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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
 
Gegard Mousasi vs. Uriah Hall 2 to main event UFC Belfast with Gunnar Nelson out
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC's return to Northern Ireland is getting a significant reshuffling. Gunnar Nelson is injured and out of his main event with Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 99 on Nov. 19 in Belfast, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. In that fight's place will be a new headlinee: a rematch between Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall. The extent of Nelson's injury is unclear at this time.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 6:21PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison training in jiu-jitsu, boxing, but still unsure of MMA transition
(mmafighting.com)
Kayla Harrison is training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and boxing. She has offers on the table from multiple mixed martial arts promotions. But the two-time Olympic judo gold medalist still has not made a firm decision on whether or not MMA will be in her future.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:33PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
'The Ultimate Fighter 25' starts filming in January, 'all-star' concept in play
(mmajunkie.com)
The next season of “The Ultimate Fighter” is expected to end up featuring some familiar names. MMAjunkie today confirmed “The Ultimate Fighter 25” is currently casting for a January filming start, with the show expected to debut on FS1 in April. While exact details of the season are still undetermined, UFC officials told MMAjunkie that welterweights are likely to be featured on “TUF 25.” And rather than bring in a cast of unknowns, the promotion currently is targeting a group of “all-stars” to compete on the show, including UFC veterans and former contestants on previous editions of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Additionally, despite rumors of the show’s termination with new owners WME-IMG in place, UFC officials firmly shot down such reports and insisted “TUF 25” is proof of the promotion’s commitment to the long-running reality series.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:30PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
USADA suspends UFC’s Abdul-Kerim Edilov 15 months for meldonium
(mmafighting.com)
Abdul-Kerim Edilov has yet to make his UFC debut, and he’ll have to wait longer still. The Chechen light heavyweight has been given a 15-month suspension by USADA for testing positive for the prohibited substance meldonium in an out-of-competition drug test back in January, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Friday. His suspension is retroactive to Jan. 7, 2016, the date the sample was collected. Edilov will be eligible for his first UFC fight in April.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:28PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC releases ‘Bigfoot’ Silva
(mmafighting.com)
There won’t be any "Bigfoot" sightings in the UFC again any time soon. The promotion released Antonio Silva recently after a rough stretch for the former elite heavyweight, MMA Fighting confirmed with UFC officials Friday.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:26PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marvin Vettori added to UFC 207 lineup in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s year-end card in “Sin City” continues to build with the addition of a new middleweight matchup. Brazil’s Antonio Carlos Junior (6-2 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) will take on Italy’s Marvin Vettori (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 207. Promotion officials announced the new booking today.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:23PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabricio Werdum-Cain Velasquez rematch made official for UFC 207
(mmafighting.com)
There won't be a title on the line this time, but Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez will meet again. The matchup of top heavyweight contenders will square off at UFC 207 in Las Vegas on Dec. 30 has been made official, according to Yahoo Sports.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 6:41PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt in the works for UFC 207
(mmafighting.com)
It looks like Cody Garbrandt is close to winning the Dominick Cruz sweepstakes. According to multiple sources, the UFC is currently working on Cruz vs. Garbrandt for the bantamweight title at UFC 207 on Dec. 30. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 6:39PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kevin Ferguson Jr.'s debut delayed after opponent misses weight by 17 pounds
(mmafighting.com)
The son of the legendary Kimbo Slice had his pro mixed martial arts debut delayed once again. Kevin "Baby Slice" Ferguson Jr. was supposed to compete against Ray Bing in a 165-pound catchweight fight on Friday at Bellator 162 in Memphis. But the bout was called off Thursday when Bing, who was also making his pro debut, missed weight by a whopping 17 pounds. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news after an initial report by FloCombat.com.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 5:42PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Brandon Vera defends heavyweight title vs. Hideki Sekine at 'ONE Championship: Age of Domination'
(mmajunkie.com)
Brandon Vera will put his heavyweight title on the line for the first time at “ONE Championship: Age of Domination” in December. The promotion announced the new card today, which will take place Dec. 2 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Manila, Philippines. The event will stream as an online pay-per-view in North America. Vera (14-7) will meet unbeaten challenger Hideki Sekine (7-0) in the main event.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 5:17PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Jared Cannonier vs. Ion Cutelaba added to TUF 24 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
A light heavyweight bout has been added to the TUF 24 Finale event in December. The UFC announced a bout between Jared Cannonier (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Ion Cutelaba (12-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) for the event, which takes place Dec. 3 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 20, 2016 5:16PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Craig makes octagon debut vs. Luis Henrique da Silva at UFC on FOX 22
(mmajunkie.com)
The card for UFC on FOX 22 continues to come together with the announcement of a light heavyweight scrap. Paul Craig (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will step into the octagon for the first time to face off with Luis Henrique da Silva (12-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at the event, which takes place Dec. 17 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. The main card, headlined by strawweight prospects Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson, will air on FOX after prelims expected for FOX and UFC Fight Pass. A full bout order has yet to be determined.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 5:15PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
'El Dirte' vs. 'Hot Sauce': Andrew Sanchez vs. Trevor Smith set for UFC Fight Night 102
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s second New York fight this year after its long-awaited return to the state continues to grow with the addition of a middleweight fight featuring a “TUF” winner. “TUF 23” light heavyweight winner Andrew Sanchez (8-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is set to meet Trevor Smith (14-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 102. UFC officials today announced the new booking for the lineup.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 5:14PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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