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UFC 227 bonuses: T.J. Dillashaw’s first-round TKO leads $50K winners
The action delivered last night (Sat., Aug. 4, 2018) at UFC 227 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., as UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw knocked out Cody Garbrandt in the very first round to retain his 135-pound crown. Adding to the mix was a title winning performance by Henry Cejudo over UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, a first-round submission finish by Renato Moicano over featherweight veteran Cub Swanson, and a brutal knockout finish by Alex Perez of touted flyweight prospect Jose Torres.
Submitted Aug 5, 2018 5:37AM by JLS - 1 comment
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McGregor/Khabib fight scheduled for October 6th at UFC 229
It was just announced, live, at the UFC Press Conference. Conor vs. Khabib on October 6th at UFC 229
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 5:34PM by Nathan_Arizona - 10 comments
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Glover Teixeira vs. Jimi Manuwa set to headline UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo
Hard-hitting light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa will headline UFC Fight Night 137 and start their campaigns for redemption. The UFC today announced the matchup for the Sept. 22 fight card, which takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event airs live on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Teixeira (27-7 MMA, 10-5 UFC) is less than a month removed from a decision loss to Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 134. Since a failed bid for the title against now-former champ Jon Jones in 2014, the Brazilian vet is 5-4 in the octagon. The UFC Fight Night 137 card now includes: Glover Teixeira vs. Jimi Manuwa Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Tonya Evinger vs. Ketlen Vieira Neil Magny vs. Alex Oliveira Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders Belal Muhammad vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renata Souza Mark Godbeer vs. Luis Henrique Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Elias Theodorou
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 3:47PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Virna Jandiroba defends strawweight title vs. Janaisa Morandin at Invicta FC 31
The strawweight title will be on the line in an all-Brazil matchup when Invicta FC returns in a month. Undefeated champ Virna Jandiroba (13-0) will headline Invicta FC 31 against challenger Janaisa Morandin (10-1), the promotion recently announced. In the co-main event, UFC veteran Pearl Gonzalez (8-3) takes on Daiane Firmino (10-2) at flyweight. Invicta FC 31 takes place Sept. 1 at the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The card streams live on UFC Fight Pass. The Invicta FC 31 card includes: Champ Virna Jandiroba vs. Janaisa Morandin – for strawweight title Daiane Firmino vs. Pearl Gonzalez Raquel Pa’aluhi vs. Shanna Young Mallory Martin vs. Ashley Nichols Kelly D’Angelo vs. Lindsey VanZandt Kay Hansen vs. Helen Peralta Audrey Drew vs. Holli Salazar
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 3:45PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Ray Cooper III vs. Pavel Kusch headlines PFL 6 in Atlantic City; Kayla Harrison returns
The full lineup is now set for PFL 6, which features the rebranded promotion’s first trip to Atlantic City and a welterweight headliner between Ray Cooper III and Pavel Kusch. The promotion today made official the full fight card for the event, which takes place Aug. 16 at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The card airs on NBCSN following prelims streamed on Facebook. The PFL 6 card includes: MAIN CARD (NBCSN) Ray Cooper III vs. Pavel Kusch Gomed Magomedkerimov vs. Bojan Velickovic Kayla Harrison vs. Jozette Cotton Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Jonatan Westin Joao Zeferino vs. Yuri Villefort PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook Live) Abus Magomedov vs. Anderson Goncalves John Howard vs. Bruno Santos Rick Story vs. TBD Shamil Gamzatov vs. Rex Harris Jake Shields vs. Herman Terrado Louis Taylor vs. Andre Lobato Gasan Umalatov vs. Eddie Gordon
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 3:44PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Elias Theordorou vs. Antonio Carlos Junior headed to UFC Fight Night 137
A middleweight matchup between Elias Theordorou and Antonio Carlos Junior has been added to next month’s UFC Fight Night 137 card. The UFC today confirmed the fight on Twitter following an initial report from Brazilian outlet Combate, which reported verbal agreements in place. UFC Fight Night 137 takes place Sept. 22 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event’s main card is expected to air live on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 137 lineup now includes: Sam Alvey vs. Rogerio Nogueira Tonya Evinger vs. Ketlen Vieira Neil Magny vs. Alex Oliveira Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders Belal Muhammad vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo Alex Chambers vs. Livia Souza Mark Godbeer vs. Luis Henrique Elias Theodorou vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 3:41PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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UFC announces press conference Friday with ‘more than a dozen’ fighters to promote future cards
On Wednesday, the promotion announced that there will be a “special” press conference Friday with “more than a dozen fighters” promoting upcoming UFC events. The press conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. PT and will be held at The Orpheum Theatre in LA. The festivities will be followed by the UFC 227 ceremonial weigh-ins.
