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UFC 210 weigh-ins end with a scare
The official UFC 210 weigh-ins stream live from the UFC host hotel in Buffalo, NY at 9:00 a.m. ET, courtesy of MMAjunkie. The ceremonial weigh-in and faceoffs will stream courtesy of the UFC live at 4:00 p.m. ET from KeyBank Center in Buffalo, the same venue that hosts Saturday’s event. The dual weigh-ins mean fighters have longer to rehydrate in the morning, but still can do the afternoon ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs that have become a tradition in the UFC. There was a scare when Cormier and Johnson weighed in with only minutes left. DC weighed in at 206.2, but returned two minutes later and was 205. Johnson then weighed in with seconds to go at 203.8 and the entire card was official.
Submitted Apr 7, 2017 12:13PM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
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Gastelum pulled from Silva fight over positive test for THC
The UFC’s independent drug testing agency does not test for recreational drugs outside of competition. However, marijuana is tested for in-competition. Alcohol is treated similarly – you are not tested for alcohol out of competition, but are prohibited from fighting while drunk. Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs have a cutoff of 50 ng/ML. World Anti-Doping Agency has a threshold of 150 ng/ML. USADA uses 180 ng/ML. And UFC fighter Kelvin Gastelum tested positive above that level during his last fight, which was in March. As a consequence, Gastelum has been pulled from his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 212.
Submitted Apr 6, 2017 9:07PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
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Colby Covington Says Next Fight is Against Dong Hyun Kim
If all goes as planned, Colby Covington will be facing Dong Hyun Kim next. The American Top Team welterweight prospect confirmed the fight plans on Twitter Monday night.
Submitted Apr 6, 2017 2:05AM by JLS - 3 comments
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UFC signs Filipino fighter CJ de Tomas to face Japanese prospect in Singapore fight card
ANOTHER Filipino fighter in CJ de Tomas made it to the UFC as he's slated to take on Japanese MMA prospect Naoki Inoue in UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore on June 17. De Tomas, the reigning URCC flyweight champion, was signed by the MMA giant last Friday and was confirmed on the fight card on Monday. At 8-0, de Tomas will be the fourth homegrown Filipino to make it to the big league after Dave Galera, Mark Eddiva and Jenel Lausa cracked the organization in the past few years.
Submitted Apr 6, 2017 1:48AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Oops! UFC advertises Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson as heavyweight championship bout
There’s apparently been a late change to the UFC 210 main event between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. It was widely believed that Cormier was defending his UFC light heavyweight title on April 8th, but as was observed at Wednesday’s media day session, there’s no need for either man to cut down to 205 lbs.
Submitted Apr 5, 2017 6:42PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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ESPN Report: Donald Cerrone-Robbie Lawler Rebooked for UFC 213 Showdown in Las Vegas
According to a Monday report by ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion will take on the former UFC lightweight challenger at UFC 213. UFC 213 is slated for July 8 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The all-action pairing was originally slated for UFC 205, the UFC's debut at Madison Square Garden in New York City this past November. However, the former UFC 170-pound kingpin decided he needed more time off following his July knockout loss to Tyron Woodley and opted out of the bout.
Submitted Apr 4, 2017 12:49PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
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Rafael Dos Anjos confirmed for UFC Fight Night Singapore on 17 June
Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos (25-9) will make his welterweight debut against Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night Singapore on 17 June. Dos Anjos is coming of two back-to-back losses against Tony Ferguson and Eddie Alvarez, but is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound lightweight fighters.
Submitted Apr 3, 2017 1:04PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Tony Ferguson ‘Needs Assurances’ to Fight Khabib Nurmagomedov
UFC matchmakers have put together a fight between top lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson three times, but the two have still never fought. They were first slated to meet at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in December 15, but Nurmagomedov pulled out of the bout due to injury. Bout agreements were signed for them to fight at UFC on FOX 19 in April 2016, but Ferguson was forced out of the event with a health issue...
Submitted Apr 2, 2017 10:39PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
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Freddie Roach: Conor McGregor is final opponent in Georges St-Pierre’s three-fight plan
Freddie Roach has spoken about Georges St-Pierre’s step-by-step comeback plan before. He mentioned it on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani last month. Now, GSP’s boxing coach, and someone who helped him negotiate his new deal with the UFC, has revealed the final part of that plan. St-Pierre signed a three-fight deal with the promotion earlier this year. And the final bout on that deal, GSP hopes, is one against Conor McGregor, Roach told Fight Hub this week...
Submitted Apr 1, 2017 1:13PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Michael Chiesa returns to face Kevin Lee in UFC Fight Night 112 main event
Michael Chiesa is set for his return after more than a year away from the Octagon. The top lightweight will take on Kevin Lee in the main event of UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25 in Oklahoma City, MMA Fighting confirmed with UFC officials Thursday. Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal was the first to report the news.
