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Geane Herrera in for Justin Scoggins vs. Joby Sanchez at TUF 22 Finale in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The middle card in next week’s trio of UFC events in Las Vegas has taken another hit the week before the fight, but a late-notice replacement has stepped in to save the bout. Justin Scoggins (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been forced out of a flyweight bout against Joby Sanchez (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at the TUF 22 Finale with an injury, UFC officials recently announced. But stepping in to fight Sanchez on a week’s notice is Geane Herrera (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 11:48AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor moving up to lightweight after Jose Aldo fight is 'almost set in stone'
(mmafighting.com)
Conor McGregor might not be long for the featherweight division. Even if he beats Jose Aldo to unify the UFC featherweight title. "I feel like it's almost set in stone -- KO Jose and KO whoever holds that lightweight belt," McGregor said Wednesday at a UFC 194 media lunch. "And within the next two fights, I will be a two-weight world champion once again. But this time within the UFC." McGregor held both belts under the Cage Warriors banner in Cage Warriors. A lot to still has to happen for him to do the same thing on the big stage, though.
Submitted Dec 3, 2015 6:35PM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Rogan says UFC contract complete in August, unsure if he'll return to commentary
(mmajunkie.com)
Joe Rogan’s days as a UFC commentator could be numbered. The longtime UFC commentator and analyst, one of the most popular personalities in the sport, recently revealed his contract with the organization is set to expire in August – and he’s non-committal about whether he’ll re-up. “My contract’s up in August. I might leave in August,” Rogan said on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. “It’s possible. I like doing sh-t that scares me. I like doing stuff – I like taking chances in that I like walking away from things. I like doing that. I like experiencing new things. You open up new doors, your mind starts firing in a different way. I’m not a big fan of doing the same sh-t over and over and over again.
Submitted Dec 3, 2015 1:11PM by JLS1980 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White says Ronda Rousey will receive immediate rematch against Holly Holm
(mmafighting.com)
UFC President Dana White believes a rematch between UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-0) and former champ Ronda Rousey (12-1) is imminent. "I think that if we didn't make the rematch, me and [UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters' license," White said on the morning ESPN radio show Mike & Mike. "Yeah, that fight's going to happen. I don't know when, but that's the fight that will happen."
Submitted Dec 3, 2015 1:08PM by JLS1980 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lorenzo Fertitta on UFC fighter salaries: 'We pay more than anybody else'
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC just broke ground and announced that they're building a new state-of-the-art campus spanning 15 acres in Las Vegas. It will have a training area, along with facilities for sports medicine and sports science, all available for fighters in their roster 24-hours a day.
Submitted Dec 2, 2015 5:53PM by tildengolfer - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Khabib certain that Fedor knows NYE opponent: ‘We are not fighting on the street’
(bloodyelbow.com)
With a little over three weeks to go until Fedor Emelianenko's long awaited return to MMA competition, the ‘Last Emperor' is still without an official opponent. According to Rizin Fighting Federation, several names have come and gone during the negotiation process but that they were yet to finalize the former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion's upcoming opponent.
Submitted Dec 2, 2015 5:52PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Dos Anjos unhappy with Cerrone's IV use: 'He has plenty of stomach to drink beer'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Donald Cerrone has been cleared to use an IV to rehydrate after cutting weight for his title fight against champion Rafael dos Anjos, at UFC on Fox 17 this December 19th. The move appears to have, rubbed Dos Anjos the wrong way. According to the champion, that gives "Cowboy" an unfair advantage, but it ultimately will not matter, as he believes he will still beat him soundly, like he did the first time they met.
Submitted Dec 2, 2015 5:50PM by tildengolfer - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Store: McGregor wins featherweight title, Ryan Bader heavyweight champ
(mmajunkie.com)
At this point, you have to wonder if UFC isn’t playing a joke on hardcore fans, or if Reebok is in charge of its official store. Whatever the case, the promotion has a serious quality control problem on its hands. In the latest of wardrobe gaffes involving official UFC apparel, the UFC’s online store offers a t-shirt that advertises Conor McGregor as the man who “has defeated Chad Mendes for the Featherweight Title Champion!”
Submitted Dec 2, 2015 5:48PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Rizin working on Fedor vs. Bigfoot rematch
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to reports, Rizin FF is interested in signing Antonio Silva to set up a rematch against Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Dec 2, 2015 5:36PM by george112 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Sage Northcutt pulled from TriStar gym ahead of Cody Pfister fight on Dec. 10
(mmamania.com)
That was fast. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight phenom Sage Northcutt, who went to the famed TriStar Gym back in October, will no longer be using the Montreal facility to prepare for his upcoming fight against Cody Pfister, which takes place at the UFC Fight Night 80 event on UFC Fight Pass on Dec. 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Dec 2, 2015 3:20PM by Wez - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Reebok Botches UFC Gear Again, Creates Super-Fighter Anderson Aldo
(mmaweekly.com)
Well, America’s No. 2 athletic brand is at it again. And this time, there’s really no excuse for their ignorance. Reebok recently released its new UFC fighter kit, for one of the sport’s top stars. Two of them. Kind of. Have you heard of that UFC legend Anderson Aldo? Yeah, neither have I. Epic Reebok fail. The shirt was supposed to be Anderson Silva’s, but somehow Anderson Aldo got onto it. Who exactly is making these shirts? Scott Coker? Nick Diaz? Edmond Tarverdyan?
