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Report: New Yorker Desmond Green signs with UFC, fights Josh Emmett at UFC 210 in Buffalo
(mmajunkie.com)
A former Titan FC champion is heading to the UFC, and he’ll get to make his promotional debut in front of his home state fans. According to a report from the Buffalo News, Desmond Green (19-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed with the UFC and will debut against Josh Emmett (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC 210. UFC officials have not yet announced the booking.
Submitted Feb 21, 2017 11:20AM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ed Herman Reveals Injury, Gadzhimurad Antigulov in Need of New Opponent for UFC 209
(sherdog.com)
Gadzhimurad Antigulov needs a new opponent for UFC 209. Monday, Antigulov's slated light heavyweight opponent for March 4 in Las Vegas, Ed Herman, announced that he had been forced out of the contest due to injury. The native of Vancouver, Wash. didn't specify the nature of the injury.
Submitted Feb 21, 2017 10:35AM by reptiler13 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 105 bonuses: The craziness that was Derrick Lewis-Travis Browne was worth $50,000
(mmajunkie.com)
HALIFAX – Derrick Lewis, Travis Browne, Paul Felder and Thiago “Marreta” Santos each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 105 event. Lewis and Brown earned the “Fight of the Night,” while Felder and Santos each won “Performance of the Night” honors.
Submitted Feb 20, 2017 5:59PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Liam McGeary gets new opponent for Bellator 173 main event
(mmafighting.com)
For the second week in a row, Bellator is forced to change a main event on short notice. Days after pulling Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione from Bellator 172 due to illness, former Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary found himself without an opponent after Chris Fields suffered an undisclosed injury. Severe MMA first reported the news. Headlining Friday’s Bellator 173 in Belfast, McGeary will now take on promotional newcomer Vladimir Filipovic, who enters the Bellator cage for the first time after winning eight of 10 professional bouts in Serbia and Russia, including six stoppages.
Submitted Feb 20, 2017 5:54PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Top flyweight Kyoji Horiguchi signs with Rizin
(bloodyelbow.com)
Kyoji Horiguchi didn’t stay long in the open market, as the Japanese star has signed a new deal to return home and compete with Rizin Fighting Federation. Promoter Nobuyuki Sakakibara has announced the news on Monday, saying that the contract with the 26-year-old UFC contender has been finalized.
Submitted Feb 20, 2017 11:20AM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Flyweight Kyoji Horiguchi is officially a free agent
(bloodyelbow.com)
Another one bites the dust. The UFC has been purging their roster to a great degree over the last few days and weeks, and it looks like one of the top flyweights on the roster is on his way out of the organization as well.
Submitted Feb 18, 2017 9:08PM by xdanish020 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Straus defends Bellator title against Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 178
(mmafighting.com)
The Bellator MMA featherweight champion will make his long-awaited return to the cage against longtime rival Patricio Freire in the main event of Bellator 178 on April 21 at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. it was announced at a press conference Friday before Bellator 172 weigh-ins in San Jose.
Submitted Feb 18, 2017 1:21PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Thiago Alves vs. Patrick Cote slated for UFC 210
(mmafighting.com)
Following an unsuccessful cut down to the land of 155 pounds, the one-time UFC title challenger will return to his home in the welterweight division to take on Canadian veteran Patrick Cote in a 170-pound contest on April 8 at UFC 210.
Submitted Feb 18, 2017 1:20PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Page to face Derek Anderson in Bellator’s return to London
(mmafighting.com)
Michael "Venom" Page (12-0), who has bounced around a combat sports gym since the age of three as the son of a champion kickboxer, will face what could be his highest-caliber test in Derek Anderson (14-3) on Bellator's May 19 show in London at the SSE Wembley Arena.
Submitted Feb 18, 2017 1:18PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Daniel Spitz replaces Todd Duffee at UFC 209
(mmafighting.com)
An unbeaten heavyweight will get a chance to make his UFC debut as a short-notice replacement. Daniel Spitz will meet Mark Godbeer at UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting has learned. He’ll replace Todd Duffee, who had to pull out of the bout Thursday for undisclosed reasons.
Submitted Feb 18, 2017 1:17PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ranked light heavyweight Nikita Krylov released from UFC contract
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC light heavyweight division is down another man after Nikita Krylov was released from his contract with the organization this month. Krylov (21-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC), a nine-fight veteran of the promotion, was let go in the wake of his most recent fight, a first-round submission loss to Misha Cirkunov at UFC 206 in December. A UFC official confirmed Krylov’s release to MMAjunkie. He was removed from the latest version of the UFC official rankings on the promotion’s website.
