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Titan FC double champ Jose Torres signs with UFC, will debut in Utica
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One of the top lighter weight fighters in the world is headed to the UFC. Jose Torres, the Titan FC flyweight and bantamweight champion, has agreed to fight Jarred Brooks at UFC Fight Night Utica on June 1, MMA Fighting has learned. Torres, who has agreed to a multi-fight contract with the promotion, is replacing Hector Sandoval, who is out of the fight due to undisclosed reasons. The fight will take place at flyweight.
Submitted May 22, 2018 4:48PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabricio Werdum fails USADA drug test, facing UFC anti-doping violation
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Just one day after news broke that Fabricio Werdum would be headlining the UFC’s debut in Russia, the former UFC heavyweight champion is in hot water with USADA. Werdum failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test, stemming from a sample collected April 25, the UFC announced Tuesday. He is facing a UFC anti-doping violation. The substance that he tested positive for was not released, per policy.
Submitted May 22, 2018 4:44PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tatiana Suarez, the female Khabib Nurmagomedov?
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We look at the standout performance from UFC strawweight Tatiana Suarez at UFC Chile against Alexa Grasso. Is Suarez the female Khabib Nurmagomedov?
Submitted May 22, 2018 12:53AM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Michael Chiesa to make FS1 analyst debut for UFC Liverpool
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After missing out on an opportunity to fight in April, Michael Chiesa has found another way to get some exposure. The lightweight contender will make his FOX Sports 1 broadcasting debut when he joins Michael Bisping, Jimmy Smith, and Karyn Bryant on the analyst desk this weekend for UFC Liverpool, FOX announced Monday.
Submitted May 22, 2018 12:51AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ian McCall announces retirement
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“Uncle Creepy” is calling it a day. Ian McCall announced Monday on The MMA Hour that he is retiring after a 15-year career that saw him become one of the best fighters in the 125-pound division.
Submitted May 22, 2018 12:50AM by Braden - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexey Oleynik set to headline UFC Moscow
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The UFC’s inaugural event in Russia will be headlined by a fight that can only be described as a grappler’s delight. A heavyweight matchup between former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum and Ukranian-Russian mat wizard Alexey Oleynik is set to headline UFC Moscow on Sept. 15. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported the matchup Monday afternoon on The MMA Hour.
Submitted May 21, 2018 5:01PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mirko Cro Cop out of Bellator 200 main event, Rafael Carvalho vs. Gegard Mousasi to headline
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Bad luck has hit Bellator 200. The landmark show lost its main event on Monday, as Mirko Filipovic has been forced to withdraw from Friday’s main event at The SSE Arena in England with an undisclosed injury.
Submitted May 21, 2018 1:16PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire set for UFC 226 in Las Vegas
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A strawweight bout between Las Vegas residents Jamie Moyle and Emily Whitmire is the latest addition to July’s UFC 226 lineup.
Submitted May 20, 2018 7:56PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker slated for UFC 226 in Las Vegas
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July’s UFC 226 lineup has a new lightweight addition. It features Gilbert Burns (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) vs. Dan Hooker (16-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC).
Submitted May 19, 2018 8:04PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana scheduled for UFC 227
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Irene Aldana asked for an specific opponent and got her wish. The Mexican fighter has been booked to fight former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 227 on Aug. 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The news was announced by the promotion on Friday.
Submitted May 18, 2018 9:26PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brad Scott draws newcomer Carlo Pedersoli Jr. at UFC Liverpool
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Brad Scott is getting a home date after all. After thinking that he’d missed out on his opportunity to fight at UFC Liverpool with the injury withdrawal of originally scheduled opponent Salim Touahri, Scott will fight in his native England when he meets Octagon newcomer Carlo Pedersoli Jr. at the Echo Arena on May 27.
Submitted May 18, 2018 5:35PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexander Hernandez vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier slated for UFC on FOX 30
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An intriguing matchup between ranked lightweights Alexander Hernandez and Olivier Aubin-Mercier has been slated for July 28 at UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The UFC announced the booking Friday.
