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Ex-champ Jon Jones would fight Stipe Miocic at UFC 196 – if heavyweight belt is on line
Here’s an intriguing – though likely farfetched – possibility for next week’s UFC 196 headliner. After a series of changes to the Feb. 6 card, the pay-per-view event is currently without a main event. Enter former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones? Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC), whom UFC officials recently reinstated from a suspension following an April hit-and-run accident, had been looking for a chance to reclaim the light-heavyweight belt, which was stripped after his arrest.
Submitted Jan 26, 2016 12:31PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Miocic manager on Werdum withdrawal: Strip him if he can fight
Stipe Miocic manager Greg Kalikas thinks the UFC should take the belt away from UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum if he’s really able to fight at UFC 196. “If you’re the champion and you’re healthy enough to fight, and you refuse to fight because you don’t like the matchup against any specific opponent, you should be stripped,” Kalikas today told MMAjunkie.
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 6:18PM by xdanish020 - 15 comments
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UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks closes 'Bigg Rigg Steakhouse' restaurant
What happened to Bigg Rigg Steakhouse, your restaurant near your home in Midlothian? Hendricks: Restaurant is done. I tried a business that failed; you learn from it and move forward. So what else on the side are you working on? Hendricks: I thought about a reality show. I want to try to start Baja truck racing. I want to do hunting and fishing.
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 4:50PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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Canadian Laprise to face Patrick at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir
Canadian Chad Laprise has a date in the Octagon. The Ultimate Fighter: Nations winner will square off against Brazil's Alan Patrick at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir on March 20 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. “On my season of the Ultimate Fighter it was Canada vs. Australia, so I have a lot of fans down there and I was really hoping to get to fight down there some day,” Laprise told TSN.ca. “The time is now and I’m looking forward to it. The UFC Facebook page posted this article so it should be legit.
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 4:45PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia scrap added to May's UFC Fight Night 87 in Brazil
A welterweight scrap between a pair of highly regarded veterans has made its way to the lineup for the UFC’s May return to Brazil. Matt Brown (20-13 MMA, 13-7 UFC) will fight in the country for the first time when he meets Brazil’s own Demian Maia (22-6 MMA, 16-6 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 87. UFC officials announced the new booking today.
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 4:29PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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Fabricio Werdum pulls out of UFC 196 with injury
Fabricio Werdum is also out of UFC 196. The UFC heavyweight champion was initially scheduled to face Cain Velasquez on Feb. 6, but the former titleholder pulled out of the bout with a back injury. A day after the announcement that Velasquez would be replaced by Stipe Miocic, the Brazilian told MMAFighting.com he will also pull out of the event with an injury.
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 4:12PM by george112 - 10 comments
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12-time UFC veteran Anthony Perosh calls it quits at 43
Australian MMA veteran Anthony Perosh is retiring from active competition after more than 12 years as a professional fighter. “The Hippo” recently announced his decision on TeamPeroshMMA.com.au, the official website of Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts. Perosh (15-10 MMA, 5-7 UFC) walks away after a pair of disappointing 2015 knockout losses to Gian Villante and Sean O’Connell but insists he leaves the octagon with his head held high. Per his official statement, Perosh will remain active in the sport through training some 650 students at his two academies.
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 9:32AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Ross Pearson meets Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 84 in Australia
Just a week after dropping a fight in Boston, Ross Pearson already knows when he’ll be getting back on the horse. Pearson (18-10 MMA, 10-7 UFC) has been booked for a lightweight fight against Abel Trujillo (13-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in March at UFC Fight Night 84 in Australia. Pearson announced the fight early today on his social media platforms. The UFC has not yet made a formal announcement of the booking. With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 84 now includes: Mark Hunt vs. Frank Mir Hector Lombard vs. Neil Magny Steve Bosse vs. James Te Huna Alan Jouban vs. Brendan O’Reilly Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Daniel Kelly Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews Viscardi Andrade vs. Richard Walsh Seo Hee Ham vs. Bec Rawlings Ross Pearson vs. Abel Trujillo
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 9:30AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Tyrone Spong & Luke Barnatt Join BAMMA 24
LINK #BAMMA24 #TeamIre #TeamEng #ThisIsNotATest BAMMA is excited to announce that international Kickboxing & MMA sensation Tyrone 'King Of The Ring' Spong and UK MMA Standout Luke 'Bigslow' Barnatt will be joining BAMMA 24 as team captains for Team Ireland vs. Team England.
