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Bellator’s Anastasia Yankova returns to action in April
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator prospect Anastasia Yankova is gearing up for a return. The Russian-born Yankova is scheduled to fight Elina Kallionidou at Bellator 176 in Torino, Italy on April 8, MMA Fighting recently confirmed with Bellator officials. The fight will take place at a 130-pound catchweight.
Submitted Mar 7, 2017 4:39PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Georges St-Pierre 'formally' offered Anderson Silva just once in past, still open to fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Georges St-Pierre said a showdown with fellow former longtime UFC champion Anderson Silva is still very much a possibility. St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC), who makes his long-awaited return to the octagon when he challenges titleholder Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title later this year, is back from a more than three-year hiatus, and he has a number of potential fight options available.
Submitted Mar 7, 2017 12:26PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Godofredo Pepey vs. Kyle Bochniak removed from UFC Fortaleza
(mmafighting.com)
UFC Fight Night 106 will proceed with 12 fights, as Godofredo Pepey vs. Kyle Bochniak was canceled five days before the event in Fortaleza, Brazil. The UFC announced on Monday that both featherweights sustained injuries that forced them out of the March 11 card.
Submitted Mar 7, 2017 12:21PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ex-UFC fighters Milana Dudieva, Kelly Faszholz sign with Invicta FC
(mmafighting.com)
A pair of UFC veterans are heading to Invicta FC. Kelly Faszholz and Milana Dudieva have both signed deals with Invicta, the promotion announced Monday. Both were recently removed from the UFC roster. Faszholz (3-2) had a Fight of the Night performance in her UFC debut, a loss to Lauren Murphy, in February 2016, but was not brought back after falling to Ketlen Vieira by split decision in October. The 31-year-old California native is still a promising talent in the women’s bantamweight division.
Submitted Mar 7, 2017 12:21PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 209 post-event facts: A night of upsets and historic comebacks
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday’s UFC 209 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas may not have ended in crowd-pleasing fashion, but the lead-up to the underwhelming main event between champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson had plenty of memorable moments. Woodley (17-3-1 MMA, 7-2-1 UFC) defended his welterweight title with a majority-decision victory over Thompson (13-2-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC), closing an 11-fight card that was heavy on upsets and stunning comebacks. The UFC’s second pay-per-view of the year had several notable feats. For more, check below for 45 post-event facts to come out of UFC 209...
Submitted Mar 6, 2017 12:52AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis, ‘Jacare' Souza vs. Robert Whittaker set for UFC on FOX 24
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has added a pair of big fights for the upcoming card on FOX. Scheduled for April 15 in Kansas City, UFC on FOX 24 will be headlined by flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson against Wilson Reis. Top middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza will also compete at the event, taking on Robert Whittaker. The UFC announced the news Saturday night following a report by MMA Junkie. UFC on FOX 24 is set to take place at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
Submitted Mar 5, 2017 12:04PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 209 bonuses: You better believe Darren Elkins' blood-drenched comeback was worth $50,000
(mmajunkie.com)
Darren Elkins, Iuri Alcantara, David Teymur and Lando Vannata each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 209 event. Elkins and Alcantara earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Teymur and Vannata took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Mar 5, 2017 1:59AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bubba Jenkins signs with ACB; debuts vs. Ali Bagov next weekend
(mmasucka.com)
The signings keep on coming for ACB! Today they have announced the acquisition of All-American wrestler Bubba Jenkins. He will fight Ali “Hulk” Bagov next weekend at ACB 54 in Manchester. The fight will likely be contested at lightweight, as Bagov was originally slated to face Alexandre Pimentel at lightweight on the same event.
Submitted Mar 4, 2017 7:54PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Former champion Marcos Galvao moves up to featherweight, meets Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 175
(mmafighting.com)
Former Bellator bantamweight champion Marcos Galvao has a date to return to the cage, and it’s in a featherweight bout. The promotion announced on Friday night that “Loro" will meet Emmanuel Sanchez at the Bellator 175 card in Chicago on March 31. The fight card is headlined by a rematch between Muhammad Lawal and Quinton Jackson.
Submitted Mar 4, 2017 5:11PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Davi Ramos replaces Max Griffin, meets Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza
(mmafighting.com)
Sergio Moraes has a new opponent for next week’s UFC Fight Night 106 event in Fortaleza, Brazil. Max Griffin, who was scheduled to face the Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist on March 11, announced Thursday on his Facebook page that he was advised to pull out of the welterweight bout due to an undisclosed injury, and the promotion has signed Davi Ramos to replace him at the event.
