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UFC on FOX 17 headed to Amway Center in Orlando on Dec. 19 for year-ender
The UFC will close out its 2015 calendar year with a return to the “Sunshine State.” UFC on FOX 17 is set for Dec. 19 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The news was announced as part of Wednesday’s “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. No fights have been announced for the card. The event will have a main card on FOX. Prelim broadcast information hasn’t been announced, but the UFC’s most recent event on FOX, which took place in July in Chicago, had prelims on FOX and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 9:32PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Liz Carmouche meets Raquel Pennington at UFC 191 in Las Vegas
A women’s bantamweight matchup including a former title challenger has been added to next month’s UFC pay-per-view in Las Vegas. Liz Carmouche (10-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) will take on Raquel Pennington (5-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 191. The news was announced as part of Wednesday’s “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. UFC 191 takes place Sept. 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 9:31PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Germany's Nick Hein meets newcomer Yusuke Kasuya at UFC Fight Night 75 in Japan
Next month’s UFC fight card in Japan has a new addition to the lineup. Germany’s Nick Hein (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will head east to meet Japanese newcomer Yusuke Kasuya (9-1-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Promotion officials recently announced the new lightweight booking for UFC Fight Night 75. The latest UFC Fight Night 75 lineup includes: Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett Roan Carneiro vs. Gegard Mousasi Li Jingliang vs. Kiichi Kunimoto Matt Hobar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani Takeya Mizugaki vs. George Roop Chico Camus vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Diego Brandao vs. Katsunori Kikuno Shinsho Anzai vs. Roger Zapata Nick Hein vs. Yusuke Kasuya TBA vs. TBA – “Road to UFC: Japan” tournament final
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 8:53PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka set for UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin
Following his win in Scotland in July, Paddy Holohan is ready to fight again in his home city. Holohan (12-1-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to meet Louis Smolka (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in a flyweight bout in October at UFC Fight Night 76 in Ireland. UFC officials announced the new booking today. With the addition, UFC Fight Night 76 now includes: Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 8:51PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Fabricio Werdum to defend heavyweight title against Cain Velasquez
After much debating as to who heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum would face in his first legitimate title defense, it looks like he'll draw a familiar foe. On Wednesday, UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani reported that former champion Cain Velasquez will get an immediate rematch with Werdum, following his loss UFC 188 loss to the Brazilian in June. UFC president Dana White confirmed to UFC Tonight that Velasquez/Werdum II is officially booked, yet a time and place is yet to be determined. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 8:50PM by Wez - 16 comments
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With Sean O'Connell out, Daniel Jolly meets Misha Cirkunov at UFC Fight Night 74
The UFC’s return to Canada later this month once again is complete with an amended light heavyweight fight. With Sean O’Connell (17-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) forced out of his fight against newcomer Misha Cirkunov (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) due to an injury, the UFC has tapped Daniel Jolly (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to step in on short notice. Promotion officials announced the new booking for UFC Fight Night 74 today.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 8:50PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Stipe Miocic vs. Ben Rothwell targeted for UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin
A heavyweight matchup with title implications is headed to Dublin for UFC Fight Night 76. Stipe Miocic (13-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Ben Rothwell (35-9 MMA, 5-3 UFC) will meet on the Oct. 24 card headlined by a lightweight matchup between Dustin Poirier and Joseph Duffy, multiple sources confirmed to MMAjunkie. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 6:29PM by Wez - 9 comments
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Ortiz believes 3rd Griffin fight potentially fixed
Tito Ortiz recently did a Periscope Q&A in which he gave his support to Wanderlei Silva's talk of fixed fights in the UFC.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 10:23AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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Mike Dolce: Thiago Alves still considering move to lightweight, but has been since 2010
With 20 UFC appearances already under his belt, Thiago Alves may be looking to reinvent himself at 155 pounds. But his nutritionist, Mike Dolce, insists any reports “Pitbull” has already made up his mind are completely untrue.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 10:19AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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CM Punk and Cathal Pendred battle on Twitter, perhaps angling for future fight?
