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James Vick replaces Al Iaquinta, meets Justin Gaethje in new UFC Lincoln headliner
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It didn’t take long for the UFC to find a replacement for Al Iaquinta to fight Justin Gaethje at UFC Fight Night 135. Just hours after Iaquinta said he was not going to fight Gaethje (18-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at the August event, James Vick (13-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) has agreed to step in and fight in the new lightweight headliner. UFC official confirmed the matchup following an initial report from ESPN. The latest UFC Fight Night 135 lineup includes: Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick Deiveson Figueiredo vs. John Moraga Angela Hill vs. Alexa Grasso Antonio Braga Neto vs. Andrew Sanchez Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya
Submitted Jun 28, 2018 4:55PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Al Iaquinta not fighting Justin Gaethje at UFC Lincoln; replacement needed
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Al Iaquinta won’t be fighting Justin Gaethje in August’s UFC Fight Night 135 headliner, after all. Although Iaquinta never definitively said he was in the fight, the UFC formally announced the matchup with Gaethje on Tuesday, with tickets set to go on sale Friday. It’s not going to happen, though. Iaquinta was vague when he responded to MMAjunkie via text message tonight and didn’t say without question that he’s out of the fight, news that was first reported by ESPN.com’s Ariel Helwani. The latest UFC Fight Night 135 lineup includes: Justin Gaethje vs. TBA Deiveson Figueiredo vs. John Moraga Angela Hill vs. Alexa Grasso Antonio Braga Neto vs. Andrew Sanchez Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya
Submitted Jun 28, 2018 4:52PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Ex-Invicta champ Livia Renata Souza makes UFC debut vs. Alex Chambers in Sao Paulo
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It appears as if the UFC’s return to Brazil this fall has started to take shape with the addition of a Brazilian former Invicta FC champion. A women’s strawweight bout between Alex Chambers (5-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Livia Renata Souza (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been added to the card, according to a report. The booking first was reported by Brazilian news outlet Combate, citing UFC sources. The event, likely to be UFC Fight Night 137, takes place Sept. 22 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jun 28, 2018 4:48PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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LFA champ Kevin Aguilar in for Rafael Fiziev vs. Joey Gomez in DWCS 12 headliner
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Dana White’s Contender Series is off next week during “International Fight Week” in Las Vegas, but when it returns it will feature a new headliner. Kevin Aguilar (14-1) will step in for Rafael Fiziev (5-0) in a lightweight bout against Joey Gomez (7-0) at Dana White’s Contender Series 12 on July 10. The announcement was made by the UFC following Tuesday’s DWCS 11 event in Las Vegas. The event at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass. The Dana White’s Contender Series 12 lineup now includes: Kevin Aguilar vs. Joey Gomez Alton Cunningham vs. Bevon Lewis Toby Misech vs. Ricky Palacios Riley Dutro vs. Jordan Espinosa Max Mustaki vs. Jalin Turner
Submitted Jun 28, 2018 4:47PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Felipe Arantes announces MMA retirement: 'I feel like a champion'
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“I’ve always made it clear that I don’t depend on fighting financially, because, through it, I’ve built things that allow me to have a good life,” Arantes said. “I’m grateful for being able to hang up my gloves at 30 and for knowing that, one way or another, my name will be in UFC history.”
Submitted Jun 27, 2018 10:48PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
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Former UFC champ Johny Hendricks announces MMA retirement
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“I’m done. I’m retiring. I’m getting out of the MMA world,” Hendricks told MMAjunkie Radio. “I’ve been thinking about this long and hard for a while. I’m going to get back to my roots. I’m going to start coaching at All Saints (Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas). I coached a little bit of high school last year, but I’m going to make the move over to All Saints and start doing those things.”
Submitted Jun 27, 2018 10:41PM by jae_1833 - 7 comments
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Rashad Evans announces retirement from MMA
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Former UFC light heavyweight champion and The Ultimate Fighter 2 winner Rashad Evans has fought for the last time.
