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Bryan Caraway, Joseph Morales amongst many shown door by the UFC
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UFC veteran Bryan Caraway and flyweight Joseph Morales are among just a handful of names who have been released by the UFC. In addition to Caraway and Morales, MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed that light heavyweight Abdul-Kerim Edilov and heavyweight Dmitry Smoliakov are no longer on the UFC roster. Caraway’s departure was revealed by South Korean promotion Battlefield Fighting Championship on Monday. “Kid Lightning” went 6-4 during his almost eight-year UFC career, picking up wins against the likes of Aljamain Sterling and Eddie Wineland during his time in the promotion.
Submitted May 29, 2019 9:21AM by JLS - 5 comments
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Three New Bouts Announced for UFC 240 in Edmonton
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The lineup for UFC 240 is beginning to take shape, as the promotion on Tuesday confirmed a trio of contests for the July 27 event. The newly-announced bouts are as followed: Lauren Murphy vs. Mara Romero Borella at flyweight; Gillan Robertson vs. Sarah Frota at flyweight and Erik Koch vs. Kyle Stewart at welterweight. UFC 240 take place at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and is headlined by a featherweight championship clash between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar. The main card airs on pay-per-view through ESPN+, with prelims airing on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
Submitted May 29, 2019 9:18AM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC's Yoel Romero wins tainted supplement lawsuit, awarded $27 million in damages
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Yoel Romero’s name has been further cleared of wrongdoing after a failed drug test from 2016 was proven to have stemmed from a tainted supplement. Romero (13-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) on Tuesday won a lawsuit based in New Jersey against Gold Star Performance Products with total damages of $27.45 million, according to Romero’s agent, Abraham Kawa. The UFC middleweight sued the company after a failed drug test caused him to be suspended from competition by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Submitted May 29, 2019 9:16AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Urijah Faber returns for UFC Sacramento fight with Ricky Simon
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A member of the UFC Hall of Fame will soon enter the Octagon. Urijah Faber, who retired from the sport following a decision victory over Brad Pickett in Sacramento in Dec. 2016, has agreed to take on Ricky Simon at UFC’s return to the city on July 13, sources said. MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer confirmed the bout with sources.
Submitted May 28, 2019 9:53PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Alex Oliveira To Meet With Police Over Alleged Assault
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UFC Welterweight Alex Oliveira will meet with police over an alleged assault against his ex-wife in Tres Rios, Rio de Janeiro this coming Monday. The news was confirmed by MMA Junkie after precinct chief Andre Lourenco told the media outlet about it on Sunday. The expected meeting comes after an alleged incident that took place Saturday.
Submitted May 27, 2019 9:39AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Brian Ortega Vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov Set For UFC 240
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On a day in which we learned of the scintillating lightweight showdown between Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone, it was going to be hard for the UFC to top it with another fight-announcement. And sure, for many reasons, that pivotal 155lb clash will be a phenomenal showcase in terms of name-value and the almighty stakes, but for those in the know, this featherweight title-eliminator is just as good.
Submitted May 27, 2019 6:41AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Rostem Akman vs. Sergey Khandozhko completes 13-fight UFC on ESPN+ 11 lineup
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The lineup for the UFC’s return to Sweden this week appears to be complete with the addition of a welterweight fight. Rostem Akman (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will step up on short notice to take on Sergey Khandozhko (26-5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 11, according to online reports. UFC officials have not made a formal announcement of the booking, however. The UFC on ESPN+ 11 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET) Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith Ilir Latifi vs. Volkan Oezdemir Jimi Manuwa vs. Aleksandar Rakic Makwan Amirkhani vs. Chris Fishgold Christos Giagos vs. Damir Hadzovic Sung Bin Jo vs. Daniel Teymur PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, 10 a.m. ET) Rostem Akman vs. Sergey Khandozhko Tonya Evinger vs. Lina Lansberg Stevie Ray vs. Leonardo Santos Frank Camacho vs. Nick Hein Bea Malecki vs. Eduarda Santana Devin Clark vs. Darko Stosic Joel Alvarez vs. Danilo Belluardo
Submitted May 27, 2019 6:39AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Elias Theodorou, Wilson Reis among cuts to UFC's roster
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A popular Canadian “Ultimate Fighter” winner and a former title challenger are among four recent cuts to the UFC’s roster. Elias Theodorou, Wilson Reis, Marcelo Golm and Eric Shelton have been released by the promotion. A UFC official today confirmed the news to MMA Junkie after an initial report by Brazilian MMA media outlet Combate.com. Theodorou (16-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC), a middleweight, had won three straight fights and five of his past six before a decision loss to Derek Brunson earlier this month at UFC on ESPN+ 8 in Canada. Before that setback, Theodorou had decision wins over Dan Kelly, Trevor Smith and Eryk Anders to bounce back from a loss to Brad Tavares in July 2017.
