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Pro Fighters League debuts with 291,000 viewers
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The debut of the Pro Fighters League on NBC Sports this past Friday night, a show headlined by former UFC top welterweight contender Jon Fitch against Brian Foster, did 291,000 viewers. Fitch (30-7-1, 1 no contest) scored his first finish since June 2007, in scoring a second-round win over Foster (27-10) with a bulldog choke.
Submitted Jul 7, 2017 8:05PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ladd-Eye Pulled From The TUF Finale Card
(ufc.com)
Due to illness, Aspen Ladd has been removed from her Friday night bout against Jessica Eye at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The TUF Finale card will proceed as scheduled with 11 bouts that begin at 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET.
Submitted Jul 7, 2017 6:08PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gilbert Melendez Makes Featherweight Debut In September Against Jeremy Stephens
(ufc.com)
One of the top lightweights of this era will make his move to the featherweight division on Sept. 9, as Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez faces Jeremy "Lil' Heathen" Stephens in a UFC 215 bout at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A former Strikeforce and WEC champion, Melendez has fought the best of the best in the UFC since debuting in the promotion in 2013, fighting twice for the 155-pound crown, but now the 35-year-old will battle it out in a new weight class, where he will be put to the test immediately by the hard-hitting Stephens, whose last three wins have been over Darren Elkins, Dennis Bermudez and Renan Barao.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 7:32PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Weidman turned down a trilogy fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 212
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After Kelvin Gastelum was forced off the UFC 212 card in Rio for a potential USADA violation in May, the UFC reached out to former middleweight champion Chris Weidman to see if he would be interested in a third meeting with Anderson Silva. Only four weeks out from the Brazilian event when he was notified of the offer and still nursing some injuries from his controversial loss to Gegard Mousasi, Weidman decided that the trilogy fight wasn’t the best idea at the time.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 1:04AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Scott Coker: Paul Daley vs. Michael Page planned for early 2018, ‘MVP’ to box in interim
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The ongoing saga of Michael Page and Paul Daley doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon, but at least there’s timeline fans can now attach to the two English rivals. Following Page’s latest social media salvo, which declared that Daley had turned down a planned September grudge match between the Bellator welterweights, Bellator president Scott Coker revealed on The MMA Hour that Page vs. Daley was still in his promotion’s plans, but that the match-up would have to wait until early 2018 due to insistence on Daley’s part.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 1:03AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Chris Weidman loses NYSAC appeal after controversial stoppage at UFC 210
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On the latest edition of The MMA Hour, Chris Weidman revealed that he lost the appeal of his controversial loss to Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210. At the time of the fight, it was believed that the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) could not use instant replays for the events that they oversee. Days after the April event, NYSAC confirmed in a statement to MMAFighting.com that instant replays are “officially allowed” in the state of New York.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 12:59AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC legend Matt Hughes off ventilator, showing ‘small signs of improvement’
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Matt Hughes is doing better after being seriously injured in a scary truck-train crash last month. The UFC legend is no longer on a ventilator and has shown "small signs of improvement,” per a statement posted by his family to his sister Beth Ulrici Hughes’ Facebook page.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 12:55AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather first news conference set for London's Wembley Stadium
(mmajunkie.com)
Get yourself mentally prepared for the onslaught. It’s starting in two weeks. (Well, you probably think it’s started already.) The first news conference between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor ahead of their boxing mega-match will go down at Wembley Stadium in London, according to a report from The Sun. No specific date has been announced, though we’ve known for a bit that a world tour will be happening between the two combat sports greats.
Submitted Jul 5, 2017 9:14PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Albert Morales replaces Mitch Gagnon, meets Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 113
(mmajunkie.com)
Bantamweight Albert Morales (7-1-1 MMA, 1-1-1 UFC) has agreed to step in on short notice to replace Mitch Gagnon (12-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and face Brett Johns (13-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at next week’s UFC Fight Night 113 even in Scotland. UFC officials today announced the change in plans. UFC Fight Night 113 takes place July 16 at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The card airs on FS1.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 6:32PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jared Cannonier gets new TUF 25 Finale opponent just days away after Steve Bosse pulls out
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale card is getting a last-minute change. Steve Bosse is out and in his place Nick Roehrick has signed with the UFC to fight Jared Cannonier in a light heavyweight bout on just three days’ notice, a company official today told MMAjunkie following an initial report from Twitter user Shawn Bitter. The TUF 25 Finale takes place Friday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 6:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alistair Overeem says Fedor Emelianenko is not the greatest heavyweight ever: He fought cans and declined to fight me
(https:)
One of the biggest questions that has persisted throughout combat sports history is how long is too long to stick around? The nature of the fight game, blunt force trauma to the head, means that it’s better suited to young men but the reality is that aging veterans and legends of the sport often have a hard time letting go, often to their detriment. Most recently, these questions about when to walk away have surfaced regarding two of MMA’s all-time greats: B.J. Penn and Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 12:48AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
 
Bryan Barberena vs. Leon Edwards added to UFC Fight Night 115 in Netherlands
(mmajunkie.com)
September’s UFC Fight Night 115 event in the Netherlands has a new welterweight addition. Officials today announced a fight between Bryan Barberena (13-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Leon Edwards (13-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC).
