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UFC looking to quadruple its TV broadcasting deal up to $450 million dollars
(mmafighting.com)
When Zuffa sold the UFC to WME-IMG earlier this year for $4 billion, one of the key talking points in the aftermath was the upcoming TV rights deal expiration and renegotiation. The UFC's current broadcasting deal with Fox Sports is a seven-year deal for $115 million annually, and by most accounts, FOX is getting a bargain for that price. Well, soon they won't be. On Monday, the Sports Business Journal put up a piece delving into the plan WME-IMG has for the new TV rights deal, and among other things, it includes a major price bump with the UFC seeking $450 million per annum for ten years. "Its magic number is $450 million a year, a potentially staggering increase from the $115 million annual average that FOX Sports now pays, according to several media and UFC sources. "Although formal negotiations aren't expected to start until next year, network executives have learned that the UFC plans to seek at least a 10-year deal under those terms, sources said."
Submitted Nov 29, 2016 1:50PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre, Bjorn Rebney, former UFC champs to make MMA ‘re-defining’ announcement
(mmafighting.com)
A major MMA announcement is planned this week and the names involved are eye-opening. Georges St-Pierre, former Bellator MMA promoter Bjorn Rebney and a handful of other well-known fighters will be making an "industry re-defining" announcement Wednesday on a media conference call, according to a press release sent out Monday. Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy are the other names listed in the release and they will be part of the conference call. The conference call is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 5:00PM by Five-Alive - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Raphael Assuncao removed from UFC Albany card after Aljamain Sterling injury
(mmafighting.com)
Raphael Assuncao will no longer compete at UFC Fight Night 102. Assuncao was scheduled to take on Aljamain Sterling on Dec. 10 in Albany, NY, but his opponent was forced out of the card due to an injury. After trying to get him new opponent, the UFC has removed the Brazilian from the card. MMA Fighting confirmed the news with sources close to the situation.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 4:45PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo 'knew' Conor McGregor's belt would be stripped; plans title defense and then rematch
(mmajunkie.com)
Newly minted UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo said it was inevitable Conor McGregor would have to give up one of his titles. Now that two-division champ McGregor has “relinquished” his featherweight belt, Aldo, who was subsequently promoted from interim titleholder to primary champion, plans to defend the title in February or March, presumably against the winner of next month’s interim title bout between Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis at UFC 206. After that, Aldo is targeting a rematch with McGregor.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 3:50PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
With Emmanuel Sanchez injured, Friday's Bellator 166 lineup gets new co-headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Due to an injury, Friday’s Bellator 166 event has a new co-headliner. Bellator officials today announced Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has suffered an injury and been forced out of his bout with featherweight A.J. McKee (5-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA). As a result, Ray Wood (7-2 MMA, 1-1 BMMA), who was originally slated to fight Treston Thomison (9-4 MMA, 2-3 BMMA) on the prelims, has been tapped as a replacement. Thomison awaits a new opponent.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 3:47PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman added to UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix
(mmajunkie.com)
Officials today confirmed a number of recently reported fights, as well as a new one, for UFC Fight Night 103: heavyweight Walt Harris (8-5 MMA, 1-4 UFC) vs. fellow knockout artist Chase Sherman (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). UFC Fight Night 103 takes place Jan. 15 at Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort Arena and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 3:44PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Undefeated prospect Shane Burgos signs with the UFC, meets Tiago Trator in Albany
(mmafighting.com)
Tiago Trator has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 102. A week after Zubaira Tukhugov was removed from the Albany card after being flagged for a potential USADA violation, undefeated featherweight Shane Burgos signed with the UFC to take on the Brazilian on Dec. 9, sources told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 3:43PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Schnell gets late-replacement spot on Saturday's TUF 24 Finale fight card
(mmajunkie.com)
Matt Schnell didn’t win “The Ultimate Fighter 24,” but he’s got a spot on the undercard of the show’s live finale. As MMAjunkie reported this week, Alejandro Perez was forced to withdraw from his bout with Rob Font. UFC officials have since confirmed that Schnell has stepped in as a replacement. The TUF 24 Finale takes place Saturday at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Nov 27, 2016 1:28PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC announces Conor McGregor has relinquished featherweight title, Jose Aldo is new champ
(mmafighting.com)
Conor McGregor is no longer a two-division world champion. At least, according to the UFC. The Irishman, who also holds the UFC lightweight belt, has relinquished given up his featherweight title, the UFC announced Saturday night during the UFC Fight Night 101 broadcast. Although the UFC says McGregor has given up the featherweight belt voluntarily, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani that McGregor never agreed to that decision. Regardless, the UFC has the right to strip the belt from McGregor. Jose Aldo, who won the interim title back at UFC 200 in July, defeating Frankie Edgar, will now take McGregor's belt and become the undisputed 145-pound champion.
