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Why did Georges St-Pierre leave? Before UFC 217 return, GSP discusses self-imposed exile
Why did Georges St-Pierre leave? Why did one of MMA’s biggest stars – a defending champion – decide to walk away from the sport? That’s the question that tries to get answered in “UFC Presents, GSP: A Legend Returns,” a mini-documentary that debuted Friday on FS1. Ahead of St-Pierre’s return next week at UFC 217, where he fights for the first time since relinquishing the welterweight belt and entering a self-imposed exile for four years, you can now watch the full video. Check out the documentary, which includes footage from St-Pierre’s childhood and his own words, above. Here’s the full description:
Submitted Oct 28, 2017 8:40PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Raquel Pennington breaks leg in scary hunting accident, out of planned UFC title fight
On the cusp of her first world title shot, Raquel Pennington instead finds herself dealing with the worst setback of her fighting career. The 29-year-old women’s bantamweight contender verbally agreed to meet divisional champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 219 on Dec. 30, but she suffered a severe leg injury in an ATV accident earlier this week and now expects to be on the shelf for the foreseeable future. Pennington’s injury and her aborted bout with Nunes were first reported by Combate. MMA Fighting reached out to Pennington, who provided details of the frightening scene.
Submitted Oct 27, 2017 11:29PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov set for UFC 219 in Las Vegas
The year-end UFC 219 event has a new major addition. Edson Barboza (19-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) today announced he’s fighting fellow lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) at the event.
Submitted Oct 27, 2017 4:16PM by Leonstolzz - 12 comments
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Frankie Saenz vs. Merab Dvalishvili added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno
The lineup for the UFC’s debut in Fresno, Calif., continues to grow with the addition of a bantamweight bout. Frankie Saenz (11-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will take on promotional newcomer Merab Dvalishvili (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 123 in December. UFC officials recently announced the new booking following a report from MMA DNA.
Submitted Oct 26, 2017 6:32PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Injury scraps planned UFC bout between Bethe Correia and Irene Aldana
A potential UFC women’s bantamweight bout has been scrapped due to an injury. Former title challenger Bethe Correia today announced a planned – but not formally announced – bout with Irene Aldana targeted for January has been canceled after she suffered an injury. Correia posted a picture in a hospital gown and a taped-up left eye.
Submitted Oct 25, 2017 3:20PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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UFC Fight Night 118 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Fight Scores, Attendance And Gate Numbers
Darren Till blasted through the UFC's 170-pound Gatekeeper on Saturday in Gdansk, Poland when he thrashed Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the first round. Blachowicz Chokes Out Clark Devin Clark showed a very low fight IQ throughout this bout. He consistently shot from distance and telegraphed each attempt. In the second round, Clark again shot and led with his head from a four or five feet away and Blachowicz was seemingly waiting on him. Kelleher and Stasiak's Spirited Battle There weren't a lot of high-action fights on the card, but the Brian Kelleher vs. Damian Stasiak bout was worthy of Fight of the Night. Josh Emmett's win over Felipe Arrantes registered a higher fight score, but it was completely one sided. Kelleher was in control of most of his bout, but Stasiak showed off his resolve. The latter was stopped with a punch from the clinch. Kelleher's well-rounded game could still make him a legitimate threat in the men's bantamweight division.
Submitted Oct 24, 2017 6:48PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Dan Hooker meets Mark Diakiese at UFC 219 in Las Vegas
New Zealand lightweight Dan Hooker (14-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC) seeks the first two-fight UFC winning streak of his career when he takes on English prospect Marc Diakiese (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC).
Submitted Oct 23, 2017 10:59PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
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Referee Marc Goddard explains why he told Conor McGregor to move from cage side at UFC Gdansk
Andre FIli was in top position on the ground against Artem Lobov in the second round of their fight when referee Marc Goddard paused the action briefly. Goddard walked over to the cage and told Conor McGregor, MMA’s biggest star and Lobov’s longtime teammate, to leave the area. McGregor, who was not a licensed corner, was shouting directions to Lobov outside the Octagon near where the action was taking place Saturday at UFC Gdansk in Poland.
