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Jon Jones claims he is open to short notice replacement at UFC 197
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"...UFC, whether you got a heavyweight, light heavyweight, it doesn't matter. Let's keep this main event going. Send 'em my way..."
Submitted Apr 2, 2016 2:14PM by State_Champ - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marloes Coenen vs Julia Budd Title Fight Set For Bellator 155 Prelims
(mmarising.com)
Former Strikeforce champ Marloes “Rumina” Coenen hopes to add another title to her collection when she competes on May 20th at Bellator 155: “Carvalho vs Manhoef” in Boise, Idaho. Coenen battles Julia “The Jewel” Budd for the inaugural Bellator Women’s Featherweight Championship.
Submitted Apr 2, 2016 12:41PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
‘TUF: Smashes’ Winner Norman Parke Announces UFC Release
(sherdog.com)
Norman Parke, the lightweight winner of “The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes,” has been released by the UFC. The 29-year-old Northern Ireland native announced the news via Facebook on Friday. “I just wanna say a huge thanks to the UFC for giving me the great opportunity to compete at the highest level in combat sports,” Parke wrote. “I’ve had many great memories that will stay with me forever!! I’m now looking to fight this summer so whatever comes up I’ll be ready to go!! On any show anywhere.
Submitted Apr 1, 2016 11:14PM by RhythmAndStyle - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
DC pulls out of UFC 197
(mmafighting.com)
The highly-anticipated rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones won't be happening later this month after all. An injury has forced Cormier, the UFC light heavyweight champion, to withdraw from the fight, MMAFighting.com has confirmed via multiple sources. Cormier wasn't available for comment when contacted by MMAFighting.com Friday night. BJPenn.com first reported the news.
Submitted Apr 1, 2016 10:56PM by TeamJones - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Adrien Broner Loses another title to the scales
(bloodyelbow.com)
Controversial boxer Adrien Broner (31-2-1 NC, 23 KOs) is just 1 day away from a Premier Boxing Champions on Spike main event against England's Ashley Theophane (39-6-1, 11 KOs). This is despite the fact that Broner is wanted by Ohio police on assault and robbery charges stemming from an alleged bowling alley incident in January. Washington DC's commission still agreed to license him, with the expectation that Broner would turn himself in once he returned to Ohio. Coming into today's weigh-ins in Washington DC, Broner vs. Theophane was supposed to be a title defense for "The Problem", who won the vacant WBA super lightweight (140 lbs) title against Khabib Allakhverdiev with a 12th round TKO. The problem (see what I did there?) for Broner? He didn't make weight.
Submitted Apr 1, 2016 12:56PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Other Combat Sports
 
Andrea Lee tested positive for banned diuretics before Invicta FC 16 loss to D'Alelio
(mmajunkie.com)
Prior to a submission loss earlier this month at Invicta FC 16, Andrea Lee tested positive for a banned diuretic and has been temporarily suspended. Invicta FC announced the news Thursday night in the form of a statement of the fighter’s positive test after Lee’s (4-2) loss to Sarah D'Alelio (9-6) in Las Vegas, which was overseen by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:40PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bryan Caraway vs. Aljamain Sterling booked for UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
Another pivotal bantamweight matchup is set for UFC Fight Night 88. The recently re-signed Aljamain Sterling (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and Bryan Caraway (20-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will meet at the FOX Sports 1-televised event, which takes place May 29 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the new booking today after an initial report from Newsday. The fight bolsters a bantamweight headliner featuring Cody Garbrandt versus Thomas Almeida in a meeting of two top prospects. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 88 card now includes: Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story Bryan Caraway vs. Aljamain Sterling Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda Lorenz Larkin vs. Jorge Masvidal Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann Diego Ferreira vs. Abel Trujillo Jake Collier vs. Alberto Pereira Uda Erik Koch vs. Joe Proctor Chris DeLaRocha vs. Adam Milstead
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:37PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nah-Shon Burrell heavy, so CES MMA 34 fight with champ Chris Curtis now non-title bout
(mmajunkie.com)
Friday’s CES MMA 34 main event no longer will be a title fight thanks to the challenger coming in too heavy. UFC, Bellator and Strikeforce veteran Nah-Shon Burrell (12-6) was set to challenger welterweight champion Chris Curtis (13-4) for the title in the event’s headliner. But Burrell came in heavy at 176 pounds, forcing the fight into a non-title bout. CES MMA 34 weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 9 p.m. ET) Champ Chris Curtis (174) vs. Nah-Shon Burrell (176) – non-title catchweight fight Kenny Foster (149) vs. Calvin Kattar (150) Johnny Campbell (134) vs. Matthew Lozano (131) Kevin Haley (204) vs. Steve Skrzat (203) Leon Davis (155) vs. Lorawnt-T Nelson (153) PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 7 p.m. ET) Luay Ashkar (126) vs. Carlos Candelario (125) Mike Maldonado (147) vs. George Nassar (156) Anton Berzin (205) vs. Matt Thompson (203) Merab Dualishuili (136) vs. Geoffrey Then (134) Gavin Nickel (261) vs. Dan Randall (237)
