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Holm vs de Randamie for the inaugural featherweight title at UFC 208
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Boxing traditionally had eight weight divisions and eight champions. It made things easy to remember and appreciate. UFC president Dana White is an old student of the sweet science; it is no coincidence that there are eight divisions for men in the UFC. There were only two weight divisions for women – 115 and 125. Women flyweights could move up to 135 or down to 115. Women featherweights could drop, and women atomweights could move up. So the talent was deep. The greatest female fighter in MMA is Cris Cyborg and the UFC engaged in a years-long effort to bring her down to 135 for a superfight with Ronda Rousey. However, the cuts took too much out of her and she eventually said no more.
Submitted Dec 14, 2016 1:48AM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kelvin Gastelum staying at middleweight to fight Vitor Belfort
(mmaweekly.com)
Though Kelvin Gastelum believes his ideal weight class is welterweight, he has agreed to stay at middleweight for his next fight to meet Vitor Belfort. The bout is set for a UFC Fight Night event on March 11 in Fortaleza, Brazil, according to AgFight, which confirmed an initial report by Combate. Gastelum (13-2) has had difficulty making the welterweight cutoff on several occasions, most recently having a UFC 205 bout with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone canceled due to his failure to make weight.
Submitted Dec 13, 2016 6:38PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
New UFC matchmaker deserves a chance to show what he’s made of
(mixedmartialarts.com)
A post on Facebook from number one light heavyweight title-contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson Monday caught my eye. Johnson had recently lost out on a championship fight when Daniel Cormier pulled out of UFC 206 with injury. Johnson said he was game to fight a short-notice opponent, as long as it was at heavyweight. The former welterweight has had success at heavyweight, including a decision win over former world champ Andrei Arlovski in 2013. Johnson had gone on record saying that Arlovski had turned-down an offered rematch with him. On Monday, Johnson jumped on Facebook, saying he was “feeling annoyed,” and to apologize to “The Pitbull.” According to Johnson, Arlovski called him to set the record straight.
Submitted Dec 13, 2016 6:35PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Commission practices at UFC Albany event draw criticism from fighters
(mmafighting.com)
Practices conducted by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) are drawing criticism from fighters following the UFC's event in Albany over the weekend. Multiple fighters and coaches confirmed with MMA Fighting that the commission would not let doctors give fighters stitches in the arena, a practice that is common in many other jurisdictions. Instead, fighters were sent to the hospital in an ambulance and some had to wait hours to get cuts sutured.
Submitted Dec 13, 2016 6:27PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Jose Aldo says he’s fighting Max Holloway at UFC 208
(mmafighting.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO — Jose Aldo has a date for his return to the Octagon. Max Holloway won the interim featherweight championship with a win over Anthony Pettis Saturday night in Toronto, Canada, and called out UFC featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo for a clash at UFC 208 in Brooklyn on Feb. 11. Speaking with the media in Brazil on Monday, Aldo confirmed that it’s done deal.
Submitted Dec 12, 2016 5:11PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Randy Brown says newcomer Brian Camozzi was perfect gift at UFC Fight Night 102
(mmajunkie.com)
ALBANY, N.Y. – Randy Brown had to deal with an opponent change for UFC Fight Night 102, but it turned out to work perfectly in his favor.
Submitted Dec 10, 2016 4:53PM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 102 post-fight facts: Derrick Lewis passes Conor McGregor in KO category
(mmajunkie.com)
Friday’s UFC Fight Night 102 event was largely forgettable, but in his first UFC main event, Derrick Lewis earned a key victory in the heavyweight division.
Submitted Dec 10, 2016 4:51PM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Pettis misses mark at weighins
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will not fight for the interim featherweight title on Saturday as planned.
