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UFC 197 bonuses: Any surprise that Yair Rodriguez head kick was worth $50,000?
(mmajunkie.com)
Yair Rodriguez, Demetrious Johnson, Danny Roberts and Dominique Steele each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC 197 event. Rodriguez and Johnson earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses, and Roberts and Steele took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Apr 24, 2016 3:42AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 197 attendance: Event draws 11,352 fans for $2.3 million live gate in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s UFC 197 event drew an announced attendance of 11,352 fans for a live gate of $2.3 million. UFC 197 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. UFC 197 was the fourth event at MGM Grand Garden Arena this year. It ranks second in total attendance and second in live gate. The full list includes: “UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz” – 14,898 ($8,100,000 live gate) “UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux” – 11,352 ($2,300,000 live gate) “UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit” – 10,300 ($2,003,986 live gate) “UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson” – 7,422 ($1,435,000 live gate)
Submitted Apr 24, 2016 3:33AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 197 results: Jon Jones defeat Ovince Saint Preux by decision
(bloodyelbow.com)
It definitely wasn't the performance most expected, but Jon Jones won the UFC interim light heavyweight title with a decision win over Ovince Saint Preux.
Submitted Apr 24, 2016 1:18AM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Mitrione makes Bellator debut against Carl Seumanutafa at Bellator 157
(mmajunkie.com)
Matt Mitrione will step into the Bellator cage for the first time at Bellator 157 when the heavyweight squares off with Carl Seumanutafa. Bellator announced the bout during tonight’s broadcast of Bellator 153.
Submitted Apr 22, 2016 11:46PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Page–Gonzalez, Carmont–Vassell set to meet at Bellator 158 in London
(mmajunkie.com)
Michael Page will take the next step in his Bellator career when he faces streaking welterweight Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 158. The welterweight bout was announced on the Bellator 153 broadcast following Page’s toe hold submission of Jeremie Holloway. Bellator 158 takes place July 16 at The O2 in London, and the main card airs on Spike. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson (6-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) rematches James Thompson (20-16 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) in the heavyweight main event while Paul Daley (38-13-2 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) and Josh Koscheck (17-10 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) rematch in the co-main event.
Submitted Apr 22, 2016 9:53PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Patricio Freire: ‘Bellator promised me’ title shot with win
(mmafighting.com)
Patricio Freire wants to regain the Bellator featherweight belt, but first he needs to get past Henry Corrales. Freire’s life became a rollercoaster last November, when he lost the 145-pound title in a rematch with Daniel Straus. "Pitbull" wanted to avenge the loss and get the belt back, and claims that Bellator was willing to make a fourth between them bout right away, but the champion was forced to be on the sidelines.
Submitted Apr 22, 2016 4:31PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Undefeated Andrew Todhunter Will CallI It A Career Following Legacy FC 54 Bout
(mmaweekly.com)
Looking back on 2015, Oklahoma-based middleweight Andrew Todhunter isn’t shy about saying it was the lowest point of both his MMA career and life outside the cage. The first problem Todhunter ran into was when he was offered a fight at UFC 188 in Mexico City at welterweight. Unfortunately, fighting at a weight class below what he is used to and being in unfamiliar surroundings made for disastrous results.
Submitted Apr 22, 2016 4:27PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
‘Kid’ Yamamoto to Make Octagon Return at UFC Fight Night Ottawa on June 18
(m.sherdog.com)
Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto will seek his first Octagon triumph when he faces Chris Beal at UFC Fight Night Ottawa on June 18. Promotion officials announced the bantamweight bout on Friday. UFC Fight Night takes place at TD Place Arena in Ottawa and is headlined by a welterweight clash between Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson. The evening’s main card airs on Fox Sports 1. The K-1 Hero’s 2005 middleweight grand prix tournament champion, Yamamoto began his UFC tenure with consecutive losses to Demetrious Johnson, Darren Uyenoyama and Vaughan Lee. Most recently, the Krazy Bee representative’s bout with Roman Salazar at UFC 184 was declared a no contest after Salazar couldn’t continue due to an accidental eye poke. Yamamoto is 18-6 as a pro, including 13 wins via KO or TKO.
Submitted Apr 22, 2016 4:08PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Four Bouts Announced For UFC Fight Night In South Dakota on July 13th
(m.sherdog.com)
The card for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first-ever trip to South Dakota is beginning to take shape. The promotion confirmed the following matchups Thursday following an initial report from the Argus Leader: Louis Smolka vs. Ben Nguyen at flyweight; Kyle Noke vs. Keita Nakamura at welterweight; Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman at middleweight and Scott Holtzman vs. Cody Pfister at lightweight.
Submitted Apr 21, 2016 4:04PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Felice Herrig vs. Kailin Curran joins Chicago's UFC on FOX 20 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
A strawweight bout between Felice Herrig (10-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Kailin Curran (4-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to this summer’s UFC on FOX 20 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout.
Submitted Apr 21, 2016 3:59PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sioux Falls native Ben Nguyen meets Louis Smolka at UFC Fight Night 91 in S.D.
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s first event in South Dakota will feature a native of the “Mount Rushmore State,” even though he fights out of Australia. Ben Nguyen (14-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who was born in Sioux Falls, S.D., will meet Louis Smolka (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 91. UFC officials announced the fight today following an initial report from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.
Submitted Apr 21, 2016 3:56PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randa Markos vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger slated for UFC Fight Night 89 in Canada
(mmajunkie.com)
A strawweight bout between Randa Markos (5-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger(6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s UFC Fight Night 89 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout.
