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Melvin Guillard suffers 'shattered' hand in Bellator 141 loss, expected to undergo surgery
Melvin Guillard’s Bellator debut did not go according to plan. The former UFC lightweight contender dropped a split decision to handpicked opponent Brandon Girtz in the main event of Bellator 141 on Friday. Girtz’s (13-4 MMA, 5-3 BMMA) combination of punching power and explosive takedowns gave Guillard (34-14-2 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) fits for the majority of the contest. “The Young Assassin” nearly scored a finish in the final minutes of the 155-pound contest, but throughout most of the fight his strike count was below the norm. A “shattered” right hand was likely a contributing factor.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 3:15PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC veterans Brock Jardine and Anthony Smith meet in RFA 30 headliner in Nebraska
The card is complete for next month’s RFA return to Nebraska, including a pair of UFC veterans in the middleweight headliner. Anthony Smith (22-11) is set to meet Brock Jardine (12-5) in the main event. In addition, UFC and Bellator veteran Ryan Roberts (21-10-1) takes on Adam Townsend (13-3) in the featherweight co-feature.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 3:13PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sage Northcutt gets call after Legacy FC 44 win, debuts at UFC 192 in Houston
After his latest stoppage victory, Sage Northcutt got some pretty big news in front of his home fans. Northcutt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a 19-year-old welterweight from nearby Katy, Texas, tapped out Rocky Long (21-34-1) on the main card of Legacy FC 44 on Friday night in Houston. After the win, it was announced that Northcutt had secured a UFC contract and will make his promotional debut this fall – also in Houston at UFC 192. No first opponent was announced for Northcutt, though his fight is likely to take place on the UFC Fight Pass portion of the preliminary card.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 10:22AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Kunimoto out, Nakamura Keita returns to face Li Jingliang at UFC Fight Night 75
An injury has forced a change to the main card of next month’s UFC Fight Night 75 in Japan. Kiichi Kunimoto (18-6-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been forced out of his welterweight bout against Li Jingliang (10-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC). Stepping in for Kunimoto will be three-fight UFC veteran Nakamura Keita (30-6-2 MMA, 0-3 UFC). UFC officials recently announced the change. The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 75 event in Japan, which includes bouts on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 12:57AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hayder Hassan meets Vicente Luque in 'TUF 21' rematch at UFC on FOX 17
A rematch of the most important fight of Season 21 of “The Ultimate Fighter” has been booked for the UFC’s return to Florida in December. Hayder Hassan (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), from American Top Team, will meet the Blackzilians’ Vicente Luque (7-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC on FOX 17. UFC officials announced the fight booking after an initial report from the South Florida SunSentinel. With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 17 now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 12:55AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller headed to UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
A pair of Florida-based fighters will get bouts on their home turf when the UFC returns to Orlando in December. Jim Alers (13-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who trains in Orlando, is set to meet Cole Miller (21-9 MMA, 10-7 UFC), a longtime trainee at American Top Team in South Florida, according to a report from FOXSports.com. UFC officials have not yet announced the featherweight matchup. With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 17 now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 12:53AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Travis Browne reinstated after 'inconclusive evidence' in domestic violence investigation
UFC heavyweight Travis Browne is free to return to competition after an investigation into an alleged domestic violence incident came back with “inconclusive evidence.” Browne (17-3-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC) was temporarily suspended by the organization in early July after his wife, fitness model Jenna Renee Webb, posted multiple photos of her bruised body on Instagram and accused Browne of assaulting her. Although Webb did not press charges, UFC’s officials announced the promotion hired “a former FBI agent with more than 25 years of experience” to investigate the situation.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 12:52AM by Budgellism - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 142 tourney matches set with Lawal vs. Vassell, Davis vs. Newton
The opening round matchups for next month’s four-man, single-night Bellator MMA light heavyweight tournament have been set, as Muhammed Lawal meets Linton Vassell, and Phil Davis faces Emanuel Newton. The pairings, which were conducted via random draw following Thursday’s Bellator 141 weigh-ins, were announced on Friday’s Spike TV telecast. Bellator 142 takes place Sept. 19 at San Jose’s SAP Center. The main card airs live on Spike TV. The “Dynamite” event features both MMA and kickboxing matches.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 12:51AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm moved to UFC 193 stadium show in Australia
In a surprise announcement on ESPN's 11 PM ET edition of SportsCenter, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm, originally scheduled to headline UFC 195 in January, is now the new main event for UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia on November 15th (November 14th in North America). Just last week, Rousey made her own announcement on ABC's Good Morning America that her next title defense would be against Holm in Las Vegas on the UFC's traditional New Year's weekend PPV. At the time, the original main event was a welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit, with a co-main heavyweight rematch between Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva. Unfortunately, dreams of a Rousey vs. Holm/Lawler vs. Condit twinbill have been dashed, as a thumb injury has forced Lawler off the card.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 12:49AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Viral KO video spurs state investigation into unsanctioned MMA events in California
The viral video of a violent knockout has spurred the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) to launch an investigation into unsanctioned events like the controversial Xplode Fight Series, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Aug 28, 2015 3:11PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Justin Wren has returned from the Congo, but his fight for the Pygmies has just begun
Justin Wren stroked his prodigious beard, scratched the dry, red skin on his arm and squinted. "It's kind of crazy we're here," he said. "All that green." The ivy-covered coffee shop patio about two miles from the campus of UCLA brought Wren back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And, more specifically, the vision he had that led him to the African nation in the first place. Four years ago, Wren was an MMA fighter struggling with addiction and depression, looking for something else of value in his life. During a spiritual retreat, he found it even if he didn't know where it was.
