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Gilbert Burns faces Octagon newcomer Dan Moret at UFC on FOX 29
Gilbert Burns has a new opponent for UFC on FOX 29. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert, who was hoping to meet Lando Vannata at the UFC event in Glendale, Ariz., on April 14, will now face Octagon newcomer Dan Moret, multiple sources told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Mar 27, 2018 2:36PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Neil Magny vs. Gunnar Nelson targeted for UFC Liverpool
With hometown hero and rising welterweight star Darren Till set to headline UFC Liverpool in May, it seems that two more top 170-pounders could be making an appearance on the card. According to a report by Farah Hannoun, a fight between Gunnar Nelson and Neil Magny is in the works for UFC Liverpool. Shortly after the news, Magny revealed he had signed a bout agreement on his Instagram account, and that a fight announcement would be “coming soon.”
Submitted Mar 27, 2018 12:00AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ed Ruth Gets New Oppoment, Weight Class For Bellator 196 Bout In Budapest
Ed Ruth’s welterweight debut will have to wait. After original Bellator 196 foe Laszlo Furko withdrew from the 170-pound bout due to injury, Ruth will now face Ion Pascu in a 175-pound catchweight affair on April 6. A promotion official confirmed the change to Sherdog.com following an initial report from MMAjunkie.com. Bellator 196 takes place at Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary, and is headlined by a lightweight tilt between Benson Henderson and Roger Huerta. The card airs on the Paramount Network in the United States via tape delay at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
Submitted Mar 26, 2018 4:25PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel slated for UFC Utica
Jessica Aguilar finally has a fight lined up. The veteran fighter has been booked to fight Jodie Esquibel in a women’s strawweight contest at UFC Utica (UFC Fight Night 131). The ever is set to take palce on June 1 at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, N.Y.
Submitted Mar 25, 2018 5:19PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Antonina Shevchenko booking in the works for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series
The Shevchenkos are a fighting family and now it’s Antonina’s turn to get a chance to shine on a bigger platform. Sources confirmed with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Antonina Shevchenko — the older sister of UFC flyweight contender Valentina Shevchenko — will be competing at 125 pounds in the upcoming season of Dana White’s Contender Series, which is expected to take place in the summer.
Submitted Mar 25, 2018 6:55AM by Braden - 2 comments
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Video: Drew Chatman flips off of KO’d opponent’s back, gets disqualified at LFA 36
This is a new one. Following the main event of Legacy Fighting Alliance 36 on Friday, one of the amateur “postlims” saw heavyweight Irvins Ayala knock himself out by attempting to land a hammerfist on grounded opponent Drew Chatman. And yet that isn’t the strangest part of this story. For some reason, Chatman decided to celebrate the dubious win by standing on Ayala’s back and doing a front flip that ended with him landing partially on his opponent and partially with his butt on the canvas: Per the LFA Twitter account, Ayala KO’d himself by slamming his own chin into Chatman’s knee and Chatman was subsequently disqualified for his post-match antics,
Submitted Mar 24, 2018 3:42PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland added to UFC 224 in Brazil
A welterweight bout between Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Sean Strickland is the latest addition to May’s UFC 224 lineup.
