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Gokhan Saki Out Of UFC 219; Khalil Rountree Jr Gets New Opponent For Year End Card
(mmaweekly.com)
A change has been made to the upcoming UFC 219 fight card as former kickboxing champion Gokhan Saki is no longer expected to face Khalil Rountree Jr. on Dec. 30. With Saki out, Rountree Jr. will now face Michal Oleksiejczuk, who will be making his promotional debut at UFC 219 in Las Vegas. Saki was forced out of the fight due to a knee injury. UFC officials confirmed the switch on Tuesday. Oleksiejczuk comes to the UFC with a 12-2 record overall including nine wins in a row with seven of those fights ending by way of knockout or TKO.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 8:49PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White says Volkan Oezdemir likely still getting Daniel Cormier title shot despite arrest
(https:)
t appears as though Volkan Oezdemir’s looming legal trouble won’t stop “No Time” from getting a title shot against UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. UFC president Dana White said Tuesday at a media lunch in Las Vegas that Oezdemir will likely still get the next opportunity to challenge Cormier despite his recent arrest.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 8:30PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre better unify UFC middleweight title, or else Dana White will be 'super pissed'
(mmajunkie.com)
If Georges St-Pierre doesn’t stay in the middleweight division to unify his championship, UFC President Dana White will not be happy – and that’s putting it mildly. In fact, the mere mention of St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) potentially going back on his word brings White’s blood to a simmer.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 8:27PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricardo Lamas vs. Josh Emmett Booked on Three-Weeks Notice
(mmaimports.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be heading to Winnipeg, Canada on Dec. 16 for yet another exciting night of fights. The world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion will be in the area to host UFC on FOX 26 inside the Bell MTS Place. In the main event, former champions Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos will be fighting for division dominance. That being said, it would appear that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has locked in another exciting match up for the event.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 3:01PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
DeAnna Bennett vs Melinda Fabian added to TUF 26 Finale
(https:)
A women’s flyweight bout has been added to this week’s Ultimate Fighter 26 fight card as DeAnna Bennett vs Melinda Fabian has been added to the card. The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale will be held on December 1, 2017, at Park Theater in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 3:00PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori official for UFC 219
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight clash between a pair of international athletes is now official for UFC 219. UFC execs recently announced that Russia’s Omari Akhmedov (17-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Italy’s Marvin Vettori (12-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will meet at the event, which takes place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Nov 27, 2017 5:51PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Francis Ngannou’s run toward UFC gold is an international tale of beating impossible odds
(https:)
Francis Ngannou was never supposed to escape Cameroon. Despair was a fate he was born into, and where he would remain. It was a future that was written for him, even if it was one he could never truly accept. It’s hard to find hope when there is little school, when there are few jobs, where the future taunts you from a distance always beyond your reach.
Submitted Nov 26, 2017 7:32PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Danielle Taylor vs. JJ Aldrich set for UFC Fight Night 124 on January 14
(wmmarankings.com)
A women’s strawweight fight between Danielle Taylor (9-2-0) and JJ Aldrich (5-2-0) has been set for the UFC Fight Night 124 on January 14. UFC Fight Night 124 takes place on January 14 from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
Submitted Nov 26, 2017 10:07AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Shanghai post-fight bonuses: Jingliang, Gastelum smash their way to $50K
(https:)
The Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China was home to a great night/morning of fights, with four (T)KOs, four submissions and four decisions, including one split-decision. The Chinese fighters on the card ended up going 5-3 in their bouts, and late replacement Michael Bisping was knocked out in the first round by Kelvin Gastelum in a contest that capped an outstanding event full of action from top to bottom. Performance of The Night Bonuses - Song Yadong, Zabit Magomedshiripov, Li Jingliang and Kelvin Gastelum.
