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Lineup set for 'UFC Fight Night 75: Nelson vs. Barnett' in Japan
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 75 event in Japan, which includes bouts on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass. In North America, the event airs Sept. 26 from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and the main card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT). Due to the time difference, the event actually takes place Sept. 27 in Japan. The full UFC Fight Night 75 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett Uriah Hall vs. Gegard Mousasi Chico Camus vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Takeya Mizugaki vs. George Roop Li Jingliang vs. Kiichi Kunimoto Matt Hobar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 8 p.m. ET) Diego Brandao vs. Katsunori Kikuno TBA vs. TBA – “Road to UFC: Japan” tournament final Nick Hein vs. Yusuke Kasuya Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET) Shinsho Anzai vs. Roger Zapata
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:11AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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Jadamba Narantungalag's featherweight title on line at ONE Championship 31
Nine fights are set for next month’s “ONE Championship 31: Odyssey of Champions” event, including a championship headliner. Officials today announced featherweight champion Jadamba Narantungalag (10-3) will meet undefeated challenger Marat Gafurov (11-0) in the featured bout. The latest ONE Championship 31 card includes: Champ Jadamba Narantungalag vs. Marat Gafurov – for featherweight title Herbert Burns vs. Timofey Nastyukhin Leandro Ataides vs. Alexey Butorin Jake Butler vs. Cristiano Kaminishi Andrew Leone vs. Yusup Saadulaev Vincent Latoel vs. Arnaud Lepont Muin Gafurov vs. Casey Suire Sunoto Peringkat vs. Mario Wirawan Bashir Ahmad vs. Martin Nguyen
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 6:53AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Mark Munoz 'more comfortable than ever' in retirement; no itch for UFC return
Mark Munoz walked away from the sport in the most perfect way imaginable, and he said he has no itch to return. The longtime UFC middleweight contender hung up his gloves in May following a unanimous-decision win over Luke Barnatt at UFC Fight Night 66 in the Philippines, a country with which he has strong ties. Munoz (14-6 MMA, 9-6 UFC) announced his retirement well before he stepped in the octagon with Barnatt. That only made his final performance that much more special because he outworked his opponent for three impressive rounds.
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 6:48AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC Welterweight Jordan Mein retires from MMA at age 25
UFC welterweight Jordan Mein has decided to retire from mixed martial arts after 39 professional fights. The Las Vegas-based promotion revealed to UFC Tonight on Wednesday that Mein announced his plans in a letter approximately two weeks ago. Mein later explained his decision to UFC.com. “I’m ready to transition to a different part of my life,” Mein said. “I’ve been at this for 12 years, 10 years professionally, so I’m just ready to move on in my life.”
Submitted Aug 26, 2015 9:15PM by isk - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Wife: Ronda Rousey dating hubby while UFC investigates him for domestic violence
Looks like Ronda Rousey's personal life just became a lot more public. Over the past couple weeks, rumors have been cropping up around the internet that the UFC's biggest star and 135 lb champ has been dating one of the promotion's current persona non grata. The man in question? Current UFC heavyweight Travis Browne, who is under investigation by the UFC after his wife publicly accused him of domestic violence back in July.
Submitted Aug 26, 2015 11:36AM by GDPofMPG - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes to headline TUF 22 Finale
Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes to headline TUF 22 Finale.
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 10:59PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
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Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem co-headlines UFC on FOX 17
Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos are finally going to do the damn thing, UFC officials today announced. Overeem (39-14 MMA, 4-3 UFC), who’s ranked No. 7 in the NOS Energy Drink MMA heavyweight rankings, and No. 3-ranked Dos Santos (17-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) have bickered on social media, and now they’ve been booked for a fight at UFC on FOX 17. With the addition, UFC on FOX 17 now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 4:08PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
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Elias hijacks Woodley's Q&A, jabs at Pendred
Tyron Woodley hosted a fan Q&A in Saskatoon prior to last weekend's UFC event. Interestingly enough, a fellow UFC fighter in Elias Theodorou stepped up to the mic to ask a question and to poke fun at Cathal Pendred. You can watch the clip above, but here's a few snippets of their exchange. "On a scale of 1 to 10, how bad do you think Cathal Pendred is?" Theodorou asked. Woodley, who had a minor exchange with Pendred after the Irishman called out CM Punk, then likened Cathal's fighting style to a "deflated balloon flopping around". "An awkward ballerina, that's how I like to call it," Theodorou quipped. "Out of 10, I would give him a 6 and some change probably," said Woodley.
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 1:36PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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No. 3-ranked UFC bantamweight Alexis Davis announces pregnancy
It appears Alexis Davis’ return to the cage will have to wait. The former UFC title challenger today announced she’s pregnant. As Davis wrote (via Instagram): “Big news to announce today a slight delay in my return to the octagon! I planned on spending as much time back home as possible to help with my niece anyways. But we are over joyed by this news and should be expecting our new arrival early 2016!! And planned to back in the Octagon by the end of the year!”
