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Ning Guangyou vs. Marlon Vera joins UFC 202 lineup
Next month’s UFC 202 in Sin City event has a new bantamweight addition. UFC officials recently announced a fight between 135-pounders Ning Guangyou (5-3-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Marlon Vera (7-3-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC). The latest UFC 202 card includes: Featherweight champ Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz – non-title welterweight bout Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story Tim Means vs. Sean Strickland Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki Raquel Pennington vs. Elizabeth Phillips Sultan Aliev vs. Hyun Gyu Lim Alberto Uda vs. Marvin Vettori Lorenz Larkin vs. Neil Magny Chris Avila vs. Artem Lobov Ning Guangyou vs. Marlon Vera
Submitted Jul 22, 2016 12:26AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
George Sullivan pulled from UFC on FOX 20 for 'potential compliance issue' with anti-doping policy
Another UFC fighter has been pulled from a card in the middle of fight week due to potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) concerns. This time it’s UFC on FOX 20’s George Sullivan. Sullivan (17-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been flagged with a “potential compliance issue” with the UFC’s anti-doping policy stemming from “voluntarily disclosed information” the fighter provided to USADA. As a result, the UFC welterweight has been removed from Saturday’s showdown with Hector Urbina (17-9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), which was scheduled to air on the UFC Fight Pass-streamed portion of the preliminary card prior to the FOX broadcast at United Center in Chicago. UFC officials today announced the news along with a release on the company website.
Submitted Jul 22, 2016 12:24AM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FOX 21 in Vancouver adds three bouts, including Sam Alvey vs. Kevin Casey
The card for UFC on FOX 21 is coming together quickly with the addition of three bouts to go along with the new main event between Carlos Condit and Demian Maia. The UFC today announced additional bouts for the card via press release. With the additions, the UFC on FOX 21 card includes: Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia Charles Oliveira vs. Anthony Pettis Bec Rawlings vs. Paige VanZant Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller Enrique Barzola vs. Kyle Bochniak Thibault Gouti vs. Chad Laprise Sam Alvey vs. Kevin Casey Shane Campbell vs. Felipe Silva Adam Hunter vs. Ryan Janes Alessio Di Chirico vs. Garreth McLellan
Submitted Jul 22, 2016 12:22AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alexander Shlemenko’s drug suspension to be lifted after court ruling
Alexander Shlemenko will be able to fight again in the United States much sooner than expected. The former Bellator middleweight champion had his three-year suspension and $10,000 fine from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) reduced in a court decision Wednesday, per court documents. Shlemenko tested positive for steroids in February 2015 and was levied the sanctions by a unanimous commission vote in June 2015. The California Superior Court ruled that CSAC was only able to suspend Shlemenko until his license expired back on Feb. 28.. Shlemenko will also have to pay only a $5,000 fine. The Russian fighter's suspension will be lifted as soon as he pays the fine. Shlemenko is still under contract with Bellator, per promotion spokesperson Danny Brener.
Submitted Jul 21, 2016 7:11PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
ADCC champion Davi Ramos signs with RFA, debut in August
Davi Ramos will finally return to mixed martial arts in August. The lightweight prospect impressed with his run to win the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2015, and is booked to meet Ray Cercera in his RFA debut on Aug. 19 in Visalia, Calif., sources told MMA Fighting. Ramos (4-1), who won the ADCC gold medal at the 170-pound division, fought for the last time in October 2014, losing to David Rickels in his first and only Bellator fight. In his previous bouts, Ramos scored four stoppage victories.
Submitted Jul 21, 2016 7:10PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Rousimar Palhares returns to middleweight for KSW debut against Michal Materla
Rousimar Palhares will return to the middleweight division for his KSW debut against former champion Michal Materla on Oct. 1, MMA Fighting has confirmed following a report by MMA Rocks. Palhares (18-7) had a successful 4-0 run as a welterweight with four submission before suffering his first defeat against Emil Meek last May. According to his manager Alex Davis, "Toquinho" will return to 170 pounds after this upcoming fight. Materla (23-5) held and defended the KSW middleweight championship for over three years before suffering a 31-second loss to Mamed Khalidov last November. Materla recently improved to 14-3 under the KSW banner with a first-round stoppage over Antoni Chmielewski.
Submitted Jul 21, 2016 7:09PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Roan Carneiro vs. Kenny Robertson Set for UFC Fight Night in Hidalgo
A middleweight bout pitting Roan Carneiro against Kenny Robertson has been added to the UFC Fight Night “Poirier vs. Johnson” lineup.
Submitted Jul 21, 2016 11:57AM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jose Aldo: I had a spy in Frankie Edgar's training room during UFC 200 fight week
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Jose Aldo returned in grand fashion at UFC 200, defeating Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision to claim the interim featherweight championship. Back in Brazil, the Nova Uniao fighter has revealed that he had a spy during fight week. The UFC usually separates the fighters at the hotel in two different groups, and Aldo says that he looked at the list of athletes training at the second room to see who could give him information about Edgar’s training routine and strategy. According to the interim champion, that’s why he didn’t throw many kicks during the 25-minute fight.
