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UFC heads to Kansas City for first time for UFC on FOX 24, including Namajunas-Waterson
(mmajunkie.com)
A marquee women’s strawweight bout will take place at UFC on FOX 24 in April when former UFC title challenger Rose Namajunas takes on former Invicta FC champ Michelle Waterson. The 115-pound bout between Namajunas and Waterson was among several additions announced for the card during tonight’s UFC 208 broadcast on FS1. Also confirmed for UFC on FOX 24 was a flyweight showdown between “TUF 24” winner Tim Elliott and Louis Smolka, a light heavyweight bout between Devin Clark and Jake Collier, and a middleweight clash between Anthony Smith and Andrew Sanchez. UFC on FOX 24 takes place April 15 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Submitted Feb 12, 2017 1:49AM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Will Brooks meets Charles Oliveira at UFC 210 in Buffalo
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to upstate New York in April has a new lightweight bout set for the lineup. Former Bellator champion Will Brooks (18-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is set to take on Brazil’s Charles Oliveira (21-7 MMA, 9-7 UFC) at UFC 210. The bout was announced on tonight’s UFC 208 broadcast on FS1. UFC 210 takes place April 8 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
Submitted Feb 12, 2017 1:46AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
29 Fighters removed from UFC roster
(thesprawlmma.com)
Yao Zhikui – Flyweight Fredy Serrano – Flyweight Fernando Bruno – Featherweight Cezar Arzamendia – Lightweight Elvis Mutaptic – Middleweight Joe Gigliotti – Middleweight Sean O’Connell – Light-heavyweight Jessamyn Duke – Bantamweight Cole Miller – Featherweight Erik Perez – Bantamweight Lorenz Larkin – Welterweight Rick Story – Welterweight Takeya Mizugaki – Bantamweight Tim Kennedy – Middleweight Brendan O’Reilly – Welterweight Taylor Lapilus – Bantamweight Seo Hee Ham – Strawweight Ericka Almeida – Strawweight Geane Herrera – Flyweight Brock Lesnar – Heavyweight Chico Camus – Flyweight Lance Benoist – Welterweight Maximo Blanco – Featherweight Marcus Brimage – Bantamweight Seth Bazcynski – Welterweight Bubba Bush – Middleweight Anthony Birchak – Bantamweight Clay Collard – Featherweight Aisling Daly – Strawweight Izabela Badurek – Strawweight Shane Campbell – Lightweight Leonardo Augusto – Middleweight
Submitted Feb 11, 2017 10:22PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ian McCall out of UFC 208 due to illness, his fifth straight dropped fight
(mmafighting.com)
If Ian McCall had any luck at all, it would be bad luck. The UFC flyweight has fallen ill and will not be able to compete against Jarred Brooks at UFC 208 on Saturday in Brooklyn, the UFC announced Saturday morning. Champions was the first to report the news.
Submitted Feb 11, 2017 1:46PM by Five-Alive - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: ‘Drama queen’ Tyron Woodley doesn’t get booed because he’s black
(mmafighting.com)
In the eyes of Dana White, Tyron Woodley has all the ingredients to be a big UFC star. There’s just one thing missing, the UFC president said. “He’s a smart guy, he’s a good-looking kid,” White said Friday on ESPN Radio’s Russell and Kanell. “He’s explosive. He’s got knockout power. But he’s a bit of a drama queen.”
Submitted Feb 11, 2017 4:59AM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cris Cyborg attempting to get retroactive exemption in USADA case
(mmafighting.com)
Could Cris Cyborg be back in the Octagon sooner than many thought? Cyborg’s attorney Howard Jacobs confirmed to MMA Fighting on Friday that she is in the process of applying for a retroactive therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for the banned diuretic she tested positive for in December. UFC president Dana White, too, believes Cyborg’s situation with USADA is in a good place.
Submitted Feb 10, 2017 9:53PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway unification title fight set for UFC 212
(bloodyelbow.com)
The fight to unify the featherweight titles finally appears to be set. After Max Holloway defeated Anthony Pettis for the interim UFC 145-pound title at UFC 206, he called out champion Jose Aldo for a unification bout at UFC 208. They weren’t able to put that together, but it appears they are set to go at UFC 212 in Brazil.
Submitted Feb 10, 2017 6:48PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Willis declared unfit, fight with Tybura scrapped
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC Heavyweight Justin Willis was deemed unfit to fight at UFC 208 by the New York State Athletic Commission. The fighter himself made the announcement, via his social network. Hey everyone, I want you to hear from me first, I did everything I could to make weight for the fight this weekend but due to the short notice my body shut down during the weight cut and the UFC doctors wouldn’t clear me to fight. I will be back in the UFC with a full camp very soon. Thank you to everyone at the UFC, all of their staff have been great. I want the same opponent or anybody else will suffice. I will be ready. God Bless.
Submitted Feb 10, 2017 12:24PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike TV to Become Paramount Network in Viacom Rebranding
(hollywoodreporter.com)
There's a big change coming to Spike TV. Viacom's male-focused cable network, home to Lip Sync Battle, is expected to be rebranded as the Paramount Network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. A formal announcement will likely come Thursday morning when Viacom unveils its turnaround plan during its quarterly earnings call. Sources tell THR that Spike chief Kevin Kay — who recently added oversight of CMT and TV Land to his purview of the Global Entertainment Group — is expected to remain in place. The rebranding could begin as early as 2018, sources say, and no personnel changes are expected to be made at this time. Representatives for Viacom and Spike declined comment, though a formal rollout strategy is expected to be part of Thursday's call.
