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Report: Alvarez fighting Pettis on January 17th, possibly in Boston
Former champions will apparently come together for a big fight in January. One-time UFC champ Anthony Pettis looks set to return from his title defeat at the hands of Rafael dos Anjos back in March at UFC 185. His opponent for his return, according to Combate, will be former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez, fresh off a huge win over Gilbert Melendez in Mexico at UFC 188. While the fight makes sense for both men and would be a great booking, it's not 100% official yet. In fact, responding to reports, Eddie Alvarez didn't seem to know anything about it, but didn't deny it either: Edward Alvarez ?@Ealvarezfight I can't sit right Now !! Boston !! Me and Pettis ?? are You fucking Kidding me !!! East coast lets Gooooo!!! This will be something special
Submitted Sep 9, 2015 10:08PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Daniel Cormier: Alexander Gustafsson's biggest accomplishment 'a fight he lost'
Daniel Cormier said he doesn’t understand why UFC 192 opponent Alexander Gustafsson gets so much credit for his loss to Jon Jones nearly two years ago. At UFC 165 in September 2013, Gustafsson (16-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC), who’s set to challenge Cormier (16-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) for his UFC light-heavyweight title at UFC 192, gave ex-champ Jones arguably the most competitive fight of his career. “The Mauler” came out on the losing end of a unanimous decision, but since that fight, he’s received praise for pushing Jones to his limit during the dramatic five-round affair.
Submitted Sep 9, 2015 9:59PM by Budgellism - 30 comments
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Geane Herrera calls out Ian McCall for UFC on FOX 17
The flurry of bookings recently announced for December’s UFC on FOX 17 event have put the number of fights on the card at 10. There should be a few slots left – as long as the promotion doesn’t have anything else up its sleeve. If there’s room, up-and-comer Geane Herrera (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) would like to put his name in the hat. The flyweight badly wants to redeem himself for a loss in his UFC debut this past month – and against a big name in the division: Ian McCall (13-5 MMA, 2-3-1 UFC). “If they put me on that card, I will pack that house, and I will give them a show like I always do,” Herrera told MMAjunkie Radio.
Submitted Sep 9, 2015 9:58PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Thomas Almeida vs. Anthony Birchak added to UFC Fight Night 77 in Sao Paulo
Just after signing a contract extension with the UFC, Thomas Almeida has his next assignment. Almeida (20-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will get a bout in his home city in two months when he meets Anthony Birchak (12-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 77. UFC officials announced the new booking tonight. With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 77 now includes: Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson Patrick Cummins vs. Glover Teixeira Tom Lawlor vs. Fabio Maldonado Yan Cabral vs. Johnny Case Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo Viscardi Andrade vs. Gasan Umalatov Matheus Nicolau Pereira vs. Bruno Rodrigues Piotr Hallman vs. Alex Oliveira Thomas Almeida vs. Anthony Birchak
Submitted Sep 9, 2015 9:54PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Dillashaw/ Cruz scheduled for Jan. 17
Here's hoping Cruz can stay healthy. Should be an amazing fight.
Submitted Sep 9, 2015 9:12PM by mk1630 - 11 comments
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Ronda Rousey to Star in MGM’s ‘Road House’ Reboot
UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is starring in MGM’s reboot of the 1980s cult classic “Road House.” Rousey will step into the role Patrick Swayze made famous...
Submitted Sep 9, 2015 1:05PM by grappler0000 - 16 comments
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UFC 191 salaries: Anthony Johnson event's top earner with $230,000 purse
Anthony Johnson was the top earner at this past weekend’s UFC 191 event and was one of four men to make six figures. Johnson, who scored a TKO victory over Jimi Manuwa at the event, edged out Andrei Arlovski by $5,000 to take the top spot on disclosed payouts. Johnson also took home one of the event’s four $50,000 performance bonuses to raised his overall take for the event to $280,000.
