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UFC planning return to Dublin
The UFC is planning to make its fourth trip to Dublin, Ireland in 2018. Multiple sources have confirmed that the event will take place on Sunday, May 27, MMA Fighting has learned. The event will take place at the 3 Arena, the same venue that hosted the promotion’s three previous visits to the Irish capital.
Submitted Feb 23, 2018 2:06PM by Braden - 0 comments
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UFC targeting Sijara Eubanks vs. Lauren Murphy
Sijara Eubanks is going to get another shot in the UFC. The promotion is currently targeting Eubanks vs. Lauren Murphy for the June 1 UFC Fight Night card in Utica, N.Y., MMA Fighting has learned. The bout, which isn’t signed just yet, would be contested at 125 pounds.
Submitted Feb 23, 2018 2:05PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee slated for UFC Fight Night Atlantic City main event
The UFC’s return to Atlantic City, N.J., has its main event. The promotion is close to finalizing Edson Barboza vs. Kevin Lee as the main event for the April 21 event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Feb 23, 2018 2:04PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes in the works for UFN Utica main event
Finally. After months of failed attempts to book Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes, the UFC has broken through at last and is on the verge of finalizing the bantamweight fight as the headliner for UFC Fight Night Utica on June 1, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Feb 23, 2018 2:03PM by Braden - 3 comments
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‘Jacare’ Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum official for UFC 224
With no return date set for UFC champion Robert Whittaker, the rest of the middleweight division will continue to jockey for position in his absence. On Thursday, officials announced that Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Kelvin Gastelum will fight at UFC 224, which takes place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro on May 12.
Submitted Feb 22, 2018 9:11PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Frankie Edgar’s manager, coach go off on ‘prostitute’ Conor McGregor’s latest comments
Frankie Edgar’s team have flipped out about Conor McGregor’s latest comments. On Thursday, McGregor wrote on Instagram that he offered to fight Edgar on short notice at UFC 222 on March 3 when Max Holloway withdrew from the scheduled featherweight title fight. McGregor is the former featherweight champion and never lost the belt inside the cage. The UFC stripped him after he didn’t defend it and won the lightweight title. Edgar’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz blasted McGregor and the remarks on TMZ shortly later, saying McGregor had the chance to fight Edgar multiple times and didn’t take it. Abdel-Aziz said McGregor could have fought Edgar at UFC 189 in 2015 after Jose Aldo pulled out, but chose Chad Mendes instead. Mark Henry, Edgar’s striking coach, also blasted McGregor in an Instagram post, acknowledging the “The Notorious” as a great fighter, but basically telling him to keep Edgar’s name out of his mouth, because of the class individual and fighter Edgar has been for years. Henry said Abdel-Aziz asked about fighting McGregor when Holloway went down, but the UFC said it wouldn’t be possible.
Submitted Feb 22, 2018 6:11PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Conor McGregor says he offered to face Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, will fight again ‘period’
Conor McGregor wants to make one thing very clear: He will absolutely fight again. And he wanted to do it sooner than you think. The UFC lightweight champion wrote Thursday on Instagram that he offered to fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 on March 3 when Max Holloway pulled out of the scheduled featherweight title fight, but the UFC said “there wasn’t enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need.”
Submitted Feb 22, 2018 4:28PM by Braden - 6 comments
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Mike Pyle vs. Zak Ottow officially added to UFC 222
Welterweight veteran Mike Pyle is set to compete again for the first time in over 14 months. A bout between Pyle and Zak Ottow was recently added to the official event page for UFC 222, which takes place on March 3 at the T-Mobile in Las Vegas, Nev.
Submitted Feb 21, 2018 6:41PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Tito Ortiz ‘interested’ in Chuck Liddell fight: I don’t need to fight, but if Chuck needs to, I’ll give him a payday
Last year, rumors began to stir that Chuck Liddell was looking to come out of retirement and make a return to MMA. Shortly afterwards, Liddell stoked those flames with an Instagram post of himself and Tito Ortiz squaring off, with the caption ‘Why not?’ That post got Ortiz to take a shot at Liddell over Twitter, claiming no interest in a third fight with his former foe and suddenly, there was real heat for a trilogy bout. Ortiz would later admit he acted out of turn with his reply but the groundwork seems to have been laid and now, Ortiz is having a change of heart. Speaking recently with TMZ Sports, Ortiz said that he has “a lot of interest” in a third fight with Liddell and that he pitched the idea to the UFC at the start of the year, but that the issue will be getting Liddell a license to fight.
