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Michael Bisping vs. Gegard Mousasi set for UFC Fight Night 83 in London
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC officials today announced the first three scheduled bouts for February’s UFC Fight Night 83 event in London, including a middleweight matchup of Michael Bisping (27-7 MMA, 17-7 UFC) vs. Gegard Mousasi (37-6-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC). Additional bouts include featherweights Makwan Amirkhani (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Mike Wilkinson (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and lightweights Rustam Khabilov (17-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) vs. Norman Parke (21-4-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC). Bisping vs. Mousasi was not confirmed as the headliner for the card, with a UFC official telling MMAjunkie that “bout positioning on the card will follow in due course.”
Submitted Dec 1, 2015 10:07AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Will Jon Jones return in April at MSG? Daniel Cormier: It's 'my decision as the champion'
(mmafighting.com)
The ball is in the current champion's court. Jon Jones' manager Malki Kawa told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour that Jones wants a title shot against Daniel Cormier on April 23 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Cormier said on The MMA Hour that he'll consider that date and venue, but ultimately he'll be the one making the decisions as to when and where the fight happens.
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 4:34PM by JLS1980 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nathan Coy in against Danny Roberts at UFC Fight Night 80
(mmajunkie.com)
An injury to Michael Graves has forced him out of his bout with Danny Roberts at UFC Fight Night 80. Stepping in for the injured Graves (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is Nathan Coy (14-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who will be making his octagon debut against Roberts (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 4:25PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
UFC is coming back to London Feb. 27th, 2016
(theo2.co.uk)
UFC announced the first event on the EMEA schedule for 2016. UFC Fight Night will return to The O2 on Saturday February 27 following a successful event in 2014 and continued demand from fans for a reappearance.
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 1:48PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Morning Report: 'Bad guy' Urijah Faber says he's ready to challenge 'shaken up' T.J. Dillashaw
(mmafighting.com)
A clean break can sometimes bring closure to a relationship, but it doesn't seem to be the case with Urijah Faber and his former protege T.J. Dillashaw. Caught between the feuding of Faber and his striking guru Duane Ludwig, the UFC bantamweight champ left Sacramento's Team Alpha Male for Colorado's Elevation Fight Team in October. According to Faber, the split hasn't done much to alleviate tensions. "No, it's not relief," Faber told Submission Radio. "It's not the best feeling, to be honest. [Dillashaw] and I aren't the best of friends like we were before. I feel like he's turned himself into a victim in this whole situation. I feel like, in his mind, I'm 'the bad guy' because he left our team. I told him, 'If you're not on the team you can't be coming in here and training with us.' He feels that I kicked him out of the gym. He said it in an interview or something like that, which is comical.
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 10:43AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carlos Condit on MMA future: 'I probably don't have too much longer'
(mmafighting.com)
Carlos Condit talks about Holly Holm's win over Ronda Rousey, why he defended Rousey, his welterweight title fight against Robbie Lawler, his future and more.
Submitted Nov 29, 2015 10:44AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Jacare’ Souza going after Dana White if he doesn’t get title shot after UFC 194
(mmafighting.com)
Ronaldo Souza got past every single middleweight the UFC put in front of him inside the Octagon, and he wants no one else besides the champion after UFC 194. Matched up against top contender Yoel Romero on Dec. 12, "Jacare" demands a title shot if he’s victorious in Las Vegas. "I’m not thinking about this," Souza said of the possibility of not being the next in line. "Here’s the deal: I will defeat Romero, and I’ll get Dana White later. I can’t get that matchmaker (Joe Silva) because he’s too small. Dana White is a bit bigger.
Submitted Nov 28, 2015 8:29PM by JLS1980 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Henderson wants to stay in UFC, but will test free agency
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson earned a split decision win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul, Korea. It was his second win a row, have defeated Brandon Thatch in the Fight of the Night earlier this year. Both bouts were at welterweight. He previously dropped two in a row at lightweight. It was the last fight on his UFC contract. In Seoul, after the decision was announced, he took of his UFC gloves and left them in the Octagon, a ceremonial representation of the end of his current contract with the organization.
Submitted Nov 28, 2015 4:24PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Benson Henderson vs. Jorge Masvidal UFC Fight Night 79 scorecard
(mmafighting.com)
The Benson Henderson vs. Jorge Masvidal UFC Fight Night 79 scorecard reveals another close decision win for Henderson on Saturday morning. Henderson won the fight via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46) at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Mark Craig gave Masvidal rounds 1, 3 and 5 en route to his 48-47 score, while Barry Foley gave rounds 1, 2, and 5 to Henderson for his 48-47 score for Henderson. Charlie Keech gave rounds 2, 3, 4 and 5 to Henderson.
Submitted Nov 28, 2015 10:47AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs RFA champ Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger to fight Tecia Torres at UFC 194
(mmafighting.com)
It didn't take long for Tecia Torres to get a new opponent. The popular women's strawweight contender will take on the newly signed Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger at UFC 194 on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Friday. Torres was initially supposed to fight Michelle Waterson, who pulled out this week due to a knee injury.
