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Report: Ricardo Lamas faces Charles Oliveira at TUF Latin America 3 Finale
A pair of featherweight scrappers have agreed to meet each other on November 5th, as Flo Combat reported Ricardo Lamas will take on Charles Oliveira at the TUF Latin America 3 Finale, as they both look to get back in the win column.
Submitted Oct 12, 2016 7:36PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Conor McGregor doesn't want to fight in Nevada anymore after 'terrible' fine, says Dana White
The Nevada State Athletic Commission’s decision to fine UFC champ Conor McGregor an amount of $150,000 and hand him 50 hours of community service could be costly for the state in the long run. According to UFC President Dana White, the fine and other punishment related to McGregor’s (20-3 MMA, 8-1 UFC) involvement in the UFC 202 pre-fight news conference bottle-throwing incident with his camp and that of opponent Nate Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC) has caused the Irish superstar to lose his desire to compete in Nevada. “I wasn’t thrilled about it when it happened, and we did the best we could to contain it at the time, but come on,” White said. “The other problem with that is Conor McGregor hit me yesterday and said, ‘I don’t ever want to fight in Nevada again. Ever.’ “Now how does that make sense for the state of Nevada? That you’re going to try to fine this kid and Nate that much money, it just makes people not want to come fight in out state and that’s not a good thing.” “Guess what? Conor McGregor doesn’t need Nevada,” White said. “He can fight anywhere. He can fight in Iowa. We can put his fight on an island off the coast of anywhere. This makes no sense for the state. It’s just terrible.”
Submitted Oct 12, 2016 6:44PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Jose Aldo to meet with UFC brass in Las Vegas to discuss contract, retirement
Jose Aldo wants to get his UFC contract terminated so he can walk away from MMA and do other things, and he’s flying to Las Vegas with his manager and lawyer to have a meeting with the UFC brass. Talking to the media on Wednesday morning in Rio de Janeiro, Aldo said he hopes to "solve everything" in this meeting, and that means getting his contract cancelled. The current interim featherweight champion said he’s flying to Las Vegas on Oct. 19. "I’m waiting. That’s the situation now," Aldo said. "We have a meeting scheduled to solve everything, but everything has been said already. We will see what happens in this meeting. I can talk more when I return."
Submitted Oct 12, 2016 6:32PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
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Ronda Rousey returns to challenge champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207
The most highly anticipated comeback in UFC history is upon us. Ronda Rousey will return after more than a year away to challenge champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday on "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd.
Submitted Oct 12, 2016 2:47PM by Five-Alive - 16 comments
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UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia gets 3 new additions
Next month’s UFC Fight Night 101 lineup has a trio of new additions. They include lightweights Yusuke Kasuya (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Alex Volkanovski (13-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), flyweights Geane Herrera (9-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Ben Nguyen (16-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC), and lightweights Damien Brown (16-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Jon Tuck (9-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC). UFC officials today announced the bouts via dailytelegraph.com.au and couriermail.com.au. UFC Fight Night 101 takes place Nov. 26 (Nov. 27 in Australia) at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Oct 12, 2016 12:59PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Aljamain Sterling vs. Raphael Assuncao teed up for UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany
Raphael Assuncao (23-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC) is set to meet Aljamain Sterling (12-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 102 in December. A UFC official confirmed the booking to MMAjunkie following an initial report from ESPN.com‘s Brett Okamoto. UFC Fight Night 102 takes place Dec. 9 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. The rare UFC Friday night card will stream in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 11, 2016 9:02PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
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Dan Hooker vs. Jason Knight added to UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia
A featherweight fight between Dan Hooker (13-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Jason Knight (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is slated for UFC Fight Night 101. UFC officials recently made the bout official. UFC Fight Night 101 takes place Nov. 26 (Nov. 27 in Australia) at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Oct 11, 2016 6:05PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson moves to UFC Fight Night 98 in Mexico
A bout between Sam Alvey and Alex Nicholson has a new date. Originally scheduled for the recently canceled UFC Fight Night 97 event, middleweights Alvey (28-8 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Nicholson (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) instead will fight at UFC Fight Night 98. Officials recently announced the rescheduled bout. UFC Fight Night 98, which also serves as the live finale for “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3,” takes place Nov. 5 at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Oct 11, 2016 6:04PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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NSAC: Brock Lesnar readying supplement defense, Jon Jones gets flack for delay
It appears Brock Lesnar is preparing a defense following his UFC 200 positive drug test. In granting a continuance for Lesnar’s disciplinary hearing, the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed that the ex-heavyweight champ is putting together a case after failing a pair of drug tests for the banned estrogen blocker clomiphene. During an NSAC meeting today in Las Vegas, commissioner Pat Lundvall said Lesnar’s continuance was based on his need for “more time to do the testing of the supplements.” A request for comment to Lesnar’s reps wasn’t immediately returned.
