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Fertitta: Rousey has two movies, then July fight
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Sporting News: How is Ronda doing after her defeat? Lorenzo Fertitta: I went out to see her in L.A. Had some real good conversations with her. She is, as you would expect, very disappointed. Distraught, to some extent. She's never lost. She never lost a fight in the Octagon. She never lost a fight in the street. She didn't know what it was like. Right? ... She is champing to be back in there. She made some commitments before the fight to make two movies. So she's going to do that. Then get back to training in the Octagon.
Submitted Dec 17, 2015 7:46PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor opponent announcement live 10:15 pm ET (12/17/15)
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Fedor Emeianenko is the greatest heavyweight in MMA history, with a win streak that will never be equaled in the division. Then he fought time in an advancing sport, and lost three in a row. Then he won three in a row against lesser competition, and retired. Fedor went out right; very few in combat sports ever do. Then rumors surfaced that Fedor was returning.
Submitted Dec 17, 2015 7:37PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bethe Correia vs. Jessica Eye Added to UFC Fight Night 82 in Pittsburgh
(themmacorner.com)
On Wednesday night, it was revealed the UFC had booked a women’s bantamweight contest between former title contender Bethe Correia and Jessica Eye has been booked for UFC Fight Night 82 in Pittsburgh. Brazilian media outlet Combate was the first to report the news. Correia (9-1) was last seen suffering a violent knockout loss to former champion Ronda Rousey just a little more than 30-seconds into their UFC 190 title fight in August. This came after months of animosity between both women as prior to this setback Correia knocked out two of Rousey’s teammate in Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler. She will enter this bout with two career stoppage wins, both of which coming by way of knockout.
Submitted Dec 17, 2015 7:19PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
First-ever women’s flyweight title fight added to CFFC 55
(bluegrassmma.com)
The first-ever women’s flyweight title fight in organization history has been added to next month’s CFFC 55, as Katlyn Chookagian (5-0) will take on Isabelly Varella (7-0) for the inaugural belt. Renzo Gracie/All Star BJJ product Chookagian is undefeated as a pro and is already a WSOF veteran along with holding a 2-0 record under the CFFC banner. She was also 7-0 as an amateur, including winning the NAAFS women’s title in 2013. The New Jersey native most recently competed on Halloween, when she defeated Sijara Eubanks via decision at CFFC 52.
Submitted Dec 17, 2015 7:14PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF-GC 2 Japan Press Release – Omigawa & Watanabe
(mmamadhouse.com)
World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) has added two more legends of Japanese MMA to their ever-growing roster. Both Michihiro Omigawa and Hisae Watanabe have agreed to compete at WSOF-GC 2 Japan on February 7 in Tokyo. “It’s amazing to add two more of the very best Japanese fighters of all time to our ever-expanding roster,” states WSOF-GC Vice President of Operations and Matchmaker, Jason Lilly. “Omigawa and Watanabe are synonymous with Japanese MMA and add an extra level of excitement to our show. The two of them combined with the addition of Akihiro Gono makes this a true ‘Legends of Japan’ event.”
Submitted Dec 17, 2015 6:38PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
‘TUF 22’ Teammates Martin Svensson, David Teymur to Meet at UFC Fight Night London
(sherdog.com)
Martin Svensson and David Teymur will lock horns at UFC Fight Night London on Feb. 27. The promotion’s European branch announced the contest on Thursday. Svensson and Teymur were both lightweights on Conor McGregor’s team during Season 22 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” UFC Fight Night London takes place at the O2 Arena and features a middleweight showdown between Michael Bisping and Gegard Mousasi.
Submitted Dec 17, 2015 6:32PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
 
Michael Johnson thinks win over Nate Diaz warrants title shot
(mmafighting.com)
UFC lightweight contender Michael Johnson talks about his loss against Beneil Dariush not really being seen as a loss, having his winning streak snapped, fighting Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 17, getting leapfrogged by Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor riding into the lightweight division with an immediate title shot, and much more.
Submitted Dec 17, 2015 6:29PM by JLS1980 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Bradley vs. Chris Honeycutt rematch, three prelims added to Bellator 148
(mmajunkie.com)
Following a no contest in their first meeting, Paul Bradley (22-6 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) and Chris Honeycutt (6-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) will meet for a second time at January’s Bellator 148 event. Bellator officials today announced the welterweight matchup, which will appear in the evening’s main card, as well three preliminary matchups with Anthony Avila (12-4) vs. John Reedy (11-6), Javy Ayala (8-4) vs. Carl Seumanutafa (9-6) and Art Arciniega (14-5) vs. Justin Smitley (9-7).
Submitted Dec 17, 2015 6:26PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Melvin Guillard vs. Mike Bronzoulis added to Bellator 149 fight card
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator's first tentpole event of 2016 is beginning to fill up. Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie – set for Feb. 19 at Houston's Toyota Center – recently added a lightweight scrap between Melvin Guillard (32-15-2) and Mike Bronzoulis (18-9-1) to the main card festivities set to air on Spike TV.
