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UFC 218 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Attendance And Gate
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He again stopped Jose Aldo in the third round after allowing the Brazilian to tire before ramping up the pressure and earning the stoppage win. Holloway's striking, resilience and Octagon I.Q. are exceptional. He used a steady diet of straight punches to quickly prove his superiority in the fight. By the third round, a winded Aldo was fighting on heart alone as Holloway's strikes created the same type of cumulative punishment that led to his stoppage win over the former champion in June. Originally, Frankie Edgar was supposed to be challenging Holloway for the title, but he suffered an injury and Aldo stepped in to replace him. Perhaps now Edgar will get the next crack at Holloway. As for Aldo, it's time the future Hall of Famer seriously consider retirement.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 1:33PM by JLS - 9 comments
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Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi 2 booked for UFC 219
(mmajunkie.com)
A controversial stoppage has triggered an immediate rematch between Abdul Razak Alhassan and Sabah Homasi. UFC President Dana White confirmed at the post-fight press conference for UFC 218 that the welterweights have a spot on UFC 219, which takes place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 3:03AM by Braden - 1 comment
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Dana White: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Demetrious Johnson is happening next
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White said flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson’s next title defense will be against current bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 3:02AM by Braden - 3 comments
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TUF 26 Finale bonuses: Nicco Montaño vs. Roxanne Modafferi wins ‘Fight of the Night’
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Nicco Montano will get some extra cash to go along with her golden UFC belt. Montaño, the first-ever UFC women’s flyweight champion, took ‘Fight of the Night’ honors alongside her opponent, Roxanne Modafferi, for the pair’s main event battle at Friday’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale. Montaño defeated Modafferi via unanimous decision to capture the inaugural women’s 125-pound title. Both fighters earned $50,000 in bonus money for their efforts. The evening’s two ‘Performance of the Night’ bonuses were awarded to Gerald Meerschaert and Brett Johns, both of whom scored highlight-reel finishes on the TUF 26 Finale main card.
Submitted Dec 2, 2017 10:44PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Jeremy Stephens vs. Doo Ho Choi slated for UFC St. Louis
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A barnburner of a featherweight fight is heading to UFC St. Louis. Fan-friendly 145-pound contenders Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi have been slated to clash on Jan. 14 at UFC St. Louis. The UFC announced the booking late Thursday night.
Submitted Dec 1, 2017 1:25AM by Braden - 2 comments
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Roxanne Modafferi replaces Sijara Eubanks in TUF 26 Finale's inaugural title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s inaugural women’s flyweight title fight has a new challenger. After “TUF 26” tournament finalist Sijara Eubanks (2-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) failed to weigh in for her fight with Nicco Montano (3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), tourney semifinalist Roxanne Modafferi (21-13 MMA, 0-0 UFC) today was named the replacement. Their fight headlines the TUF 26 Finale, which takes place at Park Theatre in Las Vegas. The majority of the card, including the Modafferi vs. Montano title fight, airs on FS1 following one early prelim on UFC Fight Pass. According to UFC officials, the change follows Eubanks’ hospitalization earlier today as she was cutting weight for the bout, which determines the UFC’s first 125-pound female champion. MMAjunkie’s John Morgan was on scene at today’s official weigh-ins in Las Vegas and reported the switch.
Submitted Nov 30, 2017 2:35PM by Braden - 12 comments
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Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura targeted for UFC Fight Night 126 in February
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight showdown is on the horizon in Texas. The UFC is targeting Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura for UFC Fight Night 126, two people with knowledge of the situation told MMAjunkie. They requested anonymity because an announcement has yet to be made.
Submitted Nov 30, 2017 2:12PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Tournament final/inaugural title fight set as part of Friday's official TUF 26 Finale lineup
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The 16-fighter tournament has been whittled down to two, and now the matchup to crown the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion at Friday’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale is set.
