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Luke Jumeau returns at UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan
Following a successful UFC debut, New Zealand’s Luke Jumeau is slated for a return at the UFC’s upcoming show in Japan. UFC officials announced Jumeau (12-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is slated to fight welterweight Shinsho Anzai (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 117. The latest UFC Fight Night 117 card includes: Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux Jessica Andrade vs. Claudia Gadelha Henrique da Silva vs. Gokhan Saki Rolando Dy vs. Teruto Ishihara Mizuto Hirota vs. Charles Rosa Alex Morono vs. Keita Nakamura Jussier Formiga vs. Ulka Sasaki Chan-Mi Jeon vs. Syuri Kondo Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim Shinsho Anzai vs. Luke Jumeau
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:25PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Georges St. Pierre Signs Bout Agreement To Fight Michael Bisping At UFC127
The former welterweight titlist has not competed since taking a split decision against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November 2013. His return against Bisping was initially announced in March, but injury issues for both fighters nixed the promotion’s targeted summer date. The bout appeared to be off the table, and UFC President Dana White revealed that GSP would instead challenge for welterweight gold upon his return. However, White elected to revisit the booking following what he perceived to be a subpar performance by reigning 170-pound king Tyron Woodley in a victory over Demian Maia at UFC 214.
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 2:57PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
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Michael Bisping details robberies, near-death experience on Hawaiian vacation
It’s an all-too-often told horror story: You, or someone you know, went on vacation in an exotic spot and fell victim to a robbery. Or, worse, a near-death experience goes down during some sort of outdoor activity. Michael Bisping, for his part, went through both during what seems to be some sort of cursed trip.
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:45AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Unhappy with ‘monkeys’ comment, Floyd Mayweather said fight with Conor McGregor is ‘for all the blacks around the world’
The uncomfortable topic of race came up quickly on the MayMac World Tour last month. Conor McGregor drew criticism on the first stop in Los Angeles after he told Floyd Mayweather to dance for him, referring to the African American boxing star as “boy.” McGregor used similar language a day later in Toronto and then in New York, on the third stop of the tour, it boiled over.
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:42AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Johny Hendricks To Face Paulo Borrachinha At UFC 217
It seems that we have another addition to the UFC 217 card at Madison Square Garden on November 4th. Johny Hendricks (18-7) will be returning to action to face Brazilian Paulo Borrachinha (10-0) as reported by globo.com. This card is shaping up very well, with Michael Bisping vs Georges St. Pierre fighting for the Middleweight championship expected as the main fight on the card and Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Rose Namajunas targeted for the Strawweight title as well. Hendricks coming off of a loss to Tim Boetsch at UFC Fight Night 112 is looking to redeem himself. Having a bad weight cut and missing weight by 3 lbs, Hendricks will want to prove to himself and the UFC that he can make weight at Middleweight again. Other than his weight issues he has only had one other bout at Middleweight, in which he faced Hector Lombard and won by unanimous decision. He has a lot to prove in this division even with such a long career at Welterweight and being a former champion at 170lbs.
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:36AM by JLS - 4 comments
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Jessica Eye headed to flyweight for bout against Paige VanZant
Our friends over at FloCombat are reporting that a big-time women’s bout will go down at UFC 216, as both Jessica Eye (11-5) and Page VanZant (7-3) head to the newly-formed flyweight division. The event takes place on October 6 in Las Vegas and is shaping up to be a massive night. Eye looks to improve on her 1-5 record inside the Octagon, as the Ohio native will finally get to compete in her natural weight class at 125 pounds. She mostly competed at 125 before signing with the UFC in 2013, including a couple of impressive wins in the Bellator cage. Her only official win in the UFC at bantamweight was a victory over Leslie Smith at UFC 180, although she also did win her bout against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166, but that bout was eventually overturned. Eye was scheduled to compete against UFC newcomer Aspen Ladd last month at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, but the bout was cancelled on fight day when Ladd fell ill. Instead, she will now focus on her flyweight debut.
Submitted Aug 8, 2017 8:44AM by JLS - 5 comments
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Welcome To The UFC: Mads Burnell
Earlier today, Biel Carvalho (@BielzitoMMA) of @OlimpoMMA announced the signing of newcomer Mads Burnell. Some info on Mads Burnell: 5’9? Featherweight 23 years old From Copenhagen, Denmark Trains out of Arte Suave 8-1 5 Submissions(2 Japanese Necktie, Armbar, Brabo Choke, Anaconda Choke) SOMMA Champion
Submitted Aug 6, 2017 11:43PM by JLS - 3 comments
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UFC Fight Night 114 bonuses: New record holder Dustin Ortiz among 4 fighters to earn $50K
Dustin Ortiz, Joseph Morales, Humberto Bandenay, and Niko Price each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 114 event. All four fighters were awarded “Performance of the Night” honors. No “Fight of the Night” was given. UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Aug 6, 2017 12:44PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Meets Rose Namajunas At UFC 217
Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s Octagon return is set. The UFC strawweight champ is set to defend her title for a sixth time against the No. 3-ranked Rose Namajunas at UFC 217 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 4, 2017. It joins a UFC middleweight championship bout between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping as well:
Submitted Aug 5, 2017 9:16AM by JLS - 8 comments
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Christian Colombo meets UFC newcomer Carlos Felipe in Sao Paulo
Christian Colombo will meet an undefeated newcomer in his third UFC bout. The 37-year-old heavyweight will take on Carlos Felipe at an upcoming UFC Fight Night event in Sao Paulo, Brazil that’s scheduled to go down on Oct. 28. Multiple sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. The event is set to take place at the Iburapuera gymnasium. No bouts have been officially announced by the promotion.
