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Germaine de Randamie vs. Marion Reneau announced for UFC Rotterdam
Former UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie will take on Marion Reneau at bantamweight. With Germaine de Randamie no longer the UFC women’s featherweight champion, her next fight will be back at bantamweight. UFC officials announced on Thursday that GdR is set to face Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Saturday, September 2nd.
Submitted Jul 21, 2017 1:29AM by JLS - 1 comment
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With Chris Gruetzemacher out, Martin Bravo now meets Humberto Bandenay at UFC Fight Night 114
One fighter’s loss is another’s gain as Peruvian featherweight Humberto Bandenay will get a crack at the UFC. UFC officials recently announced that Bandenay (13-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will step in for Chris Gruetzemacher (13-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and face Martin Bravo (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC at UFC Fight Night 114 on Aug. 5 at Mexico City Arena. The night’s official bout order has yet to be revealed, but the card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 21, 2017 1:21AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Dana White's Contender Series 3 lineup revealed, includes Ryan Spann vs. Karl Roberson
A light heavyweight matchup between Legacy FC and LFA veteran Ryan Spann and undefeated prospect Karl Roberson tops the bill for next week’s Dana White’s Contender Series 3. UFC officials recently revealed the five-fight lineup, which takes place July 25 at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass. Spann (10-4) was victorious in his most recent outing, scoring a 20-second submission win over Roman Pizzolato at a World Fighting Championships event in Louisiana. Meanwhile, Roberson (4-0) is undefeated in the first four fights of his career, though he endured nearly two years off between his first two wins in 2015 and his most recent two, which came in April and May of this year.
Submitted Jul 20, 2017 1:22PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 2 results: Sean O’Malley earns UFC contract with first-round KO
On Tuesday evening, another 10 up-and-coming fighters looking to make their way into the UFC competed in the second edition of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in Las Vegas. Last week, two fighters were awarded UFC contracts but this week only one fighter is walking away as a new addition to the UFC: Sean O’Malley.
Submitted Jul 19, 2017 11:41AM by JLS - 6 comments
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Newcomer Kattar to face Fili at UFC 214
With featherweight contender Dooho Choi sidelined by injury, Andre Fili will now welcome newcomer Calvin Kattar to the Octagon for a UFC 214 bout in Anaheim on July 29. In the UFC 214 main event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View from Honda Center, it’s the long-awaited rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former titleholder Jon Jones. Plus, Tyron Woodley defends his welterweight crown against Demian Maia, and a new women’s featherweight champion will be crowned when Cris “Cyborg” battles Tonya Evinger.
Submitted Jul 17, 2017 10:54PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko rescheduled for UFC 215
The women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Valentina Shevchenko has been rescheduled for UFC 215, according to a report by Combate. UFC 215 takes place in Edmonton, Canada, on September 9. The two were supposed to fight in the main event of UFC 213. However, Nunes withdrew from the competition the day of their fight after claiming that she felt ill.
Submitted Jul 17, 2017 8:58PM by JLS - 5 comments
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Stipe Miocic vs. Cain Velasquez title fight being targeted for UFC 216
UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (17-2 MMA) successfully defended his title for a second time at May’s UFC 211 event in Dallas, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over former division title holder Junior dos Santos. The victory served at Miocic’s fifth in a row, as he had previously scored finishes over Mark Hunt, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem. Just two weeks removed from Stipe’s destruction of “JDS”, BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor reported that the UFC was already discussing the possibility of having former division champion Cain Velasquez as the next man to step in the cage and challenge Miocic.
Submitted Jul 17, 2017 8:56PM by JLS - 13 comments
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UFC Fight Night 113 bonuses: Santiago Ponzinibbio leads $50,000 winners with upset KO
Santiago Ponzinibbio, Paul Felder, Danny Henry and Daniel Teymur each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at today’s UFC Fight Night 113 event. Ponzinibbio and Felder picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, and Henry and Teymur took home “Fight of the Night” honors. M?y
Submitted Jul 17, 2017 6:58AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Paul Felder will pay tribute to his late father in the Octagon at UFC Glasgow
Felder's father passed away a week before his UFC Glasgow camp got underway. Paul Felder’s father lost his battle with pancreatic cancer a week before his son’s fight camp got underway for Sunday night’s lightweight bout against Stevie Ray at UFC Fight Night 113. Despite his great loss, a grieving Felder took off for Roufusport in Milwaukee, where he ate, slept and trained for his meeting against one of Scottish MMA’s favorite sons.
