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Raphael Assuncao removed from UFC Albany card after Aljamain Sterling injury
(mmafighting.com)
Raphael Assuncao will no longer compete at UFC Fight Night 102. Assuncao was scheduled to take on Aljamain Sterling on Dec. 10 in Albany, NY, but his opponent was forced out of the card due to an injury. After trying to get him new opponent, the UFC has removed the Brazilian from the card. MMA Fighting confirmed the news with sources close to the situation.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 4:45PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jose Aldo 'knew' Conor McGregor's belt would be stripped; plans title defense and then rematch
(mmajunkie.com)
Newly minted UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo said it was inevitable Conor McGregor would have to give up one of his titles. Now that two-division champ McGregor has “relinquished” his featherweight belt, Aldo, who was subsequently promoted from interim titleholder to primary champion, plans to defend the title in February or March, presumably against the winner of next month’s interim title bout between Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis at UFC 206. After that, Aldo is targeting a rematch with McGregor.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 3:50PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman added to UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix
(mmajunkie.com)
Officials today confirmed a number of recently reported fights, as well as a new one, for UFC Fight Night 103: heavyweight Walt Harris (8-5 MMA, 1-4 UFC) vs. fellow knockout artist Chase Sherman (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). UFC Fight Night 103 takes place Jan. 15 at Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort Arena and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 3:44PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Undefeated prospect Shane Burgos signs with the UFC, meets Tiago Trator in Albany
(mmafighting.com)
Tiago Trator has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 102. A week after Zubaira Tukhugov was removed from the Albany card after being flagged for a potential USADA violation, undefeated featherweight Shane Burgos signed with the UFC to take on the Brazilian on Dec. 9, sources told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Nov 28, 2016 3:43PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Schnell gets late-replacement spot on Saturday's TUF 24 Finale fight card
(mmajunkie.com)
Matt Schnell didn’t win “The Ultimate Fighter 24,” but he’s got a spot on the undercard of the show’s live finale. As MMAjunkie reported this week, Alejandro Perez was forced to withdraw from his bout with Rob Font. UFC officials have since confirmed that Schnell has stepped in as a replacement. The TUF 24 Finale takes place Saturday at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Nov 27, 2016 1:28PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC announces Conor McGregor has relinquished featherweight title, Jose Aldo is new champ
(mmafighting.com)
Conor McGregor is no longer a two-division world champion. At least, according to the UFC. The Irishman, who also holds the UFC lightweight belt, has relinquished given up his featherweight title, the UFC announced Saturday night during the UFC Fight Night 101 broadcast. Although the UFC says McGregor has given up the featherweight belt voluntarily, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani that McGregor never agreed to that decision. Regardless, the UFC has the right to strip the belt from McGregor. Jose Aldo, who won the interim title back at UFC 200 in July, defeating Frankie Edgar, will now take McGregor's belt and become the undisputed 145-pound champion.
Submitted Nov 27, 2016 2:20AM by Five-Alive - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tim Kennedy gets recently suspended Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 206 – pending commission approval
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Kelvin Gastelum is the latest addition to December’s UFC 206 event – but there’s one hurdle to clear before it’s official. Gastelum (12-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), who is currently suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission for skipping UFC 205’s weigh-ins earlier this month ahead of a scheduled fight with Donald Cerrone, must first receive clearance to compete against Kennedy (18-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC). UFC officials today announced the bout during the broadcast for UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia. UFC 206 takes place Dec. 10 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Nov 27, 2016 1:00AM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis for interim title now slated for UFC 206 main event
(mmafighting.com)
And just like that, UFC 206 has a new main event. Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis for the interim featherweight title is the new headlining act for the Dec. 10 card, MMA Fighting has learned. The fight replaces Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson, which was scrapped after Cormier withdrew from the fight due to an injury. The UFC tried to book Johnson vs. Gegard Mousasi, however, Johnson has decided to wait for Cormier to return to action, sources say. As a result, Jose Aldo, who was the interim featherweight champion, will likely become the new 145-pound champion, which also means that Conor McGregor is expected to be stripped of the featherweight title. He remains the lightweight champion.
Submitted Nov 26, 2016 5:52PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki slated for UFC 208
(mmafighting.com)
A flyweight bout between Wilson Reis and Ulka Sasaki is the first addition to the UFC 208 card, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. UFC 208 is scheduled for Jan. 21 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, and airs live on pay-per-view.
Submitted Nov 25, 2016 7:18PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Cormier injured, out of UFC 206 main event
(mmafighting.com)
UFC 206 is need of a new main event. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been forced to withdraw from his Dec. 10 title fight against Anthony Johnson due to an injury, MMA Fighting has confirmed with multiple sources. The promotion is currently working on a new headliner, however, nothing is finalized just yet. The plan, as of right now, is to keep Johnson on the card.
Submitted Nov 25, 2016 12:58PM by Five-Alive - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With one fight left on UFC contract, Gegard Mousasi wants No. 1 contender match next ... on his terms
(mmamania.com)
Mousasi revealed on "The MMA Hour" that he isn’t in a hurry to step back into the cage; in fact, he likely won’t resume fighting until March of next year. And when the time comes, he’d prefer to face Luke Rockhold in what will mark the final fight of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract.
