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UFC 210 weigh-ins end with a scare
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The official UFC 210 weigh-ins stream live from the UFC host hotel in Buffalo, NY at 9:00 a.m. ET, courtesy of MMAjunkie. The ceremonial weigh-in and faceoffs will stream courtesy of the UFC live at 4:00 p.m. ET from KeyBank Center in Buffalo, the same venue that hosts Saturday’s event. The dual weigh-ins mean fighters have longer to rehydrate in the morning, but still can do the afternoon ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs that have become a tradition in the UFC. There was a scare when Cormier and Johnson weighed in with only minutes left. DC weighed in at 206.2, but returned two minutes later and was 205. Johnson then weighed in with seconds to go at 203.8 and the entire card was official.
Submitted Apr 7, 2017 12:13PM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gastelum pulled from Silva fight over positive test for THC
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The UFC’s independent drug testing agency does not test for recreational drugs outside of competition. However, marijuana is tested for in-competition. Alcohol is treated similarly – you are not tested for alcohol out of competition, but are prohibited from fighting while drunk. Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs have a cutoff of 50 ng/ML. World Anti-Doping Agency has a threshold of 150 ng/ML. USADA uses 180 ng/ML. And UFC fighter Kelvin Gastelum tested positive above that level during his last fight, which was in March. As a consequence, Gastelum has been pulled from his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 212.
Submitted Apr 6, 2017 9:07PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Colby Covington Says Next Fight is Against Dong Hyun Kim
(mmanews.com)
If all goes as planned, Colby Covington will be facing Dong Hyun Kim next. The American Top Team welterweight prospect confirmed the fight plans on Twitter Monday night.
Submitted Apr 6, 2017 2:05AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs Filipino fighter CJ de Tomas to face Japanese prospect in Singapore fight card
(m.spin.ph)
ANOTHER Filipino fighter in CJ de Tomas made it to the UFC as he's slated to take on Japanese MMA prospect Naoki Inoue in UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore on June 17. De Tomas, the reigning URCC flyweight champion, was signed by the MMA giant last Friday and was confirmed on the fight card on Monday. At 8-0, de Tomas will be the fourth homegrown Filipino to make it to the big league after Dave Galera, Mark Eddiva and Jenel Lausa cracked the organization in the past few years.
Submitted Apr 6, 2017 1:48AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Oops! UFC advertises Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson as heavyweight championship bout
(bloodyelbow.com)
There’s apparently been a late change to the UFC 210 main event between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. It was widely believed that Cormier was defending his UFC light heavyweight title on April 8th, but as was observed at Wednesday’s media day session, there’s no need for either man to cut down to 205 lbs.
Submitted Apr 5, 2017 6:42PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator bringing fights to NASCAR
Bellator MMA announced on Monday that it will partner with Monster Energy and several tracks to hold matches at select races in 2017. The relationship is specifically between Monster and Bellator and not with NASCAR. The specific match ups have yet to be announced, but Bellator has stated that the following races will have MMA bouts featured on the event: Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 19 Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 15 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19 They did this with monster at a few motocross events in the past and was a success.This is pretty cool and I'd definitely attend if it were closer to me.
Submitted Apr 5, 2017 2:08PM by FKA - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
ESPN Report: Donald Cerrone-Robbie Lawler Rebooked for UFC 213 Showdown in Las Vegas
(sherdog.com)
According to a Monday report by ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion will take on the former UFC lightweight challenger at UFC 213. UFC 213 is slated for July 8 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The all-action pairing was originally slated for UFC 205, the UFC's debut at Madison Square Garden in New York City this past November. However, the former UFC 170-pound kingpin decided he needed more time off following his July knockout loss to Tyron Woodley and opted out of the bout.
Submitted Apr 4, 2017 12:49PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael Dos Anjos confirmed for UFC Fight Night Singapore on 17 June
(mma-in-asia.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos (25-9) will make his welterweight debut against Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night Singapore on 17 June. Dos Anjos is coming of two back-to-back losses against Tony Ferguson and Eddie Alvarez, but is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound lightweight fighters.
Submitted Apr 3, 2017 1:04PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bia Mesquita submits Mackenzie Dern at the Rio Falls absolute final
(mmafighting.com)
Less than a month after improving to 3-0 in MMA, Mackenzie Dern returned to the jiu-jitsu mats at the IBJJF’s Rio Falls at the Tijuca Tenis Club gymnasium Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, and things didn’t go her way. Dern suffered her first submission loss in years...
Submitted Apr 2, 2017 10:40PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Tony Ferguson ‘Needs Assurances’ to Fight Khabib Nurmagomedov
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC matchmakers have put together a fight between top lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson three times, but the two have still never fought. They were first slated to meet at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in December 15, but Nurmagomedov pulled out of the bout due to injury. Bout agreements were signed for them to fight at UFC on FOX 19 in April 2016, but Ferguson was forced out of the event with a health issue...
Submitted Apr 2, 2017 10:39PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 175 post-event facts: 'King Mo' joins Bellator's 10-win club
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator 175 went down on Friday and featured a five-fight main card on Spike at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. In the heavyweight main event, Muhammed Lawal (21-6 MMA, 10-4 BMMA) got the revenge he’d been wanting for nearly three years when he outworked rival Quinton Jackson (37-12 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) over 15 minutes for the unanimous decision victory. Similar to the first fight, the showdown between “King Mo” and “Rampage” lacked signifiant action. It produced a different winner, though, and that was one of several notable happenings at Bellator’s sixth show of the year. For more, check below for 25 post-event facts about Bellator 175...
