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UFC's Grant Dawson notified of potential USADA violation
Grant Dawson failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation. Officials today announced the news.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 3:05PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Brandon Moreno vs. Ray Borg slated for UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin
Next year’s UFC Fight Night 126 event in Texas has its first fight, and it’s an intriguing one. Officials today announced a fight between young prospect Brandon Moreno (14-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and recent title challenger Ray Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC), which is slated for the early-2018 event UFC Fight Night 126 takes place Feb. 18 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 1:54PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Jason Knight vs. Gabriel Benitez added to UFC Fresno
A new featherweight match-up has been added to UFC Fresno. Jason Knight and Gabriel Benitez have been booked to fight at UFC Fight Night 123. The event, which is being headlined by Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega, is set to take place on Dec. 9 at the SaveMart Center in Fresno, Calif. The news was announced by the promotion on Thursday.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 7:06PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Michael Johnson gets Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 124 in first featherweight bout
Michael Johnson will be welcomed to the UFC featherweight division by a formidable foe. Johnson (17-12 MMA, 9-8 UFC) today announced that he’s set to fight the red-hot Darren Elkins (23-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 124, which takes place Jan. 14 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis and airs on FS1.
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 4:28PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Thiago Alves vs. Zak Cummings, two other bouts added to UFC St. Louis
Thiago Alves will be competing on the first UFC card of 2018. The former UFC welterweight title challenger will be taking on Zak Cummings in a 170-pound contest at UFC St. Louis. The event is set to take place on Jan. 14 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The news was announced by the promotion on Wednesday. The promotion also announced two additional lightweight bouts for the St. Louis event in James Krause vs. Alex White and Polo Reyes vs. Matt Frevola
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:16PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
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After decade in UFC, Dennis Siver signs with ACB
Dennis Siver’s UFC run has come to an end. After spending more than a decade under the UFC banner, Siver announced Wednesday that he has signed a multi-fight deal with Russian promotion ACB. The 38-year-old German fighter is slated to make his promotional debut in a lightweight contest on Nov. 25 in the main event of ACB 75, which will take place at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:14PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
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Dominick Cruz out of UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera
It’s a tough day for popular former UFC champions. Dominick Cruz is out of his UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera due to a broken arm, multiple sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on Wednesday. It remains immediately unclear if the UFC will keep Rivera on the Dec. 30 card in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 9:12PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
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Frankie Edgar injured, off UFC 218 title fight vs. Max Holloway
Frankie Edgar has suffered an injury and will not be able to compete against featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 218. Brazilian outlet Combate first reported the news, which ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto confirmed. Sources close to the fighters told MMAjunkie that Edgar suffered a fractured orbital bone. The title fight was set to headline the UFC 218 pay-per-view, which takes place at Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 6:43PM by Five-Alive - 19 comments
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UFC 219 main event TBA within the week, McGregor still a possibility
UFC 219 on December 30th is a pretty good looking card already, but one thing it's missing is a marquee main event at the top. But good news for any of you folks considering a New Year's Eve weekend in Las Vegas: Dana White says the card will have its main event locked in within the week, and it could still be Conor McGregor.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 3:50PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Jessy Jess gets UFC call up; set to fight Bec Rawlings at UFC Sydney
US-based Aussie Jessica Rose-Clark will make her UFC debut against Bec Rawlings at UFC Sydney next Sunday. MMA Today first reported the news after Scottish fighter Joanne Calderwood was removed from the card. Calderwood was originally set to fight Rawlings at the event. Although the UFC has yet to announce the change, Fight News Australia has also confirmed the news with sources.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 3:13AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Dana White: Darren Till vs. Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 127 in England
The UFC is giving popular rising English welterweight Darren Till the fight he asked for – and in his home country, no less. The undefeated 24-year-old Till (16-0-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC) will take on former two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson (14-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 127, which takes place Feb. 24 and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The card was recently announced for Orlando, Fla., but UFC President Dana White revealed during a Q&A tonight in Santa Monica, Calif, that it will be moved to England, according to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:55PM by JLS - 5 comments
