Middleweight

MFC Signs Jay Silva



One of the most dynamic free-agent talents available is joining the deepening MFC middleweight talent pool.

Jay “Da Spyda Killa” Silva (Twitter: @jaysilvamma) has agreed to a multi-fight contract with the Maximum Fighting Championship and will make his debut at MFC 36: Reality Check to be held on Friday, February 15 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, and live on AXS TV Fights.

“Jay Silva is a huge talent, and can become an absolute wrecking machine in the Maximum Fighting Championship,” touted MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich.

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Bellator 82 Live Results & Stream

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MMA on Tap will be going live at 6 PM ET with real-time results of tonight’s Bellator 82 event, which takes place at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Bellator 82 will be headlined by the welterweight tournament final featuring a bout between Lyman Good and Andrey Koreshko. Also on the card will be a middleweight slugfest between Doug Marshall and Kala Hose.

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Bellator 82 Weigh-In Results

Lyman Good. Photo by Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com.

Lyman Good. Photo by Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

All of the participants for Bellator 82 successfully made weight in preparation for their bouts on Friday evening at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The preliminary fights will air live on Spike.com followed by the main card on MTV2.

The card will be headlined by the Season 7 welterweight tournament final featuring Lyman Good and Andrey Koreshkov. The winner will receive $100,000 plus a shot at Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren. Also on the card will be a battle between middleweight sluggers Doug Marshall and Kala Hose.

The official weights can be found after the jump.

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Luke Rockhold Reinjures Wrist, Out of Jan 12 Bout

Luke Rockhold. Photo by Esther Lin/Forza LLC/Zuffa LLC

Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been forced to withdraw from his January 12 bout with Lorenz Larkin. According to The MMA Corner, Rockhold reaggravated a wrist injury which had previously forced him to pull out of his Nov. 3 fight with Larkin.

Strikeforce “Champions” will reportedly be the last event before the company ceases operations. Rockhold joins Gilbert Melendez as the second champion to withdraw from the card.

The card now features a welterweight championship showdown between Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine. The co-main event will see Daniel Cormier take on Dion Staring.

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Weidman Injures Shoulder, Withdraws From UFC 155 Bout

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MMA Fighting is reporting that UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman has injured his shoulder and been forced to withdraw from his upcoming bout with Tim Boetsch.

Replacing Weidman at UFC 155 will be Costa Philippou, who was scheduled to fight Nick Ring at UFC 154 before the fight was cancelled when Ring was unable to get cleared by the commission. 

The report indicates that Weidman may have a torn labrum with a possible shoulder dislocation or separation. That means Weidman could be sidelined from anywhere between three-to-six months. The injury is the latest piece to what has been a turbulent November for the Weidman family. A few weeks ago, Weidman lost his house to Hurricane Sandy as it ravaged the East Coast.

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Nick Ring Not Cleared By Doctors, Fight With Philippou Off

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MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani is reporting that Nick Ring vs. Constantinos Philippou has been scratched from tonight’s UFC 154 card. According to Helwani’s tweet, Ring was not feeling well and the doctor refused to clear him.

Philippou’s manager, Lex McMahon, told Helwani that the UFC will not be seeking a last minute replacement for Ring.

The removal means at Mark Bocek vs. Rafael Dos Anjos will be moved to the main card and Antonio Carvalho vs. Rodrigo Damnn will now fight on the FX card.

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit Weigh-In Results

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All of the participants for the UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit card successfully made weight in preparation for their bouts Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

The event will be headlined by a UFC welterweight title unification bout featuring current champion Georges St. Pierre and interim champion Carlos Condit. The co-main event will feature a number one contender bout between Martin Kampmann and Johny Hendricks.

The offical weights can be found after the jump.

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Previewing Strikeforce “Rousey vs. Kaufman”

Ronda Rousey. Photo courtesy of Showtime Sports.

Strikeforce returns with another female-headlined card as fast-rising women’s star Ronda Rousey defends her Strikeforce bantamweight title against former champion Sarah Kaufman at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California this Saturday night on Showtime.

Other notables on the card include former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza looking for a second straight win against previously scheduled opponent Derek Brunson. Bouts featuring prospects Lumumba Sayers, Ovince St. Preux and Tarec Saffiedine will also take place.

Here’s a preview of the event’s five-fight main card, which can be seen in its entirety after the jump.

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The Daily Recap: Mayhem Miller Naked & Arrested in Church, No Cause of Death for Tyrone Mims & More

Jason "Mayhem" Miller. Photo courtesy of FEG/DREAM.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

Well, it's been a hell of a day to say the least. Let's get to it.

Jason "Mayhem" Miller was arrested today in an Orange County, California church after police found the building broken into, covered in fire extinguisher spray, various materials broken and scattered all over and "Mayhem" sitting naked on a couch. The arrest comes just a couple of days after he and UFC president Dana White got into a spat on Twitter, which ended up with Miller telling White to kill himself at one point.

I've already seen some comments from people saying that "Mayhem" is punch drunk or on drugs. It's sad. I really don't hope that is the case. And for some reason, part of me really wants to give him the benefit of the doubt here. We all know he's had a history of problems. Terrible childhood on top of being a generally wild dude for years. He's spoken openly about suffering from depression and stuff like that. Had the whole incident with his sister last year, plus more in the past.

I heard that he was in a bad place even before the Twitter back-and-forth with Dana White this weekend and now this. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with his poor showing in his return to the UFC, plus getting cut over what Dana says was a backstage ordeal caused by him. Who knows.

Either way, I hope he gets some help. It's sad to see him like this.

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What’s Next After UFC 150?

Frankie Edgar. Photo courtesy of Complex Magazine.

Whether we agree with it or not, Benson Henderson is still the UFC lightweight champion and Frankie Edgar is headed back to the drawing board for the first time in four years.

UFC 150 provided us with another potential storm of controversy at 155 lbs, but UFC president Dana White is determined to move forward within the division. At this point, who can blame him? The title’s last six defenses have featured the same four fighters.

So as promised, Henderson will defend the belt against top contender Nate Diaz later this year, while Edgar faces a multitude of questions regarding his future, none more prevalent than the option to drop to featherweight – a move that would appease many.

What about the other fighters that competed in Denver this past weekend? Well, here’s a list of potential matchups the UFC could make down the line.

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