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Former UFC title challenger Sara McMann joins Team Alpha Male
The stable of talent at Team Alpha Male continues to grow with the addition of UFC women’s bantamweight contender Sara McMann. McMann (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has officially joined the team in Sacramento, Calif., ahead of her scheduled bout with Ketlen Vieira (8-0 MMA. 2-0 UFC) at UFC 215, which takes place Sept. 9 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with the main card on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 6:55PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team, UFC
UFC's Rose Namajunas poses nude for Women's Health 'Naked in 3 Words' campaign
UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas it the latest to pose nude for a media publication. Namajunas (6-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC), who is expected to challenge unbeaten champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) for the UFC’s 115-pound title later this year, took part in the recently launched “Naked in 3 Words” campaign from Women’s Health.
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 6:53PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Jonathan Wilson drops to middleweight, meets newcomer Oskar Piechota at UFC Fight Night 118
The UFC’s October return to Poland is beginning to take shape with the addition of a middleweight bout between Jonathan Wilson and Oskar Piechota. UFC officials have not formally announced the matchup, but Wilson (7-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) revealed on social media that he’s been booked against Piechota (9-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 118 The latest UFC Fight Night 118 card now includes: Ramazan Emeev vs. Trevor Smith Jan Blachowicz vs. Devin Clark Oskar Piechota vs. Jonathan Wilson
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 2:29PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
GoFundMe launched for UFC/WEC veteran Javier Vazquez after colon cancer diagnosis
Former UFC and WEC fighter Javier Vazquez, 40, is in need of financial support after being diagnosed with colon cancer. Vazquez (16-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) last competed in MMA in June 2011, earning a unanimous-decision win over “The Ultimate Fighter 2” winner Joe Stevenson. The UFC, WEC, EliteXC and King of the Cage veteran recently underwent surgery to have a tumor removed and is now facing a regimen of chemotherapy. One of Vazquez’s, friends recently launched a GoFundMe page to help raise money for medical care, establishing a goal of $35,000.
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 2:28PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Ion Cutelaba says he's fighting Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC 217 in NYC
A light heavyweight bout between is apparently the latest addition to November’s UFC 217 lineup. Ion Cutelaba has announced a matchup with Gadzhimurad Antigulov. UFC officials has not formally announced the bout, but Cutelaba (13-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) revealedon social media that he’s fighting Antigulov (20-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) later this year. The latest UFC 217 card now includes: Champ Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre – for middleweight title Champ Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for bantamweight title Paulo Borrachinha vs. Johny Hendricks Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 11:59AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Naoki Inoue vs. Jenel Lausa added to UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan
A contest between a pair of international flyweight prospects is the latest addition to next month’s UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan. UFC officials recently announced that Japan’s Naoki Inoue (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and the Philippines’ Jenel Lausa (7-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been added to the event, which takes place Sept. 23 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, but airs one day earlier in the U.S. due to the time delay. The night’s main card airs on FXX, though the full bout order has yet to be revealed. With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 117 now includes: Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux Jessica Andrade vs. Claudia Gadelha Henrique da Silva vs. Gokhan Saki Rolando Dy vs. Teruto Ishihara Mizuto Hirota vs. Charles Rosa Alex Morono vs. Keita Nakamura Jussier Formiga vs. Ulka Sasaki Chan-Mi Jeon vs. Syuri Kondo Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim Shinsho Anzai vs. Luke Jumeau Takanori Gomi vs. “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim Naoki Inoue vs. Jenel Lausa
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 11:58AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gregor Gillespie vs. Jason Gonzalez added to UFC Fight Night 116 in Pittsburgh
A lightweight contest is the newest addition to the UFC’s return to Pennsylvania, with Gregor Gillespie (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) facing Jason Gonzalez (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). UFC officials recently confirmed the matchup following an initial report from the Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette.com. With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 116 now includes: Luke Rockhold vs. David Branch Thiago Alves vs. Mike Perry Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith Anthony Hamilton vs. Daniel Spitz Uriah Hall vs. Krzysztof Jotko Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman Justin Ledet vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy Gilbert Burns vs. Jason Saggo Gregor Gillespie vs. Jason Gonzalez
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 11:56AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mark Hunt to headline UFC Fight Night in Sydney vs. Marcin Tybura
Mark Hunt’s career just keeps on trucking. Hunt, coming off a hard-fought win in his last fight, will return to face Marcin Tybura in the main event of the upcoming UFC Fight Night event in the Australian city of Sydney. Polish website Lowking.pl first reported the match, which MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed with multiple UFC officials. A formal announcement is expected early next week. The event, which takes place Nov. 19 at Qudos Bank Arena, marks the 11th time the UFC has headed to Australia and fourth to Sydney. Due to the time change, the card airs on Nov. 18 in the U.S. on FS1.
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 11:55AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Marcos Rogerio de Lima flagged for potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC Fight Night 115
UFC light heavyweight Marcos Rogerio de Lima has been pulled from his scheduled Sept. 2 bout against Saparbek Safarov at UFC Fight Night 115 after being flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a potential anti-doping violation, the UFC announced Friday.
Submitted Aug 11, 2017 9:10PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Takanori Gomi vs. 'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim added to UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan
Two veterans of the Asian MMA circuit will meet at the UFC’s upcoming return to Japan. Officials today announced a matchup between lightweights Takanori Gomi (35-13 MMA, 4-8 UFC) and ”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (14-8 MMA, 1-2 UFC) for UFC Fight Night 117.
