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Tom Duquesnoy says he's fighting Cody Stamann at UFC 217 in New York
The lineup for the UFC’s return to Madison Square Garden this fall continues to build with the addition of a new bantamweight bout. Tom Duquesnoy (15-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) used his Instagarm account to announce a fight against Cody Stamann (15-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 217 in November. UFC officials, however, are yet to make a formal announcement of the booking. UFC 217 takes place Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, and is expected to feature three title fights, just like the UFC’s first show there in November 2016.
Submitted Aug 24, 2017 3:50PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Conor McGregor stars in new Beats by Dre ad
The UFC lightweight champion, who meets Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night in a boxing ring in Las Vegas, stars in a new ad released by the Beats by Dre headphones brand.
Submitted Aug 24, 2017 12:24AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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UFC Fight Night 119 Update: Demian Maia, Colby Covington to Meet in Sao Paulo
Recent welterweight title challenger Demian Maia will attempt to take down one of the division’s top prospects when he faces Colby Covington at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo. Brazilian media outlet Combate was the first to report the bout. UFC Fight Night 119 takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium on Oct. 28 and is headlined by a middleweight clash between Lyoto Machida and Derek Brunson. Maia won seven straight fights from May 2014 to May 2017 to become the welterweight division’s No. 1 contender. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace came up short in his title bid at UFC 214, however, losing a five-round verdict to reigning champion Tyron Woodley.
Submitted Aug 23, 2017 6:46PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Rawlings set for UFC Sydney
With both women coming off losses at strawweight, a flyweight matchup has been booked between veterans Joanne Calderwood and Bec Rawlings for UFC Fight Night in Sydney, Australia. The UFC announced the matchup following a report from the Brisbane Times.
Submitted Aug 23, 2017 4:50PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Jones pops for steroids vs DC at UFC 214
I know I am supposed to add a short snipit from the article but this berry has so much juice I don't need to squeeze...enjoy!
Submitted Aug 22, 2017 9:02PM by jae_1833 - 16 comments
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Nick Hein out at UFC-Rotterdam, promotion seeks featherweight foe for Zabit Magomedsharipov
Injury has forced German fighter Nick Hein (14-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) out of next week’s UFC Fight Night 115 event in Rotterdam, and company officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Zabit Magomedsharipov (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). MMAjunkie today confirmed the change to the card with UFC officials. Featuring a heavyweight matchup between Stefan Struve and Alexander Volkov, UFC Fight Night 115 takes place Sept. 2 at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 21, 2017 11:06PM by JLS - 2 comments
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McGee vs Strickland set for Norfolk card
Longtime welterweight standouts Court McGee and Sean Strickland will return to action on Nov. 11 as they face off in a UFC Fight Night bout in Norfolk, Virginia. The event will air live on FS1 from the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
Submitted Aug 21, 2017 9:25PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Stann leaves UFC for business opportunity with increased family time
War hero, retired UFC middleweight, and now former color commentator for the UFC Brian Stann has announced a career change. The news came via his social network.
Submitted Aug 21, 2017 4:13PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Unbeaten 125'ers Jarred Brooks, Deiveson Figueiredo To Meet at UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil
The Ultimate Fighting Championship had added a 125-pound to its Sao Paulo return. Fittingly, its contestants are a combined 25-0. The promotion's forthcoming UFC Fight Night 119 bill will now feature a flyweight contest between undefeated prospects Jarred Brooks and Deiveson Figueiredo. Brazilian outlet Combate initially reported the pairing on Sunday evening and the story was subsequently confirmed by UFC officials on Monday.
Submitted Aug 20, 2017 10:19PM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
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UFC's Junior Dos Santos after potential doping violation: 'Truth will prevail ... I would never cheat'
After being pulled from his heavyweight showdown against Francis Ngannou at UFC 215 due to a potential doping violation, former champion Junior Dos Santos overnight said “truth will prevail.” Dos Santos (18-5 MMA, 12-4 UFC) was pulled from his fight next month against Ngannou (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) after an out-of-competition test administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s official anti-doping program administrator, turned up positive for Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic.
Submitted Aug 20, 2017 11:46AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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On 5-fight skid, ex-champ Andrei Arlovski set for UFC Fight Night 120 bout vs. Junior Albini
A heavyweight bout between former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski and Junior Albini is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 120 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Arlovski (25-15 MMA, 14-9 UFC) and Albini (14-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). The latest UFC Fight Night 120 card now includes: Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart Jake Collier vs. Marcel Fortuna Junior Albini vs. Andrei Arlovski
Submitted Aug 19, 2017 10:17AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Felice Herrig announces UFC 218 bout vs. Cortney Casey in Detroit
A women’s strawweight bout between Felice Herrig and Cortney Casey is apparently the first fight on tap for December’s UFC 218 lineup. Herrig (13-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) today revealed the matchup with Casey (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) on social media (via Instagram). UFC brass has yet to make an official announcement.