Submitted Oct 22, 2017 2:16PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Anthony Hamilton vs. Adam Wieczorek off of UFC Gdansk, moved to UFC Sydney
UFC Gdansk could not avoid the recent trend of last-minute fight card changes. On Friday, the UFC announced that a heavyweight bout between Anthony Hamilton and Adam Wieczorek has been rescheduled for a Nov. 18 UFC Fight Night event in Sydney, Australia.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 10:50PM by Five-Alive - 6 comments
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Boston Salmon out of UFC Sao Paulo bout vs. Raoni Barcelos with injury
The UFC’s next trip to Sao Paulo is down one fight. Boston Salmon has been forced to withdraw from his bantamweight bout opposite Brazil’s Raoni Barcelos at UFC Fight Night 119 on Oct. 28 in Sao Paulo, Brazil due to a left knee injury. The news was confirmed to MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz following a report by Combate.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 5:03PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek slated for UFC 219
A welterweight fight featuring two rising stars is close to being added to UFC 219. Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek is slated for the Dec. 30 card, MMA Fighting has confirmed. The fight was first reported by Farah Hannoun.
Submitted Oct 20, 2017 5:02PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
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Ovince Saint Preux steps in vs. Corey Anderson at UFC 217
Ovince Saint Preux is a busy man these days. The light heavyweight contender from Tennessee is just coming off his UFC Japan victory over Yushin Okami on Sept. 23, but he’s getting right back into the Octagon. Saint Preux (21-10) will step in for Patrick Cummins and meet Corey Anderson at UFC 217 on Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report Thursday by Newsday.
Submitted Oct 19, 2017 6:53PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Vitor Belfort announces fight vs. Uriah Hall for January 2018
An intriguing middleweight bout appears to be set for early 2018. Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort (26-13 MMA, 15-10 UFC) announced today on Instagram that he’s signed a bout agreement to fight Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC).
Submitted Oct 19, 2017 11:46AM by JLS - 4 comments
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Vicente Luque replaces injured Luan Chagas against Niko Price at UFC Sao Paulo
Niko Price has a new opponent for UFC’s upcoming event in Brazil. With Luan Chagas sidelined due to a broken foot, Price is now set to meet Vicente Luque in Sao Paulo on Oct. 28, the promotion announced Wednesday. Combate first reported the change.
Submitted Oct 18, 2017 5:14PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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Alex Caceres vs Wang Guan, Li Jingliang vs Zak Ottow official for UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai
Next month’s UFC Fight Night 122 event in mainland China has two new additions. Officials formally announced featherweights Alex Caceres (13-10 MMA, 8-8 UFC) vs. Wang Guan (16-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and welterweights Li Jingliang (13-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Zak Ottow (15-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC). Dutch site mmadna.nl first reported the fights. UFC Fight Night 122 which takes place Nov. 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass, though the full lineup hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Oct 18, 2017 5:11PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Aljamain Sterling vs. Rani Yahya added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno
A bantamweight contest that could prove a pretty interesting grappling affair has been added to UFC Fight Night 123. UFC officials announced that Aljamain Sterling (14-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Rany Yahya (24-9 MMA, 9-3 UFC) will square off at the event, which takes place Dec. 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. The night’s complete bout order has yet to be revealed, but the main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 18, 2017 1:01AM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
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Michelle Waterson vs. Tecia Torres booked for UFC 218
Tecia Torres has been asking for a karate vs. karate matchup and that’s what she’s going to get. Torres will take on Michelle Waterson at UFC 218 on Dec. 2 in Detroit, the UFC confirmed with MMA Fighting on Tuesday. ESPN first reported the big strawweight fight.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 4:20PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
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Damien Brown meets Frank Camacho at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney
The UFC’s return to Australia next month continues to build with the addition of a lightweight fight. Australia’s Damien Brown (17-10 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will take on Frank Camacho (20-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 121. Camacho announced the fight on a recent video blog after an initial report from mma-today.com.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 12:49PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Poland's Salim Touahri replaces Jim Wallhead vs. Warlley Alves at UFC Fight Night 118
Warlley Alves will stay on this week’s UFC card in Poland, and he’ll do so against a short-notice home-country replacement. UFC welterweight newcomer Salim Touahri (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in for Jim Wallhead (29-11 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and will meet Alves (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 118 on Saturday. MMAjunkie confirmed the booking with Touahri’s team following an initial report from Combate. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 6:19PM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz targeted for UFC Fight Night 121
The UFC is targeting a do-over for Will Brooks and Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 121. A Brooks team member today told MMAjunkie the two will be rebooked for next month’s UFC return to Australia. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 6:10PM by Leonstolzz - 0 comments
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