Submitted Jul 20, 2016 6:32PM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Emil Meek out of UFC debut after possible USADA anti-doping policy conflict
Emil Meek has been pulled from what would have been his UFC debut due to a potential conflict with the promotion's anti-doping policy. During the new athlete onboarding process, Meek informed USADA that he recently underwent medical treatment that might be out of compliance with the UFC's anti-doping policy, the promotion said Wednesday in a statement. Because of that disclosure, Meek was removed from a fight with Jessie Ayari at UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett on Sept. 3 in Hamburg, Germany.
Submitted Jul 20, 2016 6:30PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Joanne Calderwood vs. Jessica Andrade added to UFC 203
Joanne Calderwood is getting right back to work. The popular Scottish fighter will meet Jessica Andrade at UFC 203, the promotion announced Wednesday. According to journalist Jim Edwards, the fight will take place in the 115-pound strawweight division.
Submitted Jul 20, 2016 6:29PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia shifted from UFC 202 to UFC on FOX 21 main event
The highly anticipated welterweight showdown between Carlos Condit and Demian Maia has shifted seven days from UFC 202 to the UFC on FOX 21 main event. The change to the bout was originally announced on Twitter by veteran Canadian sportswriter Neil Davidson and was subsequently confirmed to MMAjunkie by UFC officials. UFC on FOX 21 takes place Aug. 27 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The bout order has not been set, but Condit (30-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) and Maia (23-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC) fill the main event vacancy. So far, the card has 10 bouts. Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia Charles Oliveira vs. Anthony Pettis Bec Rawlings vs. Paige VanZant Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller Enrique Barzola vs. Kyle Bochniak Thibault Gouti vs. Chad Laprise Sam Alvey vs. Kevin Casey Shane Campbell vs. Felipe Silva Adam Hunter vs. Ryan Janes Alessio Di Chirico vs. Garreth McLellan
Submitted Jul 20, 2016 3:03PM by Five-Alive - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chad Mendes Receives 2-Year Suspension From USADA for Positive PED Test
Former UFC featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes has received a two-year suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug.
Submitted Jul 20, 2016 2:11PM by RhythmAndStyle - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
'The Ultimate Fighter 24' Flyweight Cast Will Feature Champions From Various Promotions
The flyweight cast for “The Ultimate Fighter 24” has been revealed, and everyone in the group has experience wearing championship gold. The UFC revealed the 16-man cast on Tuesday. The flyweights, all of whom are champions in their current organization, will be seeded from No. 1 to No. 16 and coached by former 125-pound title challengers Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo.
Submitted Jul 20, 2016 1:06PM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brock Lesnar Fails additional in competition test for UFC 200
Lesnar failed both the out of competition test and now a second failure in an in competition test for UFC 200 has been revealed.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 7:30PM by FKA - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
Insanity behind MMA and WWE
While the dangers associated with playing professional football and other contact sports are well-documented, the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA,) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) continue operate somewhat under the radar as their athletes enter the cage or ring and fight until what seems like an inevitably early death.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 3:35PM by FKA - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, General MMA
Michelle Waterson vs. Aisling Daly added to UFC Fight Night: Hamburg
A couple of veteran strawweights will do battle in Germany later this year. Michelle Waterson vs. Aisling Daly has been added to UFC Fight Night: Hamburg. The promotion officially announced the 115-pound fight Tuesday morning. Waterson (13-4) will be returning to action for the first time in over year. "The Karate Hottie" won her UFC debut last July but has since been sidelined due to a hand and knee injury.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 12:03PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sean Santella out of UFC 201 bout with Wilson Reis, Hector Sandoval steps in as replacement
Again, Wilson Reis has a new opponent for UFC 201. The UFC announced on Monday that promotional newcomer Hector Sandoval will be taking on the flyweight contender. Reis was originally scheduled to fight for the UFC flyweight title against champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 201, but Johnson pulled out of the fight last week citing injury. Just days after it was reported that the flyweight champion was out of the title bout, the UFC made public that promotional newcomer Sean Santella would be stepping up on short notice to fight the Brazilian flyweight. However, on Monday the UFC announced yet another change in opponent, stating that Santella was unable to gain proper medical clearance, and that UFC newcomer Hector Sandoval will be fighting Reis instead.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 12:02PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Urijah Faber believes he'll get another UFC title shot
Conventional wisdom held that Urijah Faber's loss to Dominick Cruz at UFC 199 marked the end of Faber's days as a championship competitor. After all, while Faber's groundbreaking WEC featherweight title reign from 2006-08 paved the way for mainstream recognition of mixed martial arts' lighter weight classes, his track record since then hasn't been one to write home about. With the unanimous decision loss to Cruz, Faber is 0-6 in title fights since dropping the WEC belt to Mike Brown, accounting for UFC, WEC, and UFC interim title shots.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 12:01PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lauzon vs. Miller rematch added to UFC Vancouver
Today the UFC added some much needed action to it’s return to Vancouver, BC with the addition of a rematch between Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 12:00PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator releases seven fighters, including 12-bout veteran Mike Richman and ex-title challenger Dave Jansen
Seven fighters have been cut from Bellator’s roster, as MMAjunkie was able to confirm with promotion officials today.
Submitted Jul 18, 2016 10:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
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