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Day before UFC 216 weigh-ins, Kevin Lee unworried about 19-pound cut: ‘I ain’t no b*tch’
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LAS VEGAS — The last time Tony Ferguson was in this spot, it was early March, and his interim UFC lightweight title tilt against Khabib Nurmagomedov was all anybody could talk about as Ferguson performed for the fans inside the T-Mobile Arena at UFC 209 open workouts.
Submitted Oct 6, 2017 2:05AM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes added to UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai
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A featherweight bout between touted prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov and Sheymon Moraes is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 122 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Magomedsharipov (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Moraes (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) for UFC Fight Night 122, which takes place Nov. 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 3:36PM by Braden - 2 comments
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‘Shogun' Rua undergoes knee surgery in Brazil
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Mauricio Rua went under the knife Wednesday night in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The former UFC and PRIDE champion pulled out of a UFC Japan main event bout with Ovince Saint Preux in September due to an injury, and was forced to undergo surgery on his left knee to fix the damage.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 2:51PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Chase Sherman meets Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Shanghai
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The UFC is heading to mainland China and its bringing Chase Sherman — and his gifs — along for the ride. The loquacious heavyweight prospect will meet Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC Shanghai on Nov. 25, the promotion announced Wednesday. The fight was first reported on Monday by MMA Today.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 2:46PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Davi Ramos set for UFC Fresno
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A welterweight clash between Chris Gruetzemacher and Davi Ramos was added to the UFC’s first event in Fresno on Dec. 9, the promotion announced Thursday. The match-up was first reported by Combate.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 2:46PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Bisping suspects GSP used PEDs
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Maybe he needed to ‘clear the steroids’ out of his system. Bisping suspects that the reason St-Pierre delayed their first bout was because he needed to flush the steroids out of his system. :
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 11:15PM by Ninja_Nicoya - 14 comments
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Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny set for UFC 219
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The return of “The Natural Born Killer” is set. Former WEC welterweight champion and UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit will meet Neil Magny on Dec. 30 at UFC 219. The FS1 show UFC Tonight reported the bout on Wednesday.
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 9:19PM by Braden - 6 comments
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TUF 26 coaches Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje to fight at UFC 218
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Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje had to deal with each other for a whole season on The Ultimate Fighter 26, and now they have an official date with which to settle their differences.
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 8:06PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Augusto Mendes injured, out of UFC Sao Paulo bout with Boston Salmon
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Augusto Mendes will no longer compete at the UFC Sao Paulo card on Oct. 28. The jiu-jitsu expert was looking forward to competing in Brazil for the first time as a professional MMA fighter, but was forced out of a bantamweight clash with Boston Salmon after sustaining a left ankle and left tibia injury. A replacement is being sought for Salmon. MMA Fighting confirmed the news with sources following a report by Combate.
Submitted Oct 4, 2017 1:30PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar set to headline UFC 218 in Detroit
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Max Holloway’s first title defense has been booked. The Hawaiian fighter will defend his UFC featherweight belt against Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 218. The event is set to take place on Dec. 2 at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The news was first reported on Tuesday night by ESPN, and was later confirmed by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Submitted Oct 3, 2017 11:01PM by Braden - 5 comments
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David Teymur vs. Drakkar Klose slated for UFC 218
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A pair of big time prospect killers will do battle at UFC 218 when lightweights David Teymur and Drakkar Klose face-off Dec. 2 in Detroit, Mich. The Detroit Free Press first reported the booking Monday.
Submitted Oct 2, 2017 9:17PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Kalindra Faria will face Mara Romero Borella on UFC 216 main card
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Brazilian Kalindra Faria will remain on the main card of UFC 216 with new opponent Italian Mara Romero Borello . I wondered what the other main card bout would be....surprise,surprise
Submitted Oct 2, 2017 4:56PM by AndyWarho - 8 comments
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Cub Swanson says he's headlining UFC Fight Night 123 against Brian Ortega
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UFC Fight Night 123 in California appears to have its headliner. Cub Swanson (25-7 MMA, 10-3 UFC) today announced he’s fighting undefeated Brian Ortega (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at the December event. His announcement follows an initial report from Farah Hannoun
Submitted Oct 2, 2017 3:26PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Louis Smolka vs. Matheus Nicolau added to UFC 219
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Matheus Nicolau’s suspension is not over yet, but he already has a date for his return to the Octagon. Nicolau is set to take on Louis Smolka in a flyweight bout at UFC 219, a pay-per-view event scheduled for Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the promotion announced.
Submitted Oct 1, 2017 3:36PM by Braden - 1 comment
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UFC: Fabricio Werdum will do outreach in LBGTQ community
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Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has agreed to perform community service in the LBGTQ community in Las Vegas after his homophobic outburst at a UFC 216 media lunch on Thursday.
Submitted Sep 30, 2017 9:05AM by AndyWarho - 5 comments
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Alexis Davis vs. Liz Carmouche rematch among UFC-Fresno fight-card additions
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A rematch between former UFC women’s bantamweight title challengers Alexis Davis (18-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Liz Carmouche (11-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC), who both head down to flyweight for the fight. Also confirmed the card are undefeated middleweight Trevin Giles (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who knocked out James Bochnovic in his July UFC debut, vs. Antonio Braga Neto (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who hasn’t fought since 2014, as well flyweights Carls John de Tomas (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Alex Perez (18-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC). UFC Fight Night 123 takes place Dec. 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Submitted Sep 28, 2017 3:10PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Andrea Lee vs. Kalindra Faria slated for UFC 216
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“KGB” is headed to the UFC. LFA flyweight champion Andrea Lee will make her Octagon debut next weekend at UFC 216 on Oct. 7, MMA Fighting has learned. Lee will meet Kalindra Faria in a 125-pound bout.
Submitted Sep 28, 2017 1:13AM by Braden - 4 comments
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Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou booked as UFC 218 co-headliner in Detroit
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UFC heavyweight prospect Francis Ngannou won’t get a title shot, but he will get an ex-champion. Ngannou (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who lost a spot on UFC 215 when Junior Dos Santos was flagged for a potential anti-doping violation, will meet the man he called out as a fill-in: Alistair Overeem (43-15 MMA, 8-4 UFC). The UFC today announced the bout between Ngannou and Overeem, which will take co-headline UFC 218. The Dec. 2 event from Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Sep 27, 2017 9:02PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera, Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza added to UFC 219
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Dominick Cruz will be returning to the Octagon later this year. The former UFC bantamweight champion will be taking on top contender Jimmie Rivera in a pivotal contest at UFC 219. The news was announced Wednesday night by the promotion. UFC 219 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. No headlining fight has been announced for the card.
Submitted Sep 27, 2017 8:59PM by JLS - 7 comments
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Kailin Curran-Yan Xiaonan, Gina Mazany-Yanan Wu added to UFC Fight Night 122 in China
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UFC Fight Night 122, the first UFC event in mainland China, is beginning to shape up with the addition of a pair of women’s bouts that feature two debuting Chinese fighters. In the strawweight division, Kailin Curran (4-5 MMA, 1-5 UFC) will welcome Xiaonan Yan (7-1, 0-0 UFC) to the octagon for the first time, while in the bantamweight division Gina Mazany (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) faces Yanan Wu (9-1, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Sep 27, 2017 5:54PM by Braden - 1 comment
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