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Warlley Alves set to meet Sultan Aliev at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro
A welterweight bout is the latest addition to the UFC 224 lineup in Brazil in May. Warlley Alves (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will fight in his home country when he takes on Sultan Aliev (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC). UFC officials announced the bout today during a news conference for the event in Brazil.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 3:04PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson 2 in the works for UFC Atlantic City
Two of the best and most well-known fighters in the UFC’s featherweight division will meet again. A rematch between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson is in the works for UFC Atlantic City on April 21 in New Jersey, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed Tuesday.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 3:03PM by Braden - 5 comments
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UFC Fight Night 127 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights (VIDEO), Attendance And Gate
On Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, Alexander Volkov announced himself as a legitimate title contender for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Volkov weathered some early takedown and bottom positions against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Fabricio Werdum, but the Russian wore the former champion down. POTN - Alexander Volkov POTN - Paul Craig FOTN - Jan Blachowicz vs Jimi Manuwa
Submitted Mar 18, 2018 6:51PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Nasrat Haqparast eye condition scraps fight with Nad Narimani at UFC-London
At the 11th hour, the opening bout of today’s UFC Fight Night 127 card has been canceled. Nasrat Haqparast (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was ruled out of his lightweight fight against Nad Narimani (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) today due to an eye condition, according to UFC officials. “Based on advice from the UFC medical team on Saturday morning, Nasrat Haqparast was deemed unfit to fight due to an infectious eye condition and his bout against Nad Narimani has been cancelled,” the promotion stated.
Submitted Mar 17, 2018 1:37PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa slated for UFC 225
It appears as though Andrei Arlovski will finally get his wish of fighting in Chicago. The UFC is close to finalizing Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa at UFC 225 on June 9, MMA Fighting has learned. The fight would mark the first time in Arlovski’s 19-year career that he would get to fight in his once-adopted hometown of Chicago.
Submitted Mar 16, 2018 3:38PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Liverpool to host first UFC event in May; Darren Till to headline
The UFC is finally headed to Liverpool, England. The promotion officially announced Friday that they will hold an event on May 27 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
Submitted Mar 16, 2018 3:37PM by Braden - 9 comments
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UFC lightweight Marco Polo Reyes notified of potential doping violation
Marco Polo Reyes failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC doping policy violation. Promotion officials today announced the news, saying Reyes popped hot from an out-of-competition sample collected on March 8.
Submitted Mar 16, 2018 2:21AM by Braden - 2 comments
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Justin Willis vs. Chase Sherman scheduled for UFC Atlantic City
A heavyweight fight will soon be added to the UFC’s return to Atlantic City, N.J. Justin Willis vs. Chase Sherman has been booked for the April 21 card, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Mar 15, 2018 5:45PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Jack Marshman pulled from UFC Fight Night 127 lineup vs. Bradley Scott
Jack Marshman’s first cut down to the welterweight division will not go forward as planned. Marshman (22-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who has previously competed in the middleweight division, has been removed from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 127 lineup and his fight against Brad Scott (11-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) due to precautionary reasons over his weight cut, a Marshman team member today told MMAjunkie.
Submitted Mar 15, 2018 4:37PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Floyd Mayweather says he’s going to start training MMA ‘soon,’ claims his wrestling game is a ‘seven’ out of 10
Is Floyd Mayweather actually going work with Tyron Woodley for a potential move to MMA? Less than a week after Woodley suggested that he and Mayweather were going to start training together for the boxing legend’s rumored jump into MMA, Mayweather doubled down on the idea in a Wednesday interview with TMZ. Mayweather said he hasn’t started training with the UFC welterweight champion yet but he is “gonna start soon.” Mayweather added that he’ll probably need longer than the “2 1/2 months” timeline Woodley initially floated to get adequately prepared.
Submitted Mar 15, 2018 3:59PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Dana White joins roster of UFC 3 video game
Any MMA fans out there who have always wanted to air their grievances with Dana White will now be able to do so in the virtual Octagon. EA Sports announced Thursday that the UFC president has been added as free downloadable content to the roster of their UFC 3 video game.
Submitted Mar 15, 2018 3:55PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper slated for UFC 224
Mackenzie Dern wanted a quick turnaround into UFC 224 — and that’s exactly what she’s going to get. Fresh off her successful Octagon debut, the 24-year-old jiu-jitsu phenom will return against strawweight veteran Amanda Cooper on May 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at UFC 224.
