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Heavyweight Tim Hague, a 5-fight UFC vet, dies following boxing knockout loss in Canada
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague died today after suffering a knockout loss in a boxing match on Friday night in Canada. Hague’s sister confirmed the fighter’s death in a post on her Facebook page: “It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” Jackie Neil wrote. “He was surrounded by family, listening to his favourite songs. We will miss him with so greatly.” Hague was 34.
Submitted Jun 18, 2017 6:10PM by Nathan_Arizona - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Former UFC Fighter Tim Hague in ICU with Serious Brain Injury
(bleacherreport.com)
Sportsnet's James Lynch reported Saturday that former UFC fighter Tim Hague is in the intensive care unit with a serious brain injury. Lynch added that the injury occurred Friday during a boxing match against Adam Braidwood.
Submitted Jun 17, 2017 2:16PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, General MMA
 
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor odds released for fight, PPV sales
(https:)
The so-called “fight of the century” between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is also going to be one of the most bet on sporting events of the year. The fight, which takes place on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is captivating for gamblers given the odd nature of the set-up. Mayweather is 49-0 as a boxer, while McGregor is making his professional boxing debut — yet because of his dominance in the UFC bettors are jumping on him as an +400 underdog.
Submitted Jun 17, 2017 2:12PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
UFC Fight Night 111 bonuses: You know Holly Holm's sick kick was worth $50,000
(mmajunkie.com)
Holly Holm, Ulka Sasaki, Li Jingliang and Frank Camacho each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 111 event. Holm and Sasaki earned “Performance of the Night” honors, while Jingliang and Camacho won “Fight of the Night.”
Submitted Jun 17, 2017 12:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cyborg vs. Anderson for title at UFC 214 close to finalization
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The UFC made a decision to add a women’s featherweight division when it appeared that Cris Cyborg, who had been brought in to drop weight to fight the then seemingly unbeatable Ronda Rousey, was not going to be able to do so. However, Cyborg needed time to recover from the brutal weight cuts. So the UFC went forward without her, matching up Germaine de Randamie, who was outside the top 10 at bantamweight, with Holy Holm, who was on a two-fight losing streak at 135. GDR won and holds the title, for now.
Submitted Jun 16, 2017 11:13PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ex-UFC champ Matt Hughes airlifted after truck collides with train
(abcnews.go.com)
Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has been airlifted to a medical facility after the truck he was in collided with a moving train Friday, UFC president Dana White told ESPN. White said he's been in contact with Hughes' family, and that they are currently en route to the medical facility where the 43-year-old was taken. "Apparently he has head trauma," White said. "His family is traveling to him now." White did not know exactly where the accident took place. He said Hughes, who lives in Illinois, was apparently helping a friend when the accident occurred.
Submitted Jun 16, 2017 2:36PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather happening Aug. 26 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
Fast on the heels of an approved event request to the Nevada boxing commission, the much-ballyhooed meeting between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is set to go down. Citing a “well-placed source,” Yahoo! Sports reporter Kevin Iole today wrote that the bout will take place Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, the date approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for an event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 11:06PM by grappler0000 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
M-1 Challenge 80 weights, pictures & video from China
(https:)
M-1 CHALLENGE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSIP – 5 X 5 (L)Ivan “Buki” Buchinger(31-5-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Champion, Slovakia 144 lbs. vs. (R) Timur Nagibin (9-2-0, M-1: 5-1-0), Challenger, Russia 144 lbs. FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Sascha Sharma (12-3-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Germany 143 lbs. vs. Muso “Iron King” Nuertiebieke (7-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 146 lbs. WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Alexander “Iron Capture” Butenko (43-12-0, M-1: 9-2-0), Ukraine 165 lbs. vs. Corey “Major” Nelson (18-6-1, M-1: 0-0-0), Spain 168 lbs. FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Korobov (10-2-1, M-1: 0-2-1), Russia, 143 lbs. vs. Asirkebai Jinensibieke (12-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 146 lbs. PRELIMINARY CARD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Rene Hoppe (7-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Germany 204 lbs. vs. Carlos “Cachorrao” Eduardo (15-4-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Brazil 204 lbs. MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Arten Kazbanov (7-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia 185 lbs. vs. Nosherwan “Savage” Khanzada (3-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Pakistan 184 ½ lbs. BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Huyixibai Huyixibai (14-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 135 lbs. vs. Ibragim Navruzov (3-0-1, M-1: 0-0-1), Georgia 132 lbs. WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Kuerbanjiang Tuluosibake (1-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0, China 169 ½ lbs. vs. Makim “Man Max” Melnik (3-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Ukraine 167 lbs. LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Adam Tsurov (6-5-0, M-1: 5-2-0), Russia 154 ½ lbs. vs. Kangkang Fu (4-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 153 lbs.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 11:04PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dooho Choi injured, but Andre Fili still plans to fight at UFC 214
(mmajunkie.com)
An intriguing featherweight bout between Dooho Choi and Andre Fili won’t be happening at UFC 214. However, Fili still plans to fight at the event. Fili (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) today tweeted that Choi (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) can’t make the July 29 pay-per-view event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.:
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:51PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
T.J. Dillashaw questions the legitimacy of Cody Garbrandt’s back injury
