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Cody Garbrandt and Maddux are friends for life
*A bit of a tear jerker and tug at the heart strings...* Fighting is real, but the hype around it only very rarely is. However, amidst the weeks of bickering between UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt has come a short video that is as real as it gets. Lasting less than one round, it reveals the friendship between Garbrandt and a young man named Maddux Maple, back in their hometown of Uhrichsville, Ohio.
Submitted Dec 21, 2016 10:56PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Invicta FC 21 complete with addition of three fights
With the addition of three new fights, Invicta FC 21 is complete. The event will held on January 14, 2917, in Kansas City, Missouri. The new fights are: Andrea ‘KGB’ Lee vs. Jenny Liou at flyweight; Rachael Ostovich vs. Christine ‘Misfit’ Ferea also at flyweight; and, Amy Montenegro vs. Celine Haga (10-13) at strawweight. Lee is coming off her first loss, to Sarah D’Alelio at Invicta 16. Liou is on a three-fight win streak, all via submission. Ostovich is coming off a Split Decision win over Ariel Beck at Invicta 17. Ferea is making her pro debut, after going 3-1 as an amateur. Montenegro and Haga each won four of their past five fight. Invicta FC 21 is headlined by Charmaine Tweet vs. Megan Anderson. Other fights on the card include: Pannie Kianzad vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi Aspen Ladd vs. Sijara Eubanks DeAnna Bennett vs. Jodie Esquibel
Submitted Dec 21, 2016 10:50PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Diego Ferreira accepts 17-month USADA suspension
In May, Brazilian lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira became the 12th UFC fighter in 2016 to be sanctioned for a test failure. His fight with Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 88/Vegas: Almeida vs. Garbrandt on May 29 was scrapped. Ferreira was flagged for Ostarine, a selective androgen receptor modulator with steroid-like properties. Additionally, he volunteered that he had used a supplement that contained the banned substance, 7-keto-DHEA.
Submitted Dec 21, 2016 10:48PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Nate Diaz says he won't answer UFC's calls for less than $20 million
In the midst of the latest UFC title saga, a familiar, yet unexpected name, resurfaced. Inaccurate reports stated the promotion was targeting an interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz. However, according to multiple sources, that fight has not been offered yet.
Submitted Dec 21, 2016 10:44PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
MRI reveals muscle tear in Demetrious Johnson's knee, but no surgery required
Demetrious Johnson did in fact injure his knee earlier this month in his fight against Tim Elliott, however, the injury doesn't appear to be as bad as he originally thought. According to the UFC flyweight champion, a recent MRI revealed he has tears in his popliteus muscle, which will not require surgery. Johnson believes the injury should heal in three-to-five weeks.
Submitted Dec 21, 2016 10:42PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jose Aldo: UFC will announce an interim lightweight title fight with me soon
According to Jose Aldo, he’s targeted to fight for the interim UFC lightweight championship, and it’s only a matter of time before that’s official.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 10:40PM by Five-Alive - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Overeem vs. Hunt lands on UFC 209 card
They never met in the kickboxing ring, but Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt, two former winners of the K-1 World Grand Prix championship, will meet in the Octagon on Saturday, Mar. 4, as they compete on the UFC 209 card in Las Vegas.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 9:41PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ansaroff vs. Jones-Lybarber set for UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix
The UFC’s return to Phoenix after the start of the new year continues to grow with another pair of fights. Nina Ansaroff (6-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) is set to take on Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (6-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) in a women’s strawweight fight at UFC Fight Night 103. A UFC official confirmed the bookings to MMAjunkie today.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 6:26PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Gegard Mousasi tells Chris Weidman to hurry up and sign the bout agreement
Gegard Mousasi is apparently getting tired of the polite approach to his fighting career. At 31 years old and with a four-fight winning streak in his back pocket, Mousasi continues to implement an outspoken strategy to booking his next fight. Today, Mousasi asked former UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman why he “disappeared” since receiving a verbal offer from the promotion.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 5:18PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Frankie Saenz vs. Augusto Mendes added to UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix
A bantamweight clash between Frankie Saenz and Augusto Mendes was added to the promotion’s next trip to Phoenix on Jan. 15, MMA Fighting has confirmed following a report by FOX Sports.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 4:34PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
LFA 2 slated for Jan. 20 with Mike Richman vs. Lazar Stojadinovic headliner
The second event for LFA, a promotion born out of the Legacy FC-RFA merger, is slated for Jan. 20. Officials today announced three bouts for LFA 2, which airs on AXS TV from Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn. In the headliner, Minnesota native and big-show vet Mike Richman (18-6) takes on surging Lazar Stojadinovic (11-5) at featherweight.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 12:55PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Marcos Rogerio de Lima meets newcomer John Phillips at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver
The UFC’s January return to the “Mile High City” has another addition to the card. According to a report from Combate.com, middleweight Marcos Rogerio de Lima (14-4-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will fight promotional newcomer John Phillips (21-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX 23. The UFC has not yet made a formal announcement of the booking. UFC on FOX 23 takes place Jan. 28 at Pepsi Center in Denver. The main card will air on FOX following prelims expected for FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 12:50PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Gilbert Burns vs. Paul Felder added to UFC 208 in Brooklyn
A pair of lightweights looking to rebound from a recent loss is the latest addition to UFC 208. Promotion officials today announced that Gilbert Burns (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Paul Felder (12-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will meet at the event, which takes place Feb. 11 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Submitted Dec 20, 2016 12:57AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC heavyweight Cody East arrested on domestic violence charges
A former UFC fighter was arrested on domestic violence charges Sunday. Cody East, recently released by the promotion, was taken into custody in Albuquerque, N.M., on three separate charges: aggravated battery against a household member, false imprisonment, and aggravated assault against a household member, per jail records. He was being held at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center on $30,000 bail as of Sunday night.
