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After loss to Magny at UFC Fight Night 85, Hector Lombard returning to middleweight
(mmajunkie.com)
After a four-fight run at welterweight, Hector Lombard is heading back to 185 pounds, he said today. Lombard (34-5-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) eight days ago was stopped for the first time in a fight when Neil Magny (18-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC) took him out with punches 46 seconds into the third round at UFC Fight Night 85 in Australia.
Submitted Mar 27, 2016 2:02PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Jason Saggo vs. Leandro Silva booked for UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa
(mmajunkie.com)
After returning earlier this month from a lengthy layoff, it appears Canada’s Jason Saggo won’t waste any time getting back to work. Saggo (11-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), according to a report from Combate, has been booked for a fight with Brazil’s Leandro Silva (19-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) this summer in his home country. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the lightweight fight expected for UFC Fight Night 89. The latest UFC Fight Night 89 card now includes: Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson Donald Cerrone vs. Patrick Cote Jason Saggo vs. Leandro Silva
Submitted Mar 27, 2016 2:01PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Marlon Vera opens GoFundMe page to help daughter with rare disorder
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC bantamweight Marlon Vera (7-3-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is asking for public help to assist his daughter with a rare disorder that prevents her from smiling. The 23-year-old Ecuadorian recently launched a GoFundMe page to help fund the surgery Vera’s daughter, Ana Paula, needs to treat the rare condition known as Moebius syndrome. The current goal for the campaign is $50,000.
Submitted Mar 27, 2016 1:59PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ACB 32 Free Stream (YouTube)
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Russian Promotion Absolute Combat Berkut hosting it's 32nd event "Battle of Lions" is available to watch on YouTube here: Commentary from Luke 'Bigslow' Barnatt & Steve Cook-Abbott
Submitted Mar 26, 2016 11:09AM by snakeplissken - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim set for lightweight bout with Polo Reyes at UFC 199
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for the UFC’s return to Southern California in early June continues to build with the addition of a new lightweight bout. South Korea’s ”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (13-7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) – no, not “Stun Gun” – has been booked for a fight against Mexico’s Polo Reyes (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 199. UFC officials today announced the bout. UFC 199 takes place June 4 at The Forum in Los Angeles and features a pair of title fights at the top of the card. Middleweight champ Luke Rockhold defends his title for the first time in a rematch with former champ Chris Weidman. And new bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz meets Urijah Faber in a long-awaited trilogy grudge match. UFC 199 has a main card on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 25, 2016 11:24PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir says referee made 'good stoppage' in Mark Hunt fight, not considering retirement
(mmafighting.com)
The first thing some people said after Mark Hunt knocked Frank Mir out was that it was an early stoppage. The second thing said by some onlookers was that Mir should probably retire. Mir, the former UFC heavyweight champion, doesn't really agree with either one of those things. Foremost, Mir thought referee Marc Goddard did a good job stopping the fight when he did at UFC Fight Night 85 last weekend in Brisbane, Australia, Mir said on his Phone Booth Fighting podcast this week. Hunt landed a big right hand to Mir's ear and Mir dropped to his back in the second round. He was not unconscious, but he didn't have his druthers, either.
Submitted Mar 25, 2016 11:21PM by JLS1980 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF Global Expands Into Puerto Rico & Italy
(mmamadhouse.com)
World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) continues with the promotion of events around the world having recently entered into a strategic agreement with Royalty Combat in Puerto Rico to develop and build their talent across the Caribbean. WSOF-GC has also added Slam Fighting Championship to their list of affiliates, and will be hosting events under the WSOF Global banner in Italy. “There are no shows too big or too small for true MMA fans,” states Zachary ‘Bootsy’ Harris, WSOF-GC Affiliate Coordinator. “I’ve traveled to some of the most remote areas in the world to see talented fighters that most people haven’t ever heard of yet. This is a great opportunity for us to work with Royalty Combat and Slam FC to help showcase them on a much grander scale. At the end of the day, we want to promote the sport and help it continue to thrive. Showcasing organizations like these will allow us to do that, and to find the best new talent.”
Submitted Mar 25, 2016 11:19PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Former UFC strawweight champ Carla Esparza 'ready to fight,' eyes UFC 199 return
(mmajunkie.com)
Carla Esparza has mostly dropped off the radar since losing the UFC women’s strawweight title more than one year ago. Now “The Cookie Monster” wants to get back to work. Esparza (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been largely out of sight since she was dismantled by Joanna Jedrzejczyk (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) to lose the UFC championship by second-round TKO at UFC 185 in March 2015. Part of that layoff came by choice due to the fact Esparza had fought five times in less than a year between winning “The Ultimate Fighter 20,” capturing the inaugural 115-pound title and attempting to defend it. The remaining time, however, came as the result of injury.
