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Teammates Andrei Arlovski vs. Alistair Overeem targeted for
(mmajunkie.com)
Two heavyweight teammates are expected to clash in May at UFC Fight Night 87. Former champion Andrei Arlovski (25-11 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Jackson-Wink MMA teammate Alistair Overeem (40-14 MMA, 5-3 UFC) are expected to clash at the event. Arlovski posted the matchup on Instagram with the message “coming soon.” Bleacher Report‘s Jeremy Botter first reported the matchup on Saturday.
Submitted Feb 21, 2016 9:18AM by JLS - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Traffic stop audio: Jon Jones 'didn't realize' he couldn't use passport as driver's license
(bloodyelbow.com)

Cop: Reason I stopped you, okay, is you're going 75 down Alameda in a 35, okay? Jones: Was I? Cop: Yeah, I got you on radar, okay. There's no need to be going that fast, man. Jones: I didn't realize I was. Cop: Okay, you got your license or insurance? Jones: I don't, I don't have my license. Cop: Where you headed? Jones: I'm headed to Jackson's MMA, to practice at 8:30. Cop: I need the registration for the license plate. Jones: Is this it? Cop: Nope. Do you have the insurance card? Cop: So, you don't have anything then? You don't have a license with you, no registration, no insurance? Jones: I just threw on some sweatpants and [unintelligable] Cop: Is the vehicle in your name? Jones: No, it's in my fiance's name. Cop: So where's the insurance, man? Jones: I don't know. Cop: You don't know? Jones: No, I don't know. Cop: So why are you driving with no insurance, dude? Jones: Is that illegal? Cop: [snorts] You know it's illegal, man. Jones: No, I don't. Is it? Cop: YES. Everybody has to have insurance. Jones: Yeah, the car's insured. Cop: But you got to have proof of insurance. Just because you're telling me that it's legit doesn't mean that it's legit. Jones: Yeah, I understand that. Cop: I've got to see some proof. Jones: I understand. Cop: You don't have your license with you either, so why are you driving with no license. You know that you have to have a license to drive, right? Jones: Yeah, I have a valid license. Cop: But you have to have it with you. Jones: Yeah. I lost my license a while ago, so I usually carry my passport. Cop: Be straight up, okay. You don't have a license, right? To be driving. Jones: No, I do. Cop: Because you're not coming back in the system as having a license. Jones: I don't know why that would be, because I'm from New York. Cop: So, you don't have a New Mexico license? Jones: No, sir. Cop: Okay, but you've got one out of New York? Jones: Mmhmm. Cop: Okay, you just don't have it with you? Jones: No, no I don't. I lost my... So, I'm from New York and I haven't gotten a... I've been living here, I moved here officially about a year and a half ago and I've been driving around carrying my passport. Cop: Mmhmm. Jones: I left my passport in my book bag at home, so that's the only reason I'm not carrying it. Cop: But you've got to have a driver's license, not a passport, to drive, okay? Jones: Okay, I didn't realize that. Cop: I mean, going 75 is pretty much reckless driving, dude. Jones: Yeah, that's what he's telling me. Cop: So, you're getting a huge break dude. You know what I'm saying? Jones: Yeah, I appreciate it. Cop: You just need to get a license to drive if you're going to drive, alright? And just drive normal, okay? Jones: Yeah. Yeah absolutely. Cop: I mean, yeah you got a cool car, but there's no reason to go drive crazy and kill somebody or kill yourself. It ain't worth it dude. Jones: Absolutely.
Submitted Feb 19, 2016 5:11PM by GDPofMPG - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Manager: Former UFC title challenger Cat Zingano close to returning
(mmajunkie.com)
According to her manager, Cat Zingano should be returning to the UFC octagon in the next few months. Zingano (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) hasn’t been in the cage since a quick submission defeat to then-champ Ronda Rousey a year ago.
Submitted Feb 19, 2016 4:58PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stefan Struve vs. Antonio Silva targeted for UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s debut event in the Netherlands appears to have its first bout. Heavyweights Stefan Struve (26-8 MMA, 10-6 UFC) and Antonio Silva (19-8-1 MMA, 3-6 UFC) have agreed to fight at UFC Fight Night 87. A person close to the event confirmed the matchup with MMAjunkie. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the bout hasn’t formally been announced. Combate first reported the fight.
