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Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin to Coach ‘TUF: Latin America’ Season 3
(sherdog.com)
UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin will serve as opposing coaches on the upcoming third season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America,” UFC announced on Monday. “TUF: LATAN 3” will be the first season of the reality show to film in Argentina, with production slated to begin in Buenos Aires in late spring. The season premieres in August and will be streamed via UFC Fight Pass in the U.S. Canal 5 will broadcast the show in Mexico, with “14 additional free-to-air networks” airing the series throughout Latin America.
Submitted Apr 11, 2016 11:39PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Meet the TUF 23: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia Cast
(mmaweekly.com)
The upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter will once again showcase mixed martial arts’ global expansion, as Polish strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and No. 1 contender Claudia Gadelha of Brazil lead a group of light heavyweight and strawweight hopefuls. Thirty-two Athletes from countries such as the Netherlands, Algeria, France, Norway, Spain, Canada, Brazil, England and the United States fight for one of 16 spots available in the premiere episode Wednesday, April 20 at 10 p.m. ET on FS1. STRAWWEIGHT LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT Alyssa Krahn, 3-1, 28, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Abdel Medjedoub, 3-0, 30, Mila, Algeria Amanda Cooper, 1-1, 24, Bath, Mich. Andrew Sanchez, 7-2, 27, Shiloh, Ill. Amy Montenegro, 7-2, 32, Forks, Wash. Cory Hendricks, 3-0, 27, Lynden, Wash. Ashley Cummins, 3-3, 28, St. Louis, Mo. Elias Urbina, 3-0, 22, Weslaco, Texas Ashley Yoder, 4-1, 28, Indianapolis, Ind. Eric Spicely, 8-0, 29, Stoughton, Mass. Chelsea Bailey, 2-0, 23, Chewelah, Wash. Jamelle Jones, 6-2, 28, Atlantic City, N.J. Helen Harper, 4-1, 28, Farnborough, England John Paul Elias, 3-0, 27, Fresno, Calif. Irene Rivera, 6-2, 22, Barcelona, Spain Joshua Stansbury, 7-2, 31, East Liverpool, Ohio Jamie Moyle, 3-1, 27, Las Vegas, Nev. Kenneth Bergh, 3-0, 26, Oslo, Norway JJ Aldrich, 2-1, 23, Aurora, Colo. Khalil Rountree, 4-0, 26, Las Vegas, Nev. Jodie Esquibel, 5-1, 29, Albuquerque, N.M. Marcel Fortuna, 8-1, 30, Tubarao, Brazil Kate Jackson, 7-2-1, 29, Lostwithiel, England Muhammed DeReese, 5-0, 27, Titusville, Fla. Kristi Lopez, 2-0, 33, Quartz Hill, Calif. Myron Dennis, 12-4, 27, Oklahoma City, Okla. Lanchana Green, 2-1, 26, Darlington, England Norman Paraisy, 15-4-2, 1 NC, 30, Paris, France Mellony Geugjes, 0-1, 23, Amsterdam, Netherlands Phil Hawes, 3-0, 27, Little Ferry, N.J. Tatiana Suarez, 3-0, 25, Fontana, Calif. Trevor Carlson, 10-2, 27, Spring Creek, Nev.
Submitted Apr 7, 2016 5:15AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Tony Ferguson out; Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira set as new main event
(foxsports.com)
An injury forced Tony Ferguson off the upcoming FOX UFC Fight Night card so Rashad Evans and Glover Teixeira will step up as the new five round main event bout in Tampa.
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 6:35PM by GDPofMPG - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, The Ultimate Fighter, Fight Camp / Team
 
'TUF 24' tryouts slated for April 25; season champ gets flyweight title shot at finale
(mmajunkie.com)
“The Ultimate Fighter 24” will feature male flyweight fighters, and the show’s tournament winner will earn a title shot at the show’s live finale. UFC officials today announced the “TUF 24” plans. Tryouts for the show take place April 25 at Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. “TUF 24” hopefuls must be between the ages of 21 and 34, have at least three pro fights, and must possess a winning record. The fighters, who will grapple and hit pads during the open tryouts, can apply at UFC.com. Filming begins in June, and the “TUF 24” season debut is slated for Aug. 31 on FOX Sports 1. Unlike past season of “TUF,” which first debuted in 2015, the 16-man tournament on “TUF 24” will conclude during the regular season; past tournament finals have taken place on the show’s live finale. Instead, the “TUF 24” tournament winner will be determined on the show’s final regular-season episode, and he’ll then fight for the title at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale in December.
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 1:10PM by JLS1980 - 15 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
 