Submitted Oct 10, 2016 5:05PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Dominick Cruz willing to fight Conor at 155: ‘I can beat McGregor, absolutely’
Cruz recently appeared on the Fox Sports post-fight show following UFC 204, where he responded to a fan question about a possible McGregor fight (transcript via MMAMania): "Look everyone's calling out Conor McGregor,” Cruz explained, “and I don't want to be another guy because everybody wants that fight. But, the thing is, McGregor is picking his own fights. So that's not up to me, it's not up to UFC, it's up to McGregor. Now I know as much as McGregor, and more, about this sport than anybody and it seems that the only way to beat McGregor is with your mind. I know I can do that and I know that I can also technically beat him. And I know that at 145 pounds I am extremely fast and hard to deal with. I can beat McGregor, absolutely. And I would love to fight him at 145 pounds or 155 pounds if he wins the title. I don't care, I'm the champion and my style is built for moving up in weight classes because I don't take damage."
Submitted Oct 10, 2016 4:07PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
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UFC 204 bonuses: Bisping, Henderson get extra $50,000 in a no-brainer 'Fight of the Night'
Michael Bisping, Dan Henderson, Jimi Manuwa and Iuri Alcantara each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 204 event. Manuwa and Alcantara earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Bisping and Henderson took home “Fight of the Night” honors. The UFC announced the winners following the event. In the UFC 204 main event, Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) beat Henderson (32-15 MMA, 9-9 UFC) in Henderson’s retirement fight with scores of 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46 and retained his middleweight title in his first defense. Bisping did it despite getting knocked down twice by Henderson’s famous right hand. Bisping won four of the five rounds from a total strikes standpoint, but had his face badly cut and swollen thanks to Henderson’s early knockdowns. Still, he got the unanimous decision win in front of his hometown fans and avenged a loss from 2009 at UFC 100, when Henderson knocked him cold.
Submitted Oct 9, 2016 2:15PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
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Report: Vitor Belfort to retire after UFC 204 fight vs. Gegard Mousasi
Vitor Belfort fought for the UFC middleweight title just last year, co-headlined UFC 198 against Jacare Souza this year, and tonight he’ll be co-headlining UFC 204 vs. Gegard Mousasi. Even with the loss to Jacare in May, the 39-year-old Belfort is still #5 in the UFC’s middleweight rankings. However, just a few days shy of the 20 year anniversary of his very first pro bout, it looks as if “The Phenom” will call it a career. Brazilian journalist Breno Massena tweeted the news just before the UFC 204 preliminary card kicked off. Belfort is almost a 3-to-1 underdog on most betting syndicates, as he prepares for his showdown with Mousasi. In addition to Vitor’s reported retirement, Dan Henderson says he plans to retire after tonight’s main event vs. Michael Bisping. So by the end of tonight, we could be seeing 50% of the main and co-main event participants hang up the gloves.
Submitted Oct 8, 2016 6:57PM by Shawn91111 - 8 comments
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Cedenblad Seeks 5th Straight Win in Octagon Versus Marshman
Magnus Cedenblad is on a four fight winning streak in the UFC, and looks to make it five as he faces Jack Marshman at the UFC in Belfast. The fight will go down at the SSE Arena in the city on November 19.
