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USADA grants Gian Villante retroactive TUE for inhaler, clearing him for UFC Fight Night 106
(mmajunkie.com)
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the UFC anti-doping partner, announced today that Gian Villante has been granted a retroactive therapeutic-use exemption for an inhaler, freeing him to fight Mauricio Rua at UFC Fight Night 106. Villante becomes the second UFC fighter to receive a retroactive TUE; UFC star Cristiane Justino was recently given one to treat medical complications arising from a weight cut.
Submitted Feb 24, 2017 5:13PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
From hot prospect to theft accusations, Bubba Jenkins' story of a fallout with Bellator
(mmajunkie.com)
Bubba Jenkins says his relationship with Bellator didn’t go bad overnight. It took four years for things to reach the breaking point, sending him out the door with an 11-3 record, his contract invalidated, and reporters calling to see what went wrong. “It’s just been such a weird career from the start, from the old regime to who it is now,” Jenkins, 29, told MMAjunkie.
Submitted Feb 24, 2017 5:12PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Sheymon Moraes requests his release from WSOF, ‘disrespectful’ Ray Sefo
(mmafighting.com)
Sheymon Moraes hasn’t fought since June 2016, but that’s not his fault. Coming off wins over Luis Palomino and Robbie Peralta, the Brazilian featherweight completed his four-fight deal with World Series of Fighting, and wants to sign with another promotion and move on with his career, but says that WSOF won’t let him go.
Submitted Feb 24, 2017 5:11PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 214 in Anaheim changed to July 29
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has changed dates for an upcoming pay-per-view event. On Friday, the promotion announced that UFC 214, which was supposed to take place on Aug. 5, has been moved up a week to July 29. The event will still go down at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. There are no current fights scheduled for the card. This marks the second change the UFC has done to their planned trip to Anaheim, as the promotion had originally scheduled to host UFC 208 there on Jan. 21. In December, the UFC rescheduled the event for Aug. 5, changing the Feb. 11 Brooklyn pay-per-view from UFC 209 to UFC 208.
Submitted Feb 24, 2017 5:10PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Enrique Barzola vs. Gabriel Benitez added to UFC 211 in Dallas
(mmafighting.com)
A featherweight fight between The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America veterans Enrique Barzola and Gabriel Benitez has been added to UFC 211. The news was announced by UFC Español on Thursday. Barzola, who won the second season of TUF: Latin America, was last seen inside the Octagon in November at UFC Fight Night 98 where he scored a unanimous decision win over Chris Avila. The Peruvian fighter is 2-1 since joining the UFC back in 2015, and owns a professional MMA record of 11-3-1.
Submitted Feb 24, 2017 5:10PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator signs Brazilian bantamweight prospect Leandro Higo
(mmafighting.com)
Another talent from the Pitbull Brothers team has joined Bellator MMA. Leandro Higo, the Legacy Fighting Alliance 135-pound champion, has signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with the promotion, Bellator officials told MMA Fighting on Thursday. Higo (17-2) became the RFA bantamweight champion last April with a first-round submission over Joey Miolla. When RFA and Legacy FC merged into LFA, the Brazilian added the LFA belt to his resume with a decision victory over Legacy FC champion Steven Peterson in January.
Submitted Feb 23, 2017 3:08PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Cindy Dandois signs with UFC, meets Alexis Davis at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC has a new women’s bantamweight on its roster, and she’ll make her promotional debut in April. Cindy Dandois (8-2, 0-0 UFC) has signed with the promotion and will fight former title challenger Alexis Davis (17-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 108. UFC officials announced the new booking today. UFC Fight Night 108 takes place April 22 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, featherweight Cub Swanson takes on Conor McGregor teammate and training partner Artem Lobov.
Submitted Feb 23, 2017 3:04PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gregor Gillespie vs. Andrew Holbrook booked for UFC 210 in Buffalo
(mmajunkie.com)
Another of New York’s native sons is headed for a fight in his home state this spring. New Yorker Gregor Gillespie (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is set to take on Andrew Holbrook (12-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in a lightweight fight at UFC 210. UFC officials announced the new booking today. UFC 210 takes place April 8 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Feb 23, 2017 2:59PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Singapore hosts UFC Fight Night event on June 17
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is heading to Singapore for the first time since 2014. The organization today announced an event, which is expected to be UFC Fight Night 110, is slated for June 17 at the 12,000-seat Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
Submitted Feb 23, 2017 2:55PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 in Dallas
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will attempt her fifth consecutive title defense at UFC 211 when she puts her belt up for grabs, this time against Jessica Andrade. Jedrzejczyk (13-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) announced the title bout with Andrade (16-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) today on the FOXSports.com PROcast app (via Twitter): It's on! #UFC champion @joannamma is returning to Dallas to defend her title for a 5th time! What do you think of her opponent for #UFC211?
