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Lineup set for June's UFC 199 in Southern California with Rockhold-Bisping, Cruz-Faber title fights
(mmajunkie.com)
It had to get a makeover at the top, but the UFC 199 lineup is official for next month in Southern California, and it still features a pair of title fights. The bout order for the 13-fight pay-per-view card is set. In the main event, Michael Bisping (28-7 MMA, 18-7 UFC) replaces ex-champ Chris Weidman (12-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC), who was forced out of his title shot rematch with champ Luke Rockhold (15-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) this past week due to a neck injury and pending surgery. Dominick Cruz (21-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will put his bantamweight belt on the line against heated rival Urijah Faber (33-8 MMA, 9-4 UFC) in the co-main event.
Submitted May 23, 2016 6:47PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Thiago Alves to fight Al Iaquinta at UFC 202
(bloodyelbow.com)
As Combate reported, former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves has an opponent and a date to make his lightweight debut, as he prepares to take on The Ultimate Fighter 15 runner up, Al Iaquinta, at UFC 202, on August 20. UFC officials have not confirmed the booking themselves.
Submitted May 23, 2016 6:34PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 88: Tarec Saffiedine injured, fight against Rick Story in jeopardy
(mmamania.com)
Tarec Saffiedine's bout against Rick Story at UFC Fight Night 88 -- which is pegged for May 29, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada -- is in jeopardy after "Sponge" suffered an injury in the final days of his training camp. According to MMA Fighting, Tarec hasn't officially been ruled out of the bout, however, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials are actively looking for a potential replacement to face "The Horror" in a little over a weeks notice.
Submitted May 22, 2016 5:42PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's 'Greatest fighter of all-time' poll includes McGregor, but not Demetrious Johnson
(bloodyelbow.com)
We're just a couple of months away from the big UFC 200 pay-per-view, and to celebrate the historic event, the UFC is asking fans to help them determine the greatest fighters of all-time. Earlier this week, they put out a poll for fans to choose the #1 greatest fighter ever, with the first of a six-part countdown series beginning on May 29th. Here are the options that they've listed on their website: (Screenshot for proof) Anderson Silva B.J. Penn Conor McGregor Matt Hughes Georges St-Pierre Ronda Rousey Jon Jones Jose Aldo Fabricio Werdum Chuck Liddell Other (you'd submit your own name afterwards)
Submitted May 20, 2016 9:52PM by tildengolfer - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McCall vs. Scoggins at UFC 201
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC flyweights Ian 'Uncle Creepy' McCall and Justin 'Tank' Scoggins will fight at UFC 201 on July 30, 2016 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Scoggins, ranked #11 in the division, is on a two-fight win streak, over Josh Sampo and Ray Borg. McCall, ranked #5, is coming off a decision loss to John Lineker in a catchweight bout after Linkeker failed to make weight. Prior to that he was on a two-fight wins streak, over Iliarde Santos and Brad Pickett. A hero of The UnderGround, McCall is coming off a series of injuries, but is now returned to form. UFC 201 is headlined by UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley. UFC flyweight champion bDemetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis serves as the co-main.
Submitted May 20, 2016 9:50PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC flyweight John Moraga returns against Matheus Nicolau at TUF 23 Finale
(mmafighting.com)
A flyweight bout between UFC contender John Moraga and TUF Brazil 4 semifinalist Matheus Nicolau is slated for The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale on July 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the booking on Friday. Moraga (16-4) is currently the No. 6 ranked flyweight on the UFC's media-generated rankings. He has been out of action since suffering a concussion in a May 2015 loss to Joseph Benavidez.
Submitted May 20, 2016 9:50PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Brandao Accepts 9-Month Suspension from USADA for Positive Marijuana Test
(sherdog.com)
Former UFC featherweight Diego Brandao has accepted a nine-month suspension for failing a drug test at UFC 195, according to a statement from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Brandao tested positive for Carboxy-THC, a metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish, in a sample taken during an in-competition drug test at the Jan. 2 event. The suspension is retroactive to the date of the event, but Brandao will be eligible for a one-month reduction in length “pending the satisfactory completion of an approved anti-doping educational program.” Brandao is also subject to additional penalties from the Nevada Athletic Commission since UFC 195 took place in Las Vegas. He still has to appear before the NAC for a disciplinary hearing.
Submitted May 20, 2016 6:13AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ali Bagautinov vs. Geane Herrera set for UFC Fight Night 89
(mmafighting.com)
A former flyweight title challenger will head to Ottawa looking to start another run toward the top. Ali Bagautinov will meet Geane Herrera in a 125-pound bout at UFC Fight Night 89 in Canada's capital on June 18. The UFC announced the bout Thursday.
Submitted May 20, 2016 2:04AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Lineker set to clash with Michael McDonald at UFC Fight Night 91
(mmafighting.com)
An intriguing bantamweight fight has been added for the UFC's first event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. John Lineker is set to face Michael McDonald in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 91, as first reported by UFC Tonight. The one-time flyweight Lineker has been streaking as a bantamweight, going 2-0 since making the move to 135 pounds. He just scored a unanimous decision over Rob Font at UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil on May 14. Before then he submitted Francisco Rivera at UFC 191.