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:36PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tonya Evinger defends 135 title vs. Colleen Schneider in Invicta FC 17 main event
(mmajunkie.com)
Invicta FC will return to Southern California this spring, and the bantamweight title will be on the line in the main event. Tonya Evinger (16-6), Invicta’s 135-pound champion, will defend her belt for the first time – officially – when she meets Colleen Schneider (10-6) to headline Invicta FC 17. Promotion officials today announced the title fight and card. The card will take place May 7 at The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. That same venue hosted Invicta FC 15 in January. The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:35PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
With Keith Berish out, Alberto Pereira Uda meets Jake Collier at UFC Fight Night 88
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas in May has had an injury force a change to the lineup at UFC Fight Night 88. Middleweight Keith Berish (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been forced out of his fight against Jake Collier (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC), and promotional newcomer Alberto Pereira Uda (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in for his UFC debut. With the change, the latest UFC Fight Night 88 card includes: Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda Lorenz Larkin vs. Jorge Masvidal Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann Diego Ferreira vs. Abel Trujillo Jake Collier vs. Alberto Pereira Uda Erik Koch vs. Joe Proctor Chris DeLaRocha vs. Adam Milstead
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:34PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sage Northcutt meets Enrique Marin at stacked UFC 200
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between Sage Northcutt (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Enrique Marin (8-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to July’s historic UFC 200 event. UFC officials today announced the bout following an initial report from GQ.com. The latest UFC 200 lineup includes: Champ Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz – non-title welterweight bout Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – for interim featherweight title Travis Browne vs. Cain Velasquez Kelvin Gastelum vs. Johny Hendricks Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller Enrique Marin vs. Sage Northcutt
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 12:29PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Judge rules Jones can fight at UFC 197
(bloodyelbow.com)
Judge Michael Martinez has ruled that former UFC champ Jon Jones will be able to fight at UFC 197 in Las Vegas on April 23. Jones spent a night in jail for probation violation after being pulled over and accused of drag racing. The Bernalillo County District Attorney had sought "to have Jones' probation revoked and then reinstated with three new conditions: Jones completes a driver improvement course; he agrees to a curfew; and he enrolls in and completes an anger management counseling course" according to MMA Fighting. The judge declined to impose a curfew after his defense argued it would impede his ability to travel to Las Vegas for the title fight. However Jones is not permitted to drive without the permission of his probation officer, and Martinez warned Jones that another court appearance "won't end well" for him.
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 12:28PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jim Miller vs. Takanori Gomi added to July's big UFC 200 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout with a pair of veterans is the latest addition to July’s quickly filling UFC 200 lineup. Officials recently announced Jim Miller (25-8 MMA, 14-7 UFC) and Takanori Gomi (35-11 MMA, 4-6 UFC) are slated for the event. The latest UFC 200 lineup includes: Champ Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz – non-title welterweight bout Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – for interim featherweight title Travis Browne vs. Cain Velasquez Kelvin Gastelum vs. Johny Hendricks Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:49AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Welcome to the UFC, Cutelaba & Elmose
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two new fighters are on their way to the UFC, to help fill out two of the promotion's shallowest divisions. It's good to see the UFC finally taking a run at some of their downtrodden divisions. Women's bantamweight and men's light heavyweight are two of the most stagnant places for new talent in the UFC (men's flyweight is right in there too), but both divisions are getting a bit of a kick this week with the signing of two new fighters, or three if you want to consider Cyborg's final move into the UFC ranks as a new. Ion Cutelaba is set to make his light heavyweight debut at UFC Ottawa as announced by MMA Junkie alongside a slew of new bouts for the card. Also making headlines is the addition of a Anna Elmose. The bantamweight will make her debut in Rotterdam on May 8th against Germaine de Randamie. So...
