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Michael Bisping vs. Kelvin Gastelum targeted as new UFC Shanghai main event
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Michael Bisping is getting right back on the horse. A week after losing the middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217, Bisping has agreed to fight Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Shanghai in two weeks, MMA Fighting has learned. Bisping replaces Anderson Silva, who was provisionally suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency on Friday and subsequently removed from the card. Silva failed an out-of-competition drug test administered by USADA on Oct. 26, however, it’s unknown at this time which substance he tested positive for.
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 6:35PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 220 gets 2 new matchups, including Thomas Almeida vs. Rob Font
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UFC 220 appears to have two new matchups. They include bantamweights Thomas Almeida (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Rob Font (14-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and featherweights Shane Burgos (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Calvin Kattar (17-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 5:38PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 slated as new UFC 218 main event
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Just like that, Jose Aldo will get another crack at the UFC featherweight title sooner than expected. Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 is the new UFC 218 main event, MMA Fighting has learned. Aldo replaces Frankie Edgar, who was forced to withdraw from the fight earlier this week due to injury.
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 2:11PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Germaine de Randamie takes on Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night 125
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A female bantamweight bout was added to the next Brazil card, in the city of Belem. As Combate reported, former women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie will take on undefeated prospect, Ketlen Vieira.
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 12:50AM by Leonstolzz - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen, Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov added to UFC 221 in Perth
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The UFC’s debut event in Perth is beginning to take shape with the addition of its first two fights. A flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga (20-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Ben Nguyen (17-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC), as well as a light heavyweight matchup between Tyson Pedro (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Saparbek Safarov (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), are set to go down at February’s UFC 221 event.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 7:01PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva fails USADA drug test, out of UFC Shanghai main event
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Anderson Silva is in another drug-test mess. The UFC legend has failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test and is out of his UFC Shanghai main event against Kelvin Gastelum later this month, the UFC announced Friday. The positive drug test stems from a sample collected Oct. 26.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 4:41PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Grant Dawson notified of potential USADA violation
(mmajunkie.com)
Grant Dawson failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation. Officials today announced the news.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 3:05PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor storms cage to celebrate with teammate, confronts referee Marc Goddard at Bellator 187
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Conor McGregor jumped the cage fence to celebrate with his teammate Charlie Ward after he dispatched John Redmond in the final seconds of the first round at Bellator 187 in Dublin. After celebrating with the former UFC fighter, McGregor appeared to approach referee Marc Goddard — the same official who ordered him to leave cageside as he cheered Artem Lobov on at UFC Gdansk.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 2:51PM by Five-Alive - 15 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Brandon Moreno vs. Ray Borg slated for UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin
(mmajunkie.com)
Next year’s UFC Fight Night 126 event in Texas has its first fight, and it’s an intriguing one. Officials today announced a fight between young prospect Brandon Moreno (14-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and recent title challenger Ray Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC), which is slated for the early-2018 event UFC Fight Night 126 takes place Feb. 18 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 1:54PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator Heavyweight Title Tournament announced
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Eight man tournament, some smaller than others. Fedor, Mitrione, Frank Mir, Roy Nelson, 205 title holder Ryan Bader, Rampage Jackson, Muhammed Lawal and Chael Sonnen. It's been 3 years since Bellator had a HVY title fight.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 1:10PM by finnish_line - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Matt Brown having second thoughts about retirement heading into UFC-Norfolk
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Matt Brown is only a couple months removed from telling the world his UFC Fight Night 120 co-main event against Diego Sanchez would be his final walk to the cage. But with the promise of retirement looming just two days away, Brown (20-16 MMA, 13-10 UFC) isn’t so sure anymore he’s going to want to leave his gloves in the cage after he fights Sanchez (27-10 MMA, 16-10 UFC).
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 7:12PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jason Knight vs. Gabriel Benitez added to UFC Fresno
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A new featherweight match-up has been added to UFC Fresno. Jason Knight and Gabriel Benitez have been booked to fight at UFC Fight Night 123. The event, which is being headlined by Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega, is set to take place on Dec. 9 at the SaveMart Center in Fresno, Calif. The news was announced by the promotion on Thursday.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 7:06PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Rampage' Jackson signs multi-fight Bellator contract
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One of MMA’s all-time greats will continue fighting for Bellator. The promotion today announced that it has signed Quinton Jackson to a multi-fight contract. “Rampage” (37-12 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) is expected to return to action in early 2018.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 6:25PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Michael Johnson gets Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 124 in first featherweight bout
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Michael Johnson will be welcomed to the UFC featherweight division by a formidable foe. Johnson (17-12 MMA, 9-8 UFC) today announced that he’s set to fight the red-hot Darren Elkins (23-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 124, which takes place Jan. 14 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis and airs on FS1.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 4:28PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Georges St-Pierre injured but won't 'freeze' division
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Newly crowned middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre today revealed a neck injury he suffered during his title-winning fight against Michael Bisping, but he said he still plans to fight interim titleholder Robert Whittaker.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 1:27PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Thiago Alves vs. Zak Cummings, two other bouts added to UFC St. Louis
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Thiago Alves will be competing on the first UFC card of 2018. The former UFC welterweight title challenger will be taking on Zak Cummings in a 170-pound contest at UFC St. Louis. The event is set to take place on Jan. 14 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The news was announced by the promotion on Wednesday. The promotion also announced two additional lightweight bouts for the St. Louis event in James Krause vs. Alex White and Polo Reyes vs. Matt Frevola
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:16PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After decade in UFC, Dennis Siver signs with ACB
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Dennis Siver’s UFC run has come to an end. After spending more than a decade under the UFC banner, Siver announced Wednesday that he has signed a multi-fight deal with Russian promotion ACB. The 38-year-old German fighter is slated to make his promotional debut in a lightweight contest on Nov. 25 in the main event of ACB 75, which will take place at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:14PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Dominick Cruz out of UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera
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It’s a tough day for popular former UFC champions. Dominick Cruz is out of his UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera due to a broken arm, multiple sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on Wednesday. It remains immediately unclear if the UFC will keep Rivera on the Dec. 30 card in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 9:12PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frankie Edgar injured, off UFC 218 title fight vs. Max Holloway
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Frankie Edgar has suffered an injury and will not be able to compete against featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 218. Brazilian outlet Combate first reported the news, which ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto confirmed. Sources close to the fighters told MMAjunkie that Edgar suffered a fractured orbital bone. The title fight was set to headline the UFC 218 pay-per-view, which takes place at Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 6:43PM by Five-Alive - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Agent: Cyborg vs. Holm fight at UFC 219 ‘dead’
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The highly-anticipated Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Holly Holm fight is off the table for now. According to Holm’s agent, Lenny Fresquez, the women’s featherweight title fight, which had been proposed for UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, is “dead” as of earlier this week.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 6:09PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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