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Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez rematch likely delayed until March, per champ
LAS VEGAS – The heavyweight division has again stalled, according to UFC President Dana White. Following Saturday’s UFC 191, White said a rematch between UFC champion Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC) and Cain Velasquez (13-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) won’t take place until spring 2016. What’s more, it was Werdum’s request to make it that way.
Submitted Sep 6, 2015 5:38PM by george112 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 191 bonuses: You know damn well John Lineker and Francisco Rivera got paid
Raquel Pennington, Anthony Johnson, John Lineker and Francisco Rivera each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC 191 event. Pennington and Johnson won “Performance of the Night” bonuses, while Lineker and Rivera earned “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Sep 6, 2015 6:56AM by JLS1980 - 23 comments
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UFC 191 weigh-in results: Champ Demetrious Johnson, John Dodson on mark for rematch
The full UFC 191 weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Demetrious Johnson (124.5) vs. John Dodson (125) – for flyweight title Andrei Arlovski (237.5) vs. Frank Mir (266) Anthony Johnson (205) vs. Jimi Manuwa (204) Corey Anderson (205) vs. Jan Blachowicz (205) Alex Chambers (11) vs. Paige VanZant (116) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Paul Felder (155.5) vs. Ross Pearson (155.5) John Lineker (135.5) vs. Francisco Rivera (136) Jessica Andrade (134.5) vs. Raquel Pennington (136) Clay Collard (146) vs. Tiago Trator (146) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET) Joe Riggs (185.5)* vs. Ron Stallings (184) Nazareno Malegarie (156) vs. Joaquim Silva (154.5) * Riggs was 187.5 on his first attempt, but hit 185.5 on his second try.
Submitted Sep 5, 2015 1:16AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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No, Fedor Emelianenko did not sign with the UFC today
The UFC’s “Go Big” news conference today in Las Vegas seemed the perfect place to announce the acquisition of heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. But alas, there’s no deal to announce, UFC President Dana White said. “No,” the UFC executive said when asked if he might use the occasion to drop the news. “Next question.” The answer was not what the hardcore fans in attendance wanted to hear, and they immediately let White know with a chorus of boos. Emelianenko (34-4), after all, is the white wale that’s eluded the promotion and kept them from satisfying the long-burning question of how “The Last Emperor” would fare in the UFC’s octagon. “If I had something to tell you, we would have told you,” White cried out to fans. “Today’s ‘Go Big.’ If I had it, I’d tell you. I don’t got it. What do you want me to say?”
Submitted Sep 5, 2015 1:15AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Three cards in three days in Las Vegas: UFC Fight Night 80 set for Dec. 10
Doing shows on back-to-back nights in the same city apparently is so old hat for the UFC by now, the promotion is raising the bar in December. With UFC 194 set for Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, the UFC recently set the TUF 22 Finale for the night before, Dec. 11. Today, UFC President Dana White announced the promotion will do a third show on Dec. 10, also in Las Vegas. Although no headliner or other fights were announced, the card, presumably UFC Fight Night 80, will take place at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:44PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
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Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets Valerie Letourneau at 'UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm'
UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will meet Valerie Letourneau (8-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) – not Claudia Gadelha (13-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), as originally planned – at UFC 193. UFC officials today announced the bout, which takes place Nov. 14 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and is expected to set a UFC attendance record. The main card, including a headliner between women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC 193 card now includes: Champ Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm – for women’s bantamweight title Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valerie Letourneau – for strawweight title Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta Anthony Perosh vs. Gian Villante Ricardo Abreu vs. Daniel Kelly Steven Kennedy vs. Richard Walsh Jared Rosholt vs. Stefan Struve Brendan O’Reilly vs. William Macario Danny Martinez vs. Richie Vaculik Ryan Benoit vs. Ben Nguyen
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:38PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
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Report: Tate vs. Nunes targeted for December
It seems that Ronda Rousey's next title challenger will emerge one month after he own title defense. Amanda Nunes vs. Miesha Tate is targeted to go down in December, though no event has been officially settled so far, as Combate reported. Riding a two-fight win streak with a TKO over Shayna Baszler and a submission over Sara McMann, Nunes is one of the most powerful strikers in all of the division, also knocking out Sheila Gaff and Germaine de Randamie before being stopped herself by strikes against Cat Zingano a year ago.
