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UFC lightweights Marc Diakiese, Paul Felder trade Twitter barbs, fight seems inevitable
(mmajunkie.com)
Two of the UFC’s most exciting lightweights seem pretty close to a fight, if Twitter is any gauge. The recently victorious Marc Diakiese (12-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Paul Felder (13-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) today exchanged unpleasantries on social media. Diakiese said he’s now working to put them in the octagon soon. It all started at the post-event press conference for this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 107, where Diakiese pulled off a highlight reel knockout of Teemu Packalen in just 30 seconds, winning a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his efforts.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 3:25AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Reza Madadi Ready for Final Bout at UFC Stockholm in May
(mmaviking.com)
Reza Madadi is ready to call it a career. However, he wants his last bout to go down on May 28th at the UFC in Stockholm. “I have been in this sport for more than 10 years and have been lucky to compete against the best fighters in the world. Every good story has an end and I have a wish ; that is to fight my last fight and 20th MMA fight at @ufc Sweden, in my hometown Stockholm and in front of my home crowd.” states the Allstars Training Center fighter on his Facebook account. “MAY 28TH, BEAUTIFUL WEATHER IN SWEDEN, SOLD OUT ARENA, WHO IS UP FOR A BATTLE?”
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 3:20AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Nico Musoke ‘I Am Back and Fight Ready!’
(mmaviking.com)
Nico Musoke (13-4-1) is looking to get back into the Octagon. “I am healthy, free from injuries. I declared this with the UFC a few months ago and just looking to speed things up.” says the Swede to mmaViking.com that wants the world to know he wants to fight.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 3:17AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sarah Kaufman Defeats Jessica-Rose Clark At Battlefield FC 1 In Seoul
(mmarising.com)
Former Strikeforce champion and UFC contender Sarah Kaufman bounced back from her first two-fight losing streak with a clear-cut decision victory tonight at Battlefield Fighting Championship 1 in Seoul, South Korea. Kaufman defeated Jessica-Rose “Jessy Jess” Clark in the co-main event. Kaufman dominated the first round of tonight’s featured bantamweight bout on the ground after taking Clark down, and she remained in control of the fight on the feet in rounds two and three. After cruising to victory on the scorecards, Kaufman announced plans to compete again for Battlefield FC. Kaufman (18-4-0, 1 ND) landed a punch-kick combo early in the fight and she took Clark (6-4-0, 1 NC) down after catching a body kick. Clark attempted a triangle choke from her back and Kaufman slammed her way free. Clark tried to stand up, but Kaufman kept her pinned down with a front headlock. She took Clark’s back and landed short punches to the sides of her head after sinking in both hooks. Kaufman worked for rear-naked chokes and she finished the round with a series of punches.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 3:13AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Vitor Belfort Suggest CM Punk For Retirement Fight
(cagepotato.com)
CM Punk seems to be the walking punch line of the UFC (well, besides the GSP vs. Michael Bisping fight), so it seems completely appropriate that former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort would use him as the butt of his. As we all know, Vitor came off of a less than stellar performance Saturday night, losing via 1st round TKO against middleweight newcomer Kelvin Gastelum. Although Vitor had some early success, Kelvin’s crisp boxing skills and constant pressure proved too much for the Pride veteran. In a recent interview with Flocombat, Vitor announced that he was tired of facing the murders row of UFC opponents and wanted a much “smoother fight.”
