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Ricardo Lamas vs. Josh Emmett Booked on Three-Weeks Notice
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be heading to Winnipeg, Canada on Dec. 16 for yet another exciting night of fights. The world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion will be in the area to host UFC on FOX 26 inside the Bell MTS Place. In the main event, former champions Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos will be fighting for division dominance. That being said, it would appear that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has locked in another exciting match up for the event.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 3:01PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
DeAnna Bennett vs Melinda Fabian added to TUF 26 Finale
A women’s flyweight bout has been added to this week’s Ultimate Fighter 26 fight card as DeAnna Bennett vs Melinda Fabian has been added to the card. The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale will be held on December 1, 2017, at Park Theater in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 3:00PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Rory MacDonald thinks he’ll be used as an alternate in Bellator’s heavyweight tournament
Rory MacDonald announced he wanted a spot in Bellator’s heavyweight tournament shortly after the bracket was officially unveiled, and “The Red King” believes that Scott Coker is open to having him act as an alternate should one of the eight competitors have to withdraw from the contest.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 1:28AM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Joe Silva responds to Matt Mitrione’s claim that Silva lied about Roy Nelson fight
Matt Mitrione claimed Monday that former longtime UFC matchmaker Joe Silva lied to him in order to accept a fight with Roy Nelson as a substitute in late 2014. Silva, however, is having none of that talk.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 1:27AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Mizuki Inoue out of Invicta 26 co-main event, Kinberly Novaes steps in to face Janaisa Morandin
Mizuki Inoue will not be making her return to Invicta FC this year after all. Inoue had to withdraw from the Invicta 26 co-main event for undisclosed reasons and will be replaced by Kinberly Novaes against Janaisa Morandin, according to the promotion’s website. The bout will be in the strawweight division.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 1:25AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Saad Awad to face J.J. Ambrose in Bellator 193 co-main event
Fresh off of a 67-second TKO win, Saad Awad is ready to keep rolling in 2018. The “Assassin” has been booked to fight J.J. Ambrose in the lightweight co-main event of Bellator 193 on Jan. 26 at the Penchaga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 1:24AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Henry Corrales announced for Bellator 192
Budding featherweight contender Henry Corrales will look to extend a two-fight win streak when he takes on former World Series of Fighting champion Georgi Karakhanyan at Bellator 192 on Jan. 20 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 1:23AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori official for UFC 219
A welterweight clash between a pair of international athletes is now official for UFC 219. UFC execs recently announced that Russia’s Omari Akhmedov (17-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Italy’s Marvin Vettori (12-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will meet at the event, which takes place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 27, 2017 5:51PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tony Ferguson wants ‘irrelevant fragile fat ass’ Khabib Nurmagomedov to shut up and take a number
Khabib Nurmagomedov recently caused a stir after he revealed Tony Ferguson declined to sign on the dotted line to defend his interim Lightweight title against him at UFC 219 on Dec. 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Even current Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier got in on the action, coming to aide his training partner in an attempt to pressure Tony to accept the bout. More recently, “The Eagle” took to social media to call out the division for only speaking his name when he’s on the sidelines. That didn’t sit too well with Ferguson, as he scoffed right back at the often-injured contender.
Submitted Nov 27, 2017 5:08AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Francis Ngannou’s run toward UFC gold is an international tale of beating impossible odds
Francis Ngannou was never supposed to escape Cameroon. Despair was a fate he was born into, and where he would remain. It was a future that was written for him, even if it was one he could never truly accept. It’s hard to find hope when there is little school, when there are few jobs, where the future taunts you from a distance always beyond your reach.
Submitted Nov 26, 2017 7:32PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Why are MMA referees seemingly so hesitant to take points? Marc Goddard explains
How many times have we seen it? A fighter, in a clinch up against the fence, sticks his or her fingers in and grabs the cage to help jockey for leverage. It can happen multiple times over the course of a contest and, even after verbal warnings are given for the prohibited maneuver, it still seems like referees are loathe to take a point away. Why is that? Why do referees view taking a point as more of a last-ditch effort rather than a regular procedure?
