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Due to IV use, DWCS 1 winner Kurt Holobaugh suspended 9 months and win overturned
(mmajunkie.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today voted unanimously to suspend featherweight Kurt Holobaugh nine months and fine him $750 for failing to properly disclose IV use. Holobaugh’s (17-4) knockout win at Dana White’s Contender Series 1 over Matt Bessette (22-7) on July 11 is now overturned to a no-contest, leaving his UFC career in limbo after he reportedly earned a UFC contract in July.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:14PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Henry Cejudo suffers burns, loses gold medal in California wildfire
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UFC flyweight contender Henry Cejudo is one of the more than 20,000 people who has been affected by the recent wildfires in Northern California. However, contrary to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle, Cejudo told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday that he did not suffer a broken ankle trying to escape Monday in Santa Rosa, Calif. He did suffer burns on his fight foot, though.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:12PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Police to investigate video of TUF Brazil winner Rony Jason assaulting woman
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The first The Ultimate Fighter Brazil winner is in hot water. Rony Jason was caught on tape assaulting a woman during a party in his hometown of Quixada, Brazil, Saturday night. In two videos that went viral, Jason is caught landing a punch on the woman while she’s on the ground, pointing his finger and yelling at her. Brazilian news outlet G1 reported that the woman being attacked by Jason is his sister. Women’s Protection Police commissioner Janaina Siebra told the outlet that the case is being investigated, and the MMA fighter is expected to give his testimony soon.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:11PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
RFA champion Raoni Barcelos replaces Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon at UFC Sao Paulo
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Boston Salmon has a new opponent for UFC Sao Paulo. With Augusto Mendes sidelined due to an injury, “Boom Boom” will now take on RFA featherweight champion Raoni Barcelos in a bantamweight bout in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct. 28. MMA Fighting confirmed the match-up following a report by Combate.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:09PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Marcin Held faces Nasrat Haqparast as Teemu Packalen is forced out of UFC Gdansk
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UFC newcomer Nasrat Haqparast has replaced Teemu Packalen for his upcoming bout with Marcin Held at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:07PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC champ Daniel Cormier apologizes to Anthony Johnson: 'The reality is, I was wrong'
(mmajunkie.com)
It’s not exactly rare for a fighter to have some words with past or future opponents. Apologies, though, don’t come around that often. So there’s something refreshing about UFC light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier’s willingness to admit he was wrong, during a recent MMAjunkie Radio appearance, in the way he went about former title challenger Anthony Johnson.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:59AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Liam McGeary suffers injury, Bellator 185 bout with Bubba McDaniel canceled
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Bellator 185 has lost one of its major bouts. Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary has suffered an undisclosed injury, thus canceling his fight with late replacement Bubba McDaniel. The news was reported on Monday by MMA Junkie and was later confirmed by MMA Fighting. With McGeary vs. McDaniel out of the event, the promotion promoted a women’s flyweight bout between Ana Julaton and Lisa Blaine to the main card.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 12:05AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC champ Cris Cyborg waiting for right deal to fight Holly Holm at UFC 219
(mmajunkie.com)
Cris Cyborg’s longtime manager said he and his team are in “daily” communications with UFC officials as a fight offer looms for UFC 219. Cyborg could look to defend her women’s featherweight title against ex-bantamweight champ Holly Holm at the Dec. 30 pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Holm already has said she’s open to the fight. But Prajin said a new deal needs to be struck before Justino can commit.
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 5:45PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC signs sponsorship deal with Modelo, replaces Bud Light in U.S.
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Move over Bud Light. On Monday, the UFC announced that they would be ending their nine-year relationship with beer company Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. that regularly saw the Bud Light logo prominently featured inside the Octagon at events, and moving on to a multiyear sponsorship deal with Mexican import brand Modelo Especial, per ABC News. The new deal is expected to begin in 2018, with Modelo receiving similar exposure as far as branding in the UFC cage and advertisements featuring the company’s fighters and personalities.
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 5:43PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 216 salaries: Tony Ferguson cashes $500,000 for interim title win
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Newly crowned UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was the top earner at UFC 216, serving as one of five fighters to clear the six-figure mark in earnings for his performance on Saturday night. The Nevada Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized salary information this weekend to MMA Fighting.
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 5:39PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ian McCall granted release from UFC contract
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One of the UFC’s best known flyweight fighters is no longer with the promotion. Ian McCall told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he has been released from his UFC contract. Previously, McCall said he wouldn’t feel comfortable returning to the UFC under his standing contract due to health issues, including brain treatment. McCall said he asked the UFC for his release and was granted it.
