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Tim Means vs. Alex 'Cowboy' Oliveira added to UFC 207 in Las Vegas
A potential welterweight slugfest has been added to the UFC’s year-end card in Las Vegas. Tim Means (26-7-1 MMA, 8-4 UFC) is set to take on Alex Oliveira (16-3-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 207. A UFC official confirmed the booking to MMAjunkie following an initial report from The Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal. UFC 207 takes place Dec. 30, a Friday, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, former champion Ronda Rousey will make her long-awaited return to take on new women’s bantamweight titleholder Amanda Nunes.
Submitted Oct 18, 2016 7:18PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Two fights added to UFC on FOX 22, including Team Alpha Male's Josh Emmett
The UFC’s final FOX event of the year is taking shape, and the promotion today announced two additional contests for the card. The new bouts includes a lightweight bout between hometown fighter Josh Emmett against fellow prospect Scott Holtzman, as well as a welterweight matchup between Russia’s Sultan Aliev and Serbia’s Bojan Velickovic.
Submitted Oct 18, 2016 7:16PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Brandon Thatch vs. Sabah Homasi headed for year-end UFC 207 card in Las Vegas
The UFC’s year-end pay-per-view in Las Vegas continues to grow with the addition of a welterweight bout to the lineup. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sabah Homasi (11-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is set to take on Brandon Thatch (11-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) in December at UFC 207. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking.
Submitted Oct 18, 2016 1:34PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Thomas Almeida vs. Albert Morales set for UFC Fight Night 100 co-main event in Brazil
Another fight has been made official for next month’s UFC return to Brazil – and it will take the co-main event slot. Brazil’s Thomas Almeida (21-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is set to meet Albert Morales (6-0-1 MMA, 0-0-1 UFC) in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 100, the promotion today confirmed.
Submitted Oct 18, 2016 1:32PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine targeted for UFC 207
Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine is close to being added to UFC 207 on Dec. 30, MMA Fighting has learned. The welterweight fight has yet to be officially announced by the promotion. Brown (20-15) will be looking to snap a two-fight losing streak. He most recently lost to Jake Ellenberger at UFC 201 in July. Saffiedine (16-5) has lost two of his last three UFC fights. His dropped a unanimous decision to Ricky Story in May. UFC 207, headlined by Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey for the UFC women's bantamweight title, will take place in Las Vegas.
Submitted Oct 18, 2016 12:28PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Josh Samman’s official cause of death listed as probable drug overdose
Josh Samman's death has been ruled a probable drug overdose by the local coroner. Broward County chief medical examiner Craig Mallak said Tuesday that even though there was no toxicology report done on Samman, circumstances have led him to believe that the late UFC fighter died from a probable drug overdose. TMZ was the first to report the news. Samman died Oct. 5 after being in a coma for about five days. He was 28 years old.
Submitted Oct 18, 2016 12:15PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor rebooked for UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne
The fights from this past weekend’s canceled UFC Fight Night 97 event continue to find new homes, with a women’s strawweight contest the latest to be rebooked. MMAjunkie today confirmed that Seo Hee Ham (16-7 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Danielle Taylor (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will take place at UFC Fight Night 101, following an initial report from Fight News Australia.
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 10:43PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Jordan Mein vs. Emil Meek targeted for UFC 206
Another fight is close to being added to UFC 206. Jordan Mein (26-10) vs. Emil Meek (8-2-1, 1 NC) is currently slated to be on the Dec. 10 card in Toronto, MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight. The fight will mark Mein's first since deciding to retire from MMA last year. The Canadian-born Mein, who announced his return in September, made his MMA debut in 2006 as a 16-year-old. He hasn't fought since Jan. 2015.
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 10:41PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
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UFC says Georges St-Pierre is still under Zuffa contract
It doesn't seem like this will be a clean break. In a statement sent out Monday, the UFC said the former welterweight champion remains under contract and implied there could be a legal battle in the near future. "Georges St-Pierre remains under an existing agreement with Zuffa, LLC as his MMA promoter," the statement read. "Zuffa intends to honor its agreement with St-Pierre and reserves its rights under the law to have St-Pierre do the same."
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 10:32PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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James Moontasri vs. Alex Morono moved to UFC on FOX 22
The welterweight matchup between James Moontasri and Alex Morono has found a new home. The bout, which was originally scheduled for Oct. 15 in Manila, has been moved to UFC on FOX 22 on Dec. 17 in Sacramento. The Los Angeles Daily News initially reported the story Monday.
