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Charlie Ward welcomes newcomer Galore Bofando to octagon at UFC Fight Night 113
(mmajunkie.com)
As Conor McGregor previously announced, his SBG Ireland teammate will compete at UFC Fight Night 113 in Scotland. UFC officials today announced that Irish welterweight Charlie Ward (3-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will face English newcomer Galore Bofando (4-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the event, which takes place July 16 it SSE Hydro in Glasgow. A main event for the card has yet to be announced. The main card airs on FS1.
Submitted May 4, 2017 5:28PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cris 'Cyborg' and Megan Anderson appear to be all-in on UFC 214 clash
(mmajunkie.com)
As the status of UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie continues to remain a mystery, frustration among fellow fighters in her weight class is beginning to boil over. Although the UFC’s women’s 145-pound division technically only consists of two fighters in de Randamie (7-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Cristiane Justino (17-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), the UFC is having a difficult time booking a championship fight between the two. De Randamie is apparently not ready to fight despite winning the gold nearly three months ago with a unanimous decision over Holly Holm at UFC 208.
Submitted May 4, 2017 5:21PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gerald Meerschaert meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC 213 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Gerald Meerschaert and Thiago “Marreta” Santos is the latest addition to July’s UFC 213 lineup. Brazilian outlet Combate.com first reported the matchup between Meerschaert (26-8 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Santos (14-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC). MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the news with representatives from both sides of the fight. UFC 213 takes place July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted May 4, 2017 5:16PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Wade meets Frankie Perez in Ring of Combat rematch at UFC on FOX 25
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s debut event on Long Island this summer has another fight featuring a local – and it’ll be a rematch. Long Island’s own Chris Wade (11-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will take on Frankie Perez (10-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) in a lightweight fight when the UFC heads back to New York for UFC on FOX 25. The bout was reported by Long Island-based Newsday.com, though it hasn’t been officially announced by the promotion.
Submitted May 4, 2017 5:11PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Danny Roberts vs. Bobby Nash latest ticketed for UFC Fight Night 113 in Scotland
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Scotland in July continues to build with the addition of a welterweight fight. American Bobby Nash (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will take on England’s Danny Roberts (13-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 113. The booking first was reported by Mirror.co in England. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking.
Submitted May 4, 2017 5:06PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Bessette meets new challenger Reynaldo Trujillo in CES MMA 44 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Injury has forced Jeremy Spoon (20-3) to withdraw from a planned CES MMA 44 headliner, and a replacement opponent has been secured. Veteran Texan Reynaldo Trujillo (21-18) has agreed to step in on short notice and now challenges CES MMA featherweight champion Matt Bessette (21-7) at the event, which takes place May 12 and airs on AXS TV from Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. “It’s frustrating when we were so close to making this fight happen, but thankfully CES found a man to step up and fight,” Bessette stated. “Rey Trujillo likes to fight, not pretend he likes to fight. Those are the best scraps that get me amped.”
Submitted May 4, 2017 5:02PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko in the works for UFC 213
(mmafighting.com)
UFC 213 is expected to feature at least two championship fights. Amanda Nunes is slated to defend her UFC women’s bantamweight title against Valentina Shevchenko on July 8 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight.
Submitted May 4, 2017 1:16AM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Pettis returns to lightweight, meets Jim Miller at UFC 213
(mmafighting.com)
Anthony Pettis is back at 155 pounds. The former UFC and WEC lightweight champion has ended his two-fight experiment at featherweight and will return to the division over which he once ruled. Pettis will meet veteran Jim Miller at UFC 213 in Las Vegas on July 8. MMAFighting.com confirmed an initial report by Combate.
Submitted May 4, 2017 1:14AM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Coulter added to UFC 211, Faces Chase Sherman
(mmanews.com)
Dallas TX heavyweight Rashad “Daywalker” Coulter will make his UFC debut as the hometown favorite at UFC 211 later this month. That’s according to a report by the Dallas Morning News‘ Mark Francescutti, who notes that Coulter (8-1) will replace the injured Dmitry Poberezhets on the card. Opposite Coulter, who is on a five fight win streak that includes stops in Bellator MMA and LFA will be Chase Sherman (9-3). Sherman is himself an injury replacement, filling in for Jarjis Danho. He’s 1-1 in the UFC to date.
Submitted May 3, 2017 9:21PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Tyron Woodley needs opponent for upcoming title defense, calls out many fighters
(mmajunkie.com)
Tyron Woodley is training for a fight but still has no opponent. The UFC welterweight champ told “UFC Unfiltered” that finding someone to face him in the octagon has been more difficult than he thought.
Submitted May 3, 2017 8:02PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Longtime UFC veteran Nik Lentz announces departure from American Top Team, figuring out future plans
(mmajunkie.com)
Nik Lentz today announced he’s no longer a part of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla., ending a five-year relationship with the famed MMA training center. Lentz (27-8-2 MMA, 11-5-1 UFC) stated on Twitter, “Choosing to part ways with American Top Team. I wish the team and all of the coaches well.” In a text message to MMAjunkie, Lentz declined to go into specifics about his departure. The 32-year-old fighter said he’s in the process of finding a new team.
