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UFC's Grant Dawson notified of potential USADA violation
(mmajunkie.com)
Grant Dawson failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation. Officials today announced the news.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 3:05PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor storms cage to celebrate with teammate, confronts referee Marc Goddard at Bellator 187
(https:)
Conor McGregor jumped the cage fence to celebrate with his teammate Charlie Ward after he dispatched John Redmond in the final seconds of the first round at Bellator 187 in Dublin. After celebrating with the former UFC fighter, McGregor appeared to approach referee Marc Goddard — the same official who ordered him to leave cageside as he cheered Artem Lobov on at UFC Gdansk.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 2:51PM by Braden - 15 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Brandon Moreno vs. Ray Borg slated for UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin
(mmajunkie.com)
Next year’s UFC Fight Night 126 event in Texas has its first fight, and it’s an intriguing one. Officials today announced a fight between young prospect Brandon Moreno (14-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and recent title challenger Ray Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC), which is slated for the early-2018 event UFC Fight Night 126 takes place Feb. 18 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 1:54PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator Heavyweight Title Tournament announced
(https:)
Eight man tournament, some smaller than others. Fedor, Mitrione, Frank Mir, Roy Nelson, 205 title holder Ryan Bader, Rampage Jackson, Muhammed Lawal and Chael Sonnen. It's been 3 years since Bellator had a HVY title fight.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 1:10PM by finnish_line - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Matt Brown having second thoughts about retirement heading into UFC-Norfolk
(mmajunkie.com)
Matt Brown is only a couple months removed from telling the world his UFC Fight Night 120 co-main event against Diego Sanchez would be his final walk to the cage. But with the promise of retirement looming just two days away, Brown (20-16 MMA, 13-10 UFC) isn’t so sure anymore he’s going to want to leave his gloves in the cage after he fights Sanchez (27-10 MMA, 16-10 UFC).
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 7:12PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jason Knight vs. Gabriel Benitez added to UFC Fresno
(https:)
A new featherweight match-up has been added to UFC Fresno. Jason Knight and Gabriel Benitez have been booked to fight at UFC Fight Night 123. The event, which is being headlined by Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega, is set to take place on Dec. 9 at the SaveMart Center in Fresno, Calif. The news was announced by the promotion on Thursday.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 7:06PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Rampage' Jackson signs multi-fight Bellator contract
(mmajunkie.com)
One of MMA’s all-time greats will continue fighting for Bellator. The promotion today announced that it has signed Quinton Jackson to a multi-fight contract. “Rampage” (37-12 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) is expected to return to action in early 2018.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 6:25PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Michael Johnson gets Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 124 in first featherweight bout
(mmajunkie.com)
Michael Johnson will be welcomed to the UFC featherweight division by a formidable foe. Johnson (17-12 MMA, 9-8 UFC) today announced that he’s set to fight the red-hot Darren Elkins (23-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 124, which takes place Jan. 14 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis and airs on FS1.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 4:28PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Georges St-Pierre injured but won't 'freeze' division
(mmajunkie.com)
Newly crowned middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre today revealed a neck injury he suffered during his title-winning fight against Michael Bisping, but he said he still plans to fight interim titleholder Robert Whittaker.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 1:27PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Thiago Alves vs. Zak Cummings, two other bouts added to UFC St. Louis
(https:)
Thiago Alves will be competing on the first UFC card of 2018. The former UFC welterweight title challenger will be taking on Zak Cummings in a 170-pound contest at UFC St. Louis. The event is set to take place on Jan. 14 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The news was announced by the promotion on Wednesday. The promotion also announced two additional lightweight bouts for the St. Louis event in James Krause vs. Alex White and Polo Reyes vs. Matt Frevola
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:16PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After decade in UFC, Dennis Siver signs with ACB
(https:)
Dennis Siver’s UFC run has come to an end. After spending more than a decade under the UFC banner, Siver announced Wednesday that he has signed a multi-fight deal with Russian promotion ACB. The 38-year-old German fighter is slated to make his promotional debut in a lightweight contest on Nov. 25 in the main event of ACB 75, which will take place at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:14PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Dominick Cruz out of UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera
