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Conor McGregor opens as more than 3-1 favorite in UFC 196 main event vs. Nate Diaz
(mmajunkie.com)
Following Tuesday’s major change in the UFC 196 main event, there’s been a major shift in the odds on Conor McGregor. McGregor (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) opened as an underdog in January when he was booked to fight lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (25-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC). But when dos Anjos dropped out of their fight next week with a broken foot, McGregor got a new opponent: Nate Diaz (18-10 MMA, 13-8 UFC). And against Diaz, McGregor has opened as more than a 3-1 favorite at most online sports books, according to Best Fight Odds. The price on McGregor can be found as high as -370, with the comeback on Diaz as much as +310. That means a $100 bet on Diaz could give you a return of $410, including your original wager. A $100 bet on featherweight champ McGregor at -370 would pay out a profit of just $27.03, plus your original bet back.
Submitted Feb 24, 2016 2:28PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 87 adds Francimar Barroso vs. Nikita Krylov, Yan Cabral vs. Reza Madadi
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s debut in The Netherlands continues to build with the addition of a pair of fights. Francimar Barroso (18-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is set to meet Nikita Krylov (19-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) in a light heavyweight bout in May at UFC Fight Night 87, while Yan Cabral (12-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will fight Reza Madadi (13-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at lightweight. The bouts were first reported by Globo and Combate. UFC Fight Night 87 takes place May 8 at Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC Fight Night 87 card now includes: Andrei Arlovski vs. Alistair Overeem Antonio Silva vs. Stefan Struve Francimar Barroso vs. Nikita Krylov Yan Cabral vs. Reza Madadi
Submitted Feb 24, 2016 2:26PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tickets on sale today for UFC on FOX 19; $225 gets you cageside in Tampa
(mmajunkie.com)
Tickets go on sale today for the UFC’s first trip to Tampa, Fla., in more than seven years. UFC on FOX 19 takes place April 16 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. The main card will air on FOX following prelims expected for FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The promotion’s first visit to Tampa came in 2009 for UFC Fight Night 17, headlined by Joe Lauzon vs. Jeremy Stephens. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and Amalie Arena box office and range in price from $40 plus fees to get in the door to $225 plus fees for cageside seats. Tickets go on sale to UFC Fight Club members today at 10 a.m. ET. UFC e-newsletter subscribers can purchase tickets Thursday at 10 a.m. ET. And the general public can pick up tickets Friday at 10 a.m. ET. The latest UFC on FOX 19 card now includes: Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Rashad Evans vs. Mauricio Rua Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev
Submitted Feb 24, 2016 2:25PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor Faces Nate Diaz at Welterweight in New UFC 196 Main Event
(sherdog.com)
UFC President Dana White on Tuesday announced that McGregor will square off against Nate Diaz in the main event of the March 5 card. The announcement comes less than 24 hours after news emerged that McGregor’s original opponent, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, pulled out of their title fight due to a broken foot. Due to the short-notice nature of the bout, McGregor and Diaz will compete at 170 pounds. White explained during an appearance on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” that the UFC believes this was the fight fans wanted.
Submitted Feb 24, 2016 6:51AM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor is a GO for UFC 196 February 23, 2016 5:34 pm
(bjpenn.com)
UH-OH.....BJPenn.com has confirmed with sources close to the fighters that McGregor vs. Diaz will happen on March 5th in Las Vegas. The weight class for the McGregor vs. Diaz bout is still yet to be confirmed...
Submitted Feb 23, 2016 10:43PM by Auntie_Razor - 55 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team
 
John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan added to UFC on FOX 19
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two-time UFC flyweight title challenger John Dodson has his first opponent in his return to bantamweight. Dodson will fight Manny Gamburyan at UFC on FOX 19 on April 16th at Tampa, Florida's Amelie Arena. The Albuquerque Journal reported the booking on Tuesday.