Submitted Mar 31, 2017 1:22AM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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UFC on FOX 24 lineup set with 13 fights for promotion's debut in Kansas City
The 13-bout lineup up is set for next month’s “UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs. Reis” event in Missouri. UFC on FOX 24 takes place April 15 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX and UFC Fight Pass. UFC on FOX 24 will be the promotion’s first trip to Kansas City, and its first trip to the state of Missouri.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:59PM by JLS - 3 comments
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UFC’s Matheus Nicolau gets one-year suspension from USADA after testing positive for anastrozole
UFC flyweight Matheus Nicolau has been suspended by USADA. The Brazilian fighter has received a one-year suspension by the UFC’s anti-doping partner after testing positive for anastrozole, a prohibited substance in the category of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators that is at all times prohibited by the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. The news was announced by USADA on Wednesday, per a press release.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:55PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch added to UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City
A lightweight bout pitting Clay Guida and Erik Koch is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 112. The news was reported on Wednesday by UFC Tonight. Guida will be leaving the featherweight division where he put together a record of 3-4 and will be making a move back up to the 155-pound weight class in hopes to snap a two-fight skid. The Team Alpha Male fighter last fought this past June at UFC 199 where he suffered a knockout loss to Brian Ortega. Guida, 35, is 32-17 as a professional fighter and 12-11 in the UFC.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:53PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum in the works for UFC 213
A trilogy fight is in the works for UFC 213. A matchup between former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and former Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem is in the works for the July 8 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. MMAFighting.com confirmed an initial report Wednesday by FloCombat. Overeem (42-15, 1 NC) enters the proposed bout the winner of five out of his past six fights, four of them via knockout. His only loss in that stretch was a first-round loss to current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 203.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:51PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Dan Hooker to face Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 110 in Auckland
New Zealand’s Dan Hooker will step up to the lightweight division and take on British veteran Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 110 in Auckland. The Kiwi announced the matchup on New Zealand radio earlier today.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:16PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Tyron Woodley offers to step up and fight Michael Bisping in July
Recently, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping made headlines when he revealed that he would take away Georges St-Pierre’s middleweight title fight if the former welterweight kingpin wasn’t prepared for his Octagon return by July
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 2:07PM by reptiler13 - 13 comments
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Paulo Borrachinha meets Oluwale Bamgbose at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro
The UFC’s return to Rio de Janeiro in June continues to build with the addition of a middleweight bout. According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Combate, Brazil’s Paulo Borrachinha (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will take on Oluwale Bamgbose (6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC 212. UFC officials have not yet formally announced the booking.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 10:02AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Arlovski-Tybura, Gomi-Tuck among fights added to UFC Singapore
The UFC’s return to Singapore will include fights involving Andrei Arlovski and Takanori Gomi. The UFC kicked off Tuesday with a slew of fight announcements for its Saturday, June 17th event in Singapore. Two of the bigger names confirmed for the event are former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and former PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi. Arlovski will be facing Poland’s Marcin Tybura, while Gomi will take on Jon Tuck. Arlovski (25-14, 1 NC) has lost four straight bouts, including a 92-second thrashing vs. Francis Ngannou at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver. His other defeats during this run have come against Josh Barnett (who became the first man to submit Arlovski), Alistair Overeem, and current champion Stipe Miocic. The last time Arlovski won a fight was by unanimous decision vs. Frank Mir at UFC 191, which gave him an unlikely six-fight winning streak. Tybura (15-2) had a disappointing UFC debut, losing to Timothy Johnson by decision last May in Zagreb, Croatia. Since then, Tybura has scored back-to-back stoppage wins, knocking out Viktor Pesta with a head kick in August, then TKOing Luiz Henrique at UFC 209.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 9:51AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori added to UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma
A middleweight clash between Vitor Miranda and Marcin Vettori was booked for UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City on June 25. Both fighters revealed the bout on social media following a report by Combate. Miranda (12-5), a TUF: Brazil 4 heavyweight finalist, looks to get back on track after Chris Camozzi snapped his three-fight knockout streak last May. Miranda stayed on the sidelines for months after the loss after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Submitted Mar 27, 2017 11:47PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Following bizarre start to UFC career, Darren Stewart announces move to middleweight
English prospect Darren Stewart will finally face someone other than Francimar Barroso in the UFC octagon, and he’ll do it in the middleweight division. Stewart, who is officially 0-1 after two UFC appearances, recently took to social media to announce his intentions to move down from light heavyweight.
Submitted Mar 27, 2017 11:39PM by JLS - 1 comment
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