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UFC champ Georges St-Pierre injured but won't 'freeze' division
Newly crowned middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre today revealed a neck injury he suffered during his title-winning fight against Michael Bisping, but he said he still plans to fight interim titleholder Robert Whittaker.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 1:27PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Thiago Alves vs. Zak Cummings, two other bouts added to UFC St. Louis
Thiago Alves will be competing on the first UFC card of 2018. The former UFC welterweight title challenger will be taking on Zak Cummings in a 170-pound contest at UFC St. Louis. The event is set to take place on Jan. 14 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The news was announced by the promotion on Wednesday. The promotion also announced two additional lightweight bouts for the St. Louis event in James Krause vs. Alex White and Polo Reyes vs. Matt Frevola
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:16PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
After decade in UFC, Dennis Siver signs with ACB
Dennis Siver’s UFC run has come to an end. After spending more than a decade under the UFC banner, Siver announced Wednesday that he has signed a multi-fight deal with Russian promotion ACB. The 38-year-old German fighter is slated to make his promotional debut in a lightweight contest on Nov. 25 in the main event of ACB 75, which will take place at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:14PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
Dominick Cruz out of UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera
It’s a tough day for popular former UFC champions. Dominick Cruz is out of his UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera due to a broken arm, multiple sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on Wednesday. It remains immediately unclear if the UFC will keep Rivera on the Dec. 30 card in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 9:12PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frankie Edgar injured, off UFC 218 title fight vs. Max Holloway
Frankie Edgar has suffered an injury and will not be able to compete against featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 218. Brazilian outlet Combate first reported the news, which ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto confirmed. Sources close to the fighters told MMAjunkie that Edgar suffered a fractured orbital bone. The title fight was set to headline the UFC 218 pay-per-view, which takes place at Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 6:43PM by Five-Alive - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Agent: Cyborg vs. Holm fight at UFC 219 ‘dead’
The highly-anticipated Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Holly Holm fight is off the table for now. According to Holm’s agent, Lenny Fresquez, the women’s featherweight title fight, which had been proposed for UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, is “dead” as of earlier this week.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 6:09PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
UFC 219 main event TBA within the week, McGregor still a possibility
UFC 219 on December 30th is a pretty good looking card already, but one thing it's missing is a marquee main event at the top. But good news for any of you folks considering a New Year's Eve weekend in Las Vegas: Dana White says the card will have its main event locked in within the week, and it could still be Conor McGregor.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 3:50PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Georges St-Pierre hands his new middleweight belt over to wrestling coach
It hasn't even been a week and Georges St-Pierre has already given up his middleweight belt. Just not in the way you'd expect. The two division UFC champ is known for giving the belts he wins to coaches and friends, and this latest 185 pound strap was no different. St-Pierre posted a picture on social media late Tuesday night as he handed it over to Victor Zilberman of the the Montreal Wrestling Club.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 2:47PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Stephen Thompson’s coach: No interest in fighting Darren Till at this time
Hold the phone on any talk of Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till just yet. On Tuesday night, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reported that UFC president Dana White said he wanted to book the welterweight fight in England next year. However, Thompson’s father and coach, Ray Thompson, told MMAFighting.com that “Wonderboy” possibly has two broken thumbs, or ligament damage, stemming from his win over Jorge Masvidal this past weekend at UFC 217. Thompson is scheduled to see a doctor Thursday afternoon in South Carolina. “We’ve talked to no one [about fighting Till],” Ray Thompson added. “Not sure how this is a ‘done deal.’ As for Till, he needs to fight through the murderers row at welterweight like ‘Wonderboy’ did to get to the top."
