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UFC's Valentina Shevchenko caught in middle of robbery shootout in Peru
UFC fighter Valentina Shevchenko's trainer, Pavel Fedotov, was shot and taken to the emergency room after a shootout at a chicken restaurant in the Chorrilos district of Lima, Peru. Shevchenko was also present at the establishment during the chaos. The news was reported on Monday by Peruvian news outlet El Comercio. Three armed robbers allegedly entered the establishment Sunday night, taking 5,000 soles – about 1,486 U.S. dollars – from the cash register as well as cellphones, wallets and other belongings from the customers. The robbers also assaulted anyone who resisted the robbery, splitting open the heads of three customers, according to the report. The robbery and the shootout were captured by security cameras. Shevchenko can be seen in the video rushing to her coach's aid after the shooting ceased.
Submitted May 30, 2016 9:53PM by JLS - 5 comments
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UFC Fight Night 88 bonuses: 'No Love' Garbrandt is a 'no duh' $50,000 winner for his sick KO
LAS VEGAS – Cody Garbrandt, Jake Collier, Jeremy Stephens and Renan Barao each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 88 event. Garbrandt and Collier earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Stephens and Barao took home “Fight of the Night” honors. The winners were announced on FOX Sports 1’s post-fight broadcast.
Submitted May 30, 2016 11:37AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett headlines UFC Fight Night in Hamburg
Big heavyweight bookings continue to pour in, and a pair of former UFC champs meet in the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night in Hamburg. UFC officials today announced that Andrei Arlovski (25-12 MMA, 14-6 UFC) meets Josh Barnett (34-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) in the card’s featured contest, the first fight set for the Sept. 3 event at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Submitted May 30, 2016 11:35AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Ben Rothwell vs. Fabricio Werdum added to UFC 203 in Cleveland
A heavyweight clash between a pair of fighters looking to rebound from high-profile losses is set for UFC 203. UFC officials announced Ben Rothwell (36-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC) will face former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (20-6-1 MMA, 8-3 UFC) at UFC 203, which takes place Sept. 10 at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. With the addition to the card, UFC 203 now includes: Champ Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem Ben Rothwell vs. Fabricio Werdum
Submitted May 29, 2016 11:57PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
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Lucas Martins on post-victory UFC release: 'To tell you the truth, I didn't understand'
Lucas Martins still isn’t sure why he’s no longer fighting for the UFC, but regardless of the reason, he stills plans to work his way to the octagon following a baffling post-victory pink slip. This past month at UFC Fight Night 86, Martins (16-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) picked up a split-decision win over fellow featherweight Robert Whiteford (12-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC). The April 10 victory moved 27-year-old Martins to a respectable 4-3 in the UFC, where his losses have come to no slouches (Edson Barboza, Darren Elkins and Mirsad Bektic). Additionally, despite the judges being split, every major media outlet scored the UFC Fight Night 86 bout for Martins, according to MMADecisions.com. Yet, a few weeks after the victory, the UFC released him.
Submitted May 29, 2016 3:58PM by JLS - 7 comments
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Would former Bellator champ Zach Makovsky enter a reality show for a UFC title shot? It depends
Unlike many in the UFC’s flyweight division, Zach Makovsky knows what it’s like to wear gold around his waist. A former Bellator champ, he’s been trying to trying to win it back ever since he signed with the industry-leader three years ago. So you’d think he’d take any necessary measures to get a title shot, especially given his rough go of things in his past four bouts. At 1-3, no one has Makovsky at the top of the list for champ Demetrious Johnson’s next outing. But for “Fun Size,” it’s not necessarily the time to get desperate. Before the UFC changed the parameters of the show, Makovsky could have completely revitalized his career in six short weeks by getting cast in “The Ultimate Fighter 24.” Originally slated to feature flyweights who qualified at an open tryout, “TUF 24” will now feature flyweight champions from other promotions around the world.
Submitted May 29, 2016 3:46PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Luke Rockhold plans to 'lay the smack down' on Michael Bisping at UFC 199, predicts 'devastating' KO
Luke Rockhold minced no words when giving a prediction for his UFC 199 main event rematch with Michael Bisping. The UFC middleweight champ is notoriously confident, but for this one, he said there’s no doubt. “I know that I’m going to knock Michael Bisping out in devastating fashion,” Rockhold told MMAjunkie. “I don’t think it, I know it. I know it’s going to happen. I’m going to stay composed, I’m going to find my timing, I’m going to pick my shots and then I’m going to lay the smack down.”