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 3:28AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
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Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier booked for UFC 230 in New York
Turns out Dustin Poirier won’t wait for a title shot, after all. Instead, “The Diamond” will welcome back Nate Diaz from a lengthy layoff. Late Thursday night, the Los Angeles Times reported the matchup will take place at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York. MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the booking with multiple people with knowledge of the matchup. They requested anonymity since an official announcement hasn’t been made but is expected Friday at a press conference in Los Angeles.
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 3:11AM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
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Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith to headline UFC Fight Night 138 in Moncton
The UFC today announced Oezdemir and Smith will face off at UFC Fight Night 138, resetting Oezdemir (15-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) after his UFC 227 fight with Gustafsson (18-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) was canceled due to a broken nose.
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 3:10AM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
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Nikita Krylov re-signs with UFC, fights Jan Blachowicz at UFC Moscow
After leaving the UFC in free agency, Krylov (24-5) has won four straight fights, mostly competing under the Fight Nights Global banner. The Ukrainian, who has never seen the distance in his six-year MMA career, is coming off consecutive knockout victories over Fabio Maldonado and Emmanuel Newton.
Submitted Aug 2, 2018 3:43AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
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PFL 5 Weigh-ins: Efrain Escudero Eliminated from Playoffs on the Scale
Known for missing weight at several points in his career, Escudero again failed on the scale Wednesday in Uniondale, New York, hitting 163.2, which led to his removal from Thursday’s PFL 5 card. His opponent, Islam Mamedov, did his part by hitting 155.2. Mamedov will be paid his show and win money, as well as receive a win in the PFL Playoff standings. By missing weight for the second time this season, Escudero has been eliminated from post-season consideration.
Submitted Aug 1, 2018 1:42PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Bethe Correia pulled from UFC 227, Irene Aldana won’t get replacement
It looks like we’re down a fight for UFC 227 due the commission pulling Bethe Correia. The first issues have struck UFC 227. Just a few days before the card, it appears that the California State Athletic Commission has decided to pull women’s bantamweight fighter Bethe Correia from her fight with Irene Aldana. The reason? Something to do with her eye. MMA Brasil’s Matheus Costa on Twitter posted the news, with original credit to AG Fight:
Submitted Aug 1, 2018 1:35PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Jan Blachowicz vs. Nikita Krylov, three other fights set for UFC Moscow
A little over a month since Fight Nights Global confirmed the release of Nikita Krylov to MMA Fighting, the highly-touted Ukrainian has been booked for his promotional return against Jan Blachowicz at UFC Moscow on Sept. 15. UFC announced the booking through its social media channels on Wednesday morning as well as a middleweight tussle between Krzysztof Jotko and promotional newcomer Adam Yandiev, and a bantamweight bout between Merab Dvalishvili and Terrion Ware. Blachowicz (22-7-0) is coming off a win over Jimi Manuwa in their back-and-forth rematch at UFC London back in March. The Polish light heavyweight has been in the best form of his life under the UFC banner since returning to his old coach, claiming victories over Devin Clark, Jared Cannonier and Manuwa. The former KSW champion has compiled a record of 5-4 with the UFC since his signing in 2014.
Submitted Aug 1, 2018 1:33PM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC On Fox 30 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights (VIDEO), Analysis, Attendance And Gate
Dustin Poirier ended his rivalry with Eddie Alvarez emphatically on Saturday night in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In the UFC on Fox 30 main event, Poirier scored a second-round TKO over Alvarez to grab a clear victory in their rematch after the first fight ended in a no contest. Back in May 2017 at UFC 211, Poirier couldn’t continue after Alvarez landed an illegal knee to the head while the former was down. Alvarez accused Poirier of quitting. Poirier pursued Alvarez for a rematch and was met with initial resistance before Saturday’s fight came to fruition. Poirier found himself in some trouble in the second round when Alvarez had him on his backside pinned against the fence. Unfortunately, Alvarez landed an illegal 12-6 elbow that cost him the position.
