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Valerie Letourneau vs. Joanne Calderwood flyweight bout added to UFC Fight Night 89
The first women’s flyweight bout in the history of the UFC is set for June 18, as one-time strawweight title contender Valerie Letourneau meets Joanne Calderwood at Ottawa’s UFC Fight Night 89. The UFC calls the bout a "special flyweight attraction", not "the launch of a new division". However, the promotion revealed they are "looking into possibly opening a women’s flyweight division in the future." Letourneau (8-4) competed as a flyweight and bantamweight before joining the UFC in 2015. The Canadian fighter won back-to-back fights with Jessica Rakoczy and Maryna Moroz to earn a shot at the UFC title against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, losing via unanimous decision.
Submitted Apr 28, 2016 3:24PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Diego Brandao released by the UFC following felony arrest
The UFC has released Diego Brandao. The former Ultimate Fighter winner was cut this week by the promotion, UFC officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Thursday. This comes on the heels of Brandao's felony battery arrest earlier this month. Sherdog was the first to report the news of his release. Brandao, 28, was arrested in Albuquerque, N.M., on April 15 on four felony counts, including aggravated battery with great bodily harm. The Brazilian fighter is being accused of pistol-whipping and punching men outside of a strip club after being tossed from the establishment. Brandao (20-11) is also facing a suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission after testing positive for marijuana at UFC 195.
Submitted Apr 28, 2016 3:21PM by JLS - 5 comments
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Joseph Duffy booked for lightweight bout with Mitch Clarke at UFC Fight Night 90 in Las Vegas
With the massive UFC 200 card in July having little room for more, it appears UFC Fight Night 90 two days before it will start to grow. A lightweight bout between Joseph Duffy (14-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Mitch Clarke (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been added to the card. UFC officials announced the bout after an initial report from the Irish Independent. UFC Fight Night 90 is a part of the massive week of fights surrounding UFC 200. The event takes place Thursday, July 7, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The entire event will stream on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos defends his title against ex-Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez.
Submitted Apr 28, 2016 9:22AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Four-Time UFC Veteran Akbarh Arreola Retires from MMA at Age 33
Thirty-five fight veteran Akbarh Arreola has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts at 33 years old. "I wanted to take this opportunity to announce that out of respect for my family, my physical integrity and the sport, I retire,” Arreola wrote on Facebook. “To my fortune and I'm sure for many of you, today we have many compatriots and friends dedicated 100 percent to the sport and can continue to compete at the highest level that is required. Many thanks to all the people who supported me from the beginning and all those who with their good vibes always drew a smile on my face. " A native of Tijuana, Mexico, Arreola exits the sport with a 23-11-1 career mark, with 17 victories via submission and five by knockout. He last competed at Pancrase 277 on April 24, losing to Kazuki Tokudome via technical knockout 4:59 into the first round.
Submitted Apr 27, 2016 2:50PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
'UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs. Garbrandt' lineup set for May 29 with 12 bouts
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 88 event, which serves as the organization’s annual Memorial Day weekend event in Las Vegas. UFC Fight Night 88 takes place May 29 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Sin City. The card airs on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The full UFC Fight Night 88 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET) Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda Lorenz Larkin vs. Jorge Masvidal Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann Diego Ferreira vs. Abel Trujillo Jake Collier vs. Alberto Pereira Uda Shane Campbell vs. Erik Koch PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET) Bryan Caraway vs. Aljamain Sterling Chris DeLaRocha vs. Adam Milstead
Submitted Apr 27, 2016 11:41AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Rotterdam's UFC Fight Night 87 lineup finalized with 10:30 a.m. ET start time
The 13-bout lineup is set for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 87 event, which provides a Sunday matinee for North American fight fans. UFC Fight Night 87 takes place May 8 at Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The card airs on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The fulL UFC Fight Night 87 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 2 p.m. ET) Andrei Arlovski vs. Alistair Overeem Antonio Silva vs. Stefan Struve Gunnar Nelson vs. Albert Tumenov Anna Elmose vs. Germaine de Randamie Francimar Barroso vs. Nikita Krylov Heather Jo Clark vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, noon ET) Rustam Khabilov vs. Chris Wade Magnus Cedenblad vs. Garreth McLellan Nick Hein vs. Jon Tuck Yan Cabral vs. Reza Madadi PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 10:30 a.m. ET) Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Neil Seery Leon Edwards vs. Dominic Waters Willie Gates vs. Ulka Sasaki
Submitted Apr 27, 2016 11:38AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 set to headline UFC 200
The rematch is once again official. Jon Jones will fight Daniel Cormier in a light heavyweight unification title bout at UFC 200, as first reported during a telecast of Good Morning America on Wednesday. The fight will headline the July 9 card in Las Vegas, at the brand new T-Mobile Arena.
