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Lightweights Drew Dober and Erik Koch added to UFC 203 in Cleveland
As UFC 203 draws closer, more fights are being added to the already stacked card set for Sept. 10 at The Q. On Wednesday, the UFC announced a lightweight bout between Drew Dober and Erik Koch. Both fighters are coming off of wins. Dober defeated Scott Holtzman at UFC 195; while Koch recorded an impressive submission win over Shane Campbell at UFC Fight Night on May 29. The bout joins a card headlined by a UFC Heavyweight Championship match between Northeast Ohio native Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem. CM Punk will also make his MMA debut at the event against upstart Mickey Gall.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:33PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Ryan Hall vs. Alex White featherweight bout scrapped from UFC Fight Night 91 in Sioux Falls
More changes have arrived for the UFC’s debut event in South Dakota next month. A featherweight bout between Ryan Hall (5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Alex White (11-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has been scrapped from the UFC Fight Night 91 lineup due to a White injury. UFC officials recently announced the news and said Hall will not get a new opponent for the card.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:28PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Reebok signs Sage Northcutt to individual sponsorship deal
Let the hate commence. Sage Northcutt, the UFC's much-maligned young prospect, has signed an individual sponsorship deal with UFC apparel partner Reebok, he announced Wednesday on Twitter. Northcutt joins a roster that includes fighters like Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Paige VanZant, Chris Weidman, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Anthony Pettis, Johny Hendricks and Rory MacDonald. Reebok is the UFC's official apparel sponsors, so every fight wears the brand and gets paid for it. Northcutt and the others have a side deal that apparently pays them more money.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:12PM by JLS - 6 comments
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Brazil's Alberto Uda meets Italian newcomer Marvin Vettori in welterweight bout at UFC 202
Another booking has been made for the UFC’s August pay-per-view in Las Vegas, and guess what? It’s a welterweight bout, natch. Alberto Uda (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is set to take on promotional newcomer Marvin Vettori (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a 170-pound bout at UFC 202, promotion officials recently announced. Of the six fights booked for the card so far, five are in the welterweight division – including a headlining rematch between Nate Diaz and featherweight champion Conor McGregor at welterweight. UFC 202 takes place Aug. 20 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims expected for FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. Uda made his promotional debut in May at UFC Fight Night 88 against Jake Collier, but he was knocked out by a knee and body kick in the second round. The setback was the Brazilian’s first loss as a pro after a perfect 9-0 start to his career. The fight also was his first outside of Brazil. Before that, eight of his first nine wins were by stoppage with an even mix of knockouts and submissions.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:07PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Lauren Murphy to welcome in newcomer Katlyn Chookagian at UFC Fight Night 91 in South Dakota
A women's bantamweight clash has been added to the UFC Fight Night 91 card. As reported by Combat Press and later confirmed by MMA Fighting, former Invicta FC 135-pound champion Lauren Murphy will welcome UFC newcomer Katlyn Chookagian to the Octagon on July 13 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The undefeated Chookagian (7-0) is a member of the Renzo Gracie Academy, and a native of New Jersey. She comes over as the reigning Cage Fury Fighting Championships champion, last appearing on May 19 against Stephanie Bragayrac at CFFC 57, scoring a first round knockout in her first title defense. Chookagian, 27, has three finishes in her seven professional fights.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 4:55AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Edmonton Police Locate Vehicle Suspected in Hit-and-Run Death of Ryan Jimmo
The vehicle believed to be responsible for the death of Ryan Jimmo was located and seized for forensic examination late Monday evening, according to Edmonton Police. GlobalNews.ca reported that authorities were searching for a “dark-colored, older model single cab pickup truck with a truck bed cover, oversized tires with chrome rims and clear tail lights.” Jimmo was reportedly walking away from an altercation with two men in the parking lot of the H2O Lounge in Edmonton on Sunday, when the men accelerated their vehicle and hit the UFC veteran before fleeing the scene.
