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Featherweight prospect Paddy Pimblett meets Johnny Frachey in Cage Warriors 78 title fight
Cage Warriors will crown a new featherweight champion next month at Cage Warriors 78. Officials today announced Paddy Pimblett (11-1) and Johnny Frachey (18-10) are slated for the fight, which awards the winner the vacant 145-pound title. Cage Warriors 78 takes place Sept. 10 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass. The belt was previously held by current UFC fighters Alex Enlund and Jim Alers.
Submitted Aug 26, 2016 6:35AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Mirsad Bektic vs. Arnold Allen slated for UFC 204 in England
Two top featherweight prospects will meet in October at UFC 204. Officials today announced Mirsad Bektic (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Arnold Allen (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) are slated for the event. UFC 204 takes place Oct. 8 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. 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 Aug 26, 2016 6:33AM by JLS - 0 comments
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'Cowboy' sticking around: Donald Cerrone signs new eight-fight UFC contract
Donald Cerrone isn’t going anywhere – at least not any time soon. With just one fight remaining on his deal following a second-round TKO of Rick Story at UFC 202 this past Saturday, Cerrone (31-7 MMA, 18-4 UFC) has opted not to fight out the final bout, then enter free agency. Instead, “Cowboy” has re-upped for eight more fights inside the octagon.
Submitted Aug 26, 2016 6:30AM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Who will GSP fight at UFC 206?
The legendary fighter started his testing Aug. 10. The UFC's return to Toronto just so happens to be at UFC 206 on Dec. 10 — four months to the very day. "I want to go back to fighting. I don't have to. I would like to, because I feel I'm in my prime right now. I'm the best I've ever been at 35. Right now. I don't want to wait any longer, because if I wait too long I'm gonna be past that prime and I don't want that. This is a good time to be back right now. That's why I want to go back."
Submitted Aug 26, 2016 12:25AM by BruceFukkinLee - 7 comments
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England's Ian Entwistle meets Rob Font at UFC 204 in Manchester
The UFC’s return to England in October continues to grow with the addition of a new bantamweight fight. England’s Ian Entwistle (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is set to face Rob Font (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC 204. UFC officials today announced the new matchup. UFC 204 takes place Oct. 8 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, Manchester’s own Michael Bisping will defend his middleweight title in a rematch with Dan Henderson.
Submitted Aug 24, 2016 5:59PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Russian MMA Union now regulating street fights
On August 21, a beach volleyball stadium in Omsk, Russia was transformed into a gladiator pit for aspiring MMA fighters. A makeshift ring was erected from the sand. The ropes were made of braided rope and the canvas was nothing more than matted grass and patted sand. Small crowds huddled around the makeshift square chanting ‘Russiya' while their countrymen flailed gloved fists at each other. Incredibly, the fights which appeared to be nothing more than a replica of a scene from ‘Snatch,' were regulated by the Russian MMA Union. A single judge watched the proceedings from alongside the pseudo-ring. The referee placed in the ring with the two fighters was also an official from the Union.
Submitted Aug 24, 2016 5:57PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Reminder: 'TUF: Latin America 3' debuts tonight on UFC Fight Pass with HOF coaches Liddell, Griffin
As a reminder, the third installment of the Latin American edition of “The Ultimate Fighter” debuts tonight and features a pair of Hall of Fame coaches. “TUF: Latin America 3” premiers tonight on UFC Fight Pass and features lightweight fighters competing for coaches Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell, both former light heavyweight champions and members of the UFC Hall of Fame.
Submitted Aug 24, 2016 5:54PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Bellator ex-champ Alexander Shlemenko returns to promotion, meets Kendall Grove in Memphis
With his suspension from the California State Athletic Commission lifted, former Bellator champion Alexander Shlemenko is headed back to the promotion. Bellator President Scott Coker today told ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto that Shlemenko (53-9 MMA, 11-3 BMMA) will return in October to face Kendall Grove (23-15 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) in a middleweight bout at an event likely to be Bellator 162. Bellator 162 will take place Oct. 21 at FedEx Forum in Memphis. The main card will air on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie, and tickets go on sale through Bellator.com on Sept. 9, Coker said. Additionally, heavyweight Bobby Lashley (14-2 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) will fight on the card, Coker said, though his opponent was not announced.