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 1:09PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Clay Harvison vs. Jordan Rinaldi headlines Legacy FC 47 in Atlanta
The main card is set for October’s Legacy FC 47 event, which is just the second Georgia show in the Texas-based promotion’s history. Legacy FC owner Mick Maynard today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie. The latest Legacy FC 47 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET) Clay Harvison vs. Jordan Rinaldi Wesley Barnes vs. Dave Vitkay C.J. Hamilton vs. Brantley Furr Josh Blyden vs. Nick Sprayberry Josh Millwood vs. Chazz Walton Josh Eagans vs. Doug Usher PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 8 p.m) Amir Dadovic vs. Brad Taylor Patrick Mandio vs. Devorious Tubbs Kongo Bakatukanda vs. Brandon Webb
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 12:48PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Joe Proctor vs. Magomed Mustafaev added to UFC 194 in Las Vegas
A lightweight bout between Joe Proctor (11-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Magomed Mustafaev (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has joined December’s UFC 194 fight card. UFC officials announced the bout via bostonherald.com. With the addition, the latest UFC 194 lineup now includes: Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Conor McGregor – for featherweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold – for middleweight title Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 12:42PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Anthony Johnson agrees to counseling, women's charity donation after gym incident
Anthony Johnson has agreed to attend counseling sessions and donate to a Florida-based women’s charity following a social media rant and incident involving a woman at a gym. Johnson (19-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) will still fight Jimi Manuwa (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a light heavyweight bout on Sept. 5 at UFC 191, which takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The UFC announced it would investigate a long post Johnson wrote about the incident where he described throwing a woman’s yoga mat when she confronted him for lifting weights close to where she was stretching.
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 12:29PM by Budgellism - 13 comments
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Brendan O'Reilly vs. William Macario added to UFC 193 in Melbourne
A pair of former cast members from international versions of “The Ultimate Fighter” will face off in Australia, as Brendan O'Reilly (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. William Macario (7-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) meet at UFC 193. UFC officials today confirmed the booking after an initial report from the Brisbane Times. With the addition to the card, UFC 193 now includes: Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta Anthony Perosh vs. Gian Villante Ricardo Abreu vs. Daniel Kelly Steven Kennedy vs. Richard Walsh Brendan O’Reilly vs. William Macario
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 12:27PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frankie Edgar ready to fight Max Holloway or Jeremy Stephens at TUF 22 Finale
Frankie Edgar’s answer remains the same after another callout: Yes. The ex-lightweight champ today said he’ll fight Max Holloway (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) or Jeremy Stephens (24-11 MMA, 11-10 UFC) at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale on Dec. 11 in Las Vegas. “I got called out by max holloway and Jeremy Stephens,” Edgar (19-4-1 MMA, 13-4-1 UFC), whose nickname is “The Answer,” wrote on Twitter. “I will fight either on dec 11 Let’s make it happen @danawhite @lorenzofertitta @ufc.”
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 12:22PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
WSOF announces one-night, eight-man lightweight tournament for WSOF 25
WSOF is jumping on the one-night-tournament bandwagon with the announcement it will hold a one-night, eight-man lightweight tournament on Nov. 20 to crown a No. 1 contender for the promotion’s 155-pound championship. The announcement for the event, which takes place in Seattle and air live on NBCSN, was made on Twitter. According to MMAFighting, the field of eight includes Islam Mamedov (12-1), Mike Ricci (10-4), Joao Zeferino (18-6), Rich Patishnock (6-2), Jorge Patino (37-15-2), Brian Cobb (20-8), the winner of the WSOF 23 bout between LaRue Burley (6-0) and Brian Foster (22-7) and an additional two still-unnamed competitors. Seeding is not yet official.
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 12:21PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Nate Diaz returns to face Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 17
Nate Diaz will resume fighting inside the cage before the end of the year. The popular Diaz meets Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19, it was announced Monday night on FOX Sports Live. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 11:31PM by Wez - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Charles Oliveira suffered an esophageal tear at UFC Fight Night and remains hospitalized
Charles Oliveira suffered an esophageal tear at UFC Fight Night and remains hospitalized.
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 9:09PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 74 Reebok-sponsor pay: Patrick Cote, Sam Stout take biggest cuts
The full UFC Fight Night 74 UFC-Reebok sponsorship payouts included: Max Holloway: $10,000 def. Charles Oliveira: $10,000 Neil Magny: $10,000 def. Erick Silva: $10,000 Patrick Cote: $15,000 def. Josh Burkman: $10,000 Francisco Trinaldo: $10,000 def. Chad Laprise: $2,500 Olivier Aubin-Mercier: $2,500 def. Tony Sims: $2,500 Valerie Letourneau: $2,500 def. Maryna Moroz: $2,500 Frankie Perez: $2,500 def. Sam Stout: $15,000 Felipe Arantes: $5,000 def. Yves Jabouin: $10,000 Nikita Krylov: $5,000 def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $2,500 Chris Kelades: $2,500 def. Chris Beal: $2,500 Shane Campbell: $2,500 def. Elias Silverio: $2,500 Misha Cirkunov: $2,500 def. Daniel Jolly: $2,500
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 10:02AM by Budgellism - 16 comments
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Aisling Daly vs. Ericka Almeida joins Ireland's UFC Fight Night 76 lineup
Aisling Daly (15-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will fight in her home country when she takes on fellow strawweight Ericka Almeida (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in October at UFC Fight Night 76 in Ireland. UFC officials today announced the bout. With the addition, UFC Fight Night 76 now includes: Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier Stipe Miocic vs. Ben Rothwell Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke Mickael Lebout vs. Stevie Ray Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan Ericka Almeida vs. Aisling Daly
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 10:01AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Benson Henderson vs. Thiago Alves headlines UFC Fight Night 79 in South Korea
The top of the lineup has been formed for the UFC’s first visit to South Korea this fall. Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC), who is of Korean heritage, will headline UFC Fight Night 79 against former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves (21-10 MMA, 13-7 UFC). UFC officials announced the main event, as well as the rest of the main card, on Sunday. With the additions, the UFC Fight Night 79 lineup includes: Thiago Alves vs. Benson Henderson Mirko Filipovic vs. Anthony Hamilton Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jorge Masvidal Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 9:59AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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