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Bellator signs former WWE champion, college wrestling standout Jake Hager
Bellator is getting some much-needed swagger. Jack Swagger, that is. The MMA promotion has signed former WWE star Jake Hager, better known by his ring name Jack Swagger, to compete in its heavyweight division, Hager announced Monday on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Swagger said he’ll be making his debut in 2018.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 2:55PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC 220 in Boston gets new bouts, including Dustin Ortiz vs. Alexandre Pantoja
The lineup is taking shape for January’s UFC 220 event in Massachusetts. New bookings include flyweights Dustin Ortiz (17-7 MMA, 6-5 UFC) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (18-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and featherweights Kyle Bochniak (7-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Brandon Davis (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 1:41PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dustin Poirier blasts Eddie Alvarez following Anthony Pettis win
Dustin Poirier was more than happy to headline UFC Fight Night in Norfolk, Virginia against former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, but he knows deep down he should have been facing a different opponent. Earlier this year, Poirier faced another former champ in Eddie Alvarez in an epic battle that unfortunately ended in a no contest.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 2:33AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jimmie Rivera: 'Mighty Mouse' blocking my deserved title fight with T.J. Dillashaw
Jimmie Rivera said he’s the obvious next candidate to challenge UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. There’s a roadblock in his way, however, and his name is UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 11:04PM by Ninja_Nicoya - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Patricio Freire injured, out of Bellator 188 title fight with Daniel Weichel
Bellator has lost the headline bout of this week’s event in Tel Aviv, Israel. Featherweight champion Patricio Freire was forced out of Bellator 188 clash with Daniel Weichel due to a knee injury, sources confirmed to MMAFighting following a report by Ram Gilboa.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 10:06PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
UFC Sydney: Alex Volkanowski Meets Shane Young At Catchweight
UFC Fight Night 121: Werdum vs. Tybura takes place at the Qudos Bank Arena next Sunday November 19. The six-fight main card airs live on FS 6, Edge and Fight Pass, following the preliminary cards on UFC Fight Pass. Earlier this week the fight card suffered two pull outs. Nevertheless the replacements for both bouts have been found, with today’s announcement made by Australian Alex Volkanovski who is facing a new opponent.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 2:40PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mirko Cro Cop returns, meets Tsuyoshi Kohsaka at Dec. 31 Rizin FF event
Mirko Cro Cop is coming out of retirement. Again. The veteran MMA fighter and kickboxer, who’s previously announced multiple retirements of sorts that never quite stuck, is returning to action again. Risen FF officials today announced Cro Cop (35-11-2) will fight fellow heavyweight Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (29-12-2) on Dec. 31. The event, “Rizin FF 9: World Grand Prix Final Round,” takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and it steams on FITE TV in North America.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 1:00PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
UFC Fight Night 120 bonuses: Yeah, Dustin Poirier got his money
Following his thrilling win over Anthony Pettis at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 120 event, Dustin Poirier shifted his gaze to UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard, demanding they award him a $50,000 bonus. They listened. Poirier and Pettis were each awarded “Fight of the Night” honors for Saturday’s event, which took place at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. Their contest served as the main event of the FS1-broadcast main card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, and Poirier took home a third-round TKO. The headliners weren’t the only fighters to take home an extra check, with both Matt Brown and Rapahel Assuncao also earning an additional $50,000 in the form of “Performance of the Night” awards.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 9:24AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mirko Cro Cop returns, meets Tsuyoshi Kohsaka at Dec. 31 Rizin FF event
Mirko Cro Cop is coming out of retirement. Again. The veteran MMA fighter and kickboxer, who’s previously announced multiple retirements of sorts that never quite stuck, is returning to action again. Risen FF officials today announced Cro Cop (35-11-2) will fight fellow heavyweight Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (29-12-2) on Dec. 31. The event, “Rizin FF 9: World Grand Prix Final Round,” takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and it steams on FITE TV in North America.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 9:22AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Michael Bisping vs. Kelvin Gastelum targeted as new UFC Shanghai main event
Michael Bisping is getting right back on the horse. A week after losing the middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217, Bisping has agreed to fight Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Shanghai in two weeks, MMA Fighting has learned. Bisping replaces Anderson Silva, who was provisionally suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency on Friday and subsequently removed from the card. Silva failed an out-of-competition drug test administered by USADA on Oct. 26, however, it’s unknown at this time which substance he tested positive for.
