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Khabib Nurmagomedov remains on UFC on FOX 19 card with short-notice opponent
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov will remain on next week’s UFC on FOX 19 lineup after all. After recently losing opponent Tony Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC) due to a lung injury, Nurmagomedov (22-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) was left without a main-event opponent – though others, including Donald Cerrone (29-7 MMA, 16-4 UFC), were apparently interested.
Submitted Apr 7, 2016 3:39PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paddy Holohan vs Willie Gates set to be added to UFC Rotterdam
(severemma.com)
MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani is reporting that Paddy Holohan vs Willie Gates is in the works for UFC Fight Night Rotterdam on 8th May 2016. Irishman Paddy Holohan lost out in his last outing in the main event of UFC Dublin against Louis Smolka last October after he was forced to tap out to a 2nd round rear naked choke after an exciting back and forth bout.
Submitted Apr 7, 2016 5:47AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
3 fights added to TUF 23 Finale in Las Vegas, including James Krause vs. Ross Pearson
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup has started to build for this summer’s TUF 23 Finale in Las Vegas with the addition of three fights in support of the women’s strawweight title headliner. James Krause (23-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will meet Ross Pearson (19-10 MMA, 11-7 UFC) at lightweight; Scott Askham (14-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) takes on Anthony Smith (25-11 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at middleweight; and Li Jingliang (10-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) fights Anton Zafir (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a welterweight bout. UFC officials announced the new matchups tonight on “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. The TUF 23 Finale takes place July 8 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The venue was made official tonight, as well. In the main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk puts her women’s strawweight title on the line in a rematch with Claudia Gadelha. The finals for Season 23 of “The Ultimate Fighter” also will be contested. The card will air on FOX Sports 1 after expected early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Apr 7, 2016 5:28AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Meet the TUF 23: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia Cast
(mmaweekly.com)
The upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter will once again showcase mixed martial arts’ global expansion, as Polish strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and No. 1 contender Claudia Gadelha of Brazil lead a group of light heavyweight and strawweight hopefuls. Thirty-two Athletes from countries such as the Netherlands, Algeria, France, Norway, Spain, Canada, Brazil, England and the United States fight for one of 16 spots available in the premiere episode Wednesday, April 20 at 10 p.m. ET on FS1. STRAWWEIGHT LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT Alyssa Krahn, 3-1, 28, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Abdel Medjedoub, 3-0, 30, Mila, Algeria Amanda Cooper, 1-1, 24, Bath, Mich. Andrew Sanchez, 7-2, 27, Shiloh, Ill. Amy Montenegro, 7-2, 32, Forks, Wash. Cory Hendricks, 3-0, 27, Lynden, Wash. Ashley Cummins, 3-3, 28, St. Louis, Mo. Elias Urbina, 3-0, 22, Weslaco, Texas Ashley Yoder, 4-1, 28, Indianapolis, Ind. Eric Spicely, 8-0, 29, Stoughton, Mass. Chelsea Bailey, 2-0, 23, Chewelah, Wash. Jamelle Jones, 6-2, 28, Atlantic City, N.J. Helen Harper, 4-1, 28, Farnborough, England John Paul Elias, 3-0, 27, Fresno, Calif. Irene Rivera, 6-2, 22, Barcelona, Spain Joshua Stansbury, 7-2, 31, East Liverpool, Ohio Jamie Moyle, 3-1, 27, Las Vegas, Nev. Kenneth Bergh, 3-0, 26, Oslo, Norway JJ Aldrich, 2-1, 23, Aurora, Colo. Khalil Rountree, 4-0, 26, Las Vegas, Nev. Jodie Esquibel, 5-1, 29, Albuquerque, N.M. Marcel Fortuna, 8-1, 30, Tubarao, Brazil Kate Jackson, 7-2-1, 29, Lostwithiel, England Muhammed DeReese, 5-0, 27, Titusville, Fla. Kristi Lopez, 2-0, 33, Quartz Hill, Calif. Myron Dennis, 12-4, 27, Oklahoma City, Okla. Lanchana Green, 2-1, 26, Darlington, England Norman Paraisy, 15-4-2, 1 NC, 30, Paris, France Mellony Geugjes, 0-1, 23, Amsterdam, Netherlands Phil Hawes, 3-0, 27, Little Ferry, N.J. Tatiana Suarez, 3-0, 25, Fontana, Calif. Trevor Carlson, 10-2, 27, Spring Creek, Nev.
Submitted Apr 7, 2016 5:15AM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Miesha Tate to face Amanda Nunes at UFC 200
(mmafighting.com)
Miesha Tate will defend her bantamweight championship July 9 against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200. Ariel Helwani first reported the news, and it was later confirmed on Wednesday's episode of UFC Tonight.
