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Page 17 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Click Debate: Why are there now different MMA rules in different states?
(mmafighting.com)
It’s the Super Bowl. Tom Brady takes the snap, sees all his receivers covered and rolls out of the pocket to his right. With nothing available downfield and his check-down options smothered, Brady throws the ball away into the stands. Immediately, the referee nearby throws a flag. Brady doesn’t understand what just happened. An intentional grounding penalty can only be called when the quarterback is still in the pocket, he thought, not when he’s near the sidelines.
Submitted Feb 5, 2017 5:41PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Fight Night 104 bonuses: 'Korean Zombie' among extra $50,000 winners
(mmajunkie.com)
Chan Sung Jung, Marcel Fortuna, Jessica Andrade and Angela Hill each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 104 event. Jung and Fortuna earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Andrade and Hill took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Feb 5, 2017 1:40PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: UFC Fight Night 104 winner Jessica Andrade next for champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk
(mmajunkie.com)
Jessica Andrade earned the next crack at undefeated UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a dominant win over Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 104. UFC President Dana White said after Saturday’s FS1-televised event at Toyota Center in Houston that Andrade will indeed be next for the Polish titleholder.
Submitted Feb 5, 2017 2:37AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Holly Holm thinks featherweight division will become viable, says a lot has to happen for a fight with ‘Cyborg’
(mmafighting.com)
Much of the criticism heading into UFC 208 is that the inaugural featherweight title fight between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie doesn’t outwardly lead anywhere. A champion will be crowned in a newly created division that doesn’t have any other contenders waiting in the wings. As such, there’s a one-off feel to what could become a historic moment for Holm, who has already held the bantamweight title after dethroning Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.
Submitted Feb 4, 2017 6:46PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
British officials boycott Russia’s ACB after promoter overturns multiple fights
(mmafighting.com)
A group of officials from the United Kingdom will no longer work events promoted by Russia’s Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). Prominent British referee Marc Goddard confirmed with MMA Fighting that he and other referees and judges from the UK are boycotting future ACB events due to the questionable overturning of two fights from an event last month in Austria.
Submitted Feb 4, 2017 6:45PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Randy Brown will now face Belal Muhammad at UFC 208
(mmafighting.com)
Randy Brown will fight at UFC 208 after all. Brown will now face Belal Muhammad at next Saturday's pay-per-view-event in Brooklyn, according to the UFC on Friday. Brown was originally supposed to face George Sullivan at the event.
Submitted Feb 4, 2017 3:14PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator looks to book Michael Page vs. Paul Daley
(mmamania.com)
Michael “Venom” Page is rumored to be fighting Paul “Semtex” Daley sometime in May, a natural fit for a London card. Finally, Page gets a high level challenge, and it’s against one of the most powerful strikers at welterweight.
Submitted Feb 4, 2017 6:33AM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC President Dana White on 'TUF 8' winner: 'Bellator is a good place for Ryan Bader'
(mmajunkie.com)
The most tenured light heavyweight fighter in UFC history officially will be taking his talents elsewhere. Ryan Bader (22-5 MMA, 15-5 UFC) appears to be headed for Bellator. UFC President Dana White today told USA TODAY Sports that the promotion gave its blessing to Bader leaving for its top competitor and would not match any contract offer Bader might receive from the Viacom-owned Bellator.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 11:17PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Bec Rawlings explains why she missed weight at UFC Fight Night 104
(mmafighting.com)
Bec Rawlings was the lone fighter to miss weight Friday at the UFC Fight Night 104 weigh-ins. Rawlings went on social media to explain why she was 1.5 pounds over the 115-pound strawweight limit.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 7:04PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WSOF vacates Marlon Moraes’ belt, books three title fights for WSOF 35
(mmafighting.com)
On the heels of 2016’s year-end show, World Series of Fighting is returning to New York with another championship triple-header at WSOF 35 in Verona, NY. And one of the titles up for grabs on March 18 will be the bantamweight belt long held by 135-pound stud Marlon Moraes, which has since been vacated, according to the promotion.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 7:00PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Max Griffin vs. Sergio Moraes booked for UFC Fight Night 106 in Fortaleza, Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout is the latest addition to the UFC’s return to Brazil in March. Max Griffin (13-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will head to enemy turf to take on Brazil’s Sergio Moraes (11-2-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 106. UFC officials announced the new booking today. UFC Fight Night 106 takes place March 11 at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 6:54PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ian Entwistle vs. Brett Johns joins London's UFC Fight Night 107 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
