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Carla Esparza, Randa Markos to reprise TUF rivalry at UFC Fight Night 105
(mmafighting.com)
Carla Esparza and Randa Markos had a budding feud on The Ultimate Fighter 20. Now, the two will finally fight. Esparza, the former UFC women’s strawweight champion, will take on Markos at UFC Fight Night 105 on Feb. 19 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the UFC announced Tuesday.
Submitted Jan 11, 2017 1:49AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Vicente Luque vs. Leon Edwards slated for UFC Fight Night: London
(mmafighting.com)
Rising welterweight Vicente Luque will return to the Octagon on March 18, as he takes on Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 107 in London, sources close to the situation told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Jan 11, 2017 1:47AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 23 loses Hector Lombard vs. Brad Tavares, adds Alessio Di Chirico vs. Eric Spicely
(mmajunkie.com)
A fight between UFC welterweights Hector Lombard and Brad Tavares has been scratched from UFC on FOX 23. A UFC official passed on the news to MMAjunkie, and people close to both fighters confirmed it. The parties asked to remain anonymous because the news hadn’t been announced. In its place, the promotion has booked a fight between middleweights Alessio Di Chirico (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Eric Spicely (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC). UFC officials today announced the contest, which was previously reported by FloCombat.com. UFC on FOX 23 takes place Jan. 28 at Pepsi Center in Denver. The main card airs on FOX after early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Jan 11, 2017 1:46AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Hunt files civil suit against UFC, Dana White, Brock Lesnar
(mmafighting.com)
Mark Hunt has taken his grievances against the UFC to court. The veteran heavyweight filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday naming Brock Lesnar, UFC president Dana White, and the UFC’s parent company Zuffa LLC as defendants, and seeking damages “in the millions” for the controversy surrounding Lesnar’s two failed drug tests ahead of his return fight against Hunt at UFC 200. The suit alleges racketeering, fraud, negligence, and breach of contract among eight charges levied by Hunt against the UFC, Lesnar, and White. Hunt’s lead attorney, Christina Denning, confirmed the validity of the suit to MMA Fighting on Tuesday night following an initial report by ESPN.
Submitted Jan 11, 2017 1:44AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Henrique da Silva vs. Johnson, Caceres vs. Knight added to UFC on FOX 23
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC on FOX 23’s fight card is quickly filling with the addition of two new bouts. UFC officials today announced a pair of new bookings: Brazilian light heavyweight Luis Henrique da Silva (12-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will take on UFC newcomer Jordan Johnson (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and featherweight Alex Caceres (12-9 MMA, 7-7 UFC) will face Jason Knight (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Submitted Jan 10, 2017 6:35PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bout agreements yet to be signed, but Tony Ferguson says he's in for Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 209
(mmajunkie.com)
A long-awaited bout between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov appears closer than ever to being done for UFC 209. Ferguson today said that he had been tested by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, and indicated a bout with Nurmagomedov is on the table for the March 4 pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jan 10, 2017 6:32PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ronda Rousey’s home in Venice Beach, California vandalized with graffiti
(mmamania.com)
2017 is not starting off well for Ronda Rousey. 10 days after suffering a 48-second knockout loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion had her home in Venice Beach, California vandalized.
Submitted Jan 10, 2017 6:30PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Nevada commission to vote on removal of marijuana from banned list
(mmafighting.com)
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) will vote Friday on whether or not to remove marijuana from its banned substance list, per the meeting agenda released on its website. Currently, cannabis and its metabolites are prohibited under NAC rules in competition over a threshold of 150 ng/ml.
Submitted Jan 10, 2017 6:19PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tyron Woodley announces he will rematch Stephen Thompson at UFC 209
(mmafighting.com)
The welterweight division is back on track. UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley announced Monday on his podcast, The Morning Wood Show, that he intends to fight Stephen Thompson in a rematch on March 4 at UFC 209, ending weeks of heated debate over Woodley’s next opponent.
Submitted Jan 9, 2017 5:31PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jimmie Rivera withdraws from UFC Fight Night 103 after picking Marlon Vera over John Dodson
(mmajunkie.com)
After injury forced Bryan Caraway to withdraw from next week’s UFC Fight Night 103, opponent Jimmie Rivera has now pulled himself from the card, as well. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that when Caraway was pulled from the event, Rivera (20-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) was offered an opportunity to instead face either Marlon Vera (8-3-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) or John Dodson (18-8 MMA, 7-3 UFC), who also volunteered for the assignment. Rivera initially accepted a fight with Vera but later changed his mind and will now wait for a future booking.
Submitted Jan 9, 2017 12:00AM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 207 does over 1 million buys
(mmafighting.com)
Despite the show being on a Friday night, instead of the more familiar Saturday and the lack of promotion of the show by Rousey, the early estimates are that the show did 1.1 million buys on pay-per-view. The number would be similar to both the Rousey vs. Holly Holm fight, which was her biggest show to date, and also in the same range as the far more heavily promoted Nov. 12 show from Madison Square Garden headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez, which was the most loaded lineup in company history.
