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UFC 212 bonuses: Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo takes Fight of the Night
Max Holloway will leave Brazil with a shiny new UFC featherweight belt and an extra $50,000 in his pocket. Holloway’s title-unifying victory over Jose Aldo at UFC 212 on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro didn’t just make him the undisputed king of the hill at 145 pounds, it also netted him a little extra cash. His third-round TKO finish earned ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, meaning both he and Aldo took home $50,000 bonuses.
Submitted Jun 4, 2017 12:58PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC 212 results: Max Holloway TKOs Jose Aldo to unify featherweight title
After a slow start, Max Holloway took over against Jose Aldo and unified the UFC featherweight title. Holloway (18-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC), who came in as the interim champ, seized the undisputed belt after battering Aldo (27-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) until the referee was forced to step in at the 4:13 mark of the third round. The title fight headlined today’s UFC 212 event at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jun 4, 2017 1:04AM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
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UFC 212 early weigh-in results: Jose Aldo (145), Max Holloway (145) on point
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) -Champ Jose Aldo (145) vs. interim Max Holloway (145) – featherweight title unification bout -Claudia Gadelha (116) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115) -Vitor Belfort (185) vs. Nate Marquardt (186) -Paulo Borrachinha (186) vs. Oluwale Bamgbose (184) -Yancy Medeiros (171) vs. Erick Silva (171) PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET) -Raphael Assuncao (136) vs. Marlon Moraes (136) -Antonio Carlos Junior (185) vs. Eric Spicely (184) -Johnny Eduardo (136) vs. Matthew Lopez (136) -Iuri Alcantara (136) vs. Brian Kelleher (134) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) -Jamie Moyle (116) vs. Viviane Pereira (113) -Luan Chagas (171) vs. Jim Wallhead (170) -Marco Beltran (126) vs. Deiveson Alcantara (126)
Submitted Jun 2, 2017 7:43PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Chan Sung Jung out of UFC 214; promotion seeks replacement to fight Lamas
UFC featherweight standout Chan Sung Jung won’t be facing Ricardo Lamas at UFC 214. Lamas (17-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) today told MMAjunkie the promotion is looking for a replacement. Veteran MMA commentator Robin Black first tweeted news that Jung (14-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has suffered an undisclosed injury.
Submitted Jun 2, 2017 7:31PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira set for UFC 214
Former UFC bantamweight title challenger Sara McMann is building her case for another shot at the gold. McMann, the 2004 Olympic wrestling silver medalist, will meet Brazil’s Ketlen Vieira at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim. The bout was originally announced Thursday on the UFC’s Unfiltered podcast.
Submitted Jun 2, 2017 7:25PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Vitor Belfort’s UFC deal won’t end at UFC 212
It turns out that Vitor Belfort’s upcoming bout with Nate Marquardt is not the last one on his current deal with the UFC. Moments after his loss to Kelvin Gastelum in March, “The Phenom” told the media at the post-fight press conference in Fortaleza, Brazil, that he hoped to fight the last fight of his deal with the promotion on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro.
Submitted Jun 1, 2017 12:55AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Volkan Oezdemir gets his wish: UFC 214 fight with Jimi Manuwa
Officials today announced Oezdemir (14-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who’s fresh off a UFC Fight Night 109 upset win over surging Misha Cirkunov (13-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) this past weekend, is slated to meet Jimi Manuwa (17-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at UFC 214.
Submitted May 31, 2017 1:07PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
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Samsung Announces Virtual Reality Partnership with UFC
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced on Tuesday a VR Live Pass on Gear VR, a lineup of exciting global, live entertainment partnerships with the UFC, X Games and Live Nation. Samsung will stream select live events so fans can enjoy immersive virtual reality broadcasts of their favorite action sports and music events through the Gear VR platform.
Submitted May 30, 2017 10:13PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Kevin Lee, Michael Chiesa not facing sanctions in Oklahoma for press-conference scuffle
Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa seem to be in the clear as far as discipline goes after a press-conference scuffle earlier this month. Lee and Chiesa will not receive any sanctions from the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission (OSAC) stemming from the incident, OSAC executive director Joe Miller told MMA Fighting on Tuesday. At the time of the skirmish, neither man was licensed by the OSAC, therefore the commission has no jurisdiction to enact any kind of punishment, Miller said.
Submitted May 30, 2017 10:09PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Leslie Smith vs. Lina Lansberg set for UFC Fight Night 113 in Glasgow
Leslie Smith will be returning to the Octagon in July. The veteran has been scheduled to face Sweden’s Lina Lansberg in a women’s bantamweight contest at UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, according to the UFC on Tuesday.
Submitted May 30, 2017 10:08PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Alan Jouban vs. Brian Camozzi added to UFC 213
Alan Jouban isn’t wasting much time getting back into the swing of things. The welterweight, who lost to Gunnar Nelson at March’s UFC Fight Night 107, returns to action at UFC 213 on July 8 in Las Vegas, where he’ll meet Brian Camozzi.