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 5:24AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Windy City' gets a second straight summer card: UFC on FOX 20 set for July 23 in Chicago
(mmajunkie.com)
After going to Chicago for three straight January dates and finding out first-hand about the city’s nickname, the UFC will head to the “Windy City” for the second straight July. UFC on FOX 20 will take place July 23 at the city’s United Center, home of the NBA’s Bulls and NHL’s Blackhawks. UFC on FOX 16 took place there on the same weekend in 2015. UFC officials today announced the card. No fights or ticket information has been announced for the event, but the main card will take place on FOX following prelims likely for either FOX or FOX Sports 1 and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. UFC on FOX 20 will be the sixth UFC show in Chicagoland. It will be the fifth in Chicago proper, all at the United Center. The promotion’s first visit to Chicago came with the UFC 90 pay-per-view in suburban Rosemont in October 2008. That event has been the only pay-per-view in Chicago. The other five have all been on FOX.
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 5:20AM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator MMA Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Fight Extension with Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez
(mmaweekly.com)
Bellator MMA announced on Monday that it had retained the services of 25-year-old talent Emmanuel Sanchez (13-2), having re-signed the fighter to a multi-year, multi-fight contract extension. Sanchez boasts a 6-1 record under the Bellator banner, with his only loss coming in the form of a decision at the hands of former featherweight champion Pat Curran (21-7). The exciting product from the famed Roufusport Team earned his contract extension after winning three fights in a row against Henry Corrales (12-2), Justin Lawrence (8-3) and Daniel Pineda (21-12) all in under five months.
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 5:17AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC: 32,000 tickets sold to UFC 198 in Brazil within first 90 minutes
(mmafighting.com)
With a loaded lineup resembling an All-Star Game of Brazilian MMA, UFC 198 in Curitibia, Brazil, figured to be a box-office hit. It didn't take long to confirm that hunch. According to UFC Brazilian executive Giovanni Decker, 32,000 tickets sold within the first 90 minutes after they went on sale Wednesday. Those figure include pre-sale tickets. That initial surge alone would already place the May 14 card at the outdoor Arena de Baixada as the third-highest attended show in UFC history, behind UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia (56,214) and UFC 129 in Toronto (55,724). A sellout at Arena de Baixada would be approximately 45,000 tickets.
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 5:14AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diaz vs McGregor II - Official for UFC 200
(mmafighting.com)
"The anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz is set to headline UFC 200. The fight, which was first reported by MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani on March 18, was made official during a UFC Tonight broadcast on Wednesday night. It will be contested at 170 pounds, as part of a milestone event on July 9 set to christen Las Vegas’ new T-Mobile Arena." Apparently, Aldo vs Edgar II is also set for UFC 200: "Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar will be fighting at UFC 200, just not against each other. The UFC's featherweight champion will rematch Nate Diaz, again at 170 pounds, in the July 9th pay-per-view headliner at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Meanwhile, Edgar will rematch Jose Aldo for the interim featherweight title, in a fight that wasn't officially named the co-main event. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani first reported the news before it was announced on FS1's UFC Tonight."
Submitted Mar 30, 2016 8:00PM by State_Champ - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo to face Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 for interim title, other key fights announced
(mmafighting.com)
With Conor McGregor now officially booked to rematch Nate Diaz at UFC 200, the two guys who’ve been campaigning to take on the current featherweight champion at least know their fates, too. During Wednesday’s broadcast of UFC Tonight it was announced that Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo -- the top two challengers to McGregor’s 145-pound title -- will meet on the same July 9 card for the interim featherweight belt.
Submitted Mar 30, 2016 7:57PM by tildengolfer - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shannon Knapp: Cris Cyborg could still return to Invicta, defend her title
(mmafighting.com)
Cris Cyborg will make her UFC debut in May. But that doesn't necessarily mean she is done with Invicta FC. Cyborg, arguably the top pound-for-pound women's fighter in the world, will face Leslie Smith at UFC 198 on May 14 in Brazil, the UFC announced Monday. The event will take place inside a 40,000-seat soccer stadium in Cyborg's hometown of Curitiba. The fight will take place at a catchweight of 140 pounds. Cyborg normally fights at 145 pounds and she remains the Invicta champion in that featherweight division. That will not change any time soon, Invicta president Shannon Knapp told MMA Fighting. Knapp said Cyborg will not be vacating the title, because there is the possibility of her returning to Invicta to defend it.
Submitted Mar 30, 2016 4:52PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
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