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Holly Holm vs. Cris Cyborg title fight now confirmed for UFC 219
So much for being "dead". After weeks of back and forth regarding a possible UFC women’s featherweight title fight between champion Cris Cyborg and former women’s 135-pound champ Holly Holm, it appears that a deal is finally in place. The two ladies will compete at UFC 219 in December, and the UFC confirmed the bout via social media Just one week ago the fight was declared “dead” by Holm’s manager. However, it appears that talks were reignited recently and a deal came into place today.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 10:13PM by Leonstolzz - 5 comments
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Anderson Silva releases new statement on USADA case
Former longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has made a statement regarding his current USADA situation.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 5:19PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Fabricio Werdum receives assault summons after throwing boomerang at Colby Covington in Australia
Fabricio Werdum is in hot water Down Under. The UFC heavyweight was charged with common assault Thursday in Australia after throwing a boomerang at fellow fighter Colby Covington in a street altercation. The New South Wales Police Force posted the information about the incident on Facebook without including the names of either party.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 4:15PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Stipe Miocic contract talks going well, hoping to return in first quarter of 2018
The UFC heavyweight champion is on the comeback trail. Contract talks have finally restarted between Stipe Miocic’s camp and the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. According to sources, the talks are trending in the right direction and there is optimism Miocic will return to action to defend his title in the first quarter of 2018.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:52PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Colby Covington says he’s pressing charges on Fabricio Werdum in boomerang incident
Colby Covington said he’s pursuing charges against Fabricio Werdum in an altercation that happened between the two UFC fighters in Australia.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:50PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Jon Jones praises Fabricio Werdum for hitting Colby Covington with a boomerang
Covington has recently stirred up a lot of anger for calling Brazilian fans “filthy animals” after beating Demian Maia at UFC Sao Paulo. He also repeated the comment on his Instagram Live after yesterday’s altercation and called Werdum a “f****t.” Covington’s xenophobic comments seem to have also angered Jones who Tweeted that Werdum did a “good job” for standing up to Covington’s “racism.”
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:49PM by Braden - 6 comments
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Fabricio Werdum throws boomerang at Colby Covington in street altercation
A pair of UFC fighters got into an altercation Wednesday in Australia. Colby Covington and Fabricio Werdum got into a verbal confrontation in Sydney, site of the UFC’s card Saturday night. Covington, who filmed part of the incident on Instagram Live, said Werdum punched him in the face. Covington also called Werdum an anti-gay slur, which could be heard on the video. Fellow UFC fighter Dan Hooker captured video of Werdum throwing what appeared to be a boomerang at Covington and tweeted it Wednesday.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:47PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Renewed optimism regarding Cyborg vs. Holm at UFC 219
Back from the dead? A week after Holly Holm’s management said talks of fighting Cris Cyborg at UFC 219 had stalled significantly — “dead,” to be exact — MMA Fighting has learned that the fight has been resuscitated and — all of a sudden — there’s renewed optimism that it could happen on Dec. 30 after all.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:43PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Emil Meek: Kamaru Usman bout is ‘not looking very bright’ due to visa issues
On Tuesday, Emil Meek revealed via Twitter that he was having “visa issues”, which could potentially put his upcoming welterweight clash with Kamaru Usman in jeopardy. In a series of text messages sent to MMA Fighting, “Valhalla” elaborated on his initial tweet regarding the visa trouble. According to the Norwegian, UFC’s legal team is trying to secure a waiver that would allow him to obtain the visa quicker. Meek is scheduled to face Usman at UFC 219 on Dec. 30. If he is not able to secure a waiver to speed up the process, he will be unable to contest the bout, which he described as “the kind of fight I live for” in a recent interview.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 4:31PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Ketlen Vieira says planned fight with Germaine de Randamie off due to 'GDR' injury
Hopefully you weren’t holding your breath waiting for the return of Germaine de Randamie. De Randamie (7-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC), the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight champion who later had her title stripped, was rumored to be returning against Ketlen Vieira (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 125 in February in Brazil. But according to Vieira, the fight is off because of a de Randamie hand injury – or potentially a recurring or continued hand injury.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 4:30PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Takanori Gomi, four others released by the UFC
The UFC has released five fighters from its roster, including four Brazilians. Takanori Gomi, Hacran Dias, Henrique da Silva, Adriano Martins and Carlos Felipe were no longer with the company, multiple sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 2:22PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Gian Villante vs. Francimar Barroso announced for UFC 220
