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Bellator releases five fighters, including former champion
(bloodyelbow.com)
While the UFC has been in the news for the large number of fighters they've released lately (or are rumored to be releasing), it's Bellator's roster trimming that's in the news today. The Viacom-owned organization cut five fighters from their roster, one of which held a title in the organization. Jason Floyd of The MMA Report fills us in via Twitter: Jason Floyd ?@Jason_Floyd Fighters recently released by Bellator: Alexander Sarnavskiy, Alexander Volkov, Mike Mucitelli, Fabricio Guerreiro, and Joe Duarte 3:35 PM - 30 Oct 2015
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 1:04AM by Budgellism - 18 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC Fight Night 79 lineup set with 4:45 a.m. ET prelims start time on Fight Pass
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is set for UFC Fight Night 79 a month from today, and for those who get up early in the States, your Saturday will be cleared of MMA by mid-morning. The full UFC Fight Nigh 79 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 8 a.m. ET) Benson Henderson vs. Thiago Alves Mirko Filipovic vs. Anthony Hamilton Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jorge Masvidal Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:45 a.m. ET) Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Dominique Steele Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia Yui Chul Nam vs. Mike De La Torre Tae Hyun Bang vs. Leo Kuntz Jake Collier vs. Dongi Yang Fredy Serrano vs. Yao Zhikui Marco Beltran vs. Ning Guangyou Cortney Casey vs. Seo Hee Ham
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 1:00AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF's one-night tournament rules released
The tournament final will serve as the main event, while the non-tournament co-main is between Jason High and Estevan Payan. Here's the full tournament bracket: Alternate bouts LaRue Burley vs. Joe Condon Benny Madrid vs. Ramil Mustapayev Quarterfinals Mike Ricci vs. Brian Cobb Luis Palomino vs. Rich Patishnock Brian Foster vs. Joao Zeferino Jorge Patino vs. Islam Mamedov Semifinals Ricci/Cobb winner vs. Palomino/Patishnock winner Foster/Zeferino winner vs. Patino/Mamedov winner Finals TBA vs. TBA The card will broadcast live on NBC SN at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:31AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier ready to fight in Oklahoma, New Mexico, wherever
(mmajunkie.com)
Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones are no strangers to heated talk. Jones came out on top when the two met at UFC 182 in Jan., taking a unanimous decision victory. That meeting didn’t settle the beef between the two that spilled over into a pre-fight press conference brawl before their prior meeting. Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) hasn’t fought since that bout, as the UFC stripped the longtime light heavyweight champion of his title following his involvement in an April hit-and-run incident. Cormier (17-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) won the vacant title in Jones’ absence with a third-round submission of Anthony Jonson at UFC 187. He followed that win up with a split-decision victory in a title defense against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192.
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:24AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kimbo Slice headlines Feb. 19 Bellator event, Lashley or Thompson potential opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson is expected to return to the cage Feb. 19 in a Bellator headliner in Houston against an opponent to be determined. The Houston Chronicle first reported Slice’s (5-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) main event spot, and MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the report with sources close to the promotion, who confirmed the event is Bellator 149 at Houston’s Toyota Center. A Bellator PR official said Slice’s participation is not confirmed. One source close to the promotion said the former street brawler could potentially face the winner of a heavyweight bout at next week’s Bellator 145 between Bobby Lashley and James Thompson, but two separate sources said negotiations are ongoing with another opponent, though they declined to name him.
