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Dana White: Landmark UFC 200 set for July 2, 2016, at Las Vegas' new arena
You can go ahead and start making your plans now for next year’s “International Fight Week.” It has its anchor, and it’s another landmark. UFC 200 will take place July 2, 2016, in Las Vegas – at the city’s new and still under-construction venue, MGM-AEG Arena, just west of MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Jul 10, 2015 4:43PM by GDPofMPG - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chad Laprise to Face Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night in Saskatoon on Aug.23
Chad Laprise to Face Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night in Saskatoon on Aug.23.
Submitted Jul 10, 2015 2:23PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bec Rawlings out, Joanne Calderwood gets new UFC Fight Night 72 opponent
with bec rawlings (6-4 mma, 1-1 ufc) forced out of next week’s ufc fight night 72 event in scotland, joanne calderwood (9-1 mma, 1-1 ufc) now faces a promotional newcomer. ufc officials announced cortney casey (4-1 mma, 0-0 ufc) has agreed to step in on one week’s notice to meet the scottish striker.
With Bec Rawlings (6-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) forced out of next week’s UFC Fight Night 72 event in Scotland, Joanne Calderwood (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) now faces a promotional newcomer. UFC officials announced Cortney Casey (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has agreed to step in on one week’s notice to meet the Scottish striker. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 10, 2015 11:49AM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sean Grande replaces veteran Bellator brodcaster Sean Wheelock
Bellator has its first major change in the broadcast booth since the fight promotion introduced Sean Wheelock and Jimmy Smith in 2010. Wheelock, the company’s longtime play-by-play announcer, is out, and veteran sports broadcaster Sean Grande is in and will share the booth with Smith.
Submitted Jul 10, 2015 5:03AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Alexa Grasso to challenge Livia Renata Souza for strawweight title at Invicta FC 14
One of Dana White's most coveted potential signees has her next fight -- and it'll be for a title. Alexa Grasso will challenge Livia Renata Souza for the Invicta FC strawweight title in the main event of Invicta FC 14 on Sept. 12 in Kansas City, it was announced Thursday night at Invicta 13. Grasso (7-0) has been mentioned many times by White, the UFC president, as one of the fighters he would most like to sign. The popular Mexican fighter is still under contract with Invicta and has said she would like to win Invicta gold before going to the UFC. Grasso, 21, is coming off a unanimous decision win over Mizuki Inoue at Invicta FC 11 in February.
Submitted Jul 10, 2015 2:16AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Ganryujima 2: July 18th
Participants this time include: Minowaman, JZ, Mighty Mo, the always exciting Kazuhisa Watanabe, Brian Dues (Ganryujima 1 winner), Kiyoshi Tamura, and Japanese Soccer star Takeshi Watanabe Personally I loved the first event, It was kind of like going back to 1996 and watching the original UFC's all over again. Edit: How could I forget Jimmy Ambriz? Freak-show fans unite, this ones going to extremely entertaining
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 3:46PM by Bustamante-Aoki - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA, Other Combat Sports
Invicta FC 13 weigh-in results: 'Cyborg' (144.6), five other title fighters official
LAS VEGAS – The Invicta FC 13 weigh-in results are in the books, and all the fighters on Thursday’s card – including six in TITLE fights – made weight without issue. Chief among them was featherweight champion Cristiane Justino (13-1), who fights challenger Faith Van Duin (5-1) in the main event. Both fighters came in under the 145-pound title fight maximum. “Cyborg” Justino was 144.6 POUNDS, while Van Duin was 144.9. Official Invicta FC 13 weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 11 p.m. ET) Champ Cristiane Justino (144.6) vs. Faith Van Duin (144.9) – for featherweight title Irene Aldana (134.7) vs. Tonya Evinger (134.7) – for vacant bantamweight title Champ Herica Tiburcio (104.8) vs. Ayaka Hamasaki (104.7) – for atomweight title Jessica-Rose Clark (134.3) vs. Pannie Kianzad (135.3) Amber Brown (105.4) vs. Catherine Costigan (104.8) Amy Montenegro (115.7) vs. Jamie Moyle (115) Amber Leibrock (145.6) vs. Marina Shafir (145.2)
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 3:02PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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It was Hayder Hassan’s idea to donate 'TUF 21' money to Wounded Warrior Project
On the 12th and final taped episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 21,” American Top Team head Dan Lambert announces his squad is donating $200,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project after winning the team vs. team reality show tournament against the Blackzilians. On the season finale of the show, which aired Wednesday night on FOX Sports 1, it looks as though Lambert is the one initiating the donation to the fund, which benefits wounded U.S. soldiers and is a cause long supported by the UFC. But Lambert said it was actually the idea of Hayder Hassan, who delivered the team its victory with a split-call over Blackzilians fighter Vicente Luque on Episode No. 12.
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 3:00PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Velasquez Healthy, Targeting UFC 192 Return
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is looking to do something he hasn't done in over six years, and that's return to the Octagon less than four months after his last fight. If everything goes according to PLAN, mixed martial arts (MMA) fans can expect to see him in action at the upcoming UFC 192 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Oct. 3, 2015 inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, according to a report from UFC Tonight.
