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Report: Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago 'Marreta' Santos booked for UFC Fight Night 88 in Brazil
The UFC’s May return to Brazil continues to grow with the addition of a middleweight fight featuring a former champion. Ex-Strikeforce welterweight champ Nate Marquardt (34-15-2 MMA, 12-8 UFC) will fight in Brazil for the first time when he meets Thiago “Marreta” Santos (12-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC). The matchup was first reported by Brazil’s Combate MMA site, though UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement. The latest UFC Fight Night 88 card now includes: Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo Souza Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 11:21AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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The path to CM Punk goes through Mike Jackson, who thinks the whole thing is a 'massive troll'
Mike Jackson is the official photographer for Legacy FC. And it's in that capacity that he thought he'd be encountering Mickey Gall next month. When Jackson first got a call from Legacy matchmaker Collin Cantrell two weeks ago, he was really confused. Cantrell was talking about Gall and Legacy and a fight in early February. Jackson wasn't really sure where he fit in. "In my head I'm thinking, 'Y'all gonna fly me to Minnesota to come take pictures of Mickey Gall?'" Jackson said. No, Cantrell explained to Jackson. We want you to fight Gall, the matchmaker told him. "I was like, 'Fight who?'" Jackson said. "He's like, 'If you fight Mickey Gall, you get CM Punk.' That's how they're hyping this up to me. I was like, 'This makes no sense. What are you talking about?'"
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 10:18AM by GDPofMPG - 13 comments
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Edmond Tarverdyan: Ronda May Never Watch Film of Holm Loss
Film study is a big part of many fighters' preparation. A couple months after losing via KO to Holly Holm, former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey still has not watched film of the UFC 193 main event, however, according to her coach Edmond Tarverdyan. Tarverdyan says that Rousey may never actually watch it, in fact. "It's not about wanting to watch, it's about whether or not the timing is right, or if it's necessary," he recently told ESPN.com
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 10:14AM by GDPofMPG - 4 comments
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Krylov will train at Kings MMA or Jackson MMA
On a three-fight win streak dating back to July 2014, Nikita Krylov is keen to use that momentum to work his way up the light-heavyweight roster. With victories against Cody Donovan, Stanislav Nedkov and Marcos Rogério de Lima in his most recent outings, the Ukrainian is ready to take the next step in his career, which requires a move to one of North America's top gyms. "As for my preparation for the fight, I think that in February I will fly to Los Angeles and start to train there," Krylov told cageside.ru. "While this is only an outline, we will consider such gyms as Kings MMA or Greg Jackson. Kings MMA has been named the best gym over the last couple of years. Champions Dos Anjos, Werdum are there, so it would be interesting to participate there."
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 11:43PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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CSAC suspends Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan for falsifying paperwork
The California State Athletic Commission today suspended Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan for three months, ruling unanimously that he falsified his application as licensed cornerman. Tarverdyan, who appeared today at a CSAC hearing in Los Angeles, was also given a $5,000 fine and three years of probation. MMAjunkie confirmed the news with CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster after an initial report from MMAFighting.com. Tarverdyan’s license was suspended on Jan. 4 after the commission discovered he pled no contest in 2010 to two felony counts of identity theft and one count of resisting arrest. He served one day in jail, three years of probation and was ordered to perform 30 days of community service.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 11:41PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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UFC's Hector Lombard: I wanted to fight Rory MacDonald, but he doesn’t want to
UFC welterweight Hector Lombard is fighting Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 85 and is happy to be returning to his adopted homeland of Australia. But he’s headed back knowing another matchup eluded him. A bout with Rory MacDonald, once scheduled for UFC 186 and then targeted by UFC President Dana White, was scrapped when the recent title challenger demurred at the matchup, he told MMAjunkie. “I want to fight him, and I think the UFC wanted to make that fight happen – he’s the one that doesn’t want it,” Lombard said after conducting a seminar at London’s Titan Fighter academy. “He’s the one who doesn’t want to fight.”
