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Randy Brown says newcomer Brian Camozzi was perfect gift at UFC Fight Night 102
(mmajunkie.com)
ALBANY, N.Y. – Randy Brown had to deal with an opponent change for UFC Fight Night 102, but it turned out to work perfectly in his favor.
Submitted Dec 10, 2016 4:53PM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 102 post-fight facts: Derrick Lewis passes Conor McGregor in KO category
(mmajunkie.com)
Friday’s UFC Fight Night 102 event was largely forgettable, but in his first UFC main event, Derrick Lewis earned a key victory in the heavyweight division.
Submitted Dec 10, 2016 4:51PM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Pettis misses mark at weighins
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will not fight for the interim featherweight title on Saturday as planned.
Submitted Dec 9, 2016 11:17AM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After Maryna Moroz injury, Jessica Andrade meets Angela Hill at UFC 207
(bloodyelbow.com)
Jessica Andrade didn't go too long without an opponent. Shortly after her fight against Maryna Moroz was scratched due to Moroz being injured, Combate's Ana Hissa reported that Andrade will now face UFC vet and Invicta FC champion, Angela Hill.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 4:40PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
PFA head Jeff Borris says three factions vying to organize fighters is ‘good news for the UFC’
(mmafighting.com)
The MMA Fighters Association started up nearly a decade ago. The Professional Fighters Association kicked off in August. And last week, the MMA Athletes Association launched via a conference call with significant buzz. All the groups want to represent the interest of fighters against promoters. Most have similar goals, though there are many conflicts on how to achieve them. The MMAFA and MMAAA are associations, while the PFA is a prospective union. On Wednesday, a group of lawyers representing fighters in an antitrust case (many of whom are in the MMAFA) against the UFC sent a cease-and-desist letter to the MMAAA. The MMAAA responded with a statement hours later. The MMAFA and PFA have been at odds, too, on social media. The conflict between the groups have been public. And none of that is good news for the fighters, according to PFA founder Jeff Borris.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 1:01PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor petitions Nevada court for judicial review of NSAC fine
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor once wished the Nevada State Athletic Commission luck in trying to get a $150,000 fine from him. Now he’ll see them in court. According to the Clark County (Nevada) civil court records, McGregor has filed a petition for judicial review naming NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett and the NSAC as respondents. Bennett did not immediately respond to a request for comment from MMAjunkie. A hearing date has yet to be scheduled.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 12:53PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Brazilian court reduces Roy Nelson’s suspension, fine following apology
(mmafighting.com)
The Brazilian Superior Justice Court of MMA (STJDMMA) has officially reduced Roy Nelson’s suspension and fine after the UFC heavyweight formally apologized to referee John McCarthy on Friday. Nelson was issued a nine-month suspension for kicking the referee following his second-round TKO win over Antonio Silva on Sept. 24 in Brazil, and the Brazilian court issued him a nine-month suspension and $24,000 fine. The heavyweight was given a chance to reduce his penalty if he formally apologized in some form of UFC press conference, and he did so on Dec. 2. Six days later, STDJMMA announced its decision to reduce Nelson’s penalty to a six-month suspension and $13,700 fine. Nelson is suspended until March 29, and has 30 days to pay his fine.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 12:51PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Georges St-Pierre back in negotiations with the UFC about returning to fight
(mmafighting.com)
Georges St-Pierre has had himself a busy two weeks. First, he announced he was teaming up with Bjorn Rebney, Cain Velasquez, Tim Kennedy, T.J. Dillashaw, and (maybe?) Donald Cerrone to form the MMA Athletes Association (MMAAA). And now he says he's back in talks with the UFC to negotiate his return to the cage. In a recent interview with TSN, St-Pierre reaffirmed that his intention was still to fight again and that the UFC reached back out to him on the day he announced the formation of the MMAAA.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 12:49PM by Five-Alive - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Nina Ansaroff added to UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix
(mmafighting.com)
UFC strawweights Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger and Nina Ansaroff will battle for redemption in Phoenix as they meet at the UFC Fight Night 103 card in Arizona on Jan. 15, MMA Fighting has confirmed with multiple sources following a report by Fox Sports.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 9:10PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Theodorou vs Ferreira, Santos vs Marshman set for UFC Halifax
(bloodyelbow.com)
A couple of middleweight bouts have been added to the UFC”s return to Halifax. Super Lutas first reported a clash between Ultimate Fighter champions, Elias Theodorou and Cezar Ferreira, while Combate confirmed Thiago Santos will meet Jack Marshman on the same night. UFC Halifax is scheduled for February 19. The UFC has not announced a main event for the card yet.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 7:49PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Surprising arrest made in connection with Anthony Pettis car attacks in Milwaukee