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 2:29PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Jessy Jess gets UFC call up; set to fight Bec Rawlings at UFC Sydney
US-based Aussie Jessica Rose-Clark will make her UFC debut against Bec Rawlings at UFC Sydney next Sunday. MMA Today first reported the news after Scottish fighter Joanne Calderwood was removed from the card. Calderwood was originally set to fight Rawlings at the event. Although the UFC has yet to announce the change, Fight News Australia has also confirmed the news with sources.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 3:13AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Darren Till vs. Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 127 in England
The UFC is giving popular rising English welterweight Darren Till the fight he asked for – and in his home country, no less. The undefeated 24-year-old Till (16-0-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC) will take on former two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson (14-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 127, which takes place Feb. 24 and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The card was recently announced for Orlando, Fla., but UFC President Dana White revealed during a Q&A tonight in Santa Monica, Calif, that it will be moved to England, according to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:55PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Derek Anderson vs. Adam Piccolotti announced for Bellator 189
“The Barbaric” is looking to close out 2017 with a bang. Having missed out on an opportunity to fight Michael Page this past May after Page suffered a knee injury, Derek Anderson will get back in the cage when he fights Adam Piccolotti in a catchweight bout (160 pounds) at Bellator 189 on Dec. 1 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. Officials announced the matchup Thursday.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:43PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Humberto Bandenay out at UFC-Sydney; featherweight sought for Alex Volkanovski
Peruvian prospect Humberto Bandenay (14-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will have to wait to follow up on his scintillating UFC debut. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that Bandenay has been forced to withdraw from a planned UFC Fight Night 121 appearance, and the promotion currently needs a new opponent for featherweight Alex Volkanovski.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:40PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Angela Lee out of ONE Championship title defense after car accident
ONE Championship atomweight star Angela Lee star has been removed from an upcoming title defense after being involved in a car accident. Lee was scheduled to rematch Mei Yamaguchi in the main event of a ONE show on Nov. 24 in Kallang, Singapore, but CEO Chatri Sityodtong broke the news of the accident and Lee’s subsequent withdrawal on Facebook:
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:37PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
Aljamain Sterling needs new UFC Fresno foe after Rani Yahya drops out
Aljamain Steling is looking for a fight. The New York bantamweight was scheduled to meet veteran Rani Yahya in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fresno on Dec. 9, but Yahya has been forced to withdraw from the bout due to an undisclosed injury. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Tuesday report by MMAjunkie. The promotion is actively seeking a new opponent for Sterling.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:36PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dana White on Demetrious Johnson’s money demands: ‘Let’s see what your PPV does’
Dana White responds to Demetrious Johnson’s demand for a $2 million payday. In this era of “big money fights”, many UFC fighters have specific figures in mind as to how much they would want for specific match-ups. Flyweight champion and top pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson, for instance, wants a $2 million payday for super-fights.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 9:09PM by Ninja_Nicoya - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Walt Harris will appeal DQ loss to Mark Godbeer at UFC 217
Following his controversial disqualification loss to Mark Godbeer on Saturday, Walt Harris says he was advised by UFC president Dana White to file an appeal. So that’s just what he’s going to do.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 3:54PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Freddie Roach would prefer Georges St-Pierre move back to welterweight after beating Michael Bisping
Georges St-Pierre did the improbable Saturday night. He came back from four years away, moved up 15 pounds in weight and defeated Michael Bisping to win the UFC middleweight title. At UFC 217 in New York, “GSP”, a longtime former welterweight champion, became just the fourth UFC fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes. It cemented him on the short list of best fighters of all time, if not made him the consensus greatest ever. His future, though, remains uncertain. The UFC wants him to unify the middleweight title with interim champion Robert Whittaker next. And St-Pierre has said that is written into his contract. But many, including his boxing coach Freddie Roach, still think he’d be better off back to welterweight.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 3:52PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
UFC Winnipeg adds Jan Blachowicz vs. Jared Cannonier, Sheldon Westcott vs. Danny Roberts
Less than six weeks out, two additional fights have been finalized for UFC Winnipeg. Jan Blachowicz is stepping in on short notice to fight Jared Cannonier in a light heavyweight bout, replacing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who was removed from the booking after being flagged for a USADA violation on Oct. 19. Officials also announced a welterweight bout between TUF: Nations finalist Sheldon Westcott and Danny “Hot Chocolate” Roberts.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 1:12PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Opponent switch: Eryk Anders meets LFA champ Markus Perez at UFC Fight Night 123
Eryk Anders will go from fighting one UFC newcomer to another when he makes his return to the octagon at UFC Fight Night 123. Anders (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) announced on Sunday that John Phillips (21-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is out of their scheduled middleweight bout at the December event. He now fights another promotional newcomer and now-former LFA middleweight champion: Markus Perez (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Nov 6, 2017 4:29PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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