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UFC's Michael Chiesa, Rose Namajunas: 'Take marijuana off the banned list'
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Count Michael Chiesa and Rose Namajunas among the many backers for continued reform in the war against marijuana. Marijuana’s acceptance is constantly growing with more and more states legalizing its usage in one form or another. But in the MMA world, it remains a sticky topic. Chiesa has a solution, though, especially on the heels of Nick Diaz’s recent five-year suspension for failing a test for pot for a third time in Nevada.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:51PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Rose Namajunas says she finds inspiration from Brock Lesnar, Conor McGregor
(mmafighting.com)
LAS VEGAS -- UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas has always been one to march to the beat of her own drummer. So it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that when she was asked to name her favorite fighters, she picked a pair who are also famous for following their own paths. "Thug Rose" was asked by a young girl at a Friday fan Q & A session at the MGM Grand Convention Center which fighters inspire her. And she picked a pair of the sport's icons: Brock Lesnar and Conor McGregor.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:50PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping: Silva looked 'very beatable' vs. Diaz
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Michael Bisping recently appeared on a media conference call to promote his fight with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at a UFC Fight Night in London on Feb. 27 “For me obviously Anderson [is] a legend of the sport," said Bisping, as transcribed by Tristen Critchfield for Sherdog. "He was a longtime middleweight champion and this is a guy that I wanted to fight for a long time. Of course I wanted to fight him when he was the champion. But this is the biggest fight outside of a world title fight right now. Anderson is still a massive name; he’s still a huge draw. I have a lot of respect for him as a fighter. I always wanted to test myself against him; I knew I could beat him. I’m very excited about this fight.”.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:44PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Demian Maia wants Lawler-Condit winner, but MacDonald 'best fighter' in division
(mmajunkie.com)
Demian Maia agrees with many of the fans who have approached him since his most recent win: He’s ready for another title shot. However, while he’s hoping for a fight against the winner of tonight’s UFC 195 pay-per-view headliner between welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (26-10 MMA, 11-4 UFC) and challenger Carlos Condit (30-8 MMA, 7-4 UFC), he thinks the division’s best fighter isn’t part of that matchup.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:42PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Artem Lobov vs. Alex White joins UFC 196 fight card in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight bout between Artem Lobov (11-11-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Alex White (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s UFC 196 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 12:05PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 195 Weigh In Results
(mmajunkie.com)
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Robbie Lawler (170) vs. Carlos Condit (169) – for welterweight title Andrei Arlovski (246.5) vs. Stipe Miocic (241.5) Lorenz Larkin (171) vs. Albert Tumenov (171) Diego Brandao (146) vs. Brian Ortega (145.5) Tony Sims (156) vs. Abel Trujillo (156) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Masanori Kanehara (135) vs. Michael McDonald (136) Alex Morono (170) vs. Kyle Noke (170.5) Nina Ansaroff (116) vs. Justine Kish (116) Drew Dober (155.5) vs. Scott Holtzman (155.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) Joseph Duffy (155) vs. Dustin Poirier (155.5) Joe Soto (135.5) vs. Michinori Tanaka (135.5) Edgar Garcia (170) vs. Sheldon Westcott (170)
Submitted Jan 1, 2016 7:45PM by kopower - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone vs. Tim Means booked for UFC Pittsburgh on February 21
(mmamania.com)
If you thought Donald Cerrone was going to sit around and mope for a while following his devastating loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on Fox 17 two weeks ago, you clearly don't know much about "Cowboy." One of the most active fighters on UFC's roster will return to action in the main event of UFC Fight Night 82 on Feb. 21 in Pittsburgh, taking on Tim Means at 170 pounds. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 1, 2016 7:22PM by Wez - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jonavin Webb vs. Bryan Barberena added to UFC Pittsburgh
(bluegrassmma.com)
A welterweight battle has been added to UFC Pittsburgh, as Jonavin Webb (8-1, 0-1 UFC) is set to face Bryan Barberena (10-3, 1-1 UFC) in a 170-pound battle at the event. Webb, who hails from New Jersey, was the welterweight champion for CFFC before making his UFC debut on short notice against Kyle Noke at UFC Fight Night 65 in May. “Spyder” dropped a split decision to Noke, and now looks to pick up his first UFC win fighting not far from home.
Submitted Dec 31, 2015 7:18PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Newcomer Joey Gomez gets fill-in duties at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston
(mmajunkie.com)
Undefeated promotional newcomer Joey Gomez has stepped in as a replacement at UFC Fight Night 81. Gomez (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced Patrick Williams (8-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and now meets bantamweight Rob Font (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the event. UFC officials recently made the change to the official UFC.com fight card. Williams suffered an injury, according to nesn.com.
Submitted Dec 31, 2015 7:08PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
All ONE Championship Fighters to Move Up a Division After Weight-Cut Ban
(mmaweekly.com)
ONE Championship recently became the first MMA promotion to ban weight cutting by dehydration. CEO Victor Cui appeared on Fox Sports Asia to talk about the changes and how the fighters on the roster would be affected. The reception to the ONE Championship announcement that fighters would be forced to fight at their normal weight was overwhelmingly positive. It did raise a number of questions, though; with many people speculating that the existing champions would be stripped of their titles.
Submitted Dec 31, 2015 7:06PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Jimi Manuwa injured, out of UFC Fight Night 83 bout with Nikita Krylov
(mmajunkie.com)
On the last day of 2015, the UFC was given one last reminder of the injury bug that plagued the year. As announced on UFC Europe’s Twitter, Jimi Manuwa (15-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is injured and out of his UFC Fight Night 83 bout with Nikita Krylov (19-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC).
