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Dana White: Winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos will get UFC title shot
Rafael dos Anjos wanted an interim title fight, but it seems like he’ll be getting the next best thing.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 2:27PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas, Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry added to UFC on FOX 26
Two big match-ups were announced for UFC’s upcoming show in Winnipeg on Dec. 16. Headlined by Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos, the UFC on FOX 26 card will feature a featherweight rematch between Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas and a welterweight clash between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Mike Perry.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 2:26PM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 215 & UFC 216 Bring In Atrocious Pay-Per-View Numbers
The UFC has hit a wall after the massively successful UFC 214 in July. UFC 215, which was headlined by Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko II, has an estimated 100,000 PPV buys, while UFC 216 an estimated 120,000, according to MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer. Compare that to UFC 214’s 850,000 buys, but keep in mind that card featured Jon Jones, one of the UFC’s most consistent draws for the UFC when it comes to pay-per-view.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 11:48PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder slated for UFC 218
Another battle with the potential for fireworks has been added to the already stacked UFC 218 card. Al Iaquinta and Paul Felder have verbally agreed to a lightweight matchup on Dec. 2 in Detroit. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Thursday report by the Detroit Free Press. The mercurial Iaquinta (13-3-1) has won five consecutive fights, even while expressing displeasure with his UFC contract. His last bout was a first-round knockout of Diego Sanchez on April 22 in Nashville.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 11:44PM by JLS - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Champ Tyron Woodley responds to Rafael dos Anjos' interim title plea for Robbie Lawler fight
Tyron Woodley is one of many who doesn’t believe the newly announced UFC on FOX 26 main event between Rafael dos Anjos and Robbie Lawler should have an interim welterweight championship up for grabs.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 8:26PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
UFC champ Daniel Cormier now targets 2018 for title defense against Volkan Oezdemir
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier expects to defend his title in early 2018, facing upstart Volkan Oezdemir in his first challenge since being re-crowned as the titleholder.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 8:25PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White responds to Mark Hunt’s angry Instagram post, pulling him from UFC Sydney
Mark Hunt is furious at the UFC and president Dana White for pulling him out of the main event of UFC Sydney next month. “The Super Samoan” posted an expletive-filled caption Wednesday on Instagram blasting White, who he referred to as a “bald headed prick.” TMZ caught up with White on Thursday and asked him on video about Hunt’s rant.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 8:24PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
‘Baby Slice,’ Sinead Kavanagh fights added to Bellator 187
A dash of name recognition and local flavor have been added to Bellator 187. The company rounded out the main card for Nov. 10 event at Dublin’s 3Arena by announcing a pair of fights Thursday: Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Fred Freeman and Sinead Kavanagh vs. Maria Casanova.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 8:23PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos set for UFC Winnipeg main event
Two former champions will face off at UFC Winnipeg. On Thursday, the promotion officially announced that Robbie Lawler will fight Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC on FOX 26 on Dec. 16 at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 12:46PM by Leonstolzz - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tim Means replaces Jesse Taylor vs. Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney
Belal Muhammad will remain on next month’s UFC return to Sydney against arguably his toughest test as a pro. Muhammad (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) was set to fight “TUF 25” winner Jesse Taylor (31-15 MMA, 1-1 UFC) before a failed drug test took Taylor out of their bout at UFC Fight Night 121. Instead, Muhammad will take on veteran welterweight Tim Means (27-8-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC). UFC officials announced the new booking following an initial report from the Daily Telegraph. UFC Fight Night 121 takes place Nov. 18 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 10:19AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Iuri Alcantara vs. Alejandro Perez set for UFC Fresno
