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‘Baby Slice,’ Sinead Kavanagh fights added to Bellator 187
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A dash of name recognition and local flavor have been added to Bellator 187. The company rounded out the main card for Nov. 10 event at Dublin’s 3Arena by announcing a pair of fights Thursday: Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Fred Freeman and Sinead Kavanagh vs. Maria Casanova.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 8:23PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos set for UFC Winnipeg main event
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Two former champions will face off at UFC Winnipeg. On Thursday, the promotion officially announced that Robbie Lawler will fight Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC on FOX 26 on Dec. 16 at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 12:46PM by Leonstolzz - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Means replaces Jesse Taylor vs. Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney
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Belal Muhammad will remain on next month’s UFC return to Sydney against arguably his toughest test as a pro. Muhammad (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) was set to fight “TUF 25” winner Jesse Taylor (31-15 MMA, 1-1 UFC) before a failed drug test took Taylor out of their bout at UFC Fight Night 121. Instead, Muhammad will take on veteran welterweight Tim Means (27-8-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC). UFC officials announced the new booking following an initial report from the Daily Telegraph. UFC Fight Night 121 takes place Nov. 18 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 10:19AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Iuri Alcantara vs. Alejandro Perez set for UFC Fresno
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Alejandro Perez will be getting a step up in competition. The Mexican fighter has been scheduled to take on veteran Iuri Alcantara in a bantamweight contest at UFC Fresno (UFC Fight Night 123). The event will go down on Dec. 9 at the SaveMart Center in Fresno, Calif. The news was first reported by Combate and was later confirmed by MMA Fighting.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 10:17AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Valerie Letourneau to make Bellator debut vs. Kate Jackson on Dec. 15
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Valerie Letourneau is going to make her Bellator debut before the year is through. On Wednesday, officials confirmed to MMA Fighting that Letourneau will fight Kate Jackson in a flyweight bout at a joint Bellator/BAMMA show on Dec. 15 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. The bout was first reported by MMAUNO.com.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 10:16AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Myles Jury vs. Rick Glenn slated for UFC 219
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An intriguing featherweight tilt between Myles Jury and former WSOF champion Rick Glenn slated for Dec. 30 is the latest addition to UFC 219. The UFC confirmed the booking Wednesday following an initial report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 9:02PM by Leonstolzz - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Signs Top LHW Prospect Magomed Ankalaev
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Undefeated Russian destroyer Magomed Ankalaev finally chooses UFC over Professional Fighters League.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 8:38PM by AndyWarho - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michelle Waterson joins cast of MTV’s ‘The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars’
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Michelle Waterson is getting a reality check this fall. The UFC strawweight contender has been announced as a cast member on the upcoming season of The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars, a spin-off of the popular MTV reality game show The Challenge that traditionally features contestants from other MTV programs going head-to-head in various competitions, per PEOPLE.com.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 5:42PM by Five-Alive - 11 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
James Gallagher injured, out of Bellator 187 main event
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Rising star James Gallagher won’t be fighting in Ireland next month after all. According to Bellator officials, Gallagher recently suffered a knee injury in training, forcing him out of the Bellator 187 main event against Jeremiah Labiano. As a result, the undefeated A.J. McKee (9-0), who happens to be a rival of Gallagher, will now fight Brian Moore (10-5), a teammate of Gallagher’s at SBG Ireland, in the main event of the Nov. 10 card at the 3Arena in Dublin.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 5:39PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Ronda Rousey and husband Travis Browne headed to WWE? ‘I don’t wanna ruin anything’
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Ronda Rousey hasn’t spoke much about her UFC career since losing to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes in back-to-back fights, but the former women’s bantamweight champion has teased at a switch to professional wrestling. Speaking to TMZ Sports on Tuesday, Rousey, hinted that she could be heading to WWE in the near future. Rousey’s husband, UFC heavyweight veteran Travis Browne, also implied that he is in negotiations with WWE.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 3:16PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Bellator champ Rafael Carvalho meets Alessio Sakara in Italy
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A long-rumored middleweight title fight is official for Bellator’s return to Italy. Bellator officials recently announced that 185-pound title holder Rafael Carvalho (14-1 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) faces Italy’s own Alessio Sakara (19-11 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) in the main event of Bellator 190 on Dec. 9 at Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 3:10PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Sam Alvey replaces Trevor Smith, faces Ramazan Emeev at UFC Fight Night 118
