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UFC in 2015: A ridiculously robust look at stats, streaks, skids and record-setters
The UFC had an historic year in 2015. From the highs of mega-events that caught the world’s attention to the lows of an overwhelming number of key fight cancellations, a lot unfolded over the past 12 months and 41 events. Now that the year has come to a close, and with a major assist from FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producers Michael Carroll, here are some of 2015’s most significant milestones from the events, the fights and individual performances.
Submitted Dec 27, 2015 5:21PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
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Gegard Mousasi now meets Thales Leites at UFC Fight Night 83 in London
After losing his high-profile opponent for UFC Fight Night 83 in London, Gegard Mousasi has his new assignment for late February. With Michael Bisping (27-7 MMA, 17-7 UFC) into the main-event slot against former longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC), Mousasi (37-6-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC) now will meet Thales Leites (25-5 MMA, 10-4 UFC) in the co-main event. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Dec 27, 2015 4:16PM by Wez - 5 comments
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Conor McGregor's coach: 'Fickle MMA fans' would have turned on him if Conor lost to Aldo
John Kavanagh tells Ariel Helwani that if Conor had lost to Aldo at UFC 194, MMA fans would consider him "the worst human being on the planet."
Submitted Dec 27, 2015 2:37PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
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Team Alpha Male’s Cody Garbrandt To Train With Team Jacksons – “I Was Just Up Front About It.”
It’s been an extremely rough year for Team Alpha Male. First their head coach Martin Kampmann leaves the team because of personal issues. Then the whole T.J Dillashaw fiasco with him leaving to join team elevation. Now the teams brightest prospect Cody Garbrandt has decided to spend most of his time training with Team Jackson Winklejon for his upcoming bout vs John Lineker.
Submitted Dec 27, 2015 2:34PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Dustin Ortiz vs Wilson Reis set for UFC On Fox 18
Dustin Ortiz (15-4) vs Wilson Reis (19-6) has been added to the UFC on Fox 18.
Submitted Dec 26, 2015 8:36PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
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Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha likely as 'TUF 23' coaches
UFC women’s strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk said she is “99 percent” likely to coach the 23rd edition of “The Ultimate Fighter” opposite rival Claudia Gadelha. Speaking on Monday to Polish MMA outlet MMARocks.pl, Jedrzejczyk stopped short of confirming the news. But “TUF 20” vet Tecia Torres later backed the report, recently telling fans she heard the strawweight rivals will coach against each other on the reality show. In an email to MMAjunkie, a UFC official declined comment on the show’s casting. If confirmed, the coaches would mark the first time women’s strawweights have coached on the long-running reality series, which just wrapped up its 22nd season featuring now-featherweight champion Conor McGregor and popular ex-champ Urijah Faber.
Submitted Dec 26, 2015 2:15PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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Rousey vs. Holm looks to have topped 1 million pay-per-view buys
While the result of the fight opened up far more questions about her future, Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 established a mark that two years ago would have been thought of as unfathomable. Her title loss to Holly Holm not only drew more than 50,000 fans, but also topped 1 million pay-per-view buys. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Dec 25, 2015 1:02PM by Wez - 6 comments
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Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping slated for UFC Fight Pass event in London
The UFC is pulling out two of the sport’s most notable middleweights for an event on UFC Fight Pass. Officials today announced former middleweight champion and one of the sport’s all-time greats, Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC), will meet perennial contender Michael Bisping (27-7 MMA, 17-7 UFC) in February’s UFC Fight Night 83 headliner.
Submitted Dec 24, 2015 1:31PM by xdanish020 - 23 comments
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Gleison Tibau also failed in-competition USADA test at UFC Fight Night 77
Not much of a surprise here. Gleison Tibau, already provisionally suspended after an out-of-competition violation of the UFC's anti-doping policy, has also violated the policy with an in-competition sample after UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 last month in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the UFC announced Wednesday. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Dec 23, 2015 7:58PM by Wez - 8 comments
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UFC fight roundup: Olivier Aubin-Mercier gets new opponent for UFC on FOX 18
UFC on FOX 18 has three new match-ups, and one of them was made after an injury. Joaquim Silva, slated to face Olivier Aubin-Mercier on Jan. 30, was forced out of the card with an undisclosed injury. With the change, fellow Brazilian Carlos Diego Ferreira will step in and take on the Tristar prospect in Newark, RDS first reported.
Submitted Dec 23, 2015 3:42PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
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UFC on FOX 18 Adds Rivera vs. Alcantara and Makashvili vs. Jackson
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday added two new bouts to its UFC on FOX 18: Johnson vs. Bader fight card, which takes place on Jan. 30 in Newark, N.J. The new bouts include bantamweights Jimmie Rivera vs. Iuri Alcantara and a featherweight match-up pitting Levan Makashvili vs. Damon Jackson.
