Jared “The Jackhammer” Papazian wanted to be in the UFC badly. Yet, though the call hadn’t come yet, he was confident that it would come…and soon. Papazian was so confident that he’d get the nod, in fact, that he recently turned down a bout in another organization in order to prepare for a fight in the vaunted Octagon.
BAMMA, Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, is excited to announce the electrifying undercard for BAMMA 9 which takes place on Saturday 24th March at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena. Tickets to go on sale this Friday 20th January. Watch out for the prelims and main card, with first bouts to be released on Thursday at 3pm.
Continuing a commitment to the health and safety of its athletes, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that all potential UFC® and STRIKEFORCE® signees will be subject to a mandatory pre-contract screening for performance-enhancing drugs. Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, all incoming athletes will be tested prior to finalizing a contract with the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization.
The UFC had added two additional fights to the UFC on FUEL TV 1 event that will take place on February 15 in Omaha, Nebraska. Two newcomers will square off when Anton Kuivanen meets Justin Salas in a lightweight bout. Also, UFC newcomer Sean Loeffler will square off against Buddy Roberts in a middleweight bout.