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Dana White says McGregor is ‘hurt’, wants him to rematch Jose Aldo
The last couple of weeks in the MMA world have been confusing, to say the least. UFC 205, which will host the promotion’s long awaited debut in New York, was expected to feature a lightweight championship showdown between Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor in the main event. After several conflicting reports, however, it’s now looking like Alvarez will defend the 155-pound title against Khabib Nurmagomedov instead. According to the latest report from Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, Dana White says McGregor’s foot is hurt and wants him to rematch Jose Aldo at featherweight. “Conor’s foot is hurt, but he thinks he can fight,” White said. “I want him to fight Aldo.”
Submitted Sep 25, 2016 4:02PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Did Cris Cyborg Not Make Weight For UFC Fight Night 95 Main Event?
Headliner Cris Cyborg apparently made weight for her catchweight main event showdown with Lina Lansberg later tonight (Sat., Sept. 24, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 95 live on FOX Sports 1 from Ginasio Nilson Nelson arena in Brasilia, Brazil, which was the maximum of 141 pounds. But, according to this behind-the-scenes image above, courtesy of cyber sleuth @mikedyce, the Brazilian may have tipped the scales at 141.6 pounds. Edit: Here's the video, go to the 9:20 mark to see her weigh in officially.
Submitted Sep 25, 2016 4:01PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Six additional bouts announced for UFC Fight Night 100 on Nov. 19 in Sao Paulo
BRASILIA, Brazil – The UFC’s final 2016 trip to Brazil now has eight confirmed bouts. With the UFC Fight Night 100 headliner between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Alexander Gustafsson confirmed during Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 95 broadcast on FS1, UFC Senior VP and GM of Brazil Giovani Decker announced six other matchups at the evening’s post-event news conference. The new additions include middleweights Krzysztof Jotko vs. Thales Leites, heavyweightsChristian Colombo vs. Luis Henrique, bantamweights Johnny Eduardo vs. Manny Gamburyan, light heavyweights Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima, flyweights Matheus Nicolau vs. Ulka Sasaki and welterweights Michael Graves vs. Sergio Moraes. Additionally, a bantamweight bout between Pedro Munhoz and Justin Scoggins was previously reported by MMAjunkie.
Submitted Sep 25, 2016 8:27AM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Wanderlei Silva, 'Krazy Horse' Bennett have to be separated backstage at Rizin FF
Pride FC may be dead, but the heated rivalry between Wanderlei Silva and Charles Bennett is more alive than ever. After his post-fight speech, Bennett taunted Silva from the ring, while Silva just watched and smiled. And it didn't end there. Just minutes after the callout, Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren tweeted a photo of what appeared to be another brawl between "Krazy Horse" and "The Axe Murderer."
Submitted Sep 25, 2016 8:24AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Wanderlei Silva 3 scheduled for Rizin FF tournament quarter final
The trilogy fight between former PRIDE FC champions Mirko Cro Cop and Wanderlei Silva is scheduled to happen at Rizin FF 2016 World Grand Prix quarter finals. The news was announced on the broadcast of the tournament's opening round on Sunday. The Rizin FF Grand Prix quarter finals are scheduled to take place on Dec. 29 in Saitama, Japan.
Submitted Sep 25, 2016 8:18AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Dillashaw offers Cruz $100k bet, Garbrandt responds by implying PED use
T.J. Dillashaw has been asking for a rematch with Dominick Cruz for a while now, and on Friday evening, he took to social media to take another stab at it. Dillashaw offered the UFC champ a bet and is willing to put his entire ‘show’ money on the line. “Yo what's up guys, first things first I need to congratulate Dominick Cruz for making the comeback he did. But it's time to put your money where your mouth is,” Dillashaw wrote on Instagram. “Tired of all the drama no more campaigning or talking shit to get this title fight rematch. I'm willing to bet 100k that I beat you in a rematch, you win I fight for free you lose you match my bet.” “Time to put up or shut up! I believe I'm the better fighter and just want to prove it. Where you at, don't be scared homie. This is as real as it gets! You Talking about money fights, look no more here it is! I obviously believe in myself do you?” Cody Garbrandt, who is likely to receive the next title shot, has since responded to Dillashaw. Interestingly enough, he implied that his former teammate has been using performance enhancing drugs. "What are we out here campaigning for title shots now I'll smack ya both around Tj you aren't the same with usantidoping in the game!
