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Shayna Baszler talks move to pro wrestling, Mae Young Classic and Ronda Rousey WWE rumors
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To a lot of people, Shayna Baszler's move from MMA to pro wrestling was leaving one world for another. But for her, given her background, it's more like switching branches on the same tree, an analogy she's used for years, long before she became a pro wrestler, since it was taught to her that way by Billy Robinson.
Submitted Aug 20, 2017 12:05PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
 
UFC's Junior Dos Santos after potential doping violation: 'Truth will prevail ... I would never cheat'
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After being pulled from his heavyweight showdown against Francis Ngannou at UFC 215 due to a potential doping violation, former champion Junior Dos Santos overnight said “truth will prevail.” Dos Santos (18-5 MMA, 12-4 UFC) was pulled from his fight next month against Ngannou (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) after an out-of-competition test administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s official anti-doping program administrator, turned up positive for Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic.
Submitted Aug 20, 2017 11:46AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
On 5-fight skid, ex-champ Andrei Arlovski set for UFC Fight Night 120 bout vs. Junior Albini
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight bout between former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski and Junior Albini is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 120 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Arlovski (25-15 MMA, 14-9 UFC) and Albini (14-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). The latest UFC Fight Night 120 card now includes: Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart Jake Collier vs. Marcel Fortuna Junior Albini vs. Andrei Arlovski
Submitted Aug 19, 2017 10:17AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Felice Herrig announces UFC 218 bout vs. Cortney Casey in Detroit
(mmajunkie.com)
A women’s strawweight bout between Felice Herrig and Cortney Casey is apparently the first fight on tap for December’s UFC 218 lineup. Herrig (13-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) today revealed the matchup with Casey (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) on social media (via Instagram). UFC brass has yet to make an official announcement.
Submitted Aug 19, 2017 10:16AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Guido Canetti accepts 10-month suspension for multiple banned substances
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UFC bantamweight Guido Canetti has accepted a 10-month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s official anti-doping partner, for the use of a tainted supplement. USADA today announced Canetti’s suspension, which is retroactive to the date of his retroactive suspension on Oct. 28, 2016. Cannetti (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was scheduled to face Marco Beltran (8-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC)at UFC Fight Night 98 when an out-of-competition drug test revealed five banned substances were in his system. The 37-year-old Argentinian tested positive for ostarine, stanozolol metabolites 16ß-hydroxystanozolol and 4ß-hydroxystanozolol, hydrochlorothiazide and chlorothiazide. He was subsequently pulled from the event.
Submitted Aug 19, 2017 10:14AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dos Santos flagged by USADA, off UFC 215
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A former champion and current top UFC heavyweight is the latest to be flagged by USADA. Junior dos Santos tested positive for an unknown banned substance in an out-of-competition test administered by USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, on Aug. 10. The Brazilian was subsequently informed of a potential violation, the UFC announced Friday afternoon in a statement.
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 6:16PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Eric Spicely booked for December's TUF 26 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Gerald Meerschaert and Eric Spicely is the first addition to December’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale lineup. Spicely (10-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) announced the bout with Meerschaert (26-9 MMA, 2-1 UFC) on social media following an initial report from MMAuno.com.
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:50AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Artem Lobov-Andre Fili, Smoliakov-Wieczorek set for UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s October return to Poland continues to build with another couple fights ticketed for the lineup. Artem Lobov (13-13-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) will take on Andre Fili (16-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) in a featherweight bout, and Dmitrii Smoliakov (8-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) will fight Adam Wieczorek (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at heavyweight. UFC officials recently announced the bookings. UFC Fight Night 118 takes place Oct. 21 at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC Fight Night 118 card now includes: Ramazan Emeev vs. Trevor Smith Jan Blachowicz vs. Devin Clark Oskar Piechota vs. Jonathan Wilson Andre Fili vs. Artem Lobov Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorek
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:49AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Askren defends title vs. Zebaztian Kadestam at ONE Championship 60 in Shanghai
(mmajunkie.com)
For the first time, ONE Championship will touch down in Shanghai next month, and its welterweight title will be on the line. Dominant unbeaten 170-pound champion Ben Askren (16-0) will put his belt up against Swedish challenger Zebaztian Kadestam (9-3) in the main event of ONE Championship 60. The event takes place Sept. 2 at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China. The card will stream via online pay-per-view in North America. The ONE Championship 60 lineup includes: Champ Ben Askren vs. Zebaztian Kadestam – for welterweiwght title Narantungalag Jadambaa vs. Tetsuya Yamada Deligerihu Liu vs. Litao Miao Eh Ya Nut vs. Chunyan Xu Geng Min Chen vs. Xuewen Peng Mahmoud Mohamed vs. Sagetdao Petpayathai Jie Miao vs. Mona Samir Jaroslav Jartim vs. Amir Khan Cheng Chao Li vs. Zehao Zhang Marc Marcellinus vs. Quang Loc Tran
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:48AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Martin Stapleton meets Soren Bak at Cage Warriors 88 in London
(mmajunkie.com)
About a week after he was announced for the card, lightweight contender Martin Stapleton has an opponent for his Cage Warriors 88 bout. Stapleton (19-5) will take on Soren Bak (8-1) on the card, which takes place Oct. 28 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, with a live stream on UFC Fight Pass. Promotion officials announced the booking today.
