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TUF 26’s Maia Stevenson faces Polyana Viana at UFC Belem
Another female fight was booked for UFC Belem on Feb. 3 in Brazil, as Maia Stevenson faces Polyana Viana in a strawweight contest, the promotion announced following a report by Combate.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:09PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Floyd Mayweather says he has multi-fight offer with UFC, can 'make a billion dollars'
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the most financially successful boxer of all-time, and now it’s possible he could become the most financially successful MMA fighter ever too?
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:08PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek rescheduled for UFC 220 (Update: moved to St. Louis)
An important welterweight fight has been moved to UFC 220. The UFC has rescheduled Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek for the Jan. 20 card in Boston, MMA Fighting has learned. UPDATE: The fights been moved to UFC FN 124 in St. Louis
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:06PM by Braden - 6 comments
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Mark Hunt to fight Curtis Blaydes at UFC 221
After missing out on a home date in November, Mark Hunt is getting to fight in Australia next year. The UFC confirmed a matchup reported by The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, pairing up Hunt and streaking heavyweight Curtis Blaydes. They will fight at UFC 221, which takes place at the Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia, on Feb. 11.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 2:07AM by Braden - 3 comments
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Valentina Shevchenko's flyweight debut set for UFC Fight Night 125
Valentina Shevchenko’s venture into the women’s flyweight division is set to get underway. The UFC on Tuesday announced that Shevchenko, a former bantemweight title contender, will meet promotional newcomer Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Fight Night 125, which takes place Feb. 3 at Manguerinho Gymnasium in Belem, Brazil, and airs on FS1.
Submitted Dec 12, 2017 8:27PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
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UFC 219 test run for AI-inspired glove sensors approved
Big data is coming to the octagon. The Nevada State Athletic Commission today approved a test run for a new UFC-approved product that uses analytics and artificial intelligence to tell the story of a fight. At UFC 219, select fighters will be equipped with glove sensors that measure everything from punch strength to stress. The data from those sensors will then be interpreted in real time using analytics and artificial intelligence.
Submitted Dec 12, 2017 6:21PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Jake Collier vs. Marcin Prachnio booked for UFC on FOX 28 in Florida
A light heavyweight contest is the first official addition to February’s UFC on FOX 28 event. UFC officials recently announced that Jake Collier (11-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will face Marcin Prachnio (13-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the Feb. 24 fight card, which takes place at Amway Center in Florida.
Submitted Dec 12, 2017 12:18AM by Braden - 3 comments
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Dana White interested in re-signing Cub Swanson: ‘I want him to be happy’
Cub Swanson’s first loss in over two years couldn’t have come at a worse time. The 34-year-old featherweight veteran entered Saturday’s UFC Fresno main event with a four-fight winning streak and the knowledge that this would be the last fight of his current contract. Unfortunately for “Killer Cub,” his successful run came to a halt when opponent Brian Ortega submitted him with a guillotine choke in the second round.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 12:47AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC Fight Night 123 post-event facts: Brian Ortega proving to be one of UFC's best finishers
Brian Ortega continued to make his presence felt in the UFC featherweight division on Saturday when he turned from prospect to contender with a victory over Cub Swanson in the UFC Fight Night 123 main event. Ortega (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) added to his perfect record when he locked up a fight-ending second-round submission on Swanson (25-8 MMA, 10-4 UFC) in their headlining bout, which took place at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., and aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. It hasn’t taken long, but “T-City” has already made a mark in the UFC record books. For more on the numbers behind his performance, as well as other figures and footnotes to come from the UFC’s final “Fight Night” event of the year, check below for 50 post-event facts from UFC Fight Night 123.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 12:45AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Among the gems the UFC produced in Fresno, Brian Ortega carries a special kind of gleam
These days an effective Fight Night in the UFC is one that brings to public consciousness shiny new intriguelings that have thus far gone unheralded. On Saturday night in Fresno there were at least three on display — Marlon Moraes, the former WSOF bantamweight champion who is still shaking off the association; Jason Knight, a man most promisingly dubbed a southern Diaz brother; and Brian Ortega, an undefeated prospect who looks exactly like Hollywood’s exaggerated idea of a fighter on the rise.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 12:42AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 123 bonuses: Brian Ortega's amazing performance doubles up for $100,000
Brian Ortega doubled up for $100,000 in bonus money, and Cub Swanson and Marlon Moraes each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 123 event. Ortega and Swanson earned the “Fight of the Night,” while Ortega and Moraes each won “Performance of the Night” honors. UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Dec 10, 2017 1:52AM by Leonstolzz - 20 comments
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CSAC fines Benito Lopez $1,000 for UFC Fresno weigh-in shove of Albert Morales
Benito Lopez shoved Albert Morales at UFC Fresno weigh-ins Friday and got docked a portion of his fight purse for the infraction.
