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Bellator's Jordan Parsons has part of leg amputated after apparent hit-and-run accident
Bellator fighter Jordan Parsons' career is likely over after being hit by a motor vehicle in Delray Beach, Florida on Sunday morning. Parsons, a featherweight affiliated with the Blackzilians, had the bottom half of his right leg amputated after he was apparently the victim of an apparent hit-and-run incident. As of Sunday afternoon, he's listed in critical condition at Delray Medical Center. Parsons, a Michigan native who had an 11-2 record (2-1 Bellator), was scheduled to fight Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 154 in San Jose on May 14. It is expected the bout will be scrapped and Piccolotti will not have a replacement opponent.
Submitted May 1, 2016 4:46PM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Conor McGregor Tries to Run it Back, Tells UFC to ‘Cut the Bulls**t’
The UFC has moved on from its UFC 200 spat with Conor McGregor. McGregor, however, hasn’t. He took another shot at the UFC brass on social media on Sunday, saying that “nobody gives a (expletive)” about the current slate of UFC 200 fights until Diaz vs. McGregor 2 is “settled.” “Nobody gives a (expletive) about these other fights until this one is settled. Cut the (expletive). Run it back. #RealFight,” McGregor posted on Instagram, including a video clip from the fight...
Submitted May 1, 2016 1:21PM by grappler0000 - 34 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Gesias Cavalcante fights Pat Healy for vacant lightweight belt at Titan FC 39
A lightweight title fight has been added to next month’s Titan FC 39 event. Gesias Cavalcante (19-8-1) and former Titan FC champion Pat Healy (33-21) meet for the organization’s vacant 155-pound title, officials announced during Saturday’s Titan FC 38 broadcast...
Submitted May 1, 2016 1:16PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Lavar Johnson Sentenced in Domestic Abuse Case
Lavar Johnson was sentenced Friday for a severe beating he admitted to after a blow up with his girlfriend. Pleas for a lighter sentence in the brutal beating did not convince a Fresno County judge to give the MMA fighter less time in prison. In his defense, his attorney said Johnson is a stand-up guy who had too much to drink and was mad about his girlfriend tracking him with GPS...
Submitted Apr 30, 2016 11:24AM by grappler0000 - 16 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Report: Doo Ho Choi set to meet Thiago Tavares at TUF 23 Finale in Las Vegas
July’s TUF 23 Finale in Las Vegas continues to build with the addition of a new featherweight matchup. South Korea’s Doo Ho Choi (14-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is set to take on Brazil’s Thiago Tavares (20-6-1 MMA, 10-6-1 UFC) on the card. Korean website SpoTV News first reported the booking, though the UFC has not yet made a formal announcement of the matchup. With the addition, the TUF 23 Finale card now includes: Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha – for women’s strawweight title TBA vs. TBA – “TUF 23” light heavyweight tournament final TBA vs. TBA – “TUF 23” women’s strawweight tournament final Cezar Ferreira vs. Anthony Smith James Krause vs. Ross Pearson Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir Jake Matthews vs. Stevie Ray Andrew Holbrook vs. Joaquim Silva Doo Ho Choi vs. Thiago Tavares
Submitted Apr 30, 2016 9:08AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Roy Nelson to face Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 90
Roy Nelson will square off against Derrick Lewis in the UFC Fight Night 90 co-main event on July 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the news, and UFC officials later confirmed it Friday night.
Submitted Apr 30, 2016 12:13AM by Five-Alive - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Iceland’s Sunna Davidsdottir Signed to Invicta
Sunna Davidsdottir was the first female amateur fighter out of Iceland and now “Tsunami” will become the first pro fighter. The Mjölnir MMA fighter will have her debut in style, as she will do it with Invicta FC. “I´m going PRO!” posts the strawweight today at the same time Invicta made the announcement.
Submitted Apr 29, 2016 9:29PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Anthony Birchak vs. Dileno Lopes Added to UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on July
A bantamweight showdown pitting Anthony Birchak against Dileno Lopes has been added to the UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas on July 7. Promotion officials announced the pairing on Friday. UFC Fight Night takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and is headlined by a lightweight title tilt between Rafael dos Anjos and Eddie Alvarez. The event will air in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Apr 29, 2016 9:25PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
James Vick steps in to face Evan Dunham in lightweight duel at UFC 199
James Vick is scheduled for a quick turnaround from his win on last Saturday's UFC 197, as "The Texecutioner" replaces the injured Leo Santos in a lightweight fight against Evan Dunham. Vick vs. Dunham will be at UFC 199, which takes place on June 4 at UFC's debut at The Forum in Los Angeles, and features a pair of title matches as headliners, Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman for the middleweight title and Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber for the bantamweight title.
Submitted Apr 29, 2016 9:17PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joaquim Silva meets Andrew Holbrook in lightweight bout at TUF 23 Finale in Las Vegas
July’s TUF 23 Finale in Las Vegas continues to build with the addition of a pair of unbeaten lightweights to the lineup. Andrew Holbrook (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is set to take on fellow unbeaten Joaquim Silva (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on the card. Silva confirmed the booking to MMAjunkie today, though the UFC has not yet made a formal announcement of the matchup. With the addition, the TUF 23 Finale card now includes: Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha – for women’s strawweight title TBA vs. TBA – “TUF 23” light heavyweight tournament final TBA vs. TBA – “TUF 23” women’s strawweight tournament final Cezar Ferreira vs. Anthony Smith James Krause vs. Ross Pearson Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir Jake Matthews vs. Stevie Ray Andrew Holbrook vs. Joaquim Silva
Submitted Apr 29, 2016 6:43PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
23-year-old German welterweight Jessin Ayari signs deal with UFC
A German welterweight with a penchant for submission finishes and a six-fight winning streak is the latest fighter headed to the UFC. According to his Twitter account, 23-year-old Jessin Ayari (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed a contract with the UFC. The UFC has not made a formal announcement of Ayari’s signing. The news also was reported by German website GNP1. No fight date or first opponent was named in the report, but the UFC is expected to return to Ayari’s home country of Germany this fall. The UFC last visted the country in June 2015 for UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin.
