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Aaron Pico to fight Shane Kruchten at Bellator 192
Top prospect Aaron Pico will look to capitalize on his first win when he returns at Bellator 192. On Thursday, officials confirmed that the 21-year-old featherweight’s third professional bout has been booked against nine-year veteran Shane Kruchten.
Submitted Dec 21, 2017 4:43PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Mirsad Bektic vs. Godofredo Pepey & Niko Price vs. George Sullivan added to UFC on FOX 27
One of the top prospects in MMA is finally back after a devastating loss. Mirsad Bektic will make his return to the cage against Godofredo Pepey at UFC on FOX 27 on Jan. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., it was reported Wednesday by the Charlotte Observer. Also added to the card was a bout between Niko Price and George Sullivan.
Submitted Dec 20, 2017 9:54PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Andre Fili vs. Dennis Bermudez slated for UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte
A featherweight clash between Andre Fili and Dennis Bermudez was added to UFC’s upcoming card on FOX, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. UFC on FOX 27 is scheduled to take place at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 27.
Submitted Dec 20, 2017 7:54PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Floyd Mayweather squashes fighting in the UFC talk: ‘I’m not doing it’
Floyd Mayweather in the UFC? Think again. Hours after UFC president Dana White said the promotion was having “real” talks with Floyd Mayweather about competing in the Octagon, Mayweather himself shot down the rumblings. In an interview with FightHype (h/t MMA Weekly), Mayweather said people misconstrued what he said last week about the UFC. He didn’t say he was going to compete in MMA — he said he could make a billion dollars in the UFC if he chose to. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s something he will be doing.
Submitted Dec 20, 2017 7:48PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Damir Hadzovic vs. Alan Patrick ticketed for UFC Fight Night 125 in Brazil
The UFC’s return to Brazil in February continues to build with the addition of a lightweight fight. Damir Hadzovic will head into hostile territory to take on Brazil’s Alan Patrick at UFC Fight Night 125.
Submitted Dec 20, 2017 3:24PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Dana White says UFC in 'real' talks with Floyd Mayweather on deal
Could Floyd Mayweather actually fight under the UFC umbrella? According to UFC president Dana White, it’s a possibility.
Submitted Dec 20, 2017 3:14PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tim Elliott re-booked for UFC 219 against Mark De La Rosa
Tim Elliott will fight again in 2017 after all. After his UFC on FOX 26 bout against Pietro Menga fell through the day before the event, Elliott has been re-booked to fight against UFC newcomer and top bantamweight prospect Mark De La Rosa on Dec. 30 at UFC 219. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed the booking Tuesday following an initial report by MMA DNA.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 10:23PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Teruto Ishihara to make bantamweight debut vs. Jose Quinonez at UFC 221
On Tuesday, the promotion announced a bantamweight bout between Teruto Ishihara and Jose Quinonez for UFC 221, which takes place at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia on Feb. 11. This will be Ishihara’s first time competing at 135 pounds inside the Octagon.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 10:21PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Darrion Caldwell to defend bantamweight title against Leandro Higo at Bellator 195
“The Wolf” will begin his reign in 2018. Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell is slated to make the first defense of his newly captured 135-pound title against Leandro Higo on March 2 at Bellator 195, promotion officials announced Tuesday.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 10:17PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Invicta FC 27 fight card announced
Invicta Fighting Championship has officially announced the full card for its Jan. 13 event in Kansas City. Sarah Kaufman will be making her return to the promotion in the main event at the Scottish Rite Temple, taking on Pannie Kianzad.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 5:59PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
ONE Championship 67 set for Jan. 20 with inaugural women's title fight, title eliminator
ONE Championship kicks off its 2018 campaign on Jan. 20 with an inaugural title fight, as well as a title eliminator. “ONE Championship 67: Kings of Courage” takes place at Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the main card streams as an online pay-per-view in North America following prelims on Facebook. In the main event, Tiffany Teo (7-0) takes on Xiong Jing Nan (10-1) for the inaugural women’s strawweight title.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:31AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
FOX announces UFC 218 replay on Christmas Eve
After doing the second-biggest UFC numbers ever on the network last year, FOX confirmed the UFC is getting another Christmas Eve special. The concept is similar to last year when the UFC ran the UFC 206 pay-per-view show, one of the most exciting shows of the year on FOX a few weeks after it took place.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:26AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Coroner: Death of decorated MMA coach Robert Follis, 48, ruled suicide
The death of legendary mixed martial arts head coach Robert Follis has been ruled a suicide by the Clark County (Nev.) Coroner, a spokesperson from the coroner’s office told MMA Fighting on Monday. Follis, the former coach at Xtreme Couture and a founding member of Team Quest, died Friday of a gunshot wound to the head, the spokesperson said. The place of death was Nevada State Route 160. Follis was 48 years old.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:22AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, General MMA
Justin Gaethje calls KO loss to Eddie Alvarez a 'dream come true'
Justin Gaethje may have suffered the first loss of his MMA career when he battled Eddie Alvarez this month at UFC 218, but that’s not what matters most to the former World Series of Fighting champion. Gaethje has long vowed that the entertainment value of his fights is more important than the result, and with Alvarez vs. Gaethje a surefire lock to land on nearly every major ‘Fight of the Year’ list for 2017, Gaethje is simply happy that the contest lived up to people’s lofty expectations.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:20AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Jeremy Stephens vs. Doo Ho Choi confirmed as UFC St. Louis main event
The UFC St. Louis main event is locked in. A previously announced featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens (26-14) and Doo Ho Choi (14-2) will headline the UFC’s Jan. 14 show. The news was confirmed on Saturday’s UFC on FOX 26 broadcast.
Submitted Dec 18, 2017 6:36AM by Braden - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Longtime MMA head coach Robert Follis dies
One of the most accomplished coaches in mixed martial arts has died. Robert Follis, who most recently was the head coach at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, died Friday, his girlfriend Myra Fukuno confirmed Sunday on Facebook.
Submitted Dec 17, 2017 8:17PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Mike Perry explains why he sniffed Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC on FOX 26 weigh-ins
Ceremonial weigh-ins with Mike Perry are never dull, and that held true on Friday. At the ceremonial UFC on FOX 26 weigh-ins in Winnipeg, Perry pulled an unusual move on welterweight opponent Santiago Ponzinibbio, sniffing the Argentinian up and down during the pair’s faceoff. So what exactly was Perry sniffing around for?
Submitted Dec 16, 2017 4:13AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Michael Bisping scuffles outside courthouse, ordered to pay ex-manager over $400K for unpaid commissions
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping isn’t just losing fights these days, he stands to lose more than $400,000 after a Manchester judged ordered “The Count” to pay ex-manager and Wolfslair MMA Academy founder Anthony McGann for unpaid commissions.
Submitted Dec 16, 2017 4:12AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Mara Romero Borella vs. Katlyn Chookagian added to UFC on FOX 27
Mara Romero Borella has a date and an opponent for her second fight in the UFC. The 31-year-old fighter will be taking on Katlyn Chookagian in a flyweight contest at UFC on FOX 27.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 11:35PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
MMA veteran Marlon Sandro allegedly attacked, choked out fiancee
Brazilian MMA fighter Marlon Sandro has been accused of domestic violence. The 37-fight veteran, a former Sengoku featherweight champion who also competed under the Bellator banner, allegedly injured his fiancee Tayssa Wuensche on Thursday morning in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Submitted Dec 15, 2017 1:16PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
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