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USADA hands Francisco Rivera four-year suspension
Former UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera is the second fighter since the UFC formed its relationship with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to get a four-year suspension. USADA today announced the news after Rivera’s (11-7 MMA, 4-6 UFC) case and subsequent suspension were reviewed by an independent arbitrator. Rivera tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol during an out-of-competition urine sample collected on July 23, 2016.
Submitted Jan 20, 2018 1:28PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier confirmed for UFC on FOX 29 main event
Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier are getting five rounds to slug it out. UFC president Dana White confirmed on FOX Sports 1 on Friday that the two lightweight contenders will headline a UFC on FOX show that will take place on April 14 at a location to be determined.
Submitted Jan 19, 2018 8:08PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2 official for UFC 223
Rose Namajunas’ first defense of her strawweight title will be against a familiar foe. Namajunas has been slated to rematch the woman she captured the belt from, former UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, on April 7 in the co-main event of UFC 223. The UFC made the previously reported booking official at Friday’s UFC 223 press conference.
Submitted Jan 19, 2018 6:14PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Thiago Alves meets Octagon newcomer Curtis Millender at UFC Austin
Thiago Alves has a new fight booked in the UFC. Five days after having his UFC St. Louis clash with Zak Cummings scrapped a day before the event, “Pitbull” is now set to fight Curtis Millender at UFC Austin on Feb. 18, the promotion announced.
Submitted Jan 19, 2018 4:12PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Jeremy Stephens gets quick turnaround, meets Josh Emmett in UFC on FOX 28 headliner
Just days after one UFC main event win, Jeremy Stephens already is set for another. Stephens will make a quick turnaround from his TKO of Dooho Choi this past weekend to headline February’s UFC on FOX 28 event when he meets Josh Emmett in a key featherweight matchup.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 10:31PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Matt Brown not retiring, will meet Carlos Condit at UFC event in April
UFC welterweight Matt Brown’s retirement lasted all of three months. After Brown hinted at a return earlier today, a report from MMAWeekly.com said a fight between the hard-nosed vet and former interim champ Carlos Condit is in the works. The bout is set to take place April 14 at a UFC “Fight Night” event that’s yet to be announced. No city or venue has been announced.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 6:43PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Uriah Hall suffered ‘mini-seizure’ and ‘slight heart attack’ ahead of UFC St Louis
Uriah Hall revealed that he suffered a “mini-seizure” and “slight heart attack” in his first public statement since his hospitalization due to weight-cutting issues ahead of UFC St Louis last Sunday.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 2:59PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Charles Byrd vs. John Phillips added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London
he UFC’s upcoming return to London has a new addition with a pair of promotional newcomers. It features middleweights Charles Byrd vs. John Phillips, UFC officials announced via bbc.com.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 2:58PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ilir Latifi rescheduled, Sara McMann gets new opponent
Three new bouts were added to UFC’s upcoming trip to Orlando on Feb. 24. A light heavyweight showdown between Ovince Saint Preux and Ilir Latifi was moved to card, and Sara McMann will now take on Marion Reneau after Yana Kunitskaya pulled out with an injury. The third contest announced is a bantamweight clash between Rani Yahya and Russel Doane. Orlando Sentinel first reported the news.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 2:56PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Humberto Bandenay returns at UFC Austin, meets Steven Peterson
Humberto Bandenay will be returning to the Octagon next month. The Peruvian fighter has been booked to fight former Legacy Fighting Championship titleholder Steven Peterson in a featherweight contest at UFC Austin (UFC Fight Night 126), which takes place on Feb. 18 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 2:52PM by Braden - 1 comment
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UFC's Cynthia Calvillo informed of potential USADA violation for marijuana
On the heels of her first loss, UFC strawweight Cynthia Calvillo has been dealt another blow. Calvillo (6-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been informed of a potential violation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stemming from a positive drug test for marijuana, the UFC announced late Wednesday night. The positive test stems from an in-competition sample collected in conjunction with UFC 219, which took place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Calvillo that night lost via unanimous decision to former champion Carla Esparza.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 12:56AM by Leonstolzz - 3 comments
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Jamie Moyle out of UFC 220 bout vs. Maryna Moroz due to injury
UFC 220 has lost its lone female fight. On Wednesday, officials announced that an injury has forced Jamie Moyle to withdraw from a strawweight bout vs. Maryna Moroz that was set to take place on Saturday at TD Garden in Boston. The news was first reported by MMA journalist James Lynch. According to the UFC’s release, a replacement will not be considered and the bout has been canceled outright. The nature of Moyle’s injury was not disclosed.
