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Ryan Hall vs. Alex White featherweight bout scrapped from UFC Fight Night 91 in Sioux Falls
(mmajunkie.com)
More changes have arrived for the UFC’s debut event in South Dakota next month. A featherweight bout between Ryan Hall (5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Alex White (11-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has been scrapped from the UFC Fight Night 91 lineup due to a White injury. UFC officials recently announced the news and said Hall will not get a new opponent for the card.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:28PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Phil Hawes in for Shamil Gamzatov against Louis Taylor at WSOF 32
(mmajunkie.com)
After one fight in WSOF and four fights in his professional career, Phil Hawes will face the stiffest test of his young career at WSOF 32. Hawes (4-0) will step in for Shamil Gamzatov (10-0) against Louis Taylor (12-3) at the event, which takes place July 30 at XFINITY Arena in Everett, Wash. The night’s main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:25PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Daniel Weichel showdown highlights Bellator 159 additions
(mmajunkie.com)
The card for Bellator 159 is complete and a featherweight showdown is one of the biggest additions. Bellator today announced a bout between Emmanuel Sanchez(13-2 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) and Daniel Weichel (36-9 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) along with several other additions to the event, which takes place July 22 from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan. The main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie. Sanchez is riding a three-fight winning streak, including a split decision victory over Daniel Pineda at Bellator 149 in his most recent bout. In fact, all three of his victories in his current run have come by way of split decision.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:21PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator 157: Dynamite 2 averages 601,000 viewers
(mmafighting.com)
Rampage Jackson's drawing power took a turn for the worst, as Friday night's Bellator show built around his return to the promotion averaged 601,000 viewers. The number was well below even the company's usual numbers of 650,000 for a secondary show. But Friday's show was Dynamite, with the idea of it being Bellator's big event of the year. Nobody expected it to touch the kind of numbers they did in February when a double headliner of Ken Shamrock vs. Royce Gracie and the late Kimbo Slice vs. Dada 5000 drew a record 1,964,000 viewer average over three hours. But this show, which also had a bout for the vacant lightweight title where Michael Chandler, Bellator's biggest homegrown star, beat Patricky "Pitbull" Freire, drew less than one-third of that total. If anything it shows a combination of just how big Slice, Shamrock and Gracie were as draws, and that Jackson, at least when it come to a fight with Ishii, was not in their league when it came to garnering interest in his fight.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:18PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Reebok signs Sage Northcutt to individual sponsorship deal
(mmafighting.com)
Let the hate commence. Sage Northcutt, the UFC's much-maligned young prospect, has signed an individual sponsorship deal with UFC apparel partner Reebok, he announced Wednesday on Twitter. Northcutt joins a roster that includes fighters like Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Paige VanZant, Chris Weidman, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Anthony Pettis, Johny Hendricks and Rory MacDonald. Reebok is the UFC's official apparel sponsors, so every fight wears the brand and gets paid for it. Northcutt and the others have a side deal that apparently pays them more money.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:12PM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brazil's Alberto Uda meets Italian newcomer Marvin Vettori in welterweight bout at UFC 202
(mmajunkie.com)
Another booking has been made for the UFC’s August pay-per-view in Las Vegas, and guess what? It’s a welterweight bout, natch. Alberto Uda (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is set to take on promotional newcomer Marvin Vettori (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a 170-pound bout at UFC 202, promotion officials recently announced. Of the six fights booked for the card so far, five are in the welterweight division – including a headlining rematch between Nate Diaz and featherweight champion Conor McGregor at welterweight. UFC 202 takes place Aug. 20 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims expected for FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. Uda made his promotional debut in May at UFC Fight Night 88 against Jake Collier, but he was knocked out by a knee and body kick in the second round. The setback was the Brazilian’s first loss as a pro after a perfect 9-0 start to his career. The fight also was his first outside of Brazil. Before that, eight of his first nine wins were by stoppage with an even mix of knockouts and submissions.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:07PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Spohn vs. Matt Hamill set for CFFC 60 on Aug. 6
(https:)
Two of the best light heavyweight fighters hailing from the Buckeye State are set to square off, as Dan Spohn will take on Matt Hamill at CFFC 60 on Aug. 6 in Atlantic City. Both fighters are also UFC veterans, and were also featured on “The Ultimate Fighter.” Spohn (13-5), who trains at Ronin Training Center in Columbus, is the former CFFC heavyweight champion. He was stripped of the title after losing a bout to Rodney Wallace in Canada earlier this year. Now, he’ll return to CFFC in his more natural light heavyweight class. “Dragon” is 5-1 since losing his lone UFC bout at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale after making the semifinals in the show’s tournament. Four of those wins have come via stoppage, including a TKO victory over Azunna Anyanwu last December that earned him the CFFC title.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:03PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Lauren Murphy to welcome in newcomer Katlyn Chookagian at UFC Fight Night 91 in South Dakota
