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Stevie Ray expected to replace injured James Krause against Ross Pearson at UFN: Belfast
(mmafighting.com)
Another injury has affected the UFC's upcoming event to Northern Ireland. James Krause has been forced to withdraw from his Nov. 19 fight against Ross Pearson due to an injured hamstring, he announced Wednesday. As a result, Pearson is now slated to meet Scotland's Stevie Ray, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Oct 26, 2016 2:04PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rob Font vs. Alejandro Perez added to The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale in December
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of bantamweights will look to rebound from recent setbacks when they meet at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. UFC officials today announced that Rob Font (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will face Alejandro Perez (17-6-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC) at the Dec. 3 event, which takes place at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event’s main card airs live on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The bout order has not yet been set.
Submitted Oct 25, 2016 9:01PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Vicente Luque replaces Lyman Good at UFC 205 in New York City
(mmajunkie.com)
After losing his original matchup, Belal Muhammad has a new opponent for UFC 205. As reported on Monday, Muhammad’s (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) original opponent, welterweight Lyman Good (19-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC), has been removed from the card due to a potential anti-doping violation, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Vicente Luque (10-5-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement, UFC officials today confirmed with newsday.com.
Submitted Oct 25, 2016 2:18PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyman Good receives USADA notice, pulled from UFC 205
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight Lyman Good has been pulled from next month’s UFC 205 event, and promotion officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Belal Muhammad. UFC officials today announced that promotion officials were notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on Oct. 14.
Submitted Oct 24, 2016 10:40PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Louis Smolka to meet Ray Borg at UFC 207
(mmafighting.com)
Louis Smolka will get a chance to bounce back relatively quickly. The top flyweight will meet Ray Borg at UFC 207 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, it was reported Monday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. UFC officials confirmed the bout.
Submitted Oct 24, 2016 6:27PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lightweights Marc Diakiese vs. Frankie Perez added to UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight matchup between a pair of fighters looking to build on their first UFC win has been booked for UFC Fight Night 102. UFC officials today announced that lightweights Marc Diakiese and Frankie Perez have been added to the card, which takes place Dec. 9 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 24, 2016 6:25PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Dominique Steele out, Kyle Noke gets new UFC Fight Night 101 opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
Kyle Noke has a new opponent for next month’s UFC Fight Night 101 event in Australia. Dominique Steele (14-8 MMA, 1-3 UFC) has suffered an undisclosed injury, and Noke (22-9-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) is now slated to fight replacement Omari Akhmedov (15-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC). UFC officials announced the change via FoxSports.com.au.
Submitted Oct 23, 2016 3:08PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 207: Johny Hendricks ‘done’ with MMA with loss to Neil Magny
(mmamania.com)
Johny Hendricks used to be the best 170-pound fighter in the world. Fast forward a few years and Hendricks, 33, is now trying to climb his way out of an 0-2 hole after dropping three of his last four and plummeting to No. 7 in the official UFC rankings. “The last two I have lost, fair and square, I know I have,” Hendricks told ESPN’s Five Rounds podcast. “Realistically, if I go out there — and hey, crazier things have happened — I go out there and lose, that’s when it’s time to say ‘I’m done.’ I’m not gonna keep fighting to hopefully find a person I can beat.”
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 7:00PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jon Jones' lawyer reveals USADA test results, claims supplement was deemed 'contaminated'
(mmamania.com)
The clash between former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) continues in full force after "Bones" tested positive for banned substances prior to UFC 200 this past July. Jones has proclaimed he will return to action soon while a generic form of Cialis has been pinpointed as a possible reason why the 29-year-old popped under USADA watch. It now seems as if Jones is even closer to exonerating himself and returning to a sport he has dominated his entire career. According to Jones' lawyer, Howard Jacobs, the independent tests that USADA administered on the substances Jones took earlier this year have all come back positive, marking the entire crop "contaminated."
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 6:58PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC cuts 13 fighters from roster as cutbacks continue
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC's week of cutbacks ends with news that several fighters will no longer compete in the promotion. MMAFighting.com has learned from sources that 13 fighters were recently released from their contracts. This comes just a few days after many from the front office, including several high-ranking officials, were let go under new ownership group WME-IMG.
