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Victory FC 51 headlined by pair of title fights on June 24
A pair of belts will be up for grabs when Victory FC 51 heads to Idaho. The promotion announced three featured bouts, including a pair of title fights. Victory FC 51 takes place June 24 from Bucs Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. The card streams live on UFC Fight Pass. The main event features a bout for the vacant bantamweight title when UFC veteran Rob Emerson (16-11) takes on Shawn West (12-6). In the co-main event, Rakim Cleveland (14-7-1) battles Mike Rhodes (9-4) for the vacant middleweight belt. The Victory FC 51 card includes: Rob Emerson vs. Shawn West – for vacant bantamweight title Rakim Cleveland vs. Mike Rhodes – for vacant middleweight title Rick Glenn vs. Ramiro Hernandez
Submitted Jun 8, 2016 11:52AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Nick Hein gets home bout in Germany, meets Tae Hyun Bang at UFC Fight Night in Hamburg
Nick Hein will return from what will be nearly a year layoff for a fight in front of his home German fans this fall. Hein (13-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to meet Tae Hyun Bang (18-9 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in a lightweight bout at the UFC’s “Fight Night” event in Hamburg, Germany. Promotion officials announced the new booking today. UFC Fight Night in Hamburg takes place Sept. 3 at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC Fight Night in Hamburg lineup now includes: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson Jessin Ayari vs. Emil Meek Nicolas Dalby vs. Peter Sobotta Tae Hyun Bang vs. Nick Hein
Submitted Jun 8, 2016 11:51AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC lightweight champ reveals planned drop to featherweight
With three straight losses on his record, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has decided to shake things up. “Showtime” announced the move on his official Instagram account. MMAFighting.com reported he will enlist the services of nutritionist Mike Dolce to oversee the weight cut.
Submitted Jun 8, 2016 11:50AM by postman - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 199 draws announced 15,587 fans for sell-out at The Forum, $2.17 million gate
Saturday’s UFC 199 event drew an announced attendance of 15,587, which was a sell-out, and a live gate of $2,168,675. UFC PR head Dave Sholler announced the figures at the post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie attended. UFC 199 took place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The card featured a number of California-based fighters. In fact, three of the four headliners and co-headliners are California natives, and the other (Michael Bisping) lives part-time in the state.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:17PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 199 bonuses: It should be pretty obvious who won $50,000 for their knockouts
INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Michael Bisping, Dan Henderson, Polo Reyes and ”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 199 event. Bisping and Henderson earned “Performance of the Night” honors, and Reyes and Kim took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:13PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC 199 Athlete Outfitting pay: Title fights drive biggest payout in program history
Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 199 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $297,500. The amount marked the largest total issued at a single event since the program’s inception.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:08PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
At long last, Fedor Emelianenko headed to the UFC ... UFC Fight Pass, that is
Legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko emerged from a retirement of more than three years this past December and cruised to a first-round TKO of Jaideep Singh in Japan. His return came after plenty of speculation about where he’d wind up – and the UFC was, naturally, one of the promotions he was rumored to wind up. But Rizin Fighting Federation is where he went to, not the UFC. But later this month, the UFC will get Fedor anyway – in a roundabout sort of way. Emelianenko (35-4) will fight UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado (22-9) at a Eurasian Fight Nights event in St. Petersburg, Russia – and that bout, set for June 17, will be streamed on the UFC’s Fight Pass digital network.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:03PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC 199 salaries: Henderson ($800K), Cruz ($350K) earn top disclosed payouts
Dan Henderson, co-headliner Dominick Cruz, and headliners Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold earned the top disclosed payouts at this past Saturday’s UFC 199 event. MMAjunkie today requested and received the list of disclosed payouts from the California State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 10:58PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brock Lesnar betting underdog against Mark Hunt after enjoying brief moment as favorite
While former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) enjoyed a brief installation as the oddsmakers’ favorite in his UFC 200 match with Mark Hunt (12-10-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC), that quickly changed. Curacao-based gaming site Pinnacle initially opened Lesnar at -200, implying a win probability of 67 percent. Hunt was opened at +176, implying a 36 percent chance of victory for “The Super Samoan.”
