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UFC Welterweight Jim Wallhead faces potential anti-doping violation
Jim Wallhead is facing a possible anti-doping violation after failing an out-of-competition drug test from USADA collected on Oct. 7. The UFC announced the positive test in a statement on Wednesday: UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jim Wallhead of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 7, 2017.
Submitted Nov 1, 2017 9:58PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
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New bouts official for UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai
The UFC’s debut event in mainland China has a few new official fight-card additions. Officials recently announced heavyweights Cyril Asker (8-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. James Mulheron (11-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and welterweights Alex Garcia (14-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Muslim Salikhov (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Nov 1, 2017 12:41AM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
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With small UFC 217 lineup shuffle, OSP vs. Anderson elevated to FS1 prelims
Anderson vs. Saint Preux has moved from the UFC Fight Pass early prelim up to the FS1-televised prelims. As a result, a heavyweight fight between Ion Cutelaba (13-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (12-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been demoted from FS1 prelims to the UFC Fight Pass portion of the card, though it’s now in the featured early-prelim slot and closes out the three-bout online stream.
Submitted Nov 1, 2017 12:38AM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
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Erik Pérez signs with Combate Americas
"Goyito” is headed to Combate Americas. Popular former UFC bantamweight Erik Pérez has signed a multi-fight exclusive contract with the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. "
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 5:47PM by Leonstolzz - 3 comments
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Al Iaquinta out, Charles Oliveira in against Paul Felder at UFC 218
An injury has scratched Al Iaquinta from UFC 218, and Charles Oliveira is in to face fellow lightweight Paul Felder at UFC 218. MMAjunkie confirmed the news with multiple people close to negotiations after an initial report from MMAFighting.com. The people asked to remain anonymous because the news had not been made public. UFC officials haven’t made a formal announcement. UFC 218 takes place Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 4:47PM by JLS - 6 comments
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UFC 218 loses Paul Felder vs. Al Iaquinta
UFC 218 has lost one of its best fights. The Paul Felder vs. Al Iaquinta lightweight fight has been canceled due to a recent Iaquinta injury, MMA Fighting has learned. Charles Oliveira is currently the front-runner to replace Iaquinta, though that fight isn’t finalized just yet.
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 3:28PM by Braden - 0 comments
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UFC 221 to take place in Perth, Australia on Feb. 11
The UFC has been all over Australia and now it is adding Perth to its list of Down Under destinations. On Monday evening, the promotion announced that the Octagon will be making a stop at the Perth Arena on Feb. 11 (Feb. 10 in North America) for UFC 221. It will be the 12th time that the UFC has visited Australia having previously scheduled shows in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Gold Coast.
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 4:15AM by Braden - 4 comments
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UFC 220 set for Jan. 20 in Boston
The UFC’s first pay-per-view of 2018 will take place in Boston. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto first reported that UFC 220 is scheduled for Jan. 20 in Beantown, and MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the plans with an additional UFC official. No bouts were revealed for the card, which takes place at TD Garden.
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 12:45AM by Braden - 2 comments
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UFC makes debut in Belem, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night event on Feb. 3
A UFC Fight Night event will takes place Feb. 3 in at Mangueirinho Gymnasium in Belem, Para, Brazil. The card is likely to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 12:44AM by Braden - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 119 draws announced 10,265 fans in Sao Paulo
Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 event drew an announced attendance of 10,265 fans. UFC officials announced the tally following the event, which MMAjunkie attended. No live gate total was announced, as is typical with UFC events in Brazil. UFC Fight Night 119 took place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, and the main card aired on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 29, 2017 1:12PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 119 bonuses: Derek Brunson's decimation of Machida was worth an extra $50,000
Derek Brunson, Pedro Munhoz, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Max Griffin each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 event. Brunson and Munhoz earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and dos Santos and Griffin took home “Fight of the Night” honors. UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Oct 29, 2017 1:10PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Why did Georges St-Pierre leave? Before UFC 217 return, GSP discusses self-imposed exile
Why did Georges St-Pierre leave? Why did one of MMA’s biggest stars – a defending champion – decide to walk away from the sport? That’s the question that tries to get answered in “UFC Presents, GSP: A Legend Returns,” a mini-documentary that debuted Friday on FS1. Ahead of St-Pierre’s return next week at UFC 217, where he fights for the first time since relinquishing the welterweight belt and entering a self-imposed exile for four years, you can now watch the full video. Check out the documentary, which includes footage from St-Pierre’s childhood and his own words, above. Here’s the full description:
Submitted Oct 28, 2017 8:40PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Raquel Pennington breaks leg in scary hunting accident, out of planned UFC title fight
On the cusp of her first world title shot, Raquel Pennington instead finds herself dealing with the worst setback of her fighting career. The 29-year-old women’s bantamweight contender verbally agreed to meet divisional champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 219 on Dec. 30, but she suffered a severe leg injury in an ATV accident earlier this week and now expects to be on the shelf for the foreseeable future. Pennington’s injury and her aborted bout with Nunes were first reported by Combate. MMA Fighting reached out to Pennington, who provided details of the frightening scene.
