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TUF 25 Premieres on Wednesday with 5-1/2 Hours of Programming
The mixed martial arts reality series THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER returns to FS1 on Wednesday, April 19 in a big way, with five-and-a-half hours of evening programming dedicated to the show. The schedule includes the Season 25 premiere of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, this season called THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: REDEMPTION, as well as the return of the late-night companion show TUF TALK, a BEST OF 25th SEASON ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and additional coverage on the weekly news show UFC TONIGHT.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 4:30AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
UFC on FOX 24 post-event facts: Demetrious Johnson is rewriting the UFC record books
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson again displayed why he’s MMA’s top pound-for-pound fighter when he defeated Wilson Reis in Saturday’s UFC on FOX 24 headliner. Johnson (26-2-1 MMA, 14-1-1 UFC) made a historic 10th consecutive title defense when he topped Reis (22-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) via third-round submission, elevating him further into rarified territory in the UFC record books. For more on the numbers behind the UFC’s latest fight card, which aired on FOX from Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., check below for 60 post-event facts about UFC on FOX 24...
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 4:07AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Ronaldo ‘Jacare' Souza signs eight-fight deal with the UFC
Ronaldo Souza won’t become a free agent after UFC on FOX 24, and not for a long time thereafter. The top-ranked middleweight, who is taking on Robert Whittaker in what was the last fight of his contract with the promotion Saturday night in Kansas City, has signed a new eight-fight deal with the UFC, his team confirmed to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Submitted Apr 14, 2017 6:28PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Holly Holm returns to 135 pounds, meets Bethe Correia in UFC Fight Night 111 headliner
Holly Holm is returning to the weight class where she once held UFC gold in hopes of getting back on track. Holm (10-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC), the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, will attempt to break out of her current three-fight slump when she takes on Bethe Correia (10-2-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) in June’s UFC Fight Night 111 headliner.
Submitted Apr 13, 2017 3:31PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Charles Oliveira suspended 60 days by NYSAC for leaving cage at UFC 210
Charles Oliveira is the latest fighter to face sanctions from the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC). Following his victory at UFC 210, Oliveira was given a 60-day suspension by the commission for exiting the cage during his contest against Will Brooks at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. The NYSAC confirmed the news Wednesday following an initial report by ESPN.
Submitted Apr 13, 2017 3:29PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Lawler-MacDonald II voted best fight in UFC history
The fans have spoken. The best fight in UFC history is Robbie Lawler's epic welterweight title defense against Rory MacDonald at UFC 189 on July 11, 2015. Lawler vs. MacDonald narrowly edged Jon Jones' light heavyweight title defense against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in the Final Four portion of fan voting, which drew more than 18,000 votes on ESPN.com.
Submitted Apr 11, 2017 1:03PM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
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Henri Hooft says Anthony Johnson’s post-MMA career ‘has to do with football’
Anthony Johnson may not be aiming to be the next great linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams, but according to Johnson’s longtime head coach Henri Hooft, the next career for the newly retired UFC light heavyweight contender still has something to do with the gridiron. “I’m not going to go into details, because I don’t know the real details, but everybody sees his (social media) pages and it has to do with football,” Hooft said Monday on The MMA Hour. “I don’t know, I didn’t really discuss the details, but he seems to be busy with this for awhile and enjoying it. It has something to do, totally different than with MMA, and I think if you really want to stop fighting, you really need to step away from it, because if you keep hanging in there, you’ll probably get lured back in there.
Submitted Apr 10, 2017 11:52PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
‘Jacare' Souza to become free agent after Saturday's UFC on FOX 24 event
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza is headed to free agency. Souza (24-4, 1 NC) has one fight left on his current UFC contract, and he'll complete it this Saturday when he meets Robert Whittaker at UFC on FOX 24 in Kansas City, Mo.
Submitted Apr 10, 2017 11:50PM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
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Anthony Johnson’s team to file official appeal regarding Daniel Cormier’s UFC 210 weigh-in
The controversy surrounding UFC 210’s early morning weigh-ins is not yet over. Anthony Johnson intends to file an official complaint with the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) within “the next 24 hours” over the actions of UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier last Friday and the handling of the weigh-in proceedings by the commission. Johnson’s lawyer, Craig Zimmerman, confirmed the news with MMA Fighting on Monday following an initial ESPN report.
Submitted Apr 10, 2017 11:49PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
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UFC 210 bonuses: Two undefeated prospects taking home some extra cash
Gregor Gillespie, Charles Oliveira, Shane Burgos and Charles Rosa each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 210 event. Gillespie and Oliveira took home “Performance of the Night” awards, and Burgos and Rosa earned “Fight of the Night” honors. UFC officials announced the winners following the conclusion of the event.
Submitted Apr 9, 2017 1:24AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Daniel Cormier explains controversial UFC 210 weigh-in
Regardless of your take on what went down at the chaotic UFC 210 official weigh-ins Friday in Buffalo, on one item, there’s little room for dispute: UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had one brutal weight cut. Cormier initially weighed in at 206.2 pounds, 1.2 pounds above the division’s championship weight limit, then re-weighed less then three minutes later at 205 on the nose, making his matchup with challenger Anthony Johnson official...