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 6:35PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 220 gets 2 new matchups, including Thomas Almeida vs. Rob Font
UFC 220 appears to have two new matchups. They include bantamweights Thomas Almeida (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Rob Font (14-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and featherweights Shane Burgos (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Calvin Kattar (17-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 5:38PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 slated as new UFC 218 main event
Just like that, Jose Aldo will get another crack at the UFC featherweight title sooner than expected. Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 is the new UFC 218 main event, MMA Fighting has learned. Aldo replaces Frankie Edgar, who was forced to withdraw from the fight earlier this week due to injury.
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 2:11PM by Five-Alive - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Germaine de Randamie takes on Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night 125
A female bantamweight bout was added to the next Brazil card, in the city of Belem. As Combate reported, former women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie will take on undefeated prospect, Ketlen Vieira.
Submitted Nov 11, 2017 12:50AM by Leonstolzz - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen, Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov added to UFC 221 in Perth
The UFC’s debut event in Perth is beginning to take shape with the addition of its first two fights. A flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga (20-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Ben Nguyen (17-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC), as well as a light heavyweight matchup between Tyson Pedro (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Saparbek Safarov (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), are set to go down at February’s UFC 221 event.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 7:01PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva fails USADA drug test, out of UFC Shanghai main event
Anderson Silva is in another drug-test mess. The UFC legend has failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test and is out of his UFC Shanghai main event against Kelvin Gastelum later this month, the UFC announced Friday. The positive drug test stems from a sample collected Oct. 26.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 4:41PM by Five-Alive - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Grant Dawson notified of potential USADA violation
Grant Dawson failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation. Officials today announced the news.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 3:05PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Conor McGregor storms cage to celebrate with teammate, confronts referee Marc Goddard at Bellator 187
Conor McGregor jumped the cage fence to celebrate with his teammate Charlie Ward after he dispatched John Redmond in the final seconds of the first round at Bellator 187 in Dublin. After celebrating with the former UFC fighter, McGregor appeared to approach referee Marc Goddard — the same official who ordered him to leave cageside as he cheered Artem Lobov on at UFC Gdansk.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 2:51PM by Five-Alive - 15 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
Brandon Moreno vs. Ray Borg slated for UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin
Next year’s UFC Fight Night 126 event in Texas has its first fight, and it’s an intriguing one. Officials today announced a fight between young prospect Brandon Moreno (14-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and recent title challenger Ray Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC), which is slated for the early-2018 event UFC Fight Night 126 takes place Feb. 18 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 1:54PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator Heavyweight Title Tournament announced
Eight man tournament, some smaller than others. Fedor, Mitrione, Frank Mir, Roy Nelson, 205 title holder Ryan Bader, Rampage Jackson, Muhammed Lawal and Chael Sonnen. It's been 3 years since Bellator had a HVY title fight.
Submitted Nov 10, 2017 1:10PM by finnish_line - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Matt Brown having second thoughts about retirement heading into UFC-Norfolk
Matt Brown is only a couple months removed from telling the world his UFC Fight Night 120 co-main event against Diego Sanchez would be his final walk to the cage. But with the promise of retirement looming just two days away, Brown (20-16 MMA, 13-10 UFC) isn’t so sure anymore he’s going to want to leave his gloves in the cage after he fights Sanchez (27-10 MMA, 16-10 UFC).
Submitted Nov 9, 2017 7:12PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
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