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Canadian and Singaporean funds to invest $1.1 billion into WME-IMG
The UFC’s owners are staying large and in charge. WME-IMG is expected to receive a $1.1 billion investment primarily involving a Canadian pension plan fund and a Singaporean wealth fund, with the deal expected to be negotiated by mid-August, according to entertainment news site The Wrap.
Submitted Aug 4, 2017 12:14AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Teruto Ishihara to face Rolando DY at UFC Japan
Rolando DY will return to the Octagon on 23 September when meets seasoned Japanese featherweight Teruto Ishihara (9-4-2) at UFC Fight Night 117 on 23 Sept. One of the most highly-rated MMA fighters in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, Dy signed with UFC earlier this year and made his UFC debut in Singapore against veteran featherweight Alex Caceres. His UFC debut had all the makings of a barn burner, but in the end, Caceres served up a barrage of strikes and leg kicks to slow DY’s momentum. The bout was eventually stopped by the referee after an accidental eye poke left the Filipino unable to continue.
Submitted Aug 3, 2017 8:18AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Seven bouts added to UFC 216
On Tuesday, seven fights were announced for the upcoming UFC 216 pay-per-view event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 7. Several intriguing lightweight contests were added to the card, including a battle between striking specialists Lando Vannata and Abel Trujillo. “Groovy” is just 1-2 in the Octagon so far, but he’s earned performance bonuses in each of his UFC appearances including his most recent Fight of the Night outing against David Teymur that ended in Vannata taking a unanimous decision loss. See the full list of announced bouts below: Lando Vannata vs. Abel Trujillo Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares John Moraga vs. Magomed Bibulatov Matt Schnell vs. Marco Beltran Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
Submitted Aug 1, 2017 11:23PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Dana White's Contender Series 4 results, video highlights: Crazy head kick KO closes show
Check out what happened at Dana White's Contender Series episode 4, as the action packed night saw two contracts get issued out.
Submitted Aug 1, 2017 11:18PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Tyron Woodley responds to Dana White's UFC 214 criticism with threat, demand for public apology
UFC President Dana White better apologize to Tyron Woodley – or else. That, in a nutshell, was the UFC welterweight champion’s response to White’s criticism of his performance during a unanimous-decision win over Demian Maia on Saturday at UFC 214 in Anaheim Calif.
Submitted Jul 31, 2017 11:59PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
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UFC 214 post-fight bonuses: Jones, Ortega among $50K winners
Check out our breakdown of the post-fight bonuses from UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 in Anaheim, California. We tell you who won, who didn’t and why. The Honda Center in Anaheim, California was home to a pretty great night of fights, with five (T)KOs, one submission and six decisions, including one split-decision. UFC 214 saw the crowning of a new champion in Cris Cyborg, the retention of a title by Tyron Woodley and the redemption of Jon Jones as he regained his throne. Performances of the Night: Jon Jones and Volkan Oezdemir Fight of the Night: Brian Ortega vs Renato Moicano Gate: $2,448,870 Att.: 16,610 (sell out)
Submitted Jul 30, 2017 2:49AM by JLS - 4 comments
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Daichi Abe signs with UFC and is looking for fame and money on his quest for a world championship
This week, the UFC signed two Japanese talents who will make their debuts at UFC Fight Night, inside the legendary Saitama Super Arena on September 23. After Syuri Kondo, Daichi Abe signed a deal with the promotion and will face South Korean fighter, Hyun Gyu Lim. With no fears, Abe spoke with MMA Plus and revealed his goals, motivation and his big dream of fighting in the UFC. “I started Judo at eight-years-old and competed until high school, I became National Judo Champion when I was in third grade of high school. Then I started to compete in kickboxing and become J-Network Champ.”
Submitted Jul 28, 2017 5:11PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Neil Magny, Mitch Clarke vs. Alex White Added to UFC 215
A pair of bouts have been added to the UFC 215 lineup, as Rafael dos Anjos will face Neil Magny at welterweight and Mitch Clarke will meet Alex White at 155 pounds. The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the bouts on Tuesday evening. UFC 215 takes place at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Sept. 9 and is headlined by a flyweight title bout between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg.
Submitted Jul 27, 2017 12:09AM by JLS - 4 comments
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Claudinha Gadelha affirms interest in duel against Jessica Andrade: "Let's make it happen?"
The UFC may soon mark an interesting duel between two former Brazilian challengers to the weight belt. Through her Instagram account, Claudinha Gadelha commented that she would like to face Jessica Bate-Estaca, who would also be interested in the duel. "I read today that Jessica Andrade is willing to fight me. I'm waiting for the UFC's response to my next opponent since I came down from the octagon in the last fight and no one has come so far. So Jessica, let's make it happen? I'm expecting a call today any time, until it's 2 in the morning ", published the potiguar.
Submitted Jul 24, 2017 8:49PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Five fights added to UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch in Pittsburgh
Headlined by Luke Rockhold vs. David Branch, UFC Fight Night 116 has a slew of new fights. A slew of new fights have been scheduled for UFC Fight Night 116, promotion officials announced Saturday. The most high-profile matchup added to the event is a middleweight matchup between Krzysztof Jotko and Uriah Hall, which could serve as the co-main event.
