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Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather first news conference set for London's Wembley Stadium
(mmajunkie.com)
Get yourself mentally prepared for the onslaught. It’s starting in two weeks. (Well, you probably think it’s started already.) The first news conference between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor ahead of their boxing mega-match will go down at Wembley Stadium in London, according to a report from The Sun. No specific date has been announced, though we’ve known for a bit that a world tour will be happening between the two combat sports greats.
Submitted Jul 5, 2017 9:14PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Albert Morales replaces Mitch Gagnon, meets Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 113
(mmajunkie.com)
Bantamweight Albert Morales (7-1-1 MMA, 1-1-1 UFC) has agreed to step in on short notice to replace Mitch Gagnon (12-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and face Brett Johns (13-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at next week’s UFC Fight Night 113 even in Scotland. UFC officials today announced the change in plans. UFC Fight Night 113 takes place July 16 at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The card airs on FS1.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 6:32PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jared Cannonier gets new TUF 25 Finale opponent just days away after Steve Bosse pulls out
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale card is getting a last-minute change. Steve Bosse is out and in his place Nick Roehrick has signed with the UFC to fight Jared Cannonier in a light heavyweight bout on just three days’ notice, a company official today told MMAjunkie following an initial report from Twitter user Shawn Bitter. The TUF 25 Finale takes place Friday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 6:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alistair Overeem says Fedor Emelianenko is not the greatest heavyweight ever: He fought cans and declined to fight me
(https:)
One of the biggest questions that has persisted throughout combat sports history is how long is too long to stick around? The nature of the fight game, blunt force trauma to the head, means that it’s better suited to young men but the reality is that aging veterans and legends of the sport often have a hard time letting go, often to their detriment. Most recently, these questions about when to walk away have surfaced regarding two of MMA’s all-time greats: B.J. Penn and Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 12:48AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
 
Bryan Barberena vs. Leon Edwards added to UFC Fight Night 115 in Netherlands
(mmajunkie.com)
September’s UFC Fight Night 115 event in the Netherlands has a new welterweight addition. Officials today announced a fight between Bryan Barberena (13-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Leon Edwards (13-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC).
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 12:44AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Championship doubleheader slated for Invicta FC 25 in California
(mmajunkie.com)
Invicta FC is going to California and bringing a championship doubleheader event with it. The promotion announced Monday that Invicta FC 25 will take place Aug. 31 at Tachi Palace in Lemoore, Calif., and atop the card, which will stream on UFC Fight Pass, is a pair fights for vacant title belts.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 12:42AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fight Nights Global 69 results: Ali Bagautinov with submission win in Russia
(mmaplus.co.uk)
Former UFC title contender Ali Bagautinov secured his first win since returning to Russia earlier this year when he secured a second round submission over Pedro Nobre at Fight Nights Global 69 on Friday night. Fight Nights Global 69, or FNG 69, took place on Friday, June 30 at the Sibir Ice Sports Palace in Novosibirsk, Russia. As well as the flyweight main event, also on the card was English lightweight Jack McGann, who unfortunately fell to an early stoppage defeat at the hands of Nikolay Gaponov.
Submitted Jul 3, 2017 3:11AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler rebooked for UFC 214 after all
(mmajunkie.com)
The welterweight showdown between former champion Robbie Lawler and Donald Cerrone that was supposed to take place this week has a new home. Cerrone (32-7 MMA, 19-4 UFC) and Lawler (27-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) were set to meet at Saturday’s UFC 213 before a Cerrone injury forced him off the card. But fans won’t have to wait long for the welterweights to get after it. According to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, UFC President Dana White told him today the two have been rebooked for UFC 214 later this month.
