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Sergio Pettis vs. Chris Kelades now closes out UFC 197's preliminary card
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is nearly set for next month’s UFC 197 event, which has a new featured preliminary-card bout. A flyweight bout between Sergio Pettis (13-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Chris Kelades (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has moved from the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card to the FOX Sports 1-televised portion of the prelims. It serves as the lead-in to the night’s main card. The latest UFC 197 card includes: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones – for light heavyweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – for flyweight title Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Pettis Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whittaker Andre Fili vs. Yair Rodriguez PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Chris Kelades vs. Sergio Pettis Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele Juliana Lima vs. opponent TBA Glaico Franca vs. James Vick PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima Efrain Escudero vs. Kevin Lee
Submitted Mar 22, 2016 1:44PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Heather Jo Clark Faces Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam
(mmaweekly.com)
A women’s strawweight bout between Heather Jo Clark (7-4) and undefeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz (8-0) has been added to the UFC Fight Night 87 fight card. UFC officials announced the addition to the May 8 event on Monday. Clark appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 20 and was defeated in the preliminary round by Felice Herrig. She rebounded during the show’s finale by defeating Bec Rawlings by unanimous decision. Clark hasn’t competed since the win over Rawlings in December 2014.
Submitted Mar 21, 2016 7:59PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night Brisbane Bonuses: Magny, Hunt, Matthews, Case Earn $50K
(m.sherdog.com)
It was a tale of two rounds in the UFC Fight Night Brisbane co-main event, but ultimately it was Neil Magny who had more gas in the tank. Magny earned a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his wild welterweight showdown against Hector Lombard on Saturday night, a contest that featured a pair of huge momentum swings. Lombard had Magny on the brink of defeat in round one, knocking his foe down and swarming for the finish. The Colorado-based fighter survived, and Lombard faded badly, as Magny battered “Showeather” for the duration of round two before mercifully putting his exhausted foe away 46 seconds into the final stanza.
Submitted Mar 20, 2016 10:32PM by JLS1980 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 88 gets 8 new fights, including Saffiedine-Story, Masvidal-Larkin
(mmajunkie.com)
A bantamweight fight between a pair of unbeatens that could have serious title implications is official for the main event of a loaded UFC Fight Night 88 card in Las Vegas. Thomas Almeida (20-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and Cody Garbrandt (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will headline the event in an important 135-pound bout, the UFC confirmed on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 85 broadcast on FOX Sports 1. A featherweight contest between former UFC champ Renan Barao (33-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) and Jeremy Stephens (24-12 MMA, 11-11 UFC) was also made official. UFC Fight Night 88 takes place May 29, a Sunday, at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The card airs FOX Sports 1 and streams on UFC Fight Pass. With the additions, the latest UFC Fight Night 88 card now includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET) Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda Lorenz Larkin vs. Jorge Masvidal Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Diego Ferreira vs. Abel Trujillo Erik Koch vs. Joe Proctor PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass) Keith Berish vs. Jake Collier Adam Milstead vs. Chris DeLaRocha
Submitted Mar 20, 2016 12:01AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jessica Aguilar injured, out of UFC 197 fight with Juliana Lima
(mmafighting.com)
Jessica Aguilar won’t enter the Octagon on April 23, sources told MMAFighting.com. The former WSOF strawweight champion, who lost to 115-pound contender Claudia Gadelha in her promotional debut last August, was slated to meet Juliana Lima at UFC 197, but was forced out of the contest due to a knee injury. The promotion is currently looking for a new opponent for Lima (8-2), who defeated Nina Ansaroff and Ericka Almeida after losing to current champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in her UFC debut on July 2014.
Submitted Mar 18, 2016 8:42PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cody Garbrandt vs. Thomas Almeida targeted for UFC Fight Night 88 main event in Las Vegas
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC is targeting a bantamweight showdown between Cody Garbrandt and Thomas Almeida for the main event of May 29's UFC Fight Night 88 event in Las Vegas. A source close to the situation confirmed the news to MMAFighting after an initial tweet from John Morgan broke the news. Combined, the two young bantamweights boast a spotless 28-0 record, with 23 of those victories coming via knockout.
