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ONE Championship 67 set for Jan. 20 with inaugural women's title fight, title eliminator
ONE Championship kicks off its 2018 campaign on Jan. 20 with an inaugural title fight, as well as a title eliminator. “ONE Championship 67: Kings of Courage” takes place at Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the main card streams as an online pay-per-view in North America following prelims on Facebook. In the main event, Tiffany Teo (7-0) takes on Xiong Jing Nan (10-1) for the inaugural women’s strawweight title.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:31AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
FOX announces UFC 218 replay on Christmas Eve
After doing the second-biggest UFC numbers ever on the network last year, FOX confirmed the UFC is getting another Christmas Eve special. The concept is similar to last year when the UFC ran the UFC 206 pay-per-view show, one of the most exciting shows of the year on FOX a few weeks after it took place.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:26AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Coroner: Death of decorated MMA coach Robert Follis, 48, ruled suicide
The death of legendary mixed martial arts head coach Robert Follis has been ruled a suicide by the Clark County (Nev.) Coroner, a spokesperson from the coroner’s office told MMA Fighting on Monday. Follis, the former coach at Xtreme Couture and a founding member of Team Quest, died Friday of a gunshot wound to the head, the spokesperson said. The place of death was Nevada State Route 160. Follis was 48 years old.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:22AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, General MMA
Justin Gaethje calls KO loss to Eddie Alvarez a 'dream come true'
Justin Gaethje may have suffered the first loss of his MMA career when he battled Eddie Alvarez this month at UFC 218, but that’s not what matters most to the former World Series of Fighting champion. Gaethje has long vowed that the entertainment value of his fights is more important than the result, and with Alvarez vs. Gaethje a surefire lock to land on nearly every major ‘Fight of the Year’ list for 2017, Gaethje is simply happy that the contest lived up to people’s lofty expectations.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:20AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Jeremy Stephens vs. Doo Ho Choi confirmed as UFC St. Louis main event
The UFC St. Louis main event is locked in. A previously announced featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens (26-14) and Doo Ho Choi (14-2) will headline the UFC’s Jan. 14 show. The news was confirmed on Saturday’s UFC on FOX 26 broadcast.
Submitted Dec 18, 2017 6:36AM by Braden - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Longtime MMA head coach Robert Follis dies
One of the most accomplished coaches in mixed martial arts has died. Robert Follis, who most recently was the head coach at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, died Friday, his girlfriend Myra Fukuno confirmed Sunday on Facebook.
Submitted Dec 17, 2017 8:17PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Mike Perry explains why he sniffed Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC on FOX 26 weigh-ins
Ceremonial weigh-ins with Mike Perry are never dull, and that held true on Friday. At the ceremonial UFC on FOX 26 weigh-ins in Winnipeg, Perry pulled an unusual move on welterweight opponent Santiago Ponzinibbio, sniffing the Argentinian up and down during the pair’s faceoff. So what exactly was Perry sniffing around for?
Submitted Dec 16, 2017 4:13AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Michael Bisping scuffles outside courthouse, ordered to pay ex-manager over $400K for unpaid commissions
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping isn’t just losing fights these days, he stands to lose more than $400,000 after a Manchester judged ordered “The Count” to pay ex-manager and Wolfslair MMA Academy founder Anthony McGann for unpaid commissions.
Submitted Dec 16, 2017 4:12AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Mara Romero Borella vs. Katlyn Chookagian added to UFC on FOX 27
Mara Romero Borella has a date and an opponent for her second fight in the UFC. The 31-year-old fighter will be taking on Katlyn Chookagian in a flyweight contest at UFC on FOX 27.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 11:35PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
MMA veteran Marlon Sandro allegedly attacked, choked out fiancee
Brazilian MMA fighter Marlon Sandro has been accused of domestic violence. The 37-fight veteran, a former Sengoku featherweight champion who also competed under the Bellator banner, allegedly injured his fiancee Tayssa Wuensche on Thursday morning in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 1:16PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Tim Elliott vs. Pietro Menga fight at UFC Winnipeg canceled after Menga fails to weigh in
UFC on FOX 26 has suffered a last-minute cancellation. A flyweight bout between Tim Elliott and Pietro Menga has been removed from Saturday’s UFC event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after Menga did not appear at Friday’s weigh-ins.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 12:39PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Cyril Asker vs. Tai Tuivasa added to UFC 221 in Perth
A heavyweight bout between Cyril Asker and Tai Tuivasa is the latest addition to February’s UFC 221 lineup. The Daily Telegraph announced the matchup between Asker and Tuivasa.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 4:19AM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns booked for UFC on FOX 28
They didn’t get their originally requested date, but Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Gilbert Burns are going to scrap. The UFC today announced the lightweights will face off at UFC on FOX 28, which takes place Feb. 24 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.
Submitted Dec 14, 2017 11:40PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis
Kamaru Usman and Emil Meek are still set to fight, and now they have a date and location. According to UFC.com, Usman (11-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and Meek (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will square off in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 124, which takes place Jan. 14 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Submitted Dec 14, 2017 11:38PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi shifted to UFC 220
Turns out, Abdul Razak Alhassan and Sabah Homasi will have to wait a little longer for their promised rematch. The UFC welterweights are now scheduled for a do-over at UFC 220, pushing back a date originally promised by UFC President Dana White for UFC 219.
Submitted Dec 14, 2017 6:10PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lyoto Machida vs. Eryk Anders headlines UFC Belem
Eryk Anders asked for a fight with Lyoto Machida at UFC Belem, and he got it. The pair of middleweights will collide in a five-round main event in Belem, Brazil, on Feb. 3, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by MMA Today.
Submitted Dec 14, 2017 12:13PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Diego Sanchez talks fulfilling dreams of superfan Isaac Marquez, a fighter with Down syndrome
Isaac Marquez came into the JacksonWink MMA gym earlier this year, walked two inches from the mat there and that’s when he met Diego Sanchez.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 7:02PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
UFC's Joseph Benavidez on initial pain, isolation, helplessness of injury recovery
Scrolling through Joseph Benavidez’s Instagram account, you’ll see a few things: pictures of him with wife Megan Olivi, snapshots of movies, and cute selfies with their dog, Benny. What you won’t see are too many pictures of his recovering knee. That doesn’t mean that the two-time UFC flyweight title challenger isn’t going to the UFC Performance Institute every day. Or that he isn’t training. Or that he isn’t powering through every rough stage of rehabilitation after surgically repairing a torn ACL. In the more than six months that have passed since Benavidez announced that an injury had forced him out of a scheduled bout with Ben Nguyen, he’s done all those things. We just haven’t since much of it.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:21PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
UFC Fight Night 123 salaries: Ex-WSOF champ Marlon Moraes leads $866k payroll
Former WSOF bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes took home a big win at UFC Fight Night 123, and he also notched the biggest pay day of the event.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:18PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frankie Edgar aiming to return in March or April to fight Max Holloway
Frankie Edgar is recovering from an orbital injury that knocked him out of a featherweight title opportunity vs. champion Max Holloway, and he’s optimistic that they can make that fight happen soon.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:16PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
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