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Submitted Oct 11, 2018 8:57AM by TeamJones - 3 comments
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Daniel Cormier-Derrick Lewis official; Valentina Shevchenko moved back to UFC 231
The UFC has booked a heavyweight title fight between champion Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis to headline its UFC 230 pay-per-view event on Nov. 3 in New York. UFC president Dana White broke the news to ESPN on Tuesday, and Cormier confirmed it to ESPN. The heavyweight fight will take place on the UFC's annual card at Madison Square Garden. With a new main event in place, Valentina Shevchenko will be moved back to her original fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant women's flyweight title at UFC 231 on Dec. 8 in Toronto, according to White.
Submitted Oct 10, 2018 8:23PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Dustin Poirier injured, out of UFC 230; Dana White says Nate Diaz off card, too
How stoked were you for the Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier fight? Now prepare to be completely bummed. Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC) has suffered an injury and is out of his UFC 230 lightweight fight against Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC). Poirier’s manager confirmed the news to MMAjunkie on Tuesday night following an initial report from ESPN.com. As a results, Diaz “also will not fight on the card,” UFC President Dana White told the Los Angeles Times. When asked by ESPN.com’s Ariel Helwani what would happen in the wake of Poirier’s withdrawal, Diaz responded: “I’ll just fight Khabib (Nurmagomedov) when he’s ready.”
Submitted Oct 10, 2018 8:21PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC 229 Results: Winners, Bonuses, Purses And Highlights
Khabib Nurmagomedov destroyed Conor McGregor and then the real show started. After a dominant performance, that semi-ended with a fourth-round submission victory for Nurmagomedov, things got really nasty. Nurmagomedov apparently let emotions from the entire ordeal spill over and he went into the crowd and got into a fracas with members of McGregor’s entourage. #UFC229 post-fight bonuses Fight of the Night: Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis Performances of the Night: Aspen Ladd, Derrick Lewis Attendance: 20,034 Live gate: $17.2 million
Submitted Oct 7, 2018 2:05PM by JLS - 4 comments
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The UFC Fight Night 142 fight card in Adelaide, Australia, on Dec. 1 is starting to take shape. On Tuesday, the fight promotion announced several key match-ups for the event that includes two former champions and a fan favorite. Headlining the event at Adelaide Entertainment Centre is a heavyweight bout between former titleholder Junior dos Santos and undefeated Australian Tai Tuivasa.
Submitted Oct 3, 2018 3:17AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
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A welterweight matchup pitting Kamaru Usman against Rafael dos Anjos will serve as the main event for “The Ultimate Fighter 28” finale. Promotion officials announced the pairing on Tuesday, as well as a lightweight clash between Gilbert Melendez and Arnold Allen and a featherweight tilt between Darrell Horcher and Roosevelt Roberts.
Submitted Oct 3, 2018 3:13AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
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Holloway vs Ortega to headline in Toronto
It will be a championship doubleheader in Toronto on December 8, as UFC President Dana White announced that Max Holloway will defend his featherweight world title against Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231 at Scotiabank Arena. This five-round battle, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, joins the previously announced clash for the vacant UFC women's flyweight title between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Valentina Shevchenko. In the headliner, undisputed featherweight champion Holloway will attempt to follow up a pair of victories over Brazilian superstar Jose Aldo with another signature win as he defends his title against unbeaten phenom Ortega. Ortega earned his shot at the crown with finishes of Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson, and now he's got his sights set on Holloway as the two finally meet after their original bout in July was postponed.
Submitted Oct 2, 2018 8:46AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Sean O'Malley off UFC 209 due to USADA violation
Sean O'Malley says he got popped for a tainted supplement.
Submitted Sep 30, 2018 10:18PM by Schatte - 5 comments
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Dana White and Matt Hughes Share Emotional Moment at Documentary Release
It’s well known that former UFC champion Matt Hughes is lucky simply to be alive. Hughes was involved in a tragic accident when a pick-up he was driving was hit by a train. Though he teetered on the edge of death, Hughes somehow won the biggest fight of his life, and has slowly been working on his recovery.
Submitted Sep 23, 2018 12:17PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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UFC Sao Paulo bonuses: Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders earns Fight of the Night
Thiago Santos and Eryk Anders earned their money the hard way on Saturday night. The light heavyweight duo put on a wild slugfest in the main event of UFC Sao Paulo, battering each other for three rounds before the bout was waved off in Santos’ favor at the end of the third. It came as little surprise, then, that Santos and Anders earned Fight of the Night on the evening. Each competitor will take home an extra $50,000.
