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Newcomer Kattar to face Fili at UFC 214
With featherweight contender Dooho Choi sidelined by injury, Andre Fili will now welcome newcomer Calvin Kattar to the Octagon for a UFC 214 bout in Anaheim on July 29. In the UFC 214 main event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View from Honda Center, it’s the long-awaited rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former titleholder Jon Jones. Plus, Tyron Woodley defends his welterweight crown against Demian Maia, and a new women’s featherweight champion will be crowned when Cris “Cyborg” battles Tonya Evinger.
Submitted Jul 17, 2017 10:54PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko rescheduled for UFC 215
The women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Valentina Shevchenko has been rescheduled for UFC 215, according to a report by Combate. UFC 215 takes place in Edmonton, Canada, on September 9. The two were supposed to fight in the main event of UFC 213. However, Nunes withdrew from the competition the day of their fight after claiming that she felt ill.
Submitted Jul 17, 2017 8:58PM by JLS - 5 comments
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Stipe Miocic vs. Cain Velasquez title fight being targeted for UFC 216
UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (17-2 MMA) successfully defended his title for a second time at May’s UFC 211 event in Dallas, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over former division title holder Junior dos Santos. The victory served at Miocic’s fifth in a row, as he had previously scored finishes over Mark Hunt, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem. Just two weeks removed from Stipe’s destruction of “JDS”, BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor reported that the UFC was already discussing the possibility of having former division champion Cain Velasquez as the next man to step in the cage and challenge Miocic.
Submitted Jul 17, 2017 8:56PM by JLS - 13 comments
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UFC Fight Night 113 bonuses: Santiago Ponzinibbio leads $50,000 winners with upset KO
Santiago Ponzinibbio, Paul Felder, Danny Henry and Daniel Teymur each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at today’s UFC Fight Night 113 event. Ponzinibbio and Felder picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, and Henry and Teymur took home “Fight of the Night” honors. M?y
Submitted Jul 17, 2017 6:58AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Paul Felder will pay tribute to his late father in the Octagon at UFC Glasgow
Felder's father passed away a week before his UFC Glasgow camp got underway. Paul Felder’s father lost his battle with pancreatic cancer a week before his son’s fight camp got underway for Sunday night’s lightweight bout against Stevie Ray at UFC Fight Night 113. Despite his great loss, a grieving Felder took off for Roufusport in Milwaukee, where he ate, slept and trained for his meeting against one of Scottish MMA’s favorite sons.
Submitted Jul 15, 2017 7:15PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Gegard Mousasi headlines Bellator 185 against Alexander Shlemenko in October
New Bellator signee Gegard Mousasi will make his debut for the promotion in October. Bellator officials today announced that Mousasi (42-6-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will face Alexander Shlemenko (56-9 MMA, 12-3 BMMA) in the main event of Bellator 185, which takes place Oct. 20 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Additionally, top light heavyweights clash as Muhammed Lawal faces Liam McGeary.
Submitted Jul 15, 2017 10:36AM by Budgellism - 7 comments
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Bellator 184 set for Oct. 6 with champ Eduardo Dantas vs. Darrion Caldwell, Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Daniel Straus
Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas (20-4 MMA, 10-1 BMMA) will look for the third consecutive defense of his title later this year when he meets Darrion Caldwell (10-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA). Bellator officials today announced the bout will headline an Oct. 6 event, expected to serve as Bellator 184, at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.