Kenny Florian suspended after plagiarism controversy
Someone keeps removing this post?....posted it twice already lol wtf?
Submitted Jan 25, 2016 1:21AM by FKA - 1 comment
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Is Pat Miletich up next for Bellator 149's Ken Shamrock vs. Royce Gracie winner?
If 51-year-old Ken Shamrock and 49-year-old Royce Gracie can headline a Bellator event, could there also be room for fellow UFC Hall of Famer and MMA pioneer Pat Miletich? Shamrock (28-16-2) was a guest in the broadcast booth at Friday night’s Legacy FC 50 event, which aired on AXS TV. The MMA legend was there to help promote his upcoming Bellator 149 fight with Gracie (14-2-3), which takes place on Feb. 19 and airs on Spike...
Submitted Jan 24, 2016 6:59PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
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Cain Velasquez out, Stipe Miocic meets Fabricio Werdum for heavyweight title
Alright, mmajunkie finally posted the news so I'll switch out Dana's twitter post for the junkie article. Injury has dealt Cain Velasquez another blow, as he’s been forced to pull out of UFC 196. UFC officials today announced that back injury has forced the former heavyweight champ to pull out of a planned Feb. 6 meeting with current champ Fabricio Werdum, and Stipe Miocic has been tapped as a short-notice replacement. With the change to the card, UFC 196 now includes: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic – for heavyweight championship Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson Roy Nelson vs. Jared Rosholt Rafael Cavalcante vs. Ovince Saint Preux Joseph Benavidez vs. Zach Makovsky PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Josh Burkman vs. K.J. Noons Damian Grabowski vs. Derrick Lewis Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer Misha Cirkunov vs. Alex Nicholson PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET) Mickey Gall vs. Mike Jackson Artem Lobov vs. Alex White Ray Borg vs. Justin Scoggins Noad Lahat vs. Diego Rivas
Submitted Jan 24, 2016 6:31PM by Budgellism - 17 comments
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Nathan Coy in for Bryan Barberena vs. Jonavin Webb at UFC Fight Night 82 in Pittsburgh
With Bryan Barberena moving up his schedule to fight Sage Northcutt in a week in New Jersey, Jonavin Webb was in need of a new opponent. Today, Webb (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) got one in the form of fellow welterweight Nathan Coy (14-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Coy will step in for Barberena (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 82 after Barberena was called to fill in for Andrew Holbrook at UFC on FOX 18. UFC officials made the announcement. The latest UFC Fight Night 82 card includes: Donald Cerrone vs. Tim Means Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro Cody Garbrandt vs. John Lineker Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Brandon Thatch Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Shane Campbell vs. James Krause Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Marion Reneau Chris Camozzi vs. Joe Riggs Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Daniel Sarafian Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes Sarah Moras vs. Lauren Murphy Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Anthony Hamilton Nathan Coy vs. Jonavin Webb
Submitted Jan 23, 2016 4:54PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Matt Mitrione to undergo surgery on broken orbital bone
Matt Mitrione is scheduled to undergo surgery on his broken right orbital bone early next week. Mitrione, who lost in controversial fashion to Travis Browne via TKO on Sunday following two eye pokes, told MMAFighting.com that he is unsure how long he'll be sidelined for following surgery, however according to Mitrione, the good news is the injury is "non-weight bearing and has significant blood flow."