Submitted Nov 30, 2017 3:22AM by Braden - 5 comments
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Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir for light heavyweight title official for UFC 220
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Volkan Oezdemir will challenge for a UFC title despite a looming felony charge. The UFC announced officially Wednesday that Daniel Cormier will defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Oezdemir at UFC 220 on Jan. 20 in Boston.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 7:16PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Hector Lombard vs. CB Dollaway booked for UFC 222 in March
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It’s been a long time since UFC veteran Hector Lombard officially got a win, but he’ll have another chance soon. Lombard (34-8-1 MMA, 3-6 UFC) is set to face CB Dollaway (16-8 MMA, 9-8 UFC) on March 3 at UFC 222 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, UFC officials announced via reviewjournal.com. The event will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 4:53PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Derek Brunson vs. 'Jacare' slotted for Charlotte's UFC on FOX 27 headliner
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Derek Brunson and Ronaldo Souza apparently are going to rematch after all. “Jacare” (24-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Brunson (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) recently drummed up interest in the fight on social media, though they couldn’t seen to agree on a date or location. 'Jacare' and Derek Brunson agree to rematch, but then things get complicated But Souza’s preference for a meeting at UFC Fight Night 125, which takes place Feb. 3 at Mangueirinho Gymnasium in the Brazilian city of Belem, seems to be nixed. Instead, Brunson gets his wish for a fight at UFC on FOX 27, which takes place Jan. 27 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. UFC President Dana White suggested the fight was set on Tuesday, though he didn’t give a date. According to ESPN.com, however, Brunson said it’ll serve as UFC on FOX 27’s headliner.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 1:52PM by Braden - 21 comments
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Rachael Ostovich vs. Karine Gevorgyan Set to Collide at TUF 26 Finale
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Along with the addition of DeAnna Bennett vs. Melinda Fabian, multiple sources confirm that December 1st’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 finale has a new matchup in the form of Hawaii’s Rachael Ostovich vs. Armenia’s Karine Gevorgyan. Ostovich came up short in the quarterfinals of the TUF tournament, losing her bout to former Invicta FC flyweight champion Barb Honchak. Gevorgyan, on the other hand, was eliminated in the first round of the tournament, suffering a TKO against the aforementioned Bennett. Ostovich vs. Gevorgyan will be serving on the preliminary card portion of the evening, though yet unknown whether it will be on Fight Pass or FOX Sports 1.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 10:46AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Ariel Beck vs Shana Dobson added to #TUF26 Finale on Friday
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Per a report by MMA Brasil (@mmabrasil) and The MMA Kings (@mma_kings), a flyweight bout between TUF contestants Ariel Beck and Shana Dobson has been added to the TUF 26 Finale this Friday. Ariel Beck (4-4) fought on Team Alvarez and was seeded number eleven in the TUF house. She was eliminated from the bracket on the sixth episode when she was submitted by the number six seed, Montana Stewart. Prior to entering the house, Beck fought for various promotions, including Invicta FC and LFA. Beck has an aggressive style that built around her boxing.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 10:43AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Gokhan Saki Out Of UFC 219; Khalil Rountree Jr Gets New Opponent For Year End Card
(mmaweekly.com)
A change has been made to the upcoming UFC 219 fight card as former kickboxing champion Gokhan Saki is no longer expected to face Khalil Rountree Jr. on Dec. 30. With Saki out, Rountree Jr. will now face Michal Oleksiejczuk, who will be making his promotional debut at UFC 219 in Las Vegas. Saki was forced out of the fight due to a knee injury. UFC officials confirmed the switch on Tuesday. Oleksiejczuk comes to the UFC with a 12-2 record overall including nine wins in a row with seven of those fights ending by way of knockout or TKO.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 8:49PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Dana White says Volkan Oezdemir likely still getting Daniel Cormier title shot despite arrest
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t appears as though Volkan Oezdemir’s looming legal trouble won’t stop “No Time” from getting a title shot against UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. UFC president Dana White said Tuesday at a media lunch in Las Vegas that Oezdemir will likely still get the next opportunity to challenge Cormier despite his recent arrest.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 8:30PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Georges St-Pierre better unify UFC middleweight title, or else Dana White will be 'super pissed'
(mmajunkie.com)
If Georges St-Pierre doesn’t stay in the middleweight division to unify his championship, UFC President Dana White will not be happy – and that’s putting it mildly. In fact, the mere mention of St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) potentially going back on his word brings White’s blood to a simmer.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 8:27PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Ricardo Lamas vs. Josh Emmett Booked on Three-Weeks Notice
(mmaimports.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be heading to Winnipeg, Canada on Dec. 16 for yet another exciting night of fights. The world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion will be in the area to host UFC on FOX 26 inside the Bell MTS Place. In the main event, former champions Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos will be fighting for division dominance. That being said, it would appear that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has locked in another exciting match up for the event.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 3:01PM by JLS - 3 comments
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DeAnna Bennett vs Melinda Fabian added to TUF 26 Finale
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A women’s flyweight bout has been added to this week’s Ultimate Fighter 26 fight card as DeAnna Bennett vs Melinda Fabian has been added to the card. The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale will be held on December 1, 2017, at Park Theater in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 3:00PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori official for UFC 219
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A welterweight clash between a pair of international athletes is now official for UFC 219. UFC execs recently announced that Russia’s Omari Akhmedov (17-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Italy’s Marvin Vettori (12-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will meet at the event, which takes place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 27, 2017 5:51PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Francis Ngannou’s run toward UFC gold is an international tale of beating impossible odds
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Francis Ngannou was never supposed to escape Cameroon. Despair was a fate he was born into, and where he would remain. It was a future that was written for him, even if it was one he could never truly accept. It’s hard to find hope when there is little school, when there are few jobs, where the future taunts you from a distance always beyond your reach.
Submitted Nov 26, 2017 7:32PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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