Submitted Apr 1, 2017 1:23PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Ryan Bader to make Bellator debut against ‘King Mo’ in New York
(mmafighting.com)
Muhammed Lawal didn’t even get a chance to catch his breath before Bellator announced his next fight. Minutes after Lawal’s unanimous decision victory over Quinton Jackson in the main event of Bellator 175 on Friday night in Chicago, color commentator Jimmy Smith announced “King Mo” would be facing the debuting Ryan Bader in the main event of Bellator 180 on June 24 in New York. Bellator 180 is the Spike TV card underneath Bellator NYC, the pay-per-view headlined by Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva...
Submitted Apr 1, 2017 1:16PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Freddie Roach: Conor McGregor is final opponent in Georges St-Pierre’s three-fight plan
(mmafighting.com)
Freddie Roach has spoken about Georges St-Pierre’s step-by-step comeback plan before. He mentioned it on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani last month. Now, GSP’s boxing coach, and someone who helped him negotiate his new deal with the UFC, has revealed the final part of that plan. St-Pierre signed a three-fight deal with the promotion earlier this year. And the final bout on that deal, GSP hopes, is one against Conor McGregor, Roach told Fight Hub this week...
Submitted Apr 1, 2017 1:13PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Chiesa returns to face Kevin Lee in UFC Fight Night 112 main event
(mmafighting.com)
Michael Chiesa is set for his return after more than a year away from the Octagon. The top lightweight will take on Kevin Lee in the main event of UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25 in Oklahoma City, MMA Fighting confirmed with UFC officials Thursday. Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal was the first to report the news.
Submitted Mar 31, 2017 1:22AM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 175 weigh-ins: Rampage 253, King Mo 212
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo 2 official weigh-ins will stream live on The UG from Chicago at 2:00 p.m. ET. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal rematch in the main event. Main Card Quinton Jackson (253) vs. Muhammed Lawal (212) Marcos Galvao (145.5) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (149.5)* Chase Gormley (265.5) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (264) Lloyd Carter (148) vs. Noad Lahat (146) Steve Kozola (155) vs. Jake Roberts (156) PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 6:45 p.m. ET) Prelim Card Max Fuentes (138) vs. Brandon Shelhart (135) Asef Askar (157) vs. James Esposito (154.5) Brian Akins (156) vs. Mike DeLaVega (156) Cory Galloway (136) vs. David Garcia (137) Tom Holder (169) vs. Josh Streaker (170.5) Joaquin Buckley (171) vs. Justin Patterson (171) Tim Cho (150) vs. Joshua Hardwick (150) Manny Vazquez (130) vs. Nate Williams (129) James Bochnovic (205) vs. Matt Paul (207.5) Damian Norris (155) vs. Tom Shoaff (155) Adam Maciejewski (262) vs. Prince McLean (225) *Bout changed to catchweight.
Submitted Mar 30, 2017 5:49PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
FloSports Announces Main Card For Submission Underground 4
(flograppling.com)
AUSTIN, TX -- March 27, 2017 -- Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced the official main card for Submission Underground 4 featuring Dillon Danis and Jake Shields as the headline fighters for the May 14 live event in Portland, Ore. The submission-only grappling competition, co-presented by FloSports and Chael Sonnen, will be live streamed to an international audience exclusively on FloGrappling.com starting at 3:00 p.m. PST.
Submitted Mar 30, 2017 12:27PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
UFC on FOX 24 lineup set with 13 fights for promotion's debut in Kansas City
(mmajunkie.com)
The 13-bout lineup up is set for next month’s “UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs. Reis” event in Missouri. UFC on FOX 24 takes place April 15 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX and UFC Fight Pass. UFC on FOX 24 will be the promotion’s first trip to Kansas City, and its first trip to the state of Missouri.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:59PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC’s Matheus Nicolau gets one-year suspension from USADA after testing positive for anastrozole
(mmafighting.com)
UFC flyweight Matheus Nicolau has been suspended by USADA. The Brazilian fighter has received a one-year suspension by the UFC’s anti-doping partner after testing positive for anastrozole, a prohibited substance in the category of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators that is at all times prohibited by the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. The news was announced by USADA on Wednesday, per a press release.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:55PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch added to UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City
(mmafighting.com)
A lightweight bout pitting Clay Guida and Erik Koch is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 112. The news was reported on Wednesday by UFC Tonight. Guida will be leaving the featherweight division where he put together a record of 3-4 and will be making a move back up to the 155-pound weight class in hopes to snap a two-fight skid. The Team Alpha Male fighter last fought this past June at UFC 199 where he suffered a knockout loss to Brian Ortega. Guida, 35, is 32-17 as a professional fighter and 12-11 in the UFC.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:53PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum in the works for UFC 213
(mmafighting.com)
A trilogy fight is in the works for UFC 213. A matchup between former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and former Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem is in the works for the July 8 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. MMAFighting.com confirmed an initial report Wednesday by FloCombat. Overeem (42-15, 1 NC) enters the proposed bout the winner of five out of his past six fights, four of them via knockout. His only loss in that stretch was a first-round loss to current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 203.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:51PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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