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UFC 201 bonuses: Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz take home FOTN honors
(mmafighting.com)
It was Tyron Woodley's night in Atlanta. Not only did the American Top Team fighter defeat Robbie Lawler to take home the UFC's welterweight title at UFC 201 on Saturday, he also took home $50,000 in bonus money. Woodley was awarded a Performance of the Night honor for his knockout of Lawler, which took place at the 2:12 of the first round. It was only the second time in Lawler's 16-year professional career that he'd been finished via KO. The first came against Nick Diaz at UFC 47 in 2004. Also taking home bonus money for a POTN was Jake Ellenberger, who needed a win in the worst way in his fight against perennial top 10 fighter Matt Brown. Ellenberger, who'd lost five of his previous six bouts, finished Brown early with a body kick (and subsequent punches) at 1:46 of the first round. It was the first knockout for the 31-year old Ellenberger since 2013, when he put away Nate Marquardt at UFC 158.
Submitted Jul 31, 2016 9:05AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘TUF Brazil 3’ vet Ricardo Abreu receives 2-year ban following failed drug test
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC anti-doping partner USADA today announced that middleweight and “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” veteran Ricardo Abreu has received a two-year suspension for failing an out-of-competition drug test. Abreu, 32, tested positive for 19-norandrosterone (19-NA) and 19-noretiocholanolone – both metabolites of banned anabolic steroids listed by WADA as “non-specified substances” – following a test performed June 3, USADA officials stated in a press release. Abreu (5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was above the “decision limit of 3 ng/mL” for 19-norandrosterone, USADA officials stated. The metabolite previously has been connected “andro” supplements, which contain the banned muscle-building hormone androstenedione.
Submitted Jul 30, 2016 3:38AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Chad Mendes says failed USADA drug test was due to psoriasis cream
(mmafighting.com)
Link provided by MMAFIGHTING.COM, a simple question for you all is do you believe him or not. If so, then I suppose you believe him to be a juicer because of his build or something. If not, do you think that this is another case that examples failures of USASA? If so, possible solutions? I for one believe him, way more so than Silva, even more so than Romero.
Submitted Jul 30, 2016 2:40AM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With McCall-Scoggins scrapped, Benoit-Serrano to UFC 201 main card and Grabowski-Hamilton to FS2
(mmajunkie.com)
With the recent cancellation of a UFC 201 bout, Saturday’s fight card has undergone some subsequent changes. UFC 201 takes place at Philips Arena in Atlanta, and the main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass. The official UFC 201 card now includes: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley – for welterweight title Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Rose Namajunas Matt Brown vs. Jake Ellenberger Erik Perez vs. Francisco Rivera Ryan Benoit vs. Fredy Serrano PRELIMINARY CARD (FS2, 8 p.m. ET) Ed Herman vs. Nikita Krylov Jorge Masvidal vs. Ross Pearson Damian Grabowski vs. Anthony Hamilton Wilson Reis vs. Hector Sandoval PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET) Michael Graves vs. Bojan Velickovic Cesar Arzamendia vs. Damien Brown
Submitted Jul 29, 2016 8:40AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Belfort vs. Mousasi set for UFC 204
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like Gegard Mousasi will finally get his wish. After years of asking, Vitor Belfort has finally agreed to fight him. According to Globo, the bout will go down at UFC 204 in Manchester, England on October 8th. Mousasi (39-6-2, 6-3 UFC) is coming off a big first-round KO win over Thiago Santos at UFC 200. He has won four out of his last five overall. He has been requesting a bout with Belfort since his return to the UFC, claiming that the former light heavyweight champion is ducking him.
Submitted Jul 28, 2016 9:54PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Rogan signs deal to stay with UFC with reduced schedule
(mmajunkie.com)
One of the iconic voices of the UFC isn’t going anywhere … at least for another year. Joe Rogan, who has worked for the UFC since 1997, announced on his “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast he has agreed to terms to stay with the UFC for “at least one more year.” Rogan said the decision to stay was a difficult one. “I was on the fence, man,” Rogan said. “I just do too much (expletive). I’m too (expletive) busy. … I don’t know if I’m doing myself or all the different things I do a disservice. I was real close (to leaving). It was like, either I’m just gonna completely bail off of this or I’m gonna figure it out.”
Submitted Jul 28, 2016 9:51PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Weight-cutting issues force Justin Scoggins out of UFC 201 vs. McCall
(mmajunkie.com)
After a lengthy layoff, flyweight contender Ian McCall was all geared up for his return to the octagon this week. But just like that, his return is on hold. Just a day before the weigh-ins for Saturday’s UFC 201, McCall’s opponent, Justin Scoggins (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC), had enough weight-cutting issues that he decided to shut things down. Scoggins tonight told MMAjunkie the fight is off. The bout was set to open the pay-per-view main card. The UFC has not yet made any official announcement of the fight’s cancellation, or what fight will take its place to open the main card.
