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Dana White: Jones to fight DC late July, if ready.
(espn.com)
The UFC is willing to grant former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones an immediate title shot upon his return this summer, according to UFC president Dana White.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 11:31PM by TeamJones - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC releases Michael Graves after 2016 domestic violence arrest
(mmafighting.com)
After being suspended from the UFC in Oct. 2016, Michael Graves has been released by the promotion, the UFC announced Monday. Graves, a 6-0-1 welterweight prospect, was slated to meet Sergio Moraes at the UFC Fight Night 100 event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 19, but was removed from the bout after being arrested for domestic violence. At the time, his fiancée told the police that she was punched and elbowed in the face by the MMA fighter.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 7:55PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White answers champ Demetrious Johnson's call: 'I'm going to get him his belts'
(mmajunkie.com)
Prior to UFC on FOX 24, Demetrious Johnson called out UFC management for not awarding him with a new belt for each of his successful flyweight title defenses. UFC President Dana White heard the comments, and he plans to make things right with “Mighty Mouse.”
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 11:17AM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Askren, Lee to defend ONE titles on May 26 + grappling Supermatch
(mixedmartialarts.com)
ONE Championship, has announced its return to the Singapore Indoor Stadium with a spectacular ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES card scheduled for Friday, 26 May. ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee of Singapore defends her title against top contender Istela Nunes of Brazil in the main event. In the co-main event, ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will return to the ONE Championship cage to defend his title against rising young Malaysian star Agilan “Alligator” Thani.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 11:15AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao slated for UFC 212
(mmafighting.com)
Marlon Moraes is off to the UFC. Moraes is expected to fight Raphael Assuncao in his promotional debut at UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 11:13AM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 25 Premieres on Wednesday with 5-1/2 Hours of Programming
(mmaweekly.com)
The mixed martial arts reality series THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER returns to FS1 on Wednesday, April 19 in a big way, with five-and-a-half hours of evening programming dedicated to the show. The schedule includes the Season 25 premiere of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, this season called THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: REDEMPTION, as well as the return of the late-night companion show TUF TALK, a BEST OF 25th SEASON ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and additional coverage on the weekly news show UFC TONIGHT.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 4:30AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Former GLORY light heavyweight champion Saulo Cavalari announces transition to MMA
(mmafighting.com)
One of the best strikers in the world is getting ready to make his MMA debut. Saulo Cavalari, a former GLORY light heavyweight champion who holds an impressive 60-5 record with 49 knockouts in kickboxing, told MMA Fighting this week that he has started his transition to mixed martial arts.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 4:13AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Rizin FF 5 results: Tatsuya Kawajiri and Kyoji Horiguchi are event's big victors
(mmajunkie.com)
Anthony Birchak showed heart and composure, but he was still no match for a smothering Tatsuya Kawajiri at today’s “Rizin FF 5: Sakura” event. The featherweight fight headlined the show, which streamed live on FITE TV from Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. With the unanimous-decision win over fellow UFC vet Birchak (13-4), Kawajiri (36-11) bounces back from a submission loss to Kron Gracie in his promotional debut, which took place at Rizin FF Grand Prix 2016 this past year. Birchak, in turn, kicks off his Rizin FF career on a sour note after a recent 2-2 UFC stint.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 4:10AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC on FOX 24 post-event facts: Demetrious Johnson is rewriting the UFC record books
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson again displayed why he’s MMA’s top pound-for-pound fighter when he defeated Wilson Reis in Saturday’s UFC on FOX 24 headliner. Johnson (26-2-1 MMA, 14-1-1 UFC) made a historic 10th consecutive title defense when he topped Reis (22-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) via third-round submission, elevating him further into rarified territory in the UFC record books. For more on the numbers behind the UFC’s latest fight card, which aired on FOX from Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., check below for 60 post-event facts about UFC on FOX 24...
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 4:07AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Teixeira says Bellator promised him a title shot with win over Daniel Weichel
(mmafighting.com)
John Teixeira is counting on a shot at the Bellator featherweight gold after he faces Daniel Weichel in the co-main event of Friday night’s Bellator 177 card in Budapest, Hungary. Unbeaten in his last 10 MMA bouts, including four fights under the Bellator banner, “Macapa" told MMA Fighting that his clash with Weichel will determine the next in line for the promotion’s 145-pound belt.
Submitted Apr 14, 2017 6:32PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Vanessa Porto vs. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz set for Invicta FC 23 main event
(mmafighting.com)
A slew of matchups, including the main event, have been named for Invicta FC 23. A flyweight contenders bout between Vanessa Porto (18-7) and Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (9-0) will headline the card on May 20 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. This marks the return to action for the Brazilian Porto after losing a decision to current Invicta flyweight champ Jennifer Maia in March, 2016. Prior to that, she had won three straight fights. Niedzwiedz, meanwhile, is a 22-year-old from Katowice, Poland, with seven finishes among her nine wins. This will mark her second Invicta appearance.