Submitted Apr 27, 2016 8:53AM by Five-Alive - 19 comments
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Travis Browne disappointed that media 'kind of let me down' after UFC reinstatement
It’s been nearly eight months since UFC heavyweight Travis Browne was reinstated by the promotion following a brief temporary suspension following an alleged domestic violence incident. But that time has obviously not lessened Browne’s frustration with the entire episode. Speaking openly with media for the first time since the brief order, Browne said he was disappointed with how the media handled the reports surrounding his temporary suspension and subsequent reinstatement after an independent investigation came back with “inconclusive evidence.”
Submitted Apr 27, 2016 12:52AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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With Paddy Holohan's retirement, Willie Gates gets new UFC Fight Night 87 opponent
With Paddy Holohan officially announcing his retirement on Monday, Willie Gates has a new opponent for next month’s UFC Fight Night 87 event. With Holohan (12-2-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) forced to retire due to a rare blood disorder, Gates (12-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC) instead will fight Ulka Sasaki (18-3-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC).
Submitted Apr 26, 2016 11:13AM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC 197 Athlete Outfitting pay: Demetrious Johnson tops $222,500 payout
Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 197 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $222,500. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (24-2-1 MMA, 12-1-1 UFC) took home the night’s largest check, earning $40,000 for his first-round TKO victory over previously undefeated challenger Henry Cejudo (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC). As a title challenger, Cejudo took home $30,000, despite the loss.
Submitted Apr 26, 2016 1:02AM by JLS - 7 comments
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UFC 197 Salaries: Jon Jones Tops Payroll with $500,000; ‘Mighty Mouse’ Nabs $195K
Newly crowned UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones took home half a million dollars for his victory in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 197. UFC 197 Salaries Jon Jones: $500,000 Ovince St. Preux: $55,000 Demetrious Johnson: $195,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) Henry Cejudo: $60,000 Edson Barboza: $88,000 (includes $44,000 win bonus) Anthony Pettis: $80,000 Robert Whittaker: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) Rafael Natal: $41,000 Yair Rodriguez: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) Andre Fili: $18,000 Sergio Pettis: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) Chris Kelades: $12,000 Danny Roberts: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) Dominique Steele: $12,000 Carla Esparza: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) Juliana Lima: $14,000 James Vick: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) Glaico Franca: $17,000 Walt Harris: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) Cody East: $10,000 Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) Clint Hester: $12,000 Kevin Lee: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) Efrain Escudero: $18,000
Submitted Apr 26, 2016 12:59AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Dana White: Conor McGregor isn't back on UFC 200, 'I don't know why he'd tweet that'
The final week of April has kicked off with the MMA topic of discussion centered around -- you guessed it -- UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor. "The Notorious" Irishman tweeted that he'd returned to UFC 200, despite Dana White's numerous public assertions that he's permanently pulled from the event. However, much like his "I'm retired" tweet from last week, this is evidently not true. Reports by MMAjunkie's John Morgan and MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, both of whom indicated that nothing had changed over the past few days regarding Conor's status at UFC 200. For good measure, UFC president Dana White told TMZ Sports that McGregor remains off the card.
Submitted Apr 25, 2016 4:47PM by Budgellism - 16 comments
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Former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves says next fight will be at lightweight
Once scolded for his inability to consistently drop down to the welterweight limit, Thiago Alves is apparently going down even further to lightweight. According to Alves (21-10 MMA, 14-6 UFC), who challenged former 170-pound champion Georges St-Pierre for the title at UFC 100 in July 2009, his next fight will take place at 155 pounds. He said he anticipates stepping in the octagon in August with an opponent for his debut in the weight class to be announced soon.
