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UFC Fight Night 108 weigh-in results: Repeat offender fined 30 percent for missing weight
(mmajunkie.com)
NASHVILLE – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s early and official UFC Fight Night 108 fighter weigh-ins, where one repeat offender was fined for missing weight. The weigh-ins took place in Nashville. Bridgestone Arena hosts Saturday’s FS1-televised event. Unlike past UFC shows, no ceremonial weigh-ins are scheduled for later in the day.
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 12:05PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC/Bellator vet Maiquel Falcao gets horrible beating in late stoppage at Fight Nights Global 63
(mmajunkie.com)
Referee incompetence is something that has and likely always will be part of MMA. Unfortunately, another egregious display occurred at today’s Fight Night Global 63 event in Vladivostok, Primorsky, Russia. Former UFC and Bellator fighter Maiquel Falcao (37-10) was the recipient of an extended beating at the hands of Vladimir Mineev (9-1) during their middleweight bout after the referee refused to step in and stop the fight until essentially the latest possible moment.
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 12:03PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Paul Craig vs. Khalil Rountree, two more bouts added to UFC Glasgow
(mmafighting.com)
Paul Craig has been given a chance to rebound from his first professional loss in front of his home crowd later this summer. The Scottish fighter has been booked to fight Khalil Rountree in a light heavyweight contest at the UFC’s event in Glasgow, which set to take place on July 16 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The main event for the card has yet to be announced by the promotion.
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 12:02PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Gian Villante vs. Patrick Cummins set for UFC on FOX 25
(mmafighting.com)
The first UFC event at Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum will have some Long Island flavor. Former Hofstra football standout Gian Villante will take on the ultra-tough Patrick Cummins in a light heavyweight bout at UFC on FOX 25 in Uniondale, N.Y. Newsday originally reported the bout on Wednesday. Villante takes a 15-8 record into the matchup, with 10 wins via knockout. He’s traded losses and wins in his past six fights, and is coming off a third-round TKO loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in Brazil on March 11.
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 12:01PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cormier vs. Jones 2 at UFC 214
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Ariel Helwani is reporting for MMA Fighting that Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 targeted for UFC 214 on July 29, 2017 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. A fight between Cormier and Jimi Manuwa was considered, but ultimately rejected in favor of what is sure to be a far more lucrative fight. This will be the fifth time the UFC attempted to make the fight. Jones withdrew from the first scheduled fight in 2014, due to a knee injury. In 2015 the pair fought, with Jones successfully defending his belt. In 2016 it was Cormier who withdrew with a leg injury. And there was the fiasco at UFC 200.
Submitted Apr 20, 2017 11:48PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miguel Torres announces his retirement
(mmafighting.com)
Former WEC champion Miguel Torres has decided to call it quits after his 16-year MMA career. Torres announced his decision on Facebook on Wednesday night. Torres won the WEC bantamweight title at WEC 32, submitting Chase Beebe in the first round. He went on to defend the title three times before losing the belt to Brian Bowles at WEC 42 on Aug. 9, 2009.
Submitted Apr 20, 2017 6:52PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
WSOF to Become Professional Fighters League in 2018 Under New Ownership Group
(sherdog.com)
World Series of Fighting has been rebranded as the Professional Fighters League and will begin operating under its new identity in 2018, according to a release. The Professional Fighters League, which is co-founded by Washington D.C.-based businessmen Donn Davis, Russ Ramsey and Mark Leschly, purchased WSOF in January. Ramsey was a former chairman of the George Washington University board of trustees and also led a failed bid by Washington D.C. to land the 2024 Summer Olympics. The release boasts that the league is “backed by business titans in sports, media and technology.” According to a report from the Washington Post, Ted Leonsis, who owns the Washington Wizards, Mystics and Capitals, is one of the investors in the PFL, as are members of the Lerner family, who own the Washington Nationals. Other investors include Brandon Beck, found of the eSports company Riot Games and Los Angeles Dodgers Chief Financial Officer Tucker Karin.
Submitted Apr 19, 2017 1:23PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
DC based group to launch UFC competitor
(mixedmartialarts.com)
A number of wealthy individuals have made a small fortune in MMA, by starting with a large one. ProElite XC reportedly lost $36,000,000. The IFL reportedly beat that figure easily, losing $55,000,000. The losing number for Affliction MMA is unknown, but it’s a bunch of millions. However, the lure of owning a fight promotion apparently remains. Hedge Fund manager and philanthropist Russ Ramsey has reportedly bought World Series of Fighting, and will relauch it in early 2018 as the Professional Fighters League. D.C. venture capitalists Donn Davis and Mark Leschly are co-founders.
Submitted Apr 19, 2017 12:07PM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Curtis Blaydes vs. Daniel Omielanczuk heavyweight bout teed up for UFC 213 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s annual blockbuster pay-per-view tied to “International Fight Week” in Las Vegas is starting to build and now has a heavyweight bout ticketed for the lineup. Curtis Blayes (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is set to take on Daniel Omielanczuk (19-7-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) at UFC 213. Although not yet announced by the promotion, Blaydes posted the booking on his Instagram account following a report from MMADNA in the Netherlands.