Submitted Aug 24, 2016 5:51PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Ex-UFC heavyweight Jared Rosholt signs multi-fight contract with World Series of Fighting
Former UFC heavyweight Jared Rosholt has signed a multi-fight contract with the World Series of Fighting, the promotion announced on Wednesday. The three-time All-American wrestler from Oklahoma State went 6-2 in the UFC, and is 14-3 overall as a professional, scoring notable wins over Stefan Struve and Soa Palelei. The 30-year old Rosholt lost his last fight at UFC Fight Night 82 during Super Bowl weekend against Roy Nelson via unanimous decision, but had won three fights in a row heading in. The WSOF also announced it signed another heavyweight, 41-year old Ashley Gooch (10-4), who has won eight fights in a row, most recently in the regional promotion CES. Save for his first professional bout in 2010, all of Gooch's victories have come via finish (seven via TKO/KO, and two by submission).
Submitted Aug 24, 2016 5:48PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Rory Macdonald headed to Bellator
Ufc informed Macdonald team they couldn't match an offer by Bellator. Its all but done......so much so that the Ufc removed Rory from its rankings and website. This is a big signing for Bellators WW division and just in general as it adds to the list of competition snatched away in their prime and while top ranked in the world. Alot of cool fights at multiple weights and in kickboxing if he chooses.......i've heard rumblings of cowboy cerrone being offered 350,000 a fight to join Bellator lets see lol. War coker!!!!!
Submitted Aug 24, 2016 2:23PM by FKA - 74 comments
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Ex-Cage Warriors champ Alex Enlund meets Martin Buschkamp at UFC Fight Night 93
The UFC’s return to Germany next week has a late entry to the lineup in the form of a new featherweight matchup. UFC newcomers Martin Buschkamp (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Alex Enlund (14-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have been booked for their promotional debuts at UFC Fight Night 93, promotion officials today announced. UFC Fight Night 93 takes place Sept. 3 at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 24, 2016 4:22AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Visa issues force Ning Guangyou out of UFC on FOX 21 fight with Marlon Vera
Saturday’s UFC return to Vancouver will have to go on with one less fight. Promotion officials have announced the bantamweight fight between Ning Guangyou (5-3-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Marlon Vera (7-3-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 21 has been scrapped due to visa issues for Guangyou, from China. UFC officials did not say which event the fight might be moved to, only that it will not take place in Vancouver. UFC on FOX 21 takes place Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. It airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 23, 2016 6:33PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Saturday's UFC on FOX 21 early prelims get new featured bout on UFC Fight Pass
UFC officials today announced a bout between Canadian lightweight Chad Laprise (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and French fighter Thibault Gouti (11-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has moved to the top spot on the UFC digital network’s stream. UFC on FOX 21 takes place Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. It airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Laprise vs. Gouti was originally slated for the FOX-televised prelims. The UFC Fight Pass’ originally planned featured bout was lightweights Josh Emmett (10-0 MMA 1-0 UFC) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). However, as MMAjunkie first reported, Emmett was recently forced off the card due to an injury, and according to a UFC official, a replacement search is still underway.
Submitted Aug 22, 2016 6:01PM by JLS - 4 comments
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UFC 202 fighter pay
The full list of disclosed UFC 202 payouts included: Conor McGregor: $3 million (no win bonus) def. Nate Diaz: $2 million Anthony Johnson: $270,000 (includes $135,000 win bonus) def. Glover Teixeira: $65,000 Donald Cerrone: $170,000 (includes $85,000 win bonus) def. Rick Story: $41,000 Mike Perry: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Hyun Gyu Lim: $18,000 Tim Means: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus) def. Sabah Homasi: $12,000 Cody Garbrandt: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus) def. Takeya Mizugaki: $39,000 Raquel Pennington: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Elizabeth Phillips: $12,000 Artem Lobov: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Chris Avila: $10,000 Cortney Casey: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Randa Markos: $14,000 Lorenz Larkin: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus) def. Neil Magny: $47,000 Colby Covington: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Max Griffin: $10,000 Marvin Vettori: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Alberto Uda: $10,000
Submitted Aug 22, 2016 1:18AM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Can Diaz get into trouble for vaping CBD post fight?
