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Sage Northcutt booked for UFC Fight Night 126 vs. Thibault Gouti
(mmajunkie.com)
For the second time, Sage Northcutt will fight under the UFC banner in his home state. Northcutt, a Katy, Texas native, has been booked to fight Thibault Gouti at UFC Fight Night 126 on Feb. 18 in Austin, UFC officials confirmed to ESPN.com. The event takes place at Frank Erwin Center and airs on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Dec 21, 2017 5:18PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stephen Thompson: Rafael dos Anjos needs to fight me for No. 1 contender’s spot
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With a convincing five-round unanimous decision win over Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC on FOX 26, Rafael dos Anjos put himself in prime position to be the next challenger for Tyron Woodley’s welterweight title. The champ is currently on the sidelines after undergoing shoulder surgery, and while dos Anjos may be willing to wait for his return, another 170-pound star believes that dos Anjos still has work to do before being considered the No. 1 .
Submitted Dec 21, 2017 4:52PM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mirsad Bektic vs. Godofredo Pepey & Niko Price vs. George Sullivan added to UFC on FOX 27
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One of the top prospects in MMA is finally back after a devastating loss. Mirsad Bektic will make his return to the cage against Godofredo Pepey at UFC on FOX 27 on Jan. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., it was reported Wednesday by the Charlotte Observer. Also added to the card was a bout between Niko Price and George Sullivan.
Submitted Dec 20, 2017 9:54PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Andre Fili vs. Dennis Bermudez slated for UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte
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A featherweight clash between Andre Fili and Dennis Bermudez was added to UFC’s upcoming card on FOX, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. UFC on FOX 27 is scheduled to take place at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 27.
Submitted Dec 20, 2017 7:54PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Floyd Mayweather squashes fighting in the UFC talk: ‘I’m not doing it’
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Floyd Mayweather in the UFC? Think again. Hours after UFC president Dana White said the promotion was having “real” talks with Floyd Mayweather about competing in the Octagon, Mayweather himself shot down the rumblings. In an interview with FightHype (h/t MMA Weekly), Mayweather said people misconstrued what he said last week about the UFC. He didn’t say he was going to compete in MMA — he said he could make a billion dollars in the UFC if he chose to. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s something he will be doing.
Submitted Dec 20, 2017 7:48PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Damir Hadzovic vs. Alan Patrick ticketed for UFC Fight Night 125 in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Brazil in February continues to build with the addition of a lightweight fight. Damir Hadzovic will head into hostile territory to take on Brazil’s Alan Patrick at UFC Fight Night 125.
Submitted Dec 20, 2017 3:24PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White says UFC in 'real' talks with Floyd Mayweather on deal
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Could Floyd Mayweather actually fight under the UFC umbrella? According to UFC president Dana White, it’s a possibility.
Submitted Dec 20, 2017 3:14PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Elliott re-booked for UFC 219 against Mark De La Rosa
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Tim Elliott will fight again in 2017 after all. After his UFC on FOX 26 bout against Pietro Menga fell through the day before the event, Elliott has been re-booked to fight against UFC newcomer and top bantamweight prospect Mark De La Rosa on Dec. 30 at UFC 219. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed the booking Tuesday following an initial report by MMA DNA.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 10:23PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Teruto Ishihara to make bantamweight debut vs. Jose Quinonez at UFC 221
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On Tuesday, the promotion announced a bantamweight bout between Teruto Ishihara and Jose Quinonez for UFC 221, which takes place at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia on Feb. 11. This will be Ishihara’s first time competing at 135 pounds inside the Octagon.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 10:21PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
FOX announces UFC 218 replay on Christmas Eve
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After doing the second-biggest UFC numbers ever on the network last year, FOX confirmed the UFC is getting another Christmas Eve special. The concept is similar to last year when the UFC ran the UFC 206 pay-per-view show, one of the most exciting shows of the year on FOX a few weeks after it took place.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:26AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Justin Gaethje calls KO loss to Eddie Alvarez a 'dream come true'
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Justin Gaethje may have suffered the first loss of his MMA career when he battled Eddie Alvarez this month at UFC 218, but that’s not what matters most to the former World Series of Fighting champion. Gaethje has long vowed that the entertainment value of his fights is more important than the result, and with Alvarez vs. Gaethje a surefire lock to land on nearly every major ‘Fight of the Year’ list for 2017, Gaethje is simply happy that the contest lived up to people’s lofty expectations.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:20AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Jeremy Stephens vs. Doo Ho Choi confirmed as UFC St. Louis main event
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The UFC St. Louis main event is locked in. A previously announced featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens (26-14) and Doo Ho Choi (14-2) will headline the UFC’s Jan. 14 show. The news was confirmed on Saturday’s UFC on FOX 26 broadcast.
Submitted Dec 18, 2017 6:36AM by Braden - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mara Romero Borella vs. Katlyn Chookagian added to UFC on FOX 27
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Mara Romero Borella has a date and an opponent for her second fight in the UFC. The 31-year-old fighter will be taking on Katlyn Chookagian in a flyweight contest at UFC on FOX 27.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 11:35PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Elliott vs. Pietro Menga fight at UFC Winnipeg canceled after Menga fails to weigh in
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UFC on FOX 26 has suffered a last-minute cancellation. A flyweight bout between Tim Elliott and Pietro Menga has been removed from Saturday’s UFC event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after Menga did not appear at Friday’s weigh-ins.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 12:39PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Cyril Asker vs. Tai Tuivasa added to UFC 221 in Perth
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight bout between Cyril Asker and Tai Tuivasa is the latest addition to February’s UFC 221 lineup. The Daily Telegraph announced the matchup between Asker and Tuivasa.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 4:19AM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns booked for UFC on FOX 28
(mmajunkie.com)
They didn’t get their originally requested date, but Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Gilbert Burns are going to scrap. The UFC today announced the lightweights will face off at UFC on FOX 28, which takes place Feb. 24 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.
Submitted Dec 14, 2017 11:40PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis
(mmajunkie.com)
Kamaru Usman and Emil Meek are still set to fight, and now they have a date and location. According to UFC.com, Usman (11-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and Meek (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will square off in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 124, which takes place Jan. 14 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Submitted Dec 14, 2017 11:38PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi shifted to UFC 220
(mmajunkie.com)
Turns out, Abdul Razak Alhassan and Sabah Homasi will have to wait a little longer for their promised rematch. The UFC welterweights are now scheduled for a do-over at UFC 220, pushing back a date originally promised by UFC President Dana White for UFC 219.
Submitted Dec 14, 2017 6:10PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyoto Machida vs. Eryk Anders headlines UFC Belem
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Eryk Anders asked for a fight with Lyoto Machida at UFC Belem, and he got it. The pair of middleweights will collide in a five-round main event in Belem, Brazil, on Feb. 3, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by MMA Today.
Submitted Dec 14, 2017 12:13PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 123 salaries: Ex-WSOF champ Marlon Moraes leads $866k payroll
(mmajunkie.com)
Former WSOF bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes took home a big win at UFC Fight Night 123, and he also notched the biggest pay day of the event.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:18PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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