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USADA suspends UFC newcomer Carlos Felipe two years for testing positive for steroid
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Carlos Felipe will have to wait to make his UFC debut. A significant amount of time. The Brazilian heavyweight was suspended two years by USADA, the UFC's anti-doping partner, for testing positive for the steroid stanozolol, the agency announced Friday. Felipe, 22, failed a drug test, stemming from a July 29 out-of-competition sample collection, for the metabolites 16ß-hydroxy-stanozolol and 3’-hydroxy-stanozolol.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 3:46PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Tony Ferguson just earned his jiu-jitsu black belt in the most legendary way possible
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson, once told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that he would rather have his black belt from famed submission specialist Eddie Bravo than a “tarnished” strap from the world’s largest combat sports promotion. Fast-forward one year and now he has both.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 12:03AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Ovince Saint Preux steps in vs. Corey Anderson at UFC 217
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Ovince Saint Preux is a busy man these days. The light heavyweight contender from Tennessee is just coming off his UFC Japan victory over Yushin Okami on Sept. 23, but he’s getting right back into the Octagon. Saint Preux (21-10) will step in for Patrick Cummins and meet Corey Anderson at UFC 217 on Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report Thursday by Newsday.
Submitted Oct 19, 2017 6:53PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira flagged for potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC on FOX 26 fight against Jared Cannonier
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Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is the latest UFC fighter to potentially fall by the sword of USADA. Nogueira, a 17-year veteran commonly known by his nickname “Lil Nog,” has been pulled from his scheduled Dec. 16 fight against Jared Cannonier at UFC on FOX 26 after being flagged for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test administered on Sept. 27. With Nogueira out, promotion officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent to keep Cannonier on the card. The UFC announced the news Thursday.
Submitted Oct 19, 2017 5:36PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Vitor Belfort announces fight vs. Uriah Hall for January 2018
(mmajunkie.com)
An intriguing middleweight bout appears to be set for early 2018. Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC) announced today on Instagram that he’s signed a bout agreement to fight Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC).
Submitted Oct 19, 2017 11:46AM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vicente Luque replaces injured Luan Chagas against Niko Price at UFC Sao Paulo
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Niko Price has a new opponent for UFC’s upcoming event in Brazil. With Luan Chagas sidelined due to a broken foot, Price is now set to meet Vicente Luque in Sao Paulo on Oct. 28, the promotion announced Wednesday. Combate first reported the change.
Submitted Oct 18, 2017 5:14PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alex Caceres vs Wang Guan, Li Jingliang vs Zak Ottow official for UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s UFC Fight Night 122 event in mainland China has two new additions. Officials formally announced featherweights Alex Caceres (13-10 MMA, 8-8 UFC) vs. Wang Guan (16-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and welterweights Li Jingliang (13-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Zak Ottow (15-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC). Dutch site mmadna.nl first reported the fights. UFC Fight Night 122 which takes place Nov. 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass, though the full lineup hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Oct 18, 2017 5:11PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aljamain Sterling vs. Rani Yahya added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno
A bantamweight contest that could prove a pretty interesting grappling affair has been added to UFC Fight Night 123. UFC officials announced that Aljamain Sterling (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Rany Yahya (24-9 MMA, 9-3 UFC) will square off at the event, which takes place Dec. 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. The night’s complete bout order has yet to be revealed, but the main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 18, 2017 1:01AM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sarafian leaves ACB 73 card, and duel between Buscapé and Makoev becomes main-event of the edition
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The Brazilian MMA will be very well represented in the 73rd edition of Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). The debut of the Russian organization in national territory, scheduled for October 21, at the Centro Esportivo Miécimo da Silva in Campo Grande (RJ), will have names of the caliber of Roberto Facada and Wendell Negão. In addition to them, Paulista Leandro Buscapé was given the task of taking on the main fight of the event against Russian Islam Makoev. Due to medical problems, Daniel Sarafian will not be able to face Carlos Eduardo "Cachorrão". In his place, also entered the Brazilian Fábio Silva.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 11:52PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Michelle Waterson vs. Tecia Torres booked for UFC 218
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Tecia Torres has been asking for a karate vs. karate matchup and that’s what she’s going to get. Torres will take on Michelle Waterson at UFC 218 on Dec. 2 in Detroit, the UFC confirmed with MMA Fighting on Tuesday. ESPN first reported the big strawweight fight.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 4:20PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Why Justin Gaethje is publicly declaring short-notice fights are a no-no
(mmajunkie.com)
