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Joshua Burkman vs. Alex Morono added to UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin
A welterweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s return to the Lone Star State. UFC officials today announced that Josh Burkman (28-16 MMA, 6-11 UFC) will face Alex Morono (13-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 126, which takes place next Sunday at Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 8:14PM by Braden - 3 comments
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John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz re-booked for UFC 222
The John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz bout will happen, after all. After the two were supposed to meet last weekend at UFC Belem, the bout is now back on for UFC 222 on March 3 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting confirmed Tuesday with the UFC.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 8:11PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Yushin Okami drops two divisions to welterweight, meets Dhiego Lima at UFC on FOX 29
A welterweight bout between Dhiego Lima and Yushin Okami is the latest addition to April’s UFC on FOX 29 lineup.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 5:31PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Edgar-Ortega ‘all but done’ — but UFC 222 in jeopardy of losing PPV in favor of ‘Fight Night’ card
If you still haven't bought a ticket, you might want to see how this plays out. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will likely give top featherweight contender Brian Ortega the chance to steal Frankie Edgar’s 145-pound title shot when the promotion airs its live event on Sat., March 3, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. But the jury is still out on whether it will remain the UFC 222 pay-per-view (PPV) event, or be converted into a “Fight Night” card on FOX Sports 1, with Edgar-Ortega as the five-round headliner. The latest from Helwani,
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 3:58PM by Braden - 9 comments
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Seven fights announced for Invicta FC 28, including debut of Pearl Gonzalez
Invicta FC has announced the complete fight card for its event March 24. Headlined by the previously announced clash between Janaisa Morandin and Virna Jandiroba for the vacant strawweight belt, Invicta FC 28 will be co-headlined by Mizuki Inoue vs. Milana Dudieva. The Invicta card will take place at the Union Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 3:54PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Carls John de Tomas accepts one-year suspension for failed drug test
Carls John de Tomas is going to have to wait a while for another shot at his first UFC win. The 21-year-old has accepted a one-year suspension after testing positive for furosemide in an in-competition drug test tied to his bout at UFC Fresno in December, the USADA announced Monday. Furosemide appears on the banned substances list of “Diuretics and Masking Agents” and is prohibited year-round.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 3:54PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Jim Wallhead accepts nine-month USADA suspension for contaminated supplement
Another UFC fighter has fallen victim to a contaminated supplement. UFC welterweight Jim Wallhead has accepted a nine-month suspension after failing an Oct. 7 out-of-competition drug test for ostarine and its metabolite as the result of a contaminated supplement, USADA announced Tuesday.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 3:53PM by Braden - 0 comments
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CABMMA issues statement on controversial UFC Belem co-main event
Mario Yamasaki admits that he could have stopped the UFC Belem co-main event a bit sooner, and the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission believes he most definitely should have.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 3:52PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Alexey Oleynik vs. Junior Albini booked for UFC 224 in Brazil
A heavyweight clash between Alexey Oleynik and Junior Albini is set for the company’s upcoming pay-per-view card in Rio de Janeiro on May 12, MMA Fighting has confirmed following a report by MMA Today.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 12:45PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Mario Yamasaki breaks silence about the controversial UFC Belem co-main event
Mario Yamasaki was heavily criticized after the flyweight bout between Valentina Shevchenko and Priscila Cachoeira for not stopping the fight sooner and allowing “Pedrita” to take unnecessary damage. Cachoeira was submitted in the second round. In a statement sent to MMA Fighting on Monday night, the Brazilian referee responded to the criticism, admitting that he could have stopped the fight on several occasions - when Shevchenko had the mount and also the second time Cachoeira was trapped in a crucifix. He also discussed the criticism he’s received online, including Dana White’s Instagram post. Check the full statement below.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 2:40AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Albert Morales welcomes newcomer Manny Bermudez at UFC on FOX 28
A bantamweight matchup between a fighter in real need of a win and an undefeated promotional newcomer has been added to UFC on FOX 28. UFC officials today announced that Albert Morales (7-3-1 MMA, 1-3-1 UFC) will face Manny Bermudez (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the Feb. 24 event, which takes place at Amway Center in Orlando. The night’s main cards and prelims air on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Feb 5, 2018 4:07PM by Braden - 1 comment
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UFC Fight Night 125 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Fight Score, Attendance And Gate
Be careful what you wish for, Eryk Anders. After his last win, the American middleweight called out Lyota Machida in his home country of Brazil. In the end, Machida emerged with a split-decision victory over Anders in the main event of UFC Fight Night 125 in Belem, Brazil. Performance Bonuses - Valentina Shevchenko & Iuri Alcantara Fight Of The Night - Thiago Santos vs Anthony Smith
Submitted Feb 4, 2018 6:35PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Dana White doesn’t want Mario Yamasaki to referee any more UFC fights after ‘disgusting’ showing at UFC Belem
If it were up to Dana White, Mario Yamasaki would never referee another UFC fight again. The UFC president took to social media to slam Yamasaki for what many thought was an egregiously late stoppage in the UFC Belem co-main event fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Priscila Cachoeira on Saturday night in Brazil.
