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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
David Teymur steps in to fight Nik Lentz at UFC Utica
David Teymur and Nik Lentz are making the most of an unlucky situation. Both men recently saw scheduled bouts spoiled due to injuries to their opponents, with Teymur originally supposed to fight newcomer Don Madge at UFC Liverpool, and Lentz supposed to fight Leonardo Santos at UFC Utica. Lentz will remain on the June 1 Utica card with Teymur stepping in for Santos, sources confirmed with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Submitted May 1, 2018 1:10PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Junior dos Santos-Blagoy Ivanov scheduled for UFC Fight Night 133
A heavyweight bout between former champion Junior dos Santos and Blagoy Ivanov is scheduled to headline UFC Fight Night on July 14 in Boise, Idaho. Sources confirmed the planned matchup to ESPN on Monday. The televised event will take place at CenturyLink Arena.
Submitted Apr 30, 2018 9:41PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis rescheduled for UFC 226
Anthony Pettis and Michael Chiesa have a new date. The lightweight contenders will fight at UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani has learned.
Submitted Apr 30, 2018 9:34PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
First bouts set for UFC's Contender Series Brazil
The UFC will produce the second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2018, including names like Nick Newell and Greg Hardy. The company will also promote an all-Brazilian season of the show. It’s still unclear whether or not the fights will air live or not, but 12 bouts are already a done deal for the show, featuring Bellator veteran Augusto Sakai and Rizin tournament semifinalist Maria Oliveira among others.
Submitted Apr 30, 2018 7:17PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja on Tap For UFC Chile
It looks like Brandon Moreno may have found his replacement opponent in Alexandre Pantoja. Combate is reporting that Pantoja will be replacing Ray Borg at UFC Chile to take on Moreno. Borg was removed from the card due to a family emergency. His infant son has undergone two emergency surgeries.
Submitted Apr 30, 2018 6:54PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Israel Adesanya vs. Brad Tavares set for TUF 27 Finale main event
Israel Adesanya will get a serious test in his third UFC fight. The precocious, charismatic striker will take on perennially ranked middleweight Brad Tavares in the TUF 27 Finale on July 6 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Monday.
Submitted Apr 30, 2018 2:28PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: UFC will deal with Conor McGregor after law punishes him
McGregor is facing multiple charges of assault and UFC president Dana White told TMZ Sports that it’s up to the New York legal system to deal with McGregor before the promotion can even begin considering sanctions on the former two-division champion.
Submitted Apr 30, 2018 1:30PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Leonardo Santos injured, out of UFC Utica fight with Nik Lentz
Leonardo Santos can’t catch a break. Less than two weeks after the bout’s official announcement, Santos is out of a lightweight bout with Nik Lentz with a hand injury, sources told MMA Fighting. Santos was scheduled to face Lentz at the UFC Utica card on June 1.
Submitted Apr 28, 2018 3:57PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gunnar Nelson injures knee, withdraws from UFC Liverpool
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson was hoping to get back inside of the Octagon in 2018 for a matchup with Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 130 on May 27 from Liverpool, England, but will now have to wait longer to make his return. According to The MMA Takeover, Nelson has suffered a knee injury in training that will require surgery, knocking him out of his co-main event clash with Magny next month.
Submitted Apr 28, 2018 3:52PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Merab Dvalishvili’s appeal of loss to Ricky Simon denied by New Jersey State Athletic Control Board
Ricky Simon’s victory over Merab Dvalishvili will stand. The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (NJSACB) denied Dvalishvili’s appeal of the result of the UFC Atlantic City fight Friday in a letter penned by Commissioner Larry Hazzard, Sr.
Submitted Apr 27, 2018 7:24PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
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