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Tyron Woodley Reveals Lengthy Absence From The Octagon
Although it was a lackluster fight at best, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley dominated Demian Maia in their UFC 214 co-main event bout, defending his welterweight title for the second (third if you count his draw with Stephen Thompson) time in the process. The only issue, however, is that “The Chosen One” injured his shoulder in the bout, and he recently revealed that he has to ‘consider surgery’, although he’s obviously going to weigh his options in hopes of avoiding it:
Submitted Sep 13, 2017 3:26PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Chris Fields added to KSW 40 at Dublin’s 3Arena
Dublin’s own Chris Fields (11-7-1) has today been officially added to the KSW 40 card at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on October 22nd. Fields was amongst the first wave of Irish fighters to make a splash internationally in the MMA world. After rising through the ranks and being involved in some of the most anticipated match-ups on the Irish scene, Fields won the Cage Warriors middleweight title in Amman, Jordan in 2012. Following on from this Fields remained one of the biggest names in Irish MMA and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19.
Submitted Sep 13, 2017 3:18PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Gunnar Nelson’s appeal to have Ponzinibbio loss overturned to no contest rejected by UFC
The UFC has rejected Gunnar Nelson’s appeal to have his UFC Fight Night 113 loss overturned to a no contest. UFC welterweight talent Gunnar Nelson suffered the worst loss of his career at UFC Fight Night 113, losing via first-round knock out to the No. 9 ranked Santiago Ponzinibbio.
Submitted Sep 13, 2017 3:15PM by JLS - 1 comment
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California Athletic Commission overturns Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier to ‘No Contest’
The UFC 214 light heavyweight title bout between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier won’t go down as a win for ‘Bones’ after all. With the recent news that Jon Jones’ B-sample from his UFC 214 drug test failure has come back positive for Turinabol as well, the rest of the regulatory dominos appear to be falling. MMA Fighting reports that the California State Athletic Commission has overturned Jones’ KO win over Daniel Cormier, for the light heavyweight title, to a ‘No Contest.’
Submitted Sep 13, 2017 3:13PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Jesse Taylor flagged for USADA violation, bout vs. Belal Muhammad removed from UFC Sydney
Jesse Taylor’s UFC return has hit a snag. On Wednesday, the USADA announced that the Ultimate Fighter 25 winner Jesse Taylor has been flagged for an Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample taken on Aug. 22, two months after a submission win over Dhiego Lima at The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale earned him a new contract with the UFC. Taylor’s upcoming bout with Belal Muhammad at UFC Sydney on Nov. 18 has been removed from that card and the promotion is currently looking for a replacement to fight Muhammad.
Submitted Sep 13, 2017 3:11PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Thiago Alves Withdraws from UFC Fight Night 116 Co-Main Event Bout vs. Mike Perry
UFC Fight Night 116 could be down one marquee bout unless the promotion is able to find a short-notice opponent for Mike Perry. Thiago Alves, Perry’s original foe, was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s event for undisclosed reasons. MMAjunkie.com was first to report the news. A replacement opponent for Perry is currently being sought. UFC Fight Night 116 takes place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh and is headlined by a middleweight tilt between former champ Luke Rockhold and David Branch. The card airs on Fox Sports 1 following one early prelim on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Sep 13, 2017 3:06PM by JLS - 8 comments
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Jon Jones' B sample from UFC 214 also positive for steroid turinabol
Jon Jones’ B sample also tested positive at UFC 214. UFC Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky confirmed the results to MMAjunkie tonight that Jones’ B sample has come back positive for metabolites of turinabol, the same steroid found in his urine during a pre-fight test for his title win over Daniel Cormier via knockout at the July 29 pay-per-view event in Anaheim, Calif. ESPN.com was first to report the news. RELATED Michael Bisping: Jon Jones deserves lifetime ban from MMA after 2nd failed drug test Jones, 30, is now likely to go to arbitration with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which administered the test, in an attempt to clear his name. That process could take anywhere from three to six months. His representatives have maintained his innocence.
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 10:52PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Pedro Munhoz vs. Rob Font added to UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil
The UFC today announced a bantamweight bout between Pedro Munhoz and Rob Font is set for UFC Fight Night 119, which takes place Oct. 28 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and airs on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The addition of Munhoz-Font comes on the same day Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov was moved from the card to UFC on FOX 26 on Dec. 16 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The latest UFC Fight Night 119 card now includes: Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson Colby Covington vs. Demian Maia Jarred Brooks vs. Deiveson Figueiredo Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon Christian Colombo vs. Carlos Felipe Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Jack Marshman Jack Hermansson vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos Rob Font vs. Pedro Munhoz
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 10:48PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Rousimar Palhares' controversial split-decision loss at FNG 73 overturned
Rousimar Palhares’ split-decision loss to Shamil Amirov at Fight Nights Global 73 has been overturned to a draw. Fight Nights Global President Kamil Gadzhiev said the initial result – announced without scores at the Sept. 4 event – was changed after the bout was reviewed by the Russian MMA Union. “If fighters are not happy with the decision, fighters themselves, or their management, send an official protest letter to the Russian MMA Union,” Gadzhiev today told MMAjunkie. “They invite three new judges, they watch again, and they can change the decision. Sometimes, they change the decision.”