Submitted Apr 14, 2017 6:31PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Marcelo Garcia suspends Dillon Danis from his gym
(mmafighting.com)
One of the most decorated jiu-jitsu champions in the history of the sport temporarily separated himself from two of his star pupils on Thursday. Marcelo Garcia, a five-time world jiu-jitsu champion and famed coach, announced via a YouTube video on his personal channel that he’s parted ways, for now, with his own black belt students Dillon Danis and Mansher Khera. “I don't kick people out. I really don't want to do that,” Garcia said in the video. “I told them to take some time off, figure [it] out. One day if they have a better thought, they come here and I'll be here and we'll talk.”
Submitted Apr 14, 2017 6:30PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Ronaldo ‘Jacare' Souza signs eight-fight deal with the UFC
(mmafighting.com)
Ronaldo Souza won’t become a free agent after UFC on FOX 24, and not for a long time thereafter. The top-ranked middleweight, who is taking on Robert Whittaker in what was the last fight of his contract with the promotion Saturday night in Kansas City, has signed a new eight-fight deal with the UFC, his team confirmed to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Submitted Apr 14, 2017 6:28PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Holly Holm returns to 135 pounds, meets Bethe Correia in UFC Fight Night 111 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Holly Holm is returning to the weight class where she once held UFC gold in hopes of getting back on track. Holm (10-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC), the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, will attempt to break out of her current three-fight slump when she takes on Bethe Correia (10-2-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) in June’s UFC Fight Night 111 headliner.
Submitted Apr 13, 2017 3:31PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Charles Oliveira suspended 60 days by NYSAC for leaving cage at UFC 210
(mmafighting.com)
Charles Oliveira is the latest fighter to face sanctions from the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC). Following his victory at UFC 210, Oliveira was given a 60-day suspension by the commission for exiting the cage during his contest against Will Brooks at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. The NYSAC confirmed the news Wednesday following an initial report by ESPN.
Submitted Apr 13, 2017 3:29PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leandro Higo misses weight, Bellator 177 main event now a non-title fight vs. Eduardo Dantas
(mmafighting.com)
Eduardo Dantas’ belt will not be on the line at Bellator 177. The Bellator bantamweight champion successfully made weight for Friday’s event in Budapest, Hungary, but his opponent, Leandro Higo, missed weight by four pounds, MMA Fighting has confirmed following a tweet by Jason Floyd. Dantas made weight at 134.6 pounds, and the fight will go on as a three-round catchweight bout. Higo was fined 20 percent of his purse.
Submitted Apr 13, 2017 3:28PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Lawler-MacDonald II voted best fight in UFC history
(espn.com)
The fans have spoken. The best fight in UFC history is Robbie Lawler's epic welterweight title defense against Rory MacDonald at UFC 189 on July 11, 2015. Lawler vs. MacDonald narrowly edged Jon Jones' light heavyweight title defense against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in the Final Four portion of fan voting, which drew more than 18,000 votes on ESPN.com.
Submitted Apr 11, 2017 1:03PM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Henri Hooft says Anthony Johnson’s post-MMA career ‘has to do with football’
(mmafighting.com)
Anthony Johnson may not be aiming to be the next great linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams, but according to Johnson’s longtime head coach Henri Hooft, the next career for the newly retired UFC light heavyweight contender still has something to do with the gridiron. “I’m not going to go into details, because I don’t know the real details, but everybody sees his (social media) pages and it has to do with football,” Hooft said Monday on The MMA Hour. “I don’t know, I didn’t really discuss the details, but he seems to be busy with this for awhile and enjoying it. It has something to do, totally different than with MMA, and I think if you really want to stop fighting, you really need to step away from it, because if you keep hanging in there, you’ll probably get lured back in there.
Submitted Apr 10, 2017 11:52PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
‘Jacare' Souza to become free agent after Saturday's UFC on FOX 24 event
(mmafighting.com)
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza is headed to free agency. Souza (24-4, 1 NC) has one fight left on his current UFC contract, and he'll complete it this Saturday when he meets Robert Whittaker at UFC on FOX 24 in Kansas City, Mo.
Submitted Apr 10, 2017 11:50PM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Johnson’s team to file official appeal regarding Daniel Cormier’s UFC 210 weigh-in
(mmafighting.com)
The controversy surrounding UFC 210’s early morning weigh-ins is not yet over. Anthony Johnson intends to file an official complaint with the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) within “the next 24 hours” over the actions of UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier last Friday and the handling of the weigh-in proceedings by the commission. Johnson’s lawyer, Craig Zimmerman, confirmed the news with MMA Fighting on Monday following an initial ESPN report.
Submitted Apr 10, 2017 11:49PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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