Submitted Mar 24, 2018 3:39PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Josh Barnett gets no suspension after arbitration in USADA doping case
Josh Barnett is free and clear of his issues with USADA. The former UFC heavyweight champion received only a public reprimand following arbitration in his USADA doping case, the agency announced Friday. That means Barnett will receive no suspension and can return to the Octagon right away.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 8:38PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Michel Prazeres moves to welterweight, meets Zak Cummings at UFC Fight Night 129
After multiple failed weight cuts, Michel Prazeres has been forced out of the lightweight division and up to welterweight for his next bout. A 170-pound matchup between Prazeres (24-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) and Zak Cummings (21-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is the latest addition to May’s UFC Fight Night 129 lineup.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 8:21PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Kamaru Usman scheduled for UFC Chile main event
The UFC finally has its main event for its debut in Chile. A welterweight contest featuring Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Kamaru Usman is close to being finalized for the May 19 card in Santiago, Chile, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 8:19PM by Braden - 9 comments
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Bryan Barberena injured; new UFC Fight Night 131 opponent sought for Jake Ellenberger
Just days after it was announced, a welterweight bout between Bryan Barberena and Jake Ellenberger has been removed from UFC Fight Night 131.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 6:11PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Illinois native Mike Santiago takes on Dan Ige at UFC 225 in Chicago
Mike Santiago will have a chance to turn things around in front of a home crowd. Santiago, who was born and raised in Illinois, has been booked to face Dan Ige at UFC 225 in Chicago. The event takes place June 9 from United Center and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 5:08PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Darren Till vs. Stephen Thompson reported for Liverpool main event
t appears that the UFC welterweight division is finally moving again. With an(other) interim title reportedly in the final stages of negotiation between Colby “Scat” Covington and Rafael dos Anjos, Stephen Thompson is reportedly set, or all but set, to fight Darren Till in the UFC: Liverpool main event on May 27.
Submitted Mar 23, 2018 6:45AM by Braden - 5 comments
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Dana White: Demetrious Johnson vs. T.J. Dillashaw isn’t happening
The UFC’s latest attempt at a superfight is off the table, according to company president Dana White. White told the Los Angeles Times via text that a long-discussed bout between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and two-time UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is “not happening.” The report also notes that the UFC is working on an opponent for Dillashaw’s next title defense, though no specific names have been mentioned as of yet.
Submitted Mar 22, 2018 10:37PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Felipe Silva vs. Claudio Puelles slated for UFC Chile in May
A lightweight clash between Felipe Silva and Claudio Puelles was added to UFC’s upcoming trip to Santiago, Chile, on May 19. Combate first reported the news.
Submitted Mar 22, 2018 7:30PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Report: Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos set for interim title at UFC 224
The UFC is working on an interim UFC welterweight title bout between dos Anjos and Colby Covington (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) for UFC 224, which takes place May 12 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, per a report from BJPenn.com. The event’s main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. note: ummm okay, duno why there needs to be a interim title when Woodley isn't injured..lets just water down the belt some mo why dont we LOL
Submitted Mar 22, 2018 2:02PM by RhythmAndStyle - 19 comments
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Brent Primus injured; Michael Chandler vs. Brandon Girtz in the works for Bellator 197 main event
Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus has been forced to withdraw from his April 13 title defense against Michael Chandler after suffering an injured knee, MMA Fighting has learned. As a result, Chandler will now face Brandon Girtz in the main event of the Bellator 197, which is set to take place at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., sources say.
Submitted Mar 21, 2018 9:43PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Jason Knight in the works for UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool
A featherweight matchup between “Mr. Finland” and “The Kid” is in the works for the UFC’s first event in Liverpool, England. Swedish outlet Viaplay Fighting first reported that Makwan Amirkhani (13-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will face Jason Knight (20-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 130, which takes place May 27.
Submitted Mar 21, 2018 9:40PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Shogun Rua added to UFC Chile
An important light heavyweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s first trip to Chile. Ranked contenders Volkan Oezdemir and Mauricio Rua have been booked to fight at UFC Chile (UFC Fight Night 129), which is set to go down on May 19 at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. The promotion announced the news on Wednesday, and didn’t specify whether Oezdemir vs. Shogun will serve as the main event of the card.
Submitted Mar 21, 2018 9:01PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bryan Barberena meets returning Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica
A welterweight bout between Bryan Barberena and Jake Ellenberger is the latest addition to June’s UFC Fight Night 131 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Barberena (13-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Ellenberger (31-13 MMA, 10-9 UFC). UFC Fight Night 131 will take place June 1 at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 7:51PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
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