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Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens added to December's loaded UFC 194 card
Max Holloway wanted one more fight before the end of the year after after an opponent injury marred his last victory. He got his wish in the form of a UFC 194 showdown with Jeremy Stephens. UFC officials today announced the featherweight matchup between Holloway (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and Stephens (24-11 MMA, 11-10 UFC) for the Dec. 12 event. With the addition, the latest UFC 194 lineup now includes: Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Conor McGregor – for featherweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold – for middleweight title Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:20AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Urijah Faber returns to bantamweight, meets Frankie Saenz at UFC 194
After a one-fight stint at featherweight earlier this year, Urijah Faber will drop back to bantamweight to fight Frankie Saenz at UFC 194. The 135-pound bout between Faber (32-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Saenz (11-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) was announced on FOX Sports 1’s “FOX Sports Live.” With the addition, the latest UFC 194 lineup now includes: Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Conor McGregor – for featherweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold – for middleweight title Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:19AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit title fight headlines UFC 195 on Jan. 2
UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former interim titleholder Carlos Condit will attempt to make their title fight happen for a second time. The matchup has been re-booked for the main event of UFC 195. FOX Sports 1’s “FOX Sports Live” announced the 170-pound contest for the Jan. 2 event at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view...
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 1:19AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator's Alexander Shlemenko sues CSAC over PED-related suspension and fine
Alexander Shlemenko has filed a lawsuit against the California State Athletic Commission following his three-year suspension and $10,000 fine for a failed post-fight drug test after his Bellator 133 knockout of Melvin Manhoef. The punishment – especially the three-year suspension – was the harshest penalty the commission has handed a fighter since it began regulating MMA in 2006...
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 1:16AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC vet Nick Diaz serves less than a day in jail for DUI offenses
Nick Diaz had to do little time – literally – in jail following a pair of DUI arrests. Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC) was arrested in September 2014 on suspicion of DUI and attempting to destroy evidence. Diaz was sentenced to two days in jail for that charge and a separate DUI from 2013 in July of this year after he pled no contest to the DUI in exchange for the other charges being dropped. One day of the two-day sentence was credited to Diaz based on time served following his arrest...
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 1:15AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mugger pleads for life after attacking champion MMA fighter
This is the moment that a desperate robber was left pleading for his ‘daddy’ after attempting to attack a woman – who turned out to be a martial arts champion. In the footage, Wesley Sousa de Araujo can beseen desperately pleading as MMA champion Monique Bastos traps his head in-between herlegs, locking his neck in a ‘lion killer choke’ until police finally showed up. Full story
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 7:02PM by JoeWarren33 - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Bantamweight Michael McDonald finally healthy, hoping to fight before end of the year
After nearly two years away, bantamweight Michael McDonald is finally ready to make his return to the Octagon. As reported on UFC tonight, McDonald's coach Jason House said the 24-year old McDonald -- who has been dealing with a nagging right hand injury for a long while -- is hoping to come back before the end of 2015.
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 10:30AM by JLS1980 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Seery vs. Delos Reyes Added To UFC Dublin
With fans counting down the hours until tickets are released for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs. DUFFY,, another exciting match-up has been announced for the event due to take place in Dublin on Saturday, October 24. Following an electric event in the Irish capital last July, sterling performances from Irish fighters across the globe and the meteoric rise of Conor McGregor, MMA is firmly on the agenda in Ireland and attention is now on the forthcoming event which goes on sale tomorrow. The latest fight added to the fight card see’s Ireland’s Neil Seery take on Guamanian flyweight Jon Delos Reyes.
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 9:32AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Heavyweight Travis Browne looking to fight against Matt Mitrione in return
Now that he's cleared to fight again, heavyweight Travis Browne has his eye a November or December return. And the fighter he'd most like to face is Matt Mitrione.
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 9:28AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 193 adds Richie Vaculik vs. Danny Martinez, Ryan Benoit vs. Ben Nguyen
November’s UFC 193 event, a stadium show taking place in Australia, has two new flyweight additions, and the fight card now boasts 12 total bouts. New additions include 125-pounders Richie Vaculik (10-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Danny Martinez (16-7 MMA, 0-3 UFC) and Ryan Benoit (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Ben Nguyen (13-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 9:25AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Canadian UFC veteran Sam Stout retires
Veteran Canadian lightweight Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout has retired from mixed martial arts after a 12-year pro career. The 31-year-old from London, Ont., fought 20 times in the UFC. He collected seven fight bonuses from the organization, six for fight of the night and one for knockout of the night.
