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UFC gets late replacement for injured Germaine de Randamie in Rotterdam
Brazilian Talita de Oliveira has apparently agreed to step in on short notice to take on Marion Reneau for the UFC’s September 2nd card. It looks like the UFC has managed to find a short-notice replacement for Marion Reneau after Germaine de Randamie pulled out of their bout less than one week away from fight night. MMA Brasil reports, Brazilian newcomer Talita de Oliveira has agreed to step in and save the match. Talita de Oliveira (5-1) comes into the fight on a four-fight winning streak in the Brazilian and Polish MMA circuits, with three of those wins coming by way of submission and one by decision. Her sole loss came in April 2015, when she was defeated by Juliana Velasquez via unanimous decision.
Submitted Aug 28, 2017 3:41PM by JLS - 0 comments
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DWCS 7 winner Mike Santiago meets Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC-Rotterdam
Dana White’s Contender Series continues to prove its value as a pipeline for UFC talent, with a winner from this past week’s episode now competing in a UFC event this week. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that Mike Santiago (19-9 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is filling in for an injured Nick Hein and will face featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov at this week’s UFC Fight Night 115 event, which streams live this Saturday on UFC Fight Pass from Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Submitted Aug 28, 2017 3:09PM by JLS - 0 comments
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After loss to Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor says he's free agent, open to boxing and MMA
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor held off on committing to a UFC return, but said he’s got options for his future. “I have many options in MMA,”McGregor told MMAjunkie at the press conference for “The Money Fight,” which followed his 10th round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. “I’m sure there’s options that will present themselves in the boxing game. Right now, I’m a free agent. My name is on the ring.” A little loose from his eponymous whiskey, McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC, 0-1 boxing) spoke proudly of his effort against Mayweather (50-0 boxing) and his ability to get his name on the canvas as a promoter of the lucrative Showtime pay-per-view.
Submitted Aug 27, 2017 9:54AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping middleweight title fight official for UFC 217 main event
After a few false starts and much hemming and hawing, Georges St-Pierre’s comeback fight is official. On Saturday, the UFC announced that the 36-year-old welterweight legend is officially scheduled to challenge Michael Bisping for the middleweight title in the main event of UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov. 4.
Submitted Aug 26, 2017 9:55PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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How clicks and likes made Mayweather-McGregor a fight for the Internet age, for better or worse
It’s one of the best and the worst things about the Internet age: Wherever you go, whatever you click on, you are seen. You are counted. The all-seeing eye of the web knows where you came from, what you read and watched, and how long that precious bit of content held onto the frantic sparrow of your attention before it flew away, carried off on a new current. Because the Internet knows where you go, it also knows what to give you. You click, you like, and it resupplies with more of the same to feed your addiction. Which helps explain how we got here, with just a few days to go before one of the most improbable fights in combat sports history finally becomes real, while maybe also becoming the biggest of all time.
Submitted Aug 26, 2017 9:54PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
Germaine de Randamie out at UFC Fight Night 115, promotion seeking replacement
Former UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie (8-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is out of next week’s UFC Fight Night 115 co-headliner, and the promotion is looking for a new opponent for Marion Reneau (7-3-1 MMA, 3-2-1 UFC). MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that injury has forced de Randamie out of the contest. A timetable for her return was not immediately established.
Submitted Aug 25, 2017 2:54PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Tom Duquesnoy says he's fighting Cody Stamann at UFC 217 in New York
The lineup for the UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden this fall continues to build with the addition of a new bantamweight bout. Tom Duquesnoy (15-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) used his Instagarm account to announce a fight against Cody Stamann (15-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 217 in November. UFC officials, however, are yet to make a formal announcement of the booking. UFC 217 takes place Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, and is expected to feature three title fights, just like the UFC’s first show there in November 2016.
Submitted Aug 24, 2017 3:50PM by JLS - 1 comment
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50 million Americans (nearly 1 in 6) could end up watching Mayweather-McGregor fight
Conor McGregor’s improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather could be seen by a staggering 50 million people in the United States as fans and the curious gather in small and large parties. The fight Saturday night threatens the pay-per-view revenue record set by Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao two years ago and could dwarf it in viewership as people use the event as a reason to have friends and family over for a little escapism and controlled violence.
Submitted Aug 24, 2017 12:47AM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
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‘Money Belt’ for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor revealed
On Wednesday, World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman revealed the custom made “Money Belt” that will be awarded to the winner of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match that takes place on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Submitted Aug 24, 2017 12:28AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor stars in new Beats by Dre ad
The UFC lightweight champion, who meets Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night in a boxing ring in Las Vegas, stars in a new ad released by the Beats by Dre headphones brand.