Submitted Apr 8, 2017 4:19AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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UFC 210 official weigh-in results: Daniel Cormier, Anthony Johnson official after Cormier's second try
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) -Champ Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Anthony Johnson (203.8) – for light-heavyweight title -Gegard Mousasi (185.8) vs. Chris Weidman (185.8) -Cynthia Calvillo (115.6) vs. Pearl Gonzalez (116) -Thiago Alves (170.6) vs. Patrick Cote (170) -Will Brooks (155.4) vs. Charles Oliveira (152.8) PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET) -Mike De La Torre (146) vs. Myles Jury (145) -Sean Strickland (170) vs. Kamaru Usman (170.2) -Shane Burgos (146) vs. Charles Rosa (145.2) -Jan Blachowicz (204.2) vs. Patrick Cummins (205.4) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:15 p.m. ET) -Gregor Gillespie (154.8) vs. Andrew Holbrook (156) -Josh Emmett (155.6) vs. Desmond Green (154.2) -Irene Aldana (135.6) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (134.8) -Magomed Bibulatov (126) vs. Jenel Lausa (124.8)
Submitted Apr 8, 2017 3:59AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Pearl Gonzalez vs. Cynthia Calvillo is back on for UFC 210 following breast implant controversy
Just when it appeared as if Pearl Gonzalez would be denied her UFC debut against Cynthia Calvillo, the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) has cleared her for competition on Saturday night. UFC president Dana White confirmed just prior to the ceremonial weigh-ins that Gonzalez vs. Calvillo is back on course for UFC 210 in Buffalo
Submitted Apr 7, 2017 4:31PM by Shawn91111 - 2 comments
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NYSAC pulls Pearl Gonzalez from UFC card due to breast implants
Things just got even more bizarre in Buffalo. Minutes after Daniel Cormier controversially made weight on his second attempt, the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) pulled Pearl Gonzalez from UFC 210 on Friday morning because she has breast implants, sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. The commission does not allow fighters to compete with implants, per their rules. Gonzalez was supposed to face Cynthia Calvillo on the UFC 210 main card Saturday night at KeyBank Arena.
Submitted Apr 7, 2017 2:08PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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UFC 210 weigh-ins end with a scare
The official UFC 210 weigh-ins stream live from the UFC host hotel in Buffalo, NY at 9:00 a.m. ET, courtesy of MMAjunkie. The ceremonial weigh-in and faceoffs will stream courtesy of the UFC live at 4:00 p.m. ET from KeyBank Center in Buffalo, the same venue that hosts Saturday’s event. The dual weigh-ins mean fighters have longer to rehydrate in the morning, but still can do the afternoon ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs that have become a tradition in the UFC. There was a scare when Cormier and Johnson weighed in with only minutes left. DC weighed in at 206.2, but returned two minutes later and was 205. Johnson then weighed in with seconds to go at 203.8 and the entire card was official.
Submitted Apr 7, 2017 12:13PM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
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Gastelum pulled from Silva fight over positive test for THC
The UFC’s independent drug testing agency does not test for recreational drugs outside of competition. However, marijuana is tested for in-competition. Alcohol is treated similarly – you are not tested for alcohol out of competition, but are prohibited from fighting while drunk. Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs have a cutoff of 50 ng/ML. World Anti-Doping Agency has a threshold of 150 ng/ML. USADA uses 180 ng/ML. And UFC fighter Kelvin Gastelum tested positive above that level during his last fight, which was in March. As a consequence, Gastelum has been pulled from his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 212.
Submitted Apr 6, 2017 9:07PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
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Colby Covington Says Next Fight is Against Dong Hyun Kim
If all goes as planned, Colby Covington will be facing Dong Hyun Kim next. The American Top Team welterweight prospect confirmed the fight plans on Twitter Monday night.
Submitted Apr 6, 2017 2:05AM by JLS - 3 comments
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UFC signs Filipino fighter CJ de Tomas to face Japanese prospect in Singapore fight card
ANOTHER Filipino fighter in CJ de Tomas made it to the UFC as he's slated to take on Japanese MMA prospect Naoki Inoue in UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore on June 17. De Tomas, the reigning URCC flyweight champion, was signed by the MMA giant last Friday and was confirmed on the fight card on Monday. At 8-0, de Tomas will be the fourth homegrown Filipino to make it to the big league after Dave Galera, Mark Eddiva and Jenel Lausa cracked the organization in the past few years.
Submitted Apr 6, 2017 1:48AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Oops! UFC advertises Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson as heavyweight championship bout
There’s apparently been a late change to the UFC 210 main event between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. It was widely believed that Cormier was defending his UFC light heavyweight title on April 8th, but as was observed at Wednesday’s media day session, there’s no need for either man to cut down to 205 lbs.
Submitted Apr 5, 2017 6:42PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
ESPN Report: Donald Cerrone-Robbie Lawler Rebooked for UFC 213 Showdown in Las Vegas
According to a Monday report by ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion will take on the former UFC lightweight challenger at UFC 213. UFC 213 is slated for July 8 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The all-action pairing was originally slated for UFC 205, the UFC's debut at Madison Square Garden in New York City this past November. However, the former UFC 170-pound kingpin decided he needed more time off following his July knockout loss to Tyron Woodley and opted out of the bout.
Submitted Apr 4, 2017 12:49PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
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