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 2:47AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 107 Medical Suspensions: Three Fighters Face 6-Month Layoffs
(sherdog.com)
Francimar Barroso, Bradley Scott and Scott Askham are all facing 180-day suspensions following this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 107 card in London. The UFC recently released a list of medical suspensions from the event to MMAjunkie.com. UFC Fight Night 107 took place at the O2 Arena and saw Jimi Manuwa score a first-round knockout victory over Corey Anderson in the main event. Anderson has been suspended 60 days with no contact during training for 45 days for precautionary reasons following the knockout defeat. Manuwa did not receive a medical suspension.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 2:41AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jeff Monson will face the Russian, who has scored 11-year prison term for murder
(mymma.pl)
Jeff Monson in the next duel will take quite unusual challenge. In the Russian Kursk able to compete because of the representative of the host Maxim Novoselov , who was once sentenced to 14 years in prison for murder, but was paroled after 11 years behind bars. Interestingly was European champion in combat sambo in 2012, was re-arrested for drug smuggling but since April 2016 remain at large. American who delighted in performances for the Russian Federation will face the player who will have a significant advantage of physical conditions. 46-year-old Monson will fight Kursk in his 87-fight MMA career while his rival Novoselov have their account just 5.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 2:34AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC Executive ‘We Want To Be in Copenhagen’
(mmaviking.com)
The stars were aligning for the Octagon to land in Denmark for the first time this May, but soon after initial reports about fights being planned for the new Royal Arena in Copenhagen, the location was suddenly confirmed for Stockholm. “We were obviously in discussions. They were working through their opening and launch.” says Joe Carr, senior vice president of UFC international and content, to MMAViking.com about the attempt to put on event at the new indoor venue that opened last month.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 2:30AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brave 5 Set For Mumbai, India in April
(arabsmma.com)
The fifth installment of Brave Combat Federation will be hosted in Mumbai,India Brave announced this weekend. The event will be held on Saturday, April 22, in The Dome Stadium of National Sports Club of India. The news was released on Saturday, to an expectant crowd of fans and media who were gathered at the press conference following Brave 3: Battle in Brazil which took place in Curitiba. The event in India will be the 3rd Brave CF event outside Bahrain, after two successful Brave events in the Kingdom in 2016. Although the card is yet to be revealed, excitement is building in anticipation of potential bouts to be announced in the coming weeks. Indian talents which have already signed with Brave Combat Federation includes Pawan Maan Singh, Bharat Khandare, Hardeep Rai, Chaitanya Gavali, Gurdarshan Mangat, Abdul Muneer, Atif Mohammad, Mohammed Farhad and Suny Khatri.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 2:24AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Liverpool Favourite Set For Action At Cage Warriors 82
(mmamadhouse.com)
Liverpool’s Molly McCann now has a confirmed opponent for her hometown bout at Cage Warriors 82, in what will be the biggest night in the promotion’s history. McCann will take on Lacey Schuckman in a 125lb flyweight contest at Liverpool’s Echo Arena in a fight that’s sure to deliver plenty of action. ‘Meatball’ McCann splits her training between Ippon gym, Bournemouth and NextGen in Liverpool that has produced Cage Warriors world champions Paddy Pimblett and Chris Fishgold. She’ll line up with Pimblett for the April 1 card looking to add another win to her pro record.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 2:05AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Shinya Aoki to face Gary Tonon in grappling super-match
(mma-in-asia.com)
Six months after losing his ONE Championship lightweight title, Japanese MMA veteran Shinya Aoki is making a return. Aoki is heading back to Singapore’s Indoor Stadium for a grappling super-match between former against IBJJF World and Pan American Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Garry Tonon. The match-up will take place at ONE: Dynasty of Heroes, a card that will be headlined by women’s atomweight world champion Angela Lee and challenger Istela Nunes. Aoki (39-7) is one of the most decorated mixed martial artists around the world. He is the DREAM lightweight champion, former Shooto welterweight champion and the former ONE Championship lightweight champion.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 2:00AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Asian MMA
 
UFC’s Viscardi Andrade suspended two years by USADA after testing positive for steroid
(mmafighting.com)
A former Ultimate Fighter Brazil castmate has been hit with a doping ban. Viscardi Andrade, a UFC welterweight, has been suspended two years by USADA for testing positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol and its metabolites, per a release sent out by USADA on Tuesday. Andrade’s suspension is retroactive to March 20, 2016, so he’ll be able to return to the Octagon in March 2018. Andrade, 33, failed a drug test for the banned substance stemming from a sample collected March 7, 2016. That was actually 13 days before his fight with Richard Walsh at UFC Fight Night 85 in Brisbane, Australia, but the results did not come back until after the bout. The UFC announced the potential anti-doping policy violation on April 12, 2016, saying that Andrade’s sample was analyzed at the WADA-accredited lab in Rio de Janeiro. WADA actually suspended its accreditation of that Rio lab in June, only to reinstate it in July before the 2016 Summer Olympics in the city.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 1:56AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione to co-headline Bellator 180 in New York
(mmafighting.com)
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione is getting a do-over at The World’s Most Famous Arena. The two heavyweights will meet in the co-main event of Bellator 180 on June 24 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, MMA Fighting has confirmed after it was first reported by the New York Post’s Joseph Staszewski on Monday.