Submitted Feb 10, 2017 12:23PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Yoel Romero calls into Michael Bisping's show after heated Twitter exchange
(mmafighting.com)
The rivalry between Yoel Romero and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping continues to grow. Following a fiery Twitter exchange between the two on Thursday, Romero personally called into Bisping's SiriusXM show The Countdown to confront Bisping live over the phone line. The phrase "poopy-pants" may or may not have been repeated several times.
Submitted Feb 10, 2017 1:55AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Paul Daley vs. Rory MacDonald headlines Bellator 179 in London
(mmafighting.com)
Paul Daley called out Rory MacDonald after scoring a vicious knockout in his last appearance inside the Bellator cage, and he got the fight he was hoping for. Bellator officially announced on Thursday that “Semtex" will battle “Red King” in the main event of Bellator 179. The event takes place May 19 at London’s SSE Arena.
Submitted Feb 9, 2017 12:47PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Conor McGregor releases boxing training video
(mmafighting.com)
Could a mega-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather be far behind? The UFC lightweight champion released a boxing training video at SBG Ireland on Instagram on Wednesday. McGregor recently said he will pass on returning to the Octagon in order to compete in a boxing ring next — preferably against Mayweather.
Submitted Feb 8, 2017 7:09PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Dustin Poirier blames miscommunication on Robbie Lawler/ATT split
(mmafighting.com)
BROOKLYN, New York -- Dustin Poirier talks about his UFC 208 fight against Jim Miller, rebounding from his previous loss, Robbie Lawler leaving American Top Team, his evolution as a fighter and more.
Submitted Feb 8, 2017 7:07PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jodie Esquibel vs. DeAnna Bennett, more added to Invicta FC 22
(mmafighting.com)
Jodie Esquibel had two opponents drop out for Invicta FC 21 and was left without a fight. The strawweight will try again next month. Esquibel has been rebooked against previous planned opponent DeAnna Bennett for Invicta FC 22 on March 25 in Kansas City, sources told MMA Fighting on Wednesday. The two were supposed to meet last month at Invicta 21, but Bennett withdrew due to injury.
Submitted Feb 8, 2017 7:06PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
New Nevada athletic commissioner works for Fertitta-owned Station Casinos
(mmafighting.com)
The newest commissioner appointed to the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) works for the former owners of the UFC. Staci Alonso, appointed to the commission by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval in December, is an executive vice president at Station Casinos, the casino group owned by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, per her LinkedIn page. The Fertittas sold their majority stake in the UFC, which is regulated and sanctioned by the NAC in Nevada, to WME-IMG in July for more than $4 billion.
Submitted Feb 8, 2017 7:05PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Former UFC fighters Joe Riggs & Cody Mckenzie are now bare knuckle boxing
(bleacherreport.com)
When the bright lights of the UFC fade, MMA fighters have two options: hang up the gloves and call it a career, or press forward and ply their trade in less prestigious organizations. MMA fighters have more options than ever these days as far as promotions go, from the well-known Bellator to countless regional promotions scattered across the country (and plenty of international promotions too).
Submitted Feb 8, 2017 6:36PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Eduardo Dantas vs. Darrion Caldwell 135 title fight headlines Bellator 177 in Budapest
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator is returning to Hungary this spring, and the bantamweight title will be on the line in Budapest. Bellator 177 is set for april 14 at Budapest Sports Arena. In the main event, bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas (19-4 MMA, 9-1 BMMA) is set to take on challenger Darrion Caldwell (10-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA). In addition, the card will feature a featherweight fight between Hungary’s Adam Borics (5-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and Anthony Taylor (1-2 MMA, 1-2 BMMA). Promotion officials announced the card and headliner today. The main card will air on Spike at 9 p.m. ET. Immediately following the MMA card, Bellator Kickboxing 6 will air on Spike at 11 p.m. ET, headlined by a welterweight title rematch between Zoltan Laszak and Karim Ghajji.
Submitted Feb 8, 2017 5:04PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Fabricio Werdum-Ben Rothwell will join champ Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos at UFC 211
(mmajunkie.com)
Everything’s bigger in Texas, they say. So the UFC’s return to the “Lone Star State” in May looks like it will have plenty of big men on the top of the bill. According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Combate, UFC 211 in May will feature not only a heavyweight title fight in the main event, but what is likely to be a No. 1 contenders bout, as well. Combate today reported former champion Fabricio Werdum (21-6-1 MMA, 9-3 UFC) will meet Ben Rothwell (36-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC) at the event, which is expected to be headlined by heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) against former champ Junior Dos Santos (18-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC).
Submitted Feb 7, 2017 6:33PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ABC rules committee passes limited use of instant replay in MMA
(mmafighting.com)
Instant replay could be coming to mixed martial arts. The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) rules and regulations committee for MMA has passed the use of instant replay for fight-finishing sequences, committee chair Sean Wheelock confirmed Tuesday with MMA Fighting. The proposed rule will be brought to the ABC body and voted on at its annual conference this summer in Connecticut.
Submitted Feb 7, 2017 5:47PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Sarah Kaufman returns to action next month
(mmafighting.com)
Sarah Kaufman is on the comeback trail. The bantamweight contender has signed a one-fight deal with new South Korean-based Battlefield to compete on their March 18 card, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Feb 7, 2017 4:12PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
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