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 11:40PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Manager: Miocic targeting spring or summer meeting with champ Werdum
The UFC hasn’t committed to a fight between heavyweight Stipe Miocic and champ Fabricio Werdum, but the top contender hopes to get his title shot in spring or summer. According to Miocic manager Greg Kalikas, the UFC is reviewing Werdum’s “medical results so they can plan accordingly from there,” he wrote in a text message to MMAjunkie. Miocic (14-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) was granted a title shot after ex-champ Cain Velasquez (13-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) withdrew from this month’s UFC Fight Night 82 due to a back injury. But then Werdum (20-5-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC) suffered a back injury himself – after first suffering a toe injury – and withdrew from the Feb. 6 event, which was later downgraded from pay-per-view to FOX Sports 1 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 11:38PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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UFC light heavyweight Abdul-Kerim Edilov fails USADA test before making octagon debut
UFC officials today announced that light heavyweight signee Abdul-Kerim Edilov (16-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been notified of a potential anti-doping policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition test. As is traditional with such announcements, the UFC declined further comment and stated only that the United States Anti-Doping Agency, who administers the UFC’s drug testing program, will handle the situation moving forward.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 11:36PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Title shot plus sponsors made Benson Henderson choose Bellator over UFC
Immediate title shot,sponsorship freedom and possibilty of a fighters union lured Benson away from the UFC.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 1:52PM by FKA - 0 comments
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UFC 196 in Las Vegas adds lightweight bout between Justin Salas and Jason Saggo
Next month’s mega-UFC pay-per-view in Las Vegas continues to build with a new fight added to the preliminary card. After what will be nearly 20 months on the sidelines, Justin Salas (12-6 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will return to action for a lightweight bout against Jason Saggo (10-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 196. UFC officials recently announced the new matchup. With the addition, the latest UFC 196 card includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor – for lightweight title Champ Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate – for women’s bantamweight title Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly Jim Miller vs. Diego Sanchez Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko Ilir Latifi vs. Gian Villante Jason Saggo vs. Justin Salas
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 12:51PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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After 18 straight wins, what's next for Jimmie Rivera? Top-10 opponent, preferably
With 18 straight wins and a perfect 3-0 record, what’s next for rising bantamweight prospect Jimmie Rivera? Preferably an opponent in the top 10, he said.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 6:43AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
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Ex-UFC champ Jon Jones planning 3 more bouts at 205: Cormier, Johnson, Gustafsson
If former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones sticks to his plan, he’s likely got three more fights at 205 pounds – and two will be rematches. On Sunday Jones held an impromptu Q&A Twitter session with fans, and he mentioned some interesting plans before a likely move to heavyweight.
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 6:40AM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
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Baptist preacher hopes Conor McGregor gets struck down by lightning bolt
Apparently even preachers can’t resist the pull of Conor McGregor’s promotional orbit. A Texas Baptist somehow found a way to weave the UFC featherweight into his YouTube sermon, praying, “God strikes him down with a lightning bolt, so everybody in the world that believes the Bible, even a little bit, will know that it was God as Jesus who stroke him down.”
Submitted Feb 2, 2016 6:38AM by xdanish020 - 4 comments
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Dana White: Conor McGregor 'crazy' (in a good way) for wanting to fight Rafael dos Anjos
Conor McGregor had plenty of options for his next fight. That's a point he has made over and over. According to Dana White, he didn't exactly take the path of least resistance when he chose to move up to lightweight and face champion Rafael dos Anjos.
Submitted Jan 31, 2016 2:59PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
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UFC on FOX 18 Results: Johnson Vs Bader
Anthony Johnson def. Ryan Bader via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:26 Ben Rothwell def. Josh Barnett via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:48 Jimmie Rivera def. Iuri Alcantara via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Bryan Barberena def. Sage Northcutt via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:06 Tarec Saffiedine def. Jake Ellenberger via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Diego Ferreira def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) Rafael Natal def. Kevin Casey via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:37 Wilson Reis def. Dustin Ortiz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Alexander Yakovlev def. George Sullivan via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:59 Alex Caceres def. Masio Fullen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Randy Brown def. Matt Dwyer via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Damon Jackson vs. Levan Makashvili majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28) Tony Martin def. Filipe Olivieri via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:02
Submitted Jan 31, 2016 2:56PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
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UFC on FOX 18 draws announced attendance of 10,555 for $818k live gate
Saturday’s UFC on FOX 18 event drew an announced attendance of 10,555 and a live gate of $818,000. UFC exec Dave Sholler announced the figures at the post-event press conference, which MMAjunkie attended. UFC on FOX 18 took place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card aired on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jan 31, 2016 2:55PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
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UFC plans to officially announce Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier this week
Fans have been waiting almost 90 days since the UFC ended the suspension it had placed on former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones for the promotion to announce its plans for Jones' return to the Octagon. Last night at the UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader post-fight press conference they teased an announcement.
Submitted Jan 31, 2016 2:49PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
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UFC now targeting November for New York event
The UFC once again had to pull the plug on a planned New York City debut date. The Empire State's asinine ban on mixed martial arts remains in place, meaning a planned April 23 MSG date needed to be scrapped. But as the UFC once again brought its revenue across the river to New Jersey, this time for UFC on FOX 18 on Saturday night, it remains committed to its effort to get the sport legalized in New York.
Submitted Jan 31, 2016 2:46PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
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Danny Castillo, Mike Pierce among 11 fighters released by the UFC
Danny Castillo and Mike Pierce are the most notable names on a lengthy list of fighters who recently received pink slips from the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Read more at http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Danny-Castillo-Mike-Pierce-Among-11-Fighters-Released-by-the-UFC-99441#vk2kzATfXD3MkRXO.99
Submitted Jan 30, 2016 3:46PM by xdanish020 - 8 comments
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Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias reportedly set for UFC on FOX 19
While the UFC has made no formal announcement, the 19th edition of UFC on FOX has another fight added to its card. Featherweights Hacran Dias and Cub Swanson are set to lock horns according to a public declaration from Dias himself: Dias, 31, is on a two-fight win streak, having most recently competed at UFC Fight Night 70 in June where he defeated Levan Makashvili via split decision. His MMA record stands at 23-3-1.
Submitted Jan 29, 2016 9:38PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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