Submitted Feb 21, 2018 4:37PM by Braden - 3 comments
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UFC on FOX 28 fight scrapped over weight cutting concerns
As first reported by FloCombat, Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier at Saturday’s UFC on Fox 28 card in Orlando, Florida, has been scrapped over weight-cutting concerns. The news was confirmed by the UFC: Saturday’s UFC Fight Night bout between Gilbert Burns and Olivier Aubin-Mercier has been removed from the card at Amway Center in Orlando. Upon his arrival, the UFC medical team determined that it would be unsafe for Burns to cut additional weight necessary to meet the 156-pound limit. The card will proceed as scheduled with twelve fights.
Submitted Feb 21, 2018 2:46PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Floyd Mayweather Sr. says he now believes his son will fight in the UFC
Last year, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor boxed in one of the biggest fights of all time, there were immediate rumblings of a possible rematch, potentially in MMA. Now, this outcome is starting to have the feeling of inevitability. Despite having retired from boxing after the MayMac bout, a few weeks ago Mayweather began teasing on his social media about a possible jump into the UFC. McGregor responded in kind and suddenly the biggest fight of 2017 was set to take over 2018 as well. Then, this weekend, Mayweather’s father and trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., threw gasoline on the spark of the rematch, telling the Mayweather Boxing Channel that though he doesn’t understand it, he believes his son is genuinely interested in fighting in the UFC.
Submitted Feb 20, 2018 4:40PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Bellator trims roster, parts ways with 13 fighters
Thirteen fighters are no longer under contract with Bellator. The list includes names like Fernando Gonzalez, Kendall Grove, Francis Carmont, Georgi Karakhanyan and Kevin Casey, a Bellator official confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by Jason Floyd. The combined record of the 13 athletes in Bellator was 39-31-1. In some cases, contracts expired and the fighters are now free agents.
Submitted Feb 20, 2018 2:50PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Livinha Souza’s hand not fully healed, ruled unfit to fight Jessica Aguilar at UFC 222
Livinha Souza won’t be fighting at UFC 222. The former Invicta FC strawweight champion was originally slated to face Jessica Aguilar at UFC Austin on Feb. 18, but an injured hand forced the promotion to change plans. The UFC considered moving the match-up to UFC 222 on March 3, but those plans are now gone.
Submitted Feb 20, 2018 12:58AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Elizeu Zaleski injured, out of UFC London fight with Jack Marshman
The UFC London card has taken a hit as Elizeu Zaleski was forced out of a welterweight clash with Jack Marshman due to a knee injury, multiple sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. The Octagon’s return to London’s O2 Arena is scheduled for March 17.
Submitted Feb 20, 2018 12:57AM by Braden - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 126 bonuses: Brandon Davis, Steven Peterson get $50,000 for slugfest
AUSTIN, Texas – Derrick Lewis, Curtis Millender, Brandon Davis and Steven Peterson each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 126 event. Lewis and Millender earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Davis and Peterson took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Feb 19, 2018 6:51PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Tom Duquesnoy vs. Terrion Ware added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London
Next month’s UFC Fight Night 127 has a new bantamweight addition. Officials today announced a fight between Tom Duquesnoy (15-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Terrion Ware (17-7 MMA, 0-2 UFC). UFC Fight Night 127 takes place March 17 at The O2 in London. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight lineup and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Submitted Feb 19, 2018 5:33PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Cezar Ferreira meets Karl Roberson at UFC 224 in Brazil
A middleweight bout between Cezar Ferreira and Karl Roberson has been added to UFC 224, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate. UFC 224 will take place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 12.
Submitted Feb 19, 2018 5:31PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Nate Diaz nearly lights up joint on live TV during UFC Austin
National television won’t get in the way of Nate Diaz’s recreational activities. The UFC lightweight pulled out a marijuana joint and appeared to light it up during the FOX Sports 1 live broadcast of UFC Austin. This happened immediately after the co-main event heavyweight fight between Derrick Lewis and Marcin Tybura.
Submitted Feb 19, 2018 3:47AM by Braden - 3 comments
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UFC Anti-Trust Lawsuit Could Pay Fighters Massive Windfall
The ongoing anti-trust lawsuit against the UFC appears to be gaining traction, and fighters could receive a massive windfall of money for damages if the lawsuit were to pass. MMA journalist John Nash tweeted about his discoveries regarding the anti-trust lawsuit, and any fighter who fought in the UFC since 2010 will be entitled to a part of the proposed $1.6 billion settlement:
Submitted Feb 18, 2018 1:53PM by george112 - 0 comments
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Zabit Magomedsharipov announces UFC 223 fight vs. Kyle Bochniak
Zabit Magomedsharipov is coming to America. The rising Russian announced today on his Instagram page that he’s set to fight Kyle Bochniak at UFC 223, which takes place April 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Feb 16, 2018 8:49PM by Braden - 7 comments
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