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Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum announced for UFC 212 in Rio
Kelvin Gastelum called out Anderson Silva for the UFC’s next Brazil pay-per-view card. Now, he’s got him. Silva will face Gastelum at UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, the UFC announced Tuesday. The news was first reported by Combate’s Ana Hissa earlier Tuesday.
Submitted Mar 14, 2017 7:50PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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UFC Fight Night 106 medical suspensions: Tim Means potentially out 180 days
UFC welterweight veteran Tim Means was one of two fighters to receive a potentially lengthy medical suspension in the aftermath of UFC Fight Night 106, according to information released Monday by the Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA). Means lost in a rematch against Alex Oliveira via second-round rear-naked choke on the night’s main card opener. He will now be required to receive doctor’s clearance on an x-ray of his right foot, or be forced to sit on the sidelines for up to 180 days...
Submitted Mar 13, 2017 10:24PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Tony Ferguson eyes Nate Diaz next: ‘I haven’t had a knockout in a long time’
A little more than a week after his interim title bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov fell apart, Tony Ferguson is moving on. By his own count, he has put on between “25 to 30 pounds” since he made weight for his UFC 209 fight, and — now having seen a match-up with Nurmagomedov fall through on three separate occasions — he’s contemplating new dance partners...
Submitted Mar 13, 2017 10:21PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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Anderson Silva seeks rematches with Michael Bisping, Nick Diaz
Kelvin Gastelum maybe have asked for a fight with Anderson Silva after his win on Saturday night over Vitor Belfort, but “The Spider” has other plans. Posting a note on his Instagram page, the former UFC’s middleweight champion expressed a desire to face a couple of familiar names — Michael Bisping and Nick Diaz. The 41-year-old Silva said that either fight would bring fans a sense of resolution...
Submitted Mar 13, 2017 10:19PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Vitor Belfort confirms his next fight will be his last: 'My body is not the same anymore'
Vitor Belfort’s MMA career is coming to an end, and he wants to compete in the last fight of his UFC contract in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The UFC is scheduled to return to Belfort’s hometown of Rio on June 3 with UFC 212, and “The Phenom,” who lost to Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Fight Night 106 in Fortaleza on Saturday night, confirmed at the post-fight press conference that it would be his last fight...
Submitted Mar 12, 2017 11:07AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Kelvin Gastelum and Edson Barboza take home performance bonuses at UFC Fight Night Fortaleza
While one of them got the lively crowd in Fortaleza, Brazil on their feet, the other one silenced them for the night. Edson Barboza’s highlight reel knockout of Beneil Dariush on the UFC Fight Night 106 main card on Saturday night was a thing of beauty. He landed a perfectly-timed flying knee just as Dariush was coming in, a blow that left Dariush out cold. The knockout was enough to earn the lightweight Barboza a Performance of the Night bonus...
Submitted Mar 12, 2017 11:03AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Henry Briones injured, Brad Pickett gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 107 in London
Brad Pickett has a new opponent for his retirement bout at UFC Fight Night 107. The Englishman will be fighting short-notice replacement Marlon Vera in a bantamweight bout for next week’s UFC event in London, the UFC announced on Saturday.
Submitted Mar 11, 2017 2:43PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Floyd Mayweather says he's coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor
The drum beats grow louder for a massive-money showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Mayweather announced Saturday in England, where he's been on a publicity tour, that he's "coming out of retirement just to fight Conor McGregor."
Submitted Mar 11, 2017 1:50PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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Veronica Macedo out, promotion seeks new opponent for Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 107
The UFC’s return to England is less than three weeks away, and the promotion is in search of a new opponent for Lina Lansberg. Veronica Macedo (5-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is out of her women’s bantamweight fight against Lansberg (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 107, and the promotion will hope to find a suitable replacement foe in time for the fight. A promotion official confirmed the news to MMAjunkie today.
Submitted Mar 10, 2017 11:04PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Retiring legend Brad Pickett loses UFC London opponent as Henry Briones pulls out of fight
Pickett’s return to London is meant to be the Brit’s final appearance in MMA after a long career as one of the UK’s biggest stars. Briones and Pickett have been scheduled to fight twice previously and this will be the third time the Mexican has been forced to cancel the contest.