Submitted Nov 26, 2017 7:31PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Danielle Taylor vs. JJ Aldrich set for UFC Fight Night 124 on January 14
A women’s strawweight fight between Danielle Taylor (9-2-0) and JJ Aldrich (5-2-0) has been set for the UFC Fight Night 124 on January 14. UFC Fight Night 124 takes place on January 14 from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
Submitted Nov 26, 2017 10:07AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Shanghai post-fight bonuses: Jingliang, Gastelum smash their way to $50K
The Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China was home to a great night/morning of fights, with four (T)KOs, four submissions and four decisions, including one split-decision. The Chinese fighters on the card ended up going 5-3 in their bouts, and late replacement Michael Bisping was knocked out in the first round by Kelvin Gastelum in a contest that capped an outstanding event full of action from top to bottom. Performance of The Night Bonuses - Song Yadong, Zabit Magomedshiripov, Li Jingliang and Kelvin Gastelum.
Submitted Nov 25, 2017 9:55AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ex-UFC fighter Tae Hyun Bang gets jail time for involvement in fight-fixing scheme
A fighter received jail time this week in South Korea for his role in a UFC fight-fixing scandal.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 6:39PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Thiago Santos vs. Anthony Smith added to UFC Belem
A middleweight clash between Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith was booked for UFC Belem, multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. UFC Belem is scheduled for Feb. 3 at the Mangueirinho Gymnasium in Belem, Brazil.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 4:14PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ben Askren Stops Shinya Aoki at ONE: ‘Immortal Pursuit,’ Retires Undefeated
Ben Askren easily overcame the final challenge of his MMA career at ONE: ‘Immortal Pursuit.’ The American needed less than a minute to stop Shinya Aoki at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, defend his welterweight title, and register his 18th career win. Aoki jumped guard almost immediately and Askren needed no encouragement to slam him down to the ground. The American found himself in top position and began to land hard punches from inside his opponent’s guard.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 3:22PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Mirko Cro Cop says he will fight winner of Rizin heavyweight tournament next year in farewell fight
Mirko Cro Cop has planned out his farewell fight. Yet, expect to see a lot more of the MMA legend, beginning in December. Cro Cop told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he will face the winner of a Rizin heavyweight tournament on the promotion’s annual New Year’s Eve show in 2018. Before that, though, Cro Cop will return to fighting against Tsuyoshi Kohsaka on Rizin’s show Dec. 30 in Saitama, Japan.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 3:19PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Report: Tae Hyun Bang sentenced to 10-month prison term for fight-fixing scheme at UFC Fight Night 79
Former UFC lightweight Tae Hyun Bang has been sentenced to a 10-month prison term after being found guilty of taking bribes in connection with a plan to throw a fight. Bang (18-10 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was sentenced today in the Seoul Central District Court in South Korea, according to a report from The Korea Herald, for taking bribes to throw his bout with Leo Kuntz at UFC Fight Night 79. Three “brokers” who set up the fix and gave money to Bang totaling $92,160 USD also were given jail terms for their roles. One of those brokers reportedly was MMA fighter Dae Won Kim.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 3:14PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Bellator heavyweight grand prix opening-round matchups set; 'Rampage'-Sonnen first up Jan. 20
The bracket is set for the Bellator MMA World Grand Prix 2018. The four opening-round matchups for the eight-man tournament to crown a new heavyweight champion were announced tonight on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 10:37PM by Braden - 10 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Khabib Nurmagomedov says he accepted a fight with Tony Ferguson at UFC 219
When it was revealed that Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm for the women's featherweight title would be featured on the UFC 219 card coming up on December 30th, it was noted that the UFC wasn't ready to declare it was the main event. That led to some wondering whether something bigger and even better than the biggest WMMA match of the year was in store. This tweet from Khabib Nurmagomedov shines a light on just how far the UFC went questing for a worthy main event for the Las Vegas New Year's weekend card.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 8:16PM by Braden - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
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