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With Dominique Steele out, Kyle Noke gets new UFC Fight Night 101 opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
Kyle Noke has a new opponent for next month’s UFC Fight Night 101 event in Australia. Dominique Steele (14-8 MMA, 1-3 UFC) has suffered an undisclosed injury, and Noke (22-9-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) is now slated to fight replacement Omari Akhmedov (15-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC). UFC officials announced the change via FoxSports.com.au.
Submitted Oct 23, 2016 3:08PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 207: Johny Hendricks ‘done’ with MMA with loss to Neil Magny
(mmamania.com)
Johny Hendricks used to be the best 170-pound fighter in the world. Fast forward a few years and Hendricks, 33, is now trying to climb his way out of an 0-2 hole after dropping three of his last four and plummeting to No. 7 in the official UFC rankings. “The last two I have lost, fair and square, I know I have,” Hendricks told ESPN’s Five Rounds podcast. “Realistically, if I go out there — and hey, crazier things have happened — I go out there and lose, that’s when it’s time to say ‘I’m done.’ I’m not gonna keep fighting to hopefully find a person I can beat.”
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 7:00PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jon Jones' lawyer reveals USADA test results, claims supplement was deemed 'contaminated'
(mmamania.com)
The clash between former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) continues in full force after "Bones" tested positive for banned substances prior to UFC 200 this past July. Jones has proclaimed he will return to action soon while a generic form of Cialis has been pinpointed as a possible reason why the 29-year-old popped under USADA watch. It now seems as if Jones is even closer to exonerating himself and returning to a sport he has dominated his entire career. According to Jones' lawyer, Howard Jacobs, the independent tests that USADA administered on the substances Jones took earlier this year have all come back positive, marking the entire crop "contaminated."
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 6:58PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC cuts 13 fighters from roster as cutbacks continue
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC's week of cutbacks ends with news that several fighters will no longer compete in the promotion. MMAFighting.com has learned from sources that 13 fighters were recently released from their contracts. This comes just a few days after many from the front office, including several high-ranking officials, were let go under new ownership group WME-IMG.
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 6:51PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexander Gustafsson Expected to Be Out Indefinitely
(sherdog.com)
At one point in time, Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson was one of the most feared light heavyweights in the sport of mixed martial arts. He had lost only once in 16 pro fights and was riding a dominant six-fight winning streak. But when he finally got a crack at the 205-pound title against then-champ Jon Jones at UFC 162 three years ago, he gave it everything he had and came up short after five grueling rounds. But from that point forward, “The Mauler” has had nothing but terrible luck in and out of the Octagon.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 9:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gegard Mousasi vs. Uriah Hall 2 to main event UFC Belfast with Gunnar Nelson out
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC's return to Northern Ireland is getting a significant reshuffling. Gunnar Nelson is injured and out of his main event with Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 99 on Nov. 19 in Belfast, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. In that fight's place will be a new headlinee: a rematch between Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall. The extent of Nelson's injury is unclear at this time.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 6:21PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'The Ultimate Fighter 25' starts filming in January, 'all-star' concept in play
(mmajunkie.com)
The next season of “The Ultimate Fighter” is expected to end up featuring some familiar names. MMAjunkie today confirmed “The Ultimate Fighter 25” is currently casting for a January filming start, with the show expected to debut on FS1 in April. While exact details of the season are still undetermined, UFC officials told MMAjunkie that welterweights are likely to be featured on “TUF 25.” And rather than bring in a cast of unknowns, the promotion currently is targeting a group of “all-stars” to compete on the show, including UFC veterans and former contestants on previous editions of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Additionally, despite rumors of the show’s termination with new owners WME-IMG in place, UFC officials firmly shot down such reports and insisted “TUF 25” is proof of the promotion’s commitment to the long-running reality series.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:30PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
USADA suspends UFC’s Abdul-Kerim Edilov 15 months for meldonium
(mmafighting.com)
Abdul-Kerim Edilov has yet to make his UFC debut, and he’ll have to wait longer still. The Chechen light heavyweight has been given a 15-month suspension by USADA for testing positive for the prohibited substance meldonium in an out-of-competition drug test back in January, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Friday. His suspension is retroactive to Jan. 7, 2016, the date the sample was collected. Edilov will be eligible for his first UFC fight in April.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:28PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC releases ‘Bigfoot’ Silva
(mmafighting.com)
