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Chad Mendes vs. Myles Jury slated for UFC Boise
Chad Mendes’s first fight in over two years will be against Myles Jury. The featherweight bout was announced by the UFC on Monday for their upcoming Fight Night event scheduled for the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho, on July 14. Two previously reported bouts were also confirmed, a heavyweight main event between former UFC champion Junior dos Santos and Blagoy Ivanov, and a lightweight bout between contenders Paul Felder and James Vick.
Submitted May 7, 2018 9:31PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir join Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler in WWE
The Four Horsewomen of MMA are all now in pro wrestling. Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir have joined their good friends Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler in WWE, the pro wrestling promotion announced Monday. The WWE announced that Duke and Shafir had begun training at its Performance Center in Orlando, Fla. The two had trained there before and Duke seemed likely to sign as of last month, but now both are officially on board.
Submitted May 7, 2018 6:20PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Chad Mendes vs. Myles Jury slated for UFC Boise
Chad Mendes’s first fight in over two years will be against Myles Jury. The featherweight bout was announced by the UFC on Monday for their upcoming Fight Night event scheduled for the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho, on July 14.
Submitted May 7, 2018 6:18PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chad Mendes would like another crack at Frankie Edgar
Chad Mendes has had about two and a half years to think about getting another crack at Frankie Edgar. Mendes lost to Edgar via first-round knockout at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in December 2015. Six months later, Mendes was suspended by USADA after he says he unknowingly took a psoriasis medication which included a banned substance.
Submitted May 6, 2018 10:47PM by JLS - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rizin President Nobuyuki Sakakibara talks about next HW plans
This week the most important promotion in Japanese MMA Rizin Fighting Federation is back for their first event of 2018 which takes place in Fukuoka City, at Marine Messe. With a total of 5 events are planned for this year, the promotion continues to look for opportunities to add new talent to their ranks. After seeing Bellator signed with big names like Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko Crocop, Frank Mir, Roy Nelson and others, the man in charge Nobuyuki Sakakibara has revealed his new strategy for fighter recruitment moving forward.
Submitted May 5, 2018 8:56PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
Julia Avila shows off gnarly broken finger she sustained at Invicta FC 29
Julia Avila had her night cut short at Invicta FC 29 on Friday when she suffered a gruesome compound fracture of her left ring finger in the first round. Avila’s opponent, Marciea Allen threw a kick and it landed awkwardly against her left hand, breaking her finger in gnarly fashion. Allen was ruled the winner by TKO due to injury just 49 seconds into the bout. It was the first loss of Avila’s career. Afterward, Avila was in mostly good spirits, showing off the bone poking out from the skin to the cameras. She seemed to get a bit more emotional when she was brought to the hospital. In an video posted to Instagram, Avila showed the badly broken finger again and nearly broke down explaining what happened. The California native said she would have preferred them just cut the finger off so she could continue her fight with Allen.
Submitted May 5, 2018 2:51PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Jinh Yu Frey to fight for Invicta atomweight title against Minna Grusander at Invicta FC 30
Jinh Yu Frey will take on Minna Grusander for the vacant Invicta atomweight title at Invicta FC 30 on July 21 in Kansas City, Mo., the promotion announced Friday night during the Invicta 29 broadcast. Frey (6-3) is coming off a loss to former UFC strawweight Seo Hee Ham last December by first-round TKO at ROAD FC in South Korea. The Texas native beat Ashley Cummins by unanimous decision at Invicta FC 24 in July 2017. Frey, 32, lost in an atomweight title fight to former champ Ayaka Hamasaki in 2016 by doctor stoppage due to a cut.
Submitted May 5, 2018 1:01AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Max Griffin vs. Curtis Millender targeted for UFC 226 in Las Vegas
A fight between welterweights Max Griffin (14-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Curtis Millender (15-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is in the works for the card.
Submitted May 4, 2018 3:04PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Matt Bessette vs. Steven Peterson added to The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale in Las Vegas
A featherweight bout between Matt Bessette and Steven Peterson is the latest addition to July’s The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale lineup.
Submitted May 4, 2018 3:02PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 132 in Singapore gets four new bouts
The lineup continues to grow for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 132 event in Singapore. UFC officials recently announced a quartet of fights for the June card. In a welterweight fight, Hector Aldana, an undefeated 29-year-old Mexican fighter, makes his promotional debut when he meets Song Kenan Fighting at featherweight, Felipe Arantes meets Song Yadong. In a bantamweight bout, Teruto Ishihara, a 26-year-old Japanese fighter and fan favorite, looks to snap out of a 1-3 skid when he meets Petr Yan, a 25-year-old Russian newcomer who’s won his past three fights while competing under the ACB banner. Also slated for the card is a fight between welterweight Daichi Abe and Li Jingliang.