Submitted Nov 27, 2015 4:26PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
RFA champ Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger steps in against Tecia Torres at UFC 194
(mmajunkie.com)
Tecia Torres has a new opponent for UFC 194. Torres (6-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) was originally slated to face Michelle Waterson (13-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the event, but an injury forced Waterson off the event. Stepping in on late notice is former RFA strawweight champion Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who will be making her octagon debut.
Submitted Nov 27, 2015 2:56PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 195 Update: Russell Doane to Face Michinori Tanaka on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas
(sherdog.com)
Russell Doane and Michinori Tanaka will lock horns at UFC 195 in Las Vegas. The bantamweight contest was recently added to the UFC 195 event page on UFC.com. UFC 195 takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Jan. 2 and is headlined by a welterweight championship clash between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit.
Submitted Nov 27, 2015 9:45AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
John Dodson explains why he asked to fight Thomas Almeida at bantamweight
(mmafighting.com)
John Dodson talks about why he's moving back up to bantamweight, his most recent loss to Demetrious Johnson, why he wants to fight Thomas Almeida, Holly Holm's victory and more.
Submitted Nov 27, 2015 9:41AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ gets 2 year suspension from USADA for HGH
(mmajunkie.com)
Now-retired UFC heavyweight Mirko Filipovic has received a two-year suspension from UFC anti-doping partner USADA for the use of human growth hormone prior to his canceled fight with Anthony Hamilton at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 79.
Submitted Nov 26, 2015 4:18PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Tired' Uriah Hall will take time off from UFC, get fat after fighting five times in 2015
(mmamania.com)
In case you haven't noticed, Uriah Hall has been a busy man as of late. The former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) finalist has competed a whopping five times for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2015, including three fights in just four months, racking up a 3-2 record during that span. That's why "Prime Time" wants to chill, get fat and chow down on some In-N-Out Burger, which is where he held his latest periscope session (via MMA Digest) to reveal his plans to take time off. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 25, 2015 4:23PM by Wez - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Citing lack of passion, UFC welterweight Cathal Pendred announces MMA retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight and “Ultimate Fighter 19” veteran Cathal Pendred today announced he’s retiring from MMA after six years as a professional. In a prepared statement posted on his Twitter account, Pendred said his feelings for the sport have changed and he’s decided to step away from the life of an active fighter while still remaining in the sport. “I have other interests that I want to pursue,” he wrote. “The time is right to close one door and open another.” Pendred’s rep was unavailable for comment.
Submitted Nov 25, 2015 1:10PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Heavyweight contenders Josh Barnett, Ben Rothwell face off at UFC on FOX 18
(mmafighting.com)
January's FOX card just got bigger. Literally. A pair of heavyweight contenders, Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell, will meet in an important bout at UFC on FOX 18 on Jan. 30 in Newark, N.J., it was announced Tuesday night on FOX Sports Live. (Courtesy of on Twitter) ___________________________________________________________________________ Current UFC on Fox 18 card: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell Tarec Saffiedine vs. Jake Ellenberger George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Joaquim Silva Felipe Olivieri vs. Tony Martin Jimmy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa
Submitted Nov 24, 2015 11:45PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michelle Waterson injured, out of UFC 194 fight with Tecia Torres
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC 194 megacard took a blow this week. Michelle Waterson is injured and out of an anticipated women's strawweight fight with Tecia Torres at the Dec. 12 event in Las Vegas, UFC senior vice president of public relations Dave Sholler confirmed with MMA Fighting. The news was first reported by MMAjunkie.
Submitted Nov 24, 2015 1:10PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
T.J. Grant unwilling to 'close the door' on UFC return, but has no plans to fight MMA again
(mmafighting.com)
UFC lightweight T.J. Grant is a happy man these days. He hasn't fought since May of 2013, when he stopped Gray Maynard with strikes at UFC 160. He never was able to take advantage of his promised title shot. Really, it's not clear where his career is or what's left of it after a concussion essentially derailed his entire fighting career. According to Grant - now a father of two after his wife had another baby last week - that isn't ideal, but maybe the way things have to be. He's got other priorities that need attending to right now. Fighting, while he still loves it, just isn't at the top of the list.
Submitted Nov 23, 2015 7:50PM by JLS1980 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard dropping to featherweight
(mmajunkie.com)
Gray Maynard is searching for an answer to help break out of an ugly four-fight UFC losing skid and get his first victory since June 2012. It appears he thinks a drop to the featherweight division will be the solution. A fighter in Maynard’s position faces a crossroads, with the option to hang up his gloves and move on from the sport, or do anything necessary to get back on track. It appears Maynard will do the latter; he stated on Twitter that he plans to get back in the octagon sooner than later, but this time it will be in a new weight class
Submitted Nov 23, 2015 11:31AM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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