An all-Britain bantamweight bout has been added to next month’s UFC Fight Night 107 lineup. England’s Ian Entwistle (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and undefeated Welsh fighter Brett Johns (13-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) are slated for the show. UFC Fight Night 107 takes place March 18 at The O2 in London.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 6:53PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former champ Andrey Koreshkov returns against Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 174
(mmafighting.com)
The return of former Bellator welterweight champion Andrei Koreshkov highlighted a pair of fight bookings announced on Friday for Bellator 174, as Koreshkov will take on Fernando Gonzalez in a 170-pound showdown, and middleweight prospect Chris Honeycutt will meet Kendall Grove on the main card of the March 3 event.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 6:50PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Liz Carmouche out, newcomer Gina Mazany in against Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night 105
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC is shuffling the deck up north. Former title challenger Liz Carmouche is out of her fight with Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night 105 due to injury and will be replaced by newcomer Gina Mazany, UFC officials confirmed Friday. The news was first reported by TSN. Also added to the card, which takes place Feb. 19 in Halifax, is a matchup between Alex Volkanovski and Michel Quinones.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 6:49PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricardo Abreu retires from MMA after failing second USADA drug test
(mmafighting.com)
Ricardo Abreu failed a drug test while serving a two-year suspension from USADA, but that doesn’t matter to the UFC middleweight after all. "Demente", who is suspended until June 2018 after testing positive for anabolic steroid metabolites norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone in June of last year, told MMA Fighting on Friday that he expected to fail a drug test and announced his decision to retire from the sport to focus on his health and family after battling depression. Combate first reported Abreu’s retirement.
Submitted Feb 3, 2017 6:47PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Matt Brown unsure of his future in UFC: ‘If I've peaked out, that means it's time to stop’
(mmamania.com)
It’s been a rough couple of years for Matt Brown. Like really rough. As one of the top prospects to graduate from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7, Brown (20-16) struggled to find consistency inside the Octagon until a torrid, seven-fight win streak led him to a title eliminator against Robbie Lawler. Then it all came crashing down. Since then, the “Immortal” welterweight has been a wretched 1-5 run that left him finished in three consecutive losses. At age 36, with a family, that kind of slump can make a fighter question his or her career.
Submitted Feb 2, 2017 6:07PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Thiago Tavares out of the UFC, signs with Brazilian promotion Aspera FC
(mmafighting.com)
Thiago Tavares’ run inside the Octagon is over. The Brazilian fighter competed under the UFC banner since 2007, and the promotion has decided not to re-sign his contract after his first-round loss to Doo Ho Choi last July, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Feb 2, 2017 3:13PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Travis Browne puts to bed rumors he left coach Edmund Tarverdyan
(mmafighting.com)
For the last few weeks, internet rumors have been circulating that ninth-ranked heavyweight Travis Browne had left Glendale Fighting Club and the tutelage of much maligned coach Edmund Tarverdyan. However, it turns out those rumors aren’t true. Recently, Browne went on ESPN’s 5ive Rounds podcast where he categorically denied the rumors and reaffirmed his relationship with Tarverdyan.
Submitted Feb 2, 2017 3:04PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Misha Cirkunov, Lorenz Larkin, and Rick Story pulled from UFC rankings
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC’s latest fighter rankings update has removed three quite prominent fighters from its list. Free agent Lorenz Larkin no longer being ranked may be a sign that he won’t be re-signing with the promotion, but out of left field are two names you wouldn’t have expected. MMAjunkie’s Mike Bohn reported on Wednesday that Misha Cirkunov and Rick Story are also not under UFC contract right now.
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 11:01PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Venue named for ‘Rampage’ Jackson vs. ‘King Mo’ Lawal rematch
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator 175 already had a main event and a date. Now it has a venue. The March 31 card featuring the rematch between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and “King Mo” Lawal will be held at the AllState Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill. The Chicago Tribune broke the news Wednesday.
Submitted Feb 1, 2017 10:57PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
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