Submitted Apr 6, 2016 10:14PM by Five-Alive - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias shifts from prelims to UFC on FOX 19 main-card opener
(mmajunkie.com)
With an injury on Tuesday scrapping the UFC on FOX 19 headliner, the event now has a new opening fight for the main card. Tony Ferguson was forced out of the UFC on FOX 19 lightweight headliner against Khabib Nurmagomedov next week in Florida due to fluid on his lung. The previously booked co-main event light heavyweight bout between former champion Rashad Evans and former title challenger Glover Teixeira now is the five-round main event. But with Nurmagomedov without an opponent - the UFC has adjusted the lineup, and a pair of featherweights now will open the four-fight main card on FOX.
Submitted Apr 6, 2016 8:39PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Cerrone offers to fight Nurmagomedov – but so, too, does UFC champ dos Anjos
(mmajunkie.com)
For a guy who just lost his opponent a few weeks before a UFC headliner, Khabib Nurmagomedov sure seems to have plenty of options. On Tuesday Tony Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC) withdrew from his planned UFC on FOX 19 headliner with Nurmagomedov (22-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC), which was slated for April 16 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., due to “fluid” and “blood” in his lungs. So where does that leave Nurmagomedov, a top contender who’s No. 2 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings? Well, he’s certainly got his fair share of willing opponents, including former lightweight title challenger and recent welterweight Donald Cerrone (29-7 MMA, 16-4 UFC), who’s currently slated to fight vet Patrick Cote (23-9 MMA, 10-9 UFC) on June 18 at UFC Fight Night 89 (via Twitter) Ariel Helwani ? ?@arielhelwani I'm told Cerrone wants assurance that if he takes this fight against Khabib that he still gets to fight @patrick_cote 6/18. He wants both. 8:27 PM - 5 Apr 2016
Submitted Apr 6, 2016 1:02PM by Budgellism - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
According to Tony Ferguson, UFC on FOX 19 withdrawal might've saved his life
(mmajunkie.com)
"I am out of my Fight Due to Blood/Fluid in my Lung. Usually I can Power Through These things. Doc said it wasn't wise to Fight due to any more trauma could be terminal. There are more Important things to me Like Making sure I am there for my Little Man Armand Anthony & @xtfergie @darceandknucklez Family First. I will be Back, I will be Better. You haven't seen anything yet. #TeamFerguson #TeamElCucuy #TonyFergusonMMA #SnapDownCity #OGElCucuy Give me a couple weeks. Khabib pulled out Three Times. I have pulled out Once in my Whole Career... I will be Back. It's Shitty these things happen... Staying Positive for my Family. TF"
Submitted Apr 6, 2016 12:59PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miesha Tate inks new deal with UFC
(mmafighting.com)
It's good to be the champ. Following her impressive fifth-round submission victory over Holly Holm to become the bantamweight champ at UFC 196, Miesha Tate has signed a new deal with the UFC. KHI Management announced the news via Twitter: Terms of the new deal were not released, however, MMA Fighting confirmed that Tate was not a free agent following the fight with Holm. In that UFC 196 championship bout, Tate earned a disclosed $46,000 to show and $46,000 to win, totaling $92,000. Holm, meanwhile, took home $500,000 in defeat.
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 7:48PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cody East vs. Walt Harris added to UFC 197
(mmafighting.com)
A heavyweight match-up is the latest addition to UFC 197, with Cody East making his Octagon debut versus Walt Harris on April 23 in Las Vegas. In the latest episode of "Lookin’ for a Fight", White signs East right after a 40-second knockout victory over Kevin Asplund at Legacy FC 51 in February (watch here). "The Freight Train" holds a 12-1 MMA record with eight knockouts and three submissions. Harris (7-4) started his second UFC run in November, losing to Soa Palelei in Sidney. The American Top Team heavyweight looks for his first win under the UFC banner after suffering defeats to Jared Rosholt and Nikita Krylov in 2013 and 2014.
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 7:47PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tony Ferguson out; Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira set as new main event
(foxsports.com)
An injury forced Tony Ferguson off the upcoming FOX UFC Fight Night card so Rashad Evans and Glover Teixeira will step up as the new five round main event bout in Tampa.
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 6:35PM by GDPofMPG - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, The Ultimate Fighter, Fight Camp / Team
 
'TUF 24' tryouts slated for April 25; season champ gets flyweight title shot at finale
(mmajunkie.com)
“The Ultimate Fighter 24” will feature male flyweight fighters, and the show’s tournament winner will earn a title shot at the show’s live finale. UFC officials today announced the “TUF 24” plans. Tryouts for the show take place April 25 at Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. “TUF 24” hopefuls must be between the ages of 21 and 34, have at least three pro fights, and must possess a winning record. The fighters, who will grapple and hit pads during the open tryouts, can apply at UFC.com. Filming begins in June, and the “TUF 24” season debut is slated for Aug. 31 on FOX Sports 1. Unlike past season of “TUF,” which first debuted in 2015, the 16-man tournament on “TUF 24” will conclude during the regular season; past tournament finals have taken place on the show’s live finale. Instead, the “TUF 24” tournament winner will be determined on the show’s final regular-season episode, and he’ll then fight for the title at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale in December.