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 5:35PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Gokhan Saki quickly booked again, meets Khalil Rountree at UFC 219
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC matchmakers wasted no time booking Gokhan Saki for his second bout. Saki (1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is slated to fight fellow light heavyweight Khalil Rountree (6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 219, officials today announced. UFC 219 takes place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized. With the addition, the UFC 219 lineup now includes: Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 2:10PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 216 bonuses: Demetrious Johnson, John Moraga earn extra $50k for flyweight finishes
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Despite a main card fallout last night (Sat., Oct. 7, 2017) at UFC 216 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the action delivered in exciting waves. Not only did Tony Ferguson choke out Kevin Lee in the main event to claim the interim UFC lightweight title, but Demetrious Johnson locked down his 11th-straight title defense with a suplex/armbar finish of Ray Borg, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum finished fill-in Walt Harris in just 65 seconds, Lando Vannata fought Bobby Green to a bloody draw that is easily one of the best fights of the year, and former flyweight title challenger John Moraga pulled off a huge upset knockout over Russian prospect Magomed Bibulatov.
Submitted Oct 8, 2017 1:41AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Derrick Lewis injured; Fabricio Werdum now faces Walt Harris last minute at UFC 216
(mmajunkie.com)
Just minutes before UFC 216 was slated to begin, a key matchup was pulled from tonight’s lineup, but all is not lost. Derrick Lewis (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) suffered a last-minute injury and was forced to withdraw from his heavyweight showdown with Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) on tonight’s card, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a pay-per-view main card following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass. It’s believed Lewis’ previously injured back flared up on him this week. He made weight Friday without issue but realized today he wouldn’t be able to fight through the back pain. As a result, Walt Harris (10-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC), who was previously scheduled to fight Mark Godbeer (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), steps in on last-minute notice to face Werdum. Godbeer is off the card but reportedly will still receive his show money.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 6:39PM by Five-Alive - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leonardo Santos Calls Kevin Lee's UFC Interim title shot a joke
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Leonardo Santos is not happy that Kevin Lee is fighting for the UFC interim lightweight championship.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 9:22AM by AndyWarho - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Featherweight champ Julia Budd headlines Bellator 189 in rematch with Arlene Blencowe
(mmajunkie.com)
Julia Budd will put her featherweight title on the line in December when she headlines Bellator 189 in a rematch. Budd (10-2 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) will be challenged by Arlene Blencowe (10-6 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) in the main event, Bellator officials today announced. In addition, the co-main event is set with a middleweight bout between Chris Honeycutt (10-1 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) and Rafael Lovato Jr. (6-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA). Bellator 189 takes place Dec. 1 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The main card will air on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:13AM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Fired-up Georges St-Pierre guarantees victory against Michael Bisping: ‘There’s nothing more sure’
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Georges St-Pierre’s most aggressive foray into trash talk was about a decade ago, telling Matt Hughes, “I’m not impressed by your performance.” GSP, one of the best fighters of all time, upped his game a bit Friday at a UFC 217 press conference in Las Vegas. Sitting feet from his Nov. 4 opponent, Michael Bisping, St-Pierre made a strong statement. Maybe it’s appropriate that the fight is at Madison Square Garden, because GSP channeled his Canadian countryman, New York Rangers legend Mark Messier, by guaranteeing a victory. St-Pierre acknowledged Bisping's spot among the greatest in UFC history, but added that caveat.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:12AM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Luan Chagas withdraws from UFC Sao Paulo with broken foot
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UFC Sao Paulo took another hit. Two days after Augusto Mendes was forced out of the card with a leg injury, the event lost Luan Chagas, as the Brazilian welterweight announced on his social media that he can’t compete with Niko Pride on Oct. 28 due to a broken foot.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:10AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Will Brooks puts Nik Lentz, Kevin Lee on blast after UFC 216 weight issues
(https:)
Will Brooks says he knew from the jump that he wasn’t actually going to fight Nik Lentz at UFC 216. Brooks also had words for UFC 216 headliner Kevin Lee, who needed two attempts to make weight before his UFC interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson became official.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:09AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Nik Lentz releases statement following withdrawal from UFC 216 bout with Will Brooks
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Nik Lentz has opened up about his withdrawal from UFC 216. The lightweight fighter released a statement late Friday night on his removal from Saturday’s UFC 216 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:06AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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