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Former UFC welterweight champions Tyron Woodley, Robbie Lawler set for June rematch
A pair of former welterweight champions will square off in a June 29 rematch as Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler have agreed verbally to meet at UFC Fight Night in Minneapolis. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to ESPN's Brett Okamoto on Wednesday with the bout scheduled to headline an ESPN card at Target Center. Woodley (19-4-1) signed on for a relatively quick return after losing his 170-pound title via dominant decision loss to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 on March 2. The loss snapped a seven-fight unbeaten streak for the 36-year-old Woodley.
Submitted Mar 27, 2019 7:48PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Feathetweights Cub Swanson, Shane Burgos to clash at UFC Ottawa
Cub Swanson will face Shane Burgos in a featherweight bout at UFC Ottawa on May 4. Promotion officials announced the matchup on Wednesday. UFC Fight Night 150 takes place at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and is headlined by a lightweight tilt between Al Iaquinta and Donald Cerrone. The card will stream on ESPN+. Swanson will attempt to halt a three-fight losing streak in his showdown with Burgos. The Palm Springs, Calif., native has dropped successive bouts to Brian Ortega, Frankie Edgar and Renato Carneiro in his last three Octagon appearances. Prior to that, Swanson had reeled off a four-bout UFC winning streak April 2016 to April 2017.
Submitted Mar 27, 2019 7:45PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes official for UFC 238
UFC President Dana White’s plan is in motion. The promotion today announced flyweight champion Henry Cejudo (14-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) will take on bantamweight No. 1 contender Marlon Moraes (22-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) for the vacant 135-pound title at UFC 238. UFC 238 takes place June 8 at United Center in Chicago. The event’s main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN+ and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 27, 2019 7:37PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos slated for UFC 239
Stipe Miocic will have to wait. Just hours after Jones teased a potential fight against the former UFC heavyweight champion, his real marching orders were unveiled: Jones is being targeted to defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Thiago Santos on July 6 at UFC 239. MMA Fighting confirmed the news Wednesday following an initial report by ESPN. Once finalized, Jones vs. Santos is expected to headline the UFC’s annual International Fight Week.
Submitted Mar 27, 2019 7:34PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Jessica Aguilar replaces Alexa Grasso, will face Marina Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN 2
Marina Rodriguez has a new opponent for next week’s UFC event. The unbeaten Contender Series alum, who was matched-up against Alexa Grasso at the UFC on ESPN 2 card in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 30, will now take on Jessica Aguilar, multiple sources told MMA Fighting,
Submitted Mar 26, 2019 7:42PM by JLS - 0 comments
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LFA double champ Casey Kenney steps in vs. Ray Borg on short notice at UFC Philadelphia
Ray Borg’s road to his octagon return has been filled with hardship, so what’s one more hiccup along the way? Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has experienced a fight week opponent change with Kyler Phillips no longer on the card and Casey Kenney (11-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will step in to face the former UFC title challenger in a bantamweight bout on Saturday at UFC on ESPN 2. UFC.com announced the change, but did not reveal a reason for Phillips’ withdrawal from the card.
Submitted Mar 26, 2019 7:39PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Ex-UFC champion Conor McGregor announces his retirement — again
McGregor's motivation to continue in the sport had been called into question over recent years, after his MMA inactivity and brief foray into boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather in 2017. McGregor, who has never been far from controversy in his turbulent career, was charged in April 2018 with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after police said he attacked a charter bus in New York carrying UFC fighters.
Submitted Mar 26, 2019 7:37PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC Nashville bonuses: Anthony Pettis’ scintillating knockout of ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson leads $50K winners
Fight fans were not disappointed last night (Sat., Mar. 23, 2019) at UFC on ESPN+ 6 live on ESPN+ from inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, as former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis made a successful welterweight debut by knocking out Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson with a superman punch in the second round (highlights here). Fight of the Night: Bryce Mitchell vs. Bobby Moffett Performance of the Night: Anthony Pettis Performance of the Night: Randa Markos
Submitted Mar 24, 2019 11:26AM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC Nashville weigh-in results: Luis Pena misses weight by 2.5 pounds
Main card (ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET) Stephen Thompson (170.5) vs Anthony Pettis (171) Curtis Blaydes (262) vs Justin Willis (266) John Makdessi (154.5) vs Jesus Pinedo (155.5) Jussier Formiga (126) vs Deiveson Figueiredo (126) Luis Pena (148.5) vs Steven Peterson (146) Maycee Barber (126) vs JJ Aldrich (125) Undercard (ESPN+ at 5 p.m. ET) Bryce Mitchell (145.5) vs Bobby Moffett (145.5) Marlon Vera (135.5) vs Frankie Saenz (135.5) Alexis Davis (125) vs Jennifer Maia (126) Randa Markos (116) vs Angela Hill (116) Ryan MacDonald (135.5) vs Chris Gutierrez (135.5) Eric Shelton (126) vs Jordan Espinosa (126)
Submitted Mar 22, 2019 4:37PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee to meet in welterweight main event of UFC Rochester
Two former top lightweights will meet in a key welterweight clash in New York. Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee are set to fight in the 170-pound main event of UFC Rochester on May 18, officials told the Democrat & Chronicle. This will be Lee’s first welterweight appearance in the Octagon.