Submitted Jun 25, 2018 8:51PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
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Fight Nights Global release Nikita Krylov to negotiate potential UFC Moscow return
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According to the promotion’s president, Kamil Gadzhiev, Fight Nights Global has released surging Ukrainian Nikita Krylov with a view to him making his return to the Octagon at UFC Moscow in September.
Submitted Jun 25, 2018 8:48PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
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UFC Fight Night 132 winner Leon Edwards explains callout of Jorge Masvidal
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UFC welterweight Leon Roberts gave his performance against Donald Cerrone a seven out of 10 stars. In other words, he didn’t quite live up to his expectations, but it was still a good night.
Submitted Jun 24, 2018 10:35PM by RacingHartPurple - 2 comments
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Donald Cerrone says stock didn't drop in loss, will fight until UFC says 'enough, bro'
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Donald Cerrone isn’t retiring after his loss to Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 132. He’s not going to Bellator, and there’s a good chance he’s not changing weight classes, either.
Submitted Jun 24, 2018 10:32PM by RacingHartPurple - 4 comments
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Claudia Gadelha laughs off Carla Esparza's 'excuses,' says any rematch would have to be in Brazil
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Current UFC strawweight contenders Claudia Gadelha and Carla Esparza haven’t ever been exactly the best of friends. But after being accused of greasing by her foe, Gadelha is even more irate than normal at the former champ.
Submitted Jun 24, 2018 10:30PM by RacingHartPurple - 0 comments
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Niko Price says he's fighting Randy Brown at UFC Fight Night 133
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A welterweight bout between Randy Brown and Niko Price is apparently the 14th addition to July’s UFC Fight Night 133 lineup. Price (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) verified the matchup with Brown (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) today in response to a fan question on social media. UFC Fight Night 133 takes place July 14 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full bout order and fight card haven’t been finalized. The latest UFC Fight Night 133 card includes: Junior Dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanov Paul Felder vs. James Vick Myles Jury vs. Chad Mendes Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn Marion Reneau vs. Cat Zingano Darren Elkins vs. Alex Volkanovski Said Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Scoggins Liz Carmouche vs. Jennifer Maia Alejandro Perez vs. Eddie Wineland Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel Sage Northcutt vs. Zak Ottow Mark De La Rosa vs. Elias Garcia Raoni Barcelos vs. Kurt Holobaugh Randy Brown vs. Niko Price
Submitted Jun 18, 2018 9:33PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Sage Northcutt returns against Zak Ottow at UFC Boise
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One of MMA’s most hyped prospects will return next month. Sage Northcutt will take on Zak Ottow at UFC Boise on July 14 in Idaho, the UFC officially announced Monday. The news was reported last month by FanSided. The bout will be contested at welterweight. Northcutt (10-2) has won two straight and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Thibault Gouti at UFC Austin back in February. The Team Alpha Male fighter is moving up from lightweight again; he’s 0-2 at welterweight so far in the UFC — his only two losses in the promotion. Northcutt, 22, has been a heavily promoted prospect “discovered” on Dana White’s Lookin’ for a Fight show in 2015.
