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Yancy Medeiros out of UFC 226; replacement needed for Mike Perry
The stacked UFC 226 card has taken its first blow. Yancy Medeiros is out of his scheduled welterweight bout against Mike Perry next weekend. A UFC official today told MMAjunkie that Medeiros (15-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) won’t be able to compete against Perry (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) because of an undisclosed injury. A replacement opponent is being sought. “I can’t believe this mother(expletive) man,” Perry said on Instagram. “I mean, being hurt is part of being an MMA fighter. I don’t think I’ve ever gone into a fight 100 percent. I’m always hurt. I’m hurt right now. I’m still going to show up and collect that check, break some neck.” The current UFC 226 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Stipe Miocic vs. champ Daniel Cormier – for heavyweight title Champ Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega – for featherweight title Derrick Lewis vs. Francis Ngannou Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki PRELIMINARY CARD (8 p.m. ET) Paulo Costa vs. Uriah Hall Mike Perry vs. TBA Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font Max Griffin vs. Curtis Millender PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire Drakkar Klose vs. Lando Vannata
Submitted Jun 28, 2018 5:00PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Andre Fili vs. Michael Johnson added to UFC Lincoln in August
A featherweight bout between Andre Fili and Michael Johnson is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 135 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Fili (18-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and Johnson (17-13 MMA, 9-9 UFC) via JournalStar.com. UFC Fight Night 135 takes place Aug. 25 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC Fight Night 135 lineup includes: Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick Deiveson Figueiredo vs. John Moraga Angela Hill vs. Alexa Grasso Antonio Braga Neto vs. Andrew Sanchez Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya Andre Fili vs. Michael Johnson
Submitted Jun 28, 2018 4:58PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lineup set for DWCS 13 with another women's headliner: Maycee Barber vs. Jamie Colleen
The lineup is set for Dana White’s Contender Series 13 next month, and once again women will take the top spot. Maycee Barber (4-0) will take on Jamie Colleen (4-1) in a women’s strawweight fight in the show’s headliner. UFC officials recently revealed the card’s full lineup and bout order. Also on the card, Austin Vanderford (4-0), the fiance of UFC women’s flyweight Paige VanZant, will try to crack into the UFC against Angelo Trevino (7-2). The DWCS 13 lineup includes: Maycee Barber vs. Jamie Colleen Vince Morales vs. Domingo Pilarte Chibwikem Onyenegecha vs. Maki Pitolo Angelo Trevino vs. Austin Vanderford Antonio Jones vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
Submitted Jun 28, 2018 4:57PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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James Vick replaces Al Iaquinta, meets Justin Gaethje in new UFC Lincoln headliner
It didn’t take long for the UFC to find a replacement for Al Iaquinta to fight Justin Gaethje at UFC Fight Night 135. Just hours after Iaquinta said he was not going to fight Gaethje (18-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at the August event, James Vick (13-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) has agreed to step in and fight in the new lightweight headliner. UFC official confirmed the matchup following an initial report from ESPN. The latest UFC Fight Night 135 lineup includes: Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick Deiveson Figueiredo vs. John Moraga Angela Hill vs. Alexa Grasso Antonio Braga Neto vs. Andrew Sanchez Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya
Submitted Jun 28, 2018 4:55PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Al Iaquinta not fighting Justin Gaethje at UFC Lincoln; replacement needed
Al Iaquinta won’t be fighting Justin Gaethje in August’s UFC Fight Night 135 headliner, after all. Although Iaquinta never definitively said he was in the fight, the UFC formally announced the matchup with Gaethje on Tuesday, with tickets set to go on sale Friday. It’s not going to happen, though. Iaquinta was vague when he responded to MMAjunkie via text message tonight and didn’t say without question that he’s out of the fight, news that was first reported by ESPN.com’s Ariel Helwani. The latest UFC Fight Night 135 lineup includes: Justin Gaethje vs. TBA Deiveson Figueiredo vs. John Moraga Angela Hill vs. Alexa Grasso Antonio Braga Neto vs. Andrew Sanchez Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya
Submitted Jun 28, 2018 4:52PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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UFC vet Sean Soriano meets Bruce Boyington for vacant 145 title at CES MMA 51
The vacant featherweight title will be on the line when CES MMA returns to Rhode Island in August. UFC veteran Sean Soriano (11-5) will take on Bruce Boyington (15-11) for the vacant 145-pound strap at CES MMA 51, the promotion announced today. The event takes place at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., on Aug. 3. The main card airs on AXS TV. The title fight is the first added to the card, and it has not yet been announced whether it will be the main event.
Submitted Jun 28, 2018 4:49PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Ex-Invicta champ Livia Renata Souza makes UFC debut vs. Alex Chambers in Sao Paulo
It appears as if the UFC’s return to Brazil this fall has started to take shape with the addition of a Brazilian former Invicta FC champion. A women’s strawweight bout between Alex Chambers (5-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Livia Renata Souza (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been added to the card, according to a report. The booking first was reported by Brazilian news outlet Combate, citing UFC sources. The event, likely to be UFC Fight Night 137, takes place Sept. 22 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jun 28, 2018 4:48PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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LFA champ Kevin Aguilar in for Rafael Fiziev vs. Joey Gomez in DWCS 12 headliner
Dana White’s Contender Series is off next week during “International Fight Week” in Las Vegas, but when it returns it will feature a new headliner. Kevin Aguilar (14-1) will step in for Rafael Fiziev (5-0) in a lightweight bout against Joey Gomez (7-0) at Dana White’s Contender Series 12 on July 10. The announcement was made by the UFC following Tuesday’s DWCS 11 event in Las Vegas. The event at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass. The Dana White’s Contender Series 12 lineup now includes: Kevin Aguilar vs. Joey Gomez Alton Cunningham vs. Bevon Lewis Toby Misech vs. Ricky Palacios Riley Dutro vs. Jordan Espinosa Max Mustaki vs. Jalin Turner
Submitted Jun 28, 2018 4:47PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Bellator announces a 9 figure 5 year broadcast deal with streaming service DAZN
“This exciting new partnership with DAZN is a game-changer for Bellator,” Bellator President Scott Coker stated in a press release. “The investment will enable us to continue expanding our roster with free agents that make sense so we can put on pay-per-view-worthy fight cards that fans will want to see. Plus, on DAZN’s worldwide platform, our fights will be seen live for the first time to new audiences around the globe.”