Submitted Aug 19, 2017 10:16AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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Guido Canetti accepts 10-month suspension for multiple banned substances
UFC bantamweight Guido Canetti has accepted a 10-month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s official anti-doping partner, for the use of a tainted supplement. USADA today announced Canetti’s suspension, which is retroactive to the date of his retroactive suspension on Oct. 28, 2016. Cannetti (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was scheduled to face Marco Beltran (8-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC)at UFC Fight Night 98 when an out-of-competition drug test revealed five banned substances were in his system. The 37-year-old Argentinian tested positive for ostarine, stanozolol metabolites 16ß-hydroxystanozolol and 4ß-hydroxystanozolol, hydrochlorothiazide and chlorothiazide. He was subsequently pulled from the event.
Submitted Aug 19, 2017 10:14AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Dos Santos flagged by USADA, off UFC 215
A former champion and current top UFC heavyweight is the latest to be flagged by USADA. Junior dos Santos tested positive for an unknown banned substance in an out-of-competition test administered by USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, on Aug. 10. The Brazilian was subsequently informed of a potential violation, the UFC announced Friday afternoon in a statement.
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 6:16PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
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Gerald Meerschaert vs. Eric Spicely booked for December's TUF 26 Finale
A middleweight bout between Gerald Meerschaert and Eric Spicely is the first addition to December’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale lineup. Spicely (10-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) announced the bout with Meerschaert (26-9 MMA, 2-1 UFC) on social media following an initial report from MMAuno.com.
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:50AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Artem Lobov-Andre Fili, Smoliakov-Wieczorek set for UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland
The UFC’s October return to Poland continues to build with another couple fights ticketed for the lineup. Artem Lobov (13-13-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) will take on Andre Fili (16-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) in a featherweight bout, and Dmitrii Smoliakov (8-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) will fight Adam Wieczorek (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at heavyweight. UFC officials recently announced the bookings. UFC Fight Night 118 takes place Oct. 21 at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC Fight Night 118 card now includes: Ramazan Emeev vs. Trevor Smith Jan Blachowicz vs. Devin Clark Oskar Piechota vs. Jonathan Wilson Andre Fili vs. Artem Lobov Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorek
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:49AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Wish granted: Jorge Masvidal, Stephen Thompson meet at UFC 217 in NYC
They both wanted it, and now top welterweight contenders Jorge Masvidal and Stephen Thompson have got their wish for a showdown at UFC 217 in November. Masvidal (32-12 MMA, 9-5 UFC) today announced that he and Thompson (13-2-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) will meet at the event, and multiple sources have since confirmed the contest with both MMA Fighting and ESPN. The latest UFC 217 lineup now includes: Champ Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre – for middleweight title Champ Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for bantamweight title Paulo Borrachinha vs. Johny Hendricks Curtis Blaydes vs. Aleksei Oleinik Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba Ricardo Ramos vs. Aiemann Zahabi Jorge Masvidal vs. Stephen Thompson
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:46AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Derrick Lewis returns from 'retirement,' meets ex-champ Fabricio Werdum at UFC 216
A heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum is the latest addition to October’s UFC 216 lineup. Lewis (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) today confirmed the matchup with Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) following an initial report from MMAFighting.com The latest UFC 216 lineup includes: Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee – for interim lightweight title Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris Jessica Eye vs. Paige VanZant Derrick Lewis vs. Fabricio Werdum
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:45AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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USADA notifies Nick Roehrick of potential anti-doping violation
The UFC announced today that its anti-doping partner, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, has notified UFC light heavyweight Nick Roehrick of a potential anti-doping violation. Roehrick was flagged after an out-of-competition drug test conducted Aug. 8. Per standard USADA procedure, details on the nature of his anti-doping violation are being withheld during the results management process. “Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed,” read the UFC’s statement. “Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:44AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 120 adds Angela Hill vs. Nina Ansaroff
Surging UFC women’s strawweights Angela Hill and Nina Ansaroff are set to meet at UFC Fight Night 120. The promotion announced the matchup Wednesday on “UFC Tonight.” The bout order for the event has not been announced, so it’s unclear whether Hill (7-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Ansaroff (7-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will fight on the event’s main card or prelims. UFC Fight Night 120 takes place Nov. 11 at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The event’s main card airs live on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. With the addition, UFC Fight Night 120 now includes: Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 6:57PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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