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USADA hands UFC's George Sullivan 1-year suspension for 2nd anti-doping offense
UFC welterweight George Sullivan has been sanctioned for his second anti-doping offense by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, receiving a one-year term for a banned substance and its metabolite.
Submitted Jun 21, 2017 11:52AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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John Makdessi steps in to fight Sage Northcutt at UFC 214 after Claudio Puelles pulls out
UFC officials today announced a shuffle to UFC 214’s fight card that will pair Sage Northcutt against veteran John Makdessi in a lightweight bout. Northcutt (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) previously was scheduled to face Claudio Puelles (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who suffered an injury and was forced to withdraw from the event, which takes place July 29 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The bout order for UFC 214 has not been set, but main card fights air live on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jun 20, 2017 10:47PM by JLS - 10 comments
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Gokhan Saki plans on fighting for UFC title in 2018, vows to ‘knock the f*ck out of’ foes
Gokhan Saki, he of 100 kickboxing matches, doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who picks opponents. That will carry over into the UFC, he told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I’ll fight everybody,” Saki said “The biggest, the smallest, the heaviest. Same weight. For me, I really don’t care who I’m gonna fight. I’m only really interested in myself. I don’t really care about other fighters. Sooner or later, I’m going to knock the f*ck out of them anyway. So, the order doesn’t matter to me.”
Submitted Jun 18, 2017 11:05PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor odds released for fight, PPV sales
The so-called “fight of the century” between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is also going to be one of the most bet on sporting events of the year. The fight, which takes place on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is captivating for gamblers given the odd nature of the set-up. Mayweather is 49-0 as a boxer, while McGregor is making his professional boxing debut — yet because of his dominance in the UFC bettors are jumping on him as an +400 underdog.
Submitted Jun 17, 2017 2:12PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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UFC Fight Night 111 bonuses: You know Holly Holm's sick kick was worth $50,000
Holly Holm, Ulka Sasaki, Li Jingliang and Frank Camacho each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 111 event. Holm and Sasaki earned “Performance of the Night” honors, while Jingliang and Camacho won “Fight of the Night.”
Submitted Jun 17, 2017 12:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Cyborg vs. Anderson for title at UFC 214 close to finalization
The UFC made a decision to add a women’s featherweight division when it appeared that Cris Cyborg, who had been brought in to drop weight to fight the then seemingly unbeatable Ronda Rousey, was not going to be able to do so. However, Cyborg needed time to recover from the brutal weight cuts. So the UFC went forward without her, matching up Germaine de Randamie, who was outside the top 10 at bantamweight, with Holy Holm, who was on a two-fight losing streak at 135. GDR won and holds the title, for now.
Submitted Jun 16, 2017 11:13PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather happening Aug. 26 in Las Vegas
Fast on the heels of an approved event request to the Nevada boxing commission, the much-ballyhooed meeting between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is set to go down. Citing a “well-placed source,” Yahoo! Sports reporter Kevin Iole today wrote that the bout will take place Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, the date approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for an event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 11:06PM by grappler0000 - 21 comments
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Dooho Choi injured, but Andre Fili still plans to fight at UFC 214
An intriguing featherweight bout between Dooho Choi and Andre Fili won’t be happening at UFC 214. However, Fili still plans to fight at the event. Fili (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) today tweeted that Choi (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) can’t make the July 29 pay-per-view event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.:
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:51PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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T.J. Dillashaw questions the legitimacy of Cody Garbrandt’s back injury
At the beginning of this year, the UFC announced that bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would be defending his belt against former champion and training partner T.J. Dillashaw. It was to be a good, old-fashioned grudge match and the UFC built its most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter around the beef between the coaches, leading up to their title fight at UFC 213 this summer.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:49PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Jon Jones' Mother Passes Away After Battle With Diabetes
Jon Jones‘ mother, Camille, passed away on Sunday following her battle with diabetes. She was 55 years of age. Jon’s brother Arthur, a lineman in the National Football League, posted on Instagram, confirming his mother’s passing.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 12:28AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Dana White responds to DJ, says McGregor is the pound-for-pound best
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson made a stand this week against the organization, and now UFC president Dana White has fired back. Johnson, the current No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter on the UFC’s official rankings, released an explosive, lengthy statement Monday in which the flyweight champion accused the UFC of widespread “mistreatment and bullying” and criticized the promotion for a variety of issues, ranging from White’s negotiating tactics for Johnson’s next fight — a bout that could see Johnson break the all-time record for consecutive title defenses set by Anderson Silva — to the UFC’s handling of the flyweight division altogether. Johnson then elaborated on those issues in a wide-ranging interview Monday on The MMA Hour.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 10:52PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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UFC Fight Night 110 bonuses: Finishes by Ben Nguyen, Dan Hooker earn them $50K
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Mark Hunt, Derrick Lewis, Ben Nguyen, and Dan Hooker each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 110 event. Hooker and Nguyen each picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, while Hunt and Lewis took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 12:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 110 results: Mark Hunt wins grueling battle vs. Derrick Lewis with 4th-round TKO
A heavyweight fight that on paper looked like a slugfest turned into a battle of cardiovascular strength. Mark Hunt (13-11-1 MMA, 8-5-1 UFC) took Derrick Lewis’ (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) best shots and chased him around the cage, doling out repeated shots to the body and legs until Lewis tired and slumped in exhaustion at the 3:51 mark of the fourth round.
