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Siyar Bahadurzada says he's fighting UFC newcomer Abu Azaitar at UFC Fight Night 115
After a 16-month layoff, UFC welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada says he’s got a date for his return. According to Bahadurzada (22-6-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), he’s set to welcome World Series of Fighting veteran Abu Azaitar (12-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) into the octagon at UFC Fight Night 115, which takes place Sept. 2 at Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Submitted Jul 12, 2017 7:08PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira moved to UFC 215 in Edmonton
Sara McMann and Ketlen Vieira will have to wait a little longer before they meet inside the Octagon. Originally announced for UFC 214, the bantamweight match-up is now set for the following pay-per-view, UFC 215, in Edmonton, Canada, on Sept. 9, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. UFC president Dana White originally announced the bout for July 29, but sources said it the fight was actually booked for the Aug. 18 card. When the promotion pulled the plug on the Seattle card, McMann-Vieira was moved to Sept. 9.
Submitted Jul 11, 2017 1:22AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Richmond native Arjan Bhullar’s Octagon debut is now official
Unbeaten heavyweight newcomer faces Luis Henrique at UFC 216 on September 9 in Edmonton. Arjan Bhullar finally knows when he will step into the Octagon for the first time. The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist and 2012 Olympian will put his undefeated record on the line against Luis “KLB” Henrique (10-3, 1 NC; 2-2 UFC) at UFC 216 on Sept. 9 at Rogers Place in Edmonton. UFC representatives confirmed the booking with Province Sports on Wednesday morning.
Submitted Jul 11, 2017 1:19AM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC 216 in Edmonton gets Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis, Sarah Moras vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
UFC 216, which marks the UFC’s return to Canada, has two new bouts. They include former flyweight title challengers Henry Cejudo (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) vs. Wilson Reis (22-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and female bantamweights Sarah Moras (4-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith (5-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC), officials announced via TSN.ca.
Submitted Jul 11, 2017 1:09AM by JLS - 1 comment
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TUF Latin America 1 winner Alejandro Perez set to fight Andre Soukhamthath at UFC Fight Night 114
Alejandro Perez has been scheduled to make his first Octagon appearance of 2017. The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America season 1 winner will be taking on Andre Soukhamthath in his home country of Mexico at UFC Fight Night 114. The news was recently announced by UFC Español. Perez last fought to a controversial majority draw against Albert Morales back in September at UFC Fight Night 94. The 27-year-old bantamweight fighter is currently 3-1-1 in his UFC career, and 17-6-1 as a professional fighter. Meanwhile, Soukhamthath also fought Morales in his last bout, but lost via a split decision at UFC 209 in March. The bout with Morales was Soukhamthath’s UFC debut. The 28-year-old is 11-4 in his professional fighting career.
Submitted Jul 11, 2017 12:48AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Undefeated prospects Joseph Morales, Roberto Sanchez set to meet at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico
A new flyweight bout has been added to the UFC’s return to Mexico. Undefeated prospects Joseph Morales and Roberto Sanchez have been scheduled to meet at UFC Fight Night 114 on Aug. 5. This bout will mark both fighters’ promotional debut. UFC Español announced the news on Monday morning. Roberto Sanchez, who currently sports a professional MMA record of 7-0, is the currently LFA flyweight champion. The 31-year-old got a hold of gold in late June at LFA 14 where he submitted Jerome Rivera in the third round. Sanchez has five submission victories on his record. Meanwhile, his opponent Joseph Morales is 8-0 in his fighting career. The 22-year-old fighter last fought in March where he stopped Sean Santella at CFFC 64. Morales trains out of Team Alpha Male and was recently featured in Dana White ‘Looking for a Fight’.
Submitted Jul 11, 2017 12:45AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Chase Sherman Steps in, Meets Damian Grabowski at UFC on FOX 25
Chase Sherman has agreed to step in for Christian Colombo and face Damian Grabowski at UFC on FOX 25. Sherman (10-3) halted his two-fight losing streak last month at UFC 211, knocking out Rashad Coulter with an elbow. The win was his 10th finish, but first inside the Octagon. Grabowski (20-4) has dropped his last two, as both Anthony Hamilton and Derrick Lewis have finished him. After winning 19 of his first 20 pro fights, the fighter from Poland has gone just 1-3 over his last four.
Submitted Jul 11, 2017 12:43AM by JLS - 5 comments
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Alan Jouban vs Niko Price In The Works For UFC: Mexico City
Mexico City’s UFC event this coming August just got a whole lot more exciting as MMA Today has exclusively learned that fan favorite welterweights Alan Jouban (15-5, 6-3 UFC) and Niko Price (9-0-1, 1-0-1 UFC) will face off in Mexico City Mexico in what could very well be the “Fight of the Night.” Alan “Brahma” Jouban is coming off his first loss in four fights which he suffered at the hands of Gunnar Nelson last March. Prior to that loss in London, Jouban was on an impressive three fight win streak which included wins over Mike Perry, Belal Muhammad and Brendan O’Reilly.
Submitted Jul 11, 2017 12:40AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Former UFC champ Frank Mir announces release after 16 years with promotion
Frank Mir’s historic UFC tenure came to an end on Saturday when the former two-time heavyweight champion announced his release from the organization. Mir (18-11 MMA, 16-11 UFC), who debuted with the company at UFC 34 in November 2001 and has been part of the roster since, has been campaigning for his UFC release for quite a while after he was the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USDA) tagged him for a violation following a March 2016 fight with Mark Hunt.