Submitted May 3, 2017 8:01PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dominick Cruz eyeing Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw winner: ‘I think that I’ve earned that position’
(mmafighting.com)
Dominick Cruz has stayed plenty busy in the months since his UFC 207 title loss to Cody Garbrandt, traveling the country in his role as a FOX Sports analyst and even appearing in the UFC broadcast booth as a color announcer during fight nights. But now, after giving his body a break from the rigors of fight camp, Cruz is beginning to turn his gaze back towards his next move in the UFC bantamweight division. And for the former two-time champion — a man who many consider to be the G.O.A.T. of 135 pounds — a shot at the winner of UFC 213’s showdown between Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw is precisely what Cruz covets next.
Submitted May 3, 2017 7:59PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Refreshed’ Rory MacDonald returns home to Kelowna, ready for second chapter of his career
(mmafighting.com)
When we last saw Rory MacDonald he was in the UFC against Stephen Thompson, in the fan-friendly confines of Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, fighting out his contract for a chance to explore free agency. Eleven months later he’s now settled in with Bellator, and he’s heading into enemy territory. MacDonald — perhaps the most prized free agent of 2016 — will face England’s own Paul Daley in London on May 19 at the SSE Arena. It will mark the Bellator debut of one of MMA’s finest talents, who put on a Fight of the Year back in 2015 fighting then-welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 189.
Submitted May 3, 2017 7:59PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Dan Henderson to make promotional appearance for Bellator during fight series at NASCAR event
(mmafighting.com)
When last we saw Dan Henderson, he was fighting for the UFC middleweight title. Now, he’s working for Bellator. Sort of. Henderson, the former Pride champion and MMA legend, will be making a promotional appearance signing autographs for fans and taking pictures for Bellator next month in Charlotte. Henderson will be part of the first stop on the Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series, which includes live fights and appearances by prominent names, the promotion announced Tuesday. Tito Ortiz will also be there.
Submitted May 3, 2017 7:58PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Andersons are playing with matches, and the sparks are flying
(mmafighting.com)
Monday was unique in that two of the hardest to book contenders perhaps in the history of the UFC found huckleberries. During an appearance on The MMA Hour, current Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson made it abundantly clear that she would fight Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino at UFC 214 in July if the UFC would but ask. Volunteering to meet “Cyborg” in 2017 is like picking a fight with Sir Rider Haggard’s “She” in some dark corner of Hell.
Submitted May 3, 2017 7:57PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has come to terms with one of MMA’s top prospects. Zabit Magomedsharipov (12-1), the former ACB featherweight champion, recently signed a UFC contract, MMA Fighting confirmed.
Submitted May 3, 2017 1:58AM by RacingHartPurple - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Your daily Ragin' Al update: Iaquinta now UFC boss, calls out Swanson, releases Northcutt, calls Perry and Lee 'ignorant'
(mmajunkie.com)
Al Iaquinta may not be the UFC’s favorite fighter right now, but he’s making a heck of an impression on social media. After nearly two years away from competition, Iaquinta returned to the octagon earlier this month and scored a stunning first-round knockout of Diego Sanchez. Immediately afterward, Iaquinta took to Twitter to slam his employers for not issuing him a performance bonus, and true to his nickname, he’s been “Ragin” ever since.
Submitted May 1, 2017 1:35AM by xdanish020 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jimmy Rivera responds to John Dodson’s UFC callout: ‘He’s scared and likes to run’
(mmamania.com)
Some people call John Dodson’s strategy inside the Octagon as good defense, while others simply call it running. Whatever the case may be, Jimmie Rivera isn’t all that interested in a showdown against the speedy combatant, as it has all the makings of a boring fight that will eventually get both of them booed out of the arena, “I just think at the end of the day it would be a boring fight, because he’s just gonna run, people are gonna boo and that’s just the way it is,” Rivera told MMA Fighting.
Submitted May 1, 2017 1:22AM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Jones reminds Daniel Cormier he ‘popped his cherry’ in latest Twitter war
(mmamania.com)
No, not that way. Jon Jones and current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier are highly-expected to mix it up one more time at the upcoming UFC 214 event on July 29 in Anaheim, California. Though the fight hasn’t been officially signed, the two men haven’t wasted time hyping up the potential rematch, as they once again went at it on Twitter. And it got good.
Submitted May 1, 2017 1:20AM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bethe Correia: ‘Overrated’ Holly Holm may retire early after I knock her out in Singapore
(mmamania.com)
Bethe Correia may only have one knockout victory to her credit, but she is still very confident she can knockout out a former multi-time boxing world champion and ex-Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight title holder, Holly Holm.
Submitted May 1, 2017 1:18AM by xdanish020 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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