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Bantamweight Michael McDonald finally healthy, hoping to fight before end of the year
After nearly two years away, bantamweight Michael McDonald is finally ready to make his return to the Octagon. As reported on UFC tonight, McDonald's coach Jason House said the 24-year old McDonald -- who has been dealing with a nagging right hand injury for a long while -- is hoping to come back before the end of 2015.
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 10:30AM by JLS1980 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Seery vs. Delos Reyes Added To UFC Dublin
With fans counting down the hours until tickets are released for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs. DUFFY,, another exciting match-up has been announced for the event due to take place in Dublin on Saturday, October 24. Following an electric event in the Irish capital last July, sterling performances from Irish fighters across the globe and the meteoric rise of Conor McGregor, MMA is firmly on the agenda in Ireland and attention is now on the forthcoming event which goes on sale tomorrow. The latest fight added to the fight card see’s Ireland’s Neil Seery take on Guamanian flyweight Jon Delos Reyes.
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 9:32AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Heavyweight Travis Browne looking to fight against Matt Mitrione in return
Now that he's cleared to fight again, heavyweight Travis Browne has his eye a November or December return. And the fighter he'd most like to face is Matt Mitrione.
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 9:28AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 193 adds Richie Vaculik vs. Danny Martinez, Ryan Benoit vs. Ben Nguyen
November’s UFC 193 event, a stadium show taking place in Australia, has two new flyweight additions, and the fight card now boasts 12 total bouts. New additions include 125-pounders Richie Vaculik (10-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Danny Martinez (16-7 MMA, 0-3 UFC) and Ryan Benoit (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Ben Nguyen (13-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 9:25AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Canadian UFC veteran Sam Stout retires
Veteran Canadian lightweight Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout has retired from mixed martial arts after a 12-year pro career. The 31-year-old from London, Ont., fought 20 times in the UFC. He collected seven fight bonuses from the organization, six for fight of the night and one for knockout of the night.
Submitted Sep 2, 2015 11:41PM by FlashyG - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Dan Miller, Darrell Montague among 13 fighters released from UFC
Normally at the beginning of each month, the UFC does a purge of its roster and releases several of its fighters (or at least updates its database to reflect that). So it is on this 1st of September that we find out more than a dozen competitors are evidently no longer with the promotion. UFCFIGHTERSiNFO runs a script (then publishes it on Twitter) scanning any changes to the roster, so while not official, this has historically proven to be accurate. The 13 released fighters are: Light Heavyweight: Hans Stringer Middleweight: Dan Miller, Ildemar Alcantara, Tom Watson Welterweight: Andrew Craig, Igor Araujo Lightweight: Anthony Christodoulou, Yosdenis Cedeno Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom, Aaron Phillips Bantamweight: Cody Gibson, Royston Wee Flyweight: Darrell Montague LINKALOON
Submitted Sep 2, 2015 3:14AM by tallica62 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia added to UFC Fight Night 79
Third time’s a charm? The UFC, Doo Ho Choi and Sam Sicilia are hoping so as a bout between the two featherweights has been booked for a third time. With the additions, the UFC Fight Night 79 lineup includes: Thiago Alves vs. Benson Henderson Mirko Filipovic vs. Anthony Hamilton Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jorge Masvidal Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:52PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chael Sonnen joins WSOF as color commentator
Retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen will join Todd Harris at the broadcast booth for this month’s “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino” and other upcoming events, the promotion announced Tuesday. Sonnen, no stranger to the promotion game, temporarily steps in for UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten, who is unavailable for the Sept. 18 event due to his duties as an analyst for AXS TV. WSOF 23 takes place at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. The event’s main card, which features a rematch between reigning champ Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino, airs live on NBC Sports Network following prelims on MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:51PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira officially retires from MMA, will work for UFC
One of the best fighters in the history of MMA has officially retired. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, a former Pride and interim UFC heavyweight champion, will hang up the gloves and move onto a job with the promotion that he competed in for the last eight years.
