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'The Ultimate Fighter 24' Flyweight Cast Will Feature Champions From Various Promotions
The flyweight cast for “The Ultimate Fighter 24” has been revealed, and everyone in the group has experience wearing championship gold. The UFC revealed the 16-man cast on Tuesday. The flyweights, all of whom are champions in their current organization, will be seeded from No. 1 to No. 16 and coached by former 125-pound title challengers Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo.
Submitted Jul 20, 2016 1:06PM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brock Lesnar Fails additional in competition test for UFC 200
Lesnar failed both the out of competition test and now a second failure in an in competition test for UFC 200 has been revealed.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 7:30PM by FKA - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
Insanity behind MMA and WWE
While the dangers associated with playing professional football and other contact sports are well-documented, the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA,) Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) continue operate somewhat under the radar as their athletes enter the cage or ring and fight until what seems like an inevitably early death.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 3:35PM by FKA - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, General MMA
Michelle Waterson vs. Aisling Daly added to UFC Fight Night: Hamburg
A couple of veteran strawweights will do battle in Germany later this year. Michelle Waterson vs. Aisling Daly has been added to UFC Fight Night: Hamburg. The promotion officially announced the 115-pound fight Tuesday morning. Waterson (13-4) will be returning to action for the first time in over year. "The Karate Hottie" won her UFC debut last July but has since been sidelined due to a hand and knee injury.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 12:03PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Sean Santella out of UFC 201 bout with Wilson Reis, Hector Sandoval steps in as replacement
Again, Wilson Reis has a new opponent for UFC 201. The UFC announced on Monday that promotional newcomer Hector Sandoval will be taking on the flyweight contender. Reis was originally scheduled to fight for the UFC flyweight title against champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 201, but Johnson pulled out of the fight last week citing injury. Just days after it was reported that the flyweight champion was out of the title bout, the UFC made public that promotional newcomer Sean Santella would be stepping up on short notice to fight the Brazilian flyweight. However, on Monday the UFC announced yet another change in opponent, stating that Santella was unable to gain proper medical clearance, and that UFC newcomer Hector Sandoval will be fighting Reis instead.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 12:02PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Urijah Faber believes he'll get another UFC title shot
Conventional wisdom held that Urijah Faber's loss to Dominick Cruz at UFC 199 marked the end of Faber's days as a championship competitor. After all, while Faber's groundbreaking WEC featherweight title reign from 2006-08 paved the way for mainstream recognition of mixed martial arts' lighter weight classes, his track record since then hasn't been one to write home about. With the unanimous decision loss to Cruz, Faber is 0-6 in title fights since dropping the WEC belt to Mike Brown, accounting for UFC, WEC, and UFC interim title shots.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 12:01PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
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Lauzon vs. Miller rematch added to UFC Vancouver
Today the UFC added some much needed action to it’s return to Vancouver, BC with the addition of a rematch between Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller.
Submitted Jul 19, 2016 12:00PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 94 adds four bouts, including Derek Brunson vs. Uriah Hall co-headliner
The fights keep coming for UFC Fight Night 94 as a quartet of fights has been announced to join the now official headliner between Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier...
Submitted Jul 18, 2016 8:28PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson lands role in 'Kickboxer: Retaliation'
UFC strawweight Paige VanZant may have chosen to take a pass on filming a role for ‘Kickboxer: Retaliation” but heavyweight Roy Nelson did not. According to a press release, “Big Country” Nelson (21-13 MMA, 8-9 UFC) has joined the cast for the second film of a planned trilogy. He’ll appear alongside one of the most unique casts in motion picture history...
Submitted Jul 18, 2016 8:25PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
BREAKING NEWS: Nevada State Athletic Commission Confirms Jon Jones Failed Drug Test Was For…
After what is now more than a week of speculation, during today’s official NSAC hearing to address the Jon Jones situation it was confirmed what the former undisputed UFC champion tested positive for.
Submitted Jul 18, 2016 1:13PM by george112 - 8 comments
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Brock Lesnar: Teammate Believes The Beast’s Asthma Inhaler Made Him Fail UFC Drug Test
“Brock [Lesnar] suffers from whats called RAD, otherwise known as Reactive airway disease,” one of Brock’s alleged teammates, who only identified himself as D2, wrote on an online forum. “His doctor for years has prescribed him Advair Diskus (an inhaler), which helps him breathe during the late spring and summer months here in Minnesota when he has episodes. This drug is classified as Beta-2 Agonists. So this is why he got popped by USADA.”
