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UFC signs sponsorship deal with Modelo, replaces Bud Light in U.S.
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Move over Bud Light. On Monday, the UFC announced that they would be ending their nine-year relationship with beer company Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. that regularly saw the Bud Light logo prominently featured inside the Octagon at events, and moving on to a multiyear sponsorship deal with Mexican import brand Modelo Especial, per ABC News. The new deal is expected to begin in 2018, with Modelo receiving similar exposure as far as branding in the UFC cage and advertisements featuring the company’s fighters and personalities.
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 5:43PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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UFC 216 salaries: Tony Ferguson cashes $500,000 for interim title win
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Newly crowned UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was the top earner at UFC 216, serving as one of five fighters to clear the six-figure mark in earnings for his performance on Saturday night. The Nevada Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized salary information this weekend to MMA Fighting.
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 5:39PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Ian McCall granted release from UFC contract
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One of the UFC’s best known flyweight fighters is no longer with the promotion. Ian McCall told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he has been released from his UFC contract. Previously, McCall said he wouldn’t feel comfortable returning to the UFC under his standing contract due to health issues, including brain treatment. McCall said he asked the UFC for his release and was granted it.
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 5:35PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
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Gokhan Saki quickly booked again, meets Khalil Rountree at UFC 219
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UFC matchmakers wasted no time booking Gokhan Saki for his second bout. Saki (1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is slated to fight fellow light heavyweight Khalil Rountree (6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 219, officials today announced. UFC 219 takes place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized. With the addition, the UFC 219 lineup now includes: Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 2:10PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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UFC 216 bonuses: Demetrious Johnson, John Moraga earn extra $50k for flyweight finishes
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Despite a main card fallout last night (Sat., Oct. 7, 2017) at UFC 216 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the action delivered in exciting waves. Not only did Tony Ferguson choke out Kevin Lee in the main event to claim the interim UFC lightweight title, but Demetrious Johnson locked down his 11th-straight title defense with a suplex/armbar finish of Ray Borg, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum finished fill-in Walt Harris in just 65 seconds, Lando Vannata fought Bobby Green to a bloody draw that is easily one of the best fights of the year, and former flyweight title challenger John Moraga pulled off a huge upset knockout over Russian prospect Magomed Bibulatov.
Submitted Oct 8, 2017 1:41AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Derrick Lewis injured; Fabricio Werdum now faces Walt Harris last minute at UFC 216
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Just minutes before UFC 216 was slated to begin, a key matchup was pulled from tonight’s lineup, but all is not lost. Derrick Lewis (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) suffered a last-minute injury and was forced to withdraw from his heavyweight showdown with Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) on tonight’s card, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a pay-per-view main card following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass. It’s believed Lewis’ previously injured back flared up on him this week. He made weight Friday without issue but realized today he wouldn’t be able to fight through the back pain. As a result, Walt Harris (10-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC), who was previously scheduled to fight Mark Godbeer (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), steps in on last-minute notice to face Werdum. Godbeer is off the card but reportedly will still receive his show money.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 6:39PM by Five-Alive - 12 comments
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Leonardo Santos Calls Kevin Lee's UFC Interim title shot a joke
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Leonardo Santos is not happy that Kevin Lee is fighting for the UFC interim lightweight championship.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 9:22AM by AndyWarho - 6 comments
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Featherweight champ Julia Budd headlines Bellator 189 in rematch with Arlene Blencowe
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Julia Budd will put her featherweight title on the line in December when she headlines Bellator 189 in a rematch. Budd (10-2 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) will be challenged by Arlene Blencowe (10-6 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) in the main event, Bellator officials today announced. In addition, the co-main event is set with a middleweight bout between Chris Honeycutt (10-1 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) and Rafael Lovato Jr. (6-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA). Bellator 189 takes place Dec. 1 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The main card will air on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:13AM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
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Fired-up Georges St-Pierre guarantees victory against Michael Bisping: ‘There’s nothing more sure’