Submitted Apr 25, 2016 4:45PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Devin Clark vs. Alex Nicholson headed to UFC Fight Night 91 in Sioux Falls
Fresh of an RFA title-winning victory, Devin Clark is octagon-bound with his debut set for UFC Fight Night 91 in Sioux Falls, S.D. UFC officials today announced via argusleader.com undefeated Clark (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a Sioux Falls native who recently captured the RFA light-heavyweight title (watch it above), will move down to middleweight and take on Alex Nicholson (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the July 13 event at Denny Sanford Premier Center. With the addition, the UFC Fight Night 91 card now includes: Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman Scott Holtzman vs. Cody Pfister Keita Nakamura vs. Kyle Noke Ben Nguyen vs. Louis Smolka Devin Clark vs. Alex Nicholson
Submitted Apr 25, 2016 4:43PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Jake Matthews vs. Stevie Ray slated for The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale
Two surging lightweights will meet at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale in July. UFC officials today announced Jake Matthews (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Stevie Ray (19-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) are slated for the show; dailytelegraph.com.au first reported the fight. With the addition, the TUF 23 Finale card now includes: Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha – for women’s strawweight title TBA vs. TBA – “TUF 23” light heavyweight tournament final TBA vs. TBA – “TUF 23” women’s strawweight tournament final Scott Askham vs. Anthony Smith James Krause vs. Ross Pearson Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir Jake Matthews vs. Stevie Ray
Submitted Apr 25, 2016 4:42PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Paddy Holohan announces retirement
Apparently a rare blood disorder is stopping his career a bit short.
Submitted Apr 25, 2016 11:20AM by handyman293 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Conor McGregor tweets he's back on the UFC 200 card
The plot thickens. Again. Conor McGregor tweeted Sunday night that he is back on the UFC 200 card after a tumultuous few days between him and the promotion last week. McGregor, the biggest financial draw in the sport and the UFC featherweight champion, was scheduled to face Nate Diaz in the main event of the card until last Tuesday. "The Notorious" announced he was retired on Twitter and a few hours later UFC president Dana White explained that McGregor had been pulled from UFC 200 because he wouldn't fly to Las Vegas to perform promotional obligations. On Thursday, McGregor posted a lengthy statement on Facebook, clarifying that he wanted to focus on training after losing to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 and was willing to do some promotion now and some later. White doubled down, though, on Friday at a press conference, saying that McGregor was definitely off the UFC 200 card and the UFC was looking for a new opponent for Diaz. Now, though, McGregor is saying he is back on UFC 200. A request for comment from the UFC was not immediately returned Sunday night.
Submitted Apr 25, 2016 2:22AM by Five-Alive - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 197 bonuses: Any surprise that Yair Rodriguez head kick was worth $50,000?
Yair Rodriguez, Demetrious Johnson, Danny Roberts and Dominique Steele each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC 197 event. Rodriguez and Johnson earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses, and Roberts and Steele took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Apr 24, 2016 3:42AM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 197 attendance: Event draws 11,352 fans for $2.3 million live gate in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS – Saturday’s UFC 197 event drew an announced attendance of 11,352 fans for a live gate of $2.3 million. UFC 197 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. UFC 197 was the fourth event at MGM Grand Garden Arena this year. It ranks second in total attendance and second in live gate. The full list includes: “UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz” – 14,898 ($8,100,000 live gate) “UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux” – 11,352 ($2,300,000 live gate) “UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit” – 10,300 ($2,003,986 live gate) “UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson” – 7,422 ($1,435,000 live gate)
Submitted Apr 24, 2016 3:33AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC 197 results: Jon Jones defeat Ovince Saint Preux by decision
It definitely wasn't the performance most expected, but Jon Jones won the UFC interim light heavyweight title with a decision win over Ovince Saint Preux.
Submitted Apr 24, 2016 1:18AM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
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