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Scorecards: Jim Miller topped Joe Lauzon with 67% of judges – but just 7% of media, 11% of fans
(mmajunkie.com)
In Saturday’s network-televised opener at UFC on FOX 21, Miller (27-8 MMA, 16-7 UFC) and Lauzon (26-12 MMA, 13-9 UFC) engaged in a grueling, bloody and hard-fought three-round lightweight scrap. And like the first meeting, which came at UFC 155 in 2012, Miller again emerged victorious. This time, it was via split decision, with two of the three judges sitting cageside at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena awarding Miller the victory via 29-28 scores (watch the Miller vs. Lauzon video highlights). However, the judges turned in three different scorecards, and they agreed on only one round: the first, which Miller picked up with 10-9 scores.
Submitted Aug 28, 2016 9:48PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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UFC on FOX 21 bonuses: Jim Miller, Joe Lauzon earn Fight of the Night again
(mmafighting.com)
A tight finish in a rematch helped Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller earn Fight of the Night honors, UFC officials announced after UFC on FOX 21 on Saturday night. Miller defeated Lauzon via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) to kick off the main card portion of the card. Miller also defeated Lauzon in their previous meeting at UFC 155, which earned them Fight of the Night honors as well. For Lauzon, it was the 14th post-fight bonus of his career. The night's additional two Performance of the Night bonuses went to Paige VanZant and Demian Maia.
Submitted Aug 28, 2016 10:01AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone earns Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC fan favorite Donald Cerrone earned his BJJ black belt under Eliot Marshall last night. Although Donald Cerrone is lauded for his kickboxing ability and dynamic striking, Cowboy is also a highly skilled Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner. The combat sports veteran has 16 submissions to his name and, last night at Easton Training Center in Denver, Colorado, Cerrone was awarded his BJJ black belt under Eliot Marshall.
Submitted Aug 26, 2016 11:05PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC’s Adam Hunter flagged by USADA, pulled from UFC on FOX 21 fight
(mmafighting.com)
Saturday night's card is down a fight. Adam Hunter was flagged by USADA for a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation Friday and was removed from his UFC on FOX 21 bout with Ryan Janes, the UFC announced Friday. Hunter failed a drug test in an out-of-competition sample taken Aug. 11. USADA does not release the name of the substance until after the adjudication process or when the athlete does so first. Hunter (7-1), a middleweight, was set to make his UFC debut. The New Brunswick, Canada native was riding a seven-fight winning streak into what would have been a fight with Janes. Hunter, 32, is coming off a first-round knockout of Chris Dempsey in June under the GOTC banner. Janes (8-1) has won seven straight and he, too, was attempting to make his UFC debut. Now the nearby Victoria, B.C., native will be without a fight on the card. Both Hunter and Janes officially weighed in Friday morning. The UFC released the following statement Friday evening:
Submitted Aug 26, 2016 11:00PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Valentina Shevchenko signs seven-fight extension with the UFC
(mmafighting.com)
Valentina Shevchenko has settled into the UFC pretty nicely. And now she has a brand new, long-term contract for her hard work. Shevchenko signed a new, seven-fight extension with the UFC this week, her manager Roger Allen told MMA Fighting on Friday. UFC officials confirmed the news. The Kyrgyzstan native is coming off a huge unanimous decision win over Holly Holm at UFC on FOX 20 last month. Shevchenko debuted with a split decision win over Sarah Kaufman last December before falling to now-champion Amanda Nunes by unanimous decision at UFC 196 in March. Shevchenko (13-2) is a 17-time former Muay Thai world champion and one of the most decorated strikers in the UFC, male or female. The 28-year-old has lived in Peru for the last eight years, but also trains in Houston and Thailand often. Her only two pro MMA losses have come against Liz Carmouche and Nunes.