Submitted Feb 19, 2016 3:51PM by JLS - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Efrain Escudero vs. Kevin Lee added to UFC 197 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
The fight announcements are coming fast and furious for UFC 197 and the latest addition is a lightweight scrap between Efrain Escudero and Kevin Lee. The fight between Lee (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Escudero (24-10 MMA, 5-6 UFC) was first announced by Indiscutido.com and later confirmed by UFC officials. The latest UFC 197 lineup now includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones – for light heavyweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – for flyweight title Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Pettis Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whittaker Jessica Aguilar vs. Juliana Lima Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima Andre Fili vs. Yair Rodriguez Glaico Franca vs. James Vick Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele Efrain Escudero vs. Kevin Lee
Submitted Feb 18, 2016 4:27PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele added to quickly filling UFC 197 lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 197’s quickly filling fight card has a new welterweight matchup, officials today announced. After a recent successful UFC debut, Danny Roberts (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) now meets Dominique Steele (14-6 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at the event. UFC 197 takes place April 23 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The bout order hasn’t been finalized. The latest UFC 197 lineup now includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones – for light heavyweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – for flyweight title Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Pettis Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whittaker Jessica Aguilar vs. Juliana Lima Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima Andre Fili vs. Yair Rodriguez Glaico Franca vs. James Vick Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele
Submitted Feb 18, 2016 10:45AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Caio Magalhaes to Face Cezar ‘Mutante’ at UFC on Fox 19
(sherdog.com)
Caio Magalhaes will lock horns with Cezar Ferreira at UFC on Fox 19. Promotion officials announced the middleweight contest on Wednesday. UFC on Fox 19 takes place at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on April 16 and features a pivotal lightweight showdown between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Submitted Feb 18, 2016 12:06AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Pettis and Edson Barboza meet at UFC 197
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 197 was already shaping up to be a blockbuster event, but the announcement that Anthony Pettis and Edson Barboza will meet on the card has added to the luster. The bout was announced on the UFC’s official website. With the addition, the latest UFC 197 card includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones – for light heavyweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – for flyweight title Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Pettis Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whitaker Jessica Aguilar vs. Juliana Lima Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima Andre Fili vs. Yair Rodriguez
Submitted Feb 17, 2016 11:16PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Konstantin Erokhin issued temporary suspension for failed TUF 22 Finale drug test
(mmafighting.com)
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on Wednesday issued a temporary suspension to former UFC fighter Konstantin Erokhin following the Russian heavyweight's failed drug test at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale on Dec. 11 in Las Vegas, NV. Erokhin (9-3) tested positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone in a pre-fight in-competition test ahead of a lethargic unanimous decision loss against Gabriel Gonzaga, after which he was released by the UFC.
Submitted Feb 17, 2016 3:39PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fresh off Northcutt win, Bryan Barberena next meets Warlley Alves at May UFC event in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
Fresh off a big win over highly promoted prospect Sage Northcutt, Bryan Barberena is getting no gimme in his next bout. UFC officials today announced Barberena (11-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will fight fellow welterweight Warlley Alves at the UFC’s May event in Brazil. The latest UFC Fight Night 88 card now includes: Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo Souza Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 7:18PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lauren Murphy meets replacement Kelly Faszholz on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 83
(mmajunkie.com)
After a series of late scratches, UFC officials have managed to salvage Sunday’s full UFC Fight Night 83 lineup. UFC officials today announced newcomer Kelly Faszholz (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced injured Sarah Moras (4-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and now meets fellow women’s bantamweight Lauren Murphy (8-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC). The full UFC Fight Night 83 card now includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET) Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro Cody Garbrandt vs. Augusto Mendes Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Chris Camozzi vs. Joe Riggs Shane Campbell vs. James Krause PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Daniel Sarafian Leonardo Augusto Leleco vs. Anthony Smith Nathan Coy vs. Jonavin Webb PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 5:15 p.m. ET) Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Marion Reneau Kelly Faszholz vs. Lauren Murphy Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Anthony Hamilton
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 7:17PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio slated for UFC on FOX 19 in Florida
(mmajunkie.com)
A few welterweights with ties to “The Ultimate Fighter” will meet in April at UFC on FOX 19. Court McGee (17-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Santiago Ponzinibbio (21-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) have agreed to meet at the event. The latest UFC on FOX 19 card includes: Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Rashad Evans vs. Mauricio Rua Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbi
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 6:16PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC lightweight Gleison Tibau says he’ll drop USADA appeal, accept 2-year punishment
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight Gleison Tibau expects to drop the appeal of two positive drug tests stemming from his most recent fight, he told MMAjunkie. In doing so, he will accept a likely two-year suspension from the UFC’s anti-doping partner, USADA. “I’ll take the minimum punishment under the new rules, which is a two-year suspension,” he said today. “So I’ll take the two years.” USADA officials could not immediately be reached for comment. The firm handles drug testing and results management for the UFC. According to the UFC’s anti-doping policy, athletes who are found to have committed an anti-doping violation face a two-year suspension for an “non-specified substance or prohibited method” and a one-year suspension for a specified substance. Up to two years can be added to a sentence where “aggravating circumstances” are present. They also risk a disqualification of bout results “including, without limitation, forfeiture of title, ranking, purse or other compensation.”
