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Justin Gaethje set to make UFC debut against Michael Johnson at TUF 25 Finale
Justin Gaethje has a date and an opponent for his UFC debut. The former WSOF lightweight champion has been scheduled to take on Michael Johnson in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, which is set to take place on July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Submitted May 12, 2017 9:41PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
ADCC announces Frank Mir vs. Chael Sonnen 'superfight' for September event in Finland
Chael Sonnen has a new opponent for his ADCC ‘superfight’ in September. With American Top Team leader Ricardo Liborio forced out of the match due to a knee injury, Frank Mir has stepped up to face the Bellator star in Espoo, Finland, ADCC announced. ADCC 2017 takes place at The Espoo Metro Areena on Sept. 22-24. Mir, a former UFC heavyweight champion, is one of the best grapplers to ever compete inside the Octagon, scoring submission victories over former UFC titleholders Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira, Brock Lesnar and Tim Sylvia.
Submitted May 12, 2017 9:40PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Gunnar Nelson vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio to headline UFC Fight Night 113
It might not have been the high-profile matchup many thought Gunnar Nelson would get, but it is a headlining spot. Nelson will take on Santiago Ponzinibbio in the main event of UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16 in Glasgow, Scotland, the UFC announced Friday morning on its UFC Europe Twitter account. The bout was first reported by Pétur Marinó Jónsson of Iceland’s MMA Fréttir.
Submitted May 12, 2017 4:43PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Joanne Calderwood vs. Cynthia Calvillo announced for UFC Glasgow
Joanne Calderwood is getting a big fight in front of her hometown fans. “Dr. Kneevil” will meet Cynthia Calvillo in a battle of strawweight standouts at UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16 in Glasgow, Scotland, the UFC announced early Friday morning on its Europe Twitter account.
Submitted May 12, 2017 4:42PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Jared Gordon out of UFC 211 with food poisoning
Jared Gordon faced a terribly difficult road to UFC 211. He became addicted to pain killers at 19, was taking heroin at 21 (it costs less), was in lock up at 22, and homeless begging on the streets of New York at 23. There’s more, too. And now shortly before weigh-ins, he was forced to pull out of his fight with Michel Quinones. Gordon himself made the announcement via social media.
Submitted May 12, 2017 11:25AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC: Glory world champion Gokhan Saki rumoured to have signed with promotion
News has been leaking from the Asian continent that exciting Kickboxer and former world champion, Gokhan Saki, has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC. It was first reported by One commentator and MMA presenter, Ali Mokdad, who is based in Dubai, where Saki is currently training.
Submitted May 11, 2017 7:22PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Jose Aldo gets stitches after sparring session, guarantees UFC 212 title fight is still on
Another one of the well-known Nova Uniao sparring sessions left Jose Aldo with a cut on the top of his head, which he needed to patch up with no more than five stitches. As alarming as that sounds, especially with a title unification bout against Max Holloway less than a month away, Aldo guarantees the fight is still happening as scheduled. "This is a normal cut. I've fought with my eyebrow stitched up, once. This one is on the top of my head. It's a sign of victory." Aldo told Combate. "I was sparring last week, I went for a double leg and there was a clash of heads. I'm training as usual. The placement of the cut doesn't hinder me in any way. It's cool. I got five stitches.
Submitted May 11, 2017 12:01PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre title fight off, Yoel Romero gets next shot
After endless complaints from fans and middleweight contenders, UFC President Dana White claims the company has decided to call off plans for a Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre title fight later this year.
Submitted May 11, 2017 12:53AM by xdanish020 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Penne first UFC flagged for test following ABP review
In addition to direct blood and urine anti-doping tests, UFC fighters are also subject to indirect testing via an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP). This is an individual record of selected biological parameters collated over a period of time. Doping violations are detected not by testing for and identifying illegal substances, but rather by noting variances from an athlete’s established levels outside permissible limits. This data can be an indication of doping in and of itself, or can be the basis for further, targeted anti-doping tests.
Submitted May 11, 2017 12:45AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC 211’s Sergio Pettis vs. Henry Cejudo fight canceled
DALLAS — Saturday night’s UFC 211 card has taken a last-minute hit. Sergio Pettis vs. Henry Cejudo has been canceled, MMA Fighting has learned. According to multiple sources, a hand injury has forced Cejudo out of the fight, which was slated to take place on the pay-per-view main card. Pettis will receive his show money if he successfully makes weight Friday morning, sources say. It’s unclear at this time which fight will replace the flyweight fight on the main card. UFC 211 will now proceed with 13 fights.
