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Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather happening Aug. 26 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
Fast on the heels of an approved event request to the Nevada boxing commission, the much-ballyhooed meeting between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is set to go down. Citing a “well-placed source,” Yahoo! Sports reporter Kevin Iole today wrote that the bout will take place Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, the date approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for an event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 11:06PM by grappler0000 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
M-1 Challenge 80 weights, pictures & video from China
(https:)
M-1 CHALLENGE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSIP – 5 X 5 (L)Ivan “Buki” Buchinger(31-5-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Champion, Slovakia 144 lbs. vs. (R) Timur Nagibin (9-2-0, M-1: 5-1-0), Challenger, Russia 144 lbs. FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Sascha Sharma (12-3-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Germany 143 lbs. vs. Muso “Iron King” Nuertiebieke (7-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 146 lbs. WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Alexander “Iron Capture” Butenko (43-12-0, M-1: 9-2-0), Ukraine 165 lbs. vs. Corey “Major” Nelson (18-6-1, M-1: 0-0-0), Spain 168 lbs. FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Korobov (10-2-1, M-1: 0-2-1), Russia, 143 lbs. vs. Asirkebai Jinensibieke (12-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 146 lbs. PRELIMINARY CARD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Rene Hoppe (7-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Germany 204 lbs. vs. Carlos “Cachorrao” Eduardo (15-4-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Brazil 204 lbs. MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Arten Kazbanov (7-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia 185 lbs. vs. Nosherwan “Savage” Khanzada (3-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Pakistan 184 ½ lbs. BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Huyixibai Huyixibai (14-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 135 lbs. vs. Ibragim Navruzov (3-0-1, M-1: 0-0-1), Georgia 132 lbs. WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Kuerbanjiang Tuluosibake (1-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0, China 169 ½ lbs. vs. Makim “Man Max” Melnik (3-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Ukraine 167 lbs. LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Adam Tsurov (6-5-0, M-1: 5-2-0), Russia 154 ½ lbs. vs. Kangkang Fu (4-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 153 lbs.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 11:04PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dooho Choi injured, but Andre Fili still plans to fight at UFC 214
(mmajunkie.com)
An intriguing featherweight bout between Dooho Choi and Andre Fili won’t be happening at UFC 214. However, Fili still plans to fight at the event. Fili (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) today tweeted that Choi (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) can’t make the July 29 pay-per-view event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.:
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:51PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
T.J. Dillashaw questions the legitimacy of Cody Garbrandt’s back injury
(mmafighting.com)
At the beginning of this year, the UFC announced that bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would be defending his belt against former champion and training partner T.J. Dillashaw. It was to be a good, old-fashioned grudge match and the UFC built its most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter around the beef between the coaches, leading up to their title fight at UFC 213 this summer.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:49PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NAC approves Mayweather Promotions for Aug. 26, still unclear if it’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
(mmafighting.com)
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) approved an Aug. 26 date in Las Vegas for Mayweather Promotions in a meeting Wednesday. But the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is not officially attached to it — at least for now. NAC executive director Bob Bennett told MMA Fighting that Mayweather Promotions applied for the Aug. 26 date for a boxing card at MGM Grand, which will air on Showtime, last week. Mayweather officials then pulled that application earlier this week before asking for it to be put back on Tuesday night, Bennett said.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:48PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
ABC launches charitable fund to benefit retired combat sports athletes
(mmafighting.com)
The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) wants to give back to the fighters who have given their blood, sweat and tears in the ring or the cage. The body, which informally oversees commissions in the United States and Canada, announced the launch of a charitable fund benefiting retired combat sports participants last weekend at the International Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canastota, N.Y.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 1:02AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bellator chief Scott Coker: Mike Goldberg, new broadcast team offer 'different experience'
(mmajunkie.com)
It’s nearly impossible to escape Mike Golberg’s voice if you’re watching a UFC promo. As the fight organization’s play-by-play commentator for 20 years, there’s hardly a big fight that doesn’t have his stamp. Goldberg’s signature call – “It is all over!” – is indelibly linked to the industry-leader. So when he lends his commentary to Bellator’s second pay-per-view effort, Bellator NYC, it’s not a stretch to say some of the more casual fans of MMA might be confused. But according to Bellator chief Scott Coker, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 12:35AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Wanderlei Silva says he no-showed Bellator NYC news conference to avoid scrap with Chael Sonnen
(mmajunkie.com)
As it turns out, Wanderlei Silva wasn’t so under the weather that he couldn’t make a news conference this past week for Bellator NYC. Bellator PR officials initially claimed “The Axe Murderer” skipped the second scheduled press conference for the June 24 event because of his health, but Silva said there was a bigger reason he didn’t show.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 12:30AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Jon Jones' Mother Passes Away After Battle With Diabetes
(mmaweekly.com)
Jon Jones‘ mother, Camille, passed away on Sunday following her battle with diabetes. She was 55 years of age. Jon’s brother Arthur, a lineman in the National Football League, posted on Instagram, confirming his mother’s passing.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 12:28AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White responds to DJ, says McGregor is the pound-for-pound best
(mmafighting.com)
