Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia shifted from UFC 202 to UFC on FOX 21 main event
The highly anticipated welterweight showdown between Carlos Condit and Demian Maia has shifted seven days from UFC 202 to the UFC on FOX 21 main event.
The change to the bout was originally announced on Twitter by veteran Canadian sportswriter Neil Davidson and was subsequently confirmed to MMAjunkie by UFC officials.
UFC on FOX 21 takes place Aug. 27 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The bout order has not been set, but Condit (30-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) and Maia (23-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC) fill the main event vacancy.
So far, the card has 10 bouts.
Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia
Charles Oliveira vs. Anthony Pettis
Bec Rawlings vs. Paige VanZant
Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller
Enrique Barzola vs. Kyle Bochniak
Thibault Gouti vs. Chad Laprise
Sam Alvey vs. Kevin Casey
Shane Campbell vs. Felipe Silva
Adam Hunter vs. Ryan Janes
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Garreth McLellan
Insanity behind MMA and WWE
While the dangers associated with playing professional football and other contact sports are well-documented, the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA,) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) continue operate somewhat under the radar as their athletes enter the cage or ring and fight until what seems like an inevitably early death.
Michelle Waterson vs. Aisling Daly added to UFC Fight Night: Hamburg
A couple of veteran strawweights will do battle in Germany later this year.
Michelle Waterson vs. Aisling Daly has been added to UFC Fight Night: Hamburg. The promotion officially announced the 115-pound fight Tuesday morning.
Waterson (13-4) will be returning to action for the first time in over year. "The Karate Hottie" won her UFC debut last July but has since been sidelined due to a hand and knee injury.
Sean Santella out of UFC 201 bout with Wilson Reis, Hector Sandoval steps in as replacement
Again, Wilson Reis has a new opponent for UFC 201. The UFC announced on Monday that promotional newcomer Hector Sandoval will be taking on the flyweight contender.
Reis was originally scheduled to fight for the UFC flyweight title against champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 201, but Johnson pulled out of the fight last week citing injury. Just days after it was reported that the flyweight champion was out of the title bout, the UFC made public that promotional newcomer Sean Santella would be stepping up on short notice to fight the Brazilian flyweight. However, on Monday the UFC announced yet another change in opponent, stating that Santella was unable to gain proper medical clearance, and that UFC newcomer Hector Sandoval will be fighting Reis instead.
Urijah Faber believes he'll get another UFC title shot
Conventional wisdom held that Urijah Faber's loss to Dominick Cruz at UFC 199 marked the end of Faber's days as a championship competitor.
After all, while Faber's groundbreaking WEC featherweight title reign from 2006-08 paved the way for mainstream recognition of mixed martial arts' lighter weight classes, his track record since then hasn't been one to write home about.
With the unanimous decision loss to Cruz, Faber is 0-6 in title fights since dropping the WEC belt to Mike Brown, accounting for UFC, WEC, and UFC interim title shots.
UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson lands role in 'Kickboxer: Retaliation'
UFC strawweight Paige VanZant may have chosen to take a pass on filming a role for ‘Kickboxer: Retaliation” but heavyweight Roy Nelson did not.
According to a press release, “Big Country” Nelson (21-13 MMA, 8-9 UFC) has joined the cast for the second film of a planned trilogy. He’ll appear alongside one of the most unique casts in motion picture history...
Brock Lesnar: Teammate Believes The Beast’s Asthma Inhaler Made Him Fail UFC Drug Test
“Brock [Lesnar] suffers from whats called RAD, otherwise known as Reactive airway disease,” one of Brock’s alleged teammates, who only identified himself as D2, wrote on an online forum. “His doctor for years has prescribed him Advair Diskus (an inhaler), which helps him breathe during the late spring and summer months here in Minnesota when he has episodes. This drug is classified as Beta-2 Agonists. So this is why he got popped by USADA.”
Brock Lesnar flagged by USADA for potential anti-doping violation
Brock Lesnar has been flagged by USADA.
The UFC released a statement Friday evening that Lesnar and the promotion had been notified by USADA of a potential Lesnar anti-doping violation. The potential violation comes from the failure of an out-of-competition drug test June 28, the release said.
The UFC said USADA received the testing results July 14 — five days after Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in his MMA return. The same was tested at UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory, a WADA-accredited lab.
USADA, as is its policy, did not release the name of the substance Lesnar tested positive for.
With Dong Hyun Kim out, Neil Magny now meets Lorenz Larkin at UFC 202
Neil Magny has a new opponent for next month’s UFC 202 event in Las Vegas.
As MMAjunkie first reported on Tuesday, Dong Hyun Kim (21-3-1 MMA, 12-3 UFC) was recently forced out of the bout with fellow welterweight Magny (18-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC). Lorenz Larkin (17-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement, latimes.com today reported.
UFC 202 takes place Aug. 20 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Ross Pearson agrees to fight Jorge Masvidal at UFC 201
Veteran lightweight Ross Pearson has agreed to step up on short notice and fight Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight fight at UFC 201 on July 30.
UFC officials confirmed the 170-pound to ESPN. Pearson replaces Masvidal's original opponent, Siyar Bahadurzada, who withdrew due to illness. UFC 201 takes place at Philips Arena.