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Dana White admits the UFC has ‘made some mistakes’ regarding Cris Cyborg
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Dana White has described himself as a “low-road guy.” But he’s taking the high road now, when it comes to Cris Cyborg. The UFC president seemed contrite this week in a video interview with MMAjunkie’s John Morgan regarding the top female fighter, admitting the UFC has “made some mistakes” in handling certain situations. This week, it was announced that Cyborg would be fighting Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif., after two previous opponents withdrew.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 1:56PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Snoop Dogg to commentate for 'Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series' on UFC Fight Pass
(mmajunkie.com)
Rap superstar and longtime fight fan Snoop Dogg will soon be calling live fights on UFC Fight Pass. Snoop will sit alongside 2017 UFC Hall of Fame inductee Urijah Faber for an alternate audio feed of the soon-to-debut “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series,” which kicks off on July 11 from The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass. The team’s commentary will serve as an alternate audio feed known as SnoopCast.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 10:58AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
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All fighters on weight for Inaugural Professional Fighters League: Daytona event
(severemma.com)
The eight fighters slated to compete at Friday’s inaugural Professional Fighters League event tipped the scales to make those bouts official Thursday. The first-of-its-kind mixed martial arts event — set to be broadcast live from the iconic Daytona International Speedway on NBCSN — will pit long-time welterweight standout John Fitch against Brian Foster in the five-round main event. Official Weights: Jon Fitch (170.8) vs. Brian Foster (170) Smealinho Rama (204.8) vs. Ronny Markes (206) Joao Zeferino (171) vs. Herman Terrado (169.6) Jason High (156) vs. Caros Fodor (155.6)
Submitted Jun 30, 2017 8:42AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Alexa Grasso vs. Randa Markos added to UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico
(mmajunkie.com)
An international North American clash has been added to UFC Fight Night 114, with Alexa Grasso (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) facing Randa Markos (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC). UFC officials today announced the strawweight clash.
Submitted Jun 29, 2017 11:04AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Woodley vs. Maia at UFC 214, winner gets GSP
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California is shaping up to be an extraordinary card, with three title fights. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title against Jon Jones. Cristiane Justino and Tonya Evinger will fight for the vacant women’s featherweight belt. And during an appearance on UFC Tonight on FS1 UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley announced he would fight Demian Maia.
Submitted Jun 29, 2017 1:14AM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
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Cortney Casey: Texas doping case ‘tarnished’ my reputation, career accolades for nothing
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Cortney Casey is still holding out hope that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) lifts sanctions from a controversial doping case that started last month. But she knows damage — to her character and career reputation — have already been done, and those are going to be more difficult to wipe away. “You know how it is in the media,” Casey told MMA Fighting. “One to two days and it's forgot about. I’m already a cheater. I’ve already, in their eyes, tested positive for steroids. I didn’t test positive for anything.”
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 4:13PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Ngannou vs. dos Santos official at UFC 215
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The rumored fight between surging UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou and former champion Junior dos Santos is now official for UFC 215 on September 9, 2017 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. Ilir Latifi vs. Tyson Pedro at light heavyweight was also confirmed at UFC 215. No headline event has been announced. Ngannou, so, is on a nine-fight win streak, five in the UFC, in a division that is extremely short of streaks. For example, no heavyweight champion has ever defended his title successfully more than twice. All of Ngannou’s opponents were dropped within the first two rounds. Most recently, a tUFC on Fox 23, stopped former champion Andrei Arlovski at 1:32 of Round 1.
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 4:11PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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CSAC declines to license Barao at 135 for UFC 214
(mixedmartialarts.com)
In the craziest fight cancellation since Kevin Randleman slipped on pipes backstage and knocked himself out of the UFC 24 title defense with Pedro Rizzo, on Friday, August 29, 2014 Nova Uniao fighter Renan Barao fainted and hit his head while cutting weight, and was out of the title fight challenge with then champion T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 177 in Sacramento, California. The good news was Barao didn’t die. Less than a year ago, on September 26, 2013, sometime Nova Uniao flyweight fighter Leandro ‘Feijao’ Souza, 26, passed away from a stroke while cutting weight for Shooto Brazil 43 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Friends reported Souza had taken the diuretic Furosemide (Lasix) on both the day before and the day of his passing. Souza had two pounds to go to make weight.
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 4:11PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Donald Cerrone injured, Robbie Lawler bout likely moving to UFC 214
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Maybe third time’s the charm. The planned bout between UFC welterweights Donald Cerrone and Robbie Lawler is almost certainly off UFC 213 and likely to be rescheduled for UFC 214, sources tell MMA Fighting. Cerrone has suffered an undisclosed injury that prevents competing on the planned July 8th date, but doesn’t preclude a relatively short turnaround.
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 10:33AM by JLS - 5 comments
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Felice Herrig: UFC promoting me in 'hot girl' fights isn't good enough
(mmajunkie.com)
In the moments following her impressive performance at UFC Fight Night 112, Felice Herrig fought back tears as she talked about feeling “not young and beautiful enough” for the UFC to want to promote her. The frustration for Herrig (13-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) seemed to stem from the fact that, while she’s on a three-fight winning streak, which includes knocking off two previously undefeated opponents, the 32-year-old veteran wonders if the opportunity to become a star is out of reach.
