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UFC reportedly planning star-studded press conference leading up to UFC 219
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Big announcements could be on their way. UFC 219 is already looking to be a pretty big event, headlined by Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm and Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barbosa. But there may be even more stars from the promotion headed to Las Vegas for a surprise media event. According to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, the UFC is planning another big press conference in the style of their 'The Time Is Now' and 'Summer Kickoff' pressers.
Submitted Dec 27, 2017 2:21PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gadzhimurad Antigulov meets Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Central Florida continues to build with the addition of a light heavyweight bout. Gadzhimurad Antigulov will take on Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando.
Submitted Dec 27, 2017 2:13PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Sean O'Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath booked for UFC 222 in Las Vegas
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A bantamweight bout between Sean O'Malley and Andre Soukhamthath is among the first additions to March’s UFC 222 lineup.
Submitted Dec 27, 2017 2:11PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tonya Evinger returns to bantamweight, meets Marion Reneau at UFC Fight Night 126
(mmajunkie.com)
A women’s bantamweight bout between Tonya Evinger and Marion Reneau is the latest addition to February’s UFC Fight Night 126 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout. The full UFC Fight Night 126 card now includes: Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno Sage Northcutt vs. Thibault Gouti Tonya Evinger vs. Marion Reneau
Submitted Dec 26, 2017 5:35PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros slated to headline UFC Austin
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A popular veteran with a long-established reputation for exciting scraps will tangle with a competitor fresh off one of 2017’s most exciting bouts. A welterweight match between Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros is all but official for the UFC Austin main event on Feb. 18, sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on Tuesday.
Submitted Dec 26, 2017 3:34PM by Leonstolzz - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA’s Naughty or Nice List: 2017 Edition
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I believe it was the late great John Lennon who turned an ordinary statement into an accusatory question — “So this is Christmas, and what have you done?” John didn’t waste time getting to his point, especially when harvesting suspicions that other people wasted time in general. What does Lennon’s song have to do with an MMA column on Christmas? Everything! Or nothing. The truth is it’s just a cheap way to set up a premise for this year’s MMA list of who’s been naughty, and who’s been nice. Some people did good things in MMA. Some didn’t. Some were decent people. Some were not. And some, like UFC president Dana White, just fanned their faces with cash while mouthing the words over and over again, “it is what it is.” Let’s get right into it.
Submitted Dec 26, 2017 1:16AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
John Lineker off Saturday' UFC 219 main card due to injury
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Saturday’s UFC 219 lineup has lost one of its most anticipated matchups. An injury has forced bantamweight slugger John Lineker (30-8 MMA, 11-3 UFC) out of his main-card bout with fellow contender Jimmie Rivera (21-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC), UFC officials today told MMAjunkie. A replacement search is underway. The latest UFC 219 card now includes: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm – for women’s featherweight title Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Jimmie Rivera vs. TBA Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET) Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Khalil Rountree Marc Diakiese vs. Dan Hooker Rick Glenn vs. Myles Jury Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET) Mark Delarosa vs. Tim Elliott Omari Akhmedov vs. Marvin Vettori
Submitted Dec 24, 2017 4:31PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
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Mackenzie Dern believes she’s ready to fight in the UFC
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Undefeated prospect Mackenzie Dern discusses her recent win over Kaline Medeiros at Invicta FC 26 and successfully making weight for a strawweight bout, the improvements as an athlete a little over a year since her first fight, balancing her careers in MMA and jiu-jitsu, when she hopes to fight in the UFC, and much more.
Submitted Dec 23, 2017 5:05PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Alex Volkanovski vs. Jeremy Kennedy booked for UFC 221 in Perth
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of rising-star featherweights will mix it up when the UFC returns to Australia in February after having their original booking scrapped. Canada’s Jeremy Kennedy (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will put his unbeaten record on the line when he travels “Down Under” to meet Australia’s own Alex Volkanovski (16-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) at UFC 221. The fight booking was reported by MMA-Today.com,
Submitted Dec 23, 2017 4:59PM by Braden - 2 comments
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UFC champ Max Holloway impressed with new contenders Brian Ortega, Josh Emmett
(mmajunkie.com)
December was a good month for the UFC’s featherweight division. Champion Max Holloway made his first successful title defense, Brian Ortega scored a slick submission in a televised main event, and Josh Emmettconnected with a massive knockout in the co-headliner of a network-televised fight card. Holloway, who defended his title with a third-round TKO of Jose Aldo at UFC 218, said he liked what he saw out of the latter two, who are making a surge up the 145-pound rankings toward a crack at the gold.