Submitted Aug 26, 2016 4:51PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Perry quickly booked, meets 'Hot Chocolate' at UFC 204 in England
(mmajunkie.com)
Less than a week after his UFC-debut win, Mike Perry has his next assignment. Perry (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who upset Hyun Gyu Lim via first-round TKO at UFC 202 this past weekend, is slated to fight fellow welterweight Danny Roberts (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC 204, officials today announced. UFC 204 takes place Oct. 8 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Aug 26, 2016 3:53PM by JLS1980 - 11 comments
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Gunnar Nelson vs. Dong Hyun Kim slated for UFC's return to Northern Ireland
(mmafighting.com)
UFC is close to finalizing the main event for its return show in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Gunnar Nelson vs. Dong Hyun Kim is currently slated to headline UFC Fight Night 99 on Nov. 19, MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight. Nelson (15-2-1) is coming off a second-round submission of Albert Tumenov in May, improving his UFC record to 6-2. Kim (21-3-1, 1 NC) hasn't fought since his Nov. 2015 win over Dominic Waters. He was scheduled to fight Neil Magny at UFC 202, however, he pulled out of the fight due to a minor injury.
Submitted Aug 26, 2016 12:44PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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Mirsad Bektic vs. Arnold Allen slated for UFC 204 in England
(mmajunkie.com)
Two top featherweight prospects will meet in October at UFC 204. Officials today announced Mirsad Bektic (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Arnold Allen (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) are slated for the event. UFC 204 takes place Oct. 8 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Aug 26, 2016 6:33AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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'Cowboy' sticking around: Donald Cerrone signs new eight-fight UFC contract
(mmajunkie.com)
Donald Cerrone isn’t going anywhere – at least not any time soon. With just one fight remaining on his deal following a second-round TKO of Rick Story at UFC 202 this past Saturday, Cerrone (31-7 MMA, 18-4 UFC) has opted not to fight out the final bout, then enter free agency. Instead, “Cowboy” has re-upped for eight more fights inside the octagon.
Submitted Aug 26, 2016 6:30AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Who will GSP fight at UFC 206?
(mmafighting.com)
The legendary fighter started his testing Aug. 10. The UFC's return to Toronto just so happens to be at UFC 206 on Dec. 10 — four months to the very day. "I want to go back to fighting. I don't have to. I would like to, because I feel I'm in my prime right now. I'm the best I've ever been at 35. Right now. I don't want to wait any longer, because if I wait too long I'm gonna be past that prime and I don't want that. This is a good time to be back right now. That's why I want to go back."
Submitted Aug 26, 2016 12:25AM by BruceFukkinLee - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
England's Ian Entwistle meets Rob Font at UFC 204 in Manchester
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to England in October continues to grow with the addition of a new bantamweight fight. England’s Ian Entwistle (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is set to face Rob Font (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC 204. UFC officials today announced the new matchup. UFC 204 takes place Oct. 8 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, Manchester’s own Michael Bisping will defend his middleweight title in a rematch with Dan Henderson.
Submitted Aug 24, 2016 5:59PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory Macdonald headed to Bellator
(mmajunkie.com)
Ufc informed Macdonald team they couldn't match an offer by Bellator. Its all but done......so much so that the Ufc removed Rory from its rankings and website. This is a big signing for Bellators WW division and just in general as it adds to the list of competition snatched away in their prime and while top ranked in the world. Alot of cool fights at multiple weights and in kickboxing if he chooses.......i've heard rumblings of cowboy cerrone being offered 350,000 a fight to join Bellator lets see lol. War coker!!!!!
Submitted Aug 24, 2016 2:23PM by FKA - 74 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
Ex-Cage Warriors champ Alex Enlund meets Martin Buschkamp at UFC Fight Night 93
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Germany next week has a late entry to the lineup in the form of a new featherweight matchup. UFC newcomers Martin Buschkamp (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Alex Enlund (14-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have been booked for their promotional debuts at UFC Fight Night 93, promotion officials today announced. UFC Fight Night 93 takes place Sept. 3 at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 24, 2016 4:22AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Visa issues force Ning Guangyou out of UFC on FOX 21 fight with Marlon Vera
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday’s UFC return to Vancouver will have to go on with one less fight. Promotion officials have announced the bantamweight fight between Ning Guangyou (5-3-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Marlon Vera (7-3-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 21 has been scrapped due to visa issues for Guangyou, from China. UFC officials did not say which event the fight might be moved to, only that it will not take place in Vancouver. UFC on FOX 21 takes place Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. It airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 23, 2016 6:33PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Saturday's UFC on FOX 21 early prelims get new featured bout on UFC Fight Pass
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC officials today announced a bout between Canadian lightweight Chad Laprise (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and French fighter Thibault Gouti (11-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has moved to the top spot on the UFC digital network’s stream. UFC on FOX 21 takes place Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. It airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Laprise vs. Gouti was originally slated for the FOX-televised prelims. The UFC Fight Pass’ originally planned featured bout was lightweights Josh Emmett (10-0 MMA 1-0 UFC) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). However, as MMAjunkie first reported, Emmett was recently forced off the card due to an injury, and according to a UFC official, a replacement search is still underway.
