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UFC plans to officially announce Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier this week
Fans have been waiting almost 90 days since the UFC ended the suspension it had placed on former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones for the promotion to announce its plans for Jones' return to the Octagon. Last night at the UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader post-fight press conference they teased an announcement.
Submitted Jan 31, 2016 2:49PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
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UFC now targeting November for New York event
The UFC once again had to pull the plug on a planned New York City debut date. The Empire State's asinine ban on mixed martial arts remains in place, meaning a planned April 23 MSG date needed to be scrapped. But as the UFC once again brought its revenue across the river to New Jersey, this time for UFC on FOX 18 on Saturday night, it remains committed to its effort to get the sport legalized in New York.
Submitted Jan 31, 2016 2:46PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
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Danny Castillo, Mike Pierce among 11 fighters released by the UFC
Danny Castillo and Mike Pierce are the most notable names on a lengthy list of fighters who recently received pink slips from the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Read more at http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Danny-Castillo-Mike-Pierce-Among-11-Fighters-Released-by-the-UFC-99441#vk2kzATfXD3MkRXO.99
Submitted Jan 30, 2016 3:46PM by xdanish020 - 8 comments
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Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias reportedly set for UFC on FOX 19
While the UFC has made no formal announcement, the 19th edition of UFC on FOX has another fight added to its card. Featherweights Hacran Dias and Cub Swanson are set to lock horns according to a public declaration from Dias himself: Dias, 31, is on a two-fight win streak, having most recently competed at UFC Fight Night 70 in June where he defeated Levan Makashvili via split decision. His MMA record stands at 23-3-1.
Submitted Jan 29, 2016 9:38PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Bethe Correia meets Raquel Pennington at UFC on FOX 19
A bantamweight clash between Bethe Correia and Raquel Pennington was added to the UFC on FOX 19 card on April 16, MMAFighting.com confirmed following a report by Ag. Fight.
Submitted Jan 29, 2016 3:15PM by GDPofMPG - 3 comments
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Report: Lyoto Machida scheduled to rematch Dan Henderson at UFC on FOX 19
A report from Brazil's Combate says that Dan Henderson will get another crack at "The Dragon" when he meets Lyoto Machida at UFC on Fox 19 in Tampa, FL on April 16th.
Submitted Jan 29, 2016 3:14PM by GDPofMPG - 10 comments
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Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos joins UFC Fight Night 88 in Brazil
A lightweight bout between Evan Dunham (17-6 MMA, 10-6 UFC) and Leonardo Santos (15-3-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC) is set for UFC Fight Night 88 in Brazil. UFC officials recently announced the bout. The latest UFC Fight Night 88 card now includes: Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo Souza Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos
Submitted Jan 29, 2016 1:50PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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White: Ex-champ Cain Velasquez headed for back surgery, 4-week recovery expected
Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will reportedly undergo surgery following his most recent injury and fight withdrawal. According to UFC President Dana White, Velasquez is expected to make a complete recovery within four weeks of going under the knife. Velasquez (13-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) was injured in the lead-up to his title rematch with champ Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC), which was expected to headline UFC 196 on Feb. 6 (the event has since been renamed UFC Fight Night 82). He was forced out of the fight less than two weeks prior to the title bout, an occurrence that has unfortunately become a routine part of Velasquez’s career. The former two-time champ has required surgery for shoulder and knee injuries over the past few years. He can apparently add a back surgery to that list, as White revealed on “Opie with Jim Norton.” “Cain has got problems with a disc in his back, and he’s actually going to have surgery,” White said. “The good part is it’s not going to be long. He’s going to have the surgery and will probably need four weeks to recover. So that’s good news.”
Submitted Jan 29, 2016 1:49PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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With 48-day turnaround, Ilir Latifi meets Gian Villante at UFC 196 in Vegas
Rising light-heavyweight contender Ilir Latifi is making a fairly quick 48-day turnaround to return to the cage. Latifi (11-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is slated to fight Gian Villante (14-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at March’s UFC 196 event, UFC officials today announced. The latest UFC 196 card includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor – for lightweight title Champ Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate – for women’s bantamweight title Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly Jim Miller vs. Diego Sanchez Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko Ilir Latifi vs. Gian Villante
Submitted Jan 29, 2016 1:44PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Dana White responds to Aldo's rematch request: 'It's tough to make that fight again'
It appears Jose Aldo might be sitting on the sidelines for a very long time if he’s not willing to stray from his demand of a title shot or Conor McGregor rematch for his next contest. Aldo (25-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC), the former UFC featherweight champion who was knocked out by McGregor (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) in just 13 seconds to lose the title at UFC 194 in December, recently revealed what he wants next after his first defeat in 10 years. “Scarface” had torn through all comers in the UFC and WEC before he encountered McGregor. The fight was one of the most anticipated in recent memory but ended before most knew what had happened when “The Notorious” landed a clean strike early on for the knockout.
Submitted Jan 28, 2016 9:17PM by Budgellism - 17 comments
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Pro wrestling match breaks out during Josh Barnett's UFC on FOX 18 workout
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Josh Barnett has a long history in MMA and pro wrestling. He combined the two during his UFC on FOX 18 workout session Thursday afternoon.