Submitted May 18, 2018 4:13PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn booked for UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise
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A featherweight bout between Dennis Bermudez and Rick Glenn is the latest addition to July’s UFC Fight Night 133 lineup.
Submitted May 18, 2018 4:07PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
2018 World MMA Awards nominees announced
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Max Holloway, Demetrious Johnson, Cris Cyborg, and Rose Namajunas could be adding to their trophy cases soon with Fighters Only announcing the nominees for the 2018 World MMA Awards. Voting began with the announcement of the nominations on Monday and you can make your voice be heard at:
Submitted May 17, 2018 8:05PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Liverpool card still undergoing changes with about a week to spare
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The UFC’s debut in Liverpool, England, is just around the corner – but the lineup still is undergoing changes. South African lightweight Don Madge (7-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) a month ago said he was fighting David Teymur (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 130 for his promotional debut. But that fight now has been removed from the lineup at UFC.com, and Teymur recently said on Twitter that he’s going to instead be fighting Nik Lentz (28-8-2 MMA, 12-5-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 131. In addition, welterweight Brad Scott (11-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) recently told MMAFighting.com that his fight against Salim Touahri (10-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was no longer going to happen. Scott told the site if he wasn’t rebooked quickly, he was inclined to not take a fight on the show at all.
Submitted May 17, 2018 7:16PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Veteran journalist Ariel Helwani moves to ESPN, will host new show with Chael Sonnen
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Veteran MMA journalist Ariel Helwani is moving to ESPN, the cable network today announced. Helwani will make the move from MMAFighting.com, where he has spent the bulk of his career. The Montreal-born New York resident is a six-time winner of the “MMA Journalist of the Year” award from the fan-voted World MMA Awards. His resume also includes work for FOX Sports’ UFC coverage, as well as SiriusXM Radio. Helwani will move to the network next month and his roles, according to a news release, will include co-hosting a new weekly program on ESPN+: “Ariel & The Bad Guy” with current Bellator fighter Chael Sonnen. In addition, Helwani’s popular current MMM Fighting show “The MMA Hour” will continue at ESPN, but as “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,” the network stated. In addition, he’ll be an MMA reporter for ESPN across on-air and digital media platforms.
Submitted May 17, 2018 3:25PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC Fight Night Moscow officially announced for Sept. 15
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After a whirlwind of reports and speculation since early 2018, the UFC has finally made its first trip to Russia official. The promotion announced its maiden voyage to the country via its social media channels on Wednesday morning. RT.com first reported that the UFC were targeting a Russian event way back in January. UFC Fight Night Moscow will take place at Olimpiyskiy Arena. Tickets for the event will go on sale on Friday, June 1st.
Submitted May 16, 2018 1:10PM by Braden - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Planning fall return, Tony Ferguson believes he’s ‘still the true 155-pound champion’
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Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov were supposed to fight at UFC 223 for the right to be called the undisputed UFC lightweight champion. Unfortunately, Ferguson injured his knee shortly before the event and had to have surgery so Nurmagomedov ended up fighting Al Iaquinta for the title instead, cruising to an easy victory. Nurmagomedov has indicated he would like to defend his title sometime in November or December, and when he does, Ferguson says he will be ready and waiting.
Submitted May 16, 2018 1:10PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Dodson re-signs with UFC
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John Dodson is sticking around. The popular bantamweight has come to terms with the UFC on a new four-fight contract, MMAFighting.com has learned
Submitted May 16, 2018 1:08PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kelvin’s gastelum admant he’ll sit out until he gets guaranteed title shot
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Kelvin Gastelum wants a title shot and his willing to sit out to get it. After taking a split-decision nod over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC 224 on Saturday in Rio, Gastelum, 26, believes that a UFC middleweight title shot should be next on his schedule.
Submitted May 16, 2018 3:09AM by tildengolfer - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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