MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR THURSDAY: PENDRED RETIRES, WATERSON INJURED & FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pendred (17-4-1) mentioned that his lack of enthusiasm for the sport was a significant factor in his decision. The SBG Ireland product gained notoriety with the UK established Cage Warriors where he gathered an impressive 5-0-1 record. North American fight fans will remember him as a part of BJ Penn’s group onSeason 19 of The Ultimate Fighter. Pendred made it into 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 made 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 leaves a 4-2 record to the UFC. Michelle Waterson hurt and out of UFC 194 UFC officials confirmed Wednesday that the”Karate Hottie” has withdrawn from her UFC 194 bout with Tecia Torres.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 defeating Angela Magana by entry at the TUF 21 Finale. Torres (6-0) is coming off two straight UFC victories — beating Angela Hill and Angela Magana — and is now without an opponent. UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12th in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. USADA officially announces 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 then admitted a day later to using HGH to fix an injured shoulder. The UFC published their own statement on the suspension UFC admits 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 agency, earlier this year to administer its Anti-Doping Policy to make sure that all athletes compete on an even playing field, with no performance enhancing drugs. UFC appreciates Cro Cop’s revelation and entrance of usage of a prohibited substance, and supports that the issuance of necessary sanctions to maintain a clean sport. Cro Cop has subsequently announced his retirement from the game after a storied career. UFC admits 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 was 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 in the TUF 21 Finale. Tanaka (10-1 MMA) suffered the first blemish on his undefeated record losing via split decision to Kyung Ho Kang in UFC Fight Night 52. Bellator 149 adds Daniel Pineda vs. Emmanuel Sanchez The Houston Chronicle broke the information (and Bellator later affirmed ) which featherweights Daniel Pineda and Emmanuel Sanchez have been inserted to Belator 149 which already includes the highly anticipated rematch (note the sarcasm) between Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock in the primary event. Bellator 149 occurs Feb. 19 at Toyota Center in Houston. Pineda (21-11) returns to Bellator for the first time since May 2010 and has won three-straight under the Legacy FC banner such as 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. Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker is going to be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the links.

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MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR THURSDAY: PENDRED RETIRES, WATERSON INJURED & FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pendred (17-4-1) said his lack of enthusiasm for the game was a significant factor in his decision. The SBG Ireland product first gained notoriety with the UK established Cage Warriors in which he amassed an impressive 5-0-1 record. North American fight fans will remember him as a part of BJ Penn’s team onSeason 19 of The Ultimate Fighter. Pendred made it into the tournament semifinals before losing a split decision to eventual tournament winner Eddie Gordon. He made 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 leaves the UFC with a 4-2 record. Michelle Waterson hurt and out of UFC 194 UFC officials confirmed Wednesday that the”Karate Hottie” has pulled from her UFC 194 bout with Tecia Torres. Waterson (13-4) was powerful in her UFC introduction in July defeating 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 — and is currently without an opponent. UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12th in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. USADA officially announces back-to-back suspension for Mirko Cro Cop Wednesday USADA declared the official suspension of former UFC heavyweight fighter Mirko Cro Cop, who recently retired from MMA due to a shoulder injury that forced him off Saturday’s UFC Seoul occasion. Cro Cop (31-11-2 NC) announced his retirement then admitted a day after to utilizing HGH to fix a wounded shoulder. The UFC released their own statement on the suspension UFC admits the two-year sanction issued today to Mirko Cro Cop by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for violations of the 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 most athletes compete on an even playing field, free of performance enhancing drugs. UFC enjoys Cro Cop’s disclosure and entrance of use of a prohibited substance, and supports the issuance of essential sanctions to maintain a clean game. Cro Cop has subsequently announced his retirement from the game after a storied career. UFC recognizes his achievements 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 at Las Vegas). Doane (14-5) is coming off back to back losses including a hierarchical defeat Jerrod Sanders in the TUF 21 Finale. Tanaka (10-1 MMA) suffered the first blemish on his undefeated record losing via split decision to Kyung Ho Kang at UFC Fight Night 52. Bellator 149 includes Daniel Pineda vs. Emmanuel Sanchez The Houston Chronicle broke the information (also Bellator later affirmed ) which featherweights Daniel Pineda and Emmanuel Sanchez have been inserted to Belator 149 which includes the highly anticipated rematch (note the sarcasm) between Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock in the primary event. Bellator 149 occurs Feb. 19 at Toyota Center in Houston. Pineda (21-11) returns to Bellator for the first time since May 2010 and has won three-straight beneath 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. Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the hyperlinks.

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