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Tim Williams Faces Oskar Piechota At UFC Fight Night Austin
A middleweight division bout could be added to UFC Fight Night Austin per MMA Fighting as Tim Williams may battle Oskar Piechota. Williams (15-3-0) is making his UFC debut in this bout and does so on the strength of a five fight winning streak. Williams had already defeated three UFC veterans before signing with the promotion earlier this year, with those vets being Nah-Shon Burrell, Jay Silva and Ron Stallings. Williams competed on both the UFC Ultimate Fighter 17 and the UFC Ultimate Fighter 19, never making it any further than the quarterfinals of the reality show.
Submitted Feb 11, 2018 2:15AM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC 221 bonuses: Much-hyped newcomer among night's $50,000 winners
Israel Adesanya, Jussier Formiga, Jake Matthews and Li Jingliang each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 221 event. Adesanya and Formiga earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Matthews and Jingliang took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Feb 11, 2018 1:29AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Yoel Romero misses weight, cannot win interim title at UFC 221
Romero will not be able to win the UFC interim middleweight title fight in his bout with Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. Rockhold will be interim champion if he wins, but Romero would not win the belt even with a victory.
Submitted Feb 10, 2018 8:44AM by Braden - 5 comments
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Tyron Woodley responds to Dana White saying he’s ‘full of sh*t’ about Nate Diaz fight
The most highly anticipated opponent for Tyron Woodley right now might be Dana White. On Wednesday, White said on UFC Tonight that Woodley was “full of sh*t” for comments he made earlier in the week to ESPN about potentially fighting Nate Diaz next. Woodley didn’t seem to take that real well. The UFC welterweight champion said Friday in his “Hollywood Beatdown” segment for TMZ Sports that White, the UFC president, was the one putting out wrong information.
Submitted Feb 10, 2018 8:43AM by Braden - 9 comments
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Michelle Waterson vs. Cortney Casey slated for UFC on FOX 29
The UFC’s debut trip to Glendale, Ariz. is filling up fast. A strawweight matchup between ranked contenders Michelle Waterson and Cortney Casey is the latest addition to UFC on FOX 29. The UFC confirmed the booking Thursday following an initial report by Arizona news outlet AZ Central.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 7:38PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Aljamain Sterling vs. Brett Johns set for UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City
April’s UFC event in New Jersey has a new bout, and it includes a contender from the region. Aljamain Sterling, is slated to fight undefeated Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 128.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 7:06PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Kajan Johnson says Stevie Ray has stepped in as UFC-London replacement
On the same day Rustam Khabilov announced he’s been forced off next month’s UFC Fight Night 127 card, opponent Kajan Johnson apparently has a replacement, lightweight Stevie Ray.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 7:04PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Dana White promises 'moron' Mario Yamasaki will never ref again: 'He makes me sick'
Mario Yamasaki is not UFC President Dana White’s favorite person – and that’s putting it mildly.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 3:14PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Dominick Cruz to ‘silly’ T.J. Dillashaw: ‘Stop going down and looking for little baby boys at 125’
When Max Holloway pulled out of UFC 222, the UFC was left to scramble for a pay-per-view worthy main event that could headline on short notice, and their first choice was a bantamweight title rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. Garbrandt was all for the idea but Dillashaw declined, saying he wouldn’t defend his belt on four weeks’ notice when he was instead pursuing a superfight with flyweight champion and pound-for-pound king, Demetrious Johnson. Now it appears that fight is in the works for this summer, and not everyone is happy about it, including former bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz. Speaking recently on MaxOut with Ed Mylett, Cruz showed some annoyance with the bantamweight title situation, suggesting that he should get to fight for the belt next and that Dillashaw wanted to take an “easy fight” instead of risk losing his title.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 3:03PM by Braden - 16 comments
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Dana White: Tyron Woodley is ‘full of sh*t’ about Nate Diaz fight
Tyron Woodley and Nate Diaz are ready to fight each other. Woodley, the UFC welterweight champ, said Tuesday that the fight is “way more likely than people realize,” and Diaz on Wednesday indicated he considered Woodley his “best option.” UFC president Dana White, though, doesn’t seem so big on the idea. Speaking on the FS1 show UFC Tonight on Wednesday, White ridiculed the notion that Woodley vs. Diaz was an idea that was never discussed.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 2:45AM by Braden - 3 comments
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Mike Pyle returns against Zak Ottow at UFC 222
after an extended layoff, veteran welterweight mike pyle is slated to return to the octagon at ufc 222. the las vegas review-journal today broke the news that pyle (27-13-1 mma, 10-8 ufc) will face zak ottow (15-5 mma, 2-2 ufc) at the pay-per-view event, which takes place march 3 at t-mobile arena in las vegas.