Angela Hill replaces injured Alexa Grasso, fights Stephanie Eggink at Invicta FC 16
(mmafighting.com)
Angela Hill is staying busy in her post-UFC life. The former TUF 20 cast member will step in and face strawweight contender Stephanie Eggink on less than two weeks' notice at Invicta FC 16. The news was announced Wednesday following an injury to Eggnik's original opponent, unbeaten Alexa Grasso.
Submitted Mar 2, 2016 6:17PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Atomweight title fight, return of Jessamyn Duke highlight Invicta FC 16
(mmafighting.com)
Invicta is bringing a loaded card to Las Vegas. An atomweight title fight between champion Ayaka Hamasaki and Amber Brown will headline Invicta FC 16 on March 11 at Tropicana Las Vegas, sources told MMA Fighting on Tuesday. In the co-main event, Vanessa Porto and Jennifer Maia will fight for the interim flyweight title with champion Barb Honchack still out. The event will air live on UFC Fight Pass. Also on the card will be the return to Invicta of UFC veteran Jessamyn Duke and rising strawweight star Alexa Grasso.
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 5:28PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Bethe Correia meets Raquel Pennington at UFC on FOX 19
(mmafighting.com)
A bantamweight clash between Bethe Correia and Raquel Pennington was added to the UFC on FOX 19 card on April 16, MMAFighting.com confirmed following a report by Ag. Fight.
Submitted Jan 29, 2016 3:15PM by GDPofMPG - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Meet Martin Svensson, who never lost on 'TUF 22,' made weight but didn't fight at finale
(mmajunkie.com)
History will remember grappling wizard Ryan Hall as the winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 22,” but there was only one fighter on that show that never lost a fight, and while he was in Las Vegas – and on weight – for the show’s live finale, he’ll have to wait until February to make his UFC debut. “It was bittersweet,” Martin Svensson told MMAjunkie. “You don’t ever really hope that anyone else gets injured or pulls out of their fights, and I never really did. But it was tricky. It was a fun experience, but at the same time it was very hard emotionally. It was a lot of ups and downs.” Svensson is a 30-year-old Swedish prospect who earned a spot on the recently aired “TUF 22” series, scoring a decision win over Mohamed Gabinski in the tournament’s preliminary round to earn his way into the “TUF” house. He then scored a second-round submission win over Thanh Le to set up a quarterfinal bout with eventual finalist Artem Lobov, who had lost in the preliminary round but was brought back into the field by his training partner and “TUF” coach Conor McGregor. Unfortunately, Svensson suffered a broken elbow in the Le fight and was forced to withdraw from the tournament.
Submitted Dec 22, 2015 10:42AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
‘TUF 22’ Teammates Martin Svensson, David Teymur to Meet at UFC Fight Night London
(sherdog.com)
Martin Svensson and David Teymur will lock horns at UFC Fight Night London on Feb. 27. The promotion’s European branch announced the contest on Thursday. Svensson and Teymur were both lightweights on Conor McGregor’s team during Season 22 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” UFC Fight Night London takes place at the O2 Arena and features a middleweight showdown between Michael Bisping and Gegard Mousasi.
Submitted Dec 17, 2015 6:32PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
 
Finalist Forced Out of The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale Due to Legal Issue
(mmaweekly.com)
On the final episode of The Ultimate Fighter 22: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber, two fighters punched their ticket into the finals, but only one will compete at the finale on Friday.TUF 22 Logo McGregor vs Faber 750 England’s Saul Rogers defeated Poland’s Marcin Wrzosek by rear-naked choke in the first semi-final bout to seemingly advance to the finals. Europe’s Artem Lobov completed his second-chance journey to the finals in the second semi-final round bout against American Julian Erosa.
Submitted Dec 10, 2015 10:21AM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
 
