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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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Renan Barao-Aljamain Sterling, Ricardo Lamas-Chan Sung Jung set for UFC 214
A former bantamweight champion returns to his old weight class, and an intriguing matchup of veteran featherweights, have been added to UFC 214.
Submitted May 24, 2017 11:48PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Romero-Whittaker interim title fight to co-headline UFC 213; Nunes-Shevchenko is main event
With UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping injured, an interim title fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker is coming to the division. Romero (13-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) and Whittaker (18-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) will clash for the interim 185-pound belt in the UFC 213 co-main event on July 8, which ESPN’s Brett Okamoto announced on “SportsCenter.” The matchup was later confirmed by UFC officials.
Submitted May 24, 2017 11:16AM by JLS - 6 comments
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Garbrant-Dillashaw out of UFC 213, Romero-Whittaker in
UFC president Dana White spoke recently with ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto, and announced that some big fights had been reshuffled. The Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw bantamweight title fight at UFC 213 on July 8 has been canceled due to Garbrandt’s back injury. Dillashaw will instead fight Demetrious Johnson in August.
Submitted May 24, 2017 1:47AM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Nadia Kassem the latest Aussie to break into UFC ranks
NADIA Kassem is Australia’s newest UFC fighter — and also its most unlikely. Unknown to all but the most seasoned Sydney fight fans, 21-year-old Kassem will make her Octagon debut at UFC Auckland on June 11. Fighting for only two years, the undefeated Wentworthville product was given the surprise call up during a recent coffee break at DHL Pharmaceuticals, where she works in customer service. And in a further twist, the rising strawweight will also be joined on the Auckland card by fellow UFC newbie Ashkan Mokhtarian — who doubles as the brother of her boyfriend/coach, Suman.
Submitted May 23, 2017 2:16AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Cris Cyborg, Angela Magana involved in physical altercation at UFC Athlete Retreat
Cris Cyborg and another UFC female fighter had an altercation at the UFC Athlete Retreat on Sunday and things got physical. Upset over tweets posted by Angela Magana, Cyborg confronted Magana during the event in Las Vegas, sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. After heated words, Cyborg punched Magana in the face, sources said. Magana was rocked a bit by the punch, but did not fall down. She was then taken away, sources said.
Submitted May 22, 2017 3:54AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Dana White: Georges St-Pierre will face UFC welterweight champion upon return
Now that Georges St-Pierre is out of a proposed Middleweight bout against division champion Michael Bisping, the 185-pound weight class is no longer clouded. So what’s next for the former UFC Welterweight champion of the world? It’s back to his old stomping grounds, as company president Dana White has confirmed that “Rush” will now fight for the 170-pound strap when he’s good and ready.
Submitted May 22, 2017 3:10AM by xdanish020 - 9 comments
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Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno headlines UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City
A pair of surging flyweights, including one from Mexico, will headline the UFC’s return to Mexico City this summer. Sergio Pettis (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is set to take on Brandon Moreno (14-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City. The promotion announced the new booking today for its fourth visit to Mexico City and fifth trip to Mexico overall.
Submitted May 22, 2017 1:34AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Cris Cyborg, Angela Magana involved in physical altercation at UFC Athlete Retreat
Cris Cyborg and another UFC female fighter had an altercation at the UFC Athlete Retreat on Sunday and things got physical. Upset over tweets posted by Angela Magana, Cyborg confronted Magana during the event in Las Vegas, sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. After heated words, Cyborg punched Magana in the face, sources said. Magana was rocked a bit by the punch, but did not fall down. She was then taken away, sources said.
Submitted May 21, 2017 8:58PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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Woodley wants GSP, calls Bisping fight ‘the cowardly move’
By all accounts, the next man challenging for the UFC welterweight champion will be Demian Maia. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu savant earned that right after capturing his seventh straight win at UFC 211 with a hard-fought split decision over Jorge Masvidal. That’s just fine with reigning UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Woodley said Monday on The MMA Hour that UFC officials haven’t yet asked him about Maia, but if they do, he’ll be more than willing to face the 39-year-old contender. However, if “T-Wood” had his druthers, a different name would still fall at the top of his wish list.
Submitted May 21, 2017 10:13AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Michael Bisping too injured to fight Yoel Romero, prefers to wait for Georges St-Pierre
I feel like I’ve heard this somewhere before... Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Michael Bisping was expecting to fight former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, but “Rush” kept delaying his return to the point where promotion president Dana White got tired of waiting. Bisping was perfectly fine just hanging around. Probably because “The Count” is still recovering from knee surgery and can’t fight “anytime soon.” That’s according to comments the brash Brit recently made on his official podcast (via MMA Fighting) detailing his current state of health.
Submitted May 19, 2017 1:05PM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
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Reza Madadi Added to UFC in Stockholm for Last Stand
Reza Madadi will have his last wish of his MMA career. “Mad Dog” has been added to the UFC in Stockholm card on late notice as the Allstars Training Center fighter steps in for injured Mairbek Taisumov, to face Joaquim Silva in his retirement bout in his hometown.
Submitted May 19, 2017 11:12AM by JLS - 0 comments
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‘Minotouro' Nogueira injured, out of UFC Fight Night 112 fight with Ilir Latifi
Ilir Latifi needs a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 112. The Swedish light heavyweight was booked to meet Brazilian veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Oklahoma City on June 25, but revealed on Twitter that “Minotouro" was forced out of the card with an injury.
Submitted May 18, 2017 1:15AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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