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Ketlen Vieira says planned fight with Germaine de Randamie off due to 'GDR' injury
(mmajunkie.com)
Hopefully you weren’t holding your breath waiting for the return of Germaine de Randamie. De Randamie (7-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC), the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight champion who later had her title stripped, was rumored to be returning against Ketlen Vieira (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 125 in February in Brazil. But according to Vieira, the fight is off because of a de Randamie hand injury – or potentially a recurring or continued hand injury.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 4:30PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Takanori Gomi, four others released by the UFC
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The UFC has released five fighters from its roster, including four Brazilians. Takanori Gomi, Hacran Dias, Henrique da Silva, Adriano Martins and Carlos Felipe were no longer with the company, multiple sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 2:22PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gian Villante vs. Francimar Barroso announced for UFC 220
(https:)
A light heavyweight clash between Gian Villante and Francimar Barroso was added to UFC 220 in Boston on Jan. 20, the promotion announced following a report by Newsday.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 2:20PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Vitor Belfort vs. Uriah Hall, Jessica Eye vs. Kalindra Faria added to UFC St. Louis
(https:)
A UFC legend will return early next year. Vitor Belfort will take on Uriah Hall at UFC St. Louis on Jan. 14, ESPN reported as official Tuesday night. Belfort had posted to social media last month that he would be fighting Hall, but the date was unknown until now. Also on that Missouri card will be a women’s flyweight fight between Jessica Eye and Kalindra Faria.
Submitted Nov 15, 2017 2:19AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva releases statement following failed USADA drug test
(https:)
Anderson Silva has broken his silence following a positive drug test. Last Friday, Silva was pulled from the UFC Shanghai main event against Kelvin Gastelum due to a failed USADA drug test. The legendary former UFC middleweight champion released a statement Tuesday on social media addressing — though not directly — the situation.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 11:30PM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Coach Leaks News Of Nate Diaz Fight Camp
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Is Nate Diaz on the verge of returning to the UFC? If an Instagram post from his strength and conditioning coach Jose Garcia is to be believed, then yes.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 8:36PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Referee Marc Goddard breaks silence on Conor McGregor situation at Bellator 187
(https:)
The referee at the center of the Conor McGregor craziness at Bellator 187 last Friday issued a lengthy statement Tuesday on social media. Marc Goddard, who was shoved by McGregor in the cage following a bout between Charlie Ward and John Redmond, wrote that he had never officially ended the bout at the time that McGregor entered the fighting area. Goddard said he wasn’t able to assess the situation, because of the wildness that ensued when McGregor began celebrating with his teammate Ward.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 7:07PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Lorenz Larkins vs Fernando Gonzalez at catchweight set for Bellator 193 main event
(sherdog.com)
Lorenz Larkin and Fernando Gonzalez will square off in a 180-pound catchweight affair in the Bellator 193 headliner on Jan. 26. Promotion officials announced the pairing on Tuesday. Bellator 193 takes place at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., and will be televised on the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Additional bouts for the event will be announced soon.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 4:13PM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bidding opens at $3,000 for Dustin Poirier's UFC-Norfolk fight gear to benefit slain officer's family
(https:)
Now that one of the biggest – if not the biggest – wins of Dustin Poirier’s career is in the books, you can own all the gear that went along with it. MMAjunkie recently reported on Poirier’s decision to auction off his fight kit from UFC Fight Night 120, as well as his plans to auction off his gear after all his future fights to raise money for important causes close to him. He first auctioned off his gear following UFC 211 in May and raised $5,100 for the Second Harvest Food Bank in his home city of Lafayette, La., which translated to 3,000 meals for needy families. This past Saturday, Poirier (22-5 MMA, 14-4 UFC) took out former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (20-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC) with a third-round TKO in a “Fight of the Night” winner at UFC Fight Night 120, which took place at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. And now, Poirier has his fight kit on to raise money for the family of Lafayette Police Cpl. Michael Middlebrook, who was killed in the line of duty in October.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 2:28PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Michael Bisping targeting March’s UFC London card for retirement bout
(https:)
Michael Bisping surprised the MMA universe by stepping in on short notice to face Kelvin Gastelum following Anderson Silva’s forced withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai due to a USADA violation. Bisping lost his middleweight title in the main event of UFC 217 to Georges St-Pierre via third-round submission a week before he agreed to the short notice bout. Although “The Count” openly talked about considering retirement in the lead-up to the Madison Square Garden showdown with GSP, he says he has no plan to retire following his bout with Gastelum at the end of the month. According to the former middleweight champion, he wants to retire in front of his home support in England at UFC London on Mar. 17.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 2:24PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor issues statement on Bellator 187 incident