A light heavyweight clash between Gian Villante and Francimar Barroso was added to UFC 220 in Boston on Jan. 20, the promotion announced following a report by Newsday.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 2:20PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Vitor Belfort vs. Uriah Hall, Jessica Eye vs. Kalindra Faria added to UFC St. Louis
A UFC legend will return early next year. Vitor Belfort will take on Uriah Hall at UFC St. Louis on Jan. 14, ESPN reported as official Tuesday night. Belfort had posted to social media last month that he would be fighting Hall, but the date was unknown until now. Also on that Missouri card will be a women’s flyweight fight between Jessica Eye and Kalindra Faria.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 2:19AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Anderson Silva releases statement following failed USADA drug test
Anderson Silva has broken his silence following a positive drug test. Last Friday, Silva was pulled from the UFC Shanghai main event against Kelvin Gastelum due to a failed USADA drug test. The legendary former UFC middleweight champion released a statement Tuesday on social media addressing — though not directly — the situation.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 11:30PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Coach Leaks News Of Nate Diaz Fight Camp
Is Nate Diaz on the verge of returning to the UFC? If an Instagram post from his strength and conditioning coach Jose Garcia is to be believed, then yes.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 8:36PM by Braden - 8 comments
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Referee Marc Goddard breaks silence on Conor McGregor situation at Bellator 187
The referee at the center of the Conor McGregor craziness at Bellator 187 last Friday issued a lengthy statement Tuesday on social media. Marc Goddard, who was shoved by McGregor in the cage following a bout between Charlie Ward and John Redmond, wrote that he had never officially ended the bout at the time that McGregor entered the fighting area. Goddard said he wasn’t able to assess the situation, because of the wildness that ensued when McGregor began celebrating with his teammate Ward.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 7:07PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Lorenz Larkins vs Fernando Gonzalez at catchweight set for Bellator 193 main event
Lorenz Larkin and Fernando Gonzalez will square off in a 180-pound catchweight affair in the Bellator 193 headliner on Jan. 26. Promotion officials announced the pairing on Tuesday. Bellator 193 takes place at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., and will be televised on the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Additional bouts for the event will be announced soon.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 4:13PM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
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Bidding opens at $3,000 for Dustin Poirier's UFC-Norfolk fight gear to benefit slain officer's family
Now that one of the biggest – if not the biggest – wins of Dustin Poirier’s career is in the books, you can own all the gear that went along with it. MMAjunkie recently reported on Poirier’s decision to auction off his fight kit from UFC Fight Night 120, as well as his plans to auction off his gear after all his future fights to raise money for important causes close to him. He first auctioned off his gear following UFC 211 in May and raised $5,100 for the Second Harvest Food Bank in his home city of Lafayette, La., which translated to 3,000 meals for needy families. This past Saturday, Poirier (22-5 MMA, 14-4 UFC) took out former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (20-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC) with a third-round TKO in a “Fight of the Night” winner at UFC Fight Night 120, which took place at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. And now, Poirier has his fight kit on to raise money for the family of Lafayette Police Cpl. Michael Middlebrook, who was killed in the line of duty in October.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 2:28PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Michael Bisping targeting March’s UFC London card for retirement bout
Michael Bisping surprised the MMA universe by stepping in on short notice to face Kelvin Gastelum following Anderson Silva’s forced withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai due to a USADA violation. Bisping lost his middleweight title in the main event of UFC 217 to Georges St-Pierre via third-round submission a week before he agreed to the short notice bout. Although “The Count” openly talked about considering retirement in the lead-up to the Madison Square Garden showdown with GSP, he says he has no plan to retire following his bout with Gastelum at the end of the month. According to the former middleweight champion, he wants to retire in front of his home support in England at UFC London on Mar. 17.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 2:24PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor issues statement on Bellator 187 incident
Conor McGregor has broken has silence on Friday’s controversial incident in Dublin, Ireland. McGregor jumped into the cage at Bellator 187 to celebrate SBG teammate Charlie Ward’s TKO victory over John Redmond. McGregor, who was not a licensed cornerman for the bout, then got into an altercation with referee Marc Goddard, and slapped a Bellator employee after McGregor was removed from the cage, before he left the scene. In the aftermath, there have been calls for the UFC lightweight champion to be disciplined. Mohegan Sun Department of Athletic Regulation director Mike Mazzulli, who oversaw the Bellator card, said the UFC pulled McGregor off UFC 219 due to the incident, a claim McGregor’s agent, Audie Attar, denied. On Tuesday, McGregor gave his side of the story on Instagram.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 1:34PM by Braden - 1 comment
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