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Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine targeted for UFC 207
(mmafighting.com)
Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine is close to being added to UFC 207 on Dec. 30, MMA Fighting has learned. The welterweight fight has yet to be officially announced by the promotion. Brown (20-15) will be looking to snap a two-fight losing streak. He most recently lost to Jake Ellenberger at UFC 201 in July. Saffiedine (16-5) has lost two of his last three UFC fights. His dropped a unanimous decision to Ricky Story in May. UFC 207, headlined by Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey for the UFC women's bantamweight title, will take place in Las Vegas.
Submitted Oct 18, 2016 12:28PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Samman’s official cause of death listed as probable drug overdose
(mmafighting.com)
Josh Samman's death has been ruled a probable drug overdose by the local coroner. Broward County chief medical examiner Craig Mallak said Tuesday that even though there was no toxicology report done on Samman, circumstances have led him to believe that the late UFC fighter died from a probable drug overdose. TMZ was the first to report the news. Samman died Oct. 5 after being in a coma for about five days. He was 28 years old.
Submitted Oct 18, 2016 12:15PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor rebooked for UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne
(mmajunkie.com)
The fights from this past weekend’s canceled UFC Fight Night 97 event continue to find new homes, with a women’s strawweight contest the latest to be rebooked. MMAjunkie today confirmed that Seo Hee Ham (16-7 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Danielle Taylor (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will take place at UFC Fight Night 101, following an initial report from Fight News Australia.
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 10:43PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jordan Mein vs. Emil Meek targeted for UFC 206
(mmafighting.com)
Another fight is close to being added to UFC 206. Jordan Mein (26-10) vs. Emil Meek (8-2-1, 1 NC) is currently slated to be on the Dec. 10 card in Toronto, MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight. The fight will mark Mein's first since deciding to retire from MMA last year. The Canadian-born Mein, who announced his return in September, made his MMA debut in 2006 as a 16-year-old. He hasn't fought since Jan. 2015.
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 10:41PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC says Georges St-Pierre is still under Zuffa contract
(mmafighting.com)
It doesn't seem like this will be a clean break. In a statement sent out Monday, the UFC said the former welterweight champion remains under contract and implied there could be a legal battle in the near future. "Georges St-Pierre remains under an existing agreement with Zuffa, LLC as his MMA promoter," the statement read. "Zuffa intends to honor its agreement with St-Pierre and reserves its rights under the law to have St-Pierre do the same."
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 10:32PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
James Moontasri vs. Alex Morono moved to UFC on FOX 22
(mmafighting.com)
The welterweight matchup between James Moontasri and Alex Morono has found a new home. The bout, which was originally scheduled for Oct. 15 in Manila, has been moved to UFC on FOX 22 on Dec. 17 in Sacramento. The Los Angeles Daily News initially reported the story Monday.
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 9:11PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Bryan Barberena and Colby Covington set to meet at December's UFC on FOX 22
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight scrap between Bryan Barberena and Colby Covington has been added toUFC on FOX 22, which takes place Dec. 17 in Sacramento, Calif. UFC officials today announced the new contest.
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 9:05PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Perry faces Alan Jouban at UFC on FOX 22
(mmafighting.com)
Mike Perry is not taking any breaks, as he's now scheduled to take on Alan Jouban at UFC on FOX 22 later this year. The news was first reported by Los Angeles Daily News, and was later confirmed by MMA Fighting with UFC officials.
Submitted Oct 17, 2016 3:46PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Following UFC Manila cancellation, Horiguchi vs. Bagautinov moves to UFC Belfast
(bloodyelbow.com)
Today would've been UFC Fight Night: Lamas vs. Penn in The Philippines, but BJ Penn suffered an injury and withdrew from the card, and the event was scrapped just days later. One of the key matchups on the card was a flyweight matchup between Ali Bagautinov and Kyoji Horiguchi, and it's not taken long for it to be rescheduled for another card. SportsJoe.ie reports that Horiguchi/Bagautinov is now set for UFC Fight Night 99 on Saturday, November 19th.