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Conor McGregor has broken has silence on Friday’s controversial incident in Dublin, Ireland. McGregor jumped into the cage at Bellator 187 to celebrate SBG teammate Charlie Ward’s TKO victory over John Redmond. McGregor, who was not a licensed cornerman for the bout, then got into an altercation with referee Marc Goddard, and slapped a Bellator employee after McGregor was removed from the cage, before he left the scene. In the aftermath, there have been calls for the UFC lightweight champion to be disciplined. Mohegan Sun Department of Athletic Regulation director Mike Mazzulli, who oversaw the Bellator card, said the UFC pulled McGregor off UFC 219 due to the incident, a claim McGregor’s agent, Audie Attar, denied. On Tuesday, McGregor gave his side of the story on Instagram.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 1:34PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Oscar De La Hoya says he’s been ‘secretly training’ and could beat Conor McGregor in ‘two rounds’
(https:)
Just when you thought there was no one left to call out Conor McGregor, another famous name has thrown their hat in the proverbial ring. Speaking on DashRadio, former boxing champion-turned-promoter Oscar De La Hoya revealed that not only has he been getting back into fighting shape, he’s doing so with the idea that even at the age of 44 he can still take out “The Notorious”.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 12:31AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Juliana Lima meets Randa Markos at UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte
(mmajunkie.com)
Juliana Lima (9-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is set to take on Randa Markos (7-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX 27 in January. Promotion officials announced the new booking today after an initial report from MMADNA.nl. UFC on FOX 27 takes place Jan. 27 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte. The main card will air on FOX after prelims expected for either FOX or FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. No headliner has been announced for the event yet, which will be the UFC’s first show in North Carolina in nearly eight years.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 8:17PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ovince Saint Preux meets Ilir Latifi at UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte
(mmajunkie.com)
It’s a little later than he initially asked for, but Ovince Saint Preux will get his wish – which initially was a wish made by Ilir Latifi. Saint Preux (22-10 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Latifi (13-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) are set to clash in a light heavyweight bout when the UFC returns to North Carolina in January for UFC on FOX 27. Promotion officials announced the new booking today following an initial report from the Charlotte Observer. UFC on FOX 27 takes place Jan. 27 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte. The main card will air on FOX after prelims expected for either FOX or FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. No headliner has been announced for the event yet, which will be the UFC’s first show in North Carolina in nearly eight years.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 5:12PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor's next fight at UFC 219 scratched following ‘unacceptable behavior’ at Bellator 187
(https:)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was expected to put Conor McGregor in the pay-per-view (PPV) main event of UFC 219 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he would attempt to unify the division titles against interim straphanger Tony Ferguson on Dec. 30, 2017. Instead, officials have reportedly sent him to the sidelines.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 3:58PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Top prospect Mackenzie Dern signs with Invicta FC
(https:)
One of the sport’s brightest prospects has taken the next step in her MMA career. Decorated jiu-jitsu champion Mackenzie Dern announced Monday on The MMA Hour that she has signed a multi-fight deal with all-female promotion Invicta FC. Dern said Monday that her Invicta FC debut will be on Dec. 8 in a strawweight bout against one-time title challenger Kaline Medeiros.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 3:56PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Bellator signs former WWE champion, college wrestling standout Jake Hager
(https:)
Bellator is getting some much-needed swagger. Jack Swagger, that is. The MMA promotion has signed former WWE star Jake Hager, better known by his ring name Jack Swagger, to compete in its heavyweight division, Hager announced Monday on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. Swagger said he’ll be making his debut in 2018.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 2:55PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC 220 in Boston gets new bouts, including Dustin Ortiz vs. Alexandre Pantoja
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is taking shape for January’s UFC 220 event in Massachusetts. New bookings include flyweights Dustin Ortiz (17-7 MMA, 6-5 UFC) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (18-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and featherweights Kyle Bochniak (7-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Brandon Davis (8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 1:41PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dustin Poirier blasts Eddie Alvarez following Anthony Pettis win
(mmaweekly.com)
Dustin Poirier was more than happy to headline UFC Fight Night in Norfolk, Virginia against former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, but he knows deep down he should have been facing a different opponent. Earlier this year, Poirier faced another former champ in Eddie Alvarez in an epic battle that unfortunately ended in a no contest.
Submitted Nov 13, 2017 2:33AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jimmie Rivera: 'Mighty Mouse' blocking my deserved title fight with T.J. Dillashaw
(https:)
Jimmie Rivera said he’s the obvious next candidate to challenge UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. There’s a roadblock in his way, however, and his name is UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 11:04PM by Ninja_Nicoya - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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