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October 2016 MMA News Archive

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Kron Gracie vs. Tatsyua Kawajiri, 'Krazy Horse' rematch set for RIZIN card
(mmafighting.com)
A pair of interesting featherweight fights have been added to the RIZIN New Year's Eve card. Kron Gracie and new signee Tatsyua Kawajiri will square off in Saitama, Japan, on Dec. 31, and a rematch will go down when Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett and Minoru Kimura face off for the second time in 2016.
Submitted Oct 31, 2016 10:21PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
UFC veteran Kevin Casey signs with Bellator MMA
(mmafighting.com)
Former UFC middleweight and The Ultimate Fighter veteran Kevin Casey has signed with Bellator MMA on a multi-year, multi-fight deal and is eyeing a promotional debut in early 2017. Bellator officials confirmed the signing on Monday.
Submitted Oct 31, 2016 8:25PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Khabib's dad says son was used to lower McGregor's UFC 205 purse by $3.5 million
(bloodyelbow.com)
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov revealed on Russian TV that his son was used to lower Conor McGregor’s asking price for UFC 205 in New York City.
Submitted Oct 31, 2016 5:15PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
RDA parts ways with Kings MMA, wishes to start his own gym
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos, feels like he has peaked at Kings MMA, the very gym that got him to UFC gold. Now, as he tells Combate he’s leaving his comfort zone, dos Anjos dreams of starting his own place.
Submitted Oct 31, 2016 5:12PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Two new bouts added to Bellator 166 main card
(mmafighting.com)
A pair of fights pitting Marcos Galvao vs. L.C. Davis, and Chris Honeycutt vs. Ben Reiter, are the latest additions to the Bellator 166 main card. The news was announced by the promotion Monday.
Submitted Oct 31, 2016 5:11PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Cris Cyborg just ate a giant tarantula on a stick
(mmamania.com)
Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane Justino is no stranger to eating souls. But what about eight-legged freaks skewered on the streets of Cambodia? I suppose there’s only one way to find out.
Submitted Oct 31, 2016 4:51PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
'TUF: Latin American 3' final set with Martin Bravo vs. Claudio Puelles at UFC Fight Night 98
(mmajunkie.com)
“The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3” has finished airing, and the matchup that will determine the next winner of the reality series is now official. Martin Bravo (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Claudio Puelles (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face off in the lightweight tournament final with a UFC contract on the line at next week’s UFC Fight Night 98 event. UFC Fight Night 98 takes place Nov. 5 at Mexico City Arena in Mexico. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized. “TUF: Latin America 3” was coached by former UFC champions and UFC Hall-of-Famers Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell. Each side will have a representative in the final. Bravo hails from Team Griffin, while Puelles spent the season with Team Liddell. Bravo defeated Leonardo Rodriguez, Ilianovich Chalo and Javier Ganin en route to the final, going the the scorecards in two of those fights. Outside of the show, however, “Toro” has stopped eight opponents out of 10 professional wins.
Submitted Oct 29, 2016 7:54PM by JLS - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Bellator working on Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione
(bloodyelbow.com)
Sometime next year MMA fans may be treated to Fedor’s Bellator debut against former UFC HW Matt Mitrione.
Submitted Oct 29, 2016 7:48PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Guido Cannetti pulled from UFC Fight Night 98 following potential anti-doping violation
(mmajunkie.com)
Argentinian bantamweight Guido Cannetti has been pulled from next week’s UFC Fight Night 98 event following a flagged out-of-competition test issued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Cannetti took to Instagram to announce his removal from the card, and MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the potential violation with UFC officials. “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has informed Guido Cannetti of a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on Oct. 5, 2016,” a statement read. “USADA has provisionally suspended Cannetti based on the potential anti-doping violation.” “Ninja” Cannetti (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was expected to face Marco Beltran (8-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) on the FS1-televised prelims of UFC Fight Night 98, which takes place Nov. 5 at Mexico City Arena. UFC officials are “currently exploring whether a replacement to fight Beltran can be arranged.”
Submitted Oct 29, 2016 12:41PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Following Reebok protest, Fabricio Werdum says he's been suspended for three years from UFC broadcast duties
(mmafighting.com)
Just days after his social media protest against Reebok, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum revealed in an Instagram video on Friday that he has been suspended for three years from his television duties as an analyst and commentator on the UFC's Spanish-speaking broadcasts.
