Mike Richman Suspended Two Years After Failed Drug Test
Bantamweight fighter Mike Richman has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug following his latest bout in the Bellator MMA cage.
Multiple sources Tuesday confirmed to Sherdog.com that Richman failed a post-fight drug test administered by the California State Athletic Commission after his unanimous decision loss to Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 137. The event took place May 15 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif.
Pat Curran gets new opponent for Bellator 139
An undisclosed injury forced Goiti Yamauchi out of Bellator 139, and Pat Curran has a new opponent on 18 days’ notice.
Curran, a former Bellator featherweight champion, is now set to take on Emmanuel Sanchez at the upcoming card in Mulvane, Kansas, on June 26. The promotion announced the new match-up on Monday.
Ben Rothwell implies Cain Velasquez uses Banned Substances
"Let's see what happens after July 1, when the advance testing starts kicking in," Rothwell said. "Let's see if [Velasquez is] still fighting the same way he has. I doubt it. I'm not implying anything, what I'm just saying, I don't believe every division is going to look the same after July 1st. If anyone takes offense to that, maybe they ought to look at themselves and look at their problems."
Who's next for Ben Rothwell? 'I think Andrei Arlovski and I should dance'
It's going to be hard to ignore Ben Rothwell from here on out. The oft-overlooked UFC heavyweight made sure of that Saturday night.
Rothwell submitted Matt Mitrione with a unique front choke, cut a hilarious WWE-style promo afterward and then called out Andrei Arlovski at the post-fight press conference at UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson in New Orleans.
Welcome to the UFC, Andrew Todhunter
A late injury has brought one of the world's better middleweight prospects in for his welterweight UFC debut.
Tim Kennedy is back! Oh wait, it's Andrew Todhunter. You'd be forgiven for getting them confused. A former army sniper with a background in military combatives, Todhunter doesn't just have a similar background to Tim Kennedy, but he's built like and fights a lot like him too. I'll get into all the details in a moment, however. First and foremost, an injury to Hector Urbina for his UFC 188 fight against Albert Tumenov has brought a new middleweight-come-welterweight into the Zuffa fold. It's one of the rare instances where an injury has probably made a one-sided fight that much more competitive. So...
Two fighters miss mark at UFN 68 weigh ins
UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson weigh ins
Friday, June 5, 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT)
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
Main Card (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET)
Tim Boetsch (185.5) vs. Dan Henderson (186)
Matt Mitrione (255) vs. Ben Rothwell (265)
Yancy Medeiros (159.5)* vs. Dustin Poirier (156)
Brian Ortega (146) vs. Thiago Tavares (146)
Anthony Birchak (136) vs. Joe Soto (136)
Alex Caceres (136) vs. Francisco Rivera (136)
Prelim Card (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Derrick Lewis (264.5) vs. Shawn Jordan (263.5)
Omari Akhmedov (171) vs. Brian Ebersole (170.5)
Christos Giagos (155.5) vs. Chris Wade (155.5)
Justin Edwards (156) vs. Joe Proctor (156)
Prelim Card (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Ricardo Abreu (183) vs. Jake Collier (185.5)
Leonardo Morales (140)** vs. Jose Quinonez (135)
* Medeiros was given two hours to make 156.
** Morales was given two hours to make 136 pounds.
Michael Johnson vs. Beneil Dariush slated for UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville
A lightweight bout between Michael Johnson (16-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Beneil Dariush (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 74 lineup.
UFC officials today announced the fight via FOXSports.com.
The latest UFC Fight Night 74 lineup includes:
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira
Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson
Jared Cannonier vs. Jonathan Wilson
Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera
Timothy Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt