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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
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
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