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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”.
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.
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)