Submitted Sep 9, 2015 8:06AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
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Demetrious Johnson's Xbox sponsorship in limbo in UFC's Reebok era
At a recent media event in downtown LA, Johnson told MMAFighting.com essentially, that his Xbox sponsorship is in limbo. "I'm still in touch with them," Johnson said. "If any opportunities come up, then if I fit that role I'll be reached out. Other than that, it's just not there." The problem with maintaining outside sponsorships in the Reebok era is that the sponsor's big payoff came when their brand was displayed on television. While fighters can still do things like personal appearances outside of fight week, the sponsorship loses value if there aren't hundreds of thousands of people watching. "All the sponsors out there, they're looking for that prime-time spot, that's what they're paying for," Johnson said. "So if any, Bad Boy, Hayabusa, whatever's out there, they're looking for that prime spot. Of course they can do stuff outside the Octagon, but they're going to make their big money inside the Octagon, that's where they get the most viewers."
Submitted Sep 8, 2015 12:56PM by GDPofMPG - 14 comments
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UFC 191 Structured Reebok Sposorship Payout Totals $192,500
Champion (1) Demetrious Johnson: $40,000 Challenger (2) John Dodson: $30,000 21 bouts and above (1) Frank Mir: $20,000 16 to 20 bouts (3) Andrei Arlovski: $15,000 Anthony Johnson: $15,000 Ross Pearson: $15,000 11 to 15 bouts (1) Joe Riggs: $10,000 6 to 10 bouts (4) Jessica Andrade: $5,000 John Lineker: $5,000 Jimi Manuwa: $5,000 Francisco Rivera: $5,000 1 to 5 bouts (11) Corey Anderson: $2,500 Jan Blachowicz: $2,500 Alex Chambers: $2,500 Clay Collard: $2,500 Paul Felder: $2,500 Nazareno Malegarie: $2,500 Raquel Pennington: $2,500 Joaquim Silva: $2,500 Ron Stallings: $2,500 Tiago Trator: $2,500 Paige VanZant: $2,500 Average fighter structured sponsorship payout: $8,750
Submitted Sep 8, 2015 12:52PM by GDPofMPG - 16 comments
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Anthony Johnson ready for 28-day turnaround if injury bug strikes UFC 192
Anthony Johnson was unsuccessful in his bid to become UFC light heavyweight champion earlier this year. He still has aspirations to hold the title, even if it means a quick turnaround. The road back to a title shot began with a second-round knockout of Jimi Manuwa this past Saturday on UFC 191’s pay-per-view main card...
Submitted Sep 7, 2015 11:55PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez rematch likely delayed until March, per champ
LAS VEGAS – The heavyweight division has again stalled, according to UFC President Dana White. Following Saturday’s UFC 191, White said a rematch between UFC champion Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC) and Cain Velasquez (13-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) won’t take place until spring 2016. What’s more, it was Werdum’s request to make it that way.
Submitted Sep 6, 2015 5:38PM by george112 - 16 comments
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UFC 191 bonuses: You know damn well John Lineker and Francisco Rivera got paid
Raquel Pennington, Anthony Johnson, John Lineker and Francisco Rivera each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC 191 event. Pennington and Johnson won “Performance of the Night” bonuses, while Lineker and Rivera earned “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Sep 6, 2015 6:56AM by JLS1980 - 23 comments
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UFC 191 weigh-in results: Champ Demetrious Johnson, John Dodson on mark for rematch
The full UFC 191 weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Demetrious Johnson (124.5) vs. John Dodson (125) – for flyweight title Andrei Arlovski (237.5) vs. Frank Mir (266) Anthony Johnson (205) vs. Jimi Manuwa (204) Corey Anderson (205) vs. Jan Blachowicz (205) Alex Chambers (11) vs. Paige VanZant (116) PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Paul Felder (155.5) vs. Ross Pearson (155.5) John Lineker (135.5) vs. Francisco Rivera (136) Jessica Andrade (134.5) vs. Raquel Pennington (136) Clay Collard (146) vs. Tiago Trator (146) PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET) Joe Riggs (185.5)* vs. Ron Stallings (184) Nazareno Malegarie (156) vs. Joaquim Silva (154.5) * Riggs was 187.5 on his first attempt, but hit 185.5 on his second try.