Submitted Jun 27, 2018 11:14PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator, General MMA
Felipe Arantes announces MMA retirement: 'I feel like a champion'
“I’ve always made it clear that I don’t depend on fighting financially, because, through it, I’ve built things that allow me to have a good life,” Arantes said. “I’m grateful for being able to hang up my gloves at 30 and for knowing that, one way or another, my name will be in UFC history.”
Submitted Jun 27, 2018 10:48PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Former UFC champ Johny Hendricks announces MMA retirement
“I’m done. I’m retiring. I’m getting out of the MMA world,” Hendricks told MMAjunkie Radio. “I’ve been thinking about this long and hard for a while. I’m going to get back to my roots. I’m going to start coaching at All Saints (Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas). I coached a little bit of high school last year, but I’m going to make the move over to All Saints and start doing those things.”
Submitted Jun 27, 2018 10:41PM by jae_1833 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Rashad Evans announces retirement from MMA
Former UFC light heavyweight champion and The Ultimate Fighter 2 winner Rashad Evans has fought for the last time.
Submitted Jun 25, 2018 8:51PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Fight Nights Global release Nikita Krylov to negotiate potential UFC Moscow return
According to the promotion’s president, Kamil Gadzhiev, Fight Nights Global has released surging Ukrainian Nikita Krylov with a view to him making his return to the Octagon at UFC Moscow in September.
Submitted Jun 25, 2018 8:48PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Bellator 201's Robbie Peralta ready to get back to big show with mind right
It’s been nine months since Robbie Peralta stepped into a cage and applied his MMA skills to a fight. A win over journeyman Shad Smith stopped a string of losses that triggered his release from the UFC and the WSOF, but it didn’t do much to announce his return to the sport’s big stage.
Submitted Jun 24, 2018 11:43PM by RacingHartPurple - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC Fight Night 132 winner Leon Edwards explains callout of Jorge Masvidal
UFC welterweight Leon Roberts gave his performance against Donald Cerrone a seven out of 10 stars. In other words, he didn’t quite live up to his expectations, but it was still a good night.
Submitted Jun 24, 2018 10:35PM by RacingHartPurple - 2 comments
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Donald Cerrone says stock didn't drop in loss, will fight until UFC says 'enough, bro'
Donald Cerrone isn’t retiring after his loss to Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 132. He’s not going to Bellator, and there’s a good chance he’s not changing weight classes, either.
Submitted Jun 24, 2018 10:32PM by RacingHartPurple - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Claudia Gadelha laughs off Carla Esparza's 'excuses,' says any rematch would have to be in Brazil
Current UFC strawweight contenders Claudia Gadelha and Carla Esparza haven’t ever been exactly the best of friends. But after being accused of greasing by her foe, Gadelha is even more irate than normal at the former champ.
Submitted Jun 24, 2018 10:30PM by RacingHartPurple - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Wanderlei Silva Says He’s Fighting ‘Rampage’ Jackson at Bellator MMA Event on Sept. 29
“It is with great honor that I announce my return to MMA,” Silva wrote. “On Sept. 29th in California, I will do the Bellator MMA main event against [Quinton Jackson]. It will be our fourth match. I am very happy with my return and it will undoubtedly be a great show for everyone you guys.”
Submitted Jun 21, 2018 3:01AM by RhythmAndStyle - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
PFL 2 weigh-in results and video: Firmino 154.5, Brooks 156
Check out the full weigh-in results and video for week 2 of the Professional Fighters League 2018 regular season. Week 2 of the Professional Fighters League 2018 regular season has arrived. June 21st sees the lightweight and light heavyweights in action, with UFC veteran and former Bellator champion Will Brooks headlining against WSOF mainstay Luiz Firmino. Familiar faces also on the card include Brian Foster, TUF 13 runner-up Ramsey Nijem, TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero (who missed weight in what was a short notice call-up), Ronny Markes, former Bellator middleweight champion Brandon Halsey, Vinny Magalhaes, and many more. Outside the tournament itself, two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison makes her MMA debut against Brittany Elkin, in what is a lightweight bout that will air on the main card.
Submitted Jun 21, 2018 1:20AM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Niko Price says he's fighting Randy Brown at UFC Fight Night 133
A welterweight bout between Randy Brown and Niko Price is apparently the 14th addition to July’s UFC Fight Night 133 lineup. Price (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) verified the matchup with Brown (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) today in response to a fan question on social media. UFC Fight Night 133 takes place July 14 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full bout order and fight card haven’t been finalized. The latest UFC Fight Night 133 card includes: Junior Dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanov Paul Felder vs. James Vick Myles Jury vs. Chad Mendes Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn Marion Reneau vs. Cat Zingano Darren Elkins vs. Alex Volkanovski Said Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Scoggins Liz Carmouche vs. Jennifer Maia Alejandro Perez vs. Eddie Wineland Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel Sage Northcutt vs. Zak Ottow Mark De La Rosa vs. Elias Garcia Raoni Barcelos vs. Kurt Holobaugh Randy Brown vs. Niko Price
Submitted Jun 18, 2018 9:33PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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