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Joanna Jedrzejczyk begs — unsuccessfully — to replace Amanda Nunes against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 213
Once news broke that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was out of her UFC 213 main event fight against Valentina Shevchenko due to a fight day illness, it didn’t take long for another familiar name to ask for her spot. That name? Reigning strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Submitted Jul 8, 2017 6:40PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Nunes-Shevchenko Off; Romero-Whitaker New UFC 213 Main Event
"Due to illness, UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been removed from her UFC 213 title defense against Valentina Shevchenko. UFC 213, which is now headlined by the interim UFC middleweight championship bout between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker, will proceed as scheduled with 11 bouts at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Moving to the Pay-Per-View main card is the bantamweight bout between Rob Font and Douglas Silva de Andrade.
Submitted Jul 8, 2017 4:58PM by JLS - 11 comments
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NFL Network's Dan Hellie, ex-ESPNU host Brendan Fitzgerald to call Dana White 'Contender Series'
The broadcast crew for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series includes some names that may not be all that familiar to UFC fans. UFC Senior VP of International and Content Joe Carr told USA TODAY Sports that’s sort of the point, and that’s why the promotion tapped NFL Network’s Dan Hellie and former ESPNU host Brendan Fitzgerald to split play-by-play duties for the weekly live fighting series that debuts on Tuesday on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 8, 2017 1:39PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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TUF 25 Finale bonuses: Justin Gaethje's sick, sick debut was a double winner for $100,000
Justin Gaethje, Michael Johnson and Tecia Torres each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s TUF 25 Finale event – and Gaethje doubled up for $100,000. Gaethje and Johnson earned the “Fight of the Night,” while Gaethje and Torres each won “Performance of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jul 8, 2017 11:35AM by JLS - 6 comments
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UFC 213 weigh-in results: 2 title fights official
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) -Champ Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (134.5) – for women’s bantamweight title -Yoel Romero (185) vs. Robert Whittaker (184.5) – for interim middleweight title -Curtis Blaydes (257.5) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (248) -Alistair Overeem (253.5) vs. Fabricio Werdum (239) -Jim Miller (155) vs. Anthony Pettis (156) PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET) -Travis Browne (247.5) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (241.5) -Brian Camozzi (170.5) vs. Chad Laprise (170) -Gerald Meerschaert (184.5) vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos (186) -Jordan Mein (170) vs. Belal Muhammad (170) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) -Rob Font (135) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade (134) -Cody Stamann (145) vs. Terrion Ware (145) -James Bochnovic (201) vs. Trevin Giles (204)
Submitted Jul 7, 2017 8:21PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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‘Shogun’ Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux 2 set to headline UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan
The UFC’s return to Japan will be headlined by a former Pride FC champion. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua has been scheduled to face Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of UFC Fight Night 117, which is set to take place on Sept. 23 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The news was announced by the UFC on Thursday.
Submitted Jul 7, 2017 8:06PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Ladd-Eye Pulled From The TUF Finale Card
Due to illness, Aspen Ladd has been removed from her Friday night bout against Jessica Eye at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The TUF Finale card will proceed as scheduled with 11 bouts that begin at 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET.
Submitted Jul 7, 2017 6:08PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Gilbert Melendez Makes Featherweight Debut In September Against Jeremy Stephens
One of the top lightweights of this era will make his move to the featherweight division on Sept. 9, as Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez faces Jeremy "Lil' Heathen" Stephens in a UFC 215 bout at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A former Strikeforce and WEC champion, Melendez has fought the best of the best in the UFC since debuting in the promotion in 2013, fighting twice for the 155-pound crown, but now the 35-year-old will battle it out in a new weight class, where he will be put to the test immediately by the hard-hitting Stephens, whose last three wins have been over Darren Elkins, Dennis Bermudez and Renan Barao.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 7:32PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Chris Weidman turned down a trilogy fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 212
After Kelvin Gastelum was forced off the UFC 212 card in Rio for a potential USADA violation in May, the UFC reached out to former middleweight champion Chris Weidman to see if he would be interested in a third meeting with Anderson Silva. Only four weeks out from the Brazilian event when he was notified of the offer and still nursing some injuries from his controversial loss to Gegard Mousasi, Weidman decided that the trilogy fight wasn’t the best idea at the time.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 1:04AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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Chris Weidman loses NYSAC appeal after controversial stoppage at UFC 210
On the latest edition of The MMA Hour, Chris Weidman revealed that he lost the appeal of his controversial loss to Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210. At the time of the fight, it was believed that the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) could not use instant replays for the events that they oversee. Days after the April event, NYSAC confirmed in a statement to MMAFighting.com that instant replays are “officially allowed” in the state of New York.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 12:59AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC legend Matt Hughes off ventilator, showing ‘small signs of improvement’
Matt Hughes is doing better after being seriously injured in a scary truck-train crash last month. The UFC legend is no longer on a ventilator and has shown "small signs of improvement,” per a statement posted by his family to his sister Beth Ulrici Hughes’ Facebook page.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 12:55AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather first news conference set for London's Wembley Stadium
Get yourself mentally prepared for the onslaught. It’s starting in two weeks. (Well, you probably think it’s started already.) The first news conference between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor ahead of their boxing mega-match will go down at Wembley Stadium in London, according to a report from The Sun. No specific date has been announced, though we’ve known for a bit that a world tour will be happening between the two combat sports greats.
