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Brendan O'Reilly vs. William Macario added to UFC 193 in Melbourne
A pair of former cast members from international versions of “The Ultimate Fighter” will face off in Australia, as Brendan O'Reilly (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. William Macario (7-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) meet at UFC 193. UFC officials today confirmed the booking after an initial report from the Brisbane Times. With the addition to the card, UFC 193 now includes: Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta Anthony Perosh vs. Gian Villante Ricardo Abreu vs. Daniel Kelly Steven Kennedy vs. Richard Walsh Brendan O’Reilly vs. William Macario
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 12:27PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Frankie Edgar ready to fight Max Holloway or Jeremy Stephens at TUF 22 Finale
Frankie Edgar’s answer remains the same after another callout: Yes. The ex-lightweight champ today said he’ll fight Max Holloway (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) or Jeremy Stephens (24-11 MMA, 11-10 UFC) at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale on Dec. 11 in Las Vegas. “I got called out by max holloway and Jeremy Stephens,” Edgar (19-4-1 MMA, 13-4-1 UFC), whose nickname is “The Answer,” wrote on Twitter. “I will fight either on dec 11 Let’s make it happen @danawhite @lorenzofertitta @ufc.”
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 12:22PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Nate Diaz returns to face Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 17
Nate Diaz will resume fighting inside the cage before the end of the year. The popular Diaz meets Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19, it was announced Monday night on FOX Sports Live. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 11:31PM by Wez - 12 comments
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Charles Oliveira suffered an esophageal tear at UFC Fight Night and remains hospitalized
Charles Oliveira suffered an esophageal tear at UFC Fight Night and remains hospitalized.
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 9:09PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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UFC Fight Night 74 Reebok-sponsor pay: Patrick Cote, Sam Stout take biggest cuts
The full UFC Fight Night 74 UFC-Reebok sponsorship payouts included: Max Holloway: $10,000 def. Charles Oliveira: $10,000 Neil Magny: $10,000 def. Erick Silva: $10,000 Patrick Cote: $15,000 def. Josh Burkman: $10,000 Francisco Trinaldo: $10,000 def. Chad Laprise: $2,500 Olivier Aubin-Mercier: $2,500 def. Tony Sims: $2,500 Valerie Letourneau: $2,500 def. Maryna Moroz: $2,500 Frankie Perez: $2,500 def. Sam Stout: $15,000 Felipe Arantes: $5,000 def. Yves Jabouin: $10,000 Nikita Krylov: $5,000 def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $2,500 Chris Kelades: $2,500 def. Chris Beal: $2,500 Shane Campbell: $2,500 def. Elias Silverio: $2,500 Misha Cirkunov: $2,500 def. Daniel Jolly: $2,500
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 10:02AM by Budgellism - 16 comments
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Aisling Daly vs. Ericka Almeida joins Ireland's UFC Fight Night 76 lineup
Aisling Daly (15-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will fight in her home country when she takes on fellow strawweight Ericka Almeida (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in October at UFC Fight Night 76 in Ireland. UFC officials today announced the bout. With the addition, UFC Fight Night 76 now includes: Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier Stipe Miocic vs. Ben Rothwell Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke Mickael Lebout vs. Stevie Ray Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan Ericka Almeida vs. Aisling Daly
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 10:01AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Benson Henderson vs. Thiago Alves headlines UFC Fight Night 79 in South Korea
The top of the lineup has been formed for the UFC’s first visit to South Korea this fall. Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC), who is of Korean heritage, will headline UFC Fight Night 79 against former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves (21-10 MMA, 13-7 UFC). UFC officials announced the main event, as well as the rest of the main card, on Sunday. With the additions, the UFC Fight Night 79 lineup includes: Thiago Alves vs. Benson Henderson Mirko Filipovic vs. Anthony Hamilton Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jorge Masvidal Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 9:59AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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UFC Fight Night 74 winner Max Holloway interested in Edgar or McGregor rematch
Max Holloway said he’s ready for the biggest names the UFC featherweight division has to offer after earning his seventh consecutive octagon victory in UFC Fight Night 74’s main event. Holloway (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) has been on a tear over the past two years, defeating every opponent the UFC has put in front of him. The latest performance in that streak saw him top Charles Oliveira (20-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) with a first-round TKO after “Do Bronx” suffered an injury less than two minutes into the fight. Although the finish was anticlimactic, Holloway still got the job done and joined the upper echelon of the 145-pound class. There are only a limited number of realistic opponents for Holloway going forward, and he said his greatest desire would be a bout against former UFC champ Frankie Edgar – ideally in his home state of Hawaii. “UFC works in mysterious ways; I’m sure they’re going to find something for me,” Holloway told MMAjunkie. “Let’s get UFC to Hawaii, and what better fight than Holloway vs. Edgar in a stadium? It would be huge.”
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 9:58AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Bisping on Perez's retirement: 'He hasn't got the cajones to really be in this sport'
UFC middleweight Michael Bisping offered no warm wishes for the outgoing Frankie Perez. Instead, he sent off the lightweight by questioning his manhood, which, even by Bisping’s standards, was a low blow. “I am glad,” said Bisping from the commentary desk during FOX Sports 1’s UFC Fight Night 74 coverage, “and no offense to Frankie Perez, because I don’t know the guy, and I’m sure he’s a very charming individual and a good person, but if he retired after knocking someone out in his second UFC win, I would say he hasn’t got the cajones to really be in this sport.”