(mmafighting.com)
A women's bantamweight clash has been added to the UFC Fight Night 91 card. As reported by Combat Press and later confirmed by MMA Fighting, former Invicta FC 135-pound champion Lauren Murphy will welcome UFC newcomer Katlyn Chookagian to the Octagon on July 13 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The undefeated Chookagian (7-0) is a member of the Renzo Gracie Academy, and a native of New Jersey. She comes over as the reigning Cage Fury Fighting Championships champion, last appearing on May 19 against Stephanie Bragayrac at CFFC 57, scoring a first round knockout in her first title defense. Chookagian, 27, has three finishes in her seven professional fights.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 4:55AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Edmonton Police Locate Vehicle Suspected in Hit-and-Run Death of Ryan Jimmo
(sherdog.com)
The vehicle believed to be responsible for the death of Ryan Jimmo was located and seized for forensic examination late Monday evening, according to Edmonton Police. GlobalNews.ca reported that authorities were searching for a “dark-colored, older model single cab pickup truck with a truck bed cover, oversized tires with chrome rims and clear tail lights.” Jimmo was reportedly walking away from an altercation with two men in the parking lot of the H2O Lounge in Edmonton on Sunday, when the men accelerated their vehicle and hit the UFC veteran before fleeing the scene.
Submitted Jun 28, 2016 7:27PM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Neil Magny vs. Dong Hyun Kim targeted for UFC 202
(bloodyelbow.com)
A new welterweight matchup is apparently on tap for UFC 202. Combate reports that Neil Magny will fight Dong Hyun Kim on the August 20th pay-per-view at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC officials have now announced the booking themselves. Magny (18-4) has won 10 of his last 11, with only Demian Maia able to defeat him over the past 3 years. The TUF 16 semifinalist rallied from two knockdowns against Hector Lombard to stop the Cuban in round 3 -- and really should've been stopped by the ref in round 2 -- of their UFC Brisbane encounter in March. Magny also holds a short-notice split decision over Kelvin Gastelum, and is currently #7 in the UFC's welterweight rankings.
Submitted Jun 28, 2016 4:59PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lineker-McDonald now headlines UFC Fight Night 91, Tony Ferguson gets Landon Vannata in co-main
(mmajunkie.com)
With the Monday announcement that a Michael Chiesa injury would scrap the planned main event for UFC Fight Night 91 next month, the UFC acted quickly to right the ship. Tony Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC), who was set to meet Chiesa (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) in the lightweight main event, will stay on the card against UFC newcomer Landon Vannata (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). But Ferguson now will slide down to the co-main event. With the change to the card, UFC Fight Night 91 now includes: John Lineker vs. Michael McDonald Tony Ferguson vs. opponent TBA Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman Alexey Oleinik vs. Daniel Omielanczuk Keita Nakamura vs. Kyle Noke Ben Nguyen vs. Louis Smolka Ryan Hall vs. Alex White Cortney Casey vs. Cristina Stanciu Sam Alvey vs. Eric Spicely Matthew Lopez vs. Rani Yahya Devin Clark vs. Alex Nicholson Scott Holtzman vs. Cody Pfister
Submitted Jun 28, 2016 4:57PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'JZ' Cavalcante defends lightweight title vs. Freddy Assuncao in Titan FC 40 main event in August
(mmajunkie.com)
Titan FC heads back to South Florida in August, and the lightweight title will be on the line in the main event. Titan FC 40 is set for Aug. 5 at Bank United Center in Coral Gables, Fla. The card will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. The Titan FC 40 card includes: Gesias Cavalcante vs. Freddy Assuncao – for lightweight title Scott Barrett vs. Jeremy Hardy Jack May vs. Derrick Mehmen Jose Torres vs. Abdiel Velazquez Frank Carrillo vs. Desmond Green Bruce Lutchmedial vs Edir Terry Sabah Homasi vs Preston Parsons Cristiano Souza vs. Ron Stallings
Submitted Jun 28, 2016 4:39PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Carlos Condit returns, meets Demian Maia at UFC 202 in Las Vegas in August
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for UFC 202 later this summer continues to build with another high-profile welterweight fight. Former interim champion Carlos Condit (30-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will return after a title loss to face Demian Maia (23-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC) in a 170-pound fight at UFC 202. Promotion officials announced the new booking today. With the addition, UFC 202 now includes: Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia
Submitted Jun 28, 2016 4:37PM by Budgellism - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 202 adds Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira, Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of high-profile matchups have been added to August’s UFC 202 event, as Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixiera has been re-booked for the card as a co-main event, and Donald Cerrone faces Rick Story. MMAjunkie today confirmed the two new bookings with UFC officials. Featuring a headlining rematch of Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2, UFC 202 takes place Aug. 20 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
Submitted Jun 27, 2016 9:09PM by Poor_Franklin - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Chiesa out at UFC Fight Night 91, UFC seeks new opponent for Tony Ferguson
(mmajunkie.com)
A high-profile lightweight contest between two top contenders has been scrapped, as Michael Chiesa (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from UFC Fight Night 91. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that the promotion is now seeking a replacement opponent for Tony Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC) willing to step in on a little more than two weeks’ notice.