Submitted Aug 24, 2017 12:24AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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UFC Fight Night 119 Update: Demian Maia, Colby Covington to Meet in Sao Paulo
Recent welterweight title challenger Demian Maia will attempt to take down one of the division’s top prospects when he faces Colby Covington at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo. Brazilian media outlet Combate was the first to report the bout. UFC Fight Night 119 takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium on Oct. 28 and is headlined by a middleweight clash between Lyoto Machida and Derek Brunson. Maia won seven straight fights from May 2014 to May 2017 to become the welterweight division’s No. 1 contender. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace came up short in his title bid at UFC 214, however, losing a five-round verdict to reigning champion Tyron Woodley.
Submitted Aug 23, 2017 6:46PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Rawlings set for UFC Sydney
With both women coming off losses at strawweight, a flyweight matchup has been booked between veterans Joanne Calderwood and Bec Rawlings for UFC Fight Night in Sydney, Australia. The UFC announced the matchup following a report from the Brisbane Times.
Submitted Aug 23, 2017 4:50PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Jones pops for steroids vs DC at UFC 214
I know I am supposed to add a short snipit from the article but this berry has so much juice I don't need to squeeze...enjoy!
Submitted Aug 22, 2017 9:02PM by jae_1833 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Nick Hein out at UFC-Rotterdam, promotion seeks featherweight foe for Zabit Magomedsharipov
Injury has forced German fighter Nick Hein (14-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) out of next week’s UFC Fight Night 115 event in Rotterdam, and company officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Zabit Magomedsharipov (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). MMAjunkie today confirmed the change to the card with UFC officials. Featuring a heavyweight matchup between Stefan Struve and Alexander Volkov, UFC Fight Night 115 takes place Sept. 2 at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 21, 2017 11:06PM by JLS - 2 comments
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McGee vs Strickland set for Norfolk card
Longtime welterweight standouts Court McGee and Sean Strickland will return to action on Nov. 11 as they face off in a UFC Fight Night bout in Norfolk, Virginia. The event will air live on FS1 from the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
Submitted Aug 21, 2017 9:25PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Stann leaves UFC for business opportunity with increased family time
War hero, retired UFC middleweight, and now former color commentator for the UFC Brian Stann has announced a career change. The news came via his social network.
Submitted Aug 21, 2017 4:13PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Unbeaten 125'ers Jarred Brooks, Deiveson Figueiredo To Meet at UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil
The Ultimate Fighting Championship had added a 125-pound to its Sao Paulo return. Fittingly, its contestants are a combined 25-0. The promotion's forthcoming UFC Fight Night 119 bill will now feature a flyweight contest between undefeated prospects Jarred Brooks and Deiveson Figueiredo. Brazilian outlet Combate initially reported the pairing on Sunday evening and the story was subsequently confirmed by UFC officials on Monday.
Submitted Aug 20, 2017 10:19PM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
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Shayna Baszler talks move to pro wrestling, Mae Young Classic and Ronda Rousey WWE rumors
To a lot of people, Shayna Baszler's move from MMA to pro wrestling was leaving one world for another. But for her, given her background, it's more like switching branches on the same tree, an analogy she's used for years, long before she became a pro wrestler, since it was taught to her that way by Billy Robinson.
Submitted Aug 20, 2017 12:05PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
UFC's Junior Dos Santos after potential doping violation: 'Truth will prevail ... I would never cheat'
After being pulled from his heavyweight showdown against Francis Ngannou at UFC 215 due to a potential doping violation, former champion Junior Dos Santos overnight said “truth will prevail.” Dos Santos (18-5 MMA, 12-4 UFC) was pulled from his fight next month against Ngannou (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) after an out-of-competition test administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s official anti-doping program administrator, turned up positive for Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic.
Submitted Aug 20, 2017 11:46AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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On 5-fight skid, ex-champ Andrei Arlovski set for UFC Fight Night 120 bout vs. Junior Albini
A heavyweight bout between former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski and Junior Albini is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 120 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Arlovski (25-15 MMA, 14-9 UFC) and Albini (14-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). The latest UFC Fight Night 120 card now includes: Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart Jake Collier vs. Marcel Fortuna Junior Albini vs. Andrei Arlovski
Submitted Aug 19, 2017 10:17AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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