After an extended layoff, veteran welterweight Mike Pyle is slated to return to the octagon at UFC 222. The Las Vegas Review-Journal today broke the news that Pyle (27-13-1 MMA, 10-8 UFC) will face Zak Ottow (15-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at the pay-per-view event, which takes place March 3 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 7, 2018 7:36PM by Braden - 6 comments
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Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya set for UFC 222 main event; Frankie Edgar-Brian Ortega co-main
With less than one month to go, a headliner has been found for next month’s UFC 222. UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg (18-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Invicta FC bantamweight champ Yana Kunitskaya (10-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set for the March 3 pay-per-view event, a person with knowledge of the situation told MMAjunkie. The person spoke on a condition of anonymity because the bout has yet to be made official. The news was first reported by MMAFighting.com. Also co-headlining the event is a featherweight title between ex-lightweight champ Frankie Edgar (22-5-1 MMA, 16-5-1 UFC) and surging contender Brian Ortega (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who agreed to step in for injured champ Max Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC). Edgar-Ortega will be a title eliminator, not an interim title fight.
Submitted Feb 7, 2018 6:17PM by Leonstolzz - 7 comments
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Nate Diaz 'sick of not fighting,' wants UFC champ Tyron Woodley this year
Nate Diaz has broken his silence about the specific next steps in his career. Now “The Ultimate Fighter 5” winner and fan-favorite has publicly said his plans, and they include a championship showdown with UFC welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) this year.
Submitted Feb 7, 2018 4:30PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Brad Tavares vs. Krzysztof Jotko slated for UFC on FOX 29 in Arizona
The quickly filling UFC on FOX 29 lineup has another solid addition. It features middleweights Brad Tavares (16-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (19-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC).
Submitted Feb 7, 2018 4:29PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Tyron Woodley says his next opponent will be Nate Diaz - ‘I bet my house on it’
Back in November, a crazy rumor made the headlines stating that current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was in talks to face Nate Diaz at UFC 219. Despite “The Chosen One” confirming, UFC president Dana White chalked it up to fake news. A few months later, the talks have ignited, as Woodley recently revealed that the fight has actually been offered to the Stockton slugger, and if he had to bet his house on it, Tyron says his next bout will be against the scrappy striker.
Submitted Feb 7, 2018 3:44AM by Braden - 5 comments
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David Branch vs. 'Marreta' Santos, Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins added to UFC-Atlantic City
A pair of contests has been added to the UFC’s upcoming return to New Jersey, though a main event still awaits. UFC officials today announced middleweights David Branch (21-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos (17-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and light heavyweights Corey Anderson (9-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) vs. Patrick Cummins (10-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) for the April 21 event, which takes place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 11:13PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Joshua Burkman vs. Alex Morono added to UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin
A welterweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s return to the Lone Star State. UFC officials today announced that Josh Burkman (28-16 MMA, 6-11 UFC) will face Alex Morono (13-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 126, which takes place next Sunday at Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 8:14PM by Braden - 3 comments
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John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz re-booked for UFC 222
The John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz bout will happen, after all. After the two were supposed to meet last weekend at UFC Belem, the bout is now back on for UFC 222 on March 3 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting confirmed Tuesday with the UFC.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 8:11PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Yushin Okami drops two divisions to welterweight, meets Dhiego Lima at UFC on FOX 29
A welterweight bout between Dhiego Lima and Yushin Okami is the latest addition to April’s UFC on FOX 29 lineup.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 5:31PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Edgar-Ortega ‘all but done’ — but UFC 222 in jeopardy of losing PPV in favor of ‘Fight Night’ card
If you still haven't bought a ticket, you might want to see how this plays out. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will likely give top featherweight contender Brian Ortega the chance to steal Frankie Edgar’s 145-pound title shot when the promotion airs its live event on Sat., March 3, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. But the jury is still out on whether it will remain the UFC 222 pay-per-view (PPV) event, or be converted into a “Fight Night” card on FOX Sports 1, with Edgar-Ortega as the five-round headliner. The latest from Helwani,
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 3:58PM by Braden - 9 comments
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