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Khabib Nurmagomedov starts camp despite no opponent, welcomes Michael Chiesa if Tony Ferguson not game
(mmajunkie.com)
Top UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is still aiming for an appearance at UFC 209, and if Tony Ferguson isn’t willing to stand on the other side of the cage, “The Eagle” is looking for other opportunities. Nurmagomedov today took to social media today to reveal he’s starting camp at California’s famed American Kickboxing Academy in preparation for a fight at the March 4 event in Las Vegas – exactly eight weeks from today.
Submitted Jan 8, 2017 11:54PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson on tap for UFC London
(bloodyelbow.com)
Hard-hitting light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa will be taking on Corey Anderson in the UFC’s March 18th return to London, England. A UFC light heavyweight matchup between two top-10 ranked fighters is set for Saturday, March 18th, as FloCombat reports that Jimi Manuwa (ranked #5) will face Corey Anderson (ranked #9) at UFC Fight Night 108 in London, England. The whole card will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. UFC officials have not formally announced the bout, as of this writing. Manuwa (16-2) fought just once in 2016, having been inactive for more than a year due to injury. He turned in perhaps the best performance of his career, brutally stopping Ovince Saint Preux in the 2nd round of their UFC 204 clash in Manchester, England. Prior to KOing OSP, Manuwa himself was KO’d by top contender Anthony Johnson. Manuwa is known for his vicious power, and has won by KO or TKO in 14 of his 16 wins.
Submitted Jan 8, 2017 11:44PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC Lightweight Champ Rafael dos Anjos Announces Move to Welterweight
(sherdog.com)
His unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis won him the title and he defended by spectacularly knocking out Donald Cerrone in 66 seconds in his first defense and it seemed at that juncture that the Brazilian might wind up being an all-time great. But a first-round stoppage loss to Eddie Alvarez lost him his throne and when Tony Ferguson defeated him via judges’ decision last November, his run as a top lightweight reached a resounding end.
Submitted Jan 7, 2017 12:25PM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marlon Vera steps in to face Jimmie Rivera at UFC Fight Night 103
(mmafighting.com)
UFC Fight Night 103 is getting a new fight. The UFC announced on Friday that Ecuadorian fighter Marlon Vera will step in for the injured Bryan Caraway to fight Jimmie Rivera on Jan. 15 in Phoenix. The fight will kick off the main card on FOX Sports 1. Caraway was scheduled to face Rivera in what was to be a battle for contention in the bantamweight division, but Caraway was forced to withdraw from the bout with an undisclosed injury just 11 day’s beforehand. Vera, 24, will look to make it back-to-back wins for the first time in the UFC. Having competed on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, Vera is 2-2 in the UFC and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Ning Guangyou in November in Melbourne, Australia.
Submitted Jan 6, 2017 10:15PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Jacare’ Souza added to UFC 208 against Tim Boetsch
(mmafighting.com)
Ronaldo Souza got a fight, but probably not one that will get him closer to his desired spot atop the middleweight division. “Jacare” will take on Tim Boetsch at UFC 208 on Feb. 11 in Brooklyn, UFC officials told Newsday. Souza’s manager Gilberto Faria posted a mock Craigslist ad Thursday on Instagram, seeking a 185-pound opponent for his client.
Submitted Jan 6, 2017 5:12PM by JLS - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Shogun' Rua vs. Gian Villante in the works for UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza
(mmafighting.com)
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will look to continue his career resurgence later this year in Brazil. According to multiple sources, the UFC is currently working towards booking Rua vs. Gian Villante for the March 11 UFC Fight Night event in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Submitted Jan 6, 2017 12:17AM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz on why he’s retiring: ‘My biggest enemy has been my body’
(mmafighting.com)
This isn’t the first time Tito Ortiz has announced his retirement. The former UFC light heavyweight champion called it a career after a 2012 loss to Forrest Griffin and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Then came an improbable run with Bellator, one in which he drew a game-changing television rating for a fight with Stephan Bonnar on Nov. 2014 which helped usher in the current era of MMA free agency. But while the inevitable can be postponed, time catches up with everyone eventually. Ortiz’s Bellator 170 main event against Chael Sonnen comes two days before his 42nd birthday, and “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” affirmed that win, lose, or draw, he intends for the bout to be the last of his MMA career.
Submitted Jan 5, 2017 7:40PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Scottish fighter Paul Craig set to meet Tyson Pedro at UFC 209
(mmafighting.com)
A light heavyweight bout has been added to UFC 209. On Thursday it was announced that 25-year old Australian fighter Tyson Pedro will return to the Octagon on March 4 to take on Paul Craig. The Daily Telegraph was the first to break the news.
Submitted Jan 5, 2017 7:34PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Hunt felt like he had to accept Alistair Overeem fight or ‘let my family starve’
(mmafighting.com)
Mark Hunt was trying to fight the UFC for further protections in his contract. But he felt like he had no choice but accept a fight without those protections. Hunt will face Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas, it was announced last month. Originally, Hunt said he would only take the fight if the UFC wrote new provisions in his contract about an opponent caught doping. But “The Super Samoan” told “Stuff” in his native New Zealand that he had to take the bout without them for financial reasons.
