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New York State made $37.4 million in economic output from UFC 205: study
(mmafighting.com)
Start spreading the news: The UFC made New York quite a bit of money in November. The city and state of New York made $37.4 million in economic output and $18.3 million in salaries and wages from UFC 205 in New York City back in November, per a study done by the company Applied Analysis released Monday. The study also found that UFC 205 supported 300 jobs in the New York metro area and generated $1.6 million in taxes for the state.
Submitted Feb 13, 2017 5:41PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Referee trainer breaks down de Randamie vs Holm late punches
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The UFC 208 main event for the inaugural women’s featherweight title between Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm was controversial. After both the second and third rounds, de Randamie threw late punches. De Randamie received a warning after the end of Round 3, but did not appear to after Round 2, when the greatest damage appeared to have occurred.
Submitted Feb 13, 2017 5:37PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jedrzejczyk vs. Andrade date set
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC strawweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk is on a seven fight win streak in the UFC, four of them title defenses. At 29, she is at her combat sports peak. After Jessica Andrade beat Angela Hill in the UFC Fight Night 104 Fight of the Night, UFC president Dana White said Andrade was “absolutely” got the next title shot. Now Sport.pl reports that the event, date, and place are set. The pair will fight at UFC 212 on June 3, 2017, at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A unification fight between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Max Holloway will serve as the main event.
Submitted Feb 13, 2017 5:34PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Misha Cirkunov done in UFC after 'flaking out' on new contract
(mmajunkie.com)
Rising light heavyweight Misha Cirkunov will apparently not be back in the UFC anytime soon after contract discussions with the free agent went sour, according to UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Feb 12, 2017 3:48AM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov headlines UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville on April 22
(mmajunkie.com)
Artem Lobov has successfully talked himself into the biggest fight of his MMA career. The close friend and training partner to UFC champ Conor McGregor will fight Cub Swanson in April’s UFC Fight Night 108 headliner. The featherweight main event between Swanson and Lobov, as well as several other fights, were announced on tonight’s UFC 208 broadcast. Also announced for the card was a lightweight bout between Diego Sanchez and the returning Al Iaquinta, a middleweight bout between former title challenger Thales Leites and Sam Alvey, as well as a flyweight showdown between Dustin Ortiz and Brandon Moreno. Former strawweight title challenger Jessica Penne fights Danielle Taylor. Hector Sandoval faces “TUF 24” cast member Matt Schnell at flyweight. And, finally, a lightweight bout between Scott Holtzman and Michael McBride was made official. UFC Fight Night 108 takes place April 22 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Feb 12, 2017 1:54AM by Five-Alive - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC heads to Kansas City for first time for UFC on FOX 24, including Namajunas-Waterson
(mmajunkie.com)
A marquee women’s strawweight bout will take place at UFC on FOX 24 in April when former UFC title challenger Rose Namajunas takes on former Invicta FC champ Michelle Waterson. The 115-pound bout between Namajunas and Waterson was among several additions announced for the card during tonight’s UFC 208 broadcast on FS1. Also confirmed for UFC on FOX 24 was a flyweight showdown between “TUF 24” winner Tim Elliott and Louis Smolka, a light heavyweight bout between Devin Clark and Jake Collier, and a middleweight clash between Anthony Smith and Andrew Sanchez. UFC on FOX 24 takes place April 15 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Submitted Feb 12, 2017 1:49AM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Will Brooks meets Charles Oliveira at UFC 210 in Buffalo
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to upstate New York in April has a new lightweight bout set for the lineup. Former Bellator champion Will Brooks (18-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is set to take on Brazil’s Charles Oliveira (21-7 MMA, 9-7 UFC) at UFC 210. The bout was announced on tonight’s UFC 208 broadcast on FS1. UFC 210 takes place April 8 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
Submitted Feb 12, 2017 1:46AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
29 Fighters removed from UFC roster
(thesprawlmma.com)
Yao Zhikui – Flyweight Fredy Serrano – Flyweight Fernando Bruno – Featherweight Cezar Arzamendia – Lightweight Elvis Mutaptic – Middleweight Joe Gigliotti – Middleweight Sean O’Connell – Light-heavyweight Jessamyn Duke – Bantamweight Cole Miller – Featherweight Erik Perez – Bantamweight Lorenz Larkin – Welterweight Rick Story – Welterweight Takeya Mizugaki – Bantamweight Tim Kennedy – Middleweight Brendan O’Reilly – Welterweight Taylor Lapilus – Bantamweight Seo Hee Ham – Strawweight Ericka Almeida – Strawweight Geane Herrera – Flyweight Brock Lesnar – Heavyweight Chico Camus – Flyweight Lance Benoist – Welterweight Maximo Blanco – Featherweight Marcus Brimage – Bantamweight Seth Bazcynski – Welterweight Bubba Bush – Middleweight Anthony Birchak – Bantamweight Clay Collard – Featherweight Aisling Daly – Strawweight Izabela Badurek – Strawweight Shane Campbell – Lightweight Leonardo Augusto – Middleweight
Submitted Feb 11, 2017 10:22PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ian McCall out of UFC 208 due to illness, his fifth straight dropped fight
(mmafighting.com)
If Ian McCall had any luck at all, it would be bad luck. The UFC flyweight has fallen ill and will not be able to compete against Jarred Brooks at UFC 208 on Saturday in Brooklyn, the UFC announced Saturday morning. Champions was the first to report the news.