Submitted Dec 17, 2015 2:24PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
David Jordan vs. Johnny Nunez added to WSOF 26, Andreas Spang withdraws
(mmajunkie.com)
The nine-bout lineup for this week’s WSOF 26 event has been finalized with the addition of a lightweight matchup between Jonathan Nunez (5-1) and David Jordan (3-3). Additionally, Andreas Spang (9-3) has contracted pneumonia and withdrawn from the card, scrapping a planned matchup with Kelvin Tiller (7-1), who had agreed to replace Shamil Gamzatov (9-0). WSOF officials today announced the changes.
Submitted Dec 17, 2015 2:18PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Alvey, Sarafian Set For Steel City Showdown
(ufc.com)
An all-action fight will be expected at Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center, when middleweights Sam Alvey and Daniel Sarafian meet in a UFC Fight Night bout on Sunday, Feb. 21. Entertaining in and out of the Octagon, former Ultimate Fighter competitor Alvey has emerged victorious in three of his last four bouts, with each win over Dylan Andrews, Cezar Ferreira and Dan Kelly coming by way of knockout. Brazil's Sarafian, an aggressive battler who was a finalist on the first season of TUF Brazil, is coming off a stoppage of Antonio dos Santos in his return to 185 pounds in December of 2014.
Submitted Dec 17, 2015 2:05PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alistair Overeem Plans to Test Free-Agent Market Following UFC on Fox 17
(m.sherdog.com)
With capable heavyweights in short supply these days, Alistair Overeem could be in high demand following UFC on Fox 17. According to a report from UFC Tonight, Overeem’s current contract with the UFC will expire after he faces Junior dos Santos in Saturday’s co-headliner at the Amway Center in Orlando. The Dutchman then plans to explore his options in free agency once his deal with the Las Vegas-based promotion is fulfilled. My 2cents 1. This is either a attempt to get more money after his contract expires or he wants to go juicing and his winning ways lol
Submitted Dec 16, 2015 7:59PM by RhythmAndStyle - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 196 Update: Ovince St. Preux to Face Rafael Cavalcante in Las Vegas
(m.sherdog.com)
Ovince St. Preux will square off with Rafael Cavalcante at UFC 196 on Feb. 6. The light heavyweight bout was announced during Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight. UFC 196 takes place in Las Vegas and is headlined by a heavyweight title rematch between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez.
Submitted Dec 16, 2015 7:56PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Seven fights added to UFC Fight Night 82 in Pittsburgh, though still no headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
While the UFC’s return to Pennsylvania is still awaiting a headlining matchup, there are now nine bouts on the card thanks to the addition of seven new contests to the lineup. UFC officials today added middleweights Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro, Chris Camozzi vs. Joe Riggs and Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes, lightweights Shane Campbell vs. James Krause, welterweights Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Brandon Thatch, heavyweights Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Anthony Hamilton and welterweights Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland. With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 82 now includes: Cody Garbrandt vs. John Lineker Sarah Moras vs. Lauren Murphy Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro Chris Camozzi vs. Joe Riggs Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes Shane Campbell vs. James Krausev Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Brandon Thatch Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Anthony Hamilton Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland
Submitted Dec 15, 2015 11:45PM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Combat sports announcer Mauro Ranallo signs with WWE
(bloodyelbow.com)
If you're an MMA fan, you probably remember Mauro Ranallo best from his work in Pride or with Strikeforce. If boxing's your thing, his recent work on Showtime will come to mind. If you're a kickboxing aficionado, you may know him from GLORY. Now, the veteran Canadian announcer will be taking his considerable talents to the biggest pro wrestling organization in the world.
Submitted Dec 15, 2015 2:09PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Volkov vs. Smoldarev vacant heavyweight title fight set for M-1 Challenge 64
(bloodyelbow.com)
M-1 Global announced a heavyweight title fight as the headlining act for their upcoming February show in Moscow.
