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TUF Brazil veteran Alexandre Ramos arrested for international drug trafficking
(mmafighting.com)
Alexandre Ramos’ latest run-in with the law got him arrested in Portugal. The 28-year-old Brazilian fighter, who competed as a featherweight in the first edition of The Ultimate Fighter in 2012, losing to Hugo Viana in the preliminary bout, was arrested on April 22 in Portugal for international cocaine trafficking.
Submitted May 15, 2017 7:32PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Brian Stann Sounds Off On Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
(mmanews.com)
Brian Stann was none too pleased with the result of the Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier bout at UFC 211. “Here’s the overall frustration: We set new rules, we barely ever use them, we go to different cities every damn weekend and these fighters have no idea what knees are allowed, what positions they’re supposed to be in, what point scores we’re going by."
Submitted May 15, 2017 2:07PM by MammaMia - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 211 Reebok Payouts: Miocic & Joanna Emerge As Top Earners
(mmanews.com)
The UFC 211 Reebok payouts are here and two title holders have topped the list. This past Saturday night (May 13), UFC 211 took place inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. In the main event, Stipe Miocic successfully defended his heavyweight title against Junior dos Santos via first-round TKO. Miocic banks $40,000 in Reebok money.
Submitted May 15, 2017 6:52AM by MammaMia - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Opening odds: Yoel Romero is a hefty favorite over UFC champ Michael Bisping
(mmajunkie.com)
Michael Bisping is the underdog against Plan B; the middleweight champion would’ve been the ‘dog even with Plan A, as it turns out. Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC), of course, was initially slated to fight former longtime welterweight titleholder George St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) at a to-be-determined event later this year. But then came the change of plans.
Submitted May 15, 2017 12:21AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Johnson reveals next step in his career after UFC retirement
(mmafighting.com)
Greener pastures, indeed. Anthony Johnson, for the first time, revealed the industry that he is leaving MMA for in a radio show interview this weekend. And it certainly sounds like it’s the marijuana business.
Submitted May 15, 2017 12:14AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 211 Bonuses: Miocic, Knight, Sherman, Coulter Pocket $50K Awards
(m.sherdog.com)
Stipe Miocic didn’t have to work nearly as long for his $50,000 bonus against Junior dos Santos this time around. The heavyweight champion earned a “Performance of the Night” award for his first-round technical knockout stoppage of dos Santos in the UFC 211 headliner at American Airlines Arena in Dallas on Saturday night. Miocic backed his foe into the fence, dropped him with a right hand and finished the contest with a series of follow-up ground strikes 2:22 into the frame. Previously, Miocic and dos Santos garnered “Fight of the Night” honors for a five-round battle at UFC on Fox 13, a bout which JDS won via unanimous decision in December 2014.
Submitted May 14, 2017 2:41PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cyborg vs. Cat Zingano Reportedly Set For July
(lowkickmma.com)
The Brazilian made her UFC nearly a year ago at UFC 198 from her hometown of Fortaleza, Brazil. She took on Leslie Smith and got the first round TKO victory in just over a minute. She followed that up with another brilliant performance against UFC newcomer Lina Lansberg four months later and earned yet another TKO victory. The former Invicta FC Champ campaigned hard for the UFC to implement a female 145-pound weight class, and they did – but Cyborg wasn’t a part of it.
Submitted May 14, 2017 12:15PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Iuri Alcantara meets UFC newcomer Brian Kelleher in Rio de Janeiro
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has added the 13th bout to the upcoming pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as rising bantamweight Iuri Alcantara faces Brian Kelleher on June 3. The UFC announced the match-up following a report by Combate.
Submitted May 13, 2017 11:32AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum set for UFC on FOX 25 main event
(mmafighting.com)
The opportunity to fight at home was too much for Chris Weidman to pass up. The former UFC middleweight champion and Long Island, N.Y. native will meet Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC on FOX 25 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on July 22, the company announced Friday.
Submitted May 12, 2017 9:42PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Justin Gaethje set to make UFC debut against Michael Johnson at TUF 25 Finale
(mmafighting.com)
Justin Gaethje has a date and an opponent for his UFC debut. The former WSOF lightweight champion has been scheduled to take on Michael Johnson in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, which is set to take place on July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Submitted May 12, 2017 9:41PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ADCC announces Frank Mir vs. Chael Sonnen 'superfight' for September event in Finland
(mmafighting.com)
Chael Sonnen has a new opponent for his ADCC ‘superfight’ in September. With American Top Team leader Ricardo Liborio forced out of the match due to a knee injury, Frank Mir has stepped up to face the Bellator star in Espoo, Finland, ADCC announced. ADCC 2017 takes place at The Espoo Metro Areena on Sept. 22-24. Mir, a former UFC heavyweight champion, is one of the best grapplers to ever compete inside the Octagon, scoring submission victories over former UFC titleholders Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira, Brock Lesnar and Tim Sylvia.