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:47AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Wish granted: Jorge Masvidal, Stephen Thompson meet at UFC 217 in NYC
(mmajunkie.com)
They both wanted it, and now top welterweight contenders Jorge Masvidal and Stephen Thompson have got their wish for a showdown at UFC 217 in November. Masvidal (32-12 MMA, 9-5 UFC) today announced that he and Thompson (13-2-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) will meet at the event, and multiple sources have since confirmed the contest with both MMA Fighting and ESPN. The latest UFC 217 lineup now includes: Champ Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre – for middleweight title Champ Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for bantamweight title Paulo Borrachinha vs. Johny Hendricks Curtis Blaydes vs. Aleksei Oleinik Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba Ricardo Ramos vs. Aiemann Zahabi Jorge Masvidal vs. Stephen Thompson
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:46AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Derrick Lewis returns from 'retirement,' meets ex-champ Fabricio Werdum at UFC 216
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum is the latest addition to October’s UFC 216 lineup. Lewis (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) today confirmed the matchup with Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) following an initial report from MMAFighting.com The latest UFC 216 lineup includes: Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee – for interim lightweight title Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris Jessica Eye vs. Paige VanZant Derrick Lewis vs. Fabricio Werdum
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:45AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
USADA notifies Nick Roehrick of potential anti-doping violation
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC announced today that its anti-doping partner, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, has notified UFC light heavyweight Nick Roehrick of a potential anti-doping violation. Roehrick was flagged after an out-of-competition drug test conducted Aug. 8. Per standard USADA procedure, details on the nature of his anti-doping violation are being withheld during the results management process. “Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed,” read the UFC’s statement. “Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:44AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 120 adds Angela Hill vs. Nina Ansaroff
(mmajunkie.com)
Surging UFC women’s strawweights Angela Hill and Nina Ansaroff are set to meet at UFC Fight Night 120. The promotion announced the matchup Wednesday on “UFC Tonight.” The bout order for the event has not been announced, so it’s unclear whether Hill (7-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Ansaroff (7-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will fight on the event’s main card or prelims. UFC Fight Night 120 takes place Nov. 11 at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The event’s main card airs live on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. With the addition, UFC Fight Night 120 now includes: Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 6:57PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Nogueira-Cannonier, Bamgbose-Di Chirico added to UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s FOX card in Winnipeg in December now has its first two bouts. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8 MMA, 5-5 UFC) will take on Jared Cannonier (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in a light heavyweight fight, and Oluwale Bamgbose (6-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) meets Alessio Di Chirico (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at middleweight. UFC officials announced the new bookings today.
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 6:56PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Belal Muhammad says he's fighting Jesse Taylor at UFC Fight Night 121 in Australia
(mmajunkie.com)
It looks like the UFC’s return to the “Land Down Under” has a new welterweight fight for the card. Belal Muhammad (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) announced on his Instagram feed today that he’ll be fighting recent “TUF 25” winner Jesse Taylor (31-15 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 121 in November in Australia. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking. With the apparent addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 121 now includes: Mark Hunt vs. Marcin Tybura Rashad Coulter vs. Tai Tuivasa Ryan Benoit vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian Belal Muhammad vs. Jesse Taylor
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 6:55PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader defends title vs. Linton Vassell at Bellator 186; Penn State alums Phil Davis, Ed Ruth also on card
(mmajunkie.com)
For the first time, Bellator will touch down at Penn State University this fall, and the light heavyweight title will be on the line. Newly crowned champ Ryan Bader (23-5 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will put his 205-pound belt up against Linton Vassell (18-5 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) in the Bellator 186 main event, promotion officials confirmed to PennLive.com‘s Brian Linder. Also on the card will be a pair of Penn State wrestling alums, former champ Phil Davis (17-4 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) and Ed Ruth (3-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA), though their opponents will be announced later. Bellator 186 will take place Nov. 3 at Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s campus in University Park, Pa. The main card will air on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 6:53PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Sicilia signs multi-fight deal with Bellator
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Sam Sicilia is headed to Bellator. The featherweight veteran, who completed his UFC contract and became a free agent at UFC Fight Night 105 with a one-sided loss to Gavin Tucker, signed a multi-fight deal with the Viacom-backed organization, MMAjunkie.com reported Wednesday. Sicilia (15-8), who trains at Sikjitsu in Spokane, WA, ended his 12-fight stint in the Octagon riding a three-fight skid. Sicilia is coming off losses to Tucker, Gabriel Benitez and Doo Ho Choi, and hasn’t won since July 2015. After a stint on The Ultimate Fighter 15, he finished in the UFC 5-7 overall.
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 10:18AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Report: Lyoto Machida returns, meets Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo
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It appears a former light heavyweight champion will return to headline the UFC’s card in Brazil in October. According to a report from Combate, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (22-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) will return from a suspension to take on Derek Brunson (17-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in a middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking.
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 10:02AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum official for UFC's Shanghai debut main event
(mmajunkie.com)
A fight that was supposed to happen a couple times already now is official to headline the UFC’s visit to Shanghai this fall. Former UFC middleweight champion and all-time great Anderson Silva (34-8 MMA, 17-4 UFC) will take on Kelvin Gastelum (14-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) in the headliner of the UFC’s debut in mainland China, set to take place at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Nov. 25. UFC officials confirmed the previously reported fight overnight.
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 10:01AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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