Submitted Jun 28, 2016 7:27PM by JLS - 6 comments
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Neil Magny vs. Dong Hyun Kim targeted for UFC 202
A new welterweight matchup is apparently on tap for UFC 202. Combate reports that Neil Magny will fight Dong Hyun Kim on the August 20th pay-per-view at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC officials have now announced the booking themselves. Magny (18-4) has won 10 of his last 11, with only Demian Maia able to defeat him over the past 3 years. The TUF 16 semifinalist rallied from two knockdowns against Hector Lombard to stop the Cuban in round 3 -- and really should've been stopped by the ref in round 2 -- of their UFC Brisbane encounter in March. Magny also holds a short-notice split decision over Kelvin Gastelum, and is currently #7 in the UFC's welterweight rankings.
Submitted Jun 28, 2016 4:59PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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Lineker-McDonald now headlines UFC Fight Night 91, Tony Ferguson gets Landon Vannata in co-main
With the Monday announcement that a Michael Chiesa injury would scrap the planned main event for UFC Fight Night 91 next month, the UFC acted quickly to right the ship. Tony Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC), who was set to meet Chiesa (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) in the lightweight main event, will stay on the card against UFC newcomer Landon Vannata (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). But Ferguson now will slide down to the co-main event. With the change to the card, UFC Fight Night 91 now includes: John Lineker vs. Michael McDonald Tony Ferguson vs. opponent TBA Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman Alexey Oleinik vs. Daniel Omielanczuk Keita Nakamura vs. Kyle Noke Ben Nguyen vs. Louis Smolka Ryan Hall vs. Alex White Cortney Casey vs. Cristina Stanciu Sam Alvey vs. Eric Spicely Matthew Lopez vs. Rani Yahya Devin Clark vs. Alex Nicholson Scott Holtzman vs. Cody Pfister
Submitted Jun 28, 2016 4:57PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
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Carlos Condit returns, meets Demian Maia at UFC 202 in Las Vegas in August
The lineup for UFC 202 later this summer continues to build with another high-profile welterweight fight. Former interim champion Carlos Condit (30-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will return after a title loss to face Demian Maia (23-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC) in a 170-pound fight at UFC 202. Promotion officials announced the new booking today. With the addition, UFC 202 now includes: Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia
Submitted Jun 28, 2016 4:37PM by Budgellism - 16 comments
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UFC 202 adds Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira, Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story
A pair of high-profile matchups have been added to August’s UFC 202 event, as Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixiera has been re-booked for the card as a co-main event, and Donald Cerrone faces Rick Story. MMAjunkie today confirmed the two new bookings with UFC officials. Featuring a headlining rematch of Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2, UFC 202 takes place Aug. 20 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
Submitted Jun 27, 2016 9:09PM by Poor_Franklin - 5 comments
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Michael Chiesa out at UFC Fight Night 91, UFC seeks new opponent for Tony Ferguson
A high-profile lightweight contest between two top contenders has been scrapped, as Michael Chiesa (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from UFC Fight Night 91. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC officials that the promotion is now seeking a replacement opponent for Tony Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC) willing to step in on a little more than two weeks’ notice.
Submitted Jun 27, 2016 8:42PM by Poor_Franklin - 10 comments
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Enrique Barzola meets Kyle Bochniak at UFC on FOX 21
"The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2” winner Enrique Barzola will make his first trip to the octagon since winning the reality show at UFC Fight Night 78 when he faces Kyle Bochniak in a featherweight bout. The two men meet at UFC on FOX 21, which takes place Aug. 27 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The event airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Jun 27, 2016 2:01PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Georges St-Pierre says he could 'easily' fight at lightweight in UFC comeback
Georges St-Pierre teased a move up to middleweight to challenge UFC champion Michael Bisping for his long-awaited UFC comeback, but that isn't the only weight class in the sights of the returning welterweight legend. "If I wanted to, I could fight at lightweight as well. Easy. Easy," St-Pierre said Monday on The MMA Hour. "I'm not a big welterweight," St-Pierre said. "I walk around 187 (pounds). I'm 186, 187 when I wake up in the morning, and I could easily make it (with) a diet, because a lot of lightweights are bigger than me. Welterweight, I don't even talk about it because most of them are bigger than me, of course, and middleweight, they're much bigger than me. But it's not really about size. It's about skills."
