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Chris Weidman loses NYSAC appeal after controversial stoppage at UFC 210
On the latest edition of The MMA Hour, Chris Weidman revealed that he lost the appeal of his controversial loss to Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210. At the time of the fight, it was believed that the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) could not use instant replays for the events that they oversee. Days after the April event, NYSAC confirmed in a statement to MMAFighting.com that instant replays are “officially allowed” in the state of New York.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 12:59AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC legend Matt Hughes off ventilator, showing ‘small signs of improvement’
Matt Hughes is doing better after being seriously injured in a scary truck-train crash last month. The UFC legend is no longer on a ventilator and has shown "small signs of improvement,” per a statement posted by his family to his sister Beth Ulrici Hughes’ Facebook page.
Submitted Jul 6, 2017 12:55AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather first news conference set for London's Wembley Stadium
Get yourself mentally prepared for the onslaught. It’s starting in two weeks. (Well, you probably think it’s started already.) The first news conference between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor ahead of their boxing mega-match will go down at Wembley Stadium in London, according to a report from The Sun. No specific date has been announced, though we’ve known for a bit that a world tour will be happening between the two combat sports greats.
Submitted Jul 5, 2017 9:14PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Albert Morales replaces Mitch Gagnon, meets Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 113
Bantamweight Albert Morales (7-1-1 MMA, 1-1-1 UFC) has agreed to step in on short notice to replace Mitch Gagnon (12-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and face Brett Johns (13-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at next week’s UFC Fight Night 113 even in Scotland. UFC officials today announced the change in plans. UFC Fight Night 113 takes place July 16 at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The card airs on FS1.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 6:32PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Jared Cannonier gets new TUF 25 Finale opponent just days away after Steve Bosse pulls out
The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale card is getting a last-minute change. Steve Bosse is out and in his place Nick Roehrick has signed with the UFC to fight Jared Cannonier in a light heavyweight bout on just three days’ notice, a company official today told MMAjunkie following an initial report from Twitter user Shawn Bitter. The TUF 25 Finale takes place Friday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 6:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Bryan Barberena vs. Leon Edwards added to UFC Fight Night 115 in Netherlands
September’s UFC Fight Night 115 event in the Netherlands has a new welterweight addition. Officials today announced a fight between Bryan Barberena (13-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Leon Edwards (13-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC).
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 12:44AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler rebooked for UFC 214 after all
The welterweight showdown between former champion Robbie Lawler and Donald Cerrone that was supposed to take place this week has a new home. Cerrone (32-7 MMA, 19-4 UFC) and Lawler (27-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) were set to meet at Saturday’s UFC 213 before a Cerrone injury forced him off the card. But fans won’t have to wait long for the welterweights to get after it. According to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, UFC President Dana White told him today the two have been rebooked for UFC 214 later this month.
Submitted Jul 2, 2017 6:09PM by JLS - 5 comments
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UFC 213 Lineup Complete with Addition of Two New Bouts
UFC 213 card has been finalized with the addition of two contests featuring a quartet of Octagon newcomers. Cody Stamann will meet Terrion Ware at featherweight, and James Bochnovic will lock horns with Trevin Giles in a light Thr Heavyweight duel on July 8 in Las Vegas, the promotion announced Saturday. UFC 213 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight championship tilt between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. Additionally, a heavyweight clash between Daniel Omielanczuk and Curtis Blaydes has been elevated to the pay-per-view draw following the postponement of Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone. Meanwhile, Stamann-Ware and Bochnovic-Giles will kick off the UFC Fight Pass portion of the card, which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 5:18PM by JLS - 1 comment
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CSAC holds historic weigh-ins 30 days before UFC 214
UFC 214 is a month away, however, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has already held its first weigh-in for the event. Earlier this week, the commission had the six fighters competing in title fights on the July 29 card -- Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Cris Cyborg and Tonya Evinger — weigh-in via FaceTime.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 2:48PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Dana White admits the UFC has ‘made some mistakes’ regarding Cris Cyborg
Dana White has described himself as a “low-road guy.” But he’s taking the high road now, when it comes to Cris Cyborg. The UFC president seemed contrite this week in a video interview with MMAjunkie’s John Morgan regarding the top female fighter, admitting the UFC has “made some mistakes” in handling certain situations. This week, it was announced that Cyborg would be fighting Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif., after two previous opponents withdrew.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 1:56PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Snoop Dogg to commentate for 'Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series' on UFC Fight Pass
Rap superstar and longtime fight fan Snoop Dogg will soon be calling live fights on UFC Fight Pass. Snoop will sit alongside 2017 UFC Hall of Fame inductee Urijah Faber for an alternate audio feed of the soon-to-debut “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series,” which kicks off on July 11 from The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass. The team’s commentary will serve as an alternate audio feed known as SnoopCast.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 10:58AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
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All fighters on weight for Inaugural Professional Fighters League: Daytona event
The eight fighters slated to compete at Friday’s inaugural Professional Fighters League event tipped the scales to make those bouts official Thursday. The first-of-its-kind mixed martial arts event — set to be broadcast live from the iconic Daytona International Speedway on NBCSN — will pit long-time welterweight standout John Fitch against Brian Foster in the five-round main event. Official Weights: Jon Fitch (170.8) vs. Brian Foster (170) Smealinho Rama (204.8) vs. Ronny Markes (206) Joao Zeferino (171) vs. Herman Terrado (169.6) Jason High (156) vs. Caros Fodor (155.6)
Submitted Jun 30, 2017 8:42AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Alexa Grasso vs. Randa Markos added to UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico
An international North American clash has been added to UFC Fight Night 114, with Alexa Grasso (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) facing Randa Markos (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC). UFC officials today announced the strawweight clash.