Submitted Dec 19, 2016 3:21PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
RIZIN openweight GP quarterfinals official, including Mirko Cro Cop vs. King Mo Lawal
RIZIN Fighting Federation announced new match-ups for the promotion’s openweight GP now that Wanderlei Silva and Shane Carwin are out of the tournament. Mirko Cro Cop, originally booked to face “The Axe Murderer”, will now meet Muhammed Lawal at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Dec. 29.
Submitted Dec 19, 2016 3:17PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Shannon Knapp to launch Invicta Boxing Championships
Despite its issues, the vast majority of fighters want to get into the UFC. There is no certain consensus on what league is the surest route up. Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat, World Series of Fighting, Legacy Fighting Alliance, Titan Fighting Championships are among a group that constantly sends fighters up to the biggest show. But that’s for men. For women’s MMA, there is only one – Invicta Fighting Championship. Under the direction of founder Shannon Knapp, the surest way for a woman to get into the UFC is by excelling in Invicta.
Submitted Dec 17, 2016 3:28PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports
Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller among new additions to UFC 208 in Brooklyn
UFC officials today 155-pounders Dustin Poirier (20-5 MMA, 12-4 UFC) vs. Jim Miller (28-8 MMA, 17-7 UFC), as well as heavyweights Luis Henrique (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Marcin Tybura (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), lightweights Nik Lentz (27-7-2 MMA, 11-4-1 UFC) vs. Islam Makhachev (13-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), and flyweights Wilson Reis (21-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Ulka Sasaki (19-3-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC). UFC 208 takes place Feb. 11 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Dec 16, 2016 12:48PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brock Lesnar suspended for one year, fined $250,000 for failed UFC 200 drug tests
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on Thursday issued former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar a one-year suspension stemming from two failed drug tests in relation to his UFC 200 bout against Mark Hunt. In addition to the suspension, Lesnar has agreed to pay a $250,000 fine as part of a settlement agreement with the Nevada attorney general's office. His win against Hunt will be overturned into a no contest. Lesnar twice tested positive for the anti-estrogenic agent Hydroxy-clomiphene in drug tests administered prior to his UFC 200 fight on July 9 against Hunt, first in an out-of-competition USADA drug test on June 28, then in an in-competition test the day of the event. Lesnar initially defeated Hunt via unanimous decision. He earned a then-UFC record $2.5 million purse for his victory, according to NAC documents. The $250,000 fine is equivalent to 10 percent of that purse.
Submitted Dec 15, 2016 4:46PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Derrick Lewis meets Travis Browne at UFC 208
“The Black Beast” is getting a big fight next. After headlining his first UFC card on Dec. 9, rising heavyweight Derrick Lewis is set to take on Travis Browne at Brooklyn’s UFC 208 on Feb. 11, MMA Fighting confirmed following a report by ESPN.
Submitted Dec 15, 2016 12:21PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tecia Torres vs. Bec Rawlings in the works for UFC Fight Night 104
A strawweight tilt between Tecia Torres and Bec Rawlings is in the works for Feb. 4 at UFC Fight Night 104. Torres and Rawlings both announced the match-up on social media on Wednesday following an initial report by Austrailian outlet The Courier Mail.
Submitted Dec 14, 2016 9:26PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
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