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 2:50PM by FlashyG - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Fedor Signs With UFC
The Last Emperor” has finally found his new home. Sources close to the situation have told Combat Press that Fedor Emelianenko has officially signed with the UFC, with an official announcement set to be made in the coming weeks. According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Emelianenko is currently looking at options for his Octagon debut.
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 12:55PM by george112 - 49 comments
Filed under: UFC
Leon Edwards vs. 'TUF 21' winner Kamaru Usman added to UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
The UFC’s final show of the calendar year continues to build with the addition of a welterweight fight. Leon Edwards (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is set to take on “Ultimate Fighter” winner Kamaru Usman (6-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17. The news was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. No official announcement has been made by UFC officials. 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 Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:43AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
WSOF signs three notables, including UFC veteran Robbie Peralta
World Series of Fighting's roster continues to grow. WSOF signed three fighters, including UFC veteran Robbie Peralta, to contracts Monday, executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz told MMAFighting.com. Saul Almeida, best known as Jose Aldo's World Tour translator, and kickboxing star Cosmo Alexandre were the other athletes added...
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:34AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Ronda Rousey: Career will feel 'unfinished' unless 'Cyborg' Justino fight happens
Ronda Rousey (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) only has a handful of years left in the sport, she said. But as long as she continues to compete, the UFC champion said her career is “unfinished” until a matchup with Cristiane Justino (14-1) comes to fruition...
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:30AM by grappler0000 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF 22 Team McGregor vs Team Faber Cast Revealed
Competitors from 11 different countries have been cast for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter led by UFC interim featherweight champion and proud Irishman Conor McGregor, opposite former WEC featherweight champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber. The premiere episode, debuting on September 9 at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, will showcase 32 fighters competing for one of 16 spots featuring eight Europeans and eight Americans and the opportunity to be coached by two of the sport’s best athletes...
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 8:42PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Bellator 144 gets second title fight with Brandon Halsey vs. Rafael Carvalho
Two titles will be on the line Oct. 23, as former middleweight champion Brandon Halsey will vie for Bellator's vacant 185-pound strap against streaking Brazilian Rafael Carvalho in Bellator 144's co-headlining bout...
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 8:28PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Arkansas, California commissions leading the way with historic new rules for weight-cutting
Arkansas is leading the charge against dangerous, drastic weight cutting. The Arkansas State Athletic Commission (ASAC) temporarily passed a new regulation two weeks ago that intends to temper the practice of extreme weight cutting among amateur MMA fighters and boxers. Starting from Aug. 19, competitors are no longer able to gain more than 7.5 percent of their body weight back from the day of weigh-ins to the day of the fight. Also, a fighter cannot weigh more than one weight class above him or her the day of the fight...
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 8:26PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Shoulder surgery forthcoming for ex-UFC champ 'Shogun' Rua
Mauricio Rua’s next fight will have to wait until 2016. The former UFC light heavyweight champion is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right shoulder this week. As first reported by FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight,” “Shogun’s” injured shoulder requires surgery that will keep him out of action until next year. Rua’s manager, Eduardo Alonso, subsequently confirmed the report with MMAjunkie...
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 8:24PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Chris Leben sentenced to 120 days, reports to jail Sept. 21
Retired UFC middleweight Chris Leben was today sentenced to 120 days in custody and three years’ probation after pleading guilty to multiple charges in connection with a June break-in at the San Diego apartment he once shared with his estranged wife...
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 8:21PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michelle Waterson vs. Tecia Torres slated for UFC 194 in Las Vegas
A major strawweight bout will be part of UFC 194’s lineup with Michelle Waterson (13-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Tecia Torres (6-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC). UFC officials today announced the fight. UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card, including featherweight champion Jose Aldo vs. interim titleholder Conor McGregor and middleweight champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 5:27PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC considered Joanna vs. Letourneau for 193 co-main
It's unclear now if the Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau fight is still in the works for UFC 195, as Dana White told Iole, "I just have to rethink all of this. There are a lot of ways we can go, but we'll make this a kick-ass event and we'll get back at it and figure out [UFC 195] and do the same thing with that." But, for now it sounds like Claudia Gadelha isn't going to be the next woman fighting for the 115 lb title.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 3:17PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
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