Submitted Jul 5, 2017 9:14PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Albert Morales replaces Mitch Gagnon, meets Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 113
Bantamweight Albert Morales (7-1-1 MMA, 1-1-1 UFC) has agreed to step in on short notice to replace Mitch Gagnon (12-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and face Brett Johns (13-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at next week’s UFC Fight Night 113 even in Scotland. UFC officials today announced the change in plans. UFC Fight Night 113 takes place July 16 at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The card airs on FS1.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 6:32PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Jared Cannonier gets new TUF 25 Finale opponent just days away after Steve Bosse pulls out
The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale card is getting a last-minute change. Steve Bosse is out and in his place Nick Roehrick has signed with the UFC to fight Jared Cannonier in a light heavyweight bout on just three days’ notice, a company official today told MMAjunkie following an initial report from Twitter user Shawn Bitter. The TUF 25 Finale takes place Friday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 6:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Bryan Barberena vs. Leon Edwards added to UFC Fight Night 115 in Netherlands
September’s UFC Fight Night 115 event in the Netherlands has a new welterweight addition. Officials today announced a fight between Bryan Barberena (13-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Leon Edwards (13-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC).
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 12:44AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler rebooked for UFC 214 after all
The welterweight showdown between former champion Robbie Lawler and Donald Cerrone that was supposed to take place this week has a new home. Cerrone (32-7 MMA, 19-4 UFC) and Lawler (27-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) were set to meet at Saturday’s UFC 213 before a Cerrone injury forced him off the card. But fans won’t have to wait long for the welterweights to get after it. According to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, UFC President Dana White told him today the two have been rebooked for UFC 214 later this month.
Submitted Jul 2, 2017 6:09PM by JLS - 5 comments
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UFC 213 Lineup Complete with Addition of Two New Bouts
UFC 213 card has been finalized with the addition of two contests featuring a quartet of Octagon newcomers. Cody Stamann will meet Terrion Ware at featherweight, and James Bochnovic will lock horns with Trevin Giles in a light Thr Heavyweight duel on July 8 in Las Vegas, the promotion announced Saturday. UFC 213 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight championship tilt between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. Additionally, a heavyweight clash between Daniel Omielanczuk and Curtis Blaydes has been elevated to the pay-per-view draw following the postponement of Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone. Meanwhile, Stamann-Ware and Bochnovic-Giles will kick off the UFC Fight Pass portion of the card, which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 5:18PM by JLS - 1 comment
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CSAC holds historic weigh-ins 30 days before UFC 214
UFC 214 is a month away, however, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has already held its first weigh-in for the event. Earlier this week, the commission had the six fighters competing in title fights on the July 29 card -- Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Cris Cyborg and Tonya Evinger — weigh-in via FaceTime.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 2:48PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Dana White admits the UFC has ‘made some mistakes’ regarding Cris Cyborg
Dana White has described himself as a “low-road guy.” But he’s taking the high road now, when it comes to Cris Cyborg. The UFC president seemed contrite this week in a video interview with MMAjunkie’s John Morgan regarding the top female fighter, admitting the UFC has “made some mistakes” in handling certain situations. This week, it was announced that Cyborg would be fighting Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif., after two previous opponents withdrew.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 1:56PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Snoop Dogg to commentate for 'Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series' on UFC Fight Pass
Rap superstar and longtime fight fan Snoop Dogg will soon be calling live fights on UFC Fight Pass. Snoop will sit alongside 2017 UFC Hall of Fame inductee Urijah Faber for an alternate audio feed of the soon-to-debut “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series,” which kicks off on July 11 from The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass. The team’s commentary will serve as an alternate audio feed known as SnoopCast.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 10:58AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
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