The Week in MMA: Jan 31-Feb 6


Forrest Griffin. Photo by Tracy Lee/CombatLifestyle.com.

This week's top story was easily UFC 126, the organization's annual Super Bowl weekend show in Las Vegas, which featured a stacked card and delievered on the hype for the most part.

Victorious at the event were Anderson Silva, Forrest Griffin and Jon Jones, who dispatched of Vitor Belfort, Rich Franklin and Ryan Bader respectively.

Headlines and rumored and announced bouts from the past week can be seen after the jump.

Headlines

Diaz Unimpressed with Daley; Jacare Disinterested in Mayhem
Coenen-Tate Title Fight Booked for March
Escudero & Escovedo Win, Illegal Knee Dooms Irvin
Kennedy-Rockhold, Evangelista-Masvidal Announced for Strikeforce Ohio Show
Friere Added to Bellator FW Tourney
Strikeforce Suspensions and Payouts, Mousasi Training for Olympic Boxing & More
Aldo-Hominick, Couture-Machida Official for UFC 129 in Toronto
Kid Yamamoto’s UFC Debut to be Streamed on Facebook
Sengoku Postpones April Event, Carano Returns to Training & More
UFC Returns to Philadelphia in August
Report: Kennedy-Manhoef Now Targeted for Strikeforce Columbus
Silva-Stann Official for UFC 130, Strikeforce GP Headed to Japan & More
Tyson Griffin Announces Drop to Featherweight
Cerrone, Mendes Victorious in UFC 126 Prelims
Silva Front Kick KO’s Belfort at UFC 126
Four Earn $75K in UFC 126 Bonuses
Jones Replaces Evans, Excited to Face ‘Shogun’
With Shields Win, GSP Guaranteed Silva

Announced & Rumored Bouts

Emanuel Newton vs. Rodney Wallace (MFC 28, Feb 25)
Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate (Strikeforce, March 5)
Tim Kennedy vs. Melvin Manhoef (Strikeforce, March 5)
Billy Evangelista vs. Jorge Masvidal (Strikeforce, March 5)
Jorge Gurgel vs. Tyler Combs (Strikeforce, March 5)
Zolia Frausto vs. Karina Hallinan (Bellator, March 5)
Matt Lindland vs. Mamed Khalidov (KSW, March 19)
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Jan Blachowicz (KSW, March 19)
Joe Stevenson vs. Danny Castillo (UFC, March 3)
Nate Diaz vs. Rory MacDonadl (UFC, April 30)
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann (UFC, May 28)
Stefan Struve vs. Travis Browne (UFC, May 28)

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