Submitted Jan 5, 2017 3:38PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cheick Kongo vs. Oli Thompson, Adam Piccolotti vs. Brent Primus added to Bellator 172
(mmafighting.com)
Cheick Kongo vs. Oli Thompson, and Adam Piccolotti vs. Brent Primus are the latest additions to Bellator 172. The news was announced by the promotion on Wednesday.
Submitted Jan 5, 2017 3:36PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Marlon Moraes says he can beat anyone, including UFC champ Cody Garbrandt
(mmafighting.com)
Marlon Moraes successfully defended his World Series of Fighting bantamweight title on Dec. 31, and he’s once again a free agent. The Brazilian talent, who signed a one-fight deal with WSOF earlier this year, knows what he wants after scoring a first-round stoppage victory over Josenaldo Silva in New York. Less than 24 hours before Moraes’ 11th victory under the WSOF banner, the bantamweight title was on the line in the UFC Octagon. Dominick Cruz, who dominated the division for years, suffered his first defeat in almost a decade against Cody Garbrandt. Moraes enjoyed Garbrandt’s performance, but thinks he has what it takes to beat any bantamweight in the world.
Submitted Jan 4, 2017 11:44PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov's manager offers ultimatum to Tony Ferguson
(mmajunkie.com)
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager is apparently growing impatient with Tony Ferguson’s impasse with the UFC. Former WSOF matchmaker and Dominance MMA chief Ali Abdelaziz gave an ultimatum to Ferguson today on Twitter. “You have 6 days to make a deal with the UFC (and) if you don’t make a deal I’m going to find someone else to fight” read the message, since deleted.
Submitted Jan 4, 2017 6:15PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Bryan Caraway out at next week's UFC Fight Night 103, Jimmie Rivera needs new opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
Fast-rising bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera is in need of a new opponent, and in quick fashion. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that Bryan Caraway is injured and has been forced to withdraw from next week’s UFC Fight Night 103 event. That leaves Rivera without an opponent for now, though a search is actively underway. UFC Fight Night 103 takes place next Sunday at Talking Stick Resort in Phoenix.
Submitted Jan 4, 2017 6:12PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dong Hyun Kim would ‘love to fight’ Demian Maia next
(mmafighting.com)
Dong Hyun Kim discusses why he felt he beat Saffiedine, if he was satisfied with the victory, and why he wants Demian Maia next.
Submitted Jan 4, 2017 3:37PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Angela Lee to defend ONE atomweight title in March against Jenny Huang
(mmafighting.com)
Coming off one of the best fights of 2016, Angela Lee will put her ONE Championship atomweight belt on the line when she faces Jenny Huang on March 11. ONE: Warrior Kingdom takes place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
Submitted Jan 4, 2017 3:33PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Brock Lesnar suspended by USADA for one year in doping case
(mmafighting.com)
Brock Lesnar’s MMA future remains uncertain, but the results of his doping case no longer are. The former UFC heavyweight champion was suspended one year by USADA for failing two drug tests in relation to UFC 200 in July, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Wednesday in a press release. Lesnar is eligible to return to the Octagon on July 15, 2017, one year after his provisional USADA suspension began.
Submitted Jan 4, 2017 3:32PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
‘Health problems’ force Mirko Cro Cop to retire (again): ‘This is definitely the end’
(mmamania.com)
I know, I know, we’ve heard this before... and even before that. But this time he really means it. We think. Mirko Filipovic, 42, who rose to power under the PRIDE FC banner over a decade ago, recaptured some of that former glory by winning the RIZIN FF open-weight grand prix last weekend in Saitama, Japan. That’s what we call leaving on a high note. “That was definitely my last tournament. I have health problems and this is definitely the end of my career,” Cro Cop told Nova TV (via Croatia Week). “I know I have announced my retirement before, but this is definitely it.” Filipovic (35-11-2) retires on the strength of a seven-fight winning streak.
Submitted Jan 4, 2017 3:27PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Joe Rogan: Nick Diaz ‘passed’ on UFC rematch against Robbie Lawler
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to Joe Rogan, Nick Diaz turned down a rematch with Robbie Lawler.
Submitted Jan 3, 2017 7:39PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ryan Bader: 'UFC has a special place in my heart, but there are intriguing fights in Bellator'
(mmamania.com)
Ryan Bader has yet to ink a new contract with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after he opted to fight out his existing deal rather than sign an extension last year. A move that proved to be the right one for "Darth," knocking out Antonio Rogerio Nogueira last November to secure his second straight win, seven of eight overall. Whether or not that equates to big bucks for Bader, remains to be seen. One thing is certain, though, if his longtime employers don't pay him, he'll gladly go to a company that will. Bellator MMA included, as he recent told Flo Combat.
Submitted Jan 3, 2017 7:35PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Ex-UFC fighter Cody East accused of kneeing girlfriend in head, dragging her by hair
(mmafighting.com)
A former UFC heavyweight is being accused of kneeing his girlfriend in the head, dragging her by the hair, and threatening to kill her 10-year-old son, per a police report obtained Tuesday by MMA Fighting.
Submitted Jan 3, 2017 7:32PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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