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Dana White says he’ll meet with Conor McGregor in Liverpool to discuss McGregor’s future
Is Conor McGregor going to make his return to the UFC? He and the company will try to figure that out this weekend. The only man ever to simultaneously hold two UFC weight-class championships will meet with UFC president Dana White this weekend in Liverpool, England, to discuss the former lightweight and featherweight champion’s next career moves, White told ESPN on Wednesday.
Submitted May 23, 2018 11:40PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Ex-champ Chris Weidman targets fall UFC return after second hand surgery
Things are beginning to look up for former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Weidman (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) hasn’t seen action since a submission victory over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on FOX 25 in July. He’s had left hand issues that taken multiple surgeries to fix, but according to the former titleholder, the worst of it is behind him. According to Weidman, 33, who spoke about his injury during a Tuesday “EA UFC 3” Twitch stream, the most recent surgery on his thumb went well and he could be cleared for training as soon as this week.
Submitted May 23, 2018 6:48PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Why yes, the thought of Al Iaquinta vs. Justin Gaethje does get us hyped, thank you very much
Fresh off the bizarre turn of events that saw him sort of but maybe not really fight for the UFC lightweight title, Al Iaquinta has a new opponent in mind. And, yeah, it’s Justin Gaethje. And, yes, that does sound like an awesome idea. Responding to a fan query on his “Call Me Al” podcast this week, Iaquinta teased the possibility of a bout with Gaethje this summer.
Submitted May 23, 2018 7:54AM by Braden - 2 comments
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Luke Rockhold re-injures leg, tabling talks of Alexander Gustafsson fight
So much for that Alexander Gustafsson vs. Luke Rockhold fight. At least for now. The bout, which had been discussed for what was expected to be a light heavyweight matchup at UFC 227 in Los Angeles on Aug. 4, was never officially announced. But a leg injury suffered by the former UFC middleweight champion has put those talks on ice for now, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported Tuesday.
Submitted May 23, 2018 2:55AM by Braden - 2 comments
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Titan FC double champ Jose Torres signs with UFC, will debut in Utica
One of the top lighter weight fighters in the world is headed to the UFC. Jose Torres, the Titan FC flyweight and bantamweight champion, has agreed to fight Jarred Brooks at UFC Fight Night Utica on June 1, MMA Fighting has learned. Torres, who has agreed to a multi-fight contract with the promotion, is replacing Hector Sandoval, who is out of the fight due to undisclosed reasons. The fight will take place at flyweight.
Submitted May 22, 2018 4:48PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Fabricio Werdum fails USADA drug test, facing UFC anti-doping violation
Just one day after news broke that Fabricio Werdum would be headlining the UFC’s debut in Russia, the former UFC heavyweight champion is in hot water with USADA. Werdum failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test, stemming from a sample collected April 25, the UFC announced Tuesday. He is facing a UFC anti-doping violation. The substance that he tested positive for was not released, per policy.
Submitted May 22, 2018 4:44PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Tatiana Suarez, the female Khabib Nurmagomedov?
We look at the standout performance from UFC strawweight Tatiana Suarez at UFC Chile against Alexa Grasso. Is Suarez the female Khabib Nurmagomedov?
Submitted May 22, 2018 12:53AM by Braden - 5 comments
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Michael Chiesa to make FS1 analyst debut for UFC Liverpool
After missing out on an opportunity to fight in April, Michael Chiesa has found another way to get some exposure. The lightweight contender will make his FOX Sports 1 broadcasting debut when he joins Michael Bisping, Jimmy Smith, and Karyn Bryant on the analyst desk this weekend for UFC Liverpool, FOX announced Monday.
Submitted May 22, 2018 12:51AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexey Oleynik set to headline UFC Moscow
The UFC’s inaugural event in Russia will be headlined by a fight that can only be described as a grappler’s delight. A heavyweight matchup between former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum and Ukranian-Russian mat wizard Alexey Oleynik is set to headline UFC Moscow on Sept. 15. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported the matchup Monday afternoon on The MMA Hour.
