Pendred (17-4-1) said his lack of passion for the sport was a significant element in his decision. The SBG Ireland product gained notoriety with the UK based Cage Warriors in which he amassed an impressive 5-0-1 record. North American fight fans will recall him as a member of BJ Penn’s team onSeason 19 of The Ultimate Fighter. Pendred made it to the tournament semifinals before losing a split decision to eventual tournament winner Eddie Gordon. He left his official promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 46 in July of 2014 and earned an impressive comeback victory over Mike King. He followed that up with wins over Gasan Umalatov, Sean Spencer (albeit controversial) and Augusto Monta??o. He renders a 4-2 record to the UFC. Michelle Waterson injured and from UFC 194 UFC officials confirmed Wednesday that the”Karate Hottie” has withdrawn from her UFC 194 bout with Tecia Torres. Waterson (13-4) was powerful in her UFC debut in July beating Angela Magana by submission at the TUF 21 Finale. Torres (6-0) is coming off two straight UFC victories — beating Angela Hill and Angela Magana — also is currently with no opponent. UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12th in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. USADA formally admits two-year suspension for Mirko Cro Cop Wednesday USADA announced the official suspension of former UFC heavyweight fighter Mirko Cro Cop, who recently retired from MMA because of a shoulder injury that forced him off Saturday’s UFC Seoul occasion. Cro Cop (31-11-2 NC) announced his retirement afterward admitted a day later to using HGH to repair a wounded shoulder. The UFC published their own statement on the suspension UFC recognizes the two-year sanction issued today to Mirko Cro Cop by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for violations of their UFC Anti-Doping Policy. UFC secured the services of USADA, a third-party service, earlier this year to administer its Anti-Doping Policy to ensure that all athletes compete on an even playing field, free of performance enhancing drugs. UFC enjoys Cro Cop’s disclosure and admission of use of a substance that is prohibited, and supports the issuance of essential sanctions to keep a clean game. Cro Cop has declared his retirement from the game after a storied career. UFC recognizes his accomplishments in the sport of mixed martial arts and wishes him well in future endeavors.” Russell Doane vs. Michinori Tanaka added to UFC 195 The UFC announced via their website that a bantamweight matchup involving Russell Doane and Michinori Tanaka has been scheduled for UFC 195, which takes place Jan. 2nd in Las Vegas). Doane (14-5) is coming off back to back losses including a unanimous defeat Jerrod Sanders at the TUF 21 Finale. Tanaka (10-1 MMA) suffered the first blemish on his eponymous record losing via split decision to Kyung Ho Kang in UFC Fight Night 52. Bellator 149 includes Daniel Pineda vs. Emmanuel Sanchez The Houston Chronicle broke the news (and Bellator later confirmed) that featherweights Daniel Pineda and Emmanuel Sanchez have been inserted to Belator 149 which includes the highly anticipated rematch (notice the sarcasm) between Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock at the primary event. Bellator 149 occurs Feb. 19 at Toyota Center in Houston. Pineda (21-11) yields to Bellator for the first time since May 2010 and has won three-straight under the Legacy FC banner including a victory over UFC fan favorite Leonard Garcia. Sanchez (12-2) is coming off an impressive victory over UFC veteran Justin Lawrence by split decision.
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