Submitted Jan 22, 2016 6:44PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
CSAC revokes corner license of Edmond Tarverdyan for allegedly falsifying application regarding arrest
Coach Edmond Tarverdyan is in some hot water in his home state. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) revoked his corner license last week for allegedly falsifying his application with regards to a past arrest, MMA Fighting has learned...
Submitted Jan 22, 2016 6:42PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
California State Athletic Commission won’t pursue Alexander Shlemenko for Russia fight
Former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko is scheduled to fight in Russia despite a three-year suspension for alleged steroid use. But the California State Athletic Commission, which issued the suspension and is defending it in court against Shlemenko, won’t take any additional administrative action against the fighter...
Submitted Jan 22, 2016 6:40PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Andrew Holbrook out, Bryan Barberena meets Sage Northcutt at UFC on FOX 18
Just a week before his third fight in the promotion, rising UFC lightweight star Sage Northcutt has a new opponent – and a chance to fight in a new division. With Andrew Holbrook (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) out with an injury, Northcutt (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) now will face Bryan Barberena (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a welterweight bout to open up the main card at UFC on FOX 18. UFC officials today announced the change. UFC on FOX 18 takes place Jan. 30 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. With the change, the new UFC on FOX 18 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell Iuri Alcantara vs. Jimmie Rivera Bryan Barberena vs. Sage Northcutt PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET) Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Diego Ferreira Kevin Casey vs. Rafael Natal Dustin Ortiz vs. Wilson Reis George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3:30 p.m. ET) Damon Jackson vs. Levan Makashvili Tony Martin vs. Felipe Olivieri Randy Brown vs. Matt Dwyer
Submitted Jan 22, 2016 5:07PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Francisco Rivera in for Henry Briones to meet Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night 83
One of London’s favorite fighting sons has a new opponent for his homecoming next month. With Henry Briones (16-5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) forced out of his bantamweight bout against England’s own Brad Pickett (24-11 MMA, 4-6 UFC), Francisco Rivera (11-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will answer the call to fight “One Punch” at UFC Fight Night 83. The news first was reported by Simon Head of The Sun newspaper in England. The UFC has yet to make an official announcement of the switch. With the change, the UFC Fight Night 83 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass) Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva Thales Leites vs. Gegard Mousasi Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura Brad Pickett vs. Francisco Rivera PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass) Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Wilkinson Davey Grant vs. Marlon Vera Scott Askham vs. Chris Dempsey Arnold Allen vs. Yaotzin Meza Krzysztof Jotko vs. Brad Scott Rustam Khabilov vs. Norman Parke Jarjis Danho vs. Daniel Omielanczuk Teemu Packalen vs. Lukasz Sajewski Martin Svensson vs. David Teymur
Submitted Jan 22, 2016 12:01PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson rematch added to UFC 197
A key lightweight matchup has been added to a star-studded UFC 197 lineup, as Tony Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC) meets Michael Johnson (16-10 MMA, 8-6 UFC). With the addition to the lineup, UFC 197 now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor – for lightweight title Champ Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate – for women’s bantamweight title Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly Jim Miller vs. Diego Sanchez
Submitted Jan 21, 2016 8:50PM by Budgellism - 16 comments
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Seo Hee Ham vs. Bec Rawlings added to UFC Fight Night 84 in Australia
A women’s strawweight fight between Seo Hee Ham (16-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Bec Rawlings (6-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to March’s UFC Fight Night 84 event in Australia. The new contest was first reported by the Brisbane Times and subsequently confirmed by UFC officials. With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 84 now includes: Mark Hunt vs. Frank Mir Hector Lombard vs. Neil Magny Steve Bosse vs. James Te Huna Alan Jouban vs. Brendan O’Reilly Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Daniel Kelly Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews Viscardi Andrade vs. Richard Walsh Seo Hee Ham vs. Bec Rawlings
Submitted Jan 21, 2016 8:49PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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