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UFC news, rumors: Yoel Romero vs. Jacare Souza 2 set for UFC Fight Night main event in Florida
UFC will make its return to Florida for a UFC Fight Night event on April 27, and while the main event isn't the one many had anticipated over the past few weeks, it's still a middleweight matchup that will draw in a lot of attention. UFC president Dana White confirmed to ESPN on Thursday that Yoel Romero will return to the Octagon in the main event to face off with Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. This will serve as the rematch to their bout in 2015 which saw Romero emerge with a controversial split-decision victory.
Submitted Mar 11, 2019 5:26PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tatiana Suarez vs Nina Ansaroff, Joanne Calderwood vs Katlyn Chookagian Booked For UFC 238
A strawweight tilt with championship implications is set for UFC 238, as Tatiana Suarez will square off against Nina Ansaroff in Chicago on June 8. The contest had originally been rumored for UFC 237 in Brazil. The Las Vegas-based promotion confirmed the matchup to the Chicago Tribune, along with a women’s flyweight clash pitting Joanne Calderwood against Katlyn Chookagian. UFC 238 takes place at the United Center and airs on pay-per-view. The card will reportedly feature a flyweight championship bout between Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Eye. Suarez has kicked off her professional tenure with seven consecutive triumphs, including four under the UFC banner. Most recently, the 28-year-old Millennia MMA representative scored a dominant third-round TKO victory against Carla Esparza at UFC 228.
Submitted Mar 11, 2019 5:19PM by JLS - 5 comments
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UFC Wichita post-fight bonuses: Niko Price rallies to win POTN cash
Check out which fighters won performance bonuses from UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos. The Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas was home to a passable night of fights. The card saw three (T)KOs, three submission, and seven decisions, including one split-decision. Performances of the Night: Niko Price, Beneil Dariush Fight of the Night: Junior dos Santos and Derrick Lewis
Submitted Mar 9, 2019 11:41PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eight fights official for UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro
The UFC is heading to Rio de Janeiro, and the promotion made many match-ups official Friday. With Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade for the strawweight championship at the Jeunesse Arena on May 11, the pay-per-view event will also feature the return of former featherweight king Jose Aldo against surging contender Alexander Volkanovski.
Submitted Mar 9, 2019 12:03PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Jeff Hughes hoping to go from delivering roof shingles to delivering UFC beatdowns
MMA training is hard enough on its own. For Jeff Hughes, there was a time when he had to deal with something just as grueling in addition to that. Hughes, now a UFC heavyweight, had a day job doing roof shingle deliveries in his hometown of Canton, Ohio, up until last summer. The worst part of that gig? Working in the hot, sticky Midwestern summer bare-chested for 13 hours and then having to head over to practice.
Submitted Mar 9, 2019 12:00PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Ronda Rousey says wrestling is ‘scripted’: ‘None of those bitches can f*cking touch me’
Anyone who has seen Furious 7 will tell you that Ronda Rousey is not the world’s greatest thespian. But either she’s getting better at acting, or she’s getting tired of her career in professional wrestling. Recently, the WWE has been building toward a triple threat match for the Raw women’s title between Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch, likely as the main event of WrestleMania on April 7 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The match would be the first-ever women’s main event at a WrestleMania should this happen, but yesterday, Rousey broke the cardinal rule of professional wrestling, releasing a video on her personal Vlog where she angrily said that wrestling is scripted and she wasn’t playing by those rules anymore because at the end of the day, she could legitimately beat up every woman in the company.
Submitted Mar 9, 2019 11:58AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
Anthony Johnson willing to come out of retirement to fight Jon Jones
Speaking recently with the Into the Weeds podcast, Johnson backtracked his previous statements about staying retired, revealing that he would still come out of retirement to face Jon Jones, provided Jones moved up to heavyweight. “The only way I’d come out of retirement is if Jon Jones goes to heavyweight, and then that’s when I’ll come out of retirement and fight Jon,” Johnson said. “I mean, that’s the only guy I want to fight, because after him, I can officially say I did my job, my mission is complete. Although I didn’t win a title, I fought the best of the best. I can go to sleep at night.”
Submitted Mar 6, 2019 7:13PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
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UFC 235 salaries revealed
UFC 235 went down last night from Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was absolutely stacked where two titles were on the line as Jon Jones looked to defend his belt against Anthony Smith and Tyron Woodley looked to defend his strap against Kamaru Usman. As well, Ben Askren made his long-awaited UFC debut when he took on Robbie Lawler. Ultimately, Jones ended up beating Smith by unanimous decision in what was a dominating performance for Jones. Usman meanwhile kept his promise of hearing ‘And New’ as he simply mauled Woodley. He out-wrestled him and outpaced him all night long which was the difference. There could have been multiple 10-8 rounds and Usman is the new welterweight champion. Askren meanwhile had a controversial submission win over Lawler after nearly getting knocked out.
Submitted Mar 3, 2019 8:39PM by JLS - 3 comments
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UFC 234 estimated at 175,000 buys
UFC 234 may have had a lot of people talking about it and watching the prelims on Feb. 9, but the late loss of the main event didn’t help pay-per-view numbers. Early estimates have the show, headlined by Israel Adesayna’s three-round decision win over Anderson Silva, doing 175,000 buys. The card, held at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, was thin when it came to star power to begin with, and then took a hit when middleweight champion Robert Whittaker suffered a hernia and collapsed bowel right before fight time. This led to the last-day cancellation of the Whittaker title defense against Kelvin Gastelum.