Submitted Jun 11, 2017 1:57AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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Thibault Gouti ruled out of UFC Fight Night 110 with illness hours before event
UFC Fight Night 110 has lost a fight just hours before the event is set to take place. Thibault Gouti vs. Dong Hyun Kim has been removed from the card because of an illness to Gouti, the UFC announced. “On the advice of physicians, and with the athlete’s health and safety in mind, UFC has removed Thibault Gouti from his bout today against Dong Hyun Kim at ‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt’ in Auckland, New Zealand due to illness,” the promotion said in a statement. “‘UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt’ will proceed with 11 bouts.”
Submitted Jun 10, 2017 5:30PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Mike Perry vs. Thiago Alves slated for UFC 215
Mike Perry vs. Thiago Alves is slated for UFC 215 on Aug. 19, MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion has yet to officially announce the card, but sources say Seattle is currently the top candidate to host the event.
Submitted Jun 9, 2017 8:01PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Jack Hermansson vs. Brad Scott Booked for UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City
A middleweight clash pitting Jack Hermansson against Brad Scott has been added to the UFC Fight Night 114 lineup. Promotion officials confirmed the pairing following an initial report from mmadna.nl. UFC Fight Night 114 takes place at Mexico City Arena on Aug. 5 and is headlined by a flyweight duel between Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno. The evening’s main card airs on Fox Sports 1.
Submitted Jun 9, 2017 4:13AM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
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Chad Laprise Steps in for Injured Alan Jouban, will meet Brian Camozzi at UFC 213
Chad Laprise will replace the injured Alan Jouban and face Brian Camozzi at UFC 213. The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the new welterweight matchup on Thursday. UFC 213 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 8 and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight title bout between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. Read more at http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Chad-Laprise-Steps-in-for-Injured-Alan-Jouban-Meets-Brian-Camozzi-at-UFC-213-122923#tlssSDOWYfBdP3MV.99
Submitted Jun 9, 2017 4:08AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
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Jason Knight fights Ricardo Lamas at UFC 214
The UFC has found Chan Sung Jung’s replacement to fight Ricardo Lamas. As was first reported on Tuesday by the Los Angeles Times’ Lance Pugmire, rising featherweight prospect Jason Knight will be filling in for “The Korean Zombie” at UFC 214 in Anaheim, CA on July 29th. Jung had to withdraw due to (among other things) a ruptured ACL and MCL.
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 11:21PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith targeted for August UFC event
After ex-UFC champ Rashad Evans turned him down, Hector Lombard has a fight. Lombard (34-5-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is targeted to meet Anthony Smith (27-12 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at a UFC event scheduled for Aug. 19, according to multiple people with knowledge of the booking, who requested anonymity because the fight has not yet been made public.
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 11:07PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Frank Camacho a late replacement next week at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore
Li Jingliang has a new opponent for next week’s UFC Fight Night 111 event. Welterweight Jonathan Meunier (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has suffered an injury and is out of his fight with welterweight Jingliang (12-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC), and newcomer Frank Camacho (20-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement. The full UFC Fight Night 111 lineup now includes: MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 8 a.m. ET) Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcin Tybura Colby Covington vs. Dong Hyun Kim Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:30 a.m. ET) Takanori Gomi vs. Jon Tuck Cyril Asker vs. Walt Harris Ulka Sasaki vs. Justin Scoggins Frank Camacho vs. Li Jingliang Russell Doane vs. Kwan Ho Kwak Carls John de Tomas vs. Naoki Inoue Ji Yeon Kim vs. Lucie Pudilova Alex Caceres vs. Rolando Gabriel
Submitted Jun 7, 2017 11:03PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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