Submitted Aug 28, 2015 1:09PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
Anthony Pettis called out by both Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza
When Anthony Pettis returns from his injury, he'll have no lack of a willing opponent. The former UFC lightweight champion has been on the sidelines since undergoing elbow surgery in May. And there's a line of lightweights forming for a shot at the Roufusport fighter.
Submitted Aug 28, 2015 2:03AM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rousey vs. Correia looks to have topped 900,000 pay-per-view buys
UFC 190, headlined by Ronda Rousey's 34-second title defense against Bethe Correia, became perhaps the most surprising pay-per-view hit in U.S. company history. Current estimates have the show doing a little more than 900,000 buys on pay-per-view, the largest number for a UFC show since UFC 168, on Dec. 28, 2013, the show headlined by the second Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva fight and the second Rousey vs. Miesha Tate fight.
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 6:56PM by JLS1980 - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alex Oliveira vs. Piotr Hallman set for UFC Fight Night 77
Alex Oliveira is heading back to lightweight after a run of two straight wins at welterweight when he faces Piotr Hallman at UFC Fight Night 77. The fight was originally announced by Combate. With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 77 now includes: Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson Patrick Cummins vs. Glover Teixeira Tom Lawlor vs. Fabio Maldonado Yan Cabral vs. Johnny Case Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo Viscardi Andrade vs. Gasan Umalatov Matheus Nicolau Pereira vs. Bruno Rodrigues Piotr Hallman vs. Alex Oliveira
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:26AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Stefan Struve vs. Jared Rosholt targeted for UFC 193 in Australia
A heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve (26-7 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Jared Rosholt is in the works for November’s UFC 193 event in Australia. A source close to the event today confirmed the planned bout with MMAjunkie. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the fight hasn’t been formally announced. With the addition to the card, UFC 193 now includes: Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker Jared Rosholt vs. Stefan Struve Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta Anthony Perosh vs. Gian Villante Ricardo Abreu vs. Daniel Kelly Steven Kennedy vs. Richard Walsh Brendan O’Reilly vs. William Macario
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:23AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
'UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia' drug tests come back clean
All fighters who underwent drug testing earlier this month at UFC 190 in Brazil passed the tests. Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), MMA’s regulatory body in Brazil, today emailed the results to MMAjunkie. UFC 190 took place Aug. 1 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:22AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hector Urbina vs. Bartosz Fabinski among UFC Fight Night 78 additions
November’s UFC Fight Night 78 in Mexico has two new additions, officials recently announced. They include welterweights Bartosz Fabinski (12-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Hector Urbina (17-8-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and lightweights Valmir Lazaro (13-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Michel Prazeres (18-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC). The latest UFC Fight Night 78 lineup includes: Matt Brown vs. Kelvin Gastelum Efrain Escudero vs. Leandro Silva Ricardo Lamas vs. Diego Sanchez Henry Cejudo vs. Jussier Formiga Erik Perez vs. Damian Stasiak Bartosz Fabinski vs. Hector Urbina Valmir Lazaro vs. Michel Prazeres opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – “TUF: Latin America 2” lightweight final opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – “TUF: Latin America 2” welterweight final
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:20AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Video: Poster signing turns ugly with rivals Patricio Freire, Georgi Karakhanyan
Here’s a summary from Albarracin: Tensions were High between fight camps as Patricky and Saad Awad signed posters for This fridays #Bellator141 , as Bellator World Champ Patricio Pitbull caught the eye of possíble title contender Georgi Karakanyan , They have been going back on forth on Twitter and their twitter beef carried over into Bellator check In Room . Needless to say fireworks ensued. Saad step up to calm down his training partner , Patricky Pitbull got riled up. Joinha and Bellator oficials served as arbitrators . Leandro Higo as ref. Friday the cage closes on Spike TV and Pitbull and Saad will get after it at Bellator141 co-main event and Patricio Pitbull vs.Georgi will have be at a later date as he can’t look past another war with former champion Daniel Strauss . Stay tuned.
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:18AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Lineup set for 'UFC Fight Night 75: Nelson vs. Barnett' in Japan
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 75 event in Japan, which includes bouts on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass. In North America, the event airs Sept. 26 from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and the main card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT). Due to the time difference, the event actually takes place Sept. 27 in Japan. The full UFC Fight Night 75 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett Uriah Hall vs. Gegard Mousasi Chico Camus vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Takeya Mizugaki vs. George Roop Li Jingliang vs. Kiichi Kunimoto Matt Hobar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 8 p.m. ET) Diego Brandao vs. Katsunori Kikuno TBA vs. TBA – “Road to UFC: Japan” tournament final Nick Hein vs. Yusuke Kasuya Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET) Shinsho Anzai vs. Roger Zapata
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:11AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jadamba Narantungalag's featherweight title on line at ONE Championship 31
Nine fights are set for next month’s “ONE Championship 31: Odyssey of Champions” event, including a championship headliner. Officials today announced featherweight champion Jadamba Narantungalag (10-3) will meet undefeated challenger Marat Gafurov (11-0) in the featured bout. The latest ONE Championship 31 card includes: Champ Jadamba Narantungalag vs. Marat Gafurov – for featherweight title Herbert Burns vs. Timofey Nastyukhin Leandro Ataides vs. Alexey Butorin Jake Butler vs. Cristiano Kaminishi Andrew Leone vs. Yusup Saadulaev Vincent Latoel vs. Arnaud Lepont Muin Gafurov vs. Casey Suire Sunoto Peringkat vs. Mario Wirawan Bashir Ahmad vs. Martin Nguyen
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 6:53AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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