Submitted May 27, 2019 6:38AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Arlovski-Rothwell 2 set for July 20 card
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Two veteran heavyweights will meet again at UFC Fight Night San Antonio in July. Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell 2 is set for the July 20 event, sources told ESPN. The rematch is 11 years in the making. Arlovski knocked out Rothwell at Affliction: Banned, the promotion's first event, back in July 2008.
Submitted May 21, 2019 9:15AM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC nearing deal for Holloway-Edgar, sources say
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The UFC is close to finalizing a featherweight title fight between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar for UFC 240 on July 27 in Edmonton, Canada, according to multiple sources. The promotion has tried to book this matchup twice in the past, although both attempts fell through due to injury. Once official, the 145-pound championship will take place on the pay-per-view portion of UFC 240, which will take in Edmonton's Rogers Place.
Submitted May 14, 2019 7:34AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Neil Magny out of UFC Rochester bout vs. Vicente Luque
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The UFC is looking for someone to step up and fight Vicente Luque on short notice this Saturday at UFC Rochester. Neil Magny has pulled out of his welterweight bout against Vicente Luque for undisclosed reasons, MMAjunkie.com reported Monday evening. UFC officials have yet to confirm the news.
Submitted May 13, 2019 11:15PM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC veteran Anthony Johnson arrested for domestic violence
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Former UFC fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson was arrested for domestic violence on Monday in Florida. MMAWeekly.com confirmed the arrest by the Boca Raton Police Services, following an initial report by TMZ Sports.
Submitted May 7, 2019 2:05PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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Larissa Pacheco will now face Kayla Harrison in the PFL 12 main event
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The PFL’s first show of 2019 is once again seeing a main event change. Less than a week after scheduled headliner Louis Taylor announced that he would not be competing in the league’s second season due to the New York State Athletic Commission not clearing him for his welterweight bout with Chris Curtis, Thursday’s replacement main event between Kayla Harrison (3-0) and Svetlana Khautova is no more.
Submitted May 7, 2019 1:22AM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC Ottawa bonus winners: Walt Harris’ 50-second TKO leads $50K winners
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There weren’t many finishes last night (Sat., May 4, 2019) at UFC on ESPN+ 9 live on ESPN+ from inside Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, but the action still produced fireworks, including Donald Cerrone’s main event destruction of lightweight contender Al Iaquinta (highlights HERE). Fight of the Night: Donald Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta Performance of the Night: Walt Harris Performance of the Night: Macy Chiasson
Submitted May 5, 2019 9:34PM by JLS - 1 comment
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PFL announces first three events of 2019 regular season
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The Professional Fighters League announced the first three events for the first half of the 2019 regular season Friday. PFL 1 will feature two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison as she takes on Russian born Svetlana Khautova. Also on the card, former Strikeforce and Invicta FC bantamweight champion Sara Kaufman makes the jump up two weight classes to challenge Morgan Frier. Both women will compete in the inaugural women’s lightweight division. PFL’s season 1 breakout star Ray Cooper III is also set to return as he faces off against his cousin Zane Kamaka. PFL 2 will feature hometown favorites Chris Wade and Andre Harrison as well the returns of defending 2018 PFL featherweight champion Lance Palmer and lightweight champion Natan Schulte. Rounding out the first three events, fans will witness the return of defending heavyweight champion Philipe Lins as he enters the cage against former Bellator and RIZIN veteran Satoshi Ishii at PFL 3. Last season’s light heavyweight runner-up Vinny Magalhaes will also begin his quest for redemption against Emiliano Sordi. All three events will take place at NYCB Live on Long Island, N.Y. Here is the first three fight cards: PFL 1 – May 9 ESPN2 Kayla