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 5:30PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Scott Coker: Bellator did talk with Alistair Overeem's reps, but 'we chose not to make an offer'
(mmafighting.com)
During an appearance on Monday's The MMA Hour, Alistair Overeem said that he never engaged in talks with any other promotion during free agency before deciding to re-sign with the UFC. Technically, that might be the case. Overeem himself didn't -- but, according to Bellator president Scott Coker -- his representatives did. "I don't want to make a big deal out of it, but of course there were negotiations going on," Coker told MMA Fighting on Tuesday. "It's true that Alistair wasn't talking to me directly, because his agent or manager or lawyer was talking to me. I think that's kind of what the story is, and negotiations went back and forth, and at the end of the day we chose not to make an offer. And really what it came down to was a value proposition of what he wanted and what he thought was the market value for him.
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 5:26PM by JLS - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
Patrick Cummins vs. ‘Minotouro’ Nogueira added to UFC event in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
Patrick Cummins will be making another trip to Brazil in May. "Durkin", who fought three of his last four UFC bouts in the country, is slated to take on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at the upcoming UFC event in Brazil on May 14, sources told MMAFighting.com. Combate first reported the news. The UFC has yet to announce a city and venue for the show.
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 5:21PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Augusto Mendes in for John Lineker vs. Cody Garbrandt at Sunday's UFC Fight Night 83
(mmajunkie.com)
One of the three bouts on Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 83 card in need of short-term replacements appears to have been saved. According to a report from Globo, Augusto Mendes (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will step in for John Lineker (26-7 MMA, 7-2) in a bantamweight bout on the main card against Cody Garbrandt (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC). Lineker was forced out of the fight on Monday with a bout of mosquito-borne illness dengue fever. With the change, the UFC Fight Night 83 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET) Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro Cody Garbrandt vs. Augusto Mendes Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Chris Camozzi vs. Joe Riggs Shane Campbell vs. James Krause PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Daniel Sarafian Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes vs. TBA Nathan Coy vs. Jonavin Webb PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 5:15 p.m. ET) Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Marion Reneau Lauren Murphy vs. opponent TBA Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Anthony Hamilton
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 1:44PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
James Vick vs. Glaico Franca lightweight bout booked for UFC 197 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for April’s UFC 197 card with a pair of title fights in “Sin City” continues to grow. Brazil’s Glaico Franca (13-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been booked for a lightweight fight against the unbeaten James Vick (8-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at the event. UFC officials announced the new matchup today. With the addition, the latest UFC 197 card includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones – for light heavyweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – for flyweight title Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whitaker Jessica Aguilar vs. Juliana Lima Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima Andre Fili vs. Yair Rodriguez Glaico Franca vs. James Vick
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 1:43PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
With Sajewski out, Teemu Packalen meets Thibault Gouti at UFC Fight Night 84 in London
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to London next week has a late change to the lineup. With Lukasz Sajewski (13-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) out of his lightweight fight against Teemu Packalen (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 84, undefeated French newcomer Thibault Gouti (11-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has answered the call for his UFC debut. UFC officials announced the change today.
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 10:52AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wilson Reis campaigns for fight with Joseph Benavidez
(mmafighting.com)
One of the few top 10 flyweights Joseph Benavidez hasn’t faced inside the Octagon yet is campaigning for a fight with the veteran next. Wilson Reis, a former Elite XC featherweight champion with a 3-1 record as a flyweight in the UFC, called out the Team Alpha Male product right after his recent win over Zach Makovsky on Feb. 6, and the American looks interested.
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 10:01AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Featherweight fight between Andre Fili and Yair Rodriguez makes way to UFC 197
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of young featherweight prospects are set to meet in the latest addition to April’s UFC 197 lineup. Andre Fili (15-3 MA, 3-2 UFC) will take on Yair Rodriguez (6-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) on the card in “Sin City.” UFC officials recently announced the new booking. UFC 197 takes place April 23 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The card features a pair of title fights at the top of the bill. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier fights nemesis and former champ Jon Jones in the main event, and flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson puts his belt on the line for the eighth time when he meets Olympic gold medal winner Henry Cejudo in the co-feature.
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 9:58AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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