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UFC 209 bonuses: You better believe Darren Elkins' blood-drenched comeback was worth $50,000
(mmajunkie.com)
Darren Elkins, Iuri Alcantara, David Teymur and Lando Vannata each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 209 event. Elkins and Alcantara earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Teymur and Vannata took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Mar 5, 2017 1:59AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bubba Jenkins signs with ACB; debuts vs. Ali Bagov next weekend
(mmasucka.com)
The signings keep on coming for ACB! Today they have announced the acquisition of All-American wrestler Bubba Jenkins. He will fight Ali “Hulk” Bagov next weekend at ACB 54 in Manchester. The fight will likely be contested at lightweight, as Bagov was originally slated to face Alexandre Pimentel at lightweight on the same event.
Submitted Mar 4, 2017 7:54PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Former champion Marcos Galvao moves up to featherweight, meets Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 175
(mmafighting.com)
Former Bellator bantamweight champion Marcos Galvao has a date to return to the cage, and it’s in a featherweight bout. The promotion announced on Friday night that “Loro" will meet Emmanuel Sanchez at the Bellator 175 card in Chicago on March 31. The fight card is headlined by a rematch between Muhammad Lawal and Quinton Jackson.
Submitted Mar 4, 2017 5:11PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Davi Ramos replaces Max Griffin, meets Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza
(mmafighting.com)
Sergio Moraes has a new opponent for next week’s UFC Fight Night 106 event in Fortaleza, Brazil. Max Griffin, who was scheduled to face the Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist on March 11, announced Thursday on his Facebook page that he was advised to pull out of the welterweight bout due to an undisclosed injury, and the promotion has signed Davi Ramos to replace him at the event.
Submitted Mar 4, 2017 4:55PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Myles Jury returns from layoff, meets Mike De La Torre at UFC 210 in Buffalo
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for the UFC’s return to upstate New York next month continues to take shape with the addition of a featherweight fight. According to a report from the Los Angeles Daily News, Myles Jury (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is set to take on Mike De La Torre (14-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC) at UFC 210. The booking has not yet been announced by the promotion. UFC 210 takes place April 8 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Mar 4, 2017 8:59AM by JLS - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Julia Budd Wins Inaugural Title, Marloes Coenen Retires
(mmaweekly.com)
Bellator MMA crowned their inaugural women’s featherweight champion in the Bellator 174 main event in Thackerville, Oklahoma on Friday. Women’s fighting veteran Marloes Coenen took on Julia Budd in the title fight, and Budd walked away with the belt. Coenen, a former Strikeforce bantamweight champion, was the smaller of the two athletes. Each round Budd took Coenen down early and maintained top control for the duration of the frame. In the opening round, Coenen threatened with a triangle-choke attempt, but couldn’t finish the submission.
Submitted Mar 4, 2017 8:55AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson canceled day before UFC 209
(mmafighting.com)
LAS VEGAS — Disaster struck UFC 209 on Friday, as the highly-anticipated interim lightweight championship fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was officially scratched from Saturday’s pay-per-view card. Nurmagomedov (24-0) was transported to the hospital in the early hours Friday morning after falling ill while cutting weight. The undefeated Dagestani was treated and discharged, according to UFC officials, and the fight was called off due to “doctor’s recommendation.”
Submitted Mar 3, 2017 2:22PM by tildengolfer - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jake Ellenberger vs. Mike Perry set for UFC Nashville
(mmafighting.com)
A Pair of Welterweights capable of delivering fireworks will be on display in Nashville on April 22. Veteran Jake Ellenberger will meet up-and-coming Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 108. The Los Angeles Daily News initially reported the fight Thursday Night.
Submitted Mar 3, 2017 11:45AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Barberena and Proctor To Scrap In Nashville
(ufc.com)
Lightweight action fighters Bryan Barberena and Joe Proctor will kick off their 2017 schedule on Apr. 22 when they meet in a UFC Fight Night matchup at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. In the five-round main event, which airs live on FS1, featherweight rivals will settle the score as surging contender Cub Swanson takes on hard-hitting European standout Artem Lobov. Tickets go on sale today.
