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Cirkunov Welcomes Nicholson to the Octagon at UFC 196
A Light Heavyweight match-up between Latvian import Misha Cirkunov and UFC newcomer Alex “The Spartan” Nicholson is set for UFC 196: Werdum vs. Velasquez 2 on February 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has not been confirmed as of yet where the bout will fall on the lineup however it will likely be part of the preliminary card. The UFC confirmed the bout today on their Facebook page.
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 1:34PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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UFC 195 Medical Suspensions: Dustin Poirier, Kyle Noke Get Potential 6-Month Sits
Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight Dustin Poirier and middleweight Kyle Noke could be sidelined for six months after both men suffered broken noses at last Saturday’s UFC 195. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday released its list of medical suspensions from the event, which took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. UFC 195 Medical Suspensions Robbie Lawler: Suspended until March 3; no contact until Feb. 17. Carlos Condit: Suspended until March 3; no contact until Feb. 17. Andrei Arlovski: Suspended until Feb. 17; no contact until Feb. 2. Kyle Noke: Must have fractured nose cleared by doctor or no contest until July 2. Minimum suspension no contest until Feb. 2; no contact until Jan. 24. (Left elbow strain) Drew Dober: Suspended until Feb. 2; no contact until Jan. 14. Scott Holtzman: Suspended until March 3; no contact until Feb. 17. Dustin Poirier: Must have fractured nose cleared by doctor or no contest until July 2. Minimum suspension no contest until Feb. 17; no contact until Feb. 2. Joseph Duffy: Suspended until Feb. 2; no contact until Jan. 14. (Lacerations) Joe Soto: Needs follow-up exam with retinal specialist, due May 1. Sheldon Westcott: Must have left knee cleared and right hand X-rayed; if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until July 2. Minimum suspension no contest until Feb. 2; no contact until Jan. 24. Edgar Garcia: Suspended until Feb. 2; no contact until Jan. 24.
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 9:18AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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UFC Champ Holly Holm signs multiyear contract extension
Unbeaten women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm this weekend inked a contract extension with the Ultimate Fighting Championship which will keep her with the promotion through 2016 and beyond. ESPN.com reports that Holm signed her new deal Saturday in Las Vegas, where she attended UFC 195 to cheer on Jackson-Wink MMA teammate Carlos Condit.
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 4:19PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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‘Pissed’ Frankie Edgar says he’s ‘expecting the worst’ for title shot
On Dec. 11, former UFC lightweight champion made an emphatic move to challenge for the featherweight title by knocking out fellow contender Chad Mendes. He was promised he was next by the UFC brass afterwards, which put a smile on his face.
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 4:12PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
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Joe Rogan calls for scoring and judging changes following Robbie Lawler's win at UFC 195
When you see controversial decisions in MMA, criticism of the scoring system won't be far behind. UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler scored another split decision in a win over Carlos Condit Saturday night at UFC 195 and plenty of fighters, fans and media are crying foul. UFC commentator Joe Rogan called the fight and says it's finally time for MMA to move away from boxing's 10-point must system.
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 4:10PM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
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Luke Sanders steps in to fight Maximo Blanco; UFC Fight Night 81 lineup shuffled
Maximo Blanco finally has a new opponent for next week’s UFC Fight Night 81 fight card. Undefeated RFA vet Luke Sanders (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in to fight Blanco (12-6-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC), who originally was expected to fight fellow featherweight Dennis Bermudez (14-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC). (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 2:50PM by Wez - 1 comment
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Newcomer Randy Brown meets Matt Dwyer at UFC on FOX 18
The UFC found a fighter, and welterweight newcomer Randy Brown has found a fight on MMA’s biggest stage. Brown (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), an undefeated 170-pound prospect, has signed with the UFC and is slated to meet Matt Dwyer (8-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC on FOX 18. The latest UFC on FOX 18 card includes: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine Andrew Holbrook vs. Sage Northcutt Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Diego Ferreira George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev Tony Martin vs. Felipe Olivieri Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen Iuri Alcantara vs. Jimmie Rivera Damon Jackson vs. Levan Makashvili Kevin Casey vs. Rafael Natal Randy Brown vs. Matt Dwyer
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 2:24PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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UFC 195 salaries: Lawler ($500K), Condit ($315K) earn top disclosed payouts
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,723,000. The full list of disclosed UFC 195 payouts included: Robbie Lawler: $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Carlos Condit: $315,000 Stipe Miocic: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Andrei Arlovski: $250,000 Albert Tumenov: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Lorenz Larkin: $36,000 Brian Ortega: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Diego Brandao: $36,000 Abel Trujillo: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Tony Sims: $12,000 Michael McDonald: $40,000 (includes $20,00 win bonus) def. Masanori Kanehara: $14,000 Alex Morono: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Noke: $26,000 Justine Kish: $20,000 (includes $ win bonus) def. Nina Ansaroff: $10,000 Drew Dober: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Scott Holtzman: $12,000 Dustin Poirier: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Joseph Duffy: $20,000 Michinori Tanaka: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Joe Soto: $20,000 Sheldon Westcott: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Edgar Garcia: $10,000
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 2:00PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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Carlos Condit following UFC 195: 'It's a good possibility this was my last fight'
LAS VEGAS -- Carlos Condit talks about his loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC 195 and the chances of this being his last fight.
