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Aljamain Sterling out of UFC Fight Night 102 fight with Raphael Assuncao
(mmafighting.com)
Aljamain Sterling won't be fighting in his home state of New York. 'The Funk Master' has been forced to withdraw from his bantamweight bout with Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, N.Y. due to undisclosed reasons. The UFC is currently seeking a U.S. based opponent to step up on short notice to fight the Brazilian Assuncao on Dec. 9.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 8:58PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Alves suspended three months for missing weight at UFC 205
(mmajunkie.com)
Thiago Alves’ first attempt at fighting as a UFC lightweight didn’t just end in a loss. He’s now picked up an additional suspension. The New York State Athletic Commission has benched Alves (21-11 MMA, 13-8 UFC) for three months after he missed weight for a bout against Jim Miller (28-8 MMA, 17-7 UFC) at UFC 205, a commission rep today confirmed to MMAjunkie following a tweet from ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 2:06PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Welcome to the UFC: Pedro, Volkanovski, & Lausa
(bloodyelbow.com)
A new light heavyweight talent, a new flyweight, and a new lightweight make their UFC debuts in Melbourne, Australia. The UFC is in a bit of a “developmental events” stretch. Between last week’s doubleheader, this week’s Melbourne fight card, next week’s TUF finale, and UFC Albany, there are a lot of fights going on with very little name value. On the flip side, that also means a lot of chances for young fighters to win big and stand out against their peers. In Australia this week, there are three fighters looking that opportunity square in the face for the first time. Light heavyweight Tyson Pedro makes his debut against fellow prospect Khalil Rountree. Flyweight Jenel Lausa faces off against Yao Zhikui. And lightweight Alex Volkanovski takes on Yusuke Kasuya. So...
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 12:45PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Kennedy calls out Anderson Silva to replace Rashad Evans at UFC 206 in Toronto
(mmajunkie.com)
He’s done it before, recently, on even shorter notice. Might Anderson Silva be willing to step up to help keep a fighter on a UFC show once again? That’s what Tim Kennedy wants to know. The UFC middleweight today tweeted at Silva and suggested maybe the two should fight next month at UFC 206 in Toronto. Kennedy (18-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is in need of an opponent after Rashad Evans (19-5-1 MMA, 14-5-1 UFC) had to be pulled from the card. Kennedy and Evans were supposed to be a part of UFC 205, but the New York commission would not clear Evans for an undisclosed medical issue. The fight then shifted to UFC 206, but Monday, Evans’ manager told MMAjunkie the Ontario Athletic Commission also denied Evans a license for the fight.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 12:42PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
USADA responds in detail to Lyoto Machida’s criticism of suspension
(mmafighting.com)
Lyoto Machida is not happy with the length of his suspension... Marc Raimondi: It's somewhat explained in the release about Machida's suspension, but can you detail the process of the investigation from admission to sanction? He did also fail a drug test, correct? Ryan Madden: It's a good question. The short version is that the whole situation would have been avoided if Mr. Machida had simply used the resources made available to him to ensure that his use of a product -?? called 7-Keto -?? was permitted under the UFC Anti-Doping Program. It would have been really easy, all he has to do was visit GlobalDRO.com -?? a resource that all athletes receive education on -?? and search for 7-keto. He also could have reached out to us directly. Either way, within minutes, he would have been able to determine that this product was not safe to use under the Program.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 12:38PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Yoel Romero suspended 60 days by NYSAC for leaving cage after beating Chris Weidman
(mmafighting.com)
Yoel Romero's celebration was unfit for the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC). The UFC middleweight has been suspended 60 days by the NYSAC after he hopped the cage after defeating Chris Weidman by third-round knockout at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden, per New York State Department spokesperson Laz Benitez. Romero jumped over the Octagon in adulation, did a soldier's march around the outside perimeter of the cage, and then entered back in for Bruce Buffer to reach the official results. Exiting the fighting area before the bout is officially over is prohibited by the New York commission. Romero will be eligible to return to action Jan. 12, 2017.
Submitted Nov 23, 2016 12:36PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
CABMMA overturns Darren Stewart vs. Francimar Barroso to no-contest
(mmafighting.com)
Francimar Barroso filed an official complaint following his first-round TKO loss Darren Stewart at UFC Fight Night 100 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) has overturned the result. Barroso complained that Stewart connected an illegal headbutt when going for a takedown, but referee Eduardo Herdy didn’t stop the action. Stewart successfully took Barroso down, and landed several punches before the referee stopped the bout to give him the TKO victory.
Submitted Nov 22, 2016 3:06PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NYSAC gives Kelvin Gastelum six-month administrative suspension for missing weigh-ins
(mmafighting.com)
Not weighing in before UFC 205 might be more costly than originally thought for Kelvin Gastelum. The New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) has administratively suspended Gastelum for six months because he did not attend the weigh-ins Nov. 11 before UFC 205, per New York State Department spokesperson Laz Benitez. Gastelum was supposed to face Donald Cerrone on the card at Madison Square Garden, but had issues with his weight cut and did not weigh-in at all. The bout was called off.
Submitted Nov 22, 2016 12:16PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ref Eduardo Herdy does it again, CABMMA overturns result again
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The first fight of UFC Fight Night 100 on Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ended awkwardly. The USA’s Darren Stewart accidentally headbutted Brazilian opponent Francimar Barroso, but referee Eduardo Herdy missed it. Barroso clutched his face and was quickly taken down. After a flurry of blows, Herdy stopped the fight, and awarded Stewart the TKO. Barroso’s team promptly filed a complaint with Brazil’s regulating body, Comissão Atlética Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA).