Submitted Sep 23, 2018 12:14PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Valentina vs. Joanna for vacant 125 title added to UFC 231 in Toronto
Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will do battle for the vacant UFC women’s flyweight title at UFC 231 in Toronto. UFC officials announced the fight on Thursday night. For Shevchenko (15-3), a multiple-time Muay Thai champion, this will be her second opportunity to claim the UFC’s 125-pound title. She was initially scheduled to challenge former champion Nicco Montaño for her belt in the co-main event of UFC 228 earlier this month. However, Montaño was forced out of the bout the day before their title fight. As a result, Shevchenko was pulled from the card entirely while Montaño was stripped of her title.
Submitted Sep 21, 2018 1:02PM by finnish_line - 7 comments
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Eryk Anders replaces Jimi Manuwa vs. 'Marreta' Santos in UFC Sao Paulo main event
Just six days before the show, UFC Fight Night 137 has had another change to its main event. Jimi Manuwa (17-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) is out of the light heavyweight headliner against Thiago “Marreta” Santos (18-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) in Brazil. But stepping in on short notice for Manuwa will be Eryk Anders (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), multiple people with knowledge of the new booking today told MMAjunkie. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the change for the card, which takes place Saturday at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Sep 16, 2018 10:20PM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
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UFC Fight Night 136 draws reported 22,603 attendance for $1.84 million live gate
Today’s UFC Fight Night 136 event drew an announced attendance of 22,603 fans for a live gate of $1.84 million. The attendance number in Moscow, according to UFC officials was the fifth-largest crowd in the promotion’s history and the largest MMA event ever in Russia. It was the UFC’s debut in Russia. UFC officials announced the figures following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Sep 16, 2018 2:17AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Michael Chiesa moving up to welterweight, hopes for fight with Carlos Condit at UFC 232
After a failed attempted on the scales during his last time out at UFC 226, The Ultimate Fighter season 15 winner Michael Chiesa is changing divisions. Although he immediately stated after missing the lightweight mark for his last fight, Chiesa is actually going through with his plan to move up to 170-pounds as was confirmed to ESPN. For his ideal UFC welterweight debut, Chiesa hopes to get onto UFC 232 on December 29 where he would like to face the former UFC interim and WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit. The fight has apparently been discussed, however, Condit’s team doesn’t have any interest in the matchup despite wanting to return around the same time as Chiesa.
Submitted Sep 16, 2018 2:13AM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC Fight Night 136 bonuses: Oleinik, Blachowicz among $50,000 winners
Aleksei Oleinik, Jan Blachowicz, Magomed Ankalaev and Petr Yan each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 136 event. Oleinik, Blachowicz and Ankalaeveach each won “Performance of the Night” honors. Yan earned the “Fight of the Night” for his win over Jin Soo Son, but Son was ineligible for the bonus because he missed weight. UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Sep 16, 2018 2:10AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kamaru Usman slated for TUF 28 Finale main event
Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will reportedly take on contender Kamaru Usman in November. An intriguing welterweight pairing is reportedly headed to Las Vegas, Nevada. According to Combate, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is set to square off against one of the division’s top contenders, Kamaru Usman, at the The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale main event.
Submitted Sep 13, 2018 3:44AM by JLS - 5 comments
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Chris Fishgold vs. Calvin Kattar, Te’Jovan Edwards vs. Don Madge Added to UFC Moncton
Two more bouts have been added to the UFC Moncton lineup, as Chris Fishgold will square off against Calvin Kattar at featherweight, while Te’Jovan Edwards will face Don Madge at lightweight on Oct. 27. The Las Vegas-based promotion recently announced the pairings. UFC Fight Night 138 takes place at SMG Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and is headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith. The card is expected to air on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Fishgold, the Cage Warriors lightweight champion, enters his Octagon debut on a seven-fight winning streak that includes a first-round submission of Alexander Jacobsen in his most recent outing last October. Kattar, meanwhile, had a 10-fight winning streak snapped in a decision loss to Renato Carneiro at UFC 223.
Submitted Sep 11, 2018 2:00PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Jessica Andrade: Knockout of Karolina Kowalkiewicz leaves ‘no doubt’ I’m next for Rose Namajunas
Jessica Andrade gave Karolina Kowalkiewicz the fastest loss of her MMA career at UFC 228, stopping her with punches in less than two minutes Saturday night in Dallas, and believes it was enough to guarantee another shot at the strawweight belt. Andrade says she focused on muay thai training for three months ahead of UFC 228, and it paid off with her quickest win since joining the UFC in 2013...
Submitted Sep 9, 2018 11:02AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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