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Martin Nguyen looks for third title, meets champ Bibiano Fernandes at ONE Championship 68
Martin Nguyen will look to make a little bit of history on March 24. Officials today announced Nguyen, ONE Championship’s reigning featherweight and lightweight titleholder, will look to add a third belt to his collection when he meets reigning bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes
Submitted Jan 31, 2018 3:54PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis in the works for UFC 223
April continues to shape up as the month of matchups between ranked UFC lightweights. On the verge of being added to the slate is Michael Chiesa vs. former champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 223.
Submitted Jan 30, 2018 9:55PM by Braden - 5 comments
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UFC on FOX 27: Jacare vs. Brunson averages lowest ratings in series history
Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 27 card — which, from a star power standpoint, looked like the weakest show since the inception of the series — delivered numbers that would indicate that very point.
Submitted Jan 30, 2018 6:11PM by Braden - 1 comment
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ACB bantamweight champion Petr Yan signs with UFC
The UFC has made another exciting addition to the bantamweight division with the signing of Russian prospect Petr Yan.
Submitted Jan 30, 2018 6:09PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Michael Bisping says he will not be fighting at UFC London
“The Count” won’t be coming home for his retirement fight. Michael Bisping tweeted Tuesday that he will not be on the card at UFC London on March 17. Bisping confirmed with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that he is “100 percent” not competing on the card, no matter the opponent offered. Tickets go on sale for the event Wednesday.
Submitted Jan 30, 2018 6:07PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje, Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown set for UFC Glendale
Justin Gaethje will get a home game in his next UFC fight. Gaethje’s previously-reported showdown against fellow lightweight contender Dustin Poirier will take place April 14 at a UFC Fight Night show at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., the UFC announced late Friday. In addition, the UFC announced that a scintillating welterweight contest between fan favorites Carlos Condit and Matt Brown will also take place at the Glendale event.
Submitted Jan 27, 2018 7:18AM by Braden - 3 comments
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UFC announces cast for The Ultimate Fighter 27: Undefeated
The big news Friday was the coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 27 — UFC champions Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier, who will fight for the heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas. But also announced Friday by the UFC was the cast for TUF 27: Undefeated. None of the lightweight and featherweight fighters on the show have ever lost a bout before.
Submitted Jan 27, 2018 7:15AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier set for champion vs. champion superfight at UFC 226; will also coach TUF 27
For the first time in the history of The Ultimate Fighter, two current champions, in two different weight classes, will serve as head coaches. The UFC has tapped heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier as the next head coaches of the reality show, the UFC announced Friday. Filming is scheduled to commence next week. Following the conclusion of the show, the duo are scheduled to fight at UFC 226 on July 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for Miocic’s heavyweight title. Should he win, Cormier would become just the second fighter in UFC history to be a champion in two different weight classes at the same time, and the fifth fighter in total to be a two-division UFC champion.
Submitted Jan 26, 2018 6:49PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Firas Zahabi thinks Georges St-Pierre will sit out for ‘at least a year or two’ but will fight again
Speaking with Fight Hub TV recently, St-Pierre’s head coach, Firas Zahabi, said that his protege is “doing great” and that, while he hasn’t asked St-Pierre about a timetable for return, he believes GSP isn’t done with fighting yet.
Submitted Jan 26, 2018 4:32PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Michal Oleksiejczuk fails USADA drug test, facing anti-doping policy violation
It’s Michal Oleksiejczuk’s turn to deal with the USADA. On Thursday, officials announced that Oleksiejczuk failed an in-competition drug test taken in conjunction with his Dec. 30 fight vs. Khalil Rountree at UFC 219 in Las Vegas. The 22-year-old Pole defeated Rountree by unanimous decision, but could see that result overturned in addition to facing other sanctions from both the USADA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Jan 26, 2018 5:53AM by Braden - 2 comments
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Demetrious Johnson wants to fight T.J. Dillashaw on “a stacked card,” not afraid of being stripped of his title
Since reclaiming the UFC bantamweight title with a knockout win of Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217, T.J. Dillashaw has been aggressively calling for a flyweight title shot against pound-for-pound king Demetrious Johnson but “Mighty Mouse” has been mostly disinterested in the fight. But with the tides of inevitability moving inexorably towards the superfight taking place, Johnson has gotten fully on board with the bout, just so long as it takes place on a major pay-per-view event. Speaking recently with ESPN, Johnson explained that he was ready to fight Dillashaw but he wanted to do it on a “stacked” card, one that would be sure to draw in large PPV numbers and guarantee a big payday for the all-time great.
Submitted Jan 25, 2018 7:52PM by Braden - 10 comments
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Joe Lauzon meets Chris Gruetzemacher at UFC 223 in Brooklyn
After a rough stretch his past four fights, Joe Lauzon will try to get back on track this spring. Lauzon (27-14 MMA, 14-11 UFC) has been booked for a lightweight fight against Chris Gruetzemacher (13-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) when the UFC returns to New York in April.
Submitted Jan 25, 2018 7:24PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Jimmy Smith says he’ll make UFC color commentator debut at UFC 221
Jimmy Smith is heading Down Under. The former longtime Bellator color commentator tweeted Wednesday night that he’ll be making his UFC debut in that same role at UFC 221 on Feb. 11 in Perth, Western Australia.
Submitted Jan 25, 2018 4:20AM by Braden - 0 comments
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John Kavanagh: Gunnar Nelson vs. Darren Till offered for UFC Fight Night 127 headliner
According to SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh, a welterweight fight between his charge Gunnar Nelson and Darren Till is possible to headline UFC Fight Night 127, which takes place March 17 at The O2 in London and streams entirely on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 7:34PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Danny Henry fights newcomer Hakeem Dawodu at UFC London
The UFC’s upcoming trip to London is one bout closer to completion. Officials announced Wednesday that Scotland’s Danny Henry will take on debuting Canadian Hakeem Dawodu in a featherweight bout at UFC London on March 17 at the O2 Arena.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 7:07PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Danny Roberts vs. Oliver Enkamp set for UFC Fight Night 127 in London
The UFC’s return to London in March still is without an announced headliner, but the card continues to build. England’s own Danny Roberts (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is set to take on Oliver Enkamp (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 127. UFC officials announced the new booking today.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 5:27PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Angela Hill vs. Maryna Moroz booked for UFC on FOX 28
Maryna Moroz didn’t have to wait long for another opportunity to step in the cage. The 26-year-old strawweight was supposed to fight Jamie Moyle this past weekend at UFC 220, but Moyle was forced out of the bout with an undisclosed injury days before the event. Rather than rush to find a replacement for Moyle, the matchmakers instead waited to re-book Moroz for a meeting with Angela Hill at UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando, Fla.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 2:35AM by Braden - 3 comments
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Jack Marshman drops to welterweight to face Elizeu Zaleski at UFC-London
Jack Marshman is ready to mix things up. Following a rough start to his UFC career at middleweight, Marshman will drop down to 170 pounds to face Elizeu Zaleski at UFC Fight Night 127.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 2:33AM by Braden - 3 comments
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz to fight Felice Herrig at UFC 223
Top strawweight contenders Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Felice Herrig will throw down at UFC 223 on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Submitted Jan 22, 2018 7:32PM by Braden - 7 comments
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UFC 220 bonuses: Daniel Cormier, Abdul Razak Alhassan among $50,000 winners
BOSTON – Daniel Cormier, Abdul Razak Alhassan, Calvin Kattar and Shane Burgos each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 220 event. Cormier and Alhassan picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, and Kattar and Burgos took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jan 21, 2018 2:02AM by JLS - 3 comments
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