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WME|IMG invites UFC roster to Las Vegas this weekend for ‘retreat’
A large chunk of the UFC roster will descend upon Las Vegas this weekend, and it won’t be for a fight. WME|IMG, the new owners of the UFC, have invited the entire roster to Vegas for what they’re calling the “2017 UFC Athlete Retreat.” While every fighter was asked to attend, those with conflicting schedules are exempt. All travel expenses will be paid by the UFC. “This event represents a unique opportunity for you to interact with your fellow athletes, UFC staff and your new ownership group, while hearing from a wide variety of experts across sports, entertainment and business,” an e-mail sent to the fighters earlier this week stated.
Submitted May 17, 2017 12:21PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Injuries scrap Christian Colombo vs. Damian Grabowski at UFC Fight Night 109 in Sweden
The UFC’s return to Sweden, less than two weeks away, has seen the cancellation of a preliminary card fight. The heavyweight fight between Christian Colombo (8-2-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) and Damian Grabowski (20-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC), which was set to open the event, has been scrapped due to injuries to both fighters. UFC officials announced the change early today. UFC Fight Night 109 takes place May 28 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted May 17, 2017 12:01AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Alex Garcia vs. Tim Means, Darrell Horcher vs. Devin Powell set for UFC Fight Night 112
The UFC’s first Oklahoma City event in eight years continues to build with the addition of two more fights. Darrell Horcher (12-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will take on Devin Powell (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a lightweight bout, and Alex Garcia (14-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is set to fight Tim Means (26-8-1 MMA, 8-5 UFC) at welterweight. UFC officials recently announced the new bookings.
Submitted May 16, 2017 11:57PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Dana White Responds To Luke Rockhold's Twitter Rant
Luke Rockhold isn’t thrilled with Dana White’s recent comments. “I never said I deserved a title shot. I said we (middleweights) deserve clarity. We deserve something to fight for. ‘You have to earn your way in this company?’ Tell me how did GSP earn a middleweight title shot? Think before you run your mouth.” White has issued a response of his own.
Submitted May 16, 2017 6:56PM by MammaMia - 3 comments
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Stockholm newcomer Oliver Enkamp in for Emil Meek vs. Nordine Taleb at UFC Fight Night 109
After losing his opponent, Nordine Taleb will stay on the UFC’s card in Sweden later this month. Norway’s Emil Meek (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) this past week said he had to pull out of his welterweight fight against Taleb (12-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 109. UFC officials confirmed his withdrawal today and announced Meek will be replaced by Stockholm’s own Oliver Enkamp (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted May 16, 2017 10:42AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Dennis Bermudez vs. Darren Elkins set for UFC on FOX 25
Featherweights Dennis Bermudez and Darren Elkins are reportedly set for battle at UFC on FOX 25 in July.
Submitted May 15, 2017 11:37PM by JLS - 4 comments
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10 memorable moments from UFC 211, including another rules controversy
UFC champions Stipe Miocic and Joanna Jedrzejczyk both took another step toward putting their names in the UFC record book at UFC 211. Miocic became the latest UFC fighter to defend the heavyweight title on two consecutive occasions with a TKO victory over the last man to defeat him, former champion Junior Dos Santos. As for Jedrzejczyk, she moved within striking distance of Ronda Rousey’s UFC women’s record of six title defenses with her win over Jessica Andrade. While those two successfully defended UFC gold, Demian Maia secured a welterweight title shot with his win over Jorge Masvidal. The event, which the UFC billed as “the biggest, baddest card of the year,” mostly lived up to the hype, but the event did have some controversy, namely the no-contest ruling in the lightweight bout between former champ Eddie Alvarez and surging contender Dustin Poirier. Here are 10 memorable moments from the pay-per-view event, which took place at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Submitted May 15, 2017 11:05PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Brian Stann Sounds Off On Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
Brian Stann was none too pleased with the result of the Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier bout at UFC 211. “Here’s the overall frustration: We set new rules, we barely ever use them, we go to different cities every damn weekend and these fighters have no idea what knees are allowed, what positions they’re supposed to be in, what point scores we’re going by."
Submitted May 15, 2017 2:07PM by MammaMia - 3 comments
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UFC 211 Reebok Payouts: Miocic & Joanna Emerge As Top Earners
The UFC 211 Reebok payouts are here and two title holders have topped the list. This past Saturday night (May 13), UFC 211 took place inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. In the main event, Stipe Miocic successfully defended his heavyweight title against Junior dos Santos via first-round TKO. Miocic banks $40,000 in Reebok money.
