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UFC 216 salaries: Tony Ferguson cashes $500,000 for interim title win
Newly crowned UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was the top earner at UFC 216, serving as one of five fighters to clear the six-figure mark in earnings for his performance on Saturday night. The Nevada Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized salary information this weekend to MMA Fighting.
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 5:39PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Gokhan Saki quickly booked again, meets Khalil Rountree at UFC 219
UFC matchmakers wasted no time booking Gokhan Saki for his second bout. Saki (1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is slated to fight fellow light heavyweight Khalil Rountree (6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 219, officials today announced. UFC 219 takes place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized. With the addition, the UFC 219 lineup now includes: Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 2:10PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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UFC 216 bonuses: Demetrious Johnson, John Moraga earn extra $50k for flyweight finishes
Despite a main card fallout last night (Sat., Oct. 7, 2017) at UFC 216 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the action delivered in exciting waves. Not only did Tony Ferguson choke out Kevin Lee in the main event to claim the interim UFC lightweight title, but Demetrious Johnson locked down his 11th-straight title defense with a suplex/armbar finish of Ray Borg, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum finished fill-in Walt Harris in just 65 seconds, Lando Vannata fought Bobby Green to a bloody draw that is easily one of the best fights of the year, and former flyweight title challenger John Moraga pulled off a huge upset knockout over Russian prospect Magomed Bibulatov.
Submitted Oct 8, 2017 1:41AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Derrick Lewis injured; Fabricio Werdum now faces Walt Harris last minute at UFC 216
Just minutes before UFC 216 was slated to begin, a key matchup was pulled from tonight’s lineup, but all is not lost. Derrick Lewis (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) suffered a last-minute injury and was forced to withdraw from his heavyweight showdown with Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) on tonight’s card, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a pay-per-view main card following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass. It’s believed Lewis’ previously injured back flared up on him this week. He made weight Friday without issue but realized today he wouldn’t be able to fight through the back pain. As a result, Walt Harris (10-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC), who was previously scheduled to fight Mark Godbeer (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), steps in on last-minute notice to face Werdum. Godbeer is off the card but reportedly will still receive his show money.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 6:39PM by Braden - 12 comments
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Leonardo Santos Calls Kevin Lee's UFC Interim title shot a joke
Leonardo Santos is not happy that Kevin Lee is fighting for the UFC interim lightweight championship.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 9:22AM by AndyWarho - 6 comments
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Fired-up Georges St-Pierre guarantees victory against Michael Bisping: ‘There’s nothing more sure’
Georges St-Pierre’s most aggressive foray into trash talk was about a decade ago, telling Matt Hughes, “I’m not impressed by your performance.” GSP, one of the best fighters of all time, upped his game a bit Friday at a UFC 217 press conference in Las Vegas. Sitting feet from his Nov. 4 opponent, Michael Bisping, St-Pierre made a strong statement. Maybe it’s appropriate that the fight is at Madison Square Garden, because GSP channeled his Canadian countryman, New York Rangers legend Mark Messier, by guaranteeing a victory. St-Pierre acknowledged Bisping's spot among the greatest in UFC history, but added that caveat.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:12AM by Braden - 9 comments
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Luan Chagas withdraws from UFC Sao Paulo with broken foot
UFC Sao Paulo took another hit. Two days after Augusto Mendes was forced out of the card with a leg injury, the event lost Luan Chagas, as the Brazilian welterweight announced on his social media that he can’t compete with Niko Pride on Oct. 28 due to a broken foot.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:10AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Nik Lentz releases statement following withdrawal from UFC 216 bout with Will Brooks
Nik Lentz has opened up about his withdrawal from UFC 216. The lightweight fighter released a statement late Friday night on his removal from Saturday’s UFC 216 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:06AM by Braden - 4 comments
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Kevin Lee discusses ‘mistimed’ UFC 216 weight cut, coming back for second attempt
Kevin Lee seems to be putting his weight-cutting issues behind him, hours out of the biggest fight of his life. The top UFC lightweight contender needed two attempts Friday morning to reach championship weight for his UFC 216 interim title bout against Tony Ferguson. Lee first weighed in at 156 — one pound over the 155-pound maximum. Due to Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) rules, Lee was given one more hour to reach the mark and he hit it — 154.5 — with just minutes to spare at around 12:15 p.m. local time.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:06AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Nik Lentz out of UFC 216 fight with Will Brooks due to medical issues
An American Top Team grudge match isn’t going to go down after all Saturday night. Nik Lentz has been pulled from a fight with former teammate Will Brooks at UFC 216 in Las Vegas due to medical issues, the UFC announced Friday morning. Combat Press was the first to report the news.
Submitted Oct 6, 2017 3:43PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Kevin Lee makes weight for UFC 216 main event on second attempt
It took a drama-filled extra hour, but Saturday night’s UFC interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee is on.
Submitted Oct 6, 2017 3:39PM by Braden - 6 comments
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Day before UFC 216 weigh-ins, Kevin Lee unworried about 19-pound cut: ‘I ain’t no b*tch’
LAS VEGAS — The last time Tony Ferguson was in this spot, it was early March, and his interim UFC lightweight title tilt against Khabib Nurmagomedov was all anybody could talk about as Ferguson performed for the fans inside the T-Mobile Arena at UFC 209 open workouts.
Submitted Oct 6, 2017 2:05AM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes added to UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai
A featherweight bout between touted prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov and Sheymon Moraes is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 122 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Magomedsharipov (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Moraes (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) for UFC Fight Night 122, which takes place Nov. 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 3:36PM by Braden - 2 comments
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‘Shogun' Rua undergoes knee surgery in Brazil
Mauricio Rua went under the knife Wednesday night in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The former UFC and PRIDE champion pulled out of a UFC Japan main event bout with Ovince Saint Preux in September due to an injury, and was forced to undergo surgery on his left knee to fix the damage.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 2:51PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Chase Sherman meets Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Shanghai
The UFC is heading to mainland China and its bringing Chase Sherman — and his gifs — along for the ride. The loquacious heavyweight prospect will meet Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Shanghai on Nov. 25, the promotion announced Wednesday. The fight was first reported on Monday by MMA Today.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 2:46PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Davi Ramos set for UFC Fresno
A welterweight clash between Chris Gruetzemacher and Davi Ramos was added to the UFC’s first event in Fresno on Dec. 9, the promotion announced Thursday. The match-up was first reported by Combate.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 2:46PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Bisping suspects GSP used PEDs
Maybe he needed to ‘clear the steroids’ out of his system. Bisping suspects that the reason St-Pierre delayed their first bout was because he needed to flush the steroids out of his system. :
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 11:15PM by Ninja_Nicoya - 14 comments
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Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny set for UFC 219
The return of “The Natural Born Killer” is set. Former WEC welterweight champion and UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit will meet Neil Magny on Dec. 30 at UFC 219. The FS1 show UFC Tonight reported the bout on Wednesday.
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 9:19PM by Braden - 6 comments
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TUF 26 coaches Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje to fight at UFC 218
Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje had to deal with each other for a whole season on The Ultimate Fighter 26, and now they have an official date with which to settle their differences.
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 8:06PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Augusto Mendes injured, out of UFC Sao Paulo bout with Boston Salmon
Augusto Mendes will no longer compete at the UFC Sao Paulo card on Oct. 28. The jiu-jitsu expert was looking forward to competing in Brazil for the first time as a professional MMA fighter, but was forced out of a bantamweight clash with Boston Salmon after sustaining a left ankle and left tibia injury. A replacement is being sought for Salmon. MMA Fighting confirmed the news with sources following a report by Combate.
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 1:30PM by Braden - 2 comments
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