Submitted Jan 8, 2017 11:55PM by jae_1833 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov starts camp despite no opponent, welcomes Michael Chiesa if Tony Ferguson not game
(mmajunkie.com)
Top UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is still aiming for an appearance at UFC 209, and if Tony Ferguson isn’t willing to stand on the other side of the cage, “The Eagle” is looking for other opportunities. Nurmagomedov today took to social media today to reveal he’s starting camp at California’s famed American Kickboxing Academy in preparation for a fight at the March 4 event in Las Vegas – exactly eight weeks from today.
Submitted Jan 8, 2017 11:54PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson on tap for UFC London
(bloodyelbow.com)
Hard-hitting light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa will be taking on Corey Anderson in the UFC’s March 18th return to London, England. A UFC light heavyweight matchup between two top-10 ranked fighters is set for Saturday, March 18th, as FloCombat reports that Jimi Manuwa (ranked #5) will face Corey Anderson (ranked #9) at UFC Fight Night 108 in London, England. The whole card will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. UFC officials have not formally announced the bout, as of this writing. Manuwa (16-2) fought just once in 2016, having been inactive for more than a year due to injury. He turned in perhaps the best performance of his career, brutally stopping Ovince Saint Preux in the 2nd round of their UFC 204 clash in Manchester, England. Prior to KOing OSP, Manuwa himself was KO’d by top contender Anthony Johnson. Manuwa is known for his vicious power, and has won by KO or TKO in 14 of his 16 wins.
Submitted Jan 8, 2017 11:44PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC Lightweight Champ Rafael dos Anjos Announces Move to Welterweight
(sherdog.com)
His unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis won him the title and he defended by spectacularly knocking out Donald Cerrone in 66 seconds in his first defense and it seemed at that juncture that the Brazilian might wind up being an all-time great. But a first-round stoppage loss to Eddie Alvarez lost him his throne and when Tony Ferguson defeated him via judges’ decision last November, his run as a top lightweight reached a resounding end.
Submitted Jan 7, 2017 12:25PM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marlon Vera steps in to face Jimmie Rivera at UFC Fight Night 103
(mmafighting.com)
UFC Fight Night 103 is getting a new fight. The UFC announced on Friday that Ecuadorian fighter Marlon Vera will step in for the injured Bryan Caraway to fight Jimmie Rivera on Jan. 15 in Phoenix. The fight will kick off the main card on FOX Sports 1. Caraway was scheduled to face Rivera in what was to be a battle for contention in the bantamweight division, but Caraway was forced to withdraw from the bout with an undisclosed injury just 11 day’s beforehand. Vera, 24, will look to make it back-to-back wins for the first time in the UFC. Having competed on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, Vera is 2-2 in the UFC and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Ning Guangyou in November in Melbourne, Australia.
Submitted Jan 6, 2017 10:15PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Jacare’ Souza added to UFC 208 against Tim Boetsch
(mmafighting.com)
Ronaldo Souza got a fight, but probably not one that will get him closer to his desired spot atop the middleweight division. “Jacare” will take on Tim Boetsch at UFC 208 on Feb. 11 in Brooklyn, UFC officials told Newsday. Souza’s manager Gilberto Faria posted a mock Craigslist ad Thursday on Instagram, seeking a 185-pound opponent for his client.
Submitted Jan 6, 2017 5:12PM by JLS - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Shogun' Rua vs. Gian Villante in the works for UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza
(mmafighting.com)
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will look to continue his career resurgence later this year in Brazil. According to multiple sources, the UFC is currently working towards booking Rua vs. Gian Villante for the March 11 UFC Fight Night event in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Submitted Jan 6, 2017 12:17AM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz on why he’s retiring: ‘My biggest enemy has been my body’
(mmafighting.com)
This isn’t the first time Tito Ortiz has announced his retirement. The former UFC light heavyweight champion called it a career after a 2012 loss to Forrest Griffin and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Then came an improbable run with Bellator, one in which he drew a game-changing television rating for a fight with Stephan Bonnar on Nov. 2014 which helped usher in the current era of MMA free agency. But while the inevitable can be postponed, time catches up with everyone eventually. Ortiz’s Bellator 170 main event against Chael Sonnen comes two days before his 42nd birthday, and “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” affirmed that win, lose, or draw, he intends for the bout to be the last of his MMA career.
Submitted Jan 5, 2017 7:40PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Scottish fighter Paul Craig set to meet Tyson Pedro at UFC 209
(mmafighting.com)
A light heavyweight bout has been added to UFC 209. On Thursday it was announced that 25-year old Australian fighter Tyson Pedro will return to the Octagon on March 4 to take on Paul Craig. The Daily Telegraph was the first to break the news.
Submitted Jan 5, 2017 7:34PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Hunt felt like he had to accept Alistair Overeem fight or ‘let my family starve’
(mmafighting.com)
Mark Hunt was trying to fight the UFC for further protections in his contract. But he felt like he had no choice but accept a fight without those protections. Hunt will face Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas, it was announced last month. Originally, Hunt said he would only take the fight if the UFC wrote new provisions in his contract about an opponent caught doping. But “The Super Samoan” told “Stuff” in his native New Zealand that he had to take the bout without them for financial reasons.
Submitted Jan 5, 2017 3:38PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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