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:57PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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UFC unveils new logo, other visual changes
UFC 189 will be a milestone of sorts for the world's top MMA promotion. Apart from a highly anticipated card with two title fights, it will also kick off the new Reebok deal, the revamped drug testing policy with USADA, and as just announced, a new UFC logo. Here's a photo of the tweaked version of their logo:
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:51PM by Budgellism - 19 comments
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Teemu Packalen in for Jake Matthews against Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 72
Jake Matthews (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been injured and is out of his UFC Fight Night 72 bout with Mickael Lebout (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Teemu Packalen (7-0 MMA, 0-0) will step in for the lightweight bout and face Lebout on short-notice. The change was announced on the UFC UK Twitter account. The latest UFC Fight Night 72 CARD now includes: Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites Evan Dunham vs. Ross Pearson Joseph Duffy vs. Ivan Jorge Leon Edwards vs. Pawel Pawlak Leonardo Mafra vs. Stevie Ray Paul Redmond vs. Robert Whiteford Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Rawlings Konstantin Erokhin vs. Daniel Omielanczuk Mickael Lebout vs. Teemu Packalen Ilir Latifi vs. Hans Stringer Paddy Holohan vs. Vaughan Lee
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:48PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani set for UFC Fight Night 76
The CARD for UFC Fight Night 76 is coming together quickly with the announcement of a lightweight bout between Canada’s Kajan Johnson (20-11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Japan’s Naoyuki Kotani (33-12-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC). The bout was announced on the UFC’s official website. The UFC Fight Night 76 lineup includes: Josh Barnett vs. Roy Nelson Roan Carneiro vs. Gegard Mousasi Kyoji Horiguchi vs. opponent TBA Li Jingliang vs. Kiichi Kunimoto Matt Hobar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – finals of Road to UFC: Japan Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:45PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Justin Gaethje-Luis Palomino Lightweight Title Rematch Headlines WSOF 23 in Phoenix
The first meeting between Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino was one of 2015’s most entertaining scraps. Now they’re going to get a chance to try and surpass the lofty standards they set in March. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:44PM by Wez - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Antonio Braga Neto out, Dominique Steele in against Zak Cummings at UFC on FOX 16
Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Dominique Steele (13-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will have an OPPORTUNITY to compete on the big stage of the UFC after Antonio Braga Neto (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was forced out of his UFC on FOX 16 bout with Zak Cummings (17-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC). The change was announced by the UFC on Wednesday. With the change, the UFC on FOX 16 card now includes: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao – for bantamweight title Jessica Eye vs. Miesha Tate Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Lauzon PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET) Tom Lawlor vs. Gian Villante Danny Castillo vs. Jim Miller Kenny Robertson vs. Ben Saunders Bryan Caraway vs. Eddie Wineland PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:15 p.m. ET) Daron Cruickshank vs. James Krause Andrew Holbrook vs. Ramsey Nijem Jessamyn Duke vs. Elizabeth Phillips Zak Cummings vs. Dominique Steele
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 2:42PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Heavyweight Travis Browne accused of domestic violence after abusive pics surface on Instagram
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender, Travis Browne, could find himself in hot water with the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion after his girlfriend -- Jenna Renee Webb -- took to Instagram to reveal that she was allegedly on the wrong end of "Hapa's" fists. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 10:31AM by Wez - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sunday's TUF 21 Finale card complete with Hassan-Usman, Graves-Luque
The final episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians” aired tonight. With that, the lineup is set for Sunday’s TUF 21 Finale in Las VEGAS. In the matchup that will determine which team receives a $300,000 prize and the “TUF” trophy, American Top Team’s Hayder Hassan (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will take on Kamaru Usman (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) of the Blackzilians in a welterweight matchup. The Complete TUF 21 Finale card includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET) Jake Ellenberger vs. Stephen Thompson Hayder Hassan vs. Kamaru Usman – “TUF 21? welterweight tournament final Michael Graves vs. Vicente Luque Cezar Ferreira vs. Jorge Masvidal Angela Magana vs. Michelle Waterson Russell Doane vs. Jerrod Sanders PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Willie Gates vs. Darrell Montague Maximo Blanco vs. Mike De La Torre Caio Magalhaes vs. Josh Samman Dan Miller vs. Trevor Smith PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) George Sullivan vs. Dom Waters
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 5:08AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans vs. Ryan Bader set for UFC 192
Houston's Toyota Center will be the site for one of the most important light heavyweight fights of the year, as former world champion Rashad Evans returns to the Octagon for the first time in nearly two years to face fellow 205-pound contender Ryan "Darth" Bader in a UFC 192 bout on Saturday, October 3. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 8, 2015 9:02PM by Wez - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jose Aldo 'would've made close to $4 million' to fight Conor McGregor
The outspoken UFC featherweight champ has long been a proponent for higher fighter pay. And now, according to UFC President Dana White, Aldo was finally in line to get that big payday he wanted oh-so-badly before a rib injury forced him to pull out of Saturday's UFC 189 main event against arch-nemesis Conor McGregor.
Submitted Jul 8, 2015 4:32PM by scpd400 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Jose Aldo Should Have Been Wearing Rib Protection While Sparring
Jose Aldo has struggled with injuries throughout his UFC tenure, but Dana White believes the reigning featherweight champion’s most recent ailment could have been prevented. The Nova Uniao representative fractured his rib while sparring less than three weeks away from his title defense against Conor McGregor at UFC 189. After some debate over the severity of the injury, Aldo was forced to withdraw from what would likely have been the biggest payday of his career. “In this case, Aldo was going to make millions of dollars in this fight. This was the biggest fight of his career, financially and every other way. So the guy is hurt, not to mention the fact Andre Pederneiras, his trainer, sent me the video of him getting kicked,” White told the “The Jim Rome Show” on Tuesday. “It’s a spinning heel kick to the ribs. The sparring partner shouldn’t have been throwing at him two weeks before the biggest fight of his life anyway.” Link
Submitted Jul 8, 2015 1:46PM by bjj1605 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Octagon girl Brittney Palmer's husband charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to kill her
Move over War Machine, you could be getting some company in the big house. *He is expected to appear before the judge later today (July 8, 2015) in Los Angeles Municipal Court.* (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jul 8, 2015 7:53AM by Wez - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
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