Submitted Mar 14, 2018 9:43PM by Braden - 9 comments
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UFC seriously exploring possibility of event in Liverpool later this year
Is the UFC finally headed to “The Pool”? According to multiple sources, the promotion is currently seriously exploring the possibility of holding an event in Liverpool, England later this year. While plans have yet to be finalized at this time, the belief is the UFC is close to finalizing its plans.
Submitted Mar 14, 2018 2:34PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Biceps injury knocks Paulo Costa out of fight with Uriah Hall at UFC-Atlantic City
An injury has knocked a high-profile fight from the UFC’s return to Atlantic City next month. Paulo Costa (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) today said a biceps tear has forced him out of a middleweight fight against Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC) at UFC fight Night 128. UFC officials had not yet made the matchup official, so likely won’t make an announcement of the injury. It is not clear if Hall will remain a part of the card against a new opponent.
Submitted Mar 14, 2018 4:02AM by Braden - 2 comments
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Michal Oleksiejczuk gets one-year suspension, win overturned for UFC 219 drug test failure
Michal Oleksiejczuk’s second UFC fight will have to wait. Oleksiejczuk was issued a one-year suspension Tuesday by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) stemming from his failed drug test in relation to his Octagon debut at UFC 219. Oleksiejczuk tested positive in an in-competition drug screening ahead of the Dec. 30 bout, which initially saw him defeat Khalil Rountree via unanimous decision. Oleksiejczuk popped for the anti-estrogen agent clomiphene, a commission official told MMA Fighting. In addition to the one-year suspension, Oleksiejczuk was fined $3,600 — 30% of his $12,000 purse — and will be required to submit a clean drug test before seeking relicensure. The Polish light heavyweight’s win over Rountree has also been overturned into a no-contest.
Submitted Mar 14, 2018 3:58AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Cynthia Calvillo receives nine-month suspension, fine from Nevada Athletic Commission for marijuana failure
Cynthia Calvillo will face some extra time on the sidelines courtesy of the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) for her positive UFC 219 drug test for marijuana. Less than a week after Calvillo accepted a six-month suspension from USADA, the 30-year-old strawweight contender was issued an additional nine-month suspension by the NAC at a Tuesday meeting in Las Vegas. The nine-month suspension runs concurrently with Calvillo’s USADA suspension, meaning Calvillo will be cleared to return on Sept. 30. Calvillo was also fined $6,150 — 15 percent of her $41,000 purse — and will be required to submit a clean drug test before seeking relicensure.
Submitted Mar 13, 2018 6:47PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Henry Briones-Frankie Saenz, Jared Cannonier-Dominick Reyes set for UFC debut in Chile
The lineup for the UFC’s first visit to Chile continues to build with the addition of two new matchups. Henry Briones (16-7-1 MMA, 1-3 UFC) will meet Frankie Saenz (12-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in a bantamweight bout, and Jared Cannonier (10-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) takes on Dominick Reyes (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at light heavyweight. Promotion officials announced the new bookings today for UFC Fight Night 130.
Submitted Mar 13, 2018 6:45PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Sam Alvey's request granted vs. Gian Villante at UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica
Sam Alvey wanted Gian Villante. He will get his wish. Alvey (32-10 MMA, 9-5 UFC) and Villante (16-9 MMA, 6-6 UFC) will meet in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 131. Long Island-based newspaper Newsday first reported the matchup, though UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement.
Submitted Mar 13, 2018 6:44PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Alex Reyes Out, Nad Narimani Steps in Against Nasrat Haqparast at UFC Fight Night London
There has been a late change to the UFC Fight Night 127 lineup, as Nad Narimani will step in for the injured Alex Reyes and face Nasrat Haqparast on Saturday in London. Promotion officials announced the new bout on Tuesday. UFC Fight Night 127 takes place at the O2 Arena and is headlined by a heavyweight clash between Fabricio Werdum and Alexander Volkov. The card will stream in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass. Narimani captured the Cage Warriors featherweight crown with a five-round verdict over highly-regarded prospect Paddy Pimblett last April. The 30-year-old Englishman has won three straights overall and owns a 10-2 career mark.
Submitted Mar 13, 2018 4:51PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Ronda Rousey says a UFC return is ‘as likely’ as her going back to the Olympics for judo
Ronda Rousey doesn’t seem poised for a UFC comeback any time in the near future. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion said Tuesday on “The Ellen Show” that she would put a return to the Octagon on the same plane currently as a return trip to the Olympics. Rousey won the bronze medal in judo at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Submitted Mar 13, 2018 3:22PM by Braden - 3 comments
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