Submitted Dec 23, 2015 3:38PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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Light Heavyweights Jimi Manuwa, Nikita Krylov Booked for UFC Fight Night London
Jimi Manuwa will compete on home soil when he faces Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night London on Feb. 27. Promotion officials announced the light heavyweight pairing on Wednesday. UFC Fight Night takes place at the O2 Arena and also includes a middleweight tussle between Michael Bisping and Gegard Mousasi.
Submitted Dec 23, 2015 1:11PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
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Kelvin Gastelum Injured, Out of UFC 195; Kyle Noke to Face Newcomer Alex Morono
An unspecified injury has forced Kelvin Gastelum to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 195 matchup against Kyle Noke. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Dec 22, 2015 9:56PM by Wez - 7 comments
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Khabib plans to return in March, open to Dos Anjos title fight in Brazil
With the two-year layoff mark quickly approaching, Khabib Nurmagomedov is itching to return to the Octagon. The talented UFC lightweight suffered his third consecutive injury several months ago and was forced out of a highly anticipated match-up against Tony Ferguson. However, unlike his previous two knee injures, this one was a broken rib. Khabib, whose last fight was a unanimous decision victory against current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, even contemplated retirement following his latest injury. Instead, he set a timetable for his return and is already maneuvering for a title shot following the champ's 66-second TKO against Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 17.
Submitted Dec 22, 2015 2:49PM by JLS1980 - 19 comments
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Packalen vs. Sajewski and Danho vs. Omielanczuk added to UFC Fight Night 83
The card for the UFC’s next trip to England continues to come together with the addition of a pair of bouts. Teemu Packalen (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will face Lukasz Sajewski (13-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a lightweight battle at UFC Fight Night 83 while undefeated heavyweight Jarjis Danho (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) makes his UFC debut against Daniel Omielanczuk (17-5-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC).
Submitted Dec 22, 2015 2:39PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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UFC on FOX 17 medical suspensions: C.B. Dollaway, Cole Miller receive indefinite suspensions
C.B. Dollaway was one of two fighters to receive potentially lengthy medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC on FOX 17, as he and fellow veteran Cole Miller both were handed indefinite sentences pending physician clearance due to injuries sustained during the event. The complete list of UFC on FOX 17's medical suspensions can be seen below. C.B. Dollaway: Suspended indefinitely pending CT scan and doctor's clearance; regardless, suspended no less than 60 days Cole Miller: Suspended indefinitely pending orthopedic clearance on left eye Luiz Henrique: Suspended 90 days, requires neurologist's clearance Donald Cerrone: Suspended 45 days Junior dos Santos: Suspended 30 days Josh Samman: Suspended 30 days due to contusions to face, hard fight
Submitted Dec 22, 2015 10:47AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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UFC on FOX 17 Salaries: Alistair Overeem is Top Earner in Last Fight on Contract
Alistair Overeem: $542,857 (includes $200,000 win bonus) def. Junior dos Santos: $400,000 Nate Diaz: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Michael Johnson: $30,000 Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Randa Markos: $12,000 Charles Oliveira: $66,600 (includes $37,000 win bonus)* def. Myles Jury: $30,000 Nate Marquardt: $98,000 (includes $49,000 win bonus) def. C.B. Dollaway: $40,000 Valentina Shevchenko: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Sarah Kaufman: $22,000 Tamdan McCrory: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Josh Samman: $10,000 Nik Lentz: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Danny Castillo: $39,000 Cole Miller: $33,000 vs. Jim Alers: $10,000 (fight ruled a no contest) Kamaru Usman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Leon Edwards: $15,000 Vicente Luque: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Hayder Hassan: $10,000 Francis Ngannou: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Luiz Henrique: $10,000
Submitted Dec 22, 2015 10:40AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
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Vaughan Lee among three fighters released from UFC
After a big slew of roster cuts in October, the UFC's wave of pink slips subsided during November and in early December. However, that has changed within the past few days, as three fighters are confirmed to be no longer in the UFC, and all of them are in the lighter weight divisions.
Submitted Dec 21, 2015 5:53PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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Nate Diaz calls out Conor McGregor in epic, uncensored rant on national TV
What a performance by Nate Diaz tonight at UFC on FOX 17. He dismantled Michael Johnson and called out Conor McGregor. Diaz is no stranger to the “Talking” game as he is known to be unpredicatable and usually backs it up inside the Octagon. See below what he has to say about McGregor.
Submitted Dec 21, 2015 12:15PM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
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Brad Scott-Krzysztof Jotko, Scott Askham-Chris Dempsey set for UFC Fight Night 83
The UFC’s return to London in February has a new pair of fights added to the lineup featuring a pair of England’s own. England’s Brad Scott (10-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will take on Poland’s Krzysztof Jotko (16-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in a middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 83, and British fan favorite Scott Askham (13-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will fight Chris Dempsey (11-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC), also at 185 pounds. UFC officials announced the new bookings today.
Submitted Dec 21, 2015 12:09PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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