Submitted May 28, 2016 11:46AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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Matt Brown vs. Jake Ellenberger on tap for UFC 201
It didn't take long for Matt Brown to find his next fight. Just under two weeks after losing a lopsided bout vs. Demian Maia, "The Immortal" welterweight veteran has agreed to make his return against Jake Ellenberger at UFC 201. ESPN's Brett Okamoto reported the new fight booking. Brown (20-14) lost by 3rd round submission to Maia at UFC 198, marking his first stoppage loss since Seth Baczynski choked him out way back in 2011. It was after the Baczynski defeat that Brown would then memorably win his next 7 fights, setting himself up for a top contender bout vs. Robbie Lawler, which he would go on to lose by unanimous decision. After suffering a decision defeat to Johny Hendricks, Brown picked up a guillotine choke win over Tim Means at UFC 189.
Submitted May 26, 2016 4:01PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
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Bader vs. Latifi official for UFC Hamburg
The first booking for the UFC's first trip to the German city of Hamburg has been announced. UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader confirmed to fans that he'll be fighting Ilir Latifi on Saturday, September 3rd.
Submitted May 26, 2016 3:59PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
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'Kid' Yamamoto scratched from UFC Fight Night 89, Joe Soto now meets Chris Beal
Injury woes continue for Japanese MMA veteran Norifumi Yamamoto, who’s been scratched from UFC Fight Night 89. Onetime title challenger Joe Soto (15-5 MMA, 0-3 UFC) now steps up to take a bantamweight fight with Chris Beal (10-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at the June 18 event scheduled for The Arena at TD Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The event’s main card airs live on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted May 26, 2016 3:03PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Featherweights Jim Alers vs. Jason Knight added to UFC on FOX 20
A featherweight matchup between two athletes looking to rebound from octagon defeat is the latest addition to the UFC on FOX 20 lineup. UFC officials today announced Jim Alers (13-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) faces Jason Knight (13-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the event, which takes place July 23 at Chicago’s United Center. While the evening’s official lineup has yet to be revealed, UFC on FOX 20’s main card airs on FOX. Prelims are expected to air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on UFC Fight Pass. With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 20 now includes: Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez James Moontasri vs. Alex Oliveira George Sullivan vs. Hector Urbina Ryan LaFlare vs. Alexander Yakovlev Luis Henrique vs. Dmitry Smolyakov Kailin Curran vs. Felice Herrig Bojan Mihajlovic vs. Francis Ngannou Frankie Saenz vs. Eddie Wineland Darren Elkins vs. Godofredo Pepey Tony Martin vs. Michel Prazeres Jim Alers vs. Jason Knight
Submitted May 26, 2016 12:13AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Alex Caceres replaces B.J. Penn, meets Cole Miller at UFC 199
With B.J. Penn pulled from next week’s UFC 199 event, Alex Caceres has agreed to step in and face Cole Miller. UFC officials today confirmed the change following an initial report from FOX Sports.
Submitted May 25, 2016 11:14PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
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UFC 203 heads to Cleveland in September with Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem headliner
UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic will get to stand on home turf when he looks to defend his belt for the first time, when he meets Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 203. UFC officials today announced the new event, which takes place Sept. 10 at Quicken Loans Arena.
Submitted May 25, 2016 10:10PM by JLS - 15 comments
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Andrea Lee settles with NSAC, Carlos Diego Ferreira still temporarily suspended
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today moved toward a nine-month suspension for Invicta FC flyweight Andrea Lee and 30 percent fine of her $3,000 purse ($900) from Invicta FC 16. “KGB” Lee (4-2) agreed in principle to a settlement with the UFC after testing positive for a pair of diuretics – canrenone and spironolactone – after a submission loss to Sarah D’Alelio (9-6) by rear-naked choke in the third round at the March 11 event at Trinidad Pavilion at Tropicana Las Vegas. But after her reps raised questions about the language of the agreement, the commission agreed to table the matter pending approval by NSAC Chairman Anthony Marnell.
