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Urijah Faber vs. Jimmie Rivera added to UFC 203
A battle between a grizzled veteran and a hyped prospect will go down at bantamweight at UFC 203. Urijah Faber will not be retiring after all. Team Alpha Male's leader may have come up short in another title fight, he is apparently trudging on, accepting a booking with top bantamweight prospect Jimmie Rivera at UFC 203 in September. The UFC made the bout official today.
Submitted Jul 12, 2016 9:56PM by JLS - 6 comments
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Lineup set for Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 91 event in Sioux Falls, S.D.
UFC Fight Night 91 lost its originally planned main event, but a bantamweight shootout should provide plenty of fireworks for fans in attendance. The lineup for the 12-fight card is set. UFC Fight Night 91 takes place Wednesday at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, John Lineker (27-7 MMA, 8-2 UFC) faces off with Michael McDonald (17-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC). The bout replaces the originally planned lightweight main event between Michael Chiesa and Tony Ferguson. After Chiesa pulled out due to an injury, Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC) now faces UFC newcomer Landon Vannata (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the co-main event.
Submitted Jul 12, 2016 7:54PM by JLS - 7 comments
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Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans allege unidentified members of jones camp say he was popped for estrogen blockers
Two prominent members of the mma community allege jon jones tested positive fir estrogen blockers which are often used as a means to cycle off of peds. Would make sense .......since recreational drugs aren't even a possibility .... this would seem plausible imo. If true this just once again shows that fighters still game the system .....its easier when you can afford the high end maskers and other things to aid in getting rid of traceable stuff.
Submitted Jul 12, 2016 6:24PM by FKA - 6 comments
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Dong Hyun Kim out of UFC 202 bout against Neil Magny, promotion seeking replacement
A crucial welterweight bout slated for next month’s UFC 202 has taken a hit. Dong Hyun Kim (21-3-1 MMA, 12-3 UFC) is out of his fight against Neil Magny (18-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC) on the card, a UFC official today confirmed to MMAjunkie. The promotion is seeking a replacement for Kim to keep Magny on the card. Featuring a headlining rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor at welterweight, UFC 202 takes place Aug. 20 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims expected for FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 12, 2016 4:04PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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UFC 200 medical suspensions: Miesha Tate, Sage Northcutt potentially out until 2017
Former UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and lightweight prospect Sage Northcutt highlighted a list of five fighters to receive potential six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of the UFC 200, the Nevada Athletic Commission announced Monday. Tate dropped her title via first-round submission to Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 200, which took place July 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, while Northcutt defeated Enrique Marin via decision on the night's preliminary card. Both will now have to receive doctor's clearance on their respective injuries or sit out until Jan. 2017.
Submitted Jul 11, 2016 11:06PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC 200 bonuses: Amanda Nunes snags $50,000 for main event victory
UFC 200 is over, and four fighters are $50,000 richer in its wake. Amanda Nunes, Cain Velasquez, Joe Lauzon, and Gegard Mousasi will each take home a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for their efforts Saturday evening inside Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.
Submitted Jul 11, 2016 10:58PM by JLS - 0 comments
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TUF 23 Finale salaries: Joanna Jedrzejczyk clears $210,000 for title win over Gadelha
With another stellar performance in a title fight, Joanna Jedrzejczyk picked up the biggest pay day at this past Friday’s TUF 23 Finale. MMAjunkie requested and today received the list of disclosed payouts from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Jul 11, 2016 10:54PM by JLS - 1 comment
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TUF 23 Finale bonuses: Joanna Jedrzejczyk, 'Korean Superboy' headline cash winners
The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale unfolded last night (Fri., July 8, 2016) live on FOX Sports 1 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. With MMA standouts like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, top Strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha, former Bellator MMA Lightweight champion Will Brooks, English powerhouse Ross Pearson, Korean sensation Doo Ho Choi, and The Ultimate Fighter Season 23 finalists putting forth their best efforts, TUF 23 Finale delivered through and through.
Submitted Jul 11, 2016 10:39PM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC Fight Night 90 medical suspensions: Yep, Alan Jouban has broken hand
No surprise, but UFC welterweight Alan Jouban Potential medical suspensions arising from UFC Fight Night 90. Jouban, who posted a pic of his badly fractured left hand following a decision over Belal Muhammad, needs doctor clearance or faces a six-month suspension, according to medical suspensions released today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which regulated the event this past Saturday at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. UFC Fight Night 90’s main card and preliminary card streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. Other fighters to get a potential six-month term include Mitch Clarke, who needs an MRI on his right knee after a submission loss to Joe Duffy, and Reginaldo Vieira, who needs right orbital and nasal fractures cleared. The event’s headliners, Eddie Alvarez and Rafael dos Anjos, escaped without serious terms. Dos Anjos, who ceded his UFC lightweight title to Alvarez via first-round TKO, will sit out 45 days.
Submitted Jul 11, 2016 10:32PM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC Fight Night 90 salaries: dos Anjos, Alvarez lead payroll north of $1.1 million
Three fighters made six figures at UFC Fight Night 90, the UFC’s first event of International Fight Week MMAjunkie requested and today received the list of disclosed payouts from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. In the main event, Eddie Alvarez took out lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos with a first-round TKO to win the title in an upset. The former Bellator champ made $150,000 for his efforts. Dos Anjos got a flat $310,000 in a losing cause. In the co-main event, Roy Nelson lost a split decision to Derrick Lewis in a heavyweight battle. Nelson made $100,000 and would have made another $50,000 had a second judge seen the fight in his favor. Lewis took home $66,000.
