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Vitor Belfort vs. Uriah Hall, Jessica Eye vs. Kalindra Faria added to UFC St. Louis
A UFC legend will return early next year. Vitor Belfort will take on Uriah Hall at UFC St. Louis on Jan. 14, ESPN reported as official Tuesday night. Belfort had posted to social media last month that he would be fighting Hall, but the date was unknown until now. Also on that Missouri card will be a women’s flyweight fight between Jessica Eye and Kalindra Faria.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 2:19AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Juliana Lima meets Randa Markos at UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte
Juliana Lima (9-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is set to take on Randa Markos (7-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX 27 in January. Promotion officials announced the new booking today after an initial report from MMADNA.nl. UFC on FOX 27 takes place Jan. 27 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte. The main card will air on FOX after prelims expected for either FOX or FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. No headliner has been announced for the event yet, which will be the UFC’s first show in North Carolina in nearly eight years.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 8:17PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Ovince Saint Preux meets Ilir Latifi at UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte
It’s a little later than he initially asked for, but Ovince Saint Preux will get his wish – which initially was a wish made by Ilir Latifi. Saint Preux (22-10 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Latifi (13-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) are set to clash in a light heavyweight bout when the UFC returns to North Carolina in January for UFC on FOX 27. Promotion officials announced the new booking today following an initial report from the Charlotte Observer. UFC on FOX 27 takes place Jan. 27 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte. The main card will air on FOX after prelims expected for either FOX or FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. No headliner has been announced for the event yet, which will be the UFC’s first show in North Carolina in nearly eight years.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 5:12PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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UFC 220 in Boston gets new bouts, including Dustin Ortiz vs. Alexandre Pantoja
The lineup is taking shape for January’s UFC 220 event in Massachusetts. New bookings include flyweights Dustin Ortiz (17-7 MMA, 6-5 UFC) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (18-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and featherweights Kyle Bochniak (7-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Brandon Davis (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 1:41PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Dustin Poirier blasts Eddie Alvarez following Anthony Pettis win
Dustin Poirier was more than happy to headline UFC Fight Night in Norfolk, Virginia against former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, but he knows deep down he should have been facing a different opponent. Earlier this year, Poirier faced another former champ in Eddie Alvarez in an epic battle that unfortunately ended in a no contest.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 2:33AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
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Jimmie Rivera: 'Mighty Mouse' blocking my deserved title fight with T.J. Dillashaw
Jimmie Rivera said he’s the obvious next candidate to challenge UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. There’s a roadblock in his way, however, and his name is UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 11:04PM by Ninja_Nicoya - 6 comments
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UFC Sydney: Alex Volkanowski Meets Shane Young At Catchweight
UFC Fight Night 121: Werdum vs. Tybura takes place at the Qudos Bank Arena next Sunday November 19. The six-fight main card airs live on FS 6, Edge and Fight Pass, following the preliminary cards on UFC Fight Pass. Earlier this week the fight card suffered two pull outs. Nevertheless the replacements for both bouts have been found, with today’s announcement made by Australian Alex Volkanovski who is facing a new opponent.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 2:40PM by JLS - 3 comments
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UFC Fight Night 120 bonuses: Yeah, Dustin Poirier got his money
Following his thrilling win over Anthony Pettis at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 120 event, Dustin Poirier shifted his gaze to UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard, demanding they award him a $50,000 bonus. They listened. Poirier and Pettis were each awarded “Fight of the Night” honors for Saturday’s event, which took place at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. Their contest served as the main event of the FS1-broadcast main card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, and Poirier took home a third-round TKO. The headliners weren’t the only fighters to take home an extra check, with both Matt Brown and Rapahel Assuncao also earning an additional $50,000 in the form of “Performance of the Night” awards.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 9:24AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Michael Bisping vs. Kelvin Gastelum targeted as new UFC Shanghai main event
Michael Bisping is getting right back on the horse. A week after losing the middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217, Bisping has agreed to fight Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Shanghai in two weeks, MMA Fighting has learned. Bisping replaces Anderson Silva, who was provisionally suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency on Friday and subsequently removed from the card. Silva failed an out-of-competition drug test administered by USADA on Oct. 26, however, it’s unknown at this time which substance he tested positive for.
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 6:35PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
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UFC 220 gets 2 new matchups, including Thomas Almeida vs. Rob Font
UFC 220 appears to have two new matchups. They include bantamweights Thomas Almeida (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Rob Font (14-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and featherweights Shane Burgos (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Calvin Kattar (17-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 5:38PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 slated as new UFC 218 main event
Just like that, Jose Aldo will get another crack at the UFC featherweight title sooner than expected. Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 is the new UFC 218 main event, MMA Fighting has learned. Aldo replaces Frankie Edgar, who was forced to withdraw from the fight earlier this week due to injury.
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 2:11PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
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Germaine de Randamie takes on Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night 125
A female bantamweight bout was added to the next Brazil card, in the city of Belem. As Combate reported, former women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie will take on undefeated prospect, Ketlen Vieira.
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 12:50AM by Leonstolzz - 4 comments
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Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen, Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov added to UFC 221 in Perth
The UFC’s debut event in Perth is beginning to take shape with the addition of its first two fights. A flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga (20-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Ben Nguyen (17-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC), as well as a light heavyweight matchup between Tyson Pedro (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Saparbek Safarov (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), are set to go down at February’s UFC 221 event.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 7:01PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Anderson Silva fails USADA drug test, out of UFC Shanghai main event
Anderson Silva is in another drug-test mess. The UFC legend has failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test and is out of his UFC Shanghai main event against Kelvin Gastelum later this month, the UFC announced Friday. The positive drug test stems from a sample collected Oct. 26.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 4:41PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
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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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