Harrison vs. Svetlana Khautova Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. John Howard Ray Cooper III vs. Zane Kamaka Sarah Kaufman vs. Morgan Frier Sadibou Sy vs. David Michaud ESPN+ Handesson Ferreira vs. Bojan Velickovic Genah Fabian vs. Bobbi Jo Dalziel Gamzat Khiramagomedov vs. Glaico Franca Andre Fialho vs. Chris Curtis Larissa Pacheco vs. Roberta Samad PFL 2 – May 23 ESPN+ Lance Palmer vs. Alex Gilpin Chris Wade vs. Nate Andrews Andre Harrison vs. TBD Ramsey Nijem vs. Ronys Torres Akhmed Aliev vs. Carlao Silva Alexandre Almeida vs. Luis Rafael Laurentino Islam Mamedov vs. Ylies Djiroun Rashid Magomedov vs. Loik Radzhabov ESPN2 Natan Schulte vs. Bao Yincang Alexandre Bezerra vs. Jeremy Kennedy Damon Jackson vs. Movlid Khaybulaev Steven Siler vs. Gadzhi Rabadanov PFL 3 – June 6 ESPN+ Philipe Lins vs. Satoshi Ishii Kelvin Tiller vs. Muhammed Dereese Maxim Grishin vs. Jordan Johnson Valdrin Istrefi vs. Ali Isaev Rakim Cleveland vs. Viktor Nemkov Ronny Markes vs. Sigi Pesaleli Rashid Yusupov vs. Mikhail Mokhnatkin Alex Nicholson vs. Francimar Barroso ESPN2 Vinny Magalhaes vs. Emiliano Sordi Dan Spohn vs. Bozigit Ataev Jared Rosholt vs. Denis Goltsov Ben Edwards vs. Ante Delija
Submitted May 5, 2019 9:28PM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC Fort Lauderdale Bonuses: Perry vs. Oliveira Takes Home Fight of the Night
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‘Platinum’ Mike Perry struck gold Saturday night at UFC Fort Lauderdale, splitting Fight of the Night honors with Alex Oliveira. including a middleweight main event that saw short-notice replacement Jack Hermansson get the better of veteran 185lb contender Jacare Souza. That upset, however, wasn’t the bout that took home Fight of the Night honors. Instead, that was bestowed up the welterweight clash between Mike Perry and Alex Oliveira. It was the controversial but gritty Perry, in the end, getting his hand raised over Brazil’s ‘Cowboy,’ after an entertaining three rounds in which the Florida native tried for, but could not find, a finish.
Submitted Apr 30, 2019 10:33AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Sean O’Malley, Nicco Montaño, two others suspended six months by USADA in contaminated supplement cases
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Four UFC fighters have been suspended six months by USADA, all for testing positive for the banned substance ostarine, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Tuesday. The four fighters were former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montaño, prospect Sean O’Malley, Augusto Mendes and Marvin Vettori. All had trace amounts of ostarine in their system in drug tests last year, which USADA says is consistent with supplement contamination. USADA found “no evidence of intentional use” in any of the four cases, per a release.
Submitted Apr 24, 2019 9:39PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC on ESPN+ 8 pre-event facts: Jim Miller adds to record for most UFC fights
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The UFC makes its return to Florida this weekend with UFC on ESPN+ 8, which takes place Saturday at BB&T Center in Sunrise with a main card that airs on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN and ESPN2. A makeshift middleweight headliner is scheduled atop the card. Perennial contender Ronaldo Souza (26-6 MMA, 9-3 UFC) meets Jack Hermansson (19-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC), who steps in as a replacement for Yoel Romero, in a key 185-pound matchup. The card has more to offer, though, including a pair of former UFC champions and a number of contenders. For all the numbers, check below for 60 pre-event facts about UFC on ESPN+ 8.
Submitted Apr 24, 2019 9:37PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Pedro Munhoz fined $2,500 for post-UFC 235 celebration
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The Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday voted to fine UFC bantamweight Pedro Munhoz $2,500 plus attorney’s fees for his post-fight celebration at UFC 235. Munhoz’s total bill comes to $2,827.06 after $327.06 in fees. The fines need to be paid before his temporary suspension is lifted, an NAC representative told MMA Junkie following an initial report from MMA Fighting.
Submitted Apr 24, 2019 9:34PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC veteran Rodrigo de Lima killed in hit and run incident in Brazil
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Former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima was killed Sunday in a hit and run incident following a dispute with an Uber driver in Belem, Brazil.
Submitted Apr 22, 2019 9:50PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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