Submitted Jul 15, 2017 10:34AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Sage Northcutt vs. John Makdessi scratched from UFC 214; both fighters injured
The planned lightweight bout between Sage Northcutt and John Makdessi has been scratched from UFC 214 later this month. UFC officials today announced the removal of the contest, citing injuries to both Northcutt (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Makdessi (14-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC). UFC 214 takes place July 29 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FXX and UFC Fight Pass
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 6:42PM by JLS - 1 comment
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LFA 16 Weigh-in Results: Johnny Bedford, Jimmy Flick Cleared for Conflict
Houston-based Legacy Fighting Alliance will stay in the great state of Texas on Friday as The Bomb Factory in Dallas will serve as the host venue for LFA 16. Johnny Bedford is set to take on fellow bantamweight Jimmy Flick in the main event and at Thursday’s weigh-ins, both men were spot-on, giving the event the expected green light. Flick, from nearby Oklahoma, has had a topsy-turvy run of luck inside the cage over the last five years. Having fought sparingly during the span, “The Brick” has gone just 2-3 and is coming off a second-round knockout loss at Legacy FC 63 in December. Flick is gunning to get back on track and when he stepped onto the scale, he came in officially at 135.25 pounds.
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 10:10AM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC 214 lineup set – mostly – with Cormier-Jones rematch, 2 other title fights in Anaheim
The lineup is set – mostly – for the UFC’s massive UFC 214 event with three title fights later this month in Southern California. The card features 14 fights – if a featherweight bout on the prelims featuring Andre Fili stays on the card if Fili gets a new opponent. But one thing is certain: Three belts will be on the line at the top of the bill. UFC 214 takes place July 29 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FXX and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 9:59AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Richie Vaculik to make MMA return in Augus
After a 21 month hiatus from the sport, Richie Vaculik will begin his MMA comeback at Pancrase 289. The former UFC flyweight will take on Japanese standout Nobuki Fujii at the event, which takes place August 20 in Tokyo, Japan. “Vas” has been on the MMA sidelines since dropping a unanimous decision to Danny Martinez at UFC 193 in Melbourne. The loss moved his UFC record to 1-3 and he was subsequently released from the promotion. The 34 year-old TUF Smashes veteran has stayed busy outside the cage since that landmark event and is better known in recent times for his co-anchor role alongside Elvis Sinosic on Fox’s UFC Fight Week show. Vaculik (10-4) will now move to the bantamweight division where he’ll look to get the ball rolling against Pancrase stalwart Fujii (15-8-3).
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 9:54AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Road FC 40: $1 million lightweight tournament - Weigh in results and photos
Road FC’s 40th major event on Saturday is going to be one of their deepest cards ever. The South Korea-based promotion will begin their $1 million lightweight tournament on the card, and will also have an open-weight championship headlining the event. Even UFC vet and former Road FC champion Riki Fukuda has been relegated to the prelims because of this.
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 9:44AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Gokhan Saki set to make UFC debut against Henrique da Silva in Japan
The UFC has officially announced a date and an opponent for Gokhan Saki’s promotional debut. One of the best strikers in the game, Saki will enter the Octagon for the first time on Sept. 23, facing Henrique da Silva in a light heavyweight contest at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Saki (0-1) only competed once under MMA rules, losing via TKO in 2004, but made his name in the kickboxing world, winning the Glory light heavyweight championship in 2014.
