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Stevie Ray expected to replace injured James Krause against Ross Pearson at UFN: Belfast
(mmafighting.com)
Another injury has affected the UFC's upcoming event to Northern Ireland. James Krause has been forced to withdraw from his Nov. 19 fight against Ross Pearson due to an injured hamstring, he announced Wednesday. As a result, Pearson is now slated to meet Scotland's Stevie Ray, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Oct 26, 2016 2:04PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie signs to fight for Bellator
(mmafighting.com)
Another member of the first family of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in the U.S. has penned a deal with Bellator. Ralek Gracie, perhaps now best known for founding the Metamoris grappling series, has a deal to fight for the promotion, ESPN's Brett Okamoto reported Tuesday night on SportsCenter. Bellator officials confirmed the signing. Gracie's debut is being targeted for Bellator 170 on Jan. 21 in Los Angeles.
Submitted Oct 25, 2016 10:55PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Rob Font vs. Alejandro Perez added to The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale in December
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of bantamweights will look to rebound from recent setbacks when they meet at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. UFC officials today announced that Rob Font (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will face Alejandro Perez (17-6-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC) at the Dec. 3 event, which takes place at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event’s main card airs live on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The bout order has not yet been set.
Submitted Oct 25, 2016 9:01PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Bibiano Fernandes to defend ONE bantamweight title in December
(mmafighting.com)
Bibiano Fernandes will return to the ONE Championship cage this year. Fernandes is scheduled to defend his bantamweight tittle against Reece McClaren at ONE Championship's Age of Domination. This title fight will be the second championship fight on the card, as Brandon Vera will defend his heavyweight title against Hideki Sekine in the main event, according to the promotion Tuesday. ONE: Age of Domination event is set to take place on Dec. 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Manila, Philippines. The 10-fight card goes as follows:
Submitted Oct 25, 2016 5:39PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Vicente Luque replaces Lyman Good at UFC 205 in New York City
(mmajunkie.com)
After losing his original matchup, Belal Muhammad has a new opponent for UFC 205. As reported on Monday, Muhammad’s (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) original opponent, welterweight Lyman Good (19-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC), has been removed from the card due to a potential anti-doping violation, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Vicente Luque (10-5-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement, UFC officials today confirmed with newsday.com.
Submitted Oct 25, 2016 2:18PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyman Good receives USADA notice, pulled from UFC 205
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight Lyman Good has been pulled from next month’s UFC 205 event, and promotion officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Belal Muhammad. UFC officials today announced that promotion officials were notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on Oct. 14.
Submitted Oct 24, 2016 10:40PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Louis Smolka to meet Ray Borg at UFC 207
(mmafighting.com)
Louis Smolka will get a chance to bounce back relatively quickly. The top flyweight will meet Ray Borg at UFC 207 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, it was reported Monday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. UFC officials confirmed the bout.
Submitted Oct 24, 2016 6:27PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lightweights Marc Diakiese vs. Frankie Perez added to UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight matchup between a pair of fighters looking to build on their first UFC win has been booked for UFC Fight Night 102. UFC officials today announced that lightweights Marc Diakiese and Frankie Perez have been added to the card, which takes place Dec. 9 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 24, 2016 6:25PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber announces he will retire after UFC on FOX 22 fight
(mmafighting.com)
The Hall of Fame worthy career of Urijah Faber appears to be coming to an end. Faber announced Monday on The MMA Hour that he plans to retire following his Dec. 17 fight against Brad Pickett at UFC on FOX 22 in his hometown of Sacramento, CA, bringing an end to a career that spanned 14 years and helped propel the lighter weight classes to international prominence in mixed martial arts.
Submitted Oct 24, 2016 3:18PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
World Series of Fighting adds fourth title fight to New York City debut card
(mmafighting.com)
A fight card with three title bouts is an infrequent thing. Four championship fights? Almost unheard of. World Series of Fighting, however, will make the four-title-fight card a reality when it debuts in New York City on Dec. 31. The company announced Monday that middleweight champion and NYC native David Branch will put his title on the line against Louis Taylor at WSOF 34 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Submitted Oct 24, 2016 2:40PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Shane Carwin tweets photo of Rizin FF glove, says he accepted fight with Fedor Emelianenko
(mmajunkie.com)
Fedor Emelianenko is always in need of recognizable heavyweight opponents and he may have found one – if Shane Carwin is to be believed. Carwin (12-2), a former UFC interim heavyweight champion who recently announced his intentions to return to fighting, tweeted a photo of a Rizin FF glove with a message reading, “Hey @rizin_PR you are going to need bigger gloves, these do not fit, not even close!”