Submitted May 19, 2016 1:18AM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Cyborg' Justino vs. Germaine de Randamie being discussed for UFC 201 (updated)
(mmafighting.com)
Now that she's in the UFC, Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino is making up for lost time. According to a report on UFC Tonight, "Cyborg" could be making a quick turnaround to fight again at UFC 201 in Atlanta. A catchweight bout between her and Germaine de Randamie is being discussed for event, which takes place on July 30 at the Phillips Arena.
Submitted May 19, 2016 1:17AM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cris Cyborg adamant her next fight will be Invicta FC title defense
(mmafighting.com)
.... Cyborg complained on Twitter that she wasn’t allowed to bring her Invicta FC belt to her media obligations during UFC 198 fight week. She had the belt during the open workouts, and told MMA Fighting that she was hoping to bring it to the cage on fight night. "I’m the 145-pound champion," she tweeted. "The UFC doesn’t have my division, okay. But they don’t have the right to delete my division. No point trying to manipulate my fans. I will be defending my belt in my next fight. I already proved I can make 140 pounds, I did my part."
Submitted May 19, 2016 1:15AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demetrious Johnson set to defend flyweight title against Wilson Reis at UFC 201
(mmafighting.com)
UFC 201 is starting to shape up as yet another big-time event in July. During a UFC Tonight telecast on Wednesday it was reported that UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will defend his title against Wilson Reis at UFC 201. According to the report, Reis-Johnson will be the co-main event for the July 30 pay-per-view card, which takes place July 30 at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Submitted May 19, 2016 1:13AM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Weidman explains reason for UFC 199 withdrawal
(mmafighting.com)
Chris Weidman posted on his Facebook page Wednesday morning an explanation on why he had to pull out of his rematch with Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. The former UFC middleweight champion admitted he could be sidelined for awhile after surgery on a herniated disc in his neck, and is targeting the November show at Madison Square Garden for his return.
Submitted May 18, 2016 2:38PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Michael Bisping steps in to fight champ Luke Rockhold at UFC 199
(mmajunkie.com)
Michael Bisping has stepped in as a replacement and will fight middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. Bisping (28-7 MMA, 18-7 UFC) replaces ex-champ Chris Weidman (12-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC), who was forced out of the title shot with champ Rockhold (15-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) on Tuesday due to a neck injury and pending surgery. UFC President Dana White today announced the change while on ESPN’s “Sports Center.” The UFC executive said the title shot would’ve gone to Ronaldo Souza (23-4 MMA, 6-1 UFC), but “Jacare” is facing knee surgery following a first-round TKO win over Vitor Belfort (25-12 MMA, 14-8 UFC) this past weekend at UFC 198.
Submitted May 18, 2016 1:42PM by postman - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC slightly outrates Bellator head-to-head on Saturday night
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator and UFC dueled somewhat evenly in going head-to-head on a Saturday night where nearly 1.5 million fans watched MMA between 8 and 10 p.m. on cable television. The UFC aired the prelims for UFC 198, doing 786,000 viewers, headlined by Demian Maia vs. Matt Brown, a stronger than usual FS 1 main event. It was the lowest prelim number before a pay-per-view so far this year. The head-to-head competition with Bellator was probably at least partially responsible. The prelims for UFC 197 did 835,000 viewers. The Brown vs. Maia main event peaked at 985,000 viewers for the final rounds. Bellator, which ran from 8 p.m. to 10:22 p.m., headlined by Phil Davis vs. King Mo Lawal, did 709,000 viewers, slightly above what Bellator usually does, a number fairly impressive given it was not on the regular night, started an hour earlier than usual and had the UFC competition. In the key 18-49 demo, UFC had an edge in viewers by 399,000 to 346,000. Spike, which airs Bellator, is available in about nine million more homes than FS 1.
Submitted May 18, 2016 5:05AM by JLS1980 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
Lawler vs Woodley Headlines UFC 201 Card
(ufc.com)
The UFC welterweight title will be on the line on Saturday, July 30, as champion Robbie Lawler defends his title against number three-ranked contender Tyron Woodley in the main event of UFC 201 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. UFC 201 marks the promotion's first event in Atlanta since UFC 145 in 2012.
Submitted May 18, 2016 1:54AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Weidman out of Rockhold fight
(foxsports.com)
Chris Weidman has been forced to pull out with an injury.
Submitted May 17, 2016 5:49PM by handyman293 - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Replacement Jordan Rinaldi meets Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 88 on May 29
(mmajunkie.com)
Abel Trujillo has a next opponent for this month’s UFC Fight Night 88 event. With Diego Ferreira (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) recently removed the matchup due to a potential USADA anti-doping violation, fellow lightweight Jordan Rinaldi (12-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement to fight Trujillo (14-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC), officials recently announced.
Submitted May 17, 2016 3:43PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Francis Ngannou vs. Bojan Mihajlovic added to UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago
(mmajunkie.com)
July’s UFC on FOX 20 event in the Windy City has a new heavyweight matchup. Francis Ngannou (7-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Bojan Mihajlovic (10-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have been added to the summer card, officials today announced. UFC on FOX 20 takes place July 23 at United Center in Chicago. The event is expected to air on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the lineup and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Submitted May 17, 2016 12:20PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 198 medical suspensions: Warlley Alves, Yancy Medeiros out up to 6 months
(mmajunkie.com)
Seven fighters from this past weekend’s UFC 198 event were issued lengthy medical suspensions, and two could be out of action for up to six months. Warlley Alves and Yancy Medeiros both face medical suspensions that could stretch 180 days.
Submitted May 16, 2016 9:23PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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