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Injury scraps UFC 192's targeted Leslie Smith vs. Raquel Pennington bout
(mmajunkie.com)
Although not announced, a planned women’s bantamweight bout between Leslie Smith (7-6-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Raquel Pennington (5-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has been scrapped as a possible UFC 192 addition. A UFC official told MMAjunkie an injury forced Smith off the card. A replacement may be sought to fight Pennington. UFC 192 takes place Oct. 3 at Toyota Center in Houston. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 11:25AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 192 adds Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis, Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov
(mmajunkie.com)
October’s UFC 192 event in Houston has two new additions, including one at flyweight and one at welterweight. Former 125-pound title challenger Chris Cariaso (17-7 MMA, 7-5 UFC) meets Sergio Pettis (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), and Alan Jouban(12-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) takes on fellow 170-pounder Albert Tumenov (15-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC). The latest UFC 192 card includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson – for light heavyweight title Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez Jessica Eye vs. Julianna Pena Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 11:24AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Correia eyes title run in 2016: 'Ronda will be dethroned'
(bloodyelbow.com)
"I promise I will fight for the belt next year," she told Combate. "In 2016, I want to write a different story. I want, above all things, to be respected. I want a triumphant return. I won't accept ending 2016 without an UFC belt on my waist. Everything I want, I get. That will be my battle."
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:12PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yair Rodriguez vs. Daniel Hooker slated for UFC 192 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1? winner Yair Rodriguez (5-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and featherweight Daniel Hooker (12-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to UFC 192. UFC officials recently announced the bout. The latest UFC 192 card includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson – for light heavyweight title Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:08PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Efrain Escudero vs. Leandro Silva slated for UFC Fight Night 79 in Mexico
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2? coach Efrain Escudero (24-9 MMA, 5-5 UFC) and Leandro Silva (18-2-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is slated for UFC Fight Night 79 in Mexico. UFC officials today announced the fight. UFC Fight Night 79 takes place Nov. 21 at Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC Fight Night 79 card includes: Matt Brown vs. Kelvin Gastelum Efrain Escudero vs. Leandro Silva TBA vs. TBA – “TUF: Latin America 2? lightweight final TBA vs. TBA – “TUF: Latin America 2? welterweight final
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:07PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Brown vs. Kelvin Gastelum headlines UFC Fight Night 79 in Mexico
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout between Matt Brown (20-13 MMA, 13-7 UFC) and Kelvin Gastelum (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will headline the UFC’s return to Mexico. UFC officials today announced the fight. UFC Fight Night 79 takes place Nov. 21 at Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:06PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes open to fights at 145 – or even 155
(mmajunkie.com)
“If (WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz and president Ray Sefo) come to me and say, ‘Marlon, you want to do a superfight,’ I would be able to,” he said. WSOF has some solid champions in those divisions: featherweight Lance Palmer (10-1) and lightweight Justin Gaethje (14-0). The organization doesn’t have a flyweight champion, but that doesn’t seem to matter. “(I’d do) 145, 155 – but not 125,” Moraes said with a laugh.
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:03PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Hey, Michael Bisping: Here's the latest UFC middleweight calling you out
(mmajunkie.com)
Vitor Miranda appears to have found a home in the UFC’s middleweight division, and now he has his sights set on some bigger names at 185 pounds. Miranda (11-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) made his way to the UFC after a stint at heavyweight on “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3.” The Brazilian striker dropped to middleweight after suffering a unanimous-decision loss to Antonio Carlos Junior in the tournament final and made it two wins in a row when he stopped Clint Hester (11-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) via second-round TKO at UFC 190, which took place this past Saturday at Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. “I’m very happy,” Miranda told MMAjunkie following his preliminary-card bout, which streamed on UFC Fight Pass. “I thought he would exchange a little bit more in the standup, but this showed his respect for my striking game. Right away, in the beginning of the fight, he tried to take me down. He took me down, but I was confident and well-trained. I waited for the best moment to sweep and win the fight.”
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:00PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz’s NSAC hearing scheduled, finally, for Aug. 13
(mmajunkie.com)
After more than a half-year in limbo, ex-UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and onetime welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz finally will go before the Nevada State Athletic Commission. NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett today confirmed to MMAjunkie that the fighters are scheduled for their respective hearings during the commission’s Aug. 13 meeting in Las Vegas.
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 10:57PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Eye added to UFC 192
(mmafighting.com)
A meeting between women's bantamweight contenders Julianna Pena and Jessica Eye is slated for Oct. 3 at UFC 192. The UFC confirmed the bout Tuesday following an initial report by ESPN. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 7:58PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF strips Rousimar Palhares of title, suspends him indefinitely
(mmafighting.com)
World Series of Fighting is throwing the book at Rousimar Palhares.
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 1:40PM by prophecy033 - 19 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Wanderlei Silva, other fighters push for Muhammad Ali Act in MMA
(bloodyelbow.com)
At the annual Convention of the Association of Boxing Commissions in San Diego, Wanderlei Silva and a host of ex-UFC fighters made a push for a Muhammad Ali act in the sport of MMA. The last few years have really brought the idea of a possible union of MMA fighters into the forefront. While a union is unlikely at this point, one thing that fighters have been doing is looking at the idea of introducing something similar to the Muhammad Ali act for the sport of MMA.
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 12:05PM by GDPofMPG - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Myles Jury moving to featherweight, joins new team at Power MMA & Fitness
(foxsports.com)
Top 10 ranked fighter Myles Jury is making a few changes to his career including a new weight class and a new team to help him prepare for his next bout in the Octagon.
Submitted Aug 3, 2015 9:23PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Moraes cashes $140k payday for WSOF title defense
(mmafighting.com)
Marlon Moraes' new deal with WSOF got off to a great start, as the promotion's only ever bantamweight champion earned a $140,000 payday for his submission win over Sheymon Moraes at WSOF 22.
Submitted Aug 3, 2015 3:26PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
NAC will review Shields after-the-bell punch
(mmafighting.com)
The Nevada Athletic Commission will review potentially unsportsmanlike actions from both Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields from WSOF 22 on Saturday.
Submitted Aug 3, 2015 3:25PM by FastKnockout - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dillashaw wants McGregor fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw expressed interest in a champion vs. champion superfight against Conor McGregor.
Submitted Aug 3, 2015 3:23PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Reebok payouts leave legends behind at UFC 190
(bloodyelbow.com)
The second major event of the Reebok era came to a close. See which fighters earned the most from sponsorship money, and who was left behind.
Submitted Aug 3, 2015 3:21PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diaz on Khabib: 'He a b****, he got slapped'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following his scuffle with Khabib Nurmagomedov at WSOF 22, Nate Diaz gave his thoughts on the brawl in a quick video message.
Submitted Aug 3, 2015 3:20PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 190 medical suspensions: Claudia Gadelha among five with potentially long terms
(mmajunkie.com)
Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), MMA’s regulatory body in Brazil, has issued medical suspensions to fighters from this past weekend’s UFC 190, and five face lengthy terms.
Submitted Aug 3, 2015 3:18PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko set for UFC Fight Night 77 in Dublin
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s fall return to Ireland has another fight added to the card – with a British fighter known for traveling well.
Submitted Aug 3, 2015 3:17PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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