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Report: Tate vs. Nunes targeted for December
(bloodyelbow.com)
It seems that Ronda Rousey's next title challenger will emerge one month after he own title defense. Amanda Nunes vs. Miesha Tate is targeted to go down in December, though no event has been officially settled so far, as Combate reported. Riding a two-fight win streak with a TKO over Shayna Baszler and a submission over Sara McMann, Nunes is one of the most powerful strikers in all of the division, also knocking out Sheila Gaff and Germaine de Randamie before being stopped herself by strikes against Cat Zingano a year ago.
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 2:32PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yet another UFC 194 biggie: Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson
(mmajunkie.com)
Well, fight fans: Be sure to circle Dec. 12 on your calendars – because UFC 194 is shaping up to be one hell of a card. UFC officials today announced welterweight contenders Demian Maia (21-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) and Gunnar Nelson (14-1-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) have joined the already-loaded lineup. With the addition, the latest UFC 194 lineup now includes: Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Conor McGregor – for featherweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold – for middleweight title Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 9:30AM by Budgellism - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Debuting heavyweights Luiz Henrique, Francis Ngannou meet at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of UFC heavyweight newcomers are set to tango on the UFC’s final dance card of the year in Florida. Luiz Henrique (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet fellow promotional debutant Francis Ngannou (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17 in December. UFC officials recently announced the new booking. With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 17 now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman Luiz Henrique vs. Francis Ngannou
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:24AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Recently signed Sage Northcutt draws Francisco Trevino at UFC 192 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
Just a few days after his win at Legacy FC 44 earned him a UFC deal, Sage Northcutt now knows his opponent. Northcutt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face fellow welterweight Francisco Trevino (12-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in his promotional debut at UFC 192 a month from now in his home state of Texas. The Houston Chronicle first reported the fight booking. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement. The UFC 192 lineup now includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson – for light heavyweight title Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley Jessica Eye vs. Julianna Pena Ali Bagautinov vs. Joseph Benavidez Angela Hill vs. Rose Namajunas Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov Derrick Lewis vs. Viktor Pesta Sage Northcutt vs. Francisco Trevino
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:23AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens added to December's loaded UFC 194 card
(mmajunkie.com)
Max Holloway wanted one more fight before the end of the year after after an opponent injury marred his last victory. He got his wish in the form of a UFC 194 showdown with Jeremy Stephens. UFC officials today announced the featherweight matchup between Holloway (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and Stephens (24-11 MMA, 11-10 UFC) for the Dec. 12 event. With the addition, the latest UFC 194 lineup now includes: Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Conor McGregor – for featherweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold – for middleweight title Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:20AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber returns to bantamweight, meets Frankie Saenz at UFC 194
(mmajunkie.com)
After a one-fight stint at featherweight earlier this year, Urijah Faber will drop back to bantamweight to fight Frankie Saenz at UFC 194. The 135-pound bout between Faber (32-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Saenz (11-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) was announced on FOX Sports 1’s “FOX Sports Live.” With the addition, the latest UFC 194 lineup now includes: Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Conor McGregor – for featherweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold – for middleweight title Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:19AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit title fight headlines UFC 195 on Jan. 2
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former interim titleholder Carlos Condit will attempt to make their title fight happen for a second time. The matchup has been re-booked for the main event of UFC 195. FOX Sports 1’s “FOX Sports Live” announced the 170-pound contest for the Jan. 2 event at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view...
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 1:19AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC vet Nick Diaz serves less than a day in jail for DUI offenses
(mmajunkie.com)
Nick Diaz had to do little time – literally – in jail following a pair of DUI arrests. Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC) was arrested in September 2014 on suspicion of DUI and attempting to destroy evidence. Diaz was sentenced to two days in jail for that charge and a separate DUI from 2013 in July of this year after he pled no contest to the DUI in exchange for the other charges being dropped. One day of the two-day sentence was credited to Diaz based on time served following his arrest...
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 1:15AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bantamweight Michael McDonald finally healthy, hoping to fight before end of the year
(mmafighting.com)
After nearly two years away, bantamweight Michael McDonald is finally ready to make his return to the Octagon. As reported on UFC tonight, McDonald's coach Jason House said the 24-year old McDonald -- who has been dealing with a nagging right hand injury for a long while -- is hoping to come back before the end of 2015.
