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Kelvin Gastelum makes quick turnaround to face Kyle Noke at UFC 195
That didn't take very long. Just two weeks after a tight loss to Neil Magny, Kelvin Gastelum has accepted another bout, facing Kyle Noke at UFC 195 on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Monday.
Submitted Dec 7, 2015 7:29PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Thomson is looking for six fights in the next year
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After Josh Thomson finished Pablo Villaseca in the second round of Friday night's Bellator main event, his second straight win in Bellator, the former Strikeforce champion said two things that probably surprised people. The first, when asked in the cage about a potential lightweight title match with Will Brooks, he said that he would do it, but he feels the people would rather he face Michael Chandler.
Submitted Dec 7, 2015 7:28PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Ricardo Ramos (8-0) vs Augusto Mendes (5-0) to Headline Legacy 51
Legacy 51 takes place Feb. 5th 2016 at the Grand Casino Hinkley in Hinkley, MN. The Banamweight Title will be up for grabs in the Main Event which features Ricardo Ramos (8-0) vs Augusto Mendes (5-0). Also featured on the Main card you have Jacob Volkmann (18-6) vs Antonio “Malvado” Trocoli (8-0) and in the Co-Main a Catchweigh bout between Brock Larson (39-10) vs Travis Coyle (14-8). In case you guys aren't familiar with Ramos or Mendes, these two will almost certainly be fighting to get into the UFC.
Submitted Dec 7, 2015 12:42PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Rizin unveils New Year's Eve MMA event poster feat. Fedor Emelianenko
We still don't know who Fedor Emelianenko will be fighting at the end of the month, but whatever, here's a snazzy little event poster featuring "The Last Emperor" that should hold you over until Rizin Fighting Federation gets around to releasing that little nugget. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Dec 7, 2015 12:22PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Cyborg-Ibragimova, Inoue-Schuckman Planned For Invicta FC 15
Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino makes the next defence of her title on January 16th at Invicta Fighting Championships 15 in Costa Mesa, California. Justino is expected to face off against Daria Ibragimova, who has won seven straight fights and makes her U.S. debut. MMARising.com confirmed plans for the matchup today following hints from Justino in a post on her official website. Also targeted for the Invicta FC 15 card is a strawweight bout between Deep Jewels champion Mizuki Inoue and Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman. Both fights await commission approval.
Submitted Dec 7, 2015 12:04PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Fedor knows name of NYE opponent, announcement to be made 'next week'
It seems that MMA fans are the only people unaware of Fedor Emelianenko's next opponent. The Russian heavyweight legend was a guest commentator at the recent Super MMA Cup of Russia event, where he revealed that he is already in the final portion of his training camp and is preparing for a very specific opponent. However, while the former Pride Heavyweight champ has been informed of his upcoming opponent on New Year's Eve, the official announcement will not be made for another week.
Submitted Dec 6, 2015 4:09PM by tildengolfer - 17 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
UFC 194: Big John McCarthy to get $1900 for reffing Aldo vs. McGregor
The Nevada Athletic Commission has revealed that the third man in the cage at UFC 194's Featherweight title fight headliner will receive $1900 for his work. That's right, Big John McCarthy will pocket nearly two thousand dollars for reffing Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor next week in Las Vegas. McCarthy talked about the money on his Let's Get It On podcast:
Submitted Dec 5, 2015 7:57PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Cyborg drop to 135 on hold, next fight at 145
Invicta FC founder and president Shannon Knapp appeared recently on Inside MMA, and said that league featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is not presently attempting a drop to 135. The fighter was scheduled to fight Cindy Dandois at a catchweight of 140 at Invicta FC 15 on Jan. 16 in Costa Mesa, Calif. If that was successful, a fight at 135 would have been feasible, with a fight with UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to follow. However, the UFC secured the services to USADA to do PED testing, and they have prohibited using an IV to rehydrate. Further, Ronda Rousey lost, and her next fight is a rematch.
Submitted Dec 5, 2015 3:20PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Dennis Bermudez suffers staph infection, out of January UFC Fight Night 81 bout
Dennis Bermudez (14-5) is out of his UFC Fight Night 81 bout opposite Maximo Blanco. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Dec 5, 2015 9:14AM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Scott Holtzman replaces Erik Koch at UFC 195
Erik Koch (14-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from next month’s UFC 195 event, and Scott Holtzman (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has agreed to take his place against Drew Dober (15-7 MMA, 1-3 UFC). UFC officials today announced the switch in the lightweight contest. A timetable for Koch’s recovery wasn’t initially announced. With the change to the card, UFC 195 now includes: MAIN CARD (pay-per-view) Champ Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit – for welterweight title Andrei Arlovski vs. Stipe Miocic Lorenz Larkin vs. Albert Tumenov Diego Brandao vs. Brian Ortega Stephen Thompson vs. opponent TBA PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1) Masanori Kanehara vs. Michael McDonald Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish Drew Dober vs. Scott Holtzman Tony Sims vs. Abel Trujillo PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass) Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier Joe Soto vs. Michinori Tanaka Edgar Garcia vs. Sheldon Westcott
Submitted Dec 5, 2015 6:47AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gleison Tibau releases statement, reveals why he failed test
"Provisionally suspended" by the United States Anti-Doping Agency after potentially failing an out-of-competition drug test, Gleison Tibau released a statement Friday night reacting to the news that he tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) in an e-mail from his PR firm. Check the full statement below:
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 9:28PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Gleison Tibau provisionally suspended for 'potential' anti-doping test failure
After what went down officially as a submission loss to Gleison Tibau, Abel Trujillo hoped he could get the fight overturned to a no-contest. Now he might get his wish. In the wake of the lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 77 a month ago in Brazil, Tibau (34-11 MMA, 17-9 UFC) has been provisionally suspended by the UFC, the promotion today announced, after it was informed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) of a potential anti-doping policy violation. The UFC’s statement did not say when the test took place, meaning it could have come after Tibau’s win over Trujillo (12-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) in November. The statement also did not say what the violation was – only that it was a “potential anti-doping policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition test.” According to the UFC, USADA “will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case.”