Submitted May 30, 2017 10:08PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Ronda Rousey cast in 'Battle of the Network Stars' reboot on ABC
Fresh off a guest spot on NBC’s Blindspot, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is expected to be cast in a reboot of ABC’s “Battle of the Network Stars.” Pop culture website Vulture.com reported today that Rousey will serve as a team captain opposite former Dallas Cowboys star DeMarcus Ware, coaching a rotating cast of celebrities as they compete in various sporting events. The show debuts June 29 on ABC.
Submitted May 30, 2017 10:06PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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10 memorable moments from UFC-Stockholm, with Gustafsson's end to a productive month
At UFC Fight Night 109, Alexander Gustafsson reminded the world that that when he’s healthy and able to fight, the UFC’s light heavyweight division consists of more than just current champion Daniel Cormier and former titleholder Jon Jones. Over the course of 21 minutes and seven seconds, Gustafsson used his speed and reach to pick apart Glover Teixeira before finishing him with a series of uppercuts and a final right hook. The knockout win was a return to form for the two-time title challenger, who last won by stoppage in 2014 when he earned a second-round TKO over his current teammate Jimi Manuwa. In the co-main event, Volkan Oezdemir took another step up the light-heavyweight ladder, earning a quick knockout win over Misha Cirkunov, who was on a four-fight winning streak. UFC Fight Night 109 took place at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. Here are 10 memorable moments from the FS1-televised event.
Submitted May 30, 2017 10:03PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 109 bonuses: Main event nabs 'Fight of the Night' honors
STOCKHOLM – It was a one-sided fight, but today’s UFC Fight Night 109 main event earned “Fight of the Night” honors. Headliners Alexander Gustafsson (18-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) and Glover Teixeira (26-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC), as well as preliminary-card victors Bojan Velickovic (15-4-1 MMA, 2-1-1 UFC) and Damir Hadzovic (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at UFC Fight Night 109.
Submitted May 28, 2017 9:32PM by JLS - 7 comments
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Shane Burgos vs. Godofredo Pepey headed to UFC on FOX 25 on Long Island
A featherweight bout featuring an unbeaten New Yorker is the latest addition to the UFC’s debut show on Long Island. New York’s Shane Burgos (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will take on Brazil’s Godofredo Pepey (13-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX 25 this summer. The bout first was reported by Long Island-based newspaper Newsday at Newsday.com. UFC officials have not made a formal announcement of the booking.
Submitted May 26, 2017 1:33AM by JLS - 4 comments
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Johnny Case vs. Tony Martin targeted for UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City
Lightweight Johnny Case is expected to meet Tony Martin at UFC Fight Night 112. A person close to one of the fighters said bout agreements are expected to be finalized soon for the matchup, which joins a 13-bout card on June 25 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. The source asked for anonymity because the fight isn’t yet public. Earlier this month, Case announced on Twitter, he is fighting on the card.
Submitted May 26, 2017 1:29AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Heavyweights Travis Browne And Alexey Oliynyk Clash At UFC 213
Heavyweights Travis Browne and Alexey Oliynyk will meet at UFC 213 on July 8 during the fight promotion’s International Fight Week. UFC officials announced the matchup on Wednesday. Browne (18-6-1) debuted in the UFC in 2010 and quickly made a name for himself winning four of his first five fights inside the Octagon. He holds wins over Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett and Stefan Struve, but has lost his last three fights. “Hapa” hopes to get his career back on track when he takes on the Russian submission specialist at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted May 26, 2017 1:26AM by JLS - 7 comments
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Undefeated prospect Gavin Tucker returns against ex-WSOF champ Rick Glenn at UFC 216
An intriguing featherweight match-up has been added to UFC 216, as undefeated Canadian prospect Gavin Tucker is set to return against former WSOF champion Rick Glenn on Sept. 9 in Edmonton, Canada. The Chronicle Herald first reported the booking on Thursday.
Submitted May 26, 2017 1:16AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Lethbridge fighter Jordan Mein to battle Belal Muhammad in UFC 213
Jordan Mein will be back in the octagon this summer. The Lethbridge native has been the most high-profile Albertan fighter in recent years, and his next fight will be against Belal Muhammad (11-2-0) on July 8 at UFC 213. Muhammad’s stock is high after beating Randy Brown in February at UFC 208, and the 28-year-old Chicago native has hit .500 so far in his UFC career, going 2-2 over four fights. Mein, meanwhile, is coming off a tough loss at UFC 206 last December in Toronto to Emil Meek.
Submitted May 26, 2017 1:14AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Gokhan “The Rebel” Saki set to make his UFC debut in Rotterdam
After weeks of speculation over the future of kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki, the UFC has today confirmed the signing of “The Rebel” to a multi-fight deal. The news was officially announced by the promotion on Thursday morning. Saki (0-1), 33, will make his debut in the light-heavyweight division and is expected to feature on the UFC Rotterdam card on Sept. 2. Saki was born in the city of Schiedam, which is located west of Rotterdam. His opponent has yet to be named.
Submitted May 25, 2017 10:29AM by JLS - 4 comments
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