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Neiman Gracie vs. Javier Torres added to Bellator 185 main card
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A welterweight bout between Neiman Gracie and Javier Torres was added to the main card of Bellator 185 on Oct. 20 in Uncasville, Conn., promotion officials confirmed to MMA Fighting.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 2:50PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Knee injury, surgery forces Teemu Packalen from UFC Fight night 118 vs. Marcin Held
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Poland later this month for UFC Fight Night 118 has taken a hit to one of its featured bouts. Teemu Packalen (8-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is out of his lightweight fight against Marcin Held (22-7 MMA, 0-3 UFC) after suffering a knee injury that required surgery.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 2:48PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Chase Sherman meets Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Shanghai
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The UFC is heading to mainland China and its bringing Chase Sherman — and his gifs — along for the ride. The loquacious heavyweight prospect will meet Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Shanghai on Nov. 25, the promotion announced Wednesday. The fight was first reported on Monday by MMA Today.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 2:46PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Davi Ramos set for UFC Fresno
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A welterweight clash between Chris Gruetzemacher and Davi Ramos was added to the UFC’s first event in Fresno on Dec. 9, the promotion announced Thursday. The match-up was first reported by Combate.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 2:46PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping suspects GSP used PEDs
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Maybe he needed to ‘clear the steroids’ out of his system. Bisping suspects that the reason St-Pierre delayed their first bout was because he needed to flush the steroids out of his system. :
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 11:15PM by Ninja_Nicoya - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny set for UFC 219
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The return of “The Natural Born Killer” is set. Former WEC welterweight champion and UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit will meet Neil Magny on Dec. 30 at UFC 219. The FS1 show UFC Tonight reported the bout on Wednesday.
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 9:19PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 26 coaches Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje to fight at UFC 218
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Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje had to deal with each other for a whole season on The Ultimate Fighter 26, and now they have an official date with which to settle their differences.
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 8:06PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC legend Matt Hughes returns to hospital to honor nurses who treated him after crash
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Just four months after incurring a serious injury in a crash that could have been deadly, Matt Hughes was standing up, walking around and laughing with friends and family. Hughes, the UFC Hall of Famer, returned to HSHS St. John’s Hospital on Tuesday to honor the two nurses who treated him immediately after his truck-train crash in June, per a release sent out by the hospital. Hughes attended the event with his wife Audra and daughters Hanna and Katelyn.
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 6:24PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jon Fitch pays tribute to Tom Petty with (a pretty darn good) rendition of 'Learning to Fly'
(mmajunkie.com)
MMA fighters have quite frequently used Tom Petty’s catalog as walkout music, so when the music icon passed away late Monday, the news struck close to home for many competitors. Petty, 66, died after suffering cardiac arrest, ending a life and music career that had a global impact. When it comes to MMA, Petty’s music is perhaps best associated with former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who famously walks out to “I Won’t Back Down.” Petty’s music clearly had an influence on others, though, including Jon Fitch (30-7-1). The current PFL welterweight champion and former UFC welterweight title challenger apparently has some music talent in his back pocket, and after Petty’s passing, he honored him with a rendition of “Learning to Fly.”
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 1:33PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Augusto Mendes injured, out of UFC Sao Paulo bout with Boston Salmon
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Augusto Mendes will no longer compete at the UFC Sao Paulo card on Oct. 28. The jiu-jitsu expert was looking forward to competing in Brazil for the first time as a professional MMA fighter, but was forced out of a bantamweight clash with Boston Salmon after sustaining a left ankle and left tibia injury. A replacement is being sought for Salmon. MMA Fighting confirmed the news with sources following a report by Combate.
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 1:30PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ONE announces ‘David vs. Goliath’ openweight bout between Aung La N Sang and Alain Ngalani
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Fans craving the old school MMA days that were free of weight classes are getting a treat from Singapore’s ONE Championship promotion. On Monday, ONE announced that middleweight champion Aung La N Sang will take on heavyweight Alain Ngalani in a five-round, non-title openweight bout at the ‘ONE: Hero’s Dream’ show on Nov. 3 at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. A press release dubbed it ONE’s first-ever ‘David vs. Goliath’ matchup.
Submitted Oct 3, 2017 11:08PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bubba McDaniel in for ‘King Mo’ Lawal at Bellator 185
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The former Bellator light heavyweight champion will square off with Bubba McDaniel on Oct. 20 in Uncasville, Conn. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Tuesday report by MMA Junkie.
Submitted Oct 3, 2017 11:06PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar set to headline UFC 218 in Detroit
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Max Holloway’s first title defense has been booked. The Hawaiian fighter will defend his UFC featherweight belt against Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 218. The event is set to take place on Dec. 2 at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The news was first reported on Tuesday night by ESPN, and was later confirmed by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Submitted Oct 3, 2017 11:01PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor praises Max Holloway’s capture of 145 title, open to fight at 155
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For MMA fighters, getting praise from Conor McGregor is a pretty rare phenomenon, but in Glasgow on Friday night the Irishman heaped praise on UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway. Although he first announced that he “sonned” the Hawaiian when they fought back in 2014, the SBG fighter went on to praise how he reacted to the decision loss at the TD Garden, in what was only McGregor’s second outing with the UFC.
Submitted Oct 3, 2017 8:42PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Cris Cyborg claims the UFC is trying to nickle and dime her on Holly Holm fight
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The UFC continues to struggle with their women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg. The relationship between the two has never been great, with the promotion signing Cris back in 2015 on a unique contract that kept her fighting for female promotion Invicta FC while they tried to pressure her into cutting down to 135 pounds for a showdown with Ronda Rousey. Over the next two years, Cyborg regularly complained about poor treatment from the promotion (real and imagined) so I suppose it should be no surprise they're butting heads again.
Submitted Oct 3, 2017 8:33PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
David Teymur vs. Drakkar Klose slated for UFC 218
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A pair of big time prospect killers will do battle at UFC 218 when lightweights David Teymur and Drakkar Klose face-off Dec. 2 in Detroit, Mich. The Detroit Free Press first reported the booking Monday.
Submitted Oct 2, 2017 9:17PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manager: Anthony Johnson to meet with UFC about return, likely at heavyweight
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Anthony Johnson’s time in retirement might be short. Johnson’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that “Rumble,” known for his devastating knockout power, is planning a potential comeback and they will be meeting with UFC president Dana White this week to discuss it.
Submitted Oct 2, 2017 9:10PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC middleweight Rafael Natal retires from MMA
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UFC middleweight Rafael Natal hung up his gloves. The Brazilian fighter, who competed inside the Octagon 17 times over the last seven years, announced on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he has decided to retire from his mixed martial arts career.
Submitted Oct 2, 2017 7:24PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Injury forces ‘King Mo’ Lawal to withdraw from Liam McGeary bout at Bellator 185
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Bellator 185 just lost its co-main event. Officials confirmed with MMA Fighting that Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has been forced out of his light heavyweight bout vs. Liam McGeary at Bellator 185 on Oct. 20 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. due to an undisclosed injury.
Submitted Oct 2, 2017 7:19PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Alistair Overeem says he’s been told he’ll get UFC title shot with win over Francis Ngannou
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Alistair Overeem’s career renaissance could lead him to another UFC title shot. “The Reem” told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he has been told he’ll receive a heavyweight title opportunity if he beats Francis Ngannou at UFC 218 on Dec. 2 in Detroit.
Submitted Oct 2, 2017 6:47PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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