Nathan Coy in against Danny Roberts at UFC Fight Night 80
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury to Michael Graves has forced him out of his bout with Danny Roberts at UFC Fight Night 80. Stepping in for the injured Graves (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is Nathan Coy (14-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who will be making his octagon debut against Roberts (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 4:25PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Dan Miller, Darrell Montague among 13 fighters released from UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Normally at the beginning of each month, the UFC does a purge of its roster and releases several of its fighters (or at least updates its database to reflect that). So it is on this 1st of September that we find out more than a dozen competitors are evidently no longer with the promotion. UFCFIGHTERSiNFO runs a script (then publishes it on Twitter) scanning any changes to the roster, so while not official, this has historically proven to be accurate. The 13 released fighters are: Light Heavyweight: Hans Stringer Middleweight: Dan Miller, Ildemar Alcantara, Tom Watson Welterweight: Andrew Craig, Igor Araujo Lightweight: Anthony Christodoulou, Yosdenis Cedeno Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom, Aaron Phillips Bantamweight: Cody Gibson, Royston Wee Flyweight: Darrell Montague LINKALOON
Submitted Sep 2, 2015 3:14AM by tallica62 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
TUF 22 Team McGregor vs Team Faber Cast Revealed
(mmaweekly.com)
Competitors from 11 different countries have been cast for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter led by UFC interim featherweight champion and proud Irishman Conor McGregor, opposite former WEC featherweight champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber. The premiere episode, debuting on September 9 at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, will showcase 32 fighters competing for one of 16 spots featuring eight Europeans and eight Americans and the opportunity to be coached by two of the sport’s best athletes...
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 8:42PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
It was Hayder Hassan’s idea to donate 'TUF 21' money to Wounded Warrior Project
(mmajunkie.com)
On the 12th and final taped episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 21,” American Top Team head Dan Lambert announces his squad is donating $200,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project after winning the team vs. team reality show tournament against the Blackzilians. On the season finale of the show, which aired Wednesday night on FOX Sports 1, it looks as though Lambert is the one initiating the donation to the fund, which benefits wounded U.S. soldiers and is a cause long supported by the UFC. But Lambert said it was actually the idea of Hayder Hassan, who delivered the team its victory with a split-call over Blackzilians fighter Vicente Luque on Episode No. 12.
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 3:00PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Ronda Rousey on 'Cyborg' TUF rumor: 'I'm never doing Ultimate Fighter ever again'
(mmafighting.com)
A rumor making the rounds in Brazil in recent days had it that UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and her archrival, Cris "Cyborg" Justino, would appear as coaches on an upcoming season of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil."
Submitted May 12, 2015 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Cast Revealed
(mmaweekly.com)
The second season of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America will premiere starting the week of August 26 on UFCFIGHTPASS.com, Televisa PM Channel 5 in Mexico, UFC Network and additional Free-to-Air Networks in Latin America. LIGHTWEIGHT César Arzamendia (6-1), 23, Alto Parana, Paraguay Enrique Barzola (10-2), 25, Lima, Peru Horacio Gutiérrez (3-1), 24, Guadalajara, Mexico Oliver Meza (3-0), 28, Panama City, Panama Jonathan Ortega (7-2-1), 31, Temuco, Chile Marco Polo Reyes (19-7), 30, Mexicali, Mexico Daniel Salas (15-5), DF, Mexico Christihian Soto (5-4), 31, Managua, Nicaragua WELTERWEIGHT Héctor Aldana (5-0), 26, San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico Wilmer Fernández (7-1), 33, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Alvaro Herrera (8-3), 29, Guadalajara, Mexico Enrique Marín (8-2), 28, Sevilla, Spain Kevin Medinilla (5-0), 23, Buenos Aires, Argentina Erick Montaño (9-5), 29, DF, Mexico Marco Olano (6-1), 21, Lima, Peru Vernon Ramos (3-0), 22, La Fontana, Panama
Submitted Apr 22, 2015 6:53PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Alexandre 'Capitao' was cut from TUF: Brazil 4 due to brain aneurysm
(mmafighting.com)
Jungle Fight featherweight champion Alexandre "Capitao" de Almeida was one of the fighters included in the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 original list, but he won’t be on the show. "Capitao," who tried out for the reality show after winning 12 of his past 14 fights in Brazil, was notified by the Nevada Athletic Commission that his pre-fight medical exams showed a brain aneurysm just two days before flying out to Las Vegas to report. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Mar 23, 2015 10:48AM by Wez - 0 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Cast announced for 'TUF: Brazil 4' with 'Shogun' Rua, Nogueira as coaches
(mmajunkie.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO – The 32 fighters competing in the fourth edition of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” have been revealed.
Submitted Mar 18, 2015 12:26PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Lightweights, welterweights invited to tryouts for 'TUF 22' in April in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
Open fighter tryouts for Season 22 of “The Ultimate Fighter” are slated for April 27 in Las Vegas, with lightweights and welterweights invited.
Submitted Mar 13, 2015 4:11PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
TUF 21: Blackzillians vs. American Top Team
(sherdog.com)
The 21st edition of “The Ultimate Fighter” will be different than the previous 20, as the reality show’s new format will feature up-and-coming members of the Blackzilians competing against American Top Team prospects. Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White made the announcement during Saturday’s “Welcome to the Show” press conference in Los Angeles. Looks like I'm going to start to watching TUF again
Submitted Feb 28, 2015 4:39PM by Bustamante-Aoki - 21 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
 
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