Submitted Jun 18, 2018 7:47PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Valentina Shevchenko's sister, Antonina, loses DWCS 11 opponent; replacement sought
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Antonina Shevchenko’s shot at the UFC appears to be in jeopardy. The older sister of UFC flyweight title challenger Valentina, Shevchenko’s opponent for next week’s Dana White’s Contender Series 11 women’s flyweight bout, Silvana Juarez, has been forced to withdraw, a UFC official told MMAjunkie. The nature of Silvana’s injury wasn’t disclosed; a replacement is being sought for Shevchenko. The latest Dana White’s Contender Series 11 lineup: Antonina Shevchenko vs. TBD Te Edwards vs. Austin Tweedy Oscar Cota vs. Greg Rebello Jamall Emmers vs. Julian Erosa Tim Caron vs. Andrew Todhunter
Submitted Jun 18, 2018 2:07PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Alexa Grasso vs. Angela Hill added to UFC Fight Night 135 in Lincoln
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A strawweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Angela Hill is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 135 lineup. MMAjunkie verified the matchup between Grasso (10-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Hill (8-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) through a person with knowledge of the situation following an initial report from MMAWeekly.com. The person requested anonymity because the UFC has yet to formally announce the bout. UFC Fight Night 135 takes place Aug. 25 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized. The latest UFC Fight Night 135 lineup includes: Justin Gaethje vs. Al Iaquinta Antonio Braga Neto vs. Andrew Sanchez Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck Alexa Grasso vs. Angela Hill
Submitted Jun 16, 2018 3:15PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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New matchups bring Boise's UFC Fight Night 133 lineup to 13 fights
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Two new fights make it a baker’s dozen for next month’s UFC Fight Night 133 event in Idaho. The matchups include bantamweights Mark De La Rosa (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Elias Garcia (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and featherweights Raoni Barcelos (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Kurt Holobaugh (17-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC), officials announced via centurylinkarenaboise.com. The latest UFC Fight Night 133 card includes: Junior Dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanov Paul Felder vs. James Vick Myles Jury vs. Chad Mendes Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn Marion Reneau vs. Cat Zingano Darren Elkins vs. Alex Volkanovski Said Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Scoggins Liz Carmouche vs. Jennifer Maia Alejandro Perez vs. Eddie Wineland Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel Sage Northcutt vs. Zak Ottow Mark De La Rosa vs. Elias Garcia Raoni Barcelos vs. Kurt Holobaugh
Submitted Jun 15, 2018 4:51PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Thiago Santos heading to Vegas for possible TUF 27 Finale replacement headliner
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Despite UFC President Dana White announcing the veteran fighter has a broken foot and is out of The Ultimate fighter 27 Finale headliner, Brad Tavares is going to try to push through an injury and fight Israel Adesanya. If Tavares (17-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) can’t fight, though, the UFC is going to be prepared with a backup; Thiago “Marreta” Santos (17-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) has agreed to do the duty, his manager confirmed to MMAjunkie following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. The TUF 27 Finale takes place July 6 at Pearl Theater in Las Vegas. The middleweight bout between Tavares and Adesanya (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) headlines the FS1-televised card following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jun 15, 2018 4:50PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Jimmie Rivera vs. John Dodson added to UFC 228 in September
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Not long after his first loss in nine years, Jimmie Rivera was already talking about his next fight. “I’m thinking about going back to training again and getting ready for the next fight,” Rivera told MMAjunkie following his knockout loss to Marlon Moraes earlier this month. “That’s it. You always get knocked down off the horse. It’s about what you do afterwards. And me and from Tiger Schulmann and my discipline, just get back on and try again. “I’m just going to go back to the drawing board, get back working again and get my next fight in line.” He meant every word. The latest UFC 228 card now includes: Champ Nicco Montano vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s flyweight title Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Yair Rodriguez John Dodson vs. Jimmie Rivera
Submitted Jun 14, 2018 11:12PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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UFC champ Nicco Montano says she's ready to fight Valentina Shevchenko on Sept. 8
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UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano’s injury layoff has come to a sudden end. Montano (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) today announced she’s ready to take on No. 1 contender Valentina Shevchenko (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) on Sept. 8, ending a long drama over scheduling the title bout. Sept. 8 is the date targeted for UFC 228, though officials have yet to confirm the pay-per-view event, and a request for comment to UFC officials wasn’t immediately returned.
Submitted Jun 14, 2018 11:12PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Alexander Gustafsson wants to welcome Yoel Romero to UFC light heavyweight division
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Alexander Gustafsson is on board for a matchup with Yoel Romero, or any other big fight the UFC will give him in the light-heavyweight or heavyweight divisions. After Romero (13-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) missed weight for his UFC middleweight title fight against Robert Whittaker (20-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC) at UFC 225 this past weekend, UFC President Dana White said he would like to see “The Soldier of God” move up a division and see what he can do at light heavyweight. In particular, White said he would be interested in a showdown between Romero and two-time UFC title challenger Gustafsson (18-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC), likely to determine who gets the next shot at current 205-pound champion Daniel Cormier (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC).
Submitted Jun 14, 2018 11:09PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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