Submitted Dec 2, 2015 1:51PM by JLS1980 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Abel Trujillo vs. Tony Sims lightweight bout booked for UFC 195 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 195 is less than five weeks away, but it continues to grow with the addition of a new lightweight fight. Abel Trujillo (12-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is set to meet Tony Sims (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at next month’s pay-per-view in Las Vegas. UFC officials recently announced the new booking.
Submitted Dec 1, 2015 9:43PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyrone Spong out, Clinton Williams in against Jake Heun at WSOF 26
(mmafighting.com)
Tyrone Spong is having a hard time making his big MMA return. The world-class champion kickboxer is injured and out of his co-main event fight with Jake Heun at World Series of Fighting 26 on Dec. 18 in Las Vegas, WSOF president Ray Sefo confirmed with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. Sherdog was the first to report the news. In Spong's place will be Clinton Williams, according to Sefo. Williams (7-2), a well-muscled heavyweight, will be making his WSOF debut. The 31-year-old has won four of his last five fights. Williams is coming off a third-round submission of Jared Hatch last month at SteelFist Fight Night 38.
Submitted Dec 1, 2015 3:46PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 195 gets change-up: Russell Doane out, Joe Soto in vs. Michinori Tanaka
(mmajunkie.com)
Just a few days after announcing a bantamweight fight between Russell Doane and Michinori Tanaka for UFC 195, there has been a switcheroo. Doane (14-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is out of the January fight against Tanaka (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in favor of onetime title challenger and former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Soto (15-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC). The update was made to the official fight card at UFC.com. The latest UFC 195 card now includes: Champ Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit – for welterweight title Andrei Arlovski vs. Stipe Miocic Drew Dober vs. Erik Koch Lorenz Larkin vs. Albert Tumenov Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier Masanori Kanehara vs. Michael McDonald Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish Edgar Garcia vs. Sheldon Westcott Diego Brandao vs. Brian Ortega Stephen Thompson vs. TBA Joe Soto vs. Michinori Tanaka
Submitted Dec 1, 2015 10:09AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping vs. Gegard Mousasi set for UFC Fight Night 83 in London
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC officials today announced the first three scheduled bouts for February’s UFC Fight Night 83 event in London, including a middleweight matchup of Michael Bisping (27-7 MMA, 17-7 UFC) vs. Gegard Mousasi (37-6-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC). Additional bouts include featherweights Makwan Amirkhani (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Mike Wilkinson (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and lightweights Rustam Khabilov (17-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) vs. Norman Parke (21-4-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC). Bisping vs. Mousasi was not confirmed as the headliner for the card, with a UFC official telling MMAjunkie that “bout positioning on the card will follow in due course.”
Submitted Dec 1, 2015 10:07AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Korean promotion ROAD FC floats $200,000 offer for Benson Henderson
(mmajunkie.com)
Let the bidding begin. Just a few days after completing the final fight on his UFC deal, Benson Henderson (23-5 MMA, 11-3 UFC) is already being publicly courted by Korean-based promotion ROAD FC. “Benson Henderson put on an amazing performance in Seoul,” ROAD FC General Manager Mark Lee told MMAjunkie via email. “ROAD FC is aware he would like to test his upcoming free agency. We are interested in discussing a contract with Mr. Henderson for $200,000.” When pressed, Lee declined to offer any other specifics on the terms of the offer he intends to make for the former UFC lightweight champion’s services, including whether the figure was per fight or total value. Henderson’s management team wasn’t immediately available for comment.
Submitted Dec 1, 2015 10:00AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Will Jon Jones return in April at MSG? Daniel Cormier: It's 'my decision as the champion'
(mmafighting.com)
The ball is in the current champion's court. Jon Jones' manager Malki Kawa told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour that Jones wants a title shot against Daniel Cormier on April 23 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Cormier said on The MMA Hour that he'll consider that date and venue, but ultimately he'll be the one making the decisions as to when and where the fight happens.
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 4:34PM by JLS1980 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nathan Coy in against Danny Roberts at UFC Fight Night 80
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury to Michael Graves has forced him out of his bout with Danny Roberts at UFC Fight Night 80. Stepping in for the injured Graves (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is Nathan Coy (14-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who will be making his octagon debut against Roberts (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 4:25PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
UFC is coming back to London Feb. 27th, 2016
(theo2.co.uk)
UFC announced the first event on the EMEA schedule for 2016. UFC Fight Night will return to The O2 on Saturday February 27 following a successful event in 2014 and continued demand from fans for a reappearance.
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 1:48PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
KSW heavyweight champion wants Fedor fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
On Saturday afternoon, Karol Bedorf stepped into the KSW cage and defended his title with a second round head-kick KO win against Michal Kita. As his opponent collapsed to the canvas, Bedorf towered over him as he admired his handy work. The win was Bedorf's third knockout win in his last four fights. It was also the third successful defense of his title. With swelled confidence from his recent string of results, Bedorf revealed that he is interested in a match-up against Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 11:48AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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