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 12:44AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Championship doubleheader slated for Invicta FC 25 in California
(mmajunkie.com)
Invicta FC is going to California and bringing a championship doubleheader event with it. The promotion announced Monday that Invicta FC 25 will take place Aug. 31 at Tachi Palace in Lemoore, Calif., and atop the card, which will stream on UFC Fight Pass, is a pair fights for vacant title belts.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 12:42AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fight Nights Global 69 results: Ali Bagautinov with submission win in Russia
(mmaplus.co.uk)
Former UFC title contender Ali Bagautinov secured his first win since returning to Russia earlier this year when he secured a second round submission over Pedro Nobre at Fight Nights Global 69 on Friday night. Fight Nights Global 69, or FNG 69, took place on Friday, June 30 at the Sibir Ice Sports Palace in Novosibirsk, Russia. As well as the flyweight main event, also on the card was English lightweight Jack McGann, who unfortunately fell to an early stoppage defeat at the hands of Nikolay Gaponov.
Submitted Jul 3, 2017 3:11AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler rebooked for UFC 214 after all
(mmajunkie.com)
The welterweight showdown between former champion Robbie Lawler and Donald Cerrone that was supposed to take place this week has a new home. Cerrone (32-7 MMA, 19-4 UFC) and Lawler (27-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) were set to meet at Saturday’s UFC 213 before a Cerrone injury forced him off the card. But fans won’t have to wait long for the welterweights to get after it. According to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, UFC President Dana White told him today the two have been rebooked for UFC 214 later this month.
Submitted Jul 2, 2017 6:09PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 213 Lineup Complete with Addition of Two New Bouts
(m.sherdog.com)
UFC 213 card has been finalized with the addition of two contests featuring a quartet of Octagon newcomers. Cody Stamann will meet Terrion Ware at featherweight, and James Bochnovic will lock horns with Trevin Giles in a light Thr Heavyweight duel on July 8 in Las Vegas, the promotion announced Saturday. UFC 213 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight championship tilt between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. Additionally, a heavyweight clash between Daniel Omielanczuk and Curtis Blaydes has been elevated to the pay-per-view draw following the postponement of Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone. Meanwhile, Stamann-Ware and Bochnovic-Giles will kick off the UFC Fight Pass portion of the card, which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 5:18PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Curious about PFL's 2018 tournament format? Carlos Silva breaks down the road to $1 million
(mmajunkie.com)
The PFL debuts tonight in Daytona with one of four fight cards through the rest of the calendar year that will serve as warm-ups to the real thing in 2018. And the real thing is going to be something very different from what MMA fans are used to, according to CEO Carlos Silva.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 5:08PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
CSAC holds historic weigh-ins 30 days before UFC 214
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UFC 214 is a month away, however, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has already held its first weigh-in for the event. Earlier this week, the commission had the six fighters competing in title fights on the July 29 card -- Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Cris Cyborg and Tonya Evinger — weigh-in via FaceTime.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 2:48PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Dana White admits the UFC has ‘made some mistakes’ regarding Cris Cyborg
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Dana White has described himself as a “low-road guy.” But he’s taking the high road now, when it comes to Cris Cyborg. The UFC president seemed contrite this week in a video interview with MMAjunkie’s John Morgan regarding the top female fighter, admitting the UFC has “made some mistakes” in handling certain situations. This week, it was announced that Cyborg would be fighting Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif., after two previous opponents withdrew.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 1:56PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Snoop Dogg to commentate for 'Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series' on UFC Fight Pass
(mmajunkie.com)
Rap superstar and longtime fight fan Snoop Dogg will soon be calling live fights on UFC Fight Pass. Snoop will sit alongside 2017 UFC Hall of Fame inductee Urijah Faber for an alternate audio feed of the soon-to-debut “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series,” which kicks off on July 11 from The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass. The team’s commentary will serve as an alternate audio feed known as SnoopCast.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 10:58AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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