Submitted Jul 29, 2018 11:32PM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC on FOX 30 overnight ratings lowest in series history despite all-action card
Despite having what promised to be two of the year’s wildest fights, and delivering on the promise, the television audience wasn’t there for Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 30. The show did only 1,461,000 viewers on the fast nationals, the lowest number in the history of the show. The show at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary was headlined by Dustin Poirier stopping Eddie Alvarez in round two, one of the wildest rounds in years, where both men were in trouble at various times before Poirier rallied to win. It was a rematch of an exciting UFC 211 fight and featured two competitors who have among the best track records at delivering crowd-pleasing fights.
Submitted Jul 29, 2018 11:30PM by JLS - 12 comments
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Kyoji Horiguchi Extends Win Streak to 10, UFC Vets Gomi, Brandao Score KOs at Rizin 11
Kyoji Horiguchi continues to cement himself as one of the top lighter weight fighters in the world, regardless of organization. The former UFC title challenger weathered an early storm to win a decision in a rematch with Hiromasa Ogikubo at Rizin Fighting Federation 11 on Saturday at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan. Ogikubo, a two-division Shooto champ, floored his opponent early, but could not capitalize on the fast start, as Horiguchi gradually took control. While the Japanese star was unable to get a finish, he did batter his foe with punches to the face and soccer kicks to the body, leaving Ogikubo bloodied at the end of the 10-minute affair.
Submitted Jul 29, 2018 11:28PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA, Other MMA Organizations
Three fights added to UFC Sao Paulo in September
The UFC has finally made several previously reported bouts official for its return to Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sept. 22, and announced three new match-ups for the Fight Night event. Scheduled for Sao Paulo’s Ibirapuera gymnasium, UFC Sao Paulo will feature Ketlen Vieira vs. Tonya Evinger, Ben Saunders vs. Sergio Moraes, and Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard. Vieira (10-0) was hoping for a shot at the bantamweight belt after winning four in a row inside the Octagon, capped off by a decision over Cat Zingano in March. Instead, she faces former Invicta FC champion Evinger, (19-6, 1 no-contest) who hasn’t fought since a loss to featherweight queen Cris Cyborg last July.
Submitted Jul 29, 2018 11:25PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Petr Yan vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade headed to UFC Fight Night 136 in Moscow
A bantamweight bout between Petr Yan and Douglas Silva de Andrade is headed to UFC Fight Night 136. Bout contracts are expected to be finalized soon for the bout, according to a person close to one of the fighters who spoke to MMAjunkie on the condition of anonymity because the fight has not been made public. ESPN.com first reported the impending matchup. UFC Fight Night 136 takes place Sept. 15 in Moscow, marking the promotion’s long-awaited debut in Russia. A heavyweight bout between veteran slugger Mark Hunt and submission wizard Oleksiy Oliynyk headlines the card, which is expected to stream live on UFC Fight Pass. With the addition, the UFC Fight Night 136 card includes: Mark Hunt vs. Aleksei Oleinik Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Andrei Arlovski Omari Akhmedov vs. C.B. Dollaway Merab Dvalishvili vs. Terrion Ware Krzysztof Jotko vs. Adam Yandiev Petr Yan vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
Submitted Jul 28, 2018 7:22AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Thales Leites meets Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo
A middleweight bout between Thales Leites and Hector Lombard is the latest addition to September’s UFC Fight Night 137 lineup. Lombard (34-9-1 MMA, 3-7 UFC) announced the matchup with Leites (27-9 MMA, 12-8 UFC) on social media following an initial report from Globo (via Instagram) The latest UFC Fight Night 137 card now includes: Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Belal Muhammad vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renato Souza Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard
Submitted Jul 26, 2018 5:18PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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UFC Calgary headliner Dustin Poirier aims to donate 500 backpacks to local schoolchildren
UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier’s immediate plans are simple: Beat Eddie Alvarez, get a title shot, and give out a bunch of backpacks. Poirier’s The Good Fight Foundation, founded in April, is holding a back-to-school drive for students at Acadian Middle School in his hometown of Lafayette, La. Poirier (23-5 MMA, 15-4 UFC) and his wife Jolie attended Acadian and hope to raise enough money for 500 backpacks filled with school supplies, in addition to updated computers for the teaching staff.
Submitted Jul 26, 2018 5:16PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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