Submitted Feb 23, 2016 10:37PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Middleweight belt on line for Marcelo Nunes vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. at Legacy FC 54
(mmajunkie.com)
Legacy FC returns to Oklahoma this spring, and the middleweight title will be on the line. In the main event of Legacy FC 54, Marcelo Nunes (5-0) meets Rafael Lovato Jr. (2-0) for the promotion’s 185-pound belt. Promotion President Mick Maynard recently confirmed the headliner to MMAjunkie. Legacy 54 will take place April 22 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa, Okla., near Tulsa. The main card will air on AXS TV. In the co-main event, Andrew Todhunter (7-0) puts his unbeaten record on the line against Evan Thompson (5-2) in a middleweight bout. In addition, Charles Byrd (7-4) takes on Trey Houston (12-3) at welterweight; Bilal Williams (4-2) meets Ed Cline Jr. (8-5-1) in a 170-pound bout; Derrick Adkins (5-2) takes on Darryl Wilson (2-0) at lightweight; and Aaron Robinson (0-1) meets Justin Rader (3-2) in a featherweight bout.
Submitted Feb 23, 2016 9:43PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC Fight Night's Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira averages 983,000 viewers
(mmafighting.com)
A Sunday night Fight Night, billed as the Battle of the Cowboys, did 983,000 viewers, up 11 percent from,last year's average.
Submitted Feb 23, 2016 9:42PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 83 medical suspensions: Joe Riggs among 4 fighters out indefinitely
(mmajunkie.com)
Eight fighters from Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 83 card in Pittsburgh have been issued medical suspensions following their bouts, including four who are shut down indefinitely. Shamil Abdurakhimov: Suspended 30 days for facial stitches. Kelly Faszholz: Suspended indefinitely for nasal and orbital fractures. Leonardo Augusto Leleco: Suspended indefinitely for facial stitches, and must have nose cleared before next bout. Daniel Sarafian: Suspended 60 days for knockout loss. Alex Garcia: Suspended 60 days for TKO loss. Joe Riggs: Suspended indefinitely; right forearm must be cleared before next bout. Augusto Mendes: Suspended indefinitely; needs clearance from neurologist before next bout. Roan Carneiro: Suspended 45 days; also needs x-ray of nose before next bout.
Submitted Feb 23, 2016 9:39PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
68-year-old Colorado woman fights in amateur MMA bout
(bloodyelbow.com)
On Saturday night, Sparta Combat League 48 saw Ann Perez de Tejada lose her amateur MMA debut to Laura Dettman. That's not really noteworthy whatsoever in the grand context of the sport, but there is one thing about Tejada that surely is an eyebrow raiser: She's 68 years old.
Submitted Feb 23, 2016 6:22PM by tallica62 - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rafael dos Anjos injured, out of UFC 196 against McGregor
(mmafighting.com)
Rafael dos Anjos has been forced to withdraw from next week's highly-anticipated UFC 196 main event fight against Conor McGregor. According to multiple sources, dos Anjos suffered a broken foot late last week, forcing him to pull out of the lightweight title fight against McGregor. The UFC is currently working on finding a replacement to fight McGregor on less than two weeks' notice, however, nothing has been finalized at this time.
Submitted Feb 23, 2016 8:40AM by State_Champ - 78 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 149 delivers record breaking numbers
(m.sherdog.com)
Broadcast peaked during the Kimbo fight to 2.5 million and the entire card AVERAGED 2MILLION viewers!!# Making bellator 149 the most watched Bellator event in its history.
Submitted Feb 22, 2016 10:20PM by FKA - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic to Headline UFC 198 In Brazil
(sherdog.com)
UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will defend his belt on Brazilian soil against top contender Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 198. Sources close to the bout on Monday confirmed the matchup to Sherdog.com following a report from Brazilian outlet Combate. Werdum and Miocic were briefly scheduled to square off in January after Miocic stepped in to replace injured former champion Cain Velasquez. However, Werdum also came up injured and withdrew from the bout soon after, and the event formerly known as UFC 196 became a UFC Fight Night. UFC 198 will take place May 14 at Arena da Baixada football stadium in Curitiba, Parana. The event was previously announced as a UFC Fight Night card with a middleweight main event between Ronaldo Souza and Vitor Belfort; that bout will instead serve as the pay-per-view co-headliner.