A lot of big UFC opportunities have been earned through short-notice fights. And more than a few dreams have been dashed. Lightweight standout Justin Gaethje doesn’t want to wind up in the latter situation. As frenzied as he is in the octagon, he attributes his success to long training camps. He wants it to stay that way as his UFC career develops. Should he find himself winning the lightweight-title sweepstakes, he’d like to think he could say no. But just to provide a little extra incentive, he recently declared it to reporters.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 12:53PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Damien Brown meets Frank Camacho at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney
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The UFC’s return to Australia next month continues to build with the addition of a lightweight fight. Australia’s Damien Brown (17-10 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will take on Frank Camacho (20-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 121. Camacho announced the fight on a recent video blog after an initial report from mma-today.com.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 12:49PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Patrick Cummins declares he’s out of UFC 217 with ‘mutant staph infection'
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Corey Anderson needs a new opponent for UFC 217. Patrick Cummins announced on his social media Tuesday that he was forced out of a light heavyweight clash with Anderson on the Nov. 4 card at Madison Square Garden due to a staph infection on his right foot.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 12:46PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Seo Hee Ham set to defend Road FC belt against former Invicta title challenger
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Seo Hee Ham is set to defend her atomweight title at Road FC 45 against an top ranked opponent from Invicta. After two years plying her trade against much bigger opponents in the UFC, Seo Hee Ham dropped back to a more natural weight class last June. No longer dealing with a significant size and strength disadvantage, the 5-foot-2 fighter shined as she took home the Road FC atomweight title with a TKO victory in front of her Korean fans. Ham will look to continue her reign at the 105 lb division with her first title defense being officially booked for Road FC 45. As Bloody Elbow has learned, she will be facing former Invicta FC title challenger Jinh Yu Frey, and will be headlining a card that will once again exclusively feature all female fighters.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 11:26AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
LFA 27 heads to Oklahoma with Watley vs. Wilson lightweight title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
LFA will return to Oklahoma next month, and the lightweight title will be on the line in the main event. Lightweight champion Robert Watley (8-1) will take on top contender Daryl Wilson (7-1) in the LFA 27 main event, the promotion today announced. In the co-feature, Myron Dennis (15-6) will take on Ryan Spann (11-5) in a light heavyweight bout. LFA 27 takes place Nov. 10 at Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Okla. The main card will air live on AXS TV.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 7:56PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov calls for McGregor vs. Diaz 3, wants Tony Ferguson fight at UFC 219
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Khabib Nurmagomedov is determined to make sure 2017 isn’t a lost year. Finally healthy and back to training, the undefeated Dagestani lightweight appeared Monday on The MMA Hour and revealed that there is an “80 percent” chance he makes his long-awaited return on Dec. 30 at UFC 219 in Las Vegas, Nev. And despite the UFC lightweight title picture currently being muddled by two belts, Nurmagomedov has his sights set squarely on Tony Ferguson — the UFC’s new interim lightweight champion — rather than the UFC’s reigning 155-pound king, Conor McGregor.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 7:54PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Poland's Salim Touahri replaces Jim Wallhead vs. Warlley Alves at UFC Fight Night 118
(mmajunkie.com)
Warlley Alves will stay on this week’s UFC card in Poland, and he’ll do so against a short-notice home-country replacement. UFC welterweight newcomer Salim Touahri (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in for Jim Wallhead (29-11 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and will meet Alves (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 118 on Saturday. MMAjunkie confirmed the booking with Touahri’s team following an initial report from Combate. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 6:19PM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz targeted for UFC Fight Night 121
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is targeting a do-over for Will Brooks and Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 121. A Brooks team member today told MMAjunkie the two will be rebooked for next month’s UFC return to Australia. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 6:10PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Grappling standout Gary Tonon signs with One Championship
Standout American grappler Garry Tonon will make his pro MMA debut with ONE Championship. Company officials today announced the 26-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion had signed a multi-fight exclusive contract with the Asian-based promotion. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. A debut date and opponent for “Lion Killer” also haven’t been set.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 4:12PM by Leonstolzz - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Asian MMA
 
Jason Knight says he's fighting Gabriel Benitez at UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno
(mmajunkie.com)
Fan favorite “Mississippi Mean” is headed to California. Jason Knight (20-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) today announced he’s slated to fight fellow featherweight Gabriel Benitez (19-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 123 (via Instagram):
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 3:37PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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