The great Nate Diaz does it his way. And thus it was that at the UFC 202 post fight media scrum, Diaz was vaping what he identified as CBD (Cannabidiol). CBD is one of the active cannabinoids in cannabis, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. However, clinical reports show a lack of psychoactivity, and non-interference with several psychomotor learning and psychological functions. Is short, CBD does not get you high. However, it is a cannabinoid, which places it on the WADA prohibited list.
Submitted Aug 21, 2016 3:38PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 202 bonuses revealed, McGregor & Diaz put on fight for the ages
Despite the extra security at the weigh-ins and the bottle throwing shenanigans at the press conference, UFC 202 went off without a hitch. We saw nine finishes and just three decisions in an incredible night of fights. Here's the breakdown of who earned the $50,000 bonus checks. Performances of the Night: Anthony Johnson and Donald Cerrone This was the night of fights UFC 200 wishes it was. We had eight knockouts on this card. Eight. Picking two performance of the night bonuses from tonight's card can't have been an easy task, but Donald Cerrone and Anthony Johnson are deserved winners. Fight of the Night: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz "Surprise, surprise, motherf**ker! The King is back!" Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz put on a fight for the ages. This might be the thrill of the moment speaking, but we might have witnessed one of the greatest and most technical back-and-forth brawls in welterweight history. Remember the UFC claims that Conor utterly dominated the first round in the first bout? That wasn't the case, not even close, but it was the case tonight. Conor landed kick after kick to Diaz's lead leg, and every time Nate tried to fire anything back, McGregor had a left hand counter waiting. He rocked Diaz, he dropped Diaz, but he couldn't finish Diaz.
Submitted Aug 21, 2016 11:33AM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC 202 scorecards: Here's how Conor McGregor edged Nate Diaz with the judges (and media)
So how exactly did the cageside judges arrive at their winning scores for Conor McGregor in Saturday’s pay-per-view headliner with Nate Diaz? Check out the official scorecards from the bout, which took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas:
Submitted Aug 21, 2016 11:08AM by grappler0000 - 17 comments
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UFC Announces Return to Belfast, Lays Out Remainder of 2016 Schedule
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the remainder of its schedule for 2016 at Friday’s UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 press conference in Las Vegas. UFC Fight Night 98 at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 19 UFC Fight Night 99 in Brazil on November 19 UFC Fight Night 100 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, on November 27 (November 26, U.S. Time) The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale possibly at The Palms in Las Vegas on December 3 UFC Fight Night 101 at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, on December 9 UFC 206 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada, on December 10 UFC Fight Night 102 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on December 17 UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, December 30
Submitted Aug 20, 2016 1:32AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Albert Morales replaces Manny Gamburyan at UFC Fight Night 94 in Texas
Manny Gamburyan will no longer fight at next month’s UFC Fight Night 94 event. Gamburyan (15-9 MMA, 6-7 UFC) has withdrawn from the event “for personal reasons,” and his opponent, Alejandro Perez (17-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC), now fights promotional newcomer and fellow fellow bantamweight Albert Morales (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), officials recently announced. UFC Fight Night 94 takes place Sept. 17 at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Aug 18, 2016 5:46PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Jennifer Maia vs. Roxanne Modafferi, Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Jinh Yu Frey set for Invicta FC 19
Invicta FC has a pair of title fights coming up next month. Jennifer Maia will defend her flyweight title against fan favorite Roxanne Modafferi in the main event of Invicta FC 19 on Sept. 23 in Kansas City, it was announced Wednesday. In the co-main event, atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki will face Jinh Yu Frey. Maia (13-4-1) won the interim belt by beating Vanessa Porto via unanimous decision in March. The exciting Brazilian striker has won four in a row. Maia, 27, only has two losses since 2012. Modafferi (19-12) has won two in a row, including a split decision win over DeAnna Bennett in March. The popular Modafferi is a pioneer in women's MMA, beginning her pro career in 2003. Modafferi, 33, has turned her career around after moving from Japan to Las Vegas to train at Syndicate MMA.
Submitted Aug 18, 2016 5:38PM by JLS - 2 comments
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