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Joe Lauzon meets Chris Gruetzemacher at UFC 223 in Brooklyn
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After a rough stretch his past four fights, Joe Lauzon will try to get back on track this spring. Lauzon (27-14 MMA, 14-11 UFC) has been booked for a lightweight fight against Chris Gruetzemacher (13-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) when the UFC returns to New York in April.
Submitted Jan 25, 2018 7:24PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Jimmy Smith says he’ll make UFC color commentator debut at UFC 221
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Jimmy Smith is heading Down Under. The former longtime Bellator color commentator tweeted Wednesday night that he’ll be making his UFC debut in that same role at UFC 221 on Feb. 11 in Perth, Western Australia.
Submitted Jan 25, 2018 4:20AM by Braden - 0 comments
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John Kavanagh: Gunnar Nelson vs. Darren Till offered for UFC Fight Night 127 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
According to SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh, a welterweight fight between his charge Gunnar Nelson and Darren Till is possible to headline UFC Fight Night 127, which takes place March 17 at The O2 in London and streams entirely on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 7:34PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Danny Henry fights newcomer Hakeem Dawodu at UFC London
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The UFC’s upcoming trip to London is one bout closer to completion. Officials announced Wednesday that Scotland’s Danny Henry will take on debuting Canadian Hakeem Dawodu in a featherweight bout at UFC London on March 17 at the O2 Arena.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 7:07PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Danny Roberts vs. Oliver Enkamp set for UFC Fight Night 127 in London
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The UFC’s return to London in March still is without an announced headliner, but the card continues to build. England’s own Danny Roberts (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is set to take on Oliver Enkamp (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 127. UFC officials announced the new booking today.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 5:27PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Angela Hill vs. Maryna Moroz booked for UFC on FOX 28
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Maryna Moroz didn’t have to wait long for another opportunity to step in the cage. The 26-year-old strawweight was supposed to fight Jamie Moyle this past weekend at UFC 220, but Moyle was forced out of the bout with an undisclosed injury days before the event. Rather than rush to find a replacement for Moyle, the matchmakers instead waited to re-book Moroz for a meeting with Angela Hill at UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando, Fla.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 2:35AM by Braden - 3 comments
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Jack Marshman drops to welterweight to face Elizeu Zaleski at UFC-London
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Jack Marshman is ready to mix things up. Following a rough start to his UFC career at middleweight, Marshman will drop down to 170 pounds to face Elizeu Zaleski at UFC Fight Night 127.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 2:33AM by Braden - 3 comments
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz to fight Felice Herrig at UFC 223
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Top strawweight contenders Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Felice Herrig will throw down at UFC 223 on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Submitted Jan 22, 2018 7:32PM by Braden - 7 comments
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UFC 220 bonuses: Daniel Cormier, Abdul Razak Alhassan among $50,000 winners
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BOSTON – Daniel Cormier, Abdul Razak Alhassan, Calvin Kattar and Shane Burgos each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 220 event. Cormier and Alhassan picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, and Kattar and Burgos took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jan 21, 2018 2:02AM by JLS - 3 comments
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USADA hands Francisco Rivera four-year suspension
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Former UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera is the second fighter since the UFC formed its relationship with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to get a four-year suspension. USADA today announced the news after Rivera’s (11-7 MMA, 4-6 UFC) case and subsequent suspension were reviewed by an independent arbitrator. Rivera tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol during an out-of-competition urine sample collected on July 23, 2016.
Submitted Jan 20, 2018 1:28PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier confirmed for UFC on FOX 29 main event
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Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier are getting five rounds to slug it out. UFC president Dana White confirmed on FOX Sports 1 on Friday that the two lightweight contenders will headline a UFC on FOX show that will take place on April 14 at a location to be determined.
Submitted Jan 19, 2018 8:08PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2 official for UFC 223
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Rose Namajunas’ first defense of her strawweight title will be against a familiar foe. Namajunas has been slated to rematch the woman she captured the belt from, former UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, on April 7 in the co-main event of UFC 223. The UFC made the previously reported booking official at Friday’s UFC 223 press conference.
Submitted Jan 19, 2018 6:14PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Thiago Alves meets Octagon newcomer Curtis Millender at UFC Austin
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Thiago Alves has a new fight booked in the UFC. Five days after having his UFC St. Louis clash with Zak Cummings scrapped a day before the event, “Pitbull” is now set to fight Curtis Millender at UFC Austin on Feb. 18, the promotion announced.
Submitted Jan 19, 2018 4:12PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Jeremy Stephens gets quick turnaround, meets Josh Emmett in UFC on FOX 28 headliner
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Just days after one UFC main event win, Jeremy Stephens already is set for another. Stephens will make a quick turnaround from his TKO of Dooho Choi this past weekend to headline February’s UFC on FOX 28 event when he meets Josh Emmett in a key featherweight matchup.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 10:31PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Matt Brown not retiring, will meet Carlos Condit at UFC event in April
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight Matt Brown’s retirement lasted all of three months. After Brown hinted at a return earlier today, a report from MMAWeekly.com said a fight between the hard-nosed vet and former interim champ Carlos Condit is in the works. The bout is set to take place April 14 at a UFC “Fight Night” event that’s yet to be announced. No city or venue has been announced.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 6:43PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Uriah Hall suffered ‘mini-seizure’ and ‘slight heart attack’ ahead of UFC St Louis
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Uriah Hall revealed that he suffered a “mini-seizure” and “slight heart attack” in his first public statement since his hospitalization due to weight-cutting issues ahead of UFC St Louis last Sunday.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 2:59PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Charles Byrd vs. John Phillips added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London
(mmajunkie.com)
he UFC’s upcoming return to London has a new addition with a pair of promotional newcomers. It features middleweights Charles Byrd vs. John Phillips, UFC officials announced via bbc.com.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 2:58PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ilir Latifi rescheduled, Sara McMann gets new opponent
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Three new bouts were added to UFC’s upcoming trip to Orlando on Feb. 24. A light heavyweight showdown between Ovince Saint Preux and Ilir Latifi was moved to card, and Sara McMann will now take on Marion Reneau after Yana Kunitskaya pulled out with an injury. The third contest announced is a bantamweight clash between Rani Yahya and Russel Doane. Orlando Sentinel first reported the news.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 2:56PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Humberto Bandenay returns at UFC Austin, meets Steven Peterson
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Humberto Bandenay will be returning to the Octagon next month. The Peruvian fighter has been booked to fight former Legacy Fighting Championship titleholder Steven Peterson in a featherweight contest at UFC Austin (UFC Fight Night 126), which takes place on Feb. 18 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 2:52PM by Braden - 1 comment
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UFC's Cynthia Calvillo informed of potential USADA violation for marijuana
(mmajunkie.com)
On the heels of her first loss, UFC strawweight Cynthia Calvillo has been dealt another blow. Calvillo (6-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been informed of a potential violation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stemming from a positive drug test for marijuana, the UFC announced late Wednesday night. The positive test stems from an in-competition sample collected in conjunction with UFC 219, which took place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Calvillo that night lost via unanimous decision to former champion Carla Esparza.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 12:56AM by Leonstolzz - 3 comments
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