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Fast-rising bonus-collector Thomas Almeida inks new UFC deal
(mmajunkie.com)
Thomas Almeida, one of the more impressive recent additions to the UFC’s bantamweight division, has signed a new deal with the promotion. The 24-year-old Brazilian’s rep, Wade Hampel of Big Fight Management, told MMAjunkie that Almedia has signed a new “five-fight extension.” Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Submitted Aug 15, 2015 12:26AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold co-headlines UFC 194 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and challenger Luke Rockhold (14-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will co-headline UFC 194 in December. UFC officials today announced the fight via “SportsCenter.” UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 9:45PM by Poor_Franklin - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Updated: 'Wandy' offers no evidence to support fixed-fight claims, faces lawsuit over comments
(mmajunkie.com)
It’s no secret that Wanderlei Silva is not fond of the UFC or its management. The former PRIDE and UFC star has been lashing out at UFC officials since running out of a gym to avoid a Nevada State Athletic Commission drug test ahead of his scheduled bout with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175. UFC President Dana White made it clear that Silva was “in a very bad position” with the UFC initially, before calling Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) “very wrong” for thinking that the situation would blow over. A minor war of words escalated with Silva lashing out at the UFC and retiring from MMA before the NSAC handed down a $70,000 fine and lifetime ban for skipping the drug test. Silva has popped up repeatedly whenever the UFC is affected by controversy. The 39-year-old has now released statements on Facebook in support of Jacob “Stitch” Duran, the veteran cutman whom the UFC relieved of his duties after speaking out about the way he was impacted by Reebok’s sponsorship deal with the UFC.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 9:31PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Rafael dos Anjos puts lightweight belt on line vs. 'Cowboy' Cerrone at UFC on FOX 17
(mmajunkie.com)
For the second straight UFC on FOX card, a title will be on the line in the main event. Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (24-7 MMA, 13-5 UFC) will defend his belt for the first time when he meets challenger Donald Cerrone (28-6 MMA, 15-3 UFC) in a rematch in the UFC on FOX 17 headliner to close out the UFC’s calendar year in December. UFC officials confirmed the fight booking and main event status to FOXSports.com today. UFC officials subsequently made a formal announcement of the fight.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 9:30PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
On three-fight skid, Alex Caceres moving back to 145 after long run at bantamweight
(mmajunkie.com)
Alex Caceres is no stranger to switching weight classes, and that appears to be the case again. Caceres (10-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) fought as a lightweight on Season 12 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” After reaching the quarterfinals on the show, Caceres returned to featherweight for his official UFC debut and was there for two fights before moving to bantamweight. Now, after 10 fights at 135 pounds, “Bruce Leeroy” is moving back to 145. Ariel Helwani first reported the news on Wednesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 9:29PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NSAC issues temporary suspensions to Palhares, Shields, Magalhaes pending hearings
(mmajunkie.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today issued temporary suspensions to WSOF welterweights Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields, as well as UFC fighter Caio Magalhaes, pending formal hearings for unsportsmanlike conduct. NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett earlier this month told MMAjunkie he would issue a temporary suspension against the fighters, and a meeting today in Las Vegas formalized the decision.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 9:28PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Herb Dean refs Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson 2 main event at UFC 191
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran referee Herb Dean will oversee the UFC’s flyweight title fight next month in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission today confirmed. At a meeting today in Las Vegas, the commission appointed Dean to referee UFC 191’s main event between flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson (22-2-1 MMA, 10-1-1 UFC) and now two-time challenger John Dodson (17-6 MMA, 7-1 UFC). UFC 191 takes place Sept. 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 9:26PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva suspended one year, fined $380K, chastised for 'soft testimony'
(mmajunkie.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today voted unanimously to issue a 12-month suspension to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva for multiple banned substances found in his system before and after a unanimous-decision victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 183.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 6:04PM by george112 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Henry Corrales added to September's Bellator 143 card in Texas
(mmajunkie.com)
Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Henry Corrales added to September's Bellator 143 card in Texas.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 12:24PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Gleristone Santos gets opponent for Bellator debut
(mmafighting.com)
Gleristone Santos will finally make his Bellator debut, as the featherweight prospect meets fellow Brazilian John Teixeira in September.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 10:30AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Browne remains sidelined through abuse allegations
(mmafighting.com)
Per the UFC, heavyweight Travis Browne will remained sidelined as an investigation tying him to domestic abuse plays out.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With staph infection, Maia unable to fight Nelson
(mmafighting.com)
Though he was approached to fight Gunnar Nelson next, UFC middleweight Demian Maia was forced to decline as he recovers from a nasty staph infection.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 10:26AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Unbeatens Nicolas Dalby and Darren Till meet at UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Ireland this fall keeps on growing with the addition of a pair of unbeaten welterweights.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 10:17AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
With Andre Fili injured, Tiago Trator meets Clay Collard at UFC 191 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury has forced a change to a featherweight bout on next month’s UFC pay-per-view in Las Vegas.
