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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
 
Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka set for UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin
(mmajunkie.com)
Following his win in Scotland in July, Paddy Holohan is ready to fight again in his home city. Holohan (12-1-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to meet Louis Smolka (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in a flyweight bout in October at UFC Fight Night 76 in Ireland. UFC officials announced the new booking today. With the addition, UFC Fight Night 76 now includes: Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 8:51PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabricio Werdum to defend heavyweight title against Cain Velasquez
(mmafighting.com)
After much debating as to who heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum would face in his first legitimate title defense, it looks like he'll draw a familiar foe. On Wednesday, UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani reported that former champion Cain Velasquez will get an immediate rematch with Werdum, following his loss UFC 188 loss to the Brazilian in June. UFC president Dana White confirmed to UFC Tonight that Velasquez/Werdum II is officially booked, yet a time and place is yet to be determined. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 8:50PM by Wez - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Sean O'Connell out, Daniel Jolly meets Misha Cirkunov at UFC Fight Night 74
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Canada later this month once again is complete with an amended light heavyweight fight. With Sean O’Connell (17-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) forced out of his fight against newcomer Misha Cirkunov (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) due to an injury, the UFC has tapped Daniel Jolly (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to step in on short notice. Promotion officials announced the new booking for UFC Fight Night 74 today.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 8:50PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stipe Miocic vs. Ben Rothwell targeted for UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight matchup with title implications is headed to Dublin for UFC Fight Night 76. Stipe Miocic (13-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Ben Rothwell (35-9 MMA, 5-3 UFC) will meet on the Oct. 24 card headlined by a lightweight matchup between Dustin Poirier and Joseph Duffy, multiple sources confirmed to MMAjunkie. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 6:29PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Flyweight Ace Yuki Motoya, ‘Road to UFC’ Fighter Hiroto Uesako Added to Deep ‘73 Impact’
(sherdog.com)
Flyweight Ace Yuki Motoya, ‘Road to UFC’ Fighter Hiroto Uesako Added to Deep ‘73 Impact’.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 10:33AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
Grappling: Metamoris to Host Karo Parisyan vs. J.T. Torres on Friday
(sherdog.com)
Grappling: Metamoris to Host Karo Parisyan vs. J.T. Torres on Friday.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 10:32AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
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