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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
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
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
Filed under: UFC
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
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
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
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
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
Filed under: UFC
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
Filed under: UFC
Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson injured, out of UFC 201 title fight with Wilson Reis
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has been forced out of a scheduled title defense for just the second time in his nearly four-year reign as divisional kingpin. Johnson (24-2-1 MMA, 12-1-1 UFC) suffered an injury ahead of his planned UFC 201 title bout against Wilson Reis (20-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC), and the bout has been pushed back to a later date that has yet to be determined. A source close to the event confirmed the change with MMAjunkie but spoke on the condition of anonymity since a formal announcement hasn’t been made. Globo first reported it.
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 4:39PM by Shawn91111 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Miesha Tate nearly misses weigh-in window, fight with Amanda Nunes still on
Miesha Tate almost missed the two-hour window to weigh-in Friday morning here at the Monte Carlo. If Tate would have checked in after 10 a.m. PT, her main event title fight with Amanda Nunes would have been called off, per UFC spokesperson Dave Lockett. Tate hit the scale and made weight (134.5 pounds) at about 10:02 a.m. Kelvin Gastelum and Johny Hendricks also narrowly made the window between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Hendricks missed weight at 171.25 pounds and has to forfeit 20 percent of his fight purse to Gastelum. Gastelum made weight at 171 pounds. Both weighed in before Tate, just before 10 a.m.
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 2:48PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eddie Alvarez would welcome 'gimme fight' vs. Conor McGregor
"I would ask [UFC president] Dana White, 'Please give me an easier fight, like Conor McGregor,'" Alvarez said. "I deserve that. I've been fighting the best guys, so I would like a gimme fight. So, Conor, I'd more than welcome that."
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 12:00PM by postman - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva Vs Daniel Cormier official for UFC 200
Daniel Cormier will remain on Saturday's UFC 200 card and fight former middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a three-round, nontitle light heavyweight fight. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to ESPN on Thursday evening. Cormier, the light heavyweight champion, was originally scheduled to fight Jon Jones at UFC 200, but that fight fell through Wednesday, when Jones was informed of a potential anti-doping violation.
Submitted Jul 8, 2016 12:03AM by JoeWarren33 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jones Manager Says Jon Violation Not PED Related
The sport’s pound-for-pound best fighter was removed from his UFC 200 headliner against Daniel Cormier for a USADA drug policy violation, and the world went ablaze.
Submitted Jul 7, 2016 1:15PM by george112 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Diego Sanchez vows to fight smarter after concerns about brain injury
Sanchez decided to visit the Cerebrum Health Center in Dallas before his fight in March against Jim Miller and find out if there’s extensive damage that could impair his motor functions and memory. “I went to get checked out because I had been hit in the head several times in my career,” Sanchez said to Yahoo Sports. “I thought it wouldn’t hurt to get my brain checked out and make sure nothing is going wrong there.”
Submitted Jul 7, 2016 1:06AM by tallica62 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Jon Jones notified of potential anti-doping violation, UFC 200 main event with Cormier off
LAS VEGAS – One of the biggest rematches in UFC history has been scrapped just three days before the event. In a blockbuster announcement, UFC President Dana White tonight said the UFC 200 main event between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and interim champ Jon Jones is off the card.
Submitted Jul 6, 2016 11:54PM by xdanish020 - 69 comments
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