Submitted Aug 11, 2017 9:32AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: Lil Nog meets Cannonier at UFC Norfolk
Fully healed from a cervical injury that removed him from UFC Fight Night 112, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will now return at UFC Fight Night 120 to take on Jared Cannonier, as Combate reported. The 41-year-old Nogueira (22-8, 5-5 UFC) will try to bounce back from a TKO loss suffered by the hands of Ryan Bader in November 2016. His last win was a TKO victory over Patrick Cummins in May 2016. Nogueira hasn’t won two fights in a row since he defeated Tito Ortiz in 2011 and Rashad Evans in 2013. Despite being in the UFC for almost eight years, injuries have limited him to just 10 fights in the organization.
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:28PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Reports: Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum targeted for UFC Fight Night in Shanghai
It didn’t happen in Rio de Janeiro or New York, but it seems Kelvin Gastelum will finally get to add another chapter to his legend-hunting mission against former UFC champion Anderson Silva. According to multiple reports, the middleweights have agreed to meet in the headliner of the UFC’s debut in mainland China, set to take place at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Nov. 25. FloCombat.com first reported the news.
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:27PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Champ Chris Fishgold gets challenger for Cage Warriors 88 headliner
Lightweight champion Chris Fishgold has an opponent for his Cage Warriors 88 headliner. Officials today announced Fishgold (16-1-1) will meet challenger Alexander Jacobsen (8-1) in the championship main event. Cage Warriors 88 takes place Oct. 28 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, and it streams on UFC Fight Pass. The latest Cage Warriors 88 card includes: Champ Chris Fishgold vs. Alexander Jacobsen – for lightweight title Paddy Pimblett vs. TBA Molly McCann vs. TBA Martin Stapleton vs. TBA Lee Chadwick vs. TBA
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:26PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Luke Jumeau returns at UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan
Following a successful UFC debut, New Zealand’s Luke Jumeau is slated for a return at the UFC’s upcoming show in Japan. UFC officials announced Jumeau (12-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is slated to fight welterweight Shinsho Anzai (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 117. The latest UFC Fight Night 117 card includes: Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux Jessica Andrade vs. Claudia Gadelha Henrique da Silva vs. Gokhan Saki Rolando Dy vs. Teruto Ishihara Mizuto Hirota vs. Charles Rosa Alex Morono vs. Keita Nakamura Jussier Formiga vs. Ulka Sasaki Chan-Mi Jeon vs. Syuri Kondo Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim Shinsho Anzai vs. Luke Jumeau
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:25PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
James Gallagher headlines Bellator's return to Dublin vs. Jeremiah Labiano
Bellator is returning to Ireland this fall, and one of the country’s home-grown up-and-comers will headline the card. James Gallagher (7-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA), one of Conor McGregor’s training partners, will take on Jeremiah Labiano (11-5 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) in a featherweight main event when Bellator hosts a Nov. 10 show at 3Arena in Dublin. A promotion official today confirmed the news to MMAjunkie following an initial report from RealSport.com.
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:23PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Georges St. Pierre Signs Bout Agreement To Fight Michael Bisping At UFC127
The former welterweight titlist has not competed since taking a split decision against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November 2013. His return against Bisping was initially announced in March, but injury issues for both fighters nixed the promotion’s targeted summer date. The bout appeared to be off the table, and UFC President Dana White revealed that GSP would instead challenge for welterweight gold upon his return. However, White elected to revisit the booking following what he perceived to be a subpar performance by reigning 170-pound king Tyron Woodley in a victory over Demian Maia at UFC 214.
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 2:57PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michael Bisping details robberies, near-death experience on Hawaiian vacation
It’s an all-too-often told horror story: You, or someone you know, went on vacation in an exotic spot and fell victim to a robbery. Or, worse, a near-death experience goes down during some sort of outdoor activity. Michael Bisping, for his part, went through both during what seems to be some sort of cursed trip.
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:45AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Pat Barry recalls battles with addiction, hurting Rose Namajunas’ career, and getting sober
For Pat Barry, everything came crashing down because of a pizza. It was last July and he had finished a sparring session with Brock Lesnar in Alexandria, Minn. and wanted to eat, and what’s a little pizza without a drink? Especially when the locals are spending their time side-eyeing you, wondering what in the hell you’re doing there?
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:43AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
Unhappy with ‘monkeys’ comment, Floyd Mayweather said fight with Conor McGregor is ‘for all the blacks around the world’
The uncomfortable topic of race came up quickly on the MayMac World Tour last month. Conor McGregor drew criticism on the first stop in Los Angeles after he told Floyd Mayweather to dance for him, referring to the African American boxing star as “boy.” McGregor used similar language a day later in Toronto and then in New York, on the third stop of the tour, it boiled over.
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:42AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
Johny Hendricks To Face Paulo Borrachinha At UFC 217
It seems that we have another addition to the UFC 217 card at Madison Square Garden on November 4th. Johny Hendricks (18-7) will be returning to action to face Brazilian Paulo Borrachinha (10-0) as reported by globo.com. This card is shaping up very well, with Michael Bisping vs Georges St. Pierre fighting for the Middleweight championship expected as the main fight on the card and Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Rose Namajunas targeted for the Strawweight title as well. Hendricks coming off of a loss to Tim Boetsch at UFC Fight Night 112 is looking to redeem himself. Having a bad weight cut and missing weight by 3 lbs, Hendricks will want to prove to himself and the UFC that he can make weight at Middleweight again. Other than his weight issues he has only had one other bout at Middleweight, in which he faced Hector Lombard and won by unanimous decision. He has a lot to prove in this division even with such a long career at Welterweight and being a former champion at 170lbs.
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:36AM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
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