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Ali Bagautinov Fails Test for EPO Before UFC 174, Suspended for a Year by BCAC

Bleacherreport.com  -  When it rains for Dagestani flyweight Ali Bagautinov, it pours.According to a statement from the British Columbia Athletic Commission's Dave Maedel, the UFC flyweight title contender failed an out-of-competition drug test on June 2, 2014, which was flagged for erythropoietin. All competitors’ test results complied with World Anti-Doping Agency Standards subscribed to by  13 days

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Cyborg Cutting to 135, Will Fight for Invicta FC on UFC Fight Pass, Says Knapp

Bleacherreport.com  -  Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino gets closer to the UFC every day, it seems. Earlier today, the UFC announced during a conference call that its online subscription service, UFC Fight Pass, would host Invicta FC 8 on September 6. Following that announcement, Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp opened the floor to the media for questions, and Cyborg's name popped up immediately. Will she still f 13 days

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Tim Kennedy Requests Random Drug Testing for Fight with Yoel Romero at UFC 178

Bleacherreport.com  -  First, it was Vitor Belfort's elevated levels of testosterone in February. Next came Wanderlei Silva's refusal to be tested in May. It all came to a climax only Shakespeare could pen when Chael Sonnen tested positive for human growth hormone, among a few other banned substances, in June—UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy had seen enough."They randomly test three dudes and all three fail," Kennedy 13 days

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Cat Zingano Returns Against Amanda Nunes at UFC 178

Bleacherreport.com  -  The former No. 1 contender for Ronda Rousey’s UFC women’s bantamweight title will make her return to the cage at UFC 178 in Las Vegas on September 27.  Cat Zingano (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who has been out of action since defeating Miesha Tate at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in April 2013, will take on Amanda Nunes (9-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in the Octagon when the UFC returns to the MGM Gr 13 days

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5 UFC Fighters Poised to Regain Their Form

Bleacherreport.com  -  Fighters come and go. Titles change hands, contenders drop off and this cycle that we tag as mixed martial arts repeats itself on cue.But sometimes—and this doesn't happen too often—a group of ultra-talented fighters escape divisional purgatory. They defy the odds, cultivating only the skills they need to claw their way back to the top. Whether it is an ex-champion or t 13 days

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Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell Booked for UFC Fight Night 50

Bleacherreport.com  -  UFC Fight Night 50 on September 5 is suddenly one of the sexiest free fight cards you'll find of late, with a heavyweight tilt between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell now booked to the event. The story was first broken by Fox Sports' Damon Martin and then confirmed by the UFC on Fox on Twitter:Breaking fight: Alistair Overeem vs Ben Rothwell added to UFC Fight Night in Connecticut -- http: 13 days

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UFC Fantasy Matchmaker: July 2014 Edition

Bleacherreport.com  -  There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports.While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation. Several aspects need to be graded on each side of the table before committing to the matchup.Whether or not a fight makes sense in the divisional scheme, timing and making sure both fighters stand to gain similar rewards are the most pres 14 days

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The State of the UFC Middleweight Division

Bleacherreport.com  -  We've taken a look at the state of the UFC's heavyweight, light heavyweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions. Today, there is no better time than to move one step down from 205 pounds to the middleweight land of reigning king Chris Weidman and those who seek to usurp the throne.Middleweight is perhaps the UFC's most interesting division in 2014. It has a new-ish champion atop the division 14 days

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