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Former two-division champ Joe Warren meets Steve Garcia at Bellator 181 in July
Despite inching closer to his 41st birthday, Joe Warren continues to go strong in the cage and will make his return to action at Bellator 181 in July. Warren (14-6 MMA, 12-5 BMMA) is slated to meet Steve Garcia (7-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) in a bantamweight fight on the card. MMAjunkie today confirmed the matchup with a Bellator official.
Submitted May 24, 2017 11:15AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Garbrant-Dillashaw out of UFC 213, Romero-Whittaker in
UFC president Dana White spoke recently with ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto, and announced that some big fights had been reshuffled. The Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw bantamweight title fight at UFC 213 on July 8 has been canceled due to Garbrandt’s back injury. Dillashaw will instead fight Demetrious Johnson in August.
Submitted May 24, 2017 1:47AM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nadia Kassem the latest Aussie to break into UFC ranks
NADIA Kassem is Australia’s newest UFC fighter — and also its most unlikely. Unknown to all but the most seasoned Sydney fight fans, 21-year-old Kassem will make her Octagon debut at UFC Auckland on June 11. Fighting for only two years, the undefeated Wentworthville product was given the surprise call up during a recent coffee break at DHL Pharmaceuticals, where she works in customer service. And in a further twist, the rising strawweight will also be joined on the Auckland card by fellow UFC newbie Ashkan Mokhtarian — who doubles as the brother of her boyfriend/coach, Suman.
Submitted May 23, 2017 2:16AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Cris Cyborg, Angela Magana involved in physical altercation at UFC Athlete Retreat
Cris Cyborg and another UFC female fighter had an altercation at the UFC Athlete Retreat on Sunday and things got physical. Upset over tweets posted by Angela Magana, Cyborg confronted Magana during the event in Las Vegas, sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. After heated words, Cyborg punched Magana in the face, sources said. Magana was rocked a bit by the punch, but did not fall down. She was then taken away, sources said.
Submitted May 22, 2017 3:54AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Georges St-Pierre will face UFC welterweight champion upon return
Now that Georges St-Pierre is out of a proposed Middleweight bout against division champion Michael Bisping, the 185-pound weight class is no longer clouded. So what’s next for the former UFC Welterweight champion of the world? It’s back to his old stomping grounds, as company president Dana White has confirmed that “Rush” will now fight for the 170-pound strap when he’s good and ready.
Submitted May 22, 2017 3:10AM by xdanish020 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Russian MMA fighter accused of attacking official
Two Russian mixed martial arts fighters face punishment following an alleged attack on an official after a decision went against one of them in the ring. Up-and-coming fighter Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov lost a split decision to fellow Russian Georgy Kichigin at an event in Kazakhstan on Friday night.
Submitted May 22, 2017 1:41AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno headlines UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City
A pair of surging flyweights, including one from Mexico, will headline the UFC’s return to Mexico City this summer. Sergio Pettis (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is set to take on Brandon Moreno (14-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City. The promotion announced the new booking today for its fourth visit to Mexico City and fifth trip to Mexico overall.
Submitted May 22, 2017 1:34AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cris Cyborg, Angela Magana involved in physical altercation at UFC Athlete Retreat
Cris Cyborg and another UFC female fighter had an altercation at the UFC Athlete Retreat on Sunday and things got physical. Upset over tweets posted by Angela Magana, Cyborg confronted Magana during the event in Las Vegas, sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. After heated words, Cyborg punched Magana in the face, sources said. Magana was rocked a bit by the punch, but did not fall down. She was then taken away, sources said.
Submitted May 21, 2017 8:58PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 179 post-event facts: Cheick Kongo is winningest heavyweight in Bellator history
Rory MacDonald’s long journey back to the win column finally came to an end Friday when the former UFC title challenger was victorious in his Bellator debut against Paul Daley at Bellator 179. MacDonald (19-4 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) dismantled Daley (39-15-2 MMA, 5-2 BMMA) with a superior ground game en route to a second-round submission finish in the welterweight contender bout at The SSE Arena in London, giving “The Red King” his first victory in 31 months. The Canadian wasn’t the only one to deliver a notable performance at Bellator’s 10th event of the year, though. For more, check below for 25 post-event facts to come out of Bellator 179.
Submitted May 21, 2017 11:46AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
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Woodley wants GSP, calls Bisping fight ‘the cowardly move’
By all accounts, the next man challenging for the UFC welterweight champion will be Demian Maia. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu savant earned that right after capturing his seventh straight win at UFC 211 with a hard-fought split decision over Jorge Masvidal. That’s just fine with reigning UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Woodley said Monday on The MMA Hour that UFC officials haven’t yet asked him about Maia, but if they do, he’ll be more than willing to face the 39-year-old contender. However, if “T-Wood” had his druthers, a different name would still fall at the top of his wish list.