Submitted Dec 9, 2017 3:01AM by Braden - 2 comments
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UFC clears Mark Hunt to resume fighting career
Mark Hunt is free to resume his UFC career. “After a full medical analysis at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, UFC confirms that heavyweight athlete Mark Hunt has been cleared to compete,” a statement provided exclusively to MMAFighting.com read.
Submitted Dec 8, 2017 2:51AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Georges St-Pierre vacates UFC middleweight title; Robert Whittaker crowned undisputed champion
Georges St-Pierre is no longer the middleweight champion of the UFC. A little more than a month after beating Michael Bisping to win the belt, St-Pierre has decided to vacate the title.
Submitted Dec 7, 2017 9:33PM by Braden - 17 comments
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Angela Magana announces UFC release after 0-3 octagon run
One of the most polarizing fighters in MMA is no longer a member of the UFC roster. Angela Magana (11-9 MMA, 0-3 UFC), who is coming off a second-round TKO loss to Amanda Cooper (3-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 218 last weekend, announced today on social media that she’s been informed of her release from the UFC following a three-fight stint
Submitted Dec 7, 2017 7:55PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold slated for UFC 221
The UFC appears to be moving on with its middleweight division. The promotion is on the verge of officially booking Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold for UFC 221 on Feb. 10 in Perth, Western Australia, MMAFighting.com has learned. It is unclear at this time whether the fight will be for Whittaker’s interim 185-pound title or Georges St-Pierre’s official one
Submitted Dec 7, 2017 7:53PM by Braden - 1 comment
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UFC champ Nicco Montano to have surgery on broken foot
Nicco Montano’s reign as the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion has hit a snag, though it’s not completely unexpected. Montano (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) last week told MMAjunkie after her title victory vs. Roxanne Modafferi at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale that she fought through a broken bone in her foot. As it turns out, Montano will go through with surgery, which will keep her out of action indefinitely.
Submitted Dec 7, 2017 6:35PM by Braden - 0 comments
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CSAC moves UFC Fresno bout up to bantamweight due to weight-cutting regulations
The flyweight fight at UFC Fresno between Carls John de Thomas and Alex Perez will now be contested at bantamweight, CSAC executive officer Andy Foster told MMA Fighting. This week, de Thomas was “significantly over” CSAC and UFC guidelines for weight and commission doctors felt it was too much weight to cut safely, Foster said.
Submitted Dec 7, 2017 6:32PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Leon Edwards vs. Peter Sobotta, Two Other Bouts Announced for UFC Fight Night in London
The first three bouts have been announced for UFC Fight Night 127 in London on March 17. Leon Edwards will face Peter Sobotta at welterweight; Paul Craig will meet Magomed Ankalaev at light heavyweight and Mark Godbeer will clash with Dmitry Poberezhets at heavyweight. The promotion confirmed the pairings on Thursday. UFC Fight Night 127 takes place at the O2 Arena in London.
Submitted Dec 7, 2017 5:48PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
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Marcelo Golm replaces injured Luis Henrique, meets Tim Johnson at UFC Belem
Three days after its official announcement, Tim Johnson vs. Luis Henrique is already off the UFC Belem fight card after the Brazilian suffered a biceps injury that requires surgery. MMA Fighting confirmed the news following a report by Combate. The UFC has announced that undefeated Marcelo Golm will replace Henrique against Johnson in Belem.
Submitted Dec 7, 2017 5:38PM by Leonstolzz - 4 comments
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