Submitted Feb 17, 2017 7:38PM by tildengolfer - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White makes return of GSP official, discusses opponents and divisions
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre retired in 2013, citing the need to rest. He later expanded that to include concerns about doping in the league, among other points. On July 1, 2015, the UFC instituted what is arguably the toughest anti-doping program in the sports world. And it time negotiations for the return of GSP commenced but apparently broke down over apparel sponsorship. The UFC is wedded to Reebok, and GSP has a deal with UnderArmor. At one point things got so bad St-Pierre reported that he was a free agent, which the UFC firmly denied. By October, UFC president Dana White said the relationship between the two had never been better. But there was no contract. Now UFC President Dana White has told Lance Pugmire for the LA Times that it is official, and discussed potential opponents. “He’s back. I’m excited,” said White. “We worked at it for a long time and finally got it done.”
Submitted Feb 17, 2017 7:12PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cyborg granted retroactive TUE, cleared to fight
(mixedmartialarts.com)
In December it was announced that Cris Cyborg Justino had an anti-doping test flagged. She tested positive for spironolactone, which is prohibited, with a potential one-year suspension. However, Cyborg was by all indications legitimately taking it under the care of an MD, to recover from weight cutting. Earlier this month her attorney reported that she was applying for a retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption. Now USADA has announced that the TUE has been granted.
Submitted Feb 17, 2017 7:10PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bibiano Fernandes re-signs with ONE Championship
(mmafighting.com)
Bibiano Fernandes is not going anywhere. “The Flash” became a free agent after defending his ONE Championship belt in December, and decided to sign a new deal with the Asian promotion after getting offers from some of the top promotions in the world, Fernandes told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Feb 17, 2017 3:30PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Cornerman enters cage, stops fight after referee misses guillotine choke
(mmafighting.com)
A cornerman had to invade the cage and stop a fight after a MMA referee missed a submission at Friday’s Super Fight League event in India. Asha Roka and Hannah Kampf entered the bout with 2-0 record, and Roka improved to 3-0 with a slick guillotine finish in just 42 seconds. However, it took a long time before the fight was actually stopped.
Submitted Feb 17, 2017 3:27PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Sarah Kaufman meets Jessica-Rose Clark in South Korea
(mmafighting.com)
Sarah Kaufman has now an opponent for her first fight since her UFC run. Earlier this month, MMA Fighting reported that the former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion would be returning to MMA competition under new South Korean MMA promotion Battlefield Fighting Championship. On Thursday, MMA Fighting learned that Kaufman will be fighting Jessica-Rose Clark in a bantamweight contest.
Submitted Feb 17, 2017 11:41AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Former title challenger Valerie Letourneau announces she’s no longer in the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
After suffering her third consecutive defeat, strawweight Valerie Letourneau’s days in the UFC are (at least for now) over. Letourneau announced the news to fans on her Instagram page. Letourneau (8-6) debuted in the UFC in 2014, winning by split decision over Elizabeth Phillips at UFC 174 in a bantamweight bout. “Trouble” dropped down to strawweight, where wins over Jessica Rakoczy and Maryna Maroz netted her a title shot against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 193 in November 2015. The Canadian lost to the reigning champion by unanimous decision.
Submitted Feb 17, 2017 10:54AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Godbeer says opponent Todd Duffee out of UFC 209 matchup
(mmajunkie.com)
Mark Godbeer apparently needs a new opponent for next month’s UFC 209 event. Godbeer (11-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) today announced fellow heavyweight Todd Duffee (9-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been forced out of the fight for undisclosed reasons. However, Godbeer said he expects to remain on the card and that a potential replacement has been contacted. UFC officials and Duffee haven’t made a formal announcement, and of this morning, the fight is still listed on UFC.com.
Submitted Feb 17, 2017 10:47AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jenel Lausa vs. Magomed Bibulatov slated for UFC 210 in Buffalo
(mmajunkie.com)
April’s UFC 210 lineup in New York has a new flyweight addition. Jenel Lausa (7-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is slated to take on undefeated promotional newcomer Magomed Bibulatov (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the event. UFC 210 takes place April 8 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized. Lausa, a 28-year-old Filipino fighter, made his UFC debut in November and scored a dominant unanimous-decision victory over Yao Zhikui. After a 2-2 start to his pro career in 2011, the former PXC champion has now won five consecutive fights.
Submitted Feb 17, 2017 10:43AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
After 2 odd UFC fights, Jarjis Danho meets Dmitry Poberezhets at UFC 211 in Dallas
(mmajunkie.com)
May’s UFC 211 lineup has yet another heavyweight addition. A matchup with Jarjis Danho (6-1-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) and promotional newcomer Dmitry Poberezhets (24-5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is now set for the card. 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 Feb 17, 2017 10:39AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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