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 10:30AM by JLS1980 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Seery vs. Delos Reyes Added To UFC Dublin
(m.ufc.com)
With fans counting down the hours until tickets are released for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs. DUFFY,, another exciting match-up has been announced for the event due to take place in Dublin on Saturday, October 24. Following an electric event in the Irish capital last July, sterling performances from Irish fighters across the globe and the meteoric rise of Conor McGregor, MMA is firmly on the agenda in Ireland and attention is now on the forthcoming event which goes on sale tomorrow. The latest fight added to the fight card see’s Ireland’s Neil Seery take on Guamanian flyweight Jon Delos Reyes.
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 9:32AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Heavyweight Travis Browne looking to fight against Matt Mitrione in return
(mmafighting.com)
Now that he's cleared to fight again, heavyweight Travis Browne has his eye a November or December return. And the fighter he'd most like to face is Matt Mitrione.
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 9:28AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 193 adds Richie Vaculik vs. Danny Martinez, Ryan Benoit vs. Ben Nguyen
(mmajunkie.com)
November’s UFC 193 event, a stadium show taking place in Australia, has two new flyweight additions, and the fight card now boasts 12 total bouts. New additions include 125-pounders Richie Vaculik (10-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Danny Martinez (16-7 MMA, 0-3 UFC) and Ryan Benoit (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Ben Nguyen (13-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 9:25AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Canadian UFC veteran Sam Stout retires
(tsn.ca)
Veteran Canadian lightweight Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout has retired from mixed martial arts after a 12-year pro career. The 31-year-old from London, Ont., fought 20 times in the UFC. He collected seven fight bonuses from the organization, six for fight of the night and one for knockout of the night.
Submitted Sep 2, 2015 11:41PM by FlashyG - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Dan Miller, Darrell Montague among 13 fighters released from UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
Normally at the beginning of each month, the UFC does a purge of its roster and releases several of its fighters (or at least updates its database to reflect that). So it is on this 1st of September that we find out more than a dozen competitors are evidently no longer with the promotion. UFCFIGHTERSiNFO runs a script (then publishes it on Twitter) scanning any changes to the roster, so while not official, this has historically proven to be accurate. The 13 released fighters are: Light Heavyweight: Hans Stringer Middleweight: Dan Miller, Ildemar Alcantara, Tom Watson Welterweight: Andrew Craig, Igor Araujo Lightweight: Anthony Christodoulou, Yosdenis Cedeno Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom, Aaron Phillips Bantamweight: Cody Gibson, Royston Wee Flyweight: Darrell Montague LINKALOON
Submitted Sep 2, 2015 3:14AM by tallica62 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia added to UFC Fight Night 79
(mmajunkie.com)
Third time’s a charm? The UFC, Doo Ho Choi and Sam Sicilia are hoping so as a bout between the two featherweights has been booked for a third time. With the additions, the UFC Fight Night 79 lineup includes: Thiago Alves vs. Benson Henderson Mirko Filipovic vs. Anthony Hamilton Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jorge Masvidal Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alberto Mina Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:52PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira officially retires from MMA, will work for UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
One of the best fighters in the history of MMA has officially retired. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, a former Pride and interim UFC heavyweight champion, will hang up the gloves and move onto a job with the promotion that he competed in for the last eight years.
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 2:50PM by FlashyG - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Fedor Signs With UFC
(combatpress.com)
The Last Emperor” has finally found his new home. Sources close to the situation have told Combat Press that Fedor Emelianenko has officially signed with the UFC, with an official announcement set to be made in the coming weeks. According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Emelianenko is currently looking at options for his Octagon debut.
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 12:55PM by george112 - 49 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leon Edwards vs. 'TUF 21' winner Kamaru Usman added to UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s final show of the calendar year continues to build with the addition of a welterweight fight. Leon Edwards (10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is set to take on “Ultimate Fighter” winner Kamaru Usman (6-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17. The news was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. No official announcement has been made by UFC officials. With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 17 now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:43AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey: Career will feel 'unfinished' unless 'Cyborg' Justino fight happens
(mmajunkie.com)
Ronda Rousey (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) only has a handful of years left in the sport, she said. But as long as she continues to compete, the UFC champion said her career is “unfinished” until a matchup with Cristiane Justino (14-1) comes to fruition...
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:30AM by grappler0000 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shoulder surgery forthcoming for ex-UFC champ 'Shogun' Rua
(mmajunkie.com)
Mauricio Rua’s next fight will have to wait until 2016. The former UFC light heavyweight champion is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right shoulder this week. As first reported by FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight,” “Shogun’s” injured shoulder requires surgery that will keep him out of action until next year. Rua’s manager, Eduardo Alonso, subsequently confirmed the report with MMAjunkie...
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 8:24PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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