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Michael Chandler vs. Goiti Yamauchi slated for Bellator 192
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Michael Chandler is set to return to action, however, his next fight won’t be for the Bellator lightweight title. Chandler will meet Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 192 on January 20, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Nov 17, 2017 2:23PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Woodley calls Nate Diaz ‘scared,’ signs UFC 219 bout agreement
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Tyron Woodley is serious about this Nate Diaz fight. He appeared on TMZ’s “The Hollywood Beatdown” to express his feelings towards Diaz, revealing that he signed the contract given him- all that remains is for Diaz to come to terms with the UFC. Woodley used the classic Diaz line, “Don’t be scared, homie” to accuse the younger Diaz brother of being... scared.
Submitted Nov 17, 2017 12:35PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Rich Franklin to host reality series for ONE Championship in 2018
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In the first quarter of 2018, the premiere episode of ONE Championship’s new reality platform “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series” is set to air, in which the former UFC middleweight champion will venture around Asia in search of the newest martial arts superstars, it was announced Friday in a release.
Submitted Nov 17, 2017 12:31PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Germaine de Randamie still has 'no idea’ when she will return to the Octagon
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Away from the Octagon since February, when she defeated Holly Holm to capture the inaugural UFC featherweight championship — which was later taken away by the company —, de Randamie has no timetable for her next fight.
Submitted Nov 17, 2017 2:10AM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Ultimate Fighter 27 to feature only undefeated fighters
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The UFC is in search for undefeated fighters for their new season of The Ultimate Fighter. On Thursday, the promotion announced that the latest installment of the UFC’s long-running reality television show, The Ultimate Fighter: Battle of the Undefeated, will feature only competitors that are still unbeaten in their professional MMA careers.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 11:21PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Holly Holm vs. Cris Cyborg title fight now confirmed for UFC 219
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So much for being "dead". After weeks of back and forth regarding a possible UFC women’s featherweight title fight between champion Cris Cyborg and former women’s 135-pound champ Holly Holm, it appears that a deal is finally in place. The two ladies will compete at UFC 219 in December, and the UFC confirmed the bout via social media Just one week ago the fight was declared “dead” by Holm’s manager. However, it appears that talks were reignited recently and a deal came into place today.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 10:13PM by Leonstolzz - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva releases new statement on USADA case
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Former longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has made a statement regarding his current USADA situation.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 5:19PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Fabricio Werdum receives assault summons after throwing boomerang at Colby Covington in Australia
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Fabricio Werdum is in hot water Down Under. The UFC heavyweight was charged with common assault Thursday in Australia after throwing a boomerang at fellow fighter Colby Covington in a street altercation. The New South Wales Police Force posted the information about the incident on Facebook without including the names of either party.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 4:15PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Stipe Miocic contract talks going well, hoping to return in first quarter of 2018
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The UFC heavyweight champion is on the comeback trail. Contract talks have finally restarted between Stipe Miocic’s camp and the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. According to sources, the talks are trending in the right direction and there is optimism Miocic will return to action to defend his title in the first quarter of 2018.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:52PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Colby Covington says he’s pressing charges on Fabricio Werdum in boomerang incident
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Colby Covington said he’s pursuing charges against Fabricio Werdum in an altercation that happened between the two UFC fighters in Australia.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:50PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jon Jones praises Fabricio Werdum for hitting Colby Covington with a boomerang
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Covington has recently stirred up a lot of anger for calling Brazilian fans “filthy animals” after beating Demian Maia at UFC Sao Paulo. He also repeated the comment on his Instagram Live after yesterday’s altercation and called Werdum a “f****t.” Covington’s xenophobic comments seem to have also angered Jones who Tweeted that Werdum did a “good job” for standing up to Covington’s “racism.”
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:49PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Fabricio Werdum throws boomerang at Colby Covington in street altercation
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A pair of UFC fighters got into an altercation Wednesday in Australia. Colby Covington and Fabricio Werdum got into a verbal confrontation in Sydney, site of the UFC’s card Saturday night. Covington, who filmed part of the incident on Instagram Live, said Werdum punched him in the face. Covington also called Werdum an anti-gay slur, which could be heard on the video. Fellow UFC fighter Dan Hooker captured video of Werdum throwing what appeared to be a boomerang at Covington and tweeted it Wednesday.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:47PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Renewed optimism regarding Cyborg vs. Holm at UFC 219
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Back from the dead? A week after Holly Holm’s management said talks of fighting Cris Cyborg at UFC 219 had stalled significantly — “dead,” to be exact — MMA Fighting has learned that the fight has been resuscitated and — all of a sudden — there’s renewed optimism that it could happen on Dec. 30 after all.
Submitted Nov 16, 2017 2:43PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Emil Meek: Kamaru Usman bout is ‘not looking very bright’ due to visa issues
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On Tuesday, Emil Meek revealed via Twitter that he was having “visa issues”, which could potentially put his upcoming welterweight clash with Kamaru Usman in jeopardy. In a series of text messages sent to MMA Fighting, “Valhalla” elaborated on his initial tweet regarding the visa trouble. According to the Norwegian, UFC’s legal team is trying to secure a waiver that would allow him to obtain the visa quicker. Meek is scheduled to face Usman at UFC 219 on Dec. 30. If he is not able to secure a waiver to speed up the process, he will be unable to contest the bout, which he described as “the kind of fight I live for” in a recent interview.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 4:31PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ketlen Vieira says planned fight with Germaine de Randamie off due to 'GDR' injury
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Hopefully you weren’t holding your breath waiting for the return of Germaine de Randamie. De Randamie (7-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC), the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight champion who later had her title stripped, was rumored to be returning against Ketlen Vieira (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 125 in February in Brazil. But according to Vieira, the fight is off because of a de Randamie hand injury – or potentially a recurring or continued hand injury.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 4:30PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Takanori Gomi, four others released by the UFC
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The UFC has released five fighters from its roster, including four Brazilians. Takanori Gomi, Hacran Dias, Henrique da Silva, Adriano Martins and Carlos Felipe were no longer with the company, multiple sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 2:22PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gian Villante vs. Francimar Barroso announced for UFC 220
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A light heavyweight clash between Gian Villante and Francimar Barroso was added to UFC 220 in Boston on Jan. 20, the promotion announced following a report by Newsday.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 2:20PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor Belfort vs. Uriah Hall, Jessica Eye vs. Kalindra Faria added to UFC St. Louis
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A UFC legend will return early next year. Vitor Belfort will take on Uriah Hall at UFC St. Louis on Jan. 14, ESPN reported as official Tuesday night. Belfort had posted to social media last month that he would be fighting Hall, but the date was unknown until now. Also on that Missouri card will be a women’s flyweight fight between Jessica Eye and Kalindra Faria.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 2:19AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva releases statement following failed USADA drug test
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Anderson Silva has broken his silence following a positive drug test. Last Friday, Silva was pulled from the UFC Shanghai main event against Kelvin Gastelum due to a failed USADA drug test. The legendary former UFC middleweight champion released a statement Tuesday on social media addressing — though not directly — the situation.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 11:30PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Coach Leaks News Of Nate Diaz Fight Camp
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Is Nate Diaz on the verge of returning to the UFC? If an Instagram post from his strength and conditioning coach Jose Garcia is to be believed, then yes.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 8:36PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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