Submitted Mar 21, 2017 2:15AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
War Machine guilty of 29 counts in beating of porn actress ex-girlfriend, could face life in prison
(mmajunkie.com)
A Las Vegas jury today found former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter War Machine guilty on multiple charges in connection with the beating of his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, in 2014. War Machine, born Jon Koppenhaver, was found guilty on 29 of 34 charges, including sexual assault, kidnapping, and coercion. He avoided the most serious charges as jurors deadlocked on two attempted-murder chargers. Koppenhaver could face up to life in prison...
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 7:50PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
WSOF 35 highlights: Champ Blagoy Ivanov pounds out Shawn Jordan (with ref cam!)
(mmajunkie.com)
Did you miss Saturday’s WSOF 35 event? Check out the highlights from the trio of title fights. WSOF 35 took place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. The main card aired on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie. In the main event, heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov needed less than two minutes to stop Shawn Jordan (19-8). It marked his third straight title defense. Here are the highlights:
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 7:38PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Lightweight champ Chris Fishgold out of Cage Warriors 82 fight because of injury
(mmajunkie.com)
Cage Warriors lightweight champion Chris Fishgold has been pulled from his Cage Warriors 82 fight with Jani Salmi because of injury, the promotion announced today on Twitter. Fishgold (16-1) and Salmi (9-2) were set to meet in the co-main event of Cage Warriors 82, which takes place April 1 at Echo Arena Liverpool in Liverpool. The card streams on UFC Fight Pass. The promotion has not announced a possible replacement bout.
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 7:35PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ryan Bader says he has signed with Bellator, explains unique contract provisions
(mmafighting.com)
Ryan Bader to Bellator is official. Bader confirmed the news to Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour and detailed some of the unique contract provisions that landed him with the promotion. MMAjunkie first reported Bader’s official signing earlier Monday.
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 7:33PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva to headline Bellator pay-per-view event at Madison Square Garden
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator has an historic card planned for later this year. A grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will headline Bellator 180, a pay-per-view event set for Madison Square Garden, promotion officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Monday. The Associated Press broke the news. The card will take place June 24 in New York City.
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 7:33PM by tildengolfer - 18 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
ONE: Kings of Destiny Full Fight Card Released
(mmaweekly.com)
Eduard Folayang has been slated to make the first defense of his lightweight belt at ONE: Kings of Destiny for several weeks now. The Filipino will be fighting Ev Ting. The promotion released on Monday the rest of the nine-fight card, which is set for April 21 in Manila. In the co-main event at the MOA Arena, Kevin Belingon (14-5) faces Toni Tauru (11-4-1). Both men have challenged unsuccessfully for the bantamweight belt, but got their careers back on track with wins toward the tail end of 2016.
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 1:51PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Derrick Lewis vs. Mark Hunt targeted for New Zealand's UFC Fight Night 110 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
New Zealand’s UFC Fight Night 110 lineup could soon have a big main event. A heavyweight matchup between Derrick Lewis (18-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and Mark Hunt (12-11-1 MMA, 7-5-1 UFC) is being targeted for the May event’s headlining slot. People with knowledge of the matchup told MMAjunkie the fight is in the works. They spoke on the condition of anonymity since the potential bout hasn’t been signed or formally announced. Additionally, Hunt is currently under a medical suspension, which runs until April 19, due to a leg injury he suffered in a knockout loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 earlier this month. He’ll first need medical clearance before signing a bout agreement.
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 1:48PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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