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Francimar Barroso vs. Abdul-Kerim Edilov set for UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston
The UFC’s return to “Beantown” in January is one step closer to complete with the addition of a light heavyweight scrap. UFC newcomer Abdul-Kerim Edilov (16-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), from Moscow, will meet Francimar Barroso (17-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston. Promotion officials today announced the new booking. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 81 card now includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz – for bantamweight title Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman Daron Cruickshank vs. Paul Felder Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders Ilir Latifi vs. Sean O’Connell Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo Jimy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa Rob Font vs. Patrick Williams Mairbek Taisumov vs. Chris Wade Francimar Barroso vs. Abdul-Kerim Edilov
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:36PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Beneil Dariush out, Chris Wade meets Mairbek Taisumov at UFC Fight Night 81
An injury has knocked Beneil Dariush from the lineup at next month’s UFC return to Boston, and an East Coaster has stepped in to take his place. With Dariush (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) unable to go, New Yorker Chris Wade (10-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will take on Mairbek Taisumov (24-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 81. UFC officials announced the new pairing after an initial report from Newsday. The latest UFC Fight Night 81 card now includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz – for bantamweight title Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman Daron Cruickshank vs. Paul Felder Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders Ilir Latifi vs. Sean O’Connell Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo Jimy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa Rob Font vs. Patrick Williams Mairbek Taisumov vs. Chris Wade
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:31PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Germaine de Randamie injured, out of UFC on FOX 17 bout with Sarah Kaufman
UFC on FOX 17 is undergoing some changes in the weeks leading up to the event as Germaine de Randamie has been forced out of her women’s bantamweight bout with Sarah Kaufman due to injury. UFC officials confirmed the news to MMAjunkie Thursday evening. MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Randa Markos PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET) Myles Jury vs. Charles Oliveira C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Sarah Kaufman vs. opponent TBA Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3:45 p.m. ET) Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque Luiz Henrique vs. Francis Ngannou
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:30PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura added to UFC Fight Night 83 in London
One of England’s own has found his way to the UFC’s return to London later this winter. Tom Breese (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will put his unbeaten record on the line against Keita Nakamura (31-6-2 MMA, 1-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 83 in February. UFC officials today announced the new matchup. UFC Fight Night 83 takes place Feb. 27 at The O2 in London. U.S. broadcast plans have yet to be revealed. An official headliner has not yet been announced, but a middleweight matchup of England’s own Michael Bisping (27-7 MMA, 17-7 UFC) vs. Gegard Mousasi (37-6-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC) could become the main event. Breese, who trains at Tristar Gym in Montreal, has a perfect start to his pro career with six submissions and three knockouts in his nine victories. Both of his UFC wins, after coming to the promotion earlier this year, have been in the first round. The Cage Warriors and BAMMA veteran from Birmingham stopped Luiz Dutra with a TKO with two seconds left in the first round at UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil in May.
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 4:17PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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UFC signs Jason Knight to meet Tatsuya Kawajiri at next week's TUF 22 Finale
Next week’s TUF 22 Finale in Las Vegas has a late-notice replacement signed for his UFC debut. With Mirsad Bektic (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) out of a featherweight bout against Tatsuya Kawajiri (34-8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) with an injury, newly signed Jason Knight (13-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will join the card against the Japanese fighter. UFC officials today announced the new matchup at UFC.com.
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 11:58AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
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Geane Herrera in for Justin Scoggins vs. Joby Sanchez at TUF 22 Finale in Las Vegas
The middle card in next week’s trio of UFC events in Las Vegas has taken another hit the week before the fight, but a late-notice replacement has stepped in to save the bout. Justin Scoggins (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been forced out of a flyweight bout against Joby Sanchez (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at the TUF 22 Finale with an injury, UFC officials recently announced. But stepping in to fight Sanchez on a week’s notice is Geane Herrera (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Submitted Dec 4, 2015 11:48AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor moving up to lightweight after Jose Aldo fight is 'almost set in stone'
Conor McGregor might not be long for the featherweight division. Even if he beats Jose Aldo to unify the UFC featherweight title. "I feel like it's almost set in stone -- KO Jose and KO whoever holds that lightweight belt," McGregor said Wednesday at a UFC 194 media lunch. "And within the next two fights, I will be a two-weight world champion once again. But this time within the UFC." McGregor held both belts under the Cage Warriors banner in Cage Warriors. A lot to still has to happen for him to do the same thing on the big stage, though.
Submitted Dec 3, 2015 6:35PM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
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Joe Rogan says UFC contract complete in August, unsure if he'll return to commentary
Joe Rogan’s days as a UFC commentator could be numbered. The longtime UFC commentator and analyst, one of the most popular personalities in the sport, recently revealed his contract with the organization is set to expire in August – and he’s non-committal about whether he’ll re-up. “My contract’s up in August. I might leave in August,” Rogan said on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. “It’s possible. I like doing sh-t that scares me. I like doing stuff – I like taking chances in that I like walking away from things. I like doing that. I like experiencing new things. You open up new doors, your mind starts firing in a different way. I’m not a big fan of doing the same sh-t over and over and over again.
Submitted Dec 3, 2015 1:11PM by JLS1980 - 17 comments
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Dana White says Ronda Rousey will receive immediate rematch against Holly Holm
UFC President Dana White believes a rematch between UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-0) and former champ Ronda Rousey (12-1) is imminent. "I think that if we didn't make the rematch, me and [UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters' license," White said on the morning ESPN radio show Mike & Mike. "Yeah, that fight's going to happen. I don't know when, but that's the fight that will happen."
