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Ricky Rainey in for Abdul Razak Alhassan, meets Muslim Salikhov at UFC on FOX 29
(mmajunkie.com)
A couple weeks out from the UFC’s return to Arizona, an injury has changed a bout and opened the door for a fighter to make his promotional debut. Abdul Razak Alhassan (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is out of his welterweight fight against Muslim Salikhov (13-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 29. In Alhassan’s place will be Ricky Rainey (13-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), the promotion today announced. UFC on FOX 29 will take place April 14 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. The main card will air on FOX following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 31, 2018 3:02PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Jake Ellenberger gets replacement opponent for UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica
(mmajunkie.com)
After Bryan Barberena was forced out due to injury, Jake Ellenberger will now meet Ben Saunders at June’s UFC Fight Night 131 event.
Submitted Mar 29, 2018 10:33PM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Claudio Henrique da Silva vs. Nordine Taleb added to UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool
(mmajunkie.com)
The card continues to fill for the UFC’s return to England in May. A welterweight matchup is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 130, with Brazil’s Claudio Henrique da Silva (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) facing France’s Nordine Taleb (14-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC). The card takes place May 27 at Echo Arena in Liverpool and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 29, 2018 6:45PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Arnold Allen vs. Mads Burnell booked for UFC Liverpool
(https:)
Arnold Allen returns to the Octagon for the first time in over a year when he takes on Danish fighter, Mads Burnell, at UFC Liverpool on May 27 at the Echo Arena.
Submitted Mar 29, 2018 6:44PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jessica Eye vs. Jessica-Rose Clark targeted for UFC Singapore
(https:)
Jessica Eye will continue her UFC flyweight run this summer. The promotion is targeting a women’s flyweight contest between Eye and Jessica-Rose Clark for UFC Singapore, which is set to go down on June 23 at a yet-to-be-announced venue in Singapore, sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Submitted Mar 28, 2018 9:05PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
USADA suspends UFC’s Amanda Lemos two years for testing positive for steroid
(https:)
Amanda Lemos is the latest fighter to be suspended by USADA for a UFC anti-doping policy violation. USADA suspended the women’s bantamweight athlete two years for testing positive for the steroid stanozolol and its metabolite, stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected Nov. 8, 2017, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Wednesday. Lemos won’t be eligible to fight again in the UFC until November 2019.
Submitted Mar 28, 2018 9:04PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 223 fight week schedule announced
(https:)
The UFC has announced it’s full fight week schedule for UFC 223.
Submitted Mar 28, 2018 1:36AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC returns to Hamburg on July 22
(https:)
The UFC will host its second event at The Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg when the promotion returns to the German city on July 22. The event was announced by the promotion on Tuesday morning via press release and through the European team’s social media feeds.
Submitted Mar 27, 2018 2:39PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
One year after fight, Sarah Kaufman and Jessica-Rose Clark paid by Battlefield FC
(mmajunkie.com)
After more than a year and much public frustration, Sarah Kaufman and Jessica-Rose Clark revealed today that they’ve finally received payment from Battlefield FC for their March 2017 bout.
Submitted Mar 27, 2018 2:38PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gilbert Burns faces Octagon newcomer Dan Moret at UFC on FOX 29
(https:)
Gilbert Burns has a new opponent for UFC on FOX 29. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert, who was hoping to meet Lando Vannata at the UFC event in Glendale, Ariz., on April 14, will now face Octagon newcomer Dan Moret, multiple sources told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Mar 27, 2018 2:36PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Neil Magny vs. Gunnar Nelson targeted for UFC Liverpool
(https:)
With hometown hero and rising welterweight star Darren Till set to headline UFC Liverpool in May, it seems that two more top 170-pounders could be making an appearance on the card. According to a report by Farah Hannoun, a fight between Gunnar Nelson and Neil Magny is in the works for UFC Liverpool. Shortly after the news, Magny revealed he had signed a bout agreement on his Instagram account, and that a fight announcement would be “coming soon.”
Submitted Mar 27, 2018 12:00AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ed Ruth Gets New Oppoment, Weight Class For Bellator 196 Bout In Budapest
(sherdog.com)
Ed Ruth’s welterweight debut will have to wait. After original Bellator 196 foe Laszlo Furko withdrew from the 170-pound bout due to injury, Ruth will now face Ion Pascu in a 175-pound catchweight affair on April 6. A promotion official confirmed the change to Sherdog.com following an initial report from MMAjunkie.com. Bellator 196 takes place at Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary, and is headlined by a lightweight tilt between Benson Henderson and Roger Huerta. The card airs on the Paramount Network in the United States via tape delay at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
Submitted Mar 26, 2018 4:25PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel slated for UFC Utica
(https:)
Jessica Aguilar finally has a fight lined up. The veteran fighter has been booked to fight Jodie Esquibel in a women’s strawweight contest at UFC Utica (UFC Fight Night 131). The ever is set to take palce on June 1 at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, N.Y.
Submitted Mar 25, 2018 5:19PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonina Shevchenko booking in the works for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series
(https:)
The Shevchenkos are a fighting family and now it’s Antonina’s turn to get a chance to shine on a bigger platform. Sources confirmed with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Antonina Shevchenko — the older sister of UFC flyweight contender Valentina Shevchenko — will be competing at 125 pounds in the upcoming season of Dana White’s Contender Series, which is expected to take place in the summer.
Submitted Mar 25, 2018 6:55AM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Drew Chatman flips off of KO’d opponent’s back, gets disqualified at LFA 36
(https:)
This is a new one. Following the main event of Legacy Fighting Alliance 36 on Friday, one of the amateur “postlims” saw heavyweight Irvins Ayala knock himself out by attempting to land a hammerfist on grounded opponent Drew Chatman. And yet that isn’t the strangest part of this story. For some reason, Chatman decided to celebrate the dubious win by standing on Ayala’s back and doing a front flip that ended with him landing partially on his opponent and partially with his butt on the canvas: Per the LFA Twitter account, Ayala KO’d himself by slamming his own chin into Chatman’s knee and Chatman was subsequently disqualified for his post-match antics,
Submitted Mar 24, 2018 3:42PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland added to UFC 224 in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout between Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Sean Strickland is the latest addition to May’s UFC 224 lineup.
Submitted Mar 24, 2018 3:39PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Barnett gets no suspension after arbitration in USADA doping case
(https:)
Josh Barnett is free and clear of his issues with USADA. The former UFC heavyweight champion received only a public reprimand following arbitration in his USADA doping case, the agency announced Friday. That means Barnett will receive no suspension and can return to the Octagon right away.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 8:38PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
 
Michel Prazeres moves to welterweight, meets Zak Cummings at UFC Fight Night 129
(mmajunkie.com)
After multiple failed weight cuts, Michel Prazeres has been forced out of the lightweight division and up to welterweight for his next bout. A 170-pound matchup between Prazeres (24-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) and Zak Cummings (21-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is the latest addition to May’s UFC Fight Night 129 lineup.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 8:21PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Kamaru Usman scheduled for UFC Chile main event
(https:)
The UFC finally has its main event for its debut in Chile. A welterweight contest featuring Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Kamaru Usman is close to being finalized for the May 19 card in Santiago, Chile, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 8:19PM by Braden - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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