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UFC’s Hacran Dias considering return to lightweight
Hacran Dias is likely done fighting at 145 pounds. The Nova Uniao talent, who fought seven times as a featherweight under the UFC banner, is considering a return to the lightweight division. Dias, who competed the majority of his career before signing with the UFC in 2012, entered the promotion with a 20-1-1 record. After joining the UFC, the Rio de Janeiro native went 3-4.
Submitted Mar 16, 2017 4:26PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC Announces Upcoming Events in Scotland, Netherlands, Poland
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has revealed a trio of European events for the second half of 2017. The Las Vegas-based promotion will travel to Glasgow, Scotland, on July 16; Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Sept. 2 and Gdansk, Poland, on Oct. 21. According to a release, those events will complete the UFC’s European schedule — which features a total of five fight cards — for the year.
Submitted Mar 16, 2017 4:24PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Aljamain Sterling meets Augusto Mendes at UFC on FOX 24
Aljamain Sterling's return to the Octagon is set for April 15, when he takes on Brazilian grappler Augusto Mendes in a bantamweight bout at UFC on FOX 24 in Kansas City. MMA Fighting confirmed the bout with sources close to the situation. Sterling (12-2) is looking to bounce back from consecutive decision losses to Bryan Caraway and Raphael Assuncao, snapping his 12-fight unbeaten streak.
Submitted Mar 16, 2017 4:14PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Report: Over a dozen fighters removed from UFC roster, including Brandon Thatch
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is doing some spring cleaning as it wraps up the first quarter of its 2017 fight campaign, removing nearly a dozen fighters from its mixed martial arts (MMA) roster this week. That’s according to UFC Fighter’s Info (via Bloody Elbow). Chief among them is welterweight slugger Brandon Thatch, who debuted with very high expectations — along with a pair of violent back-to-back wins — but since dropped four straight, getting submitted in all four losses.
Submitted Mar 16, 2017 2:04PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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Nicolas Dalby announces his release from UFC
Nicolas Dalby’s UFC run has come to an end. The Danish welterweight announced on Wednesday that he has been cut from the UFC following an up-and-down 1-2-1 run within the promotion. Dalby (14-2-1) entered the UFC as an undefeated 13-0 prospect in May 2015 and promptly picked up a split decision victory over Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos. But that performance would ultimately serve as his lone UFC win.
Submitted Mar 15, 2017 7:37PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Albert Tumenov returns to action in May for first post-UFC bout
Albert Tumenov has a date and opponent for his first bout since leaving the UFC. The Russian welterweight, who signed with Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) after racking up a 5-3 UFC record, will return to action on May 20 against Brazilian veteran Marcelo Alfaya in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Submitted Mar 15, 2017 7:36PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Roy Nelson vs. Alexander Volkov set for UFC on FOX 24
One of the sport’s most durable sluggers is making his way to Kansas City. Roy Nelson will meet Alexander Volkov in a heavyweight matchup at UFC on FOX 24 on April 15. FOXSports.com initially reported the bout on Tuesday.
Submitted Mar 15, 2017 7:36PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Krause gets staph on TUF, 3 surgeries, 25 stitches
The latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter, features 14 welterweights who previously appeared on the series. One, James Krause, was even an active UFC fighter. Shortly after filming wrapped, a cut on Krause’s leg that he got during the show developed what he accurately termed a “nasty infection.” Like any normal person, he documented the ten days in the hospital, three surgeries, and 25 stitches on his social network.
Submitted Mar 15, 2017 6:22PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum announced for UFC 212 in Rio
Kelvin Gastelum called out Anderson Silva for the UFC’s next Brazil pay-per-view card. Now, he’s got him. Silva will face Gastelum at UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, the UFC announced Tuesday. The news was first reported by Combate’s Ana Hissa earlier Tuesday.
Submitted Mar 14, 2017 7:50PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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UFC Fight Night 106 medical suspensions: Tim Means potentially out 180 days
UFC welterweight veteran Tim Means was one of two fighters to receive a potentially lengthy medical suspension in the aftermath of UFC Fight Night 106, according to information released Monday by the Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA). Means lost in a rematch against Alex Oliveira via second-round rear-naked choke on the night’s main card opener. He will now be required to receive doctor’s clearance on an x-ray of his right foot, or be forced to sit on the sidelines for up to 180 days...