Submitted May 21, 2017 10:13AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Veteran broadcaster Michael Schiavello discusses his AXS TV Fights departure
Michael Schiavello is heading home, though it’s a bittersweet departure for the veteran AXS TV Fights play-by-play man. “Las Vegas has been home for may years, but Australia is always the spiritual home,” the 42-year-old Australian told MMAjunkie Radio. “It’s where you’re from. There’s nothing quite like being home.”
Submitted May 20, 2017 1:28AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Paul Daley, Michael Page get into skirmish at Bellator 179
Two of Bellator’s top British fighters just about came to blows Friday. Following his fight with Rory MacDonald in the main event of Bellator 179 in London, Paul Daley and Michael Page had a physical confrontation in the arena, according to multiple reports from the scene. Daley mentioned Page on the microphone after the fight and things escalated from there.
Submitted May 20, 2017 1:25AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Michael Bisping too injured to fight Yoel Romero, prefers to wait for Georges St-Pierre
I feel like I’ve heard this somewhere before... Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Michael Bisping was expecting to fight former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, but “Rush” kept delaying his return to the point where promotion president Dana White got tired of waiting. Bisping was perfectly fine just hanging around. Probably because “The Count” is still recovering from knee surgery and can’t fight “anytime soon.” That’s according to comments the brash Brit recently made on his official podcast (via MMA Fighting) detailing his current state of health.
Submitted May 19, 2017 1:05PM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Reza Madadi Added to UFC in Stockholm for Last Stand
Reza Madadi will have his last wish of his MMA career. “Mad Dog” has been added to the UFC in Stockholm card on late notice as the Allstars Training Center fighter steps in for injured Mairbek Taisumov, to face Joaquim Silva in his retirement bout in his hometown.
Submitted May 19, 2017 11:12AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Elevation Fight Team moves out of MusclePharm training facility
Colorado-based Elevation Fight Team is parting ways with long-time team sponsor MusclePharm. “As a team, Elevation Fight Team has decided to move all of it's training from the MusclePharm Facility to the chain of Easton Training Centers located throughout Colorado,” coach Eliot Marshall told MMAFighting.com. “The partnership Elevation has had with MusclePharm over the last four years has been awesome and is something we are all appreciate greatly. That being said, the time to move to more of a traditional setting is now. By moving our training to the Easton Training Centers, our fighters will now reap the benefits of having a full curriculum of classes and many different locations to choose from.
Submitted May 19, 2017 2:48AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
‘Minotouro' Nogueira injured, out of UFC Fight Night 112 fight with Ilir Latifi
Ilir Latifi needs a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 112. The Swedish light heavyweight was booked to meet Brazilian veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Oklahoma City on June 25, but revealed on Twitter that “Minotouro" was forced out of the card with an injury.
Submitted May 18, 2017 1:15AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dana White, Conor McGregor come to terms on Floyd Mayweather boxing match deal
Conor McGregor’s boxing venture against Floyd Mayweather seems to be drawing closer to happening. At least, that’s according to UFC president Dana White. That much was made clear on Wednesday night after the NBA on TNT telecast of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Submitted May 18, 2017 1:14AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
Get ready.....new weight classes coming to MMA
With extreme weight cutting becoming more and more of a issue in our sport new rules and plans have just been passed to help combat this issue. The addition of more weight classes in MMA is coming as soon as summer time. New divisions include... 165Lbs 175Lbs 195Lbs 225lbs
Submitted May 17, 2017 4:34PM by FKA - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
Strawweight prospect Amanda Ribas signs with the UFC, meets Juliana Lima in July
Strawweight prospect Amanda Ribas has signed with the UFC and is set to make her Octagon debut against fellow Brazilian Juliana Lima at the TUF 25 Finale event in Las Vegas, NV, on July 7, sources told MMA Fighting following a report by UOL. Ribas (6-1), a black belt in jiu-jitsu and judo, made her professional MMA debut after winning the 2014 IMMAF World Championship as an amateur. Ribas, who now trains at American Top Team, has only gone the distance once since turning pro.
Submitted May 17, 2017 12:29PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
WME|IMG invites UFC roster to Las Vegas this weekend for ‘retreat’
A large chunk of the UFC roster will descend upon Las Vegas this weekend, and it won’t be for a fight. WME|IMG, the new owners of the UFC, have invited the entire roster to Vegas for what they’re calling the “2017 UFC Athlete Retreat.” While every fighter was asked to attend, those with conflicting schedules are exempt. All travel expenses will be paid by the UFC. “This event represents a unique opportunity for you to interact with your fellow athletes, UFC staff and your new ownership group, while hearing from a wide variety of experts across sports, entertainment and business,” an e-mail sent to the fighters earlier this week stated.
Submitted May 17, 2017 12:21PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
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