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November 24,2012 Score Fighting Series 7 results: Mein quickly stops Petz, Ronson batters Healy Strikeforce took a gamble by loaning out Jordan Mein, one of its top welterweight prospects, for Friday's Score Fighting Series 7 headliner.

Against UFC vet Forrest Petz, he faced a heavy-handed fighter with proven knockout power.

Yet, quickly in the main-event fight, it looked like anything but a risky proposition.
November 24,2012 Yves Edwards vs. Jeremy Stephens rebooked for UFC on FOX 5 After their initial meeting was infamously canceled last minute, lightweights Yves Edwards and Jeremy Stephens will give it another go at UFC on FOX 5.

As MMAjunkie.com first reported earlier today, Edwards' original opponent, John Cholish, recently scratched due to a groin injury.

In his place steps Stephens, whose incarceration canceled their planned bout this past month at UFC on FX 5.
November 24,2012 Fight Path: Flyweight prospect Jake Rosenbaum aided by Indiana’s big-show vets When a staph infection recently caused an ensuing skin infection for Jake Rosenbaum, it wasn't hard to spot.

"Big and nasty looking," Rosenbaum told MMAjunkie.com.

The remedy was also unpleasant. The infection was near his belt line, and doctors produced what appeared to Rosenbaum to be a needle about the size of a bazooka. Even more, the mixed martial artist from northwest Indiana is scared of needles.
November 23,2012 John Cholish out of UFC on FOX 5, replacement search underway for Yves Edwards Yves Edwards needs a new opponent for next month's UFC on FOX 5 event.

MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with event sources that his original opponent, lightweight John Cholish, was forced off the card with a groin injury.

Officials are now searching for a replacement for the Dec. 8 card, which takes place at Seattle's KeyArena.
November 23,2012 Diego Sanchez hints at possible UFC on FUEL TV 8 bout with Takanori Gomi Diego Sanchez may soon have his first fight in more than a year.

The UFC veteran today tweeted that he may fight fellow lightweight Takanori Gomi at UFC on FUEL TV 8 in Japan, assuming the Japanese fighter takes the bout.

UFC on FUEL TV 8 takes place March 3 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Following Facebook prelims, the night's main card airs on FUEL TV.
November 23,2012 Invicta FC 4 official with Esparza-Gadelha title fight, Baszler-Davis and more The lineup is nearly compete for the all-female Invicta Fighting Championships' next card.

Invicta FC 4 takes place Jan. 5 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The card is expected to stream online.

Headlining the 12-bout lineup is undefeated Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza for the organization's first-ever 115-pound strawweight championship.
November 23,2012 Ex-UFC fighter Dennis Hallman says house burned down prior to Thanksgiving Former UFC fighter Dennis Hallman is undoubtedly on an unlucky streak.

Weeks after the UFC released him from the promotion, the veteran fighter today said via social media that his house burned down on the night before Thanksgiving.

Hallman said no one, including his kids, was injured during the blaze.
November 23,2012 Ask the Fight Doc: What do you make of Nick Denis’ unexpected MMA retirement? Promising UFC bantamweight Nick Denis caught many surprise when he announced his MMA retirement on Thursday.

As the former Ph.D. student detailed in his blog, Denis was concerned about brain injury and decided to call it quits at just 29 years old.

MMAjunkie.com medical columnist and consultant Dr. Johnny Benjamin read Denis' blog and gives his thoughts on the fighter's decision.
November 23,2012 UFC interim champ Renan Barao’s coach prefers title shot, but doesn’t want to wait Barao coach Pederneiras would prefer title shot, but doesn't want fighter to wait

Nova Uniao leader and coach Andre Pederneiras on Wednesday told MMAjunkie.com he's waiting on UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby's call to tell him when and where UFC interim bantamweight champ Renan Barao is fighting next.

"If I had a choice, I would rather Renan fight Dominick (Cruz), but I don't want to wait too long," Pederneiras said.