Submitted Apr 21, 2016 3:33PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McGregor Breaks Silence, Ends Lengthy Retirement
(usatoday.com)
But in a post to his Facebook page Thursday, the UFC featherweight champ wrote that he’d like to leave a certain part of the sport behind: the relentless promoting of his bouts. "I have become lost in the game of promotion and forgot about the art of fighting," McGregor wrote. "There comes a time when you need to stop handing out flyers and get back to the damn shop."
Submitted Apr 21, 2016 12:34PM by bjj1605 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Viktor Nemkov to defend title vs. Rashid Yusupov, Stephan Puetz returns vs. Andrey Seledtspv
(mmamadhouse.com)
M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Viktor Nemkov will defend his title May 27 against challenger Rashid Yusupov, headlining M-1 Challenge 66, in Orenburg City, Russia. M-1 Challenge 66 will be streamed live from Moscow in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets. M-1 Global also announced that former M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion Stephan “T-800? Puetz will also return to action against M-1 Global-debuting Andrey Seledtsov.
Submitted Apr 21, 2016 5:55AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ricardo Lamas booked for fight with Max Holloway at June's UFC 199 in California
(mmajunkie.com)
Two of the world’s top featherweights are set to fight when the UFC returns to Southern California in June. Former title challenger Ricardo Lamas (16-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will take on Max Holloway (15-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) at UFC 199. Promotion officials announced the new booking today on FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight.” A middleweight bout between Hector Lombard Hector Lombard (34-5-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and former PRIDE champ Dan Henderson (31-14 MMA, 8-8 UFC) also was made official. With the addition to the card, UFC 199 now includes: Champ Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman – for middleweight title Champ Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber – for bantamweight title Bobby Green vs. Dustin Poirier Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic Luiz Henrique da Silva vs. Jonathan Wilson “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Polo Reyes Tom Breese vs. Sean Strickland Mehdi Baghdad vs. John Makdessi B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver Clay Guida vs. Brian Ortega Jessica Andrade vs. Jessica Penne Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas
Submitted Apr 20, 2016 11:01PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen thinks Conor McGregor made 'a big mistake'
(mmafighting.com)
As everyone is by now aware, Conor McGregor tweeted that he was retiring. Shortly afterwards, Dana White announced that the UFC had removed McGregor from his scheduled bout at UFC 200. And for the rest of the afternoon and evening, MMA fans the world over desperately scoured the internet to figure out what precipitated all of this. Well Chael Sonnen thinks he knows. Last night after all the hoopla, Sonnen did a Facebook live chat where he answered many listener comments surrounding McGregor's situation and talked about his knowledge of the behind the scenes workings. "I don't have any inside info on this. Just being around the business since the 90's, I know how it works. I know how this whole thing went down. And if I tell you what I think, I guarantee I'm 98 percent right if not 100. "Conor had a deal with the UFC. And Conor's now going back and trying to renegotiate and it just doesn't work that way. It can't. You can't write everything down, you can't get your contracts done all the time in this business. There's 500 guys under contract. There's not even that many employees in the UFC. I think there's like 340 employees with 500 fighters. There's 53 shows scheduled for a year that only has 52 weeks in the year. You have to be able to make a phone call, count on whatever the guy says, hang up the phone and that's the end of it. You have to be able to do that. "Conor has a contract, he made a deal, somewhere he didn't sign it. Let the promotion go out, let the money get spent and then realized ‘I've got the upper hand. Now I can come back and renegotiate. Who's going to tell me no when the advertising is already done?' That's what he did. Guaranteed. With no inside knowledge, guaranteed that's what happened."
Submitted Apr 20, 2016 9:06AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Former middleweight champ Brandon Halsey faces John Salter at Bellator 156
(mmajunkie.com)
Brandon Halsey will resume his attempt to recapture the middleweight title when he faces John Salter at Bellator 156. The bout was announced via a press release. Bellator 156 takes place June 17 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. The main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie. Halsey (9-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) didn’t lose his title in the ring, instead dropping it on the scales when he failed to make weight against Kendall Grove at Bellator 137. He returned to action after stopping Grove by suffering his first career loss when he was stopped by a Rafael Carvalho body kick in the second round of their Bellator 144 bout.
Submitted Apr 20, 2016 5:36AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Dana White: Conor McGregor has been pulled from UFC 200 headliner vs. Nate Diaz
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC 200 main event between featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz is off, promotion President Dana White said today. White, appearing on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” said the Irish titleholder – one of the company’s two most bankable fighters – has been pulled from a rematch with Diaz this July in Las Vegas after failing to agree to some of the required promotion for the event.
Submitted Apr 19, 2016 8:58PM by JLS1980 - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC superstar Conor McGregor already retiring?
(bjpenn.com)
With tasting defeat for the first time in the UFC against UFC veteran Nate Diaz at UFC 196, the two are set for an immediate rematch once again in a non-title welterweight bout that will headline UFC 200. However, McGregor tweeted on Tuesday out of nowhere that he is looking to close the curtains on his MMA career.
Submitted Apr 19, 2016 2:56PM by george112 - 38 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hawaii police begin second-degree sexual assault investigation of BJ Penn
(foxsports.com)
MMA Fighting reports that the police in former lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn's home town have begun a sexual-assault investigation of allegations made against the fighter by the girlfriend of the former editor of his website. "Hilo (Hawaii) Police Department has launced a second-degree assault investigation into the UFC legend stemming from allegations made by the girlfriend of a former employee," the report reads. "The alleged victim filed an incident report in February regarding the matter in Delaware County (Ohio), where she currently lives. Hilo PD public information officer Chris Loos confirmed to MMA Fighting on Monday that the Hilo PD received a hard copy of that incident report last week." Penn said through a statement two months ago that the allegations made public by his former website editor were attempts at extorting him. No charges have been filed against Penn on this matter, yet, as far as we know.
Submitted Apr 19, 2016 12:14PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
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