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Ronda Rousey: Career will feel 'unfinished' unless 'Cyborg' Justino fight happens
Ronda Rousey (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) only has a handful of years left in the sport, she said. But as long as she continues to compete, the UFC champion said her career is “unfinished” until a matchup with Cristiane Justino (14-1) comes to fruition...
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:30AM by grappler0000 - 20 comments
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Shoulder surgery forthcoming for ex-UFC champ 'Shogun' Rua
Mauricio Rua’s next fight will have to wait until 2016. The former UFC light heavyweight champion is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right shoulder this week. As first reported by FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight,” “Shogun’s” injured shoulder requires surgery that will keep him out of action until next year. Rua’s manager, Eduardo Alonso, subsequently confirmed the report with MMAjunkie...
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 8:24PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Chris Leben sentenced to 120 days, reports to jail Sept. 21
Retired UFC middleweight Chris Leben was today sentenced to 120 days in custody and three years’ probation after pleading guilty to multiple charges in connection with a June break-in at the San Diego apartment he once shared with his estranged wife...
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 8:21PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Michelle Waterson vs. Tecia Torres slated for UFC 194 in Las Vegas
A major strawweight bout will be part of UFC 194’s lineup with Michelle Waterson (13-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Tecia Torres (6-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC). UFC officials today announced the fight. UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card, including featherweight champion Jose Aldo vs. interim titleholder Conor McGregor and middleweight champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 5:27PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
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UFC considered Joanna vs. Letourneau for 193 co-main
It's unclear now if the Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau fight is still in the works for UFC 195, as Dana White told Iole, "I just have to rethink all of this. There are a lot of ways we can go, but we'll make this a kick-ass event and we'll get back at it and figure out [UFC 195] and do the same thing with that." But, for now it sounds like Claudia Gadelha isn't going to be the next woman fighting for the 115 lb title.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 3:17PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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UFC veterans Brock Jardine and Anthony Smith meet in RFA 30 headliner in Nebraska
The card is complete for next month’s RFA return to Nebraska, including a pair of UFC veterans in the middleweight headliner. Anthony Smith (22-11) is set to meet Brock Jardine (12-5) in the main event. In addition, UFC and Bellator veteran Ryan Roberts (21-10-1) takes on Adam Townsend (13-3) in the featherweight co-feature.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 3:13PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Sage Northcutt gets call after Legacy FC 44 win, debuts at UFC 192 in Houston
After his latest stoppage victory, Sage Northcutt got some pretty big news in front of his home fans. Northcutt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a 19-year-old welterweight from nearby Katy, Texas, tapped out Rocky Long (21-34-1) on the main card of Legacy FC 44 on Friday night in Houston. After the win, it was announced that Northcutt had secured a UFC contract and will make his promotional debut this fall – also in Houston at UFC 192. No first opponent was announced for Northcutt, though his fight is likely to take place on the UFC Fight Pass portion of the preliminary card.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 10:22AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
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With Kunimoto out, Nakamura Keita returns to face Li Jingliang at UFC Fight Night 75
An injury has forced a change to the main card of next month’s UFC Fight Night 75 in Japan. Kiichi Kunimoto (18-6-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been forced out of his welterweight bout against Li Jingliang (10-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC). Stepping in for Kunimoto will be three-fight UFC veteran Nakamura Keita (30-6-2 MMA, 0-3 UFC). UFC officials recently announced the change. The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 75 event in Japan, which includes bouts on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 12:57AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Hayder Hassan meets Vicente Luque in 'TUF 21' rematch at UFC on FOX 17
A rematch of the most important fight of Season 21 of “The Ultimate Fighter” has been booked for the UFC’s return to Florida in December. Hayder Hassan (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), from American Top Team, will meet the Blackzilians’ Vicente Luque (7-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC on FOX 17. UFC officials announced the fight booking after an initial report from the South Florida SunSentinel. With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 17 now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 12:55AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Report: Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller headed to UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
A pair of Florida-based fighters will get bouts on their home turf when the UFC returns to Orlando in December. Jim Alers (13-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who trains in Orlando, is set to meet Cole Miller (21-9 MMA, 10-7 UFC), a longtime trainee at American Top Team in South Florida, according to a report from FOXSports.com. UFC officials have not yet announced the featherweight matchup. With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 17 now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 12:53AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Travis Browne reinstated after 'inconclusive evidence' in domestic violence investigation
UFC heavyweight Travis Browne is free to return to competition after an investigation into an alleged domestic violence incident came back with “inconclusive evidence.” Browne (17-3-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC) was temporarily suspended by the organization in early July after his wife, fitness model Jenna Renee Webb, posted multiple photos of her bruised body on Instagram and accused Browne of assaulting her. Although Webb did not press charges, UFC’s officials announced the promotion hired “a former FBI agent with more than 25 years of experience” to investigate the situation.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 12:52AM by Budgellism - 24 comments
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Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm moved to UFC 193 stadium show in Australia
In a surprise announcement on ESPN's 11 PM ET edition of SportsCenter, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm, originally scheduled to headline UFC 195 in January, is now the new main event for UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia on November 15th (November 14th in North America). Just last week, Rousey made her own announcement on ABC's Good Morning America that her next title defense would be against Holm in Las Vegas on the UFC's traditional New Year's weekend PPV. At the time, the original main event was a welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit, with a co-main heavyweight rematch between Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva. Unfortunately, dreams of a Rousey vs. Holm/Lawler vs. Condit twinbill have been dashed, as a thumb injury has forced Lawler off the card.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 12:49AM by Budgellism - 11 comments
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Anthony Pettis called out by both Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza
When Anthony Pettis returns from his injury, he'll have no lack of a willing opponent. The former UFC lightweight champion has been on the sidelines since undergoing elbow surgery in May. And there's a line of lightweights forming for a shot at the Roufusport fighter.
