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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson canceled day before UFC 209
(mmafighting.com)
LAS VEGAS — Disaster struck UFC 209 on Friday, as the highly-anticipated interim lightweight championship fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was officially scratched from Saturday’s pay-per-view card. Nurmagomedov (24-0) was transported to the hospital in the early hours Friday morning after falling ill while cutting weight. The undefeated Dagestani was treated and discharged, according to UFC officials, and the fight was called off due to “doctor’s recommendation.”
Submitted Mar 3, 2017 2:22PM by tildengolfer - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jake Ellenberger vs. Mike Perry set for UFC Nashville
(mmafighting.com)
A Pair of Welterweights capable of delivering fireworks will be on display in Nashville on April 22. Veteran Jake Ellenberger will meet up-and-coming Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 108. The Los Angeles Daily News initially reported the fight Thursday Night.
Submitted Mar 3, 2017 11:45AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Barberena and Proctor To Scrap In Nashville
(ufc.com)
Lightweight action fighters Bryan Barberena and Joe Proctor will kick off their 2017 schedule on Apr. 22 when they meet in a UFC Fight Night matchup at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. In the five-round main event, which airs live on FS1, featherweight rivals will settle the score as surging contender Cub Swanson takes on hard-hitting European standout Artem Lobov. Tickets go on sale today.
Submitted Mar 3, 2017 11:37AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC, Misha Cirkunov come to agreement on new contract
(mmafighting.com)
One of the more promising up-and-coming light heavyweights is now free to resume his UFC career. Misha Cirkunov and the UFC came to an agreement on a new contract recently, UFC president Dana White told Canada’s TSN on Wednesday. MMA Fighting confirmed the news with Cirkunov.
Submitted Mar 2, 2017 1:41AM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jeremy Stephens vs Renato Moicano set for UFC Kansas City
(mmafighting.com)
A scrappy veteran and an undefeated prospect will cross paths in Kansas City. Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano square off at the UFC Fight Night card on April 15. The bout was announced Wednesday on UFC Tonight.
Submitted Mar 2, 2017 1:27AM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre to face Michael Bisping for UFC middleweight title in comeback fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s long-awaited return will begin with a title fight. St-Pierre will meet Michael Bisping for the middleweight title, UFC President Dana White announced today on ESPN. The fight will take place at a date and location to be determined.
Submitted Mar 1, 2017 2:02PM by RhythmAndStyle - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC announces signing of Chinese standout Wang Guan
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has announced the signing of a Chinese MMA standout. Wang Guan, a 31-year-old featherweight from Beijing, has signed a multi-fight deal with the company, the UFC announced Tuesday. It’s expected he’ll make his company debut on the June 17 card at Singapore Indoor Stadium against an opponent to be determined.
Submitted Mar 1, 2017 12:07AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Bantamweights John Dodson, Eddie Wineland Booked for UFC Fight Night 108
(m.sherdog.com)
UFC Fight Night 108 takes place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on April 22 and is currently headlined by a featherweight duel pitting Cub Swanson against Artem Lobov. However, a welterweight clash between Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal is reportedly in the works to become the card’s new main event, although nothing has been finalized.
Submitted Feb 28, 2017 4:31PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef 2 for middleweight title set for Bellator 176
(mmafighting.com)
The first time around, it was a bizarrely uneventful fight with an unpopular judges’ decision. Now, Bellator will run it back. Rafael Carvalho will defend his middleweight title against Melvin Manhoef in the main event of Bellator 176 on April 8 in Torino, Italy, according to Bellator officials Monday.
Submitted Feb 28, 2017 10:27AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Scott Coker on Mike Goldberg: We’re trying to see if we can fit him in Bellator, but it’s not imminent
(mmamania.com)
Not much has been heard from former Mike Goldberg after he was unceremoniously let go of his color commentating duties with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) last December after UFC 207. Though he did make an unexpected appearance at a previous UFC event.
