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Bellator announces a 9 figure 5 year broadcast deal with streaming service DAZN
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“This exciting new partnership with DAZN is a game-changer for Bellator,” Bellator President Scott Coker stated in a press release. “The investment will enable us to continue expanding our roster with free agents that make sense so we can put on pay-per-view-worthy fight cards that fans will want to see. Plus, on DAZN’s worldwide platform, our fights will be seen live for the first time to new audiences around the globe.”
Submitted Jun 27, 2018 11:14PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator, General MMA
 
Felipe Arantes announces MMA retirement: 'I feel like a champion'
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“I’ve always made it clear that I don’t depend on fighting financially, because, through it, I’ve built things that allow me to have a good life,” Arantes said. “I’m grateful for being able to hang up my gloves at 30 and for knowing that, one way or another, my name will be in UFC history.”
Submitted Jun 27, 2018 10:48PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Former UFC champ Johny Hendricks announces MMA retirement
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“I’m done. I’m retiring. I’m getting out of the MMA world,” Hendricks told MMAjunkie Radio. “I’ve been thinking about this long and hard for a while. I’m going to get back to my roots. I’m going to start coaching at All Saints (Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas). I coached a little bit of high school last year, but I’m going to make the move over to All Saints and start doing those things.”
Submitted Jun 27, 2018 10:41PM by jae_1833 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Rashad Evans announces retirement from MMA
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Former UFC light heavyweight champion and The Ultimate Fighter 2 winner Rashad Evans has fought for the last time.
Submitted Jun 25, 2018 8:51PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Fight Nights Global release Nikita Krylov to negotiate potential UFC Moscow return
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According to the promotion’s president, Kamil Gadzhiev, Fight Nights Global has released surging Ukrainian Nikita Krylov with a view to him making his return to the Octagon at UFC Moscow in September.
Submitted Jun 25, 2018 8:48PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Bellator 201's Robbie Peralta ready to get back to big show with mind right
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It’s been nine months since Robbie Peralta stepped into a cage and applied his MMA skills to a fight. A win over journeyman Shad Smith stopped a string of losses that triggered his release from the UFC and the WSOF, but it didn’t do much to announce his return to the sport’s big stage.
Submitted Jun 24, 2018 11:43PM by RacingHartPurple - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC Fight Night 132 winner Leon Edwards explains callout of Jorge Masvidal
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UFC welterweight Leon Roberts gave his performance against Donald Cerrone a seven out of 10 stars. In other words, he didn’t quite live up to his expectations, but it was still a good night.
Submitted Jun 24, 2018 10:35PM by RacingHartPurple - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone says stock didn't drop in loss, will fight until UFC says 'enough, bro'
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Donald Cerrone isn’t retiring after his loss to Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 132. He’s not going to Bellator, and there’s a good chance he’s not changing weight classes, either.
Submitted Jun 24, 2018 10:32PM by RacingHartPurple - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Claudia Gadelha laughs off Carla Esparza's 'excuses,' says any rematch would have to be in Brazil
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Current UFC strawweight contenders Claudia Gadelha and Carla Esparza haven’t ever been exactly the best of friends. But after being accused of greasing by her foe, Gadelha is even more irate than normal at the former champ.
Submitted Jun 24, 2018 10:30PM by RacingHartPurple - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva Says He’s Fighting ‘Rampage’ Jackson at Bellator MMA Event on Sept. 29
(sherdog.com)
“It is with great honor that I announce my return to MMA,” Silva wrote. “On Sept. 29th in California, I will do the Bellator MMA main event against [Quinton Jackson]. It will be our fourth match. I am very happy with my return and it will undoubtedly be a great show for everyone you guys.”
Submitted Jun 21, 2018 3:01AM by RhythmAndStyle - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
 
PFL 2 weigh-in results and video: Firmino 154.5, Brooks 156
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Check out the full weigh-in results and video for week 2 of the Professional Fighters League 2018 regular season. Week 2 of the Professional Fighters League 2018 regular season has arrived. June 21st sees the lightweight and light heavyweights in action, with UFC veteran and former Bellator champion Will Brooks headlining against WSOF mainstay Luiz Firmino. Familiar faces also on the card include Brian Foster, TUF 13 runner-up Ramsey Nijem, TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero (who missed weight in what was a short notice call-up), Ronny Markes, former Bellator middleweight champion Brandon Halsey, Vinny Magalhaes, and many more. Outside the tournament itself, two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison makes her MMA debut against Brittany Elkin, in what is a lightweight bout that will air on the main card.
Submitted Jun 21, 2018 1:20AM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Niko Price says he's fighting Randy Brown at UFC Fight Night 133
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A welterweight bout between Randy Brown and Niko Price is apparently the 14th addition to July’s UFC Fight Night 133 lineup. Price (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) verified the matchup with Brown (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) today in response to a fan question on social media. UFC Fight Night 133 takes place July 14 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full bout order and fight card haven’t been finalized. The latest UFC Fight Night 133 card includes: Junior Dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanov Paul Felder vs. James Vick Myles Jury vs. Chad Mendes Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn Marion Reneau vs. Cat Zingano Darren Elkins vs. Alex Volkanovski Said Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Scoggins Liz Carmouche vs. Jennifer Maia Alejandro Perez vs. Eddie Wineland Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel Sage Northcutt vs. Zak Ottow Mark De La Rosa vs. Elias Garcia Raoni Barcelos vs. Kurt Holobaugh Randy Brown vs. Niko Price
Submitted Jun 18, 2018 9:33PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sage Northcutt returns against Zak Ottow at UFC Boise
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One of MMA’s most hyped prospects will return next month. Sage Northcutt will take on Zak Ottow at UFC Boise on July 14 in Idaho, the UFC officially announced Monday. The news was reported last month by FanSided. The bout will be contested at welterweight. Northcutt (10-2) has won two straight and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Thibault Gouti at UFC Austin back in February. The Team Alpha Male fighter is moving up from lightweight again; he’s 0-2 at welterweight so far in the UFC — his only two losses in the promotion. Northcutt, 22, has been a heavily promoted prospect “discovered” on Dana White’s Lookin’ for a Fight show in 2015.
