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BE Analytics: How has 10-8 scoring evolved over the years?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Back in August 2010, then-rising star Junior dos Santos opened the UFC 117 main card against Roy “Big Country” Nelson, who was riding high off his Ultimate Fighter 10 win and subsequent 1st round knockout of Stefan Struve. The action started slow in the first 1:55 with Nelson pressing dos Santos against the cage for a good chunk of time. Then dos Santos got free, unleashed, and unloaded.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:32PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC on FOX 24 winner Rashid Magomedov says next move unclear after fighting out UFC deal
(mmajunkie.com)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Standing at a rather impressive 13-1 in his past 14 fights, Dagestani lightweight Rashid Magomedov has proven a tough out in the cage. However, his next move is currently unclear. “This was my last fight on my contract, and I’m waiting on a new contract – if they offer me (one),” Magomedov said through an interpreter following UFC on FOX 24.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:31PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 112's Johny Hendricks excited for test vs. former 205-pounder Tim Boetsch
(mmajunkie.com)
Oklahoma City’s UFC Fight Night 112 will have a special taste for former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Hendricks (18-6 MMA, 13-6 UFC), who attended college at Oklahoma State and grew up in nearby Edmond, hasn’t competed in the state since 2007. Which is why, with the exception of his three UFC title fights, the June 25 scrap with Tim Boetsch (20-11 MMA, 11-10 UFC) is the one he’s looked forward to the most. Other than the home appeal, Hendricks also sees the matchup as the perfect opportunity to prove some doubters wrong.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:30PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nathaniel Wood, Marko Kovacevic meet for 135 title at Cage Warriors 84 in London on June 2
(mmajunkie.com)
The vacant bantamweight title will be on the line in June when Cage Warriors returns to London. Nathaniel Wood (10-3) is set to take on Marko Kovacevic (9-1) for the 135-pound belt at Cage Warriors 84, the promotion today announced. The event will take place at Indigo at The O2 in London on Friday, June 2. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. Also booked for the card is a light heavyweight bout between Norman Paraisy (15-4-2) and Kenneth Bergh (5-0).
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:30PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Elias Theodorou vs. Brad Tavares booked for TUF 25 Finale in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Las Vegas in July for the first event of “International Fight Week” appears to have its first bout. Middleweights Elias Theodorou (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Brad Tavares (14-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) are reported to be booked for The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, according to FloCombat.com. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the bout. The TUF 25 Finale takes place Friday, July 7, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card is expected to air on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. The card will feature the finale of Season 25 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which airs starting Wednesday on FS1.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:29PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clock ticking on Cris Cyborg’s UFC contract
(mmafighting.com)
Cris “Cyborg” Justino’s UFC run could soon be coming to an end. According to multiple sources, Cyborg has two fights left on her current UFC contract. However, she also has a clause in her contract which states the deal expires come October 2017, regardless of how many fights are left on it.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 4:53PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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
 
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