Submitted Mar 21, 2019 6:04AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Rockhold moves up to fight Blachowicz
Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will move up to light heavyweight to fight Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239 on July 6 in Las Vegas, multiple sources tell ESPN. Rockhold, also the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, most recently fought for the interim UFC middleweight title against Yoel Romero in February 2018, losing by third-round KO. He has stated publicly in recent months that he was open to a move up to light heavyweight due to a strenuous weight cut.
Submitted Mar 20, 2019 10:47AM by JLS - 4 comments
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Tom Breese withdraws from UFC London bout against Ian Heinisch
Tom Breese is out of his UFC London fight with Ian Heinisch. Breese’s management confirmed the story to MMA Fighting following an initial post from Heinisch that stated that the British middleweight had been forced from the event due to health concerns.
Submitted Mar 16, 2019 11:18AM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC signs undefeated featherweight Norma Dumont
An unbeaten Brazilian has joined the UFC. Norma Dumont, winner of four MMA bouts in less than three years as a professional, has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC, Dumont announced on her social media.
Submitted Mar 14, 2019 12:07AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Fan that Conor McGregor allegedly stole phone from tells his side of what happened
On Monday, Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami, Fla. on charges of strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief. Per the arrest affidavit, McGregor and the alleged victim, Ahmed Abdirzak of England, were both exiting the Fountainebleu Hotel (home of the world-famous nightclub, Liv) at around 5:20 a.m. Monday when Abdirzak attempted to take a photo of McGregor with his phone. McGregor allegedly slapped the phone out of Abdirzak’s hand to the floor, then stomped on it several times, before picking the phone up and walking off with it, and according to Abdirzak, that’s exactly what happened.
Submitted Mar 14, 2019 12:04AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor arrested for allegedly smashing, stealing cell phone outside Miami hotel
Conor McGregor has been arrested in Florida. The former UFC two-division champion is being charged on two counts for allegedly smashing a fan’s phone early Monday outside a famous Miami Beach hotel, the Miami Beach Police Department confirmed with MMA Fighting.
Submitted Mar 11, 2019 9:08PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC news, rumors: Yoel Romero vs. Jacare Souza 2 set for UFC Fight Night main event in Florida
UFC will make its return to Florida for a UFC Fight Night event on April 27, and while the main event isn't the one many had anticipated over the past few weeks, it's still a middleweight matchup that will draw in a lot of attention. UFC president Dana White confirmed to ESPN on Thursday that Yoel Romero will return to the Octagon in the main event to face off with Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. This will serve as the rematch to their bout in 2015 which saw Romero emerge with a controversial split-decision victory.
Submitted Mar 11, 2019 5:26PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Tatiana Suarez vs Nina Ansaroff, Joanne Calderwood vs Katlyn Chookagian Booked For UFC 238
A strawweight tilt with championship implications is set for UFC 238, as Tatiana Suarez will square off against Nina Ansaroff in Chicago on June 8. The contest had originally been rumored for UFC 237 in Brazil. The Las Vegas-based promotion confirmed the matchup to the Chicago Tribune, along with a women’s flyweight clash pitting Joanne Calderwood against Katlyn Chookagian. UFC 238 takes place at the United Center and airs on pay-per-view. The card will reportedly feature a flyweight championship bout between Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Eye. Suarez has kicked off her professional tenure with seven consecutive triumphs, including four under the UFC banner. Most recently, the 28-year-old Millennia MMA representative scored a dominant third-round TKO victory against Carla Esparza at UFC 228.
Submitted Mar 11, 2019 5:19PM by JLS - 5 comments
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UFC Wichita post-fight bonuses: Niko Price rallies to win POTN cash
Check out which fighters won performance bonuses from UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos. The Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas was home to a passable night of fights. The card saw three (T)KOs, three submission, and seven decisions, including one split-decision. Performances of the Night: Niko Price, Beneil Dariush Fight of the Night: Junior dos Santos and Derrick Lewis
Submitted Mar 9, 2019 11:41PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Eight fights official for UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro
The UFC is heading to Rio de Janeiro, and the promotion made many match-ups official Friday. With Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade for the strawweight championship at the Jeunesse Arena on May 11, the pay-per-view event will also feature the return of former featherweight king Jose Aldo against surging contender Alexander Volkanovski.
Submitted Mar 9, 2019 12:03PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Jeff Hughes hoping to go from delivering roof shingles to delivering UFC beatdowns
MMA training is hard enough on its own. For Jeff Hughes, there was a time when he had to deal with something just as grueling in addition to that. Hughes, now a UFC heavyweight, had a day job doing roof shingle deliveries in his hometown of Canton, Ohio, up until last summer. The worst part of that gig? Working in the hot, sticky Midwestern summer bare-chested for 13 hours and then having to head over to practice.
Submitted Mar 9, 2019 12:00PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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