Submitted Dec 9, 2016 11:17AM by tildengolfer - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After Maryna Moroz injury, Jessica Andrade meets Angela Hill at UFC 207
(bloodyelbow.com)
Jessica Andrade didn't go too long without an opponent. Shortly after her fight against Maryna Moroz was scratched due to Moroz being injured, Combate's Ana Hissa reported that Andrade will now face UFC vet and Invicta FC champion, Angela Hill.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 4:40PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
PFA head Jeff Borris says three factions vying to organize fighters is ‘good news for the UFC’
(mmafighting.com)
The MMA Fighters Association started up nearly a decade ago. The Professional Fighters Association kicked off in August. And last week, the MMA Athletes Association launched via a conference call with significant buzz. All the groups want to represent the interest of fighters against promoters. Most have similar goals, though there are many conflicts on how to achieve them. The MMAFA and MMAAA are associations, while the PFA is a prospective union. On Wednesday, a group of lawyers representing fighters in an antitrust case (many of whom are in the MMAFA) against the UFC sent a cease-and-desist letter to the MMAAA. The MMAAA responded with a statement hours later. The MMAFA and PFA have been at odds, too, on social media. The conflict between the groups have been public. And none of that is good news for the fighters, according to PFA founder Jeff Borris.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 1:01PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Georges St-Pierre back in negotiations with the UFC about returning to fight
(mmafighting.com)
Georges St-Pierre has had himself a busy two weeks. First, he announced he was teaming up with Bjorn Rebney, Cain Velasquez, Tim Kennedy, T.J. Dillashaw, and (maybe?) Donald Cerrone to form the MMA Athletes Association (MMAAA). And now he says he's back in talks with the UFC to negotiate his return to the cage. In a recent interview with TSN, St-Pierre reaffirmed that his intention was still to fight again and that the UFC reached back out to him on the day he announced the formation of the MMAAA.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 12:49PM by Five-Alive - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Nina Ansaroff added to UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix
(mmafighting.com)
UFC strawweights Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger and Nina Ansaroff will battle for redemption in Phoenix as they meet at the UFC Fight Night 103 card in Arizona on Jan. 15, MMA Fighting has confirmed with multiple sources following a report by Fox Sports.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 9:10PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Theodorou vs Ferreira, Santos vs Marshman set for UFC Halifax
(bloodyelbow.com)
A couple of middleweight bouts have been added to the UFC”s return to Halifax. Super Lutas first reported a clash between Ultimate Fighter champions, Elias Theodorou and Cezar Ferreira, while Combate confirmed Thiago Santos will meet Jack Marshman on the same night. UFC Halifax is scheduled for February 19. The UFC has not announced a main event for the card yet.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 7:49PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Raphael Assuncao vs. Aljamain Sterling slated for UFC on FOX 23
(mmafighting.com)
An important bantamweight fight is close to being added to UFC on FOX 23. According to sources, Aljamain Sterling (12-1) vs. Raphael Assuncao (23-5) is targeted for the Jan. 28 card in Denver. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 4:10PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier in the works for UFC 208
(mmafighting.com)
Jared Cannonier is getting right back to work. According to multiple sources, the UFC is looking to book Cannonier against Glover Teixeira at UFC 208. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight. UFC 208 is set for Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Feb. 11. A main event fight has not been announced yet, either.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 2:58PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Juliana Pena vs. Valentina Shevchenko headlines UFC Fight Night in Denver
(mmafighting.com)
A pair of surging bantamweights will get a chance to state their case for a title shot on Jan. 28. Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko will square off in the main event of the UFC Fight Night card at Denver's Pepsi Center. MMAFighting.com confirmed an initial report by FOXSports.com.
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 3:40PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Henry Cejudo: Dana White apologized after shady judging ‘robbery’ - ‘You won the fight’ against Joseph Benavidez
(mmamania.com)
Cejedo dropped a split decision after 15 minutes of non-stop, high-level mixed martial arts action. "You know it's bad when Dana White calls you to apologize for the judging," Cejudo said on “The MMA Hour” (transcription via Joe.CO.uk). “He literally called me two seconds right after I sent [a] text message to him. He was like, 'Listen Henry, I apologize. I'm sincerely sorry. You won that fight. Everybody I talked to -- Sean Shelby said you won the fight, everybody that was ringside, there was not one person in that arena that thought you didn't win that fight.' "It was just a sincere apology and I don't really have a relationship with Dana White,” he continued. “I just happened to text him and he was apologetic."
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 1:21PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White fires back at ‘scumbag Bjork’ Rebney for involvement in MMAAA
(mmafighting.com)
Last week’s bombshell announcement that the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA) had formed in an attempt to even the playing field between the UFC and its fighters came with some peculiar asterisks. Namely, the presence of Bjorn Rebney, Bellator’s beleaguered former CEO. With a three-pronged focus primarily geared towards better revenue distribution between promoter and fighter, the group — led by welterweight great Georges St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, Tim Kennedy, TJ Dillashaw and Donald Cerrone — got a lot of attention. Yet one person who hadn’t weighed in with his opinion was UFC president Dana White, who finally aired his thoughts on it all on Tuesday.
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 1:09PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Cris Cyborg explains why she turned down two UFC featherweight title fights
(mmafighting.com)
UFC president Dana White recently revealed that Cris Cyborg turned down two opportunities to fight for the inaugural UFC featherweight championship, but according to the Brazilian fighter, she had a pretty good reason for it.
Submitted Dec 6, 2016 11:22AM by Five-Alive - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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