Submitted Jul 28, 2016 9:49PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
British MMA vet Jim Wallhead in to face Jessin Ayari at UFC Fight Night 93
(mmajunkie.com)
Longtime British MMA vet “Judo” Jim Wallhead is finally octagon-bound, set to make his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 93, the UFC announced today. Wallhead (29-9 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets fellow newcomer Jessin Ayari (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the Sept. 3 event, which takes at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany, and is expected to air live on FS1 and stream on UFC Fight Pass. It’s not yet known on which portion of the card the welterweight bout will serve. With the change to the card, UFC Fight Night 93 now includes: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett Jan Blachowicz vs. Alexander Gustafsson Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi Aisling Daly vs. Michelle Waterson Tae Hyun Bang vs. Nick Hein Nicolas Dalby vs. Peter Sobotta Christian Colombo vs. Jarjis Danho Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson Rustam Khabilov vs. Leandro Silva Henry Briones vs. Brad Pickett Germaine de Randamie vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith Leandro Issa vs. Taylor Lapilus Jessin Ayari vs. Jim Wallhead
Submitted Jul 28, 2016 9:47PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Newcomer Danielle Taylor in for Kish vs. Maryna Moroz at UFC Fight Night 92 in Utah
(mmajunkie.com)
After losing original opponent Justine Kish, Maryna Moroz has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 92 next month. With Kish (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) forced out of the women’s strawweight bout with a spiral fracture of her finger, Moroz (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) now will face octagon newcomer Danielle Taylor (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to open up the main card in Utah. With the new fight, UFC Fight Night 92 now includes: MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET) Yair Rodriguez vs. Alex Caceres Dennis Bermudez vs. Rony Jason Chris Camozzi vs. Thales Leites Zak Cummings vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Joseph Gigliotti vs. Trevor Smith Maryna Moroz vs. Danielle Taylor PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET) Court McGee vs. Dominique Steele Viktor Pesta vs. Marcin Tybura Jason Novelli vs. David Teymur Horacio Gutierrez vs. Teruto Ishihara PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Cub Swanson Justin Ledet vs. Chase Sherman
Submitted Jul 28, 2016 9:44PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former Interim Heavyweight Champ Shane Carwin Considering UFC Return
(sherdog.com)
Carwin, now 41 years old, initially announced his retirement from MMA on May 7, 2013 following a six-bout stint with the UFC. The end of his tenure was plagued by injuries, as the Grudge Training Center product first had back surgery following a loss to Junior dos Santos at UFC 131. He returned to coach “The Ultimate Fighter 13” opposite Roy Nelson but was unable to face “Big Country” at the show’s finale due to a knee injury. The loss to dos Santos would ultimately be his last fight.
Submitted Jul 27, 2016 1:20PM by RhythmAndStyle - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC on FOX 20 bonuses: Jason Knight and Jim Alers took home the $50,000 awards they definitely earned
(mmajunkie.com)
CHICAGO – Felice Herrig, Eddie Winleand, Jason Knight and Jim Alers each took home $50,000 bonuses for their efforts at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 20 event. Herrig and Wineland earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses, and Knight and Alers took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jul 25, 2016 9:25PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 20 earns 2.44 million in overnight ratings
(mmafighting.com)
UFC on FOX 20 had a respectable night of success in terms of television ratings on Saturday evening. According to TV By The Numbers, the card averaged 2.44 million viewers in overnight ratings. The card, which took place at the United Center in Chicago, earned a .9 among adults 18-49, making it the most-viewed program that evening among television networks for the demographic. For clarification, overnights measure the 8-10 p.m. time slot in the Eastern time zone, and its corresponding 7-9 p.m. in Central time zone and 6-8 p.m. in the Mountain time zone. However, it also measures 8-10 p.m. in the Pacific time zone, and as a live sports event, the show aired starting at 5 p.m. on the west coast. This rating measures whatever programming the local FOX stations were airing from 8-10 p.m. and not the UFC.
Submitted Jul 25, 2016 5:55PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Leandro Silva replaces Reza Madadi, set to face Rustam Khabilov at UFC Fight Night 93
(mmafighting.com)
There are some changes afoot for the UFC Fight Night 93 event, which takes place in Hamburg, Germany. The UFC announced that Leandro Silva will replace Reza Madadi and now face Rustam Khabilov in a lightweight bout on Sept. 3. The 30-year-old Silva is coming off a narrow split-decision loss against Jason Saggo at UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa. Before then the Brazilian had been riding a four-fight unbeaten streak, scoring wins over Charlie Brenneman, Lewis Gonzalez and Efrain Escudero. He also had a win over Drew Dober converted into a no-contest due to a referee mistake.