Submitted Jul 15, 2017 7:15PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Sage Northcutt vs. John Makdessi scratched from UFC 214; both fighters injured
The planned lightweight bout between Sage Northcutt and John Makdessi has been scratched from UFC 214 later this month. UFC officials today announced the removal of the contest, citing injuries to both Northcutt (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Makdessi (14-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC). UFC 214 takes place July 29 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FXX and UFC Fight Pass
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 6:42PM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC 214 lineup set – mostly – with Cormier-Jones rematch, 2 other title fights in Anaheim
The lineup is set – mostly – for the UFC’s massive UFC 214 event with three title fights later this month in Southern California. The card features 14 fights – if a featherweight bout on the prelims featuring Andre Fili stays on the card if Fili gets a new opponent. But one thing is certain: Three belts will be on the line at the top of the bill. UFC 214 takes place July 29 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FXX and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 9:59AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Gokhan Saki set to make UFC debut against Henrique da Silva in Japan
The UFC has officially announced a date and an opponent for Gokhan Saki’s promotional debut. One of the best strikers in the game, Saki will enter the Octagon for the first time on Sept. 23, facing Henrique da Silva in a light heavyweight contest at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Saki (0-1) only competed once under MMA rules, losing via TKO in 2004, but made his name in the kickboxing world, winning the Glory light heavyweight championship in 2014.
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 9:41AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Alessio Di Chirico out at UFC on FOX 25; LFA champ Eryk Anders to debut vs. Rafael Natal
A neck injury has forced Alessio Di Chirico to withdraw from UFC on FOX 25. Stepping in for the Italian fighter is LFA middleweight champ and octagon newcomer Eryk Anders, who will make his short-notice UFC debut, multiple people with knowledge of the situation told MMAjunkie. They requested anonymity because the information hadn’t yet been made public.
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 7:55PM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC re-signs Irish lightweight Joseph Duffy
Unlike Gegard Mousasi, lightweight Joseph Duffy opted to re-sign with the UFC in free agency. “Irish” Joseph Duffy is staying in the UFC. The rising lightweight contender has signed a new seven-fight deal, according to his manager Graham Boylan, who confirmed the news to MMA Fighting. Duffy had planned to test the free agent market after his contract had expired, and did reject the UFC’s initial offer to keep him. In May, Bellator president Scott Coker did confirm that they were in talks with Duffy.
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 7:51PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Justin Gaethje, ex-UFC champ Eddie Alvarez to coach Season 26 of 'The Ultimate Fighter'
Fresh off a “Fight of the Year” candidate in his UFC debut, lightweight Justin Gaethje will coach “The Ultimate Fighter 26” opposite ex-champ Eddie Alvarez. UFC President Dana White confirmed the news today to veteran MMA personality Luke Thomas on the third stop of “The Money Tour” in New York. The promotion has yet to make a formal announcement on the coaches.
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 7:40PM by JLS - 3 comments
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USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, July 12: Big weekend for Robert Whittaker and Justin Gaethje
New UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and successful UFC debutant Justin Gaethje were the big winners from the most recent edition of the UFC’s annual International Fight Week – and it’s reflected in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings. Whittaker, who defeated Yoel Romero in UFC 213’s headliner, is now No. 2 at middleweight – and he also made his debut in the pound-for-pound rankings. Gaethje, a former WSOF champ who beat lightweight vet Michael Johnson in a thrilling “Fight of the Year” candidate in The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale’s main event, moved from No. 7 to No. 4 in the division.
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 4:20PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Yamasaki: I’m a 5th degree black belt, Chiesa was out
In the main event of UFC Fight Night 112, lightweight Michael Chiesa was in a rear naked choke and appeared on the verge of going out when referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight with 23 seconds to go, awarding the fight to Lee. Chiesa immediately protested, and later appealed the loss with the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission. OSAC executive director Joe Miller.
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 1:23AM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
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Siyar Bahadurzada says he's fighting UFC newcomer Abu Azaitar at UFC Fight Night 115
After a 16-month layoff, UFC welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada says he’s got a date for his return. According to Bahadurzada (22-6-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), he’s set to welcome World Series of Fighting veteran Abu Azaitar (12-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) into the octagon at UFC Fight Night 115, which takes place Sept. 2 at Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Submitted Jul 12, 2017 7:08PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira moved to UFC 215 in Edmonton
Sara McMann and Ketlen Vieira will have to wait a little longer before they meet inside the Octagon. Originally announced for UFC 214, the bantamweight match-up is now set for the following pay-per-view, UFC 215, in Edmonton, Canada, on Sept. 9, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. UFC president Dana White originally announced the bout for July 29, but sources said it the fight was actually booked for the Aug. 18 card. When the promotion pulled the plug on the Seattle card, McMann-Vieira was moved to Sept. 9.
Submitted Jul 11, 2017 1:22AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Richmond native Arjan Bhullar’s Octagon debut is now official
Unbeaten heavyweight newcomer faces Luis Henrique at UFC 216 on September 9 in Edmonton. Arjan Bhullar finally knows when he will step into the Octagon for the first time. The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist and 2012 Olympian will put his undefeated record on the line against Luis “KLB” Henrique (10-3, 1 NC; 2-2 UFC) at UFC 216 on Sept. 9 at Rogers Place in Edmonton. UFC representatives confirmed the booking with Province Sports on Wednesday morning.
Submitted Jul 11, 2017 1:19AM by JLS - 0 comments
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