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Dana White says UFC in 'real' talks with Floyd Mayweather on deal
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Could Floyd Mayweather actually fight under the UFC umbrella? According to UFC president Dana White, it’s a possibility.
Submitted Dec 20, 2017 3:14PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Elliott re-booked for UFC 219 against Mark De La Rosa
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Tim Elliott will fight again in 2017 after all. After his UFC on FOX 26 bout against Pietro Menga fell through the day before the event, Elliott has been re-booked to fight against UFC newcomer and top bantamweight prospect Mark De La Rosa on Dec. 30 at UFC 219. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed the booking Tuesday following an initial report by MMA DNA.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 10:23PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Teruto Ishihara to make bantamweight debut vs. Jose Quinonez at UFC 221
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On Tuesday, the promotion announced a bantamweight bout between Teruto Ishihara and Jose Quinonez for UFC 221, which takes place at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia on Feb. 11. This will be Ishihara’s first time competing at 135 pounds inside the Octagon.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 10:21PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Darrion Caldwell to defend bantamweight title against Leandro Higo at Bellator 195
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“The Wolf” will begin his reign in 2018. Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell is slated to make the first defense of his newly captured 135-pound title against Leandro Higo on March 2 at Bellator 195, promotion officials announced Tuesday.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 10:17PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Invicta FC 27 fight card announced
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Invicta Fighting Championship has officially announced the full card for its Jan. 13 event in Kansas City. Sarah Kaufman will be making her return to the promotion in the main event at the Scottish Rite Temple, taking on Pannie Kianzad.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 5:59PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
ONE Championship 67 set for Jan. 20 with inaugural women's title fight, title eliminator
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ONE Championship kicks off its 2018 campaign on Jan. 20 with an inaugural title fight, as well as a title eliminator. “ONE Championship 67: Kings of Courage” takes place at Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the main card streams as an online pay-per-view in North America following prelims on Facebook. In the main event, Tiffany Teo (7-0) takes on Xiong Jing Nan (10-1) for the inaugural women’s strawweight title.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:31AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
FOX announces UFC 218 replay on Christmas Eve
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After doing the second-biggest UFC numbers ever on the network last year, FOX confirmed the UFC is getting another Christmas Eve special. The concept is similar to last year when the UFC ran the UFC 206 pay-per-view show, one of the most exciting shows of the year on FOX a few weeks after it took place.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:26AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Coroner: Death of decorated MMA coach Robert Follis, 48, ruled suicide
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The death of legendary mixed martial arts head coach Robert Follis has been ruled a suicide by the Clark County (Nev.) Coroner, a spokesperson from the coroner’s office told MMA Fighting on Monday. Follis, the former coach at Xtreme Couture and a founding member of Team Quest, died Friday of a gunshot wound to the head, the spokesperson said. The place of death was Nevada State Route 160. Follis was 48 years old.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:22AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
Justin Gaethje calls KO loss to Eddie Alvarez a 'dream come true'
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Justin Gaethje may have suffered the first loss of his MMA career when he battled Eddie Alvarez this month at UFC 218, but that’s not what matters most to the former World Series of Fighting champion. Gaethje has long vowed that the entertainment value of his fights is more important than the result, and with Alvarez vs. Gaethje a surefire lock to land on nearly every major ‘Fight of the Year’ list for 2017, Gaethje is simply happy that the contest lived up to people’s lofty expectations.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:20AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Jeremy Stephens vs. Doo Ho Choi confirmed as UFC St. Louis main event
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The UFC St. Louis main event is locked in. A previously announced featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens (26-14) and Doo Ho Choi (14-2) will headline the UFC’s Jan. 14 show. The news was confirmed on Saturday’s UFC on FOX 26 broadcast.
Submitted Dec 18, 2017 6:36AM by Braden - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Longtime MMA head coach Robert Follis dies
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One of the most accomplished coaches in mixed martial arts has died. Robert Follis, who most recently was the head coach at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, died Friday, his girlfriend Myra Fukuno confirmed Sunday on Facebook.
Submitted Dec 17, 2017 8:17PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Mike Perry explains why he sniffed Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC on FOX 26 weigh-ins
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Ceremonial weigh-ins with Mike Perry are never dull, and that held true on Friday. At the ceremonial UFC on FOX 26 weigh-ins in Winnipeg, Perry pulled an unusual move on welterweight opponent Santiago Ponzinibbio, sniffing the Argentinian up and down during the pair’s faceoff. So what exactly was Perry sniffing around for?
Submitted Dec 16, 2017 4:13AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Michael Bisping scuffles outside courthouse, ordered to pay ex-manager over $400K for unpaid commissions
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Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping isn’t just losing fights these days, he stands to lose more than $400,000 after a Manchester judged ordered “The Count” to pay ex-manager and Wolfslair MMA Academy founder Anthony McGann for unpaid commissions.
Submitted Dec 16, 2017 4:12AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Mara Romero Borella vs. Katlyn Chookagian added to UFC on FOX 27
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Mara Romero Borella has a date and an opponent for her second fight in the UFC. The 31-year-old fighter will be taking on Katlyn Chookagian in a flyweight contest at UFC on FOX 27.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 11:35PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA veteran Marlon Sandro allegedly attacked, choked out fiancee
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Brazilian MMA fighter Marlon Sandro has been accused of domestic violence. The 37-fight veteran, a former Sengoku featherweight champion who also competed under the Bellator banner, allegedly injured his fiancee Tayssa Wuensche on Thursday morning in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 1:16PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Tim Elliott vs. Pietro Menga fight at UFC Winnipeg canceled after Menga fails to weigh in
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UFC on FOX 26 has suffered a last-minute cancellation. A flyweight bout between Tim Elliott and Pietro Menga has been removed from Saturday’s UFC event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after Menga did not appear at Friday’s weigh-ins.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 12:39PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Cyril Asker vs. Tai Tuivasa added to UFC 221 in Perth
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A heavyweight bout between Cyril Asker and Tai Tuivasa is the latest addition to February’s UFC 221 lineup. The Daily Telegraph announced the matchup between Asker and Tuivasa.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 4:19AM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns booked for UFC on FOX 28
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They didn’t get their originally requested date, but Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Gilbert Burns are going to scrap. The UFC today announced the lightweights will face off at UFC on FOX 28, which takes place Feb. 24 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.
Submitted Dec 14, 2017 11:40PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis
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Kamaru Usman and Emil Meek are still set to fight, and now they have a date and location. According to UFC.com, Usman (11-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and Meek (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will square off in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 124, which takes place Jan. 14 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Submitted Dec 14, 2017 11:38PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi shifted to UFC 220
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Turns out, Abdul Razak Alhassan and Sabah Homasi will have to wait a little longer for their promised rematch. The UFC welterweights are now scheduled for a do-over at UFC 220, pushing back a date originally promised by UFC President Dana White for UFC 219.
Submitted Dec 14, 2017 6:10PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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