Submitted Aug 4, 2017 12:16AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Canadian and Singaporean funds to invest $1.1 billion into WME-IMG
The UFC’s owners are staying large and in charge. WME-IMG is expected to receive a $1.1 billion investment primarily involving a Canadian pension plan fund and a Singaporean wealth fund, with the deal expected to be negotiated by mid-August, according to entertainment news site The Wrap.
Submitted Aug 4, 2017 12:14AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Teruto Ishihara to face Rolando DY at UFC Japan
Rolando DY will return to the Octagon on 23 September when meets seasoned Japanese featherweight Teruto Ishihara (9-4-2) at UFC Fight Night 117 on 23 Sept. One of the most highly-rated MMA fighters in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, Dy signed with UFC earlier this year and made his UFC debut in Singapore against veteran featherweight Alex Caceres. His UFC debut had all the makings of a barn burner, but in the end, Caceres served up a barrage of strikes and leg kicks to slow DY’s momentum. The bout was eventually stopped by the referee after an accidental eye poke left the Filipino unable to continue.
Submitted Aug 3, 2017 8:18AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Seven bouts added to UFC 216
On Tuesday, seven fights were announced for the upcoming UFC 216 pay-per-view event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 7. Several intriguing lightweight contests were added to the card, including a battle between striking specialists Lando Vannata and Abel Trujillo. “Groovy” is just 1-2 in the Octagon so far, but he’s earned performance bonuses in each of his UFC appearances including his most recent Fight of the Night outing against David Teymur that ended in Vannata taking a unanimous decision loss. See the full list of announced bouts below: Lando Vannata vs. Abel Trujillo Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares John Moraga vs. Magomed Bibulatov Matt Schnell vs. Marco Beltran Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
Submitted Aug 1, 2017 11:23PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Dana White's Contender Series 4 results, video highlights: Crazy head kick KO closes show
Check out what happened at Dana White's Contender Series episode 4, as the action packed night saw two contracts get issued out.
Submitted Aug 1, 2017 11:18PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Tyron Woodley responds to Dana White's UFC 214 criticism with threat, demand for public apology
UFC President Dana White better apologize to Tyron Woodley – or else. That, in a nutshell, was the UFC welterweight champion’s response to White’s criticism of his performance during a unanimous-decision win over Demian Maia on Saturday at UFC 214 in Anaheim Calif.
Submitted Jul 31, 2017 11:59PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC 214 post-fight bonuses: Jones, Ortega among $50K winners
Check out our breakdown of the post-fight bonuses from UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 in Anaheim, California. We tell you who won, who didn’t and why. The Honda Center in Anaheim, California was home to a pretty great night of fights, with five (T)KOs, one submission and six decisions, including one split-decision. UFC 214 saw the crowning of a new champion in Cris Cyborg, the retention of a title by Tyron Woodley and the redemption of Jon Jones as he regained his throne. Performances of the Night: Jon Jones and Volkan Oezdemir Fight of the Night: Brian Ortega vs Renato Moicano Gate: $2,448,870 Att.: 16,610 (sell out)
Submitted Jul 30, 2017 2:49AM by JLS - 4 comments
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Daichi Abe signs with UFC and is looking for fame and money on his quest for a world championship
This week, the UFC signed two Japanese talents who will make their debuts at UFC Fight Night, inside the legendary Saitama Super Arena on September 23. After Syuri Kondo, Daichi Abe signed a deal with the promotion and will face South Korean fighter, Hyun Gyu Lim. With no fears, Abe spoke with MMA Plus and revealed his goals, motivation and his big dream of fighting in the UFC. “I started Judo at eight-years-old and competed until high school, I became National Judo Champion when I was in third grade of high school. Then I started to compete in kickboxing and become J-Network Champ.”
Submitted Jul 28, 2017 5:11PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Asian MMA
Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Neil Magny, Mitch Clarke vs. Alex White Added to UFC 215
A pair of bouts have been added to the UFC 215 lineup, as Rafael dos Anjos will face Neil Magny at welterweight and Mitch Clarke will meet Alex White at 155 pounds. The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the bouts on Tuesday evening. UFC 215 takes place at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Sept. 9 and is headlined by a flyweight title bout between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg.
Submitted Jul 27, 2017 12:09AM by JLS - 4 comments
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Claudinha Gadelha affirms interest in duel against Jessica Andrade: "Let's make it happen?"
The UFC may soon mark an interesting duel between two former Brazilian challengers to the weight belt. Through her Instagram account, Claudinha Gadelha commented that she would like to face Jessica Bate-Estaca, who would also be interested in the duel. "I read today that Jessica Andrade is willing to fight me. I'm waiting for the UFC's response to my next opponent since I came down from the octagon in the last fight and no one has come so far. So Jessica, let's make it happen? I'm expecting a call today any time, until it's 2 in the morning ", published the potiguar.
Submitted Jul 24, 2017 8:49PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Five fights added to UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch in Pittsburgh
Headlined by Luke Rockhold vs. David Branch, UFC Fight Night 116 has a slew of new fights. A slew of new fights have been scheduled for UFC Fight Night 116, promotion officials announced Saturday. The most high-profile matchup added to the event is a middleweight matchup between Krzysztof Jotko and Uriah Hall, which could serve as the co-main event.
Submitted Jul 23, 2017 8:33PM by JLS - 0 comments
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