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson made a stand this week against the organization, and now UFC president Dana White has fired back. Johnson, the current No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter on the UFC’s official rankings, released an explosive, lengthy statement Monday in which the flyweight champion accused the UFC of widespread “mistreatment and bullying” and criticized the promotion for a variety of issues, ranging from White’s negotiating tactics for Johnson’s next fight — a bout that could see Johnson break the all-time record for consecutive title defenses set by Anderson Silva — to the UFC’s handling of the flyweight division altogether. Johnson then elaborated on those issues in a wide-ranging interview Monday on The MMA Hour.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 10:52PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 110 bonuses: Finishes by Ben Nguyen, Dan Hooker earn them $50K
(mmajunkie.com)
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Mark Hunt, Derrick Lewis, Ben Nguyen, and Dan Hooker each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 110 event. Hooker and Nguyen each picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, while Hunt and Lewis took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 12:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 110 results: Mark Hunt wins grueling battle vs. Derrick Lewis with 4th-round TKO
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight fight that on paper looked like a slugfest turned into a battle of cardiovascular strength. Mark Hunt (13-11-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC) took Derrick Lewis’ (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) best shots and chased him around the cage, doling out repeated shots to the body and legs until Lewis tired and slumped in exhaustion at the 3:51 mark of the fourth round.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 1:57AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thibault Gouti ruled out of UFC Fight Night 110 with illness hours before event
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Fight Night 110 has lost a fight just hours before the event is set to take place. Thibault Gouti vs. Dong Hyun Kim has been removed from the card because of an illness to Gouti, the UFC announced. “On the advice of physicians, and with the athlete’s health and safety in mind, UFC has removed Thibault Gouti from his bout today against Dong Hyun Kim at ‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt’ in Auckland, New Zealand due to illness,” the promotion said in a statement. “‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt’ will proceed with 11 bouts.”
Submitted Jun 10, 2017 5:30PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Perry vs. Thiago Alves slated for UFC 215
(mmafighting.com)
Mike Perry vs. Thiago Alves is slated for UFC 215 on Aug. 19, MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion has yet to officially announce the card, but sources say Seattle is currently the top candidate to host the event.
Submitted Jun 9, 2017 8:01PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jack Hermansson vs. Brad Scott Booked for UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City
(sherdog.com)
A middleweight clash pitting Jack Hermansson against Brad Scott has been added to the UFC Fight Night 114 lineup. Promotion officials confirmed the pairing following an initial report from mmadna.nl. UFC Fight Night 114 takes place at Mexico City Arena on Aug. 5 and is headlined by a flyweight duel between Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno. The evening’s main card airs on Fox Sports 1.
Submitted Jun 9, 2017 4:13AM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chad Laprise Steps in for Injured Alan Jouban, will meet Brian Camozzi at UFC 213
(sherdog.com)
Chad Laprise will replace the injured Alan Jouban and face Brian Camozzi at UFC 213. The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the new welterweight matchup on Thursday. UFC 213 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 8 and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight title bout between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. Read more at http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Chad-Laprise-Steps-in-for-Injured-Alan-Jouban-Meets-Brian-Camozzi-at-UFC-213-122923#tlssSDOWYfBdP3MV.99
Submitted Jun 9, 2017 4:08AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jason Knight fights Ricardo Lamas at UFC 214
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has found Chan Sung Jung’s replacement to fight Ricardo Lamas. As was first reported on Tuesday by the Los Angeles Times’ Lance Pugmire, rising featherweight prospect Jason Knight will be filling in for “The Korean Zombie” at UFC 214 in Anaheim, CA on July 29th. Jung had to withdraw due to (among other things) a ruptured ACL and MCL.
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 11:21PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith targeted for August UFC event
(mmajunkie.com)
After ex-UFC champ Rashad Evans turned him down, Hector Lombard has a fight. Lombard (34-5-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is targeted to meet Anthony Smith (27-12 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at a UFC event scheduled for Aug. 19, according to multiple people with knowledge of the booking, who requested anonymity because the fight has not yet been made public.
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 11:07PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Camacho a late replacement next week at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore
(mmajunkie.com)
Li Jingliang has a new opponent for next week’s UFC Fight Night 111 event. Welterweight Jonathan Meunier (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has suffered an injury and is out of his fight with welterweight Jingliang (12-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC), and newcomer Frank Camacho (20-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement. The full UFC Fight Night 111 lineup now includes: MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 8 a.m. ET) Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcin Tybura Colby Covington vs. Dong Hyun Kim Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:30 a.m. ET) Takanori Gomi vs. Jon Tuck Cyril Asker vs. Walt Harris Ulka Sasaki vs. Justin Scoggins Frank Camacho vs. Li Jingliang Russell Doane vs. Kwan Ho Kwak Carls John de Tomas vs. Naoki Inoue Ji Yeon Kim vs. Lucie Pudilova Alex Caceres vs. Rolando Gabriel
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 11:03PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 216 in Edmonton gets Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis, Sarah Moras vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 216, which marks the UFC’s return to Canada, has two new bouts. They include former flyweight title challengers Henry Cejudo (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) vs. Wilson Reis (22-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and female bantamweights Sarah Moras (4-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith (5-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC), officials announced via TSN.ca. The latest UFC 216 card includes: Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis Rick Glenn vs. Gavin Tucker Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Sarah Moras
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 11:01PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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