Submitted Jan 17, 2018 2:35PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Tony Ferguson scheduled to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in Brooklyn
Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are getting another chance to settle their longstanding rivalry. Sources confirmed with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Ferguson will fight Nurmagomedov in a championship bout at UFC 223 in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on April 7.
Submitted Jan 17, 2018 2:31PM by Braden - 3 comments
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UFC Fight Night 124 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Analysis, Fight Score, Attendance And Gate
Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens proved to be too much for South Korean brawler Dooho Choi in the main event of UFC Fight Night 124 from St. Louis on Sunday night. Performance Of The Night Bonuses - Elikins & Reyes Fight Of The Night - Jeremy Stephens vs Doo Ho Choi
Submitted Jan 17, 2018 8:49AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Milstead added to UFC 222
Light heavyweight prospects Jordan Johnson and Adam Milstead will fight at UFC 222.
Submitted Jan 17, 2018 3:38AM by Braden - 1 comment
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Ovince Saint Preux: Ilir Latifi injured, UFC on FOX 27 co-headliner scrapped
There goes another UFC co-main event. Ovince Saint Preux, who was set to fight Ilir Latifi in next week’s UFC on FOX 27 co-headliner, tweeted tonight that the bout is off because of an injury to Latifi.
Submitted Jan 16, 2018 9:25PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder rebooked for UFC 223
Paul Felder got his wish of a showdown with Al Iaquinta. FloCombat.com initially reported that the fight was in the works for UFC 223 on Sunday night. Sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that the contest has been booked for the April 7 event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Submitted Jan 15, 2018 4:16AM by Braden - 0 comments
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UFC 220 lineup set in Boston with heavyweight, light heavyweight title fights
The lineup is set for next week’s UFC return to Boston, which features a pair of title fights at the top of the card. UFC 220 takes place Saturday at TD Garden in Boston. The main card, which includes two title fights, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jan 13, 2018 11:50PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Vitor Belfort vs. Uriah Hall scratched from UFC St. Louis
Vitor Belfort’s retirement fight will have to wait. Belfort’s expected co-main event bout against Uriah Hall has been scratched from the UFC St. Louis card. UFC officials announced the news immediately following Saturday’s weigh-ins. Hall did not weigh-in. Belfort tipped the scales at 186 pounds. UFC officials did not elaborate on the reason for Hall’s withdrawal. A featherweight bout between St. Louis-native Michael Johnson and Darren Elkins has been promoted from the televised preliminaries to the main card, while a women’s flyweight bout between Paige VanZant and Jessica-Rose Clark will now serve as the show’s co-main event.
Submitted Jan 13, 2018 2:43PM by Braden - 9 comments
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What UFC's Russia event means for Khabib Nurmagomedov, lightweight title picture
RT Sport recently reported, citing venue officials, that the UFC has booked Moscow’s Olympic Stadium for Sept. 14 and 15 to bring an event to Russia for the first time. If that happens, there’s no doubt the plan would be to have Khabib Nurmagomedov, a bona fide star in his home country, included on the card. There’s also talk of UFC 223 coming to Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 7. Although nothing is official, a person with knowledge of the situation has told MMAjunkie that is the plan. This matters to Nurmagomedov’s more immediate future, because Brooklyn’s large Russian population and the promotion’s desire to bring a major headliner to the Big Apple make UFC 223 perfect for his next booking.
Submitted Jan 13, 2018 4:21AM by Braden - 5 comments
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