Submitted Oct 8, 2016 2:12AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
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Ian Entwistle off UFC 204 due to illness
UFC 204 is down to 11 fights. Bantamweight Ian Entwistle (9-3) was forced to withdraw from the card Friday afternoon due to illness, UFC officials announced. Entwistle did not show up to the official weigh-in, so it is unclear if his illness was related to a bad weight cut. As a result, his opponent Rob Font (12-2), who did successfully weigh in, will not compete on the card but will receive his show money.
Submitted Oct 7, 2016 1:10PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Nikita Krylov vs. Misha Cirkunov slated for UFC 206
A light heavyweight bout between two of the division's rising contenders is the latest match-up added to UFC 206, as Nikita Krylov and Misha Cirkunov have agreed to meet on the Dec. 10 card. MMA Fighting confirmed the booking Thursday following an initial report by TSN.
Submitted Oct 6, 2016 4:45PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
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Now Anderson Silva is 'very upset' with the UFC: 'I don't get people's due respect'
Add former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to the list of Brazilian fighters upset with the promotion. In an interview with UOL Esporte, Silva (33-7 MMA, 16-3 UFC) vented about the UFC’s treatment of him after his loss to champ Daniel Cormier (18-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) at UFC 200, saying a return to the octagon is “complicated” after he wasn’t given his proper due for stepping up on short notice to save Cormier’s spot on the fight card.
Submitted Oct 6, 2016 3:06PM by Five-Alive - 16 comments
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Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall scheduled for UFC on FOX 22
Hair vs. hair or not, Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall is happening before the end of the year. Northcutt will meet Gall at UFC on FOX 22 on Dec. 17 in Sacramento, ESPN reported Thursday. UFC officials confirmed the bout on Twitter. The two have been exchanging barbs on social media and in interviews ever since Gall called out Northcutt — and his blonde, spikey hair — after beating CM Punk at UFC 203 last month.
Submitted Oct 6, 2016 2:35PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Australia's Kyle Noke meets Dominique Steele at UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne
Australia’s Kyle Noke (22-9-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) has made his way to the UFC Fight Night 101 card and will take on American Dominique Steele (14-8 MMA, 1-3 UFC), the promotion today announced. UFC Fight Night 101 takes place Nov. 26 (Nov. 27 in Australia) at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Oct 6, 2016 2:27PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Brazilian sports court accepts complaint against Roy Nelson
Roy Nelson will be judged for his post-fight actions in Brazil. According to the STJDMMA document sent to MMA Fighting on Thursday, Nelson was notified on Wednesday and issued a 90-day temporary suspension retroactive to Sept. 29. The Superior Justice Court of MMA (STJDMMA) has accepted a complaint filed by one of its attorneys following the event. The long-time UFC heavyweight could be charged for assaulting the referee (up to $30,000 fine, and six-month to two-year suspension) and unethical behavior (up to $10,000 fine, and 30-day to six-month suspension). The attorney suggests a 14-month suspension and $18,500 fine, but it’s still up to the president of STJDMMA to evaluate the case. Nelson has seven business days to present his defense, STJDMMA explained.
Submitted Oct 6, 2016 2:23PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Five fights added to UFC 206
UFC 206 will feature a rematch between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, and the promotion officially announced five other match-ups to the Dec. 10 card at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Lando Vannata (8-1) returns to the Octagon in a 155-pound bout against John Makdessi (14-5). Valerie Letourneau (8-5) takes on newcomer Nova Uniao’s Poliana Botelho (5-1). Olivier Aubin-Mercier (8-2) is set to take on Drew Dober (17-7, 1 NC) in a lightweight clash. Rustam Khabilov (20-3) meets Canadian talent Jason Saggo (12-2). Former flyweight title contender John Moraga (16-5) takes on Zach Makovsky (19-7).
Submitted Oct 6, 2016 2:19PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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