Submitted Nov 25, 2017 9:55AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Santos vs. Anthony Smith added to UFC Belem
(https:)
A middleweight clash between Thiago Santos and Anthony Smith was booked for UFC Belem, multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. UFC Belem is scheduled for Feb. 3 at the Mangueirinho Gymnasium in Belem, Brazil.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 4:14PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Tae Hyun Bang sentenced to 10-month prison term for fight-fixing scheme at UFC Fight Night 79
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC lightweight Tae Hyun Bang has been sentenced to a 10-month prison term after being found guilty of taking bribes in connection with a plan to throw a fight. Bang (18-10 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was sentenced today in the Seoul Central District Court in South Korea, according to a report from The Korea Herald, for taking bribes to throw his bout with Leo Kuntz at UFC Fight Night 79. Three “brokers” who set up the fix and gave money to Bang totaling $92,160 USD also were given jail terms for their roles. One of those brokers reportedly was MMA fighter Dae Won Kim.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 3:14PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
B.J. Penn doesn’t ‘feel the fire to compete,’ but won’t close door on fighting future
(https:)
B.J. Penn has kept a relatively low profile since his UFC comeback ended with a disappointing majority decision loss to Dennis Siver this past June. The setback put Penn on a five-fight losing streak, and afterward, many within the MMA community wondered whether that would be the end of the road for the UFC Hall of Famer.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 4:25PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marc Diakiese claims info has been leaked from ‘emotional’ Dan Hooker’s UFC 219 camp
(https:)
Marc Diakiese is coming off his first professional defeat to Drakkar Klose, but he has been handed the biggest assignment of his young career as he is set to face New Zealand’s Daniel Hooker on Dec. 30 at UFC 219. According to the highly touted UK prospect, he has received information from Hooker’s training camp that he may be able to use to his advantage when they finally lock horns at the T-Mobile Arena.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 4:24PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Lineker steps in to face Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219
(https:)
Jimmie Rivera will go from a former champion to one of the hardest hitters in the division. With Dominick Cruz out due to injury, John Lineker has stepped in to face Rivera at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed with sources Tuesday. Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal had the news after an initial report by Helwani earlier in the day. Cruz withdrew earlier this month because of a broken arm.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 4:23PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Coach: Nate Diaz should get $15 million for next fight, won’t likely compete at UFC 219
(https:)
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is campaigning for a fight with Nate Diaz on Dec. 30, but it looks like Diaz’s camp doesn’t expect the title bout to happen.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 2:43PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andre Soukhamthath replaces Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders at UFC Fresno
(https:)
Luke Sanders has a new opponent for UFC Fresno. With Bryan Caraway sidelined due to an injury, Sanders will now take on Andre Soukhamthath on Dec. 9, the promotion announced.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 2:00PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Morales booked for UFC Belem
(https:)
Deiveson Figueiredo is the first Belem native booked to compete at UFC Belem, as he takes on Joseph Morales in a flyweight bout on Feb. 3. Both fighters confirmed the match-up on social media following a report by Combate.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 1:56PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Lineker steps in to face Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219
(https:)
Jimmie Rivera will go from a former champion to one of the hardest hitters in the division. With Dominick Cruz out due to injury, John Lineker has stepped in to face Rivera at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed with sources Tuesday. Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal had the news after an initial report by Helwani earlier in the day. Cruz withdrew earlier this month because of a broken arm.
Submitted Nov 21, 2017 4:51PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Jacare' and Derek Brunson agree to rematch, but then things get complicated
(mmajunkie.com)
Ronaldo Souza and Derek Brunson have apparently agreed to a fight; when it’ll happen remains a point of contention, though. On Monday, the two UFC middleweights, who previously fought under the Strikeforce banner, discussed the potential rematch on Twitter, though the date and location appear unresolved.
Submitted Nov 21, 2017 1:10PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paige VanZant vs. Jessica-Rose Clark targeted for UFC St. Louis
(https:)
A women’s flyweight bout will likely be added to UFC’s upcoming trip to St. Louis. Three days after defeating Bec Rawlings in her Octagon debut, Jessica-Rose Clark is already set to get back in action as she meets Paige VanZant on Jan. 14, sources told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Nov 21, 2017 1:01PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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