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Teruto Ishihara to face Rolando DY at UFC Japan
Rolando DY will return to the Octagon on 23 September when meets seasoned Japanese featherweight Teruto Ishihara (9-4-2) at UFC Fight Night 117 on 23 Sept. One of the most highly-rated MMA fighters in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, Dy signed with UFC earlier this year and made his UFC debut in Singapore against veteran featherweight Alex Caceres. His UFC debut had all the makings of a barn burner, but in the end, Caceres served up a barrage of strikes and leg kicks to slow DY’s momentum. The bout was eventually stopped by the referee after an accidental eye poke left the Filipino unable to continue.
Submitted Aug 3, 2017 8:18AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Chael Sonnen Believes Chuck Liddell Will Be His Next Bellator Bout
There have been rumors that UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell is ready to make a return to the cage. Those rumors received a heavy dose of fuel on Tuesday, as Bellator fighter Chael Sonnen stoked the flames. Sonnen, also a former UFC fighter, said that his next likely opponent in the Bellator cage is Liddell. “I think the most likely opponent is going to end up being Chuck Liddell,” Sonnen told FloCombat. “We’ll see what happens there, but that’s what I think is going to happen.”
Submitted Aug 2, 2017 5:48PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Seven bouts added to UFC 216
On Tuesday, seven fights were announced for the upcoming UFC 216 pay-per-view event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 7. Several intriguing lightweight contests were added to the card, including a battle between striking specialists Lando Vannata and Abel Trujillo. “Groovy” is just 1-2 in the Octagon so far, but he’s earned performance bonuses in each of his UFC appearances including his most recent Fight of the Night outing against David Teymur that ended in Vannata taking a unanimous decision loss. See the full list of announced bouts below: Lando Vannata vs. Abel Trujillo Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares John Moraga vs. Magomed Bibulatov Matt Schnell vs. Marco Beltran Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
Submitted Aug 1, 2017 11:23PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Dana White's Contender Series 4 results, video highlights: Crazy head kick KO closes show
Check out what happened at Dana White's Contender Series episode 4, as the action packed night saw two contracts get issued out.
Submitted Aug 1, 2017 11:18PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Norman Parke gets Lightweight title rematch against Mateusz Gamrot at KSW 40
Northern Ireland’s Norman Parke will get exactly what he has asked for as KSW have officially announced his title rematch with KSW Lightweight champion Mateusz Gamrot will take place on their first ever Irish show, KSW 40, later this year and possibly feature as the evening’s main event. KSW 40 will take place on Sunday, October 22 inside the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland and will mark the major Polish promotion’s first ever Irish show and only their second ever outside of Poland. Previously KSW 32 was held in London, England back in October 2015.
Submitted Aug 1, 2017 11:17PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Tyron Woodley responds to Dana White's UFC 214 criticism with threat, demand for public apology
UFC President Dana White better apologize to Tyron Woodley – or else. That, in a nutshell, was the UFC welterweight champion’s response to White’s criticism of his performance during a unanimous-decision win over Demian Maia on Saturday at UFC 214 in Anaheim Calif.
Submitted Jul 31, 2017 11:59PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Amanda Bell gets quick turnaround, meets Talita Nogueira at Bellator 182
Talita Nogueira has a new opponent for her Bellator debut. Originally booked to meet Gabrielle Holloway at the Bellator 182 card in Verona, N.Y., on Aug. 25, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace will now take on Amanda Bell. The promotion announced the change on Monday.
Submitted Jul 31, 2017 11:58PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC 214 post-fight bonuses: Jones, Ortega among $50K winners
Check out our breakdown of the post-fight bonuses from UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 in Anaheim, California. We tell you who won, who didn’t and why. The Honda Center in Anaheim, California was home to a pretty great night of fights, with five (T)KOs, one submission and six decisions, including one split-decision. UFC 214 saw the crowning of a new champion in Cris Cyborg, the retention of a title by Tyron Woodley and the redemption of Jon Jones as he regained his throne. Performances of the Night: Jon Jones and Volkan Oezdemir Fight of the Night: Brian Ortega vs Renato Moicano Gate: $2,448,870 Att.: 16,610 (sell out)
Submitted Jul 30, 2017 2:49AM by JLS - 4 comments
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Daichi Abe signs with UFC and is looking for fame and money on his quest for a world championship
This week, the UFC signed two Japanese talents who will make their debuts at UFC Fight Night, inside the legendary Saitama Super Arena on September 23. After Syuri Kondo, Daichi Abe signed a deal with the promotion and will face South Korean fighter, Hyun Gyu Lim. With no fears, Abe spoke with MMA Plus and revealed his goals, motivation and his big dream of fighting in the UFC. “I started Judo at eight-years-old and competed until high school, I became National Judo Champion when I was in third grade of high school. Then I started to compete in kickboxing and become J-Network Champ.”
Submitted Jul 28, 2017 5:11PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Asian MMA
Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Neil Magny, Mitch Clarke vs. Alex White Added to UFC 215
A pair of bouts have been added to the UFC 215 lineup, as Rafael dos Anjos will face Neil Magny at welterweight and Mitch Clarke will meet Alex White at 155 pounds. The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the bouts on Tuesday evening. UFC 215 takes place at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Sept. 9 and is headlined by a flyweight title bout between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg.
