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Hyun Gyu Lim replaces injured Jake Ellenberger, meets Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 34
The UFC’s first trip to Southeast Asia will feature a substitute headliner, as Hyun Gyu Lim is replacing an injured Jake Ellenberger.
Jake Ellenberger injured, confirmed to be out of UFC Fight Night 34 main event
A report out of Brazil states that UFC Fight Night 34 headliner Jake Ellenberger is hurt and might have to withdraw from his bout with Tarec Saffiedine. A further report from MMA Fighting confirms his removal from the card.
Heavyweight Del Rosario dies
Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario has died after suffering sudden cardiac arrest at his home on Tuesday morning. Doctors at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California, modulated Del Rosario's body temperature near 90 degrees Fahrenheit using an Arctic Sun Temperature Management System, in hopes of inducing a therapeutic hypothermia and restarting his body and brain functions. But it was confirmed on Thursday that he has died.
Jesse Ronson vs. Francisco Trinaldo booked for UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil
A lightweight scrap between a pair of fighters looking to start new winning streaks has been added to the UFC’s return to Brazil.
Cyrille Diabate meets Ilir Latifi when UFC returns to London in March
A pair of European light heavyweights will square off when the UFC returns to London in March.
Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy, Roxanne Modafferi vs. Raquel Pennington completes TUF 18 Finale lineup
The 10-bout lineup for Saturday’s TUF 18 Finale now is complete with the official addition of a pair of women’s bantamweight fights. In the women’s tournament final, Julianna Pena (4-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on Jessica Rakoczy (1-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to determine the first women’s “Ultimate Fighter” in UFC history. And semifinalist Raquel Pennington (3-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Roxanne Modafferi (15-10 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Both fights will take place on the main card. The bouts became official following Wednesday’s airing of the final regular-season episode of Season 18 of “The Ultimate Fighter” on FOX Sports 1.
Andy Ogle meets Charles Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil
England will take on Brazil in a featherweight matchup when the UFC heads to Brazil in February. A bout between Andy Ogle (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Charles Oliveira (16-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) is the latest addition to February’s UFC Fight Night 36 fight card.
Ramiro Hernandez meets Hugo Viana at UFC on FOX 10 in Chicago
A bantamweight bout has been added to the UFC’s January return to Chicago.
Report: UFC picks up Russian heavyweight Alexey Oleinik
Superkarate.ru reports the UFC has signed longtime Russian heavyweight, Alexey Oleinik. Oleinik, who has bounced a bit between heavyweight and light heavyweight throughout his career, will enter the UFC on a nine fight winning streak including victories over Dion Staring, Jeff Monson, Tony Lopez, and most recently Mirko Filipovic. At age 36, he's one of the more traveled vets on the MMA circuit, holding an overall record of 48-9-1.
Shane del Rosario in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest
UFC heavyweight Shane del Rosario is in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest on Tuesday. "Shane had a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse at home on Tuesday morning," del Rosario's manager Jason House told MMAFighting.com via a prepared statement. "He was brought to the hospital in full cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated in the emergency room back to a stable heart rhythm and blood pressure. He is currently in the coronary care unit critically ill.
Bellator inks former NCAA champ Darrion Caldwell
Bellator MMA has added a former NCAA Division I national wrestling champion to its featherweight roster.
Between insults, Conor McGregor calls for Diego Sanchez fight in Ireland
If Diego Sanchez wants a fight with the Irish fighter, Conor McGregor said he’s willing to oblige – on his terms.
Kurt Southern vs. Tom Gallicchio Championship Battle to Co-Headline MFC 39
The Maximum Fighting Championship is thrilled to announce two fights including the first of two title matchups that will headline MFC 39: No Remorse taking place on Friday.
UFC Fight Night 34 card continues to fill with Kimura vs. Reyes, Holloway vs. Chope, Bang vs. Taisumov, Galera vs. Wee
The UFC’s first trip to Southeast Asia has a fight card nearing completion, as the company today announced the addition of bantamweights Dustin Kimura vs. Jon Delos Reyes, featherweights Max Holloway vs. Will Chope, lightweights Mairbek Taisumov vs. Tae Hyun Bang and bantamweights Royston Wee vs. David Galera.
Shinya Aoki and Eddie Ng turn down UFC contracts to compete for ONE FC
Brazilian bantamweight Leandro Issa is now officially on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster but two of his Evolve MMA teammates won't be joining him with Shinya Aoki and Eddie Ng both deciding to continue competing in the ONE FC cage rather than the Octagon.
WSOF acquisitions continue with Razak Al-Hassan, Luis Palomino, Kelvin Tiller
World Series of Fighting’s athlete roster continues to grow, as the Las Vegas-based promotion has added light heavyweight Razak Al-Hassan (12-4), lightweight Luis Palomino (21-9) and middleweight Kelvin Tiller (6-0).
Glory 12 ratings on Spike: Glory 12 draws 476K, up 25% from Spike debut
Ratings are in for Glory 12, and the news is good. Get the full breakdown right here at Bloody Elbow.
UFC Fight Night 35 Lands Romero vs. Brunson and Pichel vs. Whiteley for Atlanta
As the days go by, the UFC‘s Atlanta card is filling up.
Flyweight newcomer Alp Ozkilic replaces John Moraga at UFC on FOX 9
Promotional newcomer Alp Ozkilic (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced injured John Moraga (13-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and now meets fellow flyweight Darren Uyenoyama (8-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at next month’s UFC on FOX 9 event.
Viscardi Andrade vs. Nicholas Musoke joins UFC Fight Night 36 fight card in Brazil
A welterweight bout between Viscardi Andrade (17-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Nicholas Musoke (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is the latest addition to February’s UFC Fight Night 36 fight card.
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