Submitted May 12, 2017 9:40PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Gunnar Nelson vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio to headline UFC Fight Night 113
(mmafighting.com)
It might not have been the high-profile matchup many thought Gunnar Nelson would get, but it is a headlining spot. Nelson will take on Santiago Ponzinibbio in the main event of UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16 in Glasgow, Scotland, the UFC announced Friday morning on its UFC Europe Twitter account. The bout was first reported by Pétur Marinó Jónsson of Iceland’s MMA Fréttir.
Submitted May 12, 2017 4:43PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Joanne Calderwood vs. Cynthia Calvillo announced for UFC Glasgow
(mmafighting.com)
Joanne Calderwood is getting a big fight in front of her hometown fans. “Dr. Kneevil” will meet Cynthia Calvillo in a battle of strawweight standouts at UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16 in Glasgow, Scotland, the UFC announced early Friday morning on its Europe Twitter account.
Submitted May 12, 2017 4:42PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jared Gordon out of UFC 211 with food poisoning
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Jared Gordon faced a terribly difficult road to UFC 211. He became addicted to pain killers at 19, was taking heroin at 21 (it costs less), was in lock up at 22, and homeless begging on the streets of New York at 23. There’s more, too. And now shortly before weigh-ins, he was forced to pull out of his fight with Michel Quinones. Gordon himself made the announcement via social media.
Submitted May 12, 2017 11:25AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC: Glory world champion Gokhan Saki rumoured to have signed with promotion
(cagepages.com)
News has been leaking from the Asian continent that exciting Kickboxer and former world champion, Gokhan Saki, has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC. It was first reported by One commentator and MMA presenter, Ali Mokdad, who is based in Dubai, where Saki is currently training.
Submitted May 11, 2017 7:22PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo gets stitches after sparring session, guarantees UFC 212 title fight is still on
(bloodyelbow.com)
Another one of the well-known Nova Uniao sparring sessions left Jose Aldo with a cut on the top of his head, which he needed to patch up with no more than five stitches. As alarming as that sounds, especially with a title unification bout against Max Holloway less than a month away, Aldo guarantees the fight is still happening as scheduled. "This is a normal cut. I've fought with my eyebrow stitched up, once. This one is on the top of my head. It's a sign of victory." Aldo told Combate. "I was sparring last week, I went for a double leg and there was a clash of heads. I'm training as usual. The placement of the cut doesn't hinder me in any way. It's cool. I got five stitches.
Submitted May 11, 2017 12:01PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre title fight off, Yoel Romero gets next shot
(mmajunkie.com)
After endless complaints from fans and middleweight contenders, UFC President Dana White claims the company has decided to call off plans for a Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre title fight later this year.
Submitted May 11, 2017 12:53AM by xdanish020 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Penne first UFC flagged for test following ABP review
(mixedmartialarts.com)
In addition to direct blood and urine anti-doping tests, UFC fighters are also subject to indirect testing via an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP). This is an individual record of selected biological parameters collated over a period of time. Doping violations are detected not by testing for and identifying illegal substances, but rather by noting variances from an athlete’s established levels outside permissible limits. This data can be an indication of doping in and of itself, or can be the basis for further, targeted anti-doping tests.
Submitted May 11, 2017 12:45AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 211’s Sergio Pettis vs. Henry Cejudo fight canceled
(mmafighting.com)
DALLAS — Saturday night’s UFC 211 card has taken a last-minute hit. Sergio Pettis vs. Henry Cejudo has been canceled, MMA Fighting has learned. According to multiple sources, a hand injury has forced Cejudo out of the fight, which was slated to take place on the pay-per-view main card. Pettis will receive his show money if he successfully makes weight Friday morning, sources say. It’s unclear at this time which fight will replace the flyweight fight on the main card. UFC 211 will now proceed with 13 fights.
Submitted May 10, 2017 8:14PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Knee injury forces Michael Page out of next week's Bellator 179 event
(mmafighting.com)
Next week's Bellator 179 card has been hit by the injury bug. Welterweight contender Michael "Venom" Page has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Derek Anderson due to a knee injury, MMA Fighting has learned. The Daily Telegraph first reported the news.
Submitted May 10, 2017 8:13PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
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