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Report: Elias Theodorou meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC Fight Night 80
The UFC’s first of three straight days of events in Las Vegas in December has another fight added to the lineup. According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Globo, Brazil’s Thiago “Marreta” Santos (11-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will meet Canadian Elias Theodorou (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in a middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 80. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 80 card now includes: Omari Akhmedov vs. Lyman Good Kevin Casey vs. Antonio Carlos Junior Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Elias Theodorou
Submitted Sep 13, 2015 12:57PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC heavyweight Bilyal Makhov wins dual bronze medals at world championships
LAS VEGAS – UFC heavyweight Bilyal Makhov became the first person in 42 years to score world championship medals in both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Makhov earned bronze medals in both disciplines at this week’s United World Wrestling Championships, which took place at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena. The 27-year-old Russian started his run on Tuesday, earning a Greco-Roman bronze in the 130-kilogram division, capping off his run with a thrilling victory over American Robby Smith. On Saturday, he added a freestyle bronze medal in the 125-kilogram category by scoring a technical fall over Armenian opponent Levan Berianidze.
Submitted Sep 13, 2015 12:56PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
'Cyborg' Justino to fight at 140 pounds on Invicta FC 15 card headlined by Souza-Grasso
Cristiane Justino (14-1) will finally move down in weight from her longtime home at 145 pounds, but it won’t be to fight in the UFC against Ronda Rousey. “Cyborg,” who is the current Invicta FC featherweight champion, will cut to 140 pounds for a catchweight bout at Invicta FC 15 in November. Her opponent has not been determined. Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp announced the news at Saturday’s Invicta FC 14 post-fight press conference.
Submitted Sep 13, 2015 12:55PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Welcome To The UFC: Danny Roberts
That day for Roberts’ UFC debut is expected to come before the end of the year, and the fact that he’s already got his sights set on a post-fight Performance bonus shows you what kind of fighter the 28-year-old is. He’s a finisher, with nine of the victories on his 11-1 pro record coming by way of knockout or submission. But look a little closer, and while the varied submissions he’s pulled off (Brabo choke, armbar, RNC) are impressive for a former boxer, the real takeaway is that his first three pro wins came by knockout via knees to the body.
Submitted Sep 12, 2015 8:52AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Konstantin Erokhin heavyweight tilt set for TUF 22 Finale in Vegas
The TUF 22 Finale venue may not be big, but it’ll have to contend with a pair of heavyweights in December. Gabriel Gonzaga (16-10 MMA, 11-9 UFC) will take on Konstantin Erokhin (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the TUF 22 Finale. UFC officials today announced the new booking. With the addition to the card, The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale now includes: Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Evan Dunham vs. Joe Lauzon Ryan LaFlare vs. Mike Pierce Mirsad Bektic vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Joby Sanchez vs. Justin Scoggins Konstantin Erokhin vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 11:22PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Good vs. Akhmedov, Casey vs. Carlos Junior set for UFC Fight Night 80 in Las Vegas
The UFC’s first of three straight days of events in Las Vegas in December is starting to come together with the apparent addition of two fights. Kevin Casey (9-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) today published a photo on his Instagram account of him signing a contract to fight Antonio Carlos Junior (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 80. And Omari Akhmedov (15-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) used Instagram to announce a welterweight fight against Lyman Good (19-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) for the same card. UFC officials have not yet made formal announcements of either booking.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 11:21PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC exec: Frank Mir was not denied Adderall TUE by Nevada Athletic Commission
Frank Mir was not denied a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) in Nevada, according to the UFC's vice president of athlete health and performance. He just was not able to apply for one with enough time to spare before his fight.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 7:53PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
USADA gave Mayweather retroactive OK to use banned IV for Pacquiao fight
Sorry, not sure where to post this... To the UFC fan, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is here to provide a needed regulatory body to "clean up" the sport's PED problem. It sounds like a good deal at face value, but as long-time boxing journalist Thomas Hauser uncovered in an SB Nation longform, USADA is dealing with its own major credibility issues in boxing. Far and away the biggest controversy that has made the rounds on sports media is the IV use of Floyd Mayweather the night before his mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao back in May.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 3:25PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Nick Diaz's attorney could make motion for Nevada deputy attorney general to remove himself from case
Proceedings could get messy at Nick Diaz's disciplinary hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on Monday. Diaz's attorney Lucas Middlebrook told MMA Fighting that he could make a motion for Nevada deputy attorney general Christopher Eccles to be removed from the case, because he might be considered both a witness and counsel.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 3:22PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC isn't on Invicta champion Tonya Evinger's agenda, because she refuses to 'kiss butt'
Tonya Evinger wants to be herself. And she's not sure if she'd be able to do that in the UFC. The Invicta FC women's bantamweight champion would not mind the UFC paycheck, but she has doubts about what being in the world's biggest MMA promotion would entail.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 3:21PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
PARLAY/BETS ALERT: Legacy FC 45 main event canceled after injury to Andrew Todhunter
Just in case some of you had either of these fighters in your parlay or made wagers for the underdog, now's your chance to update your wagers...