Submitted Jul 9, 2017 10:27PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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UFC 213: New interim champ Robert Whittaker now has 6 bonuses in 8-fight streak
Robert Whittaker, Yoel Romero, Chad Laprise and Rob Font each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 213 event. Laprise and Font earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Whittaker and Romero took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jul 9, 2017 2:41AM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC’s late 2017 schedule includes PPV in Detroit, return to MSG in November
In news that essentially got buried due to other events and the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor announcement, a report from Combate (written before the UFC cancelled its August PPV, thus making the September PPV “UFC 215” instead of UFC 216) has revealed almost the back-end of the UFC’s event calendar for 2017. These would be cards running from September all the way until the New Year’s Eve show, which will be UFC 219 in Las Vegas on December 30th.
Submitted Jul 9, 2017 1:18AM by JLS - 13 comments
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Joanna Jedrzejczyk begs — unsuccessfully — to replace Amanda Nunes against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 213
Once news broke that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was out of her UFC 213 main event fight against Valentina Shevchenko due to a fight day illness, it didn’t take long for another familiar name to ask for her spot. That name? Reigning strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Submitted Jul 8, 2017 6:40PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Nunes-Shevchenko Off; Romero-Whitaker New UFC 213 Main Event
"Due to illness, UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been removed from her UFC 213 title defense against Valentina Shevchenko. UFC 213, which is now headlined by the interim UFC middleweight championship bout between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker, will proceed as scheduled with 11 bouts at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Moving to the Pay-Per-View main card is the bantamweight bout between Rob Font and Douglas Silva de Andrade.
Submitted Jul 8, 2017 4:58PM by JLS - 11 comments
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NFL Network's Dan Hellie, ex-ESPNU host Brendan Fitzgerald to call Dana White 'Contender Series'
The broadcast crew for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series includes some names that may not be all that familiar to UFC fans. UFC Senior VP of International and Content Joe Carr told USA TODAY Sports that’s sort of the point, and that’s why the promotion tapped NFL Network’s Dan Hellie and former ESPNU host Brendan Fitzgerald to split play-by-play duties for the weekly live fighting series that debuts on Tuesday on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 8, 2017 1:39PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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TUF 25 Finale bonuses: Justin Gaethje's sick, sick debut was a double winner for $100,000
Justin Gaethje, Michael Johnson and Tecia Torres each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s TUF 25 Finale event – and Gaethje doubled up for $100,000. Gaethje and Johnson earned the “Fight of the Night,” while Gaethje and Torres each won “Performance of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jul 8, 2017 11:35AM by JLS - 6 comments
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UFC 213 weigh-in results: 2 title fights official
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) -Champ Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (134.5) – for women’s bantamweight title -Yoel Romero (185) vs. Robert Whittaker (184.5) – for interim middleweight title -Curtis Blaydes (257.5) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (248) -Alistair Overeem (253.5) vs. Fabricio Werdum (239) -Jim Miller (155) vs. Anthony Pettis (156) PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET) -Travis Browne (247.5) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (241.5) -Brian Camozzi (170.5) vs. Chad Laprise (170) -Gerald Meerschaert (184.5) vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos (186) -Jordan Mein (170) vs. Belal Muhammad (170) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) -Rob Font (135) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade (134) -Cody Stamann (145) vs. Terrion Ware (145) -James Bochnovic (201) vs. Trevin Giles (204)
Submitted Jul 7, 2017 8:21PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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‘Shogun’ Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux 2 set to headline UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan
The UFC’s return to Japan will be headlined by a former Pride FC champion. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua has been scheduled to face Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of UFC Fight Night 117, which is set to take place on Sept. 23 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The news was announced by the UFC on Thursday.
Submitted Jul 7, 2017 8:06PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Ladd-Eye Pulled From The TUF Finale Card
Due to illness, Aspen Ladd has been removed from her Friday night bout against Jessica Eye at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The TUF Finale card will proceed as scheduled with 11 bouts that begin at 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET.
Submitted Jul 7, 2017 6:08PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Gilbert Melendez Makes Featherweight Debut In September Against Jeremy Stephens
One of the top lightweights of this era will make his move to the featherweight division on Sept. 9, as Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez faces Jeremy "Lil' Heathen" Stephens in a UFC 215 bout at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A former Strikeforce and WEC champion, Melendez has fought the best of the best in the UFC since debuting in the promotion in 2013, fighting twice for the 155-pound crown, but now the 35-year-old will battle it out in a new weight class, where he will be put to the test immediately by the hard-hitting Stephens, whose last three wins have been over Darren Elkins, Dennis Bermudez and Renan Barao.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 7:32PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Chris Weidman turned down a trilogy fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 212
After Kelvin Gastelum was forced off the UFC 212 card in Rio for a potential USADA violation in May, the UFC reached out to former middleweight champion Chris Weidman to see if he would be interested in a third meeting with Anderson Silva. Only four weeks out from the Brazilian event when he was notified of the offer and still nursing some injuries from his controversial loss to Gegard Mousasi, Weidman decided that the trilogy fight wasn’t the best idea at the time.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 1:04AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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