Submitted Mar 3, 2017 11:37AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC, Misha Cirkunov come to agreement on new contract
(mmafighting.com)
One of the more promising up-and-coming light heavyweights is now free to resume his UFC career. Misha Cirkunov and the UFC came to an agreement on a new contract recently, UFC president Dana White told Canada’s TSN on Wednesday. MMA Fighting confirmed the news with Cirkunov.
Submitted Mar 2, 2017 1:41AM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jeremy Stephens vs Renato Moicano set for UFC Kansas City
(mmafighting.com)
A scrappy veteran and an undefeated prospect will cross paths in Kansas City. Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano square off at the UFC Fight Night card on April 15. The bout was announced Wednesday on UFC Tonight.
Submitted Mar 2, 2017 1:27AM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre to face Michael Bisping for UFC middleweight title in comeback fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s long-awaited return will begin with a title fight. St-Pierre will meet Michael Bisping for the middleweight title, UFC President Dana White announced today on ESPN. The fight will take place at a date and location to be determined.
Submitted Mar 1, 2017 2:02PM by RhythmAndStyle - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC announces signing of Chinese standout Wang Guan
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has announced the signing of a Chinese MMA standout. Wang Guan, a 31-year-old featherweight from Beijing, has signed a multi-fight deal with the company, the UFC announced Tuesday. It’s expected he’ll make his company debut on the June 17 card at Singapore Indoor Stadium against an opponent to be determined.
Submitted Mar 1, 2017 12:07AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Bantamweights John Dodson, Eddie Wineland Booked for UFC Fight Night 108
(m.sherdog.com)
UFC Fight Night 108 takes place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on April 22 and is currently headlined by a featherweight duel pitting Cub Swanson against Artem Lobov. However, a welterweight clash between Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal is reportedly in the works to become the card’s new main event, although nothing has been finalized.
Submitted Feb 28, 2017 4:31PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef 2 for middleweight title set for Bellator 176
(mmafighting.com)
The first time around, it was a bizarrely uneventful fight with an unpopular judges’ decision. Now, Bellator will run it back. Rafael Carvalho will defend his middleweight title against Melvin Manhoef in the main event of Bellator 176 on April 8 in Torino, Italy, according to Bellator officials Monday.
Submitted Feb 28, 2017 10:27AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Scott Coker on Mike Goldberg: We’re trying to see if we can fit him in Bellator, but it’s not imminent
(mmamania.com)
Not much has been heard from former Mike Goldberg after he was unceremoniously let go of his color commentating duties with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) last December after UFC 207. Though he did make an unexpected appearance at a previous UFC event.
Submitted Feb 27, 2017 6:38PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal targeted for Nashville's UFC Fight Night 108 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
After the announcement of its initial headliner was met with general disinterest, Tennessee’s upcoming UFC Fight Night 108 event could have a new one. Officials are targeting a main event between welterweight contenders Demian Maia (24-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC) and Jorge Masvidal (32-11 MMA, 9-4 UFC).
Submitted Feb 27, 2017 11:05AM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz announced for UFC 212
(mmafighting.com)
Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz are officially set to meet in Brazil. The UFC announced on Monday that the pair of strawweight contenders will collide in the UFC's upcoming pay-per-view event at Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena on June 3.
Submitted Feb 27, 2017 11:03AM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quebec declares amateur BJJ tournaments illegal under the criminal code
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Today, in response to the Province’s position, the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Championships have been canceled. Canada National Pro Jiu Jitsu reported as follows on their Facebook page – After careful consideration, the Canada Pro Jiu-Jitsu committee and the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation has decided to postpone the Canada Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships that was scheduled to take place at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau this Sunday, the 26th of February 2017.
Submitted Feb 26, 2017 6:33PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Hardy on Bellator’s matchmaking: ‘Why are we watching these old relics battle it out in main events?’
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC veteran Dan Hardy was not a fan of how Bellator 170’s main event fight between Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz went down. He even voiced out his frustrations via Twitter, which he later got some flak about. “The #Bellator170 main event was more choreographed than a Brittany Spears music video. Shame really... It might have been a fun fight,” Hardy wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted.
Submitted Feb 26, 2017 11:51AM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
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