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Ilir Latifi meets Hans Stringer at UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland in July
The UFC’s debut in Scotland in July has another fight added to the docket. Ilir Latifi (9-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC), from Sweden, is set to take on Hans Stringer (22-6-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a light heavyweight bout. UFC officials announced the new booking today. UFC Fight Night 72 takes place July 18 at SSE Hydro in Glasgow. FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass are expected to carry the card.
Submitted May 19, 2015 6:52AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Redmond vs. Whiteford, Edwards vs. Pawlak booked for UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland
UFC Fight Night 72, which marks the UFC’s debut in Scotland, has two more fights added to the card.
Submitted May 18, 2015 10:34AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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UFC: Seoul announced for November 28
The announced today that it is heading to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in the fall.
Submitted May 17, 2015 12:53AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Mousasi calls out Michael Bisping for next fight, sort of
Gegard Mousasi wants to fight Michael Bisping next, but knows that the British fighter tends to "overreact" to callouts.
Submitted May 17, 2015 12:51AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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UFC Fight Night 66 bonuses: Rare winners from UFC Fight Pass prelims
Jon Delos Reyes, Roldan Sangcha-an, Neil Magny and Jon Tuck each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 66 event. Reyes and Sangcha-an won “Fight of the Night” bonuses while Magny and Tuck earned “Fight of the Night” honors...
Submitted May 16, 2015 2:05PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
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Ultimate Fighter Champions square off in Miami at TUF Brazil's Season 4 Finale
Antonio Carlos Junior and Eddie Gordon will clash in Miami in a battle of struggling TUF champions looking for redemption.
Submitted May 15, 2015 5:34PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC veteran Corey Hill dead at 36, reports manager
Former UFC fighter Corey Hill died today at a hospital in Tampa, Fla., several days after suffering a collapsed lung and heart attack. He was 36. Hill fought for his life, but died this afternoon, his longtime manager Patrick Reynolds today told MMAjunkie in a text message. His former promoter, John Prisco, also confirmed the news via text and said he is with Hill’s family...
Submitted May 15, 2015 4:29PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
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Ref and judge assignments set for UFC 187's Cormier-Johnson, Weidman-Belfort
With now-ex-champ Jon Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) forced off the card, Anthony Johnson (19-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) fights replacement and recent title challenger Daniel Cormier (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) for the vacant belt in the headliner. Officiating that title fight will be John McCarthy, and Chris Lee, Adalaide Byrd and Derek Cleary will serve as judges. The full UFC 187 card includes: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson – for light heavyweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort – for middleweight title Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky Josh Burkman vs. Dong Hyun Kim Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal Nina Ansaroff vs. Rose Namajunas PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Night, 6:30 p.m. ET) Colby Covington vs. Mike Pyle Leo Kuntz vs. Islam Makhachev Josh Sampo vs. Justin Scoggins
Submitted May 15, 2015 3:35PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero set as main event for TUF Brazil: 4 Finale in Miami
The UFC won’t be holding a card in Brazil in June. The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Finale, officially announced for June 27 in Sao Paulo, was moved to Miami, Fla., and it has a new main event. Former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will take on Yoel Romero in a five-round middleweight contest. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted May 15, 2015 12:55AM by Wez - 17 comments
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Former UFC fighter Corey Hill not dead. Fighting for life.
Former UFC fighter Corey Hill died this morning ... after suffering from a sudden bout with pneumonia ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to Hill's friend Jennifer Swift ... the 36-year-old fighter was diagnosed with pneumonia a few weeks ago. We're told he underwent a lung transplant ... but the lung collapsed and "it went downhill from there." We're told Hill was placed on life support ... and his family ultimately made the decision to remove him ... and he passed away Thursday morning. Hill is survived by his wife and three children. Hill made his UFC debut in 2008 after appearing on "The Ultimate Fighter 5" ... and was most notably remembered for snapping his right leg in a gruesome injury suffered during a televised fight. Hill battled back and continued his career ... most recently competing at an MMA event in Florida back in February. Wife saying he is still alive. Update4:22 PM PT -- We just spoke with Corey's wife, Lauran Hill, who tells us Corey is still ALIVE ... despite a statement from the UFC which said Hill had passed earlier today. Lauran says Corey is "resting and still alive" and they're praying he makes a full recovery. "My husband is fighting for his life. We want him in everyone's prayers." Lauran wouldn't comment on statements made earlier by Hill's close friends and other family members.