(mmafighting.com)
At the beginning of this year, the UFC announced that bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would be defending his belt against former champion and training partner T.J. Dillashaw. It was to be a good, old-fashioned grudge match and the UFC built its most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter around the beef between the coaches, leading up to their title fight at UFC 213 this summer.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:49PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NAC approves Mayweather Promotions for Aug. 26, still unclear if it’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
(mmafighting.com)
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) approved an Aug. 26 date in Las Vegas for Mayweather Promotions in a meeting Wednesday. But the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is not officially attached to it — at least for now. NAC executive director Bob Bennett told MMA Fighting that Mayweather Promotions applied for the Aug. 26 date for a boxing card at MGM Grand, which will air on Showtime, last week. Mayweather officials then pulled that application earlier this week before asking for it to be put back on Tuesday night, Bennett said.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:48PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
ABC launches charitable fund to benefit retired combat sports athletes
(mmafighting.com)
The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) wants to give back to the fighters who have given their blood, sweat and tears in the ring or the cage. The body, which informally oversees commissions in the United States and Canada, announced the launch of a charitable fund benefiting retired combat sports participants last weekend at the International Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canastota, N.Y.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 1:02AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bellator chief Scott Coker: Mike Goldberg, new broadcast team offer 'different experience'
(mmajunkie.com)
It’s nearly impossible to escape Mike Golberg’s voice if you’re watching a UFC promo. As the fight organization’s play-by-play commentator for 20 years, there’s hardly a big fight that doesn’t have his stamp. Goldberg’s signature call – “It is all over!” – is indelibly linked to the industry-leader. So when he lends his commentary to Bellator’s second pay-per-view effort, Bellator NYC, it’s not a stretch to say some of the more casual fans of MMA might be confused. But according to Bellator chief Scott Coker, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 12:35AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Wanderlei Silva says he no-showed Bellator NYC news conference to avoid scrap with Chael Sonnen
(mmajunkie.com)
As it turns out, Wanderlei Silva wasn’t so under the weather that he couldn’t make a news conference this past week for Bellator NYC. Bellator PR officials initially claimed “The Axe Murderer” skipped the second scheduled press conference for the June 24 event because of his health, but Silva said there was a bigger reason he didn’t show.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 12:30AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Jon Jones' Mother Passes Away After Battle With Diabetes
(mmaweekly.com)
Jon Jones‘ mother, Camille, passed away on Sunday following her battle with diabetes. She was 55 years of age. Jon’s brother Arthur, a lineman in the National Football League, posted on Instagram, confirming his mother’s passing.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 12:28AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White responds to DJ, says McGregor is the pound-for-pound best
(mmafighting.com)
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson made a stand this week against the organization, and now UFC president Dana White has fired back. Johnson, the current No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter on the UFC’s official rankings, released an explosive, lengthy statement Monday in which the flyweight champion accused the UFC of widespread “mistreatment and bullying” and criticized the promotion for a variety of issues, ranging from White’s negotiating tactics for Johnson’s next fight — a bout that could see Johnson break the all-time record for consecutive title defenses set by Anderson Silva — to the UFC’s handling of the flyweight division altogether. Johnson then elaborated on those issues in a wide-ranging interview Monday on The MMA Hour.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 10:52PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 110 bonuses: Finishes by Ben Nguyen, Dan Hooker earn them $50K
(mmajunkie.com)
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Mark Hunt, Derrick Lewis, Ben Nguyen, and Dan Hooker each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 110 event. Hooker and Nguyen each picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, while Hunt and Lewis took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 12:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 110 results: Mark Hunt wins grueling battle vs. Derrick Lewis with 4th-round TKO
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight fight that on paper looked like a slugfest turned into a battle of cardiovascular strength. Mark Hunt (13-11-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC) took Derrick Lewis’ (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) best shots and chased him around the cage, doling out repeated shots to the body and legs until Lewis tired and slumped in exhaustion at the 3:51 mark of the fourth round.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 1:57AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thibault Gouti ruled out of UFC Fight Night 110 with illness hours before event
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Fight Night 110 has lost a fight just hours before the event is set to take place. Thibault Gouti vs. Dong Hyun Kim has been removed from the card because of an illness to Gouti, the UFC announced. “On the advice of physicians, and with the athlete’s health and safety in mind, UFC has removed Thibault Gouti from his bout today against Dong Hyun Kim at ‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt’ in Auckland, New Zealand due to illness,” the promotion said in a statement. “‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt’ will proceed with 11 bouts.”
Submitted Jun 10, 2017 5:30PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Perry vs. Thiago Alves slated for UFC 215
(mmafighting.com)
Mike Perry vs. Thiago Alves is slated for UFC 215 on Aug. 19, MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion has yet to officially announce the card, but sources say Seattle is currently the top candidate to host the event.
Submitted Jun 9, 2017 8:01PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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