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Arlovski-Rothwell 2 set for July 20 card
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Two veteran heavyweights will meet again at UFC Fight Night San Antonio in July. Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell 2 is set for the July 20 event, sources told ESPN. The rematch is 11 years in the making. Arlovski knocked out Rothwell at Affliction: Banned, the promotion's first event, back in July 2008.
Submitted May 21, 2019 9:15AM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC nearing deal for Holloway-Edgar, sources say
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The UFC is close to finalizing a featherweight title fight between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar for UFC 240 on July 27 in Edmonton, Canada, according to multiple sources. The promotion has tried to book this matchup twice in the past, although both attempts fell through due to injury. Once official, the 145-pound championship will take place on the pay-per-view portion of UFC 240, which will take in Edmonton's Rogers Place.
Submitted May 14, 2019 7:34AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Neil Magny out of UFC Rochester bout vs. Vicente Luque
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The UFC is looking for someone to step up and fight Vicente Luque on short notice this Saturday at UFC Rochester. Neil Magny has pulled out of his welterweight bout against Vicente Luque for undisclosed reasons, MMAjunkie.com reported Monday evening. UFC officials have yet to confirm the news.
Submitted May 13, 2019 11:15PM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC veteran Anthony Johnson arrested for domestic violence
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Former UFC fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson was arrested for domestic violence on Monday in Florida. MMAWeekly.com confirmed the arrest by the Boca Raton Police Services, following an initial report by TMZ Sports.
Submitted May 7, 2019 2:05PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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Larissa Pacheco will now face Kayla Harrison in the PFL 12 main event
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The PFL’s first show of 2019 is once again seeing a main event change. Less than a week after scheduled headliner Louis Taylor announced that he would not be competing in the league’s second season due to the New York State Athletic Commission not clearing him for his welterweight bout with Chris Curtis, Thursday’s replacement main event between Kayla Harrison (3-0) and Svetlana Khautova is no more.
Submitted May 7, 2019 1:22AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC Ottawa bonus winners: Walt Harris’ 50-second TKO leads $50K winners
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There weren’t many finishes last night (Sat., May 4, 2019) at UFC on ESPN+ 9 live on ESPN+ from inside Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, but the action still produced fireworks, including Donald Cerrone’s main event destruction of lightweight contender Al Iaquinta (highlights HERE). Fight of the Night: Donald Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta Performance of the Night: Walt Harris Performance of the Night: Macy Chiasson
Submitted May 5, 2019 9:34PM by JLS - 1 comment
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PFL announces first three events of 2019 regular season
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The Professional Fighters League announced the first three events for the first half of the 2019 regular season Friday. PFL 1 will feature two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison as she takes on Russian born Svetlana Khautova. Also on the card, former Strikeforce and Invicta FC bantamweight champion Sara Kaufman makes the jump up two weight classes to challenge Morgan Frier. Both women will compete in the inaugural women’s lightweight division. PFL’s season 1 breakout star Ray Cooper III is also set to return as he faces off against his cousin Zane Kamaka. PFL 2 will feature hometown favorites Chris Wade and Andre Harrison as well the returns of defending 2018 PFL featherweight champion Lance Palmer and lightweight champion Natan Schulte. Rounding out the first three events, fans will witness the return of defending heavyweight champion Philipe Lins as he enters the cage against former Bellator and RIZIN veteran Satoshi Ishii at PFL 3. Last season’s light