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Damon Jackson is new headliner for next week's LFA 28 event
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Next week’s LFA 28 event has a new headliner, and it’s a rematch. Officials today announced the cancellation of its original main event after welterweight Evan Cutts (8-3) suffered an injury and was forced out of his fight with Jaleel Willis (8-0), who will be rescheduled for a future card. The new headliner features former Legacy FC champion Damon Jackson (12-2-1) vs. fellow lightweight Luis Luna (14-6). Jackson was originally scheduled to fight Thai Clark (7-0) in the event’s co-headliner.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 10:07PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Justin Scoggins out of Tim Elliott fight at UFC on FOX 26 with spinal injury
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UFC flyweight Justin Scoggins has been forced to pull out of his matchup against Tim Elliott at UFC on FOX 26 later this month after fracturing his spinous process in training. Check out x-ray photos below. Scoggins suffered a spinous-process fracture last week in training, BloodyElbow.com learned, forcing him to withdraw from his planned bout against former UFC title challenger Tim Elliott. Elliott first announced the cancellation in a Twitter post Saturday, but did not give details on Scoggins’ injury.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 5:12PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 218 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Attendance And Gate
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He again stopped Jose Aldo in the third round after allowing the Brazilian to tire before ramping up the pressure and earning the stoppage win. Holloway's striking, resilience and Octagon I.Q. are exceptional. He used a steady diet of straight punches to quickly prove his superiority in the fight. By the third round, a winded Aldo was fighting on heart alone as Holloway's strikes created the same type of cumulative punishment that led to his stoppage win over the former champion in June. Originally, Frankie Edgar was supposed to be challenging Holloway for the title, but he suffered an injury and Aldo stepped in to replace him. Perhaps now Edgar will get the next crack at Holloway. As for Aldo, it's time the future Hall of Famer seriously consider retirement.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 1:33PM by JLS - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi 2 booked for UFC 219
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A controversial stoppage has triggered an immediate rematch between Abdul Razak Alhassan and Sabah Homasi. UFC President Dana White confirmed at the post-fight press conference for UFC 218 that the welterweights have a spot on UFC 219, which takes place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 3:03AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Demetrious Johnson is happening next
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UFC President Dana White said flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson’s next title defense will be against current bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 3:02AM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dylan Andrews gets ACB 76 Gold Coast call up, set to meet Azamat Amagov December 9
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Former UFC middleweight Dylan Andrews has finally secured an opponent for the debut Australian offering from Russian based Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). ACB 76 takes place December 9 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland. Tickets are available now via Ticketek.com. You can also download the free FITE TV app here and stream the event free to your mobile device or smart tv. Andrews (18-7, 0-0 ACB) will take on Russia’s Azamat Amagov (9-1 MMA, 2-1 ACB), who was originally set to face Corey Nelson at the event, however Nelson has been sidelined due to injury.
Submitted Dec 2, 2017 10:46PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
TUF 26 Finale bonuses: Nicco Montaño vs. Roxanne Modafferi wins ‘Fight of the Night’
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Nicco Montano will get some extra cash to go along with her golden UFC belt. Montaño, the first-ever UFC women’s flyweight champion, took ‘Fight of the Night’ honors alongside her opponent, Roxanne Modafferi, for the pair’s main event battle at Friday’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale. Montaño defeated Modafferi via unanimous decision to capture the inaugural women’s 125-pound title. Both fighters earned $50,000 in bonus money for their efforts. The evening’s two ‘Performance of the Night’ bonuses were awarded to Gerald Meerschaert and Brett Johns, both of whom scored highlight-reel finishes on the TUF 26 Finale main card.
Submitted Dec 2, 2017 10:44PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Donald Cerrone says he's moving back to lightweight, reducing fight frequency
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For the better part of six years, Donald Cerrone was a world-class lightweight. He was a perennial contender in the WEC, and he remained one of the best in the world at the weight class up until he challenged for the UFC title in 2015. Cerrone came up short in that fight and afterwards, with limited prospects for another title shot anytime soon, he made the move up a weight division where he immediately was very successful, rattling off four wins and finding himself on the cusp of a title eliminator bout. Recently though, things have taken a bad turn for Cerrone who has lost his last three fights in a row, and with his career once again at crossroads, it appears “Cowboy” intends to ride back down a familiar path: the UFC lightweight division.
Submitted Dec 1, 2017 3:40PM by Five-Alive - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jeremy Stephens vs. Doo Ho Choi slated for UFC St. Louis
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A barnburner of a featherweight fight is heading to UFC St. Louis. Fan-friendly 145-pound contenders Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi have been slated to clash on Jan. 14 at UFC St. Louis. The UFC announced the booking late Thursday night.
Submitted Dec 1, 2017 1:25AM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roxanne Modafferi replaces Sijara Eubanks in TUF 26 Finale's inaugural title fight
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The UFC’s inaugural women’s flyweight title fight has a new challenger. After “TUF 26” tournament finalist Sijara Eubanks (2-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) failed to weigh in for her fight with Nicco Montano (3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), tourney semifinalist Roxanne Modafferi (21-13 MMA, 0-0 UFC) today was named the replacement. Their fight headlines the TUF 26 Finale, which takes place at Park Theatre in Las Vegas. The majority of the card, including the Modafferi vs. Montano title fight, airs on FS1 following one early prelim on UFC Fight Pass. According to UFC officials, the change follows Eubanks’ hospitalization earlier today as she was cutting weight for the bout, which determines the UFC’s first 125-pound female champion. MMAjunkie’s John Morgan was on scene at today’s official weigh-ins in Las Vegas and reported the switch.