(mmamania.com)
A suspect has been arrested by police in connection with the recent attacks against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Anthony Pettis, who was twice victimized by car bandits at his Milwaukee residence. The surprising part? The perpetrator is just 13 years old.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 4:14PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Middleweight prospect Ed Ruth announced as late addition to Saturday's Bellator 168
(mmajunkie.com)
Ed Ruth will take his second professional MMA contest just five weeks after his successful debut in the sport. Bellator officials today announced that Ruth (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will face Italian middleweight Emanuele Palombi (5-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) at Saturday’s Bellator 168 event, which takes place at Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy, and airs live on Spike.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 4:12PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Raphael Assuncao vs. Aljamain Sterling slated for UFC on FOX 23
(mmafighting.com)
An important bantamweight fight is close to being added to UFC on FOX 23. According to sources, Aljamain Sterling (12-1) vs. Raphael Assuncao (23-5) is targeted for the Jan. 28 card in Denver. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 4:10PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone eases off association talk, says ‘I didn’t know I was sitting on a board’
(mmafighting.com)
Last week Donald Cerrone was part of a five-man collective of UFC fighters that announced the formation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association. A week later, with a fight looming on Saturday night at UFC 206 against Matt Brown, Cerrone said he wasn’t nearly as involved with the MMAAA as it might have appeared.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 2:59PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier in the works for UFC 208
(mmafighting.com)
Jared Cannonier is getting right back to work. According to multiple sources, the UFC is looking to book Cannonier against Glover Teixeira at UFC 208. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight. UFC 208 is set for Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Feb. 11. A main event fight has not been announced yet, either.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 2:58PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
De La Hoya: Conor McGregor can fight Canelo Alvarez at 160 pounds
(bloodyelbow.com)
Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya really wants to promote Conor McGregor, and also wants him to fight his protege Canelo Alvarez.
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 6:06PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
 
Juliana Pena vs. Valentina Shevchenko headlines UFC Fight Night in Denver
(mmafighting.com)
A pair of surging bantamweights will get a chance to state their case for a title shot on Jan. 28. Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko will square off in the main event of the UFC Fight Night card at Denver's Pepsi Center. MMAFighting.com confirmed an initial report by FOXSports.com.
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 3:40PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Henry Cejudo: Dana White apologized after shady judging ‘robbery’ - ‘You won the fight’ against Joseph Benavidez
(mmamania.com)
Cejedo dropped a split decision after 15 minutes of non-stop, high-level mixed martial arts action. "You know it's bad when Dana White calls you to apologize for the judging," Cejudo said on “The MMA Hour” (transcription via Joe.CO.uk). “He literally called me two seconds right after I sent [a] text message to him. He was like, 'Listen Henry, I apologize. I'm sincerely sorry. You won that fight. Everybody I talked to -- Sean Shelby said you won the fight, everybody that was ringside, there was not one person in that arena that thought you didn't win that fight.' "It was just a sincere apology and I don't really have a relationship with Dana White,” he continued. “I just happened to text him and he was apologetic."
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 1:21PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Nick Diaz: Nate was smoking kush, not CBD oil at UFC 202 presser
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nick Diaz claims his younger brother Nate was actually getting high during his press obligations after UFC 202.
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 1:16PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White fires back at ‘scumbag Bjork’ Rebney for involvement in MMAAA
(mmafighting.com)
Last week’s bombshell announcement that the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA) had formed in an attempt to even the playing field between the UFC and its fighters came with some peculiar asterisks. Namely, the presence of Bjorn Rebney, Bellator’s beleaguered former CEO. With a three-pronged focus primarily geared towards better revenue distribution between promoter and fighter, the group — led by welterweight great Georges St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, Tim Kennedy, TJ Dillashaw and Donald Cerrone — got a lot of attention. Yet one person who hadn’t weighed in with his opinion was UFC president Dana White, who finally aired his thoughts on it all on Tuesday.
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 1:09PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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