Submitted May 14, 2015 6:17PM by Shawn91111 - 16 comments
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UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show
The UFC today announced it will return to Japan on Sept. 27, when heavyweight contenders Roy Nelson (20-11 MMA, 7-7 UFC) and Josh Barnett (33-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will face off in a five-round main event that serves as the conclusion of a brand new reality series. Executive Vice President and General Manager of UFC Asia Ken Berger revealed the two will serve as coaches on “Road to UFC: Japan,” a new reality series that will follow eight Japanese MMA hopefuls who will compete with each other to earn a UFC contract.
Submitted May 14, 2015 10:45AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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UFC Fight Night New Orleans Lineup Finalized with Giagos-Wade Matchup
UFC Fight Night New Orleans Lineup Finalized with Giagos-Wade Matchup.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:03PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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UFC reveals first Filipina octagon girl, Red Dela Cruz, who'll debut at UFC Fight Night 66
PASAY, Philippines – The UFC today announced the addition of the company’s first Filipina octagon girl, Red Dela Cruz.
Submitted May 13, 2015 3:46PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Juliana Lima vs. Ericka Almeida completes UFN 67
With Jessica Penne moved to a title bout against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Juliana Lima will now face Jungle Fight champion Ericka Almeida at UFC Fight Night 67.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Moraes vs. Moraes title fight at WSOF 22
World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes will defend his title against Sheymon Moraes at WSOF 22 on Aug. 1 in Las Vegas.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:15AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
Jessica Andrade vs. Sarah Moras added to UFC Fight Night 71 in San Diego
A women’s bantamweight bout has been added to the UFC’s summer return to San Diego. Jessica Andrade (12-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is set to meet Sarah Moras (4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 71. UFC officials recently announced the new matchup. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 71 card includes: Todd Duffee vs. Frank Mir Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson Bobby Green vs. Al Iaquinta Matt Dwyer vs. Alan Jouban Manny Gamburyan vs. Scott Jorgensen Kevin Lee vs. James Moontasri Igor Araujo vs. Sean Strickland Andrew Craig vs. Edgar Garcia Jessica Andrade vs. Sarah Moras
Submitted May 13, 2015 10:00AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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UFC Fight Night 69 gets one more: Taylor Lapilus vs. Yuta Sasaki set for Berlin
The UFC’s return to Germany in five weeks has a 12th bout added to the lineup. Taylor Lapilus (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is set to meet Yuta Sasaki (18-2-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 69. UFC officials announced the new booking today.
Submitted May 13, 2015 9:58AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Ed Ruth's Bellator signing puts spotlight on UFC's Reebok deal
"I've been talking with all the major organizations, and at the end of the day, I really believe in what Scott Coker is doing with Bellator." Ruth said. "They're signing the top talent, they're putting on exciting fights, and they're letting me secure my own sponsors." The issue of fighter sponsorship jumped to the forefront of MMA's collective conscious earlier this year when it was announced that MMA's flagship promotion, the UFC, would be signing an exclusive apparel deal with Reebok. The deal will make Reebok the UFC’s official uniform provider and will pay each fighter anywhere from $5,000-$40,000 per fight, depending on championship standing and tenure.
Submitted May 12, 2015 4:49PM by GDPofMPG - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator, UFC
Adlan Amagov officially retires
Amagov has officially announced his retirement from professional sports, including mixed martial arts competition.
Submitted May 12, 2015 11:34AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Zelaznik: Fight Pass to stream Shooto Brazil cards
The UFC Fight Pass has immediate plans to begin airing live Shooto Brazil events, possibly beginning this weekend for Shooto Brazil 54.
Submitted May 12, 2015 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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