Submitted Jul 27, 2017 12:09AM by JLS - 4 comments
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PFL finalizes 11-fight card for second event on Saturday
After a couple of minor changes were announced Wednesday, the Professional Fighting League’s second event is set with 11 fights. Washington’s Zach Conn and Jared Torgeson are stepping in on short-notice to accept bouts on the preliminary portion of the PFL’s upcoming show, which takes place at the Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wash., on Saturday.
Submitted Jul 27, 2017 12:00AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Invicta FC 25 rounds out fight card with seven new bouts
Invicta FC 25 has a full card now to back up a pair of headlining title bouts. On Wednesday, the promotion announced seven new bouts for their Aug. 31 card, which was already set to feature Yana Kunitskaya and Raquel Pa’aluhi battling for the vacant bantamweight championship in the main event, and Livia Renata Souza and Jodie Esquibel squaring off for a vacant strawweight title in the co-main. Of note, Alexa Conners (3-1) meets undefeated German fighter fighter Katharina Lehner (5-0) in a bantamweight contest, while strawweight Sharon Jacobson (3-1) looks for her third straight Invicta win when she meets newcomer Kali Robbins (4-0). See the full fight card below: Yana Kunitskaya vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi Livia Renata Souza vs. Jodie Esquibel Alexa Conners vs. Katharina Lehner Sharon Jacobson vs. Kali Robbins Shin VanHoose vs. Alyse Anderson Kelly McGill-Velasco vs. Amberlynn Orr Yaya Rincon vs. Stephanie Egger Cheri Muraski vs. Tracy Cortez Ashley Medina vs. Jillian DeCoursey
Submitted Jul 26, 2017 11:58PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Paul Daley vs. Lorenz Larkin added to Bellator 183 on Sept. 23 in San Jose
A significant welterweight bout between Paul Daley and Lorenz Larkin is the latest addition to September’s Bellator 183 lineup. Bellator officials today confirmed the bout to MMAjunkie following an initial report from The Telegraph. Bellator 183 takes place at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The card airs on Spike following prelims streamed on MMAjunkie, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Jul 24, 2017 9:20PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Claudinha Gadelha affirms interest in duel against Jessica Andrade: "Let's make it happen?"
The UFC may soon mark an interesting duel between two former Brazilian challengers to the weight belt. Through her Instagram account, Claudinha Gadelha commented that she would like to face Jessica Bate-Estaca, who would also be interested in the duel. "I read today that Jessica Andrade is willing to fight me. I'm waiting for the UFC's response to my next opponent since I came down from the octagon in the last fight and no one has come so far. So Jessica, let's make it happen? I'm expecting a call today any time, until it's 2 in the morning ", published the potiguar.
Submitted Jul 24, 2017 8:49PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Five fights added to UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch in Pittsburgh
Headlined by Luke Rockhold vs. David Branch, UFC Fight Night 116 has a slew of new fights. A slew of new fights have been scheduled for UFC Fight Night 116, promotion officials announced Saturday. The most high-profile matchup added to the event is a middleweight matchup between Krzysztof Jotko and Uriah Hall, which could serve as the co-main event.
Submitted Jul 23, 2017 8:33PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC On Fox 25 Results: Winners, Bonuses, Highlights, Attendance, Gate For Weidman Vs. Gastelum Card
In the main event of UFC on Fox from his hometown of Long Island, NY, Weidman shook off a first-round knockdown to secure a third-round submission win over the red-hot Kelvin Gastelum. The victory snapped Weidman's three-fight losing streak and puts him back into a favorable position in the UFC middleweight rankings. Performance Bonuses - Junior Albini & Alex Oliveira Fight of The Night Bonus - Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Lyman Good
Submitted Jul 23, 2017 1:51PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nick Hein vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov at the UFC FN in the Netherlands
The pen fights between Nick Hein and Zabit Magomedsharipov were added to UFC Fight Night 115 in the Netherlands. Hein will go down to 66 kilograms to welcome one of the most talented Dagestan players, Zabita Magomedsharipova.
Submitted Jul 22, 2017 9:54AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Whittaker likely out until 2018
Immediately after defeating Yoel Romero at UFC 213, now UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker said he had injured his knee in training, and reinjured it early in the fight. Romero landed a thunderous low kick, and UFC com­men­ta­tor Joe Ro­gan immediately noticed something was wrong. When the Aussie returned to his corner after Round 1 he said, “My left knee’s f***ed.” He lost Round 1, and lost Round 2, too, but came back to win three straight and the title.
Submitted Jul 22, 2017 3:59AM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Germaine de Randamie vs. Marion Reneau announced for UFC Rotterdam
Former UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie will take on Marion Reneau at bantamweight. With Germaine de Randamie no longer the UFC women’s featherweight champion, her next fight will be back at bantamweight. UFC officials announced on Thursday that GdR is set to face Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Saturday, September 2nd.
Submitted Jul 21, 2017 1:29AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Aaron Pico to fight on Bellator 183 main card looking to rebound from rough debut
As debuts of heavily hyped MMA prospects go, they don’t get much worse than Aaron Pico. The good news, though, is that the 20-year-old Bellator lightweight will have a chance to make up for it sooner than later. Bellator President Scott Coker told ESPN today that Pico (0-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) has been tabbed to fight on the main card of Bellator 183, which takes place Sept. 23 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., and airs on Spike. An opponent for Pico is still in the process of being finalized.
Submitted Jul 21, 2017 1:27AM by JLS - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
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