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Wendell Oliveira gets new opponent for UFN 67
With T.J. Waldburger injured, Wendell Oliveira has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 67, as undefeated welterweight Darren Till signs with the promotion.
Submitted May 20, 2015 12:43PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Miesha Tate: Third fight with Ronda Rousey on tap with win over Jessica Eye
Miesha Tate knows nothing in the UFC is official until the promotion makes an announcement, and even then, things can always change. But her understanding of the implications of her next fight is crystal clear.
Submitted May 20, 2015 12:41PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: Aleksander Emelianenko Sentenced to 4.5 Years for Aggravated Sexual Assault
According to a report from the Associated Press’ Moscow branch, Aleksander Emelianenko, the brother of former Pride Fighting Championships heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, has been sentenced to 4.5 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated sexual assault in charges stemming from March, 2014.
Submitted May 19, 2015 6:06PM by GDPofMPG - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Cris Cyborg rips Ronda Rousey: ‘It has gotten to the point that I now feel sorry for her’
Ronda Rousey versus Cris Cyborg won’t happen anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean the heat is not there. The undefeated UFC bantamweight champion, who meets Bethe Correia at UFC 190 on Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, said on Howard Stern last week that Cyborg is "one of those people where it's all just "roids and muscle and no technique". Cyborg, the current Invicta FC featherweight champion and former Strikeforce 145-pound titleholder, reacted to the interview on her Facebook page.
Submitted May 19, 2015 4:11PM by GDPofMPG - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Miesha Tate 'not scared' to do what Rousey will not
Ronda Rousey is the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder and if reigning Invicta featherweight champion Cristiane Justino wants to fight her, then "Cyborg" will have to cut down to 135 pounds. And no, "Rowdy" is not willing to meet her halfway. Not no way, not no how.
Submitted May 19, 2015 12:38PM by GDPofMPG - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bubba Jenkins returns to action against Joe Wilk at Bellator 139 on June 26
Standout wrestler-turned-MMA fighter Bubba Jenkins will return to the Bellator MMA cage on June 26 when he meets Joe Wilk at Bellator 139. The featherweight matchup will air on the preliminary card, which streams on MMAjunkie prior to the Spike TV-televised main card at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan. Jenkins, as well as a senior Bellator official, confirmed the matchup to MMAjunkie.
Submitted May 19, 2015 7:03AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Leandro Mafra meets Scotland's Stevie Ray at UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow
The UFC’s debut in Scotland has had a busy day, and now one of the country’s own is set for the lineup. Leonardo Mafra (12-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), from Brazil, is set to take on Scotland’s own Stevie Ray (17-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 72. UFC officials announced the new booking today. UFC Fight Night 72 takes place July 18 at SSE Hydro in Glasgow. FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass are expected to carry the card.
Submitted May 19, 2015 7:02AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joe Schilling meets promotional newcomer Hisaki Kato at Bellator 139
Joe Schilling said in a recent interview that he’ll compete in consecutive MMA bouts for the first time since 2008 when he returns to action at Bellator 139 on June 26. Now he has an opponent in place. Schilling (2-4 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) will make a three-month turnaround from his Bellator 136 loss to Rafael Carvalho when he competes against promotional newcomer Hisaki Kato (4-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA). Bellator 139 takes place at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan. The main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted May 19, 2015 7:01AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
WSOF releases Jessica Aguilar from contract to allow her to pursue better fights
WSOF women’s strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar was considered by many to be the number one fighter in her weight class prior to the UFC launching their own women’s 115 pound division. Aguilar now appears to be on her way to an opportunity to prove her point. WSOF announced via a press release that they have released Aguilar (19-4) from her contract to allow her to pursue opportunities worthy of her talent.
Submitted May 19, 2015 6:59AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Nevada judge overturns Wanderlei Silva's lifetime ban
Wanderlei Silva won a major victory in court today with a Nevada district judge throwing out the lifetime ban the Nevada State Athletic Commission handed down in early 2014. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported via Twitter that the judge did agree that the NSAC had jurisdiction over Silva despite his being an unlicensed athlete at the time but that there was not sufficient evidence to support a lifetime ban.
Submitted May 19, 2015 6:58AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ilir Latifi meets Hans Stringer at UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland in July
The UFC’s debut in Scotland in July has another fight added to the docket. Ilir Latifi (9-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC), from Sweden, is set to take on Hans Stringer (22-6-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a light heavyweight bout. UFC officials announced the new booking today. UFC Fight Night 72 takes place July 18 at SSE Hydro in Glasgow. FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass are expected to carry the card.
Submitted May 19, 2015 6:52AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shooto Brazil 54 Results: Felipe Froes Takes FW Title; Luiz Cane, Ronys Torres Win
Shooto Brazil 54 Results: Felipe Froes Takes FW Title; Luiz Cane, Ronys Torres Win.
Submitted May 18, 2015 10:44AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Redmond vs. Whiteford, Edwards vs. Pawlak booked for UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland
UFC Fight Night 72, which marks the UFC’s debut in Scotland, has two more fights added to the card.
Submitted May 18, 2015 10:34AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC: Seoul announced for November 28
The announced today that it is heading to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in the fall.
Submitted May 17, 2015 12:53AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Mousasi calls out Michael Bisping for next fight, sort of
Gegard Mousasi wants to fight Michael Bisping next, but knows that the British fighter tends to "overreact" to callouts.
Submitted May 17, 2015 12:51AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 66 bonuses: Rare winners from UFC Fight Pass prelims
Jon Delos Reyes, Roldan Sangcha-an, Neil Magny and Jon Tuck each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 66 event. Reyes and Sangcha-an won “Fight of the Night” bonuses while Magny and Tuck earned “Fight of the Night” honors...
Submitted May 16, 2015 2:05PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ultimate Fighter Champions square off in Miami at TUF Brazil's Season 4 Finale
Antonio Carlos Junior and Eddie Gordon will clash in Miami in a battle of struggling TUF champions looking for redemption.
Submitted May 15, 2015 5:34PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eduardo Dantas explains why he didn't cancel tonight's Bellator 137 co-headliner
“I honored my commitment,” said Dantas, who’s ranked No. 8 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA bantamweight rankings. “I will fight for the fans, regardless.”
Submitted May 15, 2015 4:45PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC veteran Corey Hill dead at 36, reports manager
Former UFC fighter Corey Hill died today at a hospital in Tampa, Fla., several days after suffering a collapsed lung and heart attack. He was 36. Hill fought for his life, but died this afternoon, his longtime manager Patrick Reynolds today told MMAjunkie in a text message. His former promoter, John Prisco, also confirmed the news via text and said he is with Hill’s family...
Submitted May 15, 2015 4:29PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ref and judge assignments set for UFC 187's Cormier-Johnson, Weidman-Belfort
With now-ex-champ Jon Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) forced off the card, Anthony Johnson (19-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) fights replacement and recent title challenger Daniel Cormier (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) for the vacant belt in the headliner. Officiating that title fight will be John McCarthy, and Chris Lee, Adalaide Byrd and Derek Cleary will serve as judges. The full UFC 187 card includes: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson – for light heavyweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort – for middleweight title Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky Josh Burkman vs. Dong Hyun Kim Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal Nina Ansaroff vs. Rose Namajunas PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Night, 6:30 p.m. ET) Colby Covington vs. Mike Pyle Leo Kuntz vs. Islam Makhachev Josh Sampo vs. Justin Scoggins
Submitted May 15, 2015 3:35PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
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