Submitted Jul 16, 2016 6:22PM by george112 - 10 comments
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David Teymur vs. Jason Novelli added to UFC Fight Night 92 in Utah
Next month’s UFC Fight Night 92 event in Utah has a couple of new additions. Officials today announced David Teymur (4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will fight promotional newcomer and fellow lightweight Jason Novelli (11-1-1 MMA, UFC)
Submitted Jul 16, 2016 12:49AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Brock Lesnar flagged by USADA for potential anti-doping violation
Brock Lesnar has been flagged by USADA. The UFC released a statement Friday evening that Lesnar and the promotion had been notified by USADA of a potential Lesnar anti-doping violation. The potential violation comes from the failure of an out-of-competition drug test June 28, the release said. The UFC said USADA received the testing results July 14 — five days after Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in his MMA return. The same was tested at UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory, a WADA-accredited lab. USADA, as is its policy, did not release the name of the substance Lesnar tested positive for.
Submitted Jul 15, 2016 7:14PM by Poor_Franklin - 22 comments
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Promotional newcomer Sean Santella steps in to fight Wilson Reis at UFC 201 in Atlanta
He won’t be fighting for a title, but at least Wilson Reis will be able to stay active later this month. With flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (24-2-1 MMA, 12-1-1 UFC) sidelined with an injury, Reis (20-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will go from title challenger to simply having a fight, now against promotional newcomer Sean Santella (15-5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Jul 14, 2016 3:57AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 91 bonuses: As if there was any question, Ferguson and Vannata lead the way
SOUX FALLS, S.D. – John Lineker, Louis Smolka, Tony Ferguson and Lando Vannata each earned $50,000 for their performances at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 91 event. Lineker and Smolka earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses, and Ferguson and Vannata took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jul 14, 2016 3:01AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Dong Hyun Kim out, Neil Magny now meets Lorenz Larkin at UFC 202
Neil Magny has a new opponent for next month’s UFC 202 event in Las Vegas. As MMAjunkie first reported on Tuesday, Dong Hyun Kim (21-3-1 MMA, 12-3 UFC) was recently forced out of the bout with fellow welterweight Magny (18-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC). Lorenz Larkin (17-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement, latimes.com today reported. UFC 202 takes place Aug. 20 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 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 Jul 13, 2016 3:27PM by Poor_Franklin - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ross Pearson agrees to fight Jorge Masvidal at UFC 201
Veteran lightweight Ross Pearson has agreed to step up on short notice and fight Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight fight at UFC 201 on July 30. UFC officials confirmed the 170-pound to ESPN. Pearson replaces Masvidal's original opponent, Siyar Bahadurzada, who withdrew due to illness. UFC 201 takes place at Philips Arena.
Submitted Jul 13, 2016 3:25PM by Poor_Franklin - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 204: Leonardo Santos to Fight Adriano Martins
A pair of underrated Brazilian lightweights will throw down in October, as the 28-7 Adriano Martins will fight the 15-3-1 Leonardo Santos. Leonard Santos entered the UFC in 2013 through The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2. Santos was 3-1 on the show with a win over current UFC welterweight Thiago Santos. After would-be finalist Santiago Ponzinibbio pulled out of the finale with an injury, Santos replaced him against William Patolino. Santos submitted Patolino with an arm-triangle to choke to win both his UFC debut, and the TUF: Brazil 2 tournament. Since then, Santos is undefeated at 3-0-1, with the blemish being a draw against former UFC fighter Norman Parke. Santos has won his last three fights, finishing two opponents. Most recently, the Brazilian upset Kevin Lee with a first round TKO at UFC 194. Santos was set to fight Evan Dunham at UFC 199, but pulled out with an injury. He is a close training partner of Interim Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo. Adriano Martins has quietly become a very dangerous lightweight since joining the UFC in 2013. He entered the promotion with a 24-6 and on a five-fight win streak. He earned a “Submission of the Night” bonus in his UFC debut. Unfortunately for him, Martins was given a date with Donald Cerrone in his next bout and was defeated in the first round. Since then, Martins is on a tear. The Brazilians has earned two knockouts and a decision victory over Rustam Khabilov. His most recent victory was a first-round knockout against Islam Makhachev at UFC 192. Martins has 13 knockouts in his 28 career victories and has earned performance bonuses in three of his four UFC victories.
Submitted Jul 13, 2016 1:46AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Illness forces Siyar Bahadurzada out of UFC 201, UFC seeks opponent for Jorge Masvidal
After stepping as a replacement at UFC 201, Jorge Masvidal is now in need of a new foe. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that Siyar Bahadurzada has been forced to withdraw from the card due to illness, and the organization is now in search of an opponent for Masvidal.
Submitted Jul 12, 2016 10:14PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Newcomer J.C. Cottrell in for Martin vs. Michel Prazeres at UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago
The UFC has a short-notice replacement to fight Michel Prazeres next week in “The Windy City.” Tony Martin (10-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was forced out of his lightweight bout against Prazeres (19-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) a week ago due to a neck injury. His replacement at UFC on FOX 20 will be promotional newcomer J.C. Cottrell (17-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The UFC announced the change today.
Submitted Jul 12, 2016 10:07PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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