Submitted Jun 27, 2016 8:42PM by Poor_Franklin - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Enrique Barzola meets Kyle Bochniak at UFC on FOX 21
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2” winner Enrique Barzola will make his first trip to the octagon since winning the reality show at UFC Fight Night 78 when he faces Kyle Bochniak in a featherweight bout. The two men meet at UFC on FOX 21, which takes place Aug. 27 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The event airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Jun 27, 2016 2:01PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre says he could 'easily' fight at lightweight in UFC comeback
(mmafighting.com)
Georges St-Pierre teased a move up to middleweight to challenge UFC champion Michael Bisping for his long-awaited UFC comeback, but that isn't the only weight class in the sights of the returning welterweight legend. "If I wanted to, I could fight at lightweight as well. Easy. Easy," St-Pierre said Monday on The MMA Hour. "I'm not a big welterweight," St-Pierre said. "I walk around 187 (pounds). I'm 186, 187 when I wake up in the morning, and I could easily make it (with) a diet, because a lot of lightweights are bigger than me. Welterweight, I don't even talk about it because most of them are bigger than me, of course, and middleweight, they're much bigger than me. But it's not really about size. It's about skills."
Submitted Jun 27, 2016 1:42AM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ryan Jimmo reportedly killed by a hit and run driver.
(mmajunkie.com)
Canadian light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo is dead at 34. MMAjunkie today confirmed with a person with first-hand knowledge of the accident who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter that Jimmo was the victim identified in an initial CBC News report of a fatal hit-and-run collision.
Submitted Jun 26, 2016 10:42PM by handyman293 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber: Reebok needs to make sure UFC fight gear fits better
(mmafighting.com)
TORRANCE, Calif. -- Urijah Faber got caught with his pants down. Literally. The popular UFC bantamweight's shorts fell down during the first round of his title fight with Dominick Cruz at UFC 199 earlier this month in Los Angeles. Faber, to his credit, kept fighting. While others might have been embarrassed by their bare butt being exposed to millions, Faber has basically just laughed it off. "There's no shame in my game," Faber said with a laugh at an appearance at CrossFit South Bay. "The best things were the memes with my chin and my butt matching. It's hilarious. I actually posted it on my Instagram."
Submitted Jun 26, 2016 2:52PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Chandler clears up what he said to Patricio Freire after knocking out his brother Patricky
(mmafighting.com)
ST. LOUIS – It was a banner night for Missouri's own Michael Chandler on Friday. Not only did he make the roof come off of the Scottrade Center with his clean knockout of Patricky Freire, but Chandler regained Bellator's lightweight title. And afterwards, as he sat perched on the fence celebrating his big moment, he had an encounter with Patricky's brother Patricio, who was cageside. What was that all about? "Uh, it was interesting," Chandler said at the Bellator 157 post-fight presser conference. "I commend [Patricio], I take my hat off to him for getting emotional for his brother. I mean, if my brother had just got knocked out, I would've...I don't think I'd have done the same thing because I thought what he did was pretty disrespectful, but you've got to stick up for your brother.
Submitted Jun 26, 2016 2:51PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
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