Submitted Feb 11, 2017 1:46PM by Five-Alive - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: ‘Drama queen’ Tyron Woodley doesn’t get booed because he’s black
(mmafighting.com)
In the eyes of Dana White, Tyron Woodley has all the ingredients to be a big UFC star. There’s just one thing missing, the UFC president said. “He’s a smart guy, he’s a good-looking kid,” White said Friday on ESPN Radio’s Russell and Kanell. “He’s explosive. He’s got knockout power. But he’s a bit of a drama queen.”
Submitted Feb 11, 2017 4:59AM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cris Cyborg attempting to get retroactive exemption in USADA case
(mmafighting.com)
Could Cris Cyborg be back in the Octagon sooner than many thought? Cyborg’s attorney Howard Jacobs confirmed to MMA Fighting on Friday that she is in the process of applying for a retroactive therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for the banned diuretic she tested positive for in December. UFC president Dana White, too, believes Cyborg’s situation with USADA is in a good place.
Submitted Feb 10, 2017 9:53PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway unification title fight set for UFC 212
(bloodyelbow.com)
The fight to unify the featherweight titles finally appears to be set. After Max Holloway defeated Anthony Pettis for the interim UFC 145-pound title at UFC 206, he called out champion Jose Aldo for a unification bout at UFC 208. They weren’t able to put that together, but it appears they are set to go at UFC 212 in Brazil.
Submitted Feb 10, 2017 6:48PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Willis declared unfit, fight with Tybura scrapped
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC Heavyweight Justin Willis was deemed unfit to fight at UFC 208 by the New York State Athletic Commission. The fighter himself made the announcement, via his social network. Hey everyone, I want you to hear from me first, I did everything I could to make weight for the fight this weekend but due to the short notice my body shut down during the weight cut and the UFC doctors wouldn’t clear me to fight. I will be back in the UFC with a full camp very soon. Thank you to everyone at the UFC, all of their staff have been great. I want the same opponent or anybody else will suffice. I will be ready. God Bless.
Submitted Feb 10, 2017 12:24PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike TV to Become Paramount Network in Viacom Rebranding
(hollywoodreporter.com)
There's a big change coming to Spike TV. Viacom's male-focused cable network, home to Lip Sync Battle, is expected to be rebranded as the Paramount Network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. A formal announcement will likely come Thursday morning when Viacom unveils its turnaround plan during its quarterly earnings call. Sources tell THR that Spike chief Kevin Kay — who recently added oversight of CMT and TV Land to his purview of the Global Entertainment Group — is expected to remain in place. The rebranding could begin as early as 2018, sources say, and no personnel changes are expected to be made at this time. Representatives for Viacom and Spike declined comment, though a formal rollout strategy is expected to be part of Thursday's call.
Submitted Feb 10, 2017 12:23PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Yoel Romero calls into Michael Bisping's show after heated Twitter exchange
(mmafighting.com)
The rivalry between Yoel Romero and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping continues to grow. Following a fiery Twitter exchange between the two on Thursday, Romero personally called into Bisping's SiriusXM show The Countdown to confront Bisping live over the phone line. The phrase "poopy-pants" may or may not have been repeated several times.
Submitted Feb 10, 2017 1:55AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Paul Daley vs. Rory MacDonald headlines Bellator 179 in London
(mmafighting.com)
Paul Daley called out Rory MacDonald after scoring a vicious knockout in his last appearance inside the Bellator cage, and he got the fight he was hoping for. Bellator officially announced on Thursday that “Semtex" will battle “Red King” in the main event of Bellator 179. The event takes place May 19 at London’s SSE Arena.
Submitted Feb 9, 2017 12:47PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Conor McGregor releases boxing training video
(mmafighting.com)
Could a mega-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather be far behind? The UFC lightweight champion released a boxing training video at SBG Ireland on Instagram on Wednesday. McGregor recently said he will pass on returning to the Octagon in order to compete in a boxing ring next — preferably against Mayweather.
Submitted Feb 8, 2017 7:09PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Dustin Poirier blames miscommunication on Robbie Lawler/ATT split
(mmafighting.com)
BROOKLYN, New York -- Dustin Poirier talks about his UFC 208 fight against Jim Miller, rebounding from his previous loss, Robbie Lawler leaving American Top Team, his evolution as a fighter and more.
Submitted Feb 8, 2017 7:07PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jodie Esquibel vs. DeAnna Bennett, more added to Invicta FC 22
(mmafighting.com)
Jodie Esquibel had two opponents drop out for Invicta FC 21 and was left without a fight. The strawweight will try again next month. Esquibel has been rebooked against previous planned opponent DeAnna Bennett for Invicta FC 22 on March 25 in Kansas City, sources told MMA Fighting on Wednesday. The two were supposed to meet last month at Invicta 21, but Bennett withdrew due to injury.
Submitted Feb 8, 2017 7:06PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
New Nevada athletic commissioner works for Fertitta-owned Station Casinos
(mmafighting.com)
The newest commissioner appointed to the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) works for the former owners of the UFC. Staci Alonso, appointed to the commission by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval in December, is an executive vice president at Station Casinos, the casino group owned by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, per her LinkedIn page. The Fertittas sold their majority stake in the UFC, which is regulated and sanctioned by the NAC in Nevada, to WME-IMG in July for more than $4 billion.
Submitted Feb 8, 2017 7:05PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
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