Submitted Oct 27, 2017 11:29PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov set for UFC 219 in Las Vegas
The year-end UFC 219 event has a new major addition. Edson Barboza (19-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) today announced he’s fighting fellow lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) at the event.
Submitted Oct 27, 2017 4:16PM by Leonstolzz - 12 comments
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Frankie Saenz vs. Merab Dvalishvili added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno
The lineup for the UFC’s debut in Fresno, Calif., continues to grow with the addition of a bantamweight bout. Frankie Saenz (11-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will take on promotional newcomer Merab Dvalishvili (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 123 in December. UFC officials recently announced the new booking following a report from MMA DNA.
Submitted Oct 26, 2017 6:32PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Injury scraps planned UFC bout between Bethe Correia and Irene Aldana
A potential UFC women’s bantamweight bout has been scrapped due to an injury. Former title challenger Bethe Correia today announced a planned – but not formally announced – bout with Irene Aldana targeted for January has been canceled after she suffered an injury. Correia posted a picture in a hospital gown and a taped-up left eye.
Submitted Oct 25, 2017 3:20PM by Braden - 2 comments
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UFC Fight Night 118 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Fight Scores, Attendance And Gate Numbers
Darren Till blasted through the UFC's 170-pound Gatekeeper on Saturday in Gdansk, Poland when he thrashed Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the first round. Blachowicz Chokes Out Clark Devin Clark showed a very low fight IQ throughout this bout. He consistently shot from distance and telegraphed each attempt. In the second round, Clark again shot and led with his head from a four or five feet away and Blachowicz was seemingly waiting on him. Kelleher and Stasiak's Spirited Battle There weren't a lot of high-action fights on the card, but the Brian Kelleher vs. Damian Stasiak bout was worthy of Fight of the Night. Josh Emmett's win over Felipe Arrantes registered a higher fight score, but it was completely one sided. Kelleher was in control of most of his bout, but Stasiak showed off his resolve. The latter was stopped with a punch from the clinch. Kelleher's well-rounded game could still make him a legitimate threat in the men's bantamweight division.
Submitted Oct 24, 2017 6:48PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Dan Hooker meets Mark Diakiese at UFC 219 in Las Vegas
New Zealand lightweight Dan Hooker (14-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC) seeks the first two-fight UFC winning streak of his career when he takes on English prospect Marc Diakiese (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC).
Submitted Oct 23, 2017 10:59PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Referee Marc Goddard explains why he told Conor McGregor to move from cage side at UFC Gdansk
Andre FIli was in top position on the ground against Artem Lobov in the second round of their fight when referee Marc Goddard paused the action briefly. Goddard walked over to the cage and told Conor McGregor, MMA’s biggest star and Lobov’s longtime teammate, to leave the area. McGregor, who was not a licensed corner, was shouting directions to Lobov outside the Octagon near where the action was taking place Saturday at UFC Gdansk in Poland.
Submitted Oct 22, 2017 2:16PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Anthony Hamilton vs. Adam Wieczorek off of UFC Gdansk, moved to UFC Sydney
UFC Gdansk could not avoid the recent trend of last-minute fight card changes. On Friday, the UFC announced that a heavyweight bout between Anthony Hamilton and Adam Wieczorek has been rescheduled for a Nov. 18 UFC Fight Night event in Sydney, Australia.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 10:50PM by Braden - 6 comments
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