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Joe Warren meets Nick Kirk in Bellator 101 headliner, Kongo-Godbeer moved
Joe Warren was cleared to fight earlier this week, and Bellator will waste no time getting the former champion back to work. Warren will meet Nick Kirk in a bantamweight tournament semifinal fight to headline next week's Bellator 101.
Leonard Garcia fights for title at Legacy FC 26
Free-swinging UFC and WEC veteran Leonard Garcia will fight for the vacant Legacy FC featherweight title on Dec. 6.
Oritz, Miletich, Varner, Boon and more Predict Jones vs Gustafsson
Overall it was 15-2 for Jones or 16-1 if you take Wes Sims pick as a pick for Jones. Here -
UFC 165 Weigh In Results
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Jon Jones (204.5) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (204.5) Champ Renan Barao (135) vs. Eddie Wineland (135) Matt Mitrione (260.5) vs. Brendan Schaub (237) Francis Carmont (186) vs. Constantinos Philippou (186) Pat Healy (155.75) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (156) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Myles Jury (156) vs. Mike Ricci (155.5) Ivan Menjivar (136)* vs. Wilson Reis (135) Chris Clements (169.5) vs. Stephen Thompson (170.5) Mitch Gagnon (136) vs. Dustin Kimura (136) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET) Renee Forte (155.5) vs. John Makdessi (155) Michel Prazeres (155) vs. Jesse Ronson (155.5) Alex Caceres (136) vs. Roland Delorme (136) Nandor Guelmino (230) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (245.5) * Menjivar was 137 pounds on his first attempt, but made 136 on his second try.
Holly Holm gets new opponent for Legacy FC 24
Former pro boxing champion Holly Holm has a new opponent for next month's Legacy FC 24 event. Following an injury withdrawal by Erica Paes (2-1), Holm (4-0) is now slated to fight fellow bantamweight Nikki Knudsen (2-1) at the Oct. 11 event, which airs on AXS TV from Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.
After injury withdrawal, Paul Taylor announces retirement
After an injury spoiled a planned return from a 32-month layoff, UFC veteran Paul Taylor has announced his MMA retirement.
Jared Rosholt signs with UFC, debuts at TUF 18 Finale in November
Another member of Team Takedown has joined the UFC's ranks. Heavyweight Jared Rosholt (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), the younger brother of UFC vet Jake Rosholt, today announced his signing with the promotion for a debut opposite Walter Harris (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, which takes place Nov. 30 in Las Vegas.
Dana White on Chael Sonnen's Fox Sports Live domestic violence joke: 'He's got to knock that s**t off'
Chael Sonnen's joke about Rihanna being the victim of domestic violence first fell flat with Fox -- who had to issue an apology -- and now has Dana White telling Chael to 'knock that s**t off.'
Al Iaquinta replaces Paul Taylor, faces Anthony Njokuani at UFC Fight Night 30
Three times Anthony Njokuani and Paul Taylor have been scheduled to fight. Three times the fight has not happened. UFC officials today announced that Al Iaquinta (6-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will replace an injured Paul Taylor (11-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC), who was scheduled to fight Njokuani (16-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 30. The new matchup stays on the same card, which takes place Oct. 26 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Court McGee added to UFC on FOX 9 in December
A welterweight matchup between a pair of "The Ultimate Fighter" winners is the latest addition to the lineup for UFC on FOX 9, as Kelvin Gastelum meets Court McGee. The placement of the Gastelum (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. McGee (16-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) bout is not yet known, but it is likely to serve on the preliminary card.
Injured UFC Featherweight Matt Grice Breathing on His Own, Responding to Verbal Cues
Injured UFC featherweight Matt Grice is showing signs of improvement from a recent auto accident, breathing on his own and responding to verbal cues.…
Gatorade debuts as sponsor of light heavyweight champ Jon Jones at UFC 165
He already has blue-chip sponsor Nike in the fold, and now Jon Jones will add the world's foremost sports drink company to his roster. Jones will include Gatorade among his sponsors when he fights Saturday at UFC 165.
Brandao-Poirier, Leben-Hall added to UFC 168 in Las Vegas
The UFC has two more bouts to its year-end card – one that could wind up being an important featherweight battle, and one that could be a middleweight slugfest. Diego Brandao (18-8 MMA, 4-1 UFC), the Season 14 winner of "The Ultimate Fighter," will meet Dustin Poirier (14-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at featherweight, while Chris Leben (22-10 MMA, 12-9 UFC) will take on Uriah Hall (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) at UFC 168. UFC officials announced the new fight bookings Thursday morning.
Anthony Perosh takes on Ryan Bader at December's UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
Australia has another one of its own on the UFC's return to the country in December. Anthony Perosh (14-7 MMA, 4-4 UFC) will take on Ryan Bader (15-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC), the Season 8 winner of "The Ultimate Fighter," in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane. UFC officials announced the new fight overnight. UFC Fight Night 33 takes place Dec. 7 in the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Broadcast plans haven't been announced, but the event is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on Facebook. Due to the time difference, the event takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, in Australia, but Friday, Dec. 6, in the U.S
Ali Bagautinov vs. Tim Elliott set for November's UFC 167 in Las Vegas
A flyweight bout has found its way to the UFC's 20th anniversary show in Las Vegas. Ali Bagautinov will take on Tim Elliott at UFC 167 in November.
Danny Castillo meets Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento
The UFC continues to stack its return to California's state capital with hometown fan favorites. In an intriguing lightweight bout, Danny Castillo will meet Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 9 in December.
Luke Rockhold out, C.B. Dollaway meets Tim Boetsch at UFC 166
A knee injury has forced Luke Rockhold out of his fight against Tim Boetsch. Rockhold will be replaced in the bout by C.B. Dollaway at UFC 166 next month in Houston.
Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau lightweight bout set for UFC 168 in Las Vegas
The UFC's year-end card in Las Vegas continues to shape itself up with the addition of a lightweight fight to the card. Michael Johnson will meet Gleison Tibau at UFC 168 in December.
NSAC chairman apologizes to Nevada governor, has serious questions for Kizer, changes to judging assignments coming
The Nevada State Athletic Commission is about to see some very big changes if NSAC chairman Bill Brady is to be believed. Brady said that they will no longer "rubber stamp" judging assignments as they have in the past.
Joseph Benavidez meets UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson at TUF 18 Finale
Joseph Benavidez said after his most recent win that he wasn't going to bark for a title shot. He didn't, but he's getting one anyway. Benavidez (19-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will challenge flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) in a rematch for the 125-pound belt at the TUF 18 Finale. The news was announced on Wednesday's edition of "UFC Tonight" on FOX Sports 1.
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