Submitted Oct 28, 2016 4:53PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jessica Eye ‘taking a year off’ after being given ‘one more chance’ by UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Jessica Eye suffered her fourth consecutive loss in the UFC last month against Bethe Correia at UFC 203. And by the UFC’s trend, it normally means that she’d be in danger of being cut from the roster. UFC bosses Dana White and Sean Shelby, however, made an exception for “Evil” Eye. In an interview with FOX Sports, the number 13-ranked women’s bantamweight fighter also revealed that White even connected her to a sports psychologist who could help her deal with the mental aspect of the fight game.
Submitted Oct 28, 2016 4:24PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA fans file petition against UFC to create featherweight division for Cris Cyborg
(https:)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) does not have a women's featherweight division and has no immediate plans to create one. That said, not everyone in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community is prepared to just roll over and accept things at face value, and now a petition has been created to let those voices be heard. "We, the many fans of MMA, call on the UFC to open a Featherweight (145 pound) division for the women fighters," the petition read . "There is an audience for it and you have a world-class fighter in Cris Cyborg to be its inaugural champion."
Submitted Oct 28, 2016 6:06AM by Five-Alive - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Three cars set on fire outside home of Anthony Pettis
(fox6now.com)
A former UFC champion is currently dealing with a frightening situation. Three cars outside the home of Anthony Pettis were set on fire Thursday morning in Milwaukee, . A video of the aftermath of the incident was captured on video by a neighbor. Milwaukee police confirmed to MMA Fighting that an incident occurred, but would not identify Pettis as the victim due to policy.
Submitted Oct 27, 2016 10:09PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Alexander Emelianenko released three years early on parole, plans to fight in 2016
(bloodyelbow.com)
Despite being sentenced to 4.5 years for sexual assault in 2015, Alexander Emelianenko could potentially return to the ring before the end of 2016. According to Interfax.ru, the younger brother of MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko was released from prison three years early on parole for “good behavior.” Instead, he will be forced to complete “two years and 23 days of correctional labor with a 10% deduction of the convict’s salary going to the state.”
Submitted Oct 27, 2016 6:12PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Fredy Serrano vs. Hector Sandoval added to UFC on FOX 22
(mmafighting.com)
A flyweight bout between Fredy Serrano and Hector Sandoval has been added to UFC on FOX 22. The news was first reported by El Espectador and was later announced by UFC Español.
Submitted Oct 27, 2016 4:23PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kayla Harrison will compete in MMA, signs with WSOF
(mmafighting.com)
Kayla Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo, will give mixed martial arts a shot. Harrison has signed a deal with the World Series of Fighting, according to sources. USA Today was the first to break the news. According to the report, she will her begin her tenure with the organization as an analyst on the upcoming Dec. 31 fight card in New York. She will also serve as a WSOF brand ambassador.
Submitted Oct 27, 2016 1:40PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Brandon Moreno vs. Ryan Benoit added to TUF 24 Finale in December
(mmafighting.com)
After an impressive UFC debut, Brandon Moreno will return to the Octagon to face Ryan Benoit at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. The news was announced by UFC Español on Wednesday.
Submitted Oct 27, 2016 12:47AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tatsuya Kawajiri signs with Rizin FF
(mmafighting.com)
Tatsuya Kawajiri is going home. The Japanese veteran has signed a new deal with Rizin FF, MMA Fighting has learned. Kawajiri's promotional debut hasn't been finalized just yet, but he is currently expected to fight in one of Rizin's year-end shows on either Dec. 29 or 31.
Submitted Oct 26, 2016 10:51PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Max Holloway vs Anthony Pettis Set For UFC 206
(ufc.com)
As two of the most dynamic competitors in the UFC, Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis have established themselves as must see TV for any fight fan. On Saturday, December 10, these featherweight contenders will meet in the Octagon for the first time as they collide on the UFC 206 card at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. In the UFC 206 main event, the UFC light heavyweight championship is on the line when Daniel Cormier defends his crown in a rematch against Anthony "Rumble" Johnson. Tickets are on sale now.
Submitted Oct 26, 2016 4:55PM by JLS - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva heading to Russia to face undefeated prospect
(mmajunkie.com)
Former EliteXC heavyweight champion and 11-time UFC veteran Antonio Silva is heading to Russia. MMAjunkie today confirmed with Silva’s manager, Alex Davis, that “Bigfoot” will compete in the main event of an upcoming Titov Boxing Promotion event on Nov. 18 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Silva (19-10-1) will take on Russian Ivan Shtyrkov (4-0).
Submitted Oct 26, 2016 2:07PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
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