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Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman added to UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix
(mmajunkie.com)
Officials today confirmed a number of recently reported fights, as well as a new one, for UFC Fight Night 103: heavyweight Walt Harris (8-5 MMA, 1-4 UFC) vs. fellow knockout artist Chase Sherman (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). UFC Fight Night 103 takes place Jan. 15 at Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort Arena and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 3:44PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Undefeated prospect Shane Burgos signs with the UFC, meets Tiago Trator in Albany
(mmafighting.com)
Tiago Trator has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 102. A week after Zubaira Tukhugov was removed from the Albany card after being flagged for a potential USADA violation, undefeated featherweight Shane Burgos signed with the UFC to take on the Brazilian on Dec. 9, sources told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 3:43PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Schnell gets late-replacement spot on Saturday's TUF 24 Finale fight card
(mmajunkie.com)
Matt Schnell didn’t win “The Ultimate Fighter 24,” but he’s got a spot on the undercard of the show’s live finale. As MMAjunkie reported this week, Alejandro Perez was forced to withdraw from his bout with Rob Font. UFC officials have since confirmed that Schnell has stepped in as a replacement. The TUF 24 Finale takes place Saturday at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Nov 27, 2016 1:28PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC announces Conor McGregor has relinquished featherweight title, Jose Aldo is new champ
(mmafighting.com)
Conor McGregor is no longer a two-division world champion. At least, according to the UFC. The Irishman, who also holds the UFC lightweight belt, has relinquished given up his featherweight title, the UFC announced Saturday night during the UFC Fight Night 101 broadcast. Although the UFC says McGregor has given up the featherweight belt voluntarily, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani that McGregor never agreed to that decision. Regardless, the UFC has the right to strip the belt from McGregor. Jose Aldo, who won the interim title back at UFC 200 in July, defeating Frankie Edgar, will now take McGregor's belt and become the undisputed 145-pound champion.
Submitted Nov 27, 2016 2:20AM by Five-Alive - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
33-fight veteran Kyle Noke announces retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
A longtime stalwart of Aussie MMA is calling it a career. Following a loss to Omari Akhmedov at UFC Fight Night 101, UFC middleweight Kyle Noke announced he is now retired. “Thank you to the ufc and all the fans,” Noke wrote. “It’s time to hang up the gloves. I’ve had a blessed life doing what I love. I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Submitted Nov 27, 2016 2:13AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Tim Kennedy gets recently suspended Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 206 – pending commission approval
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Kelvin Gastelum is the latest addition to December’s UFC 206 event – but there’s one hurdle to clear before it’s official. Gastelum (12-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), who is currently suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission for skipping UFC 205’s weigh-ins earlier this month ahead of a scheduled fight with Donald Cerrone, must first receive clearance to compete against Kennedy (18-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC). UFC officials today announced the bout during the broadcast for UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia. UFC 206 takes place Dec. 10 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Nov 27, 2016 1:00AM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis for interim title now slated for UFC 206 main event
(mmafighting.com)
And just like that, UFC 206 has a new main event. Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis for the interim featherweight title is the new headlining act for the Dec. 10 card, MMA Fighting has learned. The fight replaces Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson, which was scrapped after Cormier withdrew from the fight due to an injury. The UFC tried to book Johnson vs. Gegard Mousasi, however, Johnson has decided to wait for Cormier to return to action, sources say. As a result, Jose Aldo, who was the interim featherweight champion, will likely become the new 145-pound champion, which also means that Conor McGregor is expected to be stripped of the featherweight title. He remains the lightweight champion.
Submitted Nov 26, 2016 5:52PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on Fedor Emelianenko: 'It's time to retire'
(mmafighting.com)
From where Nogueira sits, though, perhaps Emelianenko should stay retired. Nogueira, in Melbourne for Saturday's UFC Fight Night card, was asked by Australia's Submission Radio what he thought about "The Last Emperor's" continued fight career and suggested Fedor may have been better off retired. "If he got to the UFC five years ago, maybe seven years ago, something like that, he'd be in his prime," Nogueira said. "But now, it's not his time go anymore. If I'm in his place, It's time to retire."
Submitted Nov 26, 2016 3:39PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Gabi Garcia to fight 52-year-old Shinobu Kandori at RIZIN year-end show
(mmafighting.com)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Gabi Garcia will meet 52-year-old veteran Shinobu Kandori on Dec. 31 at RIZIN FF's year-end event. The promotion announced the booking late Friday night. Kandori, a former Japanese professional wrestler turned politician, will be competing in mixed martial arts for the first time since 2000. Standing just 5-foot-7, and weighing under 165 pounds, she will be vastly outsized by the 6'1", 210-pound Garcia.
Submitted Nov 26, 2016 3:27PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki slated for UFC 208
(mmafighting.com)
A flyweight bout between Wilson Reis and Ulka Sasaki is the first addition to the UFC 208 card, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. UFC 208 is scheduled for Jan. 21 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, and airs live on pay-per-view.
Submitted Nov 25, 2016 7:18PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Freire out, Darrion Caldwell-Joe Taimanglo rematch set for Bellator 167 main event
(mmajunkie.com)
With another headliner for Bellator 167 gone by the wayside, there’s a new main event set for the promotion’s second of back-to-back shows in Oklahoma next week. The headliner for the second night of Bellator’s December doubleheader will be a bantamweight rematch between Darrion Caldwell (9-1 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) and Joe Taimanglo (23-6-1 MMA, 6-2 BMMA). A Bellator official confirmed the news to MMAjunkie today.