Submitted Dec 31, 2015 11:08AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley 3 set for April 9 in Las Vegas
(mmafighting.com)
In what is supposed to be the final fight of his distinguished career, Manny Pacquiao will fight one last time, but against an opponent with which he is very familiar: Timothy Bradley. According to Dan Rafael of ESPN, Pacquiao and Bradley will face off on April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout will air on HBO pay-per-view. The April 9 bout will mark the third time Pacquiao and Bradley have faced one another. The pair first faced off in 2012 when Pacquiao dropped a controversial split decision to Bradley. They rematched in 2014, this time Pacquiao taking a clear cut unanimous decision victory. All three fights will have taken place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao, 37, last fought this past May against the sport's top pound-for-pound star, Floyd Mayweather, in the most lucrative fight in boxing history. Pacquiao lost that contest via unanimous decision. His boxing record stands at 57-6-2.
Submitted Dec 30, 2015 6:49PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
RFA 34 main card finalized with Poppie vs. Stroup, Viana vs. Riley
(mmajunkie.com)
The main card is set for next month’s RFA 34 event, which features a welterweight title fight. As previously announced, RFA 34 takes place Jan. 15 at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo., and Benjamin Smith (15-3) and Bojan Velickovic (12-3) fight for the vacant 170-pound title in the main event. The latest RFA 34 card includes: Benjamin Smith vs. Bojan Velickovic – for vacant welterweight title John Poppie vs. Adam Stroup Jeremy Kimball vs. Cody Mumma Zac Riley vs. Hugo Viana Brian Camozzi vs. Tyler Milner Cory Sandhagen vs. Andrew Tenneson
Submitted Dec 30, 2015 11:34AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ryan Sanders steps in to next month's CES MMA 32 title headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s CES MMA 32 event has a new title challenger, officials recently announced. Rather than fighting Waylon Lowe (16-7), whom officials say suffered an injury, lightweight champion Luis Felix (14-8) takes on former Bellator fighter and replacement Ryan Sanders (9-7). CES MMA 32 takes place Jan. 8 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. The main card airs on AXS TV. The full RFA 32 card includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 9 p.m. ET) Champ Luis Felix vs. Ryan Sanders – for lightweight title Champ Gil de Freitas vs. Chris Curtis – for welterweight title Josh Diekmann vs. Ashley Gooch Kyle Bochniak vs. Taylor Trahan Kody Nordby vs. Derek Shorey Manny Bermudez vs. Evan Parker PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 7 p.m. ET) Rico DiSciullo vs. Chino Duran Mak Kelleher vs. James Murrin Pat McCrohan vs. Mike Rodriguez Gary Balletto Jr. vs. Ryan Todd David Baxter vs. Josh Ricci Luay Ashkar vs. Nick Iaciofano
Submitted Dec 30, 2015 11:33AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Donald Cerrone ready for next fight, and Michael Johnson is willing opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
After a recent and quick title loss, Donald Cerrone says he’ll soon have his next fight. He also has a willing opponent. Cerrone (28-7 MMA, 15-4 UFC) suffered a 66-second TKO loss to lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos (25-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) earlier this month in UFC on FOX 17’s headliner. On Tuesday, Cerrone, who snapped an eight-fight winning streak with the title loss, said he’s ready to fight again and that announcement will be made soon
Submitted Dec 30, 2015 11:31AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lightweight Title Bout Set for M-1 Challenge 64 on Feb. 19
(sherdog.com)
Mansour Barnaoui will defend his 155-pound belt against Artiom Damkovsky at M-1 Challenge 64 on Feb. 19. The promotion announced the pairing on Tuesday. M-1 Challenge 64 takes place at the Olympic Sports Complex in Moscow and also features a heavyweight title tilt between Alexander Volkov and Denis Smoldarev. The event is available via pay-per-view at M1GlobalTV.com.
Submitted Dec 29, 2015 5:51PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fabio Maldonado among eight fighters released from the UFC
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has cut eight fighters from its roster, including light heavyweight veteran Fabio Maldonado. A source close to the promotion told MMAFighting.com that the UFC has released Maldonado, Chico Camus, Kevin Souza, Ericka Almeida, Bubba Bush, Mickael Lebout, Vernon Ramos and Jumabieke Tuerxun from their contracts.
Submitted Dec 29, 2015 5:48PM by JLS1980 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sam Alvey injured, out of UFC Fight Night 82 bout against Daniel Sarafian in Pittsburgh
(mmafighting.com)
Sam Alvey is injured and out of his Feb. 21 UFC Fight Night 82 bout opposite Daniel Sarafian in Pittsburgh. The 29-year-old fighter suffered a broken jaw after absorbing a head kick while training for the fight. The report initially surfaced on the MMA subreddit, /r/MMA, and MMAFighting.com has since confirmed the news with Alvey.
Submitted Dec 29, 2015 2:54PM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC cancels event in Rio de Janeiro due to economic crisis
(mmafighting.com)
Less than two months after announcing a pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro on March 5, the UFC has decided to change plans. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva revealed the news on a conference call Tuesday, and MMAFighting.com confirmed it with sources close to the promotion. "(The plan) was to have me fighting in Brazil against I don’t know who," Silva said, "but with this situation going on in Brazil, economically and everything, the UFC decided to abort this event for now."
Submitted Dec 29, 2015 2:50PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jodie Esquibel out, Alida Gray in against Angela Hill at Invicta FC 15
(mmafighting.com)
Angela Hill has a new opponent for her Invicta debut. The Ultimate Fighter alum will face Alida Gray at Invicta FC 15 on Jan. 16 in Costa Mesa, Calif., officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Monday. Hill was supposed to face top strawweight contender Jodie Esquibel. No comment was given on the reason why Esquibel has been pulled, but Esquibel has reportedly tried out for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, which features 115-pound women.
Submitted Dec 28, 2015 8:42PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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