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 9:56AM by Budgellism - 14 comments
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No official diagnosis yet, but Charles Oliveira 'alert' and moving after injury
It’s still not known exactly what caused UFC featherweight Charles Oliveira to drop to the canvas in the first round of his UFC Fight Night 74 headliner, and officials are waiting for word on his condition, but initial indications are positive. “Charles was immediately transported to the hospital,” said Tom Wright, the UFC’s managing director for operations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand at the post-event press conference. “He was alert. He is able to move all his extremities. We’re waiting for any updates we get, and as soon as we get them, we’ll be able to tell you.”
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 9:53AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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After losing Holm as opponent, Sarah Kaufman wants Tate. Or Correia. Or Zingano
Patrick Cote, Josh Burkman, Felipe Arantes and Frankie Perez each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 74 event. Arantes and Perez earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses, and Cote and Burkman took home “Fight of the Night” honors. The bonus winners were announced on FOX Sports 1’s post-fight show.
Submitted Aug 24, 2015 9:51AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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'Cro Cop' says he's fighting Anthony Hamilton at UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul
“Cro Cop” recently announced he’ll be fighting at UFC Fight Night 79 in South Korea, and he now appears to have an opponent. Mirko Filipovic (31-11-2 MMA, 5-6 UFC) will meet fellow heavyweight Anthony Hamilton (14-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at the November event, he today announced via Facebook.
Submitted Aug 23, 2015 2:18PM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
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UFC Fight Night Saskatoon Weigh In Results
The complete UFC Fight Night 74 weigh-in results include: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET) Max Holloway (145) vs. Charles Oliveira (145.5) Neil Magny (170.5) vs. Erick Silva (171) Josh Burkman (170) vs. Patrick Cote (170) Chad Laprise (155.5) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (155.5) Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155) vs. Tony Sims (155.5) Valerie Letourneau (116)* vs. Maryna Moroz (115) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Frankie Perez (155.5) vs. Sam Stout (155) Felipe Arantes (135.5) vs. Yves Jabouin (135.5) Nikita Krylov (205.5) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205) Chris Beal (126) vs. Chris Kelades (125.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET) Shane Campbell (155) vs. Elias Silverio (154.5) Misha Cirkunov (205) vs. Daniel Jolly (204) * Letourneau initially weighed in at 117 pounds and was given one hour to cut an additional pound to the 116-pound allowance. Shortly after the weigh-ins finished she weighed in again and made 116 pounds.
Submitted Aug 22, 2015 11:39PM by kopower - 11 comments
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UFC champ Ronda Rousey meets Holly Holm – not Miesha Tate – at UFC 195
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey won’t be fighting Miesha Tate for a third time, after all. At least not yet.
Submitted Aug 21, 2015 8:01AM by nirvana184 - 47 comments
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Brock Lesnar: I was a 'stone-cold, caveman, barbarian killer' during my UFC run
During his three-year run in the UFC, Brock Lesnar was by far the most marketable and most-watched athlete on the entire roster. Coming from the world of professional wrestling, Lesnar already had a built in fan base on the first day he arrived in the promotion. But no one could have predicted that only four fights into his career he would defeat Randy Couture and become heavyweight champion.
Submitted Aug 21, 2015 1:41AM by tildengolfer - 26 comments
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Luke Rockhold: I'm dirtier and grittier than any of these motherf**kers
Not long after a hard gym session one evening, followed by a short nap and the running of some errands near his Northern California training camp, No. 1 middleweight contender Luke Rockhold is hardly acting and sounding like the compensating, insecure challenger that UFC champion Chris Weidman recently made him out to be.
Submitted Aug 21, 2015 1:40AM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Velasquez slight favorite over Werdum
It was recently announced that Fabricio Werdum's first title defense would be a rematch with the man he took the belt from, Cain Velasquez. And despite dominating Cain Velasquez and submitting him, UFC champion Fabricio Werdum opened as a slight underdog in the sports books. According to BestFightOdds.com, Fabricio Werdum opened as the underdog at +124 and Velasquez as the favorite at -130.
Submitted Aug 21, 2015 1:39AM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
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Donald Cerrone claims he was trolling Rafael dos Anjos with steroid use accusations
Donald Cerrone's march to a UFC lightweight title shot is something to behold. Since losing to now-champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 27 in 2013, Cerrone has pushed through eight top contenders (including one former divisional champ). He now has arguably the biggest fight of his career in a rematch in the main event of UFC on FOX 17 in December, yet, when hearing him speak about it or how he spends his time, he's equal parts excited and nonchalant about the whole thing.
Submitted Aug 21, 2015 1:38AM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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Court McGee returns at UFC 194 against Marcio Alexandre Jr.
He's baaack... Court McGee will finally return to the Octagon in December. Sidelined due to several injuries and surgeries, the winner of the 11th season of The Ultimate Fighter is scheduled to take on TUF Brazil 3 runner-up Marcio Alexandre Jr. at UFC 194.
Submitted Aug 21, 2015 1:36AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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