Submitted Jul 2, 2017 6:09PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 213 Lineup Complete with Addition of Two New Bouts
(m.sherdog.com)
UFC 213 card has been finalized with the addition of two contests featuring a quartet of Octagon newcomers. Cody Stamann will meet Terrion Ware at featherweight, and James Bochnovic will lock horns with Trevin Giles in a light Thr Heavyweight duel on July 8 in Las Vegas, the promotion announced Saturday. UFC 213 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight championship tilt between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. Additionally, a heavyweight clash between Daniel Omielanczuk and Curtis Blaydes has been elevated to the pay-per-view draw following the postponement of Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone. Meanwhile, Stamann-Ware and Bochnovic-Giles will kick off the UFC Fight Pass portion of the card, which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 5:18PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Curious about PFL's 2018 tournament format? Carlos Silva breaks down the road to $1 million
(mmajunkie.com)
The PFL debuts tonight in Daytona with one of four fight cards through the rest of the calendar year that will serve as warm-ups to the real thing in 2018. And the real thing is going to be something very different from what MMA fans are used to, according to CEO Carlos Silva.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 5:08PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
CSAC holds historic weigh-ins 30 days before UFC 214
(https:)
UFC 214 is a month away, however, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has already held its first weigh-in for the event. Earlier this week, the commission had the six fighters competing in title fights on the July 29 card -- Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Cris Cyborg and Tonya Evinger — weigh-in via FaceTime.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 2:48PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Dana White admits the UFC has ‘made some mistakes’ regarding Cris Cyborg
(https:)
Dana White has described himself as a “low-road guy.” But he’s taking the high road now, when it comes to Cris Cyborg. The UFC president seemed contrite this week in a video interview with MMAjunkie’s John Morgan regarding the top female fighter, admitting the UFC has “made some mistakes” in handling certain situations. This week, it was announced that Cyborg would be fighting Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif., after two previous opponents withdrew.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 1:56PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Snoop Dogg to commentate for 'Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series' on UFC Fight Pass
(mmajunkie.com)
Rap superstar and longtime fight fan Snoop Dogg will soon be calling live fights on UFC Fight Pass. Snoop will sit alongside 2017 UFC Hall of Fame inductee Urijah Faber for an alternate audio feed of the soon-to-debut “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series,” which kicks off on July 11 from The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass. The team’s commentary will serve as an alternate audio feed known as SnoopCast.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 10:58AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
PFL: Daytona highlights: Jon Fitch gets first finish in more than 10 years
(mmajunkie.com)
The knock on Jon Fitch through the years is that he doesn’t finish fights. On Friday night, he may have knocked that monkey off his back. Fitch (29-7-1) survived some heavy hands from Brian Foster (39-7) to pick up a second-round submission win in the headlining bout of the Professional Fighters League debut event, “PFL: Daytona.” The show took place at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., and aired on NBCSN.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 10:55AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
All fighters on weight for Inaugural Professional Fighters League: Daytona event
(severemma.com)
The eight fighters slated to compete at Friday’s inaugural Professional Fighters League event tipped the scales to make those bouts official Thursday. The first-of-its-kind mixed martial arts event — set to be broadcast live from the iconic Daytona International Speedway on NBCSN — will pit long-time welterweight standout John Fitch against Brian Foster in the five-round main event. Official Weights: Jon Fitch (170.8) vs. Brian Foster (170) Smealinho Rama (204.8) vs. Ronny Markes (206) Joao Zeferino (171) vs. Herman Terrado (169.6) Jason High (156) vs. Caros Fodor (155.6)
Submitted Jun 30, 2017 8:42AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexa Grasso vs. Randa Markos added to UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico
(mmajunkie.com)
An international North American clash has been added to UFC Fight Night 114, with Alexa Grasso (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) facing Randa Markos (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC). UFC officials today announced the strawweight clash.
Submitted Jun 29, 2017 11:04AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Woodley vs. Maia at UFC 214, winner gets GSP
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California is shaping up to be an extraordinary card, with three title fights. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title against Jon Jones. Cristiane Justino and Tonya Evinger will fight for the vacant women’s featherweight belt. And during an appearance on UFC Tonight on FS1 UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley announced he would fight Demian Maia.
Submitted Jun 29, 2017 1:14AM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Scott Coker expects Bellator to do Ryan Bader vs. ‘King Mo’ before ‘end of the year’
(https:)
Ryan Bader will likely defend his newly captured Bellator light heavyweight title before the year is over, according to Bellator president Scott Coker. “Bader should fight ‘King Mo’ (Muhammed Lawal) next,” Coker said Monday on The MMA Hour. “King Mo’s ready to go down to 205 and ready to fight before the end of the year, so maybe we’ll have Bader and King Mo before the end of the year.”
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 4:13PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Cortney Casey: Texas doping case ‘tarnished’ my reputation, career accolades for nothing
(https:)
Cortney Casey is still holding out hope that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) lifts sanctions from a controversial doping case that started last month. But she knows damage — to her character and career reputation — have already been done, and those are going to be more difficult to wipe away. “You know how it is in the media,” Casey told MMA Fighting. “One to two days and it's forgot about. I’m already a cheater. I’ve already, in their eyes, tested positive for steroids. I didn’t test positive for anything.”
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 4:13PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ngannou vs. dos Santos official at UFC 215
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The rumored fight between surging UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou and former champion Junior dos Santos is now official for UFC 215 on September 9, 2017 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. Ilir Latifi vs. Tyson Pedro at light heavyweight was also confirmed at UFC 215. No headline event has been announced. Ngannou, so, is on a nine-fight win streak, five in the UFC, in a division that is extremely short of streaks. For example, no heavyweight champion has ever defended his title successfully more than twice. All of Ngannou’s opponents were dropped within the first two rounds. Most recently, a tUFC on Fox 23, stopped former champion Andrei Arlovski at 1:32 of Round 1.
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 4:11PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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