Submitted Feb 4, 2018 6:06PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Conor McGregor posts mocking message after Max Holloway’s UFC 222 withdrawal
Conor McGregor’s new nickname may as well be Mr. Rub Salt in the Wound. Just hours after UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced to pull out of his UFC 222 title defense against Frankie Edgar on Saturday due to a leg injury, McGregor fired an extra shot at his former foe over social media, mocking Holloway with an Instagram photo from the Irishman’s 2013 decision win over “Blessed.”
Submitted Feb 4, 2018 6:05PM by Braden - 3 comments
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PFL welterweight champ Jon Fitch says he's likely headed to Bellator
Bellator soon could have another high-profile free agency signing to announce. PFL (formerly WSOF) welterweight champion Jon Fitch (30-7-1) on Saturday said he no longer is with the promotion and is a free agent. Fitch also said he’s trying to get a deal done with Bellator.
Submitted Feb 4, 2018 6:04PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Ashlee Evans-Smith drops to flyweight, meets Bec Rawlings at UFC 223
A women’s flyweight bout between Ashlee Evans-Smith and Bec Rawlings is the latest addition to April’s UFC 223 lineup.
Submitted Feb 4, 2018 6:02PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Aspen Ladd vs. Leslie Smith among additions to UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City
The UFC’s spring return to New Jersey has started to build with the addition of three fights. Aspen Ladd (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will take on Leslie Smith (10-7-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in a women’s bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 128. In addition, Merab Dvalishvili (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will meet Augusto Mendes (6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at bantamweight and Magomed Bibulatov (14-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will fight Ulka Sasaki (20-5-2 MMA, 3-4 UFC) at flyweight. UFC officials announced the new bookings Saturday during the UFC Fight Night 125 broadcast. UFC Fight Night 128 will take place April 21 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. The main card will air on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Feb 4, 2018 6:01PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Alberto Mina vs. Ramazan Emeev set for UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro
The UFC’s return to Brazil this spring continues to build with the addition of a new welterweight fight. Brazil’s Alberto Mina (13-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will take on Dagestani fighter Ramazan Emeev (16-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 224. Promotion officials announced the new booking Saturday.
Submitted Feb 4, 2018 6:00PM by Braden - 0 comments
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UFC announces UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, UFC 225 in Chicago
The Octagon is visiting some familiar stomping grounds, and also making some history, this spring. During Saturday’s UFC Belem broadcast, a pair of pay-per-view dates were announced. UFC 224 will take place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro on May 12, while UFC 225 is booked for the United Center in Chicago on June 9.
Submitted Feb 4, 2018 2:12AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Wilson Reis fights John Moraga at UFC on FOX 29
Wilson Reis and John Moraga will have to step over one another if they hope to get back into title contention. The former flyweight championship challengers have been booked to fight at UFC on FOX 29 on April 14 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., officials announced Saturday. Both Reis and Moraga are considered to be top contenders at 125 pounds and among the list of fighters who have taken a crack at knocking off divisional king Demetrious Johnson.
Submitted Feb 3, 2018 4:08PM by JLS - 2 comments
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