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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
UFC Fight Night 94 adds four bouts, including Derek Brunson vs. Uriah Hall co-headliner
The fights keep coming for UFC Fight Night 94 as a quartet of fights has been announced to join the now official headliner between Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier...
Submitted Jul 18, 2016 8:28PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson lands role in 'Kickboxer: Retaliation'
UFC strawweight Paige VanZant may have chosen to take a pass on filming a role for ‘Kickboxer: Retaliation” but heavyweight Roy Nelson did not. According to a press release, “Big Country” Nelson (21-13 MMA, 8-9 UFC) has joined the cast for the second film of a planned trilogy. He’ll appear alongside one of the most unique casts in motion picture history...
Submitted Jul 18, 2016 8:25PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
BREAKING NEWS: Nevada State Athletic Commission Confirms Jon Jones Failed Drug Test Was For…
After what is now more than a week of speculation, during today’s official NSAC hearing to address the Jon Jones situation it was confirmed what the former undisputed UFC champion tested positive for.
Submitted Jul 18, 2016 1:13PM by george112 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator boss confirms promotion to handle 'Cyborg' medical bills, will pay 'win' bonus, as well
Bellator President Scott Coker said Evangelista Santos can rest easier as he recovers from a devastating knockout blow at this weekend’s Bellator 158 event. Not only did Coker confirm that the promotion will take care of any and all medical bills stemming from “Cyborg” Santos’ skull-crushing knockout loss to Michael Page, but the Bellator head said the organization will also pay the Brazilian slugger his “win” bonus, as well.
Submitted Jul 17, 2016 11:47PM by Poor_Franklin - 17 comments
Filed under: Bellator
GoFundMe set up for Evangelista Cyborg
Bellator welterweight Michael Page has a sport karate based style that makes him a one-man highlight reel. At Bellator 158 in London, he met the durable Evangelista 'Cyborg' Santos, and dispatched him with a jumping knee. There is another side to the highlight reel that only fighters, coaches, and teams ordinarily get to see. Just as a highlight finish makes we asses in seats scream "HOLY F@$%ING $#!^" the losing side ordinarily suffers, dramatically. However, there is little to prepare you for what happened to Cyborg Santos on Saturday night. His ex-wife, the best female fighter in MMA, Cris 'Cyborg' Santos, just posted a GoFundMe request on the UG, and a horrific image on Instagram.
Submitted Jul 17, 2016 5:24PM by tildengolfer - 14 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Brock Lesnar: Teammate Believes The Beast’s Asthma Inhaler Made Him Fail UFC Drug Test
“Brock [Lesnar] suffers from whats called RAD, otherwise known as Reactive airway disease,” one of Brock’s alleged teammates, who only identified himself as D2, wrote on an online forum. “His doctor for years has prescribed him Advair Diskus (an inhaler), which helps him breathe during the late spring and summer months here in Minnesota when he has episodes. This drug is classified as Beta-2 Agonists. So this is why he got popped by USADA.”
Submitted Jul 16, 2016 6:22PM by george112 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rizin Openweight Tournament updates
Lots of updates for the upcoming OW GP 1)3 more fighters officially added....Baruto,Kazuyuki Fujita........and Crocop!!!!! 2)Baruto will face Fujita in the opening round while Wandy and Crocop have yet to receive opponents. 3)3 non tournament fights were announced Andy Souwer vs Daron Cruickshank Hideo Tokoro vs Kron Gracie Kizaemon Saiga vs Arsen Yamamoto 4)Orgs sending representatives have been announced..... German MMA Championship -Andreas Kraniotakes(18-11) Full Metal Dojo -Amir Aliakbari(2-0) BAMMA-Mark Godbeer(11-2) Fusion FN-Jiri Prochazka(17-3) Cedar Fighting Championship-Mark Tanius(5-1) Spartacus Fighting Championship-Malik Merad(21-15) Romanian Xtreme Fighting-Adrian Preda(7-1) MMA Bushido-Teodaras Aukstuolis(9-3) International Ring Fighting Arena-Karl Albrekysson(5-0) Bellator MMA-TBA Union of MMA Russia-TBA Jungle Fights-TBA KSW-TBA Road FC-TBA Eagles FC-TBA HEX Fight Series-TBA Kunlun Fights-TBA Samurai Fight Combat-TBA KHK MMA-TBA
Submitted Jul 16, 2016 6:01PM by FKA - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
David Teymur vs. Jason Novelli added to UFC Fight Night 92 in Utah
Next month’s UFC Fight Night 92 event in Utah has a couple of new additions. Officials today announced David Teymur (4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will fight promotional newcomer and fellow lightweight Jason Novelli (11-1-1 MMA, UFC)
Submitted Jul 16, 2016 12:49AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
RFA 43 heads to Colorado on Sept. 9 with Brian Camozzi vs. Nick Barnes title fight
Officials recently announced the card takes place Sept. 9 at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. The main card airs on AXS TV. The vacant welterweight title is up for grabs in the main event. Local fighter Brian Camozzi (6-2), who’s on a four-fight winning streak that includes RFA stoppage wins over Tyler Milner and Kenneth Glenn (via flying knee), takes on Nick Barnes (11-1), who’s rebounded from a 2015 submission loss to Jesse Taylor with a recent Bellator victory over James Terry and an RFA win over Jose Diaz. In the middleweight co-headliner, local product Adam Stroup (10-3) looks to rebound from a promotional-debut loss to John Poppie when he takes on Gabriel Checco (9-2), who’s 2-2 under the RFA banner with highlight-reel wins over Joseph Henle and Mike Jasper. A bantamweight fight between Zac Riley (4-3) and undefeated Boston Salmon (5-0) is also on tap.
Submitted Jul 15, 2016 10:45PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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