Submitted Nov 24, 2016 9:35PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Alejandro Perez out at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, Rob Font needs new opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC officials are currently seeking a bantamweight fighter willing to compete on a little more than one week’s notice after Alejandro Perez was forced to withdraw from next week’s The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that Perez (17-6-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC) was forced out of the event, and a search is currently underway for a new opponent for Rob Font (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Submitted Nov 24, 2016 8:23PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor's agent: 'Notorious' would entertain offer to crossover to WWE - 'Have their people call our people'
(mmamania.com)
Paul "Triple H" Levesque -- Vice President of Talent at WWE -- has his eyes on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) double champ Conor McGregor, recently saying "Notorious" could easily make the transition into the professional wrestling world because he has the complete package. While it wasn’t exactly a formal offer from "Triple H" -- who was in attendance at UFC 205 in New York to watch the trash-talking Irishman make history with his win over Eddie Alvarez -- Team McGregor would indeed entertain one if ever presented with an offer, according to his manager Audi Attar.
Submitted Nov 24, 2016 1:14PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tatiana Suarez injured, out of UFC Fight Night 102 fight with Juliana Lima
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury has knocked Tatiana Suarez out of her strawweight battle with Juliana Lima. Suarez (4-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Lima (8-3 MMA 2-2 UFC) were set to face off at UFC Fight Night 102, which takes place Dec. 9 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass. UFC officials confirmed the change to MMAjunkie. The promotion is searching for a replacement opponent for Lima.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 9:45PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Justine Kish meets newcomer Ashley Yoder at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s second UFC event in New York following the passage of MMA legislation there earlier this year has a new fight. Justine Kish (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is set to take on Ashley Yoder (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a women’s strawweight fight at UFC Fight Night 102. The UFC today made the booking official.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 9:01PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aljamain Sterling out of UFC Fight Night 102 fight with Raphael Assuncao
(mmafighting.com)
Aljamain Sterling won't be fighting in his home state of New York. 'The Funk Master' has been forced to withdraw from his bantamweight bout with Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, N.Y. due to undisclosed reasons. The UFC is currently seeking a U.S. based opponent to step up on short notice to fight the Brazilian Assuncao on Dec. 9.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 8:58PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Alves suspended three months for missing weight at UFC 205
(mmajunkie.com)
Thiago Alves’ first attempt at fighting as a UFC lightweight didn’t just end in a loss. He’s now picked up an additional suspension. The New York State Athletic Commission has benched Alves (21-11 MMA, 13-8 UFC) for three months after he missed weight for a bout against Jim Miller (28-8 MMA, 17-7 UFC) at UFC 205, a commission rep today confirmed to MMAjunkie following a tweet from ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 2:06PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Welcome to the UFC: Pedro, Volkanovski, & Lausa
(bloodyelbow.com)
A new light heavyweight talent, a new flyweight, and a new lightweight make their UFC debuts in Melbourne, Australia. The UFC is in a bit of a “developmental events” stretch. Between last week’s doubleheader, this week’s Melbourne fight card, next week’s TUF finale, and UFC Albany, there are a lot of fights going on with very little name value. On the flip side, that also means a lot of chances for young fighters to win big and stand out against their peers. In Australia this week, there are three fighters looking that opportunity square in the face for the first time. Light heavyweight Tyson Pedro makes his debut against fellow prospect Khalil Rountree. Flyweight Jenel Lausa faces off against Yao Zhikui. And lightweight Alex Volkanovski takes on Yusuke Kasuya. So...
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 12:45PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Kennedy calls out Anderson Silva to replace Rashad Evans at UFC 206 in Toronto
(mmajunkie.com)
He’s done it before, recently, on even shorter notice. Might Anderson Silva be willing to step up to help keep a fighter on a UFC show once again? That’s what Tim Kennedy wants to know. The UFC middleweight today tweeted at Silva and suggested maybe the two should fight next month at UFC 206 in Toronto. Kennedy (18-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is in need of an opponent after Rashad Evans (19-5-1 MMA, 14-5-1 UFC) had to be pulled from the card. Kennedy and Evans were supposed to be a part of UFC 205, but the New York commission would not clear Evans for an undisclosed medical issue. The fight then shifted to UFC 206, but Monday, Evans’ manager told MMAjunkie the Ontario Athletic Commission also denied Evans a license for the fight.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 12:42PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
USADA responds in detail to Lyoto Machida’s criticism of suspension
(mmafighting.com)
Lyoto Machida is not happy with the length of his suspension... Marc Raimondi: It's somewhat explained in the release about Machida's suspension, but can you detail the process of the investigation from admission to sanction? He did also fail a drug test, correct? Ryan Madden: It's a good question. The short version is that the whole situation would have been avoided if Mr. Machida had simply used the resources made available to him to ensure that his use of a product -?? called 7-Keto -?? was permitted under the UFC Anti-Doping Program. It would have been really easy, all he has to do was visit GlobalDRO.com -?? a resource that all athletes receive education on -?? and search for 7-keto. He also could have reached out to us directly. Either way, within minutes, he would have been able to determine that this product was not safe to use under the Program.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 12:38PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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