Submitted Jul 25, 2016 5:51PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cro Cop: USADA Offered Me Protection If I Snitched
(lowkickmma.com)
Shortly after retiring following being slapped with a two-year suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Mirko Cro Cop was reportedly offered protection from his two-year ban if he would ‘snitch on another fighter’. Ina Ferencic took to Twitter to break the story, stating Cro Cop revealed the news on a Croatian RTL video interview:
Submitted Jul 24, 2016 2:31PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Justine Kish out at UFC Fight Night 92, UFC seeks U.S.-based opponent for Maryna Moroz
(mmajunkie.com)
Undefeated strawweight Justine Kish (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been forced out of a UFC Fight Night 92 contest with Maryna Moroz (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), and UFC officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for the contest. Featuring a featherweight matchup between Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres, UFC Fight Night 92 takes place Aug. 6 in Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The night’s main card airs on FS1 following four preliminary bouts on the same channel and two prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 23, 2016 5:09PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Colby Covington vs. Max Griffin joins UFC 202 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
Colby Covington will fight a UFC newcomer during the UFC’s August pay-per-view event. Covington (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is slated to meet fellow welterweight and promotional newcomer Max Griffin (12-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 202, officials recently announced. The latest UFC 202 lineup includes: Featherweight champ Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz – non-title welterweight bout Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story Tim Means vs. Sean Strickland Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki Raquel Pennington vs. Elizabeth Phillips Sultan Aliev vs. Hyun Gyu Lim Alberto Uda vs. Marvin Vettori Lorenz Larkin vs. Neil Magny Chris Avila vs. Artem Lobov Ning Guangyou vs. Marlon Vera Colby Covington vs. Max Griffin
Submitted Jul 22, 2016 10:11AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
De Randamie vs. Evans-Smith, Issa vs. Lapilus added to UFC Fight Night 93 in Germany
(mmajunkie.com)
September’s UFC Fight Night 93 lineup has two new additions, officials today announced. They include women’s bantamweights Germaine de Randamie (7-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith (4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), as well as male 135-pounders Leandro Issa (13-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. Taylor Lapilus (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC). The latest UFC Fight Night 93 card now includes: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett Jan Blachowicz vs. Alexander Gustafsson Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi Aisling Daly vs. Michelle Waterson Tae Hyun Bang vs. Nick Hein Jessin Ayari vs. opponent TBA Nicolas Dalby vs. Peter Sobotta Christian Colombo vs. Jarjis Danho Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson Rustam Khabilov vs. Reza Madadi Henry Briones vs. Brad Pickett Germaine de Randamie vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith Leandro Issa vs. Taylor Lapilus
Submitted Jul 22, 2016 10:10AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Islam Makhachev vs. Chris Wade added to UFC Fight Night 94 in Texas
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight Chris Wade made it clear he wanted to fight anybody other than a Russian wrestler in his next outing. So, of course, he’ll face a Russian wrestler in his next outing. Following an initial report from Newsday, UFC officials today confirmed what Wade (11-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) meets Islam Makhachev (12-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 94. With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 94 now includes: Michael Johnson vs. Dustin Poirier Derek Brunson vs. Uriah Hall Evan Dunham vs. Abel Trujillo Manny Gamburyan vs. Alejandro Perez Gabriel Benitez vs. Sam Sicilia Joey Gomez vs. Jose Quinonez Maximo Blanco vs. Chas Skelly Roan Carneiro vs. Kenny Robertson Augusto Montano vs. Belal Muhammad Islam Makhachev vs. Chris Wade
Submitted Jul 22, 2016 10:09AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Brad Tavares vs. Caio Magalhaes headed to UFC 203 in Cleveland
(mmajunkie.com)
September’s UFC 203 event in the Buckeye State has a new middleweight addition. Veteran Brad Tavares (13-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Caio Magalhaes (9-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) are set to square off at the event. The fighters recently acknowledged the bout on social media following a report from KOHN2.com. The latest UFC 203 card now includes: Champ Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem – for heavyweight title Ben Rothwell vs. Fabricio Werdum Nik Lentz vs. Mairbek Taisumov Damir Hadzovic vs. Yukawa Kazuya Mickey Gall vs. CM Punk Bethe Correia vs. Jessica Eye Urijah Faber vs. Jimmie Rivera Jessica Andrade vs. Joanne Calderwood Caio Magalhaes vs. Brad Tavares Drew Dober vs. Erik Koch
Submitted Jul 22, 2016 12:34AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Augusto Montano vs. Belal Muhammad added to UFC Fight Night 94 in Texas
(mmajunkie.com)
September’s quickly filling UFC Fight Night 94 fight card has a new welterweight addition. UFC officials recently announced Augusto Montano (15-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Belal Muhammad (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) have been booked for the event. UFC Fight Night 94 takes place Sept. 17 at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized. With the addition, the UFC Fight Night 94 lineup now includes: Michael Johnson vs. Dustin Poirier Derek Brunson vs. Uriah Hall Evan Dunham vs. Abel Trujillo Manny Gamburyan vs. Alejandro Perez Gabriel Benitez vs. Sam Sicilia Joey Gomez vs. Jose Quinonez Maximo Blanco vs. Chas Skelly Roan Carneiro vs. Kenny Robertson Augusto Montano vs. Belal Muhammad
Submitted Jul 22, 2016 12:32AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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