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UFC 234 Results: Winners, Bonuses, Highlights And Analysis
Almost everything about UFC 234 was disappointing. The one exception was the amazing show of respect between Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva after the former took a unanimous-decision victory in the makeshift main event in Melbourne, Australia. Performance Bonus - Montana de la Rosa and Devonte Smith Fight of the Night - Israel Adesanya vs Anderson Silva
Submitted Feb 11, 2019 12:59PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Ovince Saint Preux out of UFC 235 fight with Misha Cirkunov
Misha Cirkunov needs a new foe for UFC’s upcoming pay-per-view event in March after Ovince Saint Preux has pulled out of the contest due to an injury, multiple sources told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Feb 9, 2019 9:37PM by Schatte - 2 comments
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Robert Whittaker out of UFC 234 title fight with hernia
UFC 234 has lost its headliner just hours before the show is set to begin. UFC President Dana White told ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto on Saturday (early Sunday morning locally) that middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is out of his scheduled title fight with Kelvin Gastelum after being hospitalized the night before. He was diagnosed with a hernia and will undergo surgery later today.
Submitted Feb 9, 2019 3:43PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Alexander Volkov vs. Alistair Overeem Headlines UFC Fight Night St. Petersburg
A heavyweight division attraction is going to be headlining UFC Fight Night St. Petersburg according to Farah Hannoun as #5 Alexander Volkov is going to be in action against #6 Alistair Overeem. Volkov (30-7-0) is looking to rebound from his first UFC loss, which came to Derrick Lewis via third round knockout at UFC 229. Volkov is undefeated in UFC main event fights, having previously defeated the duo of Stefan Struve and Fabricio Werdum in headlining encounters. Volkov is also a former Bellator MMA Heavyweight Champion, defeating Rich Hale at Bellator 84 to win the gold.
Submitted Feb 9, 2019 9:47AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Welcome to the UFC: Zelim Imadaev
A top Russian prospect looks to be headed to the UFC, as Zelim Imadaev has inked a deal with the world’s premier MMA promotion. Imadaev has signed a contract with the UFC, and has been in talks since November. First reported by Russian journalist Adam Zubayraev, the story was later confirmed by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. A debut date and opponent has yet to be announced. Zelim Imadaev 6’0? Welterweight 23-years-old Moscow, Russia Xtreme Couture 8-0 8 KO/TKO
Submitted Feb 7, 2019 10:08PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Boston Salmon Faces Khalid Taha At UFC 236
A bantamweight division attraction has been re-booked for the upcoming UFC 236 card according to My MMA News as Boston Salmon is going to be in action against Khalid Taha. The bout was originally set to happen at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale, but Taha pulled out of that fight due to a knee injury. Salmon (6-1-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this fight and is also returning to action for the first time in almost two years. Salmon competed on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 1, defeating Ricky Turcios by unanimous decision. Salmon is also a longtime veteran of the Resurrection Fighting Alliance, winning five of six bouts in the promotion.
Submitted Feb 7, 2019 10:04PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Roxanne Modafferi Faces Antonina Shevchenko At UFC Fight Night St. Petersburg
A women's flyweight division attraction has been added to UFC Fight Night St. Petersburg according to My MMA News as #8 Roxanne Modafferi is in action against Antonina Shevchenko. Modafferi (22-15-0) has won just one of three bouts during her second UFC run, with that lone win coming over Barb Honchak at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale. Modafferi has previously challenged for the UFC Women's Flyweight Title, losing to then champion Nicco Montano in the finals of the UFC Ultimate Fighter 26. Modafferi has competed a total of thirty seven times as a professional MMA fighter and more than half of her fights went the distance.
Submitted Feb 7, 2019 10:01PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Michel Tractor faces Ismail Naurdiev at UFC Prague
Brazilian midfielder Michel Tractor had no opponent after the injury of Russian Ramazan Emeev , but the UFC has already agreed to hire a fighter to enter as a substitute. As determined exclusively by MMA Brazil , the Austrian Ismail Naurdiev is the one who will face Tractor at UFC Prague on 23 February.
Submitted Feb 7, 2019 9:58PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Ian Heinisch steps in to fight Tom Breese at UFC London
Tom Breese has another new opponent for UFC London. The UFC announced Thursday that Ian Heinisch has signed on as a replacement for an injured Cezar Ferreira to fight Breese in a middleweight bout at The O2 Arena on March 16. Ferreira himself was a replacement for an injured Alessio Di Chirico.
