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Leslie Smith vs. Irene Aldana targeted for UFC on FOX 22
Invicta FC women’s bantamweight Irene Aldana is octagon bound. According to multiple people close to the promotion, Aldana (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is targeted for a fight with standout Leslie Smith (8-7-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) at UFC on FOX 22. Verbal agreements are in place, but contracts have yet to be signed.
Submitted Nov 7, 2016 8:54PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Jon Jones releases statement regarding his one-year suspension
Jon Jones wanted to be back in the cage sooner, but was happy the decision acknowledged he didn't knowingly cheat. The UFC interim light heavyweight champion released a statement Monday following the decision came down from arbitrators that Jones would be suspended one year in his USADA doping case. The crux of the arbitrators' decision was that Jones was "reckless" in taking a sexual-performance pill given to him by a teammate and didn't do enough to comply with the UFC anti-doping policy. In the statement, Jones said he was "hopeful for a better outcome," but happy he was cleared of intentionally taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Submitted Nov 7, 2016 5:02PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Kevin Ferguson Jr. chases pro debut again vs. Aaron Hamilton at Bellator 165
For the third time, Kevin Ferguson Jr. will attempt his professional MMA debut later this month. Ferguson Jr. (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) is set to take on Aaron Hamilton (0-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in a welterweight fight on the prelims of Bellator 165, which takes place Nov. 19 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie. Bellator officials announced the new booking today.
Submitted Nov 7, 2016 5:00PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
Sergei Kharitonov hates his brain, books next MMA fight for Dec. 3 in Russia
Despite getting destroyed by what he called a “lucky punch,” Kharitonov will return to combat sports action in less than a month when he battles Francisco Sandro da Silva Bezerra in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Submitted Nov 7, 2016 4:59PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
BJ Penn cleared of sexual assault after charges get tossed for insufficient evidence
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn, was recently cleared of all wrongdoing after one of his ex-employees filed a police report earlier this year accusing "The Prodigy" of sexual assault.
Submitted Nov 7, 2016 4:58PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
After his big win over Rafael dos Anjos, Tony Ferguson is eyeing titles in multiple weight classes
On Saturday night, Tony Ferguson put on one of the best performances of his career taking a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. It was the ninth straight victory for Ferguson - a record in the UFC for consecutive divisional wins as well as for consecutive wins without a title shot - and possibly (probably? one can never tell where Conor McGregor is involved) sets him up for the next lightweight title shot. But Ferguson isn't only gunning for the lightweight strap, he's got multiple divisions in mind. Speaking with MMAJunkie in a post-fight scrum, Ferguson outlined his plan to vie for three UFC titles.
Submitted Nov 7, 2016 1:45PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Jon Jones suspended one year by USADA for doping
Jon Jones has received the full ban in his doping case. An independent arbitration panel handed down a one-year suspension on Jones, the UFC interim light heavyweight champion, on Monday. Jones had his USADA case heard by three arbitrators from McLaren Global Sports Solutions last week and the decision came back to give him the full sanction.
Submitted Nov 7, 2016 1:40PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
UFC Fight Night and Super Bowl LI will share a weekend in Houston
The UFC has announced a return to Houston, and the event will share a weekend – and a host city – with Super Bowl LI. No fights have been announced for the card, which is likely to be UFC Fight Night 104. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Dec. 16, and matchups will be announced in the coming weeks, a rep said.
Submitted Nov 7, 2016 12:33AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 98 scorecards: Here's how the judges scored Tony Ferguson vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Sure, the world is waiting on UFC 205, but lightweight standouts Tony Ferguson and Rafael dos Anjos provided a heck of an appetizer one week out. Ferguson earned an incredible ninth consecutive UFC win, outpacing former champ dos Anjos over the course of five rounds and earning a hard-fought unanimous decision.
Submitted Nov 6, 2016 7:06PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 98 bonuses: Tony Ferguson, Rafael dos Anjos take $50K for Fight of the Night
Tony Ferguson and Rafael dos Anjos gave the UFC no option but to hand them Fight of the Night bonuses at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 98. Both fighters will each be taking home an extra $50,000 after ramming kicks, knees, elbows, and punches at each other's faces for five entire rounds. It was a wild, back-and-forth fight in which both fighters had their moments, but it was Ferguson who ultimately got the better of the former lightweight champ dos Anjos, defeating him via unanimous decision. Ferguson is now on an impressive 9-fight winning streak and remains in title contention, while dos Anjos is now on a two-fight losing streak, including his title fight loss to now champion Eddie Alvarez. In the two Performance of the Night bonuses, Douglas Silva de Andrade and Ricardo Lamas each earned $50,000.
