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Volkan Oezdemir pleads not guilty to felony charge, case won’t affect UFC 220
Volkan Oezdemir currently has no legal obstacles in his way for UFC 220. The UFC light heavyweight contender pleaded not guilty on a felony charge and demanded a trial by jury at an arraignment Tuesday in Broward County (Fla.) Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court, his attorney Bruce A. Zimet told MMA Fighting. Oezdemir’s next court date is scheduled for Feb. 22. Per state attorney spokesperson Kristi Grimm, there have been no stipulations made by the court regarding Oezdemir’s travel. So, he should have no issue making it to Boston for his title fight against UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the co-main event of UFC 220.
Submitted Jan 10, 2018 3:39PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Demetrious Johnson undergoes successful shoulder surgery
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson went under the knife on Wednesday. Johnson had successful left shoulder surgery, MMAFighting.com confirmed with Johnson following the procedure. It is unclear at this time how long his recovery will take and when he might be able to return to action. “Mighty Mouse” said he’s been experiencing shoulder pain since December.
Submitted Jan 10, 2018 3:36PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Amanda Ribas suspended two years by USADA before ever making UFC debut
Amanda Ribas, we hardly knew ye. The Brazilian women’s strawweight fighter has been suspended two years by USADA before ever even making her UFC debut, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Wednesday.
Submitted Jan 10, 2018 3:34PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Tonya Evinger injured, out of Marion Reneau fight at UFC Austin
UFC Austin will have to undergo an unexpected shake-up. Former Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger has been forced to withdraw from her Feb. 18 bout against Marion Reneau after suffering an undisclosed injury.
Submitted Jan 10, 2018 3:19AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Legendary MMA referee John McCarthy to join Bellator broadcast team
“Big” John McCarthy is making a big move. The legendary mixed martial arts referee will be joining Bellator MMA as a member of its broadcast team, the promotion announced Tuesday. McCarthy will start his duties as a color commentator at Bellator 192 on Jan. 20 in Los Angeles. It will be the first Bellator card on the newly re-branded Paramount Network.
Submitted Jan 9, 2018 1:59PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Renan Barao vs. Brian Kelleher among Orlando's UFC on FOX 28 additions
Some new matchups are set for next month’s UFC on FOX 28 lineup. They include former bantamweight champion Renan Barao vs. Brian Kelleher and light heavyweights Sam Alvey vs. Marcin Prachnio
Submitted Jan 9, 2018 1:57PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Mike Perry, Max Griffin announce UFC on FOX 28 matchup
Mike Perry officially is on the comeback trail after a high-profile setback last month. Perry (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) today confirmed his next octagon appearance, which will take place against Max Griffin (13-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC on FOX 28.
Submitted Jan 8, 2018 8:06PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar rescheduled for UFC 222
Holloway (19-3), the reigning UFC featherweight champion, and Edgar (22-5-1), the former lightweight king, will meet at UFC 222 in Las Vegas on March 3. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Monday report by MMA Junkie.
Submitted Jan 8, 2018 7:49PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Joanna Jedrzejczyk carries Olympic torch in 2018 Games relay
Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk recently received an honor worthy of her world-class athletic accomplishments. Jedrzejczyk, a native of Olsztyn, Poland, was selected to carry the Olympic torch for a segment of the torch’s journey to Pyeongchang County, South Korea, for the 2018 Winter Games, which begin on Feb. 9.
Submitted Jan 8, 2018 2:25PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Anderson Silva plans to continue fighting: ‘It’s not over yet’
It’s been 11 months since Anderson Silva stepped foot inside the Octagon, but he’s looking forward to coming back as soon as possible. “The Spider” has not fought since February 2017, a unanimous decision victory over Derek Brunson at UFC 208 that snapped a four-year winless drought. Silva, 42, was supposed to fight Kelvin Gastelum in Shanghai, China, this past November, but he was removed from the bout after failing an out-of-competition drug test.