Submitted Feb 7, 2019 9:55PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Paul Daley thinks he's solved the 'MVP' puzzle, promises a 'simple victory' at Bellator 216
Paul Daley has been something of a cult figure among U.K. MMA fans for more than a decade, but now he thinks he is finally about to hit pay dirt with the biggest win of his career. Daley (40-16-2 MMA, 6-3 BMMA) developed his reputation as a terrifyingly powerful striker who would test his skills against anyone in the world. He says he has solved the puzzle so many of Michael Page’s (13-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA) previous opponents failed to master, and that he’s ready to halt the hype train of his countryman.
Submitted Feb 6, 2019 11:28PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Former UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk returning to strawweight
Joanna Jedrzejczyk is returning to the division where she long held UFC gold. After a one-fight stop in the women’s flyweight division, Jedrzejczyk (15-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) said she will return to strawweight. First, though, she intends on taking more time to relax following her 125-pound title-fight loss to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 231 in December.
Submitted Feb 6, 2019 11:23PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Dana White: Colby Covington no longer UFC interim champ, must earn title shot
One month, you’re champ. And the next, you’re a contender. So says UFC President Dana White, who announced Thursday night that former interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington needs to fight his way back into contention.
Submitted Feb 1, 2019 5:51PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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GLORY now exclusive to UFC Fight Pass, will host live events at UFC's new Las Vegas studio arena
Fight fans in the U.S. will find it much easier to follow GLORY kickboxing in 2019, and they’ll find more content to consume. GLORY officials recently announced that UFC Fight Pass will be the exclusive broadcast home for the company’s events in the U.S., ending a previous deal that saw different portions of the organization’s cards distributed across a variety of platforms.
Submitted Feb 1, 2019 5:49PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Ben Askren vows never to fight UFC champ Tyron Woodley
Former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champ Ben Askren has called out a lot of fighters on the UFC roster. Now that he resides on it, he’s got the chance to realize those matchups (some even want to fight him outside the octagon). But there’s one fight he’ll never pursue, and that’s UFC champ Tyron Woodley (19-3-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC).
Submitted Feb 1, 2019 5:48PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor suspended for UFC 229 brawl
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor have been suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for their roles in the infamous UFC 229 brawl. Nurmagomedov received nine months, while McGregor received six months. The suspensions are retroactive to the Oct. 6 fight card, which took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, meaning Nurmagomedov is able to return to the cage as soon as July 6 and McGregor on April 6.
Submitted Jan 30, 2019 8:25AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC makes Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith official for UFC 235 main event
It didn’t take the UFC long after learning Jon Jones’ fate to formalize its main event for a March return to Las Vegas. Not long after light heavyweight champion Jones was given a conditional one-fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission at a hearing today in Las Vegas, the UFC made official the UFC 235 headliner.
Submitted Jan 30, 2019 8:24AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Sam Alvey Replaces Ryan Spann vs. Jim Crute at UFC 234
With Ryan Spann out, enter Sam Alvey. With a history of accepting fights on short notice, Alvey (33-11 MMA, 10-6 UFC) will be making his way to Melbourne, Australia on Feb. 9 for UFC 234. First reported by News.com.au, Alvey will look to bounce back from his most recent loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via TKO last September. Before the loss, Alvey rolled off back-to-back wins over Marcin Prachnio and Gian Villante in 2018. Alvey was originally scheduled to fight Gadhimurad Antigulov at UFC on ESPN+ 3.
Submitted Jan 26, 2019 1:39PM by JLS - 3 comments
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LFA 58 video highlights with back-to-back highlight-reel KOs not to miss
If it was highlight-reel knockouts you were looking for Friday night, LFA 58 had you covered. Harvey Park (11-2) took out Jaleel Willis (9-3) with a first-round TKO in the LFA 58 main event at Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M. The main card aired on AXS TV. But the two biggest highlights came back-to-back, and they came quickly into their fights. First, Flavian Pilgrim (5-1) needed just 50 seconds to KO Sherwin Price (5-2) with a massive punch in their lightweight bout. And in the next fight, Luiz Gavinho (9-4) put out Vince Fricilone’s (8-2) lights with a flying knee in just 40 seconds.
Submitted Jan 26, 2019 10:06AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Geraldo De Freitas And Felipe Colares Set To Make UFC Debuts At UFC Fortaleza
Brazilian prospects and bantamweights, Geraldo de Freitas and Felipe Colares, will make their Octagon debuts on less than two weeks’ notice. The pair of prospects have signed with the UFC and will collide in a bantamweight bout at the upcoming UFC Fortaleza event in Ceara, Brazil, on Feb. 2, per a report by Combate. Psicoticos por VT first reported de Freitas’ signing.
Submitted Jan 25, 2019 6:12PM by JLS - 0 comments
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