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Rory MacDonald and Ben Askren tweet about fighting each other in Bellator, but how possible is that?
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald vs. Ben Askren: Is this a matchup that piques your interest? Because it’s been talked about now between the two fighters. A Twitter user today asked MacDonald, who already said he wants to move up to middleweight, if he would be interested in facing Askren, the former ONE Championship and Bellator 170-pound titleholder, who retired undefeated last November. MacDonald responded, and that got things going between him and Askren. Check it out:
Submitted Apr 19, 2018 2:47AM by Braden - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Islam Makhachev vs. Kajan Johnson set for UFC on FOX card in Canada
(https:)
Islam Makhachev and Kajan Johnson are set to fight in a lightweight bout at an upcoming July 28 UFC on FOX show that is expected to take place in Calgary, Alberta. Sources confirmed the matchup with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani following an initial report by TASS. A featherweight bout between Calgary’s own Hakeem Dawodu and Austin Arnett has also been added to the card.
Submitted Apr 18, 2018 10:25PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paulo Costa announces rebooked fight vs. Uriah Hall for UFC 226 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
Paulo Costa is recovered and ready to fight Uriah Hall again. Costa today announced that a middleweight bout with Hall has been rebooked for this summer at UFC 226.
Submitted Apr 18, 2018 8:42PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
David Teymur welcomes Don Madge to the Octagon at UFC Liverpool
(https:)
David Teymur will put his four-fight UFC win streak on the line when he faces debuting former EFC lightweight champion, Don Madge, at UFC Liverpool. UFC announced the bout through its social media channels Wednesday, three hours after Madge initially disclosed the bout on his Instagram page.
Submitted Apr 18, 2018 3:42PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clay Guida vs. Bobby Green added to already ridiculously stacked UFC 225 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 225 is going to be one hell of an event. Now, everyone knock on wood. As it stands, the lineup could be the year’s best, and it continues to grow, this time with a lightweight bout between vets Clay Guida (34-17 MMA, 14-11 UFC) and fellow wrestler Bobby Green (24-8-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC).
Submitted Apr 18, 2018 1:27PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yancy Medeiros vs. Mike Perry joins July's UFC 226 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between welterweight sluggers Yancy Medeiros and Mike Perry is the latest addition to July’s UFC 226 lineup. UFC officials formally announced the matchup between Medeiros (15-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) and Perry (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) following an initial report from reviewjournal.com
Submitted Apr 18, 2018 1:25PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: ESPN + FOX to bid jointly for UFC television rights
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The point MMA became mainstream is a matter of debate, but could date to 2011 when the UFC and FOX signed a seven-year television deal, worth approximately $120 million per year by the end. Now it’s 2018, the deal is up, and the UFC reportedly wanted $300-400 million per year. FOX balked, perhaps because viewership is down. Big FOX shows are down 22% compared to the year before, while Fight Night events are down 17%. However, Andrew Wallenstein and Daniel Holloway report for Variety that rivals ESPN and FOX have teamed up in a joint bid for UFC television rights, that could bring as many as 15 fight events to the ESPN+ subscription streaming service.
Submitted Apr 17, 2018 11:16PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nik Lentz vs. Leonardo Santos is 13th addition to UFC Utica
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s debut event in Utica appears to have a nearly full lineup. The latest addition to June’s UFC Fight Night 131 card is lightweights Nik Lentz (28-8-2 MMA, 12-5-1 UFC) vs. Leonardo Santos (16-3-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC), officials today announced.
Submitted Apr 16, 2018 4:19PM by Braden - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
PFL reveals rosters, event schedule for 2018 season
(https:)
The Professional Fighters League is starting over in a big way. After holding three small shows in 2017, the former World Series of Fighting promotion announced Monday that it will kick off its inaugural PFL season on June 7 at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in what is scheduled to be the first of 11 events this year culminating in a year-end card on Dec. 31 that will see six fighters walk away with $1,000,000 in prize money.
Submitted Apr 16, 2018 2:59PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities
 
Sean O’Malley pays homage to Nate Diaz on national television
(https:)
Sean O’Malley took Nate Diaz’s gimmick to a much bigger audience. After Diaz faked lighting up a blunt on a FOX Sports 1 UFC telecast in February, O’Malley showed off a joint of his own on national television Saturday night. With the camera panning the crowd during the FOX broadcast, O’Malley showed off his joint — and faked lighting it up — much to the amusement of Mackenzie Dern.