Submitted Nov 30, 2017 2:35PM by Five-Alive - 12 comments
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Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura targeted for UFC Fight Night 126 in February
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A heavyweight showdown is on the horizon in Texas. The UFC is targeting Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura for UFC Fight Night 126, two people with knowledge of the situation told MMAjunkie. They requested anonymity because an announcement has yet to be made.
Submitted Nov 30, 2017 2:12PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tournament final/inaugural title fight set as part of Friday's official TUF 26 Finale lineup
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The 16-fighter tournament has been whittled down to two, and now the matchup to crown the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion at Friday’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale is set.
Submitted Nov 30, 2017 3:22AM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shane Carwin announces retirement
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We have tried to get fights it seems like there are no interesting fights and I am not getting younger. Let me just lay my gloves down right here on r/MMA. Thank you to each and every one of you. It is odd to be healthy and unable to compete yet able to compete when so unhealthy. I guess we end with never knowing what could have been.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 10:40PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir for light heavyweight title official for UFC 220
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Volkan Oezdemir will challenge for a UFC title despite a looming felony charge. The UFC announced officially Wednesday that Daniel Cormier will defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Oezdemir at UFC 220 on Jan. 20 in Boston.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 7:16PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Hector Lombard vs. CB Dollaway booked for UFC 222 in March
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It’s been a long time since UFC veteran Hector Lombard officially got a win, but he’ll have another chance soon. Lombard (34-8-1 MMA, 3-6 UFC) is set to face CB Dollaway (16-8 MMA, 9-8 UFC) on March 3 at UFC 222 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, UFC officials announced via reviewjournal.com. The event will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 4:53PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Conor McGregor in ‘very serious danger’ as mob bosses demand ransom for barroom brawl
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor is one of the most popular and recognizable athletes in the world, thanks to his exploits in both mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing. The Kinahan cartel doesn’t give a shit. According to veteran crime reporter Paul Williams, the “Notorious” troublemaker has been targeted by the mob — to the tune of a €900,000 ransom — for his role in a barroom brawl over the weekend in Dublin, Ireland.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 4:02PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Gabi Garcia, Takanori Gomi added to Rizin’s year-end cards in Japan
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Rizin Fighting Federation has announced new match-ups for its upcoming events in Saitama, Japan, including the return of Gabi Garcia and the promotional debut of Takanori Gomi. Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Garcia (4-0, 1 no-contest) will take on 53-year-old Shinobu Kandori (4-1) in a three-round, 95-kilogram bout on Dec. 29. Both fighters were originally scheduled to fight in 2016, but Kandori pulled out due to an injury. Two days later, on the Dec. 31 event, Gomi (35-14, 1 no-contest) faces Yusuke Yachi (18-6). “The Fireball Kid” was recently released by the UFC after losing five in a row, all of them in the first round, while Yachi scored three knockouts finishes inside the Rizin ring.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 3:40PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Derek Brunson vs. 'Jacare' slotted for Charlotte's UFC on FOX 27 headliner
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Derek Brunson and Ronaldo Souza apparently are going to rematch after all. “Jacare” (24-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and Brunson (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) recently drummed up interest in the fight on social media, though they couldn’t seen to agree on a date or location. 'Jacare' and Derek Brunson agree to rematch, but then things get complicated But Souza’s preference for a meeting at UFC Fight Night 125, which takes place Feb. 3 at Mangueirinho Gymnasium in the Brazilian city of Belem, seems to be nixed. Instead, Brunson gets his wish for a fight at UFC on FOX 27, which takes place Jan. 27 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. UFC President Dana White suggested the fight was set on Tuesday, though he didn’t give a date. According to ESPN.com, however, Brunson said it’ll serve as UFC on FOX 27’s headliner.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 1:52PM by Five-Alive - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rachael Ostovich vs. Karine Gevorgyan Set to Collide at TUF 26 Finale
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Along with the addition of DeAnna Bennett vs. Melinda Fabian, multiple sources confirm that December 1st’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 finale has a new matchup in the form of Hawaii’s Rachael Ostovich vs. Armenia’s Karine Gevorgyan. Ostovich came up short in the quarterfinals of the TUF tournament, losing her bout to former Invicta FC flyweight champion Barb Honchak. Gevorgyan, on the other hand, was eliminated in the first round of the tournament, suffering a TKO against the aforementioned Bennett. Ostovich vs. Gevorgyan will be serving on the preliminary card portion of the evening, though yet unknown whether it will be on Fight Pass or FOX Sports 1.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 10:46AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Ariel Beck vs Shana Dobson added to #TUF26 Finale on Friday
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Per a report by MMA Brasil (@mmabrasil) and The MMA Kings (@mma_kings), a flyweight bout between TUF contestants Ariel Beck and Shana Dobson has been added to the TUF 26 Finale this Friday. Ariel Beck (4-4) fought on Team Alvarez and was seeded number eleven in the TUF house. She was eliminated from the bracket on the sixth episode when she was submitted by the number six seed, Montana Stewart. Prior to entering the house, Beck fought for various promotions, including Invicta FC and LFA. Beck has an aggressive style that built around her boxing.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 10:43AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
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