Submitted Jul 11, 2016 10:27PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 90 bonuses: Eddie Alvarez gets extra $50,000
Eddie Alvarez got more than a shiny gold belt for his first-round TKO win over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 90 on Thursday night. Alvarez also earned $50,000 for a Performance of the Night bonus. Pedro Munhoz also was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus for his first-round submission win (guillotine) against Russell Doane. Alan Jouban and Belal Muhammad were named Fight of the Night after their gritty clash on the main card. Jouban won the fight via unanimous decision over Muhammad for his second straight victory.
Submitted Jul 11, 2016 10:23PM by JLS - 0 comments
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After weeks of rumors, $4 billion UFC sale announcement coming Monday
It’s now all but official: After weeks of speculation, reports and denials, the Ultimate Fighting Championship appears poised to announce it has been sold. The pricetag: $4 billion. According to the report, the new ownership group will include the William Morris Endeavor, an entertainment agency whose CEO Ari Emanuel is a longtime friend of the UFC; New York-based entertainment company International Management Group; private equity firm MSD; and New York-based investment firm KKR Co.
Submitted Jul 11, 2016 1:42AM by FlashyG - 23 comments
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UFC 200 post-fight facts: Inside the numbers of the most anticipated card in company history
After more than a year of buildup, UFC 200 finally took place on Saturday at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The historic pay-per-view event was capped off by a one-sided headliner. Amanda Nunes (13-4 MMA, 6-1 UFC) forced the game of hot potato in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division to continue when she steamrolled Miesha Tate (18-6 MMA, 5-3 UFC) for a first-round submission to capture the gold. With the most stacked event in UFC history in the books – and one that produced numerous notable results – check out 65 post-fight facts to come out of UFC 200...
Submitted Jul 10, 2016 6:03PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC 200 bonuses: Amanda Nunes snags $50,000 for main event victory
UFC 200 is over, and four fighters are $50,000 richer in its wake. Amanda Nunes, Cain Velasquez, Joe Lauzon, and Gegard Mousasi will each take home a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for their efforts Saturday evening inside Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena...
Submitted Jul 10, 2016 5:34PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Amanda Nunes reacts to becoming the first openly gay UFC champion
Amanda Nunes made history on a big night. With her win over Miesha Tate, Nunes became the first openly gay champion ever in the UFC. The talented Brazilian submitted Tate in the first round with a rear-naked choke in the main event of UFC 200 on Saturday to take home the women's bantamweight title. "It's amazing," Nunes said of becoming the UFC's first openly gay champ. "The most important thing is I'm happy with my life. That's the most important thing."
Submitted Jul 10, 2016 5:31PM by grappler0000 - 28 comments
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UFC 200 Aftermath: Brock Lesnar proves his point
As Brock Lesnar took the podium for his one-man press conference in a sweltering, makeshift tent outside T-Mobile Arena (they couldn't find money in the new joint's $375 million construction budget for a proper press conference room?), he looked like a man who had exercised his demons. The way Lesnar left the sport of mixed martial arts five years ago wasn't exactly the sort of closing chapter any fighter wants to have. Lesnar, who had mastered the ability of channeling his ridiculous size and strength for MMA wrestling purposes, never quite did the same with his standup game.
Submitted Jul 10, 2016 5:29PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
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UFC 200 draws announced 18,202 fans for $10.7 million live gate at new T-Mobile Arena
UFC 200 had to underdgo some significant changes at the top of the card in the days leading up to the event, but it didn’t seem to affect business at Las Vegas’ new state-of-the-art arena. Saturday’s historic UFC 200 event drew an announced attendance of 18,202 fans for a live gate of $10.7 million...
Submitted Jul 10, 2016 12:09PM by grappler0000 - 16 comments
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MMA fighter issues death threat, says he'll attend UFC 200 to shoot Dana White
UFC president Dana White is on the receiving end of death threats from a former MMA fighter, according to TMZ Sports. Dan Quinn and a crew of his have tickets to Saturday evening's UFC 200 and plan on bringing weapons to kill White, per the report. Quinn is reportedly "angry over some unresolved bad blood." White is shaking off the supposed death threats, however. Quinn is an MMA fighter with a 5-7-1 record who hasn't fought since 2010. He never made it to the UFC, but gained a following online thanks to his rather strange videos posted on YouTube, which included regular rants regarding White. In 2012, Quinn dropped White with death threats in a voicemail accusing him of sending in hired gunmen to murder him and his family. Quinn threatened to shoot White in the head.
Submitted Jul 9, 2016 8:32PM by Shawn91111 - 5 comments
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Jon Jones b sample tests positive
The results of Jon Jones' B sample from a test administered on June 16 has confirmed the presence of a banned substance, United States Anti-Doping Agency spokesperson Ryan Madden confirmed to ESPN on Friday. On Wednesday, Jones, 28, was removed from a scheduled title bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 after USADA informed him of a potential anti-doping violation. Jones requested his B sample be tested by the same lab in Salt Lake City.
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 7:21PM by FKA - 36 comments
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Johny Hendricks misses weight for UFC 200
Hendricks, the former UFC Welterweight Champion and a two-time NCAA champion wrestler at Oklahoma State, weighed in at 171.25 pounds, missing weight by a quarter pound. Hendricks is scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 200 on the FOX Sports 1 preliminary card Saturday. He will forfeit 20 percent of his fight purse to Gastelum
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 5:08PM by tallica62 - 5 comments
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