(https:)
It’s a tough day for popular former UFC champions. Dominick Cruz is out of his UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera due to a broken arm, multiple sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on Wednesday. It remains immediately unclear if the UFC will keep Rivera on the Dec. 30 card in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 9:12PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frankie Edgar injured, off UFC 218 title fight vs. Max Holloway
(mmajunkie.com)
Frankie Edgar has suffered an injury and will not be able to compete against featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 218. Brazilian outlet Combate first reported the news, which ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto confirmed. Sources close to the fighters told MMAjunkie that Edgar suffered a fractured orbital bone. The title fight was set to headline the UFC 218 pay-per-view, which takes place at Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 6:43PM by Braden - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Agent: Cyborg vs. Holm fight at UFC 219 ‘dead’
(https:)
The highly-anticipated Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Holly Holm fight is off the table for now. According to Holm’s agent, Lenny Fresquez, the women’s featherweight title fight, which had been proposed for UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, is “dead” as of earlier this week.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 6:09PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC 219 main event TBA within the week, McGregor still a possibility
(https:)
UFC 219 on December 30th is a pretty good looking card already, but one thing it's missing is a marquee main event at the top. But good news for any of you folks considering a New Year's Eve weekend in Las Vegas: Dana White says the card will have its main event locked in within the week, and it could still be Conor McGregor.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 3:50PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre hands his new middleweight belt over to wrestling coach
(https:)
It hasn't even been a week and Georges St-Pierre has already given up his middleweight belt. Just not in the way you'd expect. The two division UFC champ is known for giving the belts he wins to coaches and friends, and this latest 185 pound strap was no different. St-Pierre posted a picture on social media late Tuesday night as he handed it over to Victor Zilberman of the the Montreal Wrestling Club.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 2:47PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Stephen Thompson’s coach: No interest in fighting Darren Till at this time
(https:)
Hold the phone on any talk of Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till just yet. On Tuesday night, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reported that UFC president Dana White said he wanted to book the welterweight fight in England next year. However, Thompson’s father and coach, Ray Thompson, told MMAFighting.com that “Wonderboy” possibly has two broken thumbs, or ligament damage, stemming from his win over Jorge Masvidal this past weekend at UFC 217. Thompson is scheduled to see a doctor Thursday afternoon in South Carolina. “We’ve talked to no one [about fighting Till],” Ray Thompson added. “Not sure how this is a ‘done deal.’ As for Till, he needs to fight through the murderers row at welterweight like ‘Wonderboy’ did to get to the top."
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 2:29PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jessy Jess gets UFC call up; set to fight Bec Rawlings at UFC Sydney
(fightnewsaustralia.com)
US-based Aussie Jessica Rose-Clark will make her UFC debut against Bec Rawlings at UFC Sydney next Sunday. MMA Today first reported the news after Scottish fighter Joanne Calderwood was removed from the card. Calderwood was originally set to fight Rawlings at the event. Although the UFC has yet to announce the change, Fight News Australia has also confirmed the news with sources.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 3:13AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Darren Till vs. Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 127 in England
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is giving popular rising English welterweight Darren Till the fight he asked for – and in his home country, no less. The undefeated 24-year-old Till (16-0-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC) will take on former two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson (14-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 127, which takes place Feb. 24 and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The card was recently announced for Orlando, Fla., but UFC President Dana White revealed during a Q&A tonight in Santa Monica, Calif, that it will be moved to England, according to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:55PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Derek Anderson vs. Adam Piccolotti announced for Bellator 189
(https:)
“The Barbaric” is looking to close out 2017 with a bang. Having missed out on an opportunity to fight Michael Page this past May after Page suffered a knee injury, Derek Anderson will get back in the cage when he fights Adam Piccolotti in a catchweight bout (160 pounds) at Bellator 189 on Dec. 1 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. Officials announced the matchup Thursday.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:43PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
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