Submitted May 4, 2018 1:21PM by Braden - 4 comments
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‘Rejuvenated’ Sarah Kaufman believes Invicta title is step toward proving she’s top women’s bantamweight
Sarah Kaufman was once considered the best women’s bantamweight fighter in the world, the Strikeforce champion. Eight years later, Kaufman believes she still carries that distinction — and she’s eager to prove it.
Submitted May 3, 2018 6:01PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, UFC, Interviews
Ex-manager, team suing UFC’s Ray Borg for fraud, breach of contract, stolen trade secrets
Ray Borg is having a tough few weeks. The UFC flyweight is currently dealing with his infant son Anthony’s illness, just a few weeks after he was injured in the Conor McGregor bus attack and forced to pull out of UFC 223. This week, he just got hit with another blow: his former gym and management team is continuing its lawsuit against him.
Submitted May 3, 2018 6:00PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Paul Felder vs. James Vick slated for UFC Boise
Paul Felder’s finally got himself another fight. The lightweight contender and well-regarded UFC color commentator will meet James Vick at UFC Boise in July 14. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Thursday report by MMA NYTT.
Submitted May 3, 2018 5:48PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Justin Ledet vs. Aleksandar Rakic booked for UFC Hamburg
Unbeaten Justin Ledet is set to drop down to light heavyweight to face surging Austrian Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Hamburg on July 22.
Submitted May 3, 2018 12:22PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Free agent Hendricks: UFC wants me back, at welter
Once Johny Hendricks was the UFC welterweight champion of the world. However, he lost his belt to Robbie Lawler via Split Decision on December 6, 2014 and is now 2-6 his last 8. He missed the welterweight limit twice in a row and moved up to middleweight, scoring an impressive KO over Hector Lombard. However, he missed the middleweight cut off and was TKOed by Tim Boetsch in Round 2. And then he was TKOed by Paulo Costa in Round 2. And his UFC contract has expired.
Submitted May 2, 2018 10:32PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Carlos Junior faces Brunson in LA this August
After compiling a five-fight winning streak, Antonio Carlos Junior wanted a shot at the middleweight elite. At UFC 227 on August 4, "Cara de Sapato" gets his chance when he faces No. 7-ranked Derek Brunson at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Submitted May 2, 2018 10:00PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kayla Harrison vs. Brittney Elkin set for PFL 2
Kayla Harrison’s MMA debut is set. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will make her long-awaited debut vs. Brittney Elkin on June 21 in Chicago, MMA Fighting has learned. The event, PFL 2, will be held at the Chicago Theater and the main card will air live on NBCSN in the United States. Harrison vs. Elkin is expected to take place at 155 pounds. According to sources, Harrison is able to make 145 pounds. However, for her debut, her team felt like it would make more sense to have her fight at her walking around weight, which is approximately 156 pounds.
Submitted May 2, 2018 9:17PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Eddie Alvarez: ‘I’m not fighting until I get a new deal’
Eddie Alvarez is standing pat. On Monday, ESPN.com reported that the UFC was interested in booking Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier 2 in Calgary on July 28, however, Alvarez told MMAFighting.com on Wednesday he’s far from accepting any fight.
Submitted May 2, 2018 2:16PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Ex-champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary
Former longtime UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set to compete in her first non-title UFC bout since December 2014. Jedrzejczyk (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will meet fellow strawweight contenders Tecia Torres (10-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at July’s UFC on FOX 30 event, MMAjunkie verified with UFC officials following an initial report from ESPN. UFC on FOX 30 takes place July 28 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The card is expected to air on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though broadcast plans haven’t been finalized, and a main event has yet to be named for the card.
Submitted May 1, 2018 8:53PM by Braden - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC, Nate Diaz in serious talks for August return
For the first time in a long time, Nate Diaz appears close to returning to the UFC. According to multiple sources, the promotion has recently presented Diaz with multiple top-five lightweight opponents for a fight this summer, and Diaz has expressed interest in returning at UFC 227 on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles. Diaz, according to sources, wants to return on the card and is interested in at least one name presented to him, though, sources would not confirm who that is at this time.
Submitted May 1, 2018 2:31PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
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