New official UFC 186 lineup set following Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson's removal
Like so many other UFC cards in the past few years, UFC 186 has taken its fair share of hits.
UFC 186 takes place April 25 at Bell Centre in Montreal. The five-fight main card airs on pay-per-view following a four-fight prelim broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and three prelims on UFC Fight Pass. It is the UFC’s first visit to Montreal since UFC 158 in March 2013.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – for flyweight title
Michael Bisping vs. C.B. Dollaway
Steve Bosse vs. Fabio Maldonado
Shane Campbell vs. John Makdessi
Thomas Almeida vs. Yves Jabouin
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Patrick Cote vs. Joe Riggs
Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman
Bryan Barberena vs. Chad Laprise
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. David Michaud
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Chris Clements vs. Nordine Taleb
Valerie Letourneau vs. Jessica Rakoczy
Aisling Daly vs. Randa Markos
Scott Jorgensen returns to 135, meets Manny Gamburyan at UFC Fight Night 72
After a 1-3 run in the UFC’s flyweight division, Scott Jorgensen is heading back north to bantamweight.
Jorgensen (15-10 MMA, 4-6 UFC) has booked a fight in his former division against Manny Gamburyan (14-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 72 in July. UFC officials announced the new contest today.
UFC Fight Night 72 takes place July 15 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. While full broadcast plans have not been announced, the main card is likely to air on FOX Sports 1.
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UFC rankings: Fighters facing extended disciplinary suspensions no longer eligible for Top 15
Not only will disciplinary suspensions keep penalized fighters out of action for an extended period of time, but soon it will also keep them from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings, too.
Take note, Mr. Silva.
That's according to the Fight Metric team, who informed all members of the voting panel that moving forward, fighters who have been handed down suspensions of nine months or longer for their transgressions -- like Hector Lombard -- will no longer be allowed to be part in the official rankings.
Jedrzejczyk: I'm going to stay champion for a long time
Joanna Jedrzejczyk put on a dominating performance to take the UFC Women's Strawweight title and now wants to be the champion for a long time:
"I'm going to stay at 115," Jedrzejczyk said.
"In the future, if they're going to make a new division for 125, then I'm going to move and I'm going to be champion again. And then I will think about 135, but we will see."
Faber rips McGregor: He gives up
For his next fight, Urijah Faber is returning to the featherweight division and a win over Frankie Edgar could put him right back in title content. Faber recently joined 'The Fighter and The Kid' podcast and talked about he feels he matches up with some of the divisions best, including outspoken Conor McGregor:
"I wouldn't mind fighting Conor. I'll tell you what - he's got something that a lot of guys don't have. Something a guy like me doesn't have, a guy like Chad Mendes doesn't have, a guy like Frankie Edgar has, and that's the instincts and willingness to give up when he's about to get knee barred. I wouldn't give up. Come on...His knee was in danger of having some pain inflicted on it and he was like, 'I'm out.'"
UFN 62’s Jorge Oliveira tests positive for stanozolol, suspended for one year
The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced earlier this week that all fighters who competed at the UFC Fight Night 62 event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 21, tested clean for banned substances. However, that’s not the case.
According to CABMMA, "a communication error was identified by the Executive Committee when issuing the drug test results" due to "a misinterpretation of the partial report sent by the UCLA Olympic Analytical Lab (WADA Accredited Lab), where tests were analyzed and results confirmed."