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 1:10PM by JLS1980 - 15 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC
 
Michael Bisping blasts Yoel Romero's 6-month suspension: 'He could have killed somebody'
(mmajunkie.com)
Michael Bisping is one of the more outspoken critics of performance-enhancing-drug users – especially in his own division – and he had a scathing critique of fellow middleweight Yoel Romero. On Monday the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which administers the UFC’s drug-testing program, issued Romero a six-month suspension rather than the two-year ban that was previously on the table. Romero (11-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC), who failed an out-of-competition test shortly after his split-decision win over Ronaldo Souza (22-4 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at UFC 194, insisted the failure was caused by a workout supplement, one that listed no banned substances among its ingredients. After a lab test confirmed his theory, USADA opted for the shorter suspension.
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 12:04PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Correia vs. Pennington now set to close out UFC on FOX 19's UFC Fight Pass prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
This month’s UFC on FOX 19 lineup got a small shakeup, and it’s resulted in a new bout to close out the UFC Fight Pass prelims. Although initially slated for the FOX-televised prelims, a women’s bantamweight bout between former title challenger Bethe Correia (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Raquel Pennington (6-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) instead will close out the UFC Fight Pass prelims, official today announced (via Twitter) The full UFC on FOX 19 card includes: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET) Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET) Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 12:02PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chicago's UFC on FOX 20 lineup gets first 4 bouts, including LaFlare vs. Yakovlev
(mmajunkie.com)
The fight card is starting to take shape for the UFC’s July return to network television. UFC officials recently announced the first four matchups for UFC on FOX 20. The event takes place July 23 at United Center in Chicago. The bulk of the lineup, including the main card, is expected to air on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC on FOX 20 card includes: Ryan LaFlare vs. Alexander Yakovlev George Sullivan vs. Hector Urbina James Moontasri vs. Alex Oliveira Luis Henrique vs. Dmitry Smolyakov
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 11:59AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Julianna Pena cleared to resume UFC career following assault allegations
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC today announced it has completed an investigation into allegations of assault by women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena and reinstated “The Ultimate Fighter 18” winner, freeing her to resume her professional career. The 26-year-old fighter reportedly volunteered to undergo counseling as a condition of her return. “Pena acknowledges that her actions as a professional athlete should reflect well of her, the sport of mixed martial arts, and the UFC,” the promotion said in a prepared statement.
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 11:58AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Wilkinson announces he was released by the UFC
(mmafighting.com)
An exciting up-and-comer from England has been released by the UFC. Mike Wilkinson announced Monday on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani that he was cut by the promotion following his last fight, a unanimous decision loss to Makwan Amirkhani in February. Wilkinson went 2-2 in the UFC and earned a Performance of the Night bonus with a first-round knockout of Niklas Backstrom in 2014. After the win over Backstrom, Wilkinson (9-2) suffered a shoulder injury that kept him out for more than a year. Wilkinson, 28, hails from Manchester and was a castmate on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes. Wilkinson's release comes on the heels of uncharacteristic UFC cuts of solid fighters like Jared Rosholt and Norman Parke.
Submitted Apr 4, 2016 10:19PM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yoel Romero suspended six months after USADA confirmation of tainted supplement
(mmajunkie.com)
Yoel Romero has been handed a six-month suspension by USADA after failing a drug test after his UFC 194 split decision win over Ronaldo Souza. USADA announced Romero (11-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC), ranked No. 3 in the MMAjunkie/USA TODAY Sports MMA middleweight rankings, accepted their sanction via a statement on their official website. Romero, a 2000 Olympic silver-medal wrestler for Cuba, has won seven straight fights – all in the UFC – and was knocking on the door of a potential title fight after the victory at UFC 194.
Submitted Apr 4, 2016 6:07PM by JLS1980 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Warlley Alves Ready to take out Bam Bam
(mmajunkie.com)
When it comes to Brazilian fighters, Warlley Alves appears to be one with the talent for a long, sustainable and perhaps even championship-caliber career under the UFC banner. At 25 Alves (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) has already built an undefeated record, which includes four straight wins in the octagon. He has the chance to make it five in a row when he takes on Bryan Barberena (11-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC 198. UFC 198 takes place May 14 at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized. Alves carries plenty of momentum into the event, as will Barberena. “Bam Bam” scored a huge upset over another hyped and undefeated fighter when he submitted Sage Northcutt at UFC on FOX 18 in January. Alves plans to claim that momentum for himself.
Submitted Apr 4, 2016 11:30AM by NikkiNeversleep - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lil' Nog: 'Plans for retiring are not in my mind for at least the next two years'
(bloodyelbow.com)
When former Pride and UFC champion Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira hung up his gloves last September after three losses in a row, one of the true MMA legends has left the sport. Fortunately, his twin brother Rogerio remains active and thoughts of retirement haven't crossed his mind yet, despite his own series of two back-to-back losses against Anthony Johnson and Mauricio Rua. In fact, the 39-year old Pride veteran plans to stay around for at least two more years.
Submitted Apr 4, 2016 11:14AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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