Submitted Aug 13, 2015 10:14AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NAC won't punish Mazzagatti for WSOF 22 refereeing
(bloodyelbow.com)
World Series of Fighting 22 on August 1st turned out to be one of the most controversial events of the year. The Diaz brothers were involved in a Royal Rumble style brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov's camp in the crowd and backstage, and the welterweight title fight between reigning champion Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields was marred with foul play. All three participants, Rousimar Palhares, Jake Shields and referee Steven Mazzagatti were criticized for their conduct in the cage during the main event, but it was the Brazilian who received the most backlash.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 9:41PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC on FOX 17 headed to Amway Center in Orlando on Dec. 19 for year-ender
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC will close out its 2015 calendar year with a return to the “Sunshine State.” UFC on FOX 17 is set for Dec. 19 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The news was announced as part of Wednesday’s “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. No fights have been announced for the card. The event will have a main card on FOX. Prelim broadcast information hasn’t been announced, but the UFC’s most recent event on FOX, which took place in July in Chicago, had prelims on FOX and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 9:32PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Liz Carmouche meets Raquel Pennington at UFC 191 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A women’s bantamweight matchup including a former title challenger has been added to next month’s UFC pay-per-view in Las Vegas. Liz Carmouche (10-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) will take on Raquel Pennington (5-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 191. The news was announced as part of Wednesday’s “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. UFC 191 takes place Sept. 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 9:31PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 144 set for October with Marcos Galvao vs. Eduardo Dantas 2 in Connecticut
(mmajunkie.com)
Marcos Galvao will put his bantamweight title on the line for the first time when he meets Eduardo Dantas in a rematch at Bellator 144. Galvao (17-6-1 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) and Dantas (17-4 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) will headline the card at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Oct. 23. Bellator officials announced the event today. The main card will air on Spike TV following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 8:55PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
WSOF 23 main card finalized with Jones vs. Valiev, Burley vs. Foster
(mmajunkie.com)
WSOF has announced the final two bouts for the main card of WSOF 23. Bantamweights Tito Jones (11-7) and Timur Valiev (9-1) will meet on the card as will lightweights LaRue Burley (6-0) and Brian Foster (22-7) The latest WSOF 23 card now includes: Champ Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino – for lightweight title Dave Branch vs. Teddy Holder – for inaugural light heavyweight title Ben Fodor vs. Roberto Yong Tito Jones vs. Timur Valiev LaRue Burley vs. Brian Foster
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 8:54PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Germany's Nick Hein meets newcomer Yusuke Kasuya at UFC Fight Night 75 in Japan
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s UFC fight card in Japan has a new addition to the lineup. Germany’s Nick Hein (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will head east to meet Japanese newcomer Yusuke Kasuya (9-1-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Promotion officials recently announced the new lightweight booking for UFC Fight Night 75. The latest UFC Fight Night 75 lineup includes: Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett Roan Carneiro vs. Gegard Mousasi Li Jingliang vs. Kiichi Kunimoto Matt Hobar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani Takeya Mizugaki vs. George Roop Chico Camus vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Diego Brandao vs. Katsunori Kikuno Shinsho Anzai vs. Roger Zapata Nick Hein vs. Yusuke Kasuya TBA vs. TBA – “Road to UFC: Japan” tournament final
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 8:53PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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