Submitted Dec 23, 2017 6:55AM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Bellator’s Daniel Straus recovering in hospital after bad motorcycle accident
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Former Bellator champion Daniel Straus was injured in a serious motorcycle accident last weekend and is recovering at a Florida hospital.
Submitted Dec 23, 2017 6:54AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC alters Reebok sponsorship earning tiers
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Incoming fighters to the UFC will soon see a bump in Reebok sponsorship earnings.
Submitted Dec 23, 2017 6:53AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Namajunas vs. Torres at UFC 221
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On July 13, 2013 in just her third fight, Rose Namajunas lost to Tecia Torres via Unanimous Decision at Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg. Namajunas won the rematch, again via Unanimous Decision, in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 19 on April 16, 2016.
Submitted Dec 22, 2017 2:53PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After last three fights on UFC contract, Mark Hunt plans to leave organization
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It’s been a tumultuous couple of years for Mark Hunt fighting for (and with) the UFC, and he’s ready to move on to the next stage of his career. The 43-year-old MMA and kickboxing veteran recently appeared on Submission Radio to talk about where he stands with the world’s largest fight promotion. Hunt had a disagreement with the UFC recently after he was pulled from a Nov. 19 show due to comments he made to “Players Voice”. In that article, Hunt admitted to having issues with his memory and that he sometimes slurred his words, which prompted officials to seek further testing before allowing Hunt to compete again. Hunt was not happy with the decision and suggested that it was tied to his ongoing lawsuit against the UFC, company president Dana White, and Brock Lesnar over the promotion allegedly knowing that Lesnar was taking performance enhancing drugs ahead of a fight with Hunt at UFC 200 in July 2016. Regardless, the UFC has since deemed Hunt fit to fight and he meets Curtis Blaydes at UFC 221 on Feb. 11 in Perth, Australia. According to Hunt, that’s one of the last three fights on his current contract, and he was asked if his run in the Octagon will soon be over.
Submitted Dec 22, 2017 5:02AM by Braden - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Heavyweight prospect Tyrell Fortune meets Joe Hernandez at Bellator 193
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With the Bellator heavyweight division set to crown a new champion next year, one of its brightest prospects will aim to stay on the winning path in February. Undefeated wrestling specialist Tyrell Fortune (3-0) is set to face Joe “2 Gunz” Hernandez (4-2) at Bellator 193 on Jan. 26 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Thursday.
Submitted Dec 22, 2017 5:01AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC Belem gets local bantamweight Iuri Alcantara vs. Joe Soto
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Iuri Alcantara, one of the few Para native talents to compete inside the Octagon, will get to fight a few miles away from home in February. A 45-fight veteran, “Marajo,” is set to take on fellow bantamweight Joe Soto at the UFC Belem card on Feb. 3, the company announced on Thursday.
Submitted Dec 22, 2017 4:59AM by Braden - 1 comment
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Mizuto Hirota vs. Ross Pearson set for UFC 221 in Australia
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A pair of lightweights in need of rebounding have been booked to fight each other at UFC 221. The promotion on Thursday announced that Mizuto Hirota and Ross Pearson will square off at the Feb. 10 event, which takes place at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia, and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Dec 22, 2017 4:58AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Alan Jouban vs. Ben Saunders added to UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando
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A battle between two welterweight veterans has been added to UFC on FOX 28 with “Brahma” meeting “Killa B.” UFC officials recently announced that Alan Jouban and Ben Saunders will meet at the Feb. 24 event, which takes place at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. While the bout order has yet to be revealed, UFC on FOX 28’s main card airs on FOX following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Dec 21, 2017 7:27PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sage Northcutt booked for UFC Fight Night 126 vs. Thibault Gouti
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For the second time, Sage Northcutt will fight under the UFC banner in his home state. Northcutt, a Katy, Texas native, has been booked to fight Thibault Gouti at UFC Fight Night 126 on Feb. 18 in Austin, UFC officials confirmed to ESPN.com. The event takes place at Frank Erwin Center and airs on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Dec 21, 2017 5:18PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stephen Thompson: Rafael dos Anjos needs to fight me for No. 1 contender’s spot
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With a convincing five-round unanimous decision win over Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC on FOX 26, Rafael dos Anjos put himself in prime position to be the next challenger for Tyron Woodley’s welterweight title. The champ is currently on the sidelines after undergoing shoulder surgery, and while dos Anjos may be willing to wait for his return, another 170-pound star believes that dos Anjos still has work to do before being considered the No. 1 .
Submitted Dec 21, 2017 4:52PM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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