Submitted Apr 19, 2017 11:25AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Reports: Police investigating alleged fight fixing from UFC event in Korea
(https:)
Multiple reports are surfacing in Korea, citing an ongoing investigation regarding fight fixing allegations from the UFC’s 2015 event in Seoul. According to these mainstream media outlets in the country, a Korean fighter, whose identity they kept hidden, agreed to throw a bout, but ended up winning a decision against an American opponent. The reports state that “Fighter A” agreed to take a dive for 100 million Won (roughly $88,000), and also put down a bet of 50 million Won (roughly $44,000) on the opponent.
Submitted Apr 19, 2017 11:22AM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BE Analytics: How has 10-8 scoring evolved over the years?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Back in August 2010, then-rising star Junior dos Santos opened the UFC 117 main card against Roy “Big Country” Nelson, who was riding high off his Ultimate Fighter 10 win and subsequent 1st round knockout of Stefan Struve. The action started slow in the first 1:55 with Nelson pressing dos Santos against the cage for a good chunk of time. Then dos Santos got free, unleashed, and unloaded.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:32PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC on FOX 24 winner Rashid Magomedov says next move unclear after fighting out UFC deal
(mmajunkie.com)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Standing at a rather impressive 13-1 in his past 14 fights, Dagestani lightweight Rashid Magomedov has proven a tough out in the cage. However, his next move is currently unclear. “This was my last fight on my contract, and I’m waiting on a new contract – if they offer me (one),” Magomedov said through an interpreter following UFC on FOX 24.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:31PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 112's Johny Hendricks excited for test vs. former 205-pounder Tim Boetsch
(mmajunkie.com)
Oklahoma City’s UFC Fight Night 112 will have a special taste for former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Hendricks (18-6 MMA, 13-6 UFC), who attended college at Oklahoma State and grew up in nearby Edmond, hasn’t competed in the state since 2007. Which is why, with the exception of his three UFC title fights, the June 25 scrap with Tim Boetsch (20-11 MMA, 11-10 UFC) is the one he’s looked forward to the most. Other than the home appeal, Hendricks also sees the matchup as the perfect opportunity to prove some doubters wrong.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:30PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nathaniel Wood, Marko Kovacevic meet for 135 title at Cage Warriors 84 in London on June 2
(mmajunkie.com)
The vacant bantamweight title will be on the line in June when Cage Warriors returns to London. Nathaniel Wood (10-3) is set to take on Marko Kovacevic (9-1) for the 135-pound belt at Cage Warriors 84, the promotion today announced. The event will take place at Indigo at The O2 in London on Friday, June 2. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. Also booked for the card is a light heavyweight bout between Norman Paraisy (15-4-2) and Kenneth Bergh (5-0).
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:30PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Elias Theodorou vs. Brad Tavares booked for TUF 25 Finale in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Las Vegas in July for the first event of “International Fight Week” appears to have its first bout. Middleweights Elias Theodorou (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Brad Tavares (14-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) are reported to be booked for The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, according to FloCombat.com. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the bout. The TUF 25 Finale takes place Friday, July 7, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card is expected to air on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. The card will feature the finale of Season 25 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which airs starting Wednesday on FS1.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:29PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clock ticking on Cris Cyborg’s UFC contract
(mmafighting.com)
Cris “Cyborg” Justino’s UFC run could soon be coming to an end. According to multiple sources, Cyborg has two fights left on her current UFC contract. However, she also has a clause in her contract which states the deal expires come October 2017, regardless of how many fights are left on it.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 4:53PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Jones to fight DC late July, if ready.
(espn.com)
The UFC is willing to grant former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones an immediate title shot upon his return this summer, according to UFC president Dana White.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 11:31PM by TeamJones - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC releases Michael Graves after 2016 domestic violence arrest
(mmafighting.com)
After being suspended from the UFC in Oct. 2016, Michael Graves has been released by the promotion, the UFC announced Monday. Graves, a 6-0-1 welterweight prospect, was slated to meet Sergio Moraes at the UFC Fight Night 100 event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 19, but was removed from the bout after being arrested for domestic violence. At the time, his fiancée told the police that she was punched and elbowed in the face by the MMA fighter.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 7:55PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White answers champ Demetrious Johnson's call: 'I'm going to get him his belts'
(mmajunkie.com)
Prior to UFC on FOX 24, Demetrious Johnson called out UFC management for not awarding him with a new belt for each of his successful flyweight title defenses. UFC President Dana White heard the comments, and he plans to make things right with “Mighty Mouse.”
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 11:17AM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Askren, Lee to defend ONE titles on May 26 + grappling Supermatch
(mixedmartialarts.com)
ONE Championship, has announced its return to the Singapore Indoor Stadium with a spectacular ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES card scheduled for Friday, 26 May. ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee of Singapore defends her title against top contender Istela Nunes of Brazil in the main event. In the co-main event, ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will return to the ONE Championship cage to defend his title against rising young Malaysian star Agilan “Alligator” Thani.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 11:15AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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