There won’t be any "Bigfoot" sightings in the UFC again any time soon. The promotion released Antonio Silva recently after a rough stretch for the former elite heavyweight, MMA Fighting confirmed with UFC officials Friday.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:26PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marvin Vettori added to UFC 207 lineup in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s year-end card in “Sin City” continues to build with the addition of a new middleweight matchup. Brazil’s Antonio Carlos Junior (6-2 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) will take on Italy’s Marvin Vettori (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 207. Promotion officials announced the new booking today.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:23PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabricio Werdum-Cain Velasquez rematch made official for UFC 207
(mmafighting.com)
There won't be a title on the line this time, but Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez will meet again. The matchup of top heavyweight contenders will square off at UFC 207 in Las Vegas on Dec. 30 has been made official, according to Yahoo Sports.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 6:41PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt in the works for UFC 207
(mmafighting.com)
It looks like Cody Garbrandt is close to winning the Dominick Cruz sweepstakes. According to multiple sources, the UFC is currently working on Cruz vs. Garbrandt for the bantamweight title at UFC 207 on Dec. 30. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 6:39PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jared Cannonier vs. Ion Cutelaba added to TUF 24 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
A light heavyweight bout has been added to the TUF 24 Finale event in December. The UFC announced a bout between Jared Cannonier (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Ion Cutelaba (12-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) for the event, which takes place Dec. 3 at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event’s main card airs live on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The bout order has not yet been set.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 5:16PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Craig makes octagon debut vs. Luis Henrique da Silva at UFC on FOX 22
(mmajunkie.com)
The card for UFC on FOX 22 continues to come together with the announcement of a light heavyweight scrap. Paul Craig (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will step into the octagon for the first time to face off with Luis Henrique da Silva (12-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at the event, which takes place Dec. 17 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. The main card, headlined by strawweight prospects Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson, will air on FOX after prelims expected for FOX and UFC Fight Pass. A full bout order has yet to be determined.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 5:15PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
'El Dirte' vs. 'Hot Sauce': Andrew Sanchez vs. Trevor Smith set for UFC Fight Night 102
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s second New York fight this year after its long-awaited return to the state continues to grow with the addition of a middleweight fight featuring a “TUF” winner. “TUF 23” light heavyweight winner Andrew Sanchez (8-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is set to meet Trevor Smith (14-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 102. UFC officials today announced the new booking for the lineup.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 5:14PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexis Davis vs. Sara McMann on 'The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale' card
(espn.com)
A female bantamweight matchup between two former UFC title challengers in Alexis Davis and Sara McMann has been added to "The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale" on Dec. 3. The 135-pound bout will take place at The Palms in Las Vegas, officials confirmed.
Submitted Oct 19, 2016 4:25PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Canadian executive Tom Wright among latest string of UFC layoffs
(mmafighting.com)
For the third straight day, the new UFC owners continued to downsize the company. On Wednesday, it was the UFC's Canadian office in Toronto that experienced massive layoffs, with approximately 80 percent of the department being let go.
Submitted Oct 19, 2016 3:28PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Georges St-Pierre’s legal team insists contract is terminated, despite UFC’s response
(bloodyelbow.com)
GSP’s lawyers remain solid on their position about the former champ’s contract termination. The UFC immediately refuted Georges St-Pierre’s claim on Monday about no longer being under contract. Their statement, however, was also disputed by the fighter’s legal team, who recently spoke to ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto to clarify their issues.
Submitted Oct 18, 2016 10:47PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Johny Hendricks vs Neil Magny set for UFC 207 in Las Vegas
(mmamania.com)
Hendricks (17-5) is in dire need of a win, which sounds surprising considering he was welterweight champion roughly two years back. Since then, “Bigg Rigg” has struggled to make weight and dropped three of his last four. Time to get something going ... fast. Magny (18-5) was slowly but surely climbing his way up the 170-pound ladder -- right up until Lorenz Larkin stopped him at UFC 202 back in August. No doubt a win over a tough out like Hendricks will get him right back into the title hunt.
Submitted Oct 18, 2016 10:42PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Urijah Faber vs. Brad Pickett slated for UFC on FOX 22
(mmafighting.com)
Urijah Faber will look to stave off the first three-fight losing streak of his career when he takes on Brad Pickett in a home game on Dec. 17 at UFC on FOX 22 in Sacramento, Calif. The UFC confirmed the booking on Tuesday following an initial report by The Sacramento Bee.
Submitted Oct 18, 2016 8:21PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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