Submitted Dec 15, 2015 2:07PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 194 salaries: McGregor ($500K), Aldo ($400K), Faber ($300K)
(mmajunkie.com)
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $2,568,000. The full UFC 194 payouts included: Conor McGregor: $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Jose Aldo: $400,000 Luke Rockhold: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus) def. Chris Weidman: $275,000 Yoel Romero: $150,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Ronaldo Souza: $135,000 Demian Maia: $156,000 (includes $78,000 win bonus) def. Gunnar Nelson: $75,000 Max Holloway: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def. Jeremy Stephens: $43,000 Urijah Faber: $300,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus) def. Frankie Saenz: $20,000 Tecia Torres: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger: $10,000 Warlley Alves: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Colby Covington: $18,000 Leonardo Santos: $40,000 (includes $20,o00 win bonus) def. Kevin Lee: $21,000 Magomed Mustafaev: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Joe Proctor: $13,000 Yancy Medeiros: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. John Makdessi: $30,000 Court McGee: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Marcio Alexandre Jr.: $12,000
Submitted Dec 15, 2015 2:05PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 194 Medical Suspensions: McGregor and Rockhold Could Be Out Six Months
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC 194 Medical Suspensions Conor McGregor and Dana White UFC 189Conor McGregor: Must have his left wrist x-rayed. If positive, he must be cleared by a doctor or he is suspended until June 12, 2016. Jose Aldo: Suspended until Feb. 11, 2016, with no contact until Jan. 27. Luke Rockhold: Must have his left foot/ankle x-rayed. If positive, he must be cleared by a doctor or he is suspended until June 12. His minimum suspension is until Jan. 12, with no contact until Jan. 3. Chris Weidman: Must have both feet x-rayed. If positive, he must be cleared by a doctor or he is suspended until Feb. 11, with no contact until Jan. 27. Yoel Romero: Suspended until Jan. 12, with no contact until Jan. 3. Jacare Souza: Must have his left forearm x-rayed. If positive, he must be cleared by a doctor or he is suspended until June 12. His minimum suspension is until Jan. 12, with no contact until Jan. 3. Gunnar Nelson: Suspended until Jan. 27, with no contact until Jan. 12, due to a nasal bridge laceration. Jeremy Stephens: Suspended until Jan. 12, with no contact until Jan. 3. Urijah Faber: Must have an MRI of his left knee and get his right ankle and left thumb x-rayed. If any are positive, he must be cleared by a doctor or he is suspended until June 12. His minimum suspension is until Jan. 27, with no contact until Jan. 12. Frankie Saenz: Suspended until Jan. 27, with no contact until Jan. 12. Tecia Torres: Must have left thumb x-rayed. If positive, she must be cleared by a doctor or she is suspended until June 12. Her minimum suspension is until Jan. 12, with no contact until Jan. 3. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger: Suspended until Jan. 27, with no contact until Jan. 12. Colby Covington: Must have a CT Scan or an MRI of his right chest wall. If positive, he must be cleared by a doctor or he is suspended until June 12. His minimum suspension is until Jan. 12, with no contact until Jan. 3. Kevin Lee: Suspended until Jan. 27, with no contact until Jan. 12. Joe Proctor: Suspended until Jan. 12, with no contact until Jan. 3. Yancy Medeiros: Must have his right knee sprain cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he is suspended until June 12. His minimum suspension is until Jan. 12, with no contact until Jan. 3, due to left to pain. John Makdessi: Must have his right thumb x-rayed. If positive, he must be cleared by a doctor or he is suspended until June 12.
Submitted Dec 15, 2015 2:02PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 22 Finale Medical Suspensions: Franke Edgar Unscathed
(mmaweekly.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale Medical Suspensions Chad Mendes: Suspended until Jan. 26, 2016, with no contact until Jan. 11. Tony Ferguson: Must have a CT scan of his head, or he is suspended until June 11. He faces a minimum suspension until Feb. 10 and no contact until Jan. 26. Edson Barboza: Suspended until Jan. 26, with no contact until Jan. 11, due to a scalp laceration. Evan Dunham: Suspended until Jan. 26, with no contact until Jan. 11, due to a laceration above his right eye. Joe Lauzon: Suspended until Jan. 11., with no contact until Jan. 2. Jason Knight: Suspended until Feb. 10, with no contact until Jan. 26, due to a cheek laceration. Tatsuya Kawajiri: Suspended until Jan. 11, with no contact until Jan. 2. Konstantin Erokhin: Suspended until Jan. 11, with no contact until Jan. 2, due to a thumb injury. Mike Pierce: Suspended until Jan. 26, with no contact until Jan. 11. Ryan LaFlare: Must have his right hand/thumb x-rayed to rule out a fracture. If positive, he needs to get an Orthopedic doctor’s clearance or he is suspended until June 11. His minimum suspension is until Jan. 11, with no contact until Jan. 2. Joby Sanchez: Suspended until Jan. 26, with no contact until Jan. 2, due to facial lacerations. Chris Gruetzemacher: Must have left and right forearms cleared by doctor or he is suspended until June 11. His minimum suspension is until Jan. 11, with no contact until Jan. 2. Abner Lloveras: Suspended until Feb. 10, with no contact until Jan. 26, due to a facial laceration.
Submitted Dec 15, 2015 2:00PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 22 Finale Fighter Salaries: Frankie Edgar Leads the Way with $380K
(sports.yahoo.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar cemented his spot as the top featherweight contender at the TUF 22 Finale on Friday night, and he also topped the disclosed fighter payroll. The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale: Edgar vs. Mendes Fighter Salaries Frankie Edgar: $360,000 (includes $180,000 win bonus) def. Chad Mendes: $82,000 Ryan Hall: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Artem Lobov: $10,000 Tony Ferguson: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) def. Edson Barboza: $44,000 Evan Dunham: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus) def. Joe Lauzon: $54,000 Tatsuya Kawajiri: $52,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Jason Knight: $12,000 Julian Erosa: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Marcin Wrzosek: $10,000 Gabriel Gonzaga: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus) def. Konstantin Erokhin: $10,000 Ryan LaFlare: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Mike Pierce: $34,000 Geane Herrera: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Joby Sanchez: $10,000 Chris Gruetzemacher: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Abner Lloveras: $10,000 TUF 22 Finale Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $1,048,000
Submitted Dec 15, 2015 1:57PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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