Submitted Oct 23, 2016 9:06PM by JLS - 16 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
"Flash" Gordon injured, Shane Burgos steps in for Interim Title Shot
(cffc.tv)
Jared "Flash" Gordon looked to make it three in a row with a win at CFFC 61. Having won the Featherweight Title at CFFC 59 by spectacular knockout, he took a short notice fight at lightweight and doubled down with a win at CFFC 60. With a full training camp under his belt, Gordon was set to take on Adam Ward at CFFC 61 this Halloween weekend at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City; unfortunately, due to injury Gordon will be unable to compete. Ready to step up and top off this all-star event, "Hurricane" Shane Burgos was scheduled to fight Toby Misech on the main card of the same event. With Gordon's absence the Burgos vs Misech bout has been changed to an Interim Title Fight.
Submitted Oct 23, 2016 5:20PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
With Dominique Steele out, Kyle Noke gets new UFC Fight Night 101 opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
Kyle Noke has a new opponent for next month’s UFC Fight Night 101 event in Australia. Dominique Steele (14-8 MMA, 1-3 UFC) has suffered an undisclosed injury, and Noke (22-9-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) is now slated to fight replacement Omari Akhmedov (15-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC). UFC officials announced the change via FoxSports.com.au.
Submitted Oct 23, 2016 3:08PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Weidman: Michael Bisping would be my ‘easiest’ fight in years
(bloodyelbow.com)
‘All-American’ would love to challenge Bisping after UFC 205, as he believes it would be one of the easiest fights of his career.
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 7:04PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC 207: Johny Hendricks ‘done’ with MMA with loss to Neil Magny
(mmamania.com)
Johny Hendricks used to be the best 170-pound fighter in the world. Fast forward a few years and Hendricks, 33, is now trying to climb his way out of an 0-2 hole after dropping three of his last four and plummeting to No. 7 in the official UFC rankings. “The last two I have lost, fair and square, I know I have,” Hendricks told ESPN’s Five Rounds podcast. “Realistically, if I go out there — and hey, crazier things have happened — I go out there and lose, that’s when it’s time to say ‘I’m done.’ I’m not gonna keep fighting to hopefully find a person I can beat.”
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 7:00PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jon Jones' lawyer reveals USADA test results, claims supplement was deemed 'contaminated'
(mmamania.com)
The clash between former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) continues in full force after "Bones" tested positive for banned substances prior to UFC 200 this past July. Jones has proclaimed he will return to action soon while a generic form of Cialis has been pinpointed as a possible reason why the 29-year-old popped under USADA watch. It now seems as if Jones is even closer to exonerating himself and returning to a sport he has dominated his entire career. According to Jones' lawyer, Howard Jacobs, the independent tests that USADA administered on the substances Jones took earlier this year have all come back positive, marking the entire crop "contaminated."
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 6:58PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Heading into UFC 205, Joanna Jedrzejczyk looking for a new manager who will ‘bring me some money’
(mmafighting.com)
Heading into her fourth title defense against Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 205, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been undergoing a good many changes. For starters she has settled on a steady training camp with American Top Team in Florida, after a nomadic stint of stopping into different gyms across the country. She also recently parted ways with her manager, Tiago Okamura, making her a free agent for business. As for that second thing, Jedrzejczyk said she’s open for discussion with any managers who might thing they can represent her. "I am waiting for a good offer," the 29-year old Polish champion said. "Bring me some money, and that’s all what I want from my manager. I’m here. I’m in the U.S."
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 6:54PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC cuts 13 fighters from roster as cutbacks continue
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC's week of cutbacks ends with news that several fighters will no longer compete in the promotion. MMAFighting.com has learned from sources that 13 fighters were recently released from their contracts. This comes just a few days after many from the front office, including several high-ranking officials, were let go under new ownership group WME-IMG.
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 6:51PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pat Lundvall’s Nevada Athletic Commission appointment coming to an end
(mmafighting.com)
One of the country's most high-profile athletic commissioners is coming to the end of her run. Pat Lundvall's appointment on the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) will end this month after nine years, sources told MMA Fighting. Her last day will be Oct. 31 and she will not be re-appointed. Lundvall confirmed the info to MMA Fighting on Saturday afternoon.
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 5:20PM by kopower - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Alexander Gustafsson Expected to Be Out Indefinitely
(sherdog.com)
At one point in time, Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson was one of the most feared light heavyweights in the sport of mixed martial arts. He had lost only once in 16 pro fights and was riding a dominant six-fight winning streak. But when he finally got a crack at the 205-pound title against then-champ Jon Jones at UFC 162 three years ago, he gave it everything he had and came up short after five grueling rounds. But from that point forward, “The Mauler” has had nothing but terrible luck in and out of the Octagon.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 9:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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