Submitted Mar 3, 2019 3:02PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Mackenzie Dern announces pregnancy, puts fighting career on hold
Mackenzie Dern won’t be fighting any time soon in the UFC, and it’s for a good reason. The undefeated strawweight, who last competed in the UFC in May 2018, announced on Friday that she’s expecting a baby with her boyfriend Wesley Santos, a professional surfer from Brazil.
Submitted Mar 3, 2019 3:00PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC 235 bonuses: Johnny Walker, Diego Sanchez awarded for dramatic finishes
Make it three Performance of the Night bonuses in three fights for Johnny Walker. The 26-year-old Brazilian continued his tear through the light heavyweight division Saturday at UFC 235 in Las Vegas, needing just 36 seconds to land a sensational jumping knee and finish Misha Cirkunov. Walker was given one of the evening’s $50,000 post-fight bonuses for his work, which should go along way towards making him feel better after injuring himself while celebrating.
Submitted Mar 3, 2019 2:59PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Dana White says Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington is next
Colby Covington made his presence felt all throughout UFC 235 fight week — and Saturday night was no exception. The brash 31-year-old had a cageside seat for UFC 235’s welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Kamaru Usman, in which Usman dominated Woodley en route to capturing the belt with a one-sided unanimous decision. With his bright red MAGA hat and interim strap in tow, Covington made himself an ever-present figure during the contest. And as the clock wound down on Usman’s victory, several members of the media noticed UFC president Dana White walk over to Covington and have a discussion with the controversial welterweight. So what did White say?
Submitted Mar 3, 2019 2:58PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes served restraining orders from wife, brother
UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, according to a report citing court documents, has been served multiple restraining orders from his wife and twin brother for alleged abuse and threats. TMZ.com, citing court documents it had obtained, today reported Hughes’ wife Audra this past December filed for a restraining order against the retired fighter after he allegedly hit her in front of two of their children and her step-father. According to the report, documents show Hughes allegedly hit her after she accused him of texting other women.
Submitted Feb 26, 2019 7:40PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Why Ben Askren absolutely cannot afford to lose his UFC debut
You look at the matchup between Ben Askren and Robbie Lawler at UFC 235 and right away it jumps out as the kind of fight that everybody knows what each guy’s thing is, and it’s just a question of finding out which one of them will get to do it. For Askren, that thing includes takedowns, top control, the kind of striking any bullying big brother would respect, maybe even a submission if the situation cries out for one.
Submitted Feb 26, 2019 7:37PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC Fight Night Prague Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Twitter Reaction And Analysis
Thiago Santos might have punched his way to a title shot in the UFC’s light heavyweight division on Saturday night in Prague at UFC on ESPN+ 3. After a measured performance through the first two rounds against Jan Blachowicz, Santos connected on a right-left hook combination that caught his charging opponent on the chin. POTN - Thiago Santos POTN - Stefan Struve POTN - Michal Oleksiejczuk POTN - Dwight Grant
Submitted Feb 25, 2019 5:31AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Anderson Silva vs. Jared Cannonier booked for UFC 237 in Brazil
Following a solid showing in Australia, legend Anderson Silva said he wanted to be on the card when the UFC returned to his native Brazil. It looks like he’ll get his wish. Silva (34-8 MMA, 17-5 UFC) will take on Jared Cannonier (11-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) in a middleweight fight at UFC 237 in May, UFC President Dana White today told ESPN.com.
Submitted Feb 21, 2019 12:48AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC champ Georges St-Pierre to announce retirement at Thursday news conference
Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre appears to be calling it quits for good. After returning in November 2017 to capture the middleweight title following a three-year layoff, St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) is set to make retirement official after failing to secure a fight with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Submitted Feb 21, 2019 12:46AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov live stream, play-by-play, results, and discussion (Spoiler)
Main card (9pm ET) Logan Storley vs. Ion Pascu Round 1 - Storey with a lead right and a body kick. Inside leg kick from Pascu. Storley in on a double but Pascu flips him over. They scramble. Storley has him on his knees but can’t flatten him onto his back. Now he’s on his butt. This just a wrestling stalemate. Finally Storley scoops him up and slams Pascu to the mat. He’s working in half but not much is happening. Couple of elbows get through. Few punches too. Storley isn’t even trying to get past half guard. 10-9 Storley. Round 2 - Head kick from Storley. He gets on a single leg and puts Pascu on his back. Back to half guard. He lands a few elbows. Now some rights. Pascu eats an elbow as he tries to escape. He doesn’t escape. Pascu gets full guard back. This isn’t exactly riveting stuff. Back to half. Couple of short elbows. The crowd is booing for the second fight in a row. 10-9 Storley. Round 3 - Storley level changes and almost gets Pascu down. He can’t, but he does on the second attempt. Pascu attacks an arm immediately, but there’s nothing happening. Pascu gets to his knees, but he can’t get any further than that. Pascu tries to attack a kimura again. Again, it goes approximately nowhere. Shockingly, Storley gets to half guard and grinds away. The crowd boos. An elbow gets through. Two pretty bad fights in a row. 10-9 and 30-27 Storley.
Submitted Feb 16, 2019 2:32AM by JLS - 1 comment
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