Submitted Jul 23, 2017 8:33PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC On Fox 25 Results: Winners, Bonuses, Highlights, Attendance, Gate For Weidman Vs. Gastelum Card
In the main event of UFC on Fox from his hometown of Long Island, NY, Weidman shook off a first-round knockdown to secure a third-round submission win over the red-hot Kelvin Gastelum. The victory snapped Weidman's three-fight losing streak and puts him back into a favorable position in the UFC middleweight rankings. Performance Bonuses - Junior Albini & Alex Oliveira Fight of The Night Bonus - Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Lyman Good
Submitted Jul 23, 2017 1:51PM by JLS - 5 comments
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Nick Hein vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov at the UFC FN in the Netherlands
The pen fights between Nick Hein and Zabit Magomedsharipov were added to UFC Fight Night 115 in the Netherlands. Hein will go down to 66 kilograms to welcome one of the most talented Dagestan players, Zabita Magomedsharipova.
Submitted Jul 22, 2017 9:54AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Whittaker likely out until 2018
Immediately after defeating Yoel Romero at UFC 213, now UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker said he had injured his knee in training, and reinjured it early in the fight. Romero landed a thunderous low kick, and UFC com­men­ta­tor Joe Ro­gan immediately noticed something was wrong. When the Aussie returned to his corner after Round 1 he said, “My left knee’s f***ed.” He lost Round 1, and lost Round 2, too, but came back to win three straight and the title.
Submitted Jul 22, 2017 3:59AM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Germaine de Randamie vs. Marion Reneau announced for UFC Rotterdam
Former UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie will take on Marion Reneau at bantamweight. With Germaine de Randamie no longer the UFC women’s featherweight champion, her next fight will be back at bantamweight. UFC officials announced on Thursday that GdR is set to face Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Saturday, September 2nd.
Submitted Jul 21, 2017 1:29AM by JLS - 1 comment
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With Chris Gruetzemacher out, Martin Bravo now meets Humberto Bandenay at UFC Fight Night 114
One fighter’s loss is another’s gain as Peruvian featherweight Humberto Bandenay will get a crack at the UFC. UFC officials recently announced that Bandenay (13-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will step in for Chris Gruetzemacher (13-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and face Martin Bravo (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC at UFC Fight Night 114 on Aug. 5 at Mexico City Arena. The night’s official bout order has yet to be revealed, but the card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 21, 2017 1:21AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Dana White's Contender Series 3 lineup revealed, includes Ryan Spann vs. Karl Roberson
A light heavyweight matchup between Legacy FC and LFA veteran Ryan Spann and undefeated prospect Karl Roberson tops the bill for next week’s Dana White’s Contender Series 3. UFC officials recently revealed the five-fight lineup, which takes place July 25 at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass. Spann (10-4) was victorious in his most recent outing, scoring a 20-second submission win over Roman Pizzolato at a World Fighting Championships event in Louisiana. Meanwhile, Roberson (4-0) is undefeated in the first four fights of his career, though he endured nearly two years off between his first two wins in 2015 and his most recent two, which came in April and May of this year.
Submitted Jul 20, 2017 1:22PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 2 results: Sean O’Malley earns UFC contract with first-round KO
On Tuesday evening, another 10 up-and-coming fighters looking to make their way into the UFC competed in the second edition of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in Las Vegas. Last week, two fighters were awarded UFC contracts but this week only one fighter is walking away as a new addition to the UFC: Sean O’Malley.
Submitted Jul 19, 2017 11:41AM by JLS - 6 comments
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Newcomer Kattar to face Fili at UFC 214
With featherweight contender Dooho Choi sidelined by injury, Andre Fili will now welcome newcomer Calvin Kattar to the Octagon for a UFC 214 bout in Anaheim on July 29. In the UFC 214 main event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View from Honda Center, it’s the long-awaited rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former titleholder Jon Jones. Plus, Tyron Woodley defends his welterweight crown against Demian Maia, and a new women’s featherweight champion will be crowned when Cris “Cyborg” battles Tonya Evinger.
Submitted Jul 17, 2017 10:54PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko rescheduled for UFC 215
The women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Valentina Shevchenko has been rescheduled for UFC 215, according to a report by Combate. UFC 215 takes place in Edmonton, Canada, on September 9. The two were supposed to fight in the main event of UFC 213. However, Nunes withdrew from the competition the day of their fight after claiming that she felt ill.
Submitted Jul 17, 2017 8:58PM by JLS - 5 comments
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Stipe Miocic vs. Cain Velasquez title fight being targeted for UFC 216
UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (17-2 MMA) successfully defended his title for a second time at May’s UFC 211 event in Dallas, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over former division title holder Junior dos Santos. The victory served at Miocic’s fifth in a row, as he had previously scored finishes over Mark Hunt, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem. Just two weeks removed from Stipe’s destruction of “JDS”, BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor reported that the UFC was already discussing the possibility of having former division champion Cain Velasquez as the next man to step in the cage and challenge Miocic.
Submitted Jul 17, 2017 8:56PM by JLS - 13 comments
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