Pendred (17-4-1) said that his lack of passion for the sport was a significant element 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 member of BJ Penn’s group onSeason 19 of The Ultimate Fighter. Pendred made it to the championship 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 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 Michelle Waterson hurt and out of UFC 194 UFC officials confirmed Wednesday that the”Karate Hottie” has withdrawn from her UFC 194 bout with Tecia Torres.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 successful in her UFC introduction in July defeating Angela Magana by entry at the TUF 21 Finale. Torres (6-0) is coming off two straight UFC victories — defeating Angela Hill and Angela Magana — and is currently without an opponent. UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. USADA formally admits back-to-back 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 event. Cro Cop (31-11-2 NC) announced his retirement afterward confessed a day later to using HGH to repair an injured shoulder. The UFC released their own statement on the suspension UFC recognizes the two-year sanction issued today to Mirko Cro Cop from 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 season to administer its Anti-Doping Policy to make sure that most athletes compete on an even playing field, free of performance enhancing drugs. UFC appreciates Cro Cop’s disclosure and entrance of usage of a substance that is prohibited, and supports the issuance of necessary sanctions to maintain a clean game. 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 such as a hierarchical defeat Jerrod Sanders at the TUF 21 Finale. Tanaka (10-1 MMA) endured the first blemish on his undefeated 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 (also Bellator later affirmed ) which featherweights Daniel Pineda and Emmanuel Sanchez have already been inserted to Belator 149 which already includes the highly anticipated rematch (notice the sarcasm) involving Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock at 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 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.
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