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:40PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Francimar Barroso vs. Abdul-Kerim Edilov set for UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston
The UFC’s return to “Beantown” in January is one step closer to complete with the addition of a light heavyweight scrap. UFC newcomer Abdul-Kerim Edilov (16-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), from Moscow, will meet Francimar Barroso (17-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston. Promotion officials today announced the new booking. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 81 card now includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz – for bantamweight title Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman Daron Cruickshank vs. Paul Felder Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders Ilir Latifi vs. Sean O’Connell Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo Jimy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa Rob Font vs. Patrick Williams Mairbek Taisumov vs. Chris Wade Francimar Barroso vs. Abdul-Kerim Edilov
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:36PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Beneil Dariush out, Chris Wade meets Mairbek Taisumov at UFC Fight Night 81
An injury has knocked Beneil Dariush from the lineup at next month’s UFC return to Boston, and an East Coaster has stepped in to take his place. With Dariush (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) unable to go, New Yorker Chris Wade (10-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will take on Mairbek Taisumov (24-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 81. UFC officials announced the new pairing after an initial report from Newsday. The latest UFC Fight Night 81 card now includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz – for bantamweight title Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman Daron Cruickshank vs. Paul Felder Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders Ilir Latifi vs. Sean O’Connell Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo Jimy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa Rob Font vs. Patrick Williams Mairbek Taisumov vs. Chris Wade
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:31PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Germaine de Randamie injured, out of UFC on FOX 17 bout with Sarah Kaufman
UFC on FOX 17 is undergoing some changes in the weeks leading up to the event as Germaine de Randamie has been forced out of her women’s bantamweight bout with Sarah Kaufman due to injury. UFC officials confirmed the news to MMAjunkie Thursday evening. MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Randa Markos PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET) Myles Jury vs. Charles Oliveira C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Sarah Kaufman vs. opponent TBA Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3:45 p.m. ET) Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque Luiz Henrique vs. Francis Ngannou
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:30PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura added to UFC Fight Night 83 in London
One of England’s own has found his way to the UFC’s return to London later this winter. Tom Breese (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will put his unbeaten record on the line against Keita Nakamura (31-6-2 MMA, 1-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 83 in February. UFC officials today announced the new matchup. UFC Fight Night 83 takes place Feb. 27 at The O2 in London. U.S. broadcast plans have yet to be revealed. An official headliner has not yet been announced, but a middleweight matchup of England’s own Michael Bisping (27-7 MMA, 17-7 UFC) vs. Gegard Mousasi (37-6-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC) could become the main event. Breese, who trains at Tristar Gym in Montreal, has a perfect start to his pro career with six submissions and three knockouts in his nine victories. Both of his UFC wins, after coming to the promotion earlier this year, have been in the first round. The Cage Warriors and BAMMA veteran from Birmingham stopped Luiz Dutra with a TKO with two seconds left in the first round at UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil in May.
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:17PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC signs Jason Knight to meet Tatsuya Kawajiri at next week's TUF 22 Finale
Next week’s TUF 22 Finale in Las Vegas has a late-notice replacement signed for his UFC debut. With Mirsad Bektic (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) out of a featherweight bout against Tatsuya Kawajiri (34-8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) with an injury, newly signed Jason Knight (13-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will join the card against the Japanese fighter. UFC officials today announced the new matchup at UFC.com.
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 11:58AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Geane Herrera in for Justin Scoggins vs. Joby Sanchez at TUF 22 Finale in Las Vegas
The middle card in next week’s trio of UFC events in Las Vegas has taken another hit the week before the fight, but a late-notice replacement has stepped in to save the bout. Justin Scoggins (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been forced out of a flyweight bout against Joby Sanchez (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at the TUF 22 Finale with an injury, UFC officials recently announced. But stepping in to fight Sanchez on a week’s notice is Geane Herrera (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 11:48AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Conor McGregor moving up to lightweight after Jose Aldo fight is 'almost set in stone'
Conor McGregor might not be long for the featherweight division. Even if he beats Jose Aldo to unify the UFC featherweight title. "I feel like it's almost set in stone -- KO Jose and KO whoever holds that lightweight belt," McGregor said Wednesday at a UFC 194 media lunch. "And within the next two fights, I will be a two-weight world champion once again. But this time within the UFC." McGregor held both belts under the Cage Warriors banner in Cage Warriors. A lot to still has to happen for him to do the same thing on the big stage, though.
Submitted Dec 3, 2015 6:35PM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joe Rogan says UFC contract complete in August, unsure if he'll return to commentary
Joe Rogan’s days as a UFC commentator could be numbered. The longtime UFC commentator and analyst, one of the most popular personalities in the sport, recently revealed his contract with the organization is set to expire in August – and he’s non-committal about whether he’ll re-up. “My contract’s up in August. I might leave in August,” Rogan said on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. “It’s possible. I like doing sh-t that scares me. I like doing stuff – I like taking chances in that I like walking away from things. I like doing that. I like experiencing new things. You open up new doors, your mind starts firing in a different way. I’m not a big fan of doing the same sh-t over and over and over again.
Submitted Dec 3, 2015 1:11PM by JLS1980 - 17 comments
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