Submitted Nov 27, 2016 2:20AM by Five-Alive - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
33-fight veteran Kyle Noke announces retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
A longtime stalwart of Aussie MMA is calling it a career. Following a loss to Omari Akhmedov at UFC Fight Night 101, UFC middleweight Kyle Noke announced he is now retired. “Thank you to the ufc and all the fans,” Noke wrote. “It’s time to hang up the gloves. I’ve had a blessed life doing what I love. I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Submitted Nov 27, 2016 2:13AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Tim Kennedy gets recently suspended Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 206 – pending commission approval
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Kelvin Gastelum is the latest addition to December’s UFC 206 event – but there’s one hurdle to clear before it’s official. Gastelum (12-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), who is currently suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission for skipping UFC 205’s weigh-ins earlier this month ahead of a scheduled fight with Donald Cerrone, must first receive clearance to compete against Kennedy (18-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC). UFC officials today announced the bout during the broadcast for UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia. UFC 206 takes place Dec. 10 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Nov 27, 2016 1:00AM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis for interim title now slated for UFC 206 main event
(mmafighting.com)
And just like that, UFC 206 has a new main event. Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis for the interim featherweight title is the new headlining act for the Dec. 10 card, MMA Fighting has learned. The fight replaces Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson, which was scrapped after Cormier withdrew from the fight due to an injury. The UFC tried to book Johnson vs. Gegard Mousasi, however, Johnson has decided to wait for Cormier to return to action, sources say. As a result, Jose Aldo, who was the interim featherweight champion, will likely become the new 145-pound champion, which also means that Conor McGregor is expected to be stripped of the featherweight title. He remains the lightweight champion.
Submitted Nov 26, 2016 5:52PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on Fedor Emelianenko: 'It's time to retire'
(mmafighting.com)
From where Nogueira sits, though, perhaps Emelianenko should stay retired. Nogueira, in Melbourne for Saturday's UFC Fight Night card, was asked by Australia's Submission Radio what he thought about "The Last Emperor's" continued fight career and suggested Fedor may have been better off retired. "If he got to the UFC five years ago, maybe seven years ago, something like that, he'd be in his prime," Nogueira said. "But now, it's not his time go anymore. If I'm in his place, It's time to retire."
Submitted Nov 26, 2016 3:39PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Gabi Garcia to fight 52-year-old Shinobu Kandori at RIZIN year-end show
(mmafighting.com)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Gabi Garcia will meet 52-year-old veteran Shinobu Kandori on Dec. 31 at RIZIN FF's year-end event. The promotion announced the booking late Friday night. Kandori, a former Japanese professional wrestler turned politician, will be competing in mixed martial arts for the first time since 2000. Standing just 5-foot-7, and weighing under 165 pounds, she will be vastly outsized by the 6'1", 210-pound Garcia.
Submitted Nov 26, 2016 3:27PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki slated for UFC 208
(mmafighting.com)
A flyweight bout between Wilson Reis and Ulka Sasaki is the first addition to the UFC 208 card, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. UFC 208 is scheduled for Jan. 21 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, and airs live on pay-per-view.
Submitted Nov 25, 2016 7:18PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Freire out, Darrion Caldwell-Joe Taimanglo rematch set for Bellator 167 main event
(mmajunkie.com)
With another headliner for Bellator 167 gone by the wayside, there’s a new main event set for the promotion’s second of back-to-back shows in Oklahoma next week. The headliner for the second night of Bellator’s December doubleheader will be a bantamweight rematch between Darrion Caldwell (9-1 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) and Joe Taimanglo (23-6-1 MMA, 6-2 BMMA). A Bellator official confirmed the news to MMAjunkie today.
Submitted Nov 25, 2016 2:35PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Patricky Freire injured; Bellator 167 main event scrapped
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator 167 has lost its main event once again. Patricky Freire, who was scheduled to meet Derek Campos on Dec. 3, has suffered an undisclosed injury and won’t be able to fight next weekend. Bellator officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting. According to the promotion, Campos will be paid his show money and rebooked early in 2017. Freire vs. Campos was announced as the new headliner for the card in Thackerville, OK, after Pat Curran vs. John Teixeira was canceled due to a Curran injury. Bellator has yet to announce its replacement atop the bill.
Submitted Nov 25, 2016 1:05PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Daniel Cormier injured, out of UFC 206 main event
(mmafighting.com)
UFC 206 is need of a new main event. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been forced to withdraw from his Dec. 10 title fight against Anthony Johnson due to an injury, MMA Fighting has confirmed with multiple sources. The promotion is currently working on a new headliner, however, nothing is finalized just yet. The plan, as of right now, is to keep Johnson on the card.
Submitted Nov 25, 2016 12:58PM by Five-Alive - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With one fight left on UFC contract, Gegard Mousasi wants No. 1 contender match next ... on his terms
(mmamania.com)
Mousasi revealed on "The MMA Hour" that he isn’t in a hurry to step back into the cage; in fact, he likely won’t resume fighting until March of next year. And when the time comes, he’d prefer to face Luke Rockhold in what will mark the final fight of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract.
Submitted Nov 24, 2016 9:35PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Alejandro Perez out at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, Rob Font needs new opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC officials are currently seeking a bantamweight fighter willing to compete on a little more than one week’s notice after Alejandro Perez was forced to withdraw from next week’s The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that Perez (17-6-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC) was forced out of the event, and a search is currently underway for a new opponent for Rob Font (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Submitted Nov 24, 2016 8:23PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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