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 10:47PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Mickey Gall returns at UFC 217 in New York City
Fast-rising welterweight prospect Mickey Gall is slated for a return at UFC 217. Gall (4-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) meets Randy Brown (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at the fall event, officials today announced via newsday.com. The latest UFC 217 card includes: Champ Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre – for middleweight title Champ Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for bantamweight title Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas – for women’s strawweight title Ricardo Ramos vs. Aiemann Zahabi Paulo Borrachinha vs. Johny Hendricks Curtis Blaydes vs. Aleksei Oleinik Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba Jorge Masvidal vs. Stephen Thompson Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins Randy Brown vs. Mickey Gall
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 10:45PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Demetrious Johnson Issues Ray Borg Ultimatum For UFC 216
Dominant UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson is willing to give Ray Borg another crack at the title after “The TazMexican Devil” pulled out of their scheduled UFC 215 fight last weekend due to illness. He’s just not willing to wait that long. ‘Mighty Mouse was all set to break Anderson Silva’s record for consecutive title defenses with 11, a number he could have already reached had Borg been healthy enough to make it to the fight. But Johnson isn’t going to get up in arms about it, and he recently told ESPN (via Bloody Elbow) that while cancellations like this happen in the fight game, he wants to fight Borg at October 7’s UFC 216 from Las Vegas:
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 7:46PM by JLS - 6 comments
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Glover Teixiera vs. Misha Cirkunov Moved from Brazil to UFC on Fox 26 in Canada
A scheduled light heavyweight clash between Glover Teixeira and Misha Cirkunov has undergone a venue change. Promotion officials announced Tuesday that the bout, originally set for UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo on Oct. 28, has been moved to UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg on Dec. 16. A reason was not given for the change. UFC on Fox 26 takes place at Bell MTS Place and also includes a 205-pound clash pitting Antonio Rogerio Nogueira against Jared Cannonier. The card airs on the Fox Network following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 7:41PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Injury removes Naoki Inoue from upcoming UFC Japan fight card
A dislocated shoulder has ruled the top Japanese prospect out of his scheduled fight at the Saitama Super Arena. Naoki Inoue, an 11-0 flyweight prospect, revealed via his Instagram that he has withdrawn from his scheduled fight with Jenel Lausa. The bout was supposed to take place at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux 2 on September 22nd at the fabled Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Submitted Sep 11, 2017 7:11PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Nick Newell ends retirement, signs with LFA
The former World Series of Fighting star had ended a two-year retirement and signed with Legacy Fighting Alliance, the company announced on Monday. Newell earned early notice in his mixed martial arts career due to the fact he is a congenital amputee, as his left arm ends just below his elbow. However, Newell continued earning headlines simply due to the fact he proved to be a talented fighter.
Submitted Sep 11, 2017 7:09PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Zu Anyanwa Gets Long Awaite Call To UFC,TO UFC, Fights Saturday In Pittsburgh
Things were looking pretty bleak after hard-hitting heavyweight Azunna Anyanwu, more popularly known as Zu Anyanwu, did not earn a UFC contract after his knockout win over Greg Rebello in July. It was expected that with the win, the Cage Fury Fighting Championships heavyweight champion would be signed to the UFC. Instead, UFC President Dana White did not select him on that night.
Submitted Sep 11, 2017 1:55AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Valentina Shevchenko blasts judges’ decision at UFC 215: ‘I won this fight’
Valentina Shevchenko was baffled at how Amanda Nunes was awarded a split decision victory after their 25-minute clash in the main event of UFC 215 in Edmonton on Saturday night. The challenger stood dejected with her hands on her hips after Nunes’ successful bantamweight title defense was made official at Rogers Place. Shevchenko pulled no punches when Joe Rogan asked her how she felt about suffering her second loss to Nunes in her post-fight interview.
Submitted Sep 10, 2017 9:53AM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 215 bonuses: Rafael dos Anjos, Henry Cejudo recognized for dominant victories
On a night with no shortage of finishes, it was a pair of title contenders that picked up Performance of the Night bonuses. Rafael dos Anjos and Henry Cejudo earned an extra $50,000 for their respective finishes of Neil Magny and Wilson Reis, while veterans Jeremy Stephens and Gilbert Melendez were also rewarded for a Fight of the Night performance at UFC 215 on Saturday at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta.
Submitted Sep 10, 2017 3:02AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Elias Theodorou To Meet Daniel Kelly At UFC Fight Night 121 Sydney
A pair of “Ultimate Fighter: Nations” cast members will lock horns when Elias Theodorou faces Daniel Kelly at UFC Fight Night 121. The Las Vegas-based promotion recently announced the middleweight pairing. UFC Fight Night 121 takes place on Nov. 18 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Marcin Tybura. The card will air on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The 29-year-old Theodorou is 5-2 during his Octagon tenure. Most recently, “The Spartan” dropped a three-round verdict to Brad Tavares at “The Ultimate Fighter 25” finale on July 7.
Submitted Sep 8, 2017 9:01PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mayweather vs. McGregor officially breaks U.K. PPV record
It was not a surprise Sky Sports confirmed this week to Boxing News that the Aug. 26 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor set the company's all-time pay-per-view record
Submitted Sep 8, 2017 12:06PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
UFC issues statement on 'viral illness' that forced Ray Borg out of UFC 215; refunds available
The UFC has officially ruled Ray Borg out of Saturday’s UFC 215 main event vs. Demetrious Johnson, citing a “viral illness” as the reason for the cancellation of the scheduled flyweight championship fight. News broke late Thursday that the planned headliner for Saturday’s event between UFC flyweight champion Johnson (26-2-1 MMA, 14-1-1 UFC) and challenger Borg (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) had been called off less than 12 hours before the fighters were set to hit the scales.
Submitted Sep 8, 2017 3:46AM by JLS - 15 comments
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