Submitted May 10, 2017 8:14PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Knee injury forces Michael Page out of next week's Bellator 179 event
Next week's Bellator 179 card has been hit by the injury bug. Welterweight contender Michael "Venom" Page has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Derek Anderson due to a knee injury, MMA Fighting has learned. The Daily Telegraph first reported the news.
Submitted May 10, 2017 8:13PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Mighty Mouse gets ALL his belts
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is tied with Anderson Silva for consecutive title defenses, with 10. However, he had just one actual, physical belt. Prior to his last fight, a submission of the previously never submitted Wilson Reis at UFC on FOX 24, DJ called for the UFC to give him one belt for each title defense.
Submitted May 10, 2017 7:11PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White Confirms TUF 26 Will Crown Women’s Flyweight Champion
After a recent false start, UFC president Dana White on Tuesday confirmed that the next season of The Ultimate Fighter will, in fact, launch the women’s 125-pound weight class and crown its first champion. The UFC issued a press release stating as much last week, announcing open tryouts for women in the 125-pound weight class, including fighters currently on the UFC’s roster. Just as quickly, however, the promotion stated that the press release was released prematurely. White on Tuesday confirmed to ESPNW that the promotion was moving forward with the idea.
Submitted May 10, 2017 12:28AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Luke Rockhold encourages fellow middleweights to stand ground, tell UFC 'f*ck you'
Luke Rockhold has lost just once in the last four years, and yet he’s nowhere near a title shot. That’s because the man who beat him 11 months ago, Michael Bisping, is waiting for his next challenge in the form of Georges St-Pierre, and that fight isn’t expected to take place until sometime after October. Needless to say, the former champion Rockhold — who lost the title to Bisping at UFC 199 last June — doesn’t know his current bearings, especially with Yoel Romero sitting idly as the No. 1 contender and Robert Whittaker fast-emerging behind him.
Submitted May 10, 2017 12:08AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Scott Coker: Paul Daley-Rory MacDonald winner will face Douglas Lima-Lorenz Larkin winner
A pair of big upcoming matchups in the Bellator welterweight division have been turned into something of a mini-tournament. Paul Daley will meet Rory MacDonald in the main event of Bellator 179 in London on May 19, which will be followed by the 170-lb. title fight at New York’s Madison Square Garden between champion Douglas Lima and Lorenz Larkin at Bellator NYC on June 24.
Submitted May 10, 2017 12:06AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Yair Rodriguez looking to overtake Canelo Alvarez’s popularity with Mexican fight fans
Top UFC featherweight Yair Rodriguez has his sights set on becoming the best fighter possible, and along the way, a massive star in Latin America.
Submitted May 9, 2017 3:32AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva removes himself from UFC 212: "I'm done"
...And the promotion still does not have an opponent for Anderson Silva. That's probably why he removed himself from the home town lineup on Sunday, frustrated with his inability to get the match ups the Brazilian bomber believes he's entitled to.
Submitted May 8, 2017 12:22PM by airkerma - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White on McGegor vs Mayweather: ‘We Just Lost Our Date’
Although UFC president Dana White has been fairly consistent in saying that a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor isn’t even close to being signed, on Saturday night, he admitted that they did have a target date for the fight… until Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin took it.
Submitted May 8, 2017 12:29AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
Cruz: DJ would do ‘great’ against Garbrandt and Dillashaw
For now, the top of the UFC bantamweight division appears to be a three-horse race between current UFC champion Cody Garbrandt, the man challenging for the title next, T.J. Dillashaw, and the man with the most decorated reign in the division’s history, Dominick Cruz. But a fourth horse could soon enter the race in the form of Demetrious Johnson, the reigning flyweight king who sits only one title defense away from breaking the coveted UFC record held by Anderson Silva, and has talked extensively in the past about moving up to 135 pounds for a superfight once that record is his. As the only person in that quartet to have fought the other three members, that gives Cruz a unique perspective on Johnson’s chances against the best that bantamweight has to offer. And Cruz thinks “Mighty Mouse” would do just fine if he ever decides to make the move.
Submitted May 7, 2017 8:43PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Conor McGregor, girlfriend Dee Devlin have first child — a boy
Brace yourselves. There’s about to be another Conor McGregor running around. Conor McGregor and his longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin became parents Friday, McGregor confirmed Sunday on social after multiple reports. Devlin gave birth to a boy, who they named Conor Jr..
Submitted May 7, 2017 8:38PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
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