Submitted May 21, 2018 5:01PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire set for UFC 226 in Las Vegas
A strawweight bout between Las Vegas residents Jamie Moyle and Emily Whitmire is the latest addition to July’s UFC 226 lineup.
Submitted May 20, 2018 7:56PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker slated for UFC 226 in Las Vegas
July’s UFC 226 lineup has a new lightweight addition. It features Gilbert Burns (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) vs. Dan Hooker (16-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC).
Submitted May 19, 2018 8:04PM by Braden - 6 comments
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Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana scheduled for UFC 227
Irene Aldana asked for an specific opponent and got her wish. The Mexican fighter has been booked to fight former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia at UFC 227 on Aug. 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The news was announced by the promotion on Friday.
Submitted May 18, 2018 9:26PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Brad Scott draws newcomer Carlo Pedersoli Jr. at UFC Liverpool
Brad Scott is getting a home date after all. After thinking that he’d missed out on his opportunity to fight at UFC Liverpool with the injury withdrawal of originally scheduled opponent Salim Touahri, Scott will fight in his native England when he meets Octagon newcomer Carlo Pedersoli Jr. at the Echo Arena on May 27.
Submitted May 18, 2018 5:35PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Alexander Hernandez vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier slated for UFC on FOX 30
An intriguing matchup between ranked lightweights Alexander Hernandez and Olivier Aubin-Mercier has been slated for July 28 at UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The UFC announced the booking Friday.
Submitted May 18, 2018 4:13PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn booked for UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise
A featherweight bout between Dennis Bermudez and Rick Glenn is the latest addition to July’s UFC Fight Night 133 lineup.
Submitted May 18, 2018 4:07PM by Braden - 1 comment
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UFC Liverpool card still undergoing changes with about a week to spare
The UFC’s debut in Liverpool, England, is just around the corner – but the lineup still is undergoing changes. South African lightweight Don Madge (7-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) a month ago said he was fighting David Teymur (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 130 for his promotional debut. But that fight now has been removed from the lineup at UFC.com, and Teymur recently said on Twitter that he’s going to instead be fighting Nik Lentz (28-8-2 MMA, 12-5-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 131. In addition, welterweight Brad Scott (11-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) recently told MMAFighting.com that his fight against Salim Touahri (10-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was no longer going to happen. Scott told the site if he wasn’t rebooked quickly, he was inclined to not take a fight on the show at all.
Submitted May 17, 2018 7:16PM by Braden - 1 comment
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UFC Fight Night Moscow officially announced for Sept. 15
After a whirlwind of reports and speculation since early 2018, the UFC has finally made its first trip to Russia official. The promotion announced its maiden voyage to the country via its social media channels on Wednesday morning. RT.com first reported that the UFC were targeting a Russian event way back in January. UFC Fight Night Moscow will take place at Olimpiyskiy Arena. Tickets for the event will go on sale on Friday, June 1st.
Submitted May 16, 2018 1:10PM by Braden - 9 comments
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Planning fall return, Tony Ferguson believes he’s ‘still the true 155-pound champion’
Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov were supposed to fight at UFC 223 for the right to be called the undisputed UFC lightweight champion. Unfortunately, Ferguson injured his knee shortly before the event and had to have surgery so Nurmagomedov ended up fighting Al Iaquinta for the title instead, cruising to an easy victory. Nurmagomedov has indicated he would like to defend his title sometime in November or December, and when he does, Ferguson says he will be ready and waiting.
Submitted May 16, 2018 1:10PM by Braden - 2 comments
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John Dodson re-signs with UFC
John Dodson is sticking around. The popular bantamweight has come to terms with the UFC on a new four-fight contract, MMAFighting.com has learned
Submitted May 16, 2018 1:08PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Kelvin’s gastelum admant he’ll sit out until he gets guaranteed title shot
Kelvin Gastelum wants a title shot and his willing to sit out to get it. After taking a split-decision nod over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC 224 on Saturday in Rio, Gastelum, 26, believes that a UFC middleweight title shot should be next on his schedule.
Submitted May 16, 2018 3:09AM by tildengolfer - 14 comments
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