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Stipe Miocic calls UFC 203 contract ‘a slap in the face,’ says UFC ‘took my kindness for weakness’
(mmafighting.com)
Stipe Miocic is a man of few words. So when he says he is irritated with something, people tend to take notice. The UFC heavyweight champion on Monday revealed that he was deeply frustrated with the UFC after discovering that he earned a smaller payday than his challenger at UFC 203, Alistair Overeem, despite the entire event being built around Miocic defending his title in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
Submitted Jan 16, 2017 7:29PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jessica Andrade vs. Angela Hill rescheduled for UFC Houston
(bloodyelbow.com)
Strawweights Jessica Andrade and Angela Hill will now meet in Texas, on February 4
Submitted Jan 16, 2017 7:28PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 103 bonuses: Yair Rodriguez leads charge for extra checks with $50,000
(mmajunkie.com)
Yair Rodriguez, Aleksei Oleinik, Augusto Mendes and Frankie Saenz each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 103 event. Rodriguez and Oleinikpicked up “Performance of the Night” awards, and Mendes and Saenz took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jan 16, 2017 5:02PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cody Garbrandt, T.J. Dillashaw to coach The Ultimate Fighter 25
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has picked the rival coaches for new season of The Ultimate Fighter. The promotion announced on Sunday, that newly crowned bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will coach season 25 of The Ultimate Fighter, along with his former teammate and now next challenger for the title T.J. Dillashaw.
Submitted Jan 16, 2017 12:46AM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 210 will be held in Buffalo
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has scheduled a second pay-per-view for the state of New York this year. On Sunday, during the broadcast of UFC Fight Night 103, the promotion announced that UFC 210 will take place on Apr. 8 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. No fights were announced for the UFC pay-per-view.
Submitted Jan 16, 2017 12:45AM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Floyd Mayweather on Dana White’s offer for Conor McGregor fight: ‘He’s a f*cking comedian’
(mmafighting.com)
Yeah, you’re probably going to have to do better than that, Dana. Floyd Mayweather’s response to Dana White’s financial offer for a bout between Mayweather and Conor McGregor was vintage “Money May.” White said Friday on “The Herd” that he’d give Mayweather and McGregor both $25 million and the pay-per-view revenue would be split. “He’s a f*cking comedian,” Mayweather said when approached in the passenger seat of an SUV by TMZ...
Submitted Jan 14, 2017 1:52PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
 
UFC Fight Night 103 early weigh-in results
(mmajunkie.com)
MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET) -B.J. Penn (146) vs. Yair Rodriguez (145) -Marcin Held (156) vs. Joe Lauzon (155) -Court McGee (170) vs. Ben Saunders (170) -John Moraga (126) vs. Sergio Pettis (125) PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET) -Drakkar Klose (156) vs. Devin Powell (155) -Augusto Mendes (135) vs. Frankie Saenz (135) -Aleksei Oleinik (242) vs. Viktor Pesta (239) -Tony Martin (155) vs. Alex White (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET) -Nina Ansaroff (116) vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (115) -Walt Harris (254) vs. Chase Sherman (246) -Joachim Christensen (205) vs. Bojan Mihajlovic (205) -Cyril Asker (248) vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov (257)
Submitted Jan 14, 2017 1:44PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson set for UFC 208 in Brooklyn
(mmafighting.com)
“The Spider” is coming to the Big Apple. Anderson Silva will face Derek Brunson at UFC 208 on Feb. 11 in Brooklyn, UFC president Dana White announced Friday. It’s a much-needed boost for a card struggling with regards to star power.
Submitted Jan 13, 2017 6:50PM by Five-Alive - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson official for UFC 209
(mmafighting.com)
A sizzling lightweight matchup is making its way to Las Vegas. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have both signed bout agreements to meet at UFC 209 on March 4 at T-Mobile Arena. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Wednesday report by the Los Angeles Times. With UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor on the sidelines awaiting the birth of his first child, the UFC has made this bout a five-round interim title fight.
Submitted Jan 12, 2017 8:13PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Injury knocks Stefan Struve from UFC Fight Night 105 headliner vs. Junior Dos Santos in Halifax
(mmajunkie.com)
Stefan Struve has suffered a shoulder injury and is out of a headlining rematch against former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, according to a report. Brazilian MMA outlet Combate today reported Struve (28-8 MMA, 12-6 UFC) has had to withdraw from his UFC Fight Night 105 main event opposite Dos Santos (18-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC), which puts the UFC on the hunt for a replacement to headline the card. UFC Fight Night 105 takes place Feb. 19, a Sunday, at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and airs live on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jan 12, 2017 5:39PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Igor Pokrajac vs. Ed Herman slated for UFC 209 in Sin City
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for March’s UFC 209 event continues to take shape. Officials today announced a light-heavyweight bout between Igor Pokrajac (28-13 MMA, 4-8 UFC) and Ed Herman (23-12 MMA, 10-8 UFC).