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:22AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
ONE Championship 34 adds five bouts, including strawweight title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s “ONE Championship 34: Askren vs. Santos” event is complete with the addition of five new bouts, including a title fight. Supporting a welterweight title fight between champ Ben Askren and challenger Luis Santos in the main event will be a strawweight championship bout between champ Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (5-0) and Yago Bryan Farias de Morais (3-0). Promotion officials announced the new championship bout today. The latest ONE Championship 34 card includes: Champ Ben Askren vs. Luis Santos – for welterweight title Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke vs. Yago Bryan Farias de Morais – for strawweight title Kotetsu Boku vs. Major Overall Natalie Gonzales Hills vs. Angela Lee Amir Khan vs. Jimmy Yabo Alain Ngalani vs. Igor Subora Edward Kelly vs. Martin Nguyen Benedict Ang vs. Yohan Mulia Legowo Nathan Ng vs. Li Kai Wen
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:20AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator 146 adds Derek Campos vs. Brandon Girtz rematch, six prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is almost set for Bellator’s return to Oklahoma next month with the addition of a lightweight rematch, plus six prelims. Derek Campos (15-5 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) will meet Brandon Girtz (13-4 MMA, 5-2 BMMA) in a 155-pound bout on the main card of Bellator 146, promotion officials recently announced. The Bellator 146 card now includes: MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET) Hisaki Kato vs. Melvin Manhoef Bubba Jenkins vs. Jordan Parsons Chidi Njokuani vs. Ricky Rainey Derek Campos vs. Brandon Girtz PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 6:45 p.m. ET) Kenyon Jackson vs. Bubba McDaniel – 195-pound catchweight Alonzo Menifield vs. Zach Rosol Julia Budd vs. Roberta Paim Rovel Stephen Banaszak vs. George Pacurariu – 140-pound catchweight Chris Jones vs. Treston Thomison Roshaun Jones vs. Eli Tamez Sean Holden vs. Justin Patterson
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:19AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
John Lineker to Bryan Caraway: ‘I need another name that I can knock out’
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC bantamweight John Lineker is game to fight Bryan Caraway if the UFC makes it so. In a statement released Wednesday to MMAjunkie, former flyweight contender Lineker (26-7 MMA, 7-2 UFC) said he heard Caraway’s (20-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) callout on MMAjunkie Radio and welcomes a booking. “I saw that Bryan Caraway wants to fight me,” Lineker wrote. “I also heard he’s friends with Francisco Rivera, so I guess he just wants to defend his buddy’s honor and have his back, and I’m absolutely fine with that.” Caraway recently told MMAjunkie Radio he watched Lineker’s most recent bout, a “Fight of the Night” knockout of Francisco Rivera at UFC 191, and came away with a desire to fight the heavy-handed Brazilian. “He beat Francisco, so I kind of want to get in there and mix it up with him,” Caraway said. Lineker said a fight with the veteran of “The Ultimate Fighter 14” veteran is good for his career. “Truthfully, I’m honored that Caraway wants to fight me,” he said. “I’ll graciously accept the fight if it fits the UFC’s purpose. I know it fits mine. “I need another name in the division that I can knock out. People keep calling me small for the division, but as I continue to rack up these names, they’ll be calling me a giant at bantamweight.”
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:18AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Khabib Nurmagomedov after latest injury: 'I'm not sure if I will ever come back'
(mmajunkie.com)
Khabib Nurmagomedov apparently has serious doubts about his future following his latest injury setback. The undefeated UFC lightweight contender suffered a rib injury that will prevent him from making a scheduled bout with Tony Ferguson at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in December. It’s the third major injury Nurmagomedov (22-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has faced in less than two years and he hinted the damage could spell the end of his career. “I broke a rib and once again retired from the fight, I really wanted to come back, I’m not sure I’ll be back at all ever,” Nurmagomedov wrote on his official Instagram account. “I want to apologize to my fans. I broke my rib, and again I am out of the fight. I really wanted to come back, I’m not sure if I will ever come back. Thanks to my fans and my sponsors.”