Submitted Apr 29, 2016 11:37AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Mehdi Baghdad vs. John Makdessi moves from UFC 199 in June to UFC Fight Night 90 in July
A lightweight fight booked for early in the summer months is being moved to “International Fight Week” in July, instead. A fight between John Makdessi (13-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) and Mehdi Baghdad (11-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been shifted from UFC 199 to UFC Fight Night 90. A UFC official confirmed the change in to MMAjunkie today. UFC Fight Night 90 takes place July 7 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass. The bout’s original home at UFC 199 takes place June 4 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles with a main card on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Apr 28, 2016 6:43PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fabio Maldonado plans to use DHEA for Fedor match, admits use in UFC
Fabio Maldonado reveals he was taking DHEA during his UFC run and intends to use it again when he meets Fedor Emelianenko at Fight Nights, on June 17.
Submitted Apr 28, 2016 3:32PM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Ex-UFC heavyweight Shawn Jordan, Lorenzo Hood sign with WSOF
World Series of Fighting bolstered its heavyweight division on Thursday, inking free agent heavy hitters Shawn Jordan and Lorenzo Hood to exclusive, multi-fight deals. The signing of Jordan (18-7) is the more notable of the two. A 31-year-old former fullback for Louisiana State University's 2003 championship team, Jordan spent the past four years fighting under the UFC banner, racking up a 6-4 record with three performance bonuses. All six of Jordan's Octagon victories ended via knockout or TKO, including a memorable hook kick stoppage of top-15 ranked UFC contender Derrick Lewis.
Submitted Apr 28, 2016 3:30PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Cezar ‘Mutante’ Replaces Askham, Faces Anthony Smith at ‘TUF 23’ Finale
Anthony Smith has a new opponent at "The Ultimate Fighter 23” finale. Due to visa issues, Scott Askham was forced to withdraw from the proposed middleweight clash. As a result, Cezar Ferreira will take his place and face Smith on the July 8 card. Promotion officials announced the change on Thursday. The “TUF 23” finale takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a strawweight title bout between Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The evening’s main card with air on Fox Sports 1.
Submitted Apr 28, 2016 3:28PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Junior dos Santos sidelined 12 weeks following shoulder surgery
Junior dos Santos’ win over Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 86 was a costly one. The former UFC heavyweight champion, who dominated Rothwell in a five-round fight in Zagreb earlier this month, revealed on his social media that he underwent surgery recently to repair a shoulder injury.
Submitted Apr 28, 2016 3:26PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Valerie Letourneau vs. Joanne Calderwood flyweight bout added to UFC Fight Night 89
The first women’s flyweight bout in the history of the UFC is set for June 18, as one-time strawweight title contender Valerie Letourneau meets Joanne Calderwood at Ottawa’s UFC Fight Night 89. The UFC calls the bout a "special flyweight attraction", not "the launch of a new division". However, the promotion revealed they are "looking into possibly opening a women’s flyweight division in the future." Letourneau (8-4) competed as a flyweight and bantamweight before joining the UFC in 2015. The Canadian fighter won back-to-back fights with Jessica Rakoczy and Maryna Moroz to earn a shot at the UFC title against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, losing via unanimous decision.
Submitted Apr 28, 2016 3:24PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Diego Brandao released by the UFC following felony arrest
The UFC has released Diego Brandao. The former Ultimate Fighter winner was cut this week by the promotion, UFC officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Thursday. This comes on the heels of Brandao's felony battery arrest earlier this month. Sherdog was the first to report the news of his release. Brandao, 28, was arrested in Albuquerque, N.M., on April 15 on four felony counts, including aggravated battery with great bodily harm. The Brazilian fighter is being accused of pistol-whipping and punching men outside of a strip club after being tossed from the establishment. Brandao (20-11) is also facing a suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission after testing positive for marijuana at UFC 195.
Submitted Apr 28, 2016 3:21PM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joseph Duffy booked for lightweight bout with Mitch Clarke at UFC Fight Night 90 in Las Vegas
With the massive UFC 200 card in July having little room for more, it appears UFC Fight Night 90 two days before it will start to grow. A lightweight bout between Joseph Duffy (14-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Mitch Clarke (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been added to the card. UFC officials announced the bout after an initial report from the Irish Independent. UFC Fight Night 90 is a part of the massive week of fights surrounding UFC 200. The event takes place Thursday, July 7, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The entire event will stream on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos defends his title against ex-Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez.
Submitted Apr 28, 2016 9:22AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Four-Time UFC Veteran Akbarh Arreola Retires from MMA at Age 33
Thirty-five fight veteran Akbarh Arreola has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts at 33 years old. "I wanted to take this opportunity to announce that out of respect for my family, my physical integrity and the sport, I retire,” Arreola wrote on Facebook. “To my fortune and I'm sure for many of you, today we have many compatriots and friends dedicated 100 percent to the sport and can continue to compete at the highest level that is required. Many thanks to all the people who supported me from the beginning and all those who with their good vibes always drew a smile on my face. " A native of Tijuana, Mexico, Arreola exits the sport with a 23-11-1 career mark, with 17 victories via submission and five by knockout. He last competed at Pancrase 277 on April 24, losing to Kazuki Tokudome via technical knockout 4:59 into the first round.
Submitted Apr 27, 2016 2:50PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
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