mahmoud Salama in his ONE FC debut.

Tatsuya Mizuno is a Japanese veteran of more than 20 fights. He has a black belt in Judo and has faced some of the best light heavyweights in the world. He now competes as a middleweight and will look to make a run towards the ONE FC Middleweight World Championship with a victory over Aung.

Fans around Asia can catch all the action live on FOX Sports 3. Check your local listings. Also, fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at The event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.

For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship, please visit and follow on Instagram and Twitter @ONEFCMMA, Facebook at and Weibo at

About One Fighting Championship

With a 90%+ market share in Asia, ONE Fighting Championship is Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship has partnered with FOX and STAR Sports for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans 70+ countries across the world.


Check out: ONE FC, MYTV ONE FC, Vicent Latoel Vs Caros Fodor, 12 September 2014

Cat Zingano Officially Becomes Next Title Challenger For Ronda Rousey

Cat Zingano Officially Becomes Next Title Challenger For UFC’s Ronda Rousey



After dismantling Miesha Tate at the TUF 17 finale, Cat Zingano was named the opposing coach of UFC bantamweight women’s champion Ronda Rousey, for the following season of the reality show. Unfortunately, Cat had to pull out of the coaching role, due to a severe knee injury, which required surgery.

At UFC 178, Zingano made her return to the UFC’s Octagon in a fight with Amanda Nunes, with title implications, should Cat be victorious. After a thrilling third round TKO stoppage, Zingano had her hand raise in victory, solidifying herself as the next woman to face arguably the best fighter in women’s MMA history; Ronda Rousey.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the news at the events post-fight press conference. The win over Nunes brings Zingano’s pro MMA record to 9-0. Champion Ronda Rousey herself also has an undefeated record of 10-0.

Ronda Rousey has recently revealed that she’d like to return to the Octagon at UFC 182, an event headlined by the light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. UFC 182 takes place on January 3rd, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dana White confirmed with Ariel Helwani in a post-fight interview that the UFC 182 event could makes sense for the Rousey vs Zingano fight.