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UFC Fight Night 118 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Fight Scores, Attendance And Gate Numbers
Darren Till blasted through the UFC's 170-pound Gatekeeper on Saturday in Gdansk, Poland when he thrashed Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the first round. Blachowicz Chokes Out Clark Devin Clark showed a very low fight IQ throughout this bout. He consistently shot from distance and telegraphed each attempt. In the second round, Clark again shot and led with his head from a four or five feet away and Blachowicz was seemingly waiting on him. Kelleher and Stasiak's Spirited Battle There weren't a lot of high-action fights on the card, but the Brian Kelleher vs. Damian Stasiak bout was worthy of Fight of the Night. Josh Emmett's win over Felipe Arrantes registered a higher fight score, but it was completely one sided. Kelleher was in control of most of his bout, but Stasiak showed off his resolve. The latter was stopped with a punch from the clinch. Kelleher's well-rounded game could still make him a legitimate threat in the men's bantamweight division.
Submitted Oct 24, 2017 6:48PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Sam Sicilia vs. Marcos Galvao, Alexis Dufresne vs. Amber Leibrock set for Bellator 189
Longtime UFC fighter Sam Sicilia now has a date and an opponent for his Bellator debut. Sicilia (15-8 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will take on former bantamweight champion Marcos Galvao (18-8-1 MMA, 8-5 BMMA) in a featherweight bout at Bellator 189 in December. A Bellator official told MMAjunkie of the booking today. In addition, Alexis Dufresne (6-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) will take on Amber Leibrock (2-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in a women’s featherweight bout. Bellator 189 takes place Dec. 1 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The card airs on Spike following prelims streamed on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Oct 24, 2017 4:31PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Dan Hooker meets Mark Diakiese at UFC 219 in Las Vegas
New Zealand lightweight Dan Hooker (14-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC) seeks the first two-fight UFC winning streak of his career when he takes on English prospect Marc Diakiese (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC).
Submitted Oct 23, 2017 10:59PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Wanderlei Silva hoping to rematch Vitor Belfort in Bellator - ‘I’m sure I can beat Vitor up’
After losing a one-sided unanimous decision to nemesis Chael Sonnen at Bellator NYC this past June, mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Wanderlei Silva is already looking to knock off another rival. This time around, “Axe Murderer” is taking aim at fellow Brazilian veteran Vitor Belfort, who currently competes in UFC.
Submitted Oct 22, 2017 2:18PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Referee Marc Goddard explains why he told Conor McGregor to move from cage side at UFC Gdansk
Andre FIli was in top position on the ground against Artem Lobov in the second round of their fight when referee Marc Goddard paused the action briefly. Goddard walked over to the cage and told Conor McGregor, MMA’s biggest star and Lobov’s longtime teammate, to leave the area. McGregor, who was not a licensed corner, was shouting directions to Lobov outside the Octagon near where the action was taking place Saturday at UFC Gdansk in Poland.
Submitted Oct 22, 2017 2:16PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Conor McGregor drops homophobic slur backstage at UFC event
Conor McGregor was caught on video dropping homophobic slurs in a conversation with teammate Artem Lobov on Saturday at the UFC event in Gdansk, Poland.
Submitted Oct 22, 2017 2:14PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Former Invicta champ Livia Renata Souza signs with the UFC
The UFC strawweight division just added another top contender. Former Invicta FC champion Livia Renata Souza has signed a four-fight deal to compete inside the Octagon. MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed the news after the 26-year-old Brazilian made the announcement on Instagram on Friday.