Submitted Mar 25, 2016 11:17PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Planning to Renew ‘Fight for the Troops’ Series in 2016
(sherdog.com)
For the first time in three years, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will host a “Fight for the Troops” event. The news was revealed in a press release announcing the Las Vegas-based promotion’s renewed partnership with Harley-Davidson, an agreement that includes extensive military ties. "As a core sponsor since 2007, Harley has played a vital role in the growth of our sport, as our audiences align perfectly with riding enthusiasts and fight fans,” UFC Executive Vice President of Global Marketing Partnerships Mike Mossholder said in a release. “Two pillar programs of our new partnership surround two passionate initiatives for both brands: A military program that provides benefits to both active and non-active military personnel, as well as first responders and Harley riders socializing at their local dealerships to watch UFC Pay-Per-View events.”
Submitted Mar 25, 2016 5:09AM by JLS1980 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Neil Seery added to UFC Rotterdam event
(bloodyelbow.com)
Kyoji Horiguchi's next chance to climb back up the flyweight chart will come in Rotterdam. The young Japanese fighter has been booked to take on Irish veteran Neil Seery on May 8th. The UFC made the bout official recently.
Submitted Mar 25, 2016 5:07AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 85 medical suspensions: Frank Mir, Hector Lombard given potential 180-day suspensions
(mmafighting.com)
Frank Mir and Hector Lombard headlined a list of seven fighters to be given extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of the recent UFC Fight Night 85 event in Brisbane, Australia. The UFC, acting as its own sanctioning body for the international event, released its list of medical suspensions Thursday to MixedMartialArts.com, the official record keeper of the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC). The complete list of UFC Fight Night 85's medical suspensions can be seen below. Frank Mir: 180 days or cleared with head and neck CT scan; 45 days no fight, 30 days no contact Hector Lombard: 180 days or cleared with head CT scan; 45 days no fight, 30 days no contact Antonio Carlos Junior: 180 days or cleared by ENT specialist; 60 days no fight, 45 days no contact James Te Huna: 180 days or clearance with head CT scan; 60 days no fight, 45 days no contact Alan Jouban: 180 days or clearance with left elbow MRI Richard Walsh: 180 days or cleared with negative right forearm x-ray Chad Laprise: 180 days or cleared with negative right hand x-ray Johnny Case: 45 days no fight, 30 days no contact Neil Magny: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact Brendan O'Reilly: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact Rin Nakai: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact Ross Pearson: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact Mark Hunt: 7 days mandatory rest Jake Matthews: 7 days mandatory rest Daniel Kelly: 7 days mandatory rest Steve Bosse: 7 days mandatory rest Bec Rawlings: 7 days mandatory rest Seohee Ham: 7 days mandatory rest Daniel Hooker: 7 days mandatory rest Mark Eddiva: 7 days mandatory rest Leslie Smith: 7 days mandatory rest Viscardi Andrade: 7 days mandatory rest Alan Patrick: 7 days mandatory rest Damien Brown: 7 days mandatory rest
Submitted Mar 25, 2016 5:05AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Newcomer Luiz Henrique da Silva meets Jonathan Wilson at UFC 199
(mmajunkie.com)
Undefeated Brazilian newcomer Luiz Henrique da Silva will make his octagon debut this summer, as he meets Jonathan Wilson. UFC officials today announced the bout for UFC 199, which takes place June 4 at The Forum in Los Angeles and features a pair of championship matchups. 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 championship Bobby Green vs. Dustin Poirier Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic Luis Henrique vs. Jonathan Wilson
Submitted Mar 25, 2016 4:58AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
MMAWeekly.com HOT OFF THE WIRE Venator FC Adds Six Fighters to Growing Roster
(mmaweekly.com)
After the recent signing of controversial fighters as Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares and Jason “Mayhem” Miller Venator Fighting Championship’s roster continues to grow with today’s addition of many international superstars as Cody McKenzie, Karl Amoussou, Simeon Thoresen, Peter Queally, Igor Araujo, Jack Hermansson along with the already signed Luke Barnatt, Matt Hamill, Sokoudjou, Che Mills, Karl Moore and more. All these fighters will fight at “Venator Fighting Championship III” card scheduled for May, 21 at the Palasesto Arena in Milan, Italy. Take a look at the official fight card below: INTERNATIONAL CARD Welterweight Title Fight: Rousimar Palhares (18-6) vs Emil Weber Meek (7-2-1, 1 NC) Middleweight Title Fight: Luke Barnatt (9-3) vs. Jason Miller (23-9, 1 NC) Light Heavyweight Fight: Sokoudjou (16-14) vs Matt Hamill (11-6) Welterweight Fight: Karl Amoussou (21-7-2) vs Simeon Thoresen (17-6-1) Middleweight Fight: Igor Araujo (25-8, 1NC) vs Marvin Vettori (9-2) Welterweight Fight: Peter Queally (8-2) vs Giorgio Pietrini (5-3) Welterweight Fight: Cody McKenzie (15-8) vs Daniele Scatizzi (6-2) Welterweight Fight: Che Mills (16-8, 2NC) vs Roberto Rigamonti (4-2-1) Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Karl Moore (6-1) vs Pietro Cappelli (1-1) Middleweight Fight: Jack Hermansson (11-2) vs to be announced NATIONAL CARD Lightweight Title Fight: Leonardo Zecchi (13-8-1) vs Alessandro Botti (12-5) Bantamweight Title Fight: Cristian Binda (10-10) vs Davide Baneschi (7-3) Featherweight Title Fight: Federico Mini (4-0-1) vs Ciro Ruotolo (4-3-1) Middeweight Fight: Stefan Croitoru (6-1-1) vs Mattia Schiavolin (12-2-2) Featherweight Fight: Danyel Pilò (3-1-2) vs Luca Puggioni (9-9-1, 1NC) Light Heavyweight Fight: Matteo Minonzio (21-19) vs Franco De Martiis (2-4) Lightweight Fight: Daniele Miceli (2-0) vs to be announced Middleweight Fight: Cristian Magro (8-4) vs Marco Zuzolo (1-1) Welterweight Fight: Stefano Paternò (3-1) vs Andrea Fusi (0-0) Lightweight Fight: Manolo Zecchini (3-0) vs Dennis Coste (2-1)
Submitted Mar 25, 2016 4:54AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Daron Cruickshank signs with Rizin FF, set to debut in April
(mmafighting.com)
Former UFC fighter Daron Cruickshank has found a new home. Cruickshank has inked a new deal with Rizin Fighting Federation, MMAFighting.com has learned. "The Detroit Superstar" will meet Shinji Sasaki in a lightweight bout on the second Rizin FF card, which is scheduled to take place April 17 at the Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan. Cruickshank (16-8) was recently released by the UFC after losing his third fight in a row. The Ultimate Fighter season 15 competitor had been in the organization since 2012.
