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Sunday Apr 13 | Boston Herald

Benchmark for Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh 's dreams stayed with him throughout the night and that's what kept him focused.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, John Howard, Ben Saunders

Tue Apr 08, 2014

BleacherReport

3 Takeaways from the UFC's Release of No. 11 Ranked Welterweight Jake Shields

The UFC made the controversial decision to release No. 11 ranked welterweight Jake Shields on Monday.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Jake Shields, Hector Lombard

BloodyElbow

Who is the next Jake Shields? Five UFC fighters in danger of getting released

The release of Jake Shields by the UFC is just a continuing part of a trend. Tim B. takes a look at who else might be in danger along the same lines.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Jake Shields, Yushin Okami, UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage, Josh Koscheck

Sports Media 101

Former UFC Lightweight Melvin Guillard Signs with World Series of Fighting

MMA 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of Mixed Martial Arts as a part of Sports Media 101 .

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Melvin Guillard, Mixed Martial Arts (Ultimate Fighting), Martial Arts, Rousimar Palhares

Mon Apr 07, 2014

MMA Mania

UFC Quick Quote: Dana White compares Jake Shields to Jon Fitch, calls ...

Former Elite XC and Shooto Welterweight champion, as well as Strikeforce Middleweight roost ruler, Jake Shields, is suddenly just another also-ran.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Jake Shields, Mixed Martial Arts (Ultimate Fighting), Martial Arts, Nate Marquardt, Demian Maia

Rant MMA

UFC Decides To Parts Ways With Veteran Welterweight Jake Shields

A lopsided decision loss in his last fight has proven to be the end of the line in the UFC for Jake Shields .

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Related Topix: UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields, Mixed Martial Arts, Jake Shields, Hector Lombard, Yushin Okami

Fri Apr 04, 2014

MMA Mania

Attorney for Josh Burkman submits formal request for WSOF release

Quite a bit has gone on between World Series of Fighting welterweight Josh Burkman and promotion matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz regarding the fighter's standing within the last 24 hours.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Josh Burkman, Tyler Stinson, Vinny Magalhaes

Thu Apr 03, 2014

BloodyElbow

World Series of Fighting interested in the services of Melvin Guillard

Lightweight Melvin Guillard, who was recently released by the UFC, is on the radar of rival promotion World Series of Fighting.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Melvin Guillard, Yushin Okami

Wed Apr 02, 2014

MMAFighting.com

WSOF has 'big interest' in longtime UFC vet Melvin Guillard

After 22 fights in the UFC, Melvin Guillard was unceremoniously released in late March after a dispirited loss to Michael Johnson in London.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Melvin Guillard, Michael Johnson, Rousimar Palhares, Frankie Edgar

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Cage Potato

The Weekend's Best Knockouts, In GIFs: Sapo Front-Kicks...

Last weekend was a veritable potpourri of violence for the rabid anti-UFC MMA fan , with the WSOF , Bellator, and several local Brazilian promotions all churning out entertaining cards packed with memorable finishes.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Anderson Silva, Mixed Martial Arts (Ultimate Fighting), Martial Arts, Aaron Simpson, Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine

Mon Mar 31, 2014

MMAFighting.com

Ali Abdel-Aziz: 'Everybody just needs to shut the hell up and...

The UFC banished Rousimar Palhares for repeatedly holding submissions too long after the tap.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Rousimar Palhares, Tomasz Drwal, Mike Pierce, Steve Carl

Sun Mar 30, 2014

BloodyElbow

Yushin Okami to headline World Series of Fighting Japan debut in August

Fresh off of his submission win over Svetlozar Savov, Yushin Okami will be the main event of WSOF's Japan debut this summer.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Yushin Okami, Jesse Taylor

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Sherdog

Jon Fitch to Challenge Rousimar Palhares for Welterweight Title at WSOF 11 in July

Emanuel Newton took undisputed top billing of Bellator MMA's 205-pound division by denying Attila Vegh at Bellator 113.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Rousimar Palhares, Steve Carl, Demian Maia

BleacherReport

The Good, Bad and Strange from World Series of Fighting 9

The powerful Brazilian grappling ace rose to prominence as one of the most feared submission fighters in the middleweight ranks, and he has carried that mystique with him into welterweight waters since his transition into the weight class in 2013.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Mike Pierce, Steve Carl, Marlon Moraes, Weird

411mania.com

Josh Burkman Says Jon Fitch Deserves Welterweight Title Shot

Josh Burkman Says Jon Fitch Deserves Welterweight Title Shot Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.29.2014 He'll wait for his turn... In an interview with MMA Junkie , Josh Burkman said that Jon Fitch deserves a welterweight title shot and he will wait for it.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Steve Carl, Tyler Stinson, Rousimar Palhares, Aaron Simpson

Thu Mar 27, 2014

MMAFighting.com

Morning Report: Wanderlei Silva nearly quit TUF Brazil to force apology from Chael Sonnen

Public humiliation and contractual obligations be damned, Wanderlei Silva just wasn't in the mood for TUF.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen, Johny Hendricks, Rousimar Palhares

Wed Mar 26, 2014

MMAFighting.com

Jon Fitch to face winner of Steve Carl vs. Rousimar Palhares at WSOF 11 in July

World Series of Fighting executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz told MMAFighting.com that UFC veteran Jon Fitch will headline WSOF 11 card in the first week of July against the winner of Carl vs. Rousimar Palhares .

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Rousimar Palhares, Steve Carl

Mon Mar 24, 2014

411mania.com

WSOF President Says Not to Underestimate Steve Carl

WSOF President Says Not to Underestimate Steve Carl Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.24.2014 Carl faces Rousimar Palhares on Saturday... WSOF president Ray Sefo recently spoke about Steve Carl's welterweight title defense against Rousimar Palhares this weekend.

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Rousimar Palhares

Sun Mar 23, 2014

MMAFighting.com

Steve Carl initially hesitant to fight Rouismar Palhares because of checkered past

For a time last October, once Rousimar Palhares over-torqued on Mike Pierce's leg and became something of an MMA pariah, the stark question was asked more than once: would the Brazilian ever get a chance to fight in a major American MMA organization again? After all, Palhares had somewhat of a history with these kind of incidents, be it grappling ... (more)

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Related Topix: Mixed Martial Arts, Mike Pierce, Rousimar Palhares, Tomasz Drwal

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