Submitted Aug 28, 2015 2:03AM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
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Rousey vs. Correia looks to have topped 900,000 pay-per-view buys
UFC 190, headlined by Ronda Rousey's 34-second title defense against Bethe Correia, became perhaps the most surprising pay-per-view hit in U.S. company history. Current estimates have the show doing a little more than 900,000 buys on pay-per-view, the largest number for a UFC show since UFC 168, on Dec. 28, 2013, the show headlined by the second Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva fight and the second Rousey vs. Miesha Tate fight.
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 6:56PM by JLS1980 - 29 comments
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Alex Oliveira vs. Piotr Hallman set for UFC Fight Night 77
Alex Oliveira is heading back to lightweight after a run of two straight wins at welterweight when he faces Piotr Hallman at UFC Fight Night 77. The fight was originally announced by Combate. With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 77 now includes: Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson Patrick Cummins vs. Glover Teixeira Tom Lawlor vs. Fabio Maldonado Yan Cabral vs. Johnny Case Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo Viscardi Andrade vs. Gasan Umalatov Matheus Nicolau Pereira vs. Bruno Rodrigues Piotr Hallman vs. Alex Oliveira
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:26AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Stefan Struve vs. Jared Rosholt targeted for UFC 193 in Australia
A heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve (26-7 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Jared Rosholt is in the works for November’s UFC 193 event in Australia. A source close to the event today confirmed the planned bout with MMAjunkie. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the fight hasn’t been formally announced. With the addition to the card, UFC 193 now includes: Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker Jared Rosholt vs. Stefan Struve Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta Anthony Perosh vs. Gian Villante Ricardo Abreu vs. Daniel Kelly Steven Kennedy vs. Richard Walsh Brendan O’Reilly vs. William Macario
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:23AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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'UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia' drug tests come back clean
All fighters who underwent drug testing earlier this month at UFC 190 in Brazil passed the tests. Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), MMA’s regulatory body in Brazil, today emailed the results to MMAjunkie. UFC 190 took place Aug. 1 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:22AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Hector Urbina vs. Bartosz Fabinski among UFC Fight Night 78 additions
November’s UFC Fight Night 78 in Mexico has two new additions, officials recently announced. They include welterweights Bartosz Fabinski (12-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Hector Urbina (17-8-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and lightweights Valmir Lazaro (13-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Michel Prazeres (18-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC). The latest UFC Fight Night 78 lineup includes: Matt Brown vs. Kelvin Gastelum Efrain Escudero vs. Leandro Silva Ricardo Lamas vs. Diego Sanchez Henry Cejudo vs. Jussier Formiga Erik Perez vs. Damian Stasiak Bartosz Fabinski vs. Hector Urbina Valmir Lazaro vs. Michel Prazeres opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – “TUF: Latin America 2” lightweight final opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA – “TUF: Latin America 2” welterweight final
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:20AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Lineup set for 'UFC Fight Night 75: Nelson vs. Barnett' in Japan
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 75 event in Japan, which includes bouts on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass. In North America, the event airs Sept. 26 from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and the main card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT). Due to the time difference, the event actually takes place Sept. 27 in Japan. The full UFC Fight Night 75 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett Uriah Hall vs. Gegard Mousasi Chico Camus vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Takeya Mizugaki vs. George Roop Li Jingliang vs. Kiichi Kunimoto Matt Hobar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 8 p.m. ET) Diego Brandao vs. Katsunori Kikuno TBA vs. TBA – “Road to UFC: Japan” tournament final Nick Hein vs. Yusuke Kasuya Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 p.m. ET) Shinsho Anzai vs. Roger Zapata
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:11AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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Mark Munoz 'more comfortable than ever' in retirement; no itch for UFC return
Mark Munoz walked away from the sport in the most perfect way imaginable, and he said he has no itch to return. The longtime UFC middleweight contender hung up his gloves in May following a unanimous-decision win over Luke Barnatt at UFC Fight Night 66 in the Philippines, a country with which he has strong ties. Munoz (14-6 MMA, 9-6 UFC) announced his retirement well before he stepped in the octagon with Barnatt. That only made his final performance that much more special because he outworked his opponent for three impressive rounds.
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 6:48AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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