Submitted Feb 27, 2017 6:38PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal targeted for Nashville's UFC Fight Night 108 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
After the announcement of its initial headliner was met with general disinterest, Tennessee’s upcoming UFC Fight Night 108 event could have a new one. Officials are targeting a main event between welterweight contenders Demian Maia (24-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC) and Jorge Masvidal (32-11 MMA, 9-4 UFC).
Submitted Feb 27, 2017 11:05AM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz announced for UFC 212
(mmafighting.com)
Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz are officially set to meet in Brazil. The UFC announced on Monday that the pair of strawweight contenders will collide in the UFC's upcoming pay-per-view event at Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena on June 3.
Submitted Feb 27, 2017 11:03AM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quebec declares amateur BJJ tournaments illegal under the criminal code
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Today, in response to the Province’s position, the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Championships have been canceled. Canada National Pro Jiu Jitsu reported as follows on their Facebook page – After careful consideration, the Canada Pro Jiu-Jitsu committee and the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation has decided to postpone the Canada Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships that was scheduled to take place at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau this Sunday, the 26th of February 2017.
Submitted Feb 26, 2017 6:33PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Hardy on Bellator’s matchmaking: ‘Why are we watching these old relics battle it out in main events?’
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC veteran Dan Hardy was not a fan of how Bellator 170’s main event fight between Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz went down. He even voiced out his frustrations via Twitter, which he later got some flak about. “The #Bellator170 main event was more choreographed than a Brittany Spears music video. Shame really... It might have been a fun fight,” Hardy wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted.
Submitted Feb 26, 2017 11:51AM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
Bellator 174's Cody Pfister aims to start an MMA promotion that rivals UFC and Bellator
(mmajunkie.com)
After a 1-3 run in the UFC, Pfister (12-6-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) signed with Bellator for a debut March 3 against Jonathan Gary (12-7 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) at Bellator 174. He’s also working with business partners to form a new MMA promotion in his home state of Texas, one he hopes will compete with his former and current promoters. He doesn’t have a name yet, but he’s got the drive to make a go of it.
Submitted Feb 26, 2017 11:47AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
WSOF 35 set with Nurmagomedov vs. Secor main-card opener and slate of prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is nearly set for next month’s WSOF 35 event, which features a championship tripleheader. The event takes place March 18 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y., and the main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Feb 26, 2017 11:46AM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ovince Saint Preux returns to Nashville vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC Fight Night 108
(mmajunkie.com)
The last time Ovince Saint Preux fought in his home state of Tennessee, things didn’t turn out so well. In April, he’ll get a chance to reverse it. Saint Preux (19-10 MMA, 7-5 UFC) has been booked for a light heavyweight fight at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville against Marcos Rogerio de Lima (15-4-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC). Promotion officials announced the new booking today.
Submitted Feb 26, 2017 11:44AM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira targeted for UFC’s return to Stockholm
(mmafighting.com)
Two of the best light heavyweights in the world are currently slated to meet later this year. According to multiple sources, the UFC is working on booking Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira for an event in Stockholm, Sweden on May 28. As it stands, the fight would serve as the main event.
Submitted Feb 26, 2017 11:38AM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
10 most USADA drug tested athletes in UFC history
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Since July 1, 2015, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has serve as the independent third-party administrator of the UFC’s year-round Anti-Doping Policy. USADA maintains a public Athlete Test History, updated regularly. In 2015, 156 athletes were tested, a total of 353 times, an average of 2.26 times per athlete. In 2016, the rate accelerated to 586 athletes tested, 2291 total times, or an average of 3.9 times per athlete. In 2017 so far 240 athletes have been tested a total of 353 times.
Submitted Feb 25, 2017 9:19PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC’s Tom Lawlor suspended by USADA for two years after positive drug test for ostarine
(mmafighting.com)
Tom Lawlor is the latest UFC name to be sanctioned by USADA. The popular UFC light heavyweight was suspended two years by the UFC’s anti-doping partner after a positive test for the banned substance ostarine, USADA announced Friday.
Submitted Feb 24, 2017 7:01PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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