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Middleweight slugger Sam Alvey (31-9 MMA, 8-4 UFC) has made it clear he wants to stay as busy as possible, and that includes picking up the phone whenever the UFC calls. This time, the voice on the other end of the line asked him to step in on a little more than one week’s notice to replace Trevor Smith (15-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and face Russian prospect Ramazan Emeev (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 118. Alvey said yes.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 11:48AM by Leonstolzz - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nearly catatonic MMA fighter dragged onto stage to weigh in, still allowed to fight at Pancrase
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Daniel Lima had his seven-fight winning streak snapped Sunday in Japan, and the loss came 24 hours after a scary scene at the Pancrase 290 weigh-ins. Lima could barely stand on his own in Tokyo, Japan, to weigh in for his strawweight bout with Daichi Kitakata. Lima missed weight by two pounds. The scene wasn’t enough for his coaches or promoters to pull the plug on the fight, so Lima went on to compete and lose a decision Sunday. The Brazilian fighter spoke with MMA Fighting a few hours before the bout, explaining that he cut 16 pounds in two days.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 9:04PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC 218 officially adds Amanda Cooper vs. Angela Magana, Jeremy Kimball vs. Dominick Reyes
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UFC 218’s spectacular lineup continues to fill and the latest official contests include a strawweight bout and a light heavyweight matchup. UFC officials today announced the addition of Amanda Cooper (2-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Angela Magana (11-8 MMA, 0-2 UFC), as well as Jeremy Kimball (15-6 MMA 1-1 UFC) vs. Dominick Reyes (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 8:49PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Hunt blasts Dana White with profane Instagram post after removal from UFC Sydney main event
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The UFC might be looking out for Mark Hunt’s best interests, but he’s not pleased with its latest decision regarding his career. Hunt was scheduled to fight Marcin Tybura in the heavyweight main event of UFC Sydney on Nov. 19, but the promotion announced Tuesday that “The Super Samoan” has been removed from that booking due to “medical concerns” and he will be replaced by Fabricio Werdum. Suffice to say, this apparently didn’t sit well with Hunt. He took to Instagram to post an expletive-laden message aimed at UFC president Dana White, threatening to sue him over the news:
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 8:47PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Fabricio Werdum steps in for Mark Hunt at UFC Sydney main event
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Fabricio Werdum barely broke a sweat at UFC 216 and he’s already booked himself another fight. The UFC announced Tuesday that Werdum will step in for Mark Hunt to fight Marcin Tybura (16-2) in the main event of UFC Sydney on Nov. 19. Hunt was removed from the card due to medical concerns.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 8:45PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders set for UFC Fresno
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Bryan Caraway is returning from an absence of just over a year and a half. The bantamweight contender will meet Luke Sanders at UFC Fresno on Dec. 9. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Tuesday report by ESPN.com. Caraway (21-7) has won two straight fights and four of his past five. When we last saw him in action, Caraway made a strong comeback from a bad start against Aljamain Sterling and won a split decision in Las Vegas on May 29, 2016. Caraway was scheduled to meet Jimmie Rivera on Jan. 15, but was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 7:45PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Chidi Njokuani moves to middleweight, meets Hisaki Kato at Bellator 189
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After missing weight and losing a main-event fight earlier this year, Chidi Njokuani is opting for a change in weight class for his next fight. Njokuani (17-5 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) will move from welterweight to middleweight to take on Hisaki Kato (8-2 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) at Bellator 189, which takes place Dec. 1 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The card airs on Spike following prelims streamed on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 7:06PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega set for UFC Fresno main event
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A classic battle of a cagey veteran vs. a real up-and-comer is heading to Fresno. Popular Cub Swanson will meet Brian Ortega in a featherweight bout on the Dec. 9 UFC Fight Night Fresno card. UFC Espanol confirmed a previous ESPN report. Swanson (25-7) has been on the national radar since joining the WEC in 2007. The JacksonWink MMA competitor is on a four-fight win streak and has seven Fight of the Night bonuses to his credit, including in each of his past two fights.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 5:44PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor may be headed to WrestleMania next
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If you thought things boiled down to a toss up between Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson, you were wrong. Rumors coming from the UK Sun have McGregor entertaining offers from the WWE to appear at WreslteMania 34 on April 8th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:17PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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