Submitted Oct 22, 2016 6:51PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexander Gustafsson Expected to Be Out Indefinitely
(sherdog.com)
At one point in time, Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson was one of the most feared light heavyweights in the sport of mixed martial arts. He had lost only once in 16 pro fights and was riding a dominant six-fight winning streak. But when he finally got a crack at the 205-pound title against then-champ Jon Jones at UFC 162 three years ago, he gave it everything he had and came up short after five grueling rounds. But from that point forward, “The Mauler” has had nothing but terrible luck in and out of the Octagon.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 9:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gegard Mousasi vs. Uriah Hall 2 to main event UFC Belfast with Gunnar Nelson out
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC's return to Northern Ireland is getting a significant reshuffling. Gunnar Nelson is injured and out of his main event with Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 99 on Nov. 19 in Belfast, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. In that fight's place will be a new headlinee: a rematch between Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall. The extent of Nelson's injury is unclear at this time.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 6:21PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'The Ultimate Fighter 25' starts filming in January, 'all-star' concept in play
(mmajunkie.com)
The next season of “The Ultimate Fighter” is expected to end up featuring some familiar names. MMAjunkie today confirmed “The Ultimate Fighter 25” is currently casting for a January filming start, with the show expected to debut on FS1 in April. While exact details of the season are still undetermined, UFC officials told MMAjunkie that welterweights are likely to be featured on “TUF 25.” And rather than bring in a cast of unknowns, the promotion currently is targeting a group of “all-stars” to compete on the show, including UFC veterans and former contestants on previous editions of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Additionally, despite rumors of the show’s termination with new owners WME-IMG in place, UFC officials firmly shot down such reports and insisted “TUF 25” is proof of the promotion’s commitment to the long-running reality series.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:30PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
USADA suspends UFC’s Abdul-Kerim Edilov 15 months for meldonium
(mmafighting.com)
Abdul-Kerim Edilov has yet to make his UFC debut, and he’ll have to wait longer still. The Chechen light heavyweight has been given a 15-month suspension by USADA for testing positive for the prohibited substance meldonium in an out-of-competition drug test back in January, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Friday. His suspension is retroactive to Jan. 7, 2016, the date the sample was collected. Edilov will be eligible for his first UFC fight in April.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:28PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC releases ‘Bigfoot’ Silva
(mmafighting.com)
There won’t be any "Bigfoot" sightings in the UFC again any time soon. The promotion released Antonio Silva recently after a rough stretch for the former elite heavyweight, MMA Fighting confirmed with UFC officials Friday.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:26PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marvin Vettori added to UFC 207 lineup in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s year-end card in “Sin City” continues to build with the addition of a new middleweight matchup. Brazil’s Antonio Carlos Junior (6-2 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) will take on Italy’s Marvin Vettori (11-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 207. Promotion officials announced the new booking today.
Submitted Oct 21, 2016 5:23PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabricio Werdum-Cain Velasquez rematch made official for UFC 207
(mmafighting.com)
There won't be a title on the line this time, but Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez will meet again. The matchup of top heavyweight contenders will square off at UFC 207 in Las Vegas on Dec. 30 has been made official, according to Yahoo Sports.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 6:41PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt in the works for UFC 207
(mmafighting.com)
It looks like Cody Garbrandt is close to winning the Dominick Cruz sweepstakes. According to multiple sources, the UFC is currently working on Cruz vs. Garbrandt for the bantamweight title at UFC 207 on Dec. 30. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 6:39PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jared Cannonier vs. Ion Cutelaba added to TUF 24 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
A light heavyweight bout has been added to the TUF 24 Finale event in December. The UFC announced a bout between Jared Cannonier (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Ion Cutelaba (12-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) for the event, which takes place Dec. 3 at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event’s main card airs live on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The bout order has not yet been set.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 5:16PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Craig makes octagon debut vs. Luis Henrique da Silva at UFC on FOX 22
(mmajunkie.com)
The card for UFC on FOX 22 continues to come together with the announcement of a light heavyweight scrap. Paul Craig (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will step into the octagon for the first time to face off with Luis Henrique da Silva (12-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at the event, which takes place Dec. 17 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. The main card, headlined by strawweight prospects Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson, will air on FOX after prelims expected for FOX and UFC Fight Pass. A full bout order has yet to be determined.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016 5:15PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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