Submitted Sep 24, 2016 5:10PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Mizuki Inoue tears ACL, out of running for Invicta title fight against Angela Hill
One of the best prospects in women's MMA is going to be out for a while. Mizuki Inoue tore her ACL recently and will require surgery, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp confirmed the information and said Inoue was on the short list of potential next challengers for Angela Hill's strawweight title. Typically, an athlete will need around one year to recover from ACL surgery. It's unclear if there's any kind of loose timetable for Inoue's return.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 8:00PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
'TUF 24' contestant Brandon Moreno in for Pettis, meets Louis Smolka at UFC Fight Night 96
Louis Smolka has had a busy day. First, he drew the ire of the interwebs after posting a video online in which he said his scheduled UFC Fight Night 96 opponent, Sergio Pettis (14-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC), had a “hurt vagina” as his reason for pulling out of their flyweight fight with what his trainer called a “minor injury.” But now Smolka (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) no doubt will be hoping to put that behind him since he has a new opponent for the card: Brandon Moreno (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC). A UFC official confirmed the fight to MMAjunkie today following an initial report from FOXSports.com. UFC Fight Night 96 takes place Oct. 1 at Moda Center in Portland, Ore. The main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 5:38PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Belal Muhammad gets quick turnaround, fights Lyman Good at UFC 205
Belal Muhammad isn't wasting any time. Less than a week after scoring his first Octagon victory at UFC Fight Night 93, Muhammad has agreed to jump back into the fray and fight former Bellator champion Lyman Good in a welterweight contest on Nov. 12 at UFC 205. The UFC confirmed the booking Friday following an initial report by Newsday.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 3:39PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington slated for UFC 205 in New York City
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will be a part of November’s New York City debut. Tate (18-6 MMA, 5-3 UFC) is slated to fight fellow contender Raquel Pennington (8-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 205, officials confirmed with ESPN.com.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 3:38PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Invicta strips Barb Honchak of flyweight title, forgets to tell her
The decision to strip Barb Honchak of the Invicta flyweight title wasn’t a bad one. How the promotion decided to go about it, on the other hand, was pretty poor. Honchak herself confirmed that she had only seen the news online, and had not been informed by the promotion. In a statement delivered through Squor.com, Honchak gave her thoughts on no longer being the flyweight champion: “I understand that Invicta would want to take the "interm" off the title since I have been out for an extended amount of time. But, I would have like the opportunity to relinquish and I would have like to have known by means other than Twitter.” In the meantime, tonight’s interim title fight between Jennifer Maia and Roxanne Modafferi will now be for the undisputed Invicta flyweight championship. That fight headlines the promotion’s September 23rd card, along with an atomweight title defense for Ayaka Hamasaki against Jinh Yu Frey, in Kansas City, Missouri. The full event will be broadcast live on Fight Pass.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 3:15PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Liam McGeary vs. Phil Davis set for Bellator 163 main event, additional bouts announced
Liam McGreary has a date and place for his second light heavyweight title defense. The Bellator light heavyweight champion is scheduled to fight Phil Davis in the main event of Bellator 163. The news was announced by the promotion on Friday. Additionally, a welterweight battle between Saad Awad and Brennan Ward has also been added to the main card, along with a women's featherweight bout pitting Marloes Coenen and Talita Nogueira, which was previously reported by MMA Fighting.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 2:59PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Marloes Coenen vs. Talita Nogueira booked for Bellator 163
Marloes Coenen will make her return to the Bellator cage in November against promotional newcomer Talita Nogueira, MMA Fighting confirmed with sources close to the situation following a report by Graciemag. Bellator 163 is scheduled for Nov. 4 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Paul Daley and Brennan Ward are also expected to compete on the card.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 1:59PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Marco Polo Reyes vs. Jason Novelli slated for UFC Fight Night 98 in Mexico
November’s UFC Fight Night 98 lineup has a new lightweight addition. UFC officials recently announced a fight between Marco Polo Reyes (6-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Jason Novelli (11-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC).
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 1:25PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Ben Saunders re-signs with the UFC after nine-month absence
"Killa B" is back. Ben Saunders, an exciting welterweight fighter, has re-signed with the UFC after a few months away, he wrote Monday night on Twitter. Saunders confirmed the signing with MMA Fighting this week.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 1:21PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Edmond Tarverdyan says there's a chance Ronda Rousey returns for a title shot by the end of the year
Rousey's long-time trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan told ESPN this week that Rousey's return to the Octagon is being discussed for later this year in a bantamweight title bout against current champion Amanda Nunes. "There have been talks about her coming back, but we haven't made a final decision yet. There's a chance she fights to get her belt back this year, but nothing is set yet. If we do make a comeback this year, we will. If not we will make it next year. We want to thank all our fans for being patient." According to Tarverdyan, Rousey began training for her comeback last month and, given the time frame, it appears most likely that Rousey would be returning for UFC 207 on Dec. 30th if she were to come back this year. That coincides with Fox Sports' report that Rousey has indeed been offered the bout with Nunes though no agreements have been sent nor signed.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 1:18PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz title fight set for UFC 205
While the card is still missing the singular superstar presence to make it a massive hit, it seems the UFC is looking to overload it with high profile, high stakes fights. The latest of those is a strawweight title fight between Polish talents Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Flo Combat reported the news of the bout, shortly after Jedrzejczyk posted a photo of herself on Instagram with a freshly signed bout agreement.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 1:15PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
NAC schedules Jon Jones doping and Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz skirmish hearings
Mark Oct. 10 on your calendar if you're an MMA fan. The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) will hold a disciplinary hearing for Jon Jones in his doping case and listen to the complaint against Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz for their press conference skirmish at its Oct. 10 meeting, NAC executive director Bob Bennett confirmed Thursday with MMA Fighting. ESPN's Brett Okamoto was the first to report the news.
Submitted Sep 22, 2016 10:43PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Heavyweight champ Blagoy Ivanov to headline WSOF 35 on Dec. 3
Heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov will headline the WSOF’s early-December event. Officials today announced Ivanov (14-1) will fight the winner of WSOF 33’s matchup between fellow heavyweights Shawn Jordan (18-7) and Ashley Gooch (10-4), who fight on Oct. 7. WSOF 35 takes place Dec. 3 at XFINITY Arena in Everett, Wash. The main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Sep 22, 2016 10:40PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Sergio Pettis off next week's UFC Fight Night 96 main card
Next week’s UFC Fight Night 96 event has lost one of its main-card fighters. Sergio Pettis (14-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) is injured and has been forced out of his bout with fellow flyweight Louis Smolka (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC). His trainer, Duke Roufus, today announced the scratch due to a “minor injury”
Submitted Sep 22, 2016 10:39PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
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