Submitted Mar 24, 2016 12:41PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Titan FC signs Gesias Cavalcante, adds three fights to Titan 38
(mmafighting.com)
Titan FC is chugging along nicely. The promotion recently signed Strikeforce and DREAM veteran Gesias Cavalcante to a deal and he will debut in June, Titan CEO Jeff Aronson told MMA Fighting on Wednesday. Execs have also been busy putting together Titan 38, which takes place April 30 in Miami. Aronson said three new fights have been added to the card: Peter Petties vs. Caio Rocha, Jack May vs. Chase Sherman and Sid Bice vs. Pedro Nobre. The card will air on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 24, 2016 12:39PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Michael Page returns at Bellator 153
(bloodyelbow.com)
After pulling out of Bellator 151 for undisclosed reasons, undefeated welterweight Michael Page is set to fight again next month at Bellator 153 in Uncasville, Connecticut. MMA Fighting reports that "Venom" will fight Jeremie Holloway on April 22nd. Bellator officials have not yet confirmed the booking.
Submitted Mar 23, 2016 9:56PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Countdown to Korean Zombie's UFC return begins now!
(bloodyelbow.com)
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, there was a land called the WEC. And in this land lived a man. But he was not just an ordinary man. No, far from it. He was a man of action. His name was Chan Sung Jung. Of course, Chan Sung Jung made it to the UFC as well, fighting four times for the larger Zuffa platform and making his way all the way to a title fight against former divisional kingpin Jose Aldo. Chan Sung lost to Aldo, dislocating his shoulder in the process. He hasn't returned to the cage since.
Submitted Mar 23, 2016 9:53PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann set for UFC Fight Night 88 on May 29
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Fight Night 88 got a big addition tonight with the announcement that top 10 bantamweights Jessica Eye and Sara McMann will face off in the octagon. The bout was announced on FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight.” UFC Fight Night 88 takes place May 29, a Sunday, at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The card airs FOX Sports 1 and streams on UFC Fight Pass. With the addition, UFC Fight Night 88 includes: Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda Lorenz Larkin vs. Jorge Masvidal Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder Diego Ferreira vs. Abel Trujillo Erik Koch vs. Joe Proctor Keith Berish vs. Jake Collier Adam Milstead vs. Chris DeLaRocha Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann
Submitted Mar 23, 2016 9:49PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marcin Held vs. Dave Jansen, Joey Beltran vs. Chase Gormley set for Bellator 155
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight matchup of Marcin Held vs. Dave Jansen and a heavyweight contest of Joey Beltran vs. Chase Gormley have been added to May’s Bellator 155 event. MMAjunkie today confirmed the two new bookings, which round out the evening’s five-fight main card, with a person with knowledge of the agreements. That person spoke in the condition of anonymity because the contests have not been officially announced by the promotion. An official announcement is expected shortly. The official bout order for Bellator 155 has yet to be revealed, but the lineup currently includes: Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef Pat Curran vs. Georgi Karakhanyan Dan Charles vs. Augusto Sakai Marcin Held vs. Dave Jansen Joey Beltran vs. Chase Gormley
Submitted Mar 23, 2016 8:08PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Jason High vs. Mike Ricci targeted for co-main event at June's WSOF 31
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight matchup between top contenders Jason High and Mike Ricci is expected to take place at June’s WSOF 31 event. MMAjunkie today confirmed the planned booking with a person with knowledge of the negotiations. That person spoke on the condition of anonymity because they promotion has not officially confirmed the contest. WSOF officials declined to comment when contacted by MMAjunkie.
Submitted Mar 23, 2016 7:18PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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