Submitted Oct 21, 2017 4:15PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Anthony Hamilton vs. Adam Wieczorek off of UFC Gdansk, moved to UFC Sydney
UFC Gdansk could not avoid the recent trend of last-minute fight card changes. On Friday, the UFC announced that a heavyweight bout between Anthony Hamilton and Adam Wieczorek has been rescheduled for a Nov. 18 UFC Fight Night event in Sydney, Australia.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 10:50PM by Braden - 6 comments
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Boston Salmon out of UFC Sao Paulo bout vs. Raoni Barcelos with injury
The UFC’s next trip to Sao Paulo is down one fight. Boston Salmon has been forced to withdraw from his bantamweight bout opposite Brazil’s Raoni Barcelos at UFC Fight Night 119 on Oct. 28 in Sao Paulo, Brazil due to a left knee injury. The news was confirmed to MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz following a report by Combate.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 5:03PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek slated for UFC 219
A welterweight fight featuring two rising stars is close to being added to UFC 219. Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek is slated for the Dec. 30 card, MMA Fighting has confirmed. The fight was first reported by Farah Hannoun.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 5:02PM by Braden - 8 comments
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USADA suspends UFC newcomer Carlos Felipe two years for testing positive for steroid
Carlos Felipe will have to wait to make his UFC debut. A significant amount of time. The Brazilian heavyweight was suspended two years by USADA, the UFC's anti-doping partner, for testing positive for the steroid stanozolol, the agency announced Friday. Felipe, 22, failed a drug test, stemming from a July 29 out-of-competition sample collection, for the metabolites 16ß-hydroxy-stanozolol and 3’-hydroxy-stanozolol.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 3:46PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Tony Ferguson just earned his jiu-jitsu black belt in the most legendary way possible
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson, once told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that he would rather have his black belt from famed submission specialist Eddie Bravo than a “tarnished” strap from the world’s largest combat sports promotion. Fast-forward one year and now he has both.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 12:03AM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Ovince Saint Preux steps in vs. Corey Anderson at UFC 217
Ovince Saint Preux is a busy man these days. The light heavyweight contender from Tennessee is just coming off his UFC Japan victory over Yushin Okami on Sept. 23, but he’s getting right back into the Octagon. Saint Preux (21-10) will step in for Patrick Cummins and meet Corey Anderson at UFC 217 on Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report Thursday by Newsday.
Submitted Oct 19, 2017 6:53PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira flagged for potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC on FOX 26 fight against Jared Cannonier
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is the latest UFC fighter to potentially fall by the sword of USADA. Nogueira, a 17-year veteran commonly known by his nickname “Lil Nog,” has been pulled from his scheduled Dec. 16 fight against Jared Cannonier at UFC on FOX 26 after being flagged for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test administered on Sept. 27. With Nogueira out, promotion officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent to keep Cannonier on the card. The UFC announced the news Thursday.
Submitted Oct 19, 2017 5:36PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Vitor Belfort announces fight vs. Uriah Hall for January 2018
An intriguing middleweight bout appears to be set for early 2018. Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC) announced today on Instagram that he’s signed a bout agreement to fight Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC).
Submitted Oct 19, 2017 11:46AM by JLS - 4 comments
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Vicente Luque replaces injured Luan Chagas against Niko Price at UFC Sao Paulo
Niko Price has a new opponent for UFC’s upcoming event in Brazil. With Luan Chagas sidelined due to a broken foot, Price is now set to meet Vicente Luque in Sao Paulo on Oct. 28, the promotion announced Wednesday. Combate first reported the change.
Submitted Oct 18, 2017 5:14PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Alex Caceres vs Wang Guan, Li Jingliang vs Zak Ottow official for UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai
Next month’s UFC Fight Night 122 event in mainland China has two new additions. Officials formally announced featherweights Alex Caceres (13-10 MMA, 8-8 UFC) vs. Wang Guan (16-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and welterweights Li Jingliang (13-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Zak Ottow (15-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC). Dutch site mmadna.nl first reported the fights. UFC Fight Night 122 which takes place Nov. 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass, though the full lineup hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Oct 18, 2017 5:11PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Aljamain Sterling vs. Rani Yahya added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno
A bantamweight contest that could prove a pretty interesting grappling affair has been added to UFC Fight Night 123. UFC officials announced that Aljamain Sterling (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Rany Yahya (24-9 MMA, 9-3 UFC) will square off at the event, which takes place Dec. 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. The night’s complete bout order has yet to be revealed, but the main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 18, 2017 1:01AM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
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Sarafian leaves ACB 73 card, and duel between Buscapé and Makoev becomes main-event of the edition
The Brazilian MMA will be very well represented in the 73rd edition of Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). The debut of the Russian organization in national territory, scheduled for October 21, at the Centro Esportivo Miécimo da Silva in Campo Grande (RJ), will have names of the caliber of Roberto Facada and Wendell Negão. In addition to them, Paulista Leandro Buscapé was given the task of taking on the main fight of the event against Russian Islam Makoev. Due to medical problems, Daniel Sarafian will not be able to face Carlos Eduardo "Cachorrão". In his place, also entered the Brazilian Fábio Silva.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 11:52PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Michelle Waterson vs. Tecia Torres booked for UFC 218
Tecia Torres has been asking for a karate vs. karate matchup and that’s what she’s going to get. Torres will take on Michelle Waterson at UFC 218 on Dec. 2 in Detroit, the UFC confirmed with MMA Fighting on Tuesday. ESPN first reported the big strawweight fight.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 4:20PM by Braden - 7 comments
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