Submitted Dec 3, 2015 1:08PM by JLS1980 - 14 comments
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Lorenzo Fertitta on UFC fighter salaries: 'We pay more than anybody else'
The UFC just broke ground and announced that they're building a new state-of-the-art campus spanning 15 acres in Las Vegas. It will have a training area, along with facilities for sports medicine and sports science, all available for fighters in their roster 24-hours a day.
Submitted Dec 2, 2015 5:53PM by tildengolfer - 16 comments
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Dos Anjos unhappy with Cerrone's IV use: 'He has plenty of stomach to drink beer'
Donald Cerrone has been cleared to use an IV to rehydrate after cutting weight for his title fight against champion Rafael dos Anjos, at UFC on Fox 17 this December 19th. The move appears to have, rubbed Dos Anjos the wrong way. According to the champion, that gives "Cowboy" an unfair advantage, but it ultimately will not matter, as he believes he will still beat him soundly, like he did the first time they met.
Submitted Dec 2, 2015 5:50PM by tildengolfer - 31 comments
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UFC Store: McGregor wins featherweight title, Ryan Bader heavyweight champ
At this point, you have to wonder if UFC isn’t playing a joke on hardcore fans, or if Reebok is in charge of its official store. Whatever the case, the promotion has a serious quality control problem on its hands. In the latest of wardrobe gaffes involving official UFC apparel, the UFC’s online store offers a t-shirt that advertises Conor McGregor as the man who “has defeated Chad Mendes for the Featherweight Title Champion!”
Submitted Dec 2, 2015 5:48PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Sage Northcutt pulled from TriStar gym ahead of Cody Pfister fight on Dec. 10
That was fast. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight phenom Sage Northcutt, who went to the famed TriStar Gym back in October, will no longer be using the Montreal facility to prepare for his upcoming fight against Cody Pfister, which takes place at the UFC Fight Night 80 event on UFC Fight Pass on Dec. 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Dec 2, 2015 3:20PM by Wez - 5 comments
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Reebok Botches UFC Gear Again, Creates Super-Fighter Anderson Aldo
Well, America’s No. 2 athletic brand is at it again. And this time, there’s really no excuse for their ignorance. Reebok recently released its new UFC fighter kit, for one of the sport’s top stars. Two of them. Kind of. Have you heard of that UFC legend Anderson Aldo? Yeah, neither have I. Epic Reebok fail. The shirt was supposed to be Anderson Silva’s, but somehow Anderson Aldo got onto it. Who exactly is making these shirts? Scott Coker? Nick Diaz? Edmond Tarverdyan?
Submitted Dec 2, 2015 1:51PM by JLS1980 - 19 comments
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Abel Trujillo vs. Tony Sims lightweight bout booked for UFC 195 in Las Vegas
UFC 195 is less than five weeks away, but it continues to grow with the addition of a new lightweight fight. Abel Trujillo (12-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is set to meet Tony Sims (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at next month’s pay-per-view in Las Vegas. UFC officials recently announced the new booking.
Submitted Dec 1, 2015 9:43PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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UFC 195 gets change-up: Russell Doane out, Joe Soto in vs. Michinori Tanaka
Just a few days after announcing a bantamweight fight between Russell Doane and Michinori Tanaka for UFC 195, there has been a switcheroo. Doane (14-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is out of the January fight against Tanaka (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in favor of onetime title challenger and former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Soto (15-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC). The update was made to the official fight card at UFC.com. The latest UFC 195 card now includes: Champ Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit – for welterweight title Andrei Arlovski vs. Stipe Miocic Drew Dober vs. Erik Koch Lorenz Larkin vs. Albert Tumenov Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier Masanori Kanehara vs. Michael McDonald Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish Edgar Garcia vs. Sheldon Westcott Diego Brandao vs. Brian Ortega Stephen Thompson vs. TBA Joe Soto vs. Michinori Tanaka
Submitted Dec 1, 2015 10:09AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Michael Bisping vs. Gegard Mousasi set for UFC Fight Night 83 in London
UFC officials today announced the first three scheduled bouts for February’s UFC Fight Night 83 event in London, including a middleweight matchup of Michael Bisping (27-7 MMA, 17-7 UFC) vs. Gegard Mousasi (37-6-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC). Additional bouts include featherweights Makwan Amirkhani (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Mike Wilkinson (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and lightweights Rustam Khabilov (17-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) vs. Norman Parke (21-4-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC). Bisping vs. Mousasi was not confirmed as the headliner for the card, with a UFC official telling MMAjunkie that “bout positioning on the card will follow in due course.”
Submitted Dec 1, 2015 10:07AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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Will Jon Jones return in April at MSG? Daniel Cormier: It's 'my decision as the champion'
The ball is in the current champion's court. Jon Jones' manager Malki Kawa told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour that Jones wants a title shot against Daniel Cormier on April 23 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Cormier said on The MMA Hour that he'll consider that date and venue, but ultimately he'll be the one making the decisions as to when and where the fight happens.
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 4:34PM by JLS1980 - 16 comments
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Nathan Coy in against Danny Roberts at UFC Fight Night 80
An injury to Michael Graves has forced him out of his bout with Danny Roberts at UFC Fight Night 80. Stepping in for the injured Graves (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is Nathan Coy (14-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who will be making his octagon debut against Roberts (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 4:25PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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UFC is coming back to London Feb. 27th, 2016
UFC announced the first event on the EMEA schedule for 2016. UFC Fight Night will return to The O2 on Saturday February 27 following a successful event in 2014 and continued demand from fans for a reappearance.
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 1:48PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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