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 9:41AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Bellator 181: Campos vs Girtz 3 Weigh-Ins Video and Results
Bellator 181 weigh-in results include: MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET) Derek Campos (155.4) vs. Brandon Girtz (157.7) Kendall Grove (185.7) vs. John Salter (185) Emily Ducote (124.4) vs. Jessica Middleton (125.9) Steve Garcia (134.5) vs. Joe Warren (135.9) PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 6 p.m. ET) Guillermo Gomez (169.4) vs. Fernando Trevino (170.5) Jordan Howard (135) vs. Johnny Marigo (135.1) Katy Collins (124.2) vs. Bruna Vargas (125) Valentin Moldavsky (234.8) vs. Carl Seumanutafa (263.6) Justin Lawrence (145.6) vs. Treston Thomison (145.9) Rafael Lovato (185.6) vs. Mike Rhodes (185.2) E.J. Brooks (170.9) vs. Guilherme Vasconcelos (169.2) Amanda Bell (144.2) vs. Brittney Elkin (146) Andre Fialho (169.9) vs. A.J. Matthews (169.9) Kemmyelle Haley (170.1) vs. Logan Storley (170.3) Romero Cotton (185.1) vs. Aaron Rodriguez (184.8) William Florentino (170.9) vs. Jonathan Gary (169.1)
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 8:28PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Bellator 182: Koreshkov Vs. Njokuani – August 25
Date: August 25, 2017 Venue: Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY TV: SpikeTV/Spike.com Fight Card: 170lbs- Andrey Koreshkov (19-2) vs. Chidi Njokuani (17-4-1) 170lbs- Fernando Gonzalez (26-14) vs. Brennan Ward (14-5) 145lbs- Georgi Karakhanyan (26-7-1) vs. Daniel Pineda (22-12) 145lbs- Noad Lahat (11-2) vs. Henry Corrales (13-3) 145lbs- Sinead Kavanagh (4-1) vs. Arlene Blencowe (9-6) 145lbs- AJ McKee (8-0) vs. Blair Tugman (10-6)
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 8:20PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Talita Nogueira vs. Gabrielle Holloway Booked for Bellator 182 on Aug. 25
A women’s featherweight clash between Talita Nogueira and Gabrielle Holloway has been added to the Bellator 182 lineup. The California-based promotion confirmed the pairing on Thursday. Bellator 182 take place at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y., on Aug. 25 and is headlined by a welterweight duel between Andrey Koreshkov and Chidi Njokuani. Nogueira was supposed to make her promotional debut at Bellator 163 against Marloes Coenen, but the bout was canceled when the Brazilian missed weight by more than five pounds. The 31-year-old jiu-jitsu specialist owns a 6-0 career mark, although she has not competed since 2013.
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 8:13PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Alessio Di Chirico out at UFC on FOX 25; LFA champ Eryk Anders to debut vs. Rafael Natal
A neck injury has forced Alessio Di Chirico to withdraw from UFC on FOX 25. Stepping in for the Italian fighter is LFA middleweight champ and octagon newcomer Eryk Anders, who will make his short-notice UFC debut, multiple people with knowledge of the situation told MMAjunkie. They requested anonymity because the information hadn’t yet been made public.
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 7:55PM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC re-signs Irish lightweight Joseph Duffy
Unlike Gegard Mousasi, lightweight Joseph Duffy opted to re-sign with the UFC in free agency. “Irish” Joseph Duffy is staying in the UFC. The rising lightweight contender has signed a new seven-fight deal, according to his manager Graham Boylan, who confirmed the news to MMA Fighting. Duffy had planned to test the free agent market after his contract had expired, and did reject the UFC’s initial offer to keep him. In May, Bellator president Scott Coker did confirm that they were in talks with Duffy.
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 7:51PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Justin Gaethje, ex-UFC champ Eddie Alvarez to coach Season 26 of 'The Ultimate Fighter'
Fresh off a “Fight of the Year” candidate in his UFC debut, lightweight Justin Gaethje will coach “The Ultimate Fighter 26” opposite ex-champ Eddie Alvarez. UFC President Dana White confirmed the news today to veteran MMA personality Luke Thomas on the third stop of “The Money Tour” in New York. The promotion has yet to make a formal announcement on the coaches.
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 7:40PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, July 12: Big weekend for Robert Whittaker and Justin Gaethje
New UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and successful UFC debutant Justin Gaethje were the big winners from the most recent edition of the UFC’s annual International Fight Week – and it’s reflected in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings. Whittaker, who defeated Yoel Romero in UFC 213’s headliner, is now No. 2 at middleweight – and he also made his debut in the pound-for-pound rankings. Gaethje, a former WSOF champ who beat lightweight vet Michael Johnson in a thrilling “Fight of the Year” candidate in The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale’s main event, moved from No. 7 to No. 4 in the division.
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 4:20PM by JLS - 1 comment
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