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Elevation Fight Team moves out of MusclePharm training facility
Colorado-based Elevation Fight Team is parting ways with long-time team sponsor MusclePharm. “As a team, Elevation Fight Team has decided to move all of it's training from the MusclePharm Facility to the chain of Easton Training Centers located throughout Colorado,” coach Eliot Marshall told MMAFighting.com. “The partnership Elevation has had with MusclePharm over the last four years has been awesome and is something we are all appreciate greatly. That being said, the time to move to more of a traditional setting is now. By moving our training to the Easton Training Centers, our fighters will now reap the benefits of having a full curriculum of classes and many different locations to choose from.
Submitted May 19, 2017 2:48AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
‘Minotouro' Nogueira injured, out of UFC Fight Night 112 fight with Ilir Latifi
Ilir Latifi needs a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 112. The Swedish light heavyweight was booked to meet Brazilian veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Oklahoma City on June 25, but revealed on Twitter that “Minotouro" was forced out of the card with an injury.
Submitted May 18, 2017 1:15AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dana White, Conor McGregor come to terms on Floyd Mayweather boxing match deal
Conor McGregor’s boxing venture against Floyd Mayweather seems to be drawing closer to happening. At least, that’s according to UFC president Dana White. That much was made clear on Wednesday night after the NBA on TNT telecast of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Submitted May 18, 2017 1:14AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
Get ready.....new weight classes coming to MMA
With extreme weight cutting becoming more and more of a issue in our sport new rules and plans have just been passed to help combat this issue. The addition of more weight classes in MMA is coming as soon as summer time. New divisions include... 165Lbs 175Lbs 195Lbs 225lbs
Submitted May 17, 2017 4:34PM by FKA - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
Strawweight prospect Amanda Ribas signs with the UFC, meets Juliana Lima in July
Strawweight prospect Amanda Ribas has signed with the UFC and is set to make her Octagon debut against fellow Brazilian Juliana Lima at the TUF 25 Finale event in Las Vegas, NV, on July 7, sources told MMA Fighting following a report by UOL. Ribas (6-1), a black belt in jiu-jitsu and judo, made her professional MMA debut after winning the 2014 IMMAF World Championship as an amateur. Ribas, who now trains at American Top Team, has only gone the distance once since turning pro.
Submitted May 17, 2017 12:29PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
WME|IMG invites UFC roster to Las Vegas this weekend for ‘retreat’
A large chunk of the UFC roster will descend upon Las Vegas this weekend, and it won’t be for a fight. WME|IMG, the new owners of the UFC, have invited the entire roster to Vegas for what they’re calling the “2017 UFC Athlete Retreat.” While every fighter was asked to attend, those with conflicting schedules are exempt. All travel expenses will be paid by the UFC. “This event represents a unique opportunity for you to interact with your fellow athletes, UFC staff and your new ownership group, while hearing from a wide variety of experts across sports, entertainment and business,” an e-mail sent to the fighters earlier this week stated.
Submitted May 17, 2017 12:21PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Injuries scrap Christian Colombo vs. Damian Grabowski at UFC Fight Night 109 in Sweden
The UFC’s return to Sweden, less than two weeks away, has seen the cancellation of a preliminary card fight. The heavyweight fight between Christian Colombo (8-2-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) and Damian Grabowski (20-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC), which was set to open the event, has been scrapped due to injuries to both fighters. UFC officials announced the change early today. UFC Fight Night 109 takes place May 28 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted May 17, 2017 12:01AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Alex Garcia vs. Tim Means, Darrell Horcher vs. Devin Powell set for UFC Fight Night 112
The UFC’s first Oklahoma City event in eight years continues to build with the addition of two more fights. Darrell Horcher (12-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will take on Devin Powell (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a lightweight bout, and Alex Garcia (14-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is set to fight Tim Means (26-8-1 MMA, 8-5 UFC) at welterweight. UFC officials recently announced the new bookings.
Submitted May 16, 2017 11:57PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dana White Responds To Luke Rockhold's Twitter Rant
Luke Rockhold isn’t thrilled with Dana White’s recent comments. “I never said I deserved a title shot. I said we (middleweights) deserve clarity. We deserve something to fight for. ‘You have to earn your way in this company?’ Tell me how did GSP earn a middleweight title shot? Think before you run your mouth.” White has issued a response of his own.
Submitted May 16, 2017 6:56PM by MammaMia - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Stockholm newcomer Oliver Enkamp in for Emil Meek vs. Nordine Taleb at UFC Fight Night 109
After losing his opponent, Nordine Taleb will stay on the UFC’s card in Sweden later this month. Norway’s Emil Meek (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) this past week said he had to pull out of his welterweight fight against Taleb (12-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 109. UFC officials confirmed his withdrawal today and announced Meek will be replaced by Stockholm’s own Oliver Enkamp (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted May 16, 2017 10:42AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dennis Bermudez vs. Darren Elkins set for UFC on FOX 25
Featherweights Dennis Bermudez and Darren Elkins are reportedly set for battle at UFC on FOX 25 in July.