Phil “CM Punk” Brooks and Cathal Pendred appear to be lining up a fight. Or they could merely be two touchy Twitter guys. Who knows?
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 10:18AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Anderson Silva Took Sexual Performance Enhancing Drugs
In the complaint Silva’s lawyer says Silva was “administering or using a supplement for the purpose of enhancing sexual performance and testing of the supplement revealed that the supplement was contaminated with an Exogenous Anabolic Agent: Drostanolone metabolite.”
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 1:25AM by bjj1605 - 11 comments
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Scott Coker agrees with fighters regarding the Ali Act in MMA: "I think it's a pretty good idea"
The never-ending conflict in mixed martial arts between management and labor, or should we say between promoters and fighters, has really come to the fore this year. Over the last few months an antitrust lawsuit, the new Reebok deal, and the USADA testing policy have sparked debates on fighter pay, lost sponsorship income, and lack of input from the athletes on the rules and regulations governing them. And this is in only in the UFC, never mind the number of complaints that one sees directed at other promotions. All of this has had led to discussions of possible solutions, including perhaps the most serious talk of a fighters association the sport has seen to date.
Submitted Aug 11, 2015 6:58PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Former UFC lightweight Josh Thomson expected to join Bellator MMA
Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson is expected to sign with Bellator MMA after the UFC declined to give him a new contract. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the UFC declined to offer Thomson a new contract once his most recent one expired following his loss to Tony Ferguson last month. As a result, Thomson is close to finalizing a new deal with Bellator MMA, which would reunite him with his long-time promoter Scott Coker. That new contract is expected to be announced in the coming days.
Submitted Aug 11, 2015 6:19PM by JLS1980 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
Raphael Assuncao forced to undergo ankle surgery after all
Raphael Assuncao's injury woes continues. The bantamweight contender will undergo surgery on his right ankle this Thursday in Atlanta, his manager Danny Rubenstein informed MMAFighting.com. Assuncao injured the same ankle back in December but was told he did not need surgery. However, he was recently forced to go back in a boot after he was informed he rushed back to training too soon and the ankle didn't properly heal. After several weeks in a boot, he was then informed by doctors that he would require surgery after all.
Submitted Aug 11, 2015 6:14PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
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McGregor opens as almost 2-to-1 favorite over Aldo
With the news Jose Aldo will defend his UFC featherweight title opposite interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor at UFC 194 in December, betting odds for the fight have been released by Bovada.
Submitted Aug 11, 2015 4:11PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Cerrone losing patience, eyeing move to 170 lbs.
UFC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone will not sit out until next year for a title shot.
Submitted Aug 11, 2015 4:08PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Tim Kennedy blasts Reebok payouts, calls business side of MMA 'tragic and pathetic'
Tim Kennedy didn't have nice things to say about the Reebok sponsorship payouts.
Submitted Aug 11, 2015 10:38AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC signs Abdul-Kerim Edilov and Dan Jolly
One of Russia's top LHW prospects is on his way to the UFC. Announced right along side him is Legacy FC vet and light heavyweight talent Dan Jolly.
Submitted Aug 11, 2015 10:34AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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UFC 190 winner 'Shogun' Rua interested in rematch with 'Rampage' Jackson
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson claims that Mauricio Rua “owes” him a rematch of their 2005 bout under the now-defunct PRIDE FC banner. “Shogun” is willing to oblige.
Submitted Aug 11, 2015 10:25AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 189 drug tests come back clean, bizarre Jose Aldo incident detailed
A total of seven fighters were drug tested in connection with this past month’s UFC 189. All passed, although there were complications – already well-publicized but perhaps even more bizarre than originally thought – in one fighter’s case.
Submitted Aug 11, 2015 10:24AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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