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Bryan Barberena injured; new UFC Fight Night 131 opponent sought for Jake Ellenberger
Just days after it was announced, a welterweight bout between Bryan Barberena and Jake Ellenberger has been removed from UFC Fight Night 131.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 6:11PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Illinois native Mike Santiago takes on Dan Ige at UFC 225 in Chicago
Mike Santiago will have a chance to turn things around in front of a home crowd. Santiago, who was born and raised in Illinois, has been booked to face Dan Ige at UFC 225 in Chicago. The event takes place June 9 from United Center and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 5:08PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Darren Till vs. Stephen Thompson reported for Liverpool main event
t appears that the UFC welterweight division is finally moving again. With an(other) interim title reportedly in the final stages of negotiation between Colby “Scat” Covington and Rafael dos Anjos, Stephen Thompson is reportedly set, or all but set, to fight Darren Till in the UFC: Liverpool main event on May 27.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 6:45AM by Braden - 5 comments
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Dana White: Demetrious Johnson vs. T.J. Dillashaw isn’t happening
The UFC’s latest attempt at a superfight is off the table, according to company president Dana White. White told the Los Angeles Times via text that a long-discussed bout between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and two-time UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is “not happening.” The report also notes that the UFC is working on an opponent for Dillashaw’s next title defense, though no specific names have been mentioned as of yet.
Submitted Mar 22, 2018 10:37PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Felipe Silva vs. Claudio Puelles slated for UFC Chile in May
A lightweight clash between Felipe Silva and Claudio Puelles was added to UFC’s upcoming trip to Santiago, Chile, on May 19. Combate first reported the news.
Submitted Mar 22, 2018 7:30PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Report: Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos set for interim title at UFC 224
The UFC is working on an interim UFC welterweight title bout between dos Anjos and Colby Covington (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) for UFC 224, which takes place May 12 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, per a report from BJPenn.com. The event’s main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. note: ummm okay, duno why there needs to be a interim title when Woodley isn't injured..lets just water down the belt some mo why dont we LOL
Submitted Mar 22, 2018 2:02PM by RhythmAndStyle - 19 comments
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Brent Primus injured; Michael Chandler vs. Brandon Girtz in the works for Bellator 197 main event
Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus has been forced to withdraw from his April 13 title defense against Michael Chandler after suffering an injured knee, MMA Fighting has learned. As a result, Chandler will now face Brandon Girtz in the main event of the Bellator 197, which is set to take place at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., sources say.
Submitted Mar 21, 2018 9:43PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Makwan Amirkhani vs. Jason Knight in the works for UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool
A featherweight matchup between “Mr. Finland” and “The Kid” is in the works for the UFC’s first event in Liverpool, England. Swedish outlet Viaplay Fighting first reported that Makwan Amirkhani (13-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will face Jason Knight (20-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 130, which takes place May 27.
Submitted Mar 21, 2018 9:40PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Volkan Oezdemir vs. Shogun Rua added to UFC Chile
An important light heavyweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s first trip to Chile. Ranked contenders Volkan Oezdemir and Mauricio Rua have been booked to fight at UFC Chile (UFC Fight Night 129), which is set to go down on May 19 at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. The promotion announced the news on Wednesday, and didn’t specify whether Oezdemir vs. Shogun will serve as the main event of the card.
Submitted Mar 21, 2018 9:01PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Bryan Barberena meets returning Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica
A welterweight bout between Bryan Barberena and Jake Ellenberger is the latest addition to June’s UFC Fight Night 131 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Barberena (13-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Ellenberger (31-13 MMA, 10-9 UFC). UFC Fight Night 131 will take place June 1 at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 7:51PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Augusto Mendes fails USADA drug test, pulled from UFC Atlantic City fight
Augusto Mendes will not be competing next month in New Jersey, after all. The UFC bantamweight fighter failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test, stemming from a sample collected March 7, according to a release sent out Tuesday by the UFC. Mendes is now facing a UFC anti-doping policy violation and USADA will handle the adjudication process and sanctions.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 7:50PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Darren Stewart vs. Eric Spicely headed to UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool
The lineup for the UFC’s debut in the city that was the birthplace of The Beatles continues to build. A middleweight matchup between Darren Stewart (7-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) and Eric Spicely (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been added to UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool, England.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 3:06PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Warlley Alves set to meet Sultan Aliev at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro
A welterweight bout is the latest addition to the UFC 224 lineup in Brazil in May. Warlley Alves (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will fight in his home country when he takes on Sultan Aliev (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC). UFC officials announced the bout today during a news conference for the event in Brazil.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 3:04PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson 2 in the works for UFC Atlantic City
Two of the best and most well-known fighters in the UFC’s featherweight division will meet again. A rematch between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson is in the works for UFC Atlantic City on April 21 in New Jersey, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed Tuesday.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 3:03PM by Braden - 5 comments
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UFC Fight Night 127 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights (VIDEO), Attendance And Gate
On Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, Alexander Volkov announced himself as a legitimate title contender for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Volkov weathered some early takedown and bottom positions against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Fabricio Werdum, but the Russian wore the former champion down. POTN - Alexander Volkov POTN - Paul Craig FOTN - Jan Blachowicz vs Jimi Manuwa
Submitted Mar 18, 2018 6:51PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Nasrat Haqparast eye condition scraps fight with Nad Narimani at UFC-London
At the 11th hour, the opening bout of today’s UFC Fight Night 127 card has been canceled. Nasrat Haqparast (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was ruled out of his lightweight fight against Nad Narimani (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) today due to an eye condition, according to UFC officials. “Based on advice from the UFC medical team on Saturday morning, Nasrat Haqparast was deemed unfit to fight due to an infectious eye condition and his bout against Nad Narimani has been cancelled,” the promotion stated.
Submitted Mar 17, 2018 1:37PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa slated for UFC 225
It appears as though Andrei Arlovski will finally get his wish of fighting in Chicago. The UFC is close to finalizing Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa at UFC 225 on June 9, MMA Fighting has learned. The fight would mark the first time in Arlovski’s 19-year career that he would get to fight in his once-adopted hometown of Chicago.
Submitted Mar 16, 2018 3:38PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Liverpool to host first UFC event in May; Darren Till to headline
The UFC is finally headed to Liverpool, England. The promotion officially announced Friday that they will hold an event on May 27 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
Submitted Mar 16, 2018 3:37PM by Braden - 9 comments
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UFC lightweight Marco Polo Reyes notified of potential doping violation
Marco Polo Reyes failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC doping policy violation. Promotion officials today announced the news, saying Reyes popped hot from an out-of-competition sample collected on March 8.
Submitted Mar 16, 2018 2:21AM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Justin Willis vs. Chase Sherman scheduled for UFC Atlantic City
A heavyweight fight will soon be added to the UFC’s return to Atlantic City, N.J. Justin Willis vs. Chase Sherman has been booked for the April 21 card, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Mar 15, 2018 5:45PM by Braden - 1 comment
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