Submitted Nov 22, 2016 11:28AM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn announced as UFC Phoenix main event
(mmafighting.com)
UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn has another date scheduled for his Octagon return. The former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion, whose return from an two-year retirement has been postponed on several occasions, will meet featherweight standout Yair Rodriguez in the main event of a Jan. 15 Fight Night card in Phoenix. The UFC announced the fight on their Spanish-language website on Monday.
Submitted Nov 21, 2016 4:56PM by tildengolfer - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manager: Rashad Evans not cleared to fight at UFC 206
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight fight between Rashad Evans and Tim Kennedy will not take place at UFC 206, according to Evans’ manager and Kennedy. Evans was unable to get medical clearance for a fight license at the Dec. 10 event, manager Ali Abdelaziz today told MMAjunkie.
Submitted Nov 21, 2016 3:45PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Cole Miller vs. Mizuto Hirota joins UFC on FOX 22 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
Next month’s UFC on FOX 22 lineup has its 13th matchup. Veteran Cole Miller (21-10 MMA, 10-8 UFC) is slated to fight Mizuto Hirota (17-7-2 MMA, 0-2-1 UFC) in a featherweight matchup, officials recently announced. UFC on FOX 22 takes place Dec. 17 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. The card airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Nov 21, 2016 3:43PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jussier Formiga vs. Sergio Pettis booked for UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix
(mmafighting.com)
Sergio Pettis became a top 15 fighter in the UFC following his win over Chris Kelades, and now he’s getting the biggest fight of his life in Arizona. The 23-year-old flyweight is set to take on Jussier Formiga at the UFC Fight Night 103 card in Phoenix, AZ, on Jan. 15, sources told MMA Fighting. Pettis (14-2) was expected to face Louis Smolka in October, but pulled out of the contest due to an injury. Coming off back-to-back decision wins over Kelades and Chris Cariaso, the Roufusport talent looks to improve to 3-1 since cutting down to 125 pounds.
Submitted Nov 21, 2016 1:54PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CABMMA believes Cortney Casey 'forged' her injury on controversial kick
(mmafighting.com)
Claudia Gadelha defeated Cortney Casey via unanimous decision Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 100, and would still have won even if referee Fernando Portella had deducted a point when she threw an illegal kick in the third round. Casey was sitting on the ground when Gadelha threw a kick at her head. The Brazilian immediately apologized to her opponent, but later that night, at the post-fight press conference at the Ibirapuera gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that the kick actually didn’t land. Casey disagrees.
Submitted Nov 21, 2016 1:53PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Illness forces Uncle Creepy off Fight Night 99
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UG hero Ian ‘Uncle Creepy’ McCall had his third fight in a row canceled on the eve of the event. At UFC 201 in July opponent Justin Scoggins failed to make his contracted weight and the fight was scrapped. At UFC 203 in September opponent Ray Borg became ill and the fight was scrapped. This time it was McCall who became ill. McCall is currently in the hospital recovering.
Submitted Nov 18, 2016 10:28AM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roy Nelson suspended nine months, fined for kicking referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy
(mmafighting.com)
Roy Nelson won’t be fighting anytime soon. The long-time UFC heavyweight was issued a nine-month suspension, as well as a $24,000 fine, by the Brazilian Superior Justice Court of MMA (STJDMMA) for assault and unethical behavior following his knockout win over Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva on Sept. 24 at UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia, Brazil. Nelson kicked veteran referee "Big" John McCarthy after the bout because he thought McCarthy took too long to stop the contest, forcing Nelson to hurt Silva more than he needed to win the fight. Later that night, at the post-fight press conference, Nelson apologized to McCarthy, but added that he "wouldn't take it back."
Submitted Nov 17, 2016 4:52AM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White Confirms Yoel Romero Gets Next Title Shot
(mmaweekly.com)
When Yoel Romero leaped into the air and landed a flying knee that sent former middleweight champion Chris Weidman crashing the canvas at UFC 205, the Cuban punched his ticket to a title shot. The fight was billed a top contender’s bout and Romero delivered, stunning the crowd inside Madison Square Garden. “I’ve trained very hard. It doesn’t matter whatever has happened in my life; it doesn’t matter how many ditches I’ve had to go through in my life. I keep going forward. God has given me (a shot at) the belt,” Romero said during his post-fight interview. “There’s an opportunity for the belt.” UFC president Dana White confirmed that Romero would face champion Michael Bisping in his next outing during the UFC 205 post-fight press conference.
Submitted Nov 16, 2016 11:56PM by JLS - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Diaz: UFC wanted to keep me out of MSG for Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez
(mmafighting.com)
Nate Diaz thinks the UFC didn't want him or his brother Nick at UFC 205 on Saturday. Diaz, Conor McGregor's greatest rival, told ESPN in a video published Tuesday night that he believes the promotion intentionally tried to keep the two of them out of Madison Square Garden for the UFC's first card in New York City.
Submitted Nov 16, 2016 4:51PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tarec Saffiedine fights Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 207
(bloodyelbow.com)
With Matt Brown set to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 206, Tarec Saffiedine will instead face Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 207.
Submitted Nov 16, 2016 4:49PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chad Laprise injured, bout against Li Jingliang at UFC 206 scrapped
(mmafighting.com)
A late injury to TUF Nations winner Chad Laprise has forced the UFC to scratch a welterweight contest between Laprise and Li Jingliang from the card of UFC 206. The UFC announced the news Wednesday. Jingliang (11-4) is expected to be re-booked for a fight at a later date.
Submitted Nov 16, 2016 4:44PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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