Submitted Apr 16, 2018 4:18AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Gabi Garcia returns to MMA action at ROAD FC show in May
(https:)
Gabi Garcia’s MMA journey continues. Fighting outside of Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation promotion for the first time, the 32-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace will look to remain undefeated in her MMA career when she fights Veronika Futina at ROAD FC 047 on May 12 at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China, the South Korea-based promotion announced on Sunday.
Submitted Apr 16, 2018 4:15AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Tyson Pedro (and more) announced for UFC Singapore
(https:)
Light heavyweights Ovince Saint Preux and Tyson Pedro have been added to the UFC’s upcoming trip to Asia. The bout was announced for the UFC Singapore show on June 23 and the promotion also confirmed that it will take place at the Singapore Indoor Arena. Several other bouts were announced on Sunday, including a welterweight bout between Shinsho Anzai and Jake Matthews, and a strawweight bout between undefeated Nadia Kassem and China’s Yan Xiaonan.
Submitted Apr 16, 2018 4:13AM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CM Punk returns to face Jackson at UFC 225
(m.ufc.com)
Former WWE superstar CM Punk will step into the Octagon for the second time on June 9, and this time he will do so in his hometown of Chicago, as he faces Mike Jackson in a UFC 225 bout at United Center. In the UFC 225 main event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, Robert Whittaker defends his middleweight title against Yoel Romero. Tickets go on sale on April 13.
Submitted Apr 14, 2018 4:01AM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Desmond Green-Gleison Tibau, Johnny Eduardo-Nathaniel Wood added to UFC Utica
(mmajunkie.com)
Less than two months from fight night, UFC Fight Night 131 continues to take shape with the addition of two new matchups. A lightweight bout between Gleison Tibau (33-13 MMA, 16-11 UFC) and Desmond Green (20-7 MMA, 1-2 UFC), as well as a bantamweight pairing between Johnny Eduardo (28-11 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and Nathaniel Wood (13-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), are slated for the June event.
Submitted Apr 13, 2018 8:51PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gokhan Saki and Khalil Rountree give it another go at UFC 226
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC officials will give that Gokhan Saki vs. Khalil Rountree bout another try. Officials today announced light heavyweights Saki (1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Rountree (6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will fight in July at UFC 226
Submitted Apr 13, 2018 2:00PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator signs former UFC veteran Timothy Johnson
(https:)
Former UFC veteran Timothy Johnson is headed to Bellator. The heavyweight fighter has signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. Johnson (12-4) leaves the UFC with a 4-3 record inside the Octagon. He’s coming off a unanimous decision win over Marcelo Golm at UFC Belem in February, which was the last fight on his contract.
Submitted Apr 13, 2018 1:58PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Tony Ferguson's surgically repaired knee is riddled with staples
(mmajunkie.com)
Lest anyone doubt Tony Ferguson’s tale of woe and torn ligaments, the former UFC interim lightweight champion has pictures to prove he’s been through some rough stuff lately, and he’s not afraid to share them.
Submitted Apr 13, 2018 6:04AM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Volkan Oezdemir out of UFC Chile co-main event vs. Mauricio Rua
(https:)
It looks like Mauricio Rua will need a new opponent on May 19th. A report from Combate says that recent UFC light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir will be unable to fight Shogun in the co-main event of the promotion’s debut event in Chile. According to the report, Oezdemir’s recent arrest on felony assault charges will prevent him from leaving the United States. UFC officials have not announced anything as of Thursday.
Submitted Apr 12, 2018 10:05PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font scheduled for UFC 226
(https:)
An interesting bantamweight showdown is slated for UFC 226. Raphael Assuncao and Rob Font will square off on the July 7 card at T-Mobile Arena. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Thursday report by the Las Vegas Journal-Review.
Submitted Apr 12, 2018 7:03PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektic teed up for UFC 225 in Chicag
(mmajunkie.com)
Another pair of Chicago-area residents have found their way to UFC 225 in “The Windy City” in June. Former featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas (18-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) will meet Mirsad Bektic (12-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) in a 145-pound bout on the card. UFC officials recently announced the new booking.
Submitted Apr 12, 2018 6:34PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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