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Georges St-Pierre’s most aggressive foray into trash talk was about a decade ago, telling Matt Hughes, “I’m not impressed by your performance.” GSP, one of the best fighters of all time, upped his game a bit Friday at a UFC 217 press conference in Las Vegas. Sitting feet from his Nov. 4 opponent, Michael Bisping, St-Pierre made a strong statement. Maybe it’s appropriate that the fight is at Madison Square Garden, because GSP channeled his Canadian countryman, New York Rangers legend Mark Messier, by guaranteeing a victory. St-Pierre acknowledged Bisping's spot among the greatest in UFC history, but added that caveat.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:12AM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
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Luan Chagas withdraws from UFC Sao Paulo with broken foot
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UFC Sao Paulo took another hit. Two days after Augusto Mendes was forced out of the card with a leg injury, the event lost Luan Chagas, as the Brazilian welterweight announced on his social media that he can’t compete with Niko Pride on Oct. 28 due to a broken foot.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:10AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Will Brooks puts Nik Lentz, Kevin Lee on blast after UFC 216 weight issues
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Will Brooks says he knew from the jump that he wasn’t actually going to fight Nik Lentz at UFC 216. Brooks also had words for UFC 216 headliner Kevin Lee, who needed two attempts to make weight before his UFC interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson became official.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:09AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Nik Lentz releases statement following withdrawal from UFC 216 bout with Will Brooks
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Nik Lentz has opened up about his withdrawal from UFC 216. The lightweight fighter released a statement late Friday night on his removal from Saturday’s UFC 216 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:06AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Kevin Lee discusses ‘mistimed’ UFC 216 weight cut, coming back for second attempt
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Kevin Lee seems to be putting his weight-cutting issues behind him, hours out of the biggest fight of his life. The top UFC lightweight contender needed two attempts Friday morning to reach championship weight for his UFC 216 interim title bout against Tony Ferguson. Lee first weighed in at 156 — one pound over the 155-pound maximum. Due to Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) rules, Lee was given one more hour to reach the mark and he hit it — 154.5 — with just minutes to spare at around 12:15 p.m. local time.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:06AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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Submitted Oct 6, 2017 4:22PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Nik Lentz out of UFC 216 fight with Will Brooks due to medical issues
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An American Top Team grudge match isn’t going to go down after all Saturday night. Nik Lentz has been pulled from a fight with former teammate Will Brooks at UFC 216 in Las Vegas due to medical issues, the UFC announced Friday morning. Combat Press was the first to report the news.
Submitted Oct 6, 2017 3:43PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
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Kevin Lee makes weight for UFC 216 main event on second attempt
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It took a drama-filled extra hour, but Saturday night’s UFC interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee is on.
Submitted Oct 6, 2017 3:39PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
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Day before UFC 216 weigh-ins, Kevin Lee unworried about 19-pound cut: ‘I ain’t no b*tch’
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LAS VEGAS — The last time Tony Ferguson was in this spot, it was early March, and his interim UFC lightweight title tilt against Khabib Nurmagomedov was all anybody could talk about as Ferguson performed for the fans inside the T-Mobile Arena at UFC 209 open workouts.
Submitted Oct 6, 2017 2:05AM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Johnson fires back at ‘cry baby ass’ Daniel Cormier
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Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson have fought twice and hardly any trash talk was exchanged prior to those bouts. Things have changed between the two men now, however. One day after Cormier called Johnson “f*cking soft” on his podcast, Johnson has fired back at the UFC light heavyweight champion on social media.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 9:05PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Ana Julaton to make Bellator debut against Lisa Blaine at Bellator 185
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Heather Hardy won’t be the only popular female boxer fighting for Bellator MMA later this month. Ana Julaton will make her Bellator debut against Lisa Blaine at Bellator 185 on Oct. 20 at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, promotion officials told MMA Fighting on Thursday. Hardy will face Kristina Williams on the same card.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 9:04PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes added to UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai
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A featherweight bout between touted prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov and Sheymon Moraes is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 122 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Magomedsharipov (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Moraes (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) for UFC Fight Night 122, which takes place Nov. 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 3:36PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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