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Humberto Bandenay out at UFC-Sydney; featherweight sought for Alex Volkanovski
Peruvian prospect Humberto Bandenay (14-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will have to wait to follow up on his scintillating UFC debut. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that Bandenay has been forced to withdraw from a planned UFC Fight Night 121 appearance, and the promotion currently needs a new opponent for featherweight Alex Volkanovski.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:40PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Aljamain Sterling needs new UFC Fresno foe after Rani Yahya drops out
Aljamain Steling is looking for a fight. The New York bantamweight was scheduled to meet veteran Rani Yahya in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fresno on Dec. 9, but Yahya has been forced to withdraw from the bout due to an undisclosed injury. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Tuesday report by MMAjunkie. The promotion is actively seeking a new opponent for Sterling.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:36PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Dana White on Demetrious Johnson’s money demands: ‘Let’s see what your PPV does’
Dana White responds to Demetrious Johnson’s demand for a $2 million payday. In this era of “big money fights”, many UFC fighters have specific figures in mind as to how much they would want for specific match-ups. Flyweight champion and top pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson, for instance, wants a $2 million payday for super-fights.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 9:09PM by Ninja_Nicoya - 4 comments
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UFC Winnipeg adds Jan Blachowicz vs. Jared Cannonier, Sheldon Westcott vs. Danny Roberts
Less than six weeks out, two additional fights have been finalized for UFC Winnipeg. Jan Blachowicz is stepping in on short notice to fight Jared Cannonier in a light heavyweight bout, replacing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who was removed from the booking after being flagged for a USADA violation on Oct. 19. Officials also announced a welterweight bout between TUF: Nations finalist Sheldon Westcott and Danny “Hot Chocolate” Roberts.
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 1:12PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Opponent switch: Eryk Anders meets LFA champ Markus Perez at UFC Fight Night 123
Eryk Anders will go from fighting one UFC newcomer to another when he makes his return to the octagon at UFC Fight Night 123. Anders (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) announced on Sunday that John Phillips (21-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is out of their scheduled middleweight bout at the December event. He now fights another promotional newcomer and now-former LFA middleweight champion: Markus Perez (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Nov 6, 2017 4:29PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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UFC announces schedule for first quarter of 2018
On Saturday’s UFC 217 broadcast, the UFC officially announced nine events for the start of 2018. The first quarter of next year kicks off with a Fight Night event in St. Louis, Mo., and wraps up with a trip to the O2 Arena in London, England. Other international stops include Belem, Brazil, and Perth, Australia. It will be the first time that the Octagon visits those cities.
Submitted Nov 5, 2017 1:33PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Dana White on Georges St-Pierre’s next move: ‘It’s going to be Whittaker’
It seems a title unification bout is on the horizon for Georges St-Pierre. On Saturday night, the former UFC welterweight king returned to the Octagon after a four-year layoff to take on UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 217, which took place at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. After two competitive rounds, St-Pierre defeated Bisping with a third-round rear-naked choke, thus becoming the new middleweight champ.
Submitted Nov 5, 2017 1:29PM by grappler0000 - 20 comments
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UFC 217 bonuses: Georges St-Pierre, four others earn extra money
UFC 217 was full of memorable performances. So much so that four Performance of the Night bonuses weren’t enough. Each of the three new champions crowned on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City took home an extra $50,000 for their efforts. Georges St-Pierre, who choked out Michael Bisping in the main event to win the UFC middleweight title; T.J. Dillashaw, who finished Cody Garbrandt to claim his second UFC bantamweight championship; and Rose Namajunas, who made Joanna Jedrzejczyk tap to strikes in their strawweight title fight; all won titles and all took home bonuses.
Submitted Nov 5, 2017 11:57AM by JLS - 4 comments
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UFC heavyweight Azunna Anyanwu flagged for potential anti-doping violation
Ion Cutelaba wasn’t the only UFC fighter to suffer the wrath of USADA on Friday. UFC heavyweight Azunna Anyanwu has popped for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test administered on Oct. 18, the UFC announced Friday. Anyanwu (14-5) lost his Octagon debut via split decision to Justin Ledet on Sept. 16 at UFC Pittsburgh. Previous to that, the 36-year-old fighter competed on the inaugural episode of Dana White’s Contender Series, where he scored a highlight-reel second-round knockout of Greg Rebello.
Submitted Nov 3, 2017 6:45PM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
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