Submitted Jun 29, 2017 11:04AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Woodley vs. Maia at UFC 214, winner gets GSP
UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California is shaping up to be an extraordinary card, with three title fights. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title against Jon Jones. Cristiane Justino and Tonya Evinger will fight for the vacant women’s featherweight belt. And during an appearance on UFC Tonight on FS1 UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley announced he would fight Demian Maia.
Submitted Jun 29, 2017 1:14AM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
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Cortney Casey: Texas doping case ‘tarnished’ my reputation, career accolades for nothing
Cortney Casey is still holding out hope that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) lifts sanctions from a controversial doping case that started last month. But she knows damage — to her character and career reputation — have already been done, and those are going to be more difficult to wipe away. “You know how it is in the media,” Casey told MMA Fighting. “One to two days and it's forgot about. I’m already a cheater. I’ve already, in their eyes, tested positive for steroids. I didn’t test positive for anything.”
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 4:13PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Ngannou vs. dos Santos official at UFC 215
The rumored fight between surging UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou and former champion Junior dos Santos is now official for UFC 215 on September 9, 2017 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. Ilir Latifi vs. Tyson Pedro at light heavyweight was also confirmed at UFC 215. No headline event has been announced. Ngannou, so, is on a nine-fight win streak, five in the UFC, in a division that is extremely short of streaks. For example, no heavyweight champion has ever defended his title successfully more than twice. All of Ngannou’s opponents were dropped within the first two rounds. Most recently, a tUFC on Fox 23, stopped former champion Andrei Arlovski at 1:32 of Round 1.
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 4:11PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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CSAC declines to license Barao at 135 for UFC 214
In the craziest fight cancellation since Kevin Randleman slipped on pipes backstage and knocked himself out of the UFC 24 title defense with Pedro Rizzo, on Friday, August 29, 2014 Nova Uniao fighter Renan Barao fainted and hit his head while cutting weight, and was out of the title fight challenge with then champion T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 177 in Sacramento, California. The good news was Barao didn’t die. Less than a year ago, on September 26, 2013, sometime Nova Uniao flyweight fighter Leandro ‘Feijao’ Souza, 26, passed away from a stroke while cutting weight for Shooto Brazil 43 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Friends reported Souza had taken the diuretic Furosemide (Lasix) on both the day before and the day of his passing. Souza had two pounds to go to make weight.
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 4:11PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Donald Cerrone injured, Robbie Lawler bout likely moving to UFC 214
Maybe third time’s the charm. The planned bout between UFC welterweights Donald Cerrone and Robbie Lawler is almost certainly off UFC 213 and likely to be rescheduled for UFC 214, sources tell MMA Fighting. Cerrone has suffered an undisclosed injury that prevents competing on the planned July 8th date, but doesn’t preclude a relatively short turnaround.
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 10:33AM by JLS - 5 comments
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Felice Herrig: UFC promoting me in 'hot girl' fights isn't good enough
In the moments following her impressive performance at UFC Fight Night 112, Felice Herrig fought back tears as she talked about feeling “not young and beautiful enough” for the UFC to want to promote her. The frustration for Herrig (13-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) seemed to stem from the fact that, while she’s on a three-fight winning streak, which includes knocking off two previously undefeated opponents, the 32-year-old veteran wonders if the opportunity to become a star is out of reach.
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 12:23AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Megan Anderson out, Tonya Evinger in for title fight vs. 'Cyborg' Justino at UFC 214
And yet here’s another turn in the saga of the UFC women’s featherweight championship. Tonya Evinger will replace Megan Anderson to face Cristiane Justino for the women’s 145-pound title at UFC 214, the UFC announced tonight. The title fight will co-headline the pay-per-view card, which takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jun 27, 2017 11:12PM by JLS - 2 comments
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