Submitted Jun 18, 2018 7:47PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator signs unbeaten 6-foot-8 heavyweight Steven Mowry to multi-fight deal
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The Bellator heavyweight division just got a lot bigger. MMAjunkie today verified with a Bellator official that the promotion has inked 6-foot-8 heavyweight Steven Mowry to an exclusive multi-fight contract. Mowry (4-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) also posted a photo on social media of him signing the contract (via Instagram)
Submitted Jun 18, 2018 3:06PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Valentina Shevchenko's sister, Antonina, loses DWCS 11 opponent; replacement sought
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Antonina Shevchenko’s shot at the UFC appears to be in jeopardy. The older sister of UFC flyweight title challenger Valentina, Shevchenko’s opponent for next week’s Dana White’s Contender Series 11 women’s flyweight bout, Silvana Juarez, has been forced to withdraw, a UFC official told MMAjunkie. The nature of Silvana’s injury wasn’t disclosed; a replacement is being sought for Shevchenko. The latest Dana White’s Contender Series 11 lineup: Antonina Shevchenko vs. TBD Te Edwards vs. Austin Tweedy Oscar Cota vs. Greg Rebello Jamall Emmers vs. Julian Erosa Tim Caron vs. Andrew Todhunter
Submitted Jun 18, 2018 2:07PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leon Tabbs, legendary cutman who worked UFC 1, dies at 86
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Leon Tabbs, the first official cutman for the UFC, died Friday evening in Atlanta. He was 86. Tabbs’ son, Bruce, told MMAjunkie that his father passed away after struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. “Our father is our hero,” Bruce said in a statement to MMAjunkie. “He lived a simple life enjoying it to the fullest and deserved all he earned, and more, and earned all he received. Family, boxing, and friends and laughter were his life.” Tabbs, who got his start in boxing, worked UFC 1 and served as the promotion’s cutman for 19 years. He retired from the fight game in 2012. In 2013, Tabbs received a lifetime achievement award at the Fighters Only World MMA Awards.
Submitted Jun 18, 2018 2:03PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Alexa Grasso vs. Angela Hill added to UFC Fight Night 135 in Lincoln
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A strawweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Angela Hill is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 135 lineup. MMAjunkie verified the matchup between Grasso (10-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Hill (8-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) through a person with knowledge of the situation following an initial report from MMAWeekly.com. The person requested anonymity because the UFC has yet to formally announce the bout. UFC Fight Night 135 takes place Aug. 25 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized. The latest UFC Fight Night 135 lineup includes: Justin Gaethje vs. Al Iaquinta Antonio Braga Neto vs. Andrew Sanchez Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck Alexa Grasso vs. Angela Hill
Submitted Jun 16, 2018 3:15PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Silva out of ACB 88 main event due to visa issues, Camozzi fight scratched
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UFC veteran Thiago Silva is out of his main event bout against fellow Octagon alumn Chris Camozzi, at Absolute Champion Berkut ‘88, in Brisbane, Australia. According to an Instagram post made by Silva himself, visa issues rendered him unable to enter the country and the promotion could not find a suitable replacement on such short notice. According to Silva, however, he still has interest to take the fight. As he wrote on his post, the 35-year-old looks forward to beating Camozzi. “Unfortunately my fight in Australia got canceled because of visa issues. Unfortunately the organization didn’t tell the truth to @chriscamozzi7, so he’s saying he doesn’t know the reason on social media. Don’t worry honey bim we will fight soon. Keep your hard work because you will need it for the next time I see you. You like to talk. I like to punch and kick and slap the big talkers In the face inside the cage, Brandon Vera style. Be ready, you will face me soon.”
Submitted Jun 15, 2018 4:56PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
New matchups bring Boise's UFC Fight Night 133 lineup to 13 fights
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Two new fights make it a baker’s dozen for next month’s UFC Fight Night 133 event in Idaho. The matchups include bantamweights Mark De La Rosa (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Elias Garcia (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and featherweights Raoni Barcelos (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Kurt Holobaugh (17-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC), officials announced via centurylinkarenaboise.com. The latest UFC Fight Night 133 card includes: Junior Dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanov Paul Felder vs. James Vick Myles Jury vs. Chad Mendes Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn Marion Reneau vs. Cat Zingano Darren Elkins vs. Alex Volkanovski Said Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Scoggins Liz Carmouche vs. Jennifer Maia Alejandro Perez vs. Eddie Wineland Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel Sage Northcutt vs. Zak Ottow Mark De La Rosa vs. Elias Garcia Raoni Barcelos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
Submitted Jun 15, 2018 4:51PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Santos heading to Vegas for possible TUF 27 Finale replacement headliner
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Despite UFC President Dana White announcing the veteran fighter has a broken foot and is out of The Ultimate fighter 27 Finale headliner, Brad Tavares is going to try to push through an injury and fight Israel Adesanya. If Tavares (17-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) can’t fight, though, the UFC is going to be prepared with a backup; Thiago “Marreta” Santos (17-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) has agreed to do the duty, his manager confirmed to MMAjunkie following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. The TUF 27 Finale takes place July 6 at Pearl Theater in Las Vegas. The middleweight bout between Tavares and Adesanya (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) headlines the FS1-televised card following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jun 15, 2018 4:50PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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