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:16AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Edson Barboza steps in for Khabib Nurmagomedov to face Tony Ferguson at TUF Finale
(mmafighting.com)
***UPDATED POST*** Edson Barboza was officially named the replacement for the injured Khabib Nurmagomedov in a fight with Tony Ferguson at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale on Dec. 11 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Friday. (Courtesy of on Twitter) ***ORIGINAL POST*** Khabib Nurmagomedov can't seem to catch a break. An injured rib has forced Nurmagomedov out of his highly-anticipated Dec. 11 fight against Tony Ferguson, sources confirmed with MMAFighting.com Thursday night. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Oct 30, 2015 12:21AM by Wez - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rousimar Palhares suspended two years, fined 40k for holding WSOF 22 submission
(mmajunkie.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today voted unanimously to suspend ex-WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares two years and issue a $40,000 fine – in addition to court costs – for holding a submission of Jake Shields at WSOF 22. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Oct 29, 2015 4:40PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Caio Magalhaes Suspended 6 Months for Spitting Blood at Josh Samman After July 12 Bout
(sherdog.com)
Caio Magalhaes was suspended six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission for splitting blood at Josh Samman after their bout at "The Ultimate Fighter 21" finale. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Oct 29, 2015 2:39PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy fight rebooked for UFC 195 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
A scrapped headliner between lightweights Dustin Poirier and Joseph Duffy will now be a big part of January’s UFC 195. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Oct 28, 2015 9:07PM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nevada Athletic Commission releases statement regarding Nick Diaz settlement talks
(mmafighting.com)
Nick Diaz being suspended for five years is looking less and less likely. The Nevada Athletic Commission released a statement Wednesday, confirming that it is indeed in settlement talks with Diaz's legal team despite its decision last month to suspend Diaz five years and fine him $165,000 for a third marijuana offense.
Submitted Oct 28, 2015 4:43PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kurt Angle, Ken Shamrock both tease major Bellator announcement
(bloodyelbow.com)
After a whole lot of flirting with the idea over the last decade (or longer), could Kurt Angle actually have finally decided to step into an MMA cage? Well, it doesn't seem likely. But he is pumping up a major announcement for Bellator 145 next week. In addition to that, Ken Shamrock is doing the same thing. Here are their tweets on the issue:
Submitted Oct 28, 2015 3:03PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Dustin Poirier: I'd be 'broke and brain dead' if I made decisions based on fans
(mmafighting.com)
Dustin Poirier has taken some heat from fans and even his fighter peers for not accepting a last-minute opponent over the weekend. But he's standing by his decision -- and he maintains that it was the right one.
Submitted Oct 28, 2015 3:02PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz in settlement talks with Nevada Athletic Commission, could fight as early as 2016
(mmafighting.com)
Nick Diaz might not be suspended for five years after all. Actually, he could be back by next year. The popular UFC fighter's legal team is currently in settlement talks with the Nevada Athletic Commission, sources told MMA Fighting. One source with knowledge of the situation said that Diaz could actually be back in the Octagon by sometime in 2016.
Submitted Oct 28, 2015 2:54PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paige VanZant vs. Rose Namajunas to headline Fight Pass card with Joanne Calderwood out
(mmafighting.com)
Two of the UFC's biggest rising stars at women's strawweight will face off in two months. Paige VanZant will meet Rose Namajunas in the main event of UFC Fight Night 80 on Dec. 10 in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday on Twitter. VanZant was supposed to meet Joanne Calderwood in the headliner, but Calderwood pulled out due to injury. The card will air live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 28, 2015 2:53PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping no longer interested in Anderson Silva: Probably 'on juice whole time'
(mmajunkie.com)
For much of his career, Michael Bisping was motivated by the idea of getting to square off with UFC legend Anderson Silva. Now that Silva has a positive test for anabolic steroids under his belt, Bisping’s interest has waned. Bisping (27-7 MMA, 17-7 UFC) recently underwent surgery on his arm. The injury that led to the procedure forced him out of a UFC 193 bout with Robert Whittaker. While there’s no set timeframe for his return, Bisping is starting to move toward a return to the gym.
Submitted Oct 27, 2015 8:10PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bryan Caraway wants John Lineker in January, addresses Urijah Faber turndown
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC bantamweight Bryan Caraway remembers at one point naming three desired opponents to the promotion for a future fight: Johnny Eduardo, John Lineker and Frankie Saenz. Urijah Faber was not the opponent he requested, but he wouldn’t be opposed to someone who could be a “huge fight.”
Submitted Oct 27, 2015 8:07PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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