Submitted Jan 11, 2017 4:19PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 107 gets 6 fights, including Brad Pickett's likely farewell
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to England is still short on a headliner, but the card is starting to take shape. UFC officials today announced six matchups for UFC Fight Night 107, which takes place March 18 at The O2 in London. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass. Among the additions is bantamweight veteran Brad Pickett (25-13 MMA, 5-8 UFC), who is expected to walk away from the sport after facing Henry Briones (16-6-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at the event. Additionally, UFC Fight Night 107 includes: Henry Briones vs. Brad Pickett Leon Edwards vs. Vicente Luque Marc Diakiese vs. Teemu Packalen Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Tom Breese Scott Askham vs. Brad Scott Francimar Barroso vs. Darren Stewart
Submitted Jan 11, 2017 4:17PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC cancels March 3 event in Las Vegas
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC has canceled its second show of 2017. A scheduled March 3 event in Las Vegas has been scrapped, according to the promotion. No specific reason for the decision was announced. The event, which did not have any fights attached to it yet, was slated to air on UFC Fight Pass the night before UFC 209.
Submitted Jan 11, 2017 1:59AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricardo Ramos takes on Michinori Tanaka at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston
(mmafighting.com)
One of the prospects shown in the latest episode of Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight reality show has his first UFC bout scheduled. Ricardo Ramos, who signed with the promotion after tapping Alfred Khashakyan last August, is set to meet Michinori Tanaka at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston, Texas, on March 4. The UFC announced the match-up on Tuesday.
Submitted Jan 11, 2017 1:51AM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carla Esparza, Randa Markos to reprise TUF rivalry at UFC Fight Night 105
(mmafighting.com)
Carla Esparza and Randa Markos had a budding feud on The Ultimate Fighter 20. Now, the two will finally fight. Esparza, the former UFC women’s strawweight champion, will take on Markos at UFC Fight Night 105 on Feb. 19 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the UFC announced Tuesday.
Submitted Jan 11, 2017 1:49AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Vicente Luque vs. Leon Edwards slated for UFC Fight Night: London
(mmafighting.com)
Rising welterweight Vicente Luque will return to the Octagon on March 18, as he takes on Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 107 in London, sources close to the situation told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Jan 11, 2017 1:47AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 23 loses Hector Lombard vs. Brad Tavares, adds Alessio Di Chirico vs. Eric Spicely
(mmajunkie.com)
A fight between UFC welterweights Hector Lombard and Brad Tavares has been scratched from UFC on FOX 23. A UFC official passed on the news to MMAjunkie, and people close to both fighters confirmed it. The parties asked to remain anonymous because the news hadn’t been announced. In its place, the promotion has booked a fight between middleweights Alessio Di Chirico (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Eric Spicely (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC). UFC officials today announced the contest, which was previously reported by FloCombat.com. UFC on FOX 23 takes place Jan. 28 at Pepsi Center in Denver. The main card airs on FOX after early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Jan 11, 2017 1:46AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Hunt files civil suit against UFC, Dana White, Brock Lesnar
(mmafighting.com)
Mark Hunt has taken his grievances against the UFC to court. The veteran heavyweight filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday naming Brock Lesnar, UFC president Dana White, and the UFC’s parent company Zuffa LLC as defendants, and seeking damages “in the millions” for the controversy surrounding Lesnar’s two failed drug tests ahead of his return fight against Hunt at UFC 200. The suit alleges racketeering, fraud, negligence, and breach of contract among eight charges levied by Hunt against the UFC, Lesnar, and White. Hunt’s lead attorney, Christina Denning, confirmed the validity of the suit to MMA Fighting on Tuesday night following an initial report by ESPN.
Submitted Jan 11, 2017 1:44AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Henrique da Silva vs. Johnson, Caceres vs. Knight added to UFC on FOX 23
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC on FOX 23’s fight card is quickly filling with the addition of two new bouts. UFC officials today announced a pair of new bookings: Brazilian light heavyweight Luis Henrique da Silva (12-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will take on UFC newcomer Jordan Johnson (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and featherweight Alex Caceres (12-9 MMA, 7-7 UFC) will face Jason Knight (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Submitted Jan 10, 2017 6:35PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bout agreements yet to be signed, but Tony Ferguson says he's in for Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 209
(mmajunkie.com)
A long-awaited bout between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov appears closer than ever to being done for UFC 209. Ferguson today said that he had been tested by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, and indicated a bout with Nurmagomedov is on the table for the March 4 pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jan 10, 2017 6:32PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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