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UFC adds John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera to Fight Night card in Sao Paulo
A bantamweight clash between John Lineker and Marlon Vera was added to UFC’s upcoming event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct. 28. MMA Fighting confirmed with multiple sources following a report by Combate.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 1:40PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Kenny Florian believes Michael Bisping set a blueprint on how to beat Luke Rockhold
On Saturday evening, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold overcame a rocky start to stop David Branch in the second round with strikes from the mount. It was Rockhold’s first fight since losing the middleweight title over a year ago when Michael Bisping knocked him out in the first round and early on, the former champion failed to impress. Despite being a heavy favorite, Rockhold was in trouble in the first round as Branch hurt him with punches several times, prompting some to speculate that Bisping solved Rockhold for the rest of the division. Chief among those concerned viewers is UFC analyst Kenny Florian who discussed Rockhold’s striking struggles on the most recent edition of his Anik and Florian podcast, saying that Bisping has “set a blueprint” on beating Rockhold that the former champion still hasn’t fixed.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 1:27PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Rematch between ex-UFC champ Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas targeted for December
Jose Aldo has been clear about his desire to return to the octagon in 2017. Thanks to a familiar foe, it seems he’ll be able to get his wish. Brazil’s Combate.com says the ground has been prepared for a rematch between former 145-pound champion Aldo and contender Ricardo Lamas – who unsuccessfully challenged for the then-champ’s belt at UFC 169 in 2014. According to the report, both men have said yes to a meeting in December, but have yet to set a specific date. Aldo’s original plan was to fight at UFC 217, which takes place in New York City on Nov. 4. But, also according to the report, the promotion opted for the following month after Lamas asked for more time. This would entail one of two likelihoods: UFC 218, which takes place in Detroit on Dec. 2, or UFC 219, set for Dec. 30 in Las Vegas.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 12:23AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Paige VanZant wants to see your worm
I guess her foot is feeling better. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight “it” girl, Paige VanZant, will make her flyweight debut against Jessica Eye at the upcoming UFC 216 pay-per-view (PPV) event next month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 12:19AM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
'Jacare' Souza’s manager suggests Chris Weidman fight could be next in UFC
Chris Weidman snapped his losing streak with a win over Kelvin Gastelum in July, and there’s a Brazilian middleweight who would like to meet him inside the Octagon. Ronaldo Souza, who lost to future interim champion Robert Whittaker in April, is expected to return to training in October after undergoing surgery for a pectoral rupture a couple of weeks after the defeat, and his manager Gilberto Faria welcomes the idea of facing the "All-American" next.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 12:09AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Michael Bisping says UFC 217 showdown against Georges St-Pierre ‘might be my last ever fight’
Michael Bisping has accomplished a lot over the course of his 12-year run in the UFC. Whether it’s his TUF 3 triumph, or tying the UFC record for most overall wins, or the late-career resurgence that carried him to the middleweight title, Bisping has remained a fixture at the highest levels of the sport for longer than nearly all of his contemporaries from MMA’s boom period. So with his Nov. 4 showdown against Georges St-Pierre looming — a matchup that’s exactly the type of blockbuster moneymaker that always eluded him — Bisping believes there’s a chance UFC 217 could spell the perfect end to his career.
Submitted Sep 18, 2017 11:58PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Thiago Alves explains why he pulled out of UFC Pittsburgh
Thiago Alves was scheduled to face Mike Perry at UFC Pittsburgh on Sept. 16, but pulled out of the bout just days before the event. Alves was replaced by Alex Reyes, who lasted 79 seconds against “Platinum”, losing by knockout. The Brazilian stands behind his decision, and explained in a statement why he didn’t make the trip from Florida to Pittsburgh to compete at UFC Fight Night 116.
Submitted Sep 18, 2017 4:13PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Edmond Tarverdyan wants one more fight for Ronda Rousey — against Cris Cyborg
Edmond Tarverdyan doesn’t know for sure if Ronda Rousey, his star pupil, will ever fight again. But the coach would like her to step into the Octagon one more time. And he has an ideal opponent in mind.
Submitted Sep 18, 2017 4:08PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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UFC Fight Night 116 Results, Bonus Winners, Fight Scores, Highlights, Attendance & Gate Info
Luke Rockhold had a successful return to the Octagon on Saturday night in Pittsburgh. The former UFC middleweight champion scored a second-round submission win over David Branch via strikes. Branch had a few strong moments in the first round. In fact, he won the opening frame with hard combinations and constant pressure. However, once Rockhold took the fight to the mat and mounted Branch he began raining down strikes. After a brief struggle, Branch tapped out to stop the beating.
Submitted Sep 17, 2017 3:10PM by JLS - 4 comments
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UFC announces Fight Night card in Fresno
The UFC will make its first trip to Fresno in December. The promotion announced Saturday night that the Dec. 9 UFC Fight Night card will take place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. No bouts have been announced for the date yet. Tickets go on sale on Oct. 20.