Submitted May 15, 2017 6:52AM by MammaMia - 0 comments
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Opening odds: Yoel Romero is a hefty favorite over UFC champ Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping is the underdog against Plan B; the middleweight champion would’ve been the ‘dog even with Plan A, as it turns out. Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC), of course, was initially slated to fight former longtime welterweight titleholder George St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) at a to-be-determined event later this year. But then came the change of plans.
Submitted May 15, 2017 12:21AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Anthony Johnson reveals next step in his career after UFC retirement
Greener pastures, indeed. Anthony Johnson, for the first time, revealed the industry that he is leaving MMA for in a radio show interview this weekend. And it certainly sounds like it’s the marijuana business.
Submitted May 15, 2017 12:14AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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UFC 211 Bonuses: Miocic, Knight, Sherman, Coulter Pocket $50K Awards
Stipe Miocic didn’t have to work nearly as long for his $50,000 bonus against Junior dos Santos this time around. The heavyweight champion earned a “Performance of the Night” award for his first-round technical knockout stoppage of dos Santos in the UFC 211 headliner at American Airlines Arena in Dallas on Saturday night. Miocic backed his foe into the fence, dropped him with a right hand and finished the contest with a series of follow-up ground strikes 2:22 into the frame. Previously, Miocic and dos Santos garnered “Fight of the Night” honors for a five-round battle at UFC on Fox 13, a bout which JDS won via unanimous decision in December 2014.
Submitted May 14, 2017 2:41PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Cyborg vs. Cat Zingano Reportedly Set For July
The Brazilian made her UFC nearly a year ago at UFC 198 from her hometown of Fortaleza, Brazil. She took on Leslie Smith and got the first round TKO victory in just over a minute. She followed that up with another brilliant performance against UFC newcomer Lina Lansberg four months later and earned yet another TKO victory. The former Invicta FC Champ campaigned hard for the UFC to implement a female 145-pound weight class, and they did – but Cyborg wasn’t a part of it.
Submitted May 14, 2017 12:15PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Iuri Alcantara meets UFC newcomer Brian Kelleher in Rio de Janeiro
The UFC has added the 13th bout to the upcoming pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as rising bantamweight Iuri Alcantara faces Brian Kelleher on June 3. The UFC announced the match-up following a report by Combate.
Submitted May 13, 2017 11:32AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum set for UFC on FOX 25 main event
The opportunity to fight at home was too much for Chris Weidman to pass up. The former UFC middleweight champion and Long Island, N.Y. native will meet Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC on FOX 25 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on July 22, the company announced Friday.
Submitted May 12, 2017 9:42PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Justin Gaethje set to make UFC debut against Michael Johnson at TUF 25 Finale
Justin Gaethje has a date and an opponent for his UFC debut. The former WSOF lightweight champion has been scheduled to take on Michael Johnson in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, which is set to take place on July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Submitted May 12, 2017 9:41PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
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Gunnar Nelson vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio to headline UFC Fight Night 113
It might not have been the high-profile matchup many thought Gunnar Nelson would get, but it is a headlining spot. Nelson will take on Santiago Ponzinibbio in the main event of UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16 in Glasgow, Scotland, the UFC announced Friday morning on its UFC Europe Twitter account. The bout was first reported by Pétur Marinó Jónsson of Iceland’s MMA Fréttir.
Submitted May 12, 2017 4:43PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Joanne Calderwood vs. Cynthia Calvillo announced for UFC Glasgow
Joanne Calderwood is getting a big fight in front of her hometown fans. “Dr. Kneevil” will meet Cynthia Calvillo in a battle of strawweight standouts at UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16 in Glasgow, Scotland, the UFC announced early Friday morning on its Europe Twitter account.
Submitted May 12, 2017 4:42PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Jared Gordon out of UFC 211 with food poisoning
Jared Gordon faced a terribly difficult road to UFC 211. He became addicted to pain killers at 19, was taking heroin at 21 (it costs less), was in lock up at 22, and homeless begging on the streets of New York at 23. There’s more, too. And now shortly before weigh-ins, he was forced to pull out of his fight with Michel Quinones. Gordon himself made the announcement via social media.
Submitted May 12, 2017 11:25AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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UFC: Glory world champion Gokhan Saki rumoured to have signed with promotion
News has been leaking from the Asian continent that exciting Kickboxer and former world champion, Gokhan Saki, has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC. It was first reported by One commentator and MMA presenter, Ali Mokdad, who is based in Dubai, where Saki is currently training.
Submitted May 11, 2017 7:22PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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