Submitted Mar 4, 2017 4:55PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Myles Jury returns from layoff, meets Mike De La Torre at UFC 210 in Buffalo
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for the UFC’s return to upstate New York next month continues to take shape with the addition of a featherweight fight. According to a report from the Los Angeles Daily News, Myles Jury (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is set to take on Mike De La Torre (14-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC) at UFC 210. The booking has not yet been announced by the promotion. UFC 210 takes place April 8 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. 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 Mar 4, 2017 8:59AM by JLS - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Julia Budd Wins Inaugural Title, Marloes Coenen Retires
(mmaweekly.com)
Bellator MMA crowned their inaugural women’s featherweight champion in the Bellator 174 main event in Thackerville, Oklahoma on Friday. Women’s fighting veteran Marloes Coenen took on Julia Budd in the title fight, and Budd walked away with the belt. Coenen, a former Strikeforce bantamweight champion, was the smaller of the two athletes. Each round Budd took Coenen down early and maintained top control for the duration of the frame. In the opening round, Coenen threatened with a triangle-choke attempt, but couldn’t finish the submission.
Submitted Mar 4, 2017 8:55AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson canceled day before UFC 209
(mmafighting.com)
LAS VEGAS — Disaster struck UFC 209 on Friday, as the highly-anticipated interim lightweight championship fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was officially scratched from Saturday’s pay-per-view card. Nurmagomedov (24-0) was transported to the hospital in the early hours Friday morning after falling ill while cutting weight. The undefeated Dagestani was treated and discharged, according to UFC officials, and the fight was called off due to “doctor’s recommendation.”
Submitted Mar 3, 2017 2:22PM by tildengolfer - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jake Ellenberger vs. Mike Perry set for UFC Nashville
(mmafighting.com)
A Pair of Welterweights capable of delivering fireworks will be on display in Nashville on April 22. Veteran Jake Ellenberger will meet up-and-coming Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 108. The Los Angeles Daily News initially reported the fight Thursday Night.
Submitted Mar 3, 2017 11:45AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Barberena and Proctor To Scrap In Nashville
(ufc.com)
Lightweight action fighters Bryan Barberena and Joe Proctor will kick off their 2017 schedule on Apr. 22 when they meet in a UFC Fight Night matchup at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. In the five-round main event, which airs live on FS1, featherweight rivals will settle the score as surging contender Cub Swanson takes on hard-hitting European standout Artem Lobov. Tickets go on sale today.
Submitted Mar 3, 2017 11:37AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC, Misha Cirkunov come to agreement on new contract
(mmafighting.com)
One of the more promising up-and-coming light heavyweights is now free to resume his UFC career. Misha Cirkunov and the UFC came to an agreement on a new contract recently, UFC president Dana White told Canada’s TSN on Wednesday. MMA Fighting confirmed the news with Cirkunov.
Submitted Mar 2, 2017 1:41AM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jeremy Stephens vs Renato Moicano set for UFC Kansas City
(mmafighting.com)
A scrappy veteran and an undefeated prospect will cross paths in Kansas City. Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano square off at the UFC Fight Night card on April 15. The bout was announced Wednesday on UFC Tonight.
Submitted Mar 2, 2017 1:27AM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre to face Michael Bisping for UFC middleweight title in comeback fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s long-awaited return will begin with a title fight. St-Pierre will meet Michael Bisping for the middleweight title, UFC President Dana White announced today on ESPN. The fight will take place at a date and location to be determined.
Submitted Mar 1, 2017 2:02PM by RhythmAndStyle - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC announces signing of Chinese standout Wang Guan
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has announced the signing of a Chinese MMA standout. Wang Guan, a 31-year-old featherweight from Beijing, has signed a multi-fight deal with the company, the UFC announced Tuesday. It’s expected he’ll make his company debut on the June 17 card at Singapore Indoor Stadium against an opponent to be determined.
Submitted Mar 1, 2017 12:07AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Bantamweights John Dodson, Eddie Wineland Booked for UFC Fight Night 108
(m.sherdog.com)
UFC Fight Night 108 takes place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on April 22 and is currently headlined by a featherweight duel pitting Cub Swanson against Artem Lobov. However, a welterweight clash between Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal is reportedly in the works to become the card’s new main event, although nothing has been finalized.
Submitted Feb 28, 2017 4:31PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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