Submitted Nov 6, 2016 8:32AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Yuta Sasaki removed from UFN 100 following Matheus Nicolau’s potential USADA violation
Yuta Sasaki won’t be competing at UFC Fight Night 100 after all. The Japanese flyweight was booked to face Matheus Nicolau at the Fight Night card in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 19, but sources told MMA Fighting that the promotion hasn’t found a replacement after Nicolau was notified of a potential United States Anti-Doping Agency violation.
Submitted Nov 4, 2016 8:34PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC returns to Phoenix on Jan. 15; three fights announced
The UFC is making its way back to Phoenix. The company announced Friday it will hold a UFC Fight Night card at Talking Stick Arena on Sat. Jan. 15. No main event has been announced yet for the FS1 card, but three bouts were named for the show: Heavyweights Cyril Asker (7-2) of Avignon, France vs. Dmitri Smoliakov (8-1) of Kaliningrad City, Russia; heavyweight Viktor Pesta (10-3) of Prague, Czech Republic vs. Damian Grabowski (20-4) of Opole, Poland; light heavyweights between Joachim Christensen (13-4) of Copenhagen, Denmark vs. Bojan Mihalovic (10-4) of Serbia.
Submitted Nov 4, 2016 4:37PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Paul Daley pulled from tonight's Bellator 163 card after difficult weight cut
Friday night's Bellator 163 Paul Daley vs. Derek Anderson fight has been canceled. "After a difficult weight cut, we, along with Mike Mazzulli from the Mohegan Athletic Commission, made the decision to pull Paul Daley from tonight's event as a precautionary measure," Bellator president Scott Coker told MMAFighting.com via statement. "Fighter safety is of the utmost importance to us here at Bellator."
Submitted Nov 4, 2016 1:24PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
WWE wants Ronda Rousey when she's done with the UFC
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon is making no secret of the fact that her company will pursue Ronda Rousey when she retires from MMA.
Submitted Nov 4, 2016 1:59AM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Flyweight Matheus Nicolau pulled from UFC Fight Night 100 for potential anti-doping violation
Two-time UFC veteran Matheus Nicolau has been pulled from this month’s UFC Fight Night 100 event due to a potential anti-doping violation. UFC officials today announced that U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) representatives notified Nicolau (12-1-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) of a potential violation following the collection of an out-of-competition sample on Oct. 13.
Submitted Nov 4, 2016 1:53AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC veteran Tom Lawlor suspended due to potential USADA violation
Veteran Tom Lawlor has been provisionally suspended by the UFC following a potential USADA violation following an out-of-competition drug test administered on Oct. 10, the company announced Wednesday. Per policy, the nature of the potential transgression was not made public.
Submitted Nov 4, 2016 1:52AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Marlos Coenen’s main card fight scrapped, while Paul Daley still on for Bellator 163
On Thursday morning, 31-year old Brazilian fighter, Talita Nogueira, showed up 5 1/2 pounds over the 146-pound maximum for her fight with Marloes Coenen. Mike Mazzulli, the Director of Athletic Regulation for the Mohegan Tribe, told MMA Fighting that Noguiera never officially weighed-in. Coenen opted not to take the bout when she learned that Nogueira was over by so much. Another fight on the main card that appeared to be in jeopardy is still on. As of Thursday night, Daley has been cleared and the fight is still on.
Submitted Nov 4, 2016 1:50AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Eddie Wineland added to UFC on FOX 22
A bantamweight clash between veterans has been added to UFC on FOX 22. Takeya Mizugaki (21-10-2 MMA, 8-5 UFC) will square off with Eddie Wineland (22-11-1 MMA, 4-5 UFC) at the event, which takes place Dec. 17 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif.
Submitted Nov 2, 2016 4:31PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Conor McGregor calls out UFC roster: 'All they do is complain'
Ireland's McGregor, who is currently scheduled to fight Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title in a champion vs. champion superfight at UFC 205, went off on the entire UFC roster on Monday in a video posted on his YouTube channel – The Mac Life.
Submitted Nov 2, 2016 4:04PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
John Lineker vs. T.J. Dillashaw nearly set for UFC 207
It looks like the UFC is putting a little insurance on their year-end card, just in case their bantamweight title fight has some issues. T.J. Dillashaw is definitely unhappy that he wasn't picked to fight Dominick Cruz again but he will still have a tough opponent across from him in John Lineker. The bout isn't official for UFC 207 yet, but Brett Okamoto of ESPN is reporting that it likely will be soon.
Submitted Nov 2, 2016 1:49AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
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