Submitted Sep 5, 2015 1:16AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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No, Fedor Emelianenko did not sign with the UFC today
The UFC’s “Go Big” news conference today in Las Vegas seemed the perfect place to announce the acquisition of heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. But alas, there’s no deal to announce, UFC President Dana White said. “No,” the UFC executive said when asked if he might use the occasion to drop the news. “Next question.” The answer was not what the hardcore fans in attendance wanted to hear, and they immediately let White know with a chorus of boos. Emelianenko (34-4), after all, is the white wale that’s eluded the promotion and kept them from satisfying the long-burning question of how “The Last Emperor” would fare in the UFC’s octagon. “If I had something to tell you, we would have told you,” White cried out to fans. “Today’s ‘Go Big.’ If I had it, I’d tell you. I don’t got it. What do you want me to say?”
Submitted Sep 5, 2015 1:15AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Three cards in three days in Las Vegas: UFC Fight Night 80 set for Dec. 10
Doing shows on back-to-back nights in the same city apparently is so old hat for the UFC by now, the promotion is raising the bar in December. With UFC 194 set for Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, the UFC recently set the TUF 22 Finale for the night before, Dec. 11. Today, UFC President Dana White announced the promotion will do a third show on Dec. 10, also in Las Vegas. Although no headliner or other fights were announced, the card, presumably UFC Fight Night 80, will take place at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:44PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
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Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets Valerie Letourneau at 'UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm'
UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will meet Valerie Letourneau (8-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) – not Claudia Gadelha (13-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), as originally planned – at UFC 193. UFC officials today announced the bout, which takes place Nov. 14 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and is expected to set a UFC attendance record. The main card, including a headliner between women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC 193 card now includes: Champ Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm – for women’s bantamweight title Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valerie Letourneau – for strawweight title Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta Anthony Perosh vs. Gian Villante Ricardo Abreu vs. Daniel Kelly Steven Kennedy vs. Richard Walsh Jared Rosholt vs. Stefan Struve Brendan O’Reilly vs. William Macario Danny Martinez vs. Richie Vaculik Ryan Benoit vs. Ben Nguyen
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:38PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
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Report: Tate vs. Nunes targeted for December
It seems that Ronda Rousey's next title challenger will emerge one month after he own title defense. Amanda Nunes vs. Miesha Tate is targeted to go down in December, though no event has been officially settled so far, as Combate reported. Riding a two-fight win streak with a TKO over Shayna Baszler and a submission over Sara McMann, Nunes is one of the most powerful strikers in all of the division, also knocking out Sheila Gaff and Germaine de Randamie before being stopped herself by strikes against Cat Zingano a year ago.
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 2:32PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Yet another UFC 194 biggie: Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson
Well, fight fans: Be sure to circle Dec. 12 on your calendars – because UFC 194 is shaping up to be one hell of a card. UFC officials today announced welterweight contenders Demian Maia (21-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) and Gunnar Nelson (14-1-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) have joined the already-loaded lineup. With the addition, the latest UFC 194 lineup now includes: Champ Jose Aldo vs. interim champ Conor McGregor – for featherweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold – for middleweight title Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson Warlley Alves vs. Colby Covington Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Court McGee John Makdessi vs. Yancy Medeiros Kevin Lee vs. Leonardo Santos Magomed Mustafaev vs. Joe Proctor
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 9:30AM by Budgellism - 25 comments
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Debuting heavyweights Luiz Henrique, Francis Ngannou meet at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
A pair of UFC heavyweight newcomers are set to tango on the UFC’s final dance card of the year in Florida. Luiz Henrique (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet fellow promotional debutant Francis Ngannou (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17 in December. UFC officials recently announced the new booking. With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 17 now includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone – for lightweight title Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman Danny Castillo vs. Nik Lentz Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman Luiz Henrique vs. Francis Ngannou
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:24AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Recently signed Sage Northcutt draws Francisco Trevino at UFC 192 in Houston
Just a few days after his win at Legacy FC 44 earned him a UFC deal, Sage Northcutt now knows his opponent. Northcutt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will face fellow welterweight Francisco Trevino (12-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in his promotional debut at UFC 192 a month from now in his home state of Texas. The Houston Chronicle first reported the fight booking. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement. The UFC 192 lineup now includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson – for light heavyweight title Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley Jessica Eye vs. Julianna Pena Ali Bagautinov vs. Joseph Benavidez Angela Hill vs. Rose Namajunas Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov Daniel Hooker vs. Yair Rodriguez Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov Derrick Lewis vs. Viktor Pesta Sage Northcutt vs. Francisco Trevino
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:23AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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