heavyweight runner-up Vinny Magalhaes will also begin his quest for redemption against Emiliano Sordi. All three events will take place at NYCB Live on Long Island, N.Y. Here is the first three fight cards: PFL 1 – May 9 ESPN2 Kayla Harrison vs. Svetlana Khautova Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. John Howard Ray Cooper III vs. Zane Kamaka Sarah Kaufman vs. Morgan Frier Sadibou Sy vs. David Michaud ESPN+ Handesson Ferreira vs. Bojan Velickovic Genah Fabian vs. Bobbi Jo Dalziel Gamzat Khiramagomedov vs. Glaico Franca Andre Fialho vs. Chris Curtis Larissa Pacheco vs. Roberta Samad PFL 2 – May 23 ESPN+ Lance Palmer vs. Alex Gilpin Chris Wade vs. Nate Andrews Andre Harrison vs. TBD Ramsey Nijem vs. Ronys Torres Akhmed Aliev vs. Carlao Silva Alexandre Almeida vs. Luis Rafael Laurentino Islam Mamedov vs. Ylies Djiroun Rashid Magomedov vs. Loik Radzhabov ESPN2 Natan Schulte vs. Bao Yincang Alexandre Bezerra vs. Jeremy Kennedy Damon Jackson vs. Movlid Khaybulaev Steven Siler vs. Gadzhi Rabadanov PFL 3 – June 6 ESPN+ Philipe Lins vs. Satoshi Ishii Kelvin Tiller vs. Muhammed Dereese Maxim Grishin vs. Jordan Johnson Valdrin Istrefi vs. Ali Isaev Rakim Cleveland vs. Viktor Nemkov Ronny Markes vs. Sigi Pesaleli Rashid Yusupov vs. Mikhail Mokhnatkin Alex Nicholson vs. Francimar Barroso ESPN2 Vinny Magalhaes vs. Emiliano Sordi Dan Spohn vs. Bozigit Ataev Jared Rosholt vs. Denis Goltsov Ben Edwards vs. Ante Delija
Submitted May 5, 2019 9:28PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC Fort Lauderdale Bonuses: Perry vs. Oliveira Takes Home Fight of the Night
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‘Platinum’ Mike Perry struck gold Saturday night at UFC Fort Lauderdale, splitting Fight of the Night honors with Alex Oliveira. including a middleweight main event that saw short-notice replacement Jack Hermansson get the better of veteran 185lb contender Jacare Souza. That upset, however, wasn’t the bout that took home Fight of the Night honors. Instead, that was bestowed up the welterweight clash between Mike Perry and Alex Oliveira. It was the controversial but gritty Perry, in the end, getting his hand raised over Brazil’s ‘Cowboy,’ after an entertaining three rounds in which the Florida native tried for, but could not find, a finish.
Submitted Apr 30, 2019 10:33AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Sean O’Malley, Nicco Montaño, two others suspended six months by USADA in contaminated supplement cases
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Four UFC fighters have been suspended six months by USADA, all for testing positive for the banned substance ostarine, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Tuesday. The four fighters were former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montaño, prospect Sean O’Malley, Augusto Mendes and Marvin Vettori. All had trace amounts of ostarine in their system in drug tests last year, which USADA says is consistent with supplement contamination. USADA found “no evidence of intentional use” in any of the four cases, per a release.
Submitted Apr 24, 2019 9:39PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC on ESPN+ 8 pre-event facts: Jim Miller adds to record for most UFC fights
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The UFC makes its return to Florida this weekend with UFC on ESPN+ 8, which takes place Saturday at BB&T Center in Sunrise with a main card that airs on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN and ESPN2. A makeshift middleweight headliner is scheduled atop the card. Perennial contender Ronaldo Souza (26-6 MMA, 9-3 UFC) meets Jack Hermansson (19-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC), who steps in as a replacement for Yoel Romero, in a key 185-pound matchup. The card has more to offer, though, including a pair of former UFC champions and a number of contenders. For all the numbers, check below for 60 pre-event facts about UFC on ESPN+ 8.
Submitted Apr 24, 2019 9:37PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Pedro Munhoz fined $2,500 for post-UFC 235 celebration
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The Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday voted to fine UFC bantamweight Pedro Munhoz $2,500 plus attorney’s fees for his post-fight celebration at UFC 235. Munhoz’s total bill comes to $2,827.06 after $327.06 in fees. The fines need to be paid before his temporary suspension is lifted, an NAC representative told MMA Junkie following an initial report from MMA Fighting.