Submitted Jan 28, 2016 6:32PM by Poor_Franklin - 1 comment
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Daniel Hooker vs. Mark Eddiva added to UFC Fight Night 85 in Australia
A featherweight bout between Daniel Hooker (12-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Mark Eddiva (6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has joined March’s UFC Fight Night 85 lineup. UFC officials confirmed the bout with stuff.co.nz. The latest UFC Fight Night 85 card includes: Mark Hunt vs. Frank Mir Hector Lombard vs. Neil Magny Steve Bosse vs. James Te Huna Alan Jouban vs. Brendan O’Reilly Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Daniel Kelly Seo Hee Ham vs. Bec Rawlings Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews Viscardi Andrade vs. Richard Walsh Ross Pearson vs. Abel Trujillo Chad Laprise vs. Alan Patrick Mark Eddiva vs. Daniel Hooker
Submitted Jan 28, 2016 4:36PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko slated for UFC 196 in Las Vegas
Two UFC women’s bantamweight title hopefuls will meet in March at UFC 196. Officials today announced Amanda Nunes (11-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Valentina Shevchenko (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) are slated to fight at the event. UFC 196 (formerly called UFC 197) takes place March 5 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC 196 card includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor – for lightweight title Champ Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate – for women’s bantamweight title Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly Jim Miller vs. Diego Sanchez Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Submitted Jan 28, 2016 1:43PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Khabib Nurmagomedov says bout with Tony Ferguson is 5-round title-eliminator
Khabib Nurmagomedov will apparently face some big stakes in his long-awaited return to the octagon. As reported on Wednesday, Nurmagomedov (22-0 MMA, 6-0) is slated to fight fellow lightweight contender Tony Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 19 in April. And according to Nurmagomedov, the bout, which is expected to take place April 16 and air on FOX, will be a five-round title-eliminator, meaning it’ll be the event’s headliner
Submitted Jan 28, 2016 1:39PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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Gonzaga-Magomedov, Blachowicz-Pokrajac, other bouts join UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia
The fight card for the UFC’s debut in Croatia now has its first four matchups, officials today announced. The event, UFC Fight Night 86, takes place April 10 at Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia. It airs on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC Fight Night 86 card includes: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ruslan Magomedov Jan Blachowicz vs. Igor Pokrajac Bojan Mihajlovic vs. Francis Ngannou Nicolas Dalby vs. Bartosz Fabinski
Submitted Jan 28, 2016 1:13PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Welcome to the UFC, Mihajlovic & Di Chirico
I don't know what's going on down in Zuffa central, but heavyweight seems to be the flavor of the moment. Once a division that couldn't buy a new body, it's now chock full of fresh talent. The latest newcomer in the field? Bojan Mihajlovic, who MMA D'Eferlante reports will fight Francis Ngannou in Zagreb, Croatia on April 10th. Making his way to the UFC alongside Mihajlovic is a new middleweight fighter and a rare talent out of Italy. Alessio Di Chirico's signing was announced by the UFC on January 20th. Di Chirico will be making his debut in Croatia as well on the April 10th card. No debut opponent has been announced yet. So...
Submitted Jan 27, 2016 2:37PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Donald Cerrone trolls Reebok, praises Nike gear
few weeks ago, veteran lightweight contender Donald Cerrone was fined by the UFC for violating the Reebok's outfitting policy at last month's UFC on FOX 17. According to Cerrone, the violation was for sewing an unauthorized patch, which pays homage to his grandmother, onto his fight trunks.
Submitted Jan 27, 2016 2:36PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Fabricio Werdum reacts to backlash after UFC 196 withdrawal
UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum received some criticism for his decision to withdraw from UFC 196 after his opponent Cain Velasquez pulled out with a back injury, and the promotion selected Stipe Miocic as a replacement. Confident he made the right move, "Vai Cavalo" released a statement reacting to the backlash from the fans. Read the full statement below: I think it was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life not to fight Cain, Miocic or any other fighter because I had a back injury. Yet, at the same time I’m sad I wasn’t able to compete, I’m happy because I was able to see many things after this injury. I spent some time with my family, my wife and kids, and saw that everything is transitory.
Submitted Jan 27, 2016 2:32PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush in the works for UFC on FOX 19
Another bout between ranked fighters is in the works for UFC on FOX 19, as Michael Chiesa and Beneil Dariush are expected to put their win streaks on the line in a pivotal lightweight clash on April 16. Sources confirmed the match-up Wednesday to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. Chiesa (13-2) looks to further his momentum after submitting Jim Miller to pick up a statement win at UFC Fight Night 80.
Submitted Jan 27, 2016 2:31PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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UFC signs heavyweight Adam Milstead to four-fight deal
The UFC recently beefed up its heavyweight division with the signing of Adam Milstead (7-1). Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMAFighting.com that Milstead penned a four-fight deal with the promotion. Fighting out of Pittsburgh, the 28-year-old Milstead has won seven straight, all via finish (five knockouts, two submissions). He has finished his last three opponents with strikes in just over four minutes of combined fight time.
Submitted Jan 27, 2016 2:30PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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