Submitted Mar 18, 2016 8:41PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone vs. Patrick Côté targeted for UFC's debut in Ottawa
(mmafighting.com)
Another intriguing welterweight fight is coming to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The UFC is targeting Donald Cerrone vs. Patrick Côté for the June 18 card in Canada's capital city, MMAFighting.com has learned. The promotion is expected to announce the 170-pound fight shortly. Cerrone (29-7, 1 NC) was victorious in his UFC welterweight debut last month when he submitted Alex Oliveira via triangle choke.
Submitted Mar 18, 2016 8:39PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diaz vs McGregor rematch targeted for UFC 200
(mmafighting.com)
It appears as though UFC 200 is on the verge of getting its main event. The UFC is close to finalizing a non-title welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz for the July 9 card, MMAFighting.com has learned from multiple sources. If all goes as planned, the promotion is hoping to announce the fight shortly.
Submitted Mar 18, 2016 12:59PM by State_Champ - 38 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Charles vs. Augusto Sakai added to Bellator 155 main card
(mmafighting.com)
A heavyweight bout between Dan Charles (10-3) and Augusto Sakai (9-0) is the latest addition to the Bellator 155 main card. The news was announced on Thursday by the promotion. Charles enters this bout following a second round knockout win over Chase Gormley at Bellator 143 back in September. Prior to that, the 30-year-old Charles suffered a technical knockout loss to Bobby Lashley at Bellator 138. Meanwhile, Sakai enters the bout with an undefeated record and three wins under the Bellator banner. The 24-year-old Brazilian prospect was scheduled to fight earlier this year in the co-main event of Bellator 150, but had to pull out of the card due to injury. Bellator 155 is set to take place in Boise, Idaho on May 20. Rafael Carvalho is scheduled to defend his middleweight title against Melvin Manhoef in the main event of the card.
Submitted Mar 17, 2016 7:54PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson planned for UFC 200
(mmafighting.com)
The pieces are slowly coming into place for the landmark UFC 200. Gegard Mousasi is very likely to meet Derek Brunson on the July 9 card in Las Vegas in a key middleweight showdown. MMAFighting.com confirmed after an initial Thursday report by FOXSports.com. Mousasi (38-6-2), a former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, is coming off a victory over Thales Leites in the co-feature bout of UFC Fight Night 84 on Feb. 27 in London. That was Mousasi's third win in his past four fights.
Submitted Mar 17, 2016 7:53PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens targeted for May 29th UFC Fight Night
(bloodyelbow.com)
Renan Barao will fight at featherweight for the first time in his UFC career. To welcome him to the weight class, hard-hitting veteran Jeremy Stephens has accepted the challenge, as Combate reported. 10 fights into his UFC career, the former bantamweight champion Barao (33-3-1) decided to go up a division after losing to T.J. Dillashaw for a second time last July. Although the change is not yet known to be permanent, Barao has struggled severely with weight cutting in the past, to the point of passing out on the day before a title fight back at UFC 177, when he had to hospitalized.
Submitted Mar 17, 2016 2:27PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva vs uriah hall in works for UFC 198
(sherdog.com)
A middleweight showdown pitting Anderson Silva against Uriah Hall is in the works for UFC 198. Sources close to the situation revealed the news to Sherdog.com on Wednesday evening. The UFC has not formally announced the 185-pound contest, but it is expected to be finalized soon. UFC 198 takes place at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, on May 14 and is headlined by a heavyweight title clash between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic.
Submitted Mar 17, 2016 12:51AM by Poor_Franklin - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne Targeted for UFC 200 in Las Vegas
(bloodyelbow.com)
Apivotal heavyweight clash between former UFC champion Cain Velasquez and Travis Browne is currently targeted for this summer's UFC 200 landmark event, according to UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, who reported the news on Wednesday evening.