Submitted Jan 8, 2018 1:25AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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UFC in 2017: A ridiculously robust look at the stats, streaks, skids and record-setters
The UFC had another busy year in 2017, and 39 events took place around the globe. During that time, many records were set and produced a host of historic moments. Now that the year has come to a close, and with the help of FightMetric research analyst and live-statistics producer Michael Carroll, here are some of 2017’s most significant events, fights and individual performances.
Submitted Jan 8, 2018 1:19AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Kajan Johnson vs. Rustam Khabilov added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London
A lightweight bout between Kajan Johnson and Rustam Khabilov is the latest addition to March’s UFC Fight Night 127 lineup.
Submitted Jan 5, 2018 8:35PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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USADA suspends Jessica Penne 18 months for failed drug test
Jessica Penne will miss most of 2018 due to a UFC anti-doping policy violation. The women’s mixed martial arts veteran tested positive for the presence of an anabolic steroid of exogenous origin following an out-of-competition test in relation to a sample taken March 20, 2017, USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, announced Friday.
Submitted Jan 5, 2018 5:05PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Aspen Ladd vs. Leslie Smith slated for April
Bantamweight prospect Aspen Ladd will be looking to extend her undefeated streak later this year. Ladd vs. veteran Leslie Smith is slated for a yet-to-be announced UFC event on April 21, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Jan 5, 2018 5:03PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Tim Means vs. Sergio Moraes, Douglas de Andrade vs. Marlon Vera added to UFC-Belem
A pair of fights has been added to the UFC’s return to Brazil next month, bringing the fight card up to a dozen bouts. Tim Means (27-9-1 MMA, 9-6 UFC) is set to meet Sergio Moraes (12-3-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) in a welterweight fight. And at bantamweight, Douglas de Andrade (24-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will take on Marlon Vera (10-4-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC). UFC officials recently announced the new bookings.
Submitted Jan 5, 2018 5:01PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Dana White Confirms McGregor To Get Stripped Of Title If He Doesn’t Return By March
UFC President Dana White isn’t going to let his UFC star Conor McGregor sit idle for much longer. Now, the UFC boss has confirmed the deadline for McGregor to return to action. In a new interview with Yahoo.com, Dana White reveals that Conor McGregor must defend his UFC lightweight title by March, or he will strip him of his belt.
Submitted Jan 5, 2018 11:46AM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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UFC champ Cris Cyborg shoots down Dana White's push for Amanda Nunes showdown
Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes is not the fight to make, according to Cyborg. Just a hours after UFC President Dana White today vowed to make it happen, the UFC women’s featherweight champion nixed an immediate fight with bantamweight titleholder Nunes.
Submitted Jan 5, 2018 5:44AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Video: Jean-Claude Van Damme kicks Cody Garbrandt in the face
Finally, a video has emerged of Cody Garbrandt eating one of movie star Jean Claude Van Damme’s infamous kicks.
Submitted Jan 5, 2018 5:38AM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
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Charles Rosa out of UFC 220 due to injury, Dan Ige gets new opponent
Charles Rosa won’t be competing in his native state later this month. The American Top Team fighter suffered an undisclosed injury and was forced to withdraw from his featherweight bout with Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series alumni Dan Ige at Boston’s UFC 220. The news was announced by the UFC on Wednesday. Ige will still be making his promotional at UFC 220, as he will now face short-notice replacement and fellow DWTNCS alumni Julio Arce. The 26-year-old Ige enters UFC 220 on a six-fight win streak and with a pro MMA record of 8-1.
Submitted Jan 4, 2018 11:42PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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James Vick vs. Francisco Trinaldo, Jared Gordon vs. Diego Ferreira set for UFC Austin
James Vick will fight at UFC Austin after all. Vick is slated to meet fellow lightweight contender Francisco Trinaldo in a hometown affair for the Texas native on Feb. 18 at UFC Austin.
Submitted Jan 4, 2018 8:50PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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