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 12:23AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Megan Anderson out, Tonya Evinger in for title fight vs. 'Cyborg' Justino at UFC 214
(mmajunkie.com)
And yet here’s another turn in the saga of the UFC women’s featherweight championship. Tonya Evinger will replace Megan Anderson to face Cristiane Justino for the women’s 145-pound title at UFC 214, the UFC announced tonight. The title fight will co-headline the pay-per-view card, which takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jun 27, 2017 11:12PM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC Fight Night 112 bonuses: Four fighters get extra $50k
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Four fighters earned Performance of the Night bonuses at UFC Fight Night 112 on Sunday night in Oklahoma City. Kevin Lee earned an extra $50,000 for his controversial submission win over Michael Chiesa in the main event. Meanwhile, Tim Boetsch picked up a bonus for his second-round TKO of Johny Hendricks in the co-main event. Earlier on the main card, Dominick Reyes made some extra money in his UFC debut with a 29-second TKO of Joachim Christensen. Jeremy Kimball kicked off the card with a bang, getting a bonus for his first-round TKO of Josh Stansbury.
Submitted Jun 26, 2017 1:54AM by JLS - 12 comments
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Michelle Waterson to appear in ESPN’s ‘Body Issue’
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There’s been a tradition of MMA fighters appearing in ESPN’s “Body Issue,” including big names like Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones, Miesha Tate and Cris Cyborg. The latest on that list? Michelle Waterson.
Submitted Jun 25, 2017 7:42PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
First Dana White’s Tuesday Night Fight Card Includes 3 UFC Vets
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC recently announced a new, live, and exclusive UFC Fight Pass show titled: Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. The show is set to launch Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The new weekly series will feature five live fights in each episode, showcasing up-and-coming talent, as well as athletes striving to revive their professional mixed martial arts careers. On Thursday, the UFC unveiled the first Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series fight card topped by three UFC veterans trying to earn their way back into the Octagon: Joby Sanchez, Justin Jones, and Kurt Holobaugh.
Submitted Jun 24, 2017 1:56PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Anti-doping chief: UFC may steer away from Texas after Cortney Casey cleared of wrongdoing
(mmajunkie.com)
According to the UFC’s anti-doping czar, Cortney Casey has been cleared of wrongdoing both by a WADA-accredited lab and a testing laboratory hired by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation after she failed a post-fight drug test at UFC 211, which took place May 13 in Dallas. After an initial test by a laboratory hired by the commission revealed a testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio slightly higher than 4-1, Casey’s “B” sample came back negative for banned substances and synthetic testosterone, Jeff Novitzky, the promotion’s VP of athlete health and performance, told MMAjunkie.
Submitted Jun 24, 2017 12:27PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC Oklahoma City Weigh-In Results - Johny Hendricks Misses Weight
(mmaweekly.com)
Main Card (FS1) -Michael Chiesa (155) vs. Kevin Lee (156) -Tim Boetsch (186) vs. Johny Hendricks (188)* -Felice Herrig (115) vs. Justine Kish (116) -Joachim Christensen (206) vs. Dominick Reyes (205) -Tim Means (171) vs. Alex Garcia (171) -BJ Penn (146) vs. Dennis Siver (146) Preliminary Card (FS2) -Clay Guida (156) vs. Erik Koch (155) -Vitor Miranda (186) vs. Marvin Vettori (185) -Carla Esparza (116) vs. Maryna Moroz (115) -Devin Powell (155) vs. Darrell Horcher (155) Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass) -Jared Gordon (149) vs. Michel Quinones (145)* -Tony Martin (156) vs. Johnny Case (156) -Josh Stansbury (206) vs. Jeremy Kimball (204) *Johny Hendricks and Jared Gordon missed weight
Submitted Jun 24, 2017 12:23PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
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Tecia Torres replaces Amanda Ribas, fights Juliana Lima at TUF 25 Finale on July 7
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is sending Tecia Torres to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 25 Finale, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal, scheduled for Fri., July 7, 2017 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. That’s because strawweight newcomer Amanda Ribas was flagged for a potential doping violation and yanked from her 115-pound showdown against Juliana Lima, who now battles “Tiny Tornado” on the FOX Sports 1 telecast.
Submitted Jun 24, 2017 2:56AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Lina Lansberg Injured; Leslie Smith Now Faces Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night 113
(m.sherdog.com)
Leslie Smith has a new opponent at UFC Fight Night 113 in Glasgow. Promotion officials announced Thursday that Octagon newcomer Amanda Oliveira de Lemos will replace the injured Lina Lansberg and face Smith at the July 16 event. UFC Fight Night 113 takes place at the SSE Hydro Arena and is headlined by a welterweight duel between Gunnar Nelson and Santiago Ponzinibbio.
Submitted Jun 22, 2017 11:30AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Christian Colombo’s Injury Prevents Return at UFC Long Island
(mmaviking.com)
Christian Colombo (8-2-1) was re-scheduled to face Polish fighter Damian Grabowski (20-4) at the UFC on FOX 25 in Long Island card on July 22, but the Dane still isn’t ready. “The fight is off, the knee is still not good” says Godzilla to MMAViking.com. The bout was first scheduled for the UFC in Sweden 5 on May 28th, in a fight in nearby Stockholm. However, both fighters had injuries, and the heavyweight bout was pushed back to the UFC on FOX 25: Weidman vs. Gastelum. Now it won’t be happening for the second time.
Submitted Jun 21, 2017 11:13PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Offer extended to transfer UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes to brain trauma center in Atlanta
(mmajunkie.com)
Illinois State Police continue to investigate a truck-train crash that left UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes hospitalized. Officers from the Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit hope to speak to Hughes to find out what happened when his truck was struck last Friday by a train on Beeler Trail in Montgomery County, Ill.
Submitted Jun 21, 2017 12:01PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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