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 2:59PM by Auntie_Razor - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Fight Camp / Team
Materla vs Khalidov headlines KSW 33
One of the most anticipated middleweight fights outside of the UFC has finally been scheduled for November, as champion Michal Materla and superstar Mamed Khalidov headlines KSW 33 in Krakow. Materla has held the KSW middleweight title since 2012 when he defeated Jay Silva to claim the Polish throne. Since then, he has amassed a four-fight win streak, including victories over Rodney Wallace, Kendall Grove, Jay Silva again. Most recently, he beat Polish MMA legend Tomasz Drwal.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 12:04PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
No Correia, Tate, Zingano for Sarah Kaufman, who gets de Randamie at UFC on Fox 17
Sarah Kaufman had a trio of fights she was hoping for, but she’ll have to settle for a name that wasn’t on her list. Kaufman (17-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will meet Germaine de Randamie (5-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in a women’s bantamweight bout at UFC on FOX 17, the UFC’s final show of 2015. UFC officials recently announced the booking, which first was reported by the Orlando Sentinel. 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 Luiz Henrique vs. Francis Ngannou Sarah Kaufman vs. Germaine de Randamie
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 12:02PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Collier-Yang, Lim-Zaleski, Bang-Kuntz booked for UFC Fight Night 79 in South Korea
The UFC’s debut in South Korea in November has three new bouts added to the bill and a trio of fighters ready to compete in their home country. Jake Collier (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) takes on Dongi Yang (12-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) at middleweight; Hyun Gyu Lim (13-5-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) meets Elizeu Zaleski (14-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at welterweight; and Tae Hyun Bang (17-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC) fights Leo Kuntz (17-2-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), also at 170 pounds, all at UFC Fight Night 79. UFC officials recently announced the new bouts. The Collier-Yang bout first was reported by Combat Press. 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 Marco Beltran vs. Ning Guangyou Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Elizeu Zaleski Jake Collier vs. Dongi Yang Tae Hyun Bang vs. Leo Kuntz
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 12:01PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bektic vs. Kawajiri, Sanchez vs. Scoggins set for TUF 22 Finale in Las Vegas
December’s TUF 22 Finale in “Sin City” continues to build with the addition of two new bouts. Mirsad Bektic (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is set to meet Tatsuya Kawajiri (34-8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in a featherweight bout, and Joby Sanchez (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meets Justin Scoggins (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at flyweight. UFC officials recently announced the new bookings. With the additions to the card, The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale now includes: Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Evan Dunham vs. Joe Lauzon Ryan LaFlare vs. Mike Pierce Mirsad Bektic vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Joby Sanchez vs. Justin Scoggins
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 12:00PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Kelvin Tiller out, Brian Grinnell now meets Vagab Vagabov at WSOF 23 in Phoenix
Just a week before the event, there has been a late change to the preliminary card lineup of next week’s WSOF 23 card in Arizona. With the change, the complete WSOF 23 card now includes: MAIN CARD (NBCSN, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino – for lightweight title Dave Branch vs. Teddy Holder – for inaugural light heavyweight title Tito Jones vs. Timur Valiev Ben Fodor vs. Roberto Yong LaRue Burley vs. Brian Foster PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET) Brian Grinnell vs. Vagab Vagabov Krasimir Mladenov vs. Clifford Starks Estevan Payan vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Danny Davis Jr. vs. Matthew Frincu David Nuzzo vs. Andres Ponce Joey Miolla vs. Randy Steinke Jeff Fletcher vs. Benny Madrid
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 11:59AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Bellator releases rules for next week's 'Dynamite' light heavyweight tournament
Here are the plans for the tournament: * Two semifinal bouts and one tournament reserve bout will be contested over two five-minute rounds with a one-minute rest period. If any of the bouts are scored a draw, the bout is officially declared a draw, but the judges overseeing the fight will each cast a ballot on who they think should advance to the finals “by merit of his performance.” * A minimum of 30 minutes will separate the end of the semis and the beginning of the finals * The tournament final will be contested the same as a non-title fight, with three five-minute rounds and two one-minute rest periods. A draw will trigger the same process as the semifinals, only the fighter who gets the most votes will be declared the tournament’s winner. * If a semifinal winner cannot advance due to injury, a “survivor” rule will put his opponent into the finals. If that opponent can’t advance, however, the winner of the tournament reserve bout will advance. To advance, all tournament participants need medical clearance. * Fouls that end bouts will be addressed depending on whether the infraction was intentional or accidental. If an accidental foul renders the semifinal winner unable to continue, the uninjured fighter will advance, and the tournament reserve winner will remain on standby. * If an intentional foul ends a semifinal bout, the fouling fighter will be disqualified and the fouled fighter will be “medically eliminated.” Then the tournament reserve winner will advance. * If an accidental foul ends the finals before two rounds have been completed, the tournament is over without a winner. After two rounds, the bout gets judged on the completed rounds. * Any additional circumstances not addressed by the rules will resolved by “the senior (CSAC) representative in conjunction with the Bellator regulatory affairs director.”
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 11:57AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
WSOF signs UFC, Strikeforce vet Caros Fodor and Cory Devela to multi-year deals
WSOF continues to build its roster with the addition of a pair of new fighters to the promotion. Lightweight Caros Fodor (10-4) and middleweight Cory Devela (16-6) have signed multi-year deals with WSOF, the organization recently announced. Terms of the deals were not disclosed, nor were first opponents or fight dates for the two fighters. WSOF next is in action next week with WSOF 23, which takes place in Phoenix.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 11:54AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
The great 'Crazy PRIDE Lady' coming to Bellator Dynamite 1
Bellator MMA's 'big tent' "Dynamite 1" card next weekend has a light heavyweight title fight with Tito Ortiz, a one-night, four-man #1 contender tournament, and Glory kickboxing and MMA on the same card sometimes at the same time. And it just got better.
Submitted Sep 10, 2015 3:07PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
‘Rowdy’ Bec Rawlings Calls Out Paige VanZant
UFC strawweight Paige VanZant is coming off of another dominating performance at UFC 191 this past Saturday, this time over TUF 20 competitor Alex Chambers. She beat her up for almost three full round before locking in an armbar in the third round. Then, ‘Rowdy’ Bec Rawlings jumped in and put her name in the hat, asking VanZant what she has going on on Jan. 17, for UFC Fight Night 81.
Submitted Sep 10, 2015 12:53PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
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