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Ex-UFC fighter Tae Hyun Bang gets jail time for involvement in fight-fixing scheme
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A fighter received jail time this week in South Korea for his role in a UFC fight-fixing scandal.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 6:39PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Thiago Santos vs. Anthony Smith added to UFC Belem
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A middleweight clash between Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith was booked for UFC Belem, multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. UFC Belem is scheduled for Feb. 3 at the Mangueirinho Gymnasium in Belem, Brazil.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 4:14PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Askren Stops Shinya Aoki at ONE: ‘Immortal Pursuit,’ Retires Undefeated
(mmaweekly.com)
Ben Askren easily overcame the final challenge of his MMA career at ONE: ‘Immortal Pursuit.’ The American needed less than a minute to stop Shinya Aoki at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, defend his welterweight title, and register his 18th career win. Aoki jumped guard almost immediately and Askren needed no encouragement to slam him down to the ground. The American found himself in top position and began to land hard punches from inside his opponent’s guard.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 3:22PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Mirko Cro Cop says he will fight winner of Rizin heavyweight tournament next year in farewell fight
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Mirko Cro Cop has planned out his farewell fight. Yet, expect to see a lot more of the MMA legend, beginning in December. Cro Cop told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he will face the winner of a Rizin heavyweight tournament on the promotion’s annual New Year’s Eve show in 2018. Before that, though, Cro Cop will return to fighting against Tsuyoshi Kohsaka on Rizin’s show Dec. 30 in Saitama, Japan.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 3:19PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Report: Tae Hyun Bang sentenced to 10-month prison term for fight-fixing scheme at UFC Fight Night 79
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC lightweight Tae Hyun Bang has been sentenced to a 10-month prison term after being found guilty of taking bribes in connection with a plan to throw a fight. Bang (18-10 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was sentenced today in the Seoul Central District Court in South Korea, according to a report from The Korea Herald, for taking bribes to throw his bout with Leo Kuntz at UFC Fight Night 79. Three “brokers” who set up the fix and gave money to Bang totaling $92,160 USD also were given jail terms for their roles. One of those brokers reportedly was MMA fighter Dae Won Kim.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 3:14PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator heavyweight grand prix opening-round matchups set; 'Rampage'-Sonnen first up Jan. 20
(mmajunkie.com)
The bracket is set for the Bellator MMA World Grand Prix 2018. The four opening-round matchups for the eight-man tournament to crown a new heavyweight champion were announced tonight on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 10:37PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov says he accepted a fight with Tony Ferguson at UFC 219
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When it was revealed that Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm for the women's featherweight title would be featured on the UFC 219 card coming up on December 30th, it was noted that the UFC wasn't ready to declare it was the main event. That led to some wondering whether something bigger and even better than the biggest WMMA match of the year was in store. This tweet from Khabib Nurmagomedov shines a light on just how far the UFC went questing for a worthy main event for the Las Vegas New Year's weekend card.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 8:16PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
B.J. Penn doesn’t ‘feel the fire to compete,’ but won’t close door on fighting future
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B.J. Penn has kept a relatively low profile since his UFC comeback ended with a disappointing majority decision loss to Dennis Siver this past June. The setback put Penn on a five-fight losing streak, and afterward, many within the MMA community wondered whether that would be the end of the road for the UFC Hall of Famer.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 4:25PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marc Diakiese claims info has been leaked from ‘emotional’ Dan Hooker’s UFC 219 camp
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Marc Diakiese is coming off his first professional defeat to Drakkar Klose, but he has been handed the biggest assignment of his young career as he is set to face New Zealand’s Daniel Hooker on Dec. 30 at UFC 219. According to the highly touted UK prospect, he has received information from Hooker’s training camp that he may be able to use to his advantage when they finally lock horns at the T-Mobile Arena.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 4:24PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Lineker steps in to face Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219
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Jimmie Rivera will go from a former champion to one of the hardest hitters in the division. With Dominick Cruz out due to injury, John Lineker has stepped in to face Rivera at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed with sources Tuesday. Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal had the news after an initial report by Helwani earlier in the day. Cruz withdrew earlier this month because of a broken arm.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 4:23PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Coach: Nate Diaz should get $15 million for next fight, won’t likely compete at UFC 219
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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is campaigning for a fight with Nate Diaz on Dec. 30, but it looks like Diaz’s camp doesn’t expect the title bout to happen.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 2:43PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andre Soukhamthath replaces Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders at UFC Fresno
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Luke Sanders has a new opponent for UFC Fresno. With Bryan Caraway sidelined due to an injury, Sanders will now take on Andre Soukhamthath on Dec. 9, the promotion announced.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 2:00PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yoshitaka Naito vs. Alex Silva title fight headlines ONE: Warriors of the World
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Yoshitaka Naito will put his ONE Championship strawweight gold on the line on Dec. 9, as he meets Alex Silva in Bangkok, Thailand, the promotion officially announced.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 1:58PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Morales booked for UFC Belem
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Deiveson Figueiredo is the first Belem native booked to compete at UFC Belem, as he takes on Joseph Morales in a flyweight bout on Feb. 3. Both fighters confirmed the match-up on social media following a report by Combate.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 1:56PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Lineker steps in to face Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219
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Jimmie Rivera will go from a former champion to one of the hardest hitters in the division. With Dominick Cruz out due to injury, John Lineker has stepped in to face Rivera at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed with sources Tuesday. Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal had the news after an initial report by Helwani earlier in the day. Cruz withdrew earlier this month because of a broken arm.
Submitted Nov 21, 2017 4:51PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Jacare' and Derek Brunson agree to rematch, but then things get complicated
(mmajunkie.com)
Ronaldo Souza and Derek Brunson have apparently agreed to a fight; when it’ll happen remains a point of contention, though. On Monday, the two UFC middleweights, who previously fought under the Strikeforce banner, discussed the potential rematch on Twitter, though the date and location appear unresolved.
Submitted Nov 21, 2017 1:10PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dennis Siver set for debut in main event of ACB 75 against Martin Van Staden
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UFC veteran Dennis Siver (23-11-0) is set to make his promotional debut in the main event of ACB 75 in Stuttgart on Nov. 25 against former EFC title contender, Martin Van Staden (18-9-0). After a decade of contesting bouts in the Octagon, Siver announced that he had signed a multi-fight deal with ACB earlier this month. The promotion announced that Siver would face the South African veteran on Monday morning.
Submitted Nov 21, 2017 1:02PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Paige VanZant vs. Jessica-Rose Clark targeted for UFC St. Louis
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A women’s flyweight bout will likely be added to UFC’s upcoming trip to St. Louis. Three days after defeating Bec Rawlings in her Octagon debut, Jessica-Rose Clark is already set to get back in action as she meets Paige VanZant on Jan. 14, sources told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Nov 21, 2017 1:01PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Bryan Caraway out at UFC-Fresno, Luke Sanders needs new opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
Injury has forced Bryan Caraway (21-7 MMA, 6-2 UFC) out of a planned contest with Luke Sanders (11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), leaving UFC officials on the search for a bantamweight foe. MMAjunkie today confirmed Caraway’s withdrawal with UFC officials after learning of the move.
Submitted Nov 20, 2017 7:05PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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