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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
 
UFC 209 adds Mirsad Bektic vs. Darren Elkins, Todd Duffee vs. Mark Godbeer
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s March return to Las Vegas still needs a main event, but the card is starting to take shape. UFC officials today announced the addition of featherweights Mirsad Bektic vs. Darren Elkins and heavyweights Todd Duffee vs. Mark Godbeer to UFC 209, which takes place March 4 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
Submitted Jan 3, 2017 7:28PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov offers to pay Tony Ferguson to fight him
(https:)
Khabib Nurmagomedov is willing to put his own money on the line to make a fight with Tony Ferguson go from fantasy to reality. The No. 1 ranked lightweight took to Twitter on Monday to offer up $200,000 paid directly to Ferguson so he would accept the proposed matchup between the two of them.
Submitted Jan 2, 2017 3:14PM by JLS - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Champ Blagoy Ivanov vs. Shawn Jordan slated for WSOF 35 on Feb. 25
(mmajunkie.com)
The heavyweight title will be on the line next month at WSOF 35. During Saturday’s WSOF 34 broadcast, officials confirmed an upcoming title fight between reigning champion Blagoy Ivanov (14-1) and challenger Shawn Jordan (19-7).
Submitted Jan 2, 2017 3:09PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bobby Nash replaces Yancy Medeiros, meets Li Jingliang at UFC on FOX 23
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC newcomer Bobby Nash (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced Yancy Medeiros (13-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) and is slated to meet fellow welterweight Li Jingliang (11-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC on FOX 23. UFC officials recently announced the change. UFC on FOX 23 takes place Jan. 28 at Pepsi Center in Denver. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Jan 2, 2017 3:07PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Final UFC 207 salaries: Champ Amanda Nunes gets $200K, Ronda Rousey $3 million
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite a quick 48-second loss, Ronda Rousey was the top earner at UFC 207. Rousey (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC), who was no match for women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (14-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC), earned a flat disclosed payday of $3 million. Nunes, meanwhile, earned $200,000 – $100,000 to show and another $100,000 as a win bonus.
Submitted Jan 2, 2017 3:02PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 207 bonuses: Amanda Nunes and Alex Garcia pick up $50,000 for their brutal knockouts
(mmajunkie.com)
Amanda Nunes, Alex Garcia, Cody Garbrandt and Dominick Cruz each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Friday’s UFC 207 event. Nunes and Garcia earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Garbrandt and Cruz took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Dec 31, 2016 10:49AM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Check out the divergent tallies on the scorecard for Cody Garbrandt's upset of champ Dominick Cruz
(mmajunkie.com)
Cody Garbrandt did what he set out to do on Friday night – and what not many figured he’d be able to. Garbrandt (11-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) took a unanimous decision from bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (22-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) to win the 135-pound title in the UFC 207 co-main event. Check out the scorecard below to see how the officials tallied each round.
Submitted Dec 31, 2016 6:23AM by Five-Alive - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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