Submitted Sep 17, 2017 2:30PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Luke Rockhold Plans Move To Light Heavyweight After Daniel Cormier Retires
Luke Rockhold has some unfinished business in the UFC middleweight division, but it doesn’t sound like the former champion plans on staying at 185 pounds that much longer. On Saturday night, Rockhold dispatched former World Series of Fighting champion David Branch with an impressive second round submission due to strikes, which put him back in the win column after suffering a loss to Michael Bisping last June. Rockhold wasted no time proclaiming his intention to go after Bisping and the middleweight title once again, but from the sound of things he’s got limited time left in the division.
Submitted Sep 17, 2017 12:42PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
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UFC-Pittsburgh bonuses: Mike Perry, Uriah Hall earn $50K for performances
Mike Perry, Uriah Hall, Gregor Gillespie and Jason Gonzalez each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 116 event. Perry (for his first-round knockout of Alex Reyes) and Hall (for his comeback win by knockout) picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, and Gillespie-Gonzalez took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Sep 17, 2017 12:12PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Okami returns, faces OSP in Saitama main event
With former world champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua forced to withdraw from next week’s UFC Fight Night main event against Ovince Saint Preux due to injury, the promotion has called on longtime contender Yushin Okami to make his return to the Octagon to battle OSP in a five-round light heavyweight bout at Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
Submitted Sep 16, 2017 10:46PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
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UFC Fight Night 116 Weigh-In Results: Main Event Is Official
UFC Fight Night 116 takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This event will be the third that the UFC has hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A middleweight bout between former Strikeforce and UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold and former WSOF Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion David Branch will headline this event. Alex Reyes vs. Mike Perry in a welterweight bout will co-headline this show. Rounding out the six bout main card is Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith in a middleweight bout, Gregor Gillespie vs. Jason Gonzalez in a lightweight bout, Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman in a welterweight bout, and Justin Ledet vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy in a heavyweight bout.
Submitted Sep 15, 2017 9:25PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Jim Miller takes on Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Sao Paulo
Lightweights Jim Miller and Francisco Trinaldo will square off in October. A pair of lightweight veterans are headed to Brazil, as Combate reported Jim Miller will take on Francisco Trinaldo at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 119, in Sao Paulo.
Submitted Sep 15, 2017 9:20PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Mike Winkeljohn: A four-year suspension could be the end of Jon Jones’ career
Speaking with Submission Radio recently, Jones’ coach Mike Winkeljohn suggested that depending on the length of the suspension he receives, we may have seen the last of “Bones.”
Submitted Sep 15, 2017 8:23PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Daniel Cormier calls for MMA fans to ‘lay off’ Jon Jones: ‘We must show compassion’
Daniel Cormier would be well within his rights to heap criticism upon his rival, Jon Jones, in light of everything that has happened over the last few weeks. No one has been more affected by Jones’ countless indiscretions over the past few years than Cormier, and nowhere has that pattern been more clear than UFC 214. The rematch between the two light heavyweights may be null and void in the history books, but the brain trauma Cormier sustained against Jones will last forever. Nonetheless, on Friday, Cormier took to Instagram, posting a statement in defense of Jones and calling for fight fans to show compassion to the embattled former UFC champion.
Submitted Sep 15, 2017 8:22PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Take another look at Gilbert Melendez's jacked up leg five days after UFC 215
Gilbert Melendez's leg took one hell of a beating in his fight with Jeremy Stephens at UFC 214, to the point where we're amazed he made it to the final bell. Melendez is probably amazed too, considering he tried to quit on the stool before round 3 but was convinced by his corner to keep fighting. Stopping would have been the smart thing to do (won’t somebody think of the knee ligaments?), but no guts = no glory. Even though he lost the fight with scorecards that dipped to the 30-25 range, the UFC awarded Gil and Jeremy $50,000 each for Fight of the Night. And even better, Melendez didn't permanently screw his leg up fighting on it for another round.
Submitted Sep 15, 2017 2:11PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Felipe Arantes ill, fight with Luke Sanders pulled from Saturday's UFC Fight Night 116 in Pittsburgh
The UFC’s return to Pittsburgh on Saturday has lost a fight just two days before the event. A bantamweight bout between Brazil’s Felipe Arantes (18-8-1 MMA, 5-4-1 UFC) and Luke Sanders (11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been removed from UFC Fight night 116, taking the card down to 10 fights, after Arantes fell ill. A promotion official confirmed the news to MMAjunkie tonight in Pittsburgh.
Submitted Sep 14, 2017 8:02PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
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Max Holloway waiting on new contract before making title defense
With Conor McGregor seemingly gone from the featherweight division for good, and longtime champion Jose Aldo conquered, Max Holloway is the man at 145 pounds Now he’s looking for a king’s ransom. While worthy challengers like Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson are waiting in line to go toe-to-toe with Holloway, the proud Hawaiian is unsure of when he’ll compete next due to the fact that his UFC 212 title unification bout triumph over Aldo was apparently the last fight on his contract.
Submitted Sep 14, 2017 4:17PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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