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Tecia Torres vs. Bec Rawlings in the works for UFC Fight Night 104
A strawweight tilt between Tecia Torres and Bec Rawlings is in the works for Feb. 4 at UFC Fight Night 104. Torres and Rawlings both announced the match-up on social media on Wednesday following an initial report by Austrailian outlet The Courier Mail.
Submitted Dec 14, 2016 9:26PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Ex-champ Andrei Arlovski vs. Francis Ngannou set for UFC on FOX 23
Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski will look to bounce back against hot prospect Francis Ngannou at UFC on FOX 23. FOX’s “UFC Tonight” reported the matchup between Arlovski (25-13 MMA, 14-7 UFC) and Ngannou (9-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) on Wednesday evening. Although the event’s bout order has not been finalized, the matchup is expected to air on the FOX-televised main card of the Jan. 28 card at Denver’s Pepsi Center. With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 23 now includes: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal Andrei Arlovski vs. Francis Ngannou Raphael Assuncao vs. Aljamain Sterling Hector Lombard vs. Brad Tavares J.C. Cottrell vs. Jason Gonzalez Alexandre Pantoja vs. Eric Shelton
Submitted Dec 14, 2016 8:57PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Angela Hill off UFC 207 due to USADA guidelines
Invicta strawweight champion Angela Hill is going to have to wait a while before returning to the UFC. The current Invicta strawweight champion was slated to return for UFC 207 later this month against Jessica Andrade, but her return was cut short upon receiving the news that she has to re-enter the USADA testing pools due to their guidelines.
Submitted Dec 14, 2016 2:56PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
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Edson Barboza vs. Beneil Dariush set for UFC Fight Night 107
The UFC will return to Brazil on March 11, and Vitor Belfort will headline the card against Kelvin Gastelum. The UFC announced the middleweight bout on Wednesday. Combate first reported the match-up. The UFC also announced a lightweight clash between Edson Barbosa and Beneil Dariush to the card.
Submitted Dec 14, 2016 2:52PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
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Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal slated for UFC on FOX 23
As requested, Donald Cerrone is getting right back to work. Cerrone will meet Jorge Masvidal at UFC on FOX 23 on Jan. 28 in Denver, MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion is expected to officially announce the fight shortly.
Submitted Dec 14, 2016 2:50PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
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Holm vs de Randamie for the inaugural featherweight title at UFC 208
Boxing traditionally had eight weight divisions and eight champions. It made things easy to remember and appreciate. UFC president Dana White is an old student of the sweet science; it is no coincidence that there are eight divisions for men in the UFC. There were only two weight divisions for women – 115 and 125. Women flyweights could move up to 135 or down to 115. Women featherweights could drop, and women atomweights could move up. So the talent was deep. The greatest female fighter in MMA is Cris Cyborg and the UFC engaged in a years-long effort to bring her down to 135 for a superfight with Ronda Rousey. However, the cuts took too much out of her and she eventually said no more.
Submitted Dec 14, 2016 1:48AM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
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Kelvin Gastelum staying at middleweight to fight Vitor Belfort
Though Kelvin Gastelum believes his ideal weight class is welterweight, he has agreed to stay at middleweight for his next fight to meet Vitor Belfort. The bout is set for a UFC Fight Night event on March 11 in Fortaleza, Brazil, according to AgFight, which confirmed an initial report by Combate. Gastelum (13-2) has had difficulty making the welterweight cutoff on several occasions, most recently having a UFC 205 bout with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone canceled due to his failure to make weight.
Submitted Dec 13, 2016 6:38PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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New UFC matchmaker deserves a chance to show what he’s made of
A post on Facebook from number one light heavyweight title-contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson Monday caught my eye. Johnson had recently lost out on a championship fight when Daniel Cormier pulled out of UFC 206 with injury. Johnson said he was game to fight a short-notice opponent, as long as it was at heavyweight. The former welterweight has had success at heavyweight, including a decision win over former world champ Andrei Arlovski in 2013. Johnson had gone on record saying that Arlovski had turned-down an offered rematch with him. On Monday, Johnson jumped on Facebook, saying he was “feeling annoyed,” and to apologize to “The Pitbull.” According to Johnson, Arlovski called him to set the record straight.
Submitted Dec 13, 2016 6:35PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Commission practices at UFC Albany event draw criticism from fighters
Practices conducted by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) are drawing criticism from fighters following the UFC's event in Albany over the weekend. Multiple fighters and coaches confirmed with MMA Fighting that the commission would not let doctors give fighters stitches in the arena, a practice that is common in many other jurisdictions. Instead, fighters were sent to the hospital in an ambulance and some had to wait hours to get cuts sutured.