Submitted May 15, 2017 11:37PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
10 memorable moments from UFC 211, including another rules controversy
UFC champions Stipe Miocic and Joanna Jedrzejczyk both took another step toward putting their names in the UFC record book at UFC 211. Miocic became the latest UFC fighter to defend the heavyweight title on two consecutive occasions with a TKO victory over the last man to defeat him, former champion Junior Dos Santos. As for Jedrzejczyk, she moved within striking distance of Ronda Rousey’s UFC women’s record of six title defenses with her win over Jessica Andrade. While those two successfully defended UFC gold, Demian Maia secured a welterweight title shot with his win over Jorge Masvidal. The event, which the UFC billed as “the biggest, baddest card of the year,” mostly lived up to the hype, but the event did have some controversy, namely the no-contest ruling in the lightweight bout between former champ Eddie Alvarez and surging contender Dustin Poirier. Here are 10 memorable moments from the pay-per-view event, which took place at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Submitted May 15, 2017 11:05PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF Brazil veteran Alexandre Ramos arrested for international drug trafficking
Alexandre Ramos’ latest run-in with the law got him arrested in Portugal. The 28-year-old Brazilian fighter, who competed as a featherweight in the first edition of The Ultimate Fighter in 2012, losing to Hugo Viana in the preliminary bout, was arrested on April 22 in Portugal for international cocaine trafficking.
Submitted May 15, 2017 7:32PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Brian Stann Sounds Off On Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
Brian Stann was none too pleased with the result of the Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier bout at UFC 211. “Here’s the overall frustration: We set new rules, we barely ever use them, we go to different cities every damn weekend and these fighters have no idea what knees are allowed, what positions they’re supposed to be in, what point scores we’re going by."
Submitted May 15, 2017 2:07PM by MammaMia - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 211 Reebok Payouts: Miocic & Joanna Emerge As Top Earners
The UFC 211 Reebok payouts are here and two title holders have topped the list. This past Saturday night (May 13), UFC 211 took place inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. In the main event, Stipe Miocic successfully defended his heavyweight title against Junior dos Santos via first-round TKO. Miocic banks $40,000 in Reebok money.
Submitted May 15, 2017 6:52AM by MammaMia - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Opening odds: Yoel Romero is a hefty favorite over UFC champ Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping is the underdog against Plan B; the middleweight champion would’ve been the ‘dog even with Plan A, as it turns out. Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC), of course, was initially slated to fight former longtime welterweight titleholder George St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) at a to-be-determined event later this year. But then came the change of plans.
Submitted May 15, 2017 12:21AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anthony Johnson reveals next step in his career after UFC retirement
Greener pastures, indeed. Anthony Johnson, for the first time, revealed the industry that he is leaving MMA for in a radio show interview this weekend. And it certainly sounds like it’s the marijuana business.
Submitted May 15, 2017 12:14AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 211 Bonuses: Miocic, Knight, Sherman, Coulter Pocket $50K Awards
Stipe Miocic didn’t have to work nearly as long for his $50,000 bonus against Junior dos Santos this time around. The heavyweight champion earned a “Performance of the Night” award for his first-round technical knockout stoppage of dos Santos in the UFC 211 headliner at American Airlines Arena in Dallas on Saturday night. Miocic backed his foe into the fence, dropped him with a right hand and finished the contest with a series of follow-up ground strikes 2:22 into the frame. Previously, Miocic and dos Santos garnered “Fight of the Night” honors for a five-round battle at UFC on Fox 13, a bout which JDS won via unanimous decision in December 2014.
Submitted May 14, 2017 2:41PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cyborg vs. Cat Zingano Reportedly Set For July
The Brazilian made her UFC nearly a year ago at UFC 198 from her hometown of Fortaleza, Brazil. She took on Leslie Smith and got the first round TKO victory in just over a minute. She followed that up with another brilliant performance against UFC newcomer Lina Lansberg four months later and earned yet another TKO victory. The former Invicta FC Champ campaigned hard for the UFC to implement a female 145-pound weight class, and they did – but Cyborg wasn’t a part of it.
Submitted May 14, 2017 12:15PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Iuri Alcantara meets UFC newcomer Brian Kelleher in Rio de Janeiro
The UFC has added the 13th bout to the upcoming pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as rising bantamweight Iuri Alcantara faces Brian Kelleher on June 3. The UFC announced the match-up following a report by Combate.
Submitted May 13, 2017 11:32AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
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