Submitted Nov 25, 2016 2:35PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Patricky Freire injured; Bellator 167 main event scrapped
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator 167 has lost its main event once again. Patricky Freire, who was scheduled to meet Derek Campos on Dec. 3, has suffered an undisclosed injury and won’t be able to fight next weekend. Bellator officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting. According to the promotion, Campos will be paid his show money and rebooked early in 2017. Freire vs. Campos was announced as the new headliner for the card in Thackerville, OK, after Pat Curran vs. John Teixeira was canceled due to a Curran injury. Bellator has yet to announce its replacement atop the bill.
Submitted Nov 25, 2016 1:05PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Daniel Cormier injured, out of UFC 206 main event
(mmafighting.com)
UFC 206 is need of a new main event. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been forced to withdraw from his Dec. 10 title fight against Anthony Johnson due to an injury, MMA Fighting has confirmed with multiple sources. The promotion is currently working on a new headliner, however, nothing is finalized just yet. The plan, as of right now, is to keep Johnson on the card.
Submitted Nov 25, 2016 12:58PM by Five-Alive - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With one fight left on UFC contract, Gegard Mousasi wants No. 1 contender match next ... on his terms
(mmamania.com)
Mousasi revealed on "The MMA Hour" that he isn’t in a hurry to step back into the cage; in fact, he likely won’t resume fighting until March of next year. And when the time comes, he’d prefer to face Luke Rockhold in what will mark the final fight of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract.
Submitted Nov 24, 2016 9:35PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Alejandro Perez out at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, Rob Font needs new opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC officials are currently seeking a bantamweight fighter willing to compete on a little more than one week’s notice after Alejandro Perez was forced to withdraw from next week’s The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that Perez (17-6-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC) was forced out of the event, and a search is currently underway for a new opponent for Rob Font (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Submitted Nov 24, 2016 8:23PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor's agent: 'Notorious' would entertain offer to crossover to WWE - 'Have their people call our people'
(mmamania.com)
Paul "Triple H" Levesque -- Vice President of Talent at WWE -- has his eyes on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) double champ Conor McGregor, recently saying "Notorious" could easily make the transition into the professional wrestling world because he has the complete package. While it wasn’t exactly a formal offer from "Triple H" -- who was in attendance at UFC 205 in New York to watch the trash-talking Irishman make history with his win over Eddie Alvarez -- Team McGregor would indeed entertain one if ever presented with an offer, according to his manager Audi Attar.
Submitted Nov 24, 2016 1:14PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tatiana Suarez injured, out of UFC Fight Night 102 fight with Juliana Lima
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury has knocked Tatiana Suarez out of her strawweight battle with Juliana Lima. Suarez (4-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Lima (8-3 MMA 2-2 UFC) were set to face off at UFC Fight Night 102, which takes place Dec. 9 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass. UFC officials confirmed the change to MMAjunkie. The promotion is searching for a replacement opponent for Lima.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 9:45PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Justine Kish meets newcomer Ashley Yoder at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s second UFC event in New York following the passage of MMA legislation there earlier this year has a new fight. Justine Kish (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is set to take on Ashley Yoder (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a women’s strawweight fight at UFC Fight Night 102. The UFC today made the booking official.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 9:01PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aljamain Sterling out of UFC Fight Night 102 fight with Raphael Assuncao
(mmafighting.com)
Aljamain Sterling won't be fighting in his home state of New York. 'The Funk Master' has been forced to withdraw from his bantamweight bout with Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, N.Y. due to undisclosed reasons. The UFC is currently seeking a U.S. based opponent to step up on short notice to fight the Brazilian Assuncao on Dec. 9.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 8:58PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cortney Casey addresses kick controversy, says it ‘sucks’ people are questioning her character
(mmafighting.com)
If it weren’t daunting enough for Cortney Casey to go into Brazil and take on women’s strawweight No. 1 contender Claudia Gadelha, the aftermath of the fight may have pushed things over the edge. Casey appeared to take a blatantly illegal kick to the head while she was on the ground during the third round in her fight with Gadelha at UFC Fight Night 100 in Sao Paulo. Though there was a halt to the action, at the time referee Fernando Portello didn’t issue Gadelha any kind of warning, and no point was deducted, even as Casey appeared to be noticeably affected by the kick. And after conferring with cageside physicians, Casey said she was able to continue. The head kick ultimately wouldn’t have mattered in terms of a point deduction, anyway. She ended up losing the fight via a one-sided unanimous decision 30-27 on all three scorecards. Yet, the new question became — did she actually get kicked in the head? Fans began to accuse Casey of exaggerating the blow — which many believe never really connected — to try for an advantage in a fight she was losing. The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission’s COO Cristiano Sampaio went one step further, putting out a statement to MMA Fighting that Casey had "forged" her injury, saying the kick didn’t land. Sampaio even went so far as to say that Casey conduct was "wrong and unsportsmanlike." The 29-year-old Casey saw that statement — as well as all the other accusations on social media — after she got back home to Maui. The comments caught her off guard, as she said those kind of theatrics were the last thing on her mind.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 4:42PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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