Submitted Aug 22, 2016 6:01PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 202 fighter pay
(mmajunkie.com)
The full list of disclosed UFC 202 payouts included: Conor McGregor: $3 million (no win bonus) def. Nate Diaz: $2 million Anthony Johnson: $270,000 (includes $135,000 win bonus) def. Glover Teixeira: $65,000 Donald Cerrone: $170,000 (includes $85,000 win bonus) def. Rick Story: $41,000 Mike Perry: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Hyun Gyu Lim: $18,000 Tim Means: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus) def. Sabah Homasi: $12,000 Cody Garbrandt: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus) def. Takeya Mizugaki: $39,000 Raquel Pennington: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Elizabeth Phillips: $12,000 Artem Lobov: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Chris Avila: $10,000 Cortney Casey: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Randa Markos: $14,000 Lorenz Larkin: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus) def. Neil Magny: $47,000 Colby Covington: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Max Griffin: $10,000 Marvin Vettori: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Alberto Uda: $10,000
Submitted Aug 22, 2016 1:18AM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Can Diaz get into trouble for vaping CBD post fight?
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The great Nate Diaz does it his way. And thus it was that at the UFC 202 post fight media scrum, Diaz was vaping what he identified as CBD (Cannabidiol). CBD is one of the active cannabinoids in cannabis, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. However, clinical reports show a lack of psychoactivity, and non-interference with several psychomotor learning and psychological functions. Is short, CBD does not get you high. However, it is a cannabinoid, which places it on the WADA prohibited list.
Submitted Aug 21, 2016 3:38PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 202 bonuses revealed, McGregor & Diaz put on fight for the ages
(bloodyelbow.com)
Despite the extra security at the weigh-ins and the bottle throwing shenanigans at the press conference, UFC 202 went off without a hitch. We saw nine finishes and just three decisions in an incredible night of fights. Here's the breakdown of who earned the $50,000 bonus checks. Performances of the Night: Anthony Johnson and Donald Cerrone This was the night of fights UFC 200 wishes it was. We had eight knockouts on this card. Eight. Picking two performance of the night bonuses from tonight's card can't have been an easy task, but Donald Cerrone and Anthony Johnson are deserved winners. Fight of the Night: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz "Surprise, surprise, motherf**ker! The King is back!" Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz put on a fight for the ages. This might be the thrill of the moment speaking, but we might have witnessed one of the greatest and most technical back-and-forth brawls in welterweight history. Remember the UFC claims that Conor utterly dominated the first round in the first bout? That wasn't the case, not even close, but it was the case tonight. Conor landed kick after kick to Diaz's lead leg, and every time Nate tried to fire anything back, McGregor had a left hand counter waiting. He rocked Diaz, he dropped Diaz, but he couldn't finish Diaz.
Submitted Aug 21, 2016 11:33AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 202 scorecards: Here's how Conor McGregor edged Nate Diaz with the judges (and media)
(mmajunkie.com)
So how exactly did the cageside judges arrive at their winning scores for Conor McGregor in Saturday’s pay-per-view headliner with Nate Diaz? Check out the official scorecards from the bout, which took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas:
Submitted Aug 21, 2016 11:08AM by grappler0000 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Announces Return to Belfast, Lays Out Remainder of 2016 Schedule
(mmaweekly.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the remainder of its schedule for 2016 at Friday’s UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 press conference in Las Vegas. UFC Fight Night 98 at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 19 UFC Fight Night 99 in Brazil on November 19 UFC Fight Night 100 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, on November 27 (November 26, U.S. Time) The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale possibly at The Palms in Las Vegas on December 3 UFC Fight Night 101 at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, on December 9 UFC 206 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada, on December 10 UFC Fight Night 102 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on December 17 UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, December 30
Submitted Aug 20, 2016 1:32AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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