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 9:11PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Bryan Barberena and Colby Covington set to meet at December's UFC on FOX 22
A welterweight scrap between Bryan Barberena and Colby Covington has been added toUFC on FOX 22, which takes place Dec. 17 in Sacramento, Calif. UFC officials today announced the new contest.
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 9:05PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Mike Perry faces Alan Jouban at UFC on FOX 22
Mike Perry is not taking any breaks, as he's now scheduled to take on Alan Jouban at UFC on FOX 22 later this year. The news was first reported by Los Angeles Daily News, and was later confirmed by MMA Fighting with UFC officials.
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 3:46PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Following UFC Manila cancellation, Horiguchi vs. Bagautinov moves to UFC Belfast
Today would've been UFC Fight Night: Lamas vs. Penn in The Philippines, but BJ Penn suffered an injury and withdrew from the card, and the event was scrapped just days later. One of the key matchups on the card was a flyweight matchup between Ali Bagautinov and Kyoji Horiguchi, and it's not taken long for it to be rescheduled for another card. SportsJoe.ie reports that Horiguchi/Bagautinov is now set for UFC Fight Night 99 on Saturday, November 19th.
Submitted Oct 15, 2016 4:42PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Brazil's Francimar Barroso meets England's Darren Stewart at UFC Fight Night 100 in Sao Paulo
Another fight has been made official for next month’s UFC return to Brazil, and the card likely is complete with a dozen fights. Brazil’s Francimar Barroso (18-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is official for a light heavyweight bout against the debuting Darren Stewart (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), the promotion recently confirmed. That gives the UFC Fight Night 100 lineup 12 fights with a main card expected to feature five bouts following seven on the prelims. UFC Fight Night 100 takes place Nov. 19 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 15, 2016 4:00PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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UFC Fight Night 102 gets eight new fights, including Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov headliner
Heavyweights will feature prominently at UFC 102, with Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov serving as headliner, and a previously reported contest of Anthony Hamilton vs. Francis Ngannou in the co-feature. UFC officials today announced the main event, adding officially adding eight more fights to the lineup, as well. UFC Fight Night 102 takes place Dec. 9 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 8:05PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Dana White: Ronda Rousey's biggest issues were with the media
During this time and the rampant speculation that Rousey may never return though, UFC President Dana White was always adamant that she would fight again. As we now know, White was correct and recently he went on the Fox Sports Live with Jay and Dan to discuss Rousey's return. It wasn't just the injuries and the vacation that kept Rousey away though. Rousey's comments about suicide paint a much darker picture which played a role in Rousey's continued absence from the octagon. For his part, White believes the media coverage of Rousey played a big role in Rousey's depression.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:53PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
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Jon Jones' USADA arbitration hearing set for Halloween
Jon Jones is scheduled to make a different kind of history later this month. Jones' arbitration hearing against the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is set for Oct. 31 in Los Angeles, MMA Fighting has learned. Barring a last-minute settlement, Jones will be the first UFC fighter to officially appeal a USADA sanction via arbitration.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:49PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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UFC officials address 'missing judge' issue at UFC 204, camp asks for no contest
While fans and media continue to debate the scoring of the main event at this past weekend’s UFC 204 event, astute observers may have noticed a different judge-related controversy on the night. As the first bout of the night got underway, one judge’s chair sat empty. MMA Fighting photographer Esther Lin, who was positioned next to the unused seat, took to her Twitter feed to make note of the odd sight. As the lightweight matchup between Leonardo Santos (16-3-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) and Adriano Martins (28-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) kicked off at midnight local time at England’s Manchester Arena, judges Maciej Motylewski and Paul Sutherland were in position, but veteran official Jeff Mullen was not, only making it to his assigned post in the opening moments of the second frame. Martins’ manager, Alex Davis, said he would like for the fight to be ruled a no contest and plans on contacting UFC officials with a formal request.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:45PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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UFC details appeals process in doping violations in letter to its athletes
The UFC sent a letter this week to all contracted fighters regarding new arbitration rules regarding disputes of the company's anti-doping policy, as administered by USADA (United State Anti-Doping Agency) Arbitration is the exclusive means of appeal for challenging any USADA ruling regarding the drug testing policy as well as violations.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:35PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Chad Laprise returns to welterweight, meets Li Jingliang at UFC 206 in Toronto
A Canadian fighter is heading back to his former weight class, and will do it in front of his home fans. A welterweight bout between Chad Laprise (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Li Jingliang (11-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC 206 lineup. UFC officials announced the new booking today. UFC 206 takes place Dec. 10 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:32PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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