Submitted Feb 23, 2017 2:51PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator suing UFC to prevent access to documents in anti-trust suit
(mixedmartialarts.com)
In 2015 a class-action, anti-trust lawsuit was filed against the UFC. It is ongoing, and argues that the league crippled the market, and created an environment where fighters were unable to fight anywhere else. The suit accuses the UFC of running “an illegal scheme to eliminate competition from would-be rival MMA Promoters by systematically preventing them from gaining access to resources critical to successful MMA Promotions, including by imposing extreme restrictions on UFC Fighters’ ability to fight for would-be rivals during and after their tenure with the UFC.”
Submitted Feb 23, 2017 10:01AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
Two fights have been added UFC 209: Albert Morales vs Andre Soukhamthath and Cynthia Calvillo vs Amanda Cooper
http://mmajunkie.com/2017/02/with-2-late-additions-next-weeks-ufc-209-lineup-now-has-12-bouts-total Albert Morales (6-1-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) is slated to welcome CES MMA bantamweight champion Andre Soukhamthath (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to the octagon while newcomer Cynthia Calvillo (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets “The Ultimate Fighter 23” finalist Amanda Cooper (2-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a women’s strawweight bout. MMAjunkie confirmed the bookings with representatives from each matchup. The UFC 209 fight card now has a total of 12 bouts. UFC officials are expected to announce both of the new matchups shortly.
Submitted Feb 23, 2017 9:59AM by Card - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC statement on why Ian McCall received an IV before UFC 208
(mmafighting.com)
Ian McCall said on Joe Rogan’s podcast over the weekend that he received an IV prior to UFC 208. The disclosure has drawn questions — even from Rogan himself — since the use of an IV is a prohibited method at all times in the UFC’s anti-doping program, run by USADA.
Submitted Feb 23, 2017 12:47AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
One of the longest-running MMA promotions is almost finished, but will its history die with it?
(mmajunkie.com)
If you weren’t paying attention you might have missed it, and if you were paying attention but didn’t know any better you might have actually believed it. “A lot of people forget, when it comes to women’s MMA (Bellator President) Scott Coker was the first one. He was the pioneer. He’s the one that started it.”
Submitted Feb 22, 2017 12:36PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Here we go again: Filipovic out, Liam McGeary now meets Brett McDermott in Bellator 173 main event
(mmajunkie.com)
For the second time in 48 hours, Bellator 173 headliner Liam McGeary has a new opponent for Friday’s card. On Monday, Bellator officials announced that Chris Fields had been forced out of the Bellator 173 main event against former light heavyweight champion McGeary (11-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) and would be replaced by promotional newcomer Vladimir Filipovic (8-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA). But today, Filipovic is out, too. Stepping up on two days’ notice to take his place will be Brett McDermott (7-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), who like Filipovic will be making his promotional debut.
Submitted Feb 22, 2017 12:35PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Al Iaquinta still unhappy with contract, but itching to return against Diego Sanchez
(mmafighting.com)
Al Iaquinta was in Australia a little more than a week ago when the news was announced by the UFC that he’d be returning to fight against Diego Sanchez. Iaquinta told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he was doing a Q&A session with fans when the announcement flashed across a nearby TV screen.
Submitted Feb 21, 2017 12:27PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Uncle Creepy: My body f@$%in’ failed me
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Ian McCall is probably the most popular fighter on the UG, and absolutely the most cursed. At UFC 208 McCall was forced off the card at the last moment after suffering gastrointestinal distress. It was his fifth fight in a row to be canceled, and his eight in the past three years. ‘Uncle Creepy’ detailed what happened during a recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience.
Submitted Feb 21, 2017 12:20PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: New Yorker Desmond Green signs with UFC, fights Josh Emmett at UFC 210 in Buffalo
(mmajunkie.com)
A former Titan FC champion is heading to the UFC, and he’ll get to make his promotional debut in front of his home state fans. According to a report from the Buffalo News, Desmond Green (19-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed with the UFC and will debut against Josh Emmett (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC 210. UFC officials have not yet announced the booking.
Submitted Feb 21, 2017 11:20AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ed Herman Reveals Injury, Gadzhimurad Antigulov in Need of New Opponent for UFC 209
(sherdog.com)
Gadzhimurad Antigulov needs a new opponent for UFC 209. Monday, Antigulov's slated light heavyweight opponent for March 4 in Las Vegas, Ed Herman, announced that he had been forced out of the contest due to injury. The native of Vancouver, Wash. didn't specify the nature of the injury.
Submitted Feb 21, 2017 10:35AM by reptiler13 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 105 bonuses: The craziness that was Derrick Lewis-Travis Browne was worth $50,000
(mmajunkie.com)
HALIFAX – Derrick Lewis, Travis Browne, Paul Felder and Thiago “Marreta” Santos each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 105 event. Lewis and Brown earned the “Fight of the Night,” while Felder and Santos each won “Performance of the Night” honors.
Submitted Feb 20, 2017 5:59PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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