Submitted Dec 13, 2016 6:27PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Jose Aldo says he’s fighting Max Holloway at UFC 208
RIO DE JANEIRO — Jose Aldo has a date for his return to the Octagon. Max Holloway won the interim featherweight championship with a win over Anthony Pettis Saturday night in Toronto, Canada, and called out UFC featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo for a clash at UFC 208 in Brooklyn on Feb. 11. Speaking with the media in Brazil on Monday, Aldo confirmed that it’s done deal.
Submitted Dec 12, 2016 5:11PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Randy Brown says newcomer Brian Camozzi was perfect gift at UFC Fight Night 102
ALBANY, N.Y. – Randy Brown had to deal with an opponent change for UFC Fight Night 102, but it turned out to work perfectly in his favor.
Submitted Dec 10, 2016 4:53PM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
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UFC Fight Night 102 post-fight facts: Derrick Lewis passes Conor McGregor in KO category
Friday’s UFC Fight Night 102 event was largely forgettable, but in his first UFC main event, Derrick Lewis earned a key victory in the heavyweight division.
Submitted Dec 10, 2016 4:51PM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
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Anthony Pettis misses mark at weighins
Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will not fight for the interim featherweight title on Saturday as planned.
Submitted Dec 9, 2016 11:17AM by tildengolfer - 14 comments
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After Maryna Moroz injury, Jessica Andrade meets Angela Hill at UFC 207
Jessica Andrade didn't go too long without an opponent. Shortly after her fight against Maryna Moroz was scratched due to Moroz being injured, Combate's Ana Hissa reported that Andrade will now face UFC vet and Invicta FC champion, Angela Hill.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 4:40PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
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PFA head Jeff Borris says three factions vying to organize fighters is ‘good news for the UFC’
The MMA Fighters Association started up nearly a decade ago. The Professional Fighters Association kicked off in August. And last week, the MMA Athletes Association launched via a conference call with significant buzz. All the groups want to represent the interest of fighters against promoters. Most have similar goals, though there are many conflicts on how to achieve them. The MMAFA and MMAAA are associations, while the PFA is a prospective union. On Wednesday, a group of lawyers representing fighters in an antitrust case (many of whom are in the MMAFA) against the UFC sent a cease-and-desist letter to the MMAAA. The MMAAA responded with a statement hours later. The MMAFA and PFA have been at odds, too, on social media. The conflict between the groups have been public. And none of that is good news for the fighters, according to PFA founder Jeff Borris.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 1:01PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Georges St-Pierre back in negotiations with the UFC about returning to fight
Georges St-Pierre has had himself a busy two weeks. First, he announced he was teaming up with Bjorn Rebney, Cain Velasquez, Tim Kennedy, T.J. Dillashaw, and (maybe?) Donald Cerrone to form the MMA Athletes Association (MMAAA). And now he says he's back in talks with the UFC to negotiate his return to the cage. In a recent interview with TSN, St-Pierre reaffirmed that his intention was still to fight again and that the UFC reached back out to him on the day he announced the formation of the MMAAA.
Submitted Dec 8, 2016 12:49PM by Five-Alive - 14 comments
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Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Nina Ansaroff added to UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix
UFC strawweights Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger and Nina Ansaroff will battle for redemption in Phoenix as they meet at the UFC Fight Night 103 card in Arizona on Jan. 15, MMA Fighting has confirmed with multiple sources following a report by Fox Sports.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 9:10PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Theodorou vs Ferreira, Santos vs Marshman set for UFC Halifax
A couple of middleweight bouts have been added to the UFC”s return to Halifax. Super Lutas first reported a clash between Ultimate Fighter champions, Elias Theodorou and Cezar Ferreira, while Combate confirmed Thiago Santos will meet Jack Marshman on the same night. UFC Halifax is scheduled for February 19. The UFC has not announced a main event for the card yet.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 7:49PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Raphael Assuncao vs. Aljamain Sterling slated for UFC on FOX 23
An important bantamweight fight is close to being added to UFC on FOX 23. According to sources, Aljamain Sterling (12-1) vs. Raphael Assuncao (23-5) is targeted for the Jan. 28 card in Denver. The promotion has yet to officially announce the fight.
Submitted Dec 7, 2016 4:10PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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