Submitted Apr 24, 2019 9:34PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC veteran Rodrigo de Lima killed in hit and run incident in Brazil
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Former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima was killed Sunday in a hit and run incident following a dispute with an Uber driver in Belem, Brazil.
Submitted Apr 22, 2019 9:50PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Walt Harris accepts four-month USADA suspension
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Walt Harris’s business with the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the California State Athletic Commission has been resolved. On Monday, the USADA announced that Harris has accepted a four-month suspension for a positive drug test tied to his recent fight against Andrei Arlovski at UFC 232 in Inglewood, California, on Dec. 29, 2018. This is identical to the four-month suspension given to Harris by the CSAC, who also fined the UFC heavyweight $4,000.
Submitted Apr 22, 2019 9:48PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC’s Darren Till arrested for allegedly stealing taxi, trashing hotel room
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According to Spanish outlet ElDia.es, UFC fighter Darren Till was one of five British citizens arrested in Tenerife, Spain on Thursday for causing damage to a hotel and accidentally stealing a taxi. Sources told the publication that the group broke furniture and emptied fire extinguishers at a lodging complex they were staying in. After being removed from the Costa Adeje premises, the group travelled to another hotel in nearby ??El Duque, but was refused rooms.
Submitted Apr 22, 2019 9:45PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Rizin 15 card finalized
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Top of the Card: Muhammed Lawal vs. Jiri Prochazka Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Fritz Aldin Biagtan Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Ben Nguyen Satoru Kitaoka vs. Roberto Satoshi Souza Karl Albrektsson vs. Christiano Frohlich RENA vs. Samantha Jean-Francois Mikuru Asakura vs. Luiz Gustavo Bottom of the card: Kana Watanabe vs. Justyna Zofia Haba Damien Brown vs. Koji Takeda Manel Kape vs. Seiichiro Ito Saray Orozco vs. Kanako Murata TAIGA vs. Thallison Ferreira
Submitted Apr 18, 2019 12:39AM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA, General MMA, Other MMA Organizations
 
Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya after UFC 236 title wins?
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Fighters with two different types of journeys reached interim UFC champion status at UFC 236 when Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya claimed belt.
Submitted Apr 15, 2019 1:34PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Lodune Sincaid, 'TUF 1' alum and former WEC champ, dead at 45
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An “Ultimate Fighter 1” cast member who later went on to hold WEC gold has died. Lodune Sincaid died on April 7, exactly one month short of his 46th birthday, according to his personal website. No further details were immediately available.
Submitted Apr 12, 2019 11:16AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
B.J. Penn issued restraining order; mother of children alleges years of physical, sexual abuse
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B.J. Penn is set to return at UFC 237 with an active restraining order against him. Penn’s estranged partner, Shealen Uaiwa, first obtained a temporary restraining order and petition for an order of protection this past October in Hawaii Family Court, alleging the UFC Hall of Famer abused her over the course of their 10-year relationship. The order was extended after a hearing in February; it expires Oct. 8, 2021.
Submitted Apr 10, 2019 11:36PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
T.J. Dillashaw accepts two-year suspension from USADA after positive drug test
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Former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw has accepted a two-year suspension after testing positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO), the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced on Tuesday.
Submitted Apr 9, 2019 11:29PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jimmie Rivera vs. Petr Yan targeted for UFC 238
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A veteran of the UFC’s bantamweight wars will take on one of the division’s fastest rising up-and-comers at UFC 238. Jimmie Rivera will square off with Petr Yan on the June 8 card at United Center in Chicago. MMA Junkie confirmed with a person close to the situation following a Thursday ESPN report. Rivera (22-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is looking to break out of a tough stretch in which he has dropped two out of his past three fights. The New Jersey native’s most recent bout was a unanimous-decision loss to Aljamain Sterling in Phoenix on Feb. 17.
Submitted Apr 5, 2019 2:22AM by JLS - 2 comments
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