Alejandro Perez will be getting a step up in competition. The Mexican fighter has been scheduled to take on veteran Iuri Alcantara in a bantamweight contest at UFC Fresno (UFC Fight Night 123). The event will go down on Dec. 9 at the SaveMart Center in Fresno, Calif. The news was first reported by Combate and was later confirmed by MMA Fighting.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 10:17AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Valerie Letourneau to make Bellator debut vs. Kate Jackson on Dec. 15
Valerie Letourneau is going to make her Bellator debut before the year is through. On Wednesday, officials confirmed to MMA Fighting that Letourneau will fight Kate Jackson in a flyweight bout at a joint Bellator/BAMMA show on Dec. 15 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. The bout was first reported by MMAUNO.com.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 10:16AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Myles Jury vs. Rick Glenn slated for UFC 219
An intriguing featherweight tilt between Myles Jury and former WSOF champion Rick Glenn slated for Dec. 30 is the latest addition to UFC 219. The UFC confirmed the booking Wednesday following an initial report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 9:02PM by Leonstolzz - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Signs Top LHW Prospect Magomed Ankalaev
Undefeated Russian destroyer Magomed Ankalaev finally chooses UFC over Professional Fighters League.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 8:38PM by AndyWarho - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michelle Waterson joins cast of MTV’s ‘The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars’
Michelle Waterson is getting a reality check this fall. The UFC strawweight contender has been announced as a cast member on the upcoming season of The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars, a spin-off of the popular MTV reality game show The Challenge that traditionally features contestants from other MTV programs going head-to-head in various competitions, per PEOPLE.com.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 5:42PM by Braden - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
James Gallagher injured, out of Bellator 187 main event
Rising star James Gallagher won’t be fighting in Ireland next month after all. According to Bellator officials, Gallagher recently suffered a knee injury in training, forcing him out of the Bellator 187 main event against Jeremiah Labiano. As a result, the undefeated A.J. McKee (9-0), who happens to be a rival of Gallagher, will now fight Brian Moore (10-5), a teammate of Gallagher’s at SBG Ireland, in the main event of the Nov. 10 card at the 3Arena in Dublin.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 5:39PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Ronda Rousey and husband Travis Browne headed to WWE? ‘I don’t wanna ruin anything’
Ronda Rousey hasn’t spoke much about her UFC career since losing to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes in back-to-back fights, but the former women’s bantamweight champion has teased at a switch to professional wrestling. Speaking to TMZ Sports on Tuesday, Rousey, hinted that she could be heading to WWE in the near future. Rousey’s husband, UFC heavyweight veteran Travis Browne, also implied that he is in negotiations with WWE.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 3:16PM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Bellator champ Rafael Carvalho meets Alessio Sakara in Italy
A long-rumored middleweight title fight is official for Bellator’s return to Italy. Bellator officials recently announced that 185-pound title holder Rafael Carvalho (14-1 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) faces Italy’s own Alessio Sakara (19-11 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) in the main event of Bellator 190 on Dec. 9 at Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 3:10PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Sam Alvey replaces Trevor Smith, faces Ramazan Emeev at UFC Fight Night 118
Middleweight slugger Sam Alvey (31-9 MMA, 8-4 UFC) has made it clear he wants to stay as busy as possible, and that includes picking up the phone whenever the UFC calls. This time, the voice on the other end of the line asked him to step in on a little more than one week’s notice to replace Trevor Smith (15-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and face Russian prospect Ramazan Emeev (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 118. Alvey said yes.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 11:48AM by Leonstolzz - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nearly catatonic MMA fighter dragged onto stage to weigh in, still allowed to fight at Pancrase
Daniel Lima had his seven-fight winning streak snapped Sunday in Japan, and the loss came 24 hours after a scary scene at the Pancrase 290 weigh-ins. Lima could barely stand on his own in Tokyo, Japan, to weigh in for his strawweight bout with Daichi Kitakata. Lima missed weight by two pounds. The scene wasn’t enough for his coaches or promoters to pull the plug on the fight, so Lima went on to compete and lose a decision Sunday. The Brazilian fighter spoke with MMA Fighting a few hours before the bout, explaining that he cut 16 pounds in two days.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 9:04PM by Braden - 4 comments
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