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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
Steve Kozola vs. Carrington Banks added to October's Bellator 184 in Oklahoma
What does Steve Kozola have in store for a follow-up to his impressive Bellator debut? We’ll find out soon. The undefeated Kozola (8-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will make his second appearance for the promotion at Bellator 184, where he’ll meet another undefeated opponent in Carrington Banks (6-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA).
Submitted Aug 8, 2017 8:47AM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Jessica Eye headed to flyweight for bout against Paige VanZant
Our friends over at FloCombat are reporting that a big-time women’s bout will go down at UFC 216, as both Jessica Eye (11-5) and Page VanZant (7-3) head to the newly-formed flyweight division. The event takes place on October 6 in Las Vegas and is shaping up to be a massive night. Eye looks to improve on her 1-5 record inside the Octagon, as the Ohio native will finally get to compete in her natural weight class at 125 pounds. She mostly competed at 125 before signing with the UFC in 2013, including a couple of impressive wins in the Bellator cage. Her only official win in the UFC at bantamweight was a victory over Leslie Smith at UFC 180, although she also did win her bout against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166, but that bout was eventually overturned. Eye was scheduled to compete against UFC newcomer Aspen Ladd last month at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, but the bout was cancelled on fight day when Ladd fell ill. Instead, she will now focus on her flyweight debut.
Submitted Aug 8, 2017 8:44AM by JLS - 5 comments
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Welcome To The UFC: Mads Burnell
Earlier today, Biel Carvalho (@BielzitoMMA) of @OlimpoMMA announced the signing of newcomer Mads Burnell. Some info on Mads Burnell: 5’9? Featherweight 23 years old From Copenhagen, Denmark Trains out of Arte Suave 8-1 5 Submissions(2 Japanese Necktie, Armbar, Brabo Choke, Anaconda Choke) SOMMA Champion
Submitted Aug 6, 2017 11:43PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Barb Honchak, Roxanne Modafferi among TUF 26 cast members revealed
The cast members for the latest installment of The Ultimate Fighter have been revealed. Former Invicta FC flyweight champion Barb Honchak, TUF 18 contestant Roxanne Modafferi and veteran UFC fighter Lauren Murphy are just some of the more familiar faces that will be participating on the show. The full cast was revealed by the UFC on Saturday night during the broadcast of UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City. The 26th season of TUF is composed of 16 female flyweight fighters who will be competing for the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight title.
Submitted Aug 6, 2017 12:51PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
UFC Fight Night 114 bonuses: New record holder Dustin Ortiz among 4 fighters to earn $50K
Dustin Ortiz, Joseph Morales, Humberto Bandenay, and Niko Price each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 114 event. All four fighters were awarded “Performance of the Night” honors. No “Fight of the Night” was given. UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Aug 6, 2017 12:44PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
ONE Championship 58 Results
MMA Fighting has ONE Championship 58 results for the “Kings and Conquerors” show at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday.
Submitted Aug 5, 2017 2:08PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Meets Rose Namajunas At UFC 217
Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s Octagon return is set. The UFC strawweight champ is set to defend her title for a sixth time against the No. 3-ranked Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 4, 2017. It joins a UFC middleweight championship bout between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping as well:
Submitted Aug 5, 2017 9:16AM by JLS - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Christian Colombo meets UFC newcomer Carlos Felipe in Sao Paulo
Christian Colombo will meet an undefeated newcomer in his third UFC bout. The 37-year-old heavyweight will take on Carlos Felipe at an upcoming UFC Fight Night event in Sao Paulo, Brazil that’s scheduled to go down on Oct. 28. Multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. The event is set to take place at the Iburapuera gymnasium. No bouts have been officially announced by the promotion.
Submitted Aug 4, 2017 12:16AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Canadian and Singaporean funds to invest $1.1 billion into WME-IMG
The UFC’s owners are staying large and in charge. WME-IMG is expected to receive a $1.1 billion investment primarily involving a Canadian pension plan fund and a Singaporean wealth fund, with the deal expected to be negotiated by mid-August, according to entertainment news site The Wrap.
Submitted Aug 4, 2017 12:14AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Bellator announces second Monster Energy card at Aug. 19 NASCAR race
Bellator MMA announced Wednesday that it will make its second visit to the tracks when the promotion hosts an event at the Earhart Campground by the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., on Aug. 19. The upcoming show is part of a recent arrangement between Bellator and Monster Energy to attach a series of four-fight cards to high-profile stock car events. In this case, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. Fans can watch the fights free of charge prior to the races.
Submitted Aug 4, 2017 12:11AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
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
Filed under: UFC
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
Filed under: UFC
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
Filed under: UFC
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