Submitted Mar 13, 2017 10:24PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Tony Ferguson eyes Nate Diaz next: ‘I haven’t had a knockout in a long time’
A little more than a week after his interim title bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov fell apart, Tony Ferguson is moving on. By his own count, he has put on between “25 to 30 pounds” since he made weight for his UFC 209 fight, and — now having seen a match-up with Nurmagomedov fall through on three separate occasions — he’s contemplating new dance partners...
Submitted Mar 13, 2017 10:21PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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Anderson Silva seeks rematches with Michael Bisping, Nick Diaz
Kelvin Gastelum maybe have asked for a fight with Anderson Silva after his win on Saturday night over Vitor Belfort, but “The Spider” has other plans. Posting a note on his Instagram page, the former UFC’s middleweight champion expressed a desire to face a couple of familiar names — Michael Bisping and Nick Diaz. The 41-year-old Silva said that either fight would bring fans a sense of resolution...
Submitted Mar 13, 2017 10:19PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Vitor Belfort confirms his next fight will be his last: 'My body is not the same anymore'
Vitor Belfort’s MMA career is coming to an end, and he wants to compete in the last fight of his UFC contract in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The UFC is scheduled to return to Belfort’s hometown of Rio on June 3 with UFC 212, and “The Phenom,” who lost to Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Fight Night 106 in Fortaleza on Saturday night, confirmed at the post-fight press conference that it would be his last fight...
Submitted Mar 12, 2017 11:07AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Kelvin Gastelum and Edson Barboza take home performance bonuses at UFC Fight Night Fortaleza
While one of them got the lively crowd in Fortaleza, Brazil on their feet, the other one silenced them for the night. Edson Barboza’s highlight reel knockout of Beneil Dariush on the UFC Fight Night 106 main card on Saturday night was a thing of beauty. He landed a perfectly-timed flying knee just as Dariush was coming in, a blow that left Dariush out cold. The knockout was enough to earn the lightweight Barboza a Performance of the Night bonus...
Submitted Mar 12, 2017 11:03AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Henry Briones injured, Brad Pickett gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 107 in London
Brad Pickett has a new opponent for his retirement bout at UFC Fight Night 107. The Englishman will be fighting short-notice replacement Marlon Vera in a bantamweight bout for next week’s UFC event in London, the UFC announced on Saturday.
Submitted Mar 11, 2017 2:43PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Floyd Mayweather says he's coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor
The drum beats grow louder for a massive-money showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Mayweather announced Saturday in England, where he's been on a publicity tour, that he's "coming out of retirement just to fight Conor McGregor."
Submitted Mar 11, 2017 1:50PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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Veronica Macedo out, promotion seeks new opponent for Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 107
The UFC’s return to England is less than three weeks away, and the promotion is in search of a new opponent for Lina Lansberg. Veronica Macedo (5-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is out of her women’s bantamweight fight against Lansberg (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 107, and the promotion will hope to find a suitable replacement foe in time for the fight. A promotion official confirmed the news to MMAjunkie today.
Submitted Mar 10, 2017 11:04PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Retiring legend Brad Pickett loses UFC London opponent as Henry Briones pulls out of fight
Pickett’s return to London is meant to be the Brit’s final appearance in MMA after a long career as one of the UK’s biggest stars. Briones and Pickett have been scheduled to fight twice previously and this will be the third time the Mexican has been forced to cancel the contest.
Submitted Mar 10, 2017 11:01PM by JLS - 5 comments
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James Vick gets another home Texas fight, meets Marco Polo Reyes at UFC 211
The UFC’s return to Dallas in the spring has yet another fight set for a jam-packed lineup. James Vick (10-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will get his wish to fight in his home state of Texas when he takes on Marco Polo Reyes (7-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC 211. The UFC recently made the new booking official. UFC 211 takes place May 13 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.
Submitted Mar 10, 2017 10:24PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez added to UFC 211
It’ll be a legend versus a future star in Texas. Frankie Edgar, the former UFC lightweight champion, will return to the Octagon against top prospect Yair Rodriguez in a featherweight fight at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas, the UFC announced Thursday via its UFC Español Twitter account.
Submitted Mar 9, 2017 4:09PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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