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UFC 221 to take place in Perth, Australia on Feb. 11
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The UFC has been all over Australia and now it is adding Perth to its list of Down Under destinations. On Monday evening, the promotion announced that the Octagon will be making a stop at the Perth Arena on Feb. 11 (Feb. 10 in North America) for UFC 221. It will be the 12th time that the UFC has visited Australia having previously scheduled shows in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Gold Coast.
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 4:15AM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Justin Buchholz says he’s out as Team Alpha Male head coach
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Despite having one of the most successful years in their gym’s history in 2016, it appears that Team Alpha Male is moving in a new direction, removing Justin Buchholz from his role as head coach of the team.
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 12:51AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC 220 set for Jan. 20 in Boston
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The UFC’s first pay-per-view of 2018 will take place in Boston. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto first reported that UFC 220 is scheduled for Jan. 20 in Beantown, and MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the plans with an additional UFC official. No bouts were revealed for the card, which takes place at TD Garden.
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 12:45AM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC makes debut in Belem, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night event on Feb. 3
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A UFC Fight Night event will takes place Feb. 3 in at Mangueirinho Gymnasium in Belem, Para, Brazil. The card is likely to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 12:44AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 119 draws announced 10,265 fans in Sao Paulo
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Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 event drew an announced attendance of 10,265 fans. UFC officials announced the tally following the event, which MMAjunkie attended. No live gate total was announced, as is typical with UFC events in Brazil. UFC Fight Night 119 took place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, and the main card aired on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 29, 2017 1:12PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 119 bonuses: Derek Brunson's decimation of Machida was worth an extra $50,000
(mmajunkie.com)
Derek Brunson, Pedro Munhoz, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Max Griffin each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 event. Brunson and Munhoz earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and dos Santos and Griffin took home “Fight of the Night” honors. UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Oct 29, 2017 1:10PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Why did Georges St-Pierre leave? Before UFC 217 return, GSP discusses self-imposed exile
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Why did Georges St-Pierre leave? Why did one of MMA’s biggest stars – a defending champion – decide to walk away from the sport? That’s the question that tries to get answered in “UFC Presents, GSP: A Legend Returns,” a mini-documentary that debuted Friday on FS1. Ahead of St-Pierre’s return next week at UFC 217, where he fights for the first time since relinquishing the welterweight belt and entering a self-imposed exile for four years, you can now watch the full video. Check out the documentary, which includes footage from St-Pierre’s childhood and his own words, above. Here’s the full description:
Submitted Oct 28, 2017 8:40PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Raquel Pennington breaks leg in scary hunting accident, out of planned UFC title fight
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On the cusp of her first world title shot, Raquel Pennington instead finds herself dealing with the worst setback of her fighting career. The 29-year-old women’s bantamweight contender verbally agreed to meet divisional champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 219 on Dec. 30, but she suffered a severe leg injury in an ATV accident earlier this week and now expects to be on the shelf for the foreseeable future. Pennington’s injury and her aborted bout with Nunes were first reported by Combate. MMA Fighting reached out to Pennington, who provided details of the frightening scene.
Submitted Oct 27, 2017 11:29PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov set for UFC 219 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The year-end UFC 219 event has a new major addition. Edson Barboza (19-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) today announced he’s fighting fellow lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) at the event.
Submitted Oct 27, 2017 4:16PM by Leonstolzz - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jennifer Maia puts 125 title on line vs. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz at Invicta FC 26 in December
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Invicta FC will return in December, a week later than had been previously reported, and the flyweight title will be on the line in the main event. In the headliner, flyweight champion Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) will put her belt up for grabs against unbeaten challenger Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (10-0), the promotion announced on Wednesday. The card will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. Also on the card, Mizuki Inoue (12-4) returns to take on Janaisa Morandin (9-1) at strawweight, and Vanessa Porto (18-8) meets Jessica-Rose Clark (7-4) in a flyweight bout. Invicta FC 26 takes place Dec. 8 at Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo.
Submitted Oct 26, 2017 6:36PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Frankie Saenz vs. Merab Dvalishvili added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno
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The lineup for the UFC’s debut in Fresno, Calif., continues to grow with the addition of a bantamweight bout. Frankie Saenz (11-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will take on promotional newcomer Merab Dvalishvili (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 123 in December. UFC officials recently announced the new booking following a report from MMA DNA.
Submitted Oct 26, 2017 6:32PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping being sued for allegedly choking teenager at a gym
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Just over a week away from UFC 217, Michael Bisping has more to worry about than just Georges St-Pierre. The UFC middleweight champion is being sued by a teenager, who claims Bisping choked him at an Anaheim, Calif., gym in July, MMA Fighting confirmed Wednesday.
Submitted Oct 25, 2017 9:23PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Injury scraps planned UFC bout between Bethe Correia and Irene Aldana
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A potential UFC women’s bantamweight bout has been scrapped due to an injury. Former title challenger Bethe Correia today announced a planned – but not formally announced – bout with Irene Aldana targeted for January has been canceled after she suffered an injury. Correia posted a picture in a hospital gown and a taped-up left eye.
Submitted Oct 25, 2017 3:20PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre says Michael Bisping is ‘terrified of me wrestling him,’ vows a finish
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Georges St-Pierre is starting to see a trend in Michael Bisping’s trash talk. “GSP” and Bisping have been making the media rounds ahead of their Nov. 4 middleweight championship showdown at UFC 217, with the two veterans sharing the stage for a series of contentious press conferences. And St-Pierre believes there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the barbs Bisping is continually lobbing his way.
Submitted Oct 24, 2017 8:54PM by Braden - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC Fight Night 118 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Fight Scores, Attendance And Gate Numbers
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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
Filed under: UFC
 
Sam Sicilia vs. Marcos Galvao, Alexis Dufresne vs. Amber Leibrock set for Bellator 189
(mmajunkie.com)
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
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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
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva hoping to rematch Vitor Belfort in Bellator - ‘I’m sure I can beat Vitor up’
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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
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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
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor drops homophobic slur backstage at UFC event
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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
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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