Submitted Feb 22, 2016 2:27PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Cyril Asker vs. Jared Cannonier booked for UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia
(mmajunkie.com)
April’s UFC Fight Night 86 event in Croatia has a new heavyweight matchup. Cyril Asker (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Jared Cannonier (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) are slated to fight at the event, officials today announced. UFC Fight Night 86 takes place April 10 at Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia. It airs on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Feb 22, 2016 12:22PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Reza Madadi Facing Yan Cabral at UFC in Holland
(mmaviking.com)
Reza Madadi (13-4) has been booked for his second UFC bout in his return from a two year absence as he faces another veteran in Yan Cabral (12-2) on May 8th in Rotterdam, Netherlands. “Looking forward to fight my friend Yan Cabral at @UFC Rotterdam in May. This is a fighter that I really respect but from now until we fight I will put our friendship aside and I will do anything in my power to get the WIN! Let’s do this!” posts “Mad Dog” on social media after Kimura.se first came out with the news.
Submitted Feb 22, 2016 12:18PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh Bonuses: Cerrone, Camozzi, Murphy, Faszholz Earn $50K
(sherdog.com)
Not only did Donald Cerrone return to his winning ways, he recaptured his bonus-hunting magic, as well. “Cowboy” earned a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” award for his first-round submission of Alex Oliveira in the UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh headliner at Consol Energy Center on Sunday evening. Cerrone made short work of his Brazilian foe, tapping Oliveira with a triangle choke 2:33 into round one to capture an extra paycheck for the first time in five bouts. Meanwhile, Chris Camozzi garnered the evening’s other $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus by blasting through fellow veteran Joe Riggs in a featured middleweight bout. “The Ultimate Fighter 11” alum immediately rocked Riggs with a jab before unloading a series of vicious knees to the head that brought halt to the contest 26 seconds after it began. Finally, Lauren Murphy and Kelly Faszholz took home “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their spirited preliminary bantamweight scrap. Faszholz set the tone early with crisp punching combinations in the opening stanza, but Murphy would not be denied, as she took control over the second half of the bout before ultimately finishing her foe with ground-and-pound from full mount 4:55 into round three.
Submitted Feb 22, 2016 12:08PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 83 Athlete Outfitting pay: Cerrone leads way with $20,000 payout
(mmajunkie.com)
Fighters from Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 83 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $125,000. The full UFC Fight Night 83 UFC Athlete Outfitting payouts included: Donald Cerrone: $20,000 def. Alex Oliveira: $2,500 Derek Brunson: $10,000 def. Roan Carneiro: $5,000 Dennis Bermudez: $10,000 def. Tatsuya Kawajiri: $5,000 Cody Garbrandt: $2,500 def. Augusto Mendes: $2,500 Chris Camozzi: $10,000 def. Joe Riggs: $10,000 James Krause: $5,000 def. Shane Campbell: $2,500 Sean Strickland: $2,500 def. Alex Garcia: $2,500 Oluwale Bamgbose: $2,500 def. Daniel Sarafian: $5,000 Anthony Smith: $5,000 def. Leonardo Augusto Leleco: $2,500 Nathan Coy: $2,500 def. Jonavin Webb: $2,500 Ashlee Evans-Smith: $2,500 def. Marion Reneau: $2,500 Lauren Murphy: $2,500 def. Kelly Faszholz: $2,500 Shamil Abdurakhimov: $2,500 def. Anthony Hamilton: $2,500
Submitted Feb 22, 2016 12:04PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jason 'Mayhem' Miller Interview on Inside MMA
Oh boy is this painful...
Submitted Feb 21, 2016 4:59PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Justin Wren vs. Kimbo Slice next?
(mixedmartialarts.com)
We all fight for a reason. But Bellator MMA heavyweight Justin Wren has a best one imaginable. His fights to promote his efforts to Fight for the Forgotten. FFTF is a non-profit making life-altering impact in the remote parts of the Congo jungle. They are working to free the Mbuti Pygmy people from slavery, and then develop sustainability. Jesus said to love another. Wren really does that.
Submitted Feb 21, 2016 2:51PM by tildengolfer - 16 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Teammates Andrei Arlovski vs. Alistair Overeem targeted for
(mmajunkie.com)
Two heavyweight teammates are expected to clash in May at UFC Fight Night 87. Former champion Andrei Arlovski (25-11 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Jackson-Wink MMA teammate Alistair Overeem (40-14 MMA, 5-3 UFC) are expected to clash at the event. Arlovski posted the matchup on Instagram with the message “coming soon.” Bleacher Report‘s Jeremy Botter first reported the matchup on Saturday.
Submitted Feb 21, 2016 9:18AM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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