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 10:55PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Ricardo Lamas still in the hospital after splitting shin open
UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas has been shuttled through two hospitals and remains hospitalized after his pay-per-view main card bout with Max Holloway at this past Saturday’s UFC 199. Lamas split his shin open during the bout, which he lost via decision, and was admitted to the emergency room after being given antibiotics for an infection that swelled his leg during his flight home to Chicago.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 10:50PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brock Lesnar granted waiver from four-month drug testing requirement
The UFC Anti-Doping Policy requires fighters who are coming out of retirement, such as former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, to notify the promotion in writing four months in advance of an intended return to competition, and to make themselves available for random testing for four months. Lesnar on Friday agreed to terms and signed his bout agreement to fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas. He entered into the testing pool on Monday. He thus would not be able to fight, though the clause also covers situations such as Lesnar.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 10:23PM by kopower - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Levan Makashvili in for injured champ Luis Felix vs. Ryan Sanders at CES MMA 36
Injury has forced a change to the CES MMA 36 card and led to a shake-up in the main event. The promotion today notified MMAjunkie of the change. The event takes place June 10 from Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., and airs on AXS TV. The originally planned championship main event between Ryan Sanders (10-7) and lightweight champion Luis Felix (14-9) has been scrapped after an injury forced the champ out of the bout. Sanders will now face former UFC fighter Levan Makashvili (7-2-1) in a non-title bout.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 10:13PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Nordine Taleb injured, UFC seeks opponent for Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 90
UFC officials are in need of a welterweight opponent to step up on short notice to face Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 90. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that injury has forced Nordine Taleb (12-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) to withdraw from the July 7 event at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. A replacement foe is now being sought on one month’s notice. The UFC Fight Night 90 lineup now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez – for lightweight title Derrick Lewis vs. Roy Nelson Alan Jouban vs. TBA Mitch Clarke vs. Joseph Duffy Alberto Mina vs. Mike Pyle Mehdi Baghdad vs. John Makdessi Anthony Birchak vs. Dileno Lopes Gilbert Burns vs. Lukasz Sajewski Marco Beltran vs. Reginaldo Vieira Alvaro Herrera vs. Vicente Luque Russell Doane vs. Pedro Munhoz Felipe Arantes vs. Jerrod Sanders
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 8:21PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Peter Sobotta vs. Nicolas Dalby slated for UFC Fight Night in Hamburg
A welterweight bout between Peter Sobotta (15-5-1 MMA, 2-4 UFC) and Nicolas Dalby (14-1-1 MMA, 1-1-1 UFC) has joined the lineup for September’s UFC Fight Night in Germany. UFC officials today announced the bout. The latest UFC Fight Night in Hamburg lineup now includes: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson Jessin Ayari vs. Emil Meek Nicolas Dalby vs. Peter Sobotta
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:34AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fresh off Palhares victory, Emil Weber Meek booked for UFC Fight Night in Hamburg
A notable victory against a familiar name has earned Emil Weber Meek a spot on the UFC roster and a slot on an upcoming card. Meek (8-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who recently scored a 45-second knockout victory over UFC vet/former WSOF champ Rousimar Palhares at Venator FC 3, has signed with the organization and now meets fellow newcomer Jessin Ayari (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night in Hamburg. UFC officials today announced the bout. The latest UFC Fight Night in Hamburg lineup now includes: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson Jessin Ayari vs. Emil Weber Meek
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:33AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Douglas Lima replaces Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley at Bellator 158 in London
That long-awaited Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley rematch will have to wait a little longer. Koscheck (17-10 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), a former UFC fighter who’s yet to make his Bellator debut, was forced out of a Bellator 158 bout with Daley (38-13-2 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) for undisclosed reasons, and former welterweight champion Douglas Lima (26-6 MMA, 8-2 UFC) has stepped in a replacement. A Bellator rep confirmed the lineup change with MMAjunkie. ESPN.com first reported it.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:32AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Rose Namajunas meets undefeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201 in Atlanta
A strawweight bout between Rose Namajunas (5-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Karolina Kowalkiewicz (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is the latest addition to July’s UFC 201 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout. UFC 201 takes place July 30 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The event airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized. The latest UFC 201 card now includes: Champ Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley – for welterweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis – for flyweight title Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Claudio Silva Cesar Arzamendia vs. Damien Brown Michael Graves vs. Bojan Velickovic Erik Perez vs. Francisco Rivera Damian Grabowski vs. Anthony Hamilton Matt Brown vs. Jake Ellenberger Ian McCall vs. Justin Scoggins Ed Herman vs. Nikita Krylov Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Rose Namajunas
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 1:35AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Restores Ariel Helwani's Credentials
MMAFighting.com reporter Ariel Helwani and his colleagues Casey Leydon and Esther Lin, who were thrown out of UFC 199 on Saturday night and banned for life after Helwani (accurately) reported that Brock Lesnar was in talks to fight at UFC 200 next month, appear to have had their credentials restored by UFC this evening. UFC released the following statement: Following a conversation with the editorial team at SB Nation, UFC will not prevent MMAFighting.com from receiving media credentials to cover live UFC events. We respect the role the media plays in our sport and beyond, including MMAFighting’s ability to report news. However, in our opinion, we believe the recurring tactics used by its lead reporter extended beyond the purpose of journalism. We feel confident our position has now been adequately communicated to the SB Nation editorial team.
Submitted Jun 6, 2016 11:23PM by kopower - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson is dead at 42
Looks like Kimbo is dead.
Submitted Jun 6, 2016 11:18PM by Auntie_Razor - 31 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Ariel Helwani discusses his UFC banning
Obviously upset, Ariel didn't want to do interviews about the ban, but thought it was bigger than him and he needed to talk about it. Ariel was very hesitant about wanting to join Fox. Said pre-fox deal he was in talks with Fuel for a tv program, while UFC was in talks with NBC and Comcast at the time. Decided against doing it. Ariel says the only reason he was given for his release was that he reported the Brock Lesnar info before the UFC broke the news. Ariel also spoke about Dana and the UFC being upset with his Nate Diaz interview, which he thought was great. Evidently during the interview with Nate he was getting calls from a '702' area code that was Dana's number and didn't know if he should pick up in the middle of the interview.
Submitted Jun 6, 2016 3:55PM by State_Champ - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
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