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 2:32PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Yet another UFC 194 biggie: Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson
Well, fight fans: Be sure to circle Dec. 12 on your calendars – because UFC 194 is shaping up to be one hell of a card. UFC officials today announced welterweight contenders Demian Maia (21-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) and Gunnar Nelson (14-1-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) have joined the already-loaded lineup. With the addition, the latest UFC 194 lineup now includes: Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Conor McGregor – for featherweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold – for middleweight title Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 9:30AM by Budgellism - 25 comments
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Debuting heavyweights Luiz Henrique, Francis Ngannou meet at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
A pair of UFC heavyweight newcomers are set to tango on the UFC’s final dance card of the year in Florida. Luiz Henrique (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet fellow promotional debutant Francis Ngannou (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17 in December. UFC officials recently announced the new booking. With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 17 now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman Luiz Henrique vs. Francis Ngannou
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:24AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Recently signed Sage Northcutt draws Francisco Trevino at UFC 192 in Houston
Just a few days after his win at Legacy FC 44 earned him a UFC deal, Sage Northcutt now knows his opponent. Northcutt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face fellow welterweight Francisco Trevino (12-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in his promotional debut at UFC 192 a month from now in his home state of Texas. The Houston Chronicle first reported the fight booking. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement. The UFC 192 lineup now includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson – for light heavyweight title Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley Jessica Eye vs. Julianna Pena Ali Bagautinov vs. Joseph Benavidez Angela Hill vs. Rose Namajunas Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov Derrick Lewis vs. Viktor Pesta Sage Northcutt vs. Francisco Trevino
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:23AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens added to December's loaded UFC 194 card
Max Holloway wanted one more fight before the end of the year after after an opponent injury marred his last victory. He got his wish in the form of a UFC 194 showdown with Jeremy Stephens. UFC officials today announced the featherweight matchup between Holloway (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and Stephens (24-11 MMA, 11-10 UFC) for the Dec. 12 event. With the addition, the latest UFC 194 lineup now includes: Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Conor McGregor – for featherweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold – for middleweight title Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:20AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Urijah Faber returns to bantamweight, meets Frankie Saenz at UFC 194
After a one-fight stint at featherweight earlier this year, Urijah Faber will drop back to bantamweight to fight Frankie Saenz at UFC 194. The 135-pound bout between Faber (32-8 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Saenz (11-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) was announced on FOX Sports 1’s “FOX Sports Live.” With the addition, the latest UFC 194 lineup now includes: Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Conor McGregor – for featherweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold – for middleweight title Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:19AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit title fight headlines UFC 195 on Jan. 2
UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former interim titleholder Carlos Condit will attempt to make their title fight happen for a second time. The matchup has been re-booked for the main event of UFC 195. FOX Sports 1’s “FOX Sports Live” announced the 170-pound contest for the Jan. 2 event at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view...
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 1:19AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC vet Nick Diaz serves less than a day in jail for DUI offenses
Nick Diaz had to do little time – literally – in jail following a pair of DUI arrests. Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC) was arrested in September 2014 on suspicion of DUI and attempting to destroy evidence. Diaz was sentenced to two days in jail for that charge and a separate DUI from 2013 in July of this year after he pled no contest to the DUI in exchange for the other charges being dropped. One day of the two-day sentence was credited to Diaz based on time served following his arrest...
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 1:15AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Bantamweight Michael McDonald finally healthy, hoping to fight before end of the year
After nearly two years away, bantamweight Michael McDonald is finally ready to make his return to the Octagon. As reported on UFC tonight, McDonald's coach Jason House said the 24-year old McDonald -- who has been dealing with a nagging right hand injury for a long while -- is hoping to come back before the end of 2015.
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 10:30AM by JLS1980 - 11 comments
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Seery vs. Delos Reyes Added To UFC Dublin
With fans counting down the hours until tickets are released for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: POIRIER vs. DUFFY,, another exciting match-up has been announced for the event due to take place in Dublin on Saturday, October 24. Following an electric event in the Irish capital last July, sterling performances from Irish fighters across the globe and the meteoric rise of Conor McGregor, MMA is firmly on the agenda in Ireland and attention is now on the forthcoming event which goes on sale tomorrow. The latest fight added to the fight card see’s Ireland’s Neil Seery take on Guamanian flyweight Jon Delos Reyes.
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 9:32AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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Heavyweight Travis Browne looking to fight against Matt Mitrione in return
Now that he's cleared to fight again, heavyweight Travis Browne has his eye a November or December return. And the fighter he'd most like to face is Matt Mitrione.
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 9:28AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 193 adds Richie Vaculik vs. Danny Martinez, Ryan Benoit vs. Ben Nguyen
November’s UFC 193 event, a stadium show taking place in Australia, has two new flyweight additions, and the fight card now boasts 12 total bouts. New additions include 125-pounders Richie Vaculik (10-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Danny Martinez (16-7 MMA, 0-3 UFC) and Ryan Benoit (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) vs. Ben Nguyen (13-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted Sep 3, 2015 9:25AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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Canadian UFC veteran Sam Stout retires
Veteran Canadian lightweight Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout has retired from mixed martial arts after a 12-year pro career. The 31-year-old from London, Ont., fought 20 times in the UFC. He collected seven fight bonuses from the organization, six for fight of the night and one for knockout of the night.
Submitted Sep 2, 2015 11:41PM by FlashyG - 10 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Dan Miller, Darrell Montague among 13 fighters released from UFC
Normally at the beginning of each month, the UFC does a purge of its roster and releases several of its fighters (or at least updates its database to reflect that). So it is on this 1st of September that we find out more than a dozen competitors are evidently no longer with the promotion. UFCFIGHTERSiNFO runs a script (then publishes it on Twitter) scanning any changes to the roster, so while not official, this has historically proven to be accurate. The 13 released fighters are: Light Heavyweight: Hans Stringer Middleweight: Dan Miller, Ildemar Alcantara, Tom Watson Welterweight: Andrew Craig, Igor Araujo Lightweight: Anthony Christodoulou, Yosdenis Cedeno Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom, Aaron Phillips Bantamweight: Cody Gibson, Royston Wee Flyweight: Darrell Montague LINKALOON
Submitted Sep 2, 2015 3:14AM by tallica62 - 13 comments
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