Submitted May 25, 2016 8:30PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Damian Grabowski vs Anthony Hamilton Added To UFC 201
According to information provided by Sport.pl Damian Grabowski ( 20-3) will fight another battle for the UFC already on July 30 in Atlanta , and his opponent will be American rider Anthony Hamilton ( 14-5 ) .
Submitted May 25, 2016 7:17AM by JLS - 4 comments
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With Belal Muhammad's UFC signing, Michaud vs. Lima at Titan FC 39 becomes title fight
Belal Muhammed has signed with the UFC and, as a result, Titan FC 39 has its third title bout. The bout between UFC veterans Douglas Lima (10-4) and David Michaud (9-2) has been upgraded from title eliminator to title fight. Promotion officials informed MMAjunkie of the change. Titan FC 39 takes place at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. The entire event streams on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, Gesias Cavalcante meets former Titan FC champion Pat Healy for the vacant 155-pound title. The Titan FC 39 card includes: Gesias Cavalcante vs. Pat Healy – for vacant lightweight title champ Andre Harrison vs. Deivison Ribeiro – for featherweight title Dhiego Lima vs. David Michaud – for vacant welterweight title Taylor Krahl vs. Vitor Eustaquio Kenny Gadreau vs. Micah Miller Abdiel Velazquez vs. Alexis Vila Sarah Alpar vs. Carina Damm Luciano dos Santos vs. Kurt Holobaugh Chino Duran vs. Lazar Stojadinovic Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Preston Parsons Raush Manfiovs. Luis Zequeira
Submitted May 25, 2016 4:03AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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'TUF 22' winner Ryan Hall returns vs. Alex White at UFC Fight Night 91 in Sioux Falls
A featherweight bout between Ryan Hall and Alex White is the latest addition to July’s UFC Fight Night 91 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout. UFC Fight Night 91 takes place July 13 at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. The event airs on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized. The latest UFC Fight Night 91 card now includes: Michael Chiesa vs. Tony Ferguson John Lineker vs. Michael McDonald Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman Scott Holtzman vs. Cody Pfister Keita Nakamura vs. Kyle Noke Ben Nguyen vs. Louis Smolka Devin Clark vs. Alex Nicholson Alexey Oleinik vs. Daniel Omielanczuk Matthew Lopez vs. Rani Yahya Ryan Hall vs. Alex White
Submitted May 25, 2016 1:57AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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UFC 201 Update: Michael Graves to Face Bojan Velickovic in Atlanta on July 30
Michael Graves will lock horns with Bojan Velickovic at UFC 201 on July 30. The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the welterweight bout on Tuesday. UFC 201 takes place at Philips Arena in Atlanta and is headlined by a 170-pound title tilt between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley. In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson will defend his flyweight strap against Wilson Reis.
Submitted May 24, 2016 6:47PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 88: Tarec Saffiedine cleared to compete vs. Rick Story
Despite fears that Tarec Saffiedine would have to withdraw from this Sunday's UFC Fight Night 88 clash with Rick Story, the former Strikeforce welterweight champion has been cleared to compete. Despite initial fears that he wouldn't be able to fight on Sunday, May 29th, UFC welterweight Tarec Saffiedine will be able to fight against Rick Story. Two days ago, the former Strikeforce welterweight champion revealed on Sunday that he'd suffered a cut on his knee, which led to the UFC seeking a replacement in case he had to be officially removed from the event. With the status of his UFC Fight Night bout up in the air, Saffiedine confirmed to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani that he's been cleared by doctors to compete this weekend.
Submitted May 24, 2016 6:43PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Erik Perez vs. Francisco Rivera added to UFC 201
A bantamweight bout pitting Erik Perez and Francisco Rivera has been added to UFC 201. The news was first reported by Indicutido on Tuesday, but later confirmed by MMA Fighting. Perez (15-6), who only competed once in the 2015 calendar, is coming off unanimous decision win over Taylor Lapilus at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale in Monterrey, Mexico back in November 2015. Prior to that, the Mexican fighter suffered a loss to Bryan Caraway via rear-naked choke back in June 2014. The 26-year-old Perez is 2-2 in his last four performances.
Submitted May 24, 2016 6:40PM by JLS - 2 comments
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