Submitted Sep 2, 2015 11:41PM by FlashyG - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Dan Miller, Darrell Montague among 13 fighters released from UFC
Normally at the beginning of each month, the UFC does a purge of its roster and releases several of its fighters (or at least updates its database to reflect that). So it is on this 1st of September that we find out more than a dozen competitors are evidently no longer with the promotion. UFCFIGHTERSiNFO runs a script (then publishes it on Twitter) scanning any changes to the roster, so while not official, this has historically proven to be accurate. The 13 released fighters are: Light Heavyweight: Hans Stringer Middleweight: Dan Miller, Ildemar Alcantara, Tom Watson Welterweight: Andrew Craig, Igor Araujo Lightweight: Anthony Christodoulou, Yosdenis Cedeno Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom, Aaron Phillips Bantamweight: Cody Gibson, Royston Wee Flyweight: Darrell Montague LINKALOON
Submitted Sep 2, 2015 3:14AM by tallica62 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia added to UFC Fight Night 79
Third time’s a charm? The UFC, Doo Ho Choi and Sam Sicilia are hoping so as a bout between the two featherweights has been booked for a third time. With the additions, the UFC Fight Night 79 lineup includes: Thiago Alves vs. Benson Henderson Mirko Filipovic vs. Anthony Hamilton Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jorge Masvidal Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:52PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chael Sonnen joins WSOF as color commentator
Retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen will join Todd Harris at the broadcast booth for this month’s “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino” and other upcoming events, the promotion announced Tuesday. Sonnen, no stranger to the promotion game, temporarily steps in for UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten, who is unavailable for the Sept. 18 event due to his duties as an analyst for AXS TV. WSOF 23 takes place at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. The event’s main card, which features a rematch between reigning champ Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino, airs live on NBC Sports Network following prelims on MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:51PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira officially retires from MMA, will work for UFC
One of the best fighters in the history of MMA has officially retired. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, a former Pride and interim UFC heavyweight champion, will hang up the gloves and move onto a job with the promotion that he competed in for the last eight years.
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 2:50PM by FlashyG - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Fedor Signs With UFC
The Last Emperor” has finally found his new home. Sources close to the situation have told Combat Press that Fedor Emelianenko has officially signed with the UFC, with an official announcement set to be made in the coming weeks. According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Emelianenko is currently looking at options for his Octagon debut.
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 12:55PM by george112 - 49 comments
Filed under: UFC
Leon Edwards vs. 'TUF 21' winner Kamaru Usman added to UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
The UFC’s final show of the calendar year continues to build with the addition of a welterweight fight. Leon Edwards (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is set to take on “Ultimate Fighter” winner Kamaru Usman (6-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17. The news was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. No official announcement has been made by UFC officials. With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 17 now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:43AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
WSOF signs three notables, including UFC veteran Robbie Peralta
World Series of Fighting's roster continues to grow. WSOF signed three fighters, including UFC veteran Robbie Peralta, to contracts Monday, executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz told MMAFighting.com. Saul Almeida, best known as Jose Aldo's World Tour translator, and kickboxing star Cosmo Alexandre were the other athletes added...
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:34AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Ronda Rousey: Career will feel 'unfinished' unless 'Cyborg' Justino fight happens
Ronda Rousey (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) only has a handful of years left in the sport, she said. But as long as she continues to compete, the UFC champion said her career is “unfinished” until a matchup with Cristiane Justino (14-1) comes to fruition...
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:30AM by grappler0000 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF 22 Team McGregor vs Team Faber Cast Revealed
Competitors from 11 different countries have been cast for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter led by UFC interim featherweight champion and proud Irishman Conor McGregor, opposite former WEC featherweight champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber. The premiere episode, debuting on September 9 at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, will showcase 32 fighters competing for one of 16 spots featuring eight Europeans and eight Americans and the opportunity to be coached by two of the sport’s best athletes...
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 8:42PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
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