Submitted Mar 16, 2016 9:33PM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bryan Caraway clarifies inactivity comments, explains why he turned down Dodson
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC bantamweight Bryan Caraway said he was offered a fight against John Dodson at UFC 196, but turned it down because his longtime girlfriend, Miesha Tate, was fighting for the UFC women’s bantamweight title. Despite previously drawing heat from fighters and fans for rejecting UFC proposals, Caraway (20-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) didn’t think twice about putting his partner first. But because of his choice, and his desire to fight highly ranked opposition, the promotion notified him he couldn’t immediately get another bout. “I’m like, ‘I can’t fight on that night,’” he told MMAjunkie. “And they said, ‘Well, there’s no one else in the division right now, so you’re going to have to wait.’”
Submitted Mar 16, 2016 7:29PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Evan Dunham suffers 'small injury', fight with Leonardo Santos moved to UFC 199
(mmafighting.com)
A lightweight clash between Evan Dunham and Leonardo Santos was moved to June 4, the UFC announced Tuesday. Initially planned for May 14 at Curitiba’s UFC 198, Dunham vs. Santos was pushed back to UFC 199 after Dunham suffered a small injury, UFC general manager Giovani Decker revealed on Revista Combate. Dunham (17-6) enters the bout coming off three consecutive wins, defeating Joe Lauzon, Ross Pearson and Rodrigo Damm via decision. Fighting in the UFC since 2009, Dunham holds a 10-6 record inside the Octagon.
Submitted Mar 16, 2016 2:39PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Shogun’ Rua vs. Corey Anderson Set for UFC 198 in Curitiba
(sherdog.com)
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight titleholder Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is headed home for his next bout. UFC officials Tuesday announced that Rua will square off against once-beaten prospect Corey Anderson at UFC 198, which takes place May 14 in Rua’s hometown of Curitiba, Brazil. The pay-per-view event will be topped by a heavyweight title bout between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic.
Submitted Mar 15, 2016 10:11PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Francis Ngannou Gets Replacement Opponent Curtis Blaydes for UFC Fight Night Zagreb
(sherdog.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship has made an alteration to next month’s UFC Fight Night card in Zagreb, Croatia. UFC’s French division on Monday announced that heavyweight Francis Ngannou -- who was scheduled to meet Bojan Mihajlovic at the April 10 event -- will instead face unbeaten prospect Curtis Blaydes in a three-round tilt. The reason for Mihajlovic’s withdrawal from the bout was not specified.
Submitted Mar 14, 2016 6:20PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov added to UFC 198 in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
May’s UFC 198 event in Brazil has a new featherweight matchup, officials today announced. Renato Moicano (9-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Zubaira Tukhugov (18-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) are now slated to fight at the event. The latest UFC 198 card includes: Champ Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic – for heavyweight title Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo Souza Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena Yancy Medeiros vs. Francisco Trinaldo Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Submitted Mar 14, 2016 6:17PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dustin Poirier vs. Bobby Green set for UFC 199
(bloodyelbow.com)
Lightweight contender Dustin Poirier will face Bobby Green at UFC 199 on June 4th in Inglewood, California. Fresh off both an impressive win over Joseph Duffy, as well as a new contract with the UFC, #10 ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier is set to make his return on June 4th against an opponent who has been out of action since late 2014. Brian Martin of the LA Daily News reported on Monday that "The Diamond" will fight Bobby Green at UFC 199 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. UFC officials have since confirmed the matchup. Poirier (19-4), a former featherweight contender, went back up to 155 lbs after suffering a 1st round knockout loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 178. The move has paid off well for the 27-year-old, who stopped Diego Ferreira, Yancy Medeiros (at a catchweight when Medeiros came in heavy), and most recently scored a unanimous decision against Duffy. Last month, it was announced that Poirier had agreed to a new deal with the UFC, with the Duffy fight representing the penultimate one on his old contract.
Submitted Mar 14, 2016 6:15PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Mittrione signs with bellator
(mmajunkie.com)
For the first time in his professional MMA career, Matt Mitrione will fight for an organization other than the UFC. Mitrione (9-5 MMA, 9-5 UFC), who first joined the UFC in 2009 after a quarterfinal-round finish on “The Ultimate Fighter 10,” has signed an exclusive four-fight contract with Bellator.
Submitted Mar 14, 2016 4:13PM by FKA - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
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