Submitted Jun 27, 2016 1:42AM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Ryan Jimmo reportedly killed by a hit and run driver.
Canadian light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo is dead at 34. MMAjunkie today confirmed with a person with first-hand knowledge of the accident who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter that Jimmo was the victim identified in an initial CBC News report of a fatal hit-and-run collision.
Submitted Jun 26, 2016 10:42PM by handyman293 - 15 comments
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Urijah Faber: Reebok needs to make sure UFC fight gear fits better
TORRANCE, Calif. -- Urijah Faber got caught with his pants down. Literally. The popular UFC bantamweight's shorts fell down during the first round of his title fight with Dominick Cruz at UFC 199 earlier this month in Los Angeles. Faber, to his credit, kept fighting. While others might have been embarrassed by their bare butt being exposed to millions, Faber has basically just laughed it off. "There's no shame in my game," Faber said with a laugh at an appearance at CrossFit South Bay. "The best things were the memes with my chin and my butt matching. It's hilarious. I actually posted it on my Instagram."
Submitted Jun 26, 2016 2:52PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Scott Coker says free agent Rory MacDonald is 'somebody we'd definitely be interested in when he's free'
ST. LOUIS – On a night when former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione made his Bellator debut, and former UFC champion Benson Henderson was cageside at the Scottrade Center to see him do it, the idea of free agency loomed in the air at Bellator 157: Dynamite 2. And as of last weekend, there's one notable free agent that could ignite a little bidding war. Rory MacDonald, who trains at the Tristar Gym in Montreal, fought out his contract in Ottawa against Stephen Thompson. Though he lost to "Wonderboy" it what was thought to be a No. 1 contender's bout, MacDonald is only 26 years old and has gone 9-4 in the Octagon. Two of his losses — against Carlos Condit in 2010 and against current welterweight champion Robby Lawler in 2015 — he found himself winning heading into the final round. It doesn't hurt that he's a key to the Canadian market.
Submitted Jun 26, 2016 2:49PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
UFC 201's Wilson Reis: I wouldn't be surprised if I knock out champ Demetrious Johnson
The bulk of Wilson Reis’ wins have come via decision, but when he doesn’t go to the scorecards, he has opponents tapping.
Submitted Jun 26, 2016 2:06PM by xdanish020 - 5 comments
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UFC 200's full 12-bout lineup now official for arguably most stacked card in UFC history
A pair of former UFC champ fighting on FOX Sports 1 prelims? Two of the most exciting fighters in UFC history in a featured fight on UFC Fight Pass? It must be UFC 200. The 12-bout lineup, slated for July 9 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, was recently finalized with the addition of a heavyweight co-main event between former UFC champ Brock Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and hard-hitting knockout artist Mark Hunt (12-10-1 MMA, 7-4-1 UFC), but now the full broadcast plans have been made official.
Submitted Jun 25, 2016 7:27PM by JLS - 13 comments
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Sam Alvey Makes Quick Turnaround, Faces UFC Newcomer Eric Spicely on July 13
Just one week after a disappointing loss at UFC Fight Night Ottawa, middleweight Sam Alvey has been booked for a quick return to the Octagon. Alvey will be back in the cage on July 13, when he is slated to face unbeaten newcomer Eric Spicely at a UFC Fight Night event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The bout was recently added to the event’s fight card on UFC.com.
Submitted Jun 25, 2016 3:01PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
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Jessica Eye Says She’s Fighting Bethe Correia at UFC 203 in Cleveland
It looks like Jessica Eye will get to fight in her home state on Sept. 10. The Ohio-based bantamweight announced via Twitter on Friday that she will face Bethe Correia at UFC 203 in Cleveland. The matchup has not officially been announced by the UFC.
Submitted Jun 25, 2016 1:52PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
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