Submitted Jan 3, 2016 6:43PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Stipe Miocic will get next heavyweight title shot after UFC 195 win
If the MMA world wanted Stipe Miocic to be more vocal, it got exactly that on Saturday night. Miocic tore through former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in just 54 seconds at UFC 195, then called for his title shot in a fiery post-fight rant, demanding to know whether he and UFC president Dana White were now "on the same page."
Submitted Jan 3, 2016 6:42PM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
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UFC 195 bonuses: Robbie Lawler, Carlos Condit win obvious 'Fight of Night' award
Robbie Lawler, Carlos Condit, Stipe Miocic and Michael McDonald each earned $50,000 bonuses for their efforts at Saturday’s UFC 195 event. Miocic and McDonald earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Lawler and Condit took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jan 3, 2016 4:47PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
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Bigfoot wants to fight for 'four more years'
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva is not ready to call it quits just yet. Despite going 1-2 in 2015, the 36-year old told Globo Esporte that he learned a lot from his losses to Andrei Arlovksi and Mark Hunt and will use them to come back stronger in 2016. "I learned a lot. I fought three times, I won once and lost twice. It's not when you win that you change the way you think. I learned a lot from those two losses. Thinking only professionally, it wasn't good. But I will address those mistakes and start 2016 strong. I have faith in God and will make good fights. I need to change some aspects of my training, I need to talk to some coaches and start this year with the right foot."
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 5:11PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Newcomer Joey Gomez gets fill-in duties at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston
Undefeated promotional newcomer Joey Gomez has stepped in as a replacement at UFC Fight Night 81. Gomez (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced Patrick Williams (8-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and now meets bantamweight Rob Font (11-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the event. UFC officials recently made the change to the official UFC.com fight card. Williams suffered an injury, according to nesn.com.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:55PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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London's 'UFC Fight Night 83: Silva vs. Bisping' lineup is set
The fight card is set for UFC Fight Night 83, which marks the UFC’s return to England. The event takes place Feb. 27 at The O2 in London. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass, though start times haven’t been finalized. The online event features a fairly significant headliner. Former middleweight champion and one of the sport’s all-time greats, Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC), meets perennial contender Michael Bisping (27-7 MMA, 17-7 UFC) in the featured attraction.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:53PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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UFC's Michael Chiesa, Rose Namajunas: 'Take marijuana off the banned list'
LAS VEGAS – Count Michael Chiesa and Rose Namajunas among the many backers for continued reform in the war against marijuana. Marijuana’s acceptance is constantly growing with more and more states legalizing its usage in one form or another. But in the MMA world, it remains a sticky topic. Chiesa has a solution, though, especially on the heels of Nick Diaz’s recent five-year suspension for failing a test for pot for a third time in Nevada.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:51PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Rose Namajunas says she finds inspiration from Brock Lesnar, Conor McGregor
LAS VEGAS -- UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas has always been one to march to the beat of her own drummer. So it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that when she was asked to name her favorite fighters, she picked a pair who are also famous for following their own paths. "Thug Rose" was asked by a young girl at a Friday fan Q & A session at the MGM Grand Convention Center which fighters inspire her. And she picked a pair of the sport's icons: Brock Lesnar and Conor McGregor.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:50PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Bisping: Silva looked 'very beatable' vs. Diaz
Michael Bisping recently appeared on a media conference call to promote his fight with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at a UFC Fight Night in London on Feb. 27 “For me obviously Anderson [is] a legend of the sport," said Bisping, as transcribed by Tristen Critchfield for Sherdog. "He was a longtime middleweight champion and this is a guy that I wanted to fight for a long time. Of course I wanted to fight him when he was the champion. But this is the biggest fight outside of a world title fight right now. Anderson is still a massive name; he’s still a huge draw. I have a lot of respect for him as a fighter. I always wanted to test myself against him; I knew I could beat him. I’m very excited about this fight.”.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:44PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Demian Maia wants Lawler-Condit winner, but MacDonald 'best fighter' in division
Demian Maia agrees with many of the fans who have approached him since his most recent win: He’s ready for another title shot. However, while he’s hoping for a fight against the winner of tonight’s UFC 195 pay-per-view headliner between welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (26-10 MMA, 11-4 UFC) and challenger Carlos Condit (30-8 MMA, 7-4 UFC), he thinks the division’s best fighter isn’t part of that matchup.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 4:42PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Artem Lobov vs. Alex White joins UFC 196 fight card in Las Vegas
A featherweight bout between Artem Lobov (11-11-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Alex White (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s UFC 196 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout.
Submitted Jan 2, 2016 12:05PM by Wez - 3 comments
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UFC 195 Weigh In Results
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Robbie Lawler (170) vs. Carlos Condit (169) – for welterweight title Andrei Arlovski (246.5) vs. Stipe Miocic (241.5) Lorenz Larkin (171) vs. Albert Tumenov (171) Diego Brandao (146) vs. Brian Ortega (145.5) Tony Sims (156) vs. Abel Trujillo (156) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Masanori Kanehara (135) vs. Michael McDonald (136) Alex Morono (170) vs. Kyle Noke (170.5) Nina Ansaroff (116) vs. Justine Kish (116) Drew Dober (155.5) vs. Scott Holtzman (155.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) Joseph Duffy (155) vs. Dustin Poirier (155.5) Joe Soto (135.5) vs. Michinori Tanaka (135.5) Edgar Garcia (170) vs. Sheldon Westcott (170)
Submitted Jan 1, 2016 7:45PM by kopower - 3 comments
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