Submitted Mar 10, 2017 11:01PM by JLS - 5 comments
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James Vick gets another home Texas fight, meets Marco Polo Reyes at UFC 211
The UFC’s return to Dallas in the spring has yet another fight set for a jam-packed lineup. James Vick (10-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will get his wish to fight in his home state of Texas when he takes on Marco Polo Reyes (7-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC 211. The UFC recently made the new booking official. UFC 211 takes place May 13 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Mar 10, 2017 10:24PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez added to UFC 211
It’ll be a legend versus a future star in Texas. Frankie Edgar, the former UFC lightweight champion, will return to the Octagon against top prospect Yair Rodriguez in a featherweight fight at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas, the UFC announced Thursday via its UFC Español Twitter account.
Submitted Mar 9, 2017 4:09PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Joe Lauzon to face Stevie Ray at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville
Joe Lauzon isn't wasting any time returning the Octagon. Lauzon will fight for the second time this year when he squares off against Stevie Ray in a lightweight contest at UFC Fight Night 108 on April 22 in Nashville. The UFC announced the fight Wednesday.
Submitted Mar 9, 2017 12:14PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Daniel Cormier not thrilled to find himself being dwarfed by Anthony Johnson on UFC 210 poster
Daniel Cormier’s light heavyweight title defense against Anthony Johnson is exactly one month away, and the champ is already feeling the shade being thrown at him. As in, he appears two times smaller than the challenger Johnson on the official UFC 210 promo poster. On the poster, Johnson, cast in red hues, is the entire backdrop mashing his fists while the champion Cormier is in lighted focus below. Cormier put out a message on his Instragram asking how many favors Johnson had to call in to be the hulking figure in the scenario.
Submitted Mar 8, 2017 4:47PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
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Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis added to UFC 211 in Dallas
A flyweight fight pitting top-ranked fighters Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis has been added to UFC 211. The news was first reported on Tuesday by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto and was later announced by the UFC. Cejudo is returning to the Octagon following a controversial split-decision loss to Joseph Benavidez back in December at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. The loss to Benavidez marked the second defeat for the Olympic wrestler, as Cejudo had lost to the Demetrious Johnson in a title fight at UFC 197. The 30-year-old fighter is currently ranked second in the division and holds a professional MMA record of 10-2.
Submitted Mar 8, 2017 4:46PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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David Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko targeted for UFC 211
David Branch’s return to the UFC is inching closer. According to multiple sources, Branch is slated to face Krzysztof Jotko at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas. Branch (20-3), the former World Series of Fighting light heavyweight and middleweight champion, returns to the UFC on a ten-fight winning streak. He recently parted ways with WSOF after an an undisclosed issue with the promotion, which occurred before and after his New Year’s Eve win over Louis Taylor. The New York-native left the UFC in 2011 after going 2-2 inside the Octagon. Since then, he’s won 12 of 13 fights, with his lone loss coming against Anthony Johnson in 2012.
Submitted Mar 8, 2017 4:45PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Rothwell provisionally suspended by USADA for potential anti-doping violation
#5 ranked UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell was scheduled to fight Fabricio Werdum at the mighty UFC 211 in May. Unfortunately, the fight is presumably off, as Rothwell, 35, is provisionally suspended by USADA.
Submitted Mar 7, 2017 9:36PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier verbally agreed for UFC 211
An already strong UFC 211 card in Dallas is close to adding another barnburner of a fight. Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier have verbally agreed to meet on the May 13 card. MMAFighting.com confirmed an initial report Tuesday by ESPN.
Submitted Mar 7, 2017 9:06PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Georges St-Pierre 'formally' offered Anderson Silva just once in past, still open to fight
Georges St-Pierre said a showdown with fellow former longtime UFC champion Anderson Silva is still very much a possibility. St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC), who makes his long-awaited return to the octagon when he challenges titleholder Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title later this year, is back from a more than three-year hiatus, and he has a number of potential fight options available.
Submitted Mar 7, 2017 12:26PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Godofredo Pepey vs. Kyle Bochniak removed from UFC Fortaleza
UFC Fight Night 106 will proceed with 12 fights, as Godofredo Pepey vs. Kyle Bochniak was canceled five days before the event in Fortaleza, Brazil. The UFC announced on Monday that both featherweights sustained injuries that forced them out of the March 11 card.
Submitted Mar 7, 2017 12:21PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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