Submitted Oct 15, 2016 4:42PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Brazil's Francimar Barroso meets England's Darren Stewart at UFC Fight Night 100 in Sao Paulo
(mmajunkie.com)
Another fight has been made official for next month’s UFC return to Brazil, and the card likely is complete with a dozen fights. Brazil’s Francimar Barroso (18-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is official for a light heavyweight bout against the debuting Darren Stewart (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), the promotion recently confirmed. That gives the UFC Fight Night 100 lineup 12 fights with a main card expected to feature five bouts following seven on the prelims. UFC Fight Night 100 takes place Nov. 19 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 15, 2016 4:00PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Fight Night 102 gets eight new fights, including Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Heavyweights will feature prominently at UFC 102, with Derrick Lewis vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov serving as headliner, and a previously reported contest of Anthony Hamilton vs. Francis Ngannou in the co-feature. UFC officials today announced the main event, adding officially adding eight more fights to the lineup, as well. UFC Fight Night 102 takes place Dec. 9 at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 8:05PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Dana White: Ronda Rousey's biggest issues were with the media
(mmafighting.com)
During this time and the rampant speculation that Rousey may never return though, UFC President Dana White was always adamant that she would fight again. As we now know, White was correct and recently he went on the Fox Sports Live with Jay and Dan to discuss Rousey's return. It wasn't just the injuries and the vacation that kept Rousey away though. Rousey's comments about suicide paint a much darker picture which played a role in Rousey's continued absence from the octagon. For his part, White believes the media coverage of Rousey played a big role in Rousey's depression.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:53PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Jon Jones' USADA arbitration hearing set for Halloween
(mmafighting.com)
Jon Jones is scheduled to make a different kind of history later this month. Jones' arbitration hearing against the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is set for Oct. 31 in Los Angeles, MMA Fighting has learned. Barring a last-minute settlement, Jones will be the first UFC fighter to officially appeal a USADA sanction via arbitration.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:49PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
UFC officials address 'missing judge' issue at UFC 204, camp asks for no contest
(mmajunkie.com)
While fans and media continue to debate the scoring of the main event at this past weekend’s UFC 204 event, astute observers may have noticed a different judge-related controversy on the night. As the first bout of the night got underway, one judge’s chair sat empty. MMA Fighting photographer Esther Lin, who was positioned next to the unused seat, took to her Twitter feed to make note of the odd sight. As the lightweight matchup between Leonardo Santos (16-3-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) and Adriano Martins (28-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) kicked off at midnight local time at England’s Manchester Arena, judges Maciej Motylewski and Paul Sutherland were in position, but veteran official Jeff Mullen was not, only making it to his assigned post in the opening moments of the second frame. Martins’ manager, Alex Davis, said he would like for the fight to be ruled a no contest and plans on contacting UFC officials with a formal request.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:45PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC details appeals process in doping violations in letter to its athletes
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC sent a letter this week to all contracted fighters regarding new arbitration rules regarding disputes of the company's anti-doping policy, as administered by USADA (United State Anti-Doping Agency) Arbitration is the exclusive means of appeal for challenging any USADA ruling regarding the drug testing policy as well as violations.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:35PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Chad Laprise returns to welterweight, meets Li Jingliang at UFC 206 in Toronto
A Canadian fighter is heading back to his former weight class, and will do it in front of his home fans. A welterweight bout between Chad Laprise (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Li Jingliang (11-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC 206 lineup. UFC officials announced the new booking today. UFC 206 takes place Dec. 10 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:32PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Conor McGregor 'can't hold up 2 divisions,' will vacate a title with UFC 205 win
(mmajunkie.com)
Another confrontation appears to be brewing between UFC officials and one of their most popular fighters, Conor McGregor. Things could come to a head if “The Notorious” leaves the UFC 205 main event with two belts in his possession.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:20AM by xdanish020 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Opening odds: Champ Daniel Cormier, challenger Anthony Johnson set as pick 'em at UFC 206
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier beat Anthony Johnson the fist time they met. But with a rematch of the UFC 187 clash on the horizon, oddsmakers simply couldn’t pick a favorite. The opening lines for the UFC 206 headliner, courtesy of MMAOddsBreaker.com, have the two light heavyweights dead even, with both fighters checking in at (-115).
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 3:17AM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Dolce '100 percent' confident Ronda Rousey is 'ready to go' against champ Nunes at UFC 207 (Updated)
(mmajunkie.com)
(UPDATED on 10/13/16 at 2:15 p.m. ET. Following the publishing of this story, Mike Dolce clarified that Ronda Rousey’s walking-around weight is 148 to 152 pounds.) As a self-described “department head” for Ronda Rousey’s team, Mike Dolce said the former women’s bantamweight champ started getting serious about a comeback in late summer.
Submitted Oct 14, 2016 2:32AM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dominick Cruz possibly defending belt, co-headlining UFC 207: Nunes vs Rousey
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dana White announced a bunch of news Wednesday night at the Fox Sports studios. When pressed about revealing more plans about their other champions such as Dominick Cruz, the UFC president hinted that something big is in store for him. “I don’t think if I have ever met anybody in my life that has worse luck than this kid. In his entire career, it was just one thing after another, injury,” White said about Cruz at UFC Tonight. “He (was supposed to be) getting a big fight, coming off Ultimate Fighter. He was supposed to be the co-main event on Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen 2, which he gets a piece of the PPV.” “And (now) some really really good news is coming Dominick Cruz’s way,” he said. “So knock on wood and hope this kid stays healthy because some really good news is coming his way.” UFC 207 with Ronda Rousey